Fashion

Packing Essentials: Trench Coat season is coming

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What's the weather like when you look outside your window? Sunny? Windy? Rain? Or maybe all of the above? Living in Berlin I'm voting for the latter and from experience I know that places like London, Prague or New York are similar around this time of year. It is hence a good idea to choose your wardrobe carefully when traveling this season. Personally, I am[...]

City Travel - packing for NYC

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I love big cities. Having grown up in a town too small for my ambition I have spent the last 10 years of my life living in Paris, London, New York, San Francisco and various other capitols of the world. Obviously I have closely observed the fashion trends in each of those cities and will try to give you a good clue which sort of outfits are "very Paris", "v[...]

Summer is coming - what to wear?

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Dear Travelettes, Depending on where you live, the weather right now is still not really saying spring, let alone summer. You might wake up to a few rays of sun in the morning but once you step outside you freeze, like you've been freezing for months now. If this type of weather drags you down, take my advice - denial is the best medicine. This is a grea[...]

Bangkok: an ode to the Hareem Pants

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The whole Khao San Road area seems to require a certain uniform to enter it: hareem pants, parachute pants, drop-crotched pants- call them what you like, but if you ain't wearing them, you soon get seduced by the sheer scale of availability in the billions of stalls. You're likely to find yourself convincing youself that they're exactly what you need in y[...]

How Not to Look Like a Tourist

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Dear travelettes, I'd like to address a very serious issue. So serious, in fact, that it could decide over whether or not you have your wallet stolen, pay double for a cute new blouse or even become abducted and shot in the head. Ladies. I am not being dramatic, just realistic. I am talking about the immense disadvantages--no, risks!--that come with dress[...]

India - The thing with the Right Shoes

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Dear travelettes, finding the right pair of shoes when traveling in a country where most streets are mere dirt tracks is harder than finding mr. right. That is, if you don't care to buy those massive tracking sandals, which are about as sexy as dandruff. Finding the right pair therefore requires careful planning and close scrutiny of all aspects of you[...]