Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pretty Lovely Flower Crowns

This pretty lovelies is a look at beautiful flower crowns. I wore one (pictures) to a Hawaii party. Great in spring and easy to make. To make this one I walked around my neighborhood and found some vines, wove them together in a circle to fit my head, then picked flowers from the area (it was spring in Germany, a very pretty time of year) and tucked them in hear and then, then refrigerate until its time to go.

My Spring Crown

More pretty, inspiring flower crowns...

Add berries for a festive crown

Bridal Crown

To make one out of fake flowers, here's a D.I.Y from the lovely lady, Miss James at Bleubird

or oder a Vintage D.I.Y kit like this one...
from this online store BHLDN

Have fun looking like a pretty woodland creature.

xxx Jade

Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Weekend Lovelies

Hi everyone, It's Friday, beep beep! I wish everyone a happy weekend, hoping you're feeling happy. Holger and I have started doing this thing where when we sit together for breakie, we'll take turns to list things you are grateful for. It can be as small or large as you like. For instance yesterday, one of the things I said was, I was grateful to have all my teeth. Something you don't always think about, but you would really notice if you lost some.

This weekend I am going to be grateful for: 1. It's holidays and I can finally spend some time with my Uni-bug. 2. I am grateful to live in a Country where being poor doesn't mean being hungry. 3. Grateful to own a dog, who makes me smile and coo every single day.

What are you grateful for this weekend?

And finally, a couple of photos to inspire your weekend, have fun (viel SpaƟ!).

Have a (Mad) picnic.

I want a party like this sometime, soon!

Go to your favourite bakery and buy yummy cakes and...

Watch 'Marie Antoinette' or...

Have a 'Marie Antoinette' style Party.

xxx Jade

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vote for me

Hi Guys,

Can you take a minute to click on this link and vote for me? The Winner gets a trip to Australia and I'm dying to get back home for a visit. It only takes a sec and you too could reap the sweet rewards of $400 Wool fashion pack.

Here is the link, thanks heaps
click here

Love Jade xxx

Lake at dusk

Here is a little video made from a series of photos I took yesterday evening on our little family walk to the lake. The lake is my favourite place to be in Leipzig. Its peaceful and pretty and I love to be near the water. Lilli is turning into a little water lover too. I hope you like it.

Untitled from Jade van Santen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I wore

Today I wore my new dress from H&M. Its lovely and floaty and the most comfortable dress I own. I paired it with a pair of blue wool tights and my favourite thrifted shoes that I got for $3 in Australia. They are Italian made and leather and I love them because they are super cute and look great with jeans or a dress.I went out for a walk with Lilli, then met Holger for lunch at the Uni, this is what I wore...

Actual dress colour

Let them eat cake!

I think I have found the most darling place for afternoon tea place in the World! Next time I go to Paris, I am defiantly going to stop in at Laduree. Have a look at their website for perfection on the sweetest little sweets. The seasonal flavors are so special, like lily of the Valley and mint and Strawberry and the little Strawberry (bottom center) is a mini desert and the cup cakes are too adorable to eat (well at least take 30 seconds to gaze before gobbling). 

I'm off to watch Marie Antoinette.
Love Jade xoxo

Snap shots from Germany

I've put together some of my favourite images from around Germany. The Black Forest, the Castles and the gorgeous little villages. Enjoy, Jade xxx

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pretty Lovelies

26th July, 2011
Oh You pretty things...

Pretty dress, pretty bottom!

Pretty good afternoon

Pretty stroll

Pretty special treat

Prettiest shorts I ever did see

Pretty wild looking girl

Pretty true

Pretty much wish I was doing this right now

 Pretty 'Michelle' from 'Mama's + Papas"

Source: 1, Sources 2 - 7: google, Source 8, Source 9

Monday, July 25, 2011

Step right Up!

The Circus is back in town. Check out these beautiful vintage circus inspired pieces. Mix them up in your regular wardrobe. xxx

Topshop - Top hat, Eye mask, Red velvet shoes, sequined hot pants
Forever 21 - Striped leggings
Pret A Portabello - Blue vest
Rare - Red militry jacket
Unique vintage - Mustache ring
Temperly Game - Black Military jacket
Miss Selfridge - Pixie suede boot (cream)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cute Street Art

Whist reading a new 'blogger' friend's blog (Jello's Kitchen), I came across this girls site called 'Colour Me Katie'. She makes some pretty cute street art by setting little thought bubbles on to public walls then hiding with her camera and catches unsuspecting public as they walk past in to her trap.

The Peter Pan inspired shadow art is cool too.

I recommend having a look at her Video in her "About me" tab. View it HERE.

Oh and I made the 'love hearts 'Happy Weekend' video just before I found her page, but if you look at her pic on her home page, I'd say it was a happy co-incidence. Have a great day!

xox Jade

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dusty Summer Daze

Dusty Summer Daze

A cute summer beach day outfit I put together. I love dusty pink.
I really want the Sandals, and the ring, and the romper, and the bag...

Eberjey romper
$60 -

DV by Dolce Vita t bar sandals
$45 -

Zimmermann straw tote bag
£38 -

Otazu star jewelry
$281 -

Kenneth Jay Lane brass jewelry
$190 -

Miss Selfridge enamel jewelry
£14 -

Dot jewelry

Tom Ford metal shades
€250 -

Floppy beanie hat
$15 -

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Weekend Lovelies!

Short version (for the very busy people)
I made this video to wish you a lovely weekend.
xox Jade

Longer version below
(for those people who can afford to spare an extra 30 seconds for a smile)

Happy weekend lovelies from Jade van Santen on Vimeo