Practising My German
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have seen that I spent a couple of days last week in Berlin! This was all thanks to the wonderful Zalando, who invited myself and several other bloggers over for the launch of their first collection. Whilst I love clothes, I could never turn down the chance to travel somewhere new – this was my first time in Germany, a place I’d wanted to travel since grasping the basics of the language back at school many years ago. “Ich bin einundzwanzig jahre alt” etc etc. I didn’t get to put it to much use though – my partner in crime Shini was the first to put to practice her language skills, leaving me with the polite “Danke schön” as we hopped out of the taxi.
Unfortunately I don’t have many recommendations – we spent the most part of the two days wandering the streets discussing different cultures and architecture (..whilst looking for a place to eat junk food..), but I would thoroughly recommend the hotel we stayed in. My room witnessed silly Photoboothing, the endless search for something English on TV, and a very comfortable bed!
But I’ll have more about the city in the next post..for now let’s talk clothes..
The Zalando Collection
I swapped my loafers for heels, brushed my windswept hair and put on a bit of lippy for the main event – the launch of Zalando’s new collection and pop-up store. It was packed to the brim with trendy people speaking a plethora of languages, so Shini and I found a spot in the corner to take goofy pictures in the mirror. The collection itself was dotted around the space, in pretty pastel tones but with a sporty edge – not immediately my thing I thought, until I got looking and found some gems; a sky blue vest with a new take on the collar and summery court shoes in a variety of pastel hues. They had artists creating murals on the temporary walls using tape – the vibe was distinctly cool, definitely a word I’d use to sum up Berlin.
After eating one too many of the chocolate cakes that were permeating the crowd, we called it a night, ready to rest our feet for another day of wandering the city…watch this space..! x