Not everyone dies a superhero

So here it is, finally, the results of the shooting I styled in Octobre:
I am proud to announce that it got published on fashionising.com!
I edited it a little bit like it was for a magazine, but you can see all the pictures on fashionising!
Click on the pictures to see them bigger.

Photography: Sas Terpstra
Styling: Rosi Muller
Model: Naomie Derby
Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist: Anne Samsen
Fashion Designer: Fucca by Rebecca Fuchs
Jewelry & Accessories: Rebecca Pottkamper


The Great Gatsby

This is my article in the December/January issue of miniguide.es

The Great Gatsby

Nothing and nobody looked more fabulous than the flapper girls with their short hair and dresses surrounded by big feathers and shiny pearls.
by Rosi Muller
December 1, 2012

The year is coming to an end and we all want to forgive and forget – or in other words, to party hard. When it comes to dressing up, no other time during the year is as stressful as December. Not only do you need to stay in shape despite all the treats but you also have to look more ravishing than at any other time of the year.
This time, at least inspiration is around the corner: the remake of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. The film premieres in May; in the meantime, watch the trailer, which sparkles with the excitement of the roaring ‘20s. Nothing and nobody looked more fabulous than the flapper girls with their short hair and dresses surrounded by big feathers and shiny pearls.
It shouldn’t be hard to find this kind of style in Barcelona. On Carrer de Avinyó you can discover more than one shop that sells accessories inspired by ‘20s fashion. Let’s do it like the flappers; dress up big and party like there’s no tomorrow.


Merry & Stylish Xmas!

I Wish All My Dear Friends, Readers And Followers A Merry And Stylish Christmas!

last minute gift ideas for fashion lovers

The clock is ticking and you only got a couple more hours to get some last presents!
But you have no idea what to buy?
Here are some simple but trendy gift ideas for a person who loves fashion!

Matte top coat nail polish

Matte nails are THE new trend for next season. Available in any Beauty stores (Sephora, Douglas, ...)  from brands like Essie, Opi and Chanel. And for low budgets; even shops like Hema have the matte top coat in their nail polish collection.

A big ring

Not one for the ring finger, no, something big and powerful or sparkly and cute!

Ombre tights

Tights are always one of my favorite accessories and if your friend likes to wear skirts and dresses I bet she would love these!

70ies sunglasses

The 70ies are going to have a big come back next summer, perfect if you make a trendsetting gift now! Like these brand new Jimmy Choo glasses! Alternatively are scarves and platform sandals...

Triangle necklace

These are so hip right now you can't let your friend strut the streets without one!

Leather bound notebook

Every fashionista has a notebook to keep her appointments straight. Better if it looks fashionable, too! If you find a good leather bound you can replace the notebook or calendar every year.

Animal sweater

Like I already wrote about here, animal sweaters are one of the main and cutest trends for this winter! Looks adorable on everyone!

Red lingerie

Last but not least; red lingerie is an important gift for celebrating New Years! It is supposed to get you lucky for the next year.
That awkward moment when you don't know what size she (or he) is wearing? Buy a gift card, silly!


Silly Sunday Style: 1930ies movie star

"I spend my Sunday afternoons dressing up for nothing. I don't actually go anywhere."

Today I want to show of my new hat I bought in New York. It is supposed to be from the 1930ies, so I thought I could present it in the mood of a movie star from that era... I think the hair and make-up are pretty accurate but honestly I have no idea what I am doing ^^
Enjoy your Sunday!


fashion books (part 2)

Here are some more books I can recommend you if you are looking for fashion related literature.

Wonderland (2004)
"... you stay in wonderland, and I'll show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." A pretty accurate quote for this book as it shows a dark and surreal world of dreams, imagination and divinity about fashion. It is an absurd collection of fashion photography, graphic design, illustration and fine art. Obscure and inspirational.

The Shoes of Salvation (2004)
A cute and adorable story about women and their shoes. It illustrates in a perfect way, why we simply must buy the hundredth pair of shoes. A sweet gift for your fashion lover friend or girlfriend. Or for the guy who doesn't understand our devotion to shoes.

Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers (2008)
This is an amazing collection of sketches, drawings and illustrations from the top 50 of the designers of our time. Top names from famous Karl Lagerfeld to new and upcoming Roksanda Ilincic are represented in their own and distinctive style.

Pretty Women: Clothes, Women, Stories (2010)
Unfortunately this book only exists in German and although it contains full page images it would be a pity if you couldn't read the text next to it. The book displays the most iconic pictures of style and stars. Madonna in her legendary bustier, Audrey Hepburn in her little black dress and Jackie Kennedy in the outfit she wore when her husband was shot, these are only a few of the stories explained in this book. That's why I love this book; you can go back in history and have a short and simple explanation what happened in this picture and why.

101 Things I learned In Fashion School (2010)
I only just bought this book in New York, and haven't read it yet, so I can't give you a personal opinion on it. It looks very amusing though, with an illustration and a lesson on each double page. I think it is mainly well done to refresh some information you learned in school.

Click here for the first part of the fashion book list!


Post Art Exchange #3

The third post art has arrived today and it is a little box!
It is really cute and beautifully made, I don't know yet what I am going to add to it, but I have a little idea since Christmas is coming closer...

Click here to read about the project behind the Post Art Exchange!

Click here to see the first post art I received!

Click here to see the second post art I received!


Silly Sunday Style : henna hands

"I spend my Sunday afternoons dressing up for nothing. I don't actually go anywhere."
I know it's not Sunday but you have to give me credit for just returning from New York and having a jet lag. Besides, the henna took ages to do. I bought the sweater and the henna in New York, more pictures from there will be up soon!



my fashion design portfolio:
I designed and knitted (on machine) this sweater in 2010. Later it got selected and produced in a limited amount to be sold. This is the original one in the Fashionclash show in Maastricht (NL).

knitted sweater by Rosi Muller


inspirational fashion book list (part 1)

As I already made a list of inspirational fashion movies I am going to share the equivalent inspirational book list with you!
These are books I keep in my shelf and which I like to browse through from time to time. Some of them are informative, others inspirational and some are just nice to look at...

David Bailey Sillages de beauté (2001)
The original title is David Bailey, Chasing Rainbows but I bought the french version from a sale about 10 years ago without really knowing who Bailey was. It was later when I discovered that I had purchased a little treasure of imagery. The book contains photographs taken between 1960 and 1999 and you can also find Jean Shrimpton in it... Blended with the vogue fashion spreads there are ethnographic portraits, which I think are a great inspiration for the present ethnic trends!

big book of fashion illustration by Martin Dawber (2007)
A visual bible for anyone who loves fashion, illustration and graphic design. This book contains about 1000 images made with every possible technique you can imagine. Sections are womenswear, menswear, children's clothing, hot youth styles, sportswear, accessories, beauty and glamour. While it is already 5 years old, and there are probably newer versions of it now, it really contains everything and is a great resource for anyone in the industry.

The Bloggers' Bookazine Circus #1 Fashion (2010)
Take a look at the hidden stories behind the fashion industry; you can read (in English and German) about models on their profession, how an unpaid internship at Vogue really is, confessions by a wool fetishist and a lot more...
"The material we are made of.
The forms that shape us.
The seams that unite us.
A view on fashion behind the illusion"
Needless to say that this book really has an interesting story to tell.

fragments: poems, intimate notes, letters by Marylin Monroe (2012)
Every time I hold this book in my hands I feel like I am guarding something delicate and special... Maybe it's because I am a big fan of Marylin or maybe just because it's such a nice thing to have in your collection of books. Fragments definitely shows us a different side of Marylin, a more private, thoughtful person who everybody thought and thinks to know all there is to know about her.
The written artifacts (which haven't been published before) are shown in her own handwriting, which makes it even more personal. Along come rarely seen pictures of our beloved Marylin.

100 Ideas That Changed Fashion (2012)
The most important and influential fashion ideas that changed womenswear in the West from 1900 until today in one book. Every spread is divided in an explaining text and a one page picture, the visual part is thus not left out. A big plus is not only the documentary factor but also the change in fashion is explained, the how and the why are made easy to understand. This book is fun to read (short articles which keep your attention) and contains a lot of useful insight and aha-experience!

Click here to see inspirational fashion movie list part 1  and part 2!


New York, New York

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Yes, I am leaving for New York today and I am so excited! I hope I will have a lot to share with you! I will report soon ;)


physical manipulation

Today I would like to show you a photographer I recently discovered through the internet.
Flyn Viberts approach is a bit different than usual, yet it fits perfectly in our time, where everybody longs for the "real" stuff.
Who still wants to see the clean and polished fashion spreads? Let's go back to the basics. Flyn picked the trend up on the right moment; his images are not digitally retouched; everything you see is manipulated physically during the shooting itself.
"My whole approach is physical, there is no digital manipulation or re-touch. I appropriate, I manipulate and juxtapose, I re-light and then I re-photograph."

He is one of those photographers I would love to work with one day...

all pictures by Flyn Vibert