27.09.2009

*happy sunday*

want to dip my feet into the water....
but there is no time hanging around today ;-) First of all I want to go voting for the elections today...and after this I will treat myself well with some gnaoua music and sewing custom made orders....and if there is some time left I want continue working on a beautiful evening dress for my upcoming Marrakech fotoshooting...

I wish all of you a relaxing *happy sunday* :-)

26.09.2009

mocca....

saturday morning :-)
please, take seat, the hot cardamom mocca will be served quick.... listen with me the silence of this saturday morning, feel autumn in the air, a few little birds are singing in the maple tree, the cats are silent and enjoy sitting next to me...watch with me late autumn flowers....

I *love* the quietness in the morning...

Today I am working at H&M (2 days usually a week) and prepared myself -it will be crowded for sure- wearing my favourite bright pink silk dress :-)

*happy saturday*

25.09.2009

style of the week :-)

today: something teal...very bright teal...a hint of morocco, india, syria and bavaria...
this a-line double layered skirt is made from pure silk and light teal damask jaquard, decorated with traditional moroccan trim and little moroccan buttons and the secret of the skirt is...in beween the layers 3 little pink camels (glassbead embroidery) caravaning...wherever I am going...with me :-)
silk skirts in bright colours are my favourite piece of clothes to wear every day, it goes perfect with a simple black basic shirt and the japanese style belt which is made from pure indian vintage silk, teal/pink bandhani tie dyed and delicate embroidered with golden metalzari and little sparkling sequins :-)

ah...and I am wearing some kind of funny bavarian style hairdress...some of my colleagues today at H&M asked me for my *dirndl* because of that hairstyle ;-) so my style of the week is the perfect fusion between orient & occident :-)

23.09.2009

*hello*hello* :-)

it´s me again...*Sir John* the cat is speaking to you tonight!
ah this Petra girl...she wanted to do some a little embroidery work tonight...
isn´t that a cozy and comfortable place? I love to hang around on that embroidery equipment...*pssst* don´t tell it to her, please....! *purr*

good night, cats & kitten!

written by *Sir John* the cat with love :-)

21.09.2009

come with me...

and take a different view...
into my little working space :-)
and real Beauty received me this morning....a hint of saltwater, black raspberry and iridescent green... and a few lovely Ladies are looking forward to wear this 3 stunning colours, soon :-)

20.09.2009

desert treasure :-)

a little desert treasure crossed my way....
somewhere from a desert country....handmade from leather in a magic, deep berry purple and light turquoise, pretty embroidered...
and decorated with striped leather tassels...
a real desert Beauty! my most favourite finding from Morocco last time :-)

ah...and perfect for little stuff to carry with :-)

17.09.2009

*hello*hello* :-)

cats and kittens, ladies and gentlemen....
*Sir John* the cat is speaking to you....
and I am the new guest blogger...please take a seat next to me on this very comfortable moroccan embroidered pillow...I want to talk to you about this crazy girl I am living together with in one home...that girl who never wants me to go with her to morocco....an when she want to leave from time to time, I capture the suitcase...ah this black suitcase..I can smell all those moroccan cat girls *purr*o.k., no dreaming anymore... let´s talk about something serious...
she came up from her magic workingspace today and decided to fotoshoot a little bit...but this is no reason for me to leave my cozy place....so I watched her...*hah* and she guessed I was sleeping....
and I watched this...looks like a little glassbead embroidery...
*girl* I have cat eyes in case you forgot that, I watched all those little beads...
it looks like that she was inspired by faded beach colours? I wish I once can take a walk with her on that pretty moroccan beach she is always talking about and hunt a seagull for her as a gift...
*girl* I told you, everything is under close supervision, even the little details...
finally I can say, for my opinion as a cat....*girl* you should wear this every day...and if you, dear reader want to own a dress like this, contact her or visit her in that magic little place she own and she will spend less time with me and my cat brother *Mr. X*...but I am a very understanding cat, don´t mind! *purr*

written with love from *Sir John* the cat! :-)

P.S.: now, I am going playing around with my cat brother and I will be back from time to time talking to you!

16.09.2009

the little details....

I *love* at this...
magic place in Marrakech :-)
say *hello* to this magic stylish lady ;-)
the perfect *aqua* blue on a hot, hot day...
the water will be served in a vintage bottle...
join the gnaoui and imagine listening the music... ;-)
take a rest next to this clean and simple little wooden table *love it* :-)
a little moroccan sightseeing...
take a view above...
and watch the simple oasis style lantern :-)

13.09.2009

the draft snake :-)

finally autumn arrived....and in case you have any drafty door in your home...
it´s time to make it cozy with a colourful draft snake :-)
I have done a little update in my Dawanda-shop and listed a few new colours today...
more colours are coming soon :-)

the draft snakes are suitable in general for regular doors and easy to care (40° machine washing) and stuffed with special, non shifting interface.

In case you need a special size or the perfect matching colour for your home, just let it me know and you will get sample swatches for free to choose the perfect colour for your interior :-)

12.09.2009

happy sunday!

and a little, refreshing moroccan bathroom inspiration :-)
I love the colours...pale mint green, shimmering grey and the shades of the carved wood...
take a look at the beautiful tiles...*adorable* :-)
I was thinking about this place today....5 weeks from now and I am going back for a few days to my beloved morocco. The plan is to fotoshoot new clothes ideas, deliver clients orders to Marrakech, meeting moroccan creatives to share/talk about new ideas, vistiting friends and start to find a little working space for next year in Essaouira.

Actually I am working in between my work at H&M and custom made orders in my little studio on new silk dresses, embroidery ideas and started preparing nice ideas for the christmas season...very moroccan inspired, very cozy and comfortable goodies...stay tuned :-)

happy sunday!

P.S.: check out the latest songs of the great moroccan music group *Mazagan* at maroczik.com

11.09.2009

happy friday!

and I am working on this...
made from pure silk....with a little glassbead embroidery....in bright and iridescent colours...

stay tuned, more pics and colours are coming soon...

Happy Friday! :-)

09.09.2009

Essaouira street cat tale :-)

it was the night before we went to a big concert at the gnaoua festival in june...our friend Yassin was running down the Rue d´Marrakech in Essaouira and said something like this: "xfjhfoweiumdfsiwkhwejuiswhsh *mschah*" !! "what"???? nobody understood because he talked so fast...and he´s always talking in a really funny to listen way moroccan arabic with a dialect somewhere from Senegal or so...
finally we´d found out that the pregnant red cat girl who is living in the alley next to Mustapha´s shop just was during the birth of her first kitten...
we organized a box and made a cozy nest for her, organized some yoghurt and left for the concert...
next morning: I visited the cat and she *said* in a cute and friendly way like cats are talking sometimes *meow, meow* purred and it seems that she was really happy and proud to show me her newborn babies :-) we counted 7 from 8 kittens alive, one of the babies died during the night. It maked me so happy because the cat was really calm and friendly :-)
a few weeks ago, I came back to Essaouira and visited the cats again :-)
5 kittens are left, four of them in a very good shape and one...well, I am not sure that the kitten will survive...but we will see...
I was happy to hear that our friends are feeding the cats regularly with fresh fish and milk/yoghurt and take care of them :-) There are so many cats living in the medina of Essaouira and lots of them are in a really bad shape...I really love cats but I never touch them because most of them are sick.

I am looking forward to be back again in a few weeks and wish that I can share with you again the latest pictures and adventures of the little street cat family :-)

06.09.2009

today: the fashion show :-)

preparing the runway....
and the stage...
ready? :-)
something green and purple...
fly, fly away cute Rastagirl....with Ikat silk from Uzbekistan...
the beauty in pink, purple and aqua shades....cozy :-)
green, green, green are all my clothes...
the indian style fairy passed by...on the rose petal catwalk...
very moroccan style...
finale :-)
colour and rose petal *overload* :-)
and at least a little *interview* :-)
Thanks so much to all my girls: Linh, Elif, Charlotte, Kerstin, Anette, Lea, Biggi and Silvie -you girls are so great*.... my beloved ones, the husband and my family for the great support and their visit, especially my brothers Christoph, Ulli and his lovely girlfriend Lea who decided this morning to model for me, too :-) ..it was a big surprise for me today to realize that all of you just came overnight by car the long way from southern Germany to Hannover to join the fashion show and say *hello* :-) I am still touched...!

Thanks very much to the organization team of the Afrikamarkt for the nice invitation!

Thanks very much to all of my friends and customers who came around and joined this nice sunday afternoon at my fashion show at the Afrikamarkt in Steinhude :-)

*lucky me* :-)