Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Round up 2014 - The 5 most and least read posts on Funky Jungle



Happy New Year! Buon Anno Nuovo! Gutes Neues Jahr!

Saying Goodbye to 2014, here is a short list of the most and least read posts on Funky Jungle from 2014. Even so I started in November 2013, I do consider 2014 my first proper year of blogging, where I learned to really love it, stick with it, grow with it and always get better.

Wishing all my readers a very Happy New Year 2015! May your dreams come true and you be able to reach your goals.
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Dicendo addio al 2014, qui trovate una lista dei post più letti e meno letti su Funky Jungle nell'anno 2014. Anche se ho iniziato a scrivere nel Novembre 2013, considero il 2014 il mio primo anno di blogging vero e proprio, dove ho imparato ad amarlo, a non lasciarlo in disparte, a crescerci assieme e a migliorare sempre di più.

Auguro a tutti i miei lettori un Felice Anno Nuovo 2015! Possano i vostri sogni avverarsi e possiate voi raggiungere le vostre mete.
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Ich sage Auf Wiedersehen zu 2014. Hier eine kleine Liste von den meist und am wenigsten gelesenen Posts auf Funky Jungle von 2014. Und wenn ich auch schon im November 2013 angefangen habe, so ist fuer mich doch 2014 mein erstes richtiges Jahr in dem ich gebloggt habe, wo ich lernte es zu lieben, dabeizubleiben, daran und damit zu wachsen und immer besser zu werden.

Ich wuensche allen meinen Lesern einen Guten Rutsch und ein wunderbares, neues Jahr 2015! Moegen sich Eure Traeume erfuellen und Ihr Eure Ziele erreichen.




Top 5 most read:

5 Questions to ask yourself while shopping
15 Gifts for the Geeky Girl
Squaremania
Lace Embroidered Top, Diesel Jeans - Outfit Quickie
Look Number 5! Casual Outfit Mambo


Top 5 least read:

Bubblegum & Candy - D.I.Y Statement Necklace
Family Sunday
What I read on the Internet  (March 2014)
NYFW FW 14 Day 3 Favorites
My New Bag - Animal Print is Neutral







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Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Grey Clouded Leopard has Green Nails

"It was at this very spot, on our first afternoon in the park, we began our search for the snow leopard; the grey ghost of the Himalayas." - The hunt for the snow leopard, virgin.com


Sean O'Connell: They call the snow leopard the ghost cat. Never lets itself be seen.
Walter Mitty: Ghost cat.
Sean O'Connell: Beautiful things don't ask for attention.

(The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Friday, 26 December 2014

Wrapped in Hearts - Saying Goodbye to Radiant Orchid



Radiant Orchid was the color of the Year 2014. Now, these tights aren't exactly Pantone 18-3224, as that goes more towards (pastel) violet, but it makes for a catchy title, don't you think? I confess, I never really warmed up to that color. It wasn't calling my name like my beloved blue does. I don't think it's ugly, but ... And you? Did you like "Radiant Orchid" and do you have something in that shade?
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Radiant Orchid è stato il colore dell'anno 2014. Adesso, questi collant non sono proprio Pantone 18-3224, perché quello è più un viola (pastello), ma va bene per un titolo accattivante, non pensate? Devo ammettere, non mi sono mai veramente innamorata di quel colore. Non mi chiama certamente per nome come fa il mio adorato blu. Non lo trovo brutto, però... E voi? Vi piace e avete preso qualcosa in "Radiant Orchid" durante l'anno?
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Radiant Orchid war die Farbe des Jahres 2014. Nun, diese Strumpfhosen sind nicht Pantone 18-3224, weil das doch eher in Richtung (Pastell-)Lila geht, aber es gibt einen netten Titel her, denkt Ihr nicht? Ich gebe zu, ich konnte mich nie hundertprozent mit der Farbe anfreunden. Sie hat eben nicht meinen Namen gerufen, wie es mein geliebtes Blau macht. Ich finde es nicht haesslich, aber ...Und Ihr? Gefaellt Euch die Farbe und habt Ihr Euch etwas in der Schattierung zugelegt?







The knit dress you've already seen here. Another way of styling these boots can be seen here.
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Il vestito l'avete già visto qui. Un'altro modo per indossare questi stivaletti lo potete vedere qui.
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Das Strickkleid kennt Ihr bereits von hier. Eine andere Stylingvariante fuer die Stiefel findet Ihr hier.




Outfit Sources:

Knit Dress / Vestito a maglia / Strick Kleid - Mango
Puffed jacket / Piumino / Daunenjacke - Mango (old)
Boots / Stivaletti / Stiefel - Bagatt (Made in Italy)
Bag / Borsa / Handtasche - Urban Outfitters
Tights / Collant / Strumpfhose - Tezenis
Scarf / Sciarpa / Schal - H&M






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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Happy Holidays from Funky Jungle




Funky Jungle is wishing all its readers 

Happy Holidays 

and a wonderful, splendid 

New Year 2015!





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Sunday, 21 December 2014

A Flower Field in Winter - The Strange Midi Skirt Combination



When you are reading this I will be on my way to Germany, to visit my parents over the holidays. We are looking forward to lots of food and family time. You'll see some pictures on Instagram. And I'll see if I can get some fashionable guest appearances again.

Onto the outfit. This combination is, I admit it, weird. But I also think that, for some reason, it works. I was sceptic at first, but heck yeah, I like this look. Even more so after seeing the pictures.

You will recognize the flower print midi skirt, which I also wore here (with the same shirt actually). To accomodate for the colder temperatures I added the boots, a thrifted sweater and super cute beanie. It's not clear in these pictures, but it actually has two pon-pon (here is a very old pic from the beginnings of my Instagram adventure)

Do you like it? Let me know!
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Quando starete leggendo questo post, io sarò già in strada verso la Germania, per visitare i miei genitori durante le festività. Già mi aspetto molto cibo e tempo ben speso in famiglia. Vedrete qualche fotografia su Instagram. Vedrò se potro avere ancora qualche special guest come modella.

Arriviamo all'outfit. Questa combinazione, lo ammetto, è strana, ma penso anche che per qualche strano motivo funzioni. Ero scettica inizialmente, ma accidenti, mi piace questo look! Dopo aver visto le fotografie mi piace ancora di più.

Riconoscerete la gonna a stampa floreale, che ho indossato qui (con la stessa maglia infatti). Per adattare il look alle temperature più fredde, ho aggiunto gli stivali scamosciati, un maglioncino e una carinissima cuffietta in lana. Non è chiarissimo dalle fotografie, ma ha due pon pon (qui c'è una vecchia foto, risalente all'inizio della mia avventura su Instagram).

Che ne dite? Vi piace?

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Wenn Ihr diesen Artikel lest, bin ich auf dem Weg nach Deutschland, wo ich meine Familie ueber die Festtage besuche. Uns erwarten viel Essen und Familienzeit. Mit Sicherheit werdet Ihr davon ein paar Fotos auf Instagram sehen. Werde auch mal schauen ob ich wieder einen Gastauftritt organisieren kann.

Und nun zum Outfit. Diese Kombination ist, ich gebe es zu, etwas seltsam, aber ich finde aus irgendeinem Grund funktioniert sie. Am Anfang war ich skeptisch, aber ja, mir gefaellt dieser Look! Und noch mehr nachdem ich die Fotos gesehen habe.

Den Rock erkennt Ihr vielleicht wieder, den hatte ich hier zuletzt an (uebrigens mit der gleichen Bluse). Um das ganze wintergemaess zu stylen habe ich dazu Velourstiefel, einen Pullover (Second Hand) und meine supersuesse graue Muetze angezogen. Man sieht es auf diesen Bildern leider nicht, aber die Muetze hat zwei Pon-Pon (hier ist ein altes Foto von den Anfaengen meines Instagram-Abenteuers)

Was haltet Ihr davon? Gefaellt es Euch?











Outfit Sources

Skirt / Gonna / Rock - Zara (another floral midi *here*, I also like these *butterfly* or *swan* print ones )
Sweater / Maglione / Pullover - thrifted
Shirt / Camicia / Hemd - thrifted
Boots / Stivali / Stiefel - Pittarosso (very old - similar *here*)
Beanie - H&M (old)





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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Grey Ruffles & Frills in the Restaurant Garden



You remember that in the last outfit post I talked about taking pictures in the restaurant garden? Well here they are. Yes, I know, it's a grey look again. I can't help it, it is my go to color this season. And I freely admit that I have a very restricted palette for fall/winter. For me it is mostly about blues, greys, black, some winter white and then I color bomb with the shoes or an accessory or two. Maybe you could consider it the lazy way out, but I know I do well with these colors


Monday, 15 December 2014

5 Questions to ask yourself while Shopping - The Closet Conundrum I

There are five simple questions I use when shopping (for clothes mostly) to make sure I only buy things I love or need and stay on budget. Applying these helps me to not spend my money unwisely.


5 Questions to ask yourself while shopping in order to avoid the dreaded closet corpses and have only clothing you love | Funky Jungle, fashion and personal style blog

La versione del post in italiano trovate qui

Friday, 12 December 2014

Cats, Cats and some Felines - 16 Gifts for Purr Lovers




Since I keep stumbling over all these things that would make perfect gifts for cat lovers, I figured ah what the heck, I am going to make a proper gift guide out of it. So here you go. 16 purrfect gifts for those in your life that love the felines.

And once again, I'd be happy to receive any of these ... who am I making these for again?

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The Return of Black - A Thrifty Party Outfit

Today I am showing you the kind of look I usually wear for Christmas Dinners and the likes. It is a simple formula that works well time and time again - black pants, dressy top, fitted jacket. You could easily replace the pants with a fitted, monochrome skirt if that's more your thing.





Tuesday, 9 December 2014

15 Awesome Christmas Gifts for the Nerdy / Geeky Girl under 100$



15 Gift Ideas. And I would love to have every single one of them.

Infact, putting this little guide together I got lost in a wormhole made up of possibilities and I could have easily made a list of 50, pfff 100, things I would enjoy getting from the two sites I used.

Truth is, the list really is for me... And is there anyone in this world who wouldn't want to read Vader's Little Princess?

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Coated Well in Off White - Funky Jungle is Remix Central



Two or three things I know for sure, and one is that I'd rather go naked than wear the coat the world has made for me. - Dorothy Allison

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Can we talk about ... - Fendi Pre Fall 2015


Can we talk about ...
... how fantastically awesome the Pre-Fall 2015 collection by Fendi is? Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments.
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Possiamo parlare di ...


... quanto meravigliosamente stupenda è la collezione Pre-Fall 2015 di Fendi? Siete d'accordo o no? Condividete la vostra opinione nei commenti.

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Koennen wir darueber reden...

... wie super fantastisch die Pre-Fall 2015 Kollektion von Fendi ist? Seht Ihr das genauso? Oder eher nicht so Euer Ding? Teilt Eure Meinung mit uns.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Drawing Attention to Details - White Sweater Weather



“Tiny details imperceptible to us decide everything!” W.G. Sebald, Vertigo

Friday, 28 November 2014

Happy Birthday Funky Jungle! - and a Marc Jacobs Giveaway



It's hard to believe, but it really has been over 1 year ago that I wrote the very first post for Funky Jungle. And how much my little one has grown since then. A growth that wouldn't have been possible without you, dear funky readers.

As "Thank You!" from me to you, I am bringing you this exciting giveaway. I almost wish I could take part myself! We are talking Marc Jacobs here Ladies (and Gentlemen).

Here's to many more funky posts! Cheers!
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È dura crederci, ma è già passato un anno da quando ho scritto il primo post per Funky Jungle e quanto è cresciuto il mio piccolo da allora. Una crescita che non sarebbe stata possibile senza di voi, cari funky lettori!

Come "Grazie" da parte mia verso di voi, vi porto questo eccitante "giveaway". Quasi quasi vorrei potervi partecipare io stessa! Stiamo parlando di Marc Jacobs qui gentili signore (e signori).

Un augurio per molti altri funky posts! Saluti!
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Es ist fast nicht zu glauben, aber es ist bereits ein Jahr vergangen seit dem ich diesen Blog ins Leben gerufen und den ersten Artikel veroeffentlicht habe. Und wie mein kleiner Blog seither gewachsen ist! Ohne Euch, liebe Funky Leser waere das nicht moeglich gewesen.

Als "Danke Schoen" von mir an Euch bringe ich Euch diese Verlosung. Wuerde da ehrlich gesagt selbst gerne mitmachen! Ich meine, wir reden hier von Marc Jacobs, Maedels (und Jungs).

Da bleibt mir nur noch der Wunsch auf viele weitere Funky Posts! Prost! ;-)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

In Funky Town Grey is the New Black




"You know what's beautiful? When thick fog lifts from fall colored trees on a sunny autumn day."

Sunday, 16 November 2014

3 Times Is A Charm - Striped Dress Once More



Music Crush - On hot Rotation: Editors




Today the sun came out. So I hope to be able to take some pictures later in the afternoon. Now breakfast, preparing the outfit post for the afternoon, then off to restart my sunday morning karate practice. I'll leave you with the Editors, a group I am currently crushing on.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

LFW SS15 - Special Love to Jonathan Saunders



I admit that London Fashion Week for me was about 50/50. I didn't find quite as many collections spectacular, inspiring, covet worthy as during its sister event in New York. Here is one of those that was all of these things. And more.

Clearly he took inspiration from nature, flowers and leaves are present through out the collection, whether directly or in a more abstract way. He himselfs cites a piece of cotton voile, light and thin like paper, from a Japanese mill.
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Ammetto che La settimana della moda a Londra per me era bella a metà. Non ho trovato molte delle collezioni né spettacolari, né ispiratrici, né tanto meno degne di essere desiderate, certo non quanto quelle dell'evento di New York. Qui però ce n'è una che è tutte quelle cose assieme e anche di più.

Ha chiaramente preso ispirazione dalla natura, dai fiori e le foglie presenti in tutta la collezione, a volte in modo diretto, altre volte in modo più astratto. Lui dice che è stato un pezzo di cotone, sottile e leggero come un pezzo di carte, proveniente da una filanda giapponese
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Ich gebe zu, dass die London Fashion Week fuer mich so eher 50/50 war. Fand sehr viel weniger Kollektionen spektakulaer, inspirierend oder schlicht "haben will" als waehrend der Schwesterveranstaltung in New York. Hier ist eine, die aber all das dann eben doch war. Und mehr.

Es ist deutlich zu sehen, das er sich an der Natur orientiert hat, Blumen und Blaetter sind durch die gesamte Kollektion weg present, ob jetzt in direkter oder eher abstrakter Form. Er selbst gibt ein Stueck Baumwoll Voile, leicht und duenn wie Papier, aus einer japanischen Spinnerei an.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Fashion Find - 15 Very Fashionable Coats for Winter



During the winter months, a coat is your number one way to be both stylish and stay warm. Whether it is trendy or classic, it basically becomes your outfit whilst you are out and about, your business card, the first impression you are giving. Investing in a good coat is a smart decision, because the (for you) perfect coat will be a trusty friend for many occasions and many seasons.


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

NYFW SS15 - Special Love to Vivienne Tam



Take one look at those prints and you know one reason why I love the collection. Another one? The mesh inserts. Not enough? The silhouettes.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Not feeling Blue, What to do? - Outfit Quickie



"If you don't want me set me free,
exactly whome I'm supposed to be,
don't you know which clothes even fit me?"

"But you gotta let me know ...
should I stay or should I go?"
The Clash

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Riding the Wave - A Matter of Perspective


Growing, swelling, rising.
Ever higher, a wall of water,
the wave prepares to crash into the shore.
Stormy Seas / Surfers Paradise

Saturday, 1 November 2014

What I read on the Internet



My Top 10 Links of Fashion, Life and Curiousity around the Internet


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Black Hood - Halloween Edition



They aren't approaching yet. There's still time. How much? Who knows. We never do. All that we can really do is live each moment to the best of our abilities. Even if we are just waiting.

"Elaryen?"
"Yes?"
"Will we be able to pull this off?"
She smiles.
"Of course."

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