Own Way Of Inspiration curated by Simon Schmidt
LFW STREETSTYLE
October 4th

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The moment your favorite blogger (in my case Andy Torres) looks straight into your camera is incredible. Welcome to London Fashion Week. Photographers, stylists, models leaving the shows, Stars and an overload of free popcorn. Most of the bloggers are describe the atmosphere outside the tent as more exciting then the shows themselves, but I cannot really agree. I felt inspired every time the lights shut down, a beat turned up and the first model walks along the runway. However, it was such a nice experience to shoot some street style pictures outside somerset house and capture my first London fashion week.

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 American Apparel Coat, Topman Trousers & Bag, Adidas Trainers

The fashion week maddens has officially begun. When I am thinking back to my first Mercedes Benz Fashion Week experiences I’d never expected how crazy yet absolutely fascinating fashion week would be like. Yesterday I worked for a PR Agency and got to see so many aspects of the fashion industry. More to come soon! Let’s kick off day two.

PRE LFW
September 11th

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Photography by Stewart Bywater

Jumper – Urban Outfitters, Trousers – Zara, Boots – ASOS

Pure excitement. Right now I am getting things sorted for London Fashion week starting tomorrow whilst listening to Duke Ellington’s “In a sentimental mood”. This is day I always worked for, the event I always dreamed about and I am hyper enough already. A lot of people don’t know anything about fashion week or either way round and start mocking about the fashion industry. I will stick to my guns and will say that fashion has always been – and probably will always be –  my biggest inspiration in life. At this point I am so thankful for the fact that I alway enjoyed the support of friends, family and co-workers and sponsors that made my way to London even possible. I will fill in with all the details what I exactly did at London Fashion Week as soon as possible and am excited to share tons of beautiful images and experiences with you. Speaking of sharing I would like to introduce and support on of my favorite photographers and friends alias the talented Stewart Bywater. We met up on sunday at Trafalgar Square the enjoy the current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Go check his web side and support his work. Embrace each other!

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#NEOnonstop or even better #alladidasNEOeverything . No I am just kidding. Since I worked together with Adidas my wardrobe got more and more pieces so I am struggling with actually creating an outfit without an Adidas piece. But not for this one. I am wearing all over Adidas NEO for my night out outfit. I decided to take you guys to Shoreditch, the place I work, dance, and live. The good thing is you really don’t have to know the name of any bar or club it was actually always a good experience. Up from Shoreditch High Street you can go all the way over Hoxton to Dalston and you will definitely find what you expected.

Adidas sent me this gorgeous denim shirt which goes perfectly with my taste of a good night out outfit. Compared the denim shirt with a black cap in order to pep it up a little bit and my green trainers in order to be able dancing the entire night. Usually I go for black when it comes to a good night out but this time I went for a little color inspired by the one and only adidasNEO label. I hope you enjoyed my little tour through my lunch and night routine.

2 Comments    |    LABELS: adidas NEO, City, Collaboration, London, Outift

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Denim Vest & Backpack c/o adidasNEO, Military Trousers – Topman, Chucks – Converse

#NEONONSTOP  1 pm means Lunchtime. For this Challenge the adiasNEO label asked a few bloggers to show two looks in their cities, one at 1pm and the second at 22pm. I decided to take you guys on a my usual lunch routine in Brick Lane. I work in Shoreditch and Brick Lane is just right around the corner. The place to be in Brick Lane is the Old Truman Brewery, a very good and hip spot for  food, art and music. What inspires me the most is the eclectic vibe Brick Lane has to offer. A mix of cheap yet good Indian restaurants, high fashion people and live music acts. At one o’clock you will probably find me around Shoreditch, enjoying all of the beautiful things London has to offer.

The backpack and the denim vest Adidas sent to me went perfectly with the weather. Sporty clothes are always good when it comes to a hard work day at the office. In order to style my outfit a little more I decided to wear my converse chucks like a four year old school boy, meh. After a diet coke and some curly fries you can easily go to a lot of vintage and second hand stores just around the corner. You don’t even have to know their names it’s guaranteed to be a good selection. What I really like about Brick Lane, too, is the fact that you are very close to Liverpool Street Station, one of Londons most beautiful looking connecting train stations, so you always have the chance to escape from the fashion madness as fast as you want!

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Instagram #2
August 10th

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Instagram has become such an important network for me. Currently I am running three Instagram Accounts, one for my personal blog @ownwayofinspiration and two for the labels I am working for @pyruslondon and it’s sister brand @juniper_rose_x . Spending a lot of time editing photos, improving tag skills I’ve now come to a point where I wanted to mention the power of this innovative app. Unbelievable but true I am know living in London for three weeks and I am still always on the road. Probably the reason why I wanted to share the latest updates with you via the fastest and most beautiful app ever. Let’s start!

  1. Liverpool Street Station – I get to see this beautiful mix of architecture, big city feeling and loads of business men and women everyday on my walk to work. I am truly inspired by every single moment I am spending at this massive station of London.
  2. To quote one of my biggest muse Madonna: “Come on, vogue, let your body move to this music” . Pyrus London, the fashion label I am working for, has been published on Vogue UK Label List. What a successful day at the office!
  3. London in all its glory. Rainy, foggy and moody. The perfect situation for a sunday morning after an exciting night in Dalston. I am so in love with the many rooftops London has to offer.
  4. Speaking of exciting nights – this was indeed one of the most exciting night since I moved to London at the most beautiful apartment I’ver ever seen in Shoreditch.
  5. This tiny little street was inspiration for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. It’s so cozy, isn’t it? You can find it on the way from Liverpool Street Station to Brick Lane.
  6. The most amazing Gin Tonics I enjoyed with my precursor intern Catie at the gin bar called The Oliver Conquest. Can you believe that Pixie Lott is DJ-ing a lot of times there?
  7. My very tiny and cozy room. I fell in love with my window view the second I’ve seen the apartment. Everyday I wake up I feel like Sex and the City is no longer a dream.
  8. Last Saturday i had to attend the AIDA fashion event in Shoreditch for work. I really enjoyed my time there with free drinks, Live Music and fashion talk. Thank you guys for having me.
  9. Somewhere near Liverpool Street Station again. Last sunday I got lost on my way in order to do some grocery shopping and I loved what I got to see.
  10. Shoreditch House – Two weeks ago I was invited to have dinner and drinks next to this amazing pool on the rooftop with the Owner and Creator of Blanc Encens. This experience was stunning. Thank you again for having me.
  11. Unbelievable but true – let me introduce you to my working place. The showroom of Pyrus London is located in Shoreditch, the coolest area when it comes to fashion in London. I feel so grateful every time I enter the office. Serious devil wears Prada moment.
  12. Truman Brewery, such as Bick Lanes hippest spot for food, fashion and lifestyle – Make sure to pop by at the end of august. Pyrus London is throwing a huge sample sale.
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Chino Trousers and Shoes – Zara, Shirt – Primark, Bag – Topman, Sunglasses – Beyond Retro

Welcome to “own way of inspiration” 2.0. As you might notice literally everything is new up on here. I moved from Germany to London, i moved from blogger to my own web host and finally I am totally running my blog on my own. Now it is finally time to change myself, too. After moving to a new city everything feels so good and inspiring. There are so many beautiful things in London which are influencing my style and I get very confident what I’m wearing. I am really excited about sharing this pictures with you because I was using a different lens (85 mm) for the pictures and the results turned out great. Thank you so much Catie for another lovely evening in Shoreditch. // Thank you very much to my awesome collaborator Jakob Sitter from Archetype for designing my new Layout, again.

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the change
July 25th
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// Shirt – My Dads, Ripped Jeans & Bag – Topman, Boots – Asos

Suddenly everything changed. Literally everything. I moved safely from the smallest town in Germany to this never sleeping city, London. And yes I know it’s a term which you usually would use to describe New York but it’s definitely true when it comes to London, too. Speaking of which I cannot describe how much I’m in love with the apartment I’m living at, the area I have to cross when I walk to my dream working place and all the new great people I already met. I think everyone who followed this blog a little can imagine how crazy I am about working in fashion. And now finally everything is coming together. Let’s get this started!

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sneak peak
July 14th
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// Shirt – My Dads, Ripped Jeans & Bag – Topman, Boots – Asos

Since I’m moving from Germany to London and from Blogger to WordPress at the same time I’ve got into more “trouble” I’ve expected. The past two years I always announced on this blog that big news are coming up or that there is a lot of exciting things to expect. Now, during the change, everything is so much more valuable to me. What I’ve done to make the blog work is finally now getting in shape. By that I mean that I am slowly reaching the point I want my blog to be like. Well, honestly, I will never reach that because expectations are always higher then possible. For now I’m very happy to post a little favourite outfit during all the changes. I could wear ripped jeans and printed or black shirts each and every day. 

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the future home
July 7th
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London Town
I still cannot believe that my move to London is only a few days away. I wanted to share some pictures with you now from my trip to London a few weeks ago in order to say hello at my future work place (stay tuned) and in order to find a room to call London my home. Thoes photos – basically all photos of this post – are taken spontaneosly whilst running around in this crazy city. During my trip I fell in love with Soho and the view from the southwark bridge which you can see on the second photo.

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London Launch Party hosted by Shini Park
Another exciting thing besides my internship, my new home and the great new poeple I met was the Launch Party that was hosted by my favourite blogger on earth alias Shini Park from Park & Cube. I’ve been a regular reader and one of her biggest fans (my friends will probably know what I am talking about) for I guess 3 years now. It was such an honor to get to meet her. The moment I saw her was exciting for me than the moment I received my A-levels – I ask myseld if this comparsion is even legitimate – but it really felt like on of these parts when a young kid is going to disney land for the first time. I am so thankful for the chance to have a talk, a gin tonic and an insagram with the amazing Shini Park.

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We should deffo meet up
That’s all I can say. I met a bunch of great people during one and a half week who I can hopefully count as my freinds in the near future. This is another reason why I love London. You get in touch with people that share the same interets so fast weather you’re having lunch at Brick Lane or having truble with your Oyster Card. Apart from meeting loads of new poeple I met some “oldiess” too like Cailin from Birds of a feather flock together. I was so great to have lunch in Notting Hill, having nights out and talking about fashun. I am really looking forward to meet a lot of (even more) cool people in London. 

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