It is 11.30 pm and I had a really busy day, but before I go to sleep I just have to blog about Lauren Conrad really quickly. I know that there are a lot of people who do not like Lauren Conrad or her style, because she is ‘just another rich girl that got famous through reality TV’. I say, fair enough! But to me, Lauren Conrad is refreshingly different from all the Paris Hiltons out there.
I admit that I am partly biased because I pretty much spent my teenage years watching Laguna Beach (Anyone remember Stephen Colletti? Sigh…) and The Hills, which means that I kind of got to watch Lauren grow up on TV. She was always the most ‘normal’ one on every show and always looked cute and well put together. This hasn’t changed, she still seems down to earth and her looks are always very polished and neat.
Sometimes, Lauren tries something new, just like a couple of days ago at one of her book signings, where she showed up with a ponytail and pink hair tips! Obviously this isn’t very ‘Lauren’, but I love people who have fun with their styling, and she does! Moreover, how amazing is her outfit? The studded collar is to die for and I love that she still wears the same Chanel bags that she wore ten years ago, they’re classic and timeless!
Ok, I think I made my point clear, HUGE Lauren Conrad fan over here! Now I can go to bed and sleep in peace.
P.S. I can’t believe I missed her book signing in NY, I left one day before she was there, dammit!
Filed Under (Fashion) by Nadine on 19-04-2012
Unlike many people, I hate online shopping. To me, a big part of the fun of shopping is actually going into the shops, seeing AND feeling the clothes, trying them on and even walking around with shopping bags. That’s why I usually don’t shop online.
I made an exception last week when I saw this H&M Conscious Collection Exclusive dress. It seemed perfect for the wedding that I will attend in June. A subtle yellow, a clean cut, elegant but fresh and trendy. Well, the package arrived today and I was once again reminded why I never shop online. The dress looks completely different in reality that on the H&M site.
The biggest surprise was the color. Never ever would I have ordered this dress, had I known that it is not light yellow, but neon yellow. I took this picture of the dress so you could see the difference for yourself. I know that colors vary from screen to screen, but this difference is just way too big. Besides the horrible color, the fabric looks really cheap, the length is really off (only a supermodel will not have to have this altered), and the neckline is way too low. In a nutshell, I am sending it back and will never ever order something online again.
Pictures: my own, H&M facebook
Filed Under (Beauty, New York) by Nadine on 11-04-2012
Okay, I have finally entered the ‘real’ world again and traded walking through SoHo with walking through the Uni library. Still, the amazing memories of my week in New York City remain and are triggered by the many great things I bought there.
Often it is the small things that make me really happy, like the Reese’s lipbalm in XXL size that I found at FAO Schwarz. Not only does it smell good, but it also tastes like peanut butter! Gotta be careful not to eat it! Same with the mini hand sanitizers that I bought at Bath&Body Works. 5 for $5! My favorite smells? Fresh raspberry and cake! Another fun one was Cookie dough; I gave that one to a friend. No visit to the USA without bringing home some Marc Jacobs stuff! Again, the small things like this lipstick shaped pen and the heart mirror made me much happier than any T-Shirt or dress would have.
These are just some of the random things I bought in NY which I carry around and whenever I see them, I smile.
Last week, the “city” in “Nadine And The City” was New York. I spent wonderful eight days there and can now say that I have a new favorite city. I liked everything, from the street numbering which makes it so easy to find your way around, to the many bagel places to the friendly people etc etc etc. I wish I had had more time to explore the smaller streets of Manhattan, but I still got a pretty good impression of the city. Another aspect why I love NY is the fact that it really is full of fashion! And I don’t just mean stores, I mean fashion shoots and models. I witnessed three(!) fashion shoots while walking around, something that would never happen in Berlin or most other big cities. It was hard picking pictures (we took over 1000) for this blog, but the ones below show you 1. Times Square/42nd street 2. Tiffany&Co 3. Toni Garrn on a huge VS ad 4. A fashion magazine store (or heaven) 5. Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes