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When was the last time you wore a conventional bra? Probably ages ago.

Celebs go braless — just think of Kendall Jenner and her nipple outcome — and companies like Bluebella are selling out on their see-through Nova bras.

What happened to the well-known bra design? …


What do you think when someone talks of the Eighties? Probably Papa Don’t Preach and Like a Virgin by Madonna, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Walkers Crisps in their very first version and super big shoulder padded blazers.

Fashion was by far the boldest this season, with juicy yellow, electric blue and Day-Glo bodysuits. Given the fact that Eighties fashion was lively and influenced by the emerging Pop music scene, the style was pretty much maximalist with bold brooches and screaming pink creoles. They gave birth to MTV, big boom boxes and so-called VJs. …


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Have you ever considered that too much java gives you a coffee hangover? I didn’t until it gave me brain fogs and mood crashes. I tried so hard coming up with another reason because I didn’t want to hear the truth.

Everyone who loves coffee has a story to tell. I too grew up surrounded by coffee hookers and it’s a story that I didn’t want to let go like this.

My Coffee Hangover Story

Sometimes I can still hear the voice of my nana saying “You might hate it now, but you’ll love it when you’re a bit older.” And she was right. I hated coffee when I was a young teen. When I was with her on weekends we went to her favourite confectionery in Leopoldstadt. No one could resist the coffee at Aida, which was the best and a fluffy and crisp Topfengolatsche. My grandmother is a genius when it comes to knowing the best places in town; Whether I ask her where to get fresh vegetables or the best bread. It was what she has grown up with and since my childhood, I have always valued her for sharing her knowledge with me. For me, Aida afternoons always included a hot chocolate with cream and a slice of Sacher Torte. It didn’t take long and the day came where temptations were too big to resist. Iced coffee with vanilla ice cream was how I joined the coffee culture circle. It was delicious and different than to what I always imagined. …


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What does it take to land a job in fashion? A question that many fashionistas and especially students find difficult to answer.

My answer a couple years ago was ambition and to go to the limit. Now knowing how the fashion industry works, I’d say money, contacts and time. This and many other points had been raised at the first Business of Fashion panel talk at Central Saint Martin last Wednesday. With tickets sold at only £10, it targeted students with burning questions on their fashion future career. …


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Finally, we get to the most interesting and mouthwatering part. It makes Cracow the number one weekend getaway in Europe; solid cheap and delicious food.

As mentioned in my previous post, we haven’t been to Cracow for quite a while. With Easter coming around, we had the perfect excuse to discover new restaurants and localities. Before we got on the plane I did my Instagram check . I can highly recommend this to anyone who needs a couple last-minute dining out ideas . Through Instagram I discovered Cracow food blogger @dariasyma the founder of ‘Krakow Places’. Within a couple minutes, I had put together the perfect insider guide with places we both didn’t know.


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The last time I went to Cracow for a weekend break was Easter two years ago. The City has changed a lot over the two years. Not only the shops and restaurants I fell for closed down. At the same time Hipster cafes and new exciting corners opened up. We arrived on Friday late in Cracow, but it didn’t stop us from heading to the city for dinner.

The best spot where we always start our exploration is the Rynek Glowny, the main square and heart of Cracow’s city. Each time I get to this magical place, I notice the same scents and sequence; a crowd of tourists standing around a guide who talks about the St. Mary’s Basilica, the air filled with a light chocolate and Fromage scent from the Easter Market. The ladder makes me go hungry, which is why we had to instantly grab a coffee-to-go from Nowa Prowincja. …


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Have you watched Get Out already? If not it’s already time to. The new comedy-horror hybrid by Jordan Peele hit cinemas in the beginning of March. The film strikes at the core of racism, discrimination and serves up a full plate of horror.

I really hate horror movies, they give me the cringe. You’ll probably find me sitting with my hands in front of my eyes about 60% of the movie, I just can’t deal with the typical “you-know-something’s-gonna-happen-now-wait-for-it jump-scare” principal. But with ‘Get Out’ introducing a new movie genre, I was too curious to skip it.

What I knew so far was that the movie had racism at its core, respectively a lot of it. So if you’re following Trump’s daily agenda and his “right-wing” trolls from the beginning, you’re up-to-date with diversity issues and the “White” House and you’ll get the hang of the movie real quick; What’s it like to be black and being surrounded by white people with racial prejudices. Given nowadays events around the globe, the movie couldn’t have had a better timing for its release. …


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In January the fashion world was shaken by the news that Alexandra Shulman is leaving British Vogue after having held the position of Editor in Chief for more than 25 years. Me too. I didn’t know her very well, but I had the chance to catch a glimpse of her last year at a panel talk at my campus.

Since I’ve been into fashion I made my own prejudice about Editors in Chief and so did I about her. I always imagined her as a powerful woman, probably the most hated one at British Vogue. Like many young girls I read and watched ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, which btw submits a wrong image about the fashion industry, and I always visualised Anna and Alexandra to be emotionless, inside dead otherwise how would they be good at their job, right? I can tell you that none of it was the case. I recall her appearance and voice when she answered student’s questions and it was rather calm, but at the same time, one was aware of her reputation. I valued her for her expert’s insight and I still do. It hit me like a rock when I heard the news, actually, it was during my work placement at the Evening Standard Magazine. …


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Spring 2011 was the year when the colour blocking trend emerged on catwalks. Remember Raf Simons for Jil Sander? It was all about mixing vibrant colours in the most experimental way possible. Indeed, people believed in the trend to start a vibrant fashion movement. Now, Imagine a world, where everyone wears colours in a crazy mix-match on a daily basis. From the bus driver that takes you to work to the waitress at your fave coffee place; Well, we would be living in a very vivid world. …


In January the fashion world was shaken by the news that Alexandra Shulman is leaving British Vogue after having held the position of Editor in Chief for more than 25 years. Me too. I didn’t know her very well, but I had the chance to catch a glimpse of her last year at a panel talk at my campus.

Since I’ve been into fashion I made my own prejudice about Editors in Chief and so did I about her. I always imagined her as a powerful woman, probably the most hated one at British Vogue. Like many young girls I read and watched ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, which btw submits a wrong image about the fashion industry, and I always visualised Anna and Alexandra to be emotionless, inside dead otherwise how would they be good at their job, right? I can tell you that none of it was the case. I recall her appearance and voice when she answered student’s questions and it was rather calm, but at the same time, one was aware of her reputation. I valued her for her expert’s insight and I still do. It hit me like a rock when I heard the news, actually, it was during my work placement at the Evening Standard Magazine. …

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Fashion Journalist | Editor & Founder, Wearabelle 👩🏻‍💻

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