Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Modern Detective | Snowman

The older we get the more scared we are? In my case i can definitely say that over the last 20 years a couple of things have changed and unfortunately i’m definitely not the same fearless girl anymore who can easily manage every situation – especially when it comes to moments that seem to be scary. Walking through a forest, going down into the cellar or simply watching a horror movie. All of this was never a problem when i was under the age of 10 but now as a grown up i truly changed. Of course it’s weird but instead of getting anxious all the time i’m ready to for a new challenge.
So since the Nordic Noir thriller called The Snowman (SCHNEEMANN) is scheduled to be released by Universial Pictures tomorrow (19th October) i guess it’s time to overcome a few of my fears. The movie is based on  Jo Nesbø 's global bestseller in which an Oslo-based police detective, played by Michael Fassbender (X-Men Franchise), investigates the brutal murders of several women with a unique calling card – the serial killer always leaves a snowman next to the victims.
The film was shot entirely in Norway and matching to the movie poster and to the main character, i adapted my personal detective look and went for a classic trench coat shot in the beautiful Augarten during the golden hour. I guess this outfit would be my signature look when i would have joined the elite crime squad, investigating the disappearance of the victims.

So for those who love to watch the terrifying thriller with a brilliant cast (Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chloë Sevigny, Val Kilmer and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons), i have something for you – head over to my instagram and just leave a comment which enables you to participate at today’s giveaway. All my lovely Austrian readers get the chance to win 2 x 2 tickets in order to watch the SNOWMAN (SCHNEEMANN). Good Luck everyone!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stay true to yourself

When i started my blog 7 years ago i was one of those girls who were on the same mission  – finding a place where you can share your style and create content that inspires others to express their creativity. Over the years i realized that all of a sudden it became more – it turned into a business but more than that something that not only helped me to define my fashion style but also finding me as a person personally and professionally. Through blogging i found the courage to take action and become self employed not only with my blog but also as a videographer and photographer - which i rarley mention on my blog.

I guess a lot of people don’t see the progress that is going on behind a self created website or running a business – because there is more than just creating beautiful images or attening one event after another. Especially when it comes to blogging most of us share only the beautiful things in life but behind all that we all have those moments without glamour and duties that a lot of us have to deal with. Each year brings challenges and problems we would all love to avoid but in all honesty i think each lessons will shape us to the person we obviously need to be.

We achieved certain goals, dreams and plans we had been working on that obviously inlcluding ups and downs but when ever i get to chat with my blogger colleges we often find ourselves sharing the same experiences to a ceratin degree -  because by the end of the day each of us is different – which leads me to the latest statement of  the collaboration between the fashion label True You and Toyota (promoting their model Toyota C-HR) ‚Not everyone has my style – which is a good thing. It’s all about being individual, being who you are and live the way as you want – which also resembles the parallels between these two brand. Both not only used be the underdogs in their fields but also decided to distance themselves from the mainstream with its positive approach towards sustainability and created something for a new target group (definitely check out their latest video down below where you can spot me as well.) I guess a lot of us can relate to that. I remember the time back in 2010 or somthing when i created my site ‚Fashiontweed’ and a few people in my personal enviroment found it strange what i was doing (uploading images of myself etc.) and some of them were even talking behind my back but as long as you learn to listen to yourself and what you want to do everything can turn into something – and in all honesty you can get distracted by others and start overthink what your doing but never quit something that brings you joy. Sometimes you need to step outside, clear your head and remind your self who you are. Speaking of that i created this look which features a piece (top) of the latest collection by True You interpreted in my personal way. 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Make 2nd Hand your 1st Choice | True You

As promised a few weeks ago on my instagram i can finally share the outcome of my collaboration with True You X willhaben called ‚Make 2nd Hand your 1st Choice’. I often mentioned in previous blogposts before that i was always a big fan of second hand and vintage pieces as well. Personally i truly love collecting special pieces that come with miniature memoirs and get the chance to be revived. Over the last few weeks i got back into the mood of shopping pieces from other girls via willhaben but also blogger fleamarket or the one and only Humana is a place where you can score treasures that no one elses is probably rocking. So back in July i found an amazing Jil Sander trench coat via Willhaben which not only got redesigned by True You but also appeared on the runway during the MQ Vienna Fashion Week 2017 back in September. It was cool seeing a fashion show that consisted of pieces from the past i interpreted in a new way. It was definitely a reminder of mixing up my wardrobe instead buying new things over and over again.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Magical Season w/ Teekanne *Advertisment

We’ve officially hit that time of the year where you often have no clue what to wear and what season you should be dressing for. It’s either too hot or or too cold und you often end up with the wrong combo. Compared to summer i always try to be prepared for everything and although i’m a big fan of little cross body bags, Fall is the season where the typical ‚Mary Poppins’ syndrom comes back into my life. Since highschool i was always the girl who had to carry everthing with me. Of course things have changed and  i really try to take just the essentials with me,  like a cold bottle of Teekanne Fresh in order too not only stay hydrated but also too cool down when the indian summer is knocking on the door. It’s such a magical season that i absolutely love. I can’t wait when all the leaves are becoming beautiful and the golden sunlight invites you to enjoiy fall to the fullest which leads me to my plan to increase the amount of leisure time and spend a little bit more time with my loved ones during the month of October. Without having to compromising i’m really looking forward to spend a whole week in my hometown and just be.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Hero Pieces

If there is one thing that i absolutely embrace it’s definitely wearing pieces over and over again. I am definitely not a minimalist but when it comes to fashion i’m more than happy when i see myself grabbing an item more than expected. Personally i often struggle between two categories – attracted to beautiful and fancy things versus buying basics and make it modern and timeless. It’s tough finding the right formula and reinventing your wardrobe ever single day but living in a bubble where everything has to be brandnew is definitely not the best way. So back in August i was lucky enough to experience one of the best vacation and of course i brought a few new pieces with me but overall i found myself wearing my favorites every other day. If you follow my blog for a couple of years you will notice that i wore this pants more than once (click here or here). I’m definitely a culotte kinda girl especially when the're highwaisted like this one. Combined with this super versatile top (i truly wore this piece 4 times during our road trip) i was ready for a walk through Verona.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Fontelunga | A Place to Stay #Tuscany

After i returned from vacation in Italy i jumped right back into my working routine. My recent weeks were packed with different jobs and projects and unfortunately i had absolutely no time to take care of my blog. Sometimes it can be tough running different business at the same but when you love what you do there is not space for complaining at all – even when your plan of being consistent with blogging get screwed up every week. As you may have seen on my instagram i was finally able to enjoy a wonderful road trip to explore one of my favorite countries in Europe - Italy. It was something that i always wanted to experience but i never thought it would turned out to be one of the best vacations i’ve had so far. It was nothing that i’ve planned earlier this year and so it was pretty exciting when the decision was made back in July. 6 stops in 9 days (Verona, San Gimignano, Siena Pozzo della Chiana/Fontelunga, Cortona, Firenze) – sounds tough but actually managable. We found so many cute places and enjoyed our daily ‚vino session’ at different bars that i can only recommend allowing yourself to stroll around and check out what ever you want. Because that’s exactly what we did in Verona, San Gimigano and Firenze, and luckily we never got dissapointed.

One of our highlight was definitely the stay at the wonderful Villa‚Fontelunga’ run by a english/italian couple. Since we were invited for two nights located in the middle of Tuscany we were super excited to experience something else than a typical hotel. You not only get a beautiful view across the Tuscan countryside towards the hilltop town of Cortona (i guess a lot of you know the movie ‚Under the Tuscan Sun) but the truly offer a ‚home from home’ atmosphere which is hardly to find.

Villa Fontelunga has 9 bedrooms with en-suit bathrooms, a large pool and jacuzzi and a tennis court and can be booked from Easter and runs through to New Year. If you plan to have a little more privacy the also have two little Villas called ‚Gallo’ and ‚Galetto’ right behind the main house.

I have to say that we were really impressd right from the beginning because each corner has its own look and vibe. Unexpectedly we also met two other couples which made our stay even more special. Since Cortona is just around the corner we visited this lovely town for a couple of hours before we went to our last stop - Firenze. All in all i can truly recommend this place if you are looking for something a little bit more intimate - and also the fact that furry friends are more than acceptable makes this even more special. 


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fontelunga Look Nº 1

Yes, you’ve seen this dress before but staged in a different location. So when i was planning my looks for my italian road trip, which is already a month ago, i never thought that i would find the perfect scenery for this look. As a big fan of the Tuscany i was thrilled to see all the beautiful spots Italy has to offer but when we arrived in Fontelunga, which is a Hotel or let’s say a Villa run by an english/italian couple, i immediately fell in love with this place. (More about our stay soon). But when i saw that there was a hammock hanging in the middle of their property it instantly brought me back to my childhood. So funny that such little things can make you smile like there is no tomorrow.