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Aigner Store in Hamburg | Street Style

24. September 2017
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ENG: Some of you have maybe recognized via Instagram Stories, that I visited the new Aigner store in the inner city of Hamburg last weekend. For me Aigner Munich is a true traditional house in Germany, this is why I was especially pleased that Hamburg has now an own store closed to the Inner Alster in the „Poststraße 2-4“.  As I’ve made some Instagram Stories last weekend, the interest concerning bags and straps at Aigner was huge.
On a regular base I’m getting requests for nice, fancy and top quality bag straps. This question can now finally be answered because Aigner has really some beautiful and colorful variations in its current assortment and furthermore the price-performance ratio is fair and adequate. Based on the fact that some straps are already sold out online, you can call your favorite store and instruct a delivery with your preferred strap and/or bag to your home address, no matter where you live – a great service from my point of view. During my store visit, I decided for the dark green „Lexi“ bag with a red stats strap, even at this week’s Milan Fashion Week I wore the bag for the Aigner Runway show. By the way – the new summer collection 2018 is really gorgeous – you can be curious. :-)

Do you also own an Aigner bag? I’m really keen on the current assortment and wish you a lot of fun with rummaging!

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„Insider“ Concept Store – McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster

20. September 2017
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ENG: Between the New York and London Fashion Week, I’ve been to the „McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster“ near Hamburg for celebrating the preview of the new „Insider“ concept store last week. The stores‘ slogan is „Iconic Pieces“ and means, that the participating designer only offer a certain part of their collections with those pieces, that characterize their individual and distinctive style. From the 16th September until the 4th November every visitor can buy selected pieces from some of the most notable and talented designer from Germany and Denmark with at least 30%off on each piece! The participating designers are lala Berlin, Dawid Tomaszewski, Malaikaraiss, Tim Labenda, Sabrina Dehoff, Oh Yeah! as well as Cecilie Copenhagen.
I’m a huge fan of the McArtherGlen Designer outlets in general and I’ve made great experiences with some of the exhibiting designers at previous Fashion Weeks in Berlin. Therefore I can really recommend the „Insider“ concept store and its great choice of individual and expressive pieces. Below you can find some impressions from the preview party and the „Iconic Pieces“.

Do you also have your own „Iconic Piece“, that you can wear every day? For me it’s definitely an oversized hoodie. :-)

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18. September 2017
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ENG: Hello from London and this year’s Fashion Week. :-) What an exciting and intensive week is now well behind us. We came back from New York City last Friday in order to visit the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster the same day. The reason for our visit was the opening of the „Insider“ Concept Store in keeping with the motto „Iconic Pieces“. Until the beginning of November young and established designer offer selected collection pieces for every visitor. On Saturday morning we continued on towards the inner city of Hamburg for getting an impression of the new Aigner store. In both cases there will follow two detailed blog posts during the week.
Yesterday we flew to London for the 1. European Fashion Week in order to join with Wella Professionals the fashion shows of Preen by Thornton and Versus Versace. Wella is responsible for the hair styling of several runway shows here in London and is also going to assume the responsibility for the big and remarkably Tommy Hilfiger Show tomorrow as the official end of LFW.
The show with the greatest attention was certainly that one from Topshop, based on a live stream you can still watch the show on the online shop’s website. The day and a very eventful week was ended by the 10th anniversary of COS in the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. During the next days I’m going to show you some further outfits here from London, my looks from the New York Fashion Week are summarized in an own posting here on the blog. Look no further than here. :-)

Favorites of the week

To Do: Until Wednesday I’m going to visit the Julien McDonald and Tommy Hilfiger show. Via a short break in Hamburg we’re moving on to Milan from Wednesday evening and I’m already looking forward to the Fashion week in Italy. Both the weather forecast and the shows are very promising but more detailed information concerning shows and events will follow in the second part of this week. It remains exciting mainly because the European Fashion Weeks have only just started. A crazy time at the moment but I love it! ;-)

Favorite post of the week: Creatista Plus von Nespresso – Barista Feeling für zuhause

New In: Maybe you’ve already recognized Nina Suess‘ or my own IG story last week, that I’ve sinned in New York relating to a new pair of Louis Vuitton boots. I couldn’t resist but for defending myself the only other new achievement is an oversized knitted sweater from H&M in black. So far I’ve resisted further shopping temptations but when thinking about the next travel destinations, it will be a very challenging time for me until the end of this month. :-)

Enjoy your week!

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Creatista Plus von Nespresso – Barista Feeling für zuhause

15. September 2017
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ENG: Who of you don’t know the smell and taste experience of a freshly brewed coffee?! Especially in the morning hours I’m a true epicure, I love the moment coming into the kitchen and start the day with a beneficial coffee. To be honest I belong to those persons, that don’t need a long-lasting breakfast, when a good coffee is available. This is definitely something I cannot miss.
Some of you probably know, that we own a fully automatic coffee machine but as I’ve recently got the request from Nespresso to try the new Creatista Plus model, I didn’t need much time to say yes. For me it’s always exciting to taste new and multifunctional coffee flavours. This coffee machine is the first one from Nespresso that allows milk based coffee variations on a very high quality level. All in all there are eight different textures for the perfect match of a Cappuccino or Latte Macchiato.

DE: Wer kennt ihn nicht, den Duft und das Geschmackserlebnis eines frisch zubereiteten Kaffees. Vor allem morgens bin ich eine richtige Genießerin, ich liebe den Moment in die Küche zu kommen und mit einem wohltuenden Kaffee in den Tag zu starten. Ehrlich gesagt bin ich sogar die Sorte Mensch, die morgens gut und gerne mal auf ein ausgiebiges Frühstück verzichten kann, sofern aber natürlich ein guter Kaffee vorhanden ist. Auf diesen kann ich nämlich nur sehr ungern verzichten.
Einige von euch wissen sicherlich, dass wir zu Hause auch einen Vollautomaten besitzen aber als mich kürzlich die Anfrage erreichte, ob ich das neue Creatista Plus Modell von Nespresso ausprobieren möchte, habe ich natürlich nicht lange gezögert, da mir besonders das Ausprobieren von verschiedenen Kaffee-Flavour-Variationen viel Freude bereitet. Es handelt sich hierbei um die erste Kaffeemaschine von Nespresso, die milchbasierte Kaffeevariationen auf höchstem Qualitätsniveau ermöglicht. Es gibt insgesamt 8 verschiedene Texturen für die optimal abgestimmte Zubereitung eines Cappuccinos oder Latte Macchiatos.

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11. September 2017
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ENG: Good morning from New York! In advance I’d like to say sorry for the blog neglect last week but as you can probably well imagine NYC is so exciting and always crowded, that we try to spend most of our time outside. We feel so comfortable in the streets of Manhattan and love the hustle, different facets as well as the spontaneity in every corner. Besides the shows and events we try to create high-quality content for you such as the shoot with two huge German bulldogs in Soho. In addition to that I can only recommend everybody to visit the „Top of the Rock“ and to enjoy the phenomenal view from the rooftop of the Rockefeller Center – just unique!

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To Do: The ZIMMERMANN runway show is starting soon and I’m so excited about the collection. As I’ve got the invitation a few weeks ago, I was immediately heart and soul for it due to my own positive experiences with the label’s dresses. I love all of them so much and I’m already very excited about the new collection. Of course I’m going to take you with me via Instagram for sharing insights from the show today. :-) On Wednesday I will also visit the Marchesa show as my second personal highlight here in NYC. We’re here until Thursday and try to enjoy the Big Apple as much as possible before a short stopover in Hamburg will bring us to the European Fashion Weeks soon. Stay tuned, it’s worth it.

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New In: In a small second hand designer store in Soho I could find gorgeous Saint Laurent Candy 80 Bow sandals for 200€! Fortunately I could also get another beautiful ZIMMERMANN dress as a sale product, we’ve already shot it as NYC street style look on Instagram. Last but not least I’m also owning my first winter piece this season, a black colored ACNE Studios beanie.

Enjoy your week!

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4. September 2017
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ENG: Hello from the bedside. Unfortunately I have a cold and feel very weak since a few days, nevertheless I have to recover soon when thinking about my flight to New York from Wednesday on. Probably I got the cold during our two days in London, where we  celebrated the new PANDORA autumn/winter collection according to the campaign’s motto #DOSeeTheWonderful. Already yesterday I’ve announced a blog post about the London event with further details and information about the campaign’s background. Initially we intended an onward trip to Stockholm, however we had to cancel this plan in the near term, afterwards it was a very reasonable decision when including my physical condition. It’s a very busy time period at the moment, so with the right medicine I took directly the opportunity to join the opening party of the first Sephora store in Hamburg as well as another party for the Dorothee Schumacher Pop-Up store last Thursday. On the same day I’ve also visited the presentation of new H&M Studio collection and you can be sure, that lots of great pieces belong to this collection.

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To Do: What can I say? My joyful anticipation for the Big Apple is growing day by day and fortunately the preparation is gradually coming to an end. We have some great collaboration partner on board, in addition to that I got an invitation from a very special designer label and I’m so looking forward to its runway show. Last year we were totally impressed from our first New York stay, the content corresponded exactly our imaginations, the whole city was incredibly kind, loud and exciting, even your feedback at the time was consistently positive. Also this time I will take you with me and hope, that we can share the same enthusiasm like last year.

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New In: Already some time ago I’ve introduced the ECCO Soft 8 sneaker with velcro stripes in white, only recently I got the same model in the black colored version. The sneaker is not only highly comfortable but also optionally combinable independent of the particular weather conditions.
For a while I’m thinking about the Prada belt bag based on its great appearance and the opportunity to wear it as „normal“ shoulder bag.  Nevertheless I had most of the time several doubts towards belt bags in general but this Prada version convinced me to the fullest.
In collaboration with Net-A-Porter I got some great pieces for New York like this dress from ZIMMERMANN, Preen by Thornton and many more products. In London I’ve bought a destroyed jeans and dotted dress in green, in addition to that I could get Alberta Ferretti shoes with a 60% off discount, so in the end I’m pretty happy with my new achievements from the last week.

Enjoy your week!

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Small moments in life – #DOSeeTheWonderful by PANDORA

3. September 2017
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aylin_koenig_pandoraENG: Today I’d like to be more personal and share some thoughts about happiness, more respectively beautiful moments. Frequently, special moments in life are connected with a big thing or something exceptional, while at the same time the everyday triumphs get too little attention due to stress and rush. As I’ve heard from the new #DOSeeTheWonderful autumn/winter campaign by PANDORA and its idea for the first time, I was immediately impressed and didn’t hesitate one second to support this approach. It’s about the everyday accomplishments, that make our life so special and unique and that have to be shown and celebrated. The study, which interviewed over 7,000 women across eight countries and three continents, recognizes that six times as many women are inspired by natural photographs of other women succeeding in everyday life than they are of static, posed “selfies”. The results also show that almost half the women in the world already capture photographs of everyday moments on their phone, demonstrating that many women already see the significance of the small things in life. Whether it be the common coffee with a friend or the physical activity after work, everyone should sometimes stop and hold back for identifying a special moment and enjoying it to the fullest.
When I was in London this week to visit the new autumn/winter collection at the PANDORA House and thought about my personal moments of happiness, there were two things that crossed my mind. The common time with family and friends, as I’ve already mentioned in several previous blog posts, is really inspirational for me. From drinking coffee with a friend to visiting a restaurant with the family, I love this quality time and its wonderful moments. Even our French Bulldog is a very special part in my life, especially after a longer journey or event, I’m loving to spend time with her.
Based on the fact, that this campaign is also dealing with your personal and special moments, PANDORA has established an Instagram competition. In order to participate you have to photograph one of your most beautiful moments and post it on Instagram. You can find more precise information and the conditions of participation via www.DoSeeTheWonderful.de. You have the chance to win jewelry in the amount of 300€.
Below you can find some pictures of the new jewelry collection from the PANDORA House, even my friend Sandra from Black Palms was part of the event and we took directly the opportunity for a common shooting in London.

Now it’s up to you: What are your favorite moments? You can gladly leave your feedback and share your everyday triumphs.

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Friday trend report | Fashion Week pieces

2. September 2017
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ENG: The international Fashion Weeks are going to start soon and I’m already so excited about the first one in New York from the 7th September on. This time I’ve already got an invitation for my favorite designer at the moment and I’m so looking forward to the runway show. Currently we’re still dealing with the organization for the upcoming weeks but by now I can already promise, that it will be a very exciting and eventful time. Of course I will also take some time on a regular basis to look for interesting pieces in several online shops and for creating inspiring looks.
Today I would like to show you my current Fashion Week favorites with pieces, that I’m already owning or that come into consideration as new items for the upcoming weeks. From head to toe everything is possible, so in the near future I will sometimes introduce rather fancy and extravagant outfit combinations but never leave my original clothing style. Nevertheless you can expect an exciting mix of outfits until the end of this month, to cut a long story short:

Here you can find my current favorites. Have fun and happy shopping!

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28. August 2017
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ENG: A whole week in Hamburg is over and that means we could spend quality time with friends and enjoy our flat, that is gradually fully equipped. In addition to that we could forward our Fashion Week plans and start our journey on September 6th with a flight to New York. My pleasant anticipation is already huge when thinking about the moments and impressions from our first stay last year. I’m especially excited about the new pictures due to the unique scenery and breathtaking setting for special street style looks. Of course I will take you with me during these days to shows, events and presentations via IG-Stories. It won’t take much longer… :-)

Favorites of the week

To Do: Before the New York trip, we have a very special event in London with Pandora for celebrating the campaign of the new autumn collection. London is always worth a visit and absolutely recommendable for shopping experiences from my point of view. ;-) Unfortunately we had to cancel our onward journey to Stockholm at the last minute on account of personal reasons. To be honest we are very disappointed about that because it would have been our first stay in Sweden and I’m a huge fan of the Scandinavian fashion style. Instead of that I’m going to join the exclusive presentation of the H&M Studio collection together with the H&M beauty trends in Hamburg on Thursday.

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New In: During the last week I could get some new pieces and this is just concerned to the fact of the upcoming Fashion Weeks and not any other shopping addiction. ;-) At & Other Stories I felt in love with this gorgeous maxi dress, another big player at the moment is Edited the Label with its current knitted sweater, that I’m now also owning in the grey and rose colored version. This knitted sweater is really comfortable and stylish in the same manner, further new Edited pieces are the midi skirt and the corresponding dress. Last but not least my long-term partner Net-A-Porter allowed me to select a white colored dress from Self-Portrait, a lovely ring as well as the related earrings from Gucci. An entirely fashion well-being week. :-)

Enjoy your week!

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Friday trend report | oversized coats

25. August 2017
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ENG: No other item of clothing makes me so happy like an oversized coat. Even if I’m really a summer’s child and enjoy every sunbeam and moment at the ocean to the fullest, my preferred fashion season is definitely autumn. Already at the height of summer I’m sometimes thinking of my oversized coats and wear them for years some clothing sizes too large. In the meantime oversized coats belong to the trend pieces this season and I don’t need a clothing size 44 any more because there are several models being cut in an oversized style, so sometimes I can even take a 38 for an oversized appearance.
For me there are lots of exciting patterns, colors and materials, therefore I’m not only owning bags and shoes as it-pieces but also several of those coats in my wardrobe and even this season I’ve already got new one. To be honest I always look for a new favorite coat! :-)

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