Saturday, August 27, 2011

What I'm reading right now

The Winner Stands Alone - Paulo Coelho

A profound meditation on personal power and innocent dreams that are manipulated or undone by success, The Winner Stands Alone is set in the exciting worlds of fashion and cinema. Taking place over the course of twenty-four hours during the Cannes Film Festival, it is the story of Igor, a successful, driven Russian entrepreneur who will go to the darkest lengths to reclaim a lost love—his ex-wife, Ewa. Believing that his life with Ewa was divinely ordained, Igor once told her that he would destroy whole worlds to get her back. The conflict between an individual evil force and society emerges, and as the novel unfolds, morality is derailed.

Meet the players and poseurs behind the scenes at Cannes—the "Superclass" of producers, actors, designers, and supermodels, as well as the aspiring starlets, has-been stars, and jaded hangers-on. Adroitly interweaving the characters' stories, Paulo Coelho uses his twelfth novel to paint an engrossing picture of a world overrun by glamour and excess, and shows us the possibly dire consequences of our obsession with fame.

My opinion:
Since I'm not quite done yet, I cannot give a full review yet, please bare that in mind..

However, I'm not that fond of it I got to admit. So far, there has been quite a depressed mood throughout the book, as if we should blame the rich for being rich -  If that makes sense;

Well, I can still be wowed I guess, definitely planning on finishing it!

What's your current read?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Too posh...maybe not: favourite flats

Pretty Balerinas have the most amazing flats you could imagine,
I could order the entire site!

Same goes for Tony Burch, I just fell in love with his design for flats,
simple yet so elegant..

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DM Haul

I loooooooove being in Germany for its way cheaper prizes than those you see in Holland.
Here's my recent drugstore-haul:

Ich liiiieeeeebe es hier in Deutschland shoppen zu gehen!
Gerade wenn man die deutschen mit den holländischen Drogerien vergleicht, loosen die Dutchies einfach preislich und qualitativ gesehen gegen dm, Rossmann etc. 
- Aber dazu ein ander mal...

Mein Haul: 


 Riecht SOO lecker, aber es gibt bestimmt schon genügend Reviews auf Youtube & der restlichen Bloggerwelt...

 Normalerweise benutzte ich die 2-Phasen Version, bin auf diese schon gespannt!

 Hatte vorher die 'blaue' Version dieser Kur, stehe zur Zeit sehr auf Dove...

 Hier habe ich noch nichts von gelesen, muss ich ehrlich zugeben, wobei ich die Balea Urea Körperlotion sehr gut fand. Hoffentlich kann ich dasselbe von dieser Augencreme erwarten..
 Nachgekauft! Bei Gesichtspuder spare ich gerne..

 Meine 2. Packung - werde auf jeden Fall hierbei bleiben!

- Voilà, mein Einkauf... hat jemand noch sonstige dm-Empfehlungen?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Preview: Sleek Nude Collection

As from 31st August 2011, Sleek will add a permanent newcomer to their line; it's the Sleek Nude Collection!
The 'newie' will be all about natural shades, as the name might suggest.
From the look of the preview pictures, the pallet, same goes for the blush and pout polish are looking fantastic,

There will be:

Au Naturel i-Divine eye shadows palette
Pout Polish in Bare Minimum
Blush in Suede

After missing out on Urban Decay's Naked palette, this looks like an affordable alternative!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Haul preview

Here some things i hauled today;
I spent my day at a flea market, was incredibly lovely day!
this isn't all though, i keep you posted somewhat later....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Salad of the day: SOTD - Goat cheese and apples

Salad of the Day: Goat Cheese, Apples and Walnuts

Voila, here the ingredients:
Corn salad / Feldsalat
Cucumber / Gurke
Tomatoes / Tomaten
Goat cheese / Ziegenkäse
Walnuts / Walnüsse
Apple / Apfel

For the dressing:
Some honey / Etwas Honig
White balsamic vinegar / Weisser Balsamico
Some olive oil / Etwas Oliven Öl


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Building my wardrobe: Trenches

We continuously hear about building your wardrobe, and the quint-essentials necessary for dressing up and down. For my part, I find myself enjoying basic pieces more and more, which is why I will put together some pieces I am planning on getting this fall.

The idea for now is to put together a series of basics taken from different shops,
just to see what everybody has to offer - so to say,

H&M Trench (39,95EUR) 

ZARA Trench (79,95EUR)

Warehouse (via asos) 108,97EUR

   Mango Trench (129EUR)



So, which one is your pick? ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Salad of the day: SOTD

A bit of background: I am a fan of hearty salads, those that you can indeed call a meal;
to launch my new 'category', I thought I'd share some of my favorite combinations.

Ich esse gerne Salat, allerdings will ich danach satt sein;
vielleicht ist es ja ganz interessant für einige unter euch, wenn ich ein paar Salat-Kombi's ab und an poste...

Today's creation: (pictures don't do it justice) ;)

green salad / Grüner Salat
yellow bell pepper / Gelbe Paprika
tomato / Tomate
cucumber / etwas Gurke
black olives / schwarze Oliven
turkey breast (in cubes) / Putenbruststreifen

spices or dressing mix / Gewürze oder Salat-Gewürzmischung


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wishlist for autumn: shoes



 some of my shoe-hotpicks for fall,  not quite decided yet, if it was up to me i'd get a little bit of everything, although these boots are worth half a fortune...
have you made up your mind yet about your must-get items?

Monday, August 15, 2011

fall inspiration: paper crown by lauren conrad

for some proper autumn inspiration check out the fall lookbook of lauren conrad's line paper crown;
i will do my back-to-school shopping in 1-2 weeks and until then i'm gathering ideas for my fall wardrobe. whereas i am tending towards splurging on some investment pieces, i'm still eying some trend items... well, i guess it's all about balance, isn't it?

how do you like those outfits?


what look will you go for this fall?
i'm loving the 1st, 4th and 5th looks, how about you?