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+ MBFW – PerretSchaad

+ MBFW – PerretSchaad

This year, Wrangelstrasse 5 took our lenses to backstage for PerretSchaad‘s MBFW A/W 2012 show. Over three hours full of stress and nervousness, a model running late, the designers feeling as if they’ve forgotten something important, rehearsals, makeups, etc. It’s a whole different world than the surge of champagne-drinking fashionistas anticipating in the lounge. This...
+ MBFW - Escada Sport

+ MBFW – Escada Sport

It’s a beautiful blue-skied January morning, and Escada Sport kicks off the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with their A/W 2012 collection. Seeming disarray of patterns, cuts, and textures, formulate into a cohesive lineup capturing metropolitan femininity. The slightly windswept hairs can be attributed to the concept of creating an image that’s urban yet casual chic. It...
+ wang

+ wang

Alexander Wang Rocco bag with signature studs on bottom. Looks like a perfect pistol-carrying tote for a….lethal Finnish hitlady.
+ the dead cat and I

+ the dead cat and I

Last night, I borrowed a dead cat. Possibly a wild…bob…cat?? Tutia of PerretSchaad was kind enough to loan it over for the frigid walk home and while the vest served its purpose more than adequately, Wrangelsrasse 5 decided to create a few images. As it is tempting never to return the cat, “it died” might...
+ the white coat, bratislava

+ the white coat, bratislava

+ moments of Paris 2

+ moments of Paris 2

+ No.2 by ODIN

+ No.2 by ODIN

ODIN creates a masterpiece for their fragrance collection: NO.2 OWARI. This unisex scent in a gleaming black bottle comes packaged within a matte black box. Delish! It has top notes of owari mandarin, bright green bergamot, and grapefruit leaves while the heart consists of the intensely vibrant Cubeb pepper and Tonkin musk. There’s an underlying...
+ retro Paris

+ retro Paris

It’s been a few days since the last post, but surely a trip to Paris is excusable? Taking a break from work, we met up with Parisian interior decorator Juli Sibiski for a brunch at Rose Bakery. On a rainy depressive drizzly day flooded with black-attired Parisians, Sibiski walks up in a fur hat, a...
+ how to arrive

+ how to arrive

If you have a copy of the latest Monocle Mag, you might have noticed that this season we’re encouraged to travel in style and comfort with smart accessories, some good luggage and an outfit that will take you all the way. While I always make it a point to travel in style, I do have...
+ the kooples

+ the kooples

Chances are, Berlin hasn’t heard of the fashion house The Kooples. That’s because it’s a Parisian house and thereby doesn’t exist in Germany. Imagine that a fashion designer had the specific intent of creating collections specifically for architects: clothes in blacks, whites, shades of grays, blues, and muted reds. This franco-british fashion name collaborates with...
+ broguein

+ broguein

Brogueing or perforations refer to punched holes in shoes. They are originally thought to have started in Scotland where the holes allowed water to drain out of the shoes when the wearer crossed wet boggy terrain. Nowadays, they are used just as a decoration and to highlight, particularly in the Brogue, which is a style...
+ paul smith

+ paul smith

Everyone needs a pair of Paul Smith. What’s that? Question is: Who’s he? Sir Paul Smith Jr began his climb with Kilgour and wasted no time in starting his own shop in 1970. Six years later, the world was introduced to the UK label Paul Smith and the world became a multi-colored place to enjoy....