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17. Januar 2018

ENGGreetings from cold Berlin! I hope you all had a great week so far – and apologies for this ‘weekly focus’ being so late. Again, Berlin Fashion Week is full of exciting collaborations and appointments, which is why I just wasn’t able to get back to you any earlier. Fashion Week is always a great opportunity to get inspiration for new outfits, of which I will show you a few within the next couple of days on my Instagram account. :-)

Favorites of the Week:  

To Do: Of course last week mainly consisted of preparing for Berlin, and luckily we were also able to get a lot done for our wedding, too. Naturally, we still have a lot to do in the next few days, and we are in Berlin until Friday with the whole team. As I mentioned last week, we aren’t only working on a number of photo projects, but also on a film production, to give you the chance to gain even more insights into my everyday at Fashion Week. I am incredibly excited to show you this project soon, but until then I’m not able to tell you much more.
In collaboration with Catrice and the ‘Berliner Salon’ we are taking part in a number of different fashion shows and presentations, where, amongst others, also the collections by Dawid Tomaszewski and William Fan will be shown. In line with the partnership we are staying in the beautiful ‘Hotel de Rome’ right at the Opera in Berlin, which I can only recommend for a stay in Berlin in regards to location and service.
As I have mentioned a couple of times in the past, we are offering a monthly NEWSLETTER starting at the end of January, in which we will put together the highlights of the past month and give you even more exclusive insights and the chance to partake in a designer sale. You can sign up for the newsletter at the home page of my blog.

 

Favorite post of the weektrend report | filigree jewelry

New In: Just in time for Fashion Week I shopped a couple of pieces at H&M trend: Last week two knitted jumpers moved in with me, one of them black and the other one beige. With the perfect Fashion Week timing I was able to shoot a look with it straight away too, which I will show you within the next days. In addition to that I also ordered a blue/white/red skirt at H&M trend in a maritime look, which I will show you soon on my Instagram account.
I am especially excited about my delivery from LUISAVIAROMA, which was sent to Berlin straight away. This contains a Fendi bag, a white Valentino Rock-Stud bag, a single Balenciaga sweater, as well as a pair of sunglasses by Linda Farrow. You can be excited, and I will keep you up to date on my Instagram account and via IG stories.

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Lifestyle, Outfit, Weekly Focus

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9. Januar 2018

ENG: A very relaxing week is behind us where we were able to take out some time to heal our colds and aching throats, which means that this week I can fully focus on new projects and posts for you. Apart from the every day business we are intensely working on the newsletter for the end of the month and we also made some progress in regards to our wedding during the last few days. If you want to find out more about our Newsletter you can sign up on the homepage of my blog and take the chance to partake in an exclusive Designer-Sale.

Favorites of the week

To Do: We will be spending most of this week in Hamburg, before going to Berlin next week. The Fashion Week is coming up now and we still have a few things to prepare. I am especially excited for fashion week, because our team member Sarah is accompanying us, which means that we can produce even more exciting content for you.
But even before that we have another exciting date coming up, which is the visit of the Musical “The Lion King”. We watched it for the first time about ten years ago and as a great Disney-and Musical-Fan I am really excited for the show.
Apart from that I have spent my day with the amazing Kathleen, who put some life and structure back into my hair; you can find out more about that in today’s Instagram-Story. I get asked about who does my hair all the time, which is why I can only recommend Kathleen’s Instagram-Account.

Favorite post of the weekMax Mara oversized coat & Gucci belt

New In: I found this wonderful ‘oversized’ coat by Max Mara at Vite EnVogue, as well as an amazing pair Aquazzura Heels and a Dorothee Schumacher fur jacket. I have integrated the Max Mara Coat into a look last Sunday and wrote a blog post about it too, and the heels and fur jacket will be put to use during the Fashion Week in Berlin next week.

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2. Januar 2018

ENG: Happy New Year lovelies! I hope everyone entered the new year healthy and happy. We spent the new years eve in Ischgl, Austria and had a wonderful time. We weren’t only incredibly lucky with the weather, but being alone with my fiance without any big responsibilities was wonderful and definitely helped me gain motivation and enthusiasm for the new year. We stayed at the stylish Zhero Hotel, which I can only recommend and Ischgl has so much to offer: a versatile skiing area and especially in good weather it offers an incomparable panoramic view of the Alps. Since Tobi did well on skis the next winter vacation is only a matter of time. :-)

Favorites of the week

To Do: The first week of 2018 starts out relatively relaxed, even though the time until our wedding in the summer is getting less and less and there is still a lot to organize until then. It is going to be an extremely exciting year for us, including blog projects and progress in wedding planning, and I can’t wait to take you all on this incredible journey.
There is also a little alteration on the blog, which is the chance to sign up for our NEWSLETTER, which we will start sending out to you on a monthly basis as of the end of January. Here we will show you the monthly highlights and I also decided to sell some of my favorite designer pieces such as handbags, shoes, coats and co. So if you are up for another slice of “Aylin König”, I would love it if you signed up for the newsletter.

Favorite post of the week: Travel moments 2017

New In: I ordered a blue fake-fur coat at H&M, which I already own in pink, too. I just love everything about these coats, the quality, the way they fit, the colors that are available – they are just awesome.  I also ordered a purple cashmere pullover at H&M and an oversized scarf by ACNE Studios via MyTheresa, which will definitely spice up some outfits.
Since my ‘weekly focus’ blog posts were very well received in 2017, I would like to ask for your opinion regarding a new section or if you would like to get insights on any specific topic? Please leave any feedback in regards to this, and I am already looking forward to the upcoming weeks and months with you :-)

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27. Dezember 2017

ENG: Today is this year’s last ‘weekly focus’ – unbelievable, how fast this year has passed and how many incredible things we were able to experience this year. First, I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas with all your loved ones. It was quiet peaceful and merry, but my health was acting up a little during the last couple of days, and I am still fighting a tonsilitis. Other than that, the last week was shaped by the preparations for Christmas and lots of time with our families – which was something we enjoyed and haven’t been able to do in a while. :-)

Favorites of the week

To Do: Tomorrow we are on the road for a spontaneous car trip to Ischgl, to spend a couple of days in the snow. I am really excited, despite my health issues, because I loved skiing ever since I was a child and will hopefully be able to convince my fiancee of it as well. We will, of course, use the time to produce winterly content for you, as the really cold days are yet to come.
Since we will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ischgl, I would like to take the chance and wish you all a wonderful start to 2018 and would like to thank you for your constant and frequent feedback and the support here on the blog as well as on Instagram. We will tell you all about exciting projects, interesting travels and news on the blog, and I am already excited for the coming weeks and months together with you. :-)

Favorite post of the weekcasual festive look

New In: Last week I was mostly excited about a Vintage Chanel belt bag made of red velvet and a golden link chain. I had been looking for a belt bag for quite some time now and am even happier that it turned out to be a Vintage Chanel piece.
I also got the “Trinity de Cartier” bracelet as a Christmas present from Cartier, which obviously made me incredibly happy. On top of that, my darling fiance surprised me with an amazing Oversized Coat by ACNE Studios, which is designed in three colors and incredibly comfortable. As you can probably guess, I will show you the coat with a matching outfit very soon on my Instagram-Account.

Again, I would like to take the opportunity to wish you a happy new year – I am already looking forward to your feedback to my winterly posts in the next couple of days and a great and successful upcoming year.

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11. Dezember 2017

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ENG: Hello from snowy Hamburg! We finally had some snow up North as well, and as of right now it’s not melting yet. Since I was on skis in Austria when I was three years old already, I absolutely love the winterly and especially christmassy feeling the snow brings. I would love to just go back to the alps, but we’re going to have to postpone the trip to the new year, because we still have a lot to do before Christmas.
I have spent most of last week in Hamburg. Then on Tuesday, the dear Dr. Barbara Sturm invited to a Christmas Dinner in the beautiful Izakaya in Hamburg, which turned out to be a beautiful night with delicious food. Then on Wednesday it was finally time – Karl Lagerfeld showed his unique Chanel Show at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg with an aftershow-party afterwards, which took place at the Fischauktionshalle. The atmosphere at the party was relaxed, while the location perfectly reflected Hamburg’s charme – it was definitely my personal highlight of the past week. Then on Thursday we went on to Apropos, where the lovely Aysen from the label AYBI invited us to the launch of her new AYBIxDisney collection. I was able to pick an outfit in form of a checkered dress and a black hoodie with the Disney character Thumper on the back. On Saturday morning I took a flight to Düsseldorf, to spend an exciting day with MOU Boots at Breuninger Düsseldorf. It was definitely an eventful week with great labels and lovely moments.
Since we invited the entire family for Christmas night, a giant Christmas tree just moved in with us – and you know how much I love the Christmas feeling. ;-)

Favorites of the week

To Do: I will stay in Hamburg all week to progress with the Christmas- and Wedding preparations, and we also have a number of existing cooperations waiting for us, that I am not going to keep from you. Tomorrow I will be back at the beautiful Izakaya, to take part in a Christmas dinner. Since it was my best friend’s birthday, we invited him to the Musical Theatre in Bremen to see “The Beauty and The Beast”, and since I am a huge Disney fan myself I am really excited too!

Advent Calendar special: With so much positive feedback for the last pieces of the advent calendar, I just want to take the time to thank you again for all the nice comments and all the interaction. We are continuing the calendar this week with awesome wins again, and prizes from Desenio, Nordisch Nobelle and Pandora are waiting for you. You can win a 300€ gift card from Desenio tomorrow, with which you can get wonderful pictures for your apartment. I get asked all the time where I get these pictures from, and 90% of the time they are from Desenio. In cooperation with Nordisch Nobelle I am allowed to draw a very exclusive Hermès bracelet, the prize in regards of the Pandora collaboration is a sophisticated gifting set with products from the latest autumn-/winter collection. You can get all the details on how to participate from tomorrow on at my Instagram Account. :-)

X-Mas Gift Ideas: Have you guys seen my own little online shop at Westwing? On the landing page you can see all of my finds and possibly even find some inspiration for yourself. To me the interior products are always a great gift idea. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a lettered-mug, a lab, a vase or a painting – I am always happy about decorative interior products. Do you guys feel the same? Maybe you can find something for your loved ones there too – so take a look when you get the chance!

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New In: I got so many messages asking about the color of my MOU Boots, which is why I want to link them here for you. The comfort of the shoes is definitely something I can only recommend, which is why I think they’re the most comfortable winter shoes I own at the moment. Other than that, this black oversized-coat as well as the perfectly fitting velvet blazer moved in with me, which are perfect for the festive days. I also got the Glow Drops Serum from Dr. Barbara Sturm, which I wear every day, because I am so in love with the natural GLOW! I can only recommend it…

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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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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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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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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.

 

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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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