Saturday, 28 January 2012

miista, miista

Having a serious 'I have no shoes' panic right now. (Also dresses. And blouses. And knitwear. And everything.)

Of course, I do have shoes, just the majority of them are in a heap in the corner of my room at home. Which happens to be many hundreds of miles away.

I can window shop here, but anything I buy has to make its way across the continent with me. So, as you can imagine, the new miista S/S12 lookbook is making me drool - both the shoes themselves (chunky heels! bright colours! cutouts! woven panels! 'aztec' prints and embossing!) and the bright, colourful and wonderfully styled 'Day of the Dead' themed shots. Enjoy.

All imgs from Miista site (linked above)

Sunday, 22 January 2012



Here ends the stream of images (ahem) from Wednesday night - the Reality Studio AW12/13 preview show during Berlin Fashion Week.
One image, of the Turkish band rehearsing in an empty Voo store (great shop on Oranienstra├če in Kreuzberg, just FYI) before we let anyone in.
Cos I was on bar duty and the crowd was between me and the models. Basically I missed half the show, and once I realised it had started I was too busy/far away to take pics anyway.

Luckily for you guys, Stil in Berlin and DERZEIT (courtesy of Hintmag) weren't too busy handing out free beers and stopping olives from rolling everywhere to take photos.

If I see more reviews etc I'll stick the links here...

Les Mads (auf Deutsch - note the oversized print/white blouse. EVERYONE wants one.)

...and hopefully I'll have photos from the lookbook which we'll be shooting in a couple of weeks (backstage exclusives or the finished product, yknow, something.)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

i'm alive.

I've just been lazy/haven't had much to write about/went home for Christmas/came back to Berlin for New Year/been busy again (the Reality Studio show is 10 days away), are some pictures?

drunk hugs in Jukebox, back in Newcastle//
Bronze hippos (at Berlin Zoo) make excellent props//
Lions like meat//
Champagne all over the road at Rosa-Luxembourg-Platz after it went out of the window//
Attempted evidence of amazing fireworks. Fireworks don't photograph well.//

Course, you can't see the Cyndi-Lauper-esque cut of my hair in any of these pics, but it is chin length on one side and almost shoulder length on the other. And now with no obvious roots. I waited 'til I got home to re-dye my hair, knowing that I'd been sent this, the Tie Towel, to try out. It's the first time I've ever been sent something to try out, but since I've now been dyeing my hair continuously for nearly 5 years, I figured that being offered a special towel that wouldn't be patchy and horrible after a few months and would stay on my shoulders and avoid red splotches finding their way onto my clothes would be a welcome addition to my possessions.

Err, it's good? I don't know if I would have noticed it/considered buying it in a shop cos I'm loathe to buy things I don't think I need ("Pah, my old patchy towel and a hair clip will suffice! Oh, it keeps falling off."), but it's certainly a handy tool, especially if you're a serial dye-r. I don't know how necessary it is to have a towel that doesn't stain if you just dye yourself at home, but the tie mechanism/the ability to keep something around your shoulders are a help.

Probs should have done a quick review before Christmas as it would make a great stocking filler (I believe it's a tenner, avail at Boots/Superdrug/Asda)