*263 Brigitta

Good style doesn’t come for free. If you are thinking about Birkin Bags and luxury labels now I can stop you right there. That’s not what I am talking about. Beautiful clothes don’t necessarily have to cost a lot of money (and you cannot buy good style anyway). Sure, if you have a stack of … Continue Reading


The new year has started already. It’s already 1 month old and a certain feeling is sneaking up on me – this year will be a good one! I admit, part of it is due to this slightly childish expectation ‘hey, 2018, you owe me one – 2017 was such a toughie, you better make … Continue Reading

*Used and Unique – Camel Coat

It was in Paris. I was with my friend Dodo and we sat outside a very French, very traditional bistro enjoying the last bit of autumn sun – when this woman walked in. We both turned our heads, conversation stalling. She was not a celebrity nor was she particularly beautiful (in fact, I can’t really … Continue Reading

*Used and Unique – white boots

White shoes are a statement. I do not want to talk in cliches but a man in white loafers is either a playboy or yacht owner or both. Or he lives at the Cote d’Azur (with a yacht…as a playboy). A women wearing white footwear is not perceived quite as flamboyant – unless she is … Continue Reading

*Used and unique – Granny Cardigan

It was love at first sight. I had this slow-motion-moment, when I passed by this table of very uninspiring folded sweaters and T-shirts at a local fleamarket. Suddenly my eyes got caught on emerald. I reached out for the colour underneath a pile of dull garments and pulled out a gem (that was the slow-motion-moment). … Continue Reading

*King of soap

I love cosmetics – I know they will not make me more beautiful/young/desirable, but they will make me FEEL like I was. That psycological effect is enough for me to fill my shelfs with tons of beautiful bottles and jars. I do like natural skincare though – first of all my skin is sensitive to … Continue Reading

*Barb’s World #1

Sally: ‘Is this Pucci?’ Barb: ‘No, it’s Oxfam.’ ©JuliaRichter

*Re-tail Therapy No.1

First post! New category! ‘Re-tail therapy’ is now to start, a category that sort of threw itself onto me. I love beautiful things, things with a history and things that make sense. Sometimes I also like things that don’t really make sense, just because they are beautiful. I love fleamarkets and bargains (I’m a treasure … Continue Reading