ENG: I think two „weekly focus“ posts in a row on my blog is a novelty but last week was completely characterized by family affairs and my corresponding stay in the Turkish Izmir/Cesme. To be honest the short „internet detox break“ was a good decision for gathering new energy and spending time with the most important people in life, the family. Now I can start the new week and exciting projects in a good mood and clear head. In addition to that I have joined a blogger flea market in Hamburg under perfect weather conditions and with lots of well-known and familiar faces around me. It was definitely a funny and successful day.
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To Do: This week is starting with a very special appointment, in fact it is about our first meeting with a wedding planer for exchanging ideas and talking about the wedding’s details. You cannot imagine, how much I am looking forward to the marriage in general and all the planning around it. Otherwise I have several evening events this week like that one next Saturday in terms of the summer party at the lifestyle club Aspria. Even my hair gets a special treatment this Wednesday, when I am visiting my lovely and very talented friend Kathleen.
New In: In the course of my Net-A-Porter collaboration and its launch of the vacation shop „Jet-A-Porter“ I was allowed to choose some promising products like this beautiful playsuit by Zimmermann or these extravagant Gucci loafers with pearls being an object of desire for some time past. In addition to that I could not resist to pick a new velvet product, this time in terms of the very stylish and comfortable Adiletten. Apart from that it was rather quiet concerning new achievements last week but take care… some lovely online shops have already started their summer sale and you should definitely take a look at them, my personal favorites are MATCHESFSHION, Farfetch and Fashionette make yourself a picture of it. In this sense: Happy Shopping! :-)
ENG: Probably you have already recognized, that I am staying in Izmir with my parents since last Friday in order to visit my grandparents and the Turkish part of the family. Within my last „weekly focus“ I could not write anything about it based on the fact, that we wanted to surprise everyone with my visit. Arrived in Izmir, we drove directly to Çesme/Alaçatı, a small resort at the west coast of Turkey for enjoying the special flair and drinking a delicious Çay (Turkish tea). Probably most of you know the Turkish Riviera but this part of the country is much less touristic and offers great food and a picturesque atmosphere. I can really recommend it for a pleasant and relaxed getaway.
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To Do: I will be in Turkey until Friday and try to make kind of detox concerning the internet and my Social Media activities. At the weekend I am going to take my return flight to Germany for getting back in my daily routine and „work“ in general. Right on Sunday there will be hosted a new blogger flea market in the beautiful Speicherstadt, here you can find the link to the official Facebook event with all relevant information. Head over this day, I will be there and would love to see and meet you between lots of cool clothes and in a stylish atmosphere.
New In: At home there is already waiting a dreamful package from Revolve with the following pieces inside: two dresses in white and green, a destroyed jeans, a white colored jeans shorts, an off shoulder blouse as well as a striped medi dress. In addition to that I have decided for a summery, green colored Gucci bag at Net-A-Porter and you can imagine, that I cannot hardly wait until its arrival. During the next weeks we will realize several projects with Net-A-Porter and the new vacation edit Jet-A-Porter, I am already looking forward to introduce lots of different items and outfits here on the blog as well as on Instagram. Stay tuned, it is worth it. :-)
ENG: At the moment I am staying in Turkey, more precisely in the beautiful city of Izmir with more than 30 degrees in the shade and of course I took the chance to pack my bags with predominant white dresses. Based on the fact, that you regularly ask me via Instagram and IG-Stories about the origin of my white dresses, I would now like to introduce my favored selection of them. White dresses belong to the summer, like no other piece of clothing for me. Even if the current weather in Germany is not the best one, we all know, that the summer and warmer days will definitely come back, hopefully soon. ;-)
I wish all of you beautiful Pentecost and send sunny greetings from Izmir! I am exciting, which of the dresses is your favorite on, however I am totally enthusiastic about every one.
ENG: Based on the fact, that I could not say, from where I would post my this week’s focus, I can now give information about it: At the moment I am staying in my hometown Hamburg and say this in detail because we have thought about a trip to Spain until the last weekend. However with regard to my short-term journey to Turkey in the end of this week and the fantastic weather here in Hamburg at the moment, I am glad to remain at home for a couple of days and can thus spend more quality time with family and friends. What exactly I will do in Turkey and what will await me, is part of the next „weekly focus“, in addition to that there will be several exciting projects and journeys in June and July through Europe, so you can expect multifaceted content and hopefully fascinating field reports in the near future here on the blog as well as on Instagram.
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To Do: This week is starting in a smooth mood, so that we can work on rather unspectacular themes like archiving and accounting, even for self-employed blogger it is part of the daily business. Besides my joy about the successful project planning during the last days with travel destinations like Formentera, London, Chalkidiki and Berlin, I am especially looking forward to my stay in Turkey, until then I have a few commitments. By the way, this very day you can get 20% off with the code „AylinK20“ on the whole assortment of the fashion online shop NA-KD. Check it out, it’s worth it.
New In: With regard to new achievements, I can tell you a lot. I am especially happy about my new Chloé Susanna boots in suede beige, being a cooperation product from Farfetch. Even the black version of the boots really enjoyed me, so now I am very glad about the rather summery model, that is particularly suitable for combinations with white dresses from my point of view. In addition to that I have ordered a long skirt and a plaid one shoulder dress, from Asos I got a further dress and a white colored lace skirt. Next week I will show you my new pieces from Net-A-Porter, Revolve and Mother Denim, so stay tuned.
ENG: „Beauty to drink“, with this slogan ELASTEN is promoting the own collagen drinking ampoules. Even several months ago, I got the request to test this miracle weapon and of course I did not hesitate one second to confirm for getting an own idea, if the regular intake of the drinking ampoules would lead to a tighter skin.
As pre information it should be mentioned, that human bodies are loosing their physical efficiency slowly but regularly from 25 years on. For sure there are differences from human to human concerning the aging process, even though I am 27 and I would not like to make me older, than my true age, I am recognizing more and more small laugh lines, dry skin areas as well as my frown line being more visible by now, appears to be very comfortable on my skin. The request had the perfect timing, so since already four months I am drinking every morning a small ampoule and I can definitely confirm, that my complexion is much better, than in the past. What is so special about ELASTEN?
The drinking ampoules consist of a combination of specific collagen peptides, the acerol fruit extract, vitamins and zink. Collagen itself gives the skin more structure and stability, vitamin C in turn contributes to the normal collagen formation in the deeper skin layer. Biotin and zinc preserve the healthy skin appearance. Thus the collagen peptides in ELASTEN support an attractive and younger outward appearance of the skin, what I can definitely confirm with a clear conscience. A few weeks ago, a reader asked me via Instagram-Direct, that my skin would seem to be well-proportioned and healthier, even if I had not referred to ELASTEN. Collagen is part in many cremes and masks but the liquid variation in terms of the drinking ampoules, being available in common pharmacies, is absolutely recommendable.
ENG: It is time again for Monday, so that I would like to introduce a short weekly review as well as a preview concerning the upcoming days. For a long time we have spent a whole week in Hamburg and to be honest we have enjoyed it to the fullest. In the meantime the production of regular content and arrangement of new blog projects is part of our daily business but just now there are lots of exciting discussions with attractive brands, that make me very happy and certainly I can tell you more about it in detail pretty soon. Besides some meetings like the press breakfast at Denham last Friday, last week’s highlight was definitely our inauguration and engagement party with an incredible atmosphere and our best friends in a private context. I am still thinking about the funny evening and look already forward to the official wedding and an appropriate wedding party.
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To Do: Actually we have planned to start a road trip to Italy with Mercedes-Benz in the end of this week but unfortunately we had to cancel our journey very short term, so at the moment we are thinking about to travel somewhere in Europe. Do you maybe have an insider tip for a special and recommendable place at the moment? From where I will publish my next „weekly focus“, I would not like to answer yet. ;-) For the time being we try to enjoy the summery weather in Hamburg and to further establish our new flat.
ENG: The first week in Germany is over and we are already back in the daily routine, especially the final furnishing of our new flat may take a considerable time. The weather during the last days has not let us down, we had some warm Spring days and took directly the chance for shooting new outfits. Besides the planning of current and upcoming blog projects, I try to spend a lot of my current time with family and friends because they are missing out in such cases, even if they are the most important thing in real life and care for the unforgettable moments.
Even if we are just arrived from the Maldives and L.A., the European summer is already casting its shadow with some promising trips, that hold exciting content ready and guarantee summery outfits. However I am really excited about it and as a matter of course I will take you with me via Instagram and here on the blog. :-)
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To Do: This week is definitely characterized by our new flat, we are not only continuously engaged in furnishing but also in organizing a small inauguration and engagement party for the upcoming weekend. Furthermore there are several meetings during the next days and I am already looking forward to based on my preference for the face-to-face communication with persons in charge. Besides my passion for fashion and photography, I am just loving the development of new ideas and concepts for high-quality and inspiring blog projects, in which I can simply enjoy my life. Cross your fingers and be excited, the journey continues. ;-)
New In: After a desperate search for weeks concerning the Louis Vuitton backpack „Palms Spring Mini“, I can finally call it my own. This backpack was everywhere out of stock, allegedly sold out in whole Europe, even in L.A. I looked out for it and was eventually poised to pay a much higher price than in Germany but in the end there was no single chance. Fortunately to me I have visited the online shop once again after my daily and unsuccessful search in the recent past. I really love the backpack and have no further noteworthy achievements during the last days. :-)
ENG: We are back from Los Angeles and have spent the first nights in our flat. I love to travel, discovering new places, being on the move but also to come home after every trip. L.A. is definitely an impressive and multifaceted city, whose contrast between wealth and poverty is huge in many places, so there will remain memories with mixed feelings for me. Within my last „weekly focus“ I have already told about my favored places in this city, therefore we just had to drive to Santa Monica once again during the last week for enjoying the sun and ocean. In addition to that we have visited the Universal Studios due to my last weeks‘ birthday and it was really excited to get behind the scenes impressions from big Hollywood productions and to discover the Harry Potter attractions. ;-)
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To Do: After a longer time of traveling there are tasks and obligations, that were left behind and have to be dealt with during the next days. Nevertheless there are already some new, promising events and projects, to which I will tell you more about pretty soon. :-)
New In: Oh well, I felt totally in love with the latest adidas Originals collection, so that I had to buy this shirt in rose and baby blue in Los Angeles. In this context I have also ordered the appropriate adidas hoodies in the same color (rose & blue), you know my preference for oversized hoodies in any variation. Even in L.A. I fell victim to this passion and have ordered the red and pastel-colored hoodie from the brand Champion based on a much cheaper price, than in Germany. Last but not least I could also find suited Gucci sneaker after a long search at the Heathrow airport in London and even here I could save more than 200€ towards the price in Germany for the same model. All in all I am very happy with my new achievements.
I have tried to capture our time in Los Angeles in small film sequences and have already „produced“ a video for getting a personal impression of our experiences and feelings. Take a look inside and leave your honest feedback about positive, negative or even missing things, you would connect with such a film.
ENG: Maybe you have already recognized, that I am a birthday girl this week and that I was allowed to spend my great day in Los Angeles with friends. I could start the day in the early morning with a laid birthday table and a good mood, at lunchtime we stopped at Gracias Madre and combined it with a relaxed coffee break at Alfred Coffee Melrose Avenue. The culmination this day was a delicious dinner at the Mama Shelter Hotel, on whose rooftop we could let a wonderful day come to the end with refreshing drinks and a beautiful L.A. panorama view.
At this special day Laura and me decided for a beauty look in collaboration with Catrice Cosmetics. Laura made a decision for soft Rosé tones and a special accentuation of the eye area, whereas I highlighted my look with a conspicuous lipstick color. Hereinafter I would like to introduce my approach concerning the product usage.
My Make-Up Step by Step
I started with the new Prime and Fine Nude Glow Primer, that takes care for a perfect priming and a nice face glow. After that I chose the Liquid Camouflage Concealer for the elimination of eye contours, the Liquid Luminizer Strobing Pen in turn could ensure highlights on the cheekbones, under the brow bones, on my nasal bridge as well as at my chin. One of my preferred products is the classical eyebrows pen based on my preference for the accentuation of eyebrows in general, this time I could also fix them with the Eyebrow Filler. With regard to my birthday I even decided for a glossy eyeshadow shade from the Copper Eyeshadow palette, that I am using regularly in the meantime. For creating a rather natural look, I decided furthermore for the Multi Matt Blush 010, the lower eyelashes are the result of the Lash Dresser Comb Mascara. Last but not least and as indicated above, I made a decision for a strong lipstick in terms of my favored color Pinker Bell in order to get the perfect L.A. make-up from my perspective.
What do you think about this make-up look? You can find more information about Laura on her blog.
ENG: The last week in Los Angeles has started and even if we are here for some time, we could only visit a few places and locations within this city. L.A. is incredibly wide and there are lots of great spots to discover, we have a number of favorites so far in terms of Santa Monica, Venice Beach, the Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue as well as the Runyon, especially the luxurious Rodeo Drive and the breathtaking view from the Runyon belong to our highlights of the last week. The city is multifaceted and offers not only amazing shopping opportunities but also diverse viewpoints and hiking tours, which I did not know before in this manner. In any case we have gathered lots of impressions and moments with our camera and hopefully we can introduce our small video production as soon as possible.
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To Do: Today is my birthday and I am already looking forward to spending my day here in L.A. We are starting the day with a lunch at the Gracias Madre and will end the day on the rooftop of the Mama Shelter hotel with a dinner and some refreshing drinks. In addition to that a visit of the Universal Studios is pending and even if this attraction is pretty touristy, I am so excited about getting behind the scenes insights from some big Hollywood productions. Last but not least I am also looking forward to our daily trip to San Diego because I have heard so much positive things from this city, so my pleasant anticipation is according to this very high.
New In: At ASOS I have ordered an asymmetrical top and a long blazer, in addition to that I am now the proud owner of a new Levi’s and Topshop jeans. Based on the multiple request concerning my new Ray-Ban sunglasses „Ja-Jo“, I have linked the blue version here for you, furthermore I am such a huge fan of it, that I ordered a second variation in yellow and I am already looking forward to getting this model after our return in Germany.