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New Projects|Fashion, Cookbook, Posting

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Halla Friends,

as I told you in my last post, I am contemplating, again!

Contemplating and sewing my life. This is also my new favorite word/phrase. Sewing my life together. I mean just read it and re-read it again and again, I’ve decided to live the life I imagine and that’s thanks to so many people, who you are going to read about next week this time!

Blog Content and Posting Schedule

I’ve finally decided, what I want my Instagram and Blog to be about. I’ve been struggling with my content these past weeks and I wasn’t at all happy, with what I created. I had so much inspiration, but I just didn’t feel happy about my outcome. Constantly comparing myself and making myself less, and that has got to stop! I now know, that at the moment and maybe in my far future even I want my content to go into retro and vintage fashion. That means, this is my blog about what I wore, entering the journey into 20s-60s fashion. Those are the decades, that (if I am hones with myself for like 8 years) inspire me the most and I love watching old movies, read old magazines and of old stories. The ladies and gents of those times are just the coolest of the block and it makes my heart flit and happy, when I wear clothes inspired or from that time! Let’s start this journey of 20s flapper sequins, 30s skirts, 40s trousers, 50s dresses and 60s rock n’ roll chic.

I am also trying to post regularly from now on, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12 a.m will be a new post. I’ll post Outfits on Friday and Sunday and what is inspiring on my retro journey/sewing/diy-ing on Wednesdays, just some fun stuff while we have managed to get to the middle of the week! I hope to keep this up while posting at least once a day on Instagram, always  my outfit and something else if I have made/eaten nice food, seen a cool series or something, that inspires me, too! Wish me luck for that.

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Cookbook

Yay! I want to get over this cooking slump, that I have been experiencing these past months (around 2 nayyyy) and I have ordered the classic french cookbook “Mastering the Art of french Cooking” by Julia Child. Yes, I did this after watching the genius movie Julie&Julia with Meryl Streep as Julia Child and yes I’ve gotten the plan to cook every recipe out of this book, but dear god, not in one year, I’ll give myself more time. If it’s just one recipe a week, then I am happy and enjoying some good french dishes. I mean who doesn’t love quiche, tartes, croissants, poulets etc.? Who? My friends are invited to join in my feasts!

Waking up

Next up I#ve got this plan not sleep in too long anymore, because when I’ve slept until 11 a.m. I am so tired, still and I cannot get my butt off to work a little. That’s maybe also a reason, why my time management isn’t the best at times, tough I do much stuff, but guess I could do with a little less stress. So waking up between 6 and 9 a.m. every day (around 6 for school days and around 8 for weekends and such). This is one task I guess.

Sewing

Next up I really want to not only sew when I have school break, but also when I am in school, it should fit into my time management now and how else am I going to be happy, while improving my skills and providing content for my blog and my life?

Art , Books,Music and Fresh Air

I also want to make more art again, not like everyday, but I haven’t been drawing for like 6 months which isn’t satisfying at all. Like at all and I’ve become really bad, so let’s start that up again. Also I really want to play more on the Ukulele, but do you know this fact: I am so lazy. Get over it, gal! Now something that I let down a lot these past months is my love for reading, I’ve been getting into watching series and movies again, but I really want to read in the evening before I fall asleep, I think that’ll really calm me down, make me sleepy and ready for a next day. Finally I want to get outside everyday for at least 30 minutes, walking, riding my bike or even doing some sports, just some sun and fresh air would be good for my psyche.

Well it’s a lot, but now that I’ve gotten more time again, I really want to take on my hobbies again. The things that make me even happier!

Much Love.

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Toucan Dress

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What I am wearing: Handmade dress (fabric from Restehaus in Augsburg), pink Chucks, yellow socks (dunno), Colibris glasses {Pictures by Teepüppchen}

Halla Friends,

this is my new favorite greeting. Why? Because of Skam and the beautiful language Norwegian. If you haven’t yet started to watch this incredible series (currently my fa-vo-rite) please start! And don’t hesitate, if I love this series, you’ll too, because I don’t love all series, I really don’t.

The holidays are almost over, hell no, it’s Sunday and school starts again tomorrow. I think the hardest part will be to get up, you know I’ve tried getting up at 7 yesterday, but it took me 45 minutes to actually have my feet on the ground, I can’t go on like this! Maybe it’s because I went to bed later for two weeks, but well, I think I’ll get back into my routines! Speaking of routines, I am the queen of planning (and not doing…) and contemplating and routines. I always set myself up new goals, new unreachable goals, so what I am trying to say is, that I have new routines planned. Stay interested until Wednesday for my next post (this is a hint to a new routine ay!) Until then let’s admire this dress that I made in my school break. It actually didn’t take me too long and it wasn’t too difficult either, but I really have to practice more in making bodices, they are really hard to make. Still I think I am growing and well, I’ll take a trip to my library, to lent some good ol’ sewing books. I am not sure, if I want to leave the dress how it is, I think i am going to add a elastic band to the waist, so that is is more fittet, because it is actually inspired by the dress from Lalaland (this movie ahhh) and I want to shorten it, too, but firstly I’ll see how it looks fitted and then make some Cosplay photos and then contemplate again. Yup, I a contemplating, well if you want more contemplating, follow me on my Instagram _goldhaende_, I am the queen of ups and downs and I am not sure what my profile is about, but I guess, vintage outfits and sewing and food, like my three favorite things (leaving aside bicycling, reading, watching movies and series and painting, but I am so horrible in drawing right now, because I haven’t in months!).

Now let’s look at this dress and please tell me what you think of it!

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Natural Makeup

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Halla Friends,

today I show you my usual makeup, well it is my usual makeup, but I normally used the color adapting bb-cream from The body shop instead of Foundation. I am not sure if I really need it, but I only used a little tiny bit and I got some compliments on my look on that day, so I guess it just enhanced my features. Which is good, because I don’t like the overboard cake face looks, I like natural looks. A bit of eyeshadow or a signature lipstick is nice, too, but I wouldn’t exactly wear full face every day, just because I am too lazy, haha. How is it about you? I am just learning about 20-60 makeup looks and getting into makeup, really, so this is a start for me. I like it and I felt good with it. I love wearing lipstick, even if I don’t wear anything else, I think it makes everything more extraordinary, but on that day I just opted for lip balsam from l’Occitane.

This is what I used:

Catrice HD liquid  coverage foundation (blended it with a foundation brush)

Bronzer from Catrice in my cheekbones

Highlighter also from caprice on the top of my cheeks and under my eyebrows

Highlighter-pencil (old) on the inner corner of my eye and lower waterline

Mascara 30-day treatment from Kiko only on my upper lashes

Well that was it and I think it’s a good start, what do you think?

Much Love

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Styling my Pixie Cut

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What I am wearing: Zara crop top, Topshop dungarees

Halla Friends,

Today I show you how I style my very short pixie cut. I am no professional and I think I do it completely wrong to how my hair dresser advised me, but this is just the most convenient and was way – and people tell me it looks good, so I don’t care, haha.

The black and white pictures are just after I showered and washed my hair with the Garniers Maple Shampoo (I don’t use conditioner, because my hair is naturally really soft and has always been healthy without conditioner, I am not sue if it’s even wise to put Conditioner in such short hair), then I towel dried it. I just kind of scrub it with my towel, which people say isn’t good, but yet again, I don’t care. Now I look very messy and so we get to the next step of brushing it. I have two options that is do, I either brush it out, like the sleek 20’s style photos you see or I brush it out and then scrunch it up again with my hands, so that it is a little wilder and messy. For brushing it, I just use a normal plastic hair brush and brush everything down, including my pony onto my forehead, sometimes  I even flat it out with my hands afterwards. I have so many swirls in my hair and thats why it looks so flapper-like when it’s wet, but I also like it, because they have a nice swirl, when they are dry. When I was younger I had crazy curls and oh how I wish I had them back! The last photo is the one where I scrunched my hair again and made it a little messy, after brushing or scrunching, I just let it air-dry! Normally I wash my hair in the evening, but when it’s school break, I usually shower in the mornings. Everyone has days, when the hair doesn’t look quite right, but on those days I just let my hair how it is. It’s just normal that sometimes you have it flying everywhere, but not where you want it and normally after a few hours, they are a little more flat again!

To me this is the easiest cut I ever had and so many people told me that it really suits me, which I am very happy about! To me it was a act of change. I wanted to cut my hair short like this for years, but I never did it, because I was afraid of what other people thought about me, but now that I did it, it wasn’t that difficult and people really liked it. Those who matter, don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter! I have grown up so much with this do and I look so much older. I mean one year ago people guessed my age to 12 years (dafuq) and now I am a solid 18 or older, yay. I just want to look how I feel and well back then I kind of felt like 12, but now I have so much more responsibility and I do so much more again. I can only advise you to cut your hair to a pixie once in your life. Don’t follow the rules that society has set up for us gils/women, we can do the fuck we want and we can look how we want as well! For me, I’ll always be going back to this hairstyle if my hair is very unhealthy or I completely need a makeover. At the moment, I don’t want to cut it again, but I’d like to see how I can let it grow out into a short parisian bob. With bangs, like Mathilda from “The professional”, or even a little longer like Baby from “Dirty Dancing” or Marilyn Monroe, I’d love some curls again and maybe even a different hair color. At the moment (and for like forever) I am really into ginger and plain blond hair!

What is your hairstyle, or your inspo?

 

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10 movie reviews

DSC_0062Dear friends, in the last months I watched many many movies, mainly in the holidays, because I finally had time and energy to do so in the evenings. Normally I just eat and go to bed, because I am way too tired to do anything else but stroll through Instagram or sleep, ha! Now I present you 10 reviews of movies I watched, I’ll all rate them with 1-5 stars 🌟 , depending on much I liked them or not. Mind you I love watching films and series and I think they are extremely inspiring, not only on my fashion style, but also how I think about the world and how I feel. I am trying not to be too easily manipulated, but like everything else, I can’t help but get influences by books and movies and internet people. Let’s get rollin’

Now is Good

“Tessa is seventeen and passionate about life. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, she determines to use every moment, compiling a catalogue of what normal teenager would experience, including losing her virginity and taking drugs. With the help of her friend, she sets the list in motion. And while her parents and brother each deals with their fear of losing her in their own way, Tessa explores a whole new world, determined to live every day as intensely as possible. Falling in love with Adam, her new neighbor, wasnt on the list, but it proves to be the most exhilarating experience of them all.” (source)

This is a tissue-in -our-hands-the-whole-time movie and let me tell you it is a great movie. If you like romance, if you like coming-of-age, if you like a bit of rebellion against the rest of your world and if you like all that mixed up with a little bit of deeper stuff, this is for you. I really enjoyed watching this film and I love all the actors in their roles, of course it’s sad, but it’s also beautiful and I can only say it is worth watching. You’ll feel kind of relieved or hopeful afterwards, very inspiring!

I’d give: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

The perks of being a Wallflower

“Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world.” (source)

Personally, this is one of my favorite movies of all time, not only because it is also one of my favorite books of all time, but because it is so beautifully made. The vintage vibes and the great actors. In my opinion it isn’t too typical of a american movie, like they almost always are, if they are set in high schools, but it goes deeper within. It isn’t too different from the novel either and everything is just in harmony. Again, it is a coming-of-age movie, which I obviously like and it is also a movie where there will be some tears falls down on the couch. But just see it. Love it!

I’d give: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Paper towns

“Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears – leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship – and true love.” (source)

To be honest, I did not like this movie. I mean I like some of John Green’s novels and I loved the fault in our stars (movie and book), but this movie is just unrealistic, too american and completely boring. I was glad when it was over and in my opinion not worth the time. Nothing more to add.

I’d give: 🌟

Silver Linings

“Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper), who has bipolar disorder, is released from a mental health facility into the care of his parents after eight months of treatment. He learns that his wife, Nikki (Brea Bee), has moved away and his father, Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro), is out of work and resorting to bookmaking to earn money to start a restaurant. Pat is determined to get his life back on track and reconcile with Nikki, who obtained a restraining order against him after the violent episode that sent him away.” (source)

I’ve seen this movie twice now and it was still as good the second time as it was the first time. You will laugh, laugh, laugh, even tough it has such a (for me) scary plot with all he mental illness and stuff. But they didn’t make it unrealistic, it was just cranky, funny, and beautiful in one. You’ll learn so much more about mental illnesses and about people and how you can love each other and just be yourself! Watch! Now!

I’d give: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Frankenweenie

“In New Holland, the boy Victor Frankenstein is a bright but outcast student without any friend but his dog Sparky. When the newcomer science teacher Mr. Rzykruski challenges the students to participate in the science fair, Victor’s father forces him to play baseball otherwise he would not sign the necessary authorization for his son. During the game, Sparky chases the ball and is hit by a car. Victor recalls Mr. Rzykruski’s class about the effects of electricity and successfully resuscitates Sparky using lightning. Victor hides Sparky in the attic but the weird Edgar sees the dog on the garden and blackmails Victor to learn how to bring the dead to life. Edgar does not keep the secret and soon Victor’s envious schoolmates revive several creatures to win the science fair contest. When the town is invaded by the monsters, Victor and Sparky are the last chance to rescue the girl Elsa van Helsing from the claws of Mr. Whiskers.” (source)

I love tim Burton movies, but I have to say, that this one wasn’t as interesting as the rest of his work. I especially love his real action movies, but I also like his animations and style. In my opinion it was a little boring, it wasn’t scary, but I also enjoyed it because of the artwork and how the story is adapted from frankenstein, but something completely different and very creative. I think this is a must-watch for my friends Kathi from teepüppchen.

I’d give: 🌟🌟🌟

 

North Sea Texas

“A young Pim and his mother, Yvette, live in the Belgian countryside with their dog, a Miniature Pinscher named Mirza. The mother, a lonely divorcee, plays a piano accordion, and patronizes a local bar called Texas. One day Pim and his mother attend a fair, where they meet a traveling carny named Zoltan. Zoltan is kind to the younger Pim, and Pim is infatuated. Zoltan rents a room in Yvette’s home intermittently, but later stops coming to town. Meanwhile, Yvette begins spending time with a man named Etienne, who is brutish and macho, and whom Pim immediately despises.” (source)

This movie is of a completely different style than the normal hollywood films. I enjoyed it, especially the subject of the film, as to me it is very interesting how other people try to portray it. In my opinion homosexuality was portrayed as a completely accepted kind of love. Not like in most stories, where the boys (or girls) have problems because of their orientation, this is what I best liked about the movie. It is also coming-of-age and the cinematography is very great, I really enjoyed this alternative movie!

I’d give: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

If I stay

“Mia Hall thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam. But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.” (source)

This movie is also a coming-of-age movie, so naturally I enjoyed it. It was so heartbreaking, but also so heartwarming at the same time. It inspired me a lot to do my own thing and to just wait and see what’ll happen. That there’s a person for everyone out there who’ll love you-your soulmate. It also teaches you to enjoy the moment. I loved this movie I’definitely watch it again.

I’d give: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

The Incredibles

“Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world’s greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a “normal life” with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction.” (source)

I liked this movie, but it wasn’t something special. I a now 18 years old, so I don’t connect it with my childhood. I think it’s a great movie for kids, with a learning-effect, too, but not my kind of tuna any more, hm.

I’d give: 🌟🌟

 

Maria, ihm schmeckt’s nicht

“Jan wants to marry the German-Italian Sara. Nothing spectacular. Just a small civil marriage. But then Jan had not quite reckoned with his future father-in-law. Antonio, who had come to Germany in 1965 as a guest worker and is married to the German Ursula, insists on having the wedding in Southern Italy. Basta! Jan, Sara, and her parents set off to Campobello to organize the large wedding with the entire clan. Confronted with a southern temperament, foreign cuisine, soft beds and rigid bureaucracy, Jan is forced to ask himself one day whether Sara and her family are really the right thing for him…” (source)

This movie was funny, but it stretched out so far, at least that is how I felt. Like I’ve sat there for forever. Still it was a really good cliche german-italian movie, I feel like both nationalities are very well portrayed and I think it’s really cool for foreigners to watch, haha.

I’d give: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

her

“Theodore is a lonely man in the final stages of his divorce. When he’s not working as a letter writer, his down time is spent playing video games and occasionally hanging out with friends. He decides to purchase the new OS1, which is advertised as the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system, “It’s not just an operating system, it’s a consciousness,” the ad states. Theodore quickly finds himself drawn in with Samantha, the voice behind his OS1. As they start spending time together they grow closer and closer and eventually find themselves in love. Having fallen in love with his OS, Theodore finds himself dealing with feelings of both great joy and doubt. As an OS, Samantha has powerful intelligence that she uses to help Theodore in ways others hadn’t, but how does she help him deal with his inner conflict of being in love with an OS?” (source)

Whoop the last movie, which was completely different than what I expected it to be, but actually really good. I liked the cinematography (it had something from wes anderson) and also the futuristic feel. I think it is a must watch, but everyone has to make up thrown mind weather one likes it or not.

I’d give: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

This was a lot of work, so I hope someone enjoys it! xx

 

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Yellow line

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What I am wearing: Handmade shirt, Zara leggings, Kate Gabrielle pin, Colibris glasses

Hey friends,

two weeks ago I watched my school theatre group perform the play yellow line and it was really good. Very funny and also very skurril, which I always like. These pictures reminded me of the play because of the yellow shirt, which I sewed myself. Speaking of sewing, my goal is to finally make my 3 dresses, but I am not sure if I’ll be able to get them done until school starts again. Furthermore I finally want to finish the books The Bookthief and Cinder. I am very far on both books, but all I do is sleep and do nothing for once, I am not sure, if it is good, but I guess I need this break to get back to the roots. At the moment I am eating salted peanuts and I’ve tried to clean my room after a party yesterday, but the vacuum cleaners are both not working, well… then I’ll just do creative stuff now instead. wish me luck, that I don’t die because of an overdose of salted peanuts.

Much Love

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Drinking rules

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What I am wearing: Topshop dungarees, old sweater, Primark tights, Kate Gabrielle pin (which is missing right now and I am so so sad about it, f**k moving houses)

Today is my first party ever, and in my new flat, which I find very exciting, but also completely scary, but I love all the people coming and completely trust them, so I trust it’ll be good. I miss my old flat mates, still my new ones are the best as well, there’s so much new to learn. Sharing my groceries and going out together and maybe getting a job and being alone again, taking up my hobbies again and going outside. It’s beautiful weather, but I just want to be home and not think and watch series, but I will not. I set myself this plan. A plan of what to do each day! It’ll be okay!

Much Love

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Back at it again

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What I am wearing: Dressy Turtleneck, handmade skirt, Primark tights, Leho Ukulele, Colibris glasses

Dear Friends,

it has been so so long and I haven’t blogged, which I am very sad about, but has all been just a little too much and I still think that there are very few people who really know what I am exactly going trough, or have gone through.

 

You know sometimes I wake up and I can’t believe all the shit that happened last year, like deep shit, that I don’t want anyone ever experience and that I don’t want to ever have to go through again. So I wake up in my new old flat, fully decorated room, that just screams creativity and I can’t help but think too much. So, that is what I thought to myself: Blog again, it always helps you clear out your thoughts and let you feel better, better at life and everything that is happening. I am caring for myself, so I lay in bed all day until now (It’s only 2 p.m., so it’s ok) watching this movie called clueless and the first episode of Miss Fisher’s. I haven’t done that in let me remember, must’ve been 2 months ago? Still I have so much on my to-watch list and especially movies or series, that help me get more inspired again. Because I am lacking in my fashion style at the moment and I am not.very.happy.about.it. I need new inspiration and let me tell you I am not where I want to be at, yet, style-wise, eating-wise, happy-wise and people-wise. I am just a little too straight-forward with a lot of people and I am planning a lot of dumb, very dumb things, they could help me or destroy me again, but at least I didn’t close my eyes from reality. I want to experience everything, so now I am also writing a very secret list of things I want to do this summer. Summer is a great time, it’s finally hot enough to wear dresses and shorts (which I have to sew, but I haven’t gotten to sew in ages and I hope I won’t let it fall, you know) and I have also some rules for myself, that I am going to share with you tomorrow. Rules to stay calm and well-behaved.

Today I give myself this day of watching tv on Netflix (a new thing I got myself and a few friends) and go out in the afternoon and just forget a little of some dumb things I did yesterday. Let me give you a hint: love.

 

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Audrey vibes

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Uh another outfit with my long hair, still. When am I going to post something with my new/old pixie, please?

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