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Behind the scenes in July

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July has been one heck of a month. I mean, I got married, so. But despite being all happy and relieved now, it’s been a loooong journey through the forests of paperwork. Thought getting married was easy? It’s not. I mean, maybe in Vegas it is, but in my part of the world, you must have all the proper papers and medical tests and turn them in on a certain day, i.e. 10 to 14 days before the wedding date. Weekends included. It cuts right through the romance, like a sharp kitchen knife. Anyway, below are the shoes I wore and the pretty apartment we stayed it for a couple of days. 

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Besides getting married, this was also my first time in Cluj after moving to Berlin. I’ve been away for 8 months, the longest ever. It was also the first time I’ve seen Lizzi the cat, after sending her to live with her grandparents 8 months ago. How do you think she reacted? Did she run to my arms in slow motion like I wanted her to? Did she purr on my face all through the night? Nope, she did none of those things. Instead, she openly showed affection for her new owners and indifference towards the people who raised her

Luckily, there were plenty of distractions in town, which I gladly mixed with wedding stress and cat-related sadness. The first Street Food Festival in Romania took place in Cluj, followed shortly by the popular Electric Castle music festival. Pictures right here. So here’s to a busy summer! 

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Nice Things Paloma S, the Eco Edit | Kittenhood

Nice Things Paloma S, the eco edit

Nice Things Paloma S, the Eco Edit | Kittenhood

Give a girl leaves, and she’ll dress herself for a lifetime. Well, that’s not really how the saying goes, but it could work..? Nice Things Paloma S created this summer-perfect editorial, in which the clothes are complemented by big, bold, beautiful leaves. Monstera still rules. The clothes themselves are made from eco-friendly materials, which also happen to be perfect in the heat: linen, tencel, organic cotton. Honestly, there comes a point in July when wearing a leaf wrapped around your chest starts to sound like a pretty good idea, so… 

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What I wore to a pretty important party

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Dear Creatures dress + Tallulah Fontaine Pin + Jelly Sandals 

I’ve been quieter than ever on the blog, but believe me, I had a pretty important reason. I got married! We had a small civil ceremony in Cluj, followed by a casual party in a garden. The whole thing was planned just one week in advance, but it turned out really lovely. This is what I wore to the party – a Dear Creatures dress I’ve had for years and my comfortable jelly sandals. With rocks on the ground, hammocks to hang out in, and a few levels of the garden connected with steps, this outfit has been a good choice. I wanted to wait to get more pictures before I share, but I couldn’t, so here are some portraits that my friends over at Tree Arcade took. 

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Camping with Poler Stuff | Kittenhood

Camping with Poler Stuff

Camping with Poler Stuff | Kittenhood

I irremediably fell in love with Poler Stuff as soon as I saw their “two man tent” in floral print. What a beauty! I followed up by browsing their entire website, pinning every object there, and dreaming of the most Instagram-worthy camping trip ever. Now I admit, it’s been a while since I last slept in a tent, but Poler really makes me wanna start doing that again. For crying out loud, they have sleeping bags that you can actually walk in and take your arms out! Backpacks that you can fold into a fanny back! A cooler that doubles as a camera bag! Hammocks! Basically all the cool stuff, in really cool prints.

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Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Russia | Kittenhood

Cats by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Russia

Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Russia | Kittenhood

If modeling means staying in an old house with funky wallpapers playing with all the cats, then sign me up! This editorial features all of the above, and it’s been photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for the April 2016 issue of Vogue Russia. Model Hollie May Saker plays the crazy cat lady, one that’s arguably more glam than any other. The opulent background pairs wonderfully with the boudoir-chic clothes and the cats are acting nicer than any cats I’ve met in real life. 

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Put some color on: Toni Frissell for Harper’s Bazaar, 1949

Just looking at the water in this picture makes me feel a little cooler. The refreshing pool photograph was taken by Toni Frissell (that’s short for Antoinette), who started up as a writer for Vogue. Her bad spelling recommended her for another job, and that’s how she started taking pictures. It’s a weird route, but it paid off: her photography is beautiful. This particular photo is from a 1949 Harper’s Bazaar and it’s the epitome of summer tranquility. 

Get the look: Modcloth one piece + Topshop two piece + Pineapple pool float

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Wearing: Pepaloves dress (c/o) | Sun Jellies sandals | borrowed hat 

Have you seen Magic in the Moonlight? I didn’t really like the movie, but it must have subconsciously stuck with me. As I saw myself in a shop window wearing this outfit, I realized it was very much the style of Emma Stone in that particular movie. I wish I had a luscious garden to photograph it with – I did spot the perfect place for that, but it was off-limits and fenced up. I went to a lot of silly places for outfit pictures over the years, but big fences are where I draw the line. So the cityscape of Zalau will have to do for now. 

This super-comfortable dress is from Pepa Loves, the lovely Spanish brand I’ve admired for years. It’s lightweight and casual, but the embroidery on the skirt makes it unique. I can picture it with a pair of heels and a belt for a completely different look, although I can’t say I don’t adore this vacation-worthy combination either! Do you have any other ideas for styling this dress? I’d love to read them in the comments! 

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Lazzari Beachwear 2016 | Kittenhood

Lazzari Beachwear 2016

Lazzari Beachwear 2016 | Kittenhood

Who even needs clothes in summer, anyway? Let’s just pretend we’re on permanent vacation, get on a roof and get tanned under the morning sun like the gals in this Lazzari campaign. Isn’t it dreamy? Between the flamingos, pineapple drinks and pastel colors, the fabulous prints and cuts of the swimsuits look refreshing and fun. Mind you, they’re also on sale at the moment. Mind you, they’re so pretty, you might want them all. 

P.S. Do not try to dive from a chair into the pavement at home. 

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July is for summer parties | Kittenhood

July is for summer parties

July is for summer parties | Kittenhood

How great are summer evenings? They’re great. But how great are summer evenings with friends, food and drinks? So. Much. Better. In today’s installment, I invite you to gather and celebrate for no reason at all, other than it’s summer, it’s nice, and the longer days suddenly give you more time in the day. 

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Isosceles lingerie | Kittenhood

Isosceles Lingerie

Isosceles lingerie | Kittenhood

Now this is some great lingerie! British label Isosceles makes rad tulle pieces in the best colors I’ve seen. Whoever said bras and panties have to be limited to black, white, nude, and the occasional red? Why are neon shades so underrated? Questions. These colors look stunning against tanned skin, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t mind having one of those orange straps popping from under a shirt. I also like the angular waist on the briefs, which makes them look like they’re just wrapped around the hips. I can’t wait to see more of their designs in the upcoming seasons! 

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