I found some really cool pics of the fashion bloggers's kingdoms. This is where they dwell, where they create, where they come to find inspiration. Enter the world of:
Kelly from The Glamurai
Karla from Karla's Closet
and Jane from Sea of Shoes
Hope you enjoyed it!
Happy Tuesday everybody!
All photos courtesy of the Glamurai, Karlascloset and Sea of Shoes.
It all started at a costume party on the previous Friday. I was dressed up as a gay man with slicked back hair, a moustache, a shirt with a floral print and a pink scarf; you know the whole stereotypical shebang (my friend Eva said that I pulled it off marvelously and that I looked a lot like Brüno, but let’s not get into that…). Now, the coolest thing about being a girl dressed as a gay man is that you can shamelessly flirt with every heterosexual man at a party without ending up with a broken jaw.
What is even more extraordinary is that I more men were buying me drinks and inviting me to dance with them than they would if I was ‘’just a girl.’’ Well, a womanJ. I found that a bit confusing, actually.
And that’s where I met the Argentinean. Well, actually he is a descendant of the Slovenes emigrants living in Argentina, so technically, he is Slovene but his mother tongue is Spanish, and his Slovene is wasn't all that good. But we liked each other, I guess. We flirted a bit. He pointed to his brother on his left and said that he is visiting him in Slovenia and that unfortunately he has to entertain him (that was my cue to leave and I did plan to do so). But he did ask for my phone number.
And I gave it to him.
And he didn’t call me.
Now, please bear with me. I have some plausible and not so plausible explanations regarding him not calling me. So, he didn’t call me because:
a) He actually thought that I was a gay man but then when he saw me leaving, he got a glimpse of my pear-shaped body and realized I was a woman
b) He also made a little trip to the deserts of Morocco, where he met Mr Douchebag who told him that Teja is bitching about men on the internet and that he shouldn’t mess with me
c) He got mugged on his way home that night and his cell phone was taken from him
d) He got abducted by an alien who has a secret crush on me and threatened the poor Argentinean that he will cut his balls off if he dares to call his crush (I personally find this highly plausible, if I may say so)
e) His asking for my phone number was actually a cunning plan to make me finally bugger off (totally impossible!)
Rockets and fireworks,
When visiting Frankfurt am Main, make sure to skip visiting the European Central Bank because albeit its importance in the financial world, it’s a really (and I mean really) ugly buildingL and I was like: ‘’That’s is it?!’’ Mind you, the glum weather did not contribute to the beauty of already boring looking glassy building.
So I walked and I walked all the way to Römer Platz where the Frankfurter Altstadt aka the old city centre is. It’s very nice but very tiny. It’s only a little square with like 8 houses and that’s about it. But adorable nonetheless.
Then I walked on foot to the Eiserner Steg, a big bridge on the river Main, nibbling on a Brötchen and watching the seagulls soaring in the air. It was really cool just being there and enjoying the view. In that moment, everything in my life seemed so simple. I put a few breadcrumbs in the palm of my hand and I extended it like an offering to the seagulls. They flew over to me and gobbled all the breadcrumbs from my hand. And they even pinched me a few times, little buggers:) And in that very moment, I realized how little one needs to be happy. That – me doing something simple and ´´unimportant´´ as feeding the seagulls – that was happiness.:)That day was a good day.
Oh, totally forgot to tell you about Goethe´s House. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a renowned German poet and writer. In Frankfurt, you can visit his house. I highly recommend you to take a guided tour (it last for about an hour) through the entire house. You get all the juicy background stories of the Goethe family. The entrance fee is 5 euros.
After that I got hungry and met up with my new friends: Takis, Tomo and Hans - and of course Em and we went to the Asian fusion restaurant called Asio, where I had sesame vegetable and chicken noodles. It was really good but after one hour, I was hungry again:(
After our lovely lunch, it was teatime. So we went to the Maingold. I really recommend it. The cafe is comfy and cosy and offers the best chai latte I have ever tasted! Em tells me they also have very good cakes but they were out of them :) I guess they must be really delicious!
And the next day, I had to fly home. I had a great time in Germany, will be coming back soon. The Germans are very friendly and helpful people. Like, on the street, I only had to pull out a map of the city and somebody would walk up to me and offer me help. I didn’t even have to ask! I thought that was pretty decent.
Okay, enough from me.
Have a happy Monday!
Sorry that I haven’t been writing much in the past few days, it’s just that so much has happened that I don’t know where to startJ
I spent the last few days in Frankfurt am Main which is a major financial Mecca in Europe. There is the European Central Bank at the Willy-Brand Platz (the building with a really big euro in front). The first thing that I had noticed when I got here was the numerous businessmen (and women) in suits, glued to their blackberrys and i-pads. In fact, while I was on the train from Freiburg, I was sitting next to an overstressed businessman who had a photo of a golden retriever on his screen saver (clearly not married, well, actually yes – to his job) and was bitching on his blackberry about cancelling all the planned breaks in a presentation for the next day. I was really relieved when I finally arrived to Frankfurt am Main.
Em (yep, remember that other blogger?) was waiting for me at the U-Bahn station. It was so good to see her after all this time! We had a bite to eat at Burger King which turned out to be a poor choice due to my sensitive stomach but a good night’s sleep took care of that.
The next day, I went to explore Frankfurt. I took a subway to Eschenheimer Tor which is a beautiful 400-year-old tower now turned into a restaurant, looking like this:
Then I went on foot to Hauptwache, which lies in the very heart of Frankfurt am Main and also a beginning of a major shopping street in Frankfurt, called Zeil (all you shopaholics out there – you might want to learn this German word;))
|The Zeil photographed from above from some shopping mal|
You can imagine how psyched I was to see all those cool shops all in one place. Yay! The Zeil has brands such as Benefit, Mac, Fossil, Pohland, Tommy Hilfiger, Claire’s, Calvin Klein, Accesorize, Princess Tam tam, Bijoux Brigitte, Douglas, Mango and many (and I mean many when I say many) more.
Of course, I couldn’t help myself with a little shopping spree. It was heavenly!
Here are some random snaps from Zeil and around Zeil: