FROM BERLIN TO THE WORLD!
Internationaler blogger design day at LIEBESKIND HQ
Once again, we are living up to the Liebeskind motto "From Berlin to the World". We have invited Núria Val from Spain (@frecklesnur), Lizzy van der Ligt from the Netherlands (@lizzyvdligt), Paulien Riemis from Belgium (@pielaunio) and Nina Schwichtenberg from Germany (@fashiioncarpet) to participate in our latest blogger design collaboration project. These four ladies will get the chance to create their very own LIEBESKIND bag that reflects the latest fashion trends from their countries in cooperation with our design team here in Berlin. The "Blogger Bags" will be launched in February 2018 and we will keep you posted on all LIEBESKIND channels. The collaboration result is certainly bound to be something to look forward to, so stay tuned!
From Berlin to the World
True to the LIEBESKIND Spirit, ‘From Berlin to the World’, we find ourselves in Madrid this time.
The highlights of the current 2017 Spring-Summer Collection were celebrated with a selected audience in an urban gallery with a really cool industrial-look. As well as tapas and great drinks, one highlight of the evening was the Spanish soul-singer, Izah, who mesmerised the guests with her melodic RnB songs. Afterwards, the guests danced to cool tunes by the hip DJ and stylist, Beatriz Valdiva.
Fashion & lifestyle blogger Marina The Moss presents the Liebeskind Keep Loving Collection
On an almost daily basis, we are faced with new challenges; we must deal with new challenges and overcome hurdles. In doing so, we sometimes reach our limits and fall prey to doubts.
But despite all this, there are also the small, everyday situations in life which touch our hearts no matter how hard our day has been. We call these our #keeploving moments: They strengthen our belief in love and in ourselves everyday.
We want to put more emphasis on the little things in life and we would love it if you shared your #keeploving moment with us.
Blogger Marina the Moss is starting things off. She shot her favourite looks from the Liebeskind #keeploving Collection and lets us share in her truly personal experiences.
Our new shoulder straps in a cool guitar strap look make every bag into a head-turning accessory.
Available in six different colours, in a choice of vintage leather or a fashionable stingray look, they are the new trend for your LIEBESKIND bag.
Celebrate the City!
Yesterday, together with the team from the Berlin newsletter Cee Cee, we celebrated our joint collaboration – THE BERLIN GUIDE.
With the motto celebrate the city, we celebrated at the von Greifswald event location in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, in befitting style. The individual chapters of the City Guide were brought to life with hot dogs, freshly mixed Bloody Marys, pink doughnuts, a small, original Berlin-style kiosk and cool beats on the dance floor. Influencers such as Riccardo Simonetti, André Hamann, Marina the Moss and many more guests partied until late into the night.
The Berlin Guide has finally arrived!
The Berlin Guide
Berlin – a city always on the move.
The spot that yesterday served beer on tap with TV over the counter playing something in endless loop is today baking bagels an brewing third-wave coffee. Changes and replacements go hand in hand in this city. With Berlin it’s just like with fashion: Tomorrow everything will be different.
But that’s why we love this city. Don’t you?
Just in time for Fashion Week:
LIEBESKIND BERLIN – The opening of our new headquarters
On 17th January 2017, we celebrated moving into our new headquarters on Stralauer Allee by throwing a house-warming party – with a live performance by Lianne La Havas and DJ sets from Alexandra Richards and Rafferty Law. More than 450 invited guests from the fashion & music scene, including famous faces such as Cosima Auermann, Jella Haase, Lary, Lea van Acken, Sara Nuru and Maria Ehrich, visited the new headquarters to see the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection. Singer Lianne La Havas, who received a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album in 2015 for her soulful sound, kicked off the evening with an acoustic concert before daughter of a Rolling Stone Alexandra Richards and male model of the moment Rafferty Law (son of Jude Law) ramped up the party mood with their DJ sets. This was accompanied by culinary highlights such as baked maki rolls with smoked eel, pulled duck burgers or puntalette pasta prepared by star chef Roland Trettl from the Sat.1 reality competition show "The Taste". The house-warming party for the new LIEBESKIND BERLIN headquarters, which spans over 2,500 m2, was a great end to the first day of Berlin Fashion Week and the perfect way to launch our new location on the bank of the River Spree.
The new LIEBESKIND BERLIN highlight is our holiday exclusive- the Kawai
The small bag is multifunctional and suits any outfit, from glamorous to casual. There are a variety of materials and colors to choose from and the exquisite details make this bag an eyecatcher, functional and stylish at the same time.
THE NEW YORK "COOL GIRL" VISITS BERLIN
Let loose at the end of the day at Prince Charles and get swept up in Berlin's nightlife...
There are countless bars and clubs in Berlin, which is why it's not always easy to decide where to go. Prince Charles is situated directly on Moritzplatz in the heart of Kreuzberg and has something for everyone depending on the night, whether you're into the love songs played at the Engtanz night or you'd prefer dancing to the cool beats of Burgers and Hip Hop. Fans of electronic music will also find what they're looking for here.
It's no secret that Prince Charles is one of the coolest clubs in Berlin. What many people don't know, however, is that it's situated in the premises of the former employee swimming pool of the piano manufacturer C.Bechstein. If you take a closer look, you'll see that the basement bar is placed within the disused swimming pool and that the mosaic tiles with fish motifs are still intact on the walls, providing a clue to the building's previous life. Aside from the typical club nights, the venue also hosts readings, salon evenings and other cultural events. If you'd like to go for a tasty dinner beforehand, we'd recommend the restaurant Parker Bowles, which is located right next to the entrance to the Prince Charles and is housed in the same building as Berlin publisher Aufbau Verlag, just like the club itself. Our tip: Find out in advance which club night is on when you plan to go, so you can dance the night away to your favourite songs!
THE NEW YORK "COOL GIRL" VISITS BERLIN
Time for some fresh air in the great outdoors...
Among the hustle and bustle of Berlin, you occasionally need a little chill-out time. Something many people don't know is that Berlin is an extremely green city! The skyline is decorated with a million trees and there are over 2,500 parks just waiting to be explored.
For our tour with Lisa Dengler, we've decided to head to the area surrounding the Landwehr Canal. There isn't actually a park here, but there is a pretty footpath, lined with bushes and trees, that runs along the canal. It's the perfect place for a stroll – a green oasis in the middle of Kreuzberg. We recommend planning a stop at the Admiralbrücke [Admiral's bridge], which connects the two banks, the Maybach and the Paul-Lincke sides, linking Neukölln to Kreuzberg. Not only will you find a whole range of great cafés, little restaurants and delicious ice cream stands here, there's also a great mix of people, especially when the sun comes out. It's our top tip for anyone out and about in Kreuzberg or Neukölln who needs a taste of the countryside in the city.
THE NEW YORK "COOL GIRL" VISITS BERLIN
Wandering through galleries and gathering inspiration...
Museum Island is located in the centre of Berlin, right by the Spree. It boasts a huge complex of museums including the Old National Gallery, the Bode Museum and the Pergamon Museum, together with numerous small galleries that showcase continually changing collections. We were very keen to show blogger Lisa Dengler the CFA gallery – Contemporary Fine Arts.
The CFA gallery is located at am Kupfergraben 10, between the Pergamon Museum and the German Historical Museum. One is first struck by the minimalist building, which was designed by the renowned architect David Chipperfield, and the rotating art collections in a diverse array of styles are a delight for culture lovers. During Lisa Dengler's visit, we went to see the F.C. Gundlach photography collection. The verdict – if you're looking for inspiration, you'll find it here in abundance. The sheer number of museums and other galleries in such close proximity to each other makes a visit here very worthwhile and promises an entire day of culture.
THE NEW YORK "COOL GIRL" VISITS BERLIN
Start the day in DALUMA
Once we heard that New York blogger Lisa Dengler was going to visit us, we knew that we simply had to show her Berlin, and definitely not just the standard tourist hotspots like the Brandenburg Gate, the Victory Column or the TV tower. We wanted to take her to the places young Berliners like to spend their free time, and show her a little bit of everything: Tasty food, a bit of culture, a stroll through the park and a club where you can let loose at the end of the day. To put together the perfect tour, we sought the support of Nina Trippel from the Newsletter Cee Cee (http://ceecee.cc/), who accompanied us and showed us some of her favourite spots. We'll introduce you to our four favourite Berlin spots, one each week, starting today with DALUMA.
A healthy diet is a popular topic in Berlin, but naturally taste is just as important. The three owners of Daluma, David, Lukas and Marian, have implemented this philosophy to great success in their superfood shop and café. It is located on Weinbergsweg in Mitte, Berlin's "in" district. In a landscape flush with cafés and restaurants, the owners knew they would have to offer something special to stand out to passers-by. Daluma is already full when we enter at 9:00 am. We order an iced latte, various cold-pressed juices and a chia pudding topped with fruit to kick-start our day. We quickly determine that everything is healthy and delicious – we couldn't be happier. In addition to the array of breakfast options, including chia pudding, pro-biotic muesli and homemade coconut yoghurt, Daluma is also a great lunch spot! There are delicious salads, wraps and soups, and always something sweet for fans of dessert. Incidentally, the smoothies and juices are cold pressed and prepared using a special juicer from the USA. This juice press ensures that the nutrients from the healthy ingredients are retained. The verdict, for anyone who hasn't been yet: You've got to try it!!!
LIEBESKIND Berlin meets Lisa Dengler
The New York "cool girl" in Berlin
As previously mentioned, we were lucky enough to catch up with blogger Lisa Dengler in Berlin during Fashion Week. Our tour guide, Nina Trippel from the Cee Cee newsletter, took us on a fantastic tour of the city.
Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing some of our favourite stops with you in our LIEBESKIND Berlin blog. Today, we're going to kick off with an interview so that you can get to know the New York blogger a little better.
Lisa Dengler began her career programming website templates. Since then, she has become an internationally renowned fashion blogger. Born in Germany and raised in Toronto, the New York-based fashionista has achieved in just four years what most people can only dream of – transforming her Just Another Fashion Blog into a widely read online medium. She has made a full-time career out of sharing her style with the world. We met and interviewed Lisa in the German capital during Berlin Fashion Week. Here she tells us what she misses about New York, why the Klitschkos led her indirectly to Berlin and why her style icon is an architect.
Lisa, when did you first start blogging?
Back in 2011. These days it's how I make a living. It's a lot of fun and I don't ever want to stop.
Just Another Fashion Blog – are you on your own or do you have a team around you?
At the moment, it's just me, but I'm slowly getting to the stage where I'll need some backup.
Were you introduced to photography and fashion early in life by your family or is this your own personal passion?
My father enjoyed photography as a hobby, but he's a computer scientist by profession. There was always a laptop lying around at home so I developed an interest in computers pretty early on and learnt how to use programs such as Photoshop.
What was your initial motivation?
I began by programming websites and blogs, and somewhere down the line I found myself wanting to add my own content. It was around that time that I turned to photography. As my interest in fashion grew, I wanted to add notes to my photos – and thus my blog was born.
And yet you decided to take a different career path...
Yes, I did. I studied architecture, but quickly realised that this wasn't the career for me.
How did you picture Berlin before you came?
Berlin is a party capital. A little bit rough and ready and cool without trying to be cool.
No sooner had you arrived in Berlin than you went out for a taste of the nightlife...
Yes, we went to "Clärchens Ballhaus", an historic dance hall in the Berlin-Mitte district that dates back 150 years. It's the perfect place to enjoy traditional dances such as the Walz. I wish this kind of place existed in New York!
Do you think about what to pack before going away – to Berlin for example?
In terms of style, Berlin is right up my street. So no, I didn't deliberate too much about what to pack. This place lends itself perfectly to the "cool girl" vibe and the "just got out of bed" look.
Unpretentious, one might say?
Exactly! That's what I love about Berlin. I think it's different to the rest of Germany in that respect.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I spend a lot of time on Instagram and see plenty there that inspires me.
You have a large number of followers there, too. Who do you follow?
I like looking at the accounts of my blogger friends such as Jess Hannah (@jess_hannah), Michelle Madsen (@michelletakeaim), Shini Park (@parkncube) and Chiarra Ferragni (@chiaraferragni). It helps me to set new goals. I see what they're doing and want to do the same!
How did the collaboration with Liebeskind come about?
I got to know the German Liebeskind team at a Klitschko fight in New York. There were some great vibes that evening. And one thing led to another.
So your fashion collaboration began at a boxing match?
Yes it did! Quite funny when you think about it.
Speaking of boxing, what other interests do you have aside from fashion? Where would we most likely find you?
I go to a fair few exhibitions and read lots of books. I have just bought "Creative Confidence" (http://www.creativeconfidence.com/buy) from Ideo, a consulting agency that develops marketing ideas. The book talks about how we stop being creative as we leave childhood, but explains that we can all still harness our creativity in adulthood. I also recently purchased a picture book on brand typography which features logos and fonts used by famous companies.
What are you currently wearing from the Liebeskind Collection?
…A dress and a leather bag. I love the direction in which the brand is going.
Where is the cut-off point between your look and that of Liebeskind?
I think we're a good match. I don't wear many tight-fitting clothes. I prefer the slightly baggier look, so I tend to go for the more unconventional items in the Liebeskind Collection. I particularly like the boxy T-shirt that's currently available. And of course I love leather! I like all of the leather items in the Liebeskind Collection – Liebeskind is so skilled when it comes to working with leather. For me, Liebeskind stands for wearability. I like this about the brand because I don't dress in a crazy way, I dress to look real.
What is more important to you, trends or timelessness?
The latter. I would wear what I have on now today, tomorrow and next year. It's more about personal style than trends for me. It's all about being yourself.
When you look back at photos from your early days as a blogger, do you think your style has changed?
Yes! It happens to everyone. It takes thousands of hours before you really know what you're doing, but I've finally found the real me. This probably also has a lot to do with my background in architecture. A building is made to last for many decades.
So, is it fair to say your style icon would be an architect? Yes! Do you have a favourite building?
Anything by Peter Zumthor! We've just come back from Oslo and were blown away by "his" Opera House – it was truly impressive.
How do you see things progressing with you and Liebeskind?
Liebeskind has invited me to join its design team for a brainstorming session. I can't say any more right now, but watch this space...
Have you already made some sketches?
Yes, I've made a moodboard. I would love to go into fashion design in the future. I have no idea how the items are made, but I can certainly design them!
What is your personal goal for your blog?
To continue to grow while remaining true to myself. I don't believe in selling yourself out. Otherwise, I just go with the flow. I'll go wherever the road takes me.
Interview: Nina Trippel www.ninatrippel.net / www.ceecee.cc
Preview Fall/Winter 2015
O-shapes with skinny designs, silk teamed with jersey and marsala is "the new black"!
The first of two ready-to-wear collections for Autumn/Winter 2015 will fill you with anticipation as you look forward to the first fresh days of autumn. Leather skirts and viscose dresses create a feminine, nonchalant air, outfits are interspersed with basic pieces, and trendy ponchos and chunky knit pieces ensure we feel all warm and cosy. Our casual looks are given a stylish finishing touch with innovative bag designs in new snakeskin, metallic crocodile and vintage pony finishes.
Place to be
This summer, the top place to be is the Haubentaucher Bar in Berlin!
It just begs you to stop and relax, from the pool with its crystal clear water and the chill-out sun terrace in the middle of the capital to the cool lounge atmosphere. This bar and event location promises some truly unforgettable moments, either cooling down on hot, sunny days or partying the night away on sultry summer nights. Head to Haubentaucher at Revaler Strasse 99, 10245 Berlin and get some sun on your skin!