Sunday, March 25, 2012

What to do when you hair´s a mess?

As my hair colour is still a mix of dark blond, washed out black and vomit green, I don´t feel much like setting and styling it. It would probably look silly. Not to mention that I botched my bettie bangs the other day and now have to wait until they grow a bit longer to style them properly again.
But I had to come up with something for today as we were having lunch and cake over at the in-laws to be. I wanted to hide as much hair as possible but didn´t feel like wearing a beret so I tried something I´ve had in mind for some time now: the turban.


And here´s what it looked like on my head:


The scarf belongs to Mr. Yeti but he didn´t even know it exists ;). To make it look a little more fancy, I added the brooch I already wore in my last outfit post. The slacks are also the same as last time. But the sweater´s different! I bought it at Orsay last year. Mr. Yeti took the outfit pictures and because he´s so funny my face looks strange in all of them. You know, the face you make when you are about to laugh or smile but try to resist? Yeah, that´s me on every photo. Here´s the best I could find:


Let me also mention that I lost 3kg over the last weeks just by reducing my food intake. Now if I would do sports regularly I´d finally fulfil Mission 10kg I talked about last year (ahem)... I also do chin gymnastics (more on that another time) and I think it already improved a bit. Yippie!!

I´m afraid it was all useless as there was lots of delicious cake (made for my special needs) and chocolate today ;)

What about you, do you wear a turban once in a while?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Chapeau!

I´ll take one of each, please. Thanks! (I don´t have much to write about at the moment, so here´s for you a big load of hats that I´d love to own. I hope you enjoy :))

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cigarettes et bas nylons

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Today I want to to introduce to you the movie "Cigarettes & nylons" ("Cigarettes et bas nylons"), a little french treasure I stumbled upon last friday. I don´t want to spoil it, so here´s just a short summary: In 1944 three women - Jeannette (Adélaïde Leroux), Marie-Thérèse (Salomé Stévenin) and Mireille (Mélodie Richard) - along with many other young french ladies are marrying american soldiers. They get to know each other on their way to becoming Americans in an american army camp where they are tought the american way of live, the language and the national anthem. Very soon they have to face the cultural differences between both countries (the female american soldiers heavily criticize the lack of discipline among the french women) and some of them even start doubting their decision. In the end not all women leave for America, and not all who do end up happy in their new home country. But each of them grabs life by the horns and makes the best out of it.
My personal favorite has to be Mireille. She´s probably not the kind of woman I´d be friends with in real life, because she can be bitchy at times, but she´s smart, loyal with her friends, enjoys life and the reason why she married her husband is because he makes her laugh.

The movie doesn´t only tell a convincing story (without the artificial drama you see in so many movies) but also offers wonderful fashion and hair inspirations:

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Jeannette and Marie-Thérèse, source
Jeannettes wedding

Marie-Thérèse with her son, Mireille on the right

One of the tragic characters. I love how she wears her turban.




I´ve gotta try that technique. Might be more comfortable than
pin curls.


Please excuse the quality of the last pictures, I had to make screenshots from the online video because there are nearly no pictures around the web.
You can watch it only on ARTE, but it´s only in german and I don´t know how long it´ll be online. But maybe you want to take a closer look anyways and then you´ll get all excited and need to find the DVD ;).

Monday, March 12, 2012

I got an award

The wonderful Emy of Highball Emy´s gave me an award. Thank you so much once again, Emy :)
Also a big Thank You to all my new and long time followers for enjoying my blablabla, of course!  


The rules:


Copy and paste it on your blog; then send it to five other blogs that you follow which have less than 100 followers; notify them with a comment on their blog.
 
Annabellebumps Sewing, knitting, and even more sewing. I enjoyed following her German pattern experiment (including free pattern).
 
Buttons and bobbins Wonderful vintage sewing and knitting, not only for the grown up ladie but also for the small one.
 
Sew Something Vintage German pattern magazines. Do I have to say more? Everytime Claire´s blog pops up in my blog list with a magazine cover I squeal a bit. Just a bit, really!
 
Miss Kay What can i say, Miss Kay has awesome hair :).
 
Miss Meadow´s Vintage Pearls Vintage fashion and art history, a great mixture.
 
So, I hope you´re gonna check these ladies out and maybe even follow them? I´ll be back with even more magazine scans this week, I hope. Have a lovely day everyone!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

"So gefällt jede Frau..."









"That way every woman appeals..." Wündisch Augsburg, magazine insert.