Mittwoch, 23. Oktober 2013

Red on Red

Nun ja, der Herbst ist unverkennbar angekommen. Ich liebe den Herbst, die Farben und die Melancholie, die mit den kühleren Monaten einhergehen. Gleichzeitig werde ich ruhiger und verbringe meine Abende lieber zu Hause als auf den obligatorischen Balkonien -und Grillpartys, die im Sommer regelmäßig auf der Agenda standen. Bei Kerzenlicht und Tee habe ich nun tatsächlich wieder angefangen, Gitarre zu spielen. Früher habe ich jahrelang Geige gespielt, auch im Orchester. Aber mit Beginn des Studiums musste meine "Frieda" leider in ihrem Holzkasten ruhen. Mit Ende des Studiums habe ich aber schon wieder so viel verlernt, dass es eine Zumutung für jedermanns Ohren wäre, mit dem Bogen auch nur über eine leere Saite zu streichen. Daher habe ich vor ein paar Jahren hochmotiviert begonnen, mir das Gitarrenspiel selbst beizubringen. Ernüchternd musste ich aber bald feststellen, dass mehr als ein paar Akkorde leider nicht drin sind (von Fingerpicking und Barrégriffen wage ich es nicht einmal zu träumen!). Aber man glaubt es kaum, auch mit ein paar Akkorden und ein bisschen Gesang kann man ganz hübsche Lieder covern :)

Well, as you all surely noticed, autumn has arrived. I love autumn with all its colors, its melancholia that comes with the chillier months. At the same time I prefer spending my evenings at home. With candlelight and some tea I actually started to play the guitar again. I used to play the violin for ages, but since I started studying, my "Frieda" had to rest in her wooden box. I started to teach myself how to play the guitar a few years ago. But soon I had to realize that everything except chords was off the cards… (I'm not even dreaming about fingerpicking!). But, hard to believe, with some chords and some vocals, you can cover some pretty songs as well :)

Sonntag, 20. Oktober 2013

Chiffon & Leather

Okay, to be honest, I'm not in a hippie mood at the moment. It's the same thing every year: During summer, I'd love to get beamed back in 1969, but with the beginning of fall, my beautiful hippie dresses begin to hibernate in my wardrobe. That's why I will post some more non-vintage outfits during the next months. But be sure to see my vintage babies again next spring! As you may have noticed, I'm a fan of breaches of style. I already combined my Indian Gauze Dresses with biker jackets and boots and so I do now with one my most favorite skirts as well. I simply love the mixture of rock chic and romance. What do you think?

Samstag, 12. Oktober 2013

80s Baroque

Well guys, today I'll present you a break with my traditions. Please don't misunderstand me, I'm a real lover of the 60s and 70s fashion - but sometimes my heart bursts as well, when I see a very cool item from the 80s; And that's exactly what happened, when I scrolled through my friend Eirin's vintage store My Cup Of Tea Vintage and discovered THAT glamorous 80s jacket with golden applications on red background. The pattern of the jacket reminds me a little of a wallpaper from one of Louis XIV's boudoirs :) To point out its glamor, I combined the jacket with a petticoat skirt and a hat. Oh yes, I feel like I am dancing in Versailles in 1985!

Montag, 30. September 2013

Saying Goodbye

Well, it's not a secret anymore that fall is approaching fast. I generally love fall, but it makes me quite sad that I have to say "goodbye" to my beloved Indian gauze dresses until next spring. They are just too sheer to wear them during the chillier months, so they have to hibernate in suit bags. But I'm already looking forward to next year, when the first warm sunbeams will awaken my desire again to feel like a hippie in the late 60s!

                                                              Dress from "My Cup Of Tea Vintage".

Samstag, 21. September 2013

Peacock Love

Well...I know, this post comes a little late (almost one week after my return from Norway - shame on me!!!), but there was so much stuff to do during the last days, gosh! But now, I'm here :) Well, these pictures were taken at the folk museum in Oslo. I can really recommend that museum, you should definitely go there, if you'll have the chance! The weather was quite cloudy and chilly that day, so I had to wear my beautiful Indian gauze dress from Thea's Vintage with tights and a biker jacket. But honestly, I really love that breach of style, if a 70s hippie dress meets a heavy black biker jacket! And if you take a closer look at the 1st and the 5th picture, you can discover a peacock - made of golden sequins :)

Dienstag, 10. September 2013

Swinging Sixties

That vintage dress from the 60s is one my favorite ones. I love it, because it reminds me so much of the Swinging Sixties in London. I can imagine the teenybopper girls wearing their most beautiful dolly mini dresses, while screaming their lungs out at a Beatles' concert. Oh yes, sometimes I wish I had a time machine. I'd love to feel the spirit of that age and I'd just love to be one of those girls looking for a beautiful new mini dress for the next Beatles concert :)
We'll folks, I'm off to Oslo now. I'll return on Sunday with hopefully tons of new pictures! See you soon :)