Time flies; Make sure you’re the pilot

November 2005

November 2017

Look at my son and me. Time really flies. You can read in my short bio on the right that I have got three fantastic teenagers. Seeing the above photos, I am sure you will understand why I feel that way. Isn’t it just great that my teenage son liked the idea of this photo shoot with his mum? I enjoy spending time with my children and very often they do too! When they were younger I told lots and lots of stories; a great way of having quality time together. Today, I will tell you an interesting story.

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Burgundy dress

Dress: Only, Boots: Dansi, Top: H&M (all previous seasons)

You will have noticed by now that I love dresses and I often wear them to school as well. Rain, wind and cold may challenge me, but leggings and knee-high boots help me face these challenges when cycling to school. This dress is a perfect example of a dress that is pretty and practical at the same time.

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‘Lacy’ lady meets H.C. Andersen in Copenhagen

Sweater: Tally Weijl, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)

For those of you who would like to add a statement piece to an outfit, but who prefer to refrain from necklaces (which I can imagine if you are a kindergarten teacher for example), a pullover like this one would be a perfect choice. The black lace works like a necklace. It adds that little extra to a comfy and simple sweater and the lace drags the eyes upward, which is a valuable little extra for petites like me.

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Happy Halloween and why knowing about other cultures is good for you

 

Dress: H&M, Boots: Dansi (Both from previous seasons)

One of the many things I love as a foreign language teacher is bringing different cultures closer to my pupils. The coming few weeks are great ones for teaching British and American culture. Next week is Halloween and in November I can choose between Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and Thanksgiving, or simply do all of them. Since Halloween is not really celebrated in Switzerland I will wear this pretty subtle halloween dress to school on the 31st of October. 

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Feeling like a sailor in my striped shirt

Trousers: Tally Weijl, Shirt: Only, Ankle Boots: Hobb’s, Bag: Maddison, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)

You might know the saying: “A smooth sea never made a skilful sailor”. Well, you can see that I am standing comfortably on a large boat in a more than calm harbour. Still, surrounded by so many boats and wearing this striped shirt, I felt very much like a sailor.

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The details are not the details, they make the message

Dress: H&M (previous season)

Maybe the quote in the title sounds vaguely familiar. The original one is: “The details are not the details. They make the design.” I agree with Charles Eames and I also know that details make the message.

In my blogpost The details make the difference in the end I have mentioned how much more positive your communication sounds if you add the word ‘yet’. There is another small word that has got a great impact on the message you deliver; the word ‘but’. When you become aware of the power of this small word, I am sure you might want to use it much more consciously than you are probably doing right now. How so?

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Berlin’s Buddy Bears and the East Side Gallery: two positive projects

Dress: H&M, Shoes: Vans

When I visited Berlin at the beginning of my summer holidays, I fell in love with the city. It has got such a rich history, so many beautiful buildings and on top of all that: great street art with a very positive message. When visiting Berlin you will pretty soon discover that the city is full of bears. They are literally on practical every street corner. These so called buddy bears have been inspired by the Zurich Kuh Kultur (see photo below), another colourful street art phenomenon.

Jeans: Tally Weijl, Jacket: Only, Shirt: Street One, Bag: H&M, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)

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A very versatile midi skirt

Skirt: H&M, Shirt: Street One, Shoes: Moda di Fausto, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)

A few weeks back I spent a weekend in windy Holland. This midi skirt was a perfect choice for the occasion. It is absolutely wrinkle-free, so great for travelling and I like how playful the skirt looks when it is windy! It is definitely one of my more versatile skirts.

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My little black bag

Dress: H&M, Bag: H&M, Ankle boots: Stravers Shoes (previous season)

Don’t you just love this little black bag? It is small enough to fit my posture and to accompany feminine outfits, yet large enough to offer the necessary place for my essentials and cool enough to accompany leisurely outfits too. I just adore it as you can imagine.

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