Glimpses at Fashion: Oktober 2015

Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 2015

Glimpses at Fashion went "From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" #jpgmuc


Good morning guys, yesterday evening my boyfriend and I returned from our trip to Munich and it was really amazing. I should be sitting here, correcting French tests for school but I am not really motivated...How surprising is that...? I definitely prefer to share my weekend with you guys, just because it is so much more fun.



Although it wasn't my first stay in Munich, I have been amazed at the beauty of this wonderful German town. In Munich you have everything...beautiful old buildings,houses, museums, great parks, the river Isar (as it still follows its natural course unlike our river Main). You have also great streets for shopping such as the famous #Maximilianstraße. It is really hard to walk down this beautiful street with all those fantastic shops and knowing that the millions in my bank account are not there (yet :-))...




Apart from the lacking millions, everything was perfect. We had a wonderful hotel not far away from the city centre, stlyed in a way that I really love. Simple, minimal and timeless....you could just feel at home at #Bold.






With the hotel being perfect and the weather being just fine, we spent a beautiful weekend in Munich. On Saturday we were most of the time outside as it was so sunny and warm and we took a long walk along the river Isar. The atmosphere was great and I had the impression that the summer came back to just pay a visit to this lovely German town. 


As the Sunday weather was not that fine, we spent most of the day in the beautiful museums of Munich. Even if you are not the museum type it is worth to visit one or two of the famous museums in Munich as the buildings in and of themselves are extraordinarly impressive - as for example the #Lenbachhaus or the #Pinakothek der Moderne (just to mention two of them...).

#JPGMUC Jean Paul Gaultier in love with Munich

Monday was the day I had been waiting for for a few months and I was really excited when my boyfriend dropped me off in front of the #Kunsthalle München on Monday morning...two hours to discover the world of Jean Paul Gaultier #JPGMUC. I was so excited and happy...





I spent two hours of amazament in the world of Jean Paul Gaultier and it was worth every second. Moving up the stairs of the #Kunsthalle München, I entered the anteroom and was taken into the Gaultier atmosphere by the predominance of the nautic look of furniture and signs...






The first hall was dominated by the beginnings of his work. Gaultier's first model, his Teddy Bear #Nana, looks so cute and friendly and kind of creates a certain connection between you and the great Jean Paul Gaultier. It just makes him a human being like anyone else...After having examined one of the most amazing bustiers, I have ever seen, I entered the realm of blue, the second room, which was definitely my favourite one.

Apart from all those wonderful dresses, robes, skirts and shirts - I really love love love the nautic look - all those models in this realm of blue, including Gaultier had their things to say to you... Due to these extraordinary video installations not only the models but also the master himself are brought to life. Everyone of them had something to say and the whole room was filled with voices that sound so familiar and strange at the same time. A most unusal and fascinating atmosphere...



Every single room of #JPGMUC had its own particualar aura. It were not only the voices of the models that made me feel being a part of Gaultier's world of fashion. It was also the closeness to all those wonderful creations, every piece of them being so unique and artful. Gaultier is really a fashion genius. His use of extraordinary materials in fashion design such as animal feather, animal skin, crystals, metal cans, jet and elastic turns every piece into a piece of art that you want to look at endlessly. A most amazing fashion experience...


After having finished with the wonderful wedding gowns, that make us girls just wanting to get married just for the sake of wearing these extraordinary gowns, I happily left. My boyfriend was waiting already outside (not being that much into fashion as I am) and I automatically took him to #Maximilianstrasse for another cup of cappuccino...just to enjoy this atmosphere that Gaultier has evoked in me a little longer - secretly..and for myself.

Guys, that was it, my trip to Munich. I had the greatest fun there and I enjoyed it very much writing to you about it. If you have the opportunity to come to Munich, visit #JPGMUC. You will love it, guys. I am sure.

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I hope you enjoyed our little journey into the world of Gaultier...
I am really looking forward to writing to you soon.

Maritine



Freitag, 23. Oktober 2015

You want to be more Parisian wherever you are...?




Hey guys! I am happy to be back here with you and to have found some time to write to you. It is a little bit like coming back home. Finding the time for writing a new post wasn't as easy as I expected this week. Although I haven't worked at all, I enjoyed a lot of my freetime with my wonderful friends and this was really fun and necessary. By the way, they all are really fashion-addicted
and everyone of them has their own style, which I adore so much. I am totally happy about having a French friend, who in this moment is on her way to Paris in order to spend some time with her family. She is just adorable and the Parisian, I would say...As French was my favourite subject at school and as I studied the language for many years, I fell in love with the French language and the culture very early. And for over all these years I couldn't stop myself from asking myself the question of why we admire these beautiful Parisian women so much and what makes them so adorable and unique.

I am sure a lot of you have already heard about the book by the beautiful Caroline de Maigret #How to be Parisian wherever you are and I couldn't resist buying it and checking out at least for the essentials of the Parisian way to dress. The great thing was, after having studied these facts, I realized that there are at least a few things that make me the German Parisian or the Parisian German...

Howsoever, there are some facts that I wanted to share with you because I just like them and I think we all are a little Parisian wherever we live...Don't you think? So let's look at the fashion essentials of the Parisian woman together, guys...Enjoy...

1. Whether it's white or blue, it's always worth taking one from your boyfriend: an oversized shirt. It never goes out of style and undoing the first button shows your sense of style and makes the look more casual.










2.  Wearing oversized sunglasses everyday.. because, last night, you had a fight with your boyfriend and want to hide your eye bags, because even in winter it is often too bright outside, because you are just sad, because you just want to hide or because you just want to show off with your beautiful sunglasses...













3. A small silk scarf. It adds a certain Parisian elegance to every outfit. And in addition to that, it makes every darker outfit look more colourful, friendly and even luxurious, if you pick the right scarf...Wearing it in your hair makes you look like a film star, as for example Grace Kelly in To catch a thief.













4. The bag. You take it everywhere you go and often there are things in your bag, that you don't want another person to see. Some women might say that theie bag has a life of its own. And the bag of the Parisian woman is so beautiful that no one really cares what is inside...













5. Wear a long trench instead of a down jacket. You know that a down jacket would make you feel much warmer but in the name of style and elegance you put on your long trench.












6. The Parisian woman is said to have a few thick scarves not only because they are a beautiful accessory. She wears them to keep herself warm as well, as she doesn't wear parkas.











7.  As the Parisian woman, one of your favourite pieces is your oversized sweater that you love to wear the day after a party or sitting next to your lovely boyfriend in your car on your way to your travel destination. Letting it slip off your shoulder makes you even look more Parisian...










8.  You wear ballet flats because they represent the ideal combination of comfort and elegance and because they add something fairylike to your every outfit.







9. You don't go anywhere without your jeans. You cannot seperate a Parisian woman from her jeans. It is impossible.










10. Wear men's shoes...Yes, ladies...You wear them because you are Parisian and everyone says theses shoes are meant for men. You love to contradict.






11. If you don't have one yet, buy one or if you have one already, you should wear it more often: the little black blazer. It fits perfectly with a pair of jeans and always looks effortlessly elegant.




12. The true Parisian woman owns a very very simple but expensive T-shirt. She is always willing to give in to the common trends but always loves to add a certain luxury to her style. That is why she can spend hours looking for the perfect T-shirt which at first sight seems to be simple but in truth is one of highest quality and style.






13. And guys, not to forget, if you want to be and feel a little more Parisian, you need the white shirt. It is timeless. It is iconic and you can combine it with a lot of other beautiful pieces in your wardrobe.

So guys, I don't know how you feel right now..maybe a little more Parisian than before? I hope so, because I have to admit that, having written this post, I have fallen a little more in love with Paris and its fashion and I am sure this love will last forever...

I am going to leave you now because I still need to pack my bags for tomorrow. We are going to Munich for a few days and I am going to visit Gaultiers #From the sidewalk to the catwalk. I am so excited...

To all of you a lovely weekend and I am looking forward to writing to you next week!

Let's stay tuned and fashionable and Parisian! If you want to shop the Parisian style check out these looks...