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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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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!

Favorites of the week

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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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… :-)

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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.

Favorite post of the weekfirst autumn look | oversized knit

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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21. August 2017
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ENG: Hello from Berlin, where we currently stay with my parents in order to bring a nice family weekend to an end. After three lovely days with a shopping tour and a boat trip we’re going to be back in Hamburg from tomorrow on for creating new content.
We spent the first part of last week in Hamburg to realize some projects like the home story with the lovable girls from the digital girl power magazine Femtastics. As soon as the publication is live, I will let you. Besides the preparation of the International Fashion Weeks with some promising shows, events and presentations from September on, you’ve maybe already recognized some new designs on the blog. Indeed we’re currently working on a new blog layout with my brother, on the welcome and travel page you can see the first results. There will follow some great features and technical adaptions for giving the website more structure  and a better user handling. You can gladly leave your feedback during this exciting progress, however I’m very excited about your opinion and further results in the near future.

Favorites of the week

To Do: After our return from Berlin we’re going to spend this week in Hamburg for preparing ourselves towards the next trips in the end of this month. In detail it’s about a stay in London and Stockholm in order to be part of the Swedish Fashion Week, we’re already very excited about the time in Sweden because it will be our first. Should you have some tips or recommendations for Stockholm, please let me know. Further details about the reasons for traveling to UK and Sweden will follow within the next „weekly focus“. :-)
This week we’ve to handle the next steps with the blog redesign and some ongoing projects, in addition to that we can hopefully pick up our tennis rackets. My boyfriend and me played tennis for several years on a professional level and the lifestyle club Aspria Uhlenhorst offers the best conditions with five outdoor courts and a huge roof terrace in order to hit some balls.

Favorite post of the week: floral skirt & hoodie | Prada chair velvet bag

New In: At Edited you can find the A/W collection from now on and I’m already looking forward to my new, checkered oversized coat, a dotted wrap dress as well as a bright and oversized knitted sweater. At Westwing we’ve ordered a black colored marble table and Menu wire arm chair as well as a Fendi table book and two newspaper holder in the color black and gold. Last but not least I could realize a great sale achievement, in detail it’s about the black colored Sanayi313 slipper with a 70% off discount at Mytheresa – YES! :-)

Enjoy your week!

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7. August 2017
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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.

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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.

Enjoy your week!

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31. Juli 2017
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weekly_focus_aylin_koenigENG: 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 recommendations here.

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New In: Velvet allowed my heart to beat faster last week based on the order of two Prada bags. I was looking for the green colored velvet bag like an eternity and was directly heart and soul for the bigger version, even if I am also in love with the green velvet details of the small model. I need help!!!! Which one is your favorite?
At H&M I could also find this lovely, rose colored oversized mohair sweater, this asymmetrical satin skirt in red as well as a fancy pair of orange colored sock pumps. Finally Loren Stewart sent me some pieces from the exclusive Net-A-Porter jewelry collection. In detail it’s about a ring, a pair of earrings and last but not least a golden necklace as the perfect add-on for my exciting pieces.

Enjoy your week!

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30. Juli 2017
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ENG: For the sake of variety I would like to introduce a street style look from Hamburg today. Even in recent past I predominantly wore summery dresses and kimonos, although I’m still a huge street style fan, when considering the diverse combining opportunities.
With regard to today’s look I have decided for an one shoulder blouse from Edited the Label in combination with a destroyed jeans and my beloved Dolce & Gabbana bag. I’m continually getting  so much   demands concerning this bag and could wear it every day. The blouse itself can be combined in a chick and casual way, especially the exposed shoulder is definitely an eye-catcher. While the jeans ensures the casual part, the Chanel Slingback heels form the perfect outfit rounding in an elegant manner.
By the way I’m also owning the one shoulder blouse in the blue/white striped version, that is also versatile and absolutely recommendable.

What do you think about this look? Happy Sunday!

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17. Juli 2017
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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.

Favorites of the week

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?

Your favorite post of the weekPark Hyatt | Maldives at it´s best

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.

Enjoy your week!

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10. Juli 2017
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ENG: After three weeks of traveling we are finally back in our home town Hamburg and to be honest it feels so good. Of course it is always exciting to see and explore new destinations and people but coming home is at least equally nice because there is no place like home. :-)
We spent the last days in Berlin for the Fashion Week and could enjoy some inspiring shows and events, furthermore we were allowed to meet some amazing new people and had also some quality time with good friends. Due to Catrice Cosmetics as one of the main sponsor from this year’s Berliner Modesalon, we stayed at the lovely Hotel de Rome. One of my absolute highlights was certainly the William Fan show and the group exhibition last Friday in regards of the Berliner Modesalon, both events were hosted in the beautiful Kronprinzenpalais.

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To Do: This week we are staying in Hamburg and have to finish work like accounting and tax matters. Nevertheless I am really looking forward to the next days here in my beloved Hamburg with family and friends as well. In addition to that we spend a lot of current time with the planning and organization of our wedding on Majorca next year. For sure this is rather positive stress because our immediate surroundings are already very engaged in this topic. ;-)

Your favorite post of the week: Net-A-Porter x Soho Farmhouse

New In: Edited has a new collection and this means I had to take the opportunity for new pieces. In the end I have decided for this new suede skirt, a striped as well as white colored blouse, some fluffy sandals and a lilac colored maxi dress. Last but not least I could get this great blouse and a further kimono from ASOS.

Enjoy your week!

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