welcome to the new year! it's gonna be a good one, i feel it in my left pinky toe. 

and it's time for some changes, mopping through it all with my swiffer3000. 
with all the projects like our new INDIE WEBSITE and so many exciting things coming up this year it's time to acknowledge the fact that annoyingly my day only has 24 hours. meaning this very site will retire... at least for a while.

honestly not only my time but also my verve for blogging in this format has ceased over the past months. i absolutely love to post about the music, movies, pictures, people, clothing etc i come across. but somehow talking about - and posting pictures of - oneself almost every day, this self-involement, the crazy kind of exhibitionism... it is just not healthy.

when i started this site to share the things i came across working on INDIE and material girl magazine i took stuffed animals with me - to events, interviews or fashion weeks and had animal heads photoshopped on my outfit photos to steer around the me-me-me-me-trap. but of course there is no way to avoid that trap on a personal blog.

it was exciting to see how clicks and likes increased the more outfit and diary-like posts i did. but the wish to show all the places and things i discovered during my work, travels and free time lead to a different way of perceiving..., well, life. With growing exposure through facebook and instagram you quickly find yourself wanting to share rather than actually experience. suddenly things that you didn't take a photo of seem like they did not happen or count. you don't see anymore, you document.

i am very grateful for you, my wonderful audience, and i am especially happy this page never attracted any haters. thanks for all the lovely comments, messages, gifts i received and journeys and events i got to go to.

a reader once wrote to me saying that my page encouraged her to embrace her own kookiness and i was so touched. because that's exactly what i am trying to promote. with my cheapo flea market outfits, my silly travel anecdotes, the trashy mobile phone aesthetics... if there ever was a message it's definitely the cheesiest and most important of all: never change who you are in order to fit in.

my travel/backstage etc stories will find a new home on our magazine websites, i will keep posting on my INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK, i have my own gif madness TUMBLR, my inspiration pics will flow into the new INDIE TUMBLR and i'll be putting together mixtapes regularly HERE (new one went online today)

luv u all:



something is wrong, i'm starting to get superstitious as bad luck has been piling up on my hunchback
last week my phone got stolen (out of my coat pocket on a bus!), my kitchen cupboard almost killed me  crashing right off the wall (many generations past me will keep finding grains of rice in that very kitchen now), i keep losing things, break things and hurt myself in embarrassing stunts, my favourite being crushed by capricious bus doors (seems busses are turning against me)

however daliah and i decided it's time for a voodoo session, erase my bad karma
my shield-from-evil-outfit til things are straightened out with fortuna

coat and trousers vintage, raincoat monki and shoes vagabond

meeting up with daliah tonight (it's friday 13th after all) for some of this:



it wasn't. it was the bershka flagship store opening but i found a few more pics from our dj gig last week (photos by ms dariadaria madeleine, thxxx!)

unfortunately ever since hoarding new songs before our set this rad riffraff song got stuck in my head



don't know if i'm giving away any top secrets here but our beloved dandydiary boys will soon grace the holy season with a retake of their amazing song "christmas time"

we were asked to be a 2-second part of it (yeah ok we might have forced them to let us join)
this was our look for the occasion, nothing other than pure ninetiesravepornchic 
(thanks for the angel costumes to anna sophie berger & family!)

can't wait til it's out
but might have been a mistake to just send them everything we filmed, uncropped, with all the awkward mishaps like out-of-synch banana eating



was in berlin last week to party at the big g-shock award show were the winner of their g-sessions design competition was announced (and people were drinking and dancing and all that party stuff too)
was wearing my current favourite shirt (thanks a million for passing it on to me, michaela!)

jay-z that sexy old nose picker

another awesome gift - glue-on face jewellery (straight from india, thanks jessie and franz!)

also marlen and i stopped by the movember party at white trash and met these sexy guys

a great thing i discovered: using panoramaview setting while landing

i rotated so can show bigger...

used parts of this as header for my new tumblr...



having no clue how to use photoshop could not stop me from getting into the serious art of gifmaking

you will be able to find my app creations and post internet wisdom on

think i will make this my new christmas business model: for 5 euro i'll create personalised dolphin pics

or thoughtful greetingcards for grandma and grandpa



awww discovered this at my parents' too late to take to russia where it would have been incredibly helpful, still not too late for an eighties-stillife-photography-appreciation-post

i am so so in love with old food photography, always collecting images of weird jelly dishes, salad with miracle whip mayo and things in layered pies