Sunday, 24 February 2013

Cry Babies

Friday was a good day! We were out the first time since I felt ill in November. To be back in my favourite club, listening to my local heroine and enjoying a glass of champagne on ice was beyond words.

I honored that event with one of my favourite 40s original dresses. It is handsewn and really stands on its own.

The best thing about it are the embroidered flowers, only few of the glittering stones are missing.

I teamed it just with one glittering bakelite bangle, glittering 40s clip ons and some silk orchids. 

In the end of the evening I treated myself with the new single from Trinity Sarratt. I discovered her ten years ago with the Sin City Circus Ladies and now she is the singer of  many really cool bandprojects like the Cry Babies or the Kamikaze Queens... go and check her out!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Treptower Ehrenmal

Last weekend we had such a freezy snowy winter in Berlin, that I got into a Russian feeling in a way... so we decided to have a walk in my beloved Treptower Park and visited the 1949-built "Treptower Ehrenmal", a Soviet war memorial for 80.000 Red Army-soldiers who died fighting for a free Berlin.

Time to wear my new 40s felt hat and my 40s mink coat. The light was perfect for the cold colours. It is not reworked with Photoshop, this is real great blue winter light.

When you pass the huge gate, you will meet a statue symbolising Mother Russia.

Vis a vis started the gigantic soldier cemetary framed with red stone flags 
and a soldier on each side.

This figurines are always decorated with fresh flowers.
 The essential piece is the famous 30 meters high monument.

In his base is a round memorial hall with a mosaic wall. 
You can´t go in, but you can see the incredible picture with respect from a distance.

On our way back, we gave attention to all the details on the gravestones.
We will come back in spring.

Do you like my new hat, Santa brought me?
It always gives me a special feeling to visit historic places in fitting historic clothing.