Weekly Update #1 | I’m going Down Under!

Weekly Update #1 | I’m going Down Under!

Ok, my loves, often promised but finally it’s here: my new weekly update series! You can also thank my big sister because she is the cutest and offered me to look over my English texts before I upload them on the blog, which is super helpful as Alex and I have a pretty crazy schedule coming up and I’m so grateful for her help – Especially because I REALLY want to share more personal insights with you here! As my Monday Update series got a little neglected, I liked the idea of giving it a new finish so let’s make it the new “Weekly Update” series! 😉

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R E V I E W:

2018 started a little confusing when talking about time zones! We headed from Thailand to Paris for the ‘Dior Glow Squad’ and back to Asia for the ‘Dior Capture Youth’ event in Shanghai. Even though going back and forth from Asia was a little confusing, I was super happy to start the year with two projects for my beloved brand Dior. After working so closely with Dior Make Up in 2017, I became friends with the team and nothing is as nice as working with people you love! Also it was my first time in Shanghai and the city totally exceeded all my expectations! Compared to Hongkong there are quite some historical places and I felt like it’s more authentically Chinese. I also wrote about my favorite places: here

The only downside to Shanghai was that Alex had terrible problems with his back and as he had suffered from a disc prolapse when he was playing handball professionally as a teenager, I was seriously worried. Even though his back sometimes is quite bad it was a lot worse in Shanghai and sometimes he couldn’t even get up. That’s why we canceled our plans to go to Paris for Paris Couture Week and headed back home to Hamburg instead. When Alex felt way better we were super spontaneous and booked flights to London. As we have so many international projects and spent less than 30 days at home in 2017, we started thinking about where we would like to settle down a little and decided that London is our favorite place for so many different reasons! It’s close to Germany (where we still want to keep our apartment to see my family as much as possible, it has amazing flight connections, a vibrant food scene and there is just so much Inspiration). Since December Alex and I went back and forth to London and now we finally looked at apartments! We found one we absolutely loved (high ceilings, a balcony and even a little roof terrace!) but when we decided to take it, the agent got the call that the apartment had just been from the market! Nonetheless, we found an apartment I really liked and we made an offer and have our fingers crossed that we will get it – so exciting!  

Afterwards we only had a few hours in Germany to sleep, wash & pack, before heading out for quite a long time! Our first stop was my beloved Australia! Australia was one of my favorite stops during my trip around the world (after high school!) an I was happy when I could bring Alex to Sydney last year for a project with Longines! This time we were invited by Net-A-Porter to attend the first MAAS gala which was hosted by Vogue Australia & Harper’s Bazar Australia to celebrate the talents who drive the Australian fashion industry. I was also happy to be back at the Shangri-La Sydney which has the most amazing Harbour Bridge & Opera views! As this post is already getting so long, I’ll tell you all about Sydney and the ball in my next post! 🙂

P L A N S:

From Sydney we’ll fly to Hongkong for another project and afterwards we’ll have the craziest journey to NYC to kick off fashion month! Before heading to Hong Kong we’ll have a few extra days to either spend in Sydney or somewhere else in Down Under (going back to Germany to head out to Hong Kong would be an unnecessary long journey and I’m thankful to cut the hours in the airplane!) We might go to Byron Bay (so many brands I love are based there) or look for blue shades in Western Australia. I’m always very spontaneous when it Comes to decisions like this, so I’ll keep you updated as soon as I’ve decided!

 N E W  I N:

I love Australian brands and I was so happy to shop some of my favorite brands to have some new pieces for Sydney! You should totally check Spell Byron Bay (I know I wear it all the time), Posse, Sir The Label and St Agni – Just to name a few! I also spent some time browsing at Net-A-Porter to find my perfect MAAS gala dress, Ellery pumps and the most amazing Chloé Nile evening bag and I also shopped the new IT-bag by Staud (I’m obsessed!) to get ready for Australia!

Moreover, my favorite chunky knit scarf is on sale and also my beloved summer bag by Cult Gaia is available again, yeah! 

I can’t wait to share more with you! xx Leonie 

MAAS Ball

DRESS: Alice McCall (here), NILE BAG: Chloé (here), PUMPS: Dior (here)

Shangri-La Sydney

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18 Comments

  1. 5. February 2018 / 16:36

    Yay finally! Ich habe mich schon gefragt, wann es auf deinem Blog mal wieder einen Wochenrückblick gibt! Ich liebe die ja so so sehr *-*
    Es ist immer so interessant persönliche Posts von Bloggern zu lesen 🙂

    Liebe Grüße
    Pauline <3

    http://www.mind-wanderer.com

  2. 6. February 2018 / 9:10

    The photo of you and Tara is just so cute! She’s such a talented and vibrant girl.
    So happy to see you were back in Sydney again! One of the best cities of the world for sure! And yes, we do have incredible designers here in Australia, we are so lucky!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  3. 6. February 2018 / 10:59

    Woah girl, you never stop! I am pleased to hear you are hacing a good time over there, Australia is just amazing!

  4. Leonie
    Author
    6. February 2018 / 12:22

    Juuuuhuuu, das freut mich so zu lesen! <3

  5. Leonie
    Author
    6. February 2018 / 12:22

    Sooo happy to hear! <3

  6. Leonie
    Author
    6. February 2018 / 12:22

    I love Australia so, so much!!!! <3

  7. 7. February 2018 / 23:40

    Endlich ein Update über Sydney! Ich liebe diese Stadt und wenn ich Bilder seh, werde ich so neidisch! Es ist so schön, dass du so viel reisen kannst. Dein Stil ist ebenfalls beneidenswert! Ich liebe die australische Mode, aber teilweise finde ich die Mode in Deutschland doch etwas zu konservativ. Man kann nicht so frei rumlaufen wie man möchte hier. Liebe Grüße, Lynn

    http://lynnhoa.net

  8. 10. February 2018 / 14:24

    Stunning photos Leonie! Looks like you guys had the best time XX

  9. Leonie
    Author
    12. February 2018 / 16:06

    Du sprichst mir aus der Seele! Ich hab mich in Australien sooo wohl gefühlt und wäre am liebsten geblieben! 🙂 <3

  10. 13. February 2018 / 20:56

    Oh wow! Das klingt nach einer unglaublich tollen Zeit<3 Ich liiiiebe London! Ich bin dort in der Nähe geboren, deswegen fühle ich mich dort immer wie zu Hause. Wart ihr schon beim Camden Lock, das ist der beste Food Market, wo ich je war*-*
    Alles Liebe,
    xxMaj-Britt

    https://majstatement.com/

  11. Leonie
    Author
    14. February 2018 / 2:36

    Ahh, sooo cool! Ich bin hoffentlich auch bald ein Pro! ;P

  12. 20. February 2018 / 7:05

    Du siehst toll aus, besonders deine Tasche

  13. 10. March 2018 / 19:20

    Oh mein Gott, das sind echt richtig richtig tolle und wunderschöne Bilder Leonie 😮 <3
    Du sahst so toll aus in dem Kleid und die Frisur steht dir extrem gut!

    Ich war Ende 2017 auch in Sydney und die Stadt ist wirklich wirklich toll! Ich möchte auf jeden Fall nochmal dorthin zurück.

    Ihr seid ja echt wahnsinnig viel am Reisen – das muss total spannend aber auch sehr anstrengend und manchmal wirklich stressig sein, kann ich mir vorstellen. Aber ihr seht wirklich super viel von der Welt und erlebt viele tolle Dinge 🙂 Ich bin gespannt, wohin es euch 2018 noch so verschlägt und freue mich auf ganz viele weitere bezaubernde Bilder!

    Ganz liebe Grüße,
    Krissi von the marquise diamond
    http://www.themarquisediamond.de/

  14. Leonie
    Author
    12. March 2018 / 1:47

    Tausend Küsse aus London <3<3<3

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