Dandy Diary Winter of Love – Fashion Week Party Photos

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Last night our dearest fellow bloggers of Dandy Diary once again threw the most significant Fashion Week party of the season and guess what, once again it was a colorful and fun blast. The theme was psychedelic 60s and 70s and boy do these Dandy fans take the dresscode to a next level. We saw some awesome outfits and my camera had a lot of fun capturing all of the beauties. Enjoy the impressions on 3 pages after the jump.

Frank by Frank
on January 19th, 2015
in Fashion, Party, Photos

Berlin Fashion Week Event & Party Guide

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Like every season I HEART BERLIN is bringing you the ultimate Berlin Fashion Week Guide with all the notable events and parties with a special focus on emmerging talents and avant-garde designers. The majority of the events in this guide are public or have an open registration so that all of you fashion fans can join regardless of your professional credentials. Enjoy!

This season we would like to give a shout-out to a couple of designers that will be doing their first shows in the official Mercedes-Benz tent, as well as in surprising off-schedule locations. We are looking forward to see our first show of one of our Berlin favorites SADAK, of course the show of our dear friend Esther Perbandt, the man who is probably the buzziest name in the local fashion scene right now and who will be the first one to show inside of Berghain: Bobby Kolade, and we are also excited to see the new collection of Vektor. For all the fashion professionals we recommend all of these mentioned shows, so make sure to get accreditation for them. Our listing of public events you can find below.

For more guidance at Berlin Fashion Week we also recommend you to download our iPhone App Friendly Berlin and check out the routes “Berlin Designers” and “Fashionable Berlin”.

Frank by Frank
on January 16th, 2015
in Events, Fashion, Party

Konzulát New Year’s Eve Party Photos

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With so many parties going on at New Year’s Eve the choice was more than hard. As we feel quite connected to the new venue Konzulát (we made our 7th Anniversary events here) at Leipziger Strasse we of course ended up here to celebrate the new year and obviously I had my camera with me to capture some impressions of the night for you! Enjoy after the jump and check out their new Facebook page where they will release more photos of my set later on. A happy new year to all of you!

Frank by Frank
on January 1st, 2015
in Party, Photos

Happy Birthday Volksbühne

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Dear Volksbühne,

with 100 years you might be a granny (still pretty young in comparison to other theaters in Berlin) but you are still sexy and edgy as hell. We had so much fun, you and I. You were one of my first friends here in Berlin and I spend so many hours in the third floor that I can’t even count them. Not only did you make me enjoy so many great pieces, concerts and parties and fashion shows. With your banners you always get my attention and around you I feel somehow safe. You were my favourite place in Berlin when I came here and you still are ranked pretty high. I hope I will spend so much more time with you and I promise to come visit more often.

LOVE!

C.

Ps: More info about tonights 100 years birthday party after the jump.

Claudio by Claudio
on December 30th, 2014
in Party, Theater

New Year’s Eve in Berlin – A Dinner & Party Guide

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Every year, Berlin’s highly anticipated New Years Eve festivities draw over 1 million people to the city, both locals and tourists alike. With our world famous celebrations and vast array of destinations and events, it can be easy to get caught up in the frenzy. In the past years, you may have found yourself in less-than-desirable situations, like indecision when it comes to all the restaurants with delicious New Year’s Eve menus and hopping from party to party only to be in a cab stuck in traffic when the clock strikes midnight. With the remarkable things that happened this year, we all deserve to indulge in a great night in this special city. We’ve curated a helpful guide featuring places to dine and party, so you can focus on the celebrations! Look back on 2014, surround yourself with loved ones, and get excited about all the wonderful opportunities and experiences the New Year will bring. Click on to check out the hottest restaurants and parties happening this New Year’s Eve.

Skylar by Skylar
on December 29th, 2014
in Party

Berlin Bound – A Party/Theater Performance

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photos: Wolfgang Hilse

Constanza Macras is doing theater in the forrest, Prinzip Gonzo is playing a theatrical Game of Life in an abandoned industrial hall and KiezOper is bringing their piece into the Wilde Renate night club. And these are only a few of the examples where theater in Berlin bends the rules and brings their concepts outside of the actual theater houses into the urban wildlife of the city to create new, interdisciplinary experiences.

With the piece Berlin Bound the Thin Skin Theater and Sisyphos, der Flugelefant have created yet another off-stage theater experience. They collaborated with the night clubs Griesmühle and Brunnen70 to stage what they describe as a party performance. Previously performed at Kater Holzig in 2012 it has already earned some praise and therefore was reactivated for new shows in 2014 in new night clubs. The performance is a colorful and crazy recreation of a plane trip to a place called home and the guests are invited to come along. What does it truly feel like to be home? What’s required for one to feel at home? Is it possible to preserve one’s identity or must one leave it behind? In Berlin, many people share the experience of leaving one’s own cultural system behind in a search for something new, ultimately to establish oneself as a member of a foreign culture and society. The arrival lies in your own hands.

The double premiere of the performance will happen this weekend with additional shows the weekend after. More details and a trailer after the jump.

Frank by Frank
on December 4th, 2014
in Theater

10 Years Monster Ronson’s Party Photos

10 Years Monster Ronson’s Party Photos

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Sometimes more simply IS more. That’s how it went at the 10th anniversary party of Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke on Monday. Despite many other special guests and performers, like Ziúr and ReveRso, the band Eat Lipstick quite rocked it – not only by celebrating birth(day), when Mad Kate came out naked underneath Anita Drink’s dress. If you didn’t wake up with glitter everywhere the next morning, you’ve cleary done something wrong. Enjoy the photos after the jump.

by Guest Author
on December 3rd, 2014
in Party, Photos

We Heart Party Shoes

We Heart Party Shoes

No real Berliner rushes into the busy nightlife without checking his outfit from top to the bottom . However one detail goes mostly unnoticed in the dark caves of the Berlin techno clubs: The Party Shoes.

Too bad, because nothing can enhance an outfit more than the right choice of shoes. We wanted to give the party shoe the right center stage and spared no effort to bring it into the spotlight.  Some of you guys have such amazing shoes that it’s time now for a real photographic tribute to them. And I also want to apologize to all of you who I have flashed right into the face when pointing the camera to the shoes… so sorry you were blind for the rest of the party!

But recently we noticed that unusual shoes appear rarely on our radar. If you look on the floor of the Berlin Night Clubs you realize why: Broken glass, dirt, beer bottles and especially the tramping shoes of the other party guests turn any Cinderella Highheel into a pitch black witch boot.

No wonder no one has the desire to wear new white sneakers or beautiful leather shoes at a party. But recently, there seems to be a happy ending to this story in sight. The online shop Zalando has started a blog about small fashion life hacks that makes life a little easier. Among other things, it also teaches you how to clean white sneaker after partying hard.  How this works is explained in a short tutorial video after the jump. In addition, there is the opportunity to win a Zalando voucher worth 1500 Euro. More party shoe photos and all the infos after the jump.

Claudio by Claudio
on November 29th, 2014
in Fashion, Party, Photos

Cars’n Burgers – The Cadillac Experience

Cars’n Burgers – The Cadillac Experience

Last night I was lucky to be at the grand opening of the Cadillac Experience that is happening right now in the underground parking garage at Bebelplatz. The Cadillac Experience is a combination of an American Diner and a special car exhibition that was built into one of the floors of the garage for a few days so people can experience the wonders for all the senses that this iconic American car brand has to offer. The American Diner is the heart of the experience and it’s run by American star chef Richard Blais who created a very special burger for this unique event, but we’ll talk more about him on another day. The diner is a modern interpretation of the classical American diner which means that not only is the interior an updated contemporary version but also the dishes get a special twist. You can visit the Cadillac Experience starting today until Monday December 1st 2014 from 10-18h and test drive one of their new cars and join other activities as well as have breakfast or lunch at the diner. On Sunday there is also a special Christmas brunch.

After the jump you can already get an impression of the Cadillac Experience with photos of the opening night. The absolut highlight was a live performance by the amazing Aloe Blacc who I am sure many of you know from his collaboration with AVICII. Enjoy the photos!

Frank by Frank
on November 28th, 2014
in Party, Photos, Restaurants

30 Years of Siegessäule – A Retrospective of Queer Life in Berlin

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The LGBT culture in Berlin and the community behind it is probably one of the most diverse, lively and interesting scenes in Germany and probably also in Europe. No other city has such an active and beautiful queer subculture. And by culture we are referring not exclusively to nightlife but of course to art, theater, dance and literature. In all fields there are strong queer voices living and working in Berlin and this is quite the inspiration for all the young LGBT people coming here. For some these voices are maybe even too strong, calling it all a “Gay Mafia”. I am not so sure if this Gay Mafia really exists. For sure there is a community here who can be supportive in certain aspects for some artist. But being gay or LGBT doesn’t make the community of Berlin automatically love and accept every artwork you produce as we might have seen in the recent case of Dries Verhoeven.

One strong voice in the LGBT community is the monthly city magazine Siegessäule which is distributed free all over the city. Since the last edition we are collaborating with them on a new city column that comes out every second issue. Since the magazine just turned 30 we really want to congratulate them and to do so, we compiled a collection of the covers from 1984 until today. Also there is an exhibition at the Schwules Museum about the Siegessäule and tomorrow there will be a guided tour with gay filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim showing you around and telling you more about it. After the jump you can find the sometimes trashy, sometimes provocative but always fun covers of the magazine. We’re looking forward to another 30 years!

Claudio by Claudio
on November 7th, 2014
in Entertainment