Monday, November 30, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kitsuné Maison Compilation 8 (&party)

The new compilation is out, and once again it features only the best of new releases. Not only is the cover design pretty damn cool, but seeing the list of artists featured sent me straight to amazon to order a copy for myself :)

Among my current favourites, The Drums and Le Corps Mince de Francoise, the record also features French Horn Rebellion, Slagsmalsklubben, My Tiger My Timing and many more...

For a sneak preview, either visit the Kitsuné website or check out the funny promo video:

I wish I could keep this hidden from everyone else as I myself won't be in Berlin this weekend to join the fun, but there's a Kitsuné party @ Ritter Butzke this weekend that promises to knock your socks off. Various DJs that are also represented on the new compilation will be spinning, so if all of my advertisement for the CD didn't convince you yet, go and see for yourself!

Monday, November 23, 2009

fashion forward: winter '09

Last year, it was all about funky colored tights. I bet every girl could search her closet right now and come across at least one pair of turquoise or neon pink tights. Whether you paired them up with a black dress or something a little more daring, don't deny that you, too, followed the trend (it's ok- I think we all did...).

However, right now all of that is literally Schnee von gestern as the German likes to say. Fall/winter 2009 is about a little more skin - and with that I mean net tights, lace tights and half-transparent tights with prints on them. Designs this season are clearly a little more girly and less edgy, although that depends on what you choose for the rest of your outfit.

So far, Topshop seems to sport the best selection. Among my favourites are the all over heart tights and the regal net tights for a plain look. If you're not afraid to show some color, go for the vintage lace tights in dusty pink or the forest scribble net tights. With prices ranging from £8.00 - £12.00, you'll also have plenty of cash left to splurge in the shoe department ;)

Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Paris ou Berlin?

When talking about the modern art exhibition "Dysfashional", this question does not need to be posed. Until November 29th, magazine cut-outs, various live installations et tout le bataclan can be found in the Passage du Desir in Paris. And - voilà - come June 2010, the fashion exhibit will grace Berlin with its presence.

Rather than focusing on past designs, trends or the evolution of fashion, "Dysfashional" aims to capture the everything surrounding the actual clothing: inspiration, public opinion, press coverage and the influence of fashion on society are only some themes that the various works of art address.

“Dysfashional tackles the seemingly frivolous yet vital realm of fashion by examining the approach of designers and artists from various backgrounds, bringing us closer to a world in which the protagonists are not the objects but the creative process itself.” (Luca Marchetti, one of the show's curators// via TheMoment)

Exhibiting artists include Hussein Chalayan, Antonio Marras, Maison Martin Margiela, Gaspard Yurkievich, Sissel Tolaas, Marc Turlan, Raf Simons and many more. See the official website for more information regarding opening hours, ticket prices etc. One thing's for sure - I can't wait until June!

magazine cut-out by Marc Turlan, photo via Colette

"Mt. Blushmore", live installation featuring Lagerfeld, Versache, Wintour and Galliano

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Wrap Coat

While temperatures are slowly but surely decreasing, it's time to invest in something that'll keep you warm AND still look fashionable. All. Winter. Long! Think about it, finding a stylish winter coat that doesn't make you look like Frosty the Snowman or a big fat penguin isn't as easy as it sounds... I myself have been struggling with this over the past couple of years. Part of that goes to the fact that, even if equipped with a Canada Goose original heli-arctic parka, I'd still be freezing my ass off.

But what happens when you go on an outdoor-date or some event that requires you to stand outside in the freezing cold for hours? Would you like to be caught wearing that skiing jacket your mom bought in the 80s, just because 'it's soo warm and cozy'? Thought so.

Thus, I present to all ladies out there, my absolute favourite as far as this season's winter coats go: The Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Wrap Coat. It's a wool blend coat in a muted gray. The neck is draped, making the coat flow smoothly to the waist, where it can be tied with a broad belt. Besides a cute pattern on the inside lining, this coat features wide arms (perfect for when you're layering sweathirts below it) and large side pockets. I'm in love! Good thing this gem only costs $1438, right?

For more details or to order an early christmas present for me, visit La Garconne.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

have a seat.

Autumn in New York City
image by Naruto via

Monday, November 2, 2009

takka takka takk.

Cafés full of people staring at their macbook screens are no longer a rarity. If you see somebody sitting in a café by themselves, that person will most likely be engrossed in a magazine or hacking away at the keys of their laptop. Stockholm, Prague, Valencia, Boston - it's all the same!

However, Berlin wouldn't be Berlin if it didn't have a funky concept to cater to everybody's needs. Feel like grabbing a cup of coffee and sewing a dress on the side? No problem. All you need to do is bring the fabric and step into "Stitch 'n' Bitch". Located on Wrangelstraße 80 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, this snug little sewing-café offers its customers access to one of ten sewing machines and a generous work space.

Founded by a Dutch lady named Linda about 3 years ago, "Stitch 'n' Bitch" is popular with all kinds of folks: whether you're letting your creativity flow on a kaftan-style gown or just need to fix a hole in your favourite jeans, everybody's welcome. The experience is currently worth 5€/hour, which seems fair considering the kind advice you will receive from employees at any point in time. Opening hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 13:oo - 22:ooh.

apple curry chicken (yum!)

Soup Culture
Kurfürstendamm 224
open Monday - Saturday, 12-19:30h