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1 1st issue spring 2013 Lifestyle magazine shopping center nova EvEntis In her Secret Garden The spring fashion aromakick recipes with fresh herbs jil sander Comeback of a queen
2 WELCOME to the largest SHOPPING & EXPERIENCE CENTER in Central Germany, OPEN EVERY FRIDAY UNTIL 10 PM, over 200 SHOPS and RESTAURANTS are waiting for you! Nova eventis Leuna OT Günthersdorf shopping center Tel Fax Opening times Mon - Thu Fri.
3 editorial Free! Dear readers! Finally spring and time to pack away your winter clothes and look forward to the new fashion! As always, our fashion editorial team was on the trail of the latest trends and the most beautiful looks. Now dresses are making their grand entrance. Whether romantic and playful, straightforward and simple, short or long, with a cardigan or sleeveless without the feminine garment, nothing works this spring. You can see how diverse the selection is in our fashion spread, which photographer Michael Reh exclusively for ici! shot. You can also read up on how to keep the rest of your wardrobe in good shape right away: Editor Linda-Luise Bickenbach has put together the best tips and tricks for textile care. Order is half the battle, and this doesn't just apply to the wardrobe. More and more music, video and image files are also accumulating on the hard drive. Technology editor Bernd Ratmeyer took a look at the ways in which the flood of data can be organized. We are also bringing spring into the kitchen: in the form of fresh herbs. We have collected nice recipes and tips for basil, mint and co. We are also celebrating the new season in the center: Look forward to a colorful Easter program with us, to many great fashion moments during the spring fashion shows and finally again after a long time! our big midnight shopping in May. We are looking forward to your visit! Your Marius Lorbach Center Manager, nova eventis shopping center PS: Become a nova eventis facebook fan! At facebook.com/novaeventis you will always find practical information, great invitations, shopping offers and competitions. Make your loved ones happy A center voucher is always a great gift idea! No bigger than a check card, the center voucher is always a great idea. The chic card with the red ribbon is worth real money, because it can be redeemed in all ECE Center shops throughout Germany and therefore in approx. So your loved ones can choose for themselves what they enjoy. The center voucher is available for a fee of 0.50 at the customer information desk in your center. Give joy!
4 nova eventis Center Management Leuna / OT Günthersdorf Telephone (034638) Opening times: Monday to Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday shopping: 3 March, gastronomy from 12 noon nova-eventis.de facebook.com/novaeventis 28 OH SCHRECK A STAIN ! TEXTILE CARE TIPS 12 CLASSICS THE DUO BLACK AND WHITE CENTER 6 We look forward to trends and events from the center 8 Keeping shop windows tidy with style 10 Center looks Dark Denim FAIRY TALE THE NEW FASHION 16 FASHION 12 News The mix makes s 14 Must Haves Ebony & Ivory 16 Her Secret Garden Exclusive fashion series 26 Flower Power With flower prints into spring 36 Jil Sander The return of the queen 4 ici! 1/13
5 40 It blooms so beautifully Flower patterns are now in. Beauty trend revival of the pastel shades Jil Sander ComeBaCk the Queen of less Celebrity factor Soho houses Hotels with aroma booster Herbs play the key role in these recipes 10 center looks Cool fashion from denim beauty 32 Candy Shop Candy colors create a mood 34 Trend look Terra is on the rise: Earth tones Pleasure 40 Everything on green Recipes with fresh herbs 44 News Products for the spring kitchen Living & Living 28 Textile care tips for silk, cashmere and Co. 46 New living ideas for indoors and outdoors Technology 48 No more tape salad This is how you digitize LPs and old films interview 50 Kai Schumann The film Guttenberg culture 52 News Culture and fresh air travel 54 Soho Houses Welcome to the club categories 57 Manufacturer's reference Imprint 58 Preview ici! 1/13 5
6 MARCH Sunday May until midnight
7 TRENDS & EVENTS WE LOOK FORWARD TO THIS Events, news and current trends from the nova eventis Photos: Archive, H&M, Shiseido, Andreas Lander / ECE, Marina Grau / fotolia.com 1 Anything goes undecided should be spoiled for choice this season, so many different trends exist side by side on an equal footing. Grass green and bright yellow are just as popular as the classic black and white variant and nude nuances. The women can continue to wear feminine dresses and choose the silhouette that suits them best. Long hippie dresses, boxy pencil dresses or tailored 50s dresses: anything goes. Denim remains an important topic for men too: colorful dyes are obsolete. Dark indigo fabrics and special washes are on the rise. 2 Sunday shopping. Spring may still be a little long in coming, but the desire for new fashion grows almost as quickly as the first delicate flowers in the garden. Our tip: plan your Sunday excursion to the nova eventis on March 3rd! Children and kitties will thank you after all, you will find everything the new season has to offer here under one roof. And with free parking spaces, the annoying search for a parking space is no longer necessary and the day is guaranteed to get off to a good start! March 3rd, noon, gastronomy from 12 noon 3Live: fashion, models, fashion TV The nova eventis becomes a catwalk! The big wide world of fashion and live shows awaits visitors under the motto Fashion TV. Professional models present the latest spring trends on the catwalk, interactive video clips run on a large LED wall in the background and the fashion shows at nova eventis show what is visually possible today. Big plus: You can try on all the presented looks in our stores. We hope you enjoy looking and shopping! March 2nd at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm March 3 at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm March 9 at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm 4Easter in nova eventis Right on time for Easter there is in nova eventis a lot to experience. The undisputed highlights include the rabbit enclosure and their cute cuddly inhabitants: dwarf gangoras, rex rams and lion head rabbits. It goes without saying that the Easter bunny can't help but stop by in person and distribute little treats among the kids. Speaking of children: In the nova eventis-kinderland, the little visitors can now look forward to a varied handicraft program, while the adults can relax and do their Easter shopping. As always, the center mascot Dragon Novi will be there. March 21 to April 6 5 Large midnight shopping shop around the clock! The nova eventis is Central Germany's largest shopping and adventure center and, with over 200 shops, cafés and restaurants, is one of the most popular attractions in the region. For even more shopping fun, the center is now reviving the beautiful tradition of the long night of shopping: perfect for everyone who wants to go shopping in peace without looking at the clock. Friday, May 3rd, open until midnight 1/13 7
8 Center shop window Take it easy! Take it easy, spring cleaning! The Spearmint chewing gum dragees with green tea concentrate and tea tree oil get tense jaw muscles moving again, relieve tension and soothe, because chewing gum works like a massage! Soul Food easy Going Gum is available from Hussel for 1.98 euros. In the sack Finally a place for dirty laundry that doesn't look like one straight away! The Joop! Laundry bag made of Softex leather with chrome-plated, highly polished stainless steel eyelets and with a Joop! Lining goes smoothly for a travel bag and is not only stylish in modern bedrooms! 36 x 32 x 70 centimeters in size, it is available in black, gray and white for 179.90 euros from Douglas. everything tidied up! Order is half of life. So let's get to the mucking out and sorting. These beautiful things from the nova eventis help with the spring cleaning of storage space in a stylish way The Cubic shelving set from Depot doesn't just look good empty! Whether CDs, books or magazines, everything can be accommodated perfectly and stylishly in the all-rounders. The four nested shelves made of white lacquered MDF wood are also suitable as side tables and cost 129.99 euros. In rank and file Finally, an end to the chaos in the cutlery drawer. wmf, the specialist for cultivated table culture, has a wide variety of storage cassettes ready (9.95 to €). Whether in leather look, made of wood or as a simple gift box, here you can store your cutlery clearly and carefully and protect it permanently from scratches and discoloration. Photos: PR 8 1/13
9 Tip Get yourself three boxes. The first is for things that can be disposed of immediately, the second is a temporary storage facility for reusable items (flea market, Ebay), and the third is your treasure chest. Personal things like love letters or souvenirs end up in there. Important: If box two is still there after a year, it goes straight to the trash! Photo: graphicola / istockphoto.com 1/13 9
10 DARK STRAP DRESS FROM NEW YORKER HIP GRASS GREEN SNEAKERS FROM DEICHMANN Denim Dark & More extremely dark indigo fabrics and special washes make the new denim fashion from nova eventis suitable for business and evening wear. if you dare, you can set accents with signal colors. EYES EYE SHADOWS IN GREEN BY ESSENCE AT THE WAISTED DENIM JACKET BY ORSAY LOOK BY G-STAR WASHED OUT SHIRT CLOTH DRESS BY ESPRIT 10 1/13 ACCESSORIES SCARF WITH TASSELS BY H&B BOATS SUNNY YELLOW
11 Center Looks BRAIDED BELT BY H&M LOOK BY G-STAR STYLISH SHIRT BY JACK & JONES BY VERO MODA CLASSIC JEANS BY MUSTANG FAT-FREE KRAFT & ENERGY SHAMPOO BY GUHL BY DM PHOTOS: PR CULT GREEN CHUCKS BY S.OLIVLE SNEAKER KNEAKER SOH FRAGRED BIG PONY 1 BLUE EDT BY RALPH LAUREN AT FRAGRANCE & FLAIR 1/13 11
12 Fashion It's all in the mix Regularly short-sleeved sweaters with HahnEntritt pattern by ThOmas rath Black on white EtuiklEid by Orsay Graphity bags and pumps by PeTer Kaiser At Desigual, black flowers bloom on a white background seem and Thomas Rath relies on houndstooth. This season we are very trendy with fashion in black and white! Photos: pr, desigual 12 1/13
13 Win! With a bow top by Kaede ease Extraordinary stud earrings by ZOlTan POPOviTs Vinyl is back! The classic among the sound carriers is now turning more frequently on the turntables again and inspires artists to create extraordinary objects. ici! is giving away a pair of stud earrings designed by the Hungarian jewelry designer Zoltan Popovits, which are made of brushed silver and old records. Send us an email by April 30, 2013 with the keyword Lapponia, the name of your center and your address with telephone number to or a postcard to Léonce Verlag, Am Treptower Park 75, Berlin. Linientreu GürtEl by Orsay Kussecht coat by desigual Zebra stripes skirt by minx Undercover iphone case by St. emile Highly elegant BandaGE HEEl with ankle strap by duo 1/13 13
14 With zipper EdEltop by ThOmas rath In a row four-row pearl necklace by ChrisT Schneeweißchen rose ring by PeTra dömling Superschmal skinny JEans by supertrash Ebony & Ivory Innocent white and sinful black are fashion favorites. Anyone who, like Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham, relies on one of the two classics and chooses the contrasting color for accessories, is doing everything right. White is hot FiGurBEtontEs dress by minx Tidy calfskin bag by minx Photos: Photos: Getty Alibus images, ipsant pr estis sandips aeprore nobis eostiat. Aped eaqui optas et libusamendis ut aut dolupta speratibus dolorit a iliquam 14 1/13
15 Fashion One and all overall from C & a Beautifully draped, sophisticated dress from selection by s.oliver Knitting cashmere cardigan from Allude Mega Hip WEdGEs with rivets and metallic lace from Tamaris Hot pants leather hotpants from supertrash Fabulous Dress cocktail dress from COmma Highclass ElEGantEr open WaistEd HEEl from duo 1/13 15
16 These beautiful new clothes want to get out into the light! Colorful prints, ornaments, transparent fabrics and feminine cuts celebrate the new fashion season. Time to go out into the sun and spring. Her Secret Photos Michael Reh Production and Styling Ariane Wienke & Andrej Baranow Photos: Alibus ipsant estis sandips aeprore nobis eostiat. Aped eaqui optas et libusamendis ut aut dolupta speratibus dolorit a iliquam 16 1/13
17 Fashion bolero and skirt H&M necklace and bracelet Vero Moda Garden 1/13 17
18 Fashion Dress Orsay Earrings Pieces Cloth Design by Dom Dekindt Shoes Nelly Tights Urban Outfitters 18 1/13
19 Dress Orsay Shoes Deichmann Earrings and Chain Pieces 1/13 19
20 20 1/13 Top, trousers and earrings Madonna shoes Deichmann Tuch Design by Dom Dekindt Arm jewelery Uno and Pieces
21 Fashion Dress Selection by s.oliver Earrings Pieces Bracelets Uno and Pieces Shoes Nelly 1/13 21
22 Fashion Dress Mango Earrings H&M Bracelet and Ring Stylists Own 22 1/13
23 Dress Selection by s.oliver tights Urban Outfitters Earrings H&M Cardigan (last season) Mango 1/13 23
24 24 1/13 Dress H&M Tuch Design by Dom Dekindt Earrings Pieces Collier Mango
25 fashion photos: Michael Reh, production and styling: Ariane Wienke and Andrej Baranow, make-up: Andrej Baranow, hair: Eduardo Garcia, assistant: Felipe Calafati, model: Gabriela Iliescu, elite model management dress H&M chain as a headband Pieces tights Urban Outfitters shoes Deichmann 1/13 25
26 Through the Flower 1 The times when flowery was stuffy and reserved for middle-aged women are long gone. In keeping with spring, roses are now blooming on elegant dresses, gerberas on tops and Milles Fleurs adorn trousers and skirts. Even the luggage has a flower pattern Photo: Photos: Elmar Alibus Söllner, ipsant PR estis sandips aeprore nobis eostiat. Aped eaqui optas et libusamendis ut aut dolupta speratibus dolorit a iliquam 26 1/13
27 Fashion T-SHIRT Frank Walder 2 Blazer Frank Walder 3 Top Frank Walder 4 Dress Thomas Rath 5 Suitcase anna sui for Tumi 6 Rock Loreak Mendian 7 Bag desigual 8 Pants Tomas Rath 9 Dress st. emile 10 WäScheSeT speidel 11 dress orsay 12 BluSe orsay 13 top st. emile 14 rock loreak mendian 15 WedgeS shoe 4 you / 13 27
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29 Living & Living What kind of care do cashmere and silk need? How do I sort my wardrobe? And what to do if your favorite blouse has a stain? Tips and tricks for the correct handling of clothes and laundry. Small textile care basics Text: Linda-Luise Bickenbach Illustrations: Bente Schipp Whether you are a fashion fanatic or a fashion grouch, no one can avoid getting dressed. And that's not that bad at all. After all, our clothes can express how we are feeling right now. It gives pointers to our lifestyle and even makes a new person out of us if we want to make it really big. In order for your own clothing to keep what it promised when you bought it, you should observe a few care rules. If you want to take care of your clothes, first of all you have to stow them properly. Tip: do it like the professionals in the fashion stores. Properly stowed away For most clothes, it's better to hang up than fold. Skirts and trousers are well supplied with clamps; Hang blouses, shirts, jackets and fine shirts on normal hangers. This way, there are no unnecessary kinks that can stress the material. It's also easier to keep track of things instead of digging around for the right pieces for hours. Beware of inferior wooden hangers: splinters and + unevenness can lead to cracks and pulled threads. Do not hang up knitted and cashmere items, but rather fold them + carefully and lay them down. Otherwise they wear out and lose their shape. Fine lingerie, nightwear and nylons feel at home in drawers lined with paper. If you want to be on the safe side, take white paper, then nothing stains. Get suitable shoe trees + for sensitive shoes or insert soft paper, then they will keep their shape. Then wrap it with tissue paper and store it in individual boxes that protects against quirks and dust. If you want to keep an overview, photograph each pair individually and stick the photos on the front of the box. That saves the hassle of searching around. Handbags are good + if they are filled with a decent helping of tissue paper. This prevents unsightly kinks and dents. Textile care begins in the wardrobe In general, you should + roll your belt and hang up ties: this way the belt adapts to the waist and the tie is protected from waves. Tip for long evening dresses: hang on top of a + hanger, attach a clamp hanger at the bottom of the hem and hang from both sides. Protects the hem from fraying and avoids mountains of fabric on the cabinet floor. As is well known, order is half the battle. This is especially true in the wardrobe. That is why you should opt for a single classification system and consistently follow it through: Either sort by model (trousers to trousers, skirts to skirts, jackets to jackets, etc.), by topic (office outfits, casual, evening wear, etc.) or by color. The most important rule at the end: clear out the wardrobe + immediately. Muck out again next week. From then on repeat every six months. This creates space and gives your own fashion collection room to breathe instead of crushing it.New! Dispose of in a sustainable way: Since February 2013, the Swedish fashion chain H&M has been collecting used clothes and taking care of their environmentally friendly reuse. Garments of all brands and in every condition are accepted. For each bag they hand in, customers receive a 15 percent discount on a new item at H&M. Inquire at the H&M branch of your center! 1/13 29
30 Silk Luxury materials have luxury demands Originally from China, silk is one of the finest natural materials in the world. It is obtained from the cocoons of the silkworm, which in turn are the larvae of the silkworm. The most amazing property of silk: it is pleasantly cool in summer and warm in winter. However, the fine fabric is not easy to care for. Perfume and deodorant are poison for silk. + Therefore, you should definitely apply both before getting dressed and let them dry thoroughly before putting on the silk blouse or silk dress. Strong sunlight gets silk + badly. Probably the worst enemy of silk is + water: For this reason, never wash a single stain with water or sprinkle the silk with water before ironing. Also be careful with steam irons, they drip! Silk cleaning If you want to clean your silk clothing or laundry at home instead of at a professional's, you should note the following: 1. Soak light silk for a maximum of five minutes in lukewarm water with a special silk shampoo. Briefly pull printed or dark silk through the cold hand bath and do not soak at all. It is essential to use a detergent that is expressly suitable for silk. 2. Only gently rock the fabric back and forth when washing. 3. After five minutes at the latest, rinse the silk in cold water. Some experts recommend adding a teaspoon of wine vinegar to remove the soap residue. 4. Important: do not wring out silk under any circumstances! It is extremely sensitive when wet. 5. To dry the garment after rinsing it, roll it in a soft towel or, even more gently, place it between two towels. 5. Then lay the silk flat on a fresh, dry towel and carefully shape the ends of the garment. 6. Dry at air temperature until the fabric is still slightly damp. Avoid direct heat sources such as the sun and heating. 7. Finally, set the iron to the lowest temperature and iron gently on the left side. Cashmere When it comes to luxury materials, cashmere is one of the cosiest things nature has to offer. Obtaining real cashmere wool is correspondingly complex: the cashmere goats that live in Mongolia and the Himalayas have an unusually fine, soft and light undercoat that is combed out at the end of winter. Each goat produces only a few hundred grams of it, which also explains the lavish price that cashmere wool brings with it. Cashmere is a natural hair that smells fresh again by simply airing it. Never wear your cashmere sweater + two days in a row, and ventilate it well after each use. This way you can delay the washing process for as long as possible. Knots cannot be avoided + and are even considered proof of quality because they occur particularly frequently with very fine yarn. The trick: shave instead of plucking! Well-stocked wool shops offer lint shavers, with the help of which the small knots can be easily removed. After two to three uses on dry cashmere, everything looks like new. Cashmere cleaning The ghosts are arguing about the best cleaning method for cashmere: Some advise using the washing machine wool program at 30 degrees and a low spin speed, in a drum that is no more than half full. The others swear by the good old hand wash: To do this, turn your cashmere piece inside out and carefully press it through in cold water. Please only use special detergent suitable for cashmere, do not use fabric softener and never wring or rub! Insider tip from the experts: A mini shot of aloe vera should make the material super soft again. To dry, place the garment on a fresh towel and carefully straighten it. Turn after a few hours; Direct proximity to heating and direct sunlight are taboo. If you want to iron, you should pay attention to a particularly low temperature. Voilà! 30 1/13
31 Living & Housing! k c e r h Oh Sc The stain has to go Typical stain! Of all things, the expensive designer fumble, the brand new twin set or the beloved winter coat got caught. But before you resort to the usual stain removers, you should know the following: Some textiles are simply too valuable to try on yourself. This is the result of Stiftung Warentest after an extensive test of various anti-stain agents. + According to Stiftung Warentest, most stains in washable textiles can be removed better with a good heavy-duty detergent at 60 degrees than with special agents. + For delicate colored laundry that must not be washed at 60 degrees or with heavy-duty detergent, pretreatment agents and additives optimize the result. + Always rub the fabric very carefully when treating a stain specifically. Never rub or brush loose fabrics such as cashmere, silk and linen, otherwise the fibers will shift. + While grease stains almost disappear on their own with wool and cashmere by spreading, silk becomes a problem: If the washing process (see above) has failed and professional cleaning fails, live with the stain instead of risking a total loss. + + Always check stain remover on an inconspicuous area first. Speed is the key! Rinse the stain immediately with water, except of course for silk. If necessary, use suitable soaps, dishwashing detergents or detergent products and then put them in the washing machine. + + Stains containing protein such as milk, blood and eggs should only be washed out with cold water, otherwise they will stick to the fabric. Salt on red wine would be too good to be true. Try boiling water if the material allows it. And please don't scald! 1 / _Textilpflege.indd: 00
32 Beauty Candy If you want to take care of your figure and still treat yourself to something, simply reach for the new candy colors when shopping in fashion. Shop These sweet pieces have no calories, but are very popular. Wanderlust million miles away from ESSEnCE awakens the desire to travel Gentle revolution necklace and earrings love & Peace from Al Coro Pistachio noble handbag from St. EmilE Photos: Alibus ipsant estis sandips aeprore nobis eostiat. Aped eaqui optas et libusamendis ut aut dolupta speratibus dolorit a iliquam Photos: Pr, Bijou Brigitte 32 1/13
33 Elfengleich HONEYMOON KAFTAN BY KAVIAR GAUCHE FOR ZALANDO Catwalk look BY PERRET SCHAAD AT THE MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN Colorful range of PASTEL-COLORED NAIL POLISHES BY ESTÉE LAUDER Win! Load-bearing SHOPPER IN TENDER ORANGE FROM TAMARIS ici! is giving away the Tamaris hobo bag worth 34.95 euros. Send us an email by April 30, 2013 with the keyword Tamaris, the name of your center and your address with telephone number to or a postcard to Léonce Verlag, Am Treptower Park 75, Berlin Zarte Temptation VOLANT-CARDIGAN FROM ST.EMILE Miss Miracle ADORABLE KNIT DRESS BY SEM PER LEI. Modern elegance COMFORTABLE CHAIR BY FREIFRAU Cozy CREAM-COLORED UPHOLSTERED SEAT BY FREIFRAU 1/13 33
34 earth tones are also popular in the coming warm season. Dresses and accessories in beige to dark brown and olive or a pinch of animal print can be easily combined. Add a subtle makeup and the overall impression is right! Terra Must Have INVISIBLE NECKLACE BY C&A Win! Wickerwork WAIST BELT BY FLIP * FLOP Ladies Trend STEPPED SKIRT BY H&M Looking for your new spring fragrance? ici! raffles RITUALS No. 01 Ginger Essence + White Tea. The Eau de Parfum combines the purity of white tea with revitalizing ginger. Write to us by April 30th by to or by post to Léonce Verlag, Am Treptower Park 75, Berlin. Good luck! 34 1/13 Bast is back MINI SHOULDER BAG MADE OF BAST BY TOM TAILOR Romantic CLAY FIRE BOWL WITH BIO ETHANOL FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR BY PEARL Photos: PR, Guerlain
35 Beauty Saddle-proof BAG IN SUEDE-LEATHER LOOK BY TOM TAILOR Catwalk look KAVIAR GAUCHE AT THE MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN Trend-Make-up EYESHADOW TRIO BY SHISEIDO Beautifully draped LEATHER DRESS BY ODEON Maschenhit, in keeping with the times AND RHINESTONE BEZEL BY NEW YORKER Megahip WEDGE SNEAKER BY DEICHMANN Reptile-Look 925 STERLING SILVER RING WITH INTERESTING EMBOSSING BY BALDESSARINI 1/13 35
36 Jil Sander was the first German designer of importance. Her reduced style made her world famous in the 1980s. Now the Queen of Less has made a late comeback. Photos: Jil Sander
37 Fashion comeback of a queen Text: Cornelia Tomerius When Jil Sander bought fabric on a large scale in Paris over a year ago, she delivered the best coup to the fashion world for free: Is Jil Sander returning to Jil Sander? This rumor spread in the industry almost faster than the fine fabrics came off the bale. The idea was a bit explosive, after all, it wouldn't be the first time the designer has returned to her label. And indeed: The story of Jil Sander and Jil Sander continues a story in which passion plays a bigger role than the cool style of their clothes suggests. It was in the eventful year 1968 when Heidemarie Jiline Sander planned a revolution in the Hamburg district of Pöseldorf. With her newly founded fashion label, the 25-year-old wanted to do things that cost little, have a simple cut and stand out from the fashionable frippery, as she called it. Good design for little money, the trained textile engineer thought, that should be possible. It didn't work, the production in India was a disaster. So Jil Sander changed her concept. Small quantities, fantastic quality and a reduced design was the formula that ultimately led to success. If not immediately. When Jil Sander presented her fashion in Paris in 1975, she was not yet able to inspire critics and colleagues. The cuts were too simple, the designs too cool, the fabrics too colorless. Compared to the opulence, playfulness and joy of color of other fashion designers, the purism of the North Germans simply seemed too simple. It was not understood that the designer had made a philosophy out of reduction, that she held back because fashion shouldn't kill the wearer. Their approach in general: Jil Sander never wanted to be fashionable in the classic sense, did not want to promote a piece of clothing today that would be out tomorrow. For the designer, on the other hand, only what survived was of value. For me, modern is fashion, a piece of clothing is perfect when nothing can be left out. Jil Sander Beautifully simple: the current spring collection from Jil Sander
38 The designer was way ahead of her time with her image of women. this is how it once defined, in which the individual finds his or her strengths. Just like the women who, according to Jil Sander, take their role in society as a matter of course without long discussions about emancipation. With this image of women, the designer was, as in many others, way ahead of her time. Sander's first success wasn't with her fashion, but with the perfume that she launched in 1979. She even held out her face for this: Since the young company did not have the money to bind a top model exclusively to the brand for years, the beautiful designer herself posed for the slightly bitter scent. Not an easy decision for a woman who tends to avoid the limelight, but a very good one. In the end, the posters not only showed a very attractive face, but also that the designer really stands behind her product. The perfume poured money into the company's coffers and popularized Jil Sander. At the beginning of the eighties, her fashion finally caught on. Career women in particular liked Jil Sander's onion look, as they were able to combine the various, high-quality individual parts wonderfully, which was not only very practical on business trips. Even on the catwalks, people finally realized what Jil Sander was aiming for and were euphoric. At the Milan fashion shows it was soon said: Jil Sander is hot, Armani is not. Photos: Jil Sander
39 Fashion Between 1978 and 1982, Jil-Sander-Mode's sales doubled almost annually. In the mid-eighties, her collections were already hanging in 130 boutiques and stores from Munich to Los Angeles, from Zurich to Tokyo. The German was even ennobled as queen: she was called Queen of Less because of her purism, Queen of Kashmir because of the high quality of her materials. The fashion magazine Vogue ranked Jil Sander among the ten best designers in the world. The Paris newspaper France-Soir even mentioned her in the same breath as a great lady of fashion: Coco Chanel is dead, long live Jil Sander. The comparison was by no means exaggerated. Coco Chanel, too, once reinvented women, relying on their strength and femininity. Coco Chanel also loved understatement and was a master at understatement. And like the French woman, who with the Chanel costume had created an unmistakable piece of clothing that became her trademark, Jil Sander also had one for which she became famous: the trouser suit, which is strongly tailored to body proportions. The first half of the 90s is considered to be the heyday of the Jil Sander brand and soon the company had reached a size that the designer alone could hardly manage alongside her creative work. The company also needed money to expand. Shortly before the turn of the millennium, Sander therefore sold the majority of their company to the Italian Prada Group. She retained responsibility for the collections. However, not for long: after just a few months, Jil Sander fell out with the CEO Patrizio Bertelli, husband of Prada heiress Miuccia Prada, and left the company that bears her name in a dispute. Sander's successor could only fail. Straight suicide is the job, Milan Vukmirovic was warned by friends and colleagues. The French took it anyway, experimented with the brand and brought colors and a new liveliness to the minimalist Sander style. His designs were praised by critics, but reviled by customers. They weren't from Jil Sander and that was noticeable. No matter what I do, whether a bottle or a bag, a shoe or a jacket, Sander once explained, I put my way of thinking and living, that is, my soul, into it, and I believe that it communicates and is the deep foundation of my success. Without Jil Sander, Jil Sander was already in the red in 2001. Three years after the breakup, Bertelli therefore sought reconciliation with the company founder, who had done everything possible since her retirement, except for fashion: She had sailed the Caribbean, traveled to Russia and Iran and had fun at parties. After many lengthy phone calls with Bertelli, Jil Sander actually returned to her label in the spring of 2003 and, six months later, sent eleven girls in sensitively designed dresses down the catwalk. The break had obviously done Sander's fashion good. The press found it to be lively and more playful, colorful and relaxed than ever. After Sander's return, the company's sales grew by four percent. But it was not enough for the economic turnaround. Also, things did not go well for long between the North German and the Italian company boss. There was another heated argument, Sander and Bertelli simply couldn't find a common line. After only 18 months, Sander left the company she founded Prada again in November 2004. The Belgian menswear designer Raf Simons said that politicians of my age only mature for higher tasks. Jil Sander will succeed Sanders and a little later that the entire production will be transferred to Italy. But none of these measures was able to bring the label back on the road to success. And so in February 2006 Prada sold Jil Sander to the British financial investor Change Capital Partners, who two years later transferred its shares to a Japanese company, Onward Holdings Co., Ltd. and its European subsidiary Gibo Co. S.p.A. Jil Sander and the Japanese market were more than a logical connection, as the simple, elegant design has a long tradition in Japan. The designer Jil Sander also soon worked there: from 2009 to 2011 she designed the + J collection for the Uniqlo label. The prices for the pieces were low, but they were worthy of prizes: the 2010 winter collection won the Brit Insurance Design Award in the Fashion category, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. And then in the spring of 2012 something happened that hardly anyone had expected. Jil Sander returned to her label again at the age of 68. At the men's fashion shows in Milan at the end of June 2012, she presented the first collection. When asked about her age, she said: I am in a phase of life in which politicians only mature for higher tasks. So you can be curious. When Coco Chanel made her comeback at 71, it should mark the high point of her work. And after all, Jil Sander has quite a few things in common with Coco.
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41 Enjoyment Everything on Green Fresh herbs add aroma to the kitchen and also look good in the pot. Recipes and tips for natural flavor enhancers Seven herbs that should not be missing in any kitchen Wild garlic pesto with potato and tofu skewers 50 g Parmesan 20 g pine nuts 15 wild garlic leaves 1 red chilli pepper 60 ml olive oil salt 2 large potatoes 200 g white tofu 1 organic Lemon 3 tablespoons of frying oil, grate 4 wooden skewers of Parmesan. Roast the pine nuts in a dry pan until golden. Wash and dry the wild garlic and finely chop the leaves. Cut the chilli lengthways, core and wash. Put the parmesan, pine nuts, wild garlic leaves, chilli pepper and olive oil in a blender and puree. Season the pesto with salt. Cut the tofu into pieces and marinate in lemon juice for about an hour. Peel and wash the potatoes, cut into pieces and cook over steam for 3 minutes. Put the potato and tofu pieces alternately on skewers and fry until golden yellow on each side for about 2 minutes. Serve with the pesto. Herbal marinade for grilled meat 4 cloves of garlic 2 small onions 2 chili peppers 1 sprig of lemon thyme 1 sprig of rosemary 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon peppercorns 200 ml olive oil Peel off the garlic and onions and cut into thin slices. Cut, core and wash the chilli peppers. Pluck the sprig of rosemary and thyme and mix with the other ingredients. Goes well with grilled meat or sheep's cheese. Tip Chives With its light onion taste, ideal for salads, dips, herb butter or fresh on bread and butter. Please do not boil or stew, only consume raw! Parsley refines soups, sauces and salads. Flat-leaf parsley is more aromatic and has a more intense taste than the curly variety, but it also wilts faster. Herald of spring: Wild garlic now has SaiSon preserving herbs Put freshly picked herbs in a sealable jar and fill up with oil, honey or vinegar. Shelf life: about one year. Rosemary Makes lamb, poultry, beef and pork beautifully aromatic. Classic grill spice. 1/13 41
42 Expert tip on herb care You should always have more than just a pot of your favorite herbs on the windowsill. Chives, for example, thrive better if they are not cut off piece by piece but rather shortened completely and then grow back in peace. Basil is an exception: it is best to pinch off individual leaves from the sides of the branches, but never all at once or from just one branch. Above all, you should never cut the tips of the leaves from above, recommends Gabriele Kurz, top chef, successful cookbook author and avowed fan of herbs. Her herb garden is currently located in Dubai, where Kurz, as Resort Wellbeing Chef in the luxury resort Madinat Jumeirah, is responsible for the healthy lines of all restaurants. Her book My Herbal Kitchen, from which some of the recipes published here are taken, won the World Cookbook Award 2011 in Paris. Gabriele Kurz, My Herb Kitchen: Meadow, Garden and Balcony Over 100 vegetarian recipes with surprising flavors, Ludwig Buchverlag, 2010, € 24.95 with a different sage: as a counterpoint to sweet fruits Stuffed dates in a sage coating 20 large brown dates 30 g walnuts 1 onion 5 tbsp olive oil 20 large sage leaves small wooden or bamboo skewers Salt, pepper Cut the dates in half so that the halves are not completely separated. Roughly chop the walnuts. Peel and dice the onion. Wash and dry the sage leaves. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté the onions and walnuts until the onion is translucent. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the onion and nut mixture into the dates. Wrap each date with a sage leaf and pin it with a skewer. Just before serving, heat the remaining olive oil and fry the filled dates with the sage leaves for 2-3 minutes until crispy. Watermelon with herb sugar 1 watermelon 1 lime 150 g sugar 1 sprig of lemon thyme about 20 basil leaves 2 stalks of peppermint Wash the herbs, dry them well and remove the stems. Grind together with the sugar in the blender until everything is well mixed. Cut the melon into slices, drizzle with lime juice and dust with herb sugar. Photos: Ludwig Buchverlag, illustrations: Bente Schipp 42 1/13
43 Enjoyment Cream cheese balls with spring herbs and flowers Cream cheese 10 leaves of wild garlic (or 1 clove of garlic) 1 bunch of parsley 3 sprigs of lovage (or basil) 1 bunch of chives Salt Black pepper 10 g mixed flowers (daisies, clover and marigold flowers) Wash the herbs, sort , dry and cut into small pieces. Mix half of the herbs with the cream cheese, season with salt and pepper. Sort the flowers and mix with the rest of the herbs. Cut off small portions from the cream cheese with a teaspoon, roll them in the herb-flower mixture and shape into round balls. Serve with crusty bread. Basil Mediterranean classic with a mild, slightly piquant aroma. Indispensable for pesto, spices up pasta dishes and soups, but also sorbets and sweets. the eyes eat too: blossoms, herbs, cheese Lemon thyme The hardy herb gives off a lemon scent and tastes a little milder than the classic thyme. It goes well with fish and poultry dishes or as a bitter counterpoint in jellies and fruit compotes. Sage Goes well with veal liver, roast pork and lamb, as well as fatty fish, vegetables and mushrooms. Peppermint Provides a kick of freshness in drinks, sorbets and desserts, is an indispensable component in oriental cuisine and, of course, a pleasure as a tea. 1/13 43
44 Win! ici! is giving away two copies. Send us an email by April 30, 2013 with the keyword Fissler, the name of your center and your address with telephone number to or a postcard to Léonce-Verlag, Am Treptower Park 75, Berlin Tip In the pan, get set, go! The dish made of spring onions, tomatoes and fried sardines takes just 15 minutes and looks so good in the originalprofi Collection serving pan from Fissler that the pan comes on the table right away. Stainless steel, non-stick sealed, 28 cm, for around 169 euros. Recipes at fissler.de Spring Kitchen Quality products and decent tools you don’t need much more to get yourself and your kitchen fit for spring xxx Oil change due? These funny bottles seem to have sprung straight out of the toolbox. In fact, it contains the finest olive oil, handcrafted by a small Spanish family business. The special feature: Whole lemons, crunchy peppers and fresh rosemary are pressed directly instead of added as flavorings. The Oil Change Olive Oil Set from The Deli Garage includes 100 ml of extra virgin olive oil in the flavors lemon, rosemary and pepperoni. Set of 3 around 30 euros, via selekkt.com Quick snip Fresh taste, more vitamins! With this practical herb cradle, kitchen herbs can be chopped up in next to no time. After all, we don't have forever: basil with tomato mozzarella, dill for the salmon, chives on cream cheese bread and rosemary with the baked potatoes. Nice extra: A matching cutting board made of hard-wearing bamboo is included and nothing stands in the way of your daily use of herbs. Seen at Depot, all around 15 euros Photos: Fissler, selekkt.com, Depot / depot-online.com 44 1/13
45 Enjoyment From the jar Admittedly, homemade jam is quick to prepare, even for inexperienced kitchen enthusiasts. But there are a few ready-made products that stand up to any comparison, including the jams from Bonne Maman with extravagant delicacies such as sliced oranges. 370 grams of glass for about 2.40 euros. Fresh fast food Check the gastro offers the next time you visit your center: If you like fresh products that don't stick to your hips immediately, you are guaranteed to find the right snack here. Perhaps there will also be an evergreen branch, if so: definitely try it out! The freshness experts from immergrün rely on juices and smoothies that are prepared right in front of the customer's eyes. In addition, there are first-class frozen yogurts based on in-house recipes, generously topped paninis or wraps as well as salads, for example the mango chicken salad in the photo. Conclusion: healthy fast food that tastes good without a guilty conscience. You can find out whether there is evergreen in your area and what fresh offers you can expect there at mein immergruen.de Photos: Bonne Maman, bonne-maman.de, immergün / mein-immergruen.de, Collection Rolf Heyne, Silit Das neue Kochbuch by the Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans makes you want to invite your own friends again: Evans recipes are easy to cook, great to serve and taste great for hosts and guests alike. Dining with friends. 100 recipes for outside and inside, Collection Rolf Heyne, 224 pages, around 30 euros. This chic roasting pan is just waiting for your Easter roast: Consists of tasteful functional ceramics in the spring colors yellow, red and orange. Costs about 170 euros, from Silit. 1/13 45
46 De luxe holiday mood! The Swedish quality label Lexington is known for its first-class bed linen. Thanks to the best fabric quality, mostly in a classic check and stripe look, you will sleep heavenly in it. Noble plaids, cozy blankets and decorative pillows provide even more cosiness. lexingtoncompany.com Inside & Outside Fancy a change? It's best to start at home. With these interior design ideas, spring arrives in no time. For early bloomers The vase Beauty by Leonardo is an elegant companion for almost every bouquet. The shapely glass object is available in several colors and sizes. Price: around 30 euros, leonardo.de Twenty butterflies cavort on this sweet linen pillow (around 23 euros). It comes from the current cushion collection from Zara Home, which comes with opulent floral patterns and enchanting bird and insect motifs. Depending on the size and material, the covers cost between 10 and 46 euros. zarahome.com Photos: Lexington / lexingtoncompany.com, Leonardo, Zara Home 46 1/13
47 Living & Living Win! Friends for life Side tables are like good friends: Always there when you need them. And because you can never have enough of them, this set of 3 is worth buying. The compact tables are made of natural-colored acacia wood, can withstand a lot and also look great at garden parties. By the way, they also save space: Simply stack them on top of each other and take them to the next corner. The set is available from Depot and costs around 150 euros. Book tip: Shabby style with lots of creative furnishing ideas for the house and garden. By Anna Örnberg, BusseSeewald Verlag, 144 pages, about 20 euros. ici! is giving away a copy. Send us a by May 31, 2013 with the keyword Shabby style, the name of your center and your address with telephone number to or a postcard to Léonce Verlag, Am Treptower Park 75, Berlin Royal on the terrace on this stylish lounge furniture you sit almost like on a throne. The armchair bears the promising name Block Party and belongs to a combinable outdoor series with other furniture elements for the garden and terrace. Rain and wind are of course no problem: All parts of the series are based on a weather-resistant aluminum frame with easy-care plastic mesh. Practical: the pillowcases can be removed and washed. Seen at Butlers for 299 euros, butlers.de Photos: Depot, Butlers, BusseSeewald Verlag / Frechverlag, ak schaffner / artflash.de Art Bargains The online portal artflash.de sells original editions by star artists such as Jörg Immendorff or Jonathan Meese for a few hundred euro. The highlight: the artflash makers rummage through art associations for almost forgotten works and can therefore often offer them well below the market price. 1/13 47
48 Technology No more tape clutter Whether long-playing records, Super 8 films, slides or documents: everything can be digitized these days. ici! reveals how to do it and how to keep track of the flood of data Text: Bernd Ratmeyer Illustration: Bente Schipp We are well set up in the comfort zone of the digital world, we stream music tracks, download MP3 files, watch films on online video stores. Anyone who grew up with the Internet may consider DVDs, CDs or even records to be relics of a bygone era. But there is a generation that wanders between the two worlds: young enough not to be fascinated by the possibilities of digital cultural dissemination and reception. But too old to get rid of the remnants of analogue products entirely. In plain language: the shelves of many music and film lovers bend under the weight of video cassettes, records and possibly even Super 8 films that have been accumulated over decades. If you want to create order in your collection and space on the shelves, you should dare to move from the analog to the digital world. Vinyl goes MP3 It is now easy to transfer records to hard drives, for example. In order to turn the vinyl treasures into space-saving and easy-to-organize data bundles, you of course need a record player and a PC. Both are connected with a phono USB adapter. The necessary software is usually included. The adapter converts the analog signals from the disk into zeros and ones and stores them on the hard disk. Disadvantage of this inexpensive entry (the adapters are available from around 25 euros) into the digital music archive: It costs time, because the records are transferred at a speed of 1: 1. So if you have several hundred records in your closet, you will have to do a few days. Sorting on the hard drive also requires patience, since every title and every artist has to be entered. But if you get involved, you will have sorted your musical treasures dust-free and space-saving in the end. If the old turntable has already given its time, it is worth purchasing a new device with a built-in CD burner, there is no need to install software, the records are immediately available on CD and can be conveniently loaded onto the PC. From video cassette to DVD If you want to save music from the past into the digital now, but also VHS cassettes, the process is similar: so-called analog-digital converters are available for 30 to 80 euros and are connected between the video recorder and PC. They convert the analog video signal into a digital format. Depending on the software supplied, it is possible to post-process the film material: This can be used to intensify colors and contrasts and to delete advertising blocks from TV recordings. The product Rescue Your Video Cassettes from the software developer Magix is popular; Converter and software cost around 60 euros as a package. Old cine films hold treasures of a completely different kind. The Super 8 cine film format was a technical innovation from Kodak in 1965. The easy-to-use technology opened up undreamt-of possibilities for home filmmakers and hobby directors. But wedding and vacation film rolls have long been gathering dust on the shelf, and setting up the screen and projector is an archaic ritual of a bygone era. Those who want to back up these private memories themselves today, unlike records and video cassettes, are faced with considerable hardware and software costs. But the market reacts. Numerous service providers now offer their know-how and equipment. The valuable celluloid should be sent to companies like film-retter.de, 8mm-dvd.de, medienrettung.de or digitalspezialist.com. There, employees clean the material, cement fragile glue areas and transfer it to a digital camera. You will then receive the original, including the digitized version, back on DVD by post. The costs are between one and two euros per minute. On request, the digital technology also provides the necessary quantum of nostalgia: If you want, you can equip the DVD with a sound track that imitates the hum of the old projector. Order in the chaos of data Not only music and films, but also old slides, books and newspaper articles can be digitized. But how do you manage the huge amounts of data? Anyone who already works with digital source material will find willing helpers in mostly pre-installed programs such as Windows Media Player or iTunes, who search all folders on the hard drive for music and films and organize them automatically by artist, title or genre. But if more and more material is added from the analog archive over time, even the hardest-working archivist quickly loses the overview. Software retrofitting is recommended here. Numerous, often free programs from the Internet provide a better overview. A software called All My Movies has proven itself in the field of film for several years. It lists all the films on the hard drive and completes this personal catalog with information from the Internet. 48 1/13
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