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blood sisterhood.

15 Mar

when i met nana some years ago at work, i already knew that we are one of a kind.

nevertheless it took some more time to find out that we are sisters at heart.

it was late summer and my grandma had just died. i had to call all the companies i work with to tell them that i had to take off some days at work to travel to the other side of the country for her funeral. i was devastated.

(my grandma has taught me so much, but the greatest gift she gave me on my way was unconditional love. not only her’s but with her actions she also taught me how to see beauty in everything when you look at things with the eyes of love. she never said something like that to me. it was the way she lived her life. i observed and learned). i was devastated about this loss but you couldn’t really tell from the outside. i tried to be strong and calm when i was confronted with co-workers (must be the capricorn in me, i guess).

and then…

there was nana. she saw me on a corridor at work, came to me and said: “you have lost someone, too.” (she herself  had lost a family member shortly before)

then she put her arms around me and for the first time i could exhale and give in to that sadness. we stood there for a while quietly (that’s how i remember it) and ever since it was clear to me. GIRLFRIENDS! we belong together.

that was in 2008 and our friendship has grown ever since.

there is so much you can say about nana. but when you meet her, what will attract your attention first, is her pure and positive spirit. she is a heart-openener. and i love heart-openeners! she will make you laugh in an instant. she is an amazing mum and a great boss (she doesn’t only do voice acting herself, she is also a voice over director). oh, i love to work with her.

during my last massive lovesickness she hovered over me. never left me. stayed with me the whole dark night through.

well, i could go on for hours. but this was only meant to be the introduction to what i ACTUALLY want to talk about…. so i won’t bore you with more details. in case you didn’t get it yet, i break it down to this one sentence: i love that girl! 

one fine day nana and me decided we should become friendship/sister tattoos.

1st step: what to get? we went through several brainstorming sessions. we loved THIS. but then we were afraid that it might be somthing you might get tired of after a while. then we got into the idea of two birds sitting on one string (if you put the arms together it would be one string and the birds each on one of our arms). but again, i am more of a symbolical/graphical tattoo girl. then one day nana and me were talking about something, she said: “our hearts have the same beat.” and that was when the idea popped up in my head.

“let’s go to the doc, let him get hold of our ECG-waves and that’s gonna be our tattoos!”            no sooner said than done!

step 2: appointment at the doc’s to get our ECG-waves. the whole staff of the practice was ever so sweet and supportive and they loved our idea.

very exciting!

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step 3: the actual tattoo day. we went to flügel & schwert, the tattoo store of the band haudegen.

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last wednesday it was!

sun was shining, we were happy. went to the other side of the city and got our tats.

first nana…

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and then me.

before i jumped on the chair the tattoo boy and me had this funny conversation:

me: “so, are you pierre?”

him: “no, i’m jared.”

me: “oh, ok. i’m julia. i think, we should know each other’s names before you tattoo me. i mean, this is not a random act, we start some sort of relationship now.”

him: “oh.” (he looks irritated)

me: “i mean, not a relationship but it’s a bond in a way.”

hahaha! he didn’t get me, i think. but that’s okay.

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yeah, it did hurt. more than my other tats. but it was worthwhile.

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now i have her heartbeat so close to mine ❤

happy!

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SLEEP IS FOR PUSSIES.

17 Jan

yes. so that was my motto for the past days.

it’s fashion week in berlin, in case you are not aware of that.

and my wonderful, amazing gal nina @mamzellev was in town to make the (capsule) happen in postbahnhof with blacklodges. so when she called out for me to work there like i already did last summer, i couldn’t say anything but yes. an oppurtunity to be around her, to get out of the studio, to get back together with some great people i hadn’t seen in a while and to meet some new ones, to observe this fascinating, weird, beloved fashion crowd. and to party! and that’s what i did. oh, i partied. sweden showed me how to slam my glasses and bottles on the table properly before drinking, france played the right tunes to shake my hips till dawn, the netherlands proved that they are good at surprises.

after my letting go issues that was the right thing to do.

well, two hours of sleep weren’t that much, but whatever. i have YSL beautysleep in my beauty bag. since this discovery i’m like: who needs sleep anyways. (the secret is to put it on in the morning!! not as they say before you sleep… how could you if you don’t. ha!).

so after 8 hours of (capsule) again yesterday, i had a quick hop into the studio again to do my ‘normal’ job.

later that evening the ones that were still standing went for dinner at zsa zsa burger in berlin schöneberg. a recommendation by wonderful food blogger paul fritze.

after that just a few more drinks at stagger lee. the bestestest bar in this city, if you ask me.

and that was it for me. thanks for these great days, my love nina. but also tack, sweden! merci, france! thanks, great britain! danke je well, nederlands!

I NEEDED THIS ❤

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capsule day one required some colors on my skirt.

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where the magic happened. postbahnhof.

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hello teamgloria! berlin adores a chandelier, too!

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while i was waiting for my coffee, some lights were shining. reminded me of NYC.

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denim demon taught me to slam it.

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no words needed.  #love

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