*271 Changes

Things are changing. Cuddly kids turn into recalcitrant teenagers, teenagers turn into political activists, politicians turn into parodies of themselves. Innocence turns into bewilderment. Trust into blame. Who’s to blame? It doesn’t really matter. Blame is passive, it’s stuck in the past and the only thing it creates is defense, so it’s a waste of … Continue Reading

*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

*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 – 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

*245 Julia

Is there an official name for them? Fannypack, bum bag, belly pouch? We call them ‘Wimmerl’ in Bavaria, it’s sort of a nickname for a pimple. Maybe the name doesn’t matter or is it significant for this fabulous accessory that it was never awarded with a real good ‘fashion-name’ (or it never reached my ears). … 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

*111 The Good Things – Trenchcoat

If you get one get a good one. Nothing worse than a cheap Trenchcoat. I don’t want to sound snobbish ( I do like some cheap trash!) but when it comes to classics it HAS to be the real thing. When the time came that I felt adult enough I treated myself to a classic … Continue Reading