Monday, 21 July 2014

Happy Birthday I Love Crafty

I Love Crafty, donut necklace, kawaii jewellery
I Love Crafty, mermaid necklace, shell necklace
I love crafty, flamingo necklace, neon pink flamingo
I love crafty, tropical necklace, parrot
cat lady brooch, i love crafty, cat lady


With this post, I wanna say happy birthday to one of my favourite jewellery labels: It's already five years since Laura Hunter started her quirky and unique label I Love Crafty. Since then her designs make girls all over the world dream of mermaid necklaces, cat rings and tropical fruit earrings.

Laura's products are handmade with a lot of love by herself. From design to production, she gives a lot of attention to detail and wants to make her customers happy with her colourful acrylic jewellery. So all ladies out there with a passion for the extraordinary should hurry over and visit this shop. Your order will arrive lovely wrapped in pink and with glitter in the box, just like a pretty gift from fairyland. Compliments will be granted, whenever you wear your shiny treasure.


Interview with Dolls Eyes


Happy birthday to your label Laura! What would you wish for your birthday?
Thank you! I guess I'd have to keep my wish secret or it won't come true but as its you I'd wish for all my customers to love their ILC jewellery and feel amazing when wearing it!

What was the first piece of jewellery you ever made?
It was some necklaces I made for my sisters one Christmas. They had a gold tree with a white dove that could move up and down the chain as if it was flying, they gave me the idea to sell after that!

You just released a new donut themed collection. What are your next plans now?
Have a rest then on to the next collection! Heres a scoop, the next collection is called "Tropics twilight" and is based around my current Tropics collection with a night time twist! Fingers crossed it will be out this September! 

Which of your designs is your personal favourite piece?
Hmmm this question always stumps me! I like experimenting so making new collections is my favourite. I love to create!
What kind of a girl do you imagine to wear your jewellery?
Someone with a confident unique spirit, has a fun sense of humour and expresses her fabulous self with what she wears! Thats my kinda gal ;)


You can shop I Love Crafty here and please don't forget to visit them on Facebook.


Copyright of all pictures by I Love Crafty.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Oh My Lovely Kimono!

discount universe, kimono, hand painted
Handpainted Hahaha Duster kimono from Discount Universe: The best kimono in the universe I say!
kimono, ss2014, trend
Different kimonos for every occasion.
Click on the numbers to shop your favourite one:
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This summer, you certainly can't be without a kimono! This lightweight piece of cloth between cape, robe and scarf is perfect for festivals, the beach or summer in the city. A kimono instantly adds a free-minded touch to your outfits and it's easy to wear. It's rather theatrical how the kimono swings with the wind when you walk, especially if you go for a tasseled version. Unlike a stiff blazer, the breezy kimono is a true relief when the temperature is going up, but you still want something over your shoulders.

It's available in a million of styles and lengths. Inspired by Japanese silk fabrics, a lot of kimonos come with delicate flower prints. Especially if they are in a rather boho style, they often come with tassels on the hem.

You can wear your kimono to nearly everything from hot pants to elegant dresses. I think it looks best with high heels. You may show a lot of your legs. Stevie Nicks already knew about the perfectness of kimonos in the 70s, today it's our turn to rock this piece of fashion!

Will you go for a kimono this summer lovelies?

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Neon Sporty Spice

adidas x farm, floralina, Quay Kitti
Adidas Originals x The Farm and their flower love has won me over.
Adidas Farm, Floralina, Sporty look
High Heels and Tracksuit: That's how I love to style clash!
floralina, adidas the farm, sporty outfit
Those colours, that print: From now on my back is my favourite part whenever I wear this jacket.
Anne-Sophie Cochevelou, doll hand bag, pastel barbie
Quirky handbag from Anne-Sophie Cochevelou as an eye-catcher.
capnmueller, squid earrings, quay pink kitti
Fishing for compliments with squid earrings.
Dolls head hand bag, Anne-Sophie Cochevelou, barbie bag
Aren't those pastel goth dolls cute? It was love at first sight.
pink maxi skirt, urban sporty look, neon outfit
Can't have enough of neon colours? Mix them, just one won't do!
Adidas x the farm, floralina, flower print tracksuit
Chilly? That's what we have a pretty neon zipper for!
sporty streetstyle, tropical prints, tracksuit adidas originals
Sporty Look + Casual Attitude = Perfect Day!


There is so much sporting activities inspiration in fashion at the moment and even I – the probably least sporty person on earth – got a little bit infected. Now, I definitely won't buy myself a pink jogging dress and restyle the look of Vicky Pollard from Little Britain, but I have my first ever tracksuit top now.

The print totally convinced me and won my heart. It's part of the Adidas Originals x The Farm collection, a brilliant stroke from the label. All pieces designed by the Brazilian label are full of colourful, happy tropical prints. I love to combine my tracksuit with pieces that are not sporty at all, like you can see in this post. The jacket is too pretty for exercise anyway and deserves to be shown in the city. Wearing towering high heels instead of sneakers completes the look and brings it to a level far away from the playing field.

A few years ago, a look like this would have been on top of my Don't list, but somehow this changed and now the time is just right. I don't feel the need to be chic and feminine all the time, but love the "I don't care" and easy dressing attitude. Adidas Originals, if you continue like this, I will have to make more space in my wardrobe!

Did you ever expect a look like this from me and what do you think about sports influence in fashion?

My Outfit: 
Jacket: Adidas Originals x The Farm, Skirt: Topshop, Top: Beloved at Topshop,
Bag: Anne-Sophie Cochevelou, Shoes: River Island, Sunglasses: Quay Eyeware,
Earrings: Capnmueller

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Lovely Sale Pick

sale pick summer 2014, sale
Red/Pink Cloud Dress from House of Holland  –  Carmen Miranda Shoes  –  Palm Print Dress
 Pineapple Dress from Lalalove  –  Shell Necklace  –  Sticker Backpack
Yellow Shoes with Bow  –  Gem Print Dress


Sale – the exciting time to get your hands on designer pieces at an affordable price or to buy things from your wish list before they are gone for good. Of course the most comfortable way to shop the sale is online and I had a look at the webshops to present you my sale pick.

There are so many pretty things around, I could have easily made a list with 100 things, but just the very best made it to my post. The probably most important thing about styling is to select and limit!

I think especially the pineapple dress (Lalalove London) and the pink/red cloud dress (House of Holland) need to find their way into a lovely shopping bag. Both pieces are an investment for an eye-catching fashion statement. You will regret if they are gone (as will I)!

So what are you waiting for: Hurry over and shop! I'll follow you. What do you plan to get from the sale and how do you like my pick?

Monday, 30 June 2014

Blue Sky and A Playful Wind

Lindy Bop, Blue dress with pink dots, Tatty Devine gem stone earrings
Retro dress with sweet pink polka dots and statement accessories.
lindy bop dress, pink candy clutch, vivienne westwood melissa
The wind is in a playful mood today, just like me.
tatty devine, goddess hands bracelet, pink candy clutch
Goddess hands jewellery from Tatty Devine: My finds from their last lucky dip & sample sale.
Maison Margiela candy clutch, Tatty Devine gem stone earrrings, lindy bop dress
The candy clutch: I'll never get tired of this handbag. It's just too awesome.
Tatty Devine, Goddess hands, bracelet
I love reflections, all in blue and pink.
printed gems, statement earrings, tatty devine
A treasure from the Tatty Devine swap store: Massive printed gemstone earrings.
Tatty Devine, gem stone earrings, printed earrings
The biggest gems you've ever seen. Fit for a perspex queen.
Marilyn Monroe look, Tatty Devine, Vivienne Westwood Melissa
A little tribute to Marilyn – I didn't even need to look for a ventilation shaft.
Maison Margiela, candy clutch, lindy bop dress
Hugging and treasuring my oversized pink candy.
Marylin Monroe look, vintage dress, rockabilly fashion
Sending you my kisses and hope you like my blue and pink vintage look.


An easy to wear look, perfect for visiting possible parents-in-law or for other occasions you want to look like your true self (or at least appear like this is what you are): A very, very sweet and good girl. Because I love style mix, I added non-vintage-style eye-catching statement accessories like my huge Tatty Devine gemstone earrings and the iconic Maison Martin Margiela candy clutch.

I bought this dress while showing a lovely friend some 50s stores in the city. She asked me for help when she was invited to a rockabilly theme party. I promised myself to just accompany her as a consultant. Of course it didn't work and we ended up buying this dress both of us. I am just so very bad in resisting a pretty dress…

The wind was my good friend during the shooting, it understood my vintage look and helped me to create a true Marilyn Monroe mood with whirling skirt. Sometimes this little unplanned things are just the final touch to a look.

How do you like this look my lovelies?

My Outfit: 
Dress: Lindy Bop, Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa, Jewellery: Tatty Devine,
Clutch: Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, Socks: Topshop

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Arty & Colourful

Pop Art Fashion, Frida Kahlo Socks, Tatty Devine Frida
Frida Kahlo SocksFrida Kahlo Necklace
Picasso SkirtPop Art Marilyn TopEye High Heels
Lip Print Shoes Comic Bubbles Hand Bag


Art loves fashion and fashion loves art back! Among all the art movements, especially pop art is a never-ending inspiration for fashion. Repeating symbols in flashy colours, comic inspired prints and Warhol's Marilyn are fashion evergreens. Wearing them makes you instantly feel like a pop art heroine.

A little bit of art in your outfit never hurts and is perfect for a stroll through your favourite galleries or just for everyday. There is nothing such as a wrong time to turn yourself into a walking piece of art!

Pop art is not really your thing? Go for Mexican surrealism then with Frida Kahlo! Her face has already been printed on thousands of T-shirts and decorates the necks of the coolest ladies. But the best Frida-themed thing I've ever seen are clearly the socks above: Definitely a must have for admirers of this fabulous woman and a must have for an arty look!

How do you like those arty fashion pieces and which one is your favourite?

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Weird Girl From Next Door

lazy oaf, barbie look, kawaii looks
The weird one: It's even written on my chest today.
lazy oaf weird, heart shaped glasses, kawaii blogger style
Having fun: A playful outfit puts me instantly into a cheerful mood.
heart shaped glasses, flower crown, barbie hand earrrings
Reflections: Clouds in my heart shaped glasses, yay!
lazy oaf, pizza skirt, garfield collection
Pizza anyone? Isn't this the cutest zipper ever?
anne sophie cochevelou, barbie hand earrings, quirky earrings
Helping hands: Cute Barbie earrings.
lazy oaf ss14, barbie logo type tshirt, kawaii look
Style Rule: Always match your outfit to the prettiest graffiti in town. Why not?
lazy oaf weird, kawaii streetstyle, heartshapedglasses
Kawaii: Posing like a Japanese girl and the purple fellow behind me.
barbie type, lazy oaf ss14, weird tshirt
Weird Barbie: Crazy for this cute crop top from Lazy Oaf.
lazy oaf ss14, barbie inspired look, kawaii street style
Sweet high school: The knee-high tights makes the look even more girly.
chunky sandals, platform sandals, river island shoes
Chunky sandals: Just buy the highest you can find. Did I succeed?


I've been back for almost a month and still feeling the after-London-blues so much. I just wanna run to the airport in my highest heels and board the first plane to my beloved island. How could I leave the place where all the fun is happening? Missing the creativity, the open-mindedness and excitement.

With this shooting, I tried to capture a little bit of London-spirit: I was looking for the hugest graffitis I could find, reminding me a little bit of my favourite places in east London. Besides, nearly everything I wear comes from the UK. Especially for Lazy Oaf, the brand of my crop top and skirt, my love is never-ending. Sometimes I suspect their designer Gemma must be a secret spy in my fashion dreams, making one after one coming true.

If you were a green alien with blinking antennas on your head you wouldn't attract more attention than going out dressed like this over here. Not all the feedback is positive, but guess what: I don't care. I agree with them  – Yes I am weird, so what's the point? It's even written on my chest in Barbie-style letters, no big news. Why is being weird something negative, can't you just see it as the opposite of being ordinary and boring? Next London flight already booked. Say hello to new inspiration for how to be weird and awesome!

What do you think about this look and do you have outfits that help you over bag things like homesickness?

My Outfit: 
Crop Top: Lazy Oaf, Skirt: Lazy Oaf, Shoes: River Island, Flowercrown: Selfmade, Earrings: Anne-Sophie Cochevelou, Bag: H&M, Socks: A Gift, Glasses: Aldo,
Ring: Rachel's Wonders