I wanna capture all my leather and fake leather jackets and make them more diverse by showing them in different outfits. I have a black one by C&A a black one with a white collar by FIZZEN, a black and white actez pattern one by TALLY WEIJL, an oversized black fake leather jacket by C&A, a brown fake suede by ESPRIT, a brown leather jacket by EDWIN and a brown/grey one by KOOKAI. I really can not complain and I am totally not in the need of a leather or fake leather jacket – I can work with the given : )
lets start with the black fake leather biker jacket by C&A!
if you have a stressful day and need something to cheer you up I have exactly the right thing for you. treat yourself and experience a scalp massage. I did that a couple of weeks ago at COIFFURE WINTER in Basel and it was awesome. they offer an ayurvedic scalp massage and they have different oils and waters depending on your hair and scalp type.
awww how can I describe it, it is just wonderful! they have great skills and know exactly how to relax their clients. I was asked if I wanted my feet/legs up and if I wanted the chair to massage my back during the ayurvedic scalp massage. and I think thats all I can say, it was awesome and I can only recommend to check it out.
a couple of months ago I changed my hair color and got this really cool bronde/ombre look but after a week of vacation in sicily at the beach my blonde ends were almost breaking off, thats why I had to say goodbye and cut the blonde parts off. now it loks really cool too as it is more of an ombre look now with a much more natural looking gradient. sorry for the washed out photos I took them with the SAMSUNG galaxy alpha phone soon my phone history will be online and there you can read all the pros and cons of the last 3 phones I was using. this photo below shows me right after the massage and as you can see I am very happy and relaxed. : )
thank you Stefanie Winter for making this fancy up-do – I felt like a princess – the whole day! I tried to shoot a step by step guide but I didnt end up with a smooth series of steps so I decided not to post them. BUT Stefanie also took some photos and I will see if I can use hers to make something nice, we will see.
so let me ramble a bit about hair. do you wear your hair up or down, a pony tail or a bun? there are so many different ways to wear your hair up and I am often very inspired by watching youtube tutorials. I was more than happy to have such a PRO at work because working on the back of ones head is not easy to manage especially when it shouldnt look like a messy bun. 🙂 I usually wear my hair down and if not I have an either sleek or messy bun. so this was a firsty for me. although I used to wear my hair clipped up in the 90s but in a very very different way and I would not feel comfortable to wear this look ever again.. I dunno if my old friend Julie is reading my blog – she would know exactly what I am talking about 🙂 wearing my hair up in such a professional way was a really nice experience and it totally made me wear my favorite dress – too bad it was minus temperatures that very day so I couldnt show you my full outfit – all you can see is my gorgeous hair and my lovely super old ZARA coat.
what do you need?
loads of bobby pins
a flat iron
straighten your hair with the flat iron
use the flat iron to make curls (tutorial here «)
section your hair in two parts – front and back
split the back part in two even sections
clip one part to the opposite side and secure with bobby pins
use the other part and roll it in to cover the other side secure with bobby pins from top and bottom and try to have a nice smooth surface. use hairspray!
take the front part and separate the bangs
split the front part into smaller sections and roll them back, secure with bobby pins and use hairspray to cover any flying hairs. thats it!
I am again sorry that I can not show you a step by step tutorial but I am already working on my next hair tutorial and there I will really have a step by step guide. stay tuned. xx
this was planned for quiet a while and finally I had the chance and time to do it together with Helena from the Winter CoiffureSalon in Basel. thank you so much for everything. x
Marylin Monroe is very known for her blonde curly look and eventhough I am not blonde I think we can all try to look a bit like her – not kidding! so what I am trying to is to create a similar look but work with the features of ones face and make a nice fusion look. so in my case I watched so many youtube tutorials and documentaries about Marilyn Monroe and learned a lot about her life and career and oh dear, she didnt have a too happy life as she was addicted to drugs and had a hard time organizing her life and acting – often she didnt show up on the set or fell asleep during the takes due to her sleeping pill addiction. but of course there are also nice and funny things to share about her. to achive the perfect wiggle she cut a tiny piece of both of her heels – thats genious, isnt it? who would do that today except for Lady Gaga?
so let me start with the TUTORIAL and guide you thru some easy steps – ten to be exact. Firs of all you need Curling Irons in two different sizes (small and medium) and some good shampoo and treatment products, I used the REDKEN Blonde Idol collection and the VALERA curling irons. We also need booby pins, Hairspray and makeUp (redlipstick, fake eyelashes, foundation, eyeliner in black) and a Marilyn Monroe outfit.
wash your hair and use mousse for a better grip – pull it through the hair from scalp to the ends.
blow dry your hair. I read that it is better to do the curls on fresh washed hair for a very long lasting Marilyn Monroe look.
use heat protection spray and start to heat the curling irons. I used the VALERA curling irons and they worked really great. You can adjust the heat from 130 to 190 °C and they have a nice clip to really hold a tight curl. and thats exactly what we want for this look.
section your hair in tiny parts all around the head and start at the lower back of the head. start with the smaller curling iron and start to curl the hair towards the head. after you have curled two sections you grap a clip and clip the curl to the head – like this the curl can cool in a very soft way and this will help the curls to last a lot longer. so alternate the curling irons and switch between the smaller and medium one. always curl towards the head and never outwards. leave out the bang parts.
now we will curl the bang section and also here we curl towards the face and we use the bigger curling iron for doing that. also here we clip the curl to the head and let everything cool.
spray a light hairspray over the clipped curls and let it all set and cool.
remove all the clips and take a nice brush and start brushing the curls out – dont use too much force so lightly brush thru your curls and always make sure to brush the ends inwards.
Marilyn Monroe didnt have a split she styled her hair in a very nice and voluminous way – I tried to achieve this but it made me look like a mix between a puddle and afro – not kidding again. so I figured why not transforming this style a bit towards my looks and therefore I styled a split on the left and brushed the hair around it.
in case you have longer hair than Marilyn did than you need some bobby pins to tuck your curls in – like I had to do it too. this gives a fuller look and also the curls will last a lot longer as there is no weight pulling them down – hello gravity!
use another spritz of hairspray in order to seal the complete look. now it is time for the styling. I choose a nice elegant dress with a fakefur coat, some sparkly earrings that look like real diamonds and black heels. for the makeUp we need a pair of fake eyelashes, a black eyeliner and red lipstick – voila – thats it!
so Marilyn Monroe had a very dramatic winged eyeliner with a nice winged lower lash line too. she had a sheer silver eyeshadow all over her lid and used a rather dark color to cut the crease. this gives the impressions of more hidden but also more lustre eyes. I already have a beauty mark on my cheek so I just darkened this one – in case you dont have one just easily fake one.
so that is really it – I hope you liked it and I would be super happy to see your Marilyn Monroe looks – please share them with me! x
I wanna share with you my awesome hair dresser Stefanie Winter from Winter Coiffure in Basel. she mainly uses products of the company Rolland from Italy, they are super skin- and hair- friendly and use natural ingredients that are rich in active ingredients and free of chemical components. the formulas are rich in natural and biodynamic ingredients and all products are as far as possible free from irritants and potentially dangerous components. the product packaging is only made of sustainable recyclable materials, most packages are bottles and containers of highly biodegradable plastic or glass. that is something I highly appreciate. another thing that I like is that Stefanie pays attention to what is out on the market and like this you can always find something nice in her salon. for instance months before the invisibobble was sold in H&M and Claires (and where else..) she had them – the same with the brush tangle teezer. in the last photo you can see Stefanie Winter in action and this is also a tiny sneak peek as this photo was taken during the photoshooting preparations.
I change my natural brown hair to a redish copper brown and ever since I did that I get so many compliments and people ask me whether this is my natural hair color 🙂
in November last year I had the honor to be part of a photoshooting with Claudia Link photography and I can not wait to share our results with you. stay tuned.