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27 March 2014

The White Dress

PARIS: Plan your wedding outfit spontaneously and buy a wedding dress by H&M which is made of recycled polyester and for sale in all H&M boutiques from the end of March.

It is the first bridal wear by the Scandinavian retailer and worth a try on. The mood makes the appearance and wearing this light and flowing, snow white dress can only give you good spirits on your special day.

From top left to bottom right: A new book about the most beautiful white dresses by Oleg Cassini, Rizzoli, New York, the white dress by H&M in front of my bookshelf making me think about my future, one of the most stunning brides, Jacky Kennedy on her first wedding day
26 March 2014

American Appeal

MUNICH: The US designer Tory Burch just opened her new shop in Munich tonight. I have to say that the interior is the perfect surrounding for her very comfortable and chic bohemian style. I feel like I am invited for drinks at interior designer Kelly Wearstler’s house in Los Angeles and I want to take a dress from the hangers and put on these golden sandals which give me an instant Hollywood glam. Everything shines with Tory and the beautiful, different patterns make me dream of my last vacation far far away.

To give that special feel to Tory, I want to show some places in Munich which she might like. Send me your best addresses in town at takepart[at] which Tory might enjoy.


1. I always look at vintage Bavarian prints at Tracht und Heimat. They have the best selection of old and new Bavarian prints and you can also have your own creation of a Dirndl made haute couture.

2. For a break between art and walking along Königsplatz, in one of the nicest courts in town, I recommend ELLA, a beautiful restaurant and cafe in the courtyard of the newly renovated Lenbachhaus.

3. The best ice cream in town is full of natural flavours and ingredients. Try just one scoop at Ballabeni and you will always come back to Munich.

4. The best vintage finds in jewellery, clothes and furniture can be found at Muggenthaler Antiquitäten. You can buy exceptional pieces from the stock of theaters and opera houses from all over Europe.

5. Once you have visited the Nymphenburger Porzellan Manufaktur you might end up buying new tea cups and plates when you leave the manufacture through their showroom. Enjoying your morning tea from a Nymphenburger tea cup will change your breakfast forever.

6. The best lunch break on a sunny day is at Fisch Witte on Viktualienmarkt. Sit outside and enjoy fresh fish with a glass of Sincere.

7. If you are looking for nature but do not want to leave the city, go for a walk at the Nymphenburger Schlosspark, which is the 18th-century summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria and has lots of beautiful fountains and garden pavilions which are all over the park.

8. Take something home with you which you will definitely not find in New York: Visit the Fritz bakery at Gärtnerplatz which bakes the best bread in town.

Tory Burch by Noa Griffel

Watch the spring/summer 2014 Tory Burch fashion show and get into a summery mood.

23 March 2014

Red is the Color of Morning Glory

KOH SAMUI: Start your day with the colour red and make yourself a delicious Love Smoothie, which has been created by the Hemsley sisters in London. This liquid love song is full of ingredients which put you into gear for a happy day. Then book your next vacation in the THE LIBRARY Hotel on Koh Samui and dive into the red mosaique pool at the beachfront. The mix of blue sky, red illusion water and white sand is a miracle as is the mix of beetroot, blood orange and honey in the morning. Try it and see what happens.

created by MELISSA AND JASMINE HEMSLEY. The sisters behind the London-based food business Hemsley + Hemsley, which provides nutritious, home-cooked food to celebrities and other clients all over the world.

The Hemsleys pride themselves on creating meals that are wholesome and nutrient-filled as well as delicious. You will hear more from them on when their first cook book will be released in July.

The Ingredients
use organic ingredients where possible
1 medium-ripe avocado, 1 small/medium beetroot, 3 medium-sized blood oranges, 1 tablespoon of raw honey, seeds from half a vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 250 ml filtered water

Scrub the beetroot and slice into quarters, or grate if you don’t have a high-powered blender. Peel the blood oranges, halve crossways and remove any pips. Halve the avocado and scoop out the flesh. Add the beetroots, blood orange flesh, avocado flesh, raw honey, vanilla extract and water to the blender. Pulse a few times and then blend until smooth.

From top left to bottom right: Miu Miu red coat, spring/summer 2014, Red Love Smoothie by Hemsley & Hemsley, Yves Saint Laurent, Dress & Celine top, the poolside at The Library hotel in Koh Samui
20 March 2014

Nordic Vision

FRANKFURT: Europe’s most exciting and groundbreaking fashion designers come from its Nordic countries, are well-connected in international networks, and enjoy impressive commercial success.

As curators of the third Nordic Fashion Biennale, artist duo Cooper & Gorfer explores the roots of West Nordic Fashion and takes an unusual approach to the topic by telling its story visually. Over the past two years, Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer have travelled throughout Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands to stage and photograph the work of 12 remarkable fashion talents. The resulting body of work will be showcased in The Weather Diaries exhibition, which opens on March 21, 19:00 at Frankfurt’s Museum Angewandte Kunst.

If you are not in Frankfurt tonight you have the possibility to win the book to the exhibition curated by Cooper & Gorfer, Gestalten Verlag, Berlin. Wherever you live, send us your favorite picture of YOUR fashion inspiration to takepart[at] and win the book from the exhibition THE WEATHER DIARIES. Good luck!

19 March 2014

Fresh Start

MUNICH: Today I want to change my make-up and there are only three products at the moment which make a statement and lift my mood. Laura Mercier comes up with the Limited Edition Enlightenment Eye & Cheek Palette, the Lip Glace which comes in 13 colours and the Cream Eye Colour Graphite for a perfectly hand-drawn eye line. All products freshen up my face and take away dull winter skin. All products are smooth, soft and non-sticky and full of good ingredients like for example Shea butter and vitamin A in the lip glace.

IRMASWORLD and LAURA MERCIER want you to be the lucky winner. Tell IRMA your best beauty tip and win the Eyeliner and a Lip glace in Pink Pop, Bellini, Black cherry or Garnet, and the Enlightenment Eye & Cheek Palette for a fresh start this spring. Good luck!

Send your e-mail to takepart[at] I am looking forward to reading your tips!

Lip Glace in Bellini, Creme Eye Colour Graphite and the Enlightenment Eye & Cheek Palette


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She lives and travels around
the world, stopping wherever
she sees something interesting,
reporting on what inspires her.
She finds beauty in the
most varied places,
from fashion shows
to art exhibits, from lonely
beaches to bustling cities.



When in Munich my
favorite store to look
for the best selection
of clothes is THERESA.
The staff is competent
and always has the
best ideas for styling
and mixing different
designers together.