Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fleet Ilya

Fleet Ilya Fall/Winter 2008

Combining leather and a strong sense of stylized surrealism, Fleet Ilya's pieces range from extravagant bags to corset-like harnesses and weird masks and head pieces. The son of a Russian sculptor, Fleet's designs have a great sense of constructivism and dramatization.

The First Time I Like LaChapelle


Frankfurt Picks

Horst is a real Frankfurter Würstchen. Those of us who live in Frankfurt love and hate this city at the same time. It is not very inspirational, the people are not extremely open-minded and the city centre is nothing but a construction site. But it has its beautiful sides too. The skyline, the Apfelwein restaurants, the charming district Sachsenhausen and the high living standard in general. And when you know the right places to go, you will soon love Frankfurt too...

Best Burger
Die Kuh Die Lacht
Schillerstraße 28

Burgers made of happy cows - that's the philosophy of this place where you get delicious food in great compositions. E.g. the spice burger with red onions, rucola, fresh coriander and yogurt gravy or parsnip chips with various tasty dips.

Best Thai Fusion
Schillerstrasse 4

If you want to meet Horst in the evenings go to coa. With the utmost probability you will catch me while enjoying the fingerfood with saté spit, teriyaki canard, spring and summer rolls. And please try the homemade lemonade.

Best Wraps
IMA Multibar
Kleine Bockenheimer Str. 14

Hidden in a little side street where garbage cans dominate the scenery you will find IMA, a nice retaurant where the so called it-crowd likes to hang out. The service isn't the best as the guys seem to be too cool to be nice but the food and atmosphere is more than good.

Best Restaurant
Kleiner Hirschgraben 5

Wonderful interior and formidable meals. Last time I had the pumpkin lasagne with wasabi foam and it was a pure thrill. The guests are chic and the restaurant is located just across the street of my favorite bar. So all perfect!

Best Bar
Place To Be
Weißadlergasse 3

Tiny and great. Located in the new Frankfurt Mitte it has all to offer I expect from a nice evening. The coctails are really good. I never had a Gin Tonic that was as good as here. But one thing I have to find fault with: the music can change very abruptly to very strange tunes. Anyway a must!

Best Concept
Börsenplatz 13-15

A sublime selection of designer labels from bless, Pulver & penkov to Scandinavian brands as Whyred and Acne Jeans. Completed by a a stunning interior. Every detail just communicates knowledge and taste.

Best Shop
Münzgasse 10

Again the staff seems to believe to be too cool to be true but the shop carries the best brands you can get: Andrea Crews, Surface To Air, Wood Wood, Annitian, Raf Simons, Cheap Monday, bless, Henrik Vibskov, Reality Studio and the house label with pretty nice graphic prints.

Best Handkäs
Wallstr. 7

When you are in Frankfurt you have to try one particular delicacy: Handkäs mit Musik. A special kind of cheese served with onions and brown bread. It tastes different but is a brand new palatine experience. As drink you should order a Bembel (Hesse crock) of Apfelwein (cidre).

Best Café
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 1

Perfect for a saturday afternoon Kaffeklatsch! After visiting the big flea market at the Mainufer I recommend you this place to relax in retro chairs and to watch people. Also you get the best homemade chocolate cake here!

Best Toys
Jagdschloss Frankfurt
Brückenstrasse 52

Cuddly soft toys made by hand are not the only reason to visit this little shop in Sachsenhausen. The shop with cozy interior and grandma chairs is also a café and the meeting place for the young, hip and alternative families that are longing for Heimatgefühl (home feel and identity).

Best Bakery
La Maison du pain
Oeder Weg 30

The best equipement for a sunday brunch at home with croissants and all the other nice things you need is sold at this original french bakery in Oeder Weg, a lovely street where you also find some nice cafés and restaurants.

Best Architecture
Domstr. 10

The Museum of Modern Art strikes with its superb architecture! And every last saturday of the month the entrance is for free. So come on, let's admire white structures and breathe some art!

And when you are here, ask me for company.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

V Winner

Models Petey, AJ, Adam
Photographer Hedi Slimane
Styling Nicola Formichetti


9th Girls Street

#1 The ultimate look of the century (The Sartorialist)

#2 Sin with shoulder pads (Facehunter)
#3 Marine Gladiator (Facehunter)

#4 Leggings baby! (Stockholm Street Style)
#5 My shy deer (Garance Doré)

#6 Short hair, waving scarf (Facehunter)
#7 Hold on tights (Manchester Looks)
#8 Blonde beauty (YouCatwalk)
#9 Is it you Björk? (glamcanyon)

I want to sit on a park bench watching those pretty girls passing by. I wanna live in a city where girls prefer to wear oversized men's jackets, shoulder pads, red lipstick and boyish haircuts. What a wonderful style utopia.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

9th Boys Street

#1 I wanna change my! (Copenhagen Street Style)

#2 Gustav + bow tie = love sublime (Stockholm Street Style)
#3 Extreme cuteness factor (Stockholm Street Style)

#4 Henrik, my love, himself (Play)
#5 Sandstone wall accessory (Facehunter)

#6 Cape, cape, cape! (Facehunter)
#7 Kitten Lover (Play)
#8 Comme des garcons (Oslo Stil)
#9 Checkered Hakan (Modedorf)

My favourite style sightings so far. How badly I wished to rent an appartment in a street where nobody but those boys live. What a wonderful style utopia.

Air Strike

Photos Knotan

Feel your breath on my face
Your body close to me
Can't look in your eyes
You're out of my league
Just a fool to believe
She's like the wind - Patrick Swayze


Quiet Resistance

Rickard Lindqvist Spring/Summer 2008

Rickard Lindqvist Fall Winter 2008

Classic yet modern tailoring in Swedish perfection. Rickard Lindqvist is a fashion genius who prefers diffidence more than intrusiveness. He has worked for Vivienne Westwood and Filippa K and also dresses artists like Håkan Hellström. Maybe that's the reason he always looks so gorgeous...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Plus Supermarket, Frankfurt

Schnäppchenjäger aufgepasst! Unbelievable but true: toilet paper with grass scent for 1,99 Euro. Its name: Traumtor (dream goal). I am not sure in which context this is meant...

Rip It Off

Photographer Mario Sorrenti
Model Natasha Poly
Magazine Vogue


Starring: Fussbroichs

Thanks to my little sister I rediscovered the first German real life tv series. Impressively demonstrating German late 80s middle class kitsch bodybuilder ceramic cats lifestyle. Meet Annemie, Fred, Frank and his hair dresser girlfriend Pia!

Reminds me of Jeremy Scott's short film project Starring with Tori Spelling and Liz Goldwyn. Check it out!