Bye, bye, summer! – Neon & Denim Look | Fashion Look #1

Isn’t ‘gossamer’ a lovely, lovely word? Old-fashioned and so intense in its meaning. In this post, Adventurers, a (slow) fashion late summer look meets a sneak peak of an upcoming new series.

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As you’ve spotted in the post about my fave Brandenburg destinations, recently I have spent a delightful afternoon at the Schwielowsee with my dear – and insanely gifted – friends, the creative duo from Berlin known as POLA&HELENA. We have worked together a lot of times on fantastic customer projects (travel, high jewellery, and automotives, to be precise), but this was the first ever BEAUTYCALYPSE photoshooting! OMG! I couldn’t have been more excited.

So the new portrait photography – colour and black & white – that you can see here (and also on Twitter and Pinterest) starting today is made by them. Here are the old avatar and the new one:old-and-new-portraitsJust for the record – I don’t like to model and I don’t like to have pictures of me taken – but I just knew that if somebody in the world can capture just me being my silly, or dreamy, or romantic, or happy, or serious self, then it’s them. What do you think? 🙂 BTW, you can see the image uncropped on my about the author page.

Neon + Denim for a Late Summer Day {Look}

Beautycalypse2014-2-PhotographyPolaUndHelenaI rarely, oh well, I never do looks here (the last was my review of the KOI denim collection, and not even a proper fashion look!), so consider this a somewhat shy premiere. I didn’t plan to do a look, but POLA&HELENA’s pictures were too brilliant to pick just two for my portrait needs 😀 Now, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t love to model. Fashion-wise I’m not shy at all.schwielowsee-making-of-by-pola-and-helena schwielowsee-beautycalypse-portrait-shoot-making-ofI love and I know how to wear basics to rock them – it’s vital that they be formfitting: like my Armed Angels tee and my bootcut Anthracite jeans made from GOTS-certified denim.AburyClutch-BC-DenimNeontheglowbrand-worn The rich dark blue is too strong for July but just ideal for late summer days; paired with a crazy neon green of my (water-proof!) The Glow Brand heels and the silver-and-neon-green of the Abury straw clutch, the basics get an instant upgrade in terms of fashion & elegance.Denim-and-Neon-Slow-Fashion-Look TheGlowBrand-worn-waterproof

I’m also totally taking advantage of the great picture loot in this Late Summer (Slow) Fashion Look to introduce – or to announce – a fab upcoming series of Video Interviews with the most outstanding women in fashion. You’ll meet, among others, Andrea, the founder of ABURY, and Tammy, the founder of THE GLOW BRAND.

To check out POLA&HELENA’s impressive body of work, visit their travel-only blog here.




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16 Responses

  1. Din

    Oh how wonderful! I was so curious to see the pictures and they are just stunning!

    I am so with you – the Armed Angels tee and the Anthracite jeans are perfect, but the heel. Oh my, the heels…

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