ENG: A sunny week of spring is just behind us now, which we mostly spent shooting new projects. I am very excited to post these and get your feedback on them. Saturday I went back to Kathleen, to get my hair curt back to shoulder length, which was unusual at first, but I loved it now. Because of the wonderful weather we have gotten our balcony back on track last week and made some more preparations for our wedding. It is incredibly, how much energy and time the planning of a wedding can take, but luckily it is going well, which is why excitement and nervousness are slowly growing.
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To Do: I have a number of personal things on my agenda for this week. I finally want to have a littöe Sale via Instagram Stories, and am additionally thinking about starting a Live-Video, to be able to interact with you directly. How do you like this idea generally? Apart from that I am really excited for our dear team member Sarah to come to Hamburg on Thursday, so we can contemplate more future projects. I have many ideas in mind, which include the blog as well as new projects and areas. Even though I love blogging and my Instagram, I have had a passion project since college, which I can hopefully make a reality after the wedding. Of course I will keep you updated, when it is time, but I also want to point you to our newsletter that will be sent out by the end of the month: In a couple of days it’s time again and the extra dose of Aylin Köniug is waiting for you with a new designer sale and important topics from the month of April. Sign up on the landing page of my blog, for when the newsletter will be sent out at the end of the month.
ENG: We have been back from vacation for a couple of days now and enjoy Hamburg incredibly, since spring has finally arrived and the vibe in the city immediately changes positively straight away. On Thursday, right after the H&M Take Care Event, we went back home to pick up our dog, who we miss so much on every trip. Yet, we know that she really enjoys her ‘vacation’ at my parents house – haha. Other than that last week was relatively quiet, except for some time spent with friends and family.
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To Do: The week started out with a visit of the Pop-Up Spa by M2 Beauté, which is still open until today at the AEZ in Hamburg. You can get a beauty treatment and find out more about the great brand there. I am a huge fan of the lash serum. Furthermore we have some interesting press days and meetings coming up this week, which I am really looking forward to. Apart from that we are planning another little trip to Mallorca, to make some final decisions for our wedding and will take a little trip to Ibiza in line with that.
ENG: Hello from Abu Dhabi, where we are arrived yesterday. After five days in Dubai it now took us to Abu Dhabi. We wanted to get our own impressions of the city, after friends and family had very varying opinions on it. While some prefer Dubai, many are convinced of Abu Dhabi being the more beautiful emirat, so we are very excited for the next couple of days and the direct comparison of the two. I am getting many messages on Instagram asking if I will be writing a more detailed travel report on our stay in Dubai, and I can definitely say YES! We will definitely put together a blogpost on our stay in the emirates, with all my impressions and tips and recommendations for when you are planning a trip to the United Arab Emirates too. I don’t want to give away too much, but so far we’ve had an amazing time, so stay tuned. ;-)
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To Do: We are currently in the beautiful Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi with a direct view of the breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which we want to visit today straight away. The hotel doesn’t only have a beautiful pool area and a great section of the beach, but also their own little wharf, to go on canal trip to the nearby ‘Souk’ (traditional market). Our first impression of the hotel is absolutely positive, but more on this will follow after we are back. :-) Once we are back in Germany we are immediately off to an event on Thursday in Hamburg, which will be at the H&M Showroom, where the new ‘Conscious Collection’ will be presented. I will take you there via my Instagram Stories of course, and I have also fixated my stories from Dubai on my account. Please feel free to take a look.
New In: After I had been out off in Milan, Paris and a number of German cities while looking for the DIOR Tote Bag, I finally found it in Dubai. One last bag was available at ‘The Mall Dubai’ and I just couldn’t resist. The new Edited the Label collection is online too, and I immediately fell in love with this One-Shoulder dress, which is available in brown and orange. In addition to that an oversized blouse in white and a casual pair of jeans landed in my basket. Last but not least and as I have mentioned on Instagram, we have decided to get a Leica camera, since our Canon reflex camera was just too large and heavy for our travels. First impressions? We are so, so happy that we decided to go for the Leica Q, the quality of the pictures, the handling of the camera and the functionality are absolutely positive and has more than convinced us already.
ENG: Hello from Dubai, where we are since yesterday morning. We are here for the first time and absolutely blown away by the scenery and the city – it’s just incredible. Let’s see what we’ll experience in the next couple of days before flying to Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The last week was relatively quiet since we spent most of it in Hamburg and the Easter holidays with our families.
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To Do: We arrived yesterday morning after a night flight and that meant we weren’t able to check in straight away – which wasn’t a problem at all, since we just went straight to the beach to catch up on some sleep. We are staying at the Five Palm Hotel and are absolutely amazed by the service and the feeling that we got from our first impressions. Only the building sites surrounding the area give a hint on what developments will be happening in the near future. Especially the rooftop with the bar panoramic view is amazing and the interior of the hotel is great, with the rooms being modern and inviting. Completely tired but really intrigued we then went on a discovery tour last night and went downtown to see the Burj Kahlifa and the water fountains from close by. We went to the Turkish restaurant “Günaydin” to enjoy the breathtaking ‘fountain show’ during dinner. Afterwards we went to the largest shopping center in the world, ‘The Mall Dubai’. What can I say: it was just impressive and incredibly beautiful. I think you’d need an entire day to discover all the different parts of the mall. Dubai isn’t only stunning, but I’ve also never seen a city this clean and well taken care of. The hospitality and activities we are offered are rich, which means that the next couple of days will hopefully be just as interesting as the first. I will definitely keep you posted on Instagram and would like to take the chance to thank everyone for the great tipps and recommendations. :-)
New In: Some great Revolve pieces will be moving in with me, which unfortunately didn’t make it in time for Dubai – but that just gets me excited to come home to them after the holiday. One of them is this whit the body and the matching skirt, a beautiful cropped top and a play suit. It would have been perfect for the summer vacation, but they will just have to come with me next time! In addition to that I added a cropped hoodie by Acne to my collection last week.
ENG: Hello Spring, and even though it doesn’t necessarily feel like it just yet, I am already excited for the days to become longer again. During these last few days my longing for warmer days has become increasingly intense, but I guess many of you feel that way. Last week I went on a small trip to Amsterdam to celebrate the new bathing suit collection by the lingerie label Marie Jo. The event took place in the spa area of a hotel, which offered a perfect ambience to the beautiful and high quality pieces. Besides further events by Sylvie Meis and the Aspira in Hamburg we have again invested much time into our wedding preparations and have a photographer, the wedding dress, the dinner and the DJ set, which reliefs me of some nervousness and anxiety and I can finally get excited about the bigger picture of the wedding.
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To Do: We are currently still in Hamburg, even though we would have loved to go on vacation this week already. Even though some projects got in the way and the dear Nina Suess will come by in the next couple of days, we will hopefully head South for a little while just after Easter. Keep your fingers crossed, because I definitely need some Vitamin D and warm rays of sunlight.
Since we are in the last week of March already, it is also time for our next Newsletter soon. I am thinking about what to put up on the Designer Sale this month, but I will definitely have some exciting pieces for you. You can sign up for the Newsletter on the landing page of my blog and you will get the chance on a sweet Easter Deal!
In addition to that I am currently investing some thoughts into my visuals on Instagram. I have watched a few tutorials on YouTube and definitely want to try some new things in terms of photo editing. What do you guys think? Do you like my current imagery or are there certain styles you like especially?
New In: Even though the weather hasn’t changed as much this March, I just can’t avoid spring clothing anymore. I have found a number of pieces from the current Zara collection that I can’t link for you guys here unfortunately, but you should definitely stop by your favorite Zara some time and take a look. Other than that I got the dark blue Adidas Originals buttoned sweat pants and I have to say that it is incredibly comfortable and still stylish. To contrast that I got some Alberta Ferretti velvet slippers in yellow for the warmer days. I also have to confess to a sin: This Chanel Bag made my week, and I am currently waiting for it to be delivered. How do you like this model?
ENG: With every week we are slowly getting closer to spring. Even Though the last couple of days have been absolutely joyous in terms of sunshine, it is still extremely cold and windy here. We have spent the entire last week in Hamburg, since we had two interesting events here on Wednesday and Thursday. One of them was the presentation of the PANDORA Shine-Collection, which definitely is one of my favorite jewellry collections based on their optics and quality. In addition to that we were in the Hamburg Store of italian brand ‘Fabiana Filippi’, which is mostly known for exclusive knitted products, modern designs and high-quality fabrics on Thursday night. Other than that we are still in the process of furthering our wedding preparations and getting our apartments ready for spring. I can’t wait to leave the house in dresses and spend my free time on our balcony, but I guess most of us feel this way. :-)
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To Do: We will be in Amsterdam for an event by the wonderful lingerie brand Marie Jo on Wednesday night. I am especially excited for the stay, because the bloggers like Lena and Liberta wil be there as well and we will hopefully have a great and exciting time. From Thursday on we have a number of events in Hamburg, where I will of course take you via my Instagram Stories. In addition to that we are currently planning a trip South, since we haven’t been in the sun in what feels like ages and we are longing for some warmer days. I would love to just produce ‘summerly content’ on Instagram 24/7 and get your opinion on dresses and summer trends. About a year ago we went on a trip to the Maldives – but who knows where our planning will take us this year. The Maldives are definitely worth a trip. ;-)
New In: Since the sun has been back in Hamburg a couple of times now, which has me planning my balcony a lot! I found some wonderful products on Westwing and found a little Sofa over the last weekend that I really liked. You should definitely take a look at westwingnow.de, where you can find the new outdoor line since the past weekend. We have also ordered a little bench for our hallway, which I am incredibly excited for already, too. Since so many of you asked about my beige Fabiana Filippi dress, I have linked it in light blue and cream down below. The looks as well as the quality of it are absolutely recommendable – I definitely love it!
ENG: I have spent most of last week in Hamburg meeting friends, which is always especially nice and pleasant after the Fashion Weeks. Of course I am thankful to be able to travel and for all the amazing experiences along the way, but the most beautiful moments are created from time spent with friends. Since I am finally back on track with my health and have overcome the annoying cold, the blog will be a bit more busy in the near future too, and I have also prepared a ‘Best Of’ post with my looks from Paris, which I really want to share with you this week. I have also gone through my closet with the end of the Fashion Weeks and picked some high quality pieces for the Designersale at the end of the month. You can easily sign up for the newsletter on the landing page of my blog and have the chance to get your hands on some exciting designer pieces.
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To Do: I will spend this entire week in Hamburg, since two important events are on the schedule: I have an important meeting this afternoon in regards to our wedding this summer, and then on Wednesday PANDORA will launch their new collection in Hamburg. I am not allowed to give you any insights at the moment, but if you take a quick look at my Instagram profile you can find a Teaser-Post with some pieces of the collection that are absolutely dreamy. Other than that the wedding planning takes up much of our time, even though one of the most important decisions has already been made: I have found my wedding dress and am just so HAPPY that it all worked out. I will promise to show you many many photos on the blog and on my Instagram in the summer, but I have to ask for your patience until then. :-) To be completely honest, it just feels crazy that I will officially be married in about four months. I am incredibly excited for the moment already and am getting emotional just thinking about the wedding. To be a little tanned for the wedding we are currently planning a holiday in Dubai and/or Abu Dhabi during the spring. Since we have never been in either of the two places we are unsure how to best plan the trip. Do you have any tips or recommendations that we should definitely include?
ENG: My dears, unfortunately it has been rather quiet on the blog lately, which is mostly due to my never-ending cold and the two Fashion Weeks in Milan and Paris. Some of you may also be ill at the moment, but let’s all together hope for spring to show up soon! Anyway, we are back in Hamburg and have loads of work to catch up on, mostly surrounding last week’s happenings. We have spent the last week in beautiful Paris with H&M, where – amongst other things – the new Studio Collection show took place. Have you seen the collection yet? I am already a great fan of the tops and loose dresses, which is also part of my momentarily fixed Instagram story with the title ‘WIN H&M’. Club members can partake in the raffle of my outfit until Sunday, you can find more information on this in my IG story. Paris is always worth a visit, you can take beautiful pictures on pretty much any corner and the city has so much to offer. Besides a number of shows and events we also took some time to shoot and I will upload a blogpost with my favorite Paris outfits soon. :-)
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To Do: We have been back from Paris since Tuesday night and picked up Summer from her vacation with my parents first thing yesterday. Besides our daily business we still have a lot to plan and organise for our wedding as well, for which I get lots of support from my bridesmaid Laura. If I will be back on track healthwise within the next couple of days, we have planned one or another visit at Aspira, to get my body wedding-ready. Some of you may know the lifestyle clubs, which are currently located in Hamburg, Hannover and now also in Berlin. Aspira doesn’t only offer a great workout space, but is also the perfect location for a relaxed SPA day.
New In: In collaboration with Monnier Frères I was able to choose three wonderful Burberry products and I am still absolutely in love with all of them. In detail it is about this special, colorful bag, a 3 meter scarf as well as the famous “make-up bag”, which was also shown at the runway show and is currently being hyped. I was also able to get the new Louis Vuitton Archlight Sneaker in Paris, which has been on my wishlist ever since the show in October. Despite my cold I am really, really happy about my new goodies.
ENG: We are back from Milan and I am in bed with a huge cold, which is why this ‘weekly focus’ is a day late, too. I am still trying to recover as quickly as possible, because we are off to France for Paris Fashion Week tomorrow already. Even though we weren’t very lucky with the weather in Milan, we still had a great and inspirational time. My personal favorite this season definitely was attending the Fendi Show, which was a great excitement and honor for me as a fan. The new winter collection will be AMAZING, there are some really cool and wearable pieces for next season. If you want to get a personal insight of the show, definitely take a look at my fixated Instagram Story of Milan Fashion Week (#MFW). Besides the Fendi Show we also had presentations from brands such as Jimmy Choo, Furla, Coccinelle and Dodo Bar Or on our agenda. Milan is and will always be worth a trip, and especially during Fashion Week it has a very special flair. :-)
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To Do: We are going to Paris for a joint trip with H&M tomorrow, where the new H&M Studio Show will be shown. I am really excited for the H&M House and the show and will of course take you on this trip during the next couple of days through my Instagram Stories. Besides the H&M Studio Show we also have a number of presentations and events to attend in Paris, and I am especially excited for my Cartier Rendezvous. Since I get asked about my jewelry all the time, I have fixated some of the pieces on my Instagram Story with the title #CARTIERLOVE. Please take a look, they are really high quality and timeless pieces of jewelry, that are practically perfect for any occasion. In addition to that we have an exciting newsletter waiting for you this week, which an exciting designer sale; this time including: Louis Vuitton, Christopher Kane and an Aigner bag as well as a pair of Prada sandals.
Register now at the landing page of my blog and you won’t miss an extra-load of ‘Aylin König’. ;-)
New In: For the first time in a while some pieces by Edited the Label moved in with me. This time it’s two identically striped blouses in red and blue as well as a red striped Off-Shoulder blouse. I also got a spontaneous inquiry by the Italian brand Giuseppe Zanotti in Milan and was able to try this new slip-on sneaker, which I found incredibly comfortable and stylish straight away. I also got my beloved Balenciaga Triple S Sneaker in the newest colour combination of pink-black-white through Luisaviaroma and I am already excited to take them out in Paris. Last but not least I could also find this transparent Valentino bag and I’m totally in love with it, especially during the Spring and Summer months the bag will probably fit with every kind of outfit.
ENG: The ‘weekly focus’ of last week is here a day late, because the last couple of days were unbelievably eventful. We started off the week by flying to Mallorca for three nights on Monday, to plan more details of our wedding. We enjoyed tastings of the dinner and the wedding cake and met with our wedding planner (Mallorca_Boutique_Weddings) and florist (Florist_mallorca_Brigitta) and are so incredibly excited for our big day already. It’s unbelievable that it is only 4,5 more month until the big day, and I am slowly getting more and more nervous. We then took a mini-trip to the Berlinale on Friday, to celebrate the #TheDifferenceSheMakes campaign by Nespresso. We published an article about the topic on Sunday as well, which you can read again here. We then took the car from Berlin to Cologne, where we met up with our wonderful photographer for our wedding, (Tali__Photography) (We are already so excited for the magical photos) and for me to attend another fitting of a potential wedding dress.
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To Do: The calm before the storm – From tomorrow until Sunday we will be attending Milan Fashion Week and I am so excited already! I am not only looking forward to all the lovely and well-known faces, but also the great events and shows and the Italian feeling! Deep down I am truly Italian and could eat Pizza and Pasta 24/7 and drink the best coffee! I will of course take you on the journey and I will try to give you as many insights as possible, especially since I will be attending the show of one of my favorite high-fashion brands – JOYFUL ANTICIPATION!