LE PARMENTIER PARIS x GITTA WITZEL

LE PARMENTIER PARIS x GITTA WITZEL

In collaboration with Forzieri / Anzeige – New website design also means new blogpost. Since a couple of weeks now I have been working on my new website where I finally included lots of acting related information. It is still a work in progress but I wanted it to become a more professional personal website than solely a blog. Because many of you already now that acting is my main passion and goal and I am so happy that this year went quite well. I was booked for several roles in some cool productions. A week ago, Dogs of Berlin – the second German Netflix series was released. I am super proud to have been part of this production! You should definitely check it out!Taking the occasion of my new layout to also revive this blog again. It is about time, I know! I have so many pictures in store, which I really like to share with you. And I will take the next couple of weeks to do so. But let us start off with my latest collaboration. I teamed up with the luxury online store Forzieri to introduce you to their exclusive handbag brand LeParmentier Paris. The handbags are timeless and elegant pieces. I wore my peggy leather satchel bag together with my newest obsession, the scarf printed velvet pants and a cobalt blue blouse with my wool coat on top. How do you like the look?

Pictures were taken by the very talented and fastest working photographer I know : Tonya Matyu  

LOOK DETAILS

Le Parmentier Peggy Leather Satchel Bag – Forzieri
Scarf Print Velvet Flare Trousers – Urban Outfitters
Long blouse – Glamorous
Wool coat – H&M

URBAN JUNGLE

URBAN JUNGLE

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Aaaand I am back. I know it has been a while since I last published a blogpost, and I am sorry for everyone who has been waiting for a new update. Not that I want to excuse the wait, but a lot has been going on. In fact, the first half of 2018 was one of most intensive times I had in a while. Unfortunately doing justice to my blog was not part of it even though it was on my mind the whole time. But with my (sometimes very strong) all-or-nothing personality I felt like I wasn’t able to do it properly. Therefore I let it rest. Once you are committed to something, you just want to do it right, and if other circumstance keep you from doing that, I think it’s better to put it on hold until you can focus on it again.

Without going into full detail, I think that a very turbulent roller coaster ride would describe the last six months best. With a lot of highs, and a lot of lows. It was exhausting to say the least. But the human body and mind works kind of funny, because it can cope with a looooot. Up until a certain point. I know that I can handle stress very well, and sometimes I even work best under. But when you hit that certain point, nothing seems to work anymore. I lacked everything: Energy, creativity, motivation, etc. In the end,  I had to press the pause button for my own sake. Which is what what I just did.

Those of you who follow me on Instagram might have seen that I recently have been to New York (Yes, there will be a blogpost about that trip soon – currently working on it!). For ten days, I took the much neaded break, and tried to recharge and free my mind. It was the best I could have done. Even though New York may not seem to be the typical city to relax, but I was longing to head back to the states again. Everyone who knows me well,  knows how much I love it there. And my last New York visit was nine years ago, so it was definitely about time!

While being there, I decided that I have to get back into blogging as it was something I really missed. I just love being creative on my own, with no one telling me how things should be done, how some things work or need to look like. Plus there is no algorithm I have to figure out (this might seem to be an unresolvable task anyway) haha.

So here are some pictures from my latest shoot with Carolin. We met in the lovely Berlin café House of Small Wonder which has one of the most beautiful entry areas I have ever seen. Like an urban jungle with lots of plants and wood. I also just found out that the place was originally created in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. No wonder why I also fell in love with Williamsburg, but I will tell you more about that soon. And as fate would have it, my top matched the surrounding :-) Hope you like them!



Photography by Carolin Kruse

OVERTHINKING

OVERTHINKING

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One of my first acting teachers once said to me that I am an ‚over-thinker‘. She was right. I overthink. Quiet often, unfortunately. And it definitely hinders me from putting my plans into action. Instead of ‚just doing things‘, I think about many reasons not to do it or I procrastinate. Why? I don’t really know. It is not that I choose to think that much. It just happens. And I also know that if I don’t start somewhere, nothing will ever happen.

The past weeks have been a real emotional rollercoaster for me. I had and still have to deal with a lot of private issues that made me question a lot. Unfortunately, I lost a family member, which as saddened as it is, is part of life. You have to deal with it. But then you also start to think about life in general again. About the things we too often take for granted. Back to overthinking. Ever wondered why we even live (despite genesis or other development theories)? Or why human beings look the way they look? And why there are planets and all this kind of stuff? For most of these questions, there isn’t an answer, which quiet frankly drives me nuts sometimes. But it seems like we never question those given circumstances in our daily lives.

We exist – We live from day to day never really questioning why we did what we did – We do the things other people showed us to do. Just question all the things you do in a day! You will see that almost everything is something you don’t really need to do and especially not in the way you do it. Are you still with me or have I lost you with my super rare questions? But isn’t it true that everything is part of a system, other people have build over the years/decades? I mean, I cannot really choose, if I want to pay taxes or not. And if I don’t play by the rules, I am considered to be an outcast.

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And once you think about those things, you kinda look at the world a bit different. Especially at the use of social media. This whole ’sharing movement‘ got a bit out of control in my opinion. And it seems like too many people became a victim of this movement. No one on this planet would have shared a photo of their food 15! years ago, or pinned a photo of the vacation on a public board so everyone can see it. It might sound somehow hypocritical now, as I am sharing those things myself. But I do overthink it. Now more than ever.

I am often conflicted about whether I share ‚this picture‘ or ‚this information‘ now or not. And then I see others sharing super private moments of their lives. For example kids. Nowadays, I happen to see so many kids photos. Have they thought about their child’s privacy for once? Privacy. A good many people lost in the 21st century. It would be a lie to say I am not influenced by it. It seems to be part of the system now that you have to share private matters in order to be authentic and approachable. As in my case, I really thought a lot about sharing the news about the death in my family or not. Which is super stupid. I would be curious about your opinion on those matters! Can you relate to my thoughts? Well, as someone who works in a public environment, it is up to me on what information I share or not. And sometimes I struggle with drawing the line.

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Another thing I noticed in this whole social media bubble is that I often see people post similar photos. Everyone is kinda copying someone. It got a bit boring I must say. Everyone has maybe their own ‚journey‘, but what they share of it, is much alike. I know how interesting it is to watch other people’s lives. And we all tend to enjoy lives that seem far distant from our own. Many times, I caught myself indulging in other peoples stories live and then I remember what I once read on Zanita’s blog about successful people not getting distracted especially by comparing. We are all individuals and shouldn’t compare, nor copy one another. We are all unique. Therefore shouldn’t question things. If you feel like doing something – DO IT. If you feel like saying something – SAY IT. Life is too short!

Ok, I guess this is a lot to process, but I felt like writing it down as it is something I think about a lot. I try to stop thinking for a bit now, and enjoy this Easter time. I wish you all relaxing holidays. x Gitta

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Pleated Trousers – Urban Outfitters (HERE – on SALE!)
Hoodie  – Champion (HERE)
Sneakers – Puma

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Photography by Carolin Kruse

LIFE IN A FAST-PACED WORLD

LIFE IN A FAST-PACED WORLD

LIFE IN A FAST-PACED WORLD

Faster. Faster. Everything needs to be faster in our fast-paced world. Have you ever thought you have enough time? Yap, me neither. Especially, when I think about my never ending to-do list. It just seems impossible to work it off. Because what happens is, that even in our fast-paced world, there is something called life! Crazy, right? Sometimes you need sleep. Sometimes you want to simply hang out with friends. And sometimes you get sick. Or you just want to do nothing at all. But the worst part: I almost feel bad about this. Because time is limited, time is rushing and time most certainly doesn’t stop.

So, next Friday it is my birthday – again! And once again, I am amazed by how fast one year has passed. Have I accomplished enough in the past year or could I have done more? Those are some questions, I ask myself. Somehow ridiculous. But I guess, that is kind of a by-product of this society we are living in.

I recently read an amazing article about our perception of time (unfortunately it is in German only). The fact is that each and every day has 24 hours and every hour has 60 minutes. Period. So, why do we perceive time differently? Sometimes you think time doesn’t pass at all, right? Like while waiting in line or sitting at the doctor’s waiting room. But once you need to finish some tasks, the day could not be long enough. And, at the end of the day you ask yourself where the hours went? How you only were able to accomplish two instead of five tasks? We all know how rewarding the feeling of ticking tasks off the to-do list is.

One thing, I felt very proud of was the submission of our short movie for the 99fire films award last Monday. My team and I had 99 hours from the time the topic was release to write, plan, shoot and edit a short movie. So have a look at THE BIGGER PICTURE  … and welcome to the fast-paced world!

As of next week I will be on a little birthday getaway. Enjoying life. Celebrating life. And just trying to take things a little easier :)

Photography by Tonya Matyu

Mom Jeans – H&M
Velvet anorak  – Mango
Velvet Plateau Heels – Buffalo Shoes
Embroidered clutch – H&M
Sunglasses – Aldo

MIXING VODKA AND EMOTIONS

MIXING VODKA AND EMOTIONS

Kicking of 2018 with a super cool business look wearing a striking red suit and the coolest statement shirt out there! If you ask me, I think that suits are like the epitome of business attire. But I didn’t want to wear the usual black or grey one. I wanted something that is a real eye-catcher and I guess this red suit does the job. I love that it is a more looser cut and I really started to take a liking to wide legged, flowing trousers. And when I saw the ‚MIXING VODKA AND EMOTIONS‚ tee (ok, I would usually opt for Gin, but who cares at that point), I knew that it was made for me. Coolest fact is that the brand – WRSTBHVR – is a Berlin based fashion brand. Well, support your local heroes!

Wearing matching pieces like this paisley printed co-ords outfit, or this grey suit styled boots have already become my favorite kind of day-to-day looks. You always look super dressed no matter what! You can either dress them up or down, but either way it looks stylish. Like a win-win situation. So, 2018 will definitely be a year when I will add more suits to my wardrobe.

I also want to make 2018 my best business year so far. Both for my acting, as well as blogging career. But despite me feeling very motivated, everyone around me seemed to do a slow start. Therefore nothing much happened this first week in 2018. Except that I finally got into my workout routine (after all this Christmas food), submitted an e-casting for a cool commercial (fingers crossed, please) and finally shot with Melissa again. She helped me to take photos of my apartment for a collaboration I am having (interior post coming soon!) as well as some outfit photos. So stay tuned! There will be a lot of content here.

How about your first week in 2018? Are you satisfied about how the year started?

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Red Suit – Zara // Statement Shirt – WRSTBVHR // Watch – Fossil // Bag – Old one from my mum :)

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THE URBAN AMBIGUITY – SMART & SOBER

THE URBAN AMBIGUITY – SMART & SOBER

What happens when you ask your uncle and cousin to come up with a cool headline for these photographs?  First you will have a lot to laugh about and second you can watch them philosophize for minutes. The result: The urban ambiguity – smart & sober. Pretty cool huh? Well, they even thought about starting a firm specialized in creating headlines haha.

So, back to these photographs which I can finally share with you. We took them on the day of my big Gucci Bloom campaign photoshoot for which I selected a couple of floral dresses in order to complement the message of the new Gucci Bloom fragrance. I really fell in love with this floral ombre dress, but it wasn’t suitable for the campaign shoot. So, on our way to the restaurant as we were super hungry and exhausted, we quickly stopped at an industrial area in Dessau to take these outfits pics in like 10 minutes. But they turned out soooo good and are probably my favorite pictures of 2017.

Speaking of which. 2017 is almost over and tomorrow is Christmas Eve. This came way to quickly. I am currently at my relatives and will travel to my hometown and am really looking forward to see all my friends & family again. Happy Holidays. x Gitta

Floral ombre dress – Asos // Ankle Boots – Glamorous via Asos // Baker Boy Hat – Asos // Coat – H&M 

Photography by Jennifer Becker

ABOUT 2017 AND A MAJOR LIFE DECISION

ABOUT 2017 AND A MAJOR LIFE DECISION

Gazing on the calendar today. And there it is. In cold print: 03 December 2017. I am asking myself what has happened from January to November and why 2017 is already expiring. By the time I am getting older, I just want to press pause at some point as the years seem rushing by faster and faster. Do you feel me? I made 2017 a year of changes. And I mean a lot of changes. But what would life be without change? Right. Boring!

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I guess, I made on of the most important decisions in my life this year. So, if you follow me on my Instagram already or have read some of my articles, you may or may not know that I also work for tv/film productions. Preferably in front of the camera. And that is actually something I wanted to do as long as I can think of. And even though, I worked in many other jobs before, most importantly to make ends meet, I never lost sight of myvgoal. But I kind of got caught in a vicious circle, since I had an obligation towards my work as an employee.

At the end, I only saw myself working for others but myself. And this made me very dissatisfied. This year I made the decision: NOW OR NEVER! I am currently pursuing acting full-time and I couldn’t be happier. I am finally doing what I love. Even though I am still at the beginning and working my way through the bizz. But these past couple of months have been so refreshing, energizing and rewarding that I am so excited about what is to come. So never loose sight of your goal and work for it! OUTFIT_FAUX_FUR_ZARA_GITTA_WITZEL


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Photography by René Hornig

CHECK IT OUT

CHECK IT OUT

In collaboration with Esprit / Anzeige –

Checked shirts definitely are timeless fashion classics and shouldn’t be missed in anybody’s closet. I already own a couple of them as they are one of my favourite pieces to wear. So this oversized checked shirt from Esprit was love at first sight. What I like about this one, as the name already says it, is the oversized loose fit and the sportswear print on the back. Since it is a long blouse you can perfectly wear it as a dress with some leggings too. And there are so many more ways to wear a checked shirt. You can tuck it around your hip or wear it with another shirt underneath. Like I said – it is a must have. 

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SHOP MY LOOK

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SUIT IT UP

SUIT IT UP

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Since I discovered my love for two-piece combinations there was one, ok actually two things missing in my wardrobe: the classic suit. And one thing is for sure it ain’t my last one and here is why:

  1. You always look dressed – no matter how weird the pieces are. It is like a uniform.
  2. You can always wear them apart, so with buying only two pieces you created a million other looks.
  3. You gotta love suits for reason no.1 and no.2.

As I am always longing for the stylistic inconsistency I added a sporty shirt and some edgy boots. On top of that I had to wear my latest obsession: these super cool coloured lens aviators from Urban Outfitters.

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SHOP MY LOOK

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OUTFIT DETAILS 

Suit – H&M
Shirt – Adidas (HERE)
Boots – Zara
Bag – DKNY (HERE)
Glasses – Urban Outfitter (HERE)

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SUMMER VIBES

SUMMER VIBES

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Happy Easter everyone! And if you are – like me – not at Coachella than I hope you still have a great time with your family and friends. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind being in my beloved California right now to attend the festival at least once. But at least there was a hint of summer last weekend when I was able to relax for the first time in weeks. As you might know this year has been full of changes. First of I started a new one in February. Then I moved into my new apartment. As much as I welcomed these (necessary) changes they have been quiet exhausting. So this sunny weekend and those summer vibes was exactly what I needed. I met up with Christina and we strolled along the Spree and sat down for a while to soak in every sunbeam.

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For the first time in months I was able to wear a shirt only. Styled it with a mom jeans from H&M which I happen to wear on repeat. I just recently discover this mom jeans trend, since I always thought that they wouldn’t suit me. But with heels and free ankles I really like it. Combined it with my orange DKNY statement bag and and vintage belt from my mum. What do you think of this look? 

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SHOP MY LOOK

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Shirt – IVYREVEL (HERE)
Jeans – H&M
Bag – DKNY (HERE)
Shoes – Nelly
Belt – Vintage 

Photography by Christina Lind

HOW TO WORK ATHLEISURE CLOTHING

HOW TO WORK ATHLEISURE CLOTHING

In collaboration with New Look / Anzeige –

If you haven’t heard of the term athleisure clothing let me quickly introduce you to probably the best clothing trend you will ever know of. Athleisure is a compound word formed of athletic and leisure. Which basically means that integrating your sportswear into your everyday wear is now considered to be highly fashionable. I always dreamed of the moment that staying in my joggers the whole day becomes accepted by the fashion industry. Luckily after the sneaker boom a couple of years ago and increasingly important fitness and healthy lifestyle trends – the day finally arrived. Big fashion houses jumped on that bandwagon and launched their own athleisure clothing lines such as IVY Park from Beyoncé – successfully.

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Combining fashion and function can be a bit tricky. So in order to pull off that athleisure clothing trend properly there are some rules you can follow to look as chic and sporty as possible. Just always think about getting ready for the gym but also be prepared if the occurs a sudden coffee date prior to that ;)

  • Combine sneakers to suits or dresses.
  • Layer sports pieces under regular fashion items: Sports bra under a denim shirt or jacket,  leggings under a chic coat.
  • Combine joggers with some heels.
  • Make leggings more streetwear appropriate by pairing them with longer tops or tying a (checked) shirt around your waist.

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OUTFIT DETAILS 

Coat – Zara
Shirt – New Look (Shop HERE – affiliate link)
Joggers – New Look (Shop HERE – affiliate link)
Boots – Just Fab 
Sunglasses – New Look (Shop HERE – affiliate link)

Photography by Christina Lind 

PUT MONEY IN MY POCKET

PUT MONEY IN MY POCKET

Statement Shirts. We love them. We wear them. And as the name says, they transmit a massage. While everyone is wearing feminist shirts lately, I am just begging for some extra money. My ‚Put money in my Pocket Shirt‘ already got quite some attention on Instagram and people where asking where I got the shirt from. Funny thing: it was a total bargain. I grabbed it during SALE season at Zara for less than five euros!!! Yap – Gotta love SALE!

Like in my previous outfit posts Dr. Martens boots seem to be my only shoe choice at the moment. My white pair would also have been a good fit for this outfit, but we shot the look in Hamburg and I didn’t bring them with me. Luckily Melissa and I have the same taste in shoes. The camouflage jacket is also borrowed from her, but I am really tempted to buy one myself now. As I always try to pair edgy with classy/feminin pieces, I added a black skirt with some lace details to the look. Love the combo!

By the way what do you think of these nose accessories aka fake nose piercings? I had the feeling of going to sneeze all the time haha. Even though I think it looks really cool, I guess I couldn’t wear it for a long time.

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Vintage Jacket // Zara Pocket Shirt –  HERE // Lace Skirt – H&M // Dr. Martens boots  – HERE (adlink)STATEMENT_SHIRT_DR_MARTENS_BOOTS_OUTFIT_GITTA_WITZELPhotography by Melissa Loreena