Dienstag, 26. Juli 2011


yesterday was a small one day adventure for me. i left switzerland very early for a short trip to düsseldorf to see german designer michael michalsky's latest work – the result of the third collaboration with detergent manufacturer ariel.

before we checked in at sign-deck, at the top of one of the skyscrapers, we had a few minutes left to get to know the neighbourhood 'medien-hafen' which definitely was the perfect place to hold the presentation, since it only seemed to consist of showrooms, stylish restaurants, and fancy hotels.

all the bloggers and journalists fitted in perfectly of course. after being welcomed so nicely we got to go on to the important part of the day: the presentation. as the title indicated, the collection's theme was urban wear. As someone who is always travelling to different cities in many countries around the world, michalsky got inspired by a few of his favourites – paris, london, moscow, berlin and shanghai. rather than taking on latest street style trends of those cities, he chose typical pieces to create five wearable outfits for everyday life. a trenchcoat for rainy london weather, a quilted jacket for cold moscow... simple cuts, easy washable materials like cotton and nylon and diffident colours. as a high point, lily becker presented the london dress with shanghai coat. it was proof, that every piece is easy to combine and at the same time the finale of the show.

my personal high point of course was my short interview with the designer:

beautiful collection mr michalsky. every outfit stands for one of your chosen cities – did you get your inspiration from the local street styles?
there's the typical parisienne look, I'm often in shanghai and see how the people dress there...
then the london style which is defined by the weather, so there is a trenchcoat.

which is your favourite outfit?
all of them! i already limited myself to those cities. all pieces are favourites of mine.

more and more men wash their clothes themselves. is a men's collection planned for the future?
no, not at the moment but for the future, i can picture everything. why not..

what is the difference between the ariel/michalsky and the michalsky client.
since i use different materials for the ariel collection than for my own, the price range is different and there are a lot more clients for the ariel collection. but since the motto of my label is real clothes for real people that's exactly my target. it's for many people not for an elitist group of buyers.

did you have to restrict yourself in terms of material choices?
i didn't have to restrict myself, I used the most beautiful ones which are in this appropriate price range. cotton twill, gabardine, nylon.. everything that I use for michalsky, too.

all pieces are available at: http://ariel.michalsky.com

it happened...up there!

view from the sign-deck

lilly becker and michael michalsky surrounded by models

 me and mr michalsky

 berlin – fashionsounds

 shanghai – stylish surprise

 paris – emotional rescue

 london – brit explorer

moscow – temptation

Mittwoch, 20. Juli 2011


Delan Records is BACK!!......for one day!

Das Who-Is-Who der Schweizer DJ- und Veranstalterszene gibt sich ein Stell-Dich-Ein!


Der Stadtbekannte DJ Raphaël Delan und ehemaliger Betreiber von Plattengeschäft DELAN RECORDS wandert nach London aus. Das Haus & der ganze Keller sind aber noch voll von zum Teil brandneuen- aber auch 2nd-Hand Vinylschallplatten und ein paar CDs. Ein Teil seiner legendären Schallplattensammlung kommt jetzt tatsächlich unter den Hammer!

Delan Records Miniplattenbörse

Was: Original Platten und Raritäten aus Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, Afro, Rhythm & Blues, Rock, Folk, Disco, Minimal- & Deep-House, Broken-Beats, etc. etc. zu super Preisen!

Zeit: Sonntag, 24. Juli, 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Ort: Brunnhofweg 22, 3007 Bern, (...vor dem Haus oder im Keller, je nachdem...)

ERZÄHLT ES WEITER und kommt einfach auf ein Hallo vorbei...

Dienstag, 19. Juli 2011


it's quite rare that i have to stop right away because of a man, but this one caught my attraction from first sight. sitting stylish as hell at bahnhofstrasse zürich, switzerland: pierre from kinshasa, congo, africa. named himself a tourist, but i don't really believe it.... do you?


it's 4 trend shops (boutique, shoes, hiphopstore.com, outlet) and a blog who make the online fashion store urbanpeople.com. Labels like 5preview, Adidas, Boxfresh, Crooks & Castles, Erfurt, Nike, Nümph, Obey, Sessun, Urbanears, Havaianas and Wemoto make it the go-to source for people with an exclusive taste in streetwear, urban music and sneakers. especially for swiss people (who profit from free shipping after a purchase for approx. chf 80) and now bestdressed blog readers. yes, we offer you a chf 20.– voucher for any purchase over chf 100.– before August 1st! just enter the code yabd-juli-2011 in the foreseen box.

see some of my favourite items below...

Sonntag, 10. Juli 2011


last thursday, there was a mistake at my blick am abend column street spy. they changed the names with the pictures on the page with the rustic flower blouses. so, i pictured model jennifer hurschler and set-designer and stylist nicole knupfer and they put the wrong names. so nr. 2 is jenny and nr. 3 is nicole. sorry guys!


client: perfect hair
production: stories AG

director: michael steiner
styling: tina weiss
styling assistant: michèle imhof
hair: perfect hair
location: langstrasse, zurich, switzerland

Montag, 4. Juli 2011


if there is a person doing something with her whole heart, it's carol kessler from berne. she is (together with her husband) the organisator of the famous "hangar rockin", an big event for the rockabillies and 50s lovers of all europe. she's also making jewellery and now a few time ago she opened her own vintage store in bern's old city. there is beautiful stuff from the 20s to the 60s: furniture, home decoration, clothes and accessories in the back of the store. so if you're visiting berne, you have to go to the old city of berne anyway and then you'll have to make a stop at carols lovely store!
memphis belle vintage, postgasse 38, bern