Monday, June 25, 2012

Pleated Skirt & Jeans Jaket


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 Someone told me that my skirt is very pretty....
I believe that person's got taste ;)!

Let me know what you think abou it!
Have a great Monday people!
 

Jacket - Primark
Silk top - Vintage
Skirt - Zara
Sandals - Bata
Necklace - H&M
Handbag - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bracelet & bangles - Primark & Sal Y Limon


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Interview with Tenebris, Young Swiss Fashion Jewlry Online Shop

Hey there!
Today, I am happy to present you the interview I have been making to Naïma, founder and owner of the label Tenebris and the homonymous online shop
I met her at a bloggers event and found her story absolutely inspiring and fascinating; so much that I asked her to leave an interview so as to share with you the experiences of this daring young woman and her jewlry business. 
Enjoy the interview and have a great Sunday!
 

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GvNSB: What is Tenebris? What is the concept behind the lable? What kind of products does it offer and what type of woman wears them? 
T: Tenebris is the name of my new Swiss jewlry online store. The name comes from Latin and means "dark". I offer affordable fashion jewelry and I just started selling accessories too.  
My target group are 15 to 30 years old women. In my shop, I sell minimalist, clean, and urban pieces. Some other pieces are striking: provocative, ironic and witty. The integration of these features create an exciting harmonious but at the same time dissonant overall picture. Therefore, I would say that all products from my shop can be combined and worn together. What all the pieces have in common is that you have to understand their aesthetics in order to like them.

GvNSB: Tell us the story of the label: where does Tenebris come form? What made you build your own company and where did the inspiration come from? 
T: The idea to start as an independent with an online store has developed towards the end of my studies in psychology. Beside intellectual matters and questions I have always liked to dedicate myself to so called "superficial" and creative pursuits such as fashion and design. Moreover, I was frustrated with the jewelery offered in Switzerland (particularly the one sold online). Therefore, I decided to provide a new shop and sell jewlry myself.

GvNSB: What were the difficulties you found along your way? And what was the coolest thing about starting with you own online fashion business? 
T: The unpleasant things are having to deal with more tedious and laborious things such as VAT, packaging materials, insurance, taxes, etc. In the initial phase, I have even been accused to illegally import weapons, because customs officers thought that the rings I had ordered actually were brass knuckles - luckily, the whole thing was cleared up fast enough, and the rings are now used for training purposes by the police ;)! 
The coolest thing I could experience is realizing that I could build a label from scratch. A label consists of different building phases that shape it. Taking care of these phases and compose them with a coherent overall picture, which requires an integration of cognitive and creative skills, fullfills me.

GvNSB: Where can we find or buy Tenebris?
T: Right now, you can buy my jewelry and accessories online on Tenebris, and maybe my collections will be soon available in a boutique in Zurich.

GvNSB: What are your next projects and goals for the label? 
T: My next projects are: to expand the product line, to offer jewelery for men, and ship internationally. My goal is to ensure that Swiss people walk around with respectable and good-looking jewlry, and not only steel rings, tribal jewelry, eyebrow piercings, horns, beads and leather necklaces ;)

GvNSB: What would you like to say young people who want to start their own fashion company or open their own fashion shop?
T:   Be aware of the fact that autonomy means more work than a work as salaried.  
Start small, grow big: do not be naive; on the longer term, modesty brings you farer than hubris and arrogance. 
Remember that your business is your livelihood, and no self-service store. 
Give no money away that you have not earned yet.  
Let your environment help you and ask for support from it.
Beware of exploitative people. 
Luck has to do with willpower. Dare!




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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Testing got2b Glued Hairspray

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As you probably know, every once in while I like to curl my hair. Today, I tested Glued Hairspray by got2b while creating this hairstyle.
If you're looking for a hairspray which can hold your curls in shape all day (or all night ;)) long, you found it! It's perfect for finishing extreme styling. Also good to add to wet hair before blow-drying for extra fixation.
Take your chance and win a Glued Hairspray on Facebook!

To create my hairstyle, I curled just the end of my hair, simply sprayed it from a distance of about 20 cm, and then combed each lock with my fingers so as to give my style a more natural touch.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Schwarzkopf Shake it Up Giveaway

Here it is! The giveaway I promised a couple of posts ago!
Which one of these Shake it Up Color Foam nuances from Schwarzkopf do you want to win?
I have one of each to give away!

To enter my giveaway, follow my blog through Google Friend Connect and Facebook and leave me a comment with the color you wish to win and your Facebook's profile name!

This giveaway will end on July the 7th 2012.
Good luck beauties :)!



Nr. 388 Dark Cherry Bliss
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Nr. 500 Dark Toffee Swirl
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Nr. 499 Violet Berry Burst
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Nr. 488 Cranberry Kick
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Nr. 110 Blueberry Crush
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Nr. 465 Dark Chocolate Delight

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Nr. 100 Black Velvet Crush
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Nr. 589 Red Berry Passion
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Pictures via bipa.at

Monday, June 4, 2012

Vintage Interior Decoration with an Ethnic Vibe - Guest Post by Design Shuffle

Dear all,
Design Shuffle, an inspiring website dedicated to inner design and decoration asked me to publish a guest article about vintage and ethnic inner styling. Today, as a true lover of this kind of stlye (remeber my post about my passion for beohemian home decoration or the details from my apartment of this post?), I am happy to give the floor to Joanna and her pieces of advice on how to give our own homes a vintage and ethnic touch .

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Hi, Joanna here! I’m a writer for Design Shuffle, an online community where interior designers share their portfolios and design enthusiasts find decorating images and ideas. I think I have the perfect job. I get to spend my work hours exploring the Internet to find the most incredible decorating ideas so I can share them with blog readers like you. Thanks to GvN Style for allowing me to share with you today.

My favorite rooms tend to be very eclectic like those below. A bit Bohemian, a little worldly, inspired by different types of style and culture, the following spaces are full of character and drama. They’re a global mix of vintage and modern elements with an abundance of color, pattern and texture. I think the first space is definitely my favorite. Which is yours?





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This attractive room is filled with curios objects from around the world. A gallery wall of artwork acts as a focal point carrying the eye across the space.
 


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A sophisticated office gets an ethnic vibe from sculpture and art as well as animal print chairs. The white cowhide rug offers a neutral texture that doesn’t overwhelm the space. 



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Vintage modern furnishings get an ethnic touch from woven textiles on the floor and poof. A shiny light fixture hangs high above a traditional dining table surrounded by acrylic ghost chairs. 



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A modern living room gets an ethnic touch from woven textiles such as the rug and pillows. A wood bench acts as a side table next to the low profile sofa. 



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This unusual bedroom design is a mix of global style, tradition and glamour with its mirrored chests, Venetian mirrors, sleigh bed and colorful blanket. 



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Vintage furnishings give this industrial space personality. A funky wallpaper gives the room a fun vibe.



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 A vintage quilt, woven rug, and Suzani print table cloth are lovely together in this eclectic space. A fun lighting fixture sits on the floor next to an unusually high backed chair.




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Lots of natural wood gives a calming sense to the open floor plan living/dining/kitchen. Printed pillows add texture and ethnic interest to this appealing interior design. 
 Ethnic decor can easily be incorporated into nearly any style of interior. 

Don't forget to check out Design Shuffle here to find a great multitude of inspirations from top designers.



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I hope you guys could take a lot of inspiration from Joanna's post! 
I adore the style presented in the pictures 1,3 and 4: a lot of ethnic objects are combined with modern cuts and manage to create a cosy and interesting vibe wich still remains full of light and does not overwhelm the whole scene. 
Let me know which ones are your favorites!!!
Thank you Design Shuffle for sharing your style knowledge and suggestions on my blog! 

Have a smashing week everyone!
Giorgia
Should there be any problems with the copyright of the pictures I posted, please send me an e-mail at giorgiavonn@gmail.com and I'll remove them as soon as possible, thank you.