Animal Print meets NYE

See how an animal print outfit meets new years evening – Waving farewell to 2016 and welcome 2017 – Roaring like a wildcat is the feral side of life!

Leo-print or Animal print can be really silly or looking like cheapest styling but when combined in a strict manner and not overwhelming your style it can be a great match.

svs_dare2wear_2Ladies, go search for your animal print shirts and re-style them in a new combination.

Wearing a classy combination of a midi-length dark grey pencil skirt and flattering light semi-transparent animal print blouse for the NYE party.

Underwear is a matching lingerie set from Secrets in Lace. Classic bullet bra style mixed up with a modern thong means a tricky styling and will tease anyone affected…

Blouse: Secrets in Lace “Gina”
Skirt: Collectif Miranda Herringbone
Corset: What Katie Did
Stockings: What Katie Did Fully Fashioned Stockings Cuban Heel
Matching Bra, Thong and Suspender Belt: Secrets in Lace
Shoes: Zara
Accessoires: Various Bijouterie

Let’s wiggle: Wiggle**Wiggle**Wiggle


Sweet temptation

Every christmas saison seems to be the same hard period not being allowed to try all that sweet stuff produced by the food industry. Especially when it comes to sweets and chocolate I really have to show my bravery.

So, todays blog is about my recent tries to get some pralines done for the whole family&friends tour that will come over the bank holidays. Here’s my six pralines: It’s made with various chelate, vanilla, orange, nougat, coffee and some advocaat…*Hicks*




‘ Took almost ten hours of work to finish this batch of sweets. In total it is approx. 350 chocs filled up in 26 bags, sealed and with matching printed key.


It’s christmas time


svs_christmastreeIf you are still unsure what to wear for christmas, here’s my recommendation.

Rachel, who is the dress’ eponymist, from chicagochicblog.blogspot.com is truly a vintage supermodel. Not only does she model the greatest styles, she even sells her own collection. As a spin-off, Voodoo Vixen offers a special product line named after her. Coming in a dark green and black checkered pattern and being offered a pleated skirt, a flattered and a wiggle pencil dress it is just a sensational design.

Also famous style blogger retrocat.de copied that look and you can find a review at unique-vintage.com as well as with furthermore hotties.

For a curvy, classy lady like me it is not so easy to find a matching dress but I managed to grab one in Size 18 and the fit is perfect! Often dresses are too slim in normal sizing but if you go for the bigger “curvy/x-large” sizes it looks like wearing a tent! Something in the middle would be the best. That fit is really interesting as the matching skirt I ordered with it did not fit and had to be returned.

The price is sensational and the quality pretty OK. Order yours e.g. here.



I returned to London thanksgiving this year for a shopping weekend after one decade of not getting my feet on the island. Well, there seriously was some other business and trips so what a pity I could not make it back there earlier.  Nevertheless I was really excited and was looking forward to exploring the city. Unfortunately I catched a heavy flew and even took a nap at the airport before entering the plane – it was just a mess.

I really adore this city. It is inspiring and an overcrowded place of all kinds of people you just can’t imagine.

Wearing one of my favorite ensembles, the faux leather skirt and Blouse. Comfy but stylish anyway.

Looking ill…😞

Skirt: Made-to-measure (Based on Burda 7576 sewing pattern)
Blouse: Montego
Undergarment: What Katie Did (Corset & Stockings and Suspender Belt)
Shoes: Tamaris



What Katie Did

svs_wkd3What Katie Did‘ – I actually love this brand as they are more or less the only ones to deliver real vintage underwear. But: In the UK, ordering from continental Europe always means ‘overseas shipping’ (Better watch out and know your size to avoid returns!) which means any discount offered will be redirected to the mail office directly. No cheap offers. Sadly. Well, I recently suffered from this shipping-shopping and so getting to London was the one and only opportunity to look for What Katie Did and try on their latest vintage underwear. That was why I paid a visit to their store. Of course there were plenty other reasons to get there as well…

The Boutique itself is a tiny (really!) but cosy little shop right under the motorway located in a small shopping mall/arcades at 281 Portobello Road . You can access it from the north coming from tube station Ladbroke Grove after passing a street market full of jamaican rastafarian souveniers. Cheeky.


Their shop is a paradise from the first moment you open the door. Sit down and enjoy the stylish products, try on some of them or just get into a chat with their staff. But: Better forget your cash at home – shopping the whole range of products can make you poor easily. Puuuuuuh, at least ‘Brexit’ brought a nice exchange rate to foreign currencies…


Got new full fashioned stockings  and a suspender belt there. Sadly their bra sizing ends with bust size 38 which is OK with stretching fabric but not for stiff, inflexible undergarments (Okay, their Bullet Bra series goes up in size to be honest)


Did you know that only three machines are still existing worldwide to produce
fully fashioned stockings?


Check them out once you make it to London!


Ahhh, by the way: Merry Christmas to all of you!