What to wear at a fashion event

When you get an invitation to an event, the first thought is ‘ What am I going to wear?’ That was my reaction too, especially that I came to Zurich with ONLY one big luggage for 3 months. Of course I had to catch up and that’s why I was daily checking online and physical shops.

You don’t need to wear all wardrobe, fancy brands or latest trends as long as you feel comfortable and it looks effortlessly chic.I chose to keep it simple. I mean it is both hard and easy to go wrong , because I saw many bad examples of  being ‘TOO MUCH’. Yet I was not that satisfied with my boots, but I didn’t any other footwear with heel and not to mention that outside was raining like crazy  (especially when I took the following photos).

Energy Fashion Night

Energy Fashion Night is the biggest fashion show in Switzerland and the most important I had ever been to.  The Samsung Hall venue hosted over 4,000 music and fashion enthusiasts. Not everyone can attend the event, because you need special invitations as my friend, Diana and I won tickets from one of the main sponsor, Ochsner Shoes . There were many well dressed people, probably some celebrities too about whom I didn’t have a clue, but also overdressed ones like they would go to a wedding.  I am wondering what is worse? To be overdressed or underdressed?

I am used to be on the catwalk, not fully enjoy the atmosphere entertained by famous models such as Karolina Kurkova and Maria Borges while wearing genuine summer 2017 clothes from EspritCalzedoniaIntimissimi, Mourjjan and as well as designs from Swiss Textile School. Mery’s Couture dresses made me realise how fast I would like to become a bride or be invited to a fancy wedding.  The new collection of Ochsner Shoes  was a burst of colour and relied on individuality.

Melanie C( ex SpiceGirls),  OfenbachMartin Jensen and Beardyman provided the right musical highlights.

Energy Fashion Night was sponsored by Ochsner Shoes and Mercedes, who launched the new GLA on the  stage with the dotted look of the Energy Fashion Night, accompanied by all models and dancers.

At the end, attendants received some goodies from Lindt and Sally Hansen .

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Not a typical tourist place & outfit

A walk to Viadukt calls for an urban-grunge outfit. The whole outfit was created in less than 10 minutes, as I have only 2 luggage of clothing and it was easy to take decisions. I like the colour combination, where the Zara bag plays the main role due to it’s shape and colour.  The grunge look is a style based around the grunge music scene–it’s comfortable and that’s why the right pair of boots from ALDO and heavily steeped in flannel. To get the grunge look you need an ‘ I don’t care’ attitude and I suppose I have that.

 

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Now, let me tell you more about Viadukt, the railway bridge built in Life has returned to the area under the arches of the railway viaduct built in 1894 in Zurich-West and is a pretty ingenious use of space.  Im Viaduct hosts quite a number of boutiques, restaurants and bars located underneath the railway arches and designed Also, there are many events happening in the neighbourhood,  networking or business related.

Viadukt might not be for everyone as it’s an unique industrial setting with stone ceilings and walls, where you find clothing, furniture, kitchen goods, sporting goods, jewellery etc from unknown, unusual brands placed in pop up shops. However, it’s not a typical tourist place but I recommend you to have a look and experience an authentic Swiss lifestyle.

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Why I like embroidery trend

Embroidery is this year’s best asset as you can find anything designed like that: embroidered bags, embroidered shirts, embroidered dresses, embroidered jackets, embroidered leather jackets and one of my most loved one -embroidered boots.

It is simple why I like embroidery trend so much, but let’s spell it out why:

-once you have the right attitude, embroidery trend brings an outfit to life

-there is no need to put makeup on as long as people will stare at your embroidered piece of clothing ( e.g.my jeans)

-handmade art which comes from the Chinese, who were using it in clothing in a way that each symbol had a meaning

-you get noticed. A funny thing happened when I was wearing these embroidered jeans from here . I was walking around Zurich and out of 396,027 people, a friend of my boyfriend recognised me just because of these jeans.

 


 
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3 countries at once

How to visit 3 countries at once?

Head to the northwestern part of Switzerland to Basel, the “Dreiländereck” of Switzerland, Germany and FranceBasel is the cultural capital of Switzerland having 40 museums and many events such as Baselworld, which is a Watch and Jewellery trade show of the international industry.

Most of the city’s sights are concentrated in the Old Town with narrow medieval of friendly and approachable locals.

A big attraction for tourists is the Rathaus, an impressive 500 year old sandstone building painted in…RED! Also, the modern architecture worth a wonder.

There are numerous restaurants serving most common types of ethnic cuisine (Indian, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, etc.). We had a mouth-watering pizza at Molino Pizza, which is located on Steinenvorstadt, a street with various dinning opportunities. The prices are similar to  Zurich: a pizza can vary from 18-25 euros and a beer 7-10 euros.

We simply loved the Basel vibes as we participated to Fashnacht by mistake, sun was shining and parking was cheaper on Sunday.

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Why wearing mom jeans is sexy?

Why wearing mom jeans is sexy?

The answer is simple: You won’t have a Copy-Paste outfit from Pinterest anymore and being different is the new sexy! There’s a lot of variety and even more creativity happening in the denim industry: patchwork, embroidery, unconventional cuts, high/medium/low rise and many colours. You can be creative and yet so sexy!

Do you remember those straight jeans that made your childhood hard? I can’t believe I went back to them without being forced by mother.  I was struggling for a while to find the perfect mom jeans. There are days when you are tired of super skinny jeans, so tight to your skin that are leaving wounds and you would prefer something more relaxed.

My friends couldn’t understand why, but it’s because vintage, straight cut jeans looks so fresh and continue to be popular amongst both the street style set and celebrities.

And…YES! Loose jeans can be nonchalant and sexy too with ankle boot eventually with heel or stilettos or loafers,  crisp shirting, roll-neck sweaters or tops in precious fabrics layered under sharp tailoring.

I am that lucky baster who can wear mostly ANYTHING. Hourglass shapes should draw attention to the smallest part of their bodies, their waist, with a high-rise jean with minimal stretch.

I choose to wear 3 pieces of my outfit from Zara’s 80’s inspired collection, Mango earrings and shoes from Skoringen.

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Chinese chicken in your kitchen

It’s Sunday and you don’t know what to cook? I have THE SOLUTION as I have a strong affinity for cooking and…eating. The talent isn’t heritage from my parents, even though dad inspired me about this recipe. The human need for eating helped me in discovering how much I enjoy spending time in kitchen.

Because my followers from InstaStory went crazy, while I was cooking, I have this delicious recipe of Chinese food.

You need:

-Chicken breast(400g)

-Vegetables (carrots, pepper, mushrooms, onion)

-2/3 tablespoons soy sauce

-2 egg

-rice

-condiments(salt, pepper,)

  1.  Cut the chicken into small pieces, put soy sauce, condiments and leave it to marinate for around 15-20 minutes
  2. Julienne the veggies (slice into thin strips).
  3. Cook rice following package directions. Set aside. Cover to keep warm. While rice is cooking, make veggie and chicken mixture.
  4. In a pan add  chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly browned and starting to cook through, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add chopped veggies one by one (last ones mushrooms) Stir frequently. Cook until veggies are tender and chicken is completely cooked but not dry, about 5–7 minutes.
  6. Add soy sauce mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  7.  In a saucepan crack in eggs, stirring quickly to scramble eggs and then add the rice.
  8. Place the rice in the middle of the plate and then the chicken with veggies.
  9. Eat and congratulate me for sharing with you this recipe. If you please, send me your result 🙂

Reasons to love Zurich

As you might know I moved to Zürich for 3 months AT LEAST, that’s why I included on my Instagram profile ‘New in Zurich’.

         Long story short WHY

  • The power of love dragged me here
  • I am seeking job opportunities or planning to apply for a Master, so we can get rid of this LDR (~3 years was enough). If the one who is reading this is looking for an employee, I am THE ONE!
  • When you graduate in Denmark, the government is providing the graduates with unemployment benefits for maximum 2 years, when looking for a job in Denmark or maximum 3 months in other European country, so I took this chance.
  • I wanted to experience life in a bigger city, including higher fees along with a more exciting lifestyle

I don’t see what there is not to love about this city, especially when you are ‘ New in Zürich’ so I will specify few reasons to love this Zurich:
1. One of the most international city. The largest group of foreigners is from Germany ( 82 5467) , followed by Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Turkey, Kosovo, Austria and Spain (11 457).

2. It is the biggest city in Switzerland, though not too big but the right walking-distance city.

3. Many events. There is always something happening. Rare is the weekend without a festival, event or local holiday.

4. Public transportation is well organised.  It’s mind blowing in a good way to get around the city as the busses and trams have their own line.

5. The cars are WOW.  If you are a fan, just follow them on Instagram.

7. Cultural Highlights. Whether the National Museum, Kunsthaus Zürich, Cabaret Voltaire or the famous Zurich Opera House, or many exhibitions the city on the Limmat offers first-class cultural events.

8. You are surrounded by water. During the nicest season of visiting Zurich, the lake transfers to a melting pot of all social and sportive activities.

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How to wear an oversized jacket

 

How to master the oversized trend ?

I know guys don’t even want to hear about it and would prefer to see you in super slim clothes, rather than loose ones, but you gotta follow the new rules in fashion. The secret is to mix them with feminine pieces.

l love the playful and sexy touch of the A-shape khaki skirt from here , but I wanted to calm it down somehow.  It’s chic and elegant, yet has a ‘street’ quality too so I thought it would look great with an oversized denim jacket with tribal embroidery from here. Whether your vibe is more safari chic, minimal or utility, there is something for everyone.

Mixing the jacket with fine textures, like a velvet or silk dress and statement jewellery changes the look of the jacket into a more precious one. The sweater from here in a yellow cheery shade together with my comfy over knee boots from here sweetens the whole outfit for a sunny day of spring. Also, the Rose Quartz bag from here brings additional chicness.

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VIA Design Show

 

On 24th of January I attended the first fashion show since I have been in Denmark.

Up until now, I didn’t experienced how is it to be a guest instead of a stressed model walking on a runway. 18 new designers from VIA showed their graduation projects with futuristic departure collections at Aarhus City Hall. The topic was “Rethink Fashion” and they respected it by being innovative, brave and hardworking, in order to create unique and focused collections.VIA show displayed courageously the potential that is necessary to revive the global fashion industry.

The young fashion designers are from Poland, Romania, Hungary, Netherlands, Denmark, etc.

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Tiia Maria Jaakkola: ‘RUNNELLA celebrates different ways of reusing the post-consumer denim waste and every single piece in the collection is original.’

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Mathilde Klindt: ‘This collection was inspired by strong and powerful women who won’t let a masculine world dictate how feminine and sexy they should or shouldn’t dress. ‘

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Aleksandra Pisiewicz: ‘The winter/autumn 2017/2018 collection „Spray cats” focuses on street art, underground culture, graffiti and uniqueness. The streetwear forms, strong colours and blurred, destroyed materials create an atmosphere of an alternative world of rebellious young people.’

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Dániel Rózsahegyi : ‘Capturing the spirit of the modern youth using a nostalgic perspective, it places modern youth it in a childish yet brutal universe that contrasts sporty looks with feminine details. This rebellious streetwear collection aims to recreate a bad boy appearance in a graphic and unique way. ‘

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Pavel Vlodarski: ‘Tactility and bizarre combinations of fabrics are the key elements in my collection. The collection displays a large variety of textures and finishes such as towel, faux fur, neoprene and custom-knitted jacquard. Perforated leather, raincoat material and neoprene are hand-embroidered to give the impression of homemade craft. Some fabrics are bonded to create stiff and interesting holds. Nylon is for example glued to wool. ‘

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Riëlle Magnée: ‘We learn that young and old should behave and dress in certain ways. Inspired by people like Iris Apfel and Iggy Pop, I started wondering what would happen if these boundaries became irrelevant and did not exist.’

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Diana Arce: ‘This collection is filled with feminine silhouettes celebrating the woman body. Flirty ruffles and revealing sheer fabrics contrasted with strong leather pieces. Lingerie mixed with pieces revealing the under layers meant to show evocative parts of the body. ‘

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Darline Monique Hooze: ‘OFF-BEAT is inspired by two contrasts of the 1990s; the dominant youth culture and fashion trends of Europe and the former Soviet Union where youth culture back then had nothing to say. ‘

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Aleksandra Lad: ‘A permanent part of my DNA and the strongest influence on my designs are the 80s. The look of bands and the nostalgic atmosphere of music, fashion, everyday life and design in general are my main sources of inspiration in this decade. I am continuously fascinated by the contrast between the colorful kith style of the 80s and the more underground look. ‘

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discover palma capital

Discover Palma capital

The capital of Palma de Mallorca is the largest city of the Balearic Island and it attracts millions of tourists, mainly from UK (Magaluf) and Germany (S’Arenal). The south part is more commercial with lively nightlife, while the north one brings picturesque landscapes. Even if you prefer the north part, it is a must to discover Palma capital, as the island is relatively small.

From Can Pastilla to Palma you can either go by bus for 1,50 euro, 50 minutes or take a cab like we firstly did,  but paying 20 times more and yeah, lasting 15 minutes. The capital has everything from many old narrow streets winding towards Bellver Castle (14th century) and Royal Palace of La Almudaina to the fancy street Passeig des Born (very similar to Las Ramblas in Barcelona) which is now known as the Golden Mile hosting shops such as: Louis Vuitton, Mulbery, Hugo Boss, etc. The most famous landmark of the city today is  one of one of Europe’s tallest Gothic structure the Cathedral La Seu,  located to one side of the harbour and overlooks the seaside promenade.

Palma has the benefits of both a cosmopolitan city and an amazing seafront location, with a wide choice of fine property types and prices.

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Summer in late October

Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal, Greece, Tunisia and Spain are the European countries with a perfect beach climate even in October. This time, we risked and chose Palma de Mallorca in the wettest month- October as we were dreaming for a long time to visit the Balearic Island. Palma de Mallorca is the largest island in Spain and it’s full of…PALMS!

As I am unemployed, everyday feels like holiday to me (a more stressful one,though) but my boyfriend and I needed to break the distance for a while and relax in a warm place.  Summer never dies, as long as you have money and the willingness to travel. We got used to book our holidays on off season as there are numerous advantages:

-lower prices: You are able to enjoy super fine hotels and save between 30-40% on your accommodation costs. For example, we chose Java Hotel where we paid 102 euros/ night for half board instead of 150 euros during on season.  Everything met and exceeded our expectations there: friendly staff, delicious & various food,perfect location, modern furniture. The hotel is situated close by a wide promenade of 10 km to the resort of Arenal in the east.  If you don’t fancy to walk between the 2 resorts, there’s a popular mini train which runs along the promenade.

-fewer crowds

-pleasant weather

– local tourist industry still ready to please and entertain.

Along with few disadvantages :

-seniors everywhere

-few places closed

-uncertain weather

Anyway, stay tuned to discover more of the island in the next posts!

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