Just like any other shoe addict, I can't get enough of shoes, especially when it comes to platforms and ankle boots (and glitter). Spartoo as a renown schoenen (dutch for shoes) shop, originally from France, has just the right variety of shoes to offer. Now that my black wedges are broken when dancing a little too much last Friday night in Cologne I am in desparate need of new black shoes for nights out. So while I am looking for those, who says I cannot keep an eye out for other pairs, too? I've collected a few of my favourite ones from Spartoo at the moment, here they go:
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I've finally managed to visit the new The Shit Shop at Rückerstraße 10 in Berlin, too! I've been to the first location last summer and I must say, the new place is much bigger and I like it much better. For those who don't know about the shop yet: The Shit Shop is Bonnie Strange's Shop and offers great stuff from labels which you usually don't get that easily in Germany, such as Jeffrey Campbell, Wildfox, and The Orphan's Arms, and also has Bonnie's own THE SHIT Collection as well as THE SHIT SHOP Merch in stock. In one word: paradise. It's definitely worth stopping by, so make sure to put this one on your must-see list when coming to Berlin!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Ears up and ready for a feast! Today, I am presenting you one of my current favourite tracks which I have been listening to non-stop for the past few weeks. It's called "Paris" by Magic Man. No, not the energy drink which you probably know best for being mixed with vodka at casual house parties. Magic Man is an actual band, promising and rising, from Providence, RI. Lucky me got the chance to catch them for a little interview, in my opinion very interesting insights into their work.
"Paris" is an amazing tune with goosebump-giving melodies. Is there an actual story behind the song?
France holds a special place in our hearts because we recorded our first album there while working on organic farms, and my family is French. I also studied in Paris for a semester, and the song is about the difficult transition of returning home after living a different lifestyle in such a magical place. There may be a girl involved, too.
Both songs of yours, "Paris" and "Texas", are currently available for free download. Both names are places. Is this just coincidence or is this a hidden message such as "We love travelling"?
It is actually sort of a coincidence that our first songs are place names, but we've always been drawn to the feelings associated with places. The songs are our attempt to capture what each place means to us.
My favourite summer tune is definitely your song "Paris". What are your current favourite summer tracks for 2013?
We're big fans of Icona Pop, who were born to make summer hits. Also really into "Overdose" by Little Daylight, "The Mother We Share" by CHRVCHES, and last year's Killers album will definitely get some summer roadtrip play.
So Magic Man just graduated from college… what's up next?
Since graduation, we've been working on music full time—whether it's rehearsing the live show or writing and recording for the album, the band has certainly become a full time job, and we hope to keep it that way.
Any chance of coming to Europe soon?
No immediate plans for Europe but it's certainly on our radar. It would be a dream to play summer festivals or do a European tour—put in a good word for us!
Yup. Love for french and travelling, a touch of romance and a good music taste—definitely very much likeable. So here's the good word: LISTEN TO THIS SONG. You'll never get it out of your head again. This is going to be your summer track 2013. You're welcome.