.Editorial Shooting in Berlin | Lustgarten | style: epic, dark, winter, goth

What a week!
Since I returning to Berlin I felt like I’ve been spinning on and on. All of the Scotland posts still await preparation, I need to write blog entries, show up for meetings, do shootings, write e-mails and then there’s also work related to the project which took up all my energy and attention recently. Can’t say I’m getting bored here. That was also the reason why I didn’t even manage a Sunday post last week. And at the same time I’m also trying to have some semblance of a private life, but my to-do list is growing ever longer instead of shorter!
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Even though there is so much work waiting for me at home I am happy that I can stay here for a while and sort out all the things that need sorting out! And that despite the fact that ‘home’ is the place I really want to escape from right now… nothing has changed about my current life situation here, and it doesn’t look like it will any time soon. For the time being I will just have to stick this one out.

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The Project:
Suddenly everything went really fast. I wanted to be much better prepared for this moment, but the episodes of PERFECT SHOT are already online! I really feel like I’m opening a new chapter in my life, and I somehow wish I could start in a more organized fashion – but hey, it is what it is. So, the show has been aired, and I am super happy with it. Sure, there are many things I can find to criticize about myself, and in some respects I hope I’ll do better next time. Well, actually, right now I hope there will be a next time, above all. Looks like the ratings were pretty good, and I read through a lot of feedback on all sorts of channels. This is such a huge thing for me, and I could not be happier about all the nice reactions and the feedback, also from my colleagues. Steffi, Lisa, Anuthida, so many supported me for this project – not least you, dear readers. Still, I am extremely interested to hear how you liked it.
Can you tell me?? Please be honest!

Dating Update:
Do you remember the start-up guy I told to you about in the podcast? Well, looks like Tinder dates are sometimes actually worth the while. The first date turned into a second, a third… and then a few more. No idea where this is going, but I have to say: this man really distracts me from work right now – and somehow I don’t mind that at all.

red jacket from H&M | landscape | nature | winter | scotland | fashion Editorial Shooting

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.How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

Cross your heart guys, who of you loves their parka in winter? I never used to realize it, but the parka is a genuine classic! It keeps you warm, looks stylish, and works with pretty much every outfit without ever claiming center stage.
 
Who would have thought that the parka turns into the kind of item that essentially remains unfazed by trends? It’s kind of becoming difficult imagining life without it really, we have it in our closet and take it for granted. After all, it’s been with us for quite a few years already, and it always had our back, so to speak.
 
A real must-have!
 
Alright, so the parka is timeless, but that’s not necessarily true for other outfits. I figured it’s about time to do another round of 3 Ways to Wear – this time with my parka by Blonde No 8! Which of the three outfits is your favorite?

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My parka is by Blonde No 8, a brand that specializes in outer garments, especially parkas. And it really shows, it is obvious that ta lot of thought went into the design of this parka. And the range of choice is amazing! I went for a short classic with imitation fur lining in dark green, but you’ll find suitable models in pretty much ever color and length. The company takes pride in traditional manufacturing techniques and fair working conditions. All contractors of Blonde No 8 are certified by the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative). With more than 25 years in the fashion industry under their belt, Blonde No 8 is known for using high quality materials worked into stylish favorites – and all at a fair price point.

Be Sexy #BeBlonde

The question is – does the parka work with a sexy outfit? Well, the answer is a resounding YES! In fact, especially when the outfit is maybe a bit on the overdressed side, the parka is ideal to ‘down-dress’ the whole affair, and to make it all more wearable. Together with a checkered shirt and a patent leather skirt, the look is nicely integrated. The outfit is harmonic (parka and checkered shirt are ideal partners) but also packs some tension with the addition of the patent leather skirt. A perfect combination!

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

Be Edgy and sometimes #Dontcare

My parka is a real allrounder. Not much of a surprise that it works extremely well in a typical street style outfit. Logo sweater and patent leather pants are all the hype right now, and the parka is an ideal companion here as well.

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

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Casual

Jeans, T-shirt, Vans and parka – an amazingly comfy combination, perfect for regular daily life. It’s uncomplicated and super comfortable – exactly what I need on some days!

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

How to wear a parka - 3 ways to wear | outfit inspiration | winter jacket | autumn | street style | nature | fashion | Blonde No 8 | style: casual, sexy, sporty, edgy

In cooperation with Blonde No 8

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.Glasgow University | Harry Potter locations in Scotland | 
 Edinburgh | Travel | Roadtrip | must see

Here I am, and I know it’s real, but I genuinely feel like I’m in a movie.
I am beyond amazed. ‘Is that really real?’ I ask, barely believing my own eyes. Yes, it is real. Scotland is real. The whole country looks like a fim set tome, and not just any old film set, either. I have somehow arrived in the magical world of Harry Potter. Scotland is beautiful enough to make you believe in magic.
 
Do you remember Diagon Alley? I could swear I’ve been there. All of Edinburgh looks exactly like Hogsmeade. And Hogwarts is clearly inspired by Scotland as well. I guess it makes sense, after all, J.K. Rowling wrote her books in a café right here in Edinburgh, right next to the College, surrounded by a maze of little alleys that really stirs up the imagination. It kind of seems like the natural thing to do to write a fantasy book here.

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„I love J.K. Rowling, but I don’t know if I’ll ever forgive her fo introducing me to a world I can never really be a part of.“

old map of the british empire | Harry Potter locations in Scotland | 
 Edinburgh | Travel | Roadtrip | must see | Slytherin

As for me, I read the first Harry Potter book when I was 11. Probably more accurate to say that I devoured it. It’s been 17 years since then (oh god!), and Harry Potter has been with me since. How often did I wish not to be a muggle, how I would have loved to finally receive my admission letter to Hogwarts. To be quite honest with you, I’m 28 now, and I still haven’t given up hope entirely. But Scotland invites you to enter the world of Hogwarts even if you’re a muggle, which is exactly what I wanted. So I came all the way up here, to follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter! And being the huge and lifelong fan that I am, I’d like to take this as an opportunity to share some tips with you. So, without further ado, here are 5 things you need to see in Scotland if you’re a true Harry Potter fan!

Harry Potter | Edinburgh | Fan Shop

Glasgow University
Already from the distance, Glasgow Uni looks truly impressive, with its towers and its emblem. It has the appearance of a fortress on a hill, with space for 23000 students inside its walls. But as soon as you enter this fortress, you feel like you stepped into a different world. Students with books under their arms hurry through a maze of corridors inside or sit in the courtyard to share a snack with fellow students. Others form crowds that listen attentively to classes in gigantic halls with high windows. Taking all that in, I would have loved to be a student again. The place just has that effect. Glasgow University is one of the very best of our world.

Glasgow University | Hogwarts | Harry Potter locations in Scotland | Edinburgh | Travel | Roadtrip | must see | Trip | recommendations | sightseeing

Glasgow University | Hogwarts | Harry Potter locations in Scotland | Edinburgh | Travel | Roadtrip | must see | Trip | recommendations | sightseeing

Glasgow University | Hogwarts | Harry Potter locations in Scotland | Edinburgh | Travel | Roadtrip | must see | Trip | recommendations | sightseeing

Glasgow University | Hogwarts | Harry Potter locations in Scotland | Edinburgh | Travel | Roadtrip | must see | Trip | recommendations | sightseeing

A Harry Potter fan shop
This one’s a real life, genuine Harry Potter fan shop – with a twist. You get magic wands and potions, a matching scarf (I’m from the house of Slytherin, by the way), and everything else you may need to be perfectly prepared for Hogwarts. But mind you, it can get pretty packed here with other aspiring Hogwarts students.

The real Hogwarts Express
The famous Hogwarts express runs right through Scotland. The famous locomotive actually exists, and you can actually take a ride with it! The train is called Jacobite Steam Train, it starts at Ben Nevis and is bound for Loch Nevis from there. Unfortunately it only operates during certain seasons, which is why we couldn’t take the ride to Hogwarts, after all, the Hogwarts express runs only twice a year as we know…

Harry Potter Locations | Scotland | Highlands

Hogwarts Express

Harry Potter location | Fan shop | Edinburgh | travel | Scotland

Edinburgh New College
Another institution that reminded me a lot of Hogwarts – only a little smaller. This building complex allegedly also served as inspiration for J.K. Rowling, and having seen it I don’t doubt thatg for a second. Stepping into the building, it all seems obvious. From the outside it looks like a little church, and on the inside you get the distinct feeling that nothing much has changed over the past 171 years. In fact, you’re convinced that there must be some magic spells scribbled down in at least some of those old books on the shelves. Why are universities so magically pretty here?

New College Edinburgh

The Elephant House
This is the café where J.K. Rowling wrote here first book back in the day, which turned the place into an attraction in its own right. It’s the birthplace of Harry Potter, after all, and as such a magical space. The café itself is not as rustic as many others here in Edinburgh, but you can really picture J.K. Rowling, sitting here, letting her imagination run wild….

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Glasgow University | Harry Potter location | Hogwarts

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  • Dont look back Youre not going that way
  • Ich liebe dieses Bild das ich fr perfectshotshow gemacht habe!!!hellip
  • Winter time  but my new parka from blondeno8 keepshellip
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The Author

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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