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Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Cinderella Moment at the Opera Ball 2018


Last thursday I had the honor of attending the Vienna Opera Ball for the second time in my life. As I already mentioned on the blog Humanic invited me to the biggest event of the year where I was in charge of their instagram account. I was not only responsible for capturing beautiful moments of the night but I was also the one who documented their amazing service for the ladies. As the official shoe partner they had the brilliant idea to offer women a pair of glittery ballerinas – and let me tell you, it was widely popular! Of course every woman knows there is nothing more flattering than a leg-lengthening heel but when the need for comfort is key and your not able to walk without pain anymore it’s time for a Cinderella moment and leave your own footwear behind.

But let’s start at the very beginning. Instead of shooting outside, like I did last year, I decided to capture my look at the Coco Chanel inspired mirrored glass stairs at the Park Hyatt Vienna, which leads from the hotel bar to the lobby, smoking salon and restaurant. Adapted to the dress code (black tie) I went for a floor-length gown in navy blue by the lovely Austrian designer Claus Tyler and paired it with classic peacock blue pumps by Peter Kaiser - find a similar option here

In order to get in the right mood i kicked off the evening with a fantastic dinner before i made my way to the Humanic Corner at the Opera Ball. The minute I arrived I was pretty surprised that even right after the opening ceremony so many women felt the urge to get their hands on some ballerinas. Even two debutantes showed up giving me  the chance to have a closer look at their incredible tiaras As usual the hours passed by pretty quickly and before I headed home I took a walk through the Opera in order to share this special experience via Instastory. It’s so incredible how much you can actually explore and i can honestly recommend checking out the building to the full whenever you may have the chance to attend the Opera Ball. 

Another highlight of the night was definitely to see that this annual event was attended by some 5,000 guests from the worlds of culture, business, academia and politics. It's truly an evening of traditional entertainment that cannot be compared with anything else and that's why many of them danced the night away until the very last minute. But always be prepared and make sure to be equipped with the right tools. Especially when you opt for a special updo that requires extra  reinforcement - simply stash a few bobby pins at the bottom of your clutch. I would also suggest packing some safety pins in case of any wardrobe malfunction like popped buttons or broken zips. To extend your little survival kit bring some blotting papers (it just takes out the oil and doesn't affect your make-up) and of course some plasters because sometimes you don't know how much your shoes are going to hurt after you have worn them for a couple of hours. Furthermore i always make sure to stick to one drink for the night instead of mixing everything. Besides the alcoholic drinks i always ask for a glass of tap water to be in control and still have a good time. And last but not least - if you plan to use your smartphone to take pictures and capture memories, portable battery chargers give you ultimate freedom while you're out and about. 

So with these things in mind you can definitely extend the night but of course all good things have to come to an end. A Big thank you to Humanic and the Fashionsquad for this amazing opportunity.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Turtleneck Enthusiast

The main clothing item i always wear at this time of the year is 100 percent a turtle neck. Some people absolutely hate the feeling having something wrapped around their neck but i’m quite the opposite. It’s not only such an effortless piece that is pretty easy to style but it’s always have been the epitome of my style. Some things never change and some things do. Which leads me to my current love affair with pointy kitten heels. I never thought that i would became such a fan of this kind of shoes but as i'm getting older and prefer comfort way to much but still love the extra height. So whenever i'm attending a work event, a party or simply walk around the city these kind of models are my go to number one without killing my feet. 

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

In the Mountains

Mid January i had the pleasure to escape from the city and enjoy 4 days at the beautiful resort Almdorf Seinerzeit. I have to mention that i’ve been here before but i didn’t know that this place expanded and added so much little houses aka chalets that i was more than happy to experience something new. It’s such a lovely spot in the mountains with the perfect mix between fine, true built mountain log cabins and 21st century luxury.

Of course i had to take advantage of this winter wonderland and shot one of my favorite looks, when it comes to layring up for the cold days, at our private terrace. Often times it’s hard to find a look that works in this conditions and looks fashionable at the same time. This time i tried something new and paired my favorite boots with a grey mid length skirt. To keep me warm i opted for a layerd look and decided to wear as much as possible under my biker coat. To top things off i went with a classic fanny bag which is probably the best choice when you go for a walk in the snow.


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Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Oversized Leather Jacket


Back to you with a new outfit – you may have seen this one already on my instagram but in case you  missed it, i also wanted to share all the details here too. I wore this look a few days ago when all of a sudden the tempartures started to rise and at some point it felt like spring. It’s so funny how a change of seasons can immediately boost your mood increase your energy levels and simply promotes pleasure and motivation – especially when it comes to taking pictures for the blog! I was happy that i finally got the chance to wear lighter pieces instead of throwing over a big chunky winter coat. This time i went for this über cool leather jacket by Tommy Hilfiger  which was sent to me a few weeks ago. What makes it so special is defnitely the shape. A little bit more loose and a few centimeters longer than my other ones. Compared with this comfortable pants (also from Tommy Hilfiger) i styled this whole look with my favorite white boots. I never thought that i would change my opinion on white footwear! Unfortunately the weather is going crazy again and i probably get to wear this look again by the end of the month.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Shoe Trends & Do's and Dont's at the Ball


Even though the temperatures are not quite there yet, i’m mentally ready to start to look at my wardrobe in a different way. Sure, it’s not Spring yet but as the temperatures become milder it’s definitely not a bad idea thinking about some changes and new additions when it comes to fashion and accessories. Something that has got me really excited is definitely shoes! Nobody can ever have to many pairs and when Humanic invited me to their latest Spring/Summer 2018 press event which featured the ultimate models for the upcoming months i couldn’t say no  - and let me tell you – there is something for everybody.

But before i start with the upcoming shoe trends, i’m excited to announce that Humanic, who's not only the official shoe partner at the Opera Ball and plays the savior for all the ladies by offering women a  pair of glittery ballerinas, also invited me to this amazing event where i’m taking over their instagram account and get the chance to show you around. Tomorrow i'm finally revealing the look of the glittery flats on my instagram account - don't miss it. So since the dress code for the ball is super strict (white tie) it’s definitely a challenge to find the proper attire. Not to mention that there are definitely a couple of do’s and dont's that you should check before showing up.

First things first - always respect the dresscode for each ball. It’s super important to choose an outfit that works for you and that enhances your personal features. Make sure to check some sources of inspirations like Pinterest or Instagram in order to find something that catches your eye, works for your body type and that isn’t too short. Another ‚do’ is pretty easy – arrive in time to see the opening ceremony of the young local debutants. Speaking of dancing – definitely join at the midnight quadrille dance! I’ve never practiced it but i had so much fun when i joined it last year. 

When it comes to dont’s here are some to consider! If you don’t want to be labeled as a tourist, don’t arrive in a horse carriage at the ball (i guess that's  pretty obvious). Don’t add a big bag to your dress and opt for a nice bracelet intead of a watch! Talking about shoes – sandals are absolutely a no-go! There are many options out there (check out the ball collection by Humanic) but opt for closed ones or sling backs (which definitely requires a pedicure). If you don't wear tights make sure to add that 'extra' glow to your legs! And last but not least - don’t miss a traditional Vienna sausage right after the ball. It’s part of the game and the perfect ending for a night out at the Opera Ball.

So with all this information i guess we can hop on and talk about the latest shoe trends – cause there’s a lot.  

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Another Year, Another Ballseason!


I guess a lot of you know the fact that at this period of the year Vienna is transforming into a huge ballroom and offers unforgettable occasions to dance the night away. As i love to glam up every once in a while i thought i share my favorite and most importantly easy look that i would choose for such a night. Over the last few years i tried a bunch of different looks when it comes to hair. It can be quite difficult achieving a style that fits to your dress and lasts for hours. One of my favorite look will always be the classic hollywood waves. 

Over the years i got so many question on how to achieve the perfect curls. One of my secret weapon is definitely mousse. It truly allows for greater styling control in order to get the best result. It can be used to add texture, boost volume and create curls or in this case waves. But be aware – always pick something that suits your hair type (fine, straight or thin hair – choose a volumizing mousse/ girls with thicker hair will need a lightweight mousse).

The steps are pretty easy - simply apply a handful to your damp hair. Blowdry upwards to lift your roots if you love to add some volume. After you hair is completely dry you are ready for the next step – curling your hair. Personally i use the Remington Pearl Pro Curl Styler which i can highly recommend. One of the most effective tricks i’ve been doing for years is to let the curl cool down and set before letting it go. I have to say that i only opt for this technique when i’m attending a big event and have enough time getting ready. If i really want to get the perfect waves i always secure each curl with a bobby pin. Once unclipping the curls i always wait for a few minutes before i brush them out. For a maximum hold i always use hairspray. In this case i always rely on L’Oréal Elnett that i’ve been using for years.

When it comes to jewellery i often tend to wear statement pieces like this amazing crystal earrings. Instead of wearing a super dramatic dress i suggest pearing it with a simple strapless dress in a solid color. 

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ready for 2018!


So over the last few days and especially during the holidays i’ve been a little M.I.A. With the intention of recharging my batteries to the fullest i finally got the chance to avoid anything work related and i can honestly say that i needed this break 100 percent. It truly felt so amazing spending most of the time at my parents hourse. But all good things must come to an end. I’m currently on the way back to Vienna to not only celebrate New Years Eve with my boyfriend but also to take the advantage to play a little bit more tourist in the city i live. I guess that happens to a lot of us – you move to a city you fell in love and then all of a sudden you stop exploring and stick to your favorite places. Before i moved to Vienna i was super interested getting to know every single district and simply walking around like you would in a foreign city. With the beginning of 2018 i’m definitely eager to change that and maybe a few other things as well – but i will leave my personal goals til the last possible moment since i will always be a total last minute girl.

Speaking of last minute which pretty much describes the last shooting i did before Christmas and somehow it turned out to be one of my favorites. Together with Julian who launched his blog TWINETIQUETTE one month ago we decided to shot a few festive looks in a beautiful scenery. Since we had a clear vision of the location we spontanously got the chance to shot at the wonderful Hotel Altstadt Vienna which is located at the Kirchengasse 41 in the 7th district near the city center. It was absolutely perfect for our editorial and we felt inspired right from the start.

I went for this lovely lace dress from Holy which is still available at Peek & Cloppenburg. I wore this  beautiful piece at a wedding winter a few weeks ago and i couldn’t ask for more. It has the perfect length, a rich blue color and a super flattering feminine cut. So since the Alstadt Vienna offers a lot of different rooms which have been designed by renowed architects like Matteo Thun or contemporary fashion designer like Lena Hoschek it was an absolute dream to not only take all these pictures but also create a short film at such unique and charming place.

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