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