marni x h&m shopping haul

by tiza on March 15, 2012

it’s been ages since my last post. to follow it up, i received my h&m box today – and guess what’s in it???

what else but the stuff i got from marni x h&m collection!!! i couldn’t be more excited.

here are the items i’ve selected from the collection:

no, you’re not seeing double – i intentionally got the top and the dress with the same print. somehow, i was specially drawn to this tribal print.

unfortunately, there’s one specific item that i’ve been eyeing to buy, which, for some strange reason, were not sold online. i’m not sure if they sold these lovelies in the stores though. but i was really disappointed that the one item i was sure of buying was not included in the collection. here they are…


anyway, here’s what’s inside my box:

the sizes were about a size bigger than normal – either it was intended to be like that or the style is really boxier. nevertheless, there would be no returns – i fell in love with the prints! they’re just so lovely and quirky and fun. even the shape of the long-sleeve dress is quite eccentric – and i love it! it reminds me japanese tunics and dresses. initially, i thought i most probably would return the tribal-print short-sleeved dress. but when i tried it on, i was sure i’d keep it. the accessories were never in question. in fact, i love the 3-set necklace in teals and reds but they were already out of stock by the time i was able to get through the website (i was held in queue online for 4 hours!!!).

of course, i had to try them on!

the boxes of the accessories

the tag

the long-sleeved dress in front

…the amazing cut and print of the back!

…had to try it on again, this time with the accessories!

the dustbags

there are still a few pieces (last sizes) left on sale on the website. so if this blog entry enticed you to check out marni at h&m, check out the website!

marni x h&m

by tiza on November 29, 2011

yay, another collaboration!!! this time with marni…

watch the video here!

so simple yet so beautiful…

by tiza on November 27, 2011

i saw this photo from the sartorialist‘s all the pretty photographers edition and…lightning strikes. a simple black shift dress and two-toned brogues spoke volumes to me. beauty in simplicity.

photo courtesy of the sartorialist

polyvore: euro sporty

by tiza on November 14, 2011

thought of sharing my set from polyvore…

euro sporty chiceuro sporty chic by tizamania featuring leather high heels

H&M activewear pants
15 -

Vintage skirt

H&M leather high heels
25 -

Marc by Marc Jacobs leather handbag
$470 -

Hermès bracelet
$1,173 -

stila cosmetics – long wear liquid lip color
$22 -

Keys End Table – End Tables – Living Room Furniture – Furniture |…
$139 -

Buy Newgate Knightsbridge Wall Clock online at – John…
57 -

Blouson noir court zippé en cuir – Blouson Maje
€395 -

Lacoste Stretch-Polo uni – Stretch bei
€90 -

The Halloween Bootique :: Decorations & Props :: Enter If You Dare…
$9.99 -

Find me on Polyvore

instant oomph to your hair

by tiza on November 10, 2011

if you’re like me, who has limp hair and doesn’t have the luxury of time to spend on blowdrying and styling my hair everyday but would love to have that extra volume and texture to your hair, then you’re in luck…because i recently just found the answer to our prayers:

schwarzkopf’s taft sofort volumen powder (in english, schwarzkopf’s taft instant volumizing powder)

for barely 6€ and in just a few seconds, taft instant volumizing powder gives you instant volume, texture, matte finish, piecey look, ultra control but also manageability.

i have to admit, i was doubtful in the beginning. but after trying it out, i was impressed with what it can do to give your hair the oomph it needs.

check out heidi klum’s ad so you’ll see how it works

pina – dance, theatre or life?

by tiza on September 30, 2011

after hibernating for more than a month, i suddenly had the urge to start blogging again.  while it is quite difficult to find time to sit and post a blog as i juggle between mothering a terrible two and breastfeeding a cry-baby (literally!), i nonetheless want to share a spark of interest i saw while watching tv in the middle of pumping milk — the movie, pina.

for a brief 5 seconds or so, i was stuck with the ad for the dvd of the movie, pina, which was released here in germany last spring. while i haven’t heard of it or seen it before, it kinda reminded me of cirque du soleil - art in its own form and shape and sound and colour. it was rather difficult to classify, i wasn’t quite sure what it was – a movie? a dance? theatre? but i was moved anyway…or was i struck and static in that few secs? i’m not sure.

here’s what i found out about the film (thanks to!):

“PINA is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009.

PINA is a film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders.

He takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble, he follows the dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal – the place, which for 35 years was the home and centre for Pina Bausch’s creativity.”

(source: www.

incidentally, pina’s real name was philippine bausch.

anyway, i’m definitely getting myself a dvd copy of this film soon as my husband is just as eager to see it as i am. oh, and did i tell you that the music sounds just as amazing as the pictures?!? the song you’ll hear on the trailer is called lilies of the valley by jun miyake.  amazing.  just uh-mazing!

here’s the link to the trailer that i just saw on tv:  pina trailer

photos and info source:  pina the movie

kate moss weds

by tiza on August 14, 2011

it’s got to be one of the most beautiful wedding photos i’ve ever seen. mario testino‘s exclusive photographs of the kate moss-jamie hince wedding are truly fantastic, enchanting, and whimsical with a touch of vintage and li’l bit rock n’ roll.

all photographed by mario testino.

testino’s photos along with hamish bowle’s report on the moss-hince nuptial can be found on

photos courtesy of motilo