Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wannda Circus Fleamarket

I went to this fleamarket out of curiosity. Since the trains are being repaired, theres a temporary bus going directly to the station where Wannda Circus is situated (Frötmanning Station). Since its a circus, I was hoping to get some eccentric, odd and one-of-a-kind sortiments. The circus opened around 6 pm but we went there an hour after because I dont want to be too excited an eager beaver.

I like the vibe of the place. It's very bohemian and very low key. It is pretty rare to see these places especially in Munich since this city is known for its Schicki Micki/Fancy Schmanzy reputation. The crowd was a good mix: from the basics, the hipsters, the stylish goth, to the homeless-chic-but-weeerking-it kinda people. I am not sure but I think its was last day of the circus. I kinda wish that I knew that this existed earlier because its a good location for a photoshoot. 

 

I ended the day with a cool bottle of Radler with a couple of cool clothes I was lucky to find. I used my bargaining techniques to the price that I think is fair especially to the hat I bought (the one I'm wearing in the first photo). I don't mind buying second hand or vintage clothes. I actually love it! I think most of them have better quality especially the handmade ones.

There was live music and then a Dj played after. I danced a bit but it was kinda hard to twerk  do my awkward dance moves because of all the clothes I was carrying. Yes, I'm an awkward dancer.

It was a great day. Although I wasnt able to buy the odd and weird stuff I was hoping for, I was satisfied with the clothes I was able to purchase.

Alles Klar? ALESSKLAR!!!

-Alessandra

Friday, June 20, 2014

FLASHBACK: Black hair and nude dress

I recently bumped into these photos when I was browsing my hard disk drive. They were taken early 2013 before I decided to make my hair bolder and blonder. I think during this time I was a few kilograms heavier and I had a fringe/bangs to which I was trying to grow out.

What I'm wearing:
Dress: Oskar Osaka
Earrings: Aldo
Clutch: Accessorize

The nice thing about this dress is that you can wear it several ways like one shoulder, plunging neckline, twist it around, use it as a skirt and much more. I love the versatility of this dress which is good when you are traveling with a small luggage. Also, the color nude looks great on me.

Ah I remember when my hair was still virgin. Those were the days that I don't use hair masks weekly and not a care what the condition of my hair. I am really torn if I should keep my ombre hair or go back to black. I kinda miss having all black hair but I think I would stick to my Ombre hair until the end of summer and see if I still like it.

Alles Klar? ALESSKLAR!!!

-Alessandra

Thursday, April 3, 2014

St. Patrick's day 2014 - M√ľnchen

Here is my annual report of St. Patricks day here in Munich. I was thankful that I was there early to have a good spot to see whats happening in the parade. I saw a lot of amazing traditional costumes at the parade and it feels a bit like a runway show of fashion history - from bagpipers wearing the traditional kilts, fur wearing medieval people swinging their swords and to the colorful renaissance people dancing while playing the flute. I give them snaps-in-an-E-formation for having the effort in dressing accordingly to a specific period in our history.

Although, it didn't have the diversity of people participating, perhaps most of them boycotting the event because of certain events concerning the exclusion of the LGBT participants in some cities (you can read the story here). The parade was shorter but its more organized and more fluid compared to last year's parade.


Here are some of the outfit photos with my attempt of wearing something green. I think I don't have the exact ugly neon puke green people wear during this day. Please don't hate me for saying that. Honestly, it's the ugliest green ever!!! I mean, would you wear that on a regular basis? I don't think so... unless you're a leprechaun, the Grinch or Shrek. I did however ended up wearing olive green. It's the only green that I can wear because it matches really nice with my skin tone. Also, I have been doing the "beach waves" look with my hair (even though its not yet summer). It is my go-to hairstyle when I want quick curl/waves to pump up the volume to my already thick hair.   

What I'm wearing:
Top, Hat, Shoes and Leggings: H&M
Ring: Topshop
Necklace: Forever 21

I just noticed that I am almost wearing everything from H&M as I am writing this post. hahaha I wasn't expecting that. I guess I have been buying a lot from that label as well as from Zara since I got here in Germany. I find it affordable BUT I carefully check the material and the seams all the time. It's a good place to buy "fast fashion" trends without spending your month's rent.

I don't think I would attending St. Patrick's celebration next year unless I am in a different city. I think once or twice is enough with these kind of events. I noticed that the participants of the parade were the ones that went the year before. So I don't think there would be any drastic change next year. Not only the weather was bad, I had a lot of cringe worthy incidents after the parade. So yeah, I am done with the St. Patrick's day for a few years at least. I did had a great day though. It was fun and interesting. 

So how was St. Patrick's day in your city/country?

Alles Klar? ALESSKLAR!!!

-Alessandra