Lina Larissa Strahl: Music star, actress, influencer, multi talent!

Young, successful and happy. She did that when she was only 15 years old. Lina Larissa Strahl, the German actress, singer and singer-songwriter fights her way to the top. Starting with a self-written lyrics sent out for the fun of it and already being seen in the cinema as an actress and on tour to present her own album.

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Past and casting show breakthrough

How old is Lina anyway? Lina is 20 years old today, just before the famous age “21”, which many artists like Taylor Swift have sung about. She was born in 1997, more precisely on 15 December, in Seelze and she grew up there with her parents, without siblings. The small, tranquil town with just 30,000 inhabitants has left its mark on Lina on her way to becoming a music star. Music star, that’s always been her dream. So is the dream of many young people. Not in Seelze now, but all over the world.

Lina Larissa Strahl, also often known as a singer only as Lina. In Swedish, her name means the blonde, which goes well with her appearance. Very often Lina is accompanied at the moment by her golden retriever poodle hybrid Ilvie.

Lina attended the Georg-Büchner-Gymnasium and finished school with a 1.9 Abitur. She always wrote her own songs. Besides school, she made her breakthrough in 2013 when she won the casting show “Dein Song” with her self-composed song “Freakin’ Out”.

News from Lina to Instagram

On her Instagram account _lina_official_ she provides her 528k subscribers with current pictures from her private and public life: Lina Instagram.

Your most recent successes from “Glitter” to “Egoist”

Among her most successful songs are “Glitter” and “Egoist”. In her lyrics Egoist she sings about selfish behaviour and how it can affect other people.

Does that song have something to do with Lina’s boyfriend?  Since December 2016 she is officially together with her acting colleague Tilman Pörzgen. At the beginning it was not quite obvious and there was a lot of speculation. But now the two are regularly happy on Lina’s Instagram account. Nevertheless, Lina wants to concentrate on her career, especially as a singer. She even has a record deal. She signed with BMG Music Plubishing. BMG also represents great and international artists like Alicia Keys and Kylie Minoque.

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Lina is not only known from the music business. She is also a successful actress. Most people probably know them from the well-known films “Bibi and Tina”. Bibi plays the witch in these movies. That means she not only enchants us with her great new music videos, but also plays a leading role with witchcraft. In 2015 Lina won the special award of the “New Faces Award” for her role in Bibi&Tina for her acting.

In the Disney cinema film “Vaiana”, which appeared in cinemas on December 22, 2016, Lina is allowed to speak to the princess. In this role she particularly likes the strength of character, courage and optimism, which she likes to take as an example.

She also writes lyrics. In her free time she also likes to play piano and guitar. Lina is an all-round talent. But she wants to concentrate more on her singing career. Something “down-to-earth” should not be missing from her opinion either, which is why she plans to study history at some point.

Fan articles and tickets for their tour

There is a cool online shop where you can find everything about Lina. Whether you’re looking for a T-shirt, a bracelet, a cell phone case or a pillow, you’ll find it all. Everything you need to be a “spotlight”, as Linas fans call themselves, well equipped for the next fan meeting or the next concert. The next live gigs are just around the corner. Lina goes on tour with her own album. The title of the album is “Ego”. She describes the album as more mature and more reflective than her previous album “Official”. Tickets can now be pre-ordered: Lina concert tickets.

Tour Vlog by Lina #backstage in Hamburg, Berlin and Hanover

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Chassis For Men: Powder instead of deodorant spray for the intimate zone – Sport & Business

Intimate care for the bottom – Between us men and in private! Today it’s 37°. I just saw a large group of young girls jogging by. None of them looked like it was hot. I, on the other hand, have just come from sport, dripping with sweat and yes, it doesn’t feel pleasant. The girls, on the other hand: Fresh as if they’d just taken off. I still hung my gym bag around half-heartedly, but knew, for the whole summer, I need a plan against unpleasant sweat, no matter whether at the editorial meeting without air conditioning or after the sport.

I’m definitely not the classic deodorant spray fan, so I went to YouTube once to look for new trend products from the USA – they always have a solution for everything, why not for that. At some point I often met Chassis For Men. The world’s biggest perfume youtuber Jeremy Fragrance, entrepreneur and men’s model, but also kickboxing world champion Michael Smolik talks about Chassis For Men. If two experienced men and experts celebrate the product, perhaps I should test it once?

Done, with Amazon Prime it was already in my mailbox the next day and for the training in the evening I could test it directly once.

The Clou of Chassis For Men

Most deodorant sprays often cause unpleasant residues or stick together. Stop it!

Thanks to powder no skin irritations and 24 hours protection

The powder from Chassis For Men, on the other hand, is very easy to apply on portable, dry powder products. No unpleasant coolness, no sticking, directly ready for the sport! Chassis For Menhat has developed the product especially for high demands – just like for real world champions. It also dispenses with many of the ingredients that are commonplace in most deodorant sprays, especially the cheap ones. Powder is not only more pleasant to apply, it also feels very natural and light. There’s no spray feeling from an extra layer. The intimate zones, perfectly dry, even for more demanding exercises.
Chassis For Men: freshness for top and bottom

Chassis For Men Premium Body Powder: Optimized for men and especially for the intimate zone:

Ingredients of Chassis For Men

Of course, it is not only important to me that his product works perfectly, but also that it has no harmful ingredients for me. Here is the list of the Chassis For Men ingredients.

    • Hamamelis – “Hamamelis has an astringent effect; it helps to care for and protect the skin. It is also used to reduce irritations caused by mild skin abrasions”

Aloe Vera – “Aloe Vera is a succulent plant known for its healing, calming and rejuvenating properties. It is often used for its anesthetic, antiseptic, antibacterial and skin regenerating effects.”

  • also pumpkin seeds (sounds kind of tasty)
  • Hop (always works for us men)
  • Allantoin (moisture regulation and peeling effect)
  • uvm.

The Promise:

The first and only premium men’s care line specifically formulated for better performance “down there”. Working together, our products keep guys fresh, dry, and friction-free all day long.

My description wasn’t that good, so here are the most important facts about Chassis For Men: It is the finest body powder in the world – specially developed for men, as it says when looking at the description in Amazon. In addition, it is the longest lasting powder with the so-called “Hydro-Shield technology”. It soothes and cools irritated skin without talc, aluminium, parabens or menthol. And of course there is also a little bit of power for all of us men: namely the power extract mixture with hops, pumpkin seeds, aloe, witch hazel and oat flakes. By the way, a few days ago I discovered a mega cereal bar, with oats! More about the delicious Trouser pocket muesli” from Hafervoll.

Business – Sweat is a No-Go for men!

Maybe you know it too? Always on the move to the next meeting, whether it’s an editorial meeting, an interview, a fashion show, an airport or a hotel. No matter when you meet people, customers or even employees, especially in industries that pay attention to the outside, not only in fashion magazines but also in real estate, fashion itself, advertising or media, your own self must be right. It does not only depend on a good body feeling and outfit, also not only on a chic hairstyle or the suitable accessories in the form of high-quality or luxurious watches. Let’s be honest, also the body odor must be right! Chassis For Men has only been available in Germany for a few weeks now and worldwide, for sure. The product has already enjoyed great success in the USA, where the biggest youtuber promote the new men’s beauty product, as well as Alpha M.

Alpha M. x Chassis For Men (USA)

Here you find the Alpha M. Youtube Channel, civil Aaron Marino.

Sport and fitness exercises do not have the greatest focus when it comes to preventing unpleasant smells or sweat: It’s all about Business. Berlin, Cologne, London, Shanghai, you are always on the move and at the end of the day or even right in the middle of it, you always have to be perfectly styled for the appointment. What good is the best styling if we feel uncomfortable about ourselves, e.g. unpleasant body odours? The more insecure we feel about ourselves, the more uncertainty we spread in our daily lives, private lives, but also in business appointments.

That is why it is important to develop beauty products for men who keep their promises. The world’s largest and most successful perfume Youtuber Jeremy Fragrance has also included the product in its YouTube channel. Of course, every youtube meticulously ensures that the products advertised are the best of the best. Because nobody would follow them if they gave bad tips!

Fitness Sports: The good life

After a long working day, sometimes even in the morning, we go to the gym! For a quick training session, without much distraction and with absolute focus on the training equipment. As I have just written, my day sometimes looks stressful, which you may know from your own profession. When it comes to my sports exercises now, it is directly double load and of course double developments of sweat.

The more the better? Some women say that they are attracted to a man’s light sweat smell, but I don’t feel so attractive myself, so I need something effective against sweat development, even in the intimate area. After Jeremy Fragrance shot a chassis over Nivea, I found this one from Michael Smolik, the current kickboxing world champion. If the heavyweight kickboxing world champion isn’t a reference for us men, who is?

Michael Smolik Video, Kickboxing World Champion x Chassis For Men

Chassis For Men is now also available in Germany!

Two strong men have convinced me on Chassis For Men’s YouTube – as I said, every youtuber takes care of the quality for his community. I have also tested it extensively! Everything wonderful and top, only the price you have to be able to afford. Currently a Chassis For Men can costs just under 18 €. That sounds a lot at first, but you have many days and weeks of stress-free time from unpleasant smells, which disturb you, for example in the intimate area. A topic that we absolutely had to discuss today, among us men, in private!

Chassis For Men: Fresh into the summer

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Invisalign: The way to beautiful teeth – #1 experience with cost, duration and process

Invisalign in the Smile Club – Beautiful straight teeth, a theme that for many people belongs to the ideal of beauty and absolute “must have”. However, this has always been associated with painful treatments or braces. A price that not everyone was willing to pay to make their dream of a beautiful smile come true. Today I report about my experiences and my way to perfect teeth. More about Invisalign Smile Club.

It starts with a smile

Everyone has one or two things to decide for themselves. Whether it’s the receding hairline or the protruding ears, it’s always been my teeth. Most outsiders think I’m crazy, because my teeth aren’t that crooked either, but even on something like that you always have a completely different view than strangers, which is why it’s always bothered me. I never liked smiling open-mouthed, so there are hardly any really smiling pictures of me.

I have often thought about alternatives, but my affinity to dentists was never really high and braces were out of the question for me. The pain, the limitations and of course the appearance, were decisive points for me not to let this treatment come into the closer selection. Unfortunately I didn’t find any other way to fix the bugs, so I had to put up with leaving it as it was and living with this flaw.

Invisalign – what is the & how does it even work?

One day, I found by chance on the Internet an ad of so-called Invisalign. It was about beautiful straight teeth, which of course immediately caught my attention. So I started researching and quickly found out how it all works. Invisalign work like a rack, but have enormous advantages over conventional wire braces. The Invisalign are a transparent splint that are specially manufactured for each patient. These move the teeth exactly like a normal rack, but first of all have the optical advantage that you can’t see them. It is removable, which also makes it easier to clean. Sport is possible with the Invisalign without problems and you can also drink with it. To eat, take out the splint. Spinach residues cannot get caught here either, as in normal braces. But one of the biggest advantages is that you don’t have pain and aren’t restricted by the treatment.

My experiences with Invisalign – the first treatment

Enthusiastic about my research, I found a practice near me that specializes in Invisalign. I had already made an appointment directly in the chic practice. The technique was explained to me again by a professional and for the first time I held an Invisalign in my hand. Super light, very pleasant and super inconspicuous. My enthusiasm continued. The dentist told me how a treatment works from scanning the teeth to wearing the splints. After my little introduction to the topic, I started the scan. I’m sure many of you remember that hated dental impression. A huge piece of modelling clay has to be stuck on my teeth for eternities I felt so that you can see the exact impression of my teeth. I reckoned with something like this when I was told to scan your teeth, but something completely different awaited me. With a small camera, which takes many photos in a row, my teeth were removed, while at the same time an exact model of my teeth gradually became visible on a screen. A very pleasant treatment that only lasted about 5 minutes. Afterwards I could see the before / after pictures directly on the monitor and thus also the result, which is to be obtained. This scan is sufficient to order the rails. Very progressive, innovative and above all uncomplicated! My mood was no longer subdued and I was excited about the new techniques.

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Gen Y – Urban elegance and 100% Made in Italy

Discreet designs for everyday life, “black is the new black”! Today I want to introduce you a new fashion label from Italy – thanks Instagram. Unlike many, Gen Y does not rely on sparkling extras or bright colours but on simple designs, soft materials and elegance. Typical Italian! My name is Stephan, I like to wear simple designs in everyday life and rather an accessory or a piece of clothing that catches the eye. In summer the pockets are missing, of course, shorts, tank top, that’s it. But somewhere the mobile phone has to go in and the water and and and and. But with backpacks and bags I have the problem that a mix of elegance and fashion is hard to find. All have embroidered fancy logos or are too conspicuous for me. I didn’t want to search forever at 32 degrees downtown either: In sport, everything is a little too much of everything. But even in the big shopping houses in the city centre, from Zara to H&M, you won’t really find what you’re looking for. Instagram brought Gen Y to my attention! Already one hour later I had our Iva on the phone for a quick photo shoot, because I had the first samples sent to me directly! You can find the looks at: Gen Y Instagram.

Videos and shop with the Pieces you can find here on Gen Y.

Samples from Italy with Iva: Summer Look + Gen Y

Besides the shirts and caps for me, there was this bag among others: Dare.

Gen Y for Men

More of Gen Y – Italy

You can find the looks at: Gen Y Instagram

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The perfect summer look works this year with Espadrilles – styling tips

There are some shoes that represent casualness, sun, beach and sea as well as a relaxed attitude to life like hardly anything else. These include Espadrilles, which are experiencing a real fashion revival again this year and are scoring with a variety of facets.

Why summer and espadrilles are simply inseparable

The carefree feeling of life in the South, expressed in a shoe: these are espadrilles with their soles made of plant fibres such as hemp or jute. The shaft is mostly made of linen or cotton, this year there are also manufacturers who rely on leather. In any case, these are materials that are simply ideal for warm summer days. They can even be worn barefoot, most fabrics and leather are breathable and very pleasant to the skin.

Espadrilles are simply slip shoes and have no closure, making them very uncomplicated. On short distances and in dry and warm weather they are the perfect summer companion. They are also perfect for the holidays, after all the lightweights can be stored very well in the case and do not need much space.

The variety of models brings a wide range

While a few years ago the Espadrilles were mostly single-coloured and simple, this summer the shelves of the shoe brands contain numerous variants of Espadrilles (German). In addition to the classics in numerous colours, models with a wedge heel now score points. These have the advantage that they can also be worn very well by women who are not used to high heels. The continuous sole and the stable wedge heel guarantee these Espadrilles wedges a safe gait and optimum wearing comfort – even on different surfaces such as lawns, cobblestones and sand or lawns. Every woman is not only safe, but also comfortable on the go and shows a relaxed feminine touch in her outfit.

Another facet of this year’s models are also those with laces. These can be looped over the ankle and a part of the lower leg and score with a very feminine touch. Espadrilles, which are cut out like ballerinas in the forefoot area, can also be found in shoe shops. The result is a perfect mix of practical shoes with a touch of girl feeling.

Espadrilles style correctly

There are numerous models with different colours and styles. Perhaps this raises the question of how these can be combined correctly and well. The answer is simple, because the trendy summer shoes are best worn with light summer dresses or ankle-length trousers. Models with wedge heels are particularly suitable here, which make the foot visually slim and direct the view to the ankle.

Espadrilles with glitter effects and a small wedge heel are also very well suited in combination with a wide chiffon skirt for a summer barbecue party. The most suitable models are those in natural colours with a floral pattern and straps that extend from the heel to the cuffs. This optically lengthens the legs and creates a casual summery look. If you like it a bit more sporty in your outfit, you can also wear these shoes with a sporty outsole. It consists of a mix of bast and grooved rubber, which ensures a perfect stand on the lawn. Happy prints such as starlets or polka dots are very well suited here, which can be worn perfectly with a look of white shorts and light blue polo shirt.

Special look due to extravagant material

To style themselves for a relaxed fashion stroll in the city, fashionistas now reach for espadrilles made of fine leather. These are available in the natural colours beige, brown or black, as well as in light pastel colours. In addition, many models score with extras such as rivet trimming and platform soles. In addition, an elegant sheath dress is a daring break in style, but also a real eye-catcher this summer. Something special are Espadrilles made of satin, which shimmers and thus fits very well for a festive and at the same time casual look. Golden creoles and a black jumpsuit are a perfect match and make you feel good in summer. If you are looking for romance, Espadrilles is the right choice for you. Because the choice then simply falls on models with lace trimming, which with a tube jeans and a shirt with lace trimming result in a perfect look.

Correct care

As casual as the shoes may seem in summer, they are also sensitive to care. Basically Espadrilles are made to slip in barefoot. If it is particularly warm, however, cotton boots can also be worn underneath. These absorb moisture and minimize odour nuisance. We always recommend barefoot soles. If they are dirty and stink, they can be washed easily. If the espadrilles have to be cleaned, moisture or wetness must be used sparingly. The soles dry very slowly. It is therefore better to ventilate the shoes regularly. Coarse impurities or dust are removed with a brush. If actual stains are present, the textile can be cleaned with a soft cloth and soapy water. However, subsequent drying should not take place under direct sunlight.

The Bikini Trends 2018 – These are the beach highlights this year

This summer, women in this world will once again be able to attract attention at all costs! After our travel reports from Tokyo to Milan, today we look at the Bikini Trends 2018 and your must-haves for your holidays!

This year’s beachwear follows last year’s bikini trends and offers the right bikini for every woman. Most women are looking for a bikini that optimally underlines the figure and is a real eye-catcher. From the retro look of a high waisted bikini to brightly colored, hip-tight bikinis, the designers have a broad portfolio on offer to ensure that you conquer the beach this year. Most women go shopping again before a holiday or the bathing season. But especially when looking for a suitable bikini it is difficult to find the right model. The many colours, cuts and patterns do not make the selection easier. That’s why we’ve made it easier for you to choose and have compiled the 2018 bikini trends for you.

Trend #1 – The High Waisted Bikini

The High Waisted Bikini is one of the trends for the beach in 2018. The bikini panties, which reach to the waist, are particularly well suited to cover the problem zones at the hip and abdomen. If the High Waisted Bikini Panties is combined with a sexy and playful top, you get a real eye-catcher on the beach. Many other bikini trends this year can be combined with the High Waisted bikini panties to create a wonderful look for the beach. Even a belt on a high waisted bikini panty can highlight a playful and sexy bikini outfit.

Trend #2 – The color trends this year

A real trend of Fashion Designers are bright colors. Here it is said: The more conspicuous the better. But also fashion bloggers like Kim Kardashian contrast with colors like pastel, olive, nude or metallic and show the direction of bikini trends this year (German). Here it depends primarily on one’s own taste. If you just want a bikini to look sexy and graceful, dull colours like pastel or nude are more suitable, but if you want to attract all eyes, bright colours are exactly the right thing. Also retro-look stripes or flower patterns and fruits are totally IN this year.

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Trend #3 – The Baywatch look is back

The 90s celebrate their comeback on the beach this year. The Frong, which consists of a one-piece with a particularly high leg neckline, is becoming more and more popular with designers and fashion bloggers this year. The simple swimsuit looks particularly sexy when lacings, patterns and cut outs come into play.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018: Fabianxarnold explores fashion in Down Under

Model and social media influencer Fabian Arnold or better known as Fabianxarnold is currently in Australia doing one year of work and travel. He takes his fans not only into the jungle, but also to numerous fashion and fitness events. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, which took place from 13.05. to 19.05.2018 in Sydney, was of course also visited. What bizarre trends he encountered in Down Under, what personalities he got to know this week, and even more you can find out in this blog post.

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Fashion Week Sydney – My Personal Experiences and Experiences

I have been living in Sydney for more than a month now and can say that it is an incredibly horny city. Not only the weather, but also the people, the air and the vibe give you an incredible life energy! Just before Fashion Week, this vital energy was transformed into a huge anticipation. I hadn’t looked forward to a week as much as I did to the #MBFW Australia 2018! As a backpacker I was very limited in my selection of outfits and actually had nothing reasonable for the fashion week, so I was kindly provided with outfits for Fashion Week by the International Fashion Group. Many thanks for that!

On the month 14.05.2018 I finally started to the Fashion Week to visit my first show. Of course I was extremely excited because I didn’t know a single person at Fashion Week. But luckily this has changed in no time at all! On the first day I was still alone and very lost, but on the second day I met two stylists from Melbourne, a model and a social media star from Sydney, whom I can now count among my friends. With these, Fashion Week was even more fun than I had actually thought. Unlike Fashion Week in Berlin, Fashion Week in Sydney is centrally structured. That means the shows are, with few exceptions, all in the same place. This makes it very comfortable for the visitors, because you don’t have to change places between shows all the time. I also felt that the #MBFW Australia was much smaller than any other fashion week I had visited before. After 2 days I had already seen all visitors, photographers, models and bloggers. All in all it was an extremely cool week in which I got to know a lot of nice people and gained experience! Oh…Almost forgotten… The fashion was of course also very cool 😀 But more about that in the next section!

The most bizarre trends in Down Under 2018

On this topic I have to say right at the beginning that fashion in Australia is not as bizarre as I imagined it to be. Of course there were outfits there, which are very unique. But even that I would wear. And anyone who knows me knows that I dress rather simply and in street style. By the way… I was even on the cover of the best streetstyle of #MBFW Australia 2018 on the GQ Australia website.

But now back to the topic Trends in Down Under 2018: The video below shows a small excerpt from the St George Nextgen Show. The colours yellow, green and orange are often used. The neck is always covered, whether by a scarf or a turtleneck sweater. Personally, I really like this style. It’s something different and stands out from the normal black, white, grey street style. Besides the shows of Double Rainbow, Blair Archibald and Justin Cassin I liked this show the best. But maybe it was simply because men’s outfits were introduced. Almost all the other shows were about women.

But I would also like to deal with that. For this I fade in here again a short video of the show The Innovators. The outfit shown here represents the women’s fashion at #MBFW Australia 2018 very well! A lot of work is done with white. The small details are very beautifully worked out. Furthermore, the outfits are often played with sex appeal.

Personalities at the #MBFW Fashion Week 2018 in Sydney

As I already told in the article above, the first day was really shitty… I didn’t know anyone at the Fashion Week in Australia… Unfortunately there was no opportunity to meet people either. But there are days like that. The most important thing is not to be discouraged and simply to continue. Tuesday, the second day, was much better. I had met several models, stylists and journalists. Everything went like a pyramid scheme and within one day I got to know 50% of the people who were at the Fashion Week in Sydney. Among them were many photographers, bloggers and models. My closest friends include Caspar Thomas (@caspar_thomas), Phillip Robert Holmes (@philliprobert) and Charlie Taylor (@charlietaylor). The most famous person was Matthew David Johnson (@matthewdavidjohnson), the Bachelor Australia of last season, with whom I talked briefly. On Instagram I saw Tammy Hembrow (@tammyhembrow 8.2m Followers) visiting the GIA show. But I was already at home, maybe next time… 😀

A week full of stress – Fashion Week

For me, not a week has been as stressful as the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018 in Sydney. I met so many people this week and experienced so much that I can’t remember everything. I was at Fashion Week from Monday to Thursday morning to evening and took almost every show with me. Even if I have to wait a bit until I have the next big event, I am very happy that this week is finally over! Now it’s time to review and evaluate all the photos, videos, impressions and contacts!

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Oats – Snack to go! Muesli for your pocket #spotted in the supermarket

Today I stood in the supermarket and at the checkout a new product appeared, Hafervoll. Usually I don’t pay so much attention to new products but here the design was so cute, sweet and appealing that you almost have to look at it by yourself! A real eye-catcher. Of course I had to buy a bar to see if it really is as tasty as it looks. Energy for everyday life and sports: You know the story. The selection: Apricot/poppy, protein/walnut or date/chia/pistachio. Creative!

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Oat-full? If it’s new, I must have it!

The cereal for your pocket. Okay? Sounds interesting! Especially after sports, whether in the gym or basketball, you lost energy. Often you reach for a cereal bar, in the supermarket, at the gas station or in the kiosk around the corner. Most of the bars I know are full of sugar or preservatives. That’s why I prefer “real” muesli and oatmeal when I want to eat something tasty. Add a few tasty nuts or a few slices of fresh fruit. Already I have my perfect snacks for in between! You can read more about Hafervoll here:

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Looks like: Power Food for breaks between work, friends and sport

Many of you know the daily situation from Monday to Friday, there is so much work but little time. In between, of course, we try to eat healthily. We go to the next small salad shop and buy something tasty, until we are back in the office, the break is almost over. Of course we do without sweets, donuts or the delicious chocolate mochacino during the lunch break. Why? We have to stay fit for the rest of the day. Projects have to be completed, customers wait… phew. Not only stress at work, but also at the end of the day, after sport. And then my girlfriend wants to go out for dinner and sometimes I go into town with the guy… where’s time for a good snack?

Snack to go instead of McDonald’s, Burger King & Co

In addition, one rarely finds good snack to go in the city: everywhere there are only Burger King, McDonald’s, doner shops and fast food. Again? No. And I could probably name ten more reasons that ultimately lead me to optimise my everyday life a little more.
My insider tip: milkshake, bananas and delicious toppings

At the beginning of the year I fell in love with simple milkshakes! It’s super easy and everything is quickly cleared away. I have always had a good supply of bananas and toppings (berries, lemon, etc.) for a long time, so I can, for example, make a healthy shake immediately after exercise. In a banana there are many minerals and vitamins, you wouldn’t believe it. Small mixed in a milkshake, an absolute dream. Add a few other fruits or a little lemon for that special little kick.

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I like it! Oats is my snack for the summer

Practically there is the nearest supermarket in Berlin but also in Cologne at every corner. And meanwhile I also find this small, tasty snack in my trouser pocket more and more often. Meanwhile I almost got used to buying one all the time, because the variety is really fantastic. Hafervoll does not have all these standard products around strawberry or chocolate. It’s all about true creativity and variety, from apricots and poppies to sour cherries and hemp seeds. There are always new variations of the delicious cereal bars on the market. So they don’t get boring at all, but there is always something new to experience. When does something always have something “new”, especially when you constantly come across the same products in the supermarket?

A real insider tip that is finding more and more fans, also Joko Winterscheidt (famous German TV host):

Hafervoll wins competition with Joko Winterscheidt

Hafervoll even made it on TV & on YouTube. With her victory at the Seven Ventures pitch, supported by Joko Winterscheidt among others.

You can read more about Hafervoll here:

The video clip is as sweet as the flapjacks from Hafervoll:

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IVA NIKOLINA X NA-KD Store Opening + Interview and Styling Tips

NA-KD is known for a wide range of fashion and well-known brands. The great popularity of NA-KD is mainly among younger audiences, which is also due to the various collaborations with influencers. This time the online shop inspires with a collection in cooperation with the well-known fashion blogger Iva Nikolina. The beautiful Croatian, who lives in Germany, inspires almost 900,000 people every day at Instagram with her elegant style. With this collection she takes another step in her career and proves that she has what it takes to become a fashion designer.

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The collection – flowing fabrics, summer & great colors

In an interview Iva tells us that she wanted to create a collection that was perfect for the summer. She implemented this by not only integrating many dresses, but also using flowing and elegant fabrics. Her collection is characterized by a dark green tone and a magenta red. She combined these colours with some parts in white and rose. She designed a total of 25 pieces together with NA-KD, not only giving her followers the opportunity to shop their own style directly after, but also inspiring many to great own combinations with their clothes. The collection is probably just like Iva, distinguished by elegance and lightness.

The Event – Drinks, Talk & Shopping

For the launch of its collection NA-KD organized an event which took place in Breuninger in the city centre of Düsseldorf. There you could not only shop exclusively for the collection, but also meet Iva Nikolina personally. NA-KD organized a great afternoon with DJ, snacks, drinks and of course shopping. There was also a small make-up area where you could get styled. Iva was there and could talk directly to her followers about the collection and these meetings.

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Photo: Linda German

IVA NIKOLINA x NA-KD – how to style the collection

At the event I was allowed to choose some pieces and now show you how you can combine and style the pieces from the collection. Among the styling tips you will find photos from the store opening in Dusseldorf!

Chiffon Short Dress – cute & with cool details

This white summer dress is very cute the outer fabric has small applications and is cut on one side. The cut makes it move very smoothly and the belt for tying is also a nice detail. I combined the very cute dress a little cooler with black boots, a black lace ballet and an elegant black bag. This gives the outfit a cooler overall look and still looks very elegant. The dress is very uncomplicated and fits simply super. The perfect summer dress to not be dressed too warm on hot days and still look great.

Photos: Robin Plate / Cocaine Models

Short Flounce Short elegantly combined as a highlight

These great satin pants from the collection can be combined in many ways. It is perfect both for a walk to the beach and to wear in everyday life. I combine it with a tight black body with a lace adornment, which makes the trousers look even more elegant. Gold jewellery goes perfectly with the dark green of the trousers. I combine two gold chains with coin pendants and a watch with bracelet. The pants are perfect for summer days because they fit perfectly. It does not slip and adapts to all occasions.

Halterneck Off Shoulder Dress – the elegant all arounder

This Bordeaux colored dress is a real all arounder, because you can wear it very elegant for a special occasion with high shoes as well as in everyday life with boots or espadrilles. I combine the airy dress with boots and a belly bag. When worn like this, the dress looks fashionable and modern. This dress is also perfect for the summer and especially for warm summer evenings. Personally, I particularly like the flowing material. This not only feels incredibly good on the skin, but is also very high-quality and elegant.

Store Opening Düsseldorf with Iva Nikolina

Photos: Linda German

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Experience Tokyo: Travel tips & experience reports from Adachi to Taitō

As one of the best-known metropolises in eastern Asia, Japan’s capital Tokyo is well known to almost everyone. But how many different faces Tokyo has, one learns only if one has been there once. In the city centre, the city is brightly lit – the view from the many billboards, billboards, company logos and lights is almost impossible to turn away – and lively. People are everywhere, determined on their way to work, school, university or happily dancing to the current charts in the subway shaft. Tai Chi in one of the city’s numerous parks, street artists, men and women in kimonos, small children in panda costumes – the people in Tokyo are as multifaceted as their city. Read more about Japan’s metropolises Kyoto and Kobe.

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Tokyo through the ages

Today, more than 9.5 million people live in Tokyo, but if you look back only a few centuries, there was nothing but a small settlement with a fishing port called Edo. By the way: its roots even go back to the Stone Age! In the 15th century a castle was built near the settlement, but the present world metropolis only gained historical importance at the end of the 16th century, when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu took possession of the settlement and castle and a few years later in 1603 became the capital of his shogunate. As the seat of the Shogunate, the city of Edo underwent numerous changes and changes until Emperor Mitsuhito moved from Kyoto in the middle of the 19th century and renamed the city – now home to around 1 million inhabitants – the “imperial residence city in the east”, i.e. Tokyo. Tokyo is now a real cultural metropolis with numerous theatres, museums and parks, yet it has never forgotten its origins. Thus, in addition to the numerous modern blocks of buildings that tower up into the sky, historic buildings and temples are also lined up everywhere. It is an unusual and unique harmony between modernity and antiquity, so typical of Tokyo, and is also reflected in the two largest and most important sights of the city: the old Imperial Palace and the Tokyo Tower with a height of 333 meters.

Drone flight – sight seeing over the rooftops of Tokyo

Tokyo’s 23 boroughs and their special features

Adachi – impressed with large Senju bridge

A small district in the north of Tokyo. An important sight is the large Senju Bridge, which connects the individual areas within the district.

Arakawa – directly on the banks of the Arakawa River

This district is named after the river of the same name.

Bunkyō – Location of the World-class University of Tokyo

The educational district of Tokyo with numerous educational institutions and sights, including the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo Dome.

Chiyoda – from Imperial Palace to Sega World

The administrative district and headquarters of numerous large companies. Here you will find the imperial palace, the old castle Edo and many other historical buildings. Chiyoda also has the famous Akihabara entertainment district, the heart of the Japanese electronics trade and THE place to go for all fans of video games, anime and manga – the eight-story Sega World is just one example of many. Cosplay cafés and fan meetings are the order of the day here and the last celebrants often leave Akihabara only the next morning. Chiyoda is one of Tokyo’s least populated districts, but during the day there are 20 times as many workers and commuters here!

Chūō – extensive shopping in Ginza

One of Tokyo’s main business centres, including Ginza (THE shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo!) and the famous Tsukiji fish market.

Edogawa – birthplace of trend musician Kazuya Kamenashi

Named after the nearby river and hometown of Kazuya Kamenashi, member of the successful J-pop band KAT-TUN.

Itabashi – medical pioneer of Nihon University

Tokyo’s industrial district with business district in the north and four large universities, including the medical faculty of Nihon University

Katsushika – Residence of over 400,000 Japanese

This district was originally a union of several villages and small towns and now provides mainly housing for the population of Tokyo.

Kita – attractive for young & old: Asukayama Park

Although this is one of Tokyo’s smallest districts, it is also one of the most populous with 80% of the population. Next to Akabane railway station is Tokyo’s first public park, Asukayama Park.

Kōtō – world important exhibitions in the Tokyo Big Sight

The Tokyo Big Sight international exhibition hall and the Toyko Gate Bridge are located in this district, which was largely built by reclaiming new land.

Meguro – full of diplomats & embassies

A combination of a residential area and diplomatic quarter. It is the seat of numerous international embassies, especially of the West Asian countries and Africa, but also of the Honorary Consulate General of Iceland.

Minato – Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Midtown & Roppongi

In addition to a large number of educational institutions, some sights such as the Tokyo Tower and the Toyko Midtown high-rise complex with the highest skyscrapers in the city as well as the luxury district of Roppongi can be found here. Minato is also home to the tech companies Sony, Toshiba and NEC Corporation.

Nakano – divided into 18 individual districts

This district consists of 18 districts and is divided by several rivers. Nakano is connected to the subway network, but has no motorway of its own.

Nerima – over a hundred years of carousel

In this district there are mainly residential buildings and individual parks. In the Toshima-en amusement park you can marvel at the oldest still operated carousel in the world – it was put into operation for the first time in New York in 1910!

Ōta – Temple complex Homon-ji from the 13th century

This is the largest district in Tokyo and the third largest in terms of population. Here you will also find the famous Homon-ji, a Buddhist temple from the 13th century.

Setagaya – Luxury district with over 800,000 inhabitants

This is by far the most populous district of the city. Of Tokyo’s more than 9 million inhabitants, over 800,000 live here in Setagaya. It is one of the more expensive residential areas with about 60% pure residential development. The Carrott Tower with a height of 124 meters is also here.

Shibuya – Shopping & Fun in Shibuya

The Shibuya entertainment district is part of the district of the same name. The shopping street Senta-gai is one of the most popular shopping opportunities for Tokyo’s young population. The world famous statue of Shiba Inu Hachiko stands directly in front of Shibuya station. By the way: due to the mass of information technology companies Shibuya is often called Bit Valley!

Shinagawa – 6,000 hotel rooms near the station

A variety of universities and offices are located here in Shinagawa. However, due to the highest concentration of hotels and accommodation in Tokyo, the district attracts special attention with 6,000 rooms around Shinagawa station alone!

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Shinjuku – bigger, nicer, better

Shinjuku station in Tokyo is one of the stations with the highest passenger volume in the world! But everything else in Shinjuku is bigger, better or more successful: Japan’s most important commercial and administrative centre is here, as is the largest shopping district in the whole of Japan, Japan’s largest and oldest entertainment district… Yayoi Kusama, one of the most important Japanese artists of the post-war period, had her own Yayoi Kusama Museum built here. By the way: Shinjuku maintains a partnership with the Dongcheng district in Beijing and the Mitte district in Berlin.

Suginami – Education in over 100 institutions

This district is mainly a residential area with only a few industrial settlements. There are 47 primary schools, 32 secondary schools, 21 secondary schools, 6 universities and 11 libraries!
Sumida – Sumo & Sumida Hokusai
Sumida is also mainly populated by people. There are several museums here, including the architectural Sumida Hokusai Museum and Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall.

Toshima – International in Tokyo

About 47% of this district consists of a residential area, in addition there are public places and some commercial enterprises. With a non-Japanese population of about 15,500 people, Toshima is one of Tokyo’s international districts. Here, too, there are several educational institutions, including the Tokyo Conservatory of Music.

Taitō – Sumidagawa-Hanabi, the biggest fireworks festival

In Taito there are the entertainment districts Asakusa and Ueno. The National Museum of Western Art, the Daimyo Clock Museum and the Ueno-Zoo are just some of the places to visit for culture and entertainment. Taito is also a popular place to celebrate Sumidagawa-Hanabi, Japan’s largest fireworks festival, and Sanja-Matsuri are both held here every year.

The travel guide for Tokyo

Holidays Extras Travel Guides explains the easiest and most convenient way to travel to Japan and what sights and attractions you should not miss on your first visit to Tokyo.

The Tokyo Metro – immortalized on a Nike sports shoe

Nike has drawn inspiration from the world’s major cities in creating the new Air Max series. The Tokyo Metro’s labyrinth-like rail network is reflected in the “Tokyo Maze” model and also gives its name to the new sports shoe.

Luxury life Tokyo – the most expensive apartments in the world

Living in Tokyo is a costly thing – especially the house prices are horrendous, one is not satisfied with the absolute minimum. In Ginza, for example, for a 13m² apartment you can expect about 800,00 Euro per month, for 50m² in Shibuya even between 2.500,00 Euro and 3.000,00 Euro per month and in Akihabara a monthly rent of 1.200,00 Euro for a 35m² apartment is a real bargain!

Between pressure to perform and late pension

That is perhaps why the people of Tokyo are particularly ambitious. Demands on academic and professional performance are high, which is particularly noticeable to the children time and again. You have to be diligent and work hard later so that your own children will have a better time. Only the factor of public school or private institute has a decisive influence on future careers. The pressure of expectations to which people here are exposed – both in their private lives and in society – means that everyone works late from morning to night, a 40-hour week plus 40 hours of overtime per month is the standard here and an after-work time after 11 p.m. is not uncommon. This is very harmful to Japanese health, and people are retiring very late – at 67 years of age – but on average the Japanese are getting much older than anywhere else in the world.

Creative outburst of opposites

In this context, it is understandable that the people in Tokyo sometimes seem a little chilly – like ants driving them from one place to another, always purposefully, always focused – like little wheels in a gear. There is no time for a nice smile or an apology and the necessary energy for it is better spent on more work. Nevertheless, the lifestyle in Tokyo in particular is rich in contrast, colourful, loud and shrill. There is nothing that does not exist – and what does not exist is probably invented here! This principle is reflected in music, art and, of course, fashion. From elegant women and men in kimonos to doll-like Lolitas with lace umbrellas to young men in flashy designer suits and colourful streetfashion – the main thing is to stand out. But of course there are also the normal suit and costume wearers as well as the students in their uniform uniforms – a surreal mix, especially if Spiderman and Sailor Moon are walking around the corner, closely followed by an adult in a Pikachu costume.

Impressions from Style ID: Tokyo Fashion Week A/W 18/19

A short impression of the last Fashion Week in Tokyo with designs for the autumn-winter collection of the year.

Designer Tokyo

Dice-K with its GlamHate brand is a prime example of a young Tokyo designer who once again redefines the term fashion for himself and takes up elements from GlamRock, vampirism and Lady Gaga’s stage outfits. His current collection VAMPYRE has been running for several weeks and is aimed specifically at Japan’s youth scene.

Tokyo – overwhelming and beautiful

All in all, Tokyo is definitely worth a trip – one should only plan enough time to take in all the different impressions. In seven days, not even a 100th of what the world metropolis has to offer! Fortunately, there is a sophisticated and 100% reliable rail network that transports you from one district to another in the shortest possible time. Only during rush hour it is hard to stand in the Tokyo Metro, so you shouldn’t have any fear of contact and claustrophobia. As an alternative to the subway’s local trains, there are also the Shinkansen, the famous Japanese high-speed trains with a network across Japan and an impressive top speed of up to 320km per hour. Aomori, Kyoto, Osaka, Yokohama and Sapporo and many other cities are only a stone’s throw away.

Read more about Japan’s metropolises Kyoto and Kobe.

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Men’s Blog: Fashion, Trends, Outfit Ideas – Fashion Magazine For Men

You were always looking for a Men Blog that exactly matches your style? Whether fashion, lifestyle, technology or cars, and our men’s blog you will find the very best trends. We research news and updates for you every day and offer you every week in the new article the world of men. While women’s blogs often focus on details, we want to be surprised and amazed! We want to see the great things, the spectacular, the extraordinary. That’s why our blog contains only the absolutely latest trends that interest the whole world. With constantly new topics for daily life, a little bit to the very best beard hairstyle and the latest suit trends for men. So if you want to know what’s up to date, stay with us!

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Fashion for men: online shops, cheap & expensive trends

Especially when it comes to fashion and fashion, we men have very different characters. One likes to dress discreetly and badly, keeping grey tones in contrast to black and white, while the other is dressed more conspicuously, with bright colours, patterns and eye-catching designs. They also differ, as not all of them go shopping themselves! While one part of the men dresses themselves, the other completely relies on their girlfriend or wife. In our men’s blog, we show things for you! We are concerned with the latest brands, styles and possible combinations. We also talk about the hottest trends from the fashion capitals of Milan, Paris, London and New York! In the field of men’s accessories and fashions, we are the absolute ultimate men’s blog for you.

Cars: Used & buy new, new models and more PS

Every man enjoys absolute freedom, especially in his own car, on a wide country road, nobody can be seen far and wide and the sun shines at the end of the horizon. Men especially enjoy this moment in their car with good music. It is the few moments that remain when you have a stressful life as a businessman, manager or worker in a factory. That’s why for many men the car is such a high commodity, the interior, the materials and the sound, all this plays with you when it comes to choosing your own car. Everyone has their own favourites and their own favourite brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, VW or BMW. Many also like to screw their cars themselves, even if they are super rich and could have someone else do it! The car is and remains our favourite toy. We like to invest in our time, our ideas and our motivation Point
relationship tips: Avoid flirting with women and relationship stress

Let’s face it, we don’t have the perfect answer in every situation. But to get better and better, let’s practice. And it doesn’t start until 8:00. Already at the first small house parties we practice finding the perfect woman for us. And do you think it will? No way! No way! As soon as we’re single, we’re back on the market and will try to do our best, so our men’s blog also has valuable relationship tips and tips on how to deal with women. As a man it is important to maintain respect and to always show the woman that she is something special so that Robert’s one’s heart. That’s why we always have interesting tips for your relationship or insider if you want to meet a new woman!

Sport: Football, basketball and trend sports

Now at the latest, everyone will say, exactly my subject! Sports enthusiast extremely many men all over the world. It doesn’t matter which country you come from or which city, sport and competition are one of the most important topics for us boys from the first class on. Who throws the ball farthest, who throws the football best or Werewolf the 100 meters fastest? Life is a competition! Many men stay with it forever and become the sport with their lives. Most of them play football, if they are a little older, they also become active themselves, as coaches or coaches. As a result, sport and the promotion of young talent are always active. Of course we also report in detail in our men’s blog about sport and its different facets, from football to basketball, football and baseball.

Movies and Series: Netflixen or cinema

After a hard day at work, we like to relax with a cool beer in front of the TV and watch the latest films and series on Netflix & Co. In the past we had to pull out the TV, the remote control and click our way through program by program. Today, of course, this is much easier, faster and more convenient with series and film streaming. The best series as well as Games of Thrones, we can watch online today, of course it is also an absolutely important topic for our blog to report on the latest series highlights. So if there will be a new series on Netflix soon, we will be there for you and will definitely write about it. If you have a series you would like to say something about, feel free to email us at any time!

Leisure: Let’s get wild!

Many of us men like to spend the whole day at home and therefore look for hobbies to make your free time creative. One likes sports and playing football, the other takes his guitar and makes some music and the next grabs the canvas and paints a picture. There are thousands of hobbies that make us men happy, but it doesn’t always have to be our own car! We can be creative and therefore it is also for us an important concern to give you new things, of which you also perhaps enthusiastically time of his new trend sports such as climbing or today modern tree
Everything important for men!

On FIV you will find in our Men blog always all the important information and news you need as a man in your daily life. Of course you can also check out the other blog sections and news about Influencer, Instagram Stars or Blogger. In our magazine you will always find the latest and new interviews with exciting and interesting people. If you have any ideas or suggestions about what we can do in the near future, you can write to us at any time and we will see if we can implement your idea individually!

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Curvy is in – Fashion trends for women with curves

The times when curvy women hide in bulky garments are long gone. Rather, they can now play with their charms and skillfully put them in scene. You no longer have to bother with annoying diets or exhausting bodyshaping. Models like Angelina Kirsch make it happen – curves can be sexy. This trend is also followed by the clothing industry. It used to be difficult to get fashion in big sizes, which was hip at the same time, so today there are numerous suppliers such as MIAMODA , the trendy clothing for curvy ladies. However, it is important to emphasize his charms with the right garments and skillfully conceal problem areas. This succeeds with the latest fashion trends for 2018. Let yourself be inspired by our styling tips:

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The trend color 2018: Ultra-Violet

Each year, the Pantone Institute selects a new trend color. This year the decision was made on Ultra-Violet. It is a dark, strong purple tone with a high blue content. This exudes expressiveness and inspiration and thus promotes creativity. Ultra-Violet is best combined with the following tones:

  • White
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Bronze
  • Yellow

However, it is important to choose the second color in a weaker shade. So the styling does not seem overloaded. If the purple tone is too strong for a complete outfit, you can slowly get used to this color. For example, a black trouser suit that flatters the silhouette can be combined with a white blouse and a handbag in ultra-violet. This accessory will be a nice eye-catcher. By contrast, the look is a little more daring when the white blouse is replaced by a purple model.

Skirts are a must have

Totally hip this season are skirts. These set the curves skilfully in scene. However, it is important for curvy ladies to grab a midi length model that ends at the narrowest point of the legs just below the knee. This hides a broad hip and strong thighs and covers the stomach. The slenderest part of the legs as well as the waist are emphasized. Recommended for curvy women are skirts with pleats. These additionally stretch the silhouette due to the vertical folds. The skirt can be combined with an airy falling T-shirt, which is knotted at the waist. This plays around the belly and makes it appear slimmer. If you want, you can grab a top with a deep v-neckline. This stretches the neck and shoulder area and emphasizes the chest. Ballerinas and a necklace complete the outfit.

Playful flower patterns are in

This trend is playful, girlish and romantic: Floral patterns are totally hip. Curvy ladies can show their feminine side with these floral prints. The combination of a Carmen blouse with a colorful floral pattern and a black skirt is particularly romantic. Ankle boots with heels and a color-matching handbag complete the look. A flowered dress also emphasizes femininity. No matter which garment with floral print a curvy lady decides – it is important that the pattern is not too small. Large patterns, however, flatter the figure. This creates a coherent outfit.

Stripes flatter the figure

Geometric shapes are very trendy this season. Here, chubby women can use strips to stretch their silhouette. If you want to look slimmer, you should choose garments with vertical stripes. These are perfect to hide legs, stomach, breasts and Co. A striped off-shoulder V-neck blouse sets the charms in place and also extends the shoulders and neck area. A model with trumpet sleeves makes the arms look slimmer. This blouse can be combined with a black high waist trouser, which conceals the thighs and the hips. Ankle Boots with heel lengthen visually and stretch the silhouette. A loud handbag gives the outfit the finishing touch.

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Selling self made products: How to start a new career

Selfmade products are in demand on the market like never before. Because fashion that is not mass produced gives its wearer a touch of uniqueness. A pinch of nostalgia at the time when everything was still handmade, also resonates. If you like to make your own clothes and accessories, the sale of your good pieces could give you an interesting future perspective. But how can homemade be sold?

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Get feedback for your handmade things

For a professional business, it is not enough, if you make the stylish tunic once. You must be able to produce the product in appropriate quantities – and also spend the necessary time. The materials cost money and need space. Therefore, not only should you have enough storage space, but also be able to shop for your required fabrics and other materials in such a way that you still have a profit margin at the end. Unfortunately, it is not enough if the best friend likes the homemade garment. Before you professionally raise your business, you need unbiased feedback. Praise can inspire, but does not help you if there are still things to improve. It’s best to make a selection of the clothes or accessories you plan to sell and give them to selected test subjects. Ask for honest feedback on the materials used, workmanship, design and overall look. Then you have a first impression of how your creations could arrive on the market.

Calculate the profit margin

Many have slipped into the sale of homemade things, step by step. Over the months and years, but sometimes over night, the hobby became a profession. However, if you do not want to bake small rolls right from the start, you can not get around a business plan. Not only do you need materials and tools, you also have to pay for packing material and shipping costs. Keep in mind that the production of your good pieces consumes electricity, water and heating in your workspace. Also remember that you need to invest in labels that comply with the EU Textile Labeling Regulation, homepage, logo, printed matter and advertising. All expenses on your list should be allocated to the single handmade piece. Calculate the sales prices so that you have something left after deduction of all costs. Now you can count how much self-made things you need to sell each month to earn a profit or even live off the sale of your products.

Use online portals for home-made

As good as your products may be, they do not sell themselves by themselves. Of course, you can go the classic way and offer your home-made things at city festivals. However, this only reaches a very small number of customers. On the Internet, on the other hand, there are customers worldwide for your products. There are now several national and international platforms that specialize in the sale of home-made things. DaWanda is the most popular marketplace in Germany for Do it yourself. You can quickly open your own shop and get started. DaWanda earns on the registration fee and sales commissions. Etsy works similarly. Other online marketplaces for handmade are muckout, vondir, palundu and ezebee. Under certain circumstances, there is a niche for home-made even on Ebay. Still relatively unknown is the option “Handmade by Amazon”. To be accepted, your products must comply with Amazon requirements and successfully complete the application process. Alternatively, you can open an online shop on your homepage.

It does not work without advertising

However, it is not enough to open a shop on a do it yourself portal and wait for the customers. Because to attract potential buyers, it now needs marketing and advertising. The social media help you reach as many people as possible. You can use Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter to drum up your creations. When you advertise on Google, you reach your targeted audience. There will be no cost to you until your ad is clicked. Always make sure that you are legally on the safe side. For example, find out about copyright and get tax advice so there are no nasty surprises. Thanks to the Internet, it is now easier than ever to start a successful business with handmade products. However, if you do not want to stay on a sideline, you will need to spend a lot of time, energy, and financial resources to make a living selling your home-made creations.

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Weddings, sports bras, sustainability and new designs | FIV Fashion Week

Guess what’s new on FIV Magazine: the FIV Fashion Week is there! We bring the hottest, the newest, the most wanted news on all things fashion to you – read all about what’s going on in the fashion industry and which topics the most important fashion magazines in the USA are writing about in a weekly frequency! Today’s top magazines include Wonderland, StyleCaster, Esquire and Cosmopolitan – and their headlines are only one click away! Don’t waste your time on clicking through online search results, find out what’s really going on in the celebrities’ life and learn more about fashion and the newest trends in the metropolises today! We checked out more than 20 magazines for you and present here the most hottest headlines: Fashion News.

  1. Sustainability in H&M stores protects nature
  2. Affordable wedding dresses at H&M

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Sustainability in H&M stores protects nature

If you’re not completely clueless about what’s going on in the world these days you surely have come across the term “sustainability”. Almost everthing can be sustainable: food, production, energy, and of course fashion! Sustainability means that the method used for whatsit is not as pollutive and poisonous to our environment than many more old-fashioned ways of reaching the same goal. In terms of clothes this involves the harvest or production of all materials and fabrics used for creating a piece of clothes, but further is about production methods and fair treatment and payment of the workers. Sustainability is of absolute importance to our world and mroe and more people try to further the awareness of everyone towards the protection of nature. Be one of the people who actually care! Read more about how H&M sets a new and sustainable trend with Marie Claire: Make Room in Your Closet for H&M’s Latest Sustainable Clothing Collection.

Safe choices for every wedding

Have a look outside and see: winter is finally withdrawing and makes space for summer and sun! The nice weather does not only have a positive effect on our nature, the people are happier and joyfull as well. What better time can you think of to not only celebrate the beauty of life but the beauty of love as well? Many people find the courage to ask their significant other to spend their lives together from now on or made plans in the cold and dark winter time to exchange rings between blossoming flowers under a beautiful blue and sunny sky. It’s wedding time! And because weddings are a very special and important thing in the life of the bride and groom, you don’t want to be the one responsible for ruining the wedding. The wrong dress, the wrong shoes, the wrong tie – and the couple to celebrate will ahve a nervous breakdown in front of the altar instead. To prevent these mistakes and others check out what’s safe to wear and celebrate with your loved ones this very important moment! Stay up to date with StyleCaster: What to Wear to Every Wedding This Season.

Affordable wedding dresses at H&M

Didn’t I just say it’s wedding time? Wedding dresses, expensive jewelery and many lists of dos and don’ts are the hot topic in this week’s fashion news, But even if you know how to avoid trouble and that a hot pink dress rarely goes well with a light blue wedding suit, you still need to find something to wear! For men this is usually a simpler task, for a simple black suit with a white shirt underneath is always a safe choice and most men’s wardrobes include at least on example of suits or tuxedos for all sorts of events. For women it tends to be trickier to find the perfect outfit. There is no safe choice in the female fashion world when it comes to wedding dresses, and there’s lots to think about before you hold the best item in your hands. So check out what beautiful options there are at H&M – fashion doesn’t need to be expensive! Read more about it with Flare: H&M Now Carries Wedding Dresses—Starting at Just $70.

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Fashion Week! All fashion news stacked

Check out the most recent news about fashion!

Wonderland presents new Gucci design by Alessandro Michele

The recent headlines of Wonderland are “Take five designers, two photographers, one fashion week…” and “To Harlem for romance designed by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele: a preview.”. Read more about the recent news:

Elle writes about hiking boots and work-out leggings

This are the most recent headlines of Elle like “The Leggings I Wear to Work Out (or Not)” and “5 Off-Trail Ways Hiking Boots Can Work in Everyday Life”. You like to read more about them? Check the agencies recent blog posts:

Cosmopolitan’s focus is on the Met Gala 2018

This week Cosmopolitan shows new “The 22 Best Met Gala Memes of All Time” and “Everything You Possibly Need to Know About This Year’s Met Gala”. The recent headlines:

Vogue raises its glass to Sofia Carson

This are the most recent headlines of Vogue like ““Heavenly Bodies,” the Met’s Biggest Show Ever, Earns Its Hallelujahs” and “Happy Birthday, Sofia Carson! At 25, The Disney Star Has a Style That’s All Grown Up”. Headlines and news of the week:

Harper’s Bazaar explains why polka dots are trendy

The most newest agency Harper’s Bazaar writes about “The Earrings You’ll Never Want to Take Off” also “Polka Dots Are All You’ll Want To Wear This Spring”. More headlines:

L’Officiel refers to Marc Jacobs unusal proposal

Here are the most recent news for L’Officiel like “Alain Mikli and Alexandre Vauthier Celebrate New Eyewear Collection” and “Four Trends You Need to Know for Spring 2018”. Read more about the news:

StyleCaster shows how to survive in storm and rain

New by StyleCaster, this week “What to Wear to Every Wedding This Season” and “Weather Any Storm in These Wildly Chic Raincoats”. More new topics of the blog:

Marie Claire relates to new sunglasses by Madelaine Petsch

Headlines and stories of Marie Claire like “Make Room in Your Closet for H&M’s Latest Sustainable Clothing Collection” and “The Best Pieces to Shop from the Hunter for Target Collection”. News of the week:

Shape lists the best sports bras for all cup sizes

This are the most recent headlines of Shape like “The Best Sports Bras for Big Boobs” and “15 Gym Bags for the Sweaty But Stylish”. More headlines:

Flare accounts the current fashion diversity issue

News by Flare are “Tessa Virtue Just Taught Us the Perfect Way to Remix Pieces You Already Have in Your Closet” right now and “Hiring More Models of Colour Isn’t Enough to Fix Fashion’s Diversity Problem”. More new topics of the blog:

Esquire informs about this week’s sneaker release

Main topics of this week from Esquire was “How a Soggy Pair of Boots Changed My Whole Perspective on Life” and “Mr Porter Just Made Dressing for Spring and Summer So Much Easier”. Discover more headlines of the blog:

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Handbags – These are the Trends 2018: Bucket Bag, Micro Bag & XXL Shoppers

A coherent and modern outfit needs the right handbag. Whether chic mini bags, practical XXL shoppers or casual fringed bags – the handbag trends in 2018 are very varied. In addition to some old acquaintances in a new design, there are also many stylish novelties.

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Which handbags are trendy in 2018?

The current handbag trends are characterized by variations and variety. Small, tall, colorful, simple, chic or casual, this handbag guide lets you easily decide which model suits you best. You are definitely up-to-date with the following bags:

Bucket bag

Thanks to their round shape, bucket bags (or pouches) offer plenty of storage space and are therefore a very stylish everyday accessory. For example, fabric bag bags are great for casual casual outfits and city outings. Leather variants even fit into the office. You can even wear mini-size models – as an alternative to the classic clutch – to send events. Because they are an elegant it-piece, with which you are guaranteed to draw the attention to you.

XXL Shopper

These maxi bags are much more than just spacious shopping bags! They offer a lot of space: inside for important everyday objects, outside for patterns, colors and logos. Bags made of raffia or cotton are casual and suitable for leisure. With them you are perfectly equipped for the next shopping trip. But there are also very elegant variants made of high quality leather, with which you can complement a festive evening dress.

Micro-Bags

This year it’s going to be extreme: in addition to XXL bags, mini-models are also very popular. The small accessories with great effect only provide space for the most important utensils such as lipstick, credit card or smartphone. Practical: Often you can attach micro bags to other handbags or clip several models together. So the little bags become an eye-catcher and you can take them with you at every opportunity.

Fringe bags

Bags with fringes radiate happiness and pure zest for life. The difference to the previous year, in which these hippiesken models already conquered the catwalks: The fringes are no longer just at the hem, but cover the entire bag. These bags are a perfect match for retro looks, rock outfits and boho style.

Old familiar reinterpreted

For a long time, it is indispensable for chic events, parties and elegant evening events: the clutch. This also applies to the year 2018, but the trend bag is now bigger. The clutch is now just as elegant, but with much more storage space.

There is also a revival of the fifties bags known from the 90s. Since her appearance on the catwalks of many star designers this year, her bad name is gone. They are now mostly made of leather or imitation leather. These bags are extremely practical, because you have your hands free and at the same time everything at hand – perfect for dancing in the club or in the cold winter. Fanny packs are so popular among other things because they are very variable. You can wear them in different ways (you can find more ideas here):

  • At the hip or waist height
  • Under or over the jacket
  • Crossbody

These are the trend designs 2018

Red, red and red again

Small, big, round or square – handbags in red are definitely in fashion. This signal color dominates this year’s season. It peps up any of your outfits, expresses power and brings the vibrancy of the summer already in your wardrobe. They come into their own when you wear red handbags to dark outfits or looks in plain colors. Because then they immediately jump in the eye and act as a stylish eye-catcher.

Transparency is in

Whether clutch, shopper or bucket bag – transparency is announced! This has several advantages: The clear plastic that makes up most models is super easy to clean. Water rolls off and stains you can just wipe off. In addition, the translucent or translucent trendy bags have a lightness that fits perfectly with summery outfits. In 2018, the secret of the content of a women’s handbag will finally be revealed – of course only if you want! Because the stars are doing it and sometimes carry an opaque bag in the bag.

Large logo imprints

In 2018, there are large, present-day logos on the handbags. True to the motto: Show what you have. The brand names are usually strikingly placed on the front or on the shoulder straps – a trend with which you definitely make a fashion statement! In order to preserve the high-quality look of such models for a long time, you should maintain the bags regularly.

Varied wearing variants

By the way: in 2018, fashionistas will be wearing their handbags in very different ways

  • You can throw shoulder bags over your shoulders in a classic way. This season, the focus is more and more on the handles, which are often decorated very conspicuously.
  • Small bags are often provided with a short handle, for example with a metal-look ring. These you carry directly in the hand and thus have everything important at hand.
  • If you no longer just want to carry your handbag by the handle, just take it in your hand. This looks extremely cool and modern – no matter how big the bag is. Long straps are allowed to hang down. Many designers therefore provide the straps of shoulder bags with eye-catching patterns or bright colors. In addition to a practical, they also have a style function.

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Bonjour Paris! Fashion Week Paris – the latest trends of the new season

The fashion month is almost over and finds its conclusion and climax in the capital of France. The cream of the fashion industry is gathering this week to see the trends of the new season A / W 2018/19. Of course FIV Magazine is right in the middle and reports on the trends for the coming season!

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Fashion Week Paris – my personal experiences

My journey started early Wednesday morning when I boarded the train from Cologne to Paris. With full anticipation in the luggage, I arrived in Paris and checked in first in my hotel. At the reception the first invitation to the show on Friday awaited me, which was deposited there for me. After unpacking and sorting after a small suitcase, we went straight to the city of love.

For my short trip, I was allowed to make a little stopover on Reservations before the departure on Tuesday and equip myself with some parts for the Fashion Week, because especially at a fashion event, the matching outfit is of course crucial. The new collection from Reserved is very trendy and characterized by eye-catching color accents, elegant fabrics and modern influences. Which parts I have chosen and how I combined them for the special event you can see in the videos + photos in this article.

In the following days a wild mix of typical Touri sightseeing, Fashion Week feeling, and great insider spots awaited me – you’ll learn more about that at the end of the article. Of course it is very important to have the right footwear for such an eventful trip. Personally, I am a human being, I wear almost always high shoes in everyday life, but I can not recommend this even for high-heels lover in a city trip, because you are running but more than you think and of course thank the feet the flat shoes. My luck – at Reserved I found quite a few super comfortable sneakers that proved to be perfect travel companions. Because they are not only comfortable, but also visually a highlight and something very special.

Paris is so much variety and variety that you would probably need weeks to look at all the highlights there. But my absolute favorite spots in the city have a special wow factor. The small island in the Seine, on which Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle are located, because especially in summer this small patch of earth is surrounded by so much magic. Small markets with an incredible selection of flowers and food, stroll along the banks of the Seine and just let your mind wander. This peace in a city that is still so big radiates from the Eifel tower. Strolling through the park or sitting in a small café and enjoying the sun on your skin makes Paris something special.

Last but not least, I still have some restaurant recommendations, as they have me so excited, of course, it is not difficult to find great restaurants in Paris, because they are there like sand on the sea, but these three I can for personal tests only recommend. Very close to the hotel I found by chance the pizzeria Lucky Luciano. The pizzas are a dream come true. I tasted the pizza with buffalo mozzarella and rucula – just great (and not overcrowded).
In a completely different corner, it was me for lunch. Directly at the Sacre Coeur is a great and above all local restaurant with traditional French food. There you get a menu (3 courses) already for 16 euros – and that is really a bargain for Parisian prices. I tasted French onion soup, traditional potato casserole and – how could it be otherwise – Crepe.

Fashion Week Paris – shows & the trends of the new season

Of course, the shows were the highlight of the trip, because in Paris means Fashion Week again something different, as in Berlin. Fancy outfits, special celebrities everywhere cameras and everything according to the motto: ‘See and be seen’. Not only the so-called “Buyers” visited the special events, but also a lot of press, special personalities, like Blogger and of course the fashionistas and real Parisienne of the city. With lots of kisses, old well-known people were greeted before the show and then, of course, the main topic of conversation was first of all the designer and guesses about the new collection. The collections were especially staged and thus presented the trends of the new season.

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Uma Wang Show A / W 2018/19 – Warm Colors, Oversized & Unisex

The Uma Wang Show took place on the 1st of March in an impressive presentation. An old library in a still active school. The parts of the Asian designer were very unusual. Particularly eye-catching, the warm colors stung. Many red, beige and brown tones. Many parts were oversized, such as giant bags, coats, blazers and dresses. The women’s fashion was characterized by many masculine influences. Jackets, trousers and thick wool coats. The designer interprets the trends of the new season in a very own and creative way, thus keeping to her style.

Andrew Gn Fashion Show AW 2018/19 – Velvet Boots, Ruffles & Timeless Elegance

The Andrew Gn Fashion Show took place on the 2nd of March in a beautiful ballroom of a classic Parisian hotel. The pink catwalk matched the elegant parts of the collection as well as the beatiful music. The designer’s collection was reflected in the versatility and influence of different cultures. Concise stitched out embroidery, which emphasized both garments tone on tone and in contrasting colors. From the special collection, the designer sets trends for the next season. Velvet Boots both over – and Underknee in colors such as dark green or magenta, but also ruffles, which the designer put oversized scene.

Travel Tips & Tricks in Paris – Restaurants, Attractions & The Best Photo Spots

A weekend in Paris can quickly get stressful. There is a lot to see in the city of love and of course you want to take as much as you can. But what are the Places To Be and which sights can one also save?

Restaurants Paris – something for every taste

Paris is teeming with cafés and restaurants. My personal recommendation (after careful consideration) is definitely the ‘Le Comptoir de Pantheon’, where you can enjoy not only delicious coffee and desserts, but also the traditional French Croque Madame – a crusty bread topped with ham, cheese and an egg French fries and salad – and of course Mamma Primi, an Italian restaurant that offers incredibly tasty buffalo mozzarella pizza and the ‘Gnocchi Gnocchi on Heaven’s Door’ (gnocchi with tomato sauce baked with cheese). Two real insider tips for the Schlemmer among us.

Sights & Photo Spots – the most beautiful places Paris

Nobody can deny that Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but as a tourist it is important to plan well and be prepared. To save you some work here are the tips for the best sights and photo spots:

Arc de Triumph – Champs Elysee – Pont Alexandre III – Grand Palais – Tour Eifel

You can plan these sights for a day, because once you have reached the rest on foot. Starting at the Grand Palais (where, among others, the Chanel + Louis Vuitton Show took place) a beautiful palace, which is also great for photos, you walk only about 100-200m until you are in the middle of the Pont Alexandre III. A stunning bridge with golden ornaments, from which you can also take a look at the Eifel tower – this is also a popular spot for beautiful photos. From there, it’s a 5-minute walk to Avenue Montaigne. Nothing for Shoppaholics, because there are the most luxurious fashion houses housed. From Chanel to Dior, Prada and Yves Saint Laurent you will find everything your luxury heart desires. If you run this to the end, you are already in the middle of the Champs Elysee with the Arc de Triumphe, which drifts at the end of the road. Also, this one is great for pictures but watch out – goes to the opposite side of the Arc de Triumph (not where he goes to the Champs Elysee) because there is much less bustle and your pictures are all the more beautiful! Not to forget, of course, the Eiffel tower, the spot of spots in Paris for great pictures!

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