there is a new fragrance in the shops – the new SUMMER EDITION of the well known L’EAU D’ISSEY. and I have more news for you, there is also a new L’EAU D’ISSEY that is called CITY BLOSSOM by Mademoiselle Maurice.
the bottle of the summer edition looks very similar to the regular one but the scent of the is a bit lighter and more floral. the CITY BLOSSOM has a less sweet and less floral base and is a bit more herbal. again I have to admit that I am very bad at discribing scents. : ) this post should tell you that there is something new in the shops and is not a review about the products.
I was a big fan of the L’EAU D’ISSEY scent when I was around 16 and I can still bring back memories by smelling it. somehow I grew out of the scent and I am not wearing it anymore but with the new CITY BLOSSOM this might change it 🙂 I have only smelled it but not worn it yet. lets see it and you guys should see for yourself – visit your next shop and ask for the new summer edition. I am curious if you like it. X
can you see it too? I had a funny moment with my camera and it made a fancy rainbow – yay! but actually I dont wanna talk about rainbows today I rather wanna show you my lovel spring outfit!
I have recently shopped at zalando.ch and I have found some lovely things: read my shopping haul post here << so I am wearing the floral pants – the grey leather pumps – the cute pearl earrings and the lovely beige bag with the pink wallet inside!
this is my tiny hope that spring will arrive early this year 🙂 and therefore I have put together this pastel – floral outfit. I have showed you my zalando spring haul a couple of days ago and today I am finally wearing my new grey pumps by tamaris. they are extremly comfy – the first time that I wear tamaris shoes and I am quiet impressed! due to the platform the actual heel is not so tall and one can really feel that when walking and standing for longer periods.
I am so happy to already have this before its in the shop so I can tell you how great it is and that I am more than sure that this will be a big must have fragrance in the future. everytime I am wearing this – and this is almost every second day – I get a compliment on my fragrance followed by the question what it is that I am wearing. I had to give some to my mom as she already loves it too and I got one of these tiny containers where you can fill in the fragrance – these little spray containers come in very handy when you travel with hand luggage. what I find really funny is that the fragrance transforms in two different ways after wearing it on the skin for a moment – either the fresh, green note lingers around or the warm and almost powdery touch stays more present. in my case it was the fresh green part that lasted and with my mom it was the opposite. another thing that I wanna say is even though this parfum is actually created for women it could also be a more unisex fragrance BUT one has to like a quiet dominant floral scent.
head note: soy bean, lilly of the valley
heart note: orris root, cedarwood
base note: musk, cashmerewood
the fragrance will be exclusively sold at Marionnaud starting March 14, 2015
the campaign was photographed by Steven Klein and shows a classic portrait of the model Anna Ewers. she was styled by Vanessa Traina and had her makeup done by Diane Kendal and her hair were styled by Didier Malige it took place in New York and I almost could not believe – it was taken on December 11, 2013 – yes, thats quiet some time ago.
unfortunately the fragrance is not a very cheap one here you can see a list of prices:
Eau de parfum 75ml 175 CHF
Eau de Parfum 50ml 145 CHF
Eau de Parfum 30ml 89 CHF
Body Lotion 200ml 71.50 CHF
Shower Gel 200ml 65.00 CHF
nothing brand new but rather new. the thomas sabo fragrances CHARM ROSE and CHARM ROSE INTENSE are available since mid of October for 39.90 CHF.
here is what I read about it: “the very first THOMAS SABO CHARM CLUB fragrance is the culmination of all CHARM CLUB collections – CHARM ROSE Eau de Parfum. a fragrance all about Luck, Fashion, Love & Passion. in addition to the pleasurably fresh top note and the sensual base note, the heart of this scent is a dazzling bouquet of rare roses. The 1950s style bottle with its silver cap and small pendant is a real gem, as well as the exquisite CHARM CLUB style packaging with satin lining. The charming extra: you can use the ribbon with the sweet rose pendant perfectly as a hair band.”
I can totally agree with them about the rather fresh top note and the very sensual base note with lots of roses in between. I am totally in love with tha packaging and can only welcome tiny parfum bottles for my bag on the go! a fragrance for the special everyday!
awww.. I got these lovely cups from my grandma and I used to play with them when I was a child. drinking out of these today brings back lots of memories – only good memories. our grandma let us (my cousins and me) drink coffee (of course diluted with milk) and this made us feel like tiny grown-ups. I am so happy that we took such good care of the cups so that I can still enjoy them and embrace the flashback that comes with them.
so with christmas around the corner I am getting into a cozy mood and I decided to celebrate my tea and coffee times a bit more – et voila! I wish you all a happy monday and lets start an amazing week! xx
I love love love the new ARLESIENNE L’OCCITANE collection – it smells absolutely delicious! available online and in all the shops! I think this would be the perfect X MAS present for people that love floral scents as it is made out of three flowers: ROSE – SWEET VIOLET – SAFFRON.
thank you very much for sending these lovely two products as soon as I have finished all my other showergels I will for sure use this one – so long!
this dress says it all – flowers, summer, silk – it has the perfect cut and it feels like if I wouldnt be wearing anything. I wore it to the Biennale opening of Khaled Malas’ excavating the sky exhibition in Venice, Italy two weeks ago.
dress MATTHEW WILLIAMSON via zalando.ch
pumps KAVIAR GAUCHE for zalando collection
clutch PRESENT FROM ZAIRA
fan PRESENT FROM MY DAD
I love silk and I love patterns so when I had my hands on these buggers I couldnt let them go! the GANNI blouse has this boho chic pattern with the flowers – a perfect piece to match with jeans or black shorts. I took some really nice photos wearing this blouse at the #zalandosummerhouse and I will soon upload the photos to my blog. aaww.. the mint TIBI dress – a dream has come true! unfortunately this dress is already sold out. it looks really nice with my redish hair and it is super comfortable to wear – 100% silk – the best thing about this dress: it has pockets! the printed silk dress by SEE BY CHLOÉ is another dream come true – seriously! I love silk dresses and I love prints so this is the perfect combination – a printed silk dress! with this dress I really need to wear heels as the length of the dress is covering my knees and would make me look very short with flats 🙂 I wore it last night with beige platform sandals and a leatherjacket to a birthday party and I made a huge stain!! I really really hope, hmm they (drycleaner) will be able to remove it! I am such a scatterbrained person and thats why things like this happen to me! anyway, back to my favorite zalando pieces which make very nice keypieces to wear with other things.
here you can see how I wear my favorite zalando pieces – they are great for this early fall weather and I am sure I will find many other ways to wear them. how would you wear them?
getting ready for tonight
dresscode: BOHEMIAN – thats a direction of look that I really like either for summer or for fall. today is definitely NOT the perfect summer day but at least its not raining. so right now I am trying to put together an outfit with a bohemian touch. I found a fancy green aztec skirt at C&A that I might wear with boots and a hat. although for me a bohemian summer look has to be a maxidress with sandals, flowers in the hair and golden jewelry – thats it. BUT tonight its going to be 10 to 13 degrees C and I will be freezing in my summer outfit – thats why I will probably go for a rather warm looking bohemian summer outfit. anyway. I am really excited to see the new summer collection and enjoy the music, drinks and snacks! of course I will bring my camera in order to report everything for you guys. stay tuned! xx
C&A fashionshow – showing the current denim, floral and black white looks!
there was something for everyone no matter what age or size. thanks for inviting me to this event. it had a good time and a special shoutout to Tatjana from the local tv chanel TELEBASEL, she did an amazing job moderating the show.
a super rich balm!
what makes it so rich? when its about lip care I always read the ingredients as I often had problems with ingredients like silicon, paraffin and beewax. so of course I also checked the ingredients of this lip balm.
and you can see for yourself its without the ingredients that I had problems with – YAY!
ingredients of the AESOP lip balm SPF30
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Sucrose Polysoyate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Zinc Oxide (Nano), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Behenate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, d-Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate.
are you familiar with the scents of AESOP?
I am using different products by them and I really like the herbal scents of AESOP products. visit your AESOP shop and ask for the lipbalm, I am sure you will love it! xx
for the people of Basel, Switzerland
you can find the AESOP shop here:
FLOWERS AND SNEAKERS
I love to mix as you may know from previous posts and therefor its no wonder that I am mixing flowers and sneakers with a rather elegant skirt.
The very nice thing with this outfit is that the colors from the flowers on my cardigan are almost the same as the color of my nike free sneakers.
top FRUIT OF THE LOOM
bag MIU MIU
jewelry CHRISTIN WEBER MARC BY MARC JACOBS SWAROVSKI
sneakers NIKE FREE
photo taken by Thomas R.