Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oh, Kleidermarkt, I love you

In my last post I mentioned that me and my friend were shopping at the "Garage" who is part of the Kleidermarkt stores and so amazing that I´m glad not to live close to one because it would ruin me forever. Just in case I haven´t made it clear enough before: If you are in Berlin, don´t miss it.
I spent nearly 80 € and here´s what I got:

The dress is missing some insert-collar-blouse-like-thingy
(I really have no idea what it´s called in english...) but it was love
at first sight. Also has the original belt. 19,99 €, nearly perfect condition.
Can´t complain about that, right?

I´m not sure when exactly this was made, somewhere between
the 70s and the 90s guessing from its Union Made label, but it reminded
me of Tashas Victory jacket AND it´s bright red. How could I not? I found
this in the pay-per-kilo-section.

Needs to be shortened but looks niiiiice with slacks.

And then I accidentally bought a vintage Hugo Boss jacket
for 17,99 €.

And here is my favorite. This thing fits like a glove
and is in perfect condition. 19,99 € as well.

Looking at the last dress I wonder if it is inpropriate to wear a black dress to a wedding? I´m invited as a guest to a wedding in autumn and while I plan to sew something colourful for the occasion I know that I´m the slowest seamstress and there is a chance that I won´t have anything nice to wear otherwise. So I´m asking you, is a black dress acceptable for a wedding?

In other news I´m doing things with my hair. Things that need patience. Here´s a quick preview:


I´m working on an all colour head. And I´m so looking forward to the day when it´s finally just one colour, not 50 shades of blue-green-grey-black. Getting rid of nearly 10 years of dark dye is no fun... But I already had people ask me how in the world I managed to get such a great blue-green gradient. Hah, little do I know. But it´s all in one bottle of blue dye :)
The hairstyle is based on Tashas famous back role with a scarf. And now I mentioned her twice in one post and can officially confess that I´m a fan.

That´s all, Folks!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The baltic coast, Berlin and great news

Yep, I was on holiday. Like every summer I visited my family at the baltic coast and had a great time. Lots of talking, lots of laughing and, because there was a birthday to celebrate, some great cheesecake. I LOVE cheesecake. And I had my 5 seconds of ocean:

so cold!
I didn´t do anything too exciting, mostly relaxed in the garden, so lets move on to the second part of the holiday: My 1.5 days in Berlin, where I stayed with my bestest friend whom I hadn´t seen for 1 year or so! The first thing we did the evening I arrived was to raise our glasses to the great call I got early in the morning.

high quality drink
This stuff is like diabetes in a bottle, absolutely horrible. I drank it anyways, because bubble water without alcohol, thatswhy. And we paid for it, so somebody had to drink it.

The next day started with a visit to the Kinemathek Berlin, a museum about the history of (mainly) german film. The exhibition is breathtaking and if you should ever happen to be in Berlin that´s the place to go :). Not only do they introduce classics like "The cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and "Metropolis", no, they also have several rooms dedicated to Marlene Dietrich including some of her original costumes. (It seems like they change the clothes once in a while, I haven´t seen any of the outfits shown below).

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After the educational part came the shopping. And shopping we did. Berlin has not only one but several "Kleidermarkt"-shops where you can find vintage and second hand clothing at mostly reasonable prices and we had planned to see them all. Such a silly plan. We started at Made in Berlin in Friedrichstraße. I soon realized that they sell mostly stuff from the 70s or later, so I didn´t buy anything. I found one super cute dress but as I couldn´t even pull it over my shoulders I had to leave it behind.

Our next stop was the shop "Garage" at Ahornstraße. On our way we had to go via Underground and there I found the most amazing shop window:


Old sewing machines all over from floor to roof! Such beauties. But back to the Garage. It´s huge. It´s filled with stuff from the 30s to the 90s and it takes forever to go through all the racks:

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What you see on the photo is just one corner, the shop is about 4 times the size. You will find everyting from dresses to blouses to hats and shoes. And the best thing? They have a kilo area. Means when you buy pieces from that store area you don´t pay by pieces, you pay by weight. And every kilo is 17.99 €. Amazing? Amazing! We spent several hours in there, maybe 3 or 4, and we could have stayed longer if they hadn´t been closing. In the end I went home with two 40s dresses, two jackets and a blouse for not even 80 €. I´ll show them in a separate post, though.

And now for the great news that made me drink Robby Bubble: We are moving to the most amazing appartment! I had a look at it two days before I left for the coast and then did the whole paperwork and phoning while away from home. It wasn´t the most relaxing holidays I ever had, but it was so worth it. We´ll have twice the space, huge windows (outfit pictures, here I come!) and it´s only 5 minutes from my work place. It´s fantastic. I signed the contract yesterday and we´ll move in in August. I can´t even tell you how excited I am. But my Pinterest account got a lot of new additions ;) I´m dreaming of mid century modern meets bright colour kitsch meets hipster. Two more months and so much packing to do! Please don´t expect me to blog a lot.

Have a great day everyone :)