mongrels friend #2: Marlies

August 27th, 2014 by

IMG_0474Marlies Knöfel – Berlin.

The Mongrels met Marlies Knöfel at a fashion week dinner in 2012.

Immediately they fell in love with that very special and classy person and her lovely husband.

After having a conversation about wearing silk blouses in winter, she decided to visit the Mongrels in their shop and buy her first silk pin-blouse (Matilda in electric blue).

She still visits the mongrels in their shop – always together with her husband – buys the most special blouse from the collection and tells them exciting storeis about art, fashion and history from her numerous voyages with her husband.

 

On this pic on a boat trip in Hamburg, she is wearing striped Evita blouse, satined Stevie trousers and Stevie Blazer – all from the SS2014 collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When did you start wearing mongrels in common?

I started with my first blouse in 2012.

Why do you like mongrels in common blouses and suits mostely?

I love the great colours and precise cut of that line.

How do you combine mongrels in common pieces?

I combine mongrels pieces with Armani jeans and trousers. I love to combine a mongrels silk blouse with my Gucci leather-trousers.

When do you wear the label – to which occasion?

Everytime – on the street and when I go out for dinner. I bought this striped blouse for a boat trip.

What kind of labels do you also like?

Dries van Noten and Chanel!….of course!

How does your job or your environment influence your style?

I try to be well-dressed all the time…

Which is your favorite “mongrels-piece” and why?

I like all mongrel-blouses – that´s why I bought them. I have a neon-yellow one, which fits perfect to a white pair of jeans, but the striped Evita from SS14 I like most, because it reminds me to the nordic elements water and wind. I am from Hamburg and in my heart a nordic girl.IMG_20140731_113712

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

neon-yellow Matilda blouse from 2013.

mongrels friend #1: Veronika

Juni 30th, 2014 by

140628_veronikaVeronika Peters was the first customer ever of mongrels in common.

We love her style and how she combines different labels. And afterall we love Veronika because she is such a lovely, creative and special person.

Veronika lives in Zürich, together with her husband, a photographer, and her 2 years old son.

She works at Swarovski for retail and design concepts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vero, wearing our ss14 striped evita blouse and stevie trousers with aw13 green trench and mongrels vintage clutch.

 

 

When did you start wearing mongrels in common?

Ever since the label exists. I have even been wearing diploma pieces from the designers.

Why do you like mongrels in common blouses and suits mostely?

Because they are always special and timeless.

How do you combine mongrels in common pieces?

It´s very easy to combine mongrels in common pieces – with everything.

When do you wear the label – to which occasion?

At work, private, also on the playground with my son – actually all the time.

What kind of labels do you also like?

Prada, Miu Miu and Anita Moser for shoes, bags by Alexander Wang and YSL. Currently the drive-jacket from Ryan Gosling.

How does your job or your environment influence your style?

Not at all.

Which is your favorite „mongrels-piece“ and why?

The mongrels-jeans from 2007. In my oppinion the most special piece from the label. I am very sad, that they don´t produce them anymore. (I have 3 of them) But to be honest, I love all my 72 pieces of mongrels in common. I just counted them;)