SOME REAL TALK | ABOUT FRIENDSHIP | REAL ONES | AND THE ONES NOT WORTH MENTIONING

Hello there :) Long time no talk. Some of you guys might have noticed that I’ve spend most of last week at Fashion Week. This inspired me to start a “real talk”-section with you guys. I love floating around and meeting awesome new people but this also opens your eyes towards the friends that really matter. Do you guys know that feeling of putting a lot of effort into a person that wouldn’t even care enough to ask you about your day? It can be really funny in an ironic way how much one can be deceived by somebody else. I think that many of us are simply to nice to cut off toxic people. But as Jonathan Cheban once postet : DETOX your mind, body, AND contact list! And if we are really true to ourselves - he is completely right! Haha, I know that I am being a bit vague here but I think that talking bad about somebody/something is only lowering your own value as an individual. Always be nice and kind but when you realize that somebody uses this kindness to simply mess with you -> it’s time to call it quits! I think everyone has/had that one person aka “friend” that made them feel disappointed every time they've met. Or that one person that just transforms into Mr/Mrs Rude? I think the second kind of person is still my preferred one as they make it really easy to simply laugh at the entire situation and then forget about it. I think each one of us should take a moment and cut off all the toxic people in our lives. I mean, if we are true to ourselves it will only make us happy and bring a better and brighter future into our lives. Haha, but enough with all this negativity here - I actually just wanted to tell you guys that each one of you is worth the best of the best and that we should focus on the friends that really matter. The ones that we can call at four in the morning without hesitating for a second and not the ones that only stick around for the good times. It’s not easy to find someone that deserves all of your efforts and I think we should hold on to those ones. Haha, the ones that won’t even get mad at you when you flip because they almost bought a prom dress similar to the colour you choose. You know, the ones that say : No dress is worth knowing that you will be sad all night long. Or those ones comparing your friendship to a pair of perfectly designed Jimmy Choo’s. 
Regrettably, I did some mistakes and lost some people that meant the world to me. Friends that used to be like my sisters and tbh.. It’s still hard to look back knowing that parts of it where my own fault. It is always hard to let something/somebody go that was worth all of your time. I feel like some people are so focused on having “many” friends that they miss creating “real” | set in stone-kind of friendships. 
“You have three types of friends in life: Friends for a reason, friends for a season, and friends for a lifetime.”

TRAVEL DIARY | FROM LONDON | TO TURKY

I love the concept of the word ‘home’. So many songs have lyrics like ‘take me home’ or 'I’ll be your home’. It means so much more than just a place where you live… it’s peace, comfort, safety with people who love and care for you. It’s where everything falls in to place… It’s home.

Ich weiß nicht ob es nachvollziehbar ist, aber ich habe schon seit Kindertagen eine glühende Liebe zu England. Sei es aufgrund meiner obsessiven Liebe zu Jane Austen Romanen, den Sherlock Holmes Filmen oder einfach nur der wundervollen Architektur wegen. Es ist immer etwas ganz besonderes nach London zu fliegen. Vor ein paar Tagen hatte ich dann endlich den perfekten Grund, um die Stadt nach einigen Jahren noch einmal zu besuchen. Zwar bin ich dieses mal nur ein paar Tage geblieben, habe dafür aber mehr gesehen als zuvor. Am besten haben mir dabei der Camden Market und der Hyde Park/Winter Wonderland gefallen. Ich war zugegebenermaßen, so mit dem “Touristen dasein” beschäftigt, dass ich das fotografieren etwas in den Hintergrund gestellt habe. Die vergangenen Tage waren wirklich sehr schön und als es dann schneller als erwartet zurück in “die Hauptstadt” ging hat mich das zugegebenermaßen ganz schön melancholisch gestimmt | | | Ich liebe Kontraste. Schon immer. Meine Eltern haben immer viel Wert darauf gelegt uns "beide Seiten” des Lebens zu zeigen. Als Europäer ist man ja oftmals daran gewöhnt “die goldene Seite des Lebens” zu genießen, ohne sich bewusst zu sein, dass es vielen Menschen nicht so gut geht. Kaum einen Tag zurück in Berlin ging es für mich auf direktem Wege nach Istanbul. Vielleicht haben einige von euch schon das Glück gehabt die Türkei zu besuchen. Haha, ich bin zwar in Deutschland geboren, die Türkei und besonders Istanbul werden aber trotzdem immer ein gewisses Gefühl von Heimat in mir hervorrufen. Ich habe viele Sommer dort erlebt und durfte auch schon viele verschiede Orte besuchen. Dieses Jahr haben wir beschlossen ein paar Tage am "Rande der Zivilisation” zu verbringen, bevor wir für das neue Jahr einer Gala in Izmir beiwohnten. Das birgt natürlich ebenfalls einen starken Kontrast in sich. Wenn ich ganz ehrlich bin sitzen wir hier sogar im völligen nichts. Wir verbringen die Tage momentan auf einem Berg 1600km über der Meeresoberfläche. Es gibt hier nur zwei Häuser und das Feuerholz müssen wir selber sammeln. Dafür kann man hier perfekt wandern und auch sonst alle Vorzüge der Natur genießen. An solchen Tagen kann man sich immer sehr gut selbst finden. Ganz nach dem Sprichwort “Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself"



PEOPLE CHANGE LIKE OCEAN CURRENTS | HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

Hallo meine lieben, heute melde ich mich ungewohnter Weise auch in Deutsch. Nur noch ein paar Stunden sind uns im Jahr 2015 geblieben. Neujahr bedeutet für mich immer gleichzeitig auch “Neubeginn”. Ich liebe es in diesem Tag so eine Art “Anfang” zu sehen. Haha, es geht bestimmt vielen von euch so.  Es ist als ob man all das “nicht ganz so perfekte” auf eine Art und Weise hinter sich lassen kann und somit frei in eine neue Zukunft blickt. Ich bin ehrlich gesagt sehr froh, dieses Jahr nun endlich “hinter mir zu lassen”. Ich hatte das Glück sehr viele gute, sowie leider auch nicht ganz so schöne Dinge zu erleben. Für beides bin ich sehr dankbar. Haha, vielleicht ist es etwas albern, aber ich bin der festen Überzeugung, dass alles einen bestimmten Sinn hat und sich am Ende genauso fügen wird, wie es eben sein soll. Im großen und ganzen bin ich also sehr dankbar für die Dinge, die ich erleben dufte. Tolle Orte und Menschen haben mich auch in diesem Jahr begleitet (Hi, Nesilhan!). Ab 2016 werde ich mein letztes Schulsemester antreten, was natürlich auch einen großen Druck mit sich bringt. Umso besonderer ist es also, dass ich die “letzten Dezemberwochen “without pressure” im Ausland verbringen durfte. Dieser Monat war definitiv sehr abenteuerreich! Haha, von ein paar Tagen in London, um eine meiner ältesten Kindheitsfreundinnen zu besuchen bis hin zu einer Reise quer durch die Türkei waren viele besondere Momente teil “meines" Dezembers. Ich wünsche euch allen einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr. Ich hoffe das 2016 viele schöne Möglichkeiten für euch birgt und das ihr viele Menschen trefft, die euer Leben auch zukünftig bereichern :) Sei es nun innerhalb der Familie, im Freundeskreis oder in der Liebe! Ich hoffe das all eure Wünsche in Erfüllung gehen und euch ein tolles neues Jahr erwartet!




waistcoat : 3.1 Phillip Lim
Pants and Shoes : Ipekyol
Sweater: Gucci
Glasses : Zara
Bag : Saint Laurent

FASHION ID | NEW YEARS WISHLIST | WHAT TO WEAR DURING THIS YEARS HOLIDAY SEASON

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! I have to admit that it is somewhat of a love-hate relationship between this holiday and me. Yes, I love the overall mood in the city and I fairly enjoy all of the benefits but as Christmas Eve comes closer it gets really hard to find -not only nice presents for the beloved ones -> but also an outfit for the 24th. I am actually more of a relaxed person when it comes to holiday season. Haha, today I will try to show you guys some ways to survive this years Christmas/New Years in the best way possible: cosy but still stylish. 

I have to confess that I am really bad at finding presents.  I am the kind of person that buys all of her present (literary) one day before the feast. And if this would’t be bad enough I am pretty sick this year as well which forces me to stay at home for the longest part of the day. Haha, but since my optimism is pretty un-destroyable I decided to do most of my Christmas shopping online. You guys should check out FashionID where I found most of the items below! Moreover, enjoy the last moments before Christmas tomorrow. Best wishes, Meroday






Look 1 : Relaxed 

Its not always necessary to decide on a pompous dress or high heels during holiday season! Christmas/New Years can get so stressful that some of you might decide to choose a "more relaxed” outfit this year. Sequins are always a easy way to posh up an outfit but it is not necessary to choose a garment that is fully covered in it. How about a nice shirt, some comfortable chelsea boots/flats and maybe a nice beanie to survive the cold days? Some might decide to add some highlights to the outfit by choosing accessories (with sequins?) 

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Look 2 : Rock chic

And for those ones of you who want to keep the pompousness in their outfit there is an easy and quick way as well.  You might compromise  your evening dress by adding some “relaxed” accessories/garments. Maybe a leather jacket or some rather edgy shoes? This will help to make the outfit appear less splendid without taking away all of its glamour. 


 Dieser Artikel wird von FashionID unterstützt.

GET TO KNOW : DEVRIM SAHIM EMRE FROM HEROES

Welcome to the newest “Get to know” round on the blog. First, I would like to thank you guys for the positive feedback about this new project. You guys really inspired me to extend it to another level. Berlin is richly filled with terrifically talented young minds and I will try my best to capture some of them for you guys. Today, I would like to introduce you to the “all-round talent” Devrim Sahin Emre. I haven’t reported about the “Act Now Award” yet (more about that very soon) but that’s where I have heard about him and the organization -- > “Heroes”. The award was presented by Dr. Auma Obama who made it her personal business to honour promising young people all around Germany. Devrim, who won a prize in the category -“Inspiration”- accepted this award as a representative for his organization. Some of you guys might know (well, I admit that it is somehow obvious) that I am, although raised in Germany, coming from an ethnic background that didn't always accept the equality of the male and female sex. In reality, gender gaps are still an omnipresent topic in our modern society. That’s why I am really impressed by the voluntary work that is done by the Heroes organization. But enough said, here is the Interview. 

  • Who are you and what are you doing? My name is Devrim Sahin Emre and I am 18 years old. Currently, I am studying law at the University of Potsdam and of course I am part of the organization Heroes. What our organization does is that it arranges workshops in different schools all around Germany. We are trying to reach a variety of students starting from grade 8 upwards. We are talking with the kids/young teens about topics such as “pride” or their culture. 
  • What do you think is the most important aspect of your work? What are the aims of the group and what makes your work important for the community?Haha, good question. I think the most important aspect of our work is to become a role model for the different kinds of students. Many of them come from a similar culture or ethnical background as we are. We have similar roots and so of course it is easier for them to talk openly about their views. It’s always simpler to talk about controversial topics to somebody who’s parent’s -let’s say- are also from Turky or parts of Arabia. Our aims are actually quite simple. We just want to talk to young students and give them the opportunity to discuss different themes such as pride, their culture or politics. We don’t want to tell them what is right or what is wrong they are not supposed to leave the workshops with a firm new opinion but we definitely challenge them to question their motives. I also think that this is what’s making us quite special. Our project is unique in the way it is accomplished. I’ve never heard about an organization that really goes into the schools and discusses with the students directly. Often they come up to us after the workshops and it is always great to see how they start to reconsider their ways of thinking. 
  • What does “Pride” mean to you? Ok, that’s not a simple question. I’d rather say what pride doesn’t mean to me. I don’t believe that it has anything to do with the virginity of my sister. I mean, yes culture is a big part of our identity but pride has nothing to do with virginity or who I am going to marry one day. If I would have to describe it I would choose words such as love, friendship, personality or the environment. 
  • What have you done as an individual to win this honourable prize? I think that it is quite hard to determine what I have done (exactly) as an individual. I mean I am an active person, I wrote articles for the Tagesspiegel or I’ve been a bit more active in debates about homophobia but I think that it is important to say that “Heroes” works as an organization. We can’t say that one as an individual has done more work than the others. Of course some members are more active in planning the workshops while others rather perform them. I think you guys should see “Heroes” as a big project with a lot of people involved. I was honoured to accept the award as a representative of our group. 
  • What are your plans hereafter and what is Heroes planning for the future?Of course I am making some plans for the future. Right now as I study law, I might work as a lawyer or go into politics down the road, but to be honest I believe that the time will tell. Right now I am mainly focusing on the present | Our biggest dream, of course, is to be part of a community where discrimination or prejudices are no longer an issue. We know that we have achieved something when the children come up to talk to us after a workshop and often we can see the changes. As I already mentioned, our goal is to create a future with more peace and respect. 
  • Thank you very much for the interview Devrim ! Do you have a last subject that you want to tell us about? There is one thing that I can assure you of. Just go out and do something voluntary because even if you don’t have a whole lot of time it will teach you a lot. You are helping people and it usually doesn’t affect you in any way besides making you become more grateful/happy. 

RANDOM THOUGHTS AT 2 IN THE MORNING | ABOUT THE WORLD | MISSING PIECE

Changes and new beginnings- Do you guys know that feeling of being stuck or lost somewhere in the middle of several things? Just floating trough the days trying to catch a glimpse of reality? And trying to understand the feeling that comes along with it? I don’t know exactly what it is but I am somewhat stuck in-between all the different scopes of memories and feelings. It is as if the days come and go so fast that it becomes almost impossible to keep up with all the things that happen between morning and evening. I guess everything is kind of messed up right now, but also perfect exactly in the way it is. Haha, like a confusing perfection in the imperfectness of the world. “Let your dreams lead you to where your soul knows it belongs”.  I wish I could pack my bag and leave town for a little while. Just travel. Soon though.. 

"If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad" 
-Lord Bryon






NAVY BLUE | BERLIN | OOTD


Vielleicht gibt es bessere Zeiten. 

Aber diese ist die unsere.
-Jean Paul Satre-








Jacket and Pants : Ipekyol
Shirt : Zara
Shoes : Jimmy Choo

GET TO KNOW : SOPHIE FROM BELLA LASHES !

Sophie is a young talented girl that specialized on lash lifting. Get to know her in this little Interview:
  • Who are you and what are you doing? Our name is Bella Lashes and we're offering "Eyelash Extensions" in the north of Berlin. The aim of our work is, that every woman can have long and beautiful eyelashes for a favourable price.
  • When and how did you start doing this? My mom and me where wondering why professional eyelash extensions were so expensive in Berlin. Normally they cost about 100 euros and not every woman can pay 100 euro for eyelash extensions every month. So we looked last spring where we could learn the 1:1 technique to become a specialist. We opened at the 1 of October this year, so we're pretty new in the business.
  • What is special about you and your work? We're doing our work with love and passion. Today, unfortunately this is not a matter of course anymore. Also we do great work for a good price, so every woman can have beautiful eyelashes. We're working at home in a separate room, so I think that it is a bit more familiar. Our customers can talk to us like we're good friends, or they can relax. In the end everybody leaves with a big smile on their face.
  • Tell us 5 things that inspire you Well, first it is our biggest inspiration to see the smiles on our costumers faces when they look in the mirror after a session. Furthermore , it is really inspiring to find out how different eyelashes suit different people. It is extremely exciting to figure out which length, thickness and curl suits them the best.  My biggest dream is to travel around the world in 2017, I am putting all my money aside to fulfill this dream. Honestly, my mother who was and is my biggest inspiration. But I think every daughter feels the same. And last but not least, Audrey Hepburn, because she has so beautiful eyelashes.
  • 5. What does beauty mean to you? That is a good question and it is difficult to describe! There are many women that are talking with us about beauty. For us, the inner beauty is in the foreground. Labels don't mean much to us. Also it is not important if you wear the "best makeup". You should feel good in your skin and with the features you've got. But when some girls or woman want to have eyelash extensions in order to find themselves more beautiful, this is great as well. We love to help them feel beautiful in their skin. I think a quote is better for a description:  "The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorwaay to her heart, the place where love resides." -Audrey Hepburn




Contact :
01797662400
Sophie_b_@hotmail.de

PINK | BERRY


- " The best color in the whole world
is the one that looks good on you " -
Coco Chanel














Jacket : IpekyolPants : Littlebig (LTB)Mules/Shoes : Mango (similar)Bag : Stella McCartney