No, I’m not going to write a recipe of a strawberry cheesecake. Not because I don’t want to –I would love to – but because I am horrible in the kitchen. That is, I am basically useless. My talents, as you already know, lie somewhere else. For example, next to the sewing machine… or to a stitching kit… or next to electroencephalography. But today, we won’t be talking about brains, though some people might have gotten the color metaphor. We’ll be talking about stitching and embellishing instead.
Well, guys, if you are stressed out I’d highly recommend some knitting or stitching to you. Did you know that monotonous work decreases the stress level? It does! I checked it tw… lots of times! You should really try it. But then again, if stitching or knitting stresses you out, I’d suggest you should really focus on watching the fish. 🙂
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The spring is almost there. Apart from the bright sun and trees in bloom, it brings along the need to strip away the layers of the heavy winter clothing and to jump into something light. Personally, I prefer to follow the change of season with the change of my clothing colors. It’s not the light reflection/ light absorbtion thingy but my deliberate act of season distinction: It’s spring! – I put on fair colors to celebrate it. Here comes my first spring tribute: a cream-colored shift dress.
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The times of sequins as a party attribute are long over. Nowadays, a woman can wear sequins to the office… and I don’t only mean the office of a fashion magazine. Yes, ladies, you can wear sequins in a less glamorous environment, for example, in an EEG laboratory. I especially love sequins on skirts. This way, I can easily dress it up and down.
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It was such a pleasure to have Vassilis Christopoulos here in Konstanz. He is a great conductor and will definitely be missed. For his farewell concert on June, 21, Vassilis chose two pieces that one would never even dream to hear in combination: Beethoven’s Symphony Nr.6 F-major op.68 “Pastorale” and Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique op.14. The first piece is all about country life – cheerful mood on arrival in the countryside, scenes from a brook, thunder and storm, singing shepherds – pure nature. The second piece, on the other hand, is based on the autobiography of Hector Berlioz and reflects his love affair with the actress Harriet Smithson. At least, the first three scenes. The last two scenes describe his dreams under the influence of opium: his own execution and a witches’ Sabbath featuring his lover. Quite an impressive mixture, isn’t it?
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When I don’t feel like brooding over the combinability of my tops and bottom I usually reach for a dress. Or something black-and-white. Whatever the pattern, as long as it’s black-and-white, it’s always a go. I’d put on coloful shoes and scarves and I am good to go.
This spring I extended my black-and-white wardrobe, having sewn several skirts and tops. Today’s post features two patterned skirts and a long-sleeve T-shirt.
This skirt is very simple. I didn’t even line it as I meant to wear it in summer on an everyday basis. Taking into account the composition of the fabric (cotton-elastane blend) and the cut, it’s also not very likely to ride up. Moreover, I’ve already got several slips, so I decided to go for a linen-free skirt.
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No-no, it’s not a converter! These are two entirely separate pieces!
A year ago a bought a piece of D&G fabric. It was a viscose(haha)-elastane blend that caught my eye with its Acropolis pattern. I decided to buy it for a tunic or a top. The fabric consisted of rapports of about one meter in the length, each of which was also subdivided into two patterns of 70 cm in the width.
I sewed a really nice top that is never going to retire. EVER. I love it! It’s really wearable and can be dressed up and down according to different occasions.
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Some people hate neon colors and in many cases they are right. When I first sewed this dress, my brother-in-law told me: “Change into something neutral, please, you make my eýes hurt.”
Impolite as it was, it was also to some extent reasonalbe: people should respect other people. Thus, I had to consider some outfits that could be wearable without the assistance of seeing aid .
I was not really worried about my co-workers, as the lab environment presupposes not the best mood. My colorful dress was thus a happy change and a “shot of sun”. Besides, scientists are pretty strange people (I guess, everybody is familiar with the Big Bang Theory). So, I was only worried about the rare casual occasions without the lab. Now, let’s have a look at the looks (:)) and decide whether they have a right for existence.
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I love regularity in everything (which is probably why I love calculating stats 🙂 ). As soon as something gets irregular, it drives me crazy and throws me off. I guess, it’s obvious why I didn’t instantly fall in love with this Prada fabric.
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Last Friday we went to a philharmonic concert. I promise to review that later but today I will tell you about my outfit for the concert.
It is important to assess the audience beforehand as you don’t want to find yourselves completely overdressed in a crowd of pretty casual people. This is exactly what awaits you here. Nevertheless, you still want to have that flare of going out. A cocktail dress being out of question, I decided to go for some fresh colors and pulled my favorite pair of Joop! pants out of the closet. What followed felt like a brainstorm.
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Oh, no! I don’t mean this one
And most certainly not Jocelyn Wildenstein!
I mean this one:
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