Personal Uniform

Reality Check

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I just rediscovered this long forgotten photo that, so to speak, never so the light of day. It was taken over a year ago after a meeting in Prenzlauer Berg. It made me realise that since I finished university, started working full time in an office over a year ago and stopped freelancing, choosing what to wear in the morning has drifted far more towards functionality. This isn‘t helped by the fact that every morning I fight a perpetual battle not to be late for work, which means the time dedicated to creative outfit concoctions is slightly limited. This brings up the never ending dilemma of office appropriate workwear. Is it acceptable to wear this purple faux fur biker jacket? How many colours do I have to limit myself to? Is this too garish? Too weird? In a way I feel as if I had to suffocate my creativity regarding outfit compilations even more now that I am working in a PR company where before I was writing for a magazine. Is there even any space in the working world for my neon pink python purse and 80s penguin-print jumper featuring 3D bows? Probably not.

I am wearing an unknown biker jacket, an Acne blouse, Current/Elliot jeans, Acne boots and a Zara bag.

Muddy Waters

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Right after this photo was taken I was already beginning to suffer from the onset of a heatstroke. I was asked to take two photos of two winter outfits and state what this winter's "must have" (remember my fall post?) is for a Guatemalan print magazine. This may sound ignorant but I had no idea that a winter wardrobe would ever be necessary in Guatemala. I immediately wrote down "oversized shearling jacket" and this is the "no fuss outfit" that I put together. I can't wait to actually wear this once it is cold enough. There's no better feeling than being able to wrap yourself up in a toasty jacket that would probably save you from a Siberian winter, except of course when it is in fact a 33 degree day in the middle of August. Thanks Acne, you rock.

I am wearing an Acne jacket, Stussy jumper, Denim & Supply jeans and Isabel Marant pumps.

P.S. I don't like my face right now but I'll try looking into the camera and actually smiling more often.

Rave New World

Outfits

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I don‘t read fashion magazines. Occasionally I grab a copy of The Gentlewoman or Interview Magazine because, unlike withVogue, I don‘t have to flip through 600 pages of Gucci advertisements to find a decent article.

When I came across this image from Vogue UK‘s editorial „Rave New World“ it sparked off a firework of ideas in my mass-media saturated mind. When it‘s become the norm to click through this digital, endless ocean of information and images known as the internet within seconds, it is almost a cause for celebration when you stumble across something that sends your emotions and imagination into hyperdrive.

I may have even peed my pants a little.

The styling is incredible, and when I mean incredible, I mean that I couldn‘t stop thinking of it for over a month now and counting. Of course I had to make an attempt at this completely inappropriate beach ensemble myself and take it to the streets of Berlin sans tropical background and effortless posing. That is where these glorious, havoc wreaking boots of pain come in, worn with a pair of sexy socks for my own protection because I‘m a wimp when it comes to blisters and, voilá!

I am wearing a Stussy jumper, H&M trousers and Balenciaga boots.

Heel Busters

Shopping

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Hamish loves shoes almost as much as me. He likes to drag them into his bed and nap with them. In this case he decided he had to try them on as well. After looking for them for over a year I accidentally found them on eBay. Almost new, terribly beautiful and I managed to haggle them down to less than the original selling price. Unfortunately the stiff leather removed about half the skin on each heel on the first day of wearing them. I'm not even exaggerating. My feet are currently bandaged up. So yeah, I hate you a little bit right now Balenciaga.

I would like to thank the lovely Maria for this wonderful feature she did on me. Check it out here!

J-ewels

Outfits

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Today was the first day at my new job! I don't want to grow up yet. This was something I wore the other day. The vintage jumper is one of my favourites in my closet and it was asking to be paired with this necklace that looks like a smashed up Fabergé egg. I was never really the jewellery type and have a very small collection but I think I've seen the light. Throw on a ketchup stained t-shirt worn to your favourite club that same night and no one will notice. They'll just ask you were you got that neck piece from.  I hope you haven't gotten sick of my gym inspired outfits yet. They make me feel so much more sportive than I really am. Gotta go, my glass of wine is empty.

I am wearing a vintage jumper, an Anton Heunis necklace, Denim & Supply jeans that I sleep in, Isabel Marant trainers and a Celine bag that for some reason is worn the wrong way around in one photo.

P.S. One day I'll learn to look in the camera and make you feel uncomfortable.