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Those pictures have been taken have week in Berlin by the Urban Spotter during the Olympus workshop.

I am now using a new camera, the Olympus Pen E PL7 (you will read how i like it in an article this week) and Olympus organized together with the Blogger Bazaar girls a little workshop to learn how to use the camera in its more efficient way.

Part of the workshop was also to get photographed by the street style photograph of the Urban Spotter.

Later this afternoon i went to the Marc Cain show so i decided to wear their clothes but my hair was done by Bumble and Bumble, my make-up by with Smashbox and my nails with Faby products.

I was wearing :
Shirt : Marc Cain
Shoes : Marc Cain
Camera : Olympus Pen LP7
Jeans : Monki
Coat : Missguided

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Amandine

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Fashion week is over so it’s time to do a little review. I am not a journalist so i won’t do a critic of the collections but i will show you some of my highlights this week.

One of my favorite designer showing at Berlin fashion week is definitely Dawid Tomaszewski. I am following him since a few years and i am always super excited to discover the newest collections. This time i was backstage, invited by Wella since they do the hair for all shows at the recently open Berliner Mode Salon.

The hair creation at Dawid Tomaszewski was elegant but easy to do in a few steps :
1 – Do a ponytail.
2 – Separate the hair and do 4/5 braid
3 – Take one braid, push it up into a bun
4 – take a second braid, roll it over the first bun, fix it with bobby pins
5 – Repeat with the other braid.
6 – You’re ready, just pull pieces a bit to loosen and make the look a little cooler.

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The very first show of the week was the Rebekka Ruetz show. I liked it especially because i like when fashion allows to express oneself. Rebekka Ruetz took the occasion of the show to remember that her collection was not made out of fur. I also like when fashion is extravagant, especially when shown at fashion week. Extravagance is Rebekka Ruetz speciality and she did not disappoint with the black accessories, chains and head pieces.

Rebekka Ruetz Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Autumn/Winter 2015/16

Rebekka Ruetz Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Autumn/Winter 2015/16

What i also like the most is to be able to go backstage and observe what is going on. There was a lot to see Backstage before the Marc Cain show : Boris Entrup teaching the other make up artist how to do the 60′s (theme of the show) inspired make up for the show. He gave interviews to the press and so did some models who gave their opinion about the collection. The girls also befriended each others while waiting to get ready. It was such a nice atmosphere.

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Last show for me was the Isabell de Hillerin show. I already went to her casting like weekend so i have seen pieces of the collection so i knew the collection would be rather androgyn but i didn’t see all pieces of course and was surprised to see contrast colors such as lavender blue.

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This week two big names of the french fashion industry had something to celebrate in Berlin. And what better occasion to do so than fashion week when all editors are in town.

Who says editors says beautiful and stylish people and they all were at the The Kooples party last tuesday. No need to introduce The Kooples, that is famous for their cool clothes and campaign that always features the most beautiful couples. They invited to a chic and rock’n'roll party with a dj Set by Gary Powell from the Libertines (can it be more rock’n'roll?!) and live performance by Baxter Dury to celebrate the opening of a new store in Berlin a few weeks ago.

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Less rock’n'roll but as much chic and iconic, Ines de la Fressange, the ultimate incarnation of Parisan chic has a third collaboration together with Uniqlo, and launched the collection today. At this occasion i was invited to a french breakfast to discover the collection that is inspired bu the south of France where she comes from. Discover the collection HERE.

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isabell de hillerin casting step 1

I think that most of you have watched things like Germany’s next top model or America’s next top model and have a little idea of how a casting looks like. But is a casting exactly like what we see on TV?

To get the answer i went to visit Isabell de Hillerin‘s Atelier who was looking for models to walk her show during Berlin fashion Week this week.

Isabell de Hillerin and her team are looking for around 15 girls. Part of the new collection will be inspired by men clothes so they are looking for rather androgyn girls than cute girls.

The girls are coming from Germany but also some of them travelled from their home countries and take the casting for the Berlin Fashion Week shows. Indeed, first the agency send the girls that are in town to the casting but some designers also book girls from all over the world, just by having a look at their book. Those same girls are sent to other castings as well so they can walk not only one but maybe several shows.

See all steps of a casting below.

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Isabell de Hillerin’s team have a look at the girls book and then make them walk in the shoes they would wear if they walk the show. This is actually the first selection at the casting. After the walk, the team decides if the girl should try on some clothes or not.  step3

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All those steps are for pre-selection, after the team has seen all girls, they decide who is going to walk the show. This is actually a long process. Even if they had some girls in mind already, they will do a last selection based on the video and pictures they took during the casting.

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Check shirts are a classic. Mine, from Burton is very warm and long enough that i didn’t need to wear a pants with it. Just tights (works also with a leggings), a crop pullover and big socks so that my feet stay warm.

I was wearing :
Shirt : Burton
Crop Pulli : Topshop (last winter)
Shoes : Zara

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Pics : Magdalena


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leather backpacks 2015 michael michael kors susannah valentino rockstud marc by marc jacobs packrat stella mc cartney falabella backpack asos elizabeth and james cynning sling 3.1 phillip lim pashli orange alexander wang marti blue 

I really missed having a large backpack during my travel so i decided to invest in one. Below are my favorites.

From top to bottom
Stella MC Cartney the Falabella backpack / Michael Michael Kors Susannah backpack / Valentino Rockstud backpack in pink / Marc by Marc Jacobs Packrat backpack / Elizabeth and James Cynning Sling backpack / Alexander Wang Marti blue backpack / Asos backpack / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli orange backpack

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I am wearing:
Jacket : Marc Cain
Pants : Marc Cain
Shoes : Aversa

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Hello all, right now i am on my way to Asia where i will spend 3 weeks holidays. Can’t wait for the sun!!!

But before i left i prepared a few outfit post so that you guys still have something to read on my blog.

For this outfit i tried the risky midi knit dress. How do you like it? I could not imagine wear it with anything else than boots. What do you say? Good choice? If not with which shoes would you wear this dress?

I was wearing :
Dress : Asos
Shoes : Kurt Geiger (2013)

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favourite at shinola

Christmas is around the corner so i wanted to do a Christmas shopping selection that is made of products of high quality. Indeed i think that it’s ok to buy crap from time to time but for some very special occasion, like Christmas for example it’s a good opportunity to treat yourself or your close family and friends and buy things that last.

Shinola is a shop from Detroit, USA that recently opened shipping to Germanny and that is selling manufacturing goods. From a jacket, to a backpack through an ipad or iphone case you will fine lots of useful accessories. Above you can see my favourite items from their shop.

One more reason why i like Shinola is that i am interested in the City of Detroit and it’s history. It’s no secrt the city has had some pretty hard times and i feel like Shinola is helping rebuilding the industry and the economy out there.

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I am wearing :
Coat : Reserved
Beanie : Urban Outfiters
Bag : Sud Express – You can buy online or at Karstadt in Berlin Kudamm or Düsseldorf
Shoes : Kurt Geiger


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amandine fashion blogger berlin germany wearing outfir camouflage print coat givenchy boots sud express black bag with studs and pink beanie 3