Saturday, 28 May 2016

Lifestyle: Copenhagen Weekender. Part 1

Copenhagen weekender travel post The Little Mermaid

Since I fell unconditionally in love with the UK in 1999, my history of travels has been....let's say it very moderate and uninspiring. In the last ten years or so I have had only two "real" holidays, namely to Iceland and to the Canary Islands, but apart from that it was either travelling around the British Isles (fun but exhausting) or flying home to Germany to see my parents (fun, stressful, exhausting) ...those visits which I don't really count as holidays.

Having lived in London for seven months non stop and not having left the city ever since, a get-away was much needed. There's been far too much drama and happenings lately so it was time to pack my suitcase, leave all the drama behind and fly off to Copenhagen. I visited the Danish capital years ago and back then it was only for a day trip, so it felt refreshing to return to Copenhagen and spend more time in this beautiful city.

Alex and I decided to take the late night flight on Friday after work, which nearly turned out to be a nightmare. Our Easyjet flight had a massive delay of 2 1/2h and I saw ourselves spending the night at the airport or worse, having to go back home to No10. But yeah....a few angry tweets and Costa's hot chocolates later, our plane took us away from the UK.

We arrived far past midnight at our hotel in Copenhagen and literally just collapsed into our bed.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Fashion: Daydreaming

Daydreaming Fashion Outfit of the Day

Seriously, has it really been nearly three weeks since my last post?!? I mean where has the time gone and also, my sincere apologies for posting so unregularly....but really I can't believe that! It's not even that so much has been happening in my life. You know, it's literally all eat, sleep, work, repeat. Back in the dearly-missed uni days, three weeks would have gone equally fast but with a lot more exciting events happening and also I would have never thought, how draining a 9-5:30pm office day can be. *starts daydreaming*

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Fashion: Undressed - A Brief History Of Underwear. My Visit.

dolce and gabbana wicker dress and Alexander McQueen Feather Dress fashion exhibition

The V&A in London is always worth a visit, and after seeing the amazing Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition and Louis Vuitton’s Series 3 on the Strand last year, I was ready for another fashion related exhibition. Last weekend, a new seasonal exhibition opened at the V&A museum called “Undressed – A brief History of Underwear”. Though I’m not too bothered about lingerie, I was intrigued how the museum and its curators would display and showcase the historic development of undergarments. Tickets were booked in an instant, so I invited my friend Mille from Pass For Fass to come along and join me for a Saturday afternoon in South Kensington.

I apologise in advance for the quality of the pictures. Since the V&A prohibits photography and wouldn’t reply to my enquiry to get press pictures for this blog post, my iPhone 6 had to do the job.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Fashion: Little Red Dress

Little Red Dress from H&M

Not all colours suit me, so when it comes to selecting my clothes, I make sure that I stick to colours I know will underline my personality and “work for me” rather than make me feel uncomfortable. As someone, who has a slight chubby figure, I barely wear white, as it makes me look fat. Same applies to mustard colours, which in combination with my (now British) pale skin makes me look weird.

That’s why I tend to stick to colours, which I know are definitely flattering me. Khaki green for example works extremely well with my eye colour and black slims my shape automatically. However, there’s one, which is my absolute go-to/must-have shade and that is RED.

This year, red is the colour of the moment. This is mainly because red stands out, it is strong, it is fresh and it makes people look interesting. Red will soon be everywhere. If you’ve keep abreast with fashion and trends, you may have noticed the trend of bare face with a red lip as highlighter, or shoes and handbags which are dominantly in burgundy and hot red shades. Toni Garn recently worn a super cute red skater dress – do I need to say more?

red lacey dress

Monday, 4 April 2016

Lifestyle: World Book Night & Stationery

Kate Spade pencil pouch stationery

Annually World Book Night and National Stationery Week are celebrated in the UK during April. For those of you who haven't heard of these two events yet, I'd like to share in today's post what they are about, as I've taken part in both for several years.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Fashion: Street Art & Summer Dresses

Joe Browns Live A Colourful Life

How nice was the weather over Easter? On Friday I used the opportunity for a little stroll along Bankside in London. Though the walk along the Thamse was jam-packed with people, everyone just looked really happy and truly enjoyed the gorgeous day full of warm sunshine and blue skies.

As soon as the first warm sunbeams come out, my natural instinct of summer kicks in and I'm literally all ready for the hot days - since living in the UK, you never know how much sunshine you'll get to enjoy, so I use to dress like it is already boiling hot. The spring sunshine can be misleading though, with mild temperatures in the day but come the evening it gets chilly and I wished I would have brought my winter coat along.

Red Bus and blue skies in London

So this is 2016 and I have obviously not learnt from my previous history of dressing too casual and light for the early spring days. A quick look at the bright sky (where is my camera?) and an even quicker check for the temperatures (stuck my arm briefly out of the window waving, does somebody else do that, too?) made me decide to take out my latest addition to my wardrobe: a casual dress from Joe Browns.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Lifestyle: Life In the UK. Expat Post

Life in the UK. Expat Post

I'm very excited to share my second expat post with you which was initiated by my blogging friend Jennie. She's an expat herself and thought it'll be a fun idea to start a Q&A guest blogging post on each others blogs. Sure! She is planning on integrating these expat ineterviews as a regular series on her blog, so I felt very flattered when she reached out to me as my expat interview is the very first! Shortly before Easter, Jennie send me the questions and it was such a fun project to work on. I'm going to share Jennie's post about her expat life in London soon, so watch this space!

Hope you'll enjoy today's post.

1. Tell me a bit about yourself. Where are you from, how long have you lived in England, what do you do etc.?

I'm Carolin, a fashion loving linguist originally from Berlin. I’ve been living in the UK for around two years and since last November, I can call London my home. In the day, I work full time in SEO for a digital marketing agency in Central looking after various clients in the fashion and lifestyle industry. When I'm not stressing over Excel spreadsheets, analyse data, optimise or translate websites, I love writing about my latest ootds, fancy blogging events or reviewing films.

2. How would you describe your blog and what can people expect to read about there?

My blog Style Lingua is a personal fashion, film and lifestyle blog. I write about things I care about and I’m interested in. I cover mostly my daily outfits, review films or attend blogging and lifestyle events such as London Fashion Week.  I see my blog mainly as my hobby as it relaxes me to write and I've developed useful skills from it. It is my creative outlet and research project, as I'm also interested in text analysis and how an audience can be engaged through various different text and content forms.
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