Category Archives: yet another return post

PINKY SWEA(TE)R

Generally, for major part of my life I used to be one of those people who claim that black looks good with any color, especially black. But then again, I read reports on Challenger catastrophy for fun so you can imagine I wasn’t exactly the ‘style digger’ type of person. I wore black in my world of editing Wikipedia film reviews, but didn’t mind colors in my surroundings, except for one. Nothing was as repulsive for me as a pink piece of clothing. Yuck!

Why did I hate the color so much? I guess it all goes down to the Barbie dresses, trousers, blouses, coats, sweaters, bikinis, shoes – pretty much anything a Barbie doll is accesorized with is pink, which I think creates a stereotype of some sort, or at least some negative associations. I remember my mum trying to talk sense into me by kindly offering to buy me pink clothes and reasoning that they are actually very, very pretty. The way I saw it, she was trying to force her sweet vision of me by holding me captive in a world where watching “Legally Blond” was legal (and that was not the world I wanted to live in back then). Anyways, as you can see from the pictures below, the situation has dramatically changed – not only am I wearing both pink sweater and pink jacket, but I combined them with white skirt. And peachy heels. And, well, pink handbag. Pink lipstick. Could this get any more cute?… (Yes, it could, if I was holding a white sleeping kitty with fuchsia ribbon.)

So somewhere in the process of acknowledging colors and adapting them into my wardrobe I also started to see pink as something more than just phenolphthalein getting all raspberry in alkaline solution. I adore this hue, I think it goes well with my skin tone and when I wear pink my heart feels warmer. Or you could say I sold my soul to become a conformist member of a cuteness culture (yes, it’s really a thing, it started with Japanese Kawaii and it expanded). Either way, enjoy the outfit and “Keep it cute!” (which once used to be a note that Walt Disney pinned over each of his animators’ desk – see, this cutneness culture is no joke…).

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All the photos are taken by my friend Janina Jungiewicz, who turned out to have an amazing eye for fashion photography as well as enough free time to spend it with me and, you know, the clothes stuff 🙂 Thank you Jane, those pictures are amazing!

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THINGS are happening

As the title shows, something has been going on – something that for a while made me drop my beloved blog! Not for much longer (I hope), since I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts with you guys a lot!

But I guess a little bit of explanation wouldn’t hurt… So I have been working for a new on-line fashion magazine – Mess Magazine! If you haven’t come across it, here are all the informations you need:

Mess Website

Mess Facebook Fanpage

Mess Instagram

Mess 1st Issue

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Actually, those are not all the informations you need. So here’s more – all the felietons you could have read on my blog are now being published via Mess website or Mess issue (only one has been released yet, in January, but we’re trying to keep it monthly!). That’s why I needed some time to think about reorganising Pepper Issue a bit, so I don’t have to cover the same topics twice. I came up with the solution – I think I want Pepper to be more of a ‘lifestyle’ blog from now on (but still within the boundaries of good taste, so don’t expect daily selfies or what’s on my menu for lunch…).

Take a look at what the first issue of Mess Magazine looked like. I wrote a piece about Karl Lagerfeld (but don’t get the wrong idea – it’s not another song of praise, quite the opposite…).

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I also played a little ‘fashion police’ with the Golden Globes looks (it’s kind of addictive, you know – judging…).

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And tried to be a pro describing some of the Spring/Summer 2014 collections 🙂

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My writing is not the only reason for you to take a look at the current issue of Mess Magazine – this is just a tiny sample of many beautiful editorials featured!

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And once you’re done with reading and appreciating the issue, you can go for a daily update on the website (comes in handy especially during the big fashion month):

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That’s absolutely all of advertising for tonight (although it doesn’t feel wrong – I love MessMag and I hope for you to love it too!). I think I know how to get back on track with this blog – tomorrow I’m going on an amazing trip to Paris with my best friends and I hope there will be a lot to share with you! But for now I am in a bit of a trap, the one that you all know very well – what to wear? Hopefully you’ll see for yourself soon on the blog! Keep on checking for the new post.

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All the photos, except for the one with my chaotic suitcase, are courtesy of Mess Magazine.

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