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the 18th district: March 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014



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Sunday, March 23, 2014


Finally here is the highly requested recipe for the chia seed pudding. 

Well, first of all, let's talk about those "magic" seeds ;) 
It seems like everyone is talking about chia seeds at the moment and models  and "fitnessgurus" top their smoothies , oatmeals and salads with them.

No, they don't only top their foods with them just because they look cute and add the special something, of course they do because of all the health benefits ;) They're supposed to help control hunger while they enhance your diet with super-nutrients.

"Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. "Chia" means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. "

Those tiny seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by our bodies as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). About 2 tablespoons contain 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.

Chia seeds definitelly won't magically help you to loose weight.Well, don't expect any changes in that case. 
Enjoy the seeds for their flavor and to boost the fiber, protein, calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3s in your diet. But don't expect a big weight loss boost. 
Unfortunately, there is no magic seed for weight loss. If you want to lose weight, you'll need to follow a healthy, calorie-controlled diet and move your body;) 
2 - 2 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk 
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract or cinnamon 

a pinch of salt10 drops of stevia 
In a small bowl combine all the ingredients. Give it a good stir and refrigerate for at least one hour. After  thirty minutes give the mixture a stir, so it doesn't clump together. 
I prepared the pudding in the evening and enjoyed it as a breakfast. The chia seeds can tranform into this gel-like structure over night and you'll only have to top the pudding with your favorite fruits and nuts in the morning.

What an easy, healthy and yummy breakfast! 

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Katrin Kafka, a friend of mine and my favorite Austrian designer, is one of the finalists of this year's Vienna Awards in the catagory  ''Best Newcomer'' presented by STEFFL. 
Congratulations! (I'm super proud of you and can't wait for the final gala ;))
Katrin is one of the most talented and inspirational people I know, who lives her dream of being a designer with perfection and determination. After studying in Milan and working for Dolce&Gabbana and Versace for a couple of years she came back to Austria and set up her own label, called katrin kafka® . About 4 years ago we met and worked together for the first time, as I've been one of the models for her first lookbook shooting and since then we've collabortated many times . All her designs captivate with elegance, individuality, unique combinations of fabrics and sublime tailoring skills. 
Her newest ready to wear collection under the slogan ''UNIQUE - no mass production and mainstream - individuality and fair produtcion counts!'', is consisting of wonderful ready to wear pieces made with love and dedication in her studio. 
Here I'm wearing a cut-out dress of this great collection, a dress that can be worn from dawn till dusk, either in a casual or a more sophisticated way, for work or a girls night out. 

DRESS - katrin kafka®  
EUR 129,-

You can buy this wonderful dress via email or in her POP UP Store in Klagenfurt which will be open until the end of March. 
Just contact me for all the details! 

*** Dear Katrin, I'm wishing you all the best for the finale of the Vienna Awards.***

Here are some pictures of our collaborations:

Lookbook Shooting 2010

Shooting 2013
Vienna Fashion Week 2013 
Find the whole post here

Thursday, March 13, 2014


 Last Saturday we spent a wondeful spring day in Ljubljana. As Carinthia (where my parents live and I partly do ) is the most southerly province of Austria and the borders of Italy and Slovenia are just around the corner, we love the make some short weekend day trips to those countries. That's what I actually love to call quality of living, don't  get me wrong, I love Vienna and it definitelly is one of the most wonderful cities for me and the quality of living is high there, but as I'm really bound to southern countries, I sometimes prefer Carinthia for that fact. 
Spring has arrived and you can smell, feel and see it everywhere - oh, how I love that!
I finally had the chance  to wear my new spring coat for the first time and matched it with my favorite sneakers - (you all know which sneakers I'm talking about) the snake print slip-on sneakers;)
During our stroll around the city a photographer of Cosmopolitan Slovenia took some pretty cool photos of us for the streetstyle section of the magazine. The picture above has already been published on the website of Cosmopolitan Slovenia and as the photographer told us our picture will also be published in the next issue of the magzaine. Well, let's see. 

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Last week I made some mouthwatering macarons in springish pastel colors! It's actually a fact, that they are not healthy and might just stick to our hips, the moment we bite into them, but sometimes an unhealthy indulgence benefits your soul!;)

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