.new fashion trend: corset belt | how to wear and combine it | outfit inspiration | style: cool, chic, office, Zara, Mango, Cos, gold shoes, big shoulder blazer, sexy, edgy

shirt: COS
belt: Mango
blazer: Zara
pants: Acne Studios
bag: Pinko
shoes: Aeyde

new fashion trend: corset belt | how to wear and combine it | outfit inspiration | style: cool, chic, office, Zara, Mango, Cos, gold shoes, big shoulder blazer, sexy, edgy

Trend

I discovered the other day, more or less accidentally, that it’s great fun to analyse certain trends I’m not quite sure about ye. I quickly realized that I really like this approach, and I greatly enjoy these posts! Let’s jump right in. Today we’re going to look at:
corset belts.

new fashion trend: corset belt | how to wear and combine it | outfit inspiration | style: cool, chic, office, Zara, Mango, Cos, gold shoes, big shoulder blazer, sexy, edgy

new fashion trend: corset belt | how to wear and combine it | outfit inspiration | style: cool, chic, office, Zara, Mango, Cos, gold shoes, big shoulder blazer, sexy, edgy

As these funny looking belts became more and more difficult to ignore, I started asking myself how I like them. In campaigns and on photos I sort of liked the idea, not least since it brings the focus back on a body region that I have neglected for a while with all the over-size stuff I’ve been wearing: the waist.
 
Corset belts are now worn over sweaters, T-shirts and even jackets. In principle, I’m totally up for that – I like garments that can be somehow tied. Having said that, there’s also a weird aftertaste to the whole thing. Ironically, corset belts remind me of these awful corsages that were so ubiquitous in this worst of all fashion decades – the 2000s.
 
Remember the Paris Hilton style? Gaudy corsage, hip jeans and bling-bling? Sends a cold shiver down my spine, just thinking about it.

The style was so hip around 2005 (I believe), that these corsages were literally everywhere. Girls wore them at parties, to go shopping and, yes, in school. Somehow this image is engrained in my mind, and I have tried to avoid everything that comes even close ever since.
 
The same is actually true for these maxi-waist-belts (especially those with ar round buckle), which I thought were the best thing ever for a brief period but got completely tired of very soon afterwards. When it comes to waist belts I am still super cautious to the day.

new fashion trend: corset belt | how to wear and combine it | outfit inspiration | style: cool, chic, office, Zara, Mango, Cos, gold shoes, big shoulder blazer, sexy, edgy

And now we witness the emergence of a trend that combines these two terrible fashion sins.
Waist belts and corsages.
 
Well, sometimes two minuses make a plus, right?
In this case: yes.
 
While I am not a fan of either of the components that go into this trend, I have to say the corset belt works for me as a concept. I tried to interpret the trend for myself, to come up with a cool style, and I must say I think the outfit looks cooler with the belt than without. It’s clearly an eyecatcher, and a simple way to pimp a regular outfit with some style. I’m really happy with how this outfit turned out – so that’s a clear YES from for this trend. At least for the time being.
How do you feel about it?

new fashion trend: corset belt | how to wear and combine it | outfit inspiration | style: cool, chic, office, Zara, Mango, Cos, gold shoes, big shoulder blazer, sexy, edgy

new fashion trend: corset belt | how to wear and combine it | outfit inspiration | style: cool, chic, office, Zara, Mango, Cos, gold shoes, big shoulder blazer, sexy, edgy

new fashion trend: corset belt | how to wear and combine it | outfit inspiration | style: cool, chic, office, Zara, Mango, Cos, gold shoes, big shoulder blazer, sexy, edgy

Coat Edited

Blouse Topshop

Blouse H&M

Blouse Edited

Blouse Style Mafia

Shoes Carven

Pants H&M

Sweater Joseph

Bag Mango

Blouse H&M

Earrings I+I

Belt B-Low The Belt

Blouse Mango

Shorts Mango

Swimsuit Billabong

Sandals Sam Edelman

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.Street Style outfit | office, blue blazer, distressed jeans, edgy, Berlin, Zara

Street Style outfit | office, blue blazer, distressed jeans, edgy, Berlin, Zara

Bloggers from all over Germany poured into Berlin this week to attend the Press Days. It’s basically sort of an agency marathon, where you hop from agency to agency to check out the newest collections by clients, to socialize with established contacts and to make new ones.
 
I quite like this period, even though it can be a bit stressful at tomes. Personally I really love seeing old friends and acquaintances again, and there’s something very nice about strolling through Berlin as well. With so much focus on my offline life this week, I had very little time to post much online. Plus, it took me a bit longer than usual to clear and answer comments – sorry about that!
 
Next week will be a busy one as well. The Press Days will continue, and I have a very special shooting scheduled in Munich with one of my favorite bloggers and a German label. I’ll tell you more about the who’s and what’s on Instastories.
Looking forward!!

Excited:
Last week I made the resolution to become more active on Youtube again. Words to action, and I already shot the first clip with Max -a beauty tutorial, what else!
 
Finding good sources of inspiration among all the other clips out there proved rather difficult, but after quite a bit of research I now have a pretty good grasp of what I want – and if we manage to get the result I envision it’s going to be awesooooooooome :) One thing I did learn in my research: the Youtube market may be saturated, but definitely not with high quality content. There’s room out there for new faces, for sure!

Street Style outfit | office, blue blazer, distressed jeans, edgy, Berlin, Zara

shirt: Zara
jacket: Baum & Pferdgarten
jeans: Zara
boots: 3.1 Phillip Lim
bag: Lili Radu

Read::
 
This week I had one of these lame days where nothing really seemed to work and everything was just a bit of a drag. One of those frustratingly chaotic days. I got annoyed by tiny things, lost my view of the bigger picture and also a healthy perspective on myself and was just thoroughly dissatisfied with the status quo. That day, my glass was always half empty, never half full. I don’t know, sometimes I just have one of these weird days, and then all I want is for it to pass as quickly as possible. Well, last week I was fortunate enough to stumble upon this article here, and it really saved my mood.
 
The article discusses a study on happiness conducted by Harvard University over the course of 75 years. The conclusion, the formula for happiness, is as straightforward as happiness itself.

Suddenly it does not matter anymore whether a meeting didn’t go quite as planned, or whether something else in daily life didn’t work out as desired. The moment was restored, everything was in its right place after all, I had a clearer grasp on the bigger picture again. I refocussed myself and once again understood what really counts. We often lose sight of what’s really important in life, because we get so distracted by trivialities. We set the wrong priorities and let ourselves get carried away to make bad decisions because we lose focus on what’s essential.
 
The conclusion that the research team reaches may be too romantic, maybe too obvious, but I had to write my boyfriend a loving message straight away. I felt the desire to spend a nice evening with him and to go out for dinner together, to have some quality time instead of another kebab on the sofa and laptop on my lap. I was longing for a little bit of happiness, and that’s exactly what I got that evening. I hope this article will have a similar effect on you, that it will make you smile like it made me smile!

Street Style outfit | office, blue blazer, distressed jeans, edgy, Berlin, Zara

Street Style outfit | office, blue blazer, distressed jeans, edgy, Berlin, Zara

Street Style outfit | office, blue blazer, distressed jeans, edgy, Berlin, Zara

Annoyed::
A club has moved into my building recently.
On top of the hotels, mini-market, kebab shop and restaurants this one’s the latest addition to my list of noisy neighbors. I actually feel the bass from the kick drum below like heartbeats in my breast. Even in my sleep I hear a plethora of sounds pouring into my brain, seemingly from all directions.
Does anyone have any tips for me how to deal with that?

New in::
90’s Dickies Shirt
geschnürte Espandrilles
bronzefarbene Pumps
merkwürdige Hose
Veja Sneakers
Statement Shirt

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With drum roll and fanfare, here are my monthly favorites for April!
This has become one of my favorite categories, every month I’m looking forward to covering this broad mix of products and topics. Let’s dive right in!

Favorite products | shopping recommendation | beauty & lifestyle | review

Favorite products | shopping recommendation | beauty & lifestyle | review | Kayla Itsnes diary

Favorite sports:
Kayla Itsnes – BBG Programm

With this one I knew straight away I needed to cover it! When I started this program at the beginning of the year, bursting with motivation, I didn’t know whether I’d pull through. Don’t get me wrong, motivation was really not a problem, on the contrary, but sometimes every-day-life is the biggest enemy of a good resolution. 12 (actually 14) weeks later I can say: I successfully completed stage 1.
 
The old adage still holds true, especially for exercise: every beginning is difficult. Very difficult. And it did not necessarily get easier in this case. The BBG program is structured like this: you train 3 times a day for a period of 12 weeks, each session takes 28 minutes (in theory). On the other days you do LISS. Every training session consists of 2 x 2 rounds ith 4 exercises each, i.e. 16 in total. Every round takes about 7 minutes, i.e. 28 in total. The plan also includes a dietary component, but I must admit that I didn’t really engage with that at all.
 
You can do the program at home, I usually exercised after getting up in the morning, before breakfast. Many of the exercises require some kind of training devices, but you can re-appropriate many pieces of furniture you already have at home for that purpose. That said, I did get myself a proper mat and dumbbells. In the beginning I suspected this may eventually be a deal breaker, as I didn’t envision myself bringing these items along with me on my trips, but I found that most hotels I stayed in had a little fitness area, so I had the chance to continue without many interruptions. If there really was no other way I skipped the odd session and made up for it with an extra work out at the earliest opportunity. Another adage was confirmed: if there’s a will, there’s a way. Kayla’s program is available as app and as e-book, so I always had it with me.

I don’t want to mislead you: the program is relatively easy in the beginning and gets pretty hard pretty fast. I tested my boundaries in the process, and it usually took me an hour to get through all the exercises.
 
Quite frequently I was pissed off reading and re-reading that a session ould take me 30 minutes – which I found rather utopian. I had sore muscles for weeks. I jumped until my legs trembled, and then jumped some more. Kayla’s program brings real results – but at a price. For me it was the right thing – it is easy to understand and the exercises are straightforward. There is a decent amount of variation (exercises are usually combined in new ways), and it is hard. Exercise days without burpees, jumping lungs or something ese involving jumping are few and far between. How I hated Kayla at some points for expecting me to be able to do these exercises. All that in half an hour, on top of it (wishful thinking!). But as the days go by you do start to feel that the exercises get easier. For the first time in my life I now feel a certain urge to exercise my body, and I feel something’s missing when I don’t work out. It’s a completely new attitude towards life, really, and the reason why I am in no doubt that I’ll complete stage 2 as well.

Favorite products | shopping recommendation | beauty & lifestyle | review

Favorite products | shopping recommendation | beauty & lifestyle | review

Favorite app: Clips

Apple launched a new app!
It’s called Clips and is designed to shoot cool videos on the fly and to share them. Makes it even easier to shoot videos quickly in the future, and to create great looking content for Instagram. I am really enthusiastic about it, and have started to use the app to produce more special content for ‘special days’. The app is incredibly intuitive and the video functions (filter, sticker and backgrounds) are easy to grasp. It’s free, just download it in the App Store.

Favorite products | shopping recommendation | beauty & lifestyle | review

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Favorite blogger: qmike

Some bloggers/Instagramers out there definitely deserve more followers. Like TONS more followers. One of them is qmike – one of my favorite bloggers, someone who truly inspires me. I discovered him a few years ago on Lookbook, and I love what he does. Qmike manages to create a perfect blend of fashion, art and photography, and I just love his aesthetic sense. I don’t usually follow men’s blogs with all that much dedication, but he’s really doing an incredible job, and frequently motivates me to invest more time in a story or picture. On top of it he makes me want to live in London :)

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tolle Produkte aus der Kosmetik | Lieblingsprodukte | Produktempfehlung

tolle Produkte aus der Kosmetik | Lieblingsprodukte | Produktempfehlung

Favorite bag: J’adior

It was my birthday present to myself, which makes it something special: my J’adior bag. Barely a day went by that I didn’t take out my bag since I got it. I love it to bits. I never spent so much oney on one bag before, and I regret nothing. It actually took my time before I made the decision to buy it. First I pondered the right model, went to many different stores and scrutinized every model that somehow caught my attention. In the end my decision fell on this beautiful piece instead of on a classic. I didn’t really have Dior on m bag radar all that clearly – before finding the J’adior I only really knew the Lady Dior, which is a little too, well, ladylike for my taste. But with the new collection under a new head designer, Dior managed to become more contemporary again without sacrificing its classic identity.

Favorite cream: Glamglow

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tolle Produkte aus der Kosmetik | Lieblingsprodukte | Produktempfehlung

‘Not another moisturizer!’, you may think to yourselves. Well, I get it, but hear me out: the Glowstarter by Glamglow has become my current favorite in terms of skin care, full stop. Initially, I was a bit skeptical towards Glamglow, but I have become a huge fan by now and swear on their masks. Well, the company now has skin care in its range, and it is really great- Not only is the texture super comfortable, the cream has a certain kind of shimmer that really makes your skin glow with perfect light reflections. Plus, it smells like tasty sweets. But those are ultimately superficial aspects, the point is that it is really effective: the cream moisturizes extremely well and nurtures the skin with natural active ingredients like the patented TEOXI, rich oils, shea butter and a pampering lipid complex. The product has just launched on the market, and I haven’t been able to find a link in Germany yet, but if you come across it somewhere and decide to give it a go I’d be very curious to hear what you think about it.

Favorite lipstick: Dior

7. No monthly fav’s without lipstick! You know me, I love to experiment when it comes to the color of my lips. My newest obsession are the lipsticks by Dior: the Addict Gel Lacquer sticks. The clue is in the name -I am hooked. Contrary to my usual suspects, these are not matte, in fact they are as shiny as it gets, but instead of bringing the dreaded smeary or liquid consistency these lipsticks feel light and creamy on my lips. And still you get the effect of almost liquid looking lips. They are really, really shiny and make for a nice contrast in my mainly matte palette. The lip gloss is available in 17 colors, of which 924 is my favorite: a beautiful, deep red. I particularly love the nostalgic feeling that I get from wearing these lipstick: they have sort of a classic smell and good ‘taste’ and remind me of times when I used to steal lipstick from my mom – not the other way around like today!

„show me your mascara and I tell you who you are“

Favorite mascara: Guerlain

6. In my experience, mascara is a polarizing subject. Some girls prefer round silicone brushes, other’s go more for the classic brush shape. Some like it curvy, others like it flat. It’s also a matter of habit, of course, and not every mascara is right for every girl. I found my new mascara favorite in Guerlain, and hardly ever reach for any other product at the moment. I’m just completely happy with it. The mascara by Guerlain has a little sphere at the end which makes extremely precise application possible. On top of it, the silicone brush never gives off too much color.

Favorite sunnies: Ray-Ban

Just in time for the spring season I have a new favorite pair of shades: the Ray-Ban Caravan. An awesome model, a little masculine, exactly how I like it: the Caravan is a cool antagonist to the more classic models. Ironically, I wasn’t that into it in the beginning, but you know how it sometimes goes, true love is often at second sight.

9. I’ve never been much of an IKEA fan. Maybe it’s because I felt I saw the same models over and over again, wherever I went. I just didn’t feel particularly inspired by that seemingly ubiquitous range of shelves and cupboards. I tended to look at IKEA as more of a last resort, nothing that I’d really go for as my first choice. Well, that was true until I learned about Collections. Similar to other brands (e.g. H&M), IKEA offers temporary collections. They got me with it, I frequently catch myself checking out the latest collection on offer, to the point that I actually enjoy my IKEA visits. One item I got from the PS 2017 Collection is the self-watering top. Not only is it practical, it’s also extremely stylish. I mean, seriously, who would think of IKEA seeing this?

Favorite collection: IKEA PS

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Masha Sedgwick ist ein persönlicher Fashion und Style Blog aus Berlin. Neben Mode schreibt die Fashionbloggerin auch häufig über Themegebiete rund um Beauty, Lifestyle und Reisen und gibt wertvolle Tipps, ob zum perfekten Make up, der täglichen Haarpflege, dem besten Hotel oder für den schönsten Städtetrip überall auf der Welt. Der Blog existiert bereits seit 2010 und dank der anspruchsvollen Bilder und persönlichen Texten gehört Masha Sedgwick mittlerweile zu den erfolgreichsten und reichweitestärksten Modeblogs in Deutschland, hat es auch zu internationaler Bekanntheit erreicht und wird regelmäßig im Print und Fernsehen gefeatured.

Masha Sedgwick is a personal fashion and style blog from Berlin. Besides fashion she also writes about beauty, lifestyle and travel and gives valuable tips, whether it's the perfect makeup, daily hair care or the best hotel. Masha Sedgwick runs her blog since 2010 and thanks to its high quality in text and image the blog Masha Sedgwick is now one of the most successful fashion blogs in Germany.

Маша Седжвик – автор личного блога, посвященного моде и стилю. В центре ее внимания не только модная одежда – она часто пишет на темы, связанные с красотой, образом жизни и путешествиями, освещает модные тенденции, а также дает ценные советы – например, как сделать идеальный макияж, как правильно ухаживать за волосами, как выбрать отель или куда поехать в отпуск. Блог Маши Седжвик существует с 2010 года. Благодаря интересным текстам и качественным фотографиям он стал одним из самых успешных блогов о моде в Германии и постепенно приобретает популярность за ее пределами.

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