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10
Jul
17

back to Germany…

Über die Hügel, eine ganz besondere Reise durch zarte Täler, lebendigen Teile auf sanften Wegen dem Leben entgegen, voller Vorsicht, ein Nehmen und Geben vom höchsten Punkt, der Atem wird schwer ein Blick zurück, wir können nicht umkehren es wird schon dunkel, wir sind hier allein der Weg ins Gestern ist längst viel zu weit und wir wandern, wir wandern über unsere Körper unsere Hände gehen durch fremde Länder keine Grenze, die uns vor uns schützt wir sind Seelenkämpfer, verfechten das Glück wir leiden und streiten, ziehn im Panzerkleid wir ziehen uns aus bis uns nichts übrig bleibt wir kennen keine Wahrheit, die uns vor uns schützt sind Seelenkämpfer verfechten das Glück Wie Hannibal über die Berge mit Reitern und Elefanten um das Schicksal einmal zu schlagen um uns weiter zu tragen und es trägt mich Wie Hannibal über die Berge mit Reitern und Elefanten um das Schicksal vernichtend zu schlagen um uns weiter zu tragen und es trägt dich, es trägt dich, es trägt dich, es trägt dich, es trägt dich zu mir und es trägt dich, es trägt dich, es trägt dich, heute Nacht bist du hier … Wie Hannibal über die Berge mit Reitern und Elefanten um das Schicksal vernichtend zu schlagen um uns weiter zu tragen und es trägt mich wie Hannibal über die Berge mit Reitern und Elefanten um das Schicksal vernichtend zu schlagen um uns weiter zu tragen und es trägt mich, es trägt mich, es trägt mich, es trägt mich, es trägt mich zu dir und es trägt dich, es trägt dich, es trägt dich, heute Nacht bist du hier … Wie Hannibal über die Berge mit Reitern und Elefanten um das Schicksal einmal zu schlagen um uns weiter zu tragen und es trägt mich, es trägt mich, es trägt mich, es trägt mich zu dir …

10
Jun
17

0.001

Just 0.001 seconds distance to the number two meant pole position for Lucas di Grassi at the Berlin Tempelhof Formula E qualifying race today…spannend…(wish I was in Berlin)

07
Jun
17

forward thinking

Being blocked at home with a plaster cast is not the most inspiring situation for thinking about one’s  look, clothes and style. But now it is time to move on!

Turning 50, the inspiration for planning my style has evolved to a fictitious persona, “the Hamburg  woman”. Sporting platinum or silver hair. Tall, slim but not thin. Poised, positive but not smiling too much. Neutral colors. A certain love for uniforms. And masculine ton-sur-ton patterned fabrics, such as tweed, pinstripes and prince de galles.

I admit it, I always had a passion for uniforms, I am simply uncomfortable with wawy/flowing/unstructured clothes, I need structure. But I hate that “professional woman” look, very popular in Germany…very definined by the expectations of “men in suits” in companies…you gals you know what I mean…

That blazer-white-shirt-small-jewel combination, so boring and expected and so associated with “professional” that I find it as bad as a burka. Yes, a jacket is a good thing. A shirt too. Jewelry as well. But it still has to be rock’n’roll. Personal. Unique.

That style for me is associated to real women such as Jill Sander, and Christiane Arp. I am a big fan of the intellectual work of Christiane Arp. Her Vogue Business magazine is a welcome exception in a sea of increasingly vacuous women’s magazines (some bear the name “women’s magazine” as an insult to womanhood I think).

I also had the pleasure of briefly meeting Christiane at MUC airport one day, and she is in person as poised and grounded as she appears on the photos. But I also like the way she looks, consistent year after year, iconic but never a mask. With the feminine detail, but never flirty. Rigurous, but never hard. Friendly, but not soft.

Over time my choice of clothes has become more and more Arp-influenced, with a more muted color-palette. Also, not being anymore a redhead has suddently broadened the palette of colors I can wear, and one of this, surprisingly, is white. A color I would never dare to wear earlier on, and that now is among the top 3 among my recent purchases. Even the greys, blacks, dark and aviator blues I recently acquired look all of a sudden less dramatic and more alluring when measured against silver hair instead of red.

 

 

02
Jun
17

Thanks Sebastian!

Nice, to receive an encouragement for my physiotherapy and pilates rehabilitation exercise from my friend Sebastian at Adidas! 🙂

29
May
17

Poised Josh…

We like Josh and his multi-layered t-shirts in a group full of people with tops off… 😉 Continue reading ‘Poised Josh…’

07
May
17

the beauty of imperfection

Amazing how intense this botched playback recording is.

I think I do not know anyone else than Bowie who became an inspiring style icon across genders…

18
Apr
17

more from berlin

Nils Frahm, and not a cover this time. What you hear is…felt.

(Wiki: The name of the record refers to Nils placing felt on the strings of his piano, initially to dampen the sound to enable nighttime playing and later as he liked the sound it produced. The album was also recorded with the microphones deep within the piano which was seen to provide a more intimate sound).




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