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a month in fashion (and other stuff) #3

By Marlene | Published: 24. March 2015


It’s never the loud street style looks at the four big fashion weeks that get my attention but the little outfit details. One thing I noticed a lot in the slideshows that I’m adopting to my wardrobe: paisley print bandanas, worn as kerchiefs, on handbags, as hairbands. I’m also using them as bibs for Arlo, although surprisingly I didn’t see them styled that way in any of the street styles, ahem. I stocked up at an army store on Danziger Straße for 5€ apiece (as opposed to, say, 525€ for a bandana print silk scarf from Saint Laurent. My friend E. thinks that Hedi Slimane is just taking the piss now. I agree).

And, OK, sometimes it’s the big details. Suede was everywhere on the street style blogs as well and while this season’s 70s revival doesn’t really fit into my wardrobe, I’d love a suede coat. This one from Filippa K is the dream. The reality looks more like this one from Zara.

There are so many reasons it’s good to have Cathy Horyn covering the shows again and her summary of the Balmain show is one of them: „Now I know what to wear if I want to be shot out of a cannon.“ Boom! Read her collected reviews of the shows in the NYMag archives.

„Why Céline had the best beauty of fashion month“.

Spring has the colour of Chanel’s Tapage nail polish.

And spring smells like Nectarine Blossom & Honey from Jo Malone, which I never think about any other time of year, although I should, because I always get asked about it when I wear it.

Noé & Zoë is a great kid’s label from Berlin and they have their studio just around the corner from where we live. So how is it possible that I didn’t know until last week that you can shop at their studio weekdays from 9-18? Now I do. And so do you. (Rykestraße 7)

Ace & Tate have popped back to Berlin with their pop-up store. Until May 23. (Torstraße 66)

I have just spent 20 minutes trying to find Kenzoki’s Lotus Milk Powder online – no luck. Does that mean you can’t buy it anymore? The best bath powder there is? Because I’m down to the last sachet. Nooooooooooooo!

Working on a little kitchen table DIY project with spray paint and „Wie eine Wohnung ein Zuhause wird“ as our inspiration.

I love playing tourist in my own town, so I took my mama to Markthalle Neun when she visited last week and the slice of mozarella pizza from Sironi was so delicious I want to know Italian to describe it.

I’m urging all of my family, friends, acquaintances and everybody else to get these gorgeous greeting cards from Anoushka Matus for the selfish reason that I want to find them in my mailbox.

I might have squealed with joy when I found at out that there is a Bergdorf Goodman cookbook.

One definiton of motherhood is that you suddenly find matching outfits adorable. Which they totally are! When they match as beautifully as the Mama and Mini scarfs from Hauptstadtmutti for neunmaldrei.

My campaign to import the beautiful homewares from Australian Dinosaur Designs to Germany starts right now (although you can already get them through their UK online store).

A visit to Chloé designer Clare Waight Keller’s studio in Paris, part of a great series on the New York Times. (via Blica)

I want my summer to look like this dress from Hope, styled like this by Emma Elwin.

Yes, please! Jewellery from Nina Kastens, especially the Initial Gold Ring.

Meet Marie von Behrens, cool girl and personal style blogger from Hamburg. And have a look at her Instagram, too.

Why do we have to wait for Florence and the Machine’s new album until June? Why? Until then: What Kind Of Man, all day long.

I want to be one of the Gummer sisters in the new Clare Vivier for & Other Stories campaign.

The problem with watching the entire third season of „House of Cards“ in the space of a few days is the withdrawal that comes after. Specifically, Robin Wright withdrawal. Can somebody please, please, please write more roles for her? I’d even watch her watch paint dry.

After reading Betty Halbreich’s fashion memoirs „I’ll Drink To That“, I loved reading more of her wisdoms on The Coveteur.

The fact that magazines like The California Sunday Magazine still exist, makes me very happy.

The brass quill from Tom Dixon might just be the prettiest bookmark I’ve ever seen.

Hey, James? Next time we’re in London, let’s stay at the Artist Residence.

The Myself Supper Club in support of Syrian refugees is a very good thing indeed.

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