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4. Dezember 2017

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ENG: Hello December! Christmas is just around the corner with only three weeks left to Christmas Day, and slowly but surely we are getting in the winter mood! That’s also the reason as to why we met with friends at a Christmas market in both Hamburg and Bremen last week. One of the many highlights of last week was the first ever fitting of a potential wedding dress in Berlin, which wasnt only exciting in itself, but I’ve already found my potential dress. It was a really special feeling to try such a dress for the first time, which made me forget the stress of planning and organising for a short while. Even though we still have some time to our big day, I am already so excited for our wedding next summer.

Favorites of the week

To Do: This week we are back to normal and have way more appointments and meetings. I will start with a couple of outfit photos tomorrow, that will be taken by a professional photographer. In the evening I will be attending the exclusive dinner hosted by Dr. Barbara Sturm, who is mostly known for high-quality beauty products. Then in Wednesday, probably the entire world of fashion will have its eyes on Hamburg, because the legendary Chanel Show will be shown here. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see the show live, but that makes me even more excited for the After-Show-Party, which usually offers a number of surprises. On Saturday I will be headed to Düsseldorf, to host an event at Breuninger in collaboration with Mou Boots. For everyone from the area, you are more than welcome to come by between 12-6pm at Königsallee 2 – I am always excited about new faces and some chit chat.

Advent Calendar special: Two very special prizes are awaiting for you this week. We have a big NA-KD gift card for you; as we all know, the selection is huge and pretty much everyone will be able to find something they love.
On Sunday, which is also the second Sunday in Advent, we will give away an amazing Marc Jacobs handbag in collaboration with MONNIER Frères. You can be excited! I am so happy about how positively everyone welcomed the first raffle yesterday – you can still enter to win the Balenciaga Bazar Bag until Wednesday at midnight (CET) – you can find out all the details in my latest Instagram-Post. Good luck!

X-Mas Gift Ideas: Since everyone keeps asking me about my earrings, I would like to present them to you as today’s gift idea. At the moment I am wearing the exclusive collection by Loren Stewart via Net-A-Porter. The “Ear Cuffs” here & here really got me and I wear them almost daily – and get complimented on them too! My collection also includes a 10 Carat Gold ring and a beautiful “Tennis Bracelet”, which I also don’t want to miss anymore. Besides the exclusive collection for Net-A-Porter you can also find the high-quality products for men and women in an own online shop; the pieces aren’t only in premium quality, but also price-wise a great gift idea for your loved ones.

Favorite post of the weekTrend report | sneaker

New In: You all know that I am a big fan of the comfortable ECCO Boots and prefer them over anything on a long day. That is also the reason why I got the Military- style boots by ECCO as well, the Shape 25 in Black, which completely persuaded me with their high-quality leather and modern design, as well as the comfortable insole. I am already excited to wear the Boot on a cold day and style them differently with cool outfits.
In addition to that, I got this beautiful and simple lace-up boot from Valentino through my collaboration with MONNIER Frères and I love the small, golden details and studs. I am sure that these boots will be put to work soon as well, since I already have a number of outfits and looks in the back of my mind for them!

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Trend report | Sneaker

29. November 2017

ENG: Sneakers are absolute Must-Haves for every season. During summer with a light tulle skirt, in fall with ripped jeans, or during winter with an Oversized-Coat –  I am an absolute Sneaker-Lover and wear them with all kinds of different outfits. They loosen up every outfit and add a cool touch – and sincere there are so many different varieties, I have picked some of my favorites for you. As you have probably seen, I am wearing white Gucci Sneaker with studs in one of my last Instagram photos. They look great with a plissé skirt, or even with denim. Not as versatile as those, but instead an absolute statement piece are the Balenciaga Triple S Sneaker, that I like to wear with a simple pair of jeans and a cosy knitted jumper – add a shoulder bag (here you can find a trend report to shoulder bags) – and voila! The perfect outfit for colder days is done. 

As a great sneaker fan I own pairs in all different colors and shapes – from the peculiar Balenciaga Tripple S to the Adidas Originals or Nike Air Max – and that is why I have put together some of my favorites. I hope that you will find something you like there! Have fun shopping!  

Aylin  ♥

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27. November 2017

ENG: Please excuse how quiet it has been on the blog lately, but since the weather has been so bad we were oftentimes really struggling to produce new content. We were mostly in Hamburg the past week and had a couple of meetings for upcoming projects, while “cyber week” was so present the entire time. Regarding the events of last week, we went to the UZWEI store on Friday night with CÎROC in Hamburg, to celebrate an incredible BLACK FRIDAY with awesome markdowns. Later on we went to Sonnie’s (Shoppisticated) birthday party, where we ended the night on a relaxed note. On Saturday we were taken to Berlin for the ‘Place To B Award’ by Axel Springer, to award Influencers in 11 different categories and celebrate a great Aftershow-Party afterwards.

Favorites of the week

To Do: This week we will also mostly be in Hamburg, before we are going home for a family festivity over the weekend. Ok, there is one little trip planned on Friday: Alongside my bridesmaid and mother I will take a trip to Berlin, to try on potential wedding dresses, and you can’t imagine how excited I already am.
Most of you don’t know yet, that someone else joined our team a couple of weeks ago, who’s name is
Sarah, and who we hold dearly already. In the first week already she brought a breath of fresh air and had the idea to put together an Advent Calendar for you. I have never been a great fan of lotteries on Instagram, but especially towards the end of this year I would like to give something back to you. We as a team decided to have fewer prizes, but those to be very classy, and we were able to win a number of great partners for that, too. I will keep you updated weekly within the next category, what prizes you can win in the particular week. How do you like the idea in general?

Advent Calendar special: You can be excited for a really, really, really cool prize this Sunday, that I am almost a bit jealous of. In cooperation with Vite EnVogue I am able to give away a BALENCIAGA Bazar vinyl bag in creme, which I am a great fan of myself. You should definitely take a look at my Instagram Account this Sunday… it will be worth it. :-)

X-Mas Gift Ideas: Do you guys really want to relax and do something good for your body and soul? My first destination when I want to do something like that is the Aspira Lifestyle-Club, which has a highly modern fitness area over two floors, a wonderful Spa-Area and a delicious restaurant, which is the perfect hideaway during the cold season. At the moment, the Aspira is located in Hamburg, Hannover and Berlin, and there are gift cards and packages for Spa-treatments in different price segments available. These can be used by non-members as well! To me this is the perfect gift idea, if you want to take a day out for yourself and your loved ones.

Favorite post of the weekBLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY CODES – most of the codes are still valid until midnight. Happy Shopping!

New In: What can I say? Black Friday escalated a little, but I am not quiet sure yet, which of the pieces I am actually going to keep. I have had an eye on the Platform Sneaker by Alexander McQueen for a while, which I ordered alongside of a Self-Portrait dress at Stylebop (including today there is still 15% off EVERYTHING). My beloved Teddy Coat by Max Mara was available in red on Net-A-Porter, that I was able to get in a Private-Sale, but I am unsure whether I should keep it or not. To me it is the most beautiful and comfortable coat I own, which I wear almost daily at the moment. In addition to that I got this dreamy top from ASOS and an oversized Hoodie-Dress; you can still save 20% until the end of the day here as well.

As always, I hope you have a great week despite of this weather and aren’t too impatient for the calendar to finally start! :-)

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Lifestyle, Outfit, Trend Report

pre Black Friday codes

23. November 2017

ENGReady, steady, go… the big pre-Christmas shopping has started right now with the current and official ‘cyber week’. Lots of well-known online shops have great discounts and sale promotions, an established marketing idea for the whole e-commerce from America. As I’ve recognized several ‘pre Black Friday codes’ this morning within my mail account, I immediately decided to share some of these great discounts with you, being valid from today on. One day before the official ‘Black Friday’ some online retailer like Mango, Zalando, ASOS, Farfetch and many more offer great price reductions and discounts on single collections.
For giving you a clear and structured overview, I’ve collected the most important and relevant codes below. And of course, even tomorrow you will find further codes with great savings from famous online shops. Stay tuned, it’s worth it.

Happy shopping to all of you!

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20. November 2017

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ENG: Back from Cologne, I’d like to get back to you guys with a ‘weekly focus’ and with this category I always realize how fast time goes by. We were able to drive the Audi Q5 last week as a test and went to Düsseldorf, where we took part in a wonderful Vernissage, which was hosted in cooperation with the lovely jewelery designer Ariane Ernst. The entire event was lovingly and impressively organised. On Friday we then on – or should I say back to the past – to the city where we lived and studied for four years, the carnival stronghold Cologne. The reason was the wedding of friends, that we celebrated adequately and nostalgically. In addition to that we are very happy about our new team member Sarah, that we also met in Cologne as a new and fix part of ‚Team Aylin Koenig‘.

Favorites of the week

To Do: This week we have many organisatory things on our To-Do list, and also of course the ‘Black Friday’. You can be excited for many attractive discount-deals, that I will present you on the blog and on Instagram throughout the week. We also have a lot to discuss and plan for the wedding and have to photograph a number of new and exciting cooperations that I will be able to show you soon. This weekend we will be headed to the capital, to take part in the “Place to B Award” by Axel Springer. Even before that, I have a very special appointment in Berlin, which is my visit at Kaviar Gauche, to get an impression and a first look at the wedding dresses, which I will be able to wear a week later for the official fitting. I am so excited already and feel a proper wedding excitement!

X-Mas Gift Ideas: It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, which is why I came up with a new category of the ‘weekly focus’ that will run up until Christmas Eve. I will present gift ideas until Christmas, in the hopes of showing you something or your loved ones would like. I do know that shoes shouldn’t be given away as a gift, but I already gave and got some shoe presents and loved them. To me the ECCO Shape 45 is one of the best boots with the highest comfort and most diverse range of looks. You can wear it every day, when traveling, at events or at a classic walk, the ECCO Shape 45 can be combined perfectly with a number of different outfits and because of its low heel and the insole it can be worn for a long time too. In addition to that they keep you warm in this weather! My mom has already mentioned that she is a fan of the boots too – so maybe this really is a great gift idea?!

Favorite post of the weekblack & grey | Chanel soft pink bag

New In: Tomorrow I will show you a new NA-KD Haul via Instagram Stories, but I would like to introduce a couple of the products already: One of the items are a red-pink dress,  JA-JO Ray-Ban sunglasses in the color combination of golden and brown, a Calvin klein Beanie in dark blue, this beautiful lace body by Samsøe Samsøe and many more! You should definitely take a look at my Instagram Stories tomorrow and save 30% on all items with the Code “Aylin30”.
Following this I also have a great project with Zalando lined up, which includes this grey Weekday coat, the Adidas Iniki Sneaker (by the way: there is a special sale with 20% on all sportswear at Zalando today!), Nike W Air Max 97 Sneaker in blush pink, as well as these Nike Air Force in pink velour leather. Furthermore a pair of Levi’s and dark blue Jeans by Topshop are part of the Zalando delivery, which already gets me excited for the looks I will create with them – and of course present to you via Instagram!

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Lifestyle, Trend Report

trend report | bag shoulder strap

19. November 2017

ENG: Based on several requests concerning my shoulder straps for bags, I’ve decided to use this topic as today’s trend report. There are lots of different straps, that can be adapted individually and have the potential to upgrade any kind of outfit. My first strap was a Fendi model being one of my most preferred accessories for a long time, even today I’m regularly using it based on its ability to add that certain something within my outfits. For sure this Fendi version is rather expensive, so that I’ve made a wide-ranging selection in different price categories. Especially the current straps from Aigner belong to my favorites, I’m owning a model in red and a nude one with gold colored studs. I’m really a huge fan of shoulder straps as their specifications regarding the particular design, color and material mix are able to be the perfect outfit add-on. Especially during the cold and dark season straps ensure a certain portion of color and guarantee a trendy style and of course individualism. Below you can find a selection of my current favorites and I hope, that even for you is an appropriate model available. Enjoy rummaging!

What do you think about straps? Do you share my enthusiasm for this trend? Happy Sunday to all of you!

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13. November 2017

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ENG: I’ve spent most of last week in Munich, because I visited the press days of LOEWS PR, V. Communication and Haebmau. I was able to spend the last two nights of my exciting visit in the new Roomers Hotel, which is just impressive in regards to its interior and hospitality. In the hotel, the asian restaurant “IZAKAYA” invited me and a couple of friends to dinner and provided us with a culinary and also otherwise fantastic night. So if any of you are going to be in Munich any time soon, I can only recommend this hotel.  On Thursday I went to the Westing Pop-Up Store, which is on Brienner Street 12, very close to the Munich town center. Some of you probably know that we have been working with Westwing for quite some time and are great fans of the high-quality Interior Shop. Because we are so close with the Westwing-Team, we came together and developed the discount code “WWaylin”, which can be used in the Pop-Up store in Munich until the 16th of November 2017. I was extremely happy with the store and the deal you can get; you can shop your preferred products  with an iPad in store with a 20% discount – so you can mix and match your favorite items without any restrictions. Have fun shopping!

Favorites of the week

To Do: Our next stop for this week is a night in Düsseldorf on Thursday, before we visit our old home Cologne afterwards. We connect Cologne with an incredibly great time in University, where we had lovely moments and were able to make great friends. It will be a private visit this time, because a friend invited us to his wedding – which is something of great importance to us at the moment as well. :-) In addition to that, we were given the new Audi Q5 to test within the next weeks and I am – of course – incredibly excited for the car. I’ve been a great fan of the Q5 for some time now and finally able to drive and test it myself; it definitely has enough space for some offspring.

Favorite post of the weekpink & red | Edited oversized coat

New In:  I went on a little shopping spree at Edited again, this time in form of a simple, black pullover, a purple knitted jumper and vinyl pants and a body. Additionally, I am excited for my new interior-favorites, which are a beautiful velvet armchair by Bloomingville, two golden ceiling lamps and a golden storage unit, a stool, as well as a small golden-white shelf. Are you interested in a detailed Home Story? We can definitely enrich our apartment with the new pieces – and i you are interested in seeing a Home Story on them, please let me know in the comment section below.

 

I hope you all have a great week!

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trend report | belt bags

12. November 2017

ENG: Once again I’m delayed with a new trend report, this time due to the fact that I’ve been in Munich this week for the fashion press days. More information about my time, meetings and experiences in Munich is going to be part of tomorrow’s ‚weekly focus‘. Today’s focus is completely on the good old belt bags, for me an it-piece this season after the first trend of this bag variation in the 90’s.
My first model of such a belt bag was the dark red Prada being able to be used in three different wearing options based on its functionality. You can choose between the elegant clutch, a casual shoulder bag with a gold colored strap or even the cool and hip belt bag. At the moment I’m still looking for a nice vintage model from Chanel – let’s look and see, if it works in the near future. Below you can find a selection of different belt bags, I hope you can find your own favorite, especially when thinking about the upcoming Christmas time. :-)

Happy Sunday to all of you!

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6. November 2017

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ENG: A busy and wonderful week including three amazing days in Berlin is over. The start of our Berlin trip was the launch event of the ERDEM x H&M Collection, followed by the #JusteUnClou Party by Carier. Both events were well organised and the trip was perfected by our stay in the beautiful Hotel Zoo. I hope that you got some good impressions through my IG-Stories and got a good grasp of the new H&M Designer collection. We went back home to Hamburg on Friday, were our French Bulldog was awaiting us already. Then on Saturday, a bunch of us went to see a kickboxing fight of a good friend of ours; I haven’t been to a sporting event like that before and I have to admit that I was more than impressed about the sport itself and the respectful attitude of the fighters.

Favorites of the week

To Do: I will be leaving for Munich tomorrow, to attend the Munich-Press days and two store events. In more detail, it’s about a visit to the Westwing-Pop-Up Store on Thursday, followed by a Peuterey and Lodenfrey Event on Friday. I will tell you what exactly that is about on Instagram :-) I am definitely very excited for the Munich trip, interesting conversations and the other girls. It’ll definitely be a busy and exciting week!

Favorite post of the weekFriday trend report | faux fur jackets

New In: I decided to wear this beautiful Self-Portrait dress for the Cartier Party, since it was a “Black Tie” Event, and I was also able to get one of the really popular Christian Dior Textile Bracelets in Berlin. In addition to that, Pandora’s Christmas collection arrived, which isn’t only absolutely recommendable by the looks of things, but also from its quality and in my eyes a perfect gift idea for Christmas. I would like to show you my personal favorites in form of a Widget below; I also talked about the new collection in my Instagram-Story today.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Friday trend report | faux fur coats

3. November 2017

ENG: Brrr… at the moment it’s pretty cold in whole Germany. I’m a huge fan of the cold and dark season in this sense, as there are lots of opportunities to wear thick coats and jackets as the perfect foundation for great outfit combinations. This year faux fur is kind of a must-have for me, you can find lots of different models in diverse shapes and designs. One of my personal favorites is the model from & Other Stories based on its great processing, the design of the pattern as well as the modern cut. In general the quality of faux fur jackets and coats is a really good one from my point of view, therefore I would now like to introduce a selection of my personal favorites. It’s a wide range of different types, so hopefully everyone of you is able to find her/his own favorite. I’m very excited about your feedback and wish you a lot of fun with the following pieces.

Enjoy your weekend!

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