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Fresh Summer Breeze

Fresh Summer Breeze blog post

Back from holidays I bring a fresh summer breeze to you with some cute mermaid fashion. Look at this beach and try to feel the sand on your naked feet, see all the light and dark shades of blue and green of the clear water and smell the fresh ocean breeze with its hint of lemon. If you quiet down and pay your full attention, you’ll probably see some dolphins or even mermaids. Put one of these awesome bikinis on to feel like a beautiful mermaid too. Choose the Starfish-print triangle bikini by Versace too feel glamourous, the neon-green Dubai triangle bikini by Melissa Odabash, to feel sexy, the mint Scalloped underwired bow bikini by Miu Miu to feel pretty and elegant or the turquoise clique perforated tankini by Zimmermann to look cute and very fashionable. They all look gorge with the silver Parrot leather sandals embellished with a crystal-studded parrot by Miu Miu. For more mermaid style apply some Mermaid’s Tears nailpolish by OPI on. Your mermaid nails will look pretty with the mermaid Pearla Smartphone Wristlet by Fluff. At least put all your mermaid equipment into the cute Miss Fish Swarovski crystal-embellished box clutch by Sylvia Toledano to enjoy a gorgeous sunny day at the beach! For sure there’s also room for some beautiful and colorful shells. And in case it gets more cloudy get this funny Naranja Shark Tee on. And don’t forget the time! Alone at the beach at night will be too dangerous for a sexy mermaid like you. So just have a look on the cute mermaid clock and nothing will happen.

Pictures/Shop it: Versace Starfish-print triangle bikini: net-a-porter.com, Miu Miu Scalloped underwired bow bikini: net-a-porter.com, Melissa Odabash Dubai triangle bikini: net-a-porter.com, Sylvia Toledano Miss Fish Swarovski crystal-embellished box clutch: net-a-porter.com, Miu Miu Parrot leather sandals: net-a-porter.com, 81hours Campaign Tee Naranja Shark: 81hours.com, Zimmermann Clique perforated tankini: net-a-porter.com, Fluff Pearla Smartphone Wristlet: fluffshop.com, OPI Pirates of The Caribbean Collection Mermaid’s Tears P18: amazon.com

White light Dreams

White light Dreams blog post

After the darkest winter for 100 years in germany I’m longing for light and easiness. So I love especially this important trend of spring and summer season: White. Designers like Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, Burberry and more have brought this trend to perfection. This season White is more light, futuristic, arty and unique. Shapes are new like oversize and it is combined with transparent materials, extra feminine details and silver. White has something like breathing fresh air, sanitizing your thoughts, feeling easiness and the breath of liberty, freedom and restart.
For more inspiration klick: White Clothing Trend Harper’s Bazaar.

 

 

 

Pictures/Shop it: runway look Burberry: de.burberry.com, runway look Alexander Wang: fashionista.com, runway look Gucci: la modellamafia.com, Jimmy Choo Biel patent-leather wedges: net-a-porter.com, Jil Sander Nottingham stretch-cotton twill dress: net-a-porter.com, Maison Martin Margiela Curved mirror and leather clutch: net-a-porter.com, Melissa Odabash Tampa cutout swimsuit: net-a-porter.com, Alexander Wang ‘Agata Glow’ T-bar Leather Sandals: polyvore.com, essie below the belt nail polish: essie.com

Get dressed up for Easter

Get dressed up for easter blog post

It’s easter time honeys! That means you’ve got the first real chance to dress up for spring with colors beautiful as colored easter eggs. I chose a wonderful flower dress by Matthew Williamson with one of the favorite styles from his spring runway. This awesome and elegant dress matches perfect with the glitter-soled mirrored-leather pumps by Miu Miu and the unique and beautiful Carolina Lips snake and leather clutch by Diane von Furstenberg. If you want to dress up your mobile phone for easter too, you’ll really love this Dedicated flower mobile phone case! A print like a designer dress! And if you also need some last minute inspiration for decorating your easter eggs look at the different visions of how a decadent easter egg should look at vogue.com. I love it! Happy easter to you all!!

Pictures/Shop it: Matthew Williamson Printed stretch cotton-blend sateen dress: net-a-porter.com, Miu Miu Glitter-soled mirrored-leather pumps: net-a-porter.com, Diane von Furstenberg Carolina Lips snake and leather clutch: net-a-porter.com, Tom Binns Bi-color painted Swarovski crystal chandelier earrings: net-a-porter.com, Designer eggs by Jason Wu, Chanel and Roberto Roller Rabbit: vogue.com, Dedicated Floral mobile phone case: amazon.de

High Heels like a Flight to Spring

Highheels like a Flight back to Spring blog post

Go outside. Do you smell the first spring air of the burst of buds. Do you hear the birds singing louder and louder as if they are calling for you to enjoy the nature again after a long cold winter? Do you feel a bit like spring inside, curious about all the new things that will happen, longing for the first warm shafts of sunlight? Look at the sky. What do you see? I can see a huge murder of birds coming back to enjoy the spring and summer time with you. And look what they bring with them! High Heels, like various beautiful colored pumps, sandals and wedges in all shapes, materials, colors you can imagine! They bring some of my favorites by Charlotte Olympia, Miu Miu, Gucci, Brian Atwood, Christian Louboutin, Jean-Michel Cazabat, Burberry Prorsum, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen and more. Oh I really like to have them all! This seasons’ selection is bigger than ever. I will have to make a choice or enlarge my closet. 🙂 Enjoy spring and all the awesome High Heels!

Pictures/Shop it: From left to right and top down: Nasty Gal Painted Platform Pump: nastygal.com, Terry de Havilland Zia: sarenza.de, Charlotte Olympia Daphne leopard-print calf hair pumps: net-a-porter.com, Charlotte Olympia Botanica orchid-embellished patent-leather sandals: net-a-porter.com, NLY Shoes Haylee: nelly.de, Miu Miu Embellished leather sandals: net-a-porter.com, Pierre Hardy Color-block suede sandals: net-a-porter.com, Jean-Michel Cazabat Ella Poppy: jeanmichelcazabat.com, Gucci Patent-leather ankle-cuff sandals: net-a-porter.com, Christian Louboutin Daffodile 160 crystal-embellished leather pumps: net-a-porter.com, Christian Louboutin Dufoura metallic-leather, PVC and suede sandals: net-a-porter.com, Giuseppe Zanotti Bow-detailed suede sandals: net-a-porter.com, MCQ Alexander McQueen Studded pointed leather pumps: net-a-porter.com, Nasty Gal Granted Platform Wedge: nastygal.com, Brian Atwood Maia suede and stingray T-bar sandals: net-a-porter.com, Buffalo purple pumps: buffalo-shop.de, Jimmy Choo Anouk patent-leather pumps: net-a-porter.com, Burberry Prorsum Silk-satin wedge pumps: net-a-porter.com

Electric Blue

Electric Blue blog post

Electric Blue, it’s like diving into the deep ocean, being surrounded by thounsands of neon blue fishes, being electrified, being hypnotised by this powerful color. Electric Blue definitely is one of the color trends in spring summer 2013 and it also will be in fall winter 2013/2014. Nearly all designers presented this color on the runway, like Elie Saab, Céline, Saint Laurent and a lot others. Probably it’s also because this color has something surreal. You don’t know if you’re more part of the sky or part of the ocean, light as air or deep, fresh and dynamic as water. Electric blue, it’s royal, it’s majestic. In my opinion this color trend is best worn all over. And yes, I think it matches with every hair color, even with mine. Be the queen of electric blue.

Pictures/Shop it: Elie Saab runway looks: eliesaab.com, Michael Kors Stretch wool-crepe dress: net-a-porter.com, Oscar de la Renta Ruffled silk-chiffon top: net-a-porter.com, Norma Kamali Johnny ruched bandeau bikini top: net-a-porter.com, Norma Kamali Bill ruched bikini briefs: net-a-porter.com, Dr Martens electric blue docs: trend.erdbeerlounge.de, Marni Crystal and resin clip earrings: net-a-porter.com, Bershka Peep Toe: bershka.com, Saint Laurent Belle de Jour patent-leather clutch: net-a-porter.com, YSL nailpolish 18 bleu Majorelle: premierereviews.net, Céline Boston Bag: polyvore.com

Get styled for Valentine’s Day ❤

Get styled for Valentine's Day blog post



Pictures/Shop it: Hervé Léger bandage dress: net-a-porter.com, Charlotte Olympia Love Me heart-appliquéd suede pumps: net-a-porter.com, Mulberry Valentines Bayswater leather clutch: net-a-porter.com, Solange Azagury-Partridge Hot Lips lacquered sterling silver ring: net-a-porter.com, Stella McCartney Sam Partying silk-blend balconette bra: net-a-porter.com, Stella McCartney Sam Partying silk-blend briefs: net-a-porter.com

Be Nova in a Metallic World

Be Nova in a Metallic World blog post

Step into Silver Surfer’s world and become Nova, better known as Frankie Raye with all her superhuman powers. Be inspirated by the futuristic metallic looks as seen on all spring/summer 2013 runways by Burberry Prorsum, Loewe, Jonathan Saunders, Celine, Chanel and others. There are not only silver fashion pieces as the skinny jeans by Mother, the skirt by Sass & Bide or Rick Owens’ biker jacket but a lot of cool and colorful metallic fashion in green, orange, yellow-gold or blue. Silver metallic pieces will look awesome and light with white. The green metallic pencil skirt by Tibi will be more wearable with dark grey or black knitwear and if you really have the courage to wear one of the awesome metallic colored trench coats by Burberry Prorsum only combine this it-piece puristical. Gold will look gorgeous with metallic orange and pink. My favorite is a silver colored skirt with a cosy fluffy white pullover or sweater. And probably I will wear some cool silver highheels to complete this spacy look. Working as a model I can give away a secret: Metallic looks will be also fashionable in 2014. Loving this spacy appearance I will wait for Silver Surfer to take me along.

Pictures/Shop it: Runway Looks by Burberry Prorsum: blue look, yellow look and orange & pink look; Runway Look by Loewe: style.com, Runway Look by Jonathan Saunders: jonathan-saunders.com, Tibi Bonded PVC pencil skirt: net-a-porter.com, Hakaan Pogo textured wool-blend peplum dress: net-a-porter.com, Mother The Looker glitter-finished mid-rise skinny jeans: net-a-porter.com, Sass & Bide The Star Turn metallic neoprene mini skirt: net-a-porter.com, Rick Owens Classic metallic textured-leather biker jacket: net-a-porter.com, Acne Pistol metallic leather ankle boots: net-a-porter.com, Jimmy Choo Malika perforated leather sandals: net-a-porter.com, Proenza Schouler The PS11 mirrored leather wristlet clutch: net-a-porter.com, Dion Lee Reflective knitted top: net-a-porter.com, Burberry Prorsum Metallic textured-leather shoulder bag: net-a-porter.com, Alexander McQueen Hammered silver-tone petal necklace: net-a-porter.com

Red warms a Winter Soul

Red warms a winter soul blog post

I love winter thinking about the sparkling snow in the sun. Everything is covered with a soft and white blanket. Everything is quiet and looks pure and bright. Every snow flake and ice crystal is a little wonder. What a beautiful texture, shape and color. Being outside in a winter nature makes me feel fresh but cold. So I need something to feel warm again. This could be a wonderful decorated warm home with cuddly pillows and blankets, a warm tea, some hot chocolate. But which makes me really feel warm is some hot red fashion! Here are some of my red favorites. These awesome red dresses, pants, sweaters, blazer and lingerie makes me feel super feminine. Red is this season’s hottest color story! I wear my red fashion to some stunning crystal jewelry, maximum pumps and under it … yes, you’ll sense it. 🙂 To make my warm atmosphere perfect I put some crisp and verdant Thorn Apple fragrance on which is filled in a beautiful brass enameled red apple sculpture. And girls … Don’t taste the red apple like Snow White! Better watch out!

Pictures/Shop it: Alice + Olivia Victoria jersey peplum dress: net-a-porter.com, Charlotte Olympia Love Me heart-appliquéd suede pumps: net-a-porter.com, Chloé Lucy leather clutch: net-a-porter.com, Chinti and Parker Oversized Aran-knit merino wool sweater: net-a-porter.com, Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 spiked patent-leather pumps: net-a-porter.com, Joseph Matt stretch-leather skinny pants: net-a-porter.com, Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium-plated cubic zirconia clip earrings: net-a-porter.com, Michael Kors Samantha stretch wool-blend pants: net-a-porter.com, Stella McCartney Iris wool-twill blazer: net-a-porter.com, Stella McCartney Sam Partying silk-blend underwired bra: net-a-porter.com, Stella McCartney Sam Partying silk-blend briefs: net-a-porter.com, Valentino Ribbed stretch-crepe dress: net-a-porter.com, Valentino Floral glass crystal necklace: net-a-porter.com, Zoe Karsson Fun Fun cotton-blend terry sweatshirt: net-a-porter.com

HowToBeInStyle for Xmas



On december I’ve got something very special for you guys!!

I’ve created and built an advent calendar with all my secret xmas favorites for you: All the beautiful fashion and accessories which will show you How To Be In Style for holidays and on xmas. In cooperation with the lovely Claudette, Miss Fluff Artist and Founder, you can win one of three gorgeous Fluff pre xmas gifts! In three of the 24 advent calendar doors you’ll find a unique and cute fluff gift. Stay tuned! You’ll love them!

How to win a fluff pre xmas gift:

1. You have to retweet the contest tweet on twitter.
The contest tweet will be tweeted by @howtobeinstyle on twitter from the 1st of december on.

2. You have to follow us both (@howtobeinstyle and @Miss_Fluff) on twitter.
3. On the three days where you’ll find a fluff gift in the advent calendar during the contest time between the 1st of december and the date, where the third and last fluff gift will be published, one of our followers who has retweeted the contest tweet by @howtobeinstyle on twitter during this contest period will win the respective fluff gift of the day.

If you have any questions, this could help you:

Each new advent calendar door will be published on 10:00 am german time (The german time you’ll find on the right black navigation bar on my blog in case you don’t know it).

You’ll have to refresh the HowToBeInStyle homepage (blog homepage on which you find the advent calendar) and klick the respective advent calendar door (example Door #3 on the 3rd of december) to open it.

Example: If you klick door #1 from 10:00 am german time on the 1st of december you will be able to open and see what’s inside this door. If you click too early there will be an error information and you’ll have to refresh the HowToBeInStyle homepage  after 10:00 am on the right day  to see the opened advent calendar door.

Everyone will only be able to win one gift one time.

Each of the three winners will be informed by @howtobeinstyle on twitter on the next day. Example: If you’re the winner of door #8 on the 8th of december I’ll inform you on the 9th of december german time via twitter.

The winner will be contacted by @Miss_Fluff (Claudette, Fluff) so that she can send the beautiful gift to you.

 


 

 

 

Rich and Glamourous – Baroque

Imagine being in Rome, Italy. We write the year 1624. Opulence is normal, every day is filled with exaggerated motion, deep feelings, rich decorations. Gold, black and red like fruity red wine are the colors of the time, of everything. There is no in between. Everything looks glamourous, pompous and luxurious. Nothing is randomized. Look around! Everything looks like still lifes. Golden lusters, candleholders, vases and even the walls are full of leaf gold. The baroque style is made to impress and to bring some drama in life. The eccentric redundancy and noisy abundance of details is typical. This is exactly what is reflected in the fall winter 2012/2013 collections of Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent and a lot of other designers. Luxurious materials, embroideries, flowers and pearls. The clothes were opulent, rich and full of details. The hair accessories equally so, with jewels, pearls and floral hairbands atop neat up-dos. More is more. This is the device of this season’s baroque-inspired fashion. Put some glam hair accessoiries on, black and gold glamourous fashion pieces with embroideries and get into a baroque mood, which is ultra-feminine, breath-taking and unforgetable.

Pictures/Shop it: Runway looks left to right: Look 1 Dolce & Gabbana: dolcegabbana.com, Look 2 Dolce & Gabbana: dolcegabbana.com, Look 3 Moschino: fashionologie.com, Look 4 Lanvin: lanvin.com, Look 5 Dolce 6 Gabbana: dolcegabbana.com, Dolce & Gabbana hair style: vogue.co.uk
Tom Binns Splashout painted Swarovski crystal earrings: net-a-porter.com, Dolce 6 Gabbana Gold-plated Swarovski crystal necklace: net-a-porter.com, Loree Rodkin Open Flower 18-karat rhodium white gold diamond drop: net-a-porter.com, Yves Saint Laurent Secrecy faux pearl and crystal ring: net-a-porter.com, Dolce 6 Gabbana Embellished brocade Mary Jane pumps: net-a-porter.com, Dolce & Gabbana Miss Dea hand-embroidered caiman-trimmed lace clutch: net-a-porter.com

BAM! Popart Fashion ★

There’s a supergirl in every woman, in all of you! Think of all your moments of success, of all your unique capabilities which make a difference to others, something that makes you special. Yes, there must be at least one thing. Try to remember, be aware of it and let it grow. If you believe in you, it’s easy to develop supergirl skills. Trust me. The next step will be the right outfit for you, supergirls. I collected some of my favorite popart fashion and accessory pieces, one of this seasons’ trends. I think one comic piece is enough. Combine it with unicolored but bright colored pieces, like pink or green highheels. So I’ll try to be part of the comic watching the Silver Surfer surfing to figure out the secrets of the universe hearing his words
‘WHO KNOWS NOVA? WE MAY MEET AGAIN.’

Pictures/Shop it: Markus Lupfer Kapow! sequined merino wool sweater: net-a-porter.com, Only Superhero Wonder Woman Sweater: republic.co.uk, All Star DC Comics- Wonder Woman: converse.com, NARS Andy Warhol Self Portrait 3 Eyeshadow Palette: narscosmetics.eu, ‘Kaboom’ comic necklace: dawanda.com, Fresh Soap In Tin: topshop.com, pillow Comic pow KS004: dawanda.com, comic ashtray: kare-design.com, comic painting: kare-design.com

Get styled for the Haunted Castle

It’s a dark day and no single sunlight can break through the deep grey, heavy and dense fog. The earl of darkness has invited me to come to his old and huge castle, well known to be a place many people has seen as the last one in their life. They walked in, but never were seen again, leaving the castle. Am I scared? No! I’m beware of my special wichtery. So the only question for me is: What will I wear? I decide to choose my favorite color black which will look awesome on me as ever. A precious lace skirt and corsage will match gorgeous with my lace-up leather ankle boots, the full-length gloves and my ruthenium-plated silver eyed necklace. Or should I wear my heart and batwings earrings instead? I’ll make my decision later. But I’m sure to put on my spider ring and my glo pumpkin nail enamel in red and in black. Everything will look beautiful on my pure white skin. My deep green eyes and my natural red lips will be enough for make-up today. Laying on my black satin settee, feeling cozy on my bride of frankenstein pillow, I’m dreaming of a mystic evening, bringing some skeleton cupcakes with me which will becalm the earl.

Pictures/Shop it: black skirt and corsage: amazon.de, thebatinthehat skull pillow calavera II: dawanda.com, thebatinthehat bride of frankenstein pillow: dawanda.com, Halloween Gothic batwings heart earrings: dawanda.com, Gothic doll: dawanda.com, Cute as a Button ‘too cute to spook’ halloween ghost button: dawanda.com, Haider Ackermann Lace-up leather ankle boots: net-a-porter.com, Bottega Veneta Ruthenium-plated silver eye necklace: net-a-porter.com, Bottega Veneta Full-length leather gloves: net-a-porter.com, Spirit Bat Wings Red Gem Necklace: spirithalloween.com, Accessorize Sally Spider Ring: accessorize.com, Rite Aid Glo Pumpkin Nail Enamel: thriftytiff.com, Skeleton Cupcakes recipe: womansday.com

Beautiful as autumn leaves

Come into my forest and watch the beautiful colored leaves fall. On my way through the beautiful autumn landscape, rich colored trees besides and above me, I found gold, bronze, oxblood, purple, dark red, aubergine, violet and dark orange tinted dresses, tops, pants, bags and shoes. These it-pieces of the new fall season are inspired by the beautiful colors of autumn, a rich, precious, warm and strong look. I really love the sexy skinny pants by J Brand with a beautiful knitwear or this luxurious looking wool and silk blended jacket by Haider Ackermann, which seems to be from an ancient time. My favorite piece absolutely is this breath-taking dark orange colored draped stretch-jersey dress by Alexander Wang. There are so many awesome accessories this season that it’s hard to choose. I hope you like these pumps by Alexander Wang, Versus or Miu Miu or the violet boots by Yves Saint Laurent as much as I do. Bags like the Matelassé leather tote by Miu Miu or a cool version by Alexander Wang will make your look complete and even more noble. Picking up some of the dark red leaves, conkers and other treasures of autumn makes me looking forward to a wonderful time of a golden october with warm tea, chocolate gingerbread hearts sitting in a beautiful decorated home shrouded in a cozy soft blanket.

Pictures/Shop it: Alexander Wang Lizard-effect leather tote: net-a-porter.com, Alexander Wang Draped stretch-jersey dress: net-a-porter.com, Alexander McQueen Suede peep-toe pumps: net-a-porter.com, J Brand Denim 901 textured coated leggings-style jeans: net-a-porter.com, J Brand Denim 511 mid-rise skinny corduroy jeans: net-a-porter.com, Donna Karan Draped jersey dress: net-a-porter.com, Miu Miu Belted split-back wool sweater: net-a-porter.com, Miu Miu Glitter-soled suede peep-toe pumps: net-a-porter.com, Miu Miu Matelassé leather tote: net-a-porter.com, Haider Ackermann Wool and silk-blend peplum jacket: net-a-porter.com, Versus Suede pumps: net-a-porter.com, Yves Saint Laurent Suede brogue ankle boots: net-a-porter.com

Tiger Love ❤

I really love tigers as long as I can remember! It’s my favorite animal! So today I wanna share this love with you. The first reason is that tiger prints are one of the must-haves this fall/winter season. As all animal prints they are sexy, exotic and will make your outfit more eye-catching. The angora lamb wool pullover by mulberry looks so funny and cozy with its backview of the two tigers on it. I would love to accompany them! It looks so inviting! Mulberry’s tiger-print calf hair ballet pumps prove that flats can be just as fabulous as heels. They will look gorgeous with skinny pants in denim, black or red. Red is one of the color trends and the most fashionable combination with animal prints of any kind. Awesome tiger prints like the one on my own shirt found in a cool german shop you’ll see on a lot of shirts this season. I took a picture of my favorite designer tiger shirt by Phillip Plein for you. It’s really sassy! 🙂 All these tiger tops and shirts look simply gorgeous with black or red skinny pants or a pencil skirt. A lot of cool new pointed pumps by Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Miu Miu or other famous designers will bring your look to perfection.
The second and for me most important reason for this tiger blog post is the fact, that this beautiful animal is in great danger! There are just 3.200 wild tigers left worldwide! Save them and make a donation! Only a very small amount can save this awesome animal! There are a lot of possibilities. Save the tigers now with the World Wildlife Fund! I’ve made my donation.

SAVE THE TIGER


Pictures/Shop it: Mulberry Pullover with tiger motif: mytheresa.com, Mulberry Tiger-print calf hair ballet flats: net-a-porter.com, Cherry Couture shirt & spikes necklace: bought in a cool german shop.