WHAT TO WEAR?: at Rock im Park

Finally! We have arrived in 2015s festival season! I’ll be at Rock im Park, a Bavarian festival near the fabulous city of Nürnberg. The most bands who enter the stage here are Rock, Alternative or Metal acts. I’m totally looking forward to see In Flames, Foo Fighters and Slash live!

Although I already talked about the right festival “fashion” last year: here comes another post. Why? Because all those Fashion Blogs give unrealistic outfit-inspirations for a three-day Rock festival. Rock im Park is loud, crowded and dirty. So you won’t take your most beloved clothes with you. At least I don’t.

Here comes my suggestion:

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Ripped Jeans, boots to keep your feet save and dry, a small bag for some water and tissues (remember: there are only Dixi toilets!), an instant camera, so you wont lose your good one and of course some accessorizes to make you feel good!

And when the temperatures are rising:

Black shorts are perfect as you will be sitting around and waiting for the bands to start a lot. The combination of Bralet, Shirt and Blouse gives you the opportunity to get rid of layers of clothing. One thing at a time. And Chucks are so much better than sandals. Trust me, there will be people jumping on your feet.

By the way, I made a playlist with all the songs I definitely want to hear in two weeks, give it a try 🙂

What are your festival must-haves? Anything I could forget about?

WHAT TO WEAR?: in italy

amore mio - italian travel style
Italy calls for a stylish travel outfit. I put together a set with things that I think are not only quite functional for exploring all the old little cities of this amazing country, but also look nice for visiting a good restaurant and have a “sundowner” in of the busy bars neat the harbor. Not to warm, not to cold. Perfect for temperatures about 25 degrees. A bag where you can easily fit a bottle of water in, yet it’s cross-body so you won’t have to carry it in your hand all day. Because you’ll need your hands to take photographs of the picturesque scenery around you!

Uniqlo loose top
€28 – uniqlo.com

Lee high rise skinny jeans
€115 – johnlewis.com

Nine West strap sandals
€73 – ninewest.com

MANGO cotton shoulder bag
€110 – mango.com

Ray-Ban aviator glasses
€165 – stylebop.com

Where The Wild Wind Blows

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There’s this handsome boy, also known as Patrick Mirlach, who one can consider my male fashion-consciousness. I think I’ve never seen him out-of-style. Not even on the tennis-court. He’s the one I’m texting when I’m standing in the changing room and I’m in doubt 😉

Besides from having a perfect sense of style, he shares my love for Scandinavia and is as bad in taking Selfies as I am!

Besides from THAT, he’s a model. Of course. And a good one as well. You might have seen the “darken me” series I did with Christopher from Sandbox-Studios and him last year.

I only took some new Polaroids of him last week (as you can see above!) but there’s also some cool new stuff we made with Kathrin Pöhler. The series is calles “Aiolos”- he’s the son of the greek god of wind. The series is called like that, because we shot the pictures at the “Walhalla” and were nearly carried away by the blasts blowing trough the corridors of this old monument.

Photo © by Kathrin Pöhler, H&M by Cornelia Böhm

 

Photo © by Kathrin Pöhler, H&M by Cornelia Böhm
You find the whole series here.

 

Can we talk about “Festival Fashion” for a second…?

In nearly every fashion magazine you find articles about “Festival Fashion” this month…but seriously, is a festival only about fashion?

“In Style” even wants to tell us in their latest issue, that you need a “Pre-Tox”(don’t feel stupid, I never heard of something like this before either) to survive three days of music, beer and fast food.

Is a festival really about planing your outfit and buying the newest “It-rubberboots”? Personally I will get my oldest, blackest and ripped t-shirts, some old chucks and some backpack with me. Flower crowns and hippie-dresses? Have you ever tried to survive a rock-festival in a dress? With a hat? In some sandals? For you I hope you never tried! 😀 And are you really gonna do a facial with coffee every morning after waking up on a camping space surrounded by still drunk and hung-over metal heads? (as In-Style suggests? Be prepared for some laughter…;))

Maybe I just need to choose another festival to go to…a festival where style and the pictures of you “having fun” matter more than the bands, the music, the flair and having amazing days with your friends.

Dancing through the mud and the rain, enjoy your favourite music, enjoy nights full of laughter, games and talks, meeting new people, playing songs on borrowed guitars – that’s what makes a festival. It’s about listening to your music, not taking videos and blocking the view for others with your phone. Anybody with me?

The one who does it right:

Jemima Kirke, known as Jessa in one of my favourite shows “Girls”.

Or Joy from http://popperpengoo.tumblr.com/ who’s rocking her ripped Metallica-Shirt.

 

Teenage Dream

 

90s fashion and culture is stating a big revival. But there’s not only the youth culture of the 80s and 90s we should keep on discussing about an look back on.

Director Matt Wolf makes it now easy for us to get back in time until the 19th century and follow the developement of “youth culture” or better: the special demographic group we refer to as “youth” today, until the present day. His film is as much a documentary full of facts and rare archival footage but as well an aesthetic masterpiece. Watch and enjoy 🙂

darken me

One of the projects I did with Christopher and Patrick was featured on dailymalemodels.com. I tried to make Patrick look a little darker and edgier than he usually does. Turned out quite cool and I’m impressed of Christopher’s work here as he usually is more a fan of soft backlights and sunbeams. Well, that’s what I do when I’m actually not reading. Climbing around some old bunkers, getting my shins scratched open and make people looking like they’ve just found their way out of hell! Enjoy!

Photo © by Christopher Wesser, H&M by Cornelia Böhm