Thursday, December 30, 2010


and from the 1st January I will post daily again!!!! I hope you had an amazing time over Christmas, because I really did. It's wonderful to be at home and completely absorbed with my family, just chatting, cooking and enjoying having each toher around.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 16th


For everyone who can't be home this Christmas I'll send my wishes and kisses over skype - we heart technology, right?? Sorry this is not an advice... but hey, even this caldender has some weak points :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 15th


Some ideas for when you have no ideas:
  • draw with your left hand (if you're right handed ovz) - it's a good exercise to connect to the two sides of the brain and will therefore make you automatically more inspired, more creative and more open minded
  • draw with both hands at the same time - can give you really cool pictures, and again connects the sides of the brain
  • draw a picture never lifting the pen from the paper
  • draw maps from memory or technological objects

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 14th



Monday, December 13, 2010

December 13th


Example: You wanna buy something, let's say a candy because it's got really pretty wrapping, but you know it won't taste amazing. What do you do?
A) you don't buy it
B) you don't buy it and calm down the angerfit of your inner child
C) you buy it and eat it (blurgh)
D) you buy it, hang it up as decoration in your kitchen, play with it, use it to make cute presents

Ok there is not so much point in this, sorry. What I tried to express was basically the same old boring "be creative" crap. And the "don't conform to using stuff only the way it's supposed to be used" preach. Sorry for the late blog, I've been sewing nonstop for a midterm revision tomorrow... Happy Monday!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Al Green for your Sunday

I for my part am putting the Christmas lights on, making a big pot of Earl Grey and getting the sewing machine ready! Al Green is making me feel so good today!!! Have a great sunday, kisses!

Crystal Renn

AHA. NARS has it.

I seem to have finally found a lipstick that is matte and creamy at the same time. I fancy the idea of a dark red lip, under the condition that it looks superclean and doesn't smudge. I'm so eager to try them out!!!!! Now I know how to pass my time on the airport!

December 12th


There are so many streets you don't know yet, so many resaurants you haven't tried. Why be boring and keep going the same roads, eating at the same places... you might miss out on something!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The new Dior film!

Guess who?

My next Dream Destination

Looking at this map makes me beyond excited. Hopefully in summer I will already be there!

December 11th


Someone wrote on my friend's car: "I wish my wife was a dirty as this!"

Friday, December 10, 2010


As cheesy as it is... I find the message so beautiful. It's so true, and I love that music can be used so obviously to make people feel better about themselves and to give hope and confidence.

It gives me goosebumps.

December 10th


Be warm to other people. Be warm to yourself!

Thursday, December 9, 2010



December 9th


Com'on, fur/fake-fur, moonboots, cashmere socks, grandma's camel itchy underpants... THOSE THINGS EXIST FOR A REASON!!!!

If you're cold, it's clearly a lack of layers.. trust me, that's what I study. SO don't let the weather get you down, go outside!!! (no icediving for me though; see the dangers above)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Can I have a white house?

interesting, no?

December 8th


You never know what to expect...

Be curious.
See what you can do.
See who you can be.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 7th


By that I mean: appreciate the female body! So if you are a woman (or you have an oestrogen problem) you can appreciate you own body! Celebrate! This is my mum's infamous boob pudding. I'm sure you can come up with something else!

Monday, December 6, 2010

December 6th - NIKOLAUS


or optionally a banana. or marzipan potatoes. OR MAKE THE GRANDMA'S FUDGE!

Melt in a hot water bath: dark cooking chocolate (250g), butter (100g), vanilla sugar (one packet) and a pinch of salt. Stir well adding cream (50-200ml) until the chocolate fudge has the consistency you like. Serve best over icecream. or any other way!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

December 5th


Stop stop stop. What I actually wanted to blast out with this yummy Christmas market picture is: Stop thinking about the reasons why you shouldn't eat this or that..

Too fat? Already ate an hour ago? Smells of garlic? Not sexy? CARBS? Meat? Contains non biological products? Contains GLUTAMAAAAT? DANGER DANGER!!!

From my experience I can tell you that if you already regret eating something before you even do, then better don't eat at all. It's nasty, you will just lose the fun of it. Instead my tip: eat whatever you like in the times when you really want to. Just make sure that your every day diet is healthy and according to your own ideas (in my case almost vegetarian). Then the occasional Bratwurst, Stollen, Kebab, Donut or supersweet Gingerbreadlatte can be enjoyed to the fullest!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

December 4th


My Daddy is coming to see me today! I am excited! Have a great saturday!

Friday, December 3, 2010

December 3rd


For me my family always stands first.
My Mama: people often tell me I am a lot like her. For me that's one of the biggest compliments.
My brother: I am so proud of him. He is calm and cool, and above all he is incredibly kind to everyone.
My sister: She is so pretty (hey, we look like twins! ok, she's much cuter than me) and so mature. I love to spend with her!

I am so lucky to have you!!! Then of course there are so many other cool people around me, my friends, my teachers, my other relatives, my crazy flatmates and last but not least my very nice Dad!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Silhuette studies in markerpen

and why do I crave sugar so much right now????

Two happy fashion students

captured in front of a beautiful bright red berry bush. Oh la laaa!

December 2nd


YAY!! this is gonna make your Christmas time funny! And it will make also the pictures funny! Alexa Chung said: "I'd rather be told that I'm funny than being told that I look nice." SOOOO TRUE. High five Alexa!

Picture analysis:
SETTING: Very unusual situation. A firealarm. Who has a camera? me!
OUTFIT: let's doubt the glamour of this one...

See? This is a win! Go fellas, get your cameras out!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st


Do it like the tourists do.. there is so much to discover! It can make you feel so small, make you feel like a child with the eyes wide open for the wonders of this world.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


HEY!!!! In a few hours it's gonna be the first of december already! WOW, Christmas is so close! Can you already smell it in the air? I CAN!! (ok, I admit that's because I placed cinnamon soap in my wardrobe and next to my bed.. cheeky right? haha).


Every morning I will post a "Door" with one of my photos and a good (christmassy) advice to bring you daily closer to Baby Jesus' Birthday!

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas time!!!!

xmas wishlist: wish n°1

Look, I have been dreaming of patterend trousers for quite a while now. With every grandma crossing my path wearing those darling checked panties shaped that imagination of the patterend trousers.

This is a photoshop sketch of what I am picturing. I want them to be pretty loose fit, going narrower at the ankles. Pretty awesome would be if they were highwasted... but you can't have everything. Considering that grandma pants are not the top trend right now I haven't been able to find one yet, only the punkish skinny ones. Bluurgh. Time to start shopping in "the lady over 70" boutiques!

The dark blue/green tartans could even work well for skinnier trousers, because the danger of looking punk is not so big anymore! Yay, options!!!!

Browsing through the textile library of our school I got another idea on the theme of patterned trousers. But that is something I will have to sew myself... So I am affraid it will take a while until I will blog about it, pictures and all!!!!

Snapshot : JU

Cioccolata Azteca

I recommend this veeery much. I never tasted something like this before. Everyone visiting Florence in Winter should try one of the delicious chocolates or moccas at Café ChiaroScuro. For anyone interested I'll gladly draw a map how to find it!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Electric river

Candelabra Candy

Necklace I made from a grey candelabra cristal. I got a few of them on the vintage market yesterday. Maybe I get some more ideas today?

And just when you thought it couldn't get better, I painted the donkey gold and tied it to the necklace! This is the first sample of my new "golden farm" jewellery collection... be excited for more!

Winter Girl

During the last month I discovered a strong craving for simplicity and minimalism in my surroundings. I find myself taking pictures off my walls, wearing only shades of grey and black and admiring anything clear, clean and stuctured. I feel like a new beginning is about to come, and I want to be without preconceptions about how things are supposed to be. I want to be as plain and minimalist as possible so that everything I see and learn will fill me with new spirit, new ideas and new emotions.

The Song to go with this is called Beginning, surprisingly enough :D

HAHA what a good morning!

I was laughing so much! I think the accent made it!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

artistic weekend!

What a perfect weekend! No distractions, no stress, just a big pile of ideas and a lot of time!

My plans:
  • transfer the starch experiment to a bigger scale, using rice flour this time and a lot larger pieces of fabric
  • use starched fabric to create different armourlike structures
  • paint illustrations for my past designs
  • design a streetwear collection for my class
  • update my archive of fabric samples
  • vintage market

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Loving this look. tribal seduction..

Starch experiments

For my Samurai collection, I want to work with very geometrical shapes and sharp edges. I try to avoid soft lines and instead create very refined silhuettes (later I will probably add softer lines for a contrast). So I have been experimenting with starch to give the fabric properties of paper.This is the starch. I made it cooking flour in water until it became a gel with the consistency of honey.
I applied it to the pieces of fabric, and rubbed it in. After an hour I put it on the drying rack.

BVLGARI homme soir

I really liked this one, when out window shopping today.. I was not sure at all whether it's more female or male to my nose, because it's pretty sweet. I'll try it again soon, to make up my mind.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Why did I think...

WHY did I think today that Samuel Jackson in Pulp Fiction was hot? HOT? Three possible explainations:

1) I have a friend who has similar features who is very hot indeed
2) I find hot how he is a ganster and says that weird verse from the bible before killing
3) I was confused and hungry, and therefore my lost my ability to judge hotness

interesting futuristic object found

I found this on the market at a stand where they sold household and technical stuff. The lady selling it told me if it doesn't work she can exchange it. Hm. I had no idea what it is supposed to be used for neither what I'd use it for so I just said yes and thankyou. It's cool because it can move like a fish and you can stretch it out or push it together into a little packet. I was considering to make it into a necklace, my friend said it could be a cigarette holder... now its a ring!!!!

Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton is one of those people I don't get tired of. She is very interesting to me. She is very androngynous, she looks a bit like a reptile I think and so skinny and tall that she looks weird all together (that's a good thing!). And she is incredibly versatile. A lot of those mainstream models like let's say Kate Moss are so famous because they are so plain which makes them adaptable to every mood and style. I find fascinating how Tilda is such a strong character and can still change fluidly from role to role.