monthly review #may2019

To my shame, I must confess that once again I missed out on two monthly reviews. I’m currently struggling with my time management and have neglected the blog a bit in the past two months. I still find that blogs are super important and a great addition to Instagram work. By the way, there is a new category up called opinion – in which I write about topics that are not always fashion-related but which I personally consider important. Fashion will always be the main topic of the blog, but I think it’s nice and important to be interested in other things and topics as well. It’s to women with fashion and brains.

What was going on?

May was a travel month for me. At the beginning of May I went to Berlin to visit Tina from Styleappetite. Unfortunately I had only two days, which were pretty full with agency meetings and shootings. But still there was enough time for sushi and tapas. I already know Berlin pretty well, but I’m always kind of excited when I go there. You either love or hate this city and for me it has something magical. I love the different influences of the city. Every neighborhood is different and special in its own way. I haven’t seen that much diversity in cities like Frankfurt or Munich. Munich is much more down to earth compared to Berlin and still always worth a trip – even though if only for one night. I went to Munich for the opening of the new Belstaff store on Residenzstraße – with drinks, food & friends. Thanks for the great evening. The last trip of the month was to my favorite Island Mallorca, which I visited for Swarovski. The reason was the launch of the new summer collection called #noregrets – a collection for all who enjoy the summer without regrets. A colorful and playful collection, perfect for summer.

Favorites of the month.

LINEN! Honestly, my association with linen wasn’t the best one – especially in conjunction with jute bag and Birkenstock. But times change and today there is a greater environmental awareness in fashion as. Sustainability and the relationship to nature are becoming more important, which I personally think is a great change. Here you can find my favorite linen pieces.

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Brand of the month

Bottega Veneta – The Brit Daniel Lee has managed to give the Italian luxury leather label a fresh kick. Modern, timeless design. It is easy to see that Lee was responsible for the ready-to-wear collection at Céline until 2018 and worked closely with Phoebe Philo. Definitely my brand of the month, if not of the year.

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Thoughts of the month

Instagram and narcissism. Narcissism and Instagram. The accusation: Influencer (I hate that word!) even earn money with their limitless narcissism. I actually had to think over that. On the one hand, it’s certainly about self-portrayal in certain parts – the question is, do only Influencer use Social Media for the narcissistic self-love? Which brings us to the next point, not all influencers are the same and I can’t imagine that it requires a lot of social intelligence, to differentiate and to NOT classify people by their job. I can only speak for myself and say: I want to convey a mood with my pictures, I’m not about to squeeze my face on every picture. And if I look at some Insta accounts of private users, the majority of which are Selfies without a message or artistic claim, just a “hey, that ‘s my face – look at me” – I wonder, how justified such allegations are and whether it’s not just about influencer bashing.

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