ENG: It’s Friday and therefore time for my second trend report as a new weekly routine here on the blog. At the moment statement shirts are kind of an it-piece, on almost every runway worldwide you can find those shirts with smart slogans or logos. For me I’m totally addicted to this trend for some time past, so I’m really looking forward to the huge selection with high-end and low budget pieces as well. There are lots of stylish combining opportunities with jeans, skirts or shorts, almost everyone should find a suited piece based on their versatile application possibilities. Hereinafter you can find a selection of my current statement shirts favorites, have fun and happy shopping! :-)
ENG: From now on you can find every Friday on www.aylinkoenig.com a small trend report with my current favorites from a specific assortment or collection. A weekly routine similar to the publication of the „weekly focus“ reports on Monday, that will hopefully get the same positive feedback in the future.
What do you think about this idea?
Today I would like to start with kimonos based on their flexible applications. There are lots of different colors and designs, one of my most successful Instagram pictures is that one with the conspicuous, green colored kimono from Zara. I wore it in the beginning of this year at the Fashion Week in Milan as well as a few weeks ago on Ibiza. In the meantime I have got a new one, that I will post later this day on Instagram because I am totally keen on the kimono’s cut and color. Stay tuned, it’s worth it. :-)
Here you can find my current recommendations. Which one is your favorite and are you equally obsessed like me?
DE: Ab sofort soll es auf www.aylinkoenig.com jeden Freitag einen kleinen Trend-Report geben, bei dem ich meine jeweils aktuellen Favoriten einer bestimmten Produktpalette oder Kollektion zusammentrage und vorstelle. Eine wöchentliche Routine also, die ähnlich zur Veröffentlichung von „weekly focus“ Beiträgen am Montag etabliert werden soll und hoffentlich genauso positiv von euch angenommen wird.
Wie gefällt euch die Idee?
Starten möchte ich heute mit Kimonos, die vielseitig und in allen Farben und Formen einsetzbar sind. Eines meiner erfolgreichsten Instagrambilder ist tatsächlich dasjenige mit dem auffälligen, grünen Kimono von Zara, den ich sowohl zu Anfang des Jahres während der Mailänder Fashion Week, als auch vor einigen Wochen auf Ibiza getragen habe. Aktuell trage ich bereits eine neue Errungenschaft, die ich euch gerne heute Abend auf Instagram vorstellen möchte, da ich von Schnitt und Farbe absolut begeistert bin. Bleibt also dran, es lohnt sich. :-)
Hier nun meine aktuellen Empfehlungen an Kimonos. Welcher ist euer Favorit und seid ihr genau besessen davon, wie ich?
ENG: After several weeks of traveling and international projects, a rather relaxed week came to an end. We could spend quality time with friends and had some sport classes in the popular Aspria Lifestyle Club. Besides some project meetings and administrative tasks, we could also make good progress in regards of our wedding planning, so hopefully in the end of this month I can tell you some new and exciting issues surrounding this subject. Even if journeys and international blog obligations are directly combined with more impressions and experiences, I really appreciate those weeks like the last one, that is similar to everyday life. Especially the common time with family and friends is so valuable and the best opportunity to always keep the really important things in life.
Favorites of the week:
To Do: On Wednesday we will head to Munich for some meetings and to be part of the Net-A-Porter x Mr. Porter summer party. We are already looking forward to the party because the responsible persons from Net-A-Porter are kind of a small family in the meantime due to their similar passion for fashion and lifestyle topics as well as their pleasant and enjoyable nature. At the weekend we will also set out for a trip to Sylt and we are both very excited as this is our first stay on the North Frisian Island. Do you maybe have any tips or recommendations for us?
New In: For the NAP summer party in Munich I made my decision for this amazing skirt from Self-Portrait and a statement shirt from Givenchy. Probably on Wednesday at the actual day of the event, I will show you my complete outfit on Instagram. In addition to that I could get two new kimonos, one is from Mint&Berry, the other one belongs to Mango. Last but not least I have made a new NA-KD haul this afternoon with a 20% off discount code – so switch on your Instagram accounts. Here you can find my last week’s achievements collected in a widget.
ENG: Back in Hamburg I still gladly look back on the nice time at the Berlin Fashion Week. Especially the get-together with friends and well-known faces is always fun, so we were very enthusiastic in regards of the group exhibition of the „Berliner Mode Salon“, a platform for the support of renowned as well as young German fashion designer. For me this event is kind of a must-have in my schedule based on the great atmosphere, the inspirational fashion and open-minded people.
We started the day with a lot of rain but in the afternoon we had the perfect weather conditions with sunshine and temperatures around 30 degrees. Enjoyment was the main topic this day, even Nespresso as first-time supporter of the „Berliner Mode Salon“ launched its new Limited Edition „Iced Coffee“ creations in two different flavors. Together with my beloved Lisa Hahnbueck and Dennis from „Dennmitch“ we were allowed to test these new types of coffee and it was really an enjoyment to the fullest.
On the one hand it is the INTENSO ON ICE, a rather strong coffee with grain and cocoa notes for an intensiv taste experience. Prepared as Latte Macchiato, this flavor is a very recommendable alternative for the real coffee pleasure. On the other hand there is the limited LEGGERO ON ICE, a mild and fruity coffee. Prepared as black ice coffee, this one is characterized by its refreshing citrus notes. Nespresso developed this coffee for the iced enjoyment on warm summer days, my flavorful preferred sort is the „Intense on Ice“, nevertheless both variations guarantee a delicious and succeeded refreshment.
Hereinafter you can see some impressions from this great event. Have fun! :-) Continue Reading…
ENG: After three weeks of traveling we are finally back in our home town Hamburg and to be honest it feels so good. Of course it is always exciting to see and explore new destinations and people but coming home is at least equally nice because there is no place like home. :-)
We spent the last days in Berlin for the Fashion Week and could enjoy some inspiring shows and events, furthermore we were allowed to meet some amazing new people and had also some quality time with good friends. Due to Catrice Cosmetics as one of the main sponsor from this year’s Berliner Modesalon, we stayed at the lovely Hotel de Rome. One of my absolute highlights was certainly the William Fan show and the group exhibition last Friday in regards of the Berliner Modesalon, both events were hosted in the beautiful Kronprinzenpalais.
Favorites of the week:
To Do: This week we are staying in Hamburg and have to finish work like accounting and tax matters. Nevertheless I am really looking forward to the next days here in my beloved Hamburg with family and friends as well. In addition to that we spend a lot of current time with the planning and organization of our wedding on Majorca next year. For sure this is rather positive stress because our immediate surroundings are already very engaged in this topic. ;-)
ENG: A very eventful week is over and today I would like to use the „weekly focus“ to look back on these exciting days. Everything started with a flight to London, where we were hosted by Net-A-Porter to the Summer Sports Day at the idyllic Soho Farmhouse. For me it was definitely one of the best events in the recent past based on the perfect organization as well as the positive energy of all contact persons and participants that day. We had so much fun, therefore I will publish a separate post this week with more detailed information about the day’s procedure, my physical activities as well as my outfits that day.
From London I took a direct flight to Greece in order to join a girls trip hosted by the Hell&Karrer PR agency. We were allowed to sleep in the beautiful Sani Dunes 6 stars hotel as the perfect place for peace, comfort and a relaxed atmosphere. As brand partner Dior Make-Up, Juvia, Lancaster and Seafolly were on the spot, in addition to that Laura and me took over the Instyle Germany Instagram account last Friday, where we shared our looks and hotel impressions. Have you recognized the take over? Did you like our picture selection?
Favorites of the week:
To Do: At the moment we are staying in Berlin for participating in shows and events of this year’s Fashion Week. In collaboration with CATRICE we are sleeping in the amazing Hotel de Rome in close connection to the State Opera, it is the perfect retreat of an exciting program during the next days with fashion, lifestyle and beauty related events. As you know me, I will share the majority of my impressions via Instagram and co. with you. Since a few years I am a regular participant of the Berlin Fashion Week, that is honestly not as glamorous and pompous as those in Paris or New York but it allows continually the get-together of well-known faces within the fashion industry as well as the exciting interaction with other blogger and brands. In the end of this week I would also like to share a small review of my personal insights, impressions and outfits here in and from Berlin.
ENG: Based on your many requests concerning my impressions and recommendations in the context of our Ibiza trip last week, I would like to share a review of my personal highlights. From the beginning I have to mention, that we could only spend a few days on the Balearic Island and therefore the further statements are just concerned to my own experiences.
We slept in the ME Ibiza hotel, located in close connection to the beach of Santa Eulalia in the island’s East. The hotel is very exclusive and stylishly furnished, especially the minimalistic design and lifestyle character served to leave a lasting impression.
DE: Da mich so viele von euch nach meinen Eindrücken und Empfehlungen im Rahmen unserer Ibiza-Reise gefragt haben, möchte ich heute gerne einen solchen Rückblick unseres Aufenthalts wagen und euch meine Highlights vorstellen. Ich muss fairerweise gleich dazu sagen, dass wir nur wenige Tage vor Ort waren und daher nur einen kleinen Teil der Insel erkunden konnten, den ich euch aber nicht vorenthalten möchte.
Wir haben im Hotel ME Ibiza geschlafen, das direkt am Strand von Santa Eulalia im Osten der Insel liegt. Das Hotel ist sehr exklusiv und stilvoll eingerichtet, vor allem das minimalistische Design und der Lifestyle-Charakter haben bleibenden Eindruck bei uns hinterlassen.
ENG: Back from Ibiza, we are already in London and looking forward to having some nice days in this breathtaking city. Nevertheless I would like to emphasize to what extent we felt in love with this small Balearic Island and for this reason there will follow an own post about our time, special moments and recommendations. There are lots of relaxing bays, domestic restaurants and trendy hippie markets, that have to be shared and we would like to do so in our own manner soon. :-)
Favorites of the week:
To Do: As I have already mentioned above, we are currently staying in London in order to spend our time from tomorrow on with Net-A-Porter at the lovely Soho Farmhouse. It will be an athletic and very international day, therefore we are already looking forward to having two exciting and thrilling days. From Thursday morning on, I will take a flight to Greece for being part of the launch of the new Sani Dunes Resort (6 stars hotel) in the context of a press trip with some other influencer. Of course I am looking forward to the amazing hotel, other girls and brands as well as the summery feeling on the Greek islands. Wherever I will find myself during the next days, I will take you with me via Instagram.
New In: Even if the speculation, that I have been very active concerning my shopping activities on Ibiza, I have to disappoint you. Just a statement shirt from Mango is now my own, in addition to that I have already told you via Instagram from the new „Kenzo World“ summer fragrance being available since the 1st June this year. I am totally keen on the freshness and easiness of the perfume, the pleasant touch of peonies and jasmine is very beneficial and especially with regard to the summer a grateful refreshment. Have you already seen the amazing campaign video on Youtube? The video has more than 6 million views and is more than worth seeing, however I can really recommend it.
ENG: ¡Hola from Ibiza! At the moment I am sitting at the pool of the ME Ibiza and write the new „weekly focus“ in a beautiful atmosphere. We took the first flight this morning at 06:00am from Hamburg in order to get to this amazing island and of course I cannot await to explore all the hotspots here. Last week I have completely stayed in Hamburg and besides some meetings and projects, I have tried to spend the free time with friends. On Thursday evening for example, we had a very funny girls night at the Anita Hass summer party, on Saturday in turn we have joined the Aspria summer party. By the way, I can all of you recommend the Aspria as lifestyle club based on its modern training zone, wellness area and restaurant with moments of well being guaranteed. However we really like the pleasant atmosphere of the club, even a tennis match is planned for the upcoming weeks after a long time of abstinence. :-)
Favorites of the week:
To Do: This week we spend our time on Ibiza for the collaboration with Net-A-Porter and its temporary vacation shop „Jet-A-Porter“ in order to create summery and inspirational content. I am already looking forward to the shooting results and will show you the material during the next days here on the blog as well as on Instagram. Besides the „daily work“, we try to enjoy the Balearic sun and ocean, even the island’s discovery is a must have this week for us. Already next week we will head to London for the Net-A-Porter collaboration but more details in this context follow soon.
New In: Via Instagram I have introduced my new „Open Bangle“ from Pandora, that is customizable and predestinated for layering reasons and in addition to that the perfect gift for your beloved ones. As you already know, I am a huge Pandora fan and love to wear the brand’s jewelry at differential occasions, no matter if rings or bracelets. Furthermore I have realized a new haul with NA-KD pieces based on the great feedback on my first one. Even this time I am pretty happy about your positive reaction and all the requests concerning single items, so I decided to convert my IG story here on the blog in terms of a widget listing. :-)
ENG: As I have recently got the cooperation request from MAGNUM x MOSCHINO, I directly confirmed without hesitating for a second because even as a child I have decided most of the time for a Magnum ice and furthermore I am totally keen on the whole campaign. The international leading ice brand has lately launched two new flavors of the popular Magnum Double being famous for its cracking effect and the tasty sauces. Besides the new sort „Magnum Double Raspberry“, I have decided for the second version called „Magnum Double Coconut“, that is simply delicious and refreshing as well. Both flavors are combined under the official slogan: „Release the Beast“ – at Magnum Double you convert from a sweet tooth to a tiger.
In the course of the new flavors Magnum and Jeremy Scott, Creative Director at Moschino, have created in common the limited MAGNUM x MOSCHINO bag collection according to the motto „Dare to go Double“. The collection’s idea is to encourage people to show their wild side and to enjoy gourmet moments to the fullest without any doubts, what other people would think about it. The luxury „Capsule Collection“ is limited and consists of overall seven different designs, every bag is identified by a summery color and a fearless animal character in order to express courage and determination. Since the end of May the collection is available for a limited period on Moschino.com for the price of €250 (RRP). In addition to that everyone has the chance to win each week one of the bags at http://www.Magnumicecream.com until the 30th June – in this sense: Good luck!
I often show courage in connection with my outfits and the corresponding accessories, especially in Hamburg I am getting regularly glances of surprise concerning my shoes, bags and dresses, however I am wearing everything with conviction and love! In this case I have combined a destroyed jeans with my beloved mules being the perfect color match with the Moschino bag as well as a knitted oversized top.