Montag, 24. Dezember 2012

December 24

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Time flies. It's already the 24th of december again and - less exitedly than many children, of course - I'm waiting for the celebrations to begin. This evening will be spent very traditionally with the family gathering at my parents' flat and having a feast (Raclette). After that, some small presents will be handed around and hopefully amongst them there will be some kind of parlour game that can be tried out afterwards.

Since it is still quite warm for this time of the year (adieu white christmas - dreams) I chose to wear a red dress combined with cream-coloured tights and some of my favourite jewellery. Additionally, I felt it was a good occasion to put up my hair for a change.

To those who like and celebrate Christmas, I wish you all a very merry and peaceful time

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Freitag, 14. Dezember 2012

Advent brings rain instead of snow

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2012 nears its end...december already. But judging from the weather one could as well believe we are just facing autumn's first days. No silently trickeling snowflakes or frostiness around. Instead, rain is falling from the gray clouds crowding the sky and if it was only a little warmer, you could leave the house without a coat or jacket (I only put mine off for the photos, however).

As my best friend's husband celebrated his birthday this evening in form of a quite sit-in 'party', I chose to wear a casual but not too understated outfit. Main part of it was a pullover I recently bought secondhand on ebay as "a dress". Although I doubt it is wearable without an additonal skirt or trousers, with the many little white knobs stiched on the black fabric it has managed to become one of my favourite piece during the few days I own it. As for the birthday 'party' today I also was in the mood to give my overknee socks a comeback.

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Freitag, 19. Oktober 2012

Lazy Autumn Day


Summer has left the stage to autumn in the meanwhile. And I'm prepared for colder, shorter days in its wake. Altough I know that I will be missing warmth and sunshine very soon, I am now looking forward to illuminating the dark afternoons and evenings with the new latern I bought on ebay very recently (you can see it in the background of the photos) while having some warm, cozy cups of tea. Ebay is also where I got the long, navy dress, I wore today and on which I still have to decide whether it really matches with my style...The corresponding blazer was a complete disappointment, so I'm planning to resell it.

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Mittwoch, 3. Oktober 2012

Love-in' a 'hopeless' place



These photos again were taken at a place I seldomly visit but really like: it embodies the charme of what most oftenly evokes negative associations about the area I live in: post-industrial landscapes. Everytime I get here, new spots are waiting to be discovered in their very special, rough beauty. Not neat, maybe not even idyllic, yet definitely fascinating, eye-catching and atmospheric.



Montag, 24. September 2012

In a vintage mood

And here it is: finally a sign of me still being out there and keeping my blog in mind (just let me get away with the optimistic assumption that someone actually cares :-P...). I'm not yet done with my flat: many of my possessions are still stored in the cellar, slowly becoming forgotten. I long for the moment, when they will finally see the daylight again - because that'll mean I have managed to do something else than job-work and postponing job-work.

Currently, I at least use some of my short breaks for getting rid of clothes only stealing space in my shelves (be it shelves in the cellar or shelves in my room) because, for various reasons, I never wear them. Most of them are in good condition and quite beautiful, though, so I hope they will find happy new owners via ebay, who owe them the attention they deserve. And who help me mend the constant whole in my pocket...

The photos in this entry are a result of this idea. They show me in a dress that I sold last week. At first, I only intended to take some pictures for the auction but while slipping into the dress I suddenly became bent on wearing it 'for real' one last time. So I styled my hair and my make up in a kind of vintage way I had always associated with that dress and took it out to our last collective date - not before taking the photos for ebay, of course...

Dienstag, 28. August 2012


Making my room..erm..flat inhabitable again takes much longer than I first thought. The floor and the walls are done, my furniture is back in place but there's still something to do: now it means to sort things in and sort things out; each of the small little pieces helping me manage daily life wants to be put back in its place, most of them just stealing space...Hope I'll be done with that soon.

Freitag, 24. August 2012


Dear (non-existent) readers, I apologize for my absence from this blog. I'm renovating my flat (consisting of  only one room) at the moment and neither got the time nor the constant internet access to post here..I'll be back soon and might give you some insights into the results of this week's hard work then.