As you have probably seen in many of my pictures, I am a huge fan of Chanel bags – in any form and colour. By now I own a couple of really great Chanel bags and view them as a form of investment, too. Amongst my absolute favourites is my white Flap Bag – and its a second hand treasure. My golden belt is too, which I wear to so many dresses and jeans or even jumpsuits. Chanel is my go-to brand for feminine, elegant and even edgy looks, and I think that especially secondhand pieces make it easier to create unique outfits. Knowing that not everyone is going to be wearing the same bag makes it exciting to me! Besides bags even jewellery and shoes are easy to find in particular online shops – and thats why I put together my absolute vintage favourites by Chanel for you today – from shoes, belts, bags to earrings. I am going to search the websites a little but myself now and hope there is something among these things for you too!
Hi my loves! Today’s post is about one of my favorite topics – shoes! Even though I am, as you might know, a big fan of sneakers, this model is an absolute trend this spring and summer: Slingbacks! With a touch of vintage this model, which is originally from the 1950’s adds a noble touch to any outfit. What I find especially exciting about this shoe is that it can be worn to so many different outfits. The classy way with a culotte or elegant summer pants, or more casual with ripped jeans – this shoe is the perfect choice. If you like it even more classy though, the shoe can be worn perfectly with a skirt or a dress – and if you are even only closely as much of a fan of breaks in style as I am, you can combine it with a more casual top, like a T-Shirt. The low or medium high heel makes it really comfortable too. With the many large fashion houses that have been known for their versions of the shoe for a long time, especially Dior has been known for their version. Their edition with the ‘J’adior’-embroidery brought the shoe back to life. Though I have put together a collection of my favorites, and there are some less expensive versions amongst those too. I hope you find some you like!
How do you like the classic shoe? And in which combination would you want to wear the slingback?
In the midst of planning the international Fashion Weeks I wanted to talk about a current trend. As you have probably seen on my Instagram channel, I have rediscovered my love for denim again. I have to say though: Especially special cuts, such as the model by Zara I have worn in Copenhagen, have totally won me over. Generally, mom jeans, which are wider cut jeans, are totally trendy at the moment, especially in combination with rather elegant tops an absolute must this season. Many brands have already joined the denim-movement and presented their interpretation of the classic jeans anew.
I personally find so many of the outfit variations with mom jeans incredibly stylish and am already looking forward to seeing your outfit ideas with jeans like that! How do you like the wider-denim-trend?
Since I love showing you guys our apartment, I thought it was time to go into more detail of the interior-topic. As you probably know, I am a huge fan of straight lines and simplistic designs. That is exactly why I like the Scandinavian look so much, which can be found in many online shops and interior stores. The trend includes any room and products, from book shelves, sofas, decorative products, dining tables to pillows and frames. Whether it’s see through plexiglass with wood, large vases, harmonic colour schemes or designs closely related to trends from the 50’s – I have put together some of my current interior design favorites in the Scandi-look for you.
As always I love hearing from you and how you like the trend: Do you own something in this stil? Or do you dislike the clear lines and find them not that cozy?
Good morning from sunny Hamburg! After we had a few very busy days I want to take some time again today to publish something on the blog. Even though we are currently in an absolute heatwave, it does get a little chilly late at night. Especially here up North we have a few winds blowing, so taking a jacket when you’re out late is always a good idea.
As you know I am a huge fan of blazers, as I have already written about here. Another jacket design that will be really big in the upcoming season though is the Trenchcoat in a new interpretation. The light coat, which is mostly made from popeline or gabardine is the absolute icon of all coats – even Audrey Hepburn wore a classic version of it back in the day. Something I really love about trenchcoats is that they are timeless and so versatile; whether elegantly with a dress and high heels or in a more casual combination with jeans, an oversized pullover and ballerinas. Even with the shorter tights or leggings and sneakers the trenchcoat works really well. It really can be worn completely uniquely.
My dears, since we are so busy with my label by Aylin Koenig at the moment I wanted to take the chance to talk about one of my current favorite topics. As you know I am a huge fan of shoes, and especially during the summer there are so many different models. Even though today won’t be about anything completely new or innovative but about a known topic, I wanted to put together an overview of my favorites: The sandale. Almost all designers and brands developed their own version of the summer classic, and there are so many different forms and versions that make choosing really difficult. I personally really like delicate sandals with a low heel, because that immediately creates a feminine look, but I definitely own a number of different styles too.
Luxury brands such as Prada oftentimes go for the slipper-form with thin straps, while Gucci designed a number of interpretations of the rubber slides. Something they both have in common – as well as all the other models – is the fact that you can wear them to absolutely any outfit, whether it’s with a dress, skirt, pants – they go perfectly with all kinds of outfits.
Which model do you prefer when it’s this hot outside?
My loves, it’s been a while since I have last published a new ‘weekly focus’. The last weeks were so busy with trips, events and tasks related to my own label by Aylin Koenig. Yet, I try to take you on all the trips via my Instagram account. Even just in the first half of July we went to Berlin to attend Berlin Fashion Week, and afterwards Tobi and I spent a long weekend in Palma to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Immediately after I went to Paris with Chanel Beauty, and I am incredibly thankful for all the impressions I was able to collect, but am still happy to be back home and spend time with family and friends, and of course our french bulldog Summer.
Lieblinge der Woche:
To Do: The first days of this week will be spent in Hamburg. We are currently working tirelessly on new products for the by Aylin Koenig label, and I already showed you the oversized linen blazer in beige on my Instagram channel. In addition, we will add a few beautiful summer pieces and the production of sold-out items is progressing really well also. I will then spend a few days in Ibiza with a client, and am already excited to be back on this special island. Of course I will take you guys on this trip with me via Instagram!
My loves, after it was comparably quiet on the blog lately I am back today with a new post! First Tobi and I went to Berlin for the Fashion Week in the beginning of July and had an amazing time, before we went to Mallorca for a long weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. In Berlin we saw Pandora’s new collection, which is wonderful. We have been working with them for quite some time now so it was great to be back with them. I am absolutely in love with the creativity of the new collection again.
As you probably know I love combining different styles, and it is no different with jewelry. Of course I always wear my engagement and wedding ring 24/7, but I also like to combine a number of other rings with it, too. ‘Ring stacking’ has been a trend for some time now, but I still find it really interesting and exciting to wear your own personal style even on your hands. My go-to colour is gold for jewelry, but apart from that there are absolutely no limits to your creativity – whether it is about the finger you wear them on, which style or even which position of the finger or how many rings you decide to wear overall. My motto for jewelry, whether its earrings, bracelets or rings is ‘more is more’. ;-) A trend in the jewelry segment that will be very popular this season will be small highlights and accents, whether in the form of colourful stones or pearls. In addition there will be different sizes of the goodies: a very popular style at Fashion Week were rings in the style of signet rings in combination with fine, golden finger rings.
I have put together a variety of my current favorites for you, with which you can ‘dress your hands’ completely uniquely and freely. I hope you like the designs – and as always I am so excited for your feedback!
ENG: As I always get so many requests about my bags on Instagram I wanted to put together something slightly different for you today. This trend report is not necessarily about a specific trend, but rather a very popular product group: handbags. Designer bags are probably the holy grail of the fashion world because it’s the first luxury item for many. And that’s what it was like for me, too: my first purchase from a famous designer was a handbag, that I still like to use today. Stil,l you shouldn’t forget that there are many handbags out there that have all the requirements of a designer handbag and cost a lot less, too: quality, design, timelessness – all of that can be found for under 500€. And that is exactly why I spent a lot of time in a number of online shops today to find the best handbags that have all those aspects for you guys. I hope that there is one or two models in there for all of you and for any taste and that I found what you like. :-)
As always I look forward to your feedback and if you like my selection. Have a great week!
As the weather is an absolute dream I wanted to talk about one of my favourite topics: summer dresses! The many different styles, that will be available this summer make for perfect combinations for any style – whether it is elegant, cool, playful or feminine – the different designs make the perfect foundation for a beautiful summer outfit. As you know I only show skin very selectively: When I wear a short dress, it is always with a high neckline, and when I wear a plunging neckline it is at least a midi or even a maxi dress. Some of my favourites are the long dresses, which I then like to wear with a small statement bag or a pair of stylish sunglasses – and the perfect summer outfit is ready! But the short versions can be super stylish, too – whether with sneakers or high heels – with the many different designs that are currently available by the designers, anything is possible.
Which length do you like best for a dress? And are you as excited for summer as I am? :-)
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