*254 Dodo

Black leather triggers associations. What kind of association depends on your history, the level of uptightness, the region you come from and various other facts that define your character and the phantasies you develop. While someone from a more rural area thinks of macho motorcycle clubs or beer-soaked Heavy Metal Discos, the suburban mind might … Continue Reading

*249 Dodo

A few days back I flipped through Elle Magazine and got stuck at the Edidtor’s letter singing the praises of Paris and Parisian women. ‘How can you not love Paris and adore Parisian women, which are by far the chicest and coolest and most elegant….’ that pretty much sums up the content. I do not … Continue Reading

*240 Corey

I was always a big fan of polkadots. When I bought my first post-war Rayon polka dot dress at a fleamarket decades ago (yes, I am THAT old) I fell in love with the femininity of this pattern. You just cannot go wrong with polkadots. They have this cleanlines and innocence about them. The regularity … Continue Reading

*228 Corey

Opposites attract. White likes Black. Salt likes pepper. But those two are not meant to be blended, they lead their seperate lives in more or less charming shakers on our kitchen shelves and only ever unite to convert edibles from raw ingredients into a savoury meal. Not anymore. They’ve left their single days behind and … Continue Reading

*207 Corey

Culottes are the epitome of unsexy. At least in a man’s opinion. They are just too practical. And they don’t leave room for imagination. The wind doesn’t get caught in them and sends them flying. IF the wind gets caught it just blows them up like a hot air balloon. I am not a big … Continue Reading

*198 Corey

Get a nice sweater. You can go all Rocky Balboa with simple grey melange or chose a great colour. Go for djungle print, embroidery or sequins if you want. But do not – under no circumstances – wear sweatpants with any of them. Even if your sweat-shirt has got rhinestones, shoulder pads and gold tassels … Continue Reading

*193 Corey

My grandma used to wear turbans. The ones you can put on like a hat. In winter they were woollen in summer they were silk or polyester. My grandma wasn’t a hippie or dressed very flamboyantly, she wore the turbans with her regular every day clothes – jersey pants, jumper, trenchcoat. I always thought it … Continue Reading

*134 Dodo’s Shoes

A pair of shoes can tell you a lot about a person. And how much more information do I get when I see a whole pile of shoes that belongs to that same person. While trying to decide what to wear for a fancy night out in Paris Dodo pulls out a bunch of her … Continue Reading

*132 Dodo

It’s almost May and it’s freezing cold when I arrive in Paris. It’s also raining. The day before it had been really warm and sunny. I am not dissapointed at all because I am used to it. It’s always like that when I go to Paris (or Berlin). But at least I get to see … Continue Reading

*102 Dodo

Paris/Istanbul Diary: Paris stinks – it’s true. Especially the metro is probably the smelliest place on earth. I really do like Paris, it’s such a beautiful city, delicious food, beautiful people, good energy, but once you get into the metro you wonder what on earth is rotting away in those tunnels. Especially after a good … Continue Reading

*70 Dodo

It’s raining in Paris, when it should be sunny and springlike instead. It is my last day in Paris and we have a lot on our list. Fleamarket at Porte de Clignancourt  – expensive but lots of inspiration (and lots of Americans) – is first. We spend a few hours at the fleamarket, the drizzle … Continue Reading

*60 Dodo

Paris is wonderful. Not because it’s the city love and light and romance and fashion….etc. – no, because it’s the city of food. Great, heavy, weird food. You go to some non-descript brasserie on the corner, sit down at a tiny little table (if you are lucky enough to have a friend with you who … Continue Reading