He Says/She Says… Pocket Squares, a Yes or No?

Pic by Franzi.

There are some fashion trends men and women seem to have completely different opinions about. – Ballet flats for example. Women think they are cute and girly (and comfy), but I realized that most men I knew wouldn’t agree. They clearly prefer high heels (no surprise, I guess). So let’s talk about fashion. Funny enough, we start today with men’s fashion. What do you think about pocket squares?

She says (Franzi):

When Stephan told me that he would like to wear his suit with a pocket square my first reaction was a clear: “No! Why?!” In my opinion pocket squares are old-fashioned and should be worn by old, elegant men or snobs, not by young, confident men. Okay, it’s possible that the pocket square adds a touch of color to otherwise grey/black/dark blue suits. However, it also looks a bit like a tissue that peeks out of the suit jacket pocket, and not like an expensive accessory for men… But let’s hear Stephan’s view:

He says (Stephan):

When Franzi reacted with a “No! Why?!”, I was a bit dumbfounded why she would bother. Let me give you a couple of reasons a pocket square is amazing, imho. First of all, old-fashioned is a very similar word to classic. And timeless, affordable classics are hard to come by when you do not have a black Amex in your wallet. A pocket square is very affordable, but at the same time does not make you look cheap at all. It is a good way to jump out of a grey mass of people wearing navy-blue or grey suits without going crazy in the color of your suit. Furthermore, how many accessories can a man really wear? Watch, (bow-)tie, … pocket square! And finally, ladies out there, James Bond and Ryan Gosling don’t wear suits without one. I think those are the best example for confident, classy, young men.

So what do you think: Does a pocket square remind you more of James Bond or more of an old man/snob? Let us know!

Have a beautiful day!

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New Year’s Resolution III: Learn to Sew!

Pic by Franzi. Instagram @luckmysocalled.

My third resolution: Learn to sew! A few month ago, I got my first sewing machine and since X-Mas I also own some sewing books. So, it’s time to start with some easy projects.

Maybe a scarf? Some baby trousers? A cosmetic bag? Oh, so many ideas! Do you have more? Let me know!

Have a creative day :)!

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Home!

Home. Pic by Franzi.

I am home and safe… The last two days in Berlin were crazy, in a bad way. Hopefully it will be calmer now, so that everyone has the chance to enjoy those last days before X-Mas. There’s no snow, but its freezing: Let’s light a fire and relax.

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

Pic by Franzi.

And another summer skirt – wooly cardigan  – heavy boots combination of mine…

Skirt: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Wooly Cardigan: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Black Shirt: H&M old collection  (new alternative).

Shoes: Timberland.

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

outfitPic by Franzi.

Another wild combination of mine: My favorite summer skirt plus a comfy sweater (plus wooly thighs and thick boots). For the memory on warm summer days!

Skirt: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Wooly Sweater: COS old collection (new alternative).

Loop: Armedangels old collection  (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

outfitPic by Franzi.

This week’s look is something like my signature style: A flower dress, plus a wooly cardigan, plus a cotton cardigan underneath, plus a scarf :). What shall I say? I just like it the girly comfy way!

Dress: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Wooly Cardigan: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Grey cotton cardigan: H&M old collection  (new alternative).

Tights: H&M.

Scarf: A gift, made in Syria (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

outfit1Pic by Franzi.

New week – new look. Today with a little sensation: A jeans! Since I nearly never wear trousers, I always have to get used on it before I actually feel comfy. But this combination with a wide feminine top and a yellow splash of color made the adjustment process quite easy ;).

Jeans: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Cardigan: edc old collection (new alternative).

Belt: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Sweater: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Scarf: A gift, made in Syria (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

outfitPic by Franzi.

Another look of the week – a handmade summer dress combined with a warm wooly sweater and a cuddly scarf. For a slight feeling of summer during wet and grey autumn days :).

Dress: DIY (alternative).

Sweater: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Scarf: Heirloom (new alternative).

Have a beautiful day!

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Look of the Week!

lookPic by Franzi.

It’s time for a new category: My look of the week! Now that I counted my whole wardrobe I would like to show you why I need all those items and how I combine them. Today I start with a warm autumnal look (There was the first snow in Hamburg yesterday!).

Shoes: Timberland.

Top: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Skirt: H&M old collection (new alternative).

Men’s shirt: Second hand (new alternative).

Hand cuffs: DIY (alternative).

Tights: Nur Die.

Scarf was once a present (alternative).

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Those Pretty Books! #fbm16

book1Der Lauf der Liebe (The Course of Love) by Alain de Botton. All pics by Franzi, made on the #fbm16.

Every year on the Frankfurt Book Fair I am looking out for books that are unique – not only in their content (which remains the priority) but also in their look. I am not the only crazy person doing this – there are even two competitions that are selecting the most beautiful books every year: The Stiftung Buchkunst honors the best book design and then there is the Beauty and the Book Award. Here are my four favorites…

Have a beautiful day!

book4Alice im Wunderland & Alice hinter den Spiegeln (Alice in Wonderland & Alice through the Looking Glass) by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Floor Rieder.

book2The cookbook Octaphilosophy by the Taiwanese chef André Chiang looks extremely precious.

book3The most beautiful children’s book I have seen this year on the book fair: Von einem mutigen Hasen, der heimlich auszog, die Welt zu entdecken und das Fürchten zu lernen (From a brave rabbit, who secretly went away to discover the world and to learn what fear is) by Alexandre Chardin and Mylène Rigaudie.

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