29 June, 2011

Blogger Contest: Fashiolista

So Fashiolista is hosting a Blogger Contest in which you can choose an outfit for a certain event. And I chose for the event "have your photo shot by Sartorialist" So this is what I would want to wear if this would everrrr happen ... fingers crossed..  If you like it press the image and then the "Like" button on FB! btw if you are a Blogger.. What are you waiting for?? check the contest here and enter...

Blogger Contest: Sartorialist | Fashiolista

City Trip: Amsterdam

Hi loves I´m very excited to tell you of the trip I´m taking to Amsterdam tomorrow!
Not only because I can show you the most finest spots of Amsterdam but also because I will be attending the Amsterdam Fashion Week for the first time :D
The AIFW is in like 2 weeks and the invitations are coming in! I will be their for  The Icon Concierge an American Website about Fashion. Remember from the Iconic Coverage Rodarte...
It´s crazy how much you appreciate a city when you no longer live in it. I love Amsterdam because it´s cozy ..intimate..  you can literally see all the hot spots in one day. Amsterdam is XXS compared to Munich but the city is one big meltingpot of cultures and I intend to bring you to all..

You can expect a lot of outfitposts and a shopping route of course..  It´s pretty Hot here in Munich and I heard about the weather turning in NL :( but I hope I´ll bring some sunshine with me:).
...3 weeks of Fun, Fashion and Familia what more do you need!! Keep you posted....

27 June, 2011

DIY: Hardware Necklace

Like the skirt? Next week I show you how to make it ... no glue or sewing needed :)

Music: Beyoncé Countdown


Color Inspiration

My Favourite Kerry Washington in a Michael Kors gown at the BET Awards

See more BET

Editorial Monday

Images courtesy of and
Styled by Me :)

24 June, 2011


22 June, 2011

Fashion Spread: Behind the Muses W magazine July

The designers and their Muses of Music

yoko ono
Proenza Schouler and Yoko Ono
”We’re really attracted to independent spirits, people who don’t follow trends”
janelle monae
Karl Lagerfeld and Janelle Monáe

” We liked each other from the first second on, not just because of our style,
but also the name: Janelle rhymes with Chanel, no?”
kanye west
RODARTE and Kanye West
“That mixing of art forms and genres, that’s something I respond to.”
Donatella and M.I.A
“Her music and style seemed so fresh and innovative,
She is a total artist.”
Photographer Max Vadukul
You can read the article and more on W magazine

Love or Hate: Lion LouBou ´11 Fall Winter collection

Christian Louboutin shoes

                          Click on the image to see the ´11 Fall Winter Collection 

Here´s also the  lookbook for Fall Winter Louboutin

21 June, 2011

HOT on the streets: Versace for H&M

A word from Donatella herself

 Preview on the pieces.... :D This is a collaboration I will be standing in line for!! Sexy modern elegant pieces, it will be Versace but not to much ... Jup count me in..
Donatella is going on a whole new adventure with the brand Versace, she announced last week that she wanted to take the Fashion house back to the old glory of her brother Gianni. I think that this will be a good start .. what do you think of the collaboration?...

20 June, 2011

Editorial Monday






 Photos courtesy of

17 June, 2011


           First of all I want to introduce you to my friend, Sade from the ICON  CONCIERGE.  She has this amazing site featuring TOP stories from Designers and everything around it. Because of this she also gets full access to shows and events all around the world....
That leads me to part 2...... this week she covered the PITTI IMMAGINE show in Florence! Which ended with a BANG.. Jup... RODARTE introduced their first Haute Couture Collection. Check it outtt!! Breath taking gowns one by one..
See her review and more pictures on the ICON CONCIERGE


 I´m a fan of Rodarte for quite some time. Rodarte´s Fashion designer sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy are known for their use of rich fabrics. They can easily rip expensive fabric up or light the thing on fire. Just for the sake of Art and Fashion!  Embroidered gauze, pleated silk chiffon, lace, mohair and Swarovski crystals are common in the collections. Have you seen their designs in the movie Black Swan?
What do you think of Rodarte´s first Haute Couture Collection...

wanna read ICONIC Coverage
wanna meet RODARTE

New Promo: Bloggerslist

Hi Loves,

 I made it on the Bloggerslist of Jeej :D
The site is all about Fashion.. of course. You can find the latest scoops and trends. Sidemark: It´s in dutch :( but the picture are still nice though...
Check out the list to see more Dutch Bloggers here .


16 June, 2011

Resort Coverage ´12 SOYL FAVOURITES

15 June, 2011

Heritage: Maggy Rouff

Heritage is a posts about honoring the Legends of Fashion. Elsa, Guy, James are a few I did in the past. This time it´s  the French designer Maggie Rouff . There is not much on the web about this Legend but  I did  found  this amazing footage for you starring madame Rouff of course. Even mr Pierre Balmain pops by, these days  known for the rock inspired Creations. Make sure you check them out espescially the last one: Présentation de la mode "New look 1949"  My french isn´t that good ..luckily Fashion doesn´t need words to understand.  It´s a shame they are so shurt though!!

Born: Maggie Besançon de Wagner in Paris, 1896.
Career: Designer for company owned by parents, Drécoll; own house opened, 1929, specializing in sportswear and lingerie; retired, 1948; daughter, Anne-Marie, took over; retired, 1960; house turned briefly to ready-to-wear; closed, 1960s.
 Awards: Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur; Conseilleuse du Commerce Exterieur.
 Died: 7 August 1971, in Paris.

Maggie Rouff started designing at the House of Drecoll, where her parents were the directors. Here she defined her own signature and her success came not long after when her gowns where hitting the silver screen. They were worn by icons of the early cinema like Theda Barra, Pola Negri, and Greta Garbo.

Femininity was the key in the designs of Maggy Rouff. She loved draped details, fichu collars, puffed sleeves, 'bustle'-draped skirts and bow motifs. during the 1930s Rouff created closely fitted dresses with shirring, sometimes decorated with diagonal tiers of ruffles. She also introduced many innovations into sportswear, including her jersey 'plus-fours'.

Rouff's daughter, Anne-Marie Besançon de Wagner, took over the designing in1948 after her mother retired. The house maintained the attitude of Madame Maggy Rouff and the clothes were still elegant and feminine. But the first few years Anne-Marie was inclined to exaggerate. As the 1950s progressed, however, she found her own sense of focus and style.

The house of Maggy Rouff did not survive the make-or-break period of the 1960s. Three designers worked for the house in the 1960s, during which time the business was transformed into a ready-to-wear house. The company was closed before Rouff's death in 1971.

Maggy´s Fashion Philosophy:

Maggy Rouff believed in elegance as a way of life and the way of fashion. A true elegant woman was in harmony with her environment and herself, and to Rouff this also meant being properly dressed for every occasion.
Her vision on fashion wasn’t conservative. On the contrary, Maggy Rouff strived for innovation in creating her garments. She believed that Innovation combined with taste meant being Chiq because without the taste… it would just meant being eccentric.



My Favourite: Maggy Rouff Gown from February 1951
Photographed by Nina Leen

14 June, 2011

New: CIRQUE du FASHION on tumblr


I finally started my tumblr account and it´s exactly what I expected to be, clean cut fashion on your screen. I wanted a place where I could just store images because I think my comp can´t take it another week! I got so much it´s getting out of hand and this is a nice way to show some inspiring pics. Make sure you check it out at CIRQUE du FASHION
I will make an update on LVSYL every week. Have a lovely day!!
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