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The lavera Showfloor was staged at the Umspannwerk at Alexanderplatz. We made it to the closing show Friday night. Full house and the D. MACHTS GROUP proved the fusion of hair trends, cosmetics and fashion. Classy and expressive hair looks combined with the fashion creation of the Esmod students.

 

 

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7 o’clock. Good morning Berlin.

This Wednesday morning we met at the Neue Heimat in Friedrichshain to dance. The trend of before-work parties is from London. The Morning Gloryville party series was hosted the second time in Berlin this week. Instead of smoking, drinking and a bad hangover the next morning people come together before going to work to drink smoothies & enjoy vegan breakfast, work out in the yoga corner, have a massage and most important dance for happiness!

Green machine smoothie ingredients: banana/ spinach/ lemon/ melon/ apple/ celery.

Monday Fashion Week night out here come some impressions of the catwalk at LNFA2 store at Bikini Berlin. Between the empty rags a catwalk, a dj desk, a bar, a make up table of JACKS Beauty Department (thanks, I love my new neon orange lipstick) and many happy fashion people. On the catwalk Bélier, Maisonnoèe and Studio GAMPE. Each of them with their very special presentation if dj and violin combo or live moderation.

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Past Sunday the New Yorker producer / actrice / newcomer author Lena Dunham paid us a visit in Berlin. The proud owners of one of the precious tickets could see Dunham at Deutsches Theater in an one-hour talk with editor in chief, Christoph Amend from Zeitmagazin. The interview was part of the series “Im Gespräch mit” from Zeitmagazin. So much said so far: the author didn’t read a single word from her book “Not That Kind Of Girl” (the official reason of the event) but there was a lot to laugh about.

The light goes off, a devoutly silence in the hall and there she comes – slightly ducked and a bit clumsy thanks to her platform heels in a green summer dress – Lena Dunham enters the stage. She scans the audience with a searching gaze against the bright spotlight until she seems to recognize someone. With ostentation she sticks out her tongue. The audience is delighted. The first quite professional seeming Christoph Amend seems rather bashful after gushing welcome from Dunham (including a kiss on the hand). But he luckily recovers rather quickly and begins a relaxed conversation about Dunham’s celebrity dog and her parents. Private questions seem to be no problem for the American artist as the 28-old reveals almost everything in her TV series “Girls” as well as in her autobiography “Not That Kind Of Girl”. How practical that questions about her work reveal intimate confessions of the New Yorker girl. But is there still something we don’t already know?

Lena Dunham is notorious for her bluntness in everything she does. Nothing is sugar-coated or kept – especially what isn’t perfect is set into focus. With one or two kilos too much on the scale, the permanent urge to talk about herself (no matter if with the best friend or the whole world) and the thematization of compulsion neuroses Dunham is perhaps the most human star one can imagine.

„My name is Lena, I´m from New York City, I´m a feminist and I love snacks!“

A lot of the things she shares this night in her loud voice feels familiar. The people she describes remind me of caricatures of people I know and so feels probably the rest of the audience, too. They smile knowingly around me when Dunham talks about “platonic bed sharing” (if you share your bed with a guy without sleeping with him, so you don’t feel lonely). Also the girls around me all look as if they could be playing a role in “Girls” themselves. So where is the difference between the girl on stage and the ones following her each and every word?

To be honest, there is no big difference. Dunham’s book is a similar read to my sister’s diary: very amusing but rhetorical not outstanding. And also the question about her political position as a feminist, Dunham answers quite simple with the explanation “I’m not a politician.” (Btw. she thinks Obama is “hot”). Just to be clear, I have no intention to place myself on the side of the “Dunham haters” (from which you can actually find quite a lot). Even if this event seems more like a mass-fan-event where the book is only decoration on the little coffee table between the two talkers, I do think that Dunham has something important to say.
In opposite to the character Hannah who Dunham plays in her TV series, who wants so much but fails again and gain by blocking herself, Dunham has found a way to point attention to subjects that matter. Of course her book tells us nothing outstanding but the fact that she talks so freely about issues that are rather taboos in society makes it a sensation itself. In “Girls” it is said that Hannah doesn’t want to be THE voice of her generation but A voice. Lena Dunham herself managed this quite successful. It is more important to her to share her personal experiences (however intimate they may be) instead of protecting herself. By doing so Dunham gives her voice to a generation of mid-20s girls (and probably also guys!) and as a sort of best friend makes all the issues public that secretly drive us all nuts. Thanks for that dear Lena!

In fact there was unfortunately no discussion of the truly interesting passages of “Not That Kind Of Girl” (I only say: condom in the indoor plant alias the rape scene), as Christoph Amend preferred to read his favorite passages from the book, but I still took a few new thoughts with me when I left the theater:

1.    You can be a feminist and be on a diet at the same time.
2.    Sharing is truly caring!
3.    It doesn’t matter what you do, it only matters that you really do it.
4.    The new season of “Girls” (in Germany from April 2015, in the US from January) will be the best of all.

 

written by Marie Krutmann.

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Thanks to last nights presentation of woman.made‘s collection ‘This is our Youth’ we finally made it to the Boum concept store.

Located at Tempelhofer Ufer the store unites delicious food and goods with each other. While having lunch or coffee one can shop in the integrated shop. Since last night the product range of tea, perfume, bursting bubbles, schnapps and candles made by native creatives has been extended by the well combinable jewelry woman.made collection.

The cosy get together with a glas of Berliner Winter and goulash soup whets appetite for more lunch and coffee breaks at the Boum concept store. For all workaholics and late bloomer in christmas shopping this is a nice spot to shop while having a break.

 

Boum – Delicious Goods

Tempelhofer Ufer 32

10963 Berlin – Gleisdreieck

 

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The warm light of an autumn afternoon, laughing faces, a gorgeous pregnant baby bump, close ups of smiles, hugging girlfriends, various patterns of textiles and decorations. It looks like a fall advertising campaign for women’s ready-to-wear somewhere between Odd Molly’s sophisticated Hippie Looks and Tommy Hilfiger’s style of family portraits.

Well, guess what? It’s not. These are pix of Gossip Girl starlet Blake Lively’s Babyshower! The 27 year old actress is expecting Ryan Renold’s (Scarlett Johansson’s Ex) child and seems  to be perfectly happy. There will definitely not be a lack of romper suits, Blake!

“It’s a festival. The whole point is to be drunk and obnoxious”

a friend told me after we returned from Gagnef Festival to the reality of urban Stockholm. Of course I felt the difference between the flush of the festival and the more settled / stable life (or whatever you may call that life) back in the city, too – but I had difficulties with this formulation.

What was the flush, the intoxication that I experienced at Gagnef Festival? It was not the fact that one could be drunk for three days in a row. No, it was definitely more. Much more. Trying to grasp the feeling I shared with other happy Gagnef visitors I can say that it was composed by a variety of different ingredients. First of all, hell yeah – we had stunning weather! It was non-stop sunshine (well of course at night the sun wasn’t burning on your sweaty skin anymore but to be honest it was “dark” for the maximum of 3 hours I would say). No rain drops, just beautiful sunshine which made it perfect bathing weather. The magic of the river and seriously the whole Swedish landscape of Dalarna in general makes the place where the Skankaloss Festival (just referred to as Gagnef festival as it is located in Gagnef) an enchanted place. Sure, through my German eyes there might always be a touch of Bullerby-Syndrom that paints the Swedish landscape in even prettier colours but for real: it is gorgeous in that area!
As most of Gagnef’s party guests come from the big cities Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö they can all experience the beautiful way by train or car to the festival where you see nothing but woods, fields, sparkling rivers, flowers, some midsummer poles and wooden horses. It has a touch of a summer camp where all the city kids can hang out in nature for a weekend and just let go of the day-to-day business.

The festival areal is a place not too small and not too big – with a million things to discover. One of the main stages in built in front of the river so you see the water dancing and sparkling behind the bands while you can dance on the stairs of a wooden amphitheater. The other stages are a hidden cave that was covered in pink smoke the first time I found it and a arena that feels like the ring of a circus where all the wild ponies are getting ready to show their most beautiful steps. In various places at the water where people can jump in the water or in the fields and bushes sit DJs and produce various kinds of music. Different artists, such as Stine Marie Jacobsen (who we also interviewed for SlashMuse Magazine) or Martin Olsson and Linn Granlund participated with inspiring art work and you can find a sauna as well as great food such as Oysters or Jamaican Cuisine, which makes the Skankaloss Festival a complete little cosmos.

If you want to take a break from the different kinds of music, from which Ryley Walker, Tami Tamaki and Zhala were clearly our highlights, you can participate in the Tennis tournament “Gagnef Open”, watch the long board competition or the skaters at the half pipe on the festival areal.

All these aspects make Gagnef such a magical place – it’s the holistic world that is created. People with weak nerves and a giant hangover should better not go to the long board competition as it simply takes your breath away every time they speed around the corner, a shy person will perhaps not enjoy the sauna as much as I can guarantee you to make new friends there who will convince you to jump naked on the big wooden swing that catapults you into the fresh cold river – but hej it’s only once a year and maybe the whole point of a festival is not to be drunk and obnoxious but just to be courageous and free. Gagnef is a great place for that! Our favorite Swedish Festival.

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Saturday night a happy crowd of bloggers, DJs, artists, Hipsters, musicians, photographers, pretty girls and beardy guys gathered in the former Czech consulate, that got recently turned into an exhibition, event and party spot of Berlin’s urban scene. The reason for this festive gathering was the 7th birthday of the urban lifestyle Blog I Heart Berlin. The diligent team of  Frank, Claudio, Devid, Suz, Lia and Jens created a beautiful event composition: A group exhibition WE ARE BERLIN showed edgy curated work by:

Alicia Kassebohm
Ana Santl for iGnant
Camilla Storgaard
Carolin Saage
Casio Ono & Anto Christ
Chris Phillips for Pornceptual
Eylül Aslan
Florian Kolmer
Florian Reischauer for Pieces of Berlin
Jan Herdlicka for Finding Berlin
Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert
Kate Bellm
Katja Hentschel
Linda Berlin
Lisa Wassmann
Marlen Stahlhuth
Nadine Elfenbein
Nicola Napoli
Ole Westermann for Dandy Diary
Oliver Rath
Philipp Pusch
Vitali Gelwich

Florian Kolmer’s giant photograph that welcomed you inside by showing bearded Alexandar Jovanovic, which was the perfect connection to the book release of BEARDICTED by Alicia Kassebohm. Her book release explained actually the extremely high level of beardy guests at the party – all showing their artful decorated beards in the book! What was this question a couple of months ago that was discussed in all kinds of urban lifestyle mags: have we reached beard peak yet? – well this was a new level of beard peak in my life (and remember I live in Stockholm – one of Europe’s beard capitals one could say). Anyhow,  as I still can’t seem to get enough facial hair I checked out the Barber Shop Foto Box that was installed at the party entrance. You could make your dream come true and even with a hairless girl face test different forms of full beard and mustaches with fur, butterflies or flowers.

Moreover the crew of I Heart Berlin featured the third edition of the BERLIN FILM NIGHT and presented great musical support of the DJs Entree, Obstsalat, Missill, Padde Unhold and a live gig of Pitchtuner. Obstsalat’s congratulation speech to the I Heart Berlin team was close to a catastrophe but she made up for that at least 10 times with the great music she played.

All in all, there is nothing left to say but: Thanks I Heart Berlin for the great party, your power and inspiration and happy Birthday!

Yesterday evening from 5pm-11pm ( oficially 10pm, which is why the police paid us a visit in the end and moved the party inside) GORDON Café and Recordstore celebrated Grand Opening in Berlin.

The talented guys from Legotek Records from Tel Aviv made their long time dream come true and opened a Recordstore with coffee place and bar in Berlin’s upcoming neighborhood Rixdorf / Neukölln. The cozy space at Allerstraße 11 (near U-Bahn Boddinstraße) has a bright café area and a smaller room with DJ booth and records in the back where they played groovy music and offered drinks and homemade Israeli food. Most of the happy guests ignored the fact that fall is on its way to Berlin and sat outside and mingled. It was a beautiful atmosphere, great sound, charming hosts and a lot of fun!

I was impressed with their ambitious opening times: mon-fri 8am – 10pm and on the weekends (only) 12 hours – from 10 to 10! But as these guys serve premium roasted coffee from THE BARN chances are high that the first guests will already drop in every morning at 8 to get great coffee and some nice tunes as a start into their day! We wish GORDON all the best and will come back soon!

Das ist der Sound für die echten Männer
Die das hier hören wenn sie Pressluft hämmern
Für Nutten und Hausfrauen …
(K.I.Z./ Urlaub fürs Gehirn)

Imagine Lola dancing to these lyrics and you have a brief idea of us at Berlin Festival 2014….

The Berlin Festival is a part of the annual Berlin Music Week. Previously situated at the areal of the Tempelhofer Flughafen for the past few years the festival now moved to the Arena Park in Friedrichshain where locations like the Badeschiff/ Glashaus/ Club der Visionäre and White Trash Fast Food formed together the new festival areal. Additionally an Open Air Hip Hop stage was built up in front of White Trash Fast Food surrounded by different food and drink stands and an Art Village with a free hug stage/ a paint club/ a mini disco/ a market place and more.

Friday night –  truly a disappointment for us. The festival areal was not set up. People with matching wristbands seemed slightly lost on their way from one club to another. After the bar guy disclosed us he was a hooker and only costs 50 Euros we decided to spend some time in front of the restrooms – for the rest of the night. The way home in a shopping trolley might have been the most fun part of the evening/ morning.

Saturday started of with super sunny weather. Equipped with bikes and a backpack we started into day 2. The whole area had become one place. One entrance and one exit.
First enjoying Magda while lying in sun chairs at Badeschiff was a great start. Followed by the Crystal Fighters. BÄÄÄM. What a party – what a show. The Arena was sweating like hell. But in the end a little irritation. Due to the schedule seven more minutes to play: no encore, no show off again, they were just gone.
A little break brought us to a little park side close by. Just to tell how cool Berlin is: While lying in the grass suddenly a firefighter truck appears behind us through the trees. Silently rolling down to a container for barbecue leftovers. Six firefighter get of the truck, one flips his cigarette into the container before they extinguish the fire that had been smoking in there for quite a while. As fast as they appeared they are gone again.
Back at the festival we saw super cool Bombay Bicycle Club which we had to leave a little earlier to see HVOB who heated up the crowd in the already cooking Glashaus. Next up the Editors. A long day for us ended up with Zoot Woman and my very very euphoric happy company who took me to McDonalds and bought me a Happy Meal before we went to bed.

Good morning Sunday. If you think going to a day festival is less exhausting than a proper festival with camping you are wrong. A late breakfast and we made it to the festival ground by 2pm. Alle Farben playing at Badeschiff – a perfect Berlin end of summer feeling in the air. Sitting in front of the Hip Hop stage we watched that little cute boy at the turntables of the Beatgeeks. Father and son – what a adorable picture. German Hip Hop newcomer Ahzumjot made us leave for a late lunch while singing ‘Triff mich am Späti…’.
In the evening a tight program with amazing Woodkid, K.I.Z. and Moderat. K.I.Z. the only act who hardly tried to play as long they wanted to were ruled over by tight festival schedule, too. But in the end won one more real big fan that night. With the xth beer in our hands we rounded up the festival with Neneh Cherry & Rocketnumb.

It was a good weekend, great acts, a lot impressions and an euphoric atmosphere. Some may complain about the sound… but come on if you cannot have fun with friends, great weather and an amazing line up better stay at home and hide in your bed next year. Thanks!

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Our Fashion Week kickoff this year was the SUPERFICIAL FASHION PRESENATION at Projektgalerie / Sven Krüger & Rebecca Baylor. Founded in 2007 Projektgalerie is a temporary platform for fashion, art and music and describes itself as a real alternative dimension to the commercial Fashion Week which is open to the public.

On Monday evening, the traditional opening of Berlin Fashion Week, this year once again the silent and little but not less inspirational and open minded space started off with a Designer Sale at the Butterflysoulfire Boutique on Mulackstraße in Mitte hosted by Projektgalerie. The Superficial Fashion Presentation with MZ Sunday LUV and HllYWD as vocal acts was the highlight of the Gettogether.

Superficial is a unisex label by Anthony Vouardoux and Beck Naylor. And the collection: ‚Superficial is adaptable. Each piece can be worn at breakfast or to Berghain. Ready to wear that fits to modern life. Humor plays a vital part.

Humor and design spread over to all guests standing in the dim rainy silent street. Fashionable people appearing one by one. Drinking beer and chatting. Music, a balcony door opens and HllYWD starts the fashion show. And than when people just gathered it is over again and everything turns back into normal.

We found damm hot leggings with an allover dick-print, which was perfectly complimented by the pleasant boob-dress which was presented by the shop assistant.

Great clothes/ great people/ thanks for the show/ thanks for the beer and inspiration!

 

 

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On the hot hot Saturday afternoon of the 5th July we opened up our Kindergarten for creative fools: Club de Slasheurs!

 

It was a magical afternoon celebrating the art show opening of SULLY SIDE UP. starring Berlin based artists Nomad Uno, Kor Izoh, Robert Kizielewicz, Kai-Alexander Donner and Sahra Zoë Polosek. We enjoyed the delicious wines of Domaine la Louviere, cold beers, Popcorn, cake, Exclusive Coffee and ice cream while mingling into the summer night.

 

Thanks to Tobias Vetter and Tripploss we all got tattoos – some of the kind that will stick forever and remind of the day where we were all sitting at old school tables once again sharing our dreams about butterflies and children’s games – some of the kind that only last for 2days in the new look of SlashMuse and Club de Slasheurs’ logos designed by Swedish graphic designer Olof Bruce.

 

DJ J’espère and KOLMER were a big support making sure we enjoyed ever minute of ice cream in the deck chairs as well as rummaging in our pop up store that offers fashion, vintage, accessories, jewellery, coffee table books, magazines, home accessories, post cards and an exclusive Poster edition by Berlin based photographer Marc Schuhmann! The product range is growing everyday now thanks to more and more exciting designer cooperations. So, just pop by and have a look at our Club!

 

We thank everyone who came from near and far away to join us for this beautiful day, we thank our fantastic sponsors and all our amazing helpers making this place happen!!

 

 

Club de Slasheurs
Thursday – Sunday 12-20h
July / August 2014
Großgörschenstraße 28 / Hinterhof / Berlin-Schöneberg

 

 

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good morning Slasheurs //

it’s ‪#‎MBFWB‬. we want to celebrate a Fashion Week Hangover Häng with you at ‪#‎ClubdeSlasheurs‬ this Saturday. Come over and chill with us.

SPECIALS // ‪#‎flowermarket‬ ‪#‎paddlingpool‬ ‪#‎wakeupcoffee‬ ‪#‎chilloutmusic‬‪#‎sullysideupexhibition‬ ‪#‎derkaterkiller‬

Get your free Der Katerkiller. Bring your friends and have a great escape at our little oasis in the heart of Berlin.

OPENING HOURS // Thursday-Sunday, noon-8pm.

LOCATION // Großgörschenstraße 28, Berlin Schöneberg (S1/ S2/ S25/ U7 Yorckstraße).

see you @ the #ClubdeSlasheurs.

 

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