I was so happy to get the chance to catch up with Viviana – and with her style !!! this week. You know how I’ve always loved her very Italian style – she has such cool, unique pieces that she mixes so well with classic items. Those white sequin jeans with a pair of Stan Smiths? Too cool. Her black brogues with perfect white socks, mod dress and army jacket? Really really too cool. Also, the fact that she’s wearing flats? So so so so cool.
Okay! I hope you get inspired!!! I’m on my way to try to find an outfit for the last day of Paris fashion week!!! At this stage, it might be jeans and tee-shirts. I hope you don’t mind ;) Click on the arrows to see more images… Viviana is wearing: Jacket, Zara; Dress, Valentino; Shoes, Valentino; Sunglasses, Ray-Ban / Jacket, Blazé; Shirt, Current Elliot; Jeans, Pinko; Bag, Saint Laurent; Shoes, Adidas Stan Smith; Watch, Rolex Sea Dweller and Swatch x Vogue Italia / Skirt, shoes and bag, Valentino.]]>
Model and DJ Harley Viera Newton exiting Valentino. Her mini butterflies patterned backpack is so cute!]]>
Suspenders probably don’t pop into your head first when you think of things that are easy to pull off, right?
Yet somehow, Ji Hye Park has made them look like the easiest, coolest, most essential thing ever. When I get a pair (because now, I really feel like I have to) I’m styling them exactly like this: slouchy sweater, tailored pants and an easy pair of flats. Photo by Sandra Semburg.]]>
This will make you really want an Apple Watch.
I’m not the kind of person that has to have the latest and greatest tech accessory (I have an iPhone 5C, which I call my “Fisher-Price phone” and I have no plans of ditching it any time soon) but if these imagined Apple Watch designs were to become a reality, I would be the first person waiting in line (which means, I would need to get in line now, right?). I’m torn between the Chanel and the Vuitton…
Finz Lo was commissioned by High Snobiety to create these illustrations of high fashion versions of the Apple Watch.]]>
Coperni Femme was a brand I was really looking forward to see during Paris Fashion Week…]]>
Are you excited for Stadt Land Food? As excited as we are? What are you most looking forward to? Malin Elmid presenting her book on the art of bread? Boris’ local and seasonal vegan and raw supper club? Cathrin Brandes’ fermentation workshop at Culinary Misfits? The craft beer tasting by the Berlin Beer Academy? Or the workshop by the super famous and very important Nordic Food Lab? However, forming the background is the serious concern for contemporary agriculture that will be addressed in a congress meeting organized by “Meine Landwirtschaft” (My agriculture). I met the campaign leader Jochen Fritz to find out what we’ll learn… So you were announced as the leader of the farmers… Some call me that, I am actually the official head of the „Meine Landwirtschaft“ campaign. I’ve been a consultant for organic farming in Baden-Würtemberg for many years when someone told me about a huge demonstration against industrial agriculture in Berlin in the time of the Grüne Woche. They needed people to help so we went to Berlin and started with the first Wir haben es satt protest, where thousands of people gather to march against industrial food production. Each year, dozens of farmers get on their tractors and come to Berlin to protest. And I actually don’t only represent the farmers in this organization, there’s a huge variety, from animal rights activists, environmentalists, vegans, dairy farmers and so on. It’s essential that we try to understand all their needs, otherwise it’d feel like herding cats. We need those motivated farmers who get on their tractor and come to Berlin in January. Why are they coming to Berlin? What’s their goal? Farmers today are under huge pressure, facing existential questions whether they can keep on doing what they’re doing, whether their often smaller, more rural concepts that are closer to the customer can be established. It’s always either grow or shut down. They don’t necessarily operate their farms according to their ideals, but because they’ve got to work with constraints. What kind of constraints? If you’ve invested in a dairy farm, you need to hold that business for at least 20 years to pay back your loans, so you’re actually tied to producing milk. It’s not a system you can leave tomorrow and it’s not like you can turn your farm into an organic one over night. The adjustment period takes about two years where you’ll have to deal with a lower income. Now you’re organizing a congress for Stadt Land Food, what’s that about? There’s a huge variety of what people expect from us, that’s why we decided to enable a discussion at the congress. We’ll start with a presentation of opinions, highlights so to say, in Markthalle Neun – four people will explain their point of view of the future of agriculture. Two from the agricultural industrial association and two representatives of rural farming: Georg Jansen and Rudolf Bühler of the rural farmers association. We wanna know where agriculture could go in the future. And on the second day we’ll hold 18 workshops, where everyone can join the discussion. The topics will be varied, from cheese and jam making to theoretical discussions about food sovereignty or the project 2000qm2. What’s your goal? The congress is supposed to connect the city and the countryside. We want to set an example that shows there’s an alternative to industrial food production, an alternativ that is succesfully growing and increasingly important. We want farmers and consumers to come in contact, to talk with each other: the farmers know that progress is only possible in collaboration with consumers, who also need to understand the existential problems farmers are facing. Where lie the problems between city and country? It’s obviously wanted that the consumer doesn’t learn much about the products the industry offers. Only few people know where their meat was butchered, where the animal was actually raised. The same goes for bakeries. The connection of product and source is oftentimes lost. This system is designed like this in order to produce and trade food gloablly, at the cost of its appreciation, its meaning. Luckily, there are a lot of people who work on re-establishing this appreciation. In Berlin we’re seeing the growth of a new foodie-scene, where people spend considerably more money on food. However, this is in general a quite elitist movement for people with money. What are you doing to include those who deal with financial restrictions? It’s definitely a question for us. We’ve got a very exciting partner, an initiative for the unemployed from Oldenburg, who understand that with supporting discounter-prices, they’re supporting a global industrial system that’s only creating more unemployment. And we’ll be talking about community supported agriculture, where you’re paying a yearly fee and receive a share of the harvest. Do you also tackle the question of not only where the products come from, but what we eat, asking things like why do we consider bananas a staple food, or how much meat do we need? Meat is an important topic, for sure. We will have a discussion about the question whether to be vegan or eat organic meat. It is important to educate people that we’re eating too much meat. We invited the development aid organisation “Brot für die Welt” to discuss how meat production destroys farms, forests, people, world wide, only so we can have meat that is so cheap, it doesn’t matter if it goes to the trash or is eaten. Will there be events held in English? We have many international guests who will present their thoughts in English, we invited farmers from China, Guatemala and Romania, who will tell us what farming means to them. “Meine Landwirtschaft” is part of a global movement, the international alliance is called Arc2020. The post Stadt Land Food: Interview with Jochen Fritz appeared first on Stil in Berlin.]]>
Top model Coco Rocha attending the shows in Paris Fashion Week.]]>
Ulyana Sergeenko arriving to Giambatista Valli show.]]>
“Morning: After I’ve had coffee and walked my dog, I wash my face with CeraVe foaming facial cleanser, swipe Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion over my face with a cotton pad and then moisturize with CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30. I just figured out how to curl my eyelashes so that’s pretty exciting – I didn’t know you had to tilt your head back…
I still use Maybelline Big Lash and if I feel like being fancy or have time, I’ll draw on a little L’Oréal liquid eyeliner in black – it makes my eyes look bigger. I’m a big proponent for drug store beauty products because when you find ones that actually work you feel like you’ve discovered an amazing, inexpensive secret. I don’t do much with my hair. I wash it once a week with dandruff shampoo and try to sleep on it while it’s a little bit damp. Not wet though, then I look crazy. I’ll spritz Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray in it when it looks too flat. I also just learned how to curl my hair– lots of new things in the world of curl going on for me lately– but the waves never last long, even if I use hair spray. If anyone has a tip for making Asian hair hold a curl, let me know. Day: I’m at the office all day so I keep Aesop hand balm and this Avalon Organics peppermint chapstick, that I found at Wholefoods, at my desk. I only bring make up with me if I have plans immediately after work and that usually consists of a Revlon lipstick– Hot Coral looks amazing when I’m tan– or a Nars Velvet Matte Pencil in Dragon Girl because, you know, I like dragons. Also, pretty sure the Dragon Girl color looks good on everyone ever. I paint my nails a lot because if I don’t then I will bite them. I switch between OPI in Alpine Snow and Essie in Blanc, one’s at work, one’s at home. I like the way white nail polish makes my hands look…tan. Night: I take off my eye make up with some generic version of Neutrogena’s eye make up remover because I bought it accidentally and it still works. Then I wash with the CeraVe foaming cleanser, use the Mario Badescu toner and moisturize with the nighttime version of the CeraVe facial lotion. Once a week I’ll exfoliate with the Fresh Skin St. Ives Apricot Scrub and I really like to use Boscia masks once a week too. The white luminizing one and the black peel. I feel brand new after every use.” - Anna Gray For more beauty minutes, click here!]]>
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arriving to Chloé. I was really lucky to take this shot, her car stopped right next to me]]>
Gladiators in flats! (Get it? Scandal? Anyone?) It took me a little bit of time to come around to these gladiator sandal-boot hybrid from the Carven show, but now I’m sold. I think they will look cool with a suede dress come spring. The best part? The fact that you don’t have to worry about getting a pedicure before you wear them…]]>
The Trend: Karate Belts
How I would wear it: I love this easy knotted belt, especially with a cool pair of trousers like at Loewe. I won’t be waiting for spring for this one… The best looks: From left to right, Loewe, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tome, Alexander Wang and Marni. For more spring trends, click here!]]>
There is a real difference between the jumpsuits I wear and have been showing you recently on the blog. Mine are a little used and oversize, sunday-at-the-farm vibe and the ones I’m showing you today, that are way more fitted.
There is a world of sophistication, and I think that, to keep on going with my gowns-are-the-devil post of last time (and after yet another wardrobe crisis about what to wear at Carine’s black tie party tomorrow)(just know for future references that a Carine party is a black tie party okay)(I’m not complaining, if we were not pushed to get dressed a little sometimes, we would all end up in jeans except for Anna Dello Russo), I might be ready to explore the idea.
Because, you know, that sort of jumpsuit is pretty sexy and revealing, but you still feel protected and if you’re lucky, you even get pockets!!! +12 for attitude. Okay so of course, if the jumpsuit is tailored and revealing, just go imagine the headache when it’s time to take it off). Ooooof. Even more so that as Françoise Sagan very rightly said, a dress only makes sense if a man wants to take it off of you. Yeeeeaaaah so on that note, let’s say the jumpsuit might need a little think. What do you think? Stick to dresses or try the jumpsuit? Photo par Sandra Semburg.]]>
Did you know that this week will be the best week for this city’s foodies and food-activists? It’s Stadt Land Food everyone! A gigantic festival celebrating great food and good agriculture. Organized by Martkhalle IX, this festival will take over not only their own holy halls, but the surrounding streets and squares, where not only the biggest Street Food Thursday as of yet will happen, but also markets with wonderful products. And there’ll be an award for the best street food, and there’ll be workshops where real food crafts will be demonstrated and so much more, you better take a look at their website if you don’t want to miss out. A very special event happening during this week is Kavita Meelu’s newest adventure, a dinner series called Hidden Chefs! (Read closely, we’re giving away 1×2 dinner seats for one of them!) Kavita’s assembled Berlin’s youngest and most exciting chefs who are not yet having their own restaurants to present a menu for you to feast on. So what actually looks like a hot and new indie band in the upper picture, is Dylan Watson (second from left) and his crew. You might know him from his supper club “Jung, Grün & Blau”, he indeed is one of the most interesting chefs currently residing in our city and please let’s all work on him not leaving, aka enjoying his food as often as possible. They’ll bring you ERNST, a tasting menu taking inspiration from Autumn’s earthy and delicate assortment of produce. There’s no menu yet (and there won’t be a written one at the night of the dinner), because Dylan takes inspiration of what he’s able to find on the day of the cook, adjusting and changing bits according to the quality of the produce. This one will be amazing, rest assured. It’s happening on Friday, October 3rd at a secret location at Markthalle IX, find more info & tickets here.
Starting the series on Thursday will be Kristof Mulack, an autodidact with a big Berlin personality, who’ll hide in the cellar of Long March Canteen and will bring you a radical regional menu with loads of exciting techniques and courses named only by their ingredients: cucumber, eel, juniper or beef, leek, onion to arouse your curiosity even more. Intrigued? More info and tickets here!
Ben Pommer, a true Berliner (born and raised), left the city to take a work tour at some highly distinguished kitchens, only to come back about a year ago because he finally feels like Berlin became a city for high class food. He’ll be working on rekindling his Berlin love with a menu served at (one of our favorite bars) Schwarze Traube. In sync with Ataly Aktas, crowned Germany’s best barman, he’ll present six courses of contemporary bar food with six composed cocktails on Saturday, October 4th. Read more & get your tickets here! Finalizing this wonderful series with a big F will be Mr. Susan, presenting Korean-German comfort food at (our new favorite Italian place in the area) Nudo. Going through the alphabets of Fs with ferments, fresh, fancy, fried, filling and float this one will be effing delicious, for sure! Happening on Sunday, October 5th! More info and tickets here. That’s not all, we’re giving away 1×2 seats for Mr Susan’s dinner on Sunday – tell us what makes Berlin’s food scene so exciting in the comments and you might win! The winner will be chosen Wednesday, 5pm! The post Stadt Land Food: Hidden Chefs appeared first on Stil in Berlin.]]>
Daria Shapovalova, fashion journalist, tv host and the creative director of Mercedez-Benz Kiev Fashion Days. Daria is wearing Ksenia Schnaider dress and Anton Belinskiy hat.]]>
Maiyet did things a little different this season.
I was nearly out of breath when I walked into the dark room playing slow motion videos ( 6 massive screens to be specific). Maiyet commissioned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied to create video tableau’s to coincide with their spring collection, a slow motion feast for the eyes. Perhaps I’m biased, but for me dance is such a beautiful expression and in a slow motion fashion video… so powerful. And the intricate hand knits and embroidered pieces on display were nothing short of the beautiful rooms they were shown in… time to slow down and enjoy the details! Here’s a short part from the videos!]]>
Last week we met Cècile Togni (maybe you remember her from our project with Whistles?! ) to check out her new Parisian sunglasses showroom.
In celebration, Cècile invited a few of her friends to pick out their favorite singlasses, we caught Candela in some funky Fendi speckled cat-eyes, while Lou and Pauline went for more classic styles from Gucci.
Her showroom was a perfect place to run into some cool girls!
It’s time to couture.
Today marks Jean-Paul Gaultier‘s last RTW collection and the end of an era. After 38 years of ready-to-wear collections, Gaultier and his marinière meets punk style, is choosing to focus his creativity on couture, perfumes and of course costumes! We will miss your crazy catwalks Mr. Gaultier. But we can’t wait to see what this freedom brings to couture !]]>
It’s a bit refreshing to see some long sleeves when everyone is always rolling them up– of course, you still need use of your hands! I like how Pernille layered this shirt with a turtleneck and a pair of a shorts, it’s a really good way to deal with this fall weather!
Photo by Sandra Semburg.]]>