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Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2013
To me, this close-up encapsulates the essence of Maison Martin Margiela. A lot of elements which evoke pureness and simplicity. Such as the clean neckline, the bare face and the perfectly tousled hair. And an element which is unusual in this particular context, but at the same time makes totally sense. Such as this rather unusual piece of jewellery. One of the rare cases where „effortless elegance with a twist“ is more than appropriate and not just an expression.

Image: Maison Martin Margiela spring 2013

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Suvi sur le vif
I was this close to name this post „About time“ simply because I have just finished watching the movie (which was brilliant) and because well, it was so utterly fitting. It is about time to wish you all a wonderful and exciting new year. It is also about time to get back to blogging not because I have to, but because I really missed this place and sharing all the things that catch my attention with you. One of these things will be a little feature on one of my favourite blogs (see source of the picture. hint, hint). I wish you all a great start to the week and speak to you soon…

Image: Suvi Sur Le Vif

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Hello my lovely readers! Exactly one week ago I returned home and hit the ground running: whether it is adjusting (hello 30 degrees difference in temperature!), working (how is it possible that every single task is marked with „asapst“ in my book?), planing (Christmas is in three weeks. Christmas in in three weeks?!) and scheduling (36 hours day, anyone?). All these things result in me not trying to loose my head over it and a decent amount of lists. But before this post breaks into an ode to the sweet comfort of list making…

What I really wanted to say is that I had the most wonderful time and plan to share a few impressions with you very soon. And also that this place will finally receive the attention which I constantly wanted to grant it over the last weeks and months. Here is to a lot of lovely posts to come!

Image: Cindy Chen

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Tilly Clifford
About time that a new post appears on this blog, my dear readers. The last two weeks have showcased a clear trend towards „more tasks than time“ at work and what was left was spent on a rather exciting project: a journey. The moment you are using the word „project“ in this context should be forewarning enough that you need some time off, right? So this is what I am going to do: I will trade the grey sky for a bright and blue one, the stormy wind for some calming waves and these strong coffee shots (which kept me going) for some long missed sleep. Once I have shed the tiredness and feel like my normal self again, I will return to this place of ours. With a fresh mind. Full of ideas. And some true inspiration. Because this space deserves nothing less.

Images: Tilly Clifford on Instagram

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Found this gem some while ago on Tumblr and after a brief research stunt the author was revealed: the Londoner artist Amy Judd. Her recent series of paintings is inspired by „the enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and birds found in traditional mythologies and folklores“. Quite intriguing choice of topic if you ask me. It goes without saying that seeing the original is a whole other story, the deep colour palette being close to the one often used by the photographer Paolo Roversi (you can see two of his pictures here and here).

Image: Amy Judd

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These are the last days of summer and in the end one cannot help but surrender to doing all the things one more time before autumn is here for good. Spending the whole day outside armed with books and magazines. Wearing sunglasses and sandals. Having an evening stroll by the river and enjoying drinks with friends. So yes, this is some kind of farewell to summer. A bittersweet one.

Images: Instagram (1) and (3) @fuglen, (2) @70percentsteph

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Way back, when blogs were still unexplored territory and very far from anything that would ressemble an actual business, I came across This Is Glamorous. I was instantly smitten, Roséline was for me one of the first bloggers who has developed a voice of her own through carefully chosen pictures and elegant wording. It goes without saying that I have instantly bookmarked this little newfound gem. Over the years This is Glamorous evolved and yet stayed true to the core idea, something that is pretty remarkable in my eyes.
When Roséline invited me to be a contributor, I obviously didn’t have to think twice. I am thrilled to add my perspective to a space full of beauty and inspiration, even more so because it was one of the reasons why I wanted to start a blog of my own. I must admit that it took me quite a while to get this particular post done. A whole week to be exact. Over the last few days I tried to find the right pictures in order to portray Roséline’s aesthetic. Every single day I came up with a different idea for the post and I simple couldn’t decide which one of them would get the essence of this blog across. And this is exactly what this blog is all about: starting a visual journey and get a little bit lost, one story at a time.

Images: This Is Glamorous

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Columbine Smille
My intention for this post was to speak about vacation. Now, how come that I choose a picture which is mostly about concrete when I am usually so trigger happy when it comes to stunning pictures of the sea? For a moment I pondered the idea of choosing something else. Something airy. Something soothing. But then, I stopped in my tracks and thought that this picture will do just right. Not because I just finished an excruciating episode of Breaking Bad and therefore everything else, anything really, evokes a calming atmosphere. No, it’s because somehow this exact moment captured in this picture allows me to think about a relaxed morning. A morning during which I will do nothing else but drink leisurely a cup of coffee and overlook whatever it is in front of me with all the patience in the world.

Image: Columbine Smille

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Note to self: bake banana bread this weekend. If the heat wave doesn’t strike once again that is. And who is the best person to turn to when it is about finding the perfect recipe? I would suggest someone who has gone through a banana bread addiction. Molly Winzenberg from Orangette. Now, this sounds maybe like a harsh thing to say or like a complete exaggeration. And yet, I quote:

„Clearly, I have a problem. If my count is correct, this is the sixth, SIXTH, banana bread and/or cake recipe that I have written about here. Is there some sort of treatment facility for this? A Betty Ford Center for Banana Bread Dependency? I try to stop myself, but I am weak. So weak.“

I don’t think that there are more words necessary to convince you that you need banana bread in your life. And the perfect recipe can be found here.

Image: simply breakfast

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One can’t say enough good things about Kathreinerle’s blog photisserie: great food styling  combined with amazing photography skills. And if you feel just like me about mint flavoured water than you will be probably tempted to take a look at her mint and lime lemonde recipe.

Images: photisserie

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