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In addition to presentations by 47 of the world’s most prestigious design galleries, ten Curio installations, ten Design at Large projects, and the culminating presentations from the three Swarovski Designers of the Future award winners, Design Miami Basel 2018 presents six Satellites & Collaborations, seven Design Talks, and more.


CALVIN KLEIN’s first installation at Design Miami Basel 2018 presents a unique vision of an expansive international landscape, as interpreted by Chief Creative Officer, Raf Simons, featuring an authentic American barn and a showcase of limited edition Cassina Feltri armchairs with upholstery selected by Mr. Simons. An admirer of Gaetano Pesce’s work, Mr. Simons approached Cassina about initiating what he refers to as a “cultural correspondence.”
The result is a selection of 100 numbered Feltri armchairs in which CALVIN KLEIN house codes are applied to the armchair’s interior upholstery.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, in collaboration with SFA Advisory and Southern Guild, presents a project of collectible design pieces by renowned South African designer Porky Hefer. Drawing attention to the foundation’s dedication to the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants by supporting projects that build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities, Hefer created five large-scale, functional, and sculptural designs of endangered species: orangutan, polar bear, sloth, blue whale, and great white shark. Visitors are invited to sit in, on, and around these friendly sculptural creatures, igniting a sense of empathy as the stories of the animals’ hardships and the importance of their survival to our own lives are recounted through interaction, video, and text.

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018Limited edition Feltri by Gaetano Pesce for Cassina with vintage quilts selected by Raf Simons for CALVIN KLEIN/ Porky Hefer and Endangered Orangutan/ Porky Hefer, 2018/ Courtesy of Southern Guild & SFA Advisory. Photo by Antonia Steyn

Stuart Parr presents selections from his collection of classic 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s Italian motorcycles and cars in the following three categories. The Mini: These small but versatile vehicles have a top speed of about 60 mph from the rear-mounted, mostly two-cylinder engines. They were and still are the ultimate beach car and, for Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli, a perfect fit for his yacht. The Mighty: The magnificent Iso Grifo designed at Bertone by Giorgetto Giugiaro is equipped with powerful Chevrolet Corvette engines, ensuring reliability and autostrada speeds upwards of 140 mph, making it one of the world’s fastest production cars at the time––Italian beauty, American muscle. The Moto: Italian motorcycles were born on the track. Their story has been inscribed on the most famous racing tracks in the world.
The Collectors Lounge at DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018, presented by ETEL and designed by Superluna, is a space where collectors and members can enjoy a drink from the Perrier-Jouët bar, and relax in an atmosphere designed to mirror a domestic environment filled with pieces rich in Brazil’s contemporary themes and history. Curated with selected pieces from ETEL’s collection of contemporary design and re-editions of iconic modern Brazilian design, the entire Lounge structure is covered with textile panels, creating a frame for an intimate space.

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018Dinamarquesa Armchair/ Zalszupin/ Courtesy of ETEL/ The Mini, The Mighty, and The Moto / 1973, Iso Grifo 5.8 Litre Series II Coupe/ Courtesy of Stuart Parr Collection


François Halard, renowned interior and architectural photographer and this year’s curator of Design at Large, created a graphic identity specially for Design Miami/ Basel that explores the concept of time, encouraging visitors to shift their focus to design’s defining details, materials, and expressions. His blurred and distorted photographs, seen throughout Design Miami Basel’s branding, create ethereal images that appear to be on the verge of focusing. These images evoke a sense of slowing down, encouraging fairgoers to unplug from their bustling everyday lives, step away from social media addictions, and shift their perspective of time, immersing themselves fully in their first-hand experience of the fair.


Artek and Vitra return to Design Miami/ Basel this edition and will be providing the furniture for the Design Talks Theater, Media Lounge as well as Nook Café. Attendees can expect to see furniture designed by some of today’s leading designers including Konstantin Grcic’s Stool-Tool (Vitra) at our Design Talks Theater and classics of modern design by Alvar Aalto and Ilmari Tapiovaara (Artek) at our media lounge.


Preview Day/ By invitation only Monday, June 11
Collectors Preview/ 12–5pm Vernissage/ 5–7pm
Public Show Days
Tuesday, June 12/ 10am–8pm Wednesday, June 13/ 10am–8pm Thursday, June 14/ 10am–7pm Friday, June 15/ 10am–7pm
Saturday, June 16/ 11am–7pm Sunday, June 17/ 11am–7pm

a new winning team

I tried out something new and now it is finally the time to share it with you. I got two nice things by MAX FACTOR X and had fun playing around. as you can see from the caption of this blogpost, I really like both of the things. so lets first have a look what I am talking about:

MIRACLE MATCH foundation
50 natural

04 luxe lilas
so lets start with the eye shadow kit. a great palette for green and hazel brown eyes as it brings out the green due to the purple and lilac color shades. I wanna quickly review the shades from left to right: the first shade is an awesome base color and eyebrow bone highlighter. it can be used for a very natural eye look for a very simple and nude makeup. then we have the two lilac purple colors that are great to play with around the lash line or use it as a V in the outer eye corner for a more dramatic and smokey look. the last color is like the first one an awesome base color or can be used to give some definition to the crease. for an inbetween look I would suggest using the first and last color, using the first one as a base and on the eye brow bone and the last one to shade the crease. voila! thats it, one palette with multiple options for different looks. and now lets talk about the foundation, it is a foundation with a great coverage. perfect for people with redness or want to cover blemishes. I got the 50 natural shade and it is a tint to light for me. so I can only use a tiny bit and apply a ver light layer and then use bronzing powder and blush to bring back my face color. but winter has only started and my bikini lines are fading, I am sure my face will be lighter in two months and that it then will be the perfect shade. I will try to show you my created looks via my social media channels, which you can also access via the blog by clicking here >>




limited edition
70 ML / 79.90 CHF

I will give this new limited bugger a try and will mention it in one of my upcoming YOUTUBE videos. it is a lot easier for me to talk about makeUp than to write about it. stay tuned. X




aww. I was waiting for this quiet some time, and yay, it is finally here the MIUMIU parfum. so in love with the packaging and also the scent. somehow I expected something completely different, something fresh and youthful but nooo it is not at all like that, it is a very elegant chic scent for a casual to chic lady. STACY MARTIN is the face for the first MIU MIU fragrance.



#2 LABELLO care&color LABELLO care and color

kissing is something really nice, but not at all with chapped lips. I am a big fan of the clear ELIZABETH ARDEN 8 hour lip balms but also had a good colored one by KORRES. now I got these new LABELLO care&color and they are a mix between a clear and stained lip balm. I have only tried the red one yet and I like it a lot. lets see how the other two colors will look like, there is RED, ROSE and NUDE.



#3 M.A.C studio waterweight foundation
waterweight m.a.c

we are all made out of lots of water and water is one of the key essentials for surviving of course everybody knows that. but did you know that the new SPF30 foundation is based on water? a very very smooth liquid consistency with medium coverage. it blends in very nicely. and I am very happy that it has SPF 30 perfect for the nice and sunny fall days. I like it, what about you?

available in 23 different shades!



Manhattan Lipstickso in love with the new long lasting intense lipstick by MANHATTAN. a very nice and creamy consistency with a glossy finish perfect for any occasion as there are 18 different colors. from bright to nude, they have it all.

all the different names and colors:

powder princess / rosewood road / hibiskiss / hip hazelnut / caramel candy / crushed cinnamon / chocaholic / tender tulip / oh, so orange! / tasty tomato / ultimate cherry / rockin’ red / bite my lip / doll me up! / rose darling / berry baby / made for me / precious plum


something good for your hair and scalp. I am already a huge fan of these new shampoos and scalp serums by GOLDWELL. my favorite one is the sensitive foam shampoo – OMG – I love foam and I love when shampoos lather – 2 in 1 – yay!

anti hairloss serum / sensitive foam shampoo / deep cleansing shampoo / anti dandruff shampoo




something new something nice! yay, I really love the new M.A.C matchmaster concealer as I was already a fan of the matchmaster foundation. what a nice creamy finish and I love the fact that the shade perfectly blends in with your skin tone. It is a creamy stick – perfect for underneath the eyes and to get rid of my redish parts on my cheeks.

I am also using the MINERALIZE CONCEALER this one is a rather liquid concealer with a wand and I use this one to conceal spots. as I have fine lines around my eyes I prefer to use the MATCHMASTER around my eyes  as it doesnt show the lines it rather conceals them.


something nice

these two lovely things found their way to me and I have been using them the last couple of weeks. ooh dear, I like them both!

VICHY Capital Soleil BB Creme SPF 50

It has a lovely texture and a rather light coverage. I love BB Creams and I love high SPF protection and here I have found the perfect combo. A BB Cream with SPF 50!

KIEHL’S Micro Blur Skin Perfector

Apply this and you are ready to go, this product immediately blurs all my imperfections into oblivion! I have to say I am very much impressed! I use it after my Creme and Foundation and wow I can really see a before/after effect. I hope to be able to catch this on camera and show you.



last week I was invited to the press conference of Estée Lauder in Basel at the Radisson Blu Hotel. as every time the ladies from Estée Lauder prepare a lovely room and inform us about the latest news and what has happened during the year. thank you very much for inviting me! there are many new products and honestly I have no idea where to start 🙂 so I will just quickly name the products from left to right and will get back to you later with individual reviews and first impressions about each product. I left out the new PURE COLOR VELVET nailpolishes and will show them to you in a separate blogpost!

MODERN MUSE CHIC – mmhhmm! this is totally my fragrance! PERFECTIONIST MAKEUP – a youth infusing foundation!
SCULPTING BRUSH – this is THE brush for foundation and contouring!
ADVANCED NIGHT R. EYE – the famous product now for the eyes!
ENLIGHTEN SERUM – a darkspot correcting night serum!
ENLIGHTEN CREAM – a skintone correcting cream!
PURE COLOR ENVY lipsticks – new colors for fall/winter!

today I am wearing the new ENLIGHTEN cream, the new EE Cream and the PURE COLOR ENVY lipstick in the shade 260 eccentric and I am very happy. the EE cream leaves a nice dewy finish and makes me look about 5 years younger 😉 I will upload some photos to my instagram later. have a look! xx


todays makeup

CLINIQUE superdefense
ESTEE LAUDER ReNutriv Contouring Eyelift
M.A.C Face and Body Foundation
M.A.C Alluring Aquatic Bronzer aphrodites shell
M.A.C Powder Blush desert rose
KIKO eyeshadows
KIKO lipstick 807THE BODY SHOP eyelashcurler

I also wanted to show you my new book “The Art of Perfect Hair” by Kérastase. 50 years of Kérastase – since 1964 – wow! congratulations! a very inspiring book with lots of beautiful photos and retro ads. maybe your hairsalon that carries Kérastase products will have a copy of this book – I am sure it will let time pass very fast once you start flipping thru the pages. have a look for yourself! enjoy! xx




#1 Advanced Night Repair

#2 Double Wear

this month it will be all about BEAUTY PRODUCT BESTSELLERS previously I have showed you the Bestellers of L’Occitane and The Body Shop , M.A.C  and today I will show you 2 of the Estée Lauder Bestseller products.

an alltime favourite of my mom, #1 Advanced Night Repair. She has been using this for at least 6 or more years and I can really see the effect it has to her skin. so when I read that Advanced Night Repair is among the bestselling products of Estée Lauder it really made me curious and I had to try it out myself. let me tell you, this is a magic product that will smoothen and soften your skin while you are asleep – not only smooth and soft it makes you look very fresh! #2 Double Wear foundation – aww.. this is one of my favourite foundations, it stays in place and leaves a nice finish. I apply it either with a foundation brush or with my fingers. the only thing I would change about this product is the design. I really miss a dispenser. the bottle opens with a lid and has no pumpsystem or so – therefore I think its not the easiest foundation for on the way.


please take a moment and answer these questions – I am very curious what you think about ESTÉE LAUDER products. Leave a comment below or answer it directly via @tumblr

so which is your favorite product by ESTÉE LAUDER?
do you use any of the BESTSELLERS above?
which is your favorite product out of the BESTSELLERS above?




face and body foundation
harminy matte powder blush
chili matte lipstick
glitz&blitz fluidline
2in1 brush

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LADIES & GENTLEMEN.. I have a wonderful change to announce – I fell in love with the M.A.C Face & Body Foundation and use it instead of the M.A.C. Mineralize Foundation.

The best thing about the F&B Foundation is the finish, it has such a nice light texture. Once applied it looks very natural and can be build up by adding more layers for more coverage.

I use my fingers or a sponge to apply instead of my M.A.C. 187 brush and think it gave me way better results. The F&B Foundation really starts to become like a moisturizer when applied to face – perfect for my wintery dry skin!

Which foundation are you using and why do you love it? And let me know which brush you use to apply foundation or if you also use your fingers for certain products. Please leave a comment – sharing is caring xx


M.A.C mineralize foundation

today I had a photoshoot with Lea Olivia Giana Hummel – she took amazing photos – thanks Lea!

todays MAKEup

M.A.C. Mineralize Foundation SPF 15
M.A.C. Rebel lipstick
M.A.C. Dark Diversion Fluidline Eyeliner
M.A.C. Bronzer

I really love the MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation and use it almost everyday. Before using the Mineralize Foundation I used the MAC Matchmaster Foundation – still a favourite of mine but I dont use it everyday anymore. The cool thing about the Mineralize Foundation is that it has such an amazing natural finish, as if you would not be wearing foundation at all but still has enough coverage to cover my redness. Thanks M.A.C. – always my true friend when it comes to MakeUp for photoshoots!

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