Spring Style Events

Spring Style Events

A big part of my job is knowing who has what and when!

Prior to my first style event of 2018 I`d been in touch with a number of contacts to find out when the full spring collections would arrive, I wanted us to be the first to shop the new collections in store! Below you will find some highlights from the tour…

Each event I organise is different. Whether new season favourites – business wear – dresses to dance in or sustainable fashion. I pre-select looks according to each individuals wishes, visiting small boutiques and selected department stores showcasing labels from different corners of the globe.  This is a chance to not only find some new wardrobe favourites, uncover new stores in town but also meet the owners/ buyers behind these exciting concepts and stores.

If you would like to join my next event, contact me directly or check my facebook page for details, it would be great to have you there!

A BIG thank you to all the ladies who joined the tour and Modissa, Jelmoli, Burri Optik, Cos, Maud and Maison Julie for having us!

Mode Suisse Edition 13

Mode Suisse Edition 13

My Dad took me to my first fashion show when I was little- a Vivienne Westwood show, can you imagine?! I can still remember the buzz, the build up, the flamboyant designs and models swooping up and down the catwalk!

Mode suisse is the biggest fashion event on the calendar in Switzerland. You never quite know what to expect at one of their shows which I love! Its and important event for Swiss designers and in my opinion for Swiss culture. This springs – Edition 13 – “wow” moment was the showroom setting where collections were presented on models and you could meet the designers. A really nice, stylish, personal touch!

Here are some of my highlights from Mode Suisse Edition 13.

This Basel based label is run by design duo Matthias Fürst and Karin Wüthrich. Their collections are produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I personally loved the chainmail/ bejewelled tops and colour-block dresses, I could imagine having one of those in my wardrobe!

Print, Plissé and cool colour combis. No wonder! Julia Heuer used to be head of print design at the well known textile company Jakob Schlaepfer. Creating prints for fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Comme des Garcons and Calvin Klein to name a few. Her collections are certainly worth a closer look!

A reconstructed gentlemans wardrobe. Designer Luka Gunther Maurers` collection often showcases a modern twist on tailored pieces, combining textures and detailing in an interesting way. I have been keeping my eye on this designer for a number of years now and look forward to seeing more of his work.

This collection could easily move from the catwalk into your wardrobe. Designers Michael Muntinga and Roland Rahal`s showcased wonderful prints, and versatile pieces that can easily be worn from the day to night.

Highlights from the Modesuisse showroom:

Thank you Mode suisse for the invitation, I enjoyed the event!

Style tour Zurich

Style tour Zurich

Hello Spring! We are ready and waiting!

Last month I organised a style tour in Zürich, a chance to try on something new, break away from normal shopping routines, explore current trends and stylish collections.

A fantastic group of women from all corners of the globe joined us on this style tour- it was so much fun! After a breakfast apero of green smoothies, teas and cappuccinos we set off to our first address, Jelmoli -The house of brands- My colleague, stylist and designer Sandra Nägeli worked with me on this event. We highlighted key trends, shared stories about the origins of selected items and pre- arranged two outfits for each member of the group to try. Jelmoli has a fantastic shoe department, so we certainly couldn`t miss that out! We selected fitting footwear for each participant- adding a spring in their step as we moved onto other stores and boutiques around Bahnhofstrasse.

Herr Burri from Burrioptik greeted us personally, highlighting a few of the many brands showcased in his boutique. From Retrospecs to Linda Farrow he opened our eyes to a whole new world in eyewear. Here are some highlights:

Let`s connect, experience and explore this city together! I will be offering various event packages throughout the year, so keep an eye on my Style Stories and Facebook page!

Thank you to all the ladies who made this event so special! Merci Sandra, It was so much fun working with you! Thank you Jelmoli, Herr Burri and his team, Claudie Pierlot, Tara Jarmon and all others involved… see you again soon!

Dress for Success

Dress for Success

Success in Style and Business

In the last months I have been invited to talk at a number of Business Events.
I was recently invited to the international women’s group at Ernst and Young in Zürich.
We discussed many topics such as dress codes in various business settings, how to build an efficient and effective wardrobe, travel themes with tips of how to pack for business trips, my figure- my style, to name a few themes.

I love hearing peoples thoughts and opinions. So we opened up the floor to discuss a few themes such as:
– How low is too low for tops in business?
– Colour- where does the spectrum stop in Business?
– Tights, which tones are best when searching for the right skin coloured tights?

It was such a fun event with lots of interesting and fun ladies! Ernst and Young, thank you for having me. PKZ Women, thank you for sponsoring the Event, it was great working together with your team.

Store Tour Zurich

Store Tour Zurich

Do you find yourself visiting the same boutiques and stores in town? Perhaps you have the feeling that you are often purchasing the same labels and styles? Or do you simply need some new inspiration and don`t know where to begin?

There are a number of exciting young companies and new labels to be found in and around Zürich! Companies that are passionate about their products, that know their labels, the designers and production concepts inside out. They also know their customers- the personal touch which is sometimes amiss. I am constantly in search of these hidden gems and find it exciting to meet the people behind these projects.

In September I organized a tour of the stores, a collaboration with –My Girlfriend Guide to Zürich–. We began our tour at Jelmoli with a presentation of new season styles- from winter coats to culottes. Then headed over to Kreis 4, I`d like to share some of the store highlights with you.

VIU

With styles ranging from–The Diplomat- to –the Diva- Viu not only offers a fun, premium designed product but a handcrafted accessory at a fair price. Their glasses are designed in Switzerland and made by a family-owned company in Italy- ensuring quality, fair trade and sustainability. Pop into one of their stores and see which styles work for you! Learn more…

MAKING THINGS

Focusing on design and quality, this independent store offers a variety of international clothing and products. Following the popularity of the first shop, Making Things expanded into two stores, one for women and one for men. A new memeber of the “Making Things Family” was recently opened, Making Little Things holds the same values and aestehtics for Kids. Learn more…

LUX PLUS

– We love vintage – we love young designers – we love individuality – we love the details – we love rare finds – we love your support – we love to make you happy-
A kaleidoscope of colour and design- old and new- whether shoes, bags, belts, dresses or t-shirts something will most certainly catch your eye. Lux Plus sources their collections and one off pieces throughout Asia travelling from Thailand to Japan in order to dazzle their clientele with new delights. Learn more…

STREET FILES

-Our inspiration comes from our favourite cities all over the world-
Their boutique offers a selection of essentials and timeless classics for every occasion. The buying team sources international labels with a modern, creative edge and uniqueness. Learn more…

90 SQUARE METERS

One of three- 90 square meters is linked to concept stores (2)90 square meters found in Amsterdam and Istanbul.
90sqm strives for quality, originality- a belief in good and honest products. Their passion for innovation means they select pieces based on instinct- keep an eye on this space! Learn more…

QWSTION INVITES

Not only a showroom for their collection of Qwstion bags, but a platform for their favourite brands and up-coming young designers. After the success of pop-up stores in Zürich and Berlin Qwstion has now opened it`s doors permanently in Zürich- it`s all about current, well designed, straight- forward objects. Learn more…

A big thank you to the ladies who made the event so much fun! To My Girlfriend Guide for helping organize this event.
Thank you also to the Qwstion Invites team for hosting the Apero.

A BIG thank you to all the stores. We look forward to popping in again soon!

Are you interested in finding some new hidden gems in Zürich? Then follow me on Facebook to find out when the next shopping event will take place- it would be great to have you there!

Business Dress Code

Business Dress Code

I was delighted to be invited to talk about Spring/Summer Business fashion and dress codes at an event run by PKZ this March. I have been giving a number of courses on «Business dress codes» to companies recently. It has been busy and a lot of fun!

This PKZ event was for a group of ladies from HSG Alumni Women`s Chapter. We covered a number of Business themes such as how to build up an efficient wardrobe- and still be able to express yourself and your style in business. I presented a selection of new season trends and colours for business. Amongst many themes we debated how high, high heels should be in Business. Cropped trousers yeah or nay. It was very interesting to hear the various company rules and opinions!

Thank you to PKZ for having me and to the great ladies who made the event so much fun!