THE THRIFT CHALLENGE

Hey guys, nice to see you on my blog again!

I wanted to collaborate with another fashion blogger since ALWAYS, and right now it’s finally time to tell you that it’s finally time! (jk)

🌹So, I basically had the idea a few years ago to create a thrift challenge with someone else who loves vintage fashion. The challenge is that you pick something at your local second hand shop for the other blogger and the other blogger does the same. You both don’t tell each other what you got them and simply send it to them. Right now you have to create a full outfit featuring your new (maybe even unwanted) piece. Sounds simple, huh? 🌹

I have to admit that the most challenging part was actually not creating the outfit itself, but to find a nice piece for my blogger of choice.

When I started talking to Birgit, I instantly know that it would be fun to do the challenge with her, especially since she has a vintage store on her own that is called „Onimos„. So, the two thrift lovers teamed up and we both actually sent each other two pieces (which made it even easier to create an outfit though!). Birgit sent me this vintage skirt from Onimos and I fell in love with it the moment I unpacked it. So, this is actually my finished outfit – featuring vintage glasses, a vintage sweater, a vintage belt and my Docs. So- basically it’s almost completely vintage! Do you like it? :-)

 

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ootd: the sporty witch

Hey Guys! I recently teamed up with Too Fast, a cute alternative Online Shop from the US which was founded in 2006. They also have a sister brand called „Rat Baby“ which was founded 5 years ago.
The founder, Maureen, grew up on punk rock – the real, original one. It was a time where „punk was more than just music, it was a whole lifestyle, it was a revolution at the time.“ Maureen loves how „all the punk kids made our own DIY stuff; studded jackets, patches on everything, ripped tees“ so much she decided to turn punk rock into a business. But Maureen is not the only face behind the brand: while she focuses on Rat Baby, Karen focuses more on Too Fast. They work as a team when it comes to finding new ideas and designs – Maureen says she prefers it to be a „small company with a small design team“. But let’s see what she says herself about the two brands:

 

Too Fast Brand:
Too Fast is one of the original alternative, punk & tattoo clothing brands. We still remember when tattoos were for sailors, madmen, gypsies & outlaws, instead of the mass majority. We grew up on punk rock & horror movies. Music is and was everything. And only because we have lived through it all are we able to remain true to our roots while continuing to break new ground with our designs. Utilizing a unique ability to speak to the past, present, and future of alternative culture, we have established ourselves in the past 12 years as one of the most competitive brands in underground fashion.

Rat Baby Brand:
Rat Baby is brought to you by the crazy bitches & dirty witches that brought you Too Fast. We are a lil bit creepy & a whole lot weird! Inspired by gritty punk rock & a shit ton of metal, we are neck-deep in the trashy swamp that is rock-n-roll fashion. We are obsessed with gothic clothing, 90s grunge and alternative fashion. So sit back but hold on tight, cause we are going straight to hell…

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Joy Division Shirt: Vintage // Sweater: Vintage Adidas // Shoes: Vans // Leggings & Scarf: Rat Baby Clothing
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OOTD: THE VINTAGE VERSACE DRESS

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hat: weekday // dress: vintage versace // shoes: dr martens // fishnet longsleeve: vintage

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Hey guys, lange nicht gesehen! Bei mir gibt es zurzeit wieder procrastination at its finest. Ich schlage mich normalerweise mithilfe von Gewürzspekulatius, heißer Schokolade, Vanilleduftkerzen und Strickpullis durch den Winter, aber heute musste ich euch einfach direkt zeigen, was ich mir gekauft habe: Nämlich dieses absolut wunderbare Versace-Kleid.
Das erste Mal, dass ich ein solches Kleid gesehen habe, war 2013 auf Instagram, und vom ersten Moment an wollte ich so eins haben. Meine damalige Google-Suche ergab jedoch schnell, dass originale 90s-Kleider von Versace eigentlich nur auf Etsy zu Bill Gates‘ Monatsgehalt zu haben sind, und so habe ich den Gedanken, jemals eins besitzen zu können, erst einmal auf Eis gelegt.
Dieses Eis ist (komischerweise jetzt im Winter) jedoch geschmolzen, als ich zufällig und verhältnismäßig günstig letzte Woche genau das Kleid auf ebay Kleinanzeigen gefunden habe, was ich auf Etsy für circa das zwanzigfache gefunden hab. Ebay Kleinanzeigen ist für günstige Vintagekleidung ein echter Geheimtipp, vor allem seit Einführung der Suchaufträge, die euch automatisch neu hochgeladene Artikel anzeigt, die euren Suchkriterien entsprechen.
Lange Rede, kurzer Sinn: Hier ein für die Jahreszeit komplett unangemessenes, aber sehr fancy Outfit, bye loves

 

a guide to coffee and lomography in amsterdam + rotterdam

Hey guys, I know I usually (if you can call my post production even close to usually) write my blog posts in German, but I’ve been to the Netherlands a few weeks ago and I want everyone to be able to read this blog post.
It’s actually funny I went to Rotterdam because we actually wanted to go to Amsterdam, but the airbnb’s near the center are not quite budget-friendly aka super expensive for students. Then we got ignored by an airbnb host in Amsterdam oost because I asked her about night buses, just in case we wouldn’t catch the last train which runs at 12pm, which instantly made her think we only came to party (far from it, I’m the girl at a party who talks to the dog).
So, long story short, we were overthinking where the hell in Europe we could go, when my friend Tine booked a train to Rotterdam because she misunderstood us. So Daniel and I booked the same train too. We paid about 40€ one way, going there by Deutsche Bahn. Our Airbnb was in Rotterdam oost, 3km from the central station and we paid 60€ for the whole apartment where we could shoot as well (because the three of us are wannabe-photographers, as u can tell from clicking on my friends‘ names).

We had a lot of fun in Rotterdam, and it’s only stone’s throw away from Amsterdam. One day we headed over to the capital, where we also met the local Laura who knows all about the best vegan restaurants and Cafés. The Flixbus takes one hour to get there and costs approximately 5€ one way.

So, without any futher ado, let’s jump right into my tips and analogous pictures I took with my 35mm Film cameras, my all time favorite Canon AV-1 as well as my new old Praktika MTL-3 from a fleamarket.


ROTTERDAM

Cafés + Restaurants

COFFEE COMPANY

WHERE? There are two coffeeshops of this chain in Rotterdam, one is at Eendrachtsplein 2, the other one is at Meent 12-14
WHAT? a super cute little coffee shop, where you see mostly students and creative people
COFFEE RATING? I would give Coffee Company 3/5 stars. I ordered a small caramel latte and spent almost 4€, and apparently it was very, very small. Anyway, the second time we went there after visiting cheap fashion which is just around the corner and Daniel bought a iced latte for almost the same price which was actually 99% ice but the coffee part was quite delicious. You pay for the location, not the coffee.

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DE IJSSALON
WHERE? There are several addresses as well in Rotterdam.
WHAT? it’s a cute icecream shop chain.
ICECREAM RATING? 4/5. Not too expensive and the icecream is super creamy and super italien. Cute interior. Only minus was that we ordered one scoop of matcha icecream that tasted like Sushi. I like sushi, but not as an icecream…

GRACY’s DINER
WHERE? Mauritsstraat 1A.
WHAT? Gracy’s is a super super super super super (…) super cute American-looking Diner with yummy burgers and huge diabetes milkshakes.
FOOD RATING? 5/5. I took the veggie burger which was about 8€, not the most delicious one I ever ate but Oh lord, their furniture. Check it out.

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SUMO SUSHI BAR
WHERE? West-Kruiskade 2A
WHAT? A super delicous Sushi Restaurant right in the center of Rotterdam.
FOOD RATING? 5/5! Great quality Sushi, affordable all you can eat and maaaaany possible combinations. The all you can eat is about 20€.

KING-KONG HOSTEL
WHERE? In the most trendy street of Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat.
WHAT? It’s actually a cute hostel which is quite cheap, but it also has a super cool café.
FOOD RATING? Great great great! 5/5! The first evening we ordered one big homemade lemonade for 3€ to share but the bar keeper made us two that evening. They also have great chocolate cake to share with your friends and the coffee is super yummy!

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OP HET DAK
WHERE? Schiekade 189
WHAT? A Restaurant / Café on the top of a building. They have a small garden from which they get their herbs ect. for the café.
FOOD RATING? I’ve actually not been there yet, but Laura recommended it to me.

(Vintage) Shops

CHEAP FASHION
WHERE? Meent 25
WHAT? My new all time favorite vintage shop. It really has vintage, no trash, but it’s quite cheap (I paid 10€ for a vintage 80s adidas leggings).
RATING? 500/5 would recommend! Very big selection of vintage clothing, super cute unique pieces and super super affordable.

THE EPISODE
WHERE? Again in the Witte de Withstraat.
WHAT? A vintage chain that sends all the clothing from shop to shop, it’s scattered all over Europe.
RATING? It’s way more expensive than cheap fashion but serves all hipster and vintage dreams, so I’d say it’s 4/5 because it’s still affordable.

DEARHUNTER VINTAGE

WHERE? Eendrachtsweg 55A.
WHAT? Another, but more high end vintage shop.
RATING? 3/5, still not too expensive, especially in sale, but way smaller than the other two.

SLUIJTER & MEIJER

WHERE? Guess where. (Witte de Withstraat)
WHAT? I don’t know how to define this, but it has all kind of hipster furniture, clothing and accessoires.
RATING? 3/5. More expensive but it’s worth a visit because everything looks super fancy.

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TONY’s GARAGE SALE
WHERE? Burgemeester van Walsumweg 528
WHAT? A vintage furniture / clothing shop
RATING? 4/5. It’s way too expensive in my opinion but great for taking photos, as you can see in Luca’s Feed.

AMSTERDAM
Cafés + Restaurants
THE AVOCADO SHOW
WHERE? Daniel Stalpertstraat 61
WHAT? A restaurant that has only dishes with avocado, many vegan options available.
RATING? 3/5. Kind of overhyped. We paid 8€ for a TOAST. Anyway it’s kind of a cool idea to support.

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MASTINO
WHERE? Eerste van der Helsstraat 78
WHAT? A pizza restaurant with the best vegan pizza ever! Also has vegan raw cake and shit.
RATING? 4/5 affordable and very delicious. One little minus is that they don’t have many places to sit so sometimes you need to wait until someone leaves.

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WILDERNIS
WHERE? Bilderdijkstraat 165F
WHAT? A flower / cacti shop with many, many handmade and storemade things. It’s also a very affordable café though.
RATING? 5/5 for the coffee which was quite cheap and included a stroopwafel, 2/5 for the flowers ect because they’re pretty but expensive.

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(Vintage) Shops
JUTTERSDOK
WHERE? Postjeskade 23-25
WHAT? A thrift shop with lots of furniture, clothing, books and vinyls.
RATING? 5/5. Very trashy but just as cheap. I bought a topshop bomber jacket for only 4€.

So, right now the important part. I’ll definetely come back as soon as possible, so what are your tips for the Netherlands?

love, kim x
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Elements inspired lookbook: BURNING DESIRE [fire]


Shirt & Jacket: Vintage / Shoes: Dr Martens / Glasses: Ebay / Pants: Patrons of Peace but v old


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Meddl Leude, was geht? Bin heute endlich dazu gekommen, den zweiten Blogpost zu bearbeiten und hier ist er. Inspiriert von Feuer, und ja i know, man erkennt’s nicht. Aber hey, schaut euch doch mein Shirt an! Es ist vintage und ein echtes Goldstück. Liebe es, weil es hinten auch noch ’nen Print hat (und ignoriere erfolgreich, wie unglaublich riesig es ist). Tja, da ich nicht geplant habe, hier irgendwas besonderes zu schreiben, plaudere ich einfach etwas aus dem Nähkästchen. Zurzeit habe ich Abifrei und bereite mich mehr oder weniger erfolgreich auf meine zwei letzten Prüfungen im Juni vor. Samstag fahre ich nach Wien und ich bin unsicher, was ich da für Jacke(n) und Schuhe mitnehmen soll. Dachte an Buffalo Platforms, aber Docs sind vielseitiger einsetzbar. Neben einer dünnen Regenjacke bräuchte ich noch eine etwas dickere, weshalb die Lederjacke aus diesem Outfit absolut perfekt wäre, allerdings ist es eine echte Bikerjacke (bin ne ganz coole, ich weiß), die gefühlt 3 Tonnen wiegt, wenn man sie mal so trägt. Irgendwelche Jacken- und Schuhideen? # firstworldproblems
Gleich shoote ich auch schon den nächsten Post, mal sehen, ob ich Erfolg habe. Bis bald! x Kim

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Elements inspired lookbook: CRASHING LIKE WAVES [water]

Eigentlich wollte ich ’nen Post bezüglich der Landtagswahl schreiben, aber irgendwie deprimiert mich das Thema zu sehr und ich wollte mal wieder ein paar „plumpe“ Outfitposts (sorry influenceeerrs). Und da alle guten Dinge ja bekanntlich vier sind (der Vater, der Sohn, der heilige Geist und Satan), habe ich mich diesmal von den vier Elementen inspirieren lassen. Nur ’ne kleine Nebeninfo, damit man es auch erkennt: das Kleid ist eigentlich schwarz-blau-glänzend mit einem superauffälligen Blauanteil, nur leider nicht auf meinen 258 geschossenen Bildern.
Liebe an euch alle, und falls ihr aus Schleswig-Holstein seid, vergesst nicht, Sonntag zu wählen!


Everything Vintage

vetements-inspired fall look

Jojojo Leute, heute gibt’s mal nicht großartiges. Gibt zwar eine Menge Dinge, über die ich mich zurzeit aufregen könnte, aber das bleibt für diesen ganz klassischen Outfitpost mal hinten drangestellt. Bin zurzeit ganz versessen auf die schönen Shirts und Pullover von Vetements, besonders die mit den 100-Meter-Ärmeln. Natürlich würde ich für nen Sweater n i e m a l s über Tausend Euro bezahlen, weshalb ich superglücklich war, als ich diesen Pullover im Secondhandshop meines Vertrauens gefunden habe. Er so einen early 2000-Vibe. Als ich ihn anprobiert habe und gemerkt hab, dass er eben solche 10000000-Meter-Ärmel hatte, musste er einfach mit. Das tolle Septum ist von der Marke Trashed and Ill und aus Echtsilber, kann euch nur empfehlen, da mal vorbeizuschauen :-)

Das war’s erstmal für heute, mir ist mehr nach Essen als nach Schreiben. Bald gibt’s für euch eine Lookbookserie, in der ich euch meine liebsten Vintage-Teile vorstelle. Seid gespannt!

Sweater: Vintage // Shoes: Dr Martens // Septum: Trashed an Ill

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