Friday, February 22, 2013

Be aware // Ultrasun

Since i came to Vienna to years ago one of the best part was definitely the fact that my boyfriend showed me almost every little corner of this beautiful city. Instead of being lazy we always tried to avoid any kind of puplic transport. We checked out almost every dictrict by foot but i think there is still  much left to discover.  Anyway, at that time i became a really huge fan of "walking around" and i still love doing that - sometimes i bumped into really cool places, shops etc. (two days ago i even found a book about Coco Chanel i was craving for a long time in a really small bookstore - i guess puplic transport wouldn't have taken me there). But there is also another reason why i tell you this. Spending time outside increases our exposure to UV rays. That's why i always make sure that my skin is protected from the sun!

Well, my mom is a cosmetician and she always told me about the importance of SPF no matter what season it is but as a teenager i didn't really waste thoughts on it. For sure, some of you are aware that the sun is just as strong during the cold months and also responsible for most of the ageing process of the skin but there are always a few people without having all relevant information that UV rays are just as harmful during the wintertime as they are in the summertime, even if it's cloudy. What i meant to say is that it's also very important to take care and protect your skin before it's too late. And yes that sounds very overly didactic but your skin will thank you in 20 years, like my moms loves to say.

I always use either a foundation or face cream with at least SPF 15 up to 22 but now i'm also able to try out "high 30 SPF super sensitive"  from Ultrasun Professional Protection which is a Swiss provider of healthy sun protection products. Its free from perfume and preservatives and i really like the fact that it's not even oily - i mean who wants to look like a shiny disco ball. The cream isn't sticky at all and it actually absorbs really quickly which is in my opinion also a very important factor when it comes to suncreens. I was also sent a sample of the after sun product which has also this amazing airless dispenser!

With that being said i intend to try out these products in the next couple of weeks - let's see how it works. So what do you use to protect your face/hands/neck during the wintertime? 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Material Mix

I havn't really worn any kind of animal prints in the last couple of months but this leopard coat is still one of my favorites. I can't even remember when i bought this piece of clothing but it's definitely more than 4 years ago or so. It's the perfect in-between-season coat but after a short winter break the temperatures dropped again. We shot these pictures at the Palace of Lichtenstein which is definitely one of my favorite spot here in Vienna - and i love the fact that this place is only a few minutes walk away from my apartment. By the way my mom told me that after around 4 years of renovation work the Palace will be reopened next month! 

ZARA: bag / booties
H&M: beanie / shades / top
ZALANDO: pants 
MANGO: coat

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Jewel it up - Rings

Obviously everyone has their own style and rule when it comes to jewelry or how to layer it – so do i. During the summer i became a huge fan of those big chunky statement necklaces but for some reason i literally avoided wearing jewelry in general - I don’t know why but it happens every now and then that i’m not in the mood to go through my whole jewellery collection and pick out accessories for my outfit. But in the last couple of weeks i’ve been very drawn to one specific trend: skinny rings.
Instead of wearing a big statement ring i honestly prefer those delicate ones. I’ve been big fan of this type of jewelry – especially the layered look is my favorite which I think adds a little bit more „drama“ to your hand. That’s why i’ve been on the hunt for those delicate thin rings and finally found exactly what i was looking for. I hardly ever wear jewelry on my fingers but at the moment i really enjoy wearing them.

(I got those tulips from my mom which is obviously the best way to bring a burst of spring into your home!
 Moms are the BEST!)

H&M: all rings

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bye, Bye Winter!

I don’t know about you, but i am in full spring mode right now. I know, it’s February and the weather is still a mixture of everything but I can’t wait to see the first signs of spring!!!  Despite all that, i still havn’t posted these picutres which were taken a few weeks ago – hope you don’t mind!

ZARA: bag / sweater 
PRIMARK: beanie / gloves
ZALANDO: pants

Who else is ready for spring? 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My Music Corner

If you follow me on twitter or instagram you might have noticed that I’ve recently  felt the urge to share some of my favorite songs. Music has always played a major role in my life but i never really talked about it on my blog. To be honest my ipod is not always on my ears but i’m always (ok not always) listen to my favorite tracks when i'm at home.

I mainly listen to music through YouTube than any other source because this is also the the best place to discover new songs. It’s also the first website i got to whenever i’m looking for a specific song and only can remember a few words – i mean before the existence of those music recognition apps it was pretty hard to find any kind of (non-famous) song without knowing any information on its title. And i know, we’ve all been there. Searching desperately for a track that you can only remember by a few lines of the lyrics and thinking „I NEED TO FIND THIS SONG – how often did that happen to me - or i guess to almost everybody! Million times!

Overall, i thought i would be interesting to share some of my favorite tracks and my latest discoveries in the field of music.

And here are some more songs that have been on repeat in the last couple of weeks! 
Hope you enjoy it! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Behind the Curtain

Since the weather has started improving i was finally able to wear one of my lighter coats. It feels so good not to wear thousands of layers. I actually wore this outfit to the Pandora Blogger-Brunch last week and Carola from Viennawedekind was kind enough to take some pictures of me - thank you again!!! 
Usually all of my outfit photos are taken by my boyfriend (such a fashionblogger-cliche) but i don’t think that’s something that can be taken for granted. It’s true that the boyfriends get almost no credit for their hard work (i can only imagine that it’s not always easy for them) but almost every personal style blog out there wouldn’t be the same without them!!! 

H&M: leather pants / shades
ZARA: bag / booties
PRIMARK: coat / earrings
NEW YORKER: beanie
ZALANDO: blouse 

Photocredits: Viennawedekind

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pandora SS13 / Blogger Brunch

On Wednesday morning i was invited by Pandora to see their new spring/summer 2013 collection. The event itself was held at the Lamee Hotel in the first district of Vienna (Rotenturmstraße 15 – just around the corner). Me and around 10 other Beauty-, Lifestyle-, & Fashionbloggers were greeted into the event by the lovely PR team of Pandora that also introduced us to Pandora's new jewellery collection which acutally consists of five new individual lines called Cherry Blossom, Romance, Fairy Tale, Love and Hearts & Artistics. Each collection has its own story and statement which gives everything much more meaning and depth when every little piece has ist purpose.

After the talking we were able to take some pictures and discover each collections for ourselves. As you can see they made a huge effort to make everything look beautiful and the hotel room was just as perfect for this whole presentation. After that we all had some breakfast and enjoyed the wonderful view over the city.

Overall it was a really nice event where i also had the chance to talk to the people behind the brand or in this case to the PR team which is important too and makes it always a bit more personal. We were also given a little goodie bag with a Pandora bracelet and SS13 Lookbook just to have a few more details about their whole new products. Here are some impressions of the event.