ENG: Back from Ibiza with a lot of new energy and a golden tan, I’m writing this „weekly focus“ from sunny Hamburg. I spent my last week with the girls from Blogger Bazaar, Lisa Hahnbueck, Cloudy, Xenia and Milena in an amazing villa on Ibiza, that we’ve found via booking.com. I didn’t know, that this platform is also arranging detached houses but for such kinds of group travels it’s absolutely recommendable and the perfect starting point for an own summer property. The villa has an awesome view on the Cala Tarida and offers romantic sunsets, we spent most of our time on the spacious roof terrace and the big jacuzzi. Based on your many requests concerning our villa, you can find the direct link for more information here.
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To Do: This week is rather quiet, we have to handle some projects and accounting themes in the beginning of this week before we ‚re heading off towards Berlin with my parents from Friday on in order to spend quality time with the family. In addition to that the digital magazine Femtastics is going to plan a small home story with us on Thursday and I’m already very excited about the interview and realization. I will let you know about the result as soon as possible.
ENG: Even if the summer in Northern Germany is rather a disaster so far and hardly perceptible, we’re getting closer to autumn and my passion for velvet step by step, always think positive and look forward. ;-) For me the most typical material during the cold season is velvet. Whether it’s in terms of bags, dresses, shoes or even tops, velvet is an essential part in autumn and winter.
Last year I couldn’t resist to purchase my beloved Gucci Marmont bag and even two weeks ago I felt in love again, this time with a dream bag from Prada in green. Today I would like to show you my current favorites of velvet bags and I’m sure, that everyone of you should find a suited model. In case of queries to single bags or even velvet products in general, you can gladly leave your feedback below.
ENG: Holà from Ibiza – at the moment I’m staying on this beautiful island with some girls in an amazing villa close to the Calla Tarida and enjoy the great weather. Only recently I have been on Ibiza for the very first time and I felt directly in love with the island, so now I’m much more happier to be back for a few days. We spent our last week in Hamburg for gathering new energy, driving projects in connection with the international Fashion Weeks forward and the most important thing, we could take quality time for our family and friends.
Favorites of the week:
To Do: I’m staying on Ibiza until Saturday, the same day we are going to celebrate Laura’s birthday and I’m already looking forward to it. Apart from that I try to give you some Ibiza insights and of course summery content is also intended on Instagram for the next days.
New In: As I have already mentioned last week, I couldn’t decide between two different Prada bags but in the end I have kept the bigger model in green. Even afterwards I’m still pretty happy with my decision based on its high style factor and the excellent combining opportunities as well. At H&M I could find this gorgeous oversized dress, that got a lot of positive feedback on Instagram so far. Last but not least I also received directly from the H&M showroom this breathtaking fur jacket in pink as well as a green colored dress.
ENG: New Friday, new trend report! :-) Today I would like to introduce my favored hoodies in different price categories, colors and designs. As you may already be aware, I’m a huge fan of comfortable sweater and love the combination with feminin skirts as break of style, even the classic mix with a simple jeans belongs to my preferred outfits. For me hoodies are kind of an everyday companion, there are lots of stylish and fancy combining opportunities.
Just a litte hint: Most of the time I’m ordering hoodies 1-2 sizes bigger in order to guarantee a loose fit.
Do you share my enthusiasm? Have fun browsing!
DE: Neuer Freitag, neuer Trend Report! :-) Heute möchte ich euch meine favorisierten Hoodies in unterschiedlichen Preiskategorien, Farben und Ausführungen näher vorstellen. Sicherlich habt ihr schon mitbekommen, dass ich ein riesiger Fan komfortabler Pullover bin und diese gerne als Stilbruch zu femininen Röcken oder auch klassisch in Kombination mit einer Jeans trage. Für mich sind sie der perfekte Alltagsbegleiter und sehen richtig kombiniert immer stylisch und frisch aus.
Ein kleiner Tipp: Oftmals bestelle ich meine Hoodies 1-2 Nummern größer, damit ein entspannter und lockerer Sitz garantiert ist.
ENG: A rather exciting week with our first stay on Sylt, one day in Hamburg and the big location scouting for our next year’s wedding on Majorca is over now. But let’s start from the very first beginning on Sylt. The North Frisian Island is a really nice one, even if we had bad weather most of the time with only one moment of sunshine, we could enjoy our time based on your many tips and recommendations via Instagram. We visited the cafés Kupferkanne and Odin in Kampen as well as the ice-cream manufacturing in List and the well-known Sansibar. Especially the rice pudding at Odin is definitely worth a visit, so in regards of the island’s culinary highlights we completely got our money worth. There are even diverse idyllic beaches but the bad weather became an obstacle for us but now we have one more reason for coming back soon. In addition to that I have a further hot insider tip – the Juergen bistro in Westerland!
On Thursday we were heading towards the next destination, in detail it was about our trip to Majorca for the location scouting of our wedding next year. We drove around the island for more than 10 hours and saw almost every part, some locations were just amazing, while others were less interesting. In the end we could truly find the one location, so now please cross your fingers, that it will available at our desired date. Hopefully during the next days we will have certainty.
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To Do: Hamburg baby, in fact I will stay six days in a row at home and can take time for friends and new projects, before taking a flight to Ibiza with some other blogger girls from Saturday on. Originally we intended to fly towards Mykonos but with regard to my first stay on Ibiza a few weeks ago and all its nice spots, I’m really looking forward to having some sunny and relaxing days with the other girls. By the way you can find a detailed travel review about our first stay on Ibiza with some impressions and recommendationshere.
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: Hello from Sylt, one of the most beautiful islands in Germany. We are here for the very first time and I am totally impressed by all the lovely beaches and landscapes. To be honest the weather isn’t the best, nevertheless we are having a great time and enjoying our stay to the fullest. My highlight last week was definitely our stay in Munich, we got invited by Net-A-Porter to the annual summer party at Villa Wagner. It was so good to see all the girls again – we danced aaaall night – WOW what a great night we had. While in Munich we could also use our time for some appointments with LOEWS PR, Cartier and Westwing – we have some exciting projects lined up – i cant wait to tell you all about it very soon.
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To Do: We are staying on Sylt until tomorrow and then we are finally heading to Majorca on Thursday for a very special occasion – location hunting for our big day next year. So have your fingers crossed that we get this one signed & sealed. After Spain I am moving on to Ibiza where I am going to spent some precious qualitytime with my girls – I cant wait to be back to one of my favorite spots ever.
New In: Yesterday I received so much feedback on my lipsticks, hence why I would like to give you some more information on that. Since a few weeks the US brand Revlon is exclusively available at the German drugstore Rossmann and I have to say that I can absolutely recommend it. Not only the price convinced me but also the product itself. Even Gwen Stefani represents Revlon – she guarantees the glam factor which convinced me even more and made it to my perfect match. Its not a secret that I love purple colored lipsticks and this one “wild orchid” (no. 457) is on top of my list.
In addition to that I am now the proud owner of a statement skirt from H&M Trend as well as some new MIU MIU beauties from Net-A-Porter in dark blue, a Preen by Thornton skirt and last but not least a Dolce & Gabbana statement shirt.
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.
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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…