Page 1


knave 14

Introduction Knave Section

4 Editorial

18

The Football Guide

9

Index of downloads

28

Female Fan Culture

10

Index of contributors

Interviews with passionate football fans

241 Imprint

44

Webwatch Football

46

Seriesly addicted Part 2 of our film and TV column with Cordula Krebs from STUDIOCANAL

52

2

Joker

Queen Queen King The big Fashion Special with skirts and jackets for the fall and winter season with nine DIY patterns

sister-mag.com


JOKER Queen 78

Hats been styled sisterMAG Beauty Shoot with teetharejade.com & Lena Schleweis

THE BEAUTY INFO SPECIAL 99

The Skin Aging Process

102 Beauty Interviews

with 5 women between 32 & 61 years 114 The Home of Perfume

Victoria Kau takes us on a tour to the French town of Grasse and the history of perfume 122 Beauty Food

Edible beauties by Eva Kosmas 132 Cleanliness is next to godliness

Styling Tips for your bathroom 152 Luisa's Berlin

Culinary tour with Luisa Weiss aka Wednesday Chef 170 Startup Spotlight: Gypsy Juice

King 176 Take Your Game Online

An Introduction by Tanja Timmer 184 A Safe Bet?!

Black Jack, Roulette & Co. 190 All in the bag

Cocktail clutches photographed by Midnight Couture 204 Play With Me

Spotlight on Mobile Gaming 210 Startup Spotlight: Rat King

Entertainment 215 Snack Arcade

Gaming Snacks by Trisha Jones 226 Whisk(e)y Woman

Introduction to the world of Whisk(e)y by Jennifer Patterson plus Blogger Recipe special and infos around Whisky

Illustration:

Jessie Kanelos Weiner

Ausgabe 10 | November 2013

3


CS

4

Toni & Thea

In November

editorial by toni & thea

Dear readers, We worked with great joy towards the difficulties and we discussed for a new issue. It is not only an anniversary long time how we can present them for us – the 10th time we organized to you in a typical sisterMAG way. shootings, worked through nights, Starting point was a book title again: mailed with illustrators and ate – »King, Queen, Knave«, a novel by

sponsored by our intern Tina – a lot Vladimir Nabokov. Short summary of of waffles. But this time we chose the plot: Franz, a young man, travels

three main topics, which in this form to the capital Berlin (thereof inspired and detail have never been part of you find a culinary tour through BerlinsisterMAG: football (or soccer as it is Charlottenburg with food blogger called in the US), gaming and beauty. and author Luisa Weiss) to work as a Each of these topics offered some sales person at the department store

sister-mag.com PHOTO CREDITS: CS = Cristopher Santos

| AL = Ashley Ludaescher

| TN = Thea Neubauer


JOKER Tina at work

CS

CS

»King Queen Knave«

5

of his uncle Dreyer. Soon he starts Franz as compliant helper in crime and a relationship with the wife of his affair = knave, Martha as superficial uncle, Martha. Dreaming of a future woman who sees it as the basic right together, Franz and Martha develop of all desperate housewives to take a a plan how to murder Dreyer in the lover = queen and finally Dreyer, the most perfect way. The ironic analysis ruler of the luxurious department of the characters mixed with surreal store »Dandy« = king, we have divided moments show Nabokov already in sisterMAG into three rooms of the his early work as expert in delicate house of cards. psychology.

The motive »Three« accompanies us

In the same way as the three characters through the whole issue. You find a function as king, queen and knave – »knave« and a »king« section cover

Ausgabe 10 | November 2013


The Making of the cover dress

Transporting the dress

TN AS

6

topics that normally are deemed

Elements of the house of cards and

male, but which, as we think, have to

love triangles are also visible in layout

be taken care of in a typical sisterMAG

and design. Triangles lead through

way as a mixture of information,

all sections, frame our models in the

interviews and entertainment. A little

big fashion shooting (from page 52),

introduction to each section explains

triangle forms as well as lines that

how we came up with those topics. The

combine to triangles are found in the

big »queen«section revolves around

beauty section and in the »knave«

beauty, an original women’s magazine

section you find a male triangle of

topic, which we haven’t taken on for a

football, cars and TV :-).

long time because we were searching

Inspired by the wonderful photo

for the right angle to start with and we

spreads of this issue we have introduced

hope that we succeeded in creating a

a new feature. Photos can be pinned

content-rich and interesting section.

directly on your pinterest boards from

sister-mag.com


JOKER Cover team! Styling by Lena Schleweis

TN

photo, we’d appreciate very much if you helped us to spread the word. A special mix of feelings characterizes each

issue;

different

people

accompanied and helped us. The tenth issue will stay in our memory with a special mutual feeling. We were r Cover model & fashion blogge Dani (lady-blog.de) Ludäscher ey hl As by ed ph ra og ot ph r ve Co

asked several times about the many laughter and giggle which came from our office – we can live very well with this criticism :-) We want to thank

now on. Twitter and Facebook share

again with our whole heart all our

buttons at the end of articles work in

helpers and contributors who posed

a similar way. If you liked an article or

in Freiberg on a rainy day, who were

Ausgabe 10 | November 2013

7


8

The star of our Fashion Shooting: an old TN Mercedes from Prof. R. Schmidt

available for shootings on short notice, who gave us wonderful products or came during the final phase of the issue. There is no break for us because we work on a surprise issue for you. In the beginning of December we’ll launch a special Christmas edition full of gift giving ideas.

Yours, Thea & Toni TN

CS


download Index By clicking you jump to the right page in sisterMAG!

PATTERNS

10/1 – Pink circle skirt

10/2 – Black jacket 10/3 – Leopard with beading skirt

10/4 – Grey skirt

10/6 – White blouse

10/7 – Skirt with 10/8 – Coat asymmetrical detail

10/9 – Pencil Skirt with flowers

RECIPE CARDS

Beauty Food

Snack Arcade

10/5 –Blazer / vest without sleeves


Photos Nina Cotrell

text Lisa Altmeier

text & Photo Trisha Jones

Ashley Ludäscher

Steffi Fetz Eva Kosmas

Cris Santos

10

Stefanie Flaxa

Vanessa Schümmelfeder

Victoria Kau

Jana Strohbücker

Antonia Neubauer Thea Neubauer

illustration Jennifer Patterson & Layout Tina Bergs

Alex Sutter

Thea Neubauer

Tanja Timmer

Carlotta Scalet

Jasmin Z.

Jessica Kanelos Weiner

models Anne Breitenstein Denise Kastull Desirée Kastull Nina Mecklenburger Daniela Uhrich

Symbols Content Button: Brings you back to Table of Contents Jump Bu­tton: Brings you to the 1st page of the next article

sister-mag.com


JOKER

translation

Styling

proof

Sabrina B채cker

Jana Kalgajeva

Susanne Bauder

Kathrin Greyer

Lena Schleweis

Marina Engelhart

Josephine Heinrich

Evi Neubauer

Chinyere Feasey

Victoria Kau

Thea Neubauer

Melanie Haynes

Sarah M체ller

Video

Simone Haffner

Donata Proske

Isabelle Koelling

Rika Sterling

Katharina Kraatz Nina Cottrell

Tanja Timmer

Amie McCracken Xaver Neumann Deepa Paul Antje Reiche

Location: Link to Google Maps

External link.

Rachna Sahni

Internal link. Photo Button: The Camera shows that there are more pics Link to Pinterest

Indicates a download (e.g. of a DIY pattern)

Ausgabe 10 | November 2013

11


Collag

e: Car

lotta

Scale

t


knave


14

sister-mag.com

Photo: Cristopher Santos


KNAVE

knave Working on the KNAVE section we

hasn’t been for a long time. In the

were inspired by activities and topics,

US, more women than men play it

which are usually related to men:

and in Europe the number of female

Football, TV and cars!

players and fans is rising steadily

Football is the most popular sport

as well. We’ve interviewed some

in the world. No other game is actively pursued by more people (265

Section KNAVE

Mio. in 2006) or followed in front of the TV or on the Internet. An ever increasing number of fans take weekly pilgrimages to their favourite team’s

of them and you can meet them from page 31. The Internet and social media platforms nowadays play an important part in diversifying the fan make up. Check out page 44 and discover some great websites

stadiums.

dedicated to football and fan culture.

This year, fans are focused on the

An abundance of information and

national leagues and the European neck and necks in the Champions League, while next summer World Cup in Brazil is the big thing. That’s why we have dedicated the “Knave“ section of our magazine to get you in the mood for the mega football

year

of

2014.

Football

is not just a guy’s topic, and TURN PAGE

trivia about football circulates in written and oral form. People in China kicked balls about as early as the 2nd millennium BC and in

renaissance

Florence

of

the

1550s, a popular sport following a set of somewhat rude rules was

played

on

something

akin

to a football pitch.

Issue 10 | November 2013

15


16

King Queen Knave

sister-mag.com

Photo: Cristopher Santos


KNAVE

knave Working on the KNAVE section we

hasn’t been for a long time. In the

were inspired by activities and topics,

US, more women than men play it

which are usually related to men:

and in Europe the number of female

Football, TV and cars!

players and fans is rising steadily

Football is the most popular sport

as well. We’ve interviewed some

in the world. No other game is

of them and you can meet them from

actively pursued by more people (265

page 31. The Internet and social

Mio. in 2006) or followed in front of

media platforms nowadays play an

the TV or on the Internet. An ever

important part in diversifying the

increasing number of fans take weekly

fan make up. Check out page 44

pilgrimages to their favourite team’s

and discover some great websites

stadiums.

dedicated to football and fan culture.

This year, fans are focused on the

An abundance of information and

national leagues and the European

trivia about football circulates in

neck and necks in the Champions

written and oral form. People in

League, while next summer World Cup

China kicked balls about as early

in Brazil is the big thing.

as the 2nd millennium BC and

That’s why we have dedicated the

in

KNAVE section of our magazine to

1550s, a popular sport following

get you in the mood for the mega

a set of somewhat rude rules

football

was

year

of

2014.

Football

is not just a guy’s topic, and

renaissance

played

Florence

on

of

something

the

akin

to a football pitch.

Issue 10 | November 2013

17


sisterMAG's

FOOTBALL-GUIDE for beginners and interested

18

The

home

of

modern

football,

by talking to laymen (and laywomen!)

however, is England, where the game

like Thea and our intern Tina, and

has been played, following more or

bombarding co-publisher Alex with

less the same rules as we use today,

a series of questions about football

since 1850.

which he tries to answer to the best

Given such a long history and all the

of his knowledge.

stories, rules and emotions involved,

Many

it would be a foolhardy undertaking

unanswered, but maybe we can whet

to cover a topic like football from A

your appetite for more! By the way,

to Z within the scope of one sisterMAG

it’s a complete coincidence that our

issue.

questions

will

remain

»football expert« is a guy. Toni claims

And that’s not what we’re trying to

she could have answered most of the

do either. We’re approaching the topic

questions, too.

Questions answered by Alex Sutter Illustrations by Jessie Kanelos Weiner

& Thea Neubauer


KNAVE

What’s the difference between National Leagues, Europa and Champions League? DFB (Deutscher Fußball Bund = German Football Union), the English FA (Football Association), the French FFF (Fédération française de football) are the governing bodies for all the individual football clubs from small teams like SV Oberschöna (a team from Saxony, playing in the district league - the lowest division of the German football system) to internationally famous clubs like FC Bayern Munich. The DFB is the biggest football organisation in the world and acts as

Football leagues by the example of Germany

an umbrella for 25,000 clubs and 6.8 million members! Germany has got three leagues in which football is played professionally. The Bundesliga and 2nd league feature 18 teams each, the 3rd league is made up of 20 clubs. England has 4 professional leagues with the Premier League being the highest.

the professional leagues there are countless amateur leagues for those who just enjoy playing football as a

18.

Bundesliga 18 teams 17. 16. 3.

Promotion Relegation Play-Offs

Below

18.

2nd league 18 teams

1.

17. 16. 3.

20.

2.

19.

3rd league 20 teams

2.

1.

18.

5 regional leagues 18 teams (after each 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. So No Ba No We season the regional uth va rth r st the r we i a leagues are newly sorted) as st t

Issue 10 | November 2013

19


20

Back to the leagues: The associations

matches in which many favourites

manage a complex system of leagues

have been badly burnt over the years.

in which clubs that manage to secure

On the European level, the European

a top spot in their league at the end of a season are promoted, provided they also fulfil certain other requirements regarding safety and infrastructure, like a sufficiently big stadium to host games of higher league clubs.

football

association

(UEFA)

runs

the Europa League, a tournament for clubs which have managed to finish in one of the top spots of their national leagues as well as the Champions League for the winners

In addition to the league games, the

of the top national leagues and some

football association also organises

additional teams. The number of teams

annual cup tournaments in which

from each country, who gets to play in

teams from different leagues play each

the Champions League and who has

other based on a draw. The English

to make do with the Europa League is

version is the FA Cup, in Germany it’s

calculated via a complicated statistical

called DFB-Pokal. This system can

method the finer points of which are

result in spectacular David and Goliath

well outside the scope of this article!

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

What’s the difference between club tournaments and international games? Both these international club championships are very prestigious and every team‘s dream is achieving a triple, i.e. winning the highest league, the national cup tournament and the Champions League. This doesn’t happen very often but FC Bayern Munich accomplished the feat last season. Their opponents in the Champions League final were Borussia Dortmund, the runner-up of the previous Bundesliga season. This all »German final« was a remarkable occurrence because the English Premier League had previously been considered the best league in the world, followed by the German Bundesliga and the Spanish Primera Division.

Every national football association has a representative football team comprised of the best players in each country, their national selection, or national team. Appointments to this team are made by a national team manager. In Germany this task is assigned to the coach of the national team, the Bundestrainer, Jogi Löw. Apart from the top tier teams for men and women (sometimes referred to as A-squat) there are many youth teams for which a player is only eligible up to a certain age, like the U15 or U17 (»u« being short for »under«).

There are many more small and big competitions for league clubs but these are the most important one. Women’s football teams and leagues in Germany are organised in a very similar way.

Issue 10 | November 2013

21


Who is allowed to play at the World Cup or the European Championship?

22

Every four years, the national teams in Europe, Asia, Oceania, South America etc. play tournaments against the other countries in their region. The World Cup, hosted by the world football association FIFA, in which teams from all over the world compete, also takes place every four years. Since there are six regional football associations with 222 competing national teams and only 32 teams can play in the final round of the World Cup, qualifiers are played from up to two years before a tournament. Regional championships in Europe and elsewhere also follow this system.

Who is better – clubs or national teams? That’s hard to say, because it’s hard to test. The top players are part of a club team as well as a national one and can’t play against themselves. The top clubs are supposed to have the edge though as they play and train together all the time and therefore make better tactical units.

The system leads to the interesting fact that the European Championship is actually harder to win than the World Cup because the level of competition between the countries is much higher in Europe. Countries with a very good national league don’t automatically make World or European Championship favourites, because many of the best and brightest in leagues like the English Premier League are actually foreigners. The current Arsenal London first eleven for example is made up of only one Englishman and 10 »foreigners«.

Current World-Cup winners 1962

1970

1934

1938

1982

1954

1974

1990

Brasil

Italy

16

Germany 1978

1930

Uruguay

1996

14

Argentina

Eng/Sp/Fr

sister-mag.com

1958

1950

10


KNAVE

How do you become a football coach? Anyone can become a coach. If you

a professional football team even

played yourself as a child you might

without having passed any exam. They

remember chubby adults donning

were therefore not known as »coach«

their shell suits after a day behind

but rather as »head of the team«.

their work desk, putting a whistle in

The most famous example is Franz

their mouth and hurrying you across

Beckenbauer who won the World Cup

the hard court. But there were also

in 1974 as a player and again in 1990

the nice ones who would take a car

as »Teamchef« (German for »head of

full of pubescent nags to an away

the team«).

game on a Saturday morning and still

Many former professional footballers

cheer you on enthusiastically even

1994

when you’re 0:6 down.

active career has ended. Sometimes

If you want to coach a professional

it works sometimes it doesn’t. Many

team though you need a licence issued

of today’s most successful Bundesliga

by an official body. Much like getting

coaches were only moderately gifted

a driver‘s licence, this requires the

players. Borussia Dortmund’s coach

attendance of months

Jürgen Klopp once attributed the

of

and

fact that he had to think a lot about

practical workshops

football and its tactics even as an

as well as passing

active

2002

18 2006

16

try their luck coaching after their

Participations

theoretical

an exam at the end. In the past, known

player

underdeveloped

to

his

talent.

somewhat Today

he

still benefits from what was then a

and proven experts

weakness.

as

some

Steady nerves are required if you want

distinct personalities

to make it as a coach. The salary might

in the field of football

be ample but it comes with a whole

were exempt from

lot of pressure, stress, the press‘

this

requirement

constant critical eye plus, when things

and the DFB would

go wrong, verbal abuse from your own

allow them to coach

team‘s fans and a quick sack.

well

as

Issue 10 | November 2013

23


In recent years a new development focusses on creating a coaching team with a wider expertise. Jürgen Klinsmann, who is known as something of a reformer, has a particularly distinguished record in this area. Today a head coach, an assistant coach and a goalkeeping coach are usually joined by several fitness experts, scouts (who observe potential new talents as well as future opponents),

What part do the referees play? 24

sister-mag.com

tactic specialists, physical therapists and even psychologists on a standard coaching team. This has made football a technically more advanced and also more athletic game. This can be well observed by comparing the gladiators of the modern game (first and foremost Cristiano Ronaldo) to the leisurely posture of the average »athlete« from the 1970s.

The referee‘s job is to make sure the rules of the game are observed on the pitch and to punish any breach of them. In league football each match is managed by a team of four: The referee, two assistant referees (formerly known – and still commonly referred to - as linesmen) and the »fourth official «. The latter supervises substitutions and makes sure both coaches stay in their respective »coaching-zones« (the rectangular area in front of the bench) during the match. They also calm down the more shorttempered coaches – or make them really lose their cool


KNAVE

I fell in love with football as I would later fall in love with women: suddenly, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain it would bring.

by ignoring their objections to the referee’s decisions. Referees allowance

are for

paid every

a

lump-sum match

they

manage. Some countries have already switched to a system of professional referees. Technical support equipment and game monitoring devices are discussed off and on and might be implemented in the future. The World Cup in Brazil will see the introduction of the so-called »magic eye«, a goal-line technology system which helps determine whether a ball has actually crossed the goal line (and hence whether a regular goal has been scored or not).

NICK HORNBY (Opening sentence of his book Fever Pitch)

A wrong call by the referee, be it an alleged mistake or an actual one, often incurs the wrath of the spectators. Since these kinds of grievances are not usually voiced in the most objective manner, referees need to be thick skinned. Referees supplementing their allowance by »fixing« matches (i.e. purposefully fleecing one side) hit the headlines whenever one is caught. The strings are usually pulled by betting cartels, but football betting is nonetheless very popular, despite its risks even for seasoned gamblers. The Italian national goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is said to have lost more than a million Euros betting on football.

Issue 10 | November 2013

25


FRANCESO TOTTI AFTER A JOURNALIST TOLD HIM »CARPE DIEM«

I’m sorry, I don’t speak English.

How is professional football funded? Football their

clubs

ticket

of

Football

associations

sell

broadcasting rights to TV stations –

(jerseys,

TV stations sell commercial time,

scarves, bet linen etc.). They are

advertising space and sponsoring

also

of

deals

to

the money made from the sale

clubs

receive

of

based payment from their football

merchandise allocated

a

broadcasting

nationally

percentage rights

and

to

their

internationally

companies a

football

performance-

associations.

transmitted games. The allocation is determined at the end of every

high.

Doing

well and winning games in this competitions for several years in a row will therefore put you in a top position on the transfer market as you can afford to buy the best

TV B roa dc as tin

particularly

g

TV Br oa dc

Football Clubs

St

which worries many fans: The top teams of any national league are

that widens steadily.

Advertisers

ne

creating a gap between themselves

Ad S p ac e / Sp

players. This sets a spiral in motion

and the other teams in their league

M

ts igh gR tin as

are

ts h g Ri

Football Associations

e on

year! Champions League revenues

Mo ne y

will only get you more money next

y

season, so playing well this year

g rin so on

26

from

most

sales

and

money

make


KNAVE

Madrid or Milan, as long as it’s in Italy!

ANDREAS MÖLLER

Which life lessons can football teach us?

ey

For many millions of people football is their life, not just a pass time. It is their substitute for religion and the protagonists (the players) are adored and worshipped with a deadly seriousness – at least until they go to play for another team. But the players don’t take it any less seriously: Lionel »Leo« Messi, the Argentine superstar currently playing for FC Barcelona is said to enjoy playing football on his Play Station in his free time. His favourite player in the video game: Leo Messi.

TVtations

Who will win the 2014 World Cup?

Actively playing football improves your social skills and compatibility. You meet people from different social backgrounds and work with them to win the game. I seem to remember that back in school there were far fewer sleazebags among those people who pursued team sports like football than among those who played individual sports like tennis. Off the pitch you can draw insight from football quotes. Many footballers have said truly legendary things. Here are some of my favourites (see above).

M

Nobody knows (or at least I hope, nobody knows yet). Many experts say that European teams cannot win in South America because of the climate. But we hope that‘s not true. If you fancy a flutter you should talk to Signor Buffon – and then back a different team!

Issue 10 | November 2013

27


28

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

Corni Lieblingsverein

VfB Stuttgart

seit

Why?

2000 Spielst du selbst?

Ich habe 5 Jahre lang gespielt, ­allerdings mache ich gerade eine schöpferische Pause.

Female Fan Culture

An acquaintance who is a big football fan took me to the stadium one day. I‘ve followed the Bundesliga ever since and eventually even played myself. For a while I knew all the teams and had a subscription to Kicker (translator’s note: Germany’s leading sports magazine). There was no Bundesliga player I didn‘t know.

Gehst du ins Stadion?

best experience

Ich gehe gelegentlich ins Stadion. Ich habe Fussball meistens vor dem Fernseher verfolgt, da die Preise schon ziemlich stattlich sind und es einen gewissen Aufwand bringt, wenn man nicht in derselben Stadt wohnt, wie das Spiel stattfindet. Allerdings war ich schon in Hannover, Stuttgart, Freiburg und Leipzig im Stadion.

I celebrated Stuttgart’s last championship ‘live’, although not at the stadium but in the city centre where thousands of fans watched the match. It was far too crowded to get any decent view and we ended up watching the game on a tiny TV set with what felt like 100 people huddling around it. We didn‘t really see anything so much as tell from the crowd’s reaction when something was happening on the pitch. Afterwards there was a big do on the Schlossplatz and when the team later joined the party it was a very special experience indeed.

TURN PAGE

29

Issue 10 | November 2013


Profiles of female fans from VfB Stuttgart to Borussia Dortmund. Since when and how are they actually Football fans

Female fan culture

30

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

Corni favourite club

since

why?

VfB Stuttgart

2000

An acquaintance who is a big football fan took me to the stadium one day. I‘ve followed the Bundesliga ever since and eventually even played myself. For a while I knew all the teams and had a subscription to Kicker (translator’s note: Germany’s leading sports magazine). There was no Bundesliga player I didn‘t know.

do you play yourself?

I played for five years but right now I am taking a creative break.

31

how often do you go to see games live?

best experience

I go to the stadium every now and then. But I usually watched football on the telly, as the tickets are quite expensive and it takes a lot of time and effort if you don’t live in the city in which the game is taking place. But I have been to the stadiums in Hannover, Stuttgart, Freiburg and Leipzig.

I celebrated Stuttgart’s last championship ‘live’, although not at the stadium but in the city centre where thousands of fans watched the match. It was far too crowded to get any decent view and we ended up watching the game on a tiny TV set with what felt like 100 people huddling around it. We didn‘t really see anything so much as tell from the crowd’s reaction when something was happening on the pitch. Afterwards there was a big do on the Schlossplatz and when the team later joined the party it was a very special experience indeed.

Issue 10 | November 2013


…best experience

My first game as a player in a club was a very nice experience, too. The team played in a league that was too high for its abilities and lost every game. I started my career as a goalkeeper and we lost our first match 0-14. I was commended after the game because I had conceded fewer goals than the opponents had scored in the first 32 leg, which was high praise.

would you share a piece of football trivia or a particularity in the rules of football we can use to show off?

We had to draw the markings on the pitch ourselves before our home games and I was usually put on that duty. If you managed to draw them reasonably straight, that was really something to boast about later. Also, »after the game is before the game« sounds very wise.

What makes football special to you?

Football brings people of all nations and backgrounds together. It’s a varied experience for the players as well as the spectators. You have to succeed as a team and be able to rely on every single member of the squad which creates a great atmosphere and exceptional solidarity. Also, they’ve got the best sausages at the stadium.

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

Ina favourite club

Borussia Dortmund

torszenen.com

maisquefutebol.wordpress.com

since

Since I ‘won’ the Europan Championship with my football-crazyDutch-grandmother in 1988. I have been completely hooked ever since, first on Oranje, then on the German national team and much later – since 2012 - on Borussia Dortmund.

do you play yourself?

I last played when I was about 10 years old – and I was not very talented.

why?

After the 2010 World Cup friends started asking why I was only a football fan every other year - and I had indeed never watched an entire Bundesliga match. I thought it was boring. Because of the banter with friends I decided to start a blog about becoming a Bundesliga fan (the original blog was hosted at Posterous and does not exist anymore, but the posts are still live at Torszenen.com). Due to a Dortmund-leaning environment I paid special attention to that team. In November of 2010 I went to the stadium for the first time in my life and I was immediately hooked. It wasn’t even the exhilarating football the team offered during the 2010/11 season in which they won the championship – it was the South Stand and the entire experience at the stadium that made me a fan.

Issue 10 | November 2013

33


how often do you go to see games live?

I try to see between eight and 10 Dortmund matches per season, which is usually doable. I sometimes go to see other teams play too, especially in Hamburg, where I live. do you go to away games, too?

Yes - so far I have only been to away matches in Germany, but I want to change that this Champions League season. I try to go to away games close to where I live in the north of Germany. Also, travelling to see Dortmund play at home always feels like going to an away game for me.

34

official fan club

'football friends'

No, I am a member of Borussia Dortmund, but fan clubs aren’t really my thing.

Yes! We use Facebook to organise meetings to watch the matches together. I have already put together a nice little group of Dortmund fans with whom I regularly watch games.

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

worst moment

best experience

My best football experience was the Champions League semi-final against Malaga. Being there and watching your team turn the match around in injury time and go through to the next round… it was simply unforgettable. It was the first time I cried tears of joy at a football match.

My worst moment was as a supporter of the German national team. I lived in England in 1998 when Germany crashed out of the World Cup in the semi-finals after their match against Croatia. England had been eliminated in the previous round but that didn’t stop the English fans from gloating. Suffice to say that England has not exactly been my favourite team since. 35

what makes football so special to you?

Football creates a synergy between the spectators and the men or women on the pitch. Seeing the supporters and the team become one is an experience you don’t ever want to let go off once you’ve been part of it at the stadium. Watching football on television can be anything from intoxicatingly brilliant to shockingly bad. The simplistic rules and very few goals can make it a quite boring experience. But watching football at a stadium is never ever boring – I still can’t believe I didn’t dare go and see a live match until I was 29.

Issue 10 | November 2013


Claudia

neverevertown.de

favourite club

since

Borussia Dortmund

It all began in the 1990s when I started school. A lot of my friends in class were boys and football was their main topic. But I completely fell in love with it when I first visited the Westfalenstadion. I was under the weather and felt completely beat, but it all still made me so incredibly happy, and couldn’t wipe the smile off my face for days.

36

why?

With the BVB-jersey on world tour Claudia in Tokyo

sister-mag.com

I have never asked myself that, I have just always been fascinated by the sport. I grew up in the North of Hesse and wasn’t influenced by a predominant regional team. Once you started primary school it was easy – as things tend to be in childhood: You either supported Bayern Munich or Dortmund. That wasn’t a question in my case either: Dortmund every time! Frankly, I don‘t understand how anyone who sees the stadium, and especially the South Stand, cannot fall in love with the club.


KNAVE

how often do you go to see games live?

do you play yourself?

No, unluckily not. I am impressed by the players’ abilities and would love to be able to do some magic ball work myself, but I have no talent for it.

Actually, I can’t go that often. I lived in Hamburg until recently and only managed between five and 10 games per season. But whenever there was a chance I would immediately hop a train. Since I am currently on a trip around the world, and will be until the beginning of December, I won’t be able to go until then (which is really the only draw-back about travelling). But quite soon after I have returned my next destination will be Dortmund, Westfalenstadion. 37

do you go to away games, too?

I would love to go far more, until now it hasn’t happened very often. While I lived in Hamburg, I would of course see them play the local Bundesliga team, HSV. I also went on a very amusing trip to a cup tie against the small club of Oberneuland in Bremen and spent two afternoons at the Liga Total! Cup. Next year I want to go to a proper away game, probably against Mönchengladbach so we can win there for a change. ;) official fan club

I am a member of Borussia Dortmund, but not of any fan club.


'football friends'

Yes, many of my friends now are into football. I even met some of the people I hold dearest through the game. Many naturally support Dortmund, but I also have friends who support other teams. But I still have lots of friend who don’t follow football. best experience 38

That’s hard to say as there are just so many. My top three would have to be the following: my first, rather impromptu visit to the South Stand with a good friend and his family; the semi-final against Real Madrid in Dortmund in 2013 and when I met the team and the team coach Jßrgen Klopp through a work project in 2011. The meeting not only showed me that the players and coach are great guys off the pitch too, I got to see how all the people working behind the scenes put their heart and soul into this very likeable club.

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

worst moment

a piece of trivia, we can use to show off?

You couldn’t really call it a bad experience, as it was a great success for the team, but my heart still sinks when I remember how I missed seeing the Champions League match against Málaga live because of a work project. I still understand that circumstances back then just didn’t allow me to go, but the thought still hurts and always will. I was happy for the team, of course, but these are moments you just can’t recreate, and the Málaga match in particular was a once-ina-lifetime moment.

Two of Dortmund’s players have won the award for German Football Culture for coining the phrase of the year. In 2011 Roman Weidenfeller’s quote »I think we have a grandios Saison gespielt!« won and in 2009 (less well known) Neven Subotic secured the award with his remark »Well, he didn’t have to run to the exact same spot where I tackled, did he?« what makes football so special to you?

That’s hard to put into words: It’s a fast-paced game, it’s exciting, intense, tactics and strategy are paramount, it’s unpredictable and even a team that is supposedly worse can always beat a better one. But what makes it particularly attractive to me is the emotion, the raw, unadulterated love, the special atmosphere at a stadium and the involuntary smile you just can’t help from spreading across your face when you look at the South Stand. It’s an incredible feeling to hear an entire stadium sing »You’ll Never Walk Alone« from the bottom of their hearts. You can’t imagine the kind of goose bumps this gives you, you just have to be there.

Issue 10 | November 2013

39


Sabrina favourite club

Eintracht Frankfurt

since

2009 Before that I supported Bayern Munich – but I usually omit that fact

why?

Eintracht is a club from Hesse and I can relate to that. To me, Eintracht Frankfurt is love, passion, emotion and tradition. All of which are essential parts of the football experience.

40

'football friends'

Yes, many, but that’s just what you’d expect as my life has always been all about football. best experience

worst moment

...without any doubt last year's promotion. It was just amazing. That’s closely followed by our Europa League match against Bordeaux which offered emotions and goose bumps galore.

...getting relegated at the end of the 10/11 season – I cried for weeks.

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

do you go to see games live?

Do you play yourself?

I played on a team when I was a child, but I don’t anymore. But whenever I see a ball lying around somewhere I still kick it about. I am trying to master Jay-Jay Okocha’s famous trick ;)

Until last season I had a season ticket to Eintracht Frankfurt and I want to get a new one this year. That’s just part of the deal to me.

do you go to away games, too?

Time permitting, absolutely! Although my last away game was quite a while ago. I went to see our match against Aachen in 2012 thanks to which we were promoted to the Bundesliga. official fan club

I am a member of EFC Dauborner Adler. 41

With Kevin Trapp, Goalkeeper of Eintracht Frankfurt

a particularity in the rules, we can use to show off?

As a woman you can score points by knowing the offside rule. But knowing which player plays for which team and a few transfer rumours definitely helps too. Also I have noticed appreciative looks from guys who notice that I, a woman, know the words to all the football chants. what makes football so special to you?

The passion! For me there isn’t anything better about football. It brings such pleasure to the followers and it brings people together. I cannot imagine a life without football. Issue 10 | November 2013


Felicita favourite club

Borussia Dortmund

42

since

the 1980s I’m from the Ruhr district, born into a culture of strong support for football teams. I had the black and yellow jersey of Borussia Dortmund put on me when I was a child and didn’t have any other option but to become a fan.

best experience

I played tennis as a child and my coach back then was Lars Ricken’s girlfriend at the time. He came to our class one day and I got his autograph. That was really great!!

sister-mag.com

worst moment

what makes football so special?

I watched the Champions League final in Munich right in front of the TV set in a room full of Bayern Munich supporters which was pretty cruel.

The football culture, of course! It’s a proper celebration in Germany and it’s about having a great time together. Enthusiastically supporting your team together is such great fun. That’s why I have stuck with it.


KNAVE

Do you play yourself?

I don’t anymore, but when I was 14 or 15 years old I played on a girls’ team for a year or two.

do you go to see games live?

away games, too?

Since I moved to Munich I only go once or twice in each half of the season. A sixand-a-half hour train trip is a bit much to make a season ticket worthwhile. But I go to the matches whenever I can combine it with a trip home to see my family. It’s a family tradition. Many of my parents’ friends have season tickets so I just go with them. The best way to experience a Dortmund match is on the South Stand.

I have not yet been to a Dortmund away game in Munich as tickets are extremely hard to come by. But if I were to go I’d definitely want to be with the other away team supporters. 43

official fan club We have a fan club here in Munich called »Münchner

Borussen« which regularly meets at the Brickhouse at Ostbahnhof to watch Dortmund matches.


WE B football Are you interested in following football but you don't know where to start from? In collaboration with Michael Alexander , we've collected a list of helpful links to football news' webpages and footballers' Twitter accounts.

44

SKYSPORT Skysports website does not only collect news about football, but it also gives the possibility to watch some of Skysports' selected videos. Another added feature ist the SkyBET menu and the Fun&Games one. OPTA JOE OptaJoe is the official Twitter page of the Opta Sports' football coverage. Opta Sport is a worldwide sports data company. It collects, packages, analyzes and distributes live data such as live broadcasting and online coverage which are used for professional analysis.

sister-mag.com

BBC SPORT On the official BBC sport website, you can find a section related to football. Here you can get updates on live results, fixtures but also on gossip.

PREMIERE LEAGUE Is a web site which collects information about the Premier League. Their aim is to show competitive leagues which host world class members. This page also reports matches' results, players' portraits, Member Clubs' tweets or, if you prefer the live action, you can book a ticket for a match.

A FOOTBALL REPORT ...is an independent Football page which reports news coming from all around the world. This webpage is presented in a blog form, making it personal and easy to read.


KNAVE

TWITTER PORTRAITS If you prefer to get to know the football world through Twitter, here is a selection of accounts from interesting football persona. MICHAEL OWEN Born in Liverpool, Michael Owen played as a striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stroke City. Owen is now a regular consultant on BT Sport football coverage.

JOSEPH BARTON Joseph Barton is an English footballer playing as a midfielder for Queens Park Rangers. Barton started his career with Manchester City in 2002 and he was also part of the England national team. FOOTBALL 365 Football 365 presents news from football leagues all over the world. Besides collecting results and teams' members, it has a big section dedicated to reader comments.

GARY LINEKER Gary Winston Lineker is an English former footballer who still holds England´s record for goals scored in the FIFA World Cup finals. After retiring he worked as a sports broadcaster for the BBC, Al Jazera sports and Erdivise Live. Currently he works for NBC Sports Network and contributes to the American version of the Match of the Day. RIO FERDINAND Rio Ferdinand plays as centre-back for Manchester United. He counts several games with the England national football team and FIFA World Cup squads. His twitter account is really followed, counting almost 5.000.000 fans.

Mike's Favourite: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR This site aims to inform the Tottenham Hotspur fans. It includes an online shop with Tottenham Hotspur's branded goods.

Issue 10 | November 2013

45


Part 2 of our TV- and Film Column: An interview with Cordula Krebs from

SERIESLY ADDICTED text ANTONIA NEUBAUER translation VICTORIA KAU

46

Are you one of those people who can’t

exactly one of those people we described

live without TV shows – for you, they

above. And that it can get quite late

are just like a good book that you

at night when she is watching one

sweep into and that becomes part of

episode after another – never mind a

your life? Then there is good news

meeting early next morning. Then she

because more and more high-quality

just needs some extra coffee the next

shows are produced and broadcasted

day!

these days. We met our contact person

TV, she tells us, was not taken

Cordula Krebs, Head of Marketing Home Entertainment & New Media at STUDIOCANAL

, in order to take a

closer look at this phenomena and to get some ideas about must-see shows. Right

seriously by the big stars for quite a long time. This, however, is changing right now. »More and more film directors work on TV shows or produce at least single episodes. They realise how much creative potential and

at

the

our

production value there is and enjoy

conversation, Cordula admits that she is

being able to concentrate on and

sister-mag.com

beginning

of


They become friends. It’s a relationship you built up with the characters.

develop characters for a longer period

this was clarified, the showrunner

of time.«

becomes a valuable sparring partner

However, in TV shows structures

and coordinator for each TV show.«

are quite different compared to

Shows with extreme suspense curves

films. Bigger teams, the so-called

can then be a substitute for films.

Writer Rooms, which consist of

»They become like friends. You built

numerous creative people, develop

up a relationship with the characters.«

single stories over a longer period.

Films however have to quickly come

A showrunner takes the lead. He/she

to the core of the story and have

provides the basic concept, intro-

little time for a detailed character

duces the main idea and tells the

drawing. The protagonists thus seem

writers in the team what they

to be more stereotypes.

should work on. The idea and job

The show »House of Cards« offers a

of a showrunner is still quite a new concept. Cordula reports: »They had to win over the directors first. But once

new concept in more than one way: It’s the first series that was not produced

by

a

conventional

TV

Issue 10 | November 2013

47


s e t i r u o v a f s ' a Cordul

Shows with famous actors & directors

House of Cards AMAZON

Director: David Fincher (known e.g. for The Social Network, Benjamin Button), starring: e.g Kevin Spacey & Robin Wright

Boardwalk Empire

Enlightened AMAZON

AMAZON

Martin Scorsese himself directed the pilot of HBO show Boardwalk Empire.

Homeland AMAZON

In the leading role of the American comedy-drama is the famous actress Laura Dern.

The hit show from the United States shows Claire Danes in the leading role of a CIA agent.

48

production company but by the

themselves

internet streaming service Netflix. It

media«, e.g. with providers like Netflix,

didn't broadcast the show on a fixed

which don’t work like conventional

time and day, but provided all episodes

linear

of the first season simultaneously

demand«. Thus, the famous »Binge

online.

Viewing«

While older viewers are not used to

several episodes or seasons in a

that, the generation Y – those born after 1980 – is not in for anything else. »The generation Y does not want to be told by any program

when

TV

they

stations, is

possible:

consume

but

»on

watching

row. Other providers like Amazon and Hulu also follow the principles of Netflix and try to work with the new

watching

habits:

watching

director how and when to watch

episodes back-to-back.

something. They want to choose

All of this impacts the TV landscape

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

tremendously.

Innovative

series

such as »House of Cards« have long suspension

curves

where

single

episodes merge. Also the dramaturgy of the individual episodes changes

»TV stations will probably have to edit little summaries of each season as this is not included in the production of series anymore.

however is not sure how this is

Some stations already adapt to the new habits: episodes of Game of Thrones or The Borgia where broadcasted back-to-back on German

going to work in conventional TV.

TV.«

since commercial breaks in between don’t play a role anymore. Cordula

s w o h s V T r o f s Tip The craze factor of series is definitely high. Once you’re into a show, it’s hard to get out of it. For binge viewers: Plan enough time (or postpone your meetings to the afternoon ;))

1

One episode is definitely not enough to judge a whole show. You should at least watch two or three episodes in order to tell whether you like it or not.

2

Today you don’t have to watch TV on an actual TV. Computers and DVDs, Tablets, Smartphones or Internet providers like Netflix or Hulu offer ways of watching shows on the go. Just download the show before you go on a trip in order to watch the latest episodes on the plane or train.

3

Issue 10 | November 2013

49


The generation Y wants to choose themself when they consume media.

s e t i r u o v a f s ' a l u Cord Drama Picks 50

Borgia SEASON 1 & 2

ced show u d ro p n a e p ro u E e Th ntury is set in late 15th ce Vinci and Italy - the age of Da Michelangelo.

sister-mag.com

Crossing Lines SEASON 1

ctive An internationally a the elite unit is used by in The International Court es across Hague to solve crim country borders.

Unforgettable SEASON 1

rmer Carrie Wells is a fo police officer with a ory. Only photographic mem sister, she the murder of her can not remember.


KNAVE

51

Issue 10 | November 2013


Subtitle

HEADING IN TWO COLOURS text NAME

52

PHOTOS

Cristopher Santos CLOTHING

Evi Neubauer STYLING (M&H)

Jana Kalgajeva MODELS

Anne Breitenstein Nina Mecklenburger MANY THANKS TO PROFESSOR SCHMIDT FOR BRINGING OVER OUR sister-mag.com THIRD MODEL: THE MERCEDES


KNAVE

Autumn foliage, an old Mercedes and wonderful skirts for fall 2013. sisterMAG staged the most interesting threeway relationship. The DIY patterns for skirts and jackets are available for free download.

53

Issue 10 | November 2013


54

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

55

C HE

RE E K C

D

DO

R SKI

LO WN

T

AD

hat: Mare12, sweater: private, petticoat skirt: sisterMAG pattern N째10/1

, shoes: Sky

NLY nelly.com

Ausgabe 10 | November 2013


E

R B M DO W

D I O

E

D E R

NL OA D

56

sister-mag.com

KE C JA

T


KNAVE

57

Issue 10 | November 2013


PA O LE

58

DO W

sister-mag.com

N

S D R

LO AD

T R I K


KNAVE

59

Sweater: Zara, ­ Pencil Skirt: sisterMAG pattern N°10/3

,

Shoes: Iris NLY nelly.com

Issue 10 | November 2013


60

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

61

Shirt: Uniqlo, Pleated skirt: sisterMAG pattern N째10/4

,

Shoes: Loaded NLY nelly.com

Issue 10 | November 2013


VES

62

T DO WN

sister-mag.com

LOA D


KNAVE

63

Shirt: private, Vest: sisterMAG pattern N째10/5

,

Leather skirt: private, Shoes: Sky NLY in Brown via nelly.com Issue 10 | November 2013


Blouse: pattern N째10/6

, Skirt

with asymmetrical detail: pattern N째10/7

, Coat: pattern N째10/8

, Belt: Mango, Shoes: Sky NLY in brown via nelly.com

Red men's shirt: ETRO, Skirt: pattern N째10/7

, Shoes: Salvador Sapena

64

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

65

Issue 10 | November 2013


CO AT

DO W

66

ONLINE TIP: The Online Shop from Angelika Esswein is full of fabrics: STOFF KONZEPTE.DE

sister-mag.com

NL OA D


KNAVE

SK

IR

TP AT T

DO W

NL OA D

ER

N 67

BL O

DO W

US

NL OA D

E

Issue 10 | November 2013


68

These skirts are not only elegant, but a real eyecatcher because the front is fully covered with fabric flowers.

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

69

Issue 10 | November 2013


BLÜT

ENR

OC K

DOW

70

AD NLO

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

71

Jeans shirt: private, Flower pencil skirt: sisterMAG pattern N째10/9

, Shoes: Pixxie

nelly.com Issue 10 | November 2013


Men's shirt: private, Pencil skirt with flowers: sisterMAG pattern N째10/9 , Shoes & necklace: private

72

sister-mag.com


KNAVE

73

Issue 10 | November 2013


AT O C

W DO

74

sister-mag.com

AD O L N


KNAVE

FEA E R A H S

T

K

EN

FA C

O EBO

R

D

TE T I TW

PIN : E UR

75

Issue 10 | November 2013


CO LL A GE: TIN AB ER GS


teetharejade. com, one of Germany’s biggest fashion blogs. We Unlike

devoted a large part to

most

interviews with women

traditional

between 32 and 61,

women’s

who talk about

magazines,

their (very

sisterMAG doesn't usually focus on lotions, liner and the latest beauty trends. However,

different) attitudes towards aging and beauty. We present Beauty Food alongside tips for a neatly organised bathroom before Luisa Weiss takes us on a tour

for our QUEEN section we

through Berlin where

tackle the subject in various

we follow her to

ways: Lena Schleweis and

chocolate shops

Ashley Ludäscher styled and shooted the twins of

QUEEN

and tea specialists in Charlottenburg.


H AT S 78

s i s t e r M AG B E AU T Y Shoot

sister-mag.com

BEEN


QUEEN

D E L Y ST

her c s ä d u L y le sh PHOTOS: A weis le h c S a n e L STYLING: nise & e D : S L E D MO ull esirée Kastr D & r e u a b u e N Th e a TEXT: asmin Z. J

79

Issue 10 | November 2013


80

skin. g n i w o l ight, g r b h t i w r look e t n i ion w t w a l a m r u s o f a n C Beauty I

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

E I N A BE eanie B t i n K e bl Wool Ca

25,00 â‚Ź , s e i r o t ther S O & m o fr

81

Issue 10 | November 2013


Expressive

eye makeup in rusty perfect fo red, which r Desi's ha is ir colour. B eauty Info rmation w

82

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

H AT Beanie

with contr asting fak e fur top f & Other S rom tories, â‚Ź35 ,00

Issue 10 | November 2013

83


Italian Dolce&Gabbana glamour look with pinned hair in the front and highlighted

84

lashline in olive. Beauty Information w

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

Scarve with floral pattern from H&M

S C A RV E 85

Issue 10 | November 2013


86

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

E V R

flo h t i w

ra

rn e t t l pa

H from

&M

ld o n oa t r a l mi i he s T , . n r d rai tte b a p g l up on ra l e o k a fl ma to th i n s i i w h ted nt r a arve r u c t g w s e n t n A n w o i i o at br g, is m n r i n i o s t Inf eye y pain t t a au e ic c t B . a ok o l dram g in n e v an e o t in

A C S

87

Issue 10 | November 2013


The Cap tain wea 's H ring at i s i t am sailo with ustr loo a co hav k th r d e fo in th e ey r th e fro em is fa a n ll se k t e-up . In styl aso con e of c n. N o t mes rast Brig isi is itte alon to t he r Bar g ve dot oug ry c . Be h lass aut y y In in th form e at i o nw

88

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

CA Cap

tain

You c

P TA

's H

IN'S

HA

at f r om an b Kar uy i stad t on t. line here .

T

Issue 10 | November 2013

89


A gold chain replaces the cord and makes this look suitable for an evenin g out. Lips in strawberry red combined with smokey eyes give a lot of nonchalance and rock!

90

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

Captain's Hat from Karstadt. Gold chain from H&M.

C A P TA IN 'S H AT

91

Issue 10 | November 2013


Stylist & Beauty Expert: LENA SCHLEWEIS

Lena is hairdresser and make-up artist and has been freelancing in Berlin for two years now. Born in Heidelberg, she already worked in Paris and New York and loves creative but natural looks that do not seem forced or "made". In collaboration with photographer Ashley Lud채scher 92

(Chasing Heartbeats) this beauty Lena Schleweis has been an

shooting was inspired by prints of the Old

important

of

Masters. With the beginning of the winter

sisterMAG for a long time. Since

season, Lena did not only want to show

issue N째7 she has styled all our

make-up tips for a fresh complexion,

cover models, she came with us

glamorous evening looks and bright eyes,

to the Baltic Sea in sisterMAG

but as a hair stylist she also shows how

N째8 and took care of the dancers

to cope with hats and beanies while still

in N째9.

looking cute!

team

member

WWW.LENASCHLEWEIS.DE

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

BEANIE

BEANIE

SCARVE

The perfect look for

This look is perfect for

In this look the make-

cold winter days: fresh

Desi's hair colour. The

up can be a little more

and bright complexion,

expressive eye make-

dramatic: A highlight

highlighted cheeks with

up is done with an

are the Smokey Eyes in

a soft Cream Blusher

eyeliner in »Rusty Red«

metallic Green, e.g. with

in Apricot (e.g. Posey

(e.g. Urban Decay Liquid

Shimmer Outliner

from MAC). Moisturizer,

Eyeliner in Woodstock).

Cosmetics à la c­ arte in

Primer und BB Cream

The look is finished up

the colour Juniper – this

add to a perfect skin

with »Marabas Orange«

Cream Shadow is used

without wearing too much

Blush Powder

over the whole eyelid. The

foundation. For the best

& Other Stories. The lips

cheeks and lips are not

results you should do a

stay quite natural. You

highlighted and stay quite

from

gentle peeling beforehand. can find a tutorial to

nude (you might even

recreate this lovely braid

want to put on a light

here

rosish lip colour).

.

from

Issue 10 | November 2013

93


SCARVE

94

CAPTAIN'S HAT

Inspiration for this look

An evening make-up,

These Cat Eyes are

was Amy Winehouse,

which highlights both

unmistakable and very

however the dramatic

eyes and lips. A toned

sexy in the style of the

eyeliner is »painted« with

BB cream serves as

1960s! Brigitte Bardot

an eyeshadow and not with foundation (relatively

never left her house

a fluid eyeliner or kohl.

light). The cheeks are

without black eyeliner or

Dark tones in burgundy

emphasised with blush

kohl

in two colours (Orange,

steady hand comes with

which fades into a darker

a lot of practise. Lips are

or violett are great with green or brown eyes (e.g. Catrice

Absolute Eye

Colour Mono in 560 I Like To Mauve It).

Red, e.g. Feline from MAC). kept in a nude tone in The lips are outlined with lipliner and finished off with lipstick (e.g. Long Lasting Matte Lipstick

in

»Crepon Rose« from & Other Stories)

sister-mag.com

(e.g. from MAC). A

order not to distract from the exciting eye make-up.


QUEEN

Models : DESIRÉE & DENISE We were already lucky enough to work with the twin and blogging duo Nisi and Desi for the last sisterMAG issue, when they photographed the feature »All in the bag« for us. This time we asked them to be IN FRONT of the camera. Actually Desi had just come with her sister for moral support, but without much ado she agreed to show three of our looks herself. The two lovely sisters write and blog on teetharejade.com about fashion, beauty and lifestyle since 2008. Their blog is one of the most successful fashion blogs in Germany. Thus, they were the perfect girls to ask for advice for our Beauty Shooting. Recently they also launched their YouTube Channel with fashion and beauty tips. You should definitely follow the link and check out their blog. We thank the two of them for a lovely day - we definitively had a lot of fun!

95

WWW.TEETHAREJADE.COM

Photographer : ASHLEY LUDÄSCHER For sisterMAG readers the name Ashley Ludäscher should ring a bell, because the photographer has been working with us regularly since issue 3 and is a good friend of the whole team. The California girl has been living in Berlin for the last two years and works as lifestyle, wedding and travel photographer. The idea for this dark beauty feature came from Ashley herself, because she wanted to realise a beauty feature with a very different look, not comparable to typical women's magazines – darker and not overly retouched. As inspiration served pictures from Desiree Dolron. WWW.CHASINGHEARTBEATS.COM

Issue 10 | November 2013


ICLE T R A HIS T E R SHA OOK B E C FA PIN

96

sister-mag.com

E TWITT

R


QUEEN

END

97

Issue 10 | November 2013


In your thirties - at the latest – you start paying close attention to your skin and asking yourself how to deal with your first wrinkles. Skin aging and anti-aging-treatment gain in importance in your life. Reasons enough for sisterMAG to have a special feature on skin and its right care at different life stages based on personal ex­ perience, tips and advice of friends

and the expertise of a dermatologist. The feature presents opinions and experiences

procedures and Botox. We would be very happy if these tips and ideas helped you in choosing the right skin

by TONI NEUBAUER & STEFANIE FLAXA

HUMAN SKIN How does it work? How does it change throughout life? And how can we protect it? The skin is the human’s largest and most multifunctional organ. It is a border organ that protects us and our internal organs against pathogens and plays an important role in metabolic

sister-mag.com

who

all about lotions and gels as well as laser

SPECIAL

and immune system functions.

readers

approach the topic very differently. It is

Beauty

98

from

care and in coping with the aging process. Our

beauty-special

is

divided into two sections:

INFO FEATURE: focuses on important facts about our skin, the aging process and daily care routines. INTERVIEWS: we ask five women between the age of 32 and 61 about how they cope with skin changes and what kind of care they rely on.


QUEEN

THE SKIN’S AGING PROCESS The skin’s aging process sets in between the ages of 20 and 30. At first it affects the outer layer, later on the Dermis and Hypodermis. Modern research differentiates be­ tween extrinsic (influenced by ex­ternal factors) and intrinsic (influenced by internal physiological factors) aging. The former is caused by environmental influences such as UV light, environ­ mental toxins, dust, nicotine, stress and

many

complex

99

molecular-

biological mechanisms. The skin’s appearance changes as a result of extrinsic and intrinsic factors. At first one notices an increasing loss of humidity and elasticity which leads to small or mid-sized wrinkles. Later, the subcutaneous fat layer thins and causes the formation of deep wrinkles, skin sagging (especially in the midface), hollow cheeks and tear sacs. The skin in general becomes much thinner and more transparent and sensitive than at a younger age.

The skin is composed of three main layers: Epidermis (outer layer), Dermis (connective tissue with collagen fibers and hyaluron) and the Hypodermis (subcutaneous adipose layer).


Various ingredients – often imitated endogenous substances – have a positive effect on skin changes and

ANTI-AGING CARE

100

The skin’s physiology, con­ dition, texture and type play a significant role when choosing the right skin care products. If you have concerns about your skin or its treatment, please see a dermatologist for advice.

should therefore be contained in antiaging products. The exact composition depends on one’s own skin physiology and aging stage. Great importance is attached to humidity, vitamin A (most often retinol A complex) in combination with hyaluronic acid and other vitamins (B, E). Throughout the aging process antioxidants such as vitamin C and coenzyme Q become more and more important. Melatonin and flavonoid (plant extracts e.g. from green tea) have an antioxidative and photoprotective effect. Ceramides, complex

molecular

compounds

from lipids, hexapeptides and other components complete the ingredient list of the battle for eternal youth. Moreover, everyday protection against UV radiation is also very essential since it is one of the main reasons for premature skin changes caused by environmental factors.


QUEEN

COSMETIC TREATMENT Further methods used against wrinkling are for example a treatment with botulinum toxin, anti-wrinkle injections, laser treatment, peelings and surgical procedures. All of these treatments are considered as cosmetic surgeries and should be carefully planned and carefully thought out.

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin which is also used to treat movement disorders such as dystonia of the eyelid. Much smaller doses are also commonly used against facial wrinkle formation. Anti-wrinkle injections, also called LIQUID FACELIFT, reshape the face by injecting substances right under the skin surface. CV-substances – called fillers – are nowadays absorbable substances such as hyaluronic acid and collagens.

Laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Laser treatment depends on the laser choice and results from the interaction of laser light and human tissue. In the field of cosmetics, laser light is used for the removal of pigmented marks and visible blood vessels but also for skin resurfacing by removing skin layers. Chemical peels only remove the top layer of the skin using acids such as fruit acid or tretinoin (vitamin A acid) instead of laser.

This info feature would not have been possible without the help of Dipl.-Med. Steffi Flaxa, specialist in skin diseases and allergies. Thank you very much for your great support!

101


usanne Ackstaller Susanne Ackstaller is writer and blogger at texterella.de , her topics: economy & fashion. teenager that too much sun would cause my skin to age faster. That is why I always preferred sitting in the shade and paid attention to skin care rather than getting fried at the beach. Intensive sun protection has always been natural to me, maybe not on a daily basis when I was younger, but at least during vacations at the beach or in tropical countries. Nowadays, I also

102

use other skin care products of course, but in general, sun protection is still my main focus.

What is your daily skin care routine? In the morning, I use a gentle milk

When did the issue of skin aging become relevant for you?

cleanser then a BHA toner to exfoliate. I have been using a serum containing either hyaluronic acid or vitamin C for some time now, depending on what I am in the mood for. The finishing touch is the day cream, which for me always has to have a sun protection factor.

I never really ÂťstartedÂŤ to become

Unfortunately, only few creams meet

concerned—I

was.

my expectations, because an SPF 15

For example, I already knew as a

to 20 is not enough for me. That is why

sister-mag.com

just

always


QUEEN

I use a cream with an SPF 50 during

Hollywood celebrities who lack it. Of

the summer.

course, everyone has to make their

In the evening, I use a gel wash or a

own choices.

milk cleanser. Since the beginning of

Which beauty measures the year, I have also been using the (including products, creams, Clarisonic electric cleansing brush etc.) would you like to try for for my face—a fantastic device that yourself? renders additional peelings obsolete.

Afterwards, I use a prescription cream containing tretinoin, an agent that is proven to counteract the aging of the skin. Last but not least, I apply a moisturizing cream. Depending on my skin condition and/or the season, I use one that is more or less rich.

What is your opinion on additional measures such as laser, microdermabrasion, Botox, etc.? Quite positive, actually. Why should you not use those methods? Of course every woman can own her wrinkles and liver spots, but I also find it legitimate (for me as well) to do something more than protect your skin with preventive care and creams. However, moderation is the key word here. Look at some of the

Honestly, Botox does intrigue me a little. Not to remove the laugh lines around my eyes, but to remove the frown line between my brows. I also do not like saggy eyelids and sagging jowls, but thankfully these signs of aging are not yet too visible in my case.

103


Etelka Kovacs-Koller is an Action painter and an Art Worker.

telka Kovacs-Koller Aging means learning to let go and those who do not make themselves unhappy for many many years.

104

When did the issue of skin aging become relevant to you? To be honest, I do not even remember. First of all, it was a really long time ago (I was born in 1952) and second, the aging of the skin is a very slow process that always gives you plenty of time to come to terms with changes in your appearance. Let us assume I had reacted with shock to the discovery of my first wrinkles when I was 30, so in 1982. Back then, many people happily puffed one cigarette after another without thinking it would do any harm. It was the time when I went on vacation to the French Riviera for three months every summer with my sons

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

without

taking

any

precautions

purpose of restoring used up energy.

against the sun and salt water.

The same goes for beauty care:

I only applied lotion against sunburns

showering

onto my sons’ skin.

sufficient for everyday life. Indulgent

and

moisturizing

is

I think it is a real shame that this topic has become so prevalent in our thinking. When we declare the unlined face of a 25-year old our ideal of beauty, it means that we have no choice but to think of ourselves as unattractive for the following 50+

105

years. I think every age has its qualities and that wrinkled faces radiate a very special form of beauty. Aging means learning to let go and those who do not make themselves unhappy for many many years.

beauty care however is far more. It is the loving devotion to your own body.

What is your daily skin care routine?

Natural cosmetic products,

I certainly would not call it »daily«

Chanel and my hand

and even less a »routine« because my

cleaning

concept for beauty care is quite similar

peacefully share

to my eating habits: when I do

a shelf in my

not have time, eating has the sole

bathroom

paste

Issue 10 | November 2013


and I actually use the hand cleaning

am not like this at all. I, for example,

paste the most, due to my job. For

would never leave the house without

decades now, I have always kept

glaring red lipstick and when I am not

household sponges in my bathroom

wearing work overalls, I like to dress

as well because acrylic paint is easily

plainly and elegantly, in black.

softened with the rough side of the

What is your opinion on additional measures, such as laser treatments, that all the rubbing stimulates blood microdermabrasion, Botox etc.? sponge. And I am absolutely positive

circulation. Maybe this is the reason why I never had problems with cellulite? I still do not apply any foundation, just a little bit of powder and I apply mascara

very seldom. When I have enough 106

A very clear one, some of it I have already explained above. I think it is completely in vain to want to halt or even reverse the aging process and even more damaging.

time, I prefer to get my eyelashes tinted. It all sounds very natural and I can almost see myself

wearing

ecologically

an

correct

potato bag, although I

sister-mag.com

For the first time in history,

Instead of speaking of ÂťdecayÂŤ, we should view the aging process as maturing.

people

get

as old as they do now and at the same time presumably stay healthy and energetic for a very long time.


QUEEN

It would be a shame to waste this

not only fear aging but have a basic

gain in precious lifetime with an

fear in life: the feeling of not being

ever-growing concern for wrinkles

pretty or good enough. Because of

and other symptoms. Instead of

that, I highly recommend every young

speaking of »decay«, we should view

woman to develop a healthy self-

the aging process as maturing. The

esteem in good time, because this is

years beyond 40 / 50 / 60 are full of

the best long-lasting beauty measure

possibilities for those who are open

there is.

toward them.

Which beauty measures (including In my opinion, there are evolutionary products, creams etc.) would you reasons for considering wrinkles as like to try some time? »unattractive« because in terms of

evolution women beyond menopause

Nothing specific, actually, because

do not have a purpose anymore.

everything I desire, I do try out.

Youth means sexual attractiveness

When it comes to creams, the most

which in turn is far from meaning

important thing for me, apart from its

»beautiful« but rather capable of

texture, is its scent. When a pleasant

reproduction.

feeling sets in a few seconds after

It seems as if most women who try to

applying the cream I am completely

preserve their youth through surgeries

satisfied.

Issue 10 | November 2013

107


‌is a blogger at FabForties.de and writes about beauty, life, partnership & friendship.

Janne Partikel When did you start to become concerned with the issue of skin aging and why? I have had combination skin with a tendency to form impurities for a long time. Until my mid-30s, I could work against these concerns with products for blemished skin. My skin was resilient enough to tolerate face wash containing alcohol as well as a lot of facial oil. When I got fine lines at the corners of my mouth, the skin problems started. You see, my skin does not react well to too much care. Although I was able to use some skin care products, they did not have the anti-aging

108

effect I wanted. Other products had a good effect but caused impurities. After an intensive search on the internet, I came across Dr. Leslie Baumann and found the perfect solution for me thanks to her skin care instructions and product recommendations: prescription cream containing tretinoin combined with chemical peelings that help stimulate the skin’s regeneration process. They are antiaging and anti-acne at the same time.

What is your daily skin care routine? In the morning and evening, I use a skin balancing cleanser (at the moment with Clarisonic). When I wear makeup during the day, I first use a cleansing balm in the evening

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

and then a skin balancing toner. In the

who have had Botox injections. I

morning, the skin balancing cleanser

absolutely do not want that. But I also

is followed by a daily peeling, a skin

do not rule anything out, because I

correcting treatment infused with

want to feel good in my skin.

four drops of vitamin C serum and a

Which beauty regimens (including cream for normal skin. After that, I products, creams etc.) would you apply sun screen and a rich eye cream. like to try out some time? In the evening, the toner is followed

by the tretinoin, the vitamin C serum, a good eye cream and if necessary a rich cream. The good thing about layering products is that I can always react quickly if I need something different or more of it in the summer, the winter or during a vacation at the beach.

What is your opinion on additional measures such as laser, microdermabrasion, Botox etc.? So far, I have not used any of these measures, but I do visit a very good dermatologist for early skin cancer diagnosis and tretinoin prescriptions. She offers laser treatments to remove pigmentation, moles and thread veins that bother me. I am open but also critical towards Botox, because I have seen so many bad results in women

I often order products from the US that are not available here yet or brands that are not sold in Germany. I am actually pretty happy with my skin care routine, but I also enjoy new beauty products. That way, it does not get boring.

109


When did the issue of skin aging become relevant to you? It did not start with wrinkles but with troubled skin. Eventually, my skin did not look good anymore. It got really nasty with pimples, redness and pigmentation. I then tried the entire range of products from

What is your daily skin care pharmacies (I just LOVE them, they routine? German beauty shops and French

110

are better than any Sephora)—

I clean my skin with a moisture

the success was negligible to

cleanser in the mornings and

nonexistent. For years I have been

evenings, preceded by a cleansing

reading Allure magazine and found

balm in the evening. In the morning, I

articles by Dr. Leslie Baumann,

apply a serum with antioxidants

ordered her book and the end of my

and peptides (ahem, I have quite

problems was in sight. My skin type

a few of those), a moisturizer if

is OSWP (oily, sensitive, wrinkled and

necessary and ALWAYS sunblock,

pigmented) and after heeding her

usually SPF 50. In the evening, I apply

advice, the problem was gone. Up

rose blossom water with a dash of

until today, I only have few wrinkles.

vinegar to lower the skin’s pH-value,

However, I have been intolerant to

afterwards a face wash containing

tretinoin and retinol for a while now

salicylic acid or an AHA product

but not to all the other anti-aging

and a serum and moisturizer as

magic bullets: sunblock, AHA (fruit

well or every now and then a facial

acid), antioxidants and peptides.

oil on colder days.

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

What is your opinion on additional measures, such as laser treatments, microdermabrasion, Botox etc.?

Irit Eser

Very positive. I have had laser treatment twice so far to remove thread veins and I can highly recommend it. Microdermabrasion is not my cup of tea, I would prefer a Fraxel laser treatment instead—it is a matter of taste. Botox is a difficult story. I have tried it because I have some nasty expression lines on my forehead, although it was weird not being able to make a grim face. I approve of a targeted use (i.e. for frown lines). Those who want to look uncreased forever look

111

like wax dolls after using Botox. People simply age and get wrinkles, but I prefer this to dying young.

Which beauty measures (including products, creams etc.) would you like to try some time?

Irit Eser blogs at FabForties.de about beauty & fashion for women over 40.

What I really would like to try is beauty care by Elure against pigmentation. It is the only product containing an agent that actually dissolves pigmented spots and reduces the formation of new ones. And I would like to get my make-up done by Lisa Eldridge.

Issue 10 | November 2013


When did the issue of skin aging become relevant for you? It has had an influence on me from a very early age on, because I started to have very blemished and oily skin during puberty and my family always tried to comfort me by saying because of that I would have less wrinkles later—which of course was only a crumb of comfort at the time. My skin problems sparked my interest in the topic at a relatively early age, and I started experimenting with different products and developed a cleansing routine. There are two things that I particularly remember from that time: I read somewhere that the skin reaches its biological peak at the age of 25 and that this is the time to start doing something against the aging of the skin. So I not only did that but I also tried to pass it on to the people around me.

112

sister-mag.com

I believe in the efficacy of many beauty products because I have seen the successful results looking at my mother’s skin. She invested money in creams and therefore has wonderful skin, a fact that a lot of people mention to her.


QUEEN

antonia Neubauer Co-Founder Carry-On 足Publishing & Co-Founder of sisterMAG

What is your daily skin care routine? I use a refreshing gel wash for combination skin twice a day. In the morning, I apply a toner afterwards when my skin is irritated, and I always use an oil control day cream with SPF 15. Most recently, I started using a foundation because I found out that it keeps my facial skin smooth. In the evening, I usually apply a light eye cream against dark circles and

expression lines are very attractive. However, I am open towards measures against frown lines, sagging jowls, liver spots etc. and I probably would make use of them if I had to deal with those problems. Having cosmetic surgeries like laser treatments or injections is a decision that should not be taken lightly, so I have great

puffiness and a prescription antibiotic

interest in products that show similar

cream from my dermatologist onto

results.

inflamed areas of the skin.

Which beauty measures (including products, creams etc.) would you like to try some time?

What is your opinion on additional measures, such as laser treatments, microdermabrasion, Botox etc.?

I have recently started to try night

I like well-aged faces. I think laugh

creams that prevent wrinkles but are

lines around the eyes and slight

not too rich.

Issue 10 | November 2013

113


the home of perfume 114

A trip to Grasse text VICTORIA KAU photos CRISTOPHER SANTOS

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

The days are getting colder, the care products richer and the memories of summer days more and more important – especially

landscape, listened to sister­ MAGs new Spotify playlist and snacked on a fresh baguette.

those of my holiday in the South of

The medieval town of Grasse is the

France where the sisterMAG-Team

world capital of perfume and became

visited me! Thea and Cris were also in

famous in the novel Perfume by Patrick

France that time for a few sisterMAG

Süsskind. It is home to numerous

appointments and met me in our

perfumeries,

holiday home in St. Raphael. In order

shops and perfume exhibitions. We

to trace down the origins of perfume

made our way through its narrow

we decide to take a trip to Grasse.

streets to the Musée Internationale

Open-top cars and expensive fees

de la Parfumerie, located in a

on the French motorway influenced

beautiful 18th century house. It was

our decision to take the curvy route

filled with elegant furniture from the

through the mountain range. We took

period and we wandered through it,

a lot of pictures of the breathtaking

soaking up the history of the town

fragrant

souvenir

Issue 10 | November 2013

115


»This drove the aristocracy to change their fragrances every day – so they could be differentiated from lower and middle classes« 116

one beautifully curated room at a time. Alpes-Maritimes is perfectly suited for making perfume as its climatic conditions (300 days of

perfume« - was a regular purchaser and by the end of the 16th century, fragrance was used more widely than bathing (now considered unhealthy) to prevent body odour. In addition, a law

sunshine per year) are ideal for the

was enacted that prescribed the use

cultivation of a great variety of aromatic

of perfume. This drove the aristocracy

flowers such as the Mayflower,

to change their fragrances every

Jasmine and Orange Blossom. It

day - so they could be differentiated

all began in the Renaissance with

from the lower and middle classes -

the processing of animal hides for

and the perfume industry in Grasse

leather goods. Leather gloves had

flourished as a result. Until the

an unpleasant smell and were thus

19th century, flower essence was

perfumed. The magic fluid was soon

extracted using fat and alcohol. The

used for several other purposes.

huge glass cylinders used in the

King Louis the XIV - of the »court of

movie Perfume used to be the gentlest

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

method for high quality results however today, this method would be too elaborate.

Nowadays

most

standardized aromatic substances are synthesized in large amounts. Being in the perfume museum was quite a heady experience, to say the least! In many rooms vapourizers blew the scent of roses, lilies or Muscat into the air. Depending on how intensely you like it, this could be wonderful or rather unpleasant. On inhalation

eternity. A person will probably

never

forget

the

perfume of their first boy or girlfriend, grandmother or the smell of their first classroom. Perfume also has a visual aesthetic quality. Is there anyone who doesn’t know the Chanel No. 5 flacon (whose perfume was created in Grasse) or the TV commercial for J’adore in which Charlize Theron bathes in liquid

scent molecules are transported

gold? In each room of the perfume

from the lung into the blood and from

museum we found numerous flacons

there to the brain. Here, they affect

several thousands of years old. In

receptors in the central nervous

ancient Egypt - and in ancient times

system – and save them there for

- the containers for scents consisted

Issue 10 | November 2013

117


118

of wood, stone, metal or clay. Glass

As Cris, Thea and I followed the

as a material was already known in

perfume trail in the museum, I thought

Mesopotamia but it was the Romans

about how self-evidently I use scent

who developed the technique of glass

every morning. For myself but mostly

blowing. Due to its fragility, glass

for others – especially because

can be variously shaped and it keeps

I don’t smell it anymore

smells alive for a long time. When the

after a short time. I am

perfumer François Coty – the founder

always very happy when I get

of the modern fragrance industry

complimented on my fragrance

– engaged the Art Nouveau artist

and when someone says that I

René Lalique to design flacons for

smell »typically me«. Okay, people

his scents, individual characteristic

usually then comment on the artificial

flacons for each perfume became the

smell of the perfume but in the end,

latest fashion. Flacon designer thus

perfume smells differently on each

became a recognised profession in

person’s skin – which sometimes

the 20th century.

leads to regrettable purchases.

Today, there are 50 perfumers with

Not today though. Thanks to all the

professional »noses« who still work in

visual and odorant impressions we

Grasse – about 1000 worldwide. These

didn’t feel the need to buy a perfume

professionals separately memorise

plus on our way back to the car, we

scents and combine them into a

discovered a lot of neat boutiques

perfume in their minds. It can take up

selling postcards, books, accessories,

to three years from the first idea to the

and fabrics. The shop at the Musée

finished product. Five perfumeries -

Fragonard

of worldwide renown - offer guided

Fragonard) is certainly worth visiting

tours in several languages through

for its beautiful souvenirs. You

their historic production plants.

can get great tablecloths,

sister-mag.com

(on

the

Boulevard


QUEEN

Today, there are 50 perfumers with professional ÂťnosesÂŤ who still work in Grasse

119

more pics

Issue 10 | November 2013


Gr asse

Le Péché Gourmand

u

i cas

Mo

our cel J Mar Rue

no

ed nté

net

Rue a miral de

Grasse

Bd du Jeu de Ballo

n

te

roi D e u R

Musée international de la parfumerie Parfumerie Fragonard serviettes, curtains

back to St. Raphael. Once again

and silver-plated pie­

the view doesn't disappoint, music

ces in the Poterie Des Dones

wafting around us and the treetops

120

on Rue de l'Oratoire. Later that afternoon, we made a short

swaying above our heads. We still have the smell of lavender in our noses. How lucky that we got to bring these

trip to the gardens of the perfume

memories home and share them with

museum before reluctantly heading

you!

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

Perfume smells differently on each person's skin

121

Issue 10 | November 2013


Whether spring, summer or autumn: nature shows its most glorious side in form of bright and cheery flowers. The colors, smells, shapes, and sizes are endless and can create the most beautiful of arrangements. 122

There is another feature of the flower, however, that is often overlooked and that is its taste. While there are some flowers that are widely known as being edible - such as lavender - there are a plethora of others whose flavor palettes are still waiting to be explored. I have listed the most common ones here, along with a brief taste description, and have also included some recipes to inspire you to incorporate more flowers into your repertoire. The recipes used here are all sweet, but do not assume that flowers cannot find a place in savory dishes, as well. Squash blossoms, for example, make for fine stuffing vessels for ground meats and herbs and taste delicious when lightly breaded and fried. Also, the common pansy has a slightly bitter flavor and tastes marvelous incorporated into savory salads.

sister-mag.com


Beaut

Food

Article & Photography by Eva Kosmas

Adventures in Cooking Floral Arrangements by Luna Moss

lunamoss.com Download all recipes

Ausgabe 10 | November 2013


124

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

So the next time you are whipping up an elegant little dish, please consider the flower. It will bring more than just a splash of color to the plate, and can contribute a flavor complexity unmatched by any other natural creation.

COMMON EDIBLE flowers Chamomile

sweet, pear-like

Calendula

slightly bitter

Dandelion

sweet honeyed taste

Dianthus

sweet, herbal

Daylilly

sweet, herbal

Hollyhock Honeysuckle

vegetal sweet, floral

Hibiscus

citrus, perfumed

Jasmine

perfumed, floral

Lavender Lilac Linden Marigold

125

sweetly herbal sweet, perfumed sweet, honeyed bitter, vegetal

Nasturtium spicy Pansy Rose Snapdragon

slightly bitter, vegetal sweet, perfumed bitter, vegetal

Sunflower herbal Tulip

vegetal

Viola

bitter, vegetal

Ausgabe 10 | November 2013


CREAMED

Rose and honey popsicles

INGREDIENTS

for 8 portions

1/2 cup honey

12 oz evaporated milk

Petals from 3 organic roses Popsicle sticks Popsicle mold

PREPARATION 126

To make the creamed rose and honey popsicles, place the rose petals in a large bowl and set aside. Bring the honey and the evaporated milk to a boil in a medium-sized pot over mediumhigh heat. Pour the boiling hot mixture into the bowl over the rose petals. Allow the mixture to steep until it cools to room temperature. Pour the mixture into a blender and blend at high speed for 30 wseconds. Pour into popsicle molds with popsicle sticks and

allow

to

freeze

overnight. Makes about 8 popsicles.

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

127

Issue 10 | November 2013


CORNFLOWER

KickbacK Cocktail

128

INGREDIENTS

PREPARATION

1/2 cup sugar

To make the cornflower kickback,

1/3 cup water

bring the sugar, water, and cornflower

1/2 cup organic cornflower petals (not compressed)

petals to a gentle boil in a small thick-

4 shots gin

heat, then reduce heat to low. Allow

the mixture to simmer for 30 minutes,

1 cup sparkling water

bottomed saucepan over medium

1/2 cup pear nectar

then remove from heat and allow to

cool for 2 hours.

a few whole cornflowers for garnish

Strain the cornflower petals out of the syrup and reserve the syrup. Pour 3 tablespoons of the syrup, 2 shots of gin, 1/2 cup of sparkling water, and 1/4 cup pear nectar into a cocktail glass and stir until blended. Repeat this process with another cocktail glass. Garnish each with a cornflower bud and serve.

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

129

Issue 10 | November 2013


CANDIED PANSY &

Viola Miniature Pavlovas INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup superfine sugar

To make the candied pansy and viola

miniature pavlovas, start by candying

1 egg white, lightly whisked

2 dozen organic panisies

the flowers. Lightly brush the petals

2 dozen organic violas

of a flower with the egg whites.

6 egg whites

Sprinkle the superfine sugar over

2 cups granulated sugar

the flowers until coated. Place on a

1 tsp corn starch

wire rack to dry. Repeat this process

½ tsp vanilla extract

until all of the flowers are candied.

1 pinch of salt 130

PREPARATION

Allow to dry for 1 hour, or until the

2 cups whipped cream

flowers feel crisp when poked.

Pastry brush

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees

Parchment paper

Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, beat

Pastry bag fitted with large open-star tip (optional)

the 6 egg whites and salt until they begin to stiffen but are not dry. Gradually beat in the granulated sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time. Continue beating on high speed until the egg whites are shiny and thick, then fold in the vanilla extract and the corn starch. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. You can either use a spatula to simply spread the meringue into small 4-inch discs, or you can do it with a pastry bag to create a spiral pattern. To do it with the pastry bag,

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

scoop the meringue into a pastry bag fitted with the open-star tip and fold the top several times. Secure the folded top in place with a small clip. Starting at the outside edge, spiral your way towards the center as you apply pressure to the bag to make a 4-inch in diameter spiral. Repeat this until you have used all of the meringue. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

131

Turn off the oven and leave the door ajar to allow the pavlovas to cool slowly (this prevents cracking). Once cooled, remove the tray from the oven. To assemble, place the pavlova on the serving surface and spread a dollop of whipped cream on top of it. Place several of the candied pansies and violas on top of the cream and serve.

Issue 10 | November 2013


132

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

P h oto s Ashley Ludäscher

S ty l i n g Thea Neubauer

Powder, blush or creams – the (digital) lady probably wants to buy a few of those products after leafing through the pages of this section. Then again she faces a special problem in her bathroom: where to put all the little boxes and containers? sisterMAG presents some ideas for more organisation in the bathroom. We show the little helpers against chaos, which also look beautiful and bring a lot of joy.

133

cleanliness is next to godliness A special Thank You to Olivia from Sunday Morning Shop . Find out more about her Online Shop and some tips from the expert herself on page 150 .

Ausgabe 10 | November 2013


Tray basket

, € 23,90 | Wash cloth

»Exfoliate«

, € 12,90 |

Bath mat »Massage«

, € 33,90

All from Sunday Morning Shop

134

sister-mag.com

,


QUEEN

135

Issue 10 | November 2013


Organisation is the soul of all things

136

Toothbrush stand

from Muji, € 3,95 |

Ginger Body Mist

from & Other Sto-

ries, € 15,00 | Little wooden plates from Sunday Morning Shop € 6,90 | Linen towel

(for the face) in white from Sunday Morning Shop, € 7,90

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

137

Issue 10 | November 2013


138

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

139

Ho

Elegant pouch of thick natural linen

from

Sunday Morning Shop, €13,80 | Wooden desk pot

from Muji,

€6,95 | Triangle Sponges from & Other Stories,

Oth

op fro

er

€19

Ear

rin

m&

S to ,00

gs

rie

s,

Wa tc

Ha

Oth

Vin irb

er

ta g

and

S to

h–

e|

rie

& s

€5,00

Issue 10 | November 2013


A WOMAN WHO WEARS GLASSES IS MORE

curious THAN

vain

140

Acrylic four drawer unit from Muji, € 29,50 | Frames 1: Bryson

by Mosley Tribes |

Frames 2: ICONIC

by Jimmy Fairly

| Frames 3 by Ray Ban | Frames 4 by Forever21

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

141

Issue 10 | November 2013


Brushes from & Other Stories

:

Eyebrow Brush, Universal ­Eyeshadow Brush, Eyeshadow Applikator, Blusher Brush

Wooden Brush and Makeup holder: SCARLETT from Less & More via etsy.com, € 107,64

142

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

143

Issue 10 | November 2013


d o o g e th , r e d r o s g n i br i t u a e b the e h t s i l fu P l ato . r e ord 144

from Shop,

mug l e m a En ning r o M y Sunda icks t S n o t t Co € 5,90 | ies, r o t S r the O & m fro od o W a i ca c A | 0 0 € 5, from 0 5 , 9   , € s l w bo op | h S g n i orn M y a d n Su ivate r p l o o t S

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

145

Issue 10 | November 2013


146

Round clothes basket from MöVE, € 39,90 | Storage Basket

from Sunday

Morning Shop, € 24,90 | Chambray linen blanket from Sunday Morning Shop, € 89,90

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

For textiles

from Sunday

足Morning Shop: Wool & Cash足 mere Shampoo, Delicate Spray & 足Delicate Wash

147

Issue 10 | November 2013


148

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

of miraculous beauty. G.C. Lichtenberg

149

Tablet 21,5 x 12,5 cm

from Sunday

Morning Shop, € 14,90 | Organic Skin­ care Products from Gypsy Juice Tinted Facial Cream

|

Blusher »Organza Coral«

from & Other

Stories, €12,00

from Bobbi Brown

Issue 10 | November 2013


Olivia originally comes from the South of France, but lives in Bremen, Germany now. ­Almost exactly one year ago she opened her Online Shop SUNDAY MORNING. Sunday Morning is about offering

WHAT IS CURRENTLY YOUR FAVOURITE

beautiful things for a beautiful

PRODUCT?

Sunday morning: For a nice breakfast, beauty rituals, baking your favourite

I love all the things on offer in the shop,

cake or relaxing on the sofa.

because that’s why I picked them in the first place but now during autumn I

WHERE DO YOU FIND THE PRODUCTS

have fallen for Japanese-style kids

YOU OFFER IN THE SHOP?

aprons and all the enamel sets.

Currently mostly in Japan, France, England, the U.S and Scandinavia. I have a preference for Japanese and Scandinavian design.

ARE THERE DIFFERENCES

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WAY OF SPENDING

150

BETWEEN GERMAN &

YOUR SUNDAY MORNING?

FRENCH BATHROOMS?

Our Sunday mornings have changed quite a lot since

Hahaha, funny

we are spending them with our two little children. We

question … the

usually play a bit in bed before enjoying an extensive

bidet?

breakfast with music. After that I like to take time for cooking. Where I come from, people attach great value to the preparation of the Sunday meal and I personally find this a wonderful ritual.

DO YOU HAVE ANY BEAUTY FAVOURITES? Oh, absolutely… I am utterly mad about Panpuri spa products. It is a Thai brand and all its products are natural, beautifully packaged and heavenly scented.

sister-mag.com

sun


QUEEN

3 TIPS FOR A MORE ORGANISED BATHROOM Check the expiry date of all your products regularly and get rid of the expired ones. First use off products before you set off to buy new ones. If possible, install shelves and brighten up the room with some decorative Metal

storage

baskets

in

objects.

151

different

shapes and sizes for instance look great and are pretty handy to sort things.

ndaymorningshop.com

Ausgabe Issue 10 | November 2013


Luisa's Berlin Culinary Tour with author Luisa Weiss

152

Text: Thea Neubauer

Photos: Ashley Lud채scher


QUEEN

when she starts writing her food blog The Wednesday Chef, which soon becomes a sensation. However born in Berlin, she never stopped longing for her childhood home. After months of As photogra­ pher Ashley and I are waiting in front of one of Berlin’s most renowned delicatessen in Charlottenburg, I cannot help myself but wonder how I ended up getting to hang out with renowned author and blogger of the acclaimed food blog The Wednesday Chef on a sunny August day. My love story begins in September 2012 when my sister gives me My Berlin Kitchen – the novel written by Luisa Weiss – as a birthday present as well as a Welcome gift to Berlin. She knows about my yearning for

heartache and a painful breakup, Luisa decided to take the plunge and move back to Berlin. »The day I saw the apartment we ended up taking, it was yet another gray day in a very long string of gray days in February (…). It was on the top floor of an old building near Schloss Charlottenburg in a leafy, sleepy part of the old West where old Turkish ladies in black coats shared the sidewalks with what was considered the center of the city, but since the city’s reunification, Charlottenburg and its palace felt further and further away from the ›new‹ Berlin. Which is precisely what made the neighbourhood appeal to me. Given that I’d partly moved back to Berlin to reclaim my childhood, I wanted nothing more than to be in the part of the

living in New York and Luisa’s

city that felt like it had never changed.«

story is the perfect tale – just

Now, a few years later, sisterMAG gets to

backwards: Luisa Weiss was

meet up with the open and down-to-earth

working in NYC after college

star author, who shows us around her

and living with her future fiancé favourite foodie places in »her« Berlin.

Issue 10 | November 2013

153


Rogacki Wilmersdorfer StraĂ&#x;e 145/146

154

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

Rogacki is an institution in West Berlin. It has been around since 1927 and it was the first big-time delicatessen. During the war the house was damaged and they had to close for a few years in the post-war period. They were still operating out of a drive-way next door. Then they rebuilt bigger and better and it has been operating ever since. What is really special about Rogacki is the selection of fish. First of all the smoking: they smoke everything themselves and have a huge variety. I haven’t

155

seen such a variety anywhere else in the world, not even in New York. They’ve got every kind of salmon, special things and they are all delicious. Plus they have a really amazing fish selection: Häppchen, pickled herring, appetizers and also a really big sausage department. You can also come for lunch, so at noon the whole place is crammed.

Issue 10 | November 2013


156

sister-mag.com

Rogacki is a legendary Berlin delicatessen that still smokes all its own fish, from tiny golden sprats to slabs of pink salmon, tuna, halibut, and more. They also sell every kind of preserved herring under the sun, from pickled to rollmops to matjes. I figured that a steady supply of Rogacki’s fish specialities could help to prolong our minivacation just a bit.


QUEEN

Go Asia KantstraĂ&#x;e 101

157

The cupboards in this

well

Asia are

stocked

Supermarket packed

absolutely

with every

exotic ingredient you could wish for. While strolling through the isles, we talk about dishes

she

has

showed on her blog and how convenient it is to have a wellsorted

and

clean

market to shop at.

Issue 10 | November 2013


Erich

158

Hamann

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

Bittere Schokoladen Berlin

was

founded over 100 years ago by the East Prussian

Erich

Production, One of my favourite stops

of

our

Charlottenburg

tour

is definitely the shop of chocolatier Erich Hamann. The

Hamann.

packaging

distribution is still all done in-house (yes, in that house), which hasn't really changed since the 1920s. The Bauhaus Design does not only welcome us with the traditional storefront, but also the design of all packages has a lovely outdated

chocolate manufacturer's shop on

character.

Brandenburgische

I buy a little bag of chocolate

StraĂ&#x;e

is

far

enough from Ku'damm to have

bark, which is one of the

almost must

no

walk-in

know

fashioned,

about

yes

manufacturer.

traffic.

You

many s­pecialties of

this

old-

Hamann, as Luisa

almost Erich

stodgy Hamann

and

explains us.

to

Issue 10 | November 2013

159


Brandenburgische StraĂ&#x;e 17

Erich

160

Hamann

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

161

Issue 10 | November 2013


Lon-men Noodle house

162

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

For lunch Luisa takes us to two Asian places, however very different in style and taste. First we stop at a very authentic noodle

shop

on

KantstraĂ&#x;e,

where construction workers are grabbing a quick soup. The place is tiny, but the service is fast and friendly. Luisa orders gua bao, a tiny little steamed-bun sandwich filled with duck and pickles, vegetables or chicken. Afterwards we stop at Dao, a restaurant which is known for its amazing Thai food. The salads and dishes we order are delicious, the colours vibrant, even decorated with real flowers and fake ones made out of carrots and vegetables. Definitely worth another visit!

Dao Restaurant KantstraĂ&#x;e 133

Issue 10 | November 2013

163


From Kantstraße we head in the direction of Ku'damm, but stop in the more quiet part of Bleibtreustraße. Here in the midst of little boutiques and restaurants, Jens de Gruyter opened a lovely concept store called »Paper and Tea«. The space is not just a shop selling tea over the counter, but rather a showroom with little samples of each tea for you to see and smell. »Teaists« will explain the characteristics of the offered selections. The packaging is equally divine: simple materials and colours are embellished

164

with discreet illustrations. The different oxidation states of the tea are reflected in the colour concept. And of course the second part of the name is also worth visiting the store: P&T offers stationary from the highest quality, even stocks Rifle Paper Goods – paper jewels that every paper affine digital lady knows all too well.

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

Paper & Tea BleibtreustraĂ&#x;e 4

165

Issue 10 | November 2013


166

sister-mag.com


QUEEN

167

Issue 10 | November 2013


CaFe Manstein

168

WitzlebenstraĂ&#x;e 32

sister-mag.com


169

End

Issue 10 | November 2013


1 STARTUP SPOTLIGHT



gypsyjuice.me



gypsyjuiceskincare

 fb.com/gypsyjuiceme

IDEA

Gypsy Juice was dreamt up with a desire to create something truly special and from the heart. A personalised product that is just as beautiful on the inside as it is out. From the very beginning, every decision regarding the company was decided with compassion and a commitment to being as

human, planet and animal friendly as possible.

organic, cold pressed, unrefined oils, butters and botanicals.

Gypsy Juice was financed from personal savings, I am also very fortunate to have an amazing love who supported our lifestyle in the early stages of foundation.

I set out to create what is now my small, exquisite collection of the world's finest and most pure skincare products available. Gypsy Juice is proudly PETA certified as cruelty free and employs compassionate practises throughout the company.

170 Each and every Gypsy Juice product is handmade by me at time of order, with ingredients customised to each client's skin type and skin needs. My ingredients have been sourced from all corners of the earth for their exquisite quality and natural healing powers. Gypsy Juice products are made lovingly with ONLY 100% certified

3

Ordering with Gypsy Juice is an enjoyable and personalised experience. I am in direct contact with each of my clients and am available to answer any questions they may have. Additionally, Gypsy Juice products can be delivered to any destination in the world.

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

4

FINANCE


QUEEN

2

INSPIRATION

My inspiration was mother nature. I wanted to share with others the amazing benefits of incorporating a lifestyle that embraces the use of products made purely from the incredible gifts that mother nature has shared with us. Sadly,

somehow along the way, nasty chemicals have found their way into our everyday lives. Not only is this bad for us, but also for our beautiful planet and lovely animal friends. A happy healthy planet means a happy healthy self. 171

From the sales of my beautiful organic creations.

Continuing to live a fun, loving, wild, free, ­adventurous, compassionate, rewarding, f­ ulfilling ­lifestyle with my growing little family. And in terms of my ­business... that I get to share my b ­ eautiful Gypsy Juice creations with more and more l­ovely people from all over the world.

5

6

REVENUE

FUTURE PLANS


7

COMPETITORS

I guess you could say that I have many... I am definitely what you would call a little fish swimming in a great big pond. The skincare industry is huge, the companies are huge and the advertising budgets are huge. Although I am

offering a product and experience that is organic and unique, the biggest obstacle for any small artisan style business would be competing with the constant barrage of advertising from major corporations.

When it came time to branding, I wanted simplicity. A base of charcoal grey with splashes of turquoise and white gave a simple yet stunning result.

Founder Sommer

172

11

COLOURS

8

FOUNDER'S PAST

Travelled the world immersing my mind, body and soul into faraway lands and foreign cultures. At present I 'm in Mallorca, Spain, and will next be heading to Australia for a few months. The beauty of my lovely little company is that I can continue to live a nomadic lifestyle.

12

CITY


9

FIRST TEAM MEMBER

That would be Ash (my love) with a degree in Business (Management) and in Communication (Marketing). He is on hand to help out with everything from setting up business accounts, editing my press releases, retouching images and general ideas to help Gypsy Juice grow.

QUEEN

10

NAME

Imagine a lush forest. Surrounded by an incredible array of heavenly flowers and ancient trees, there is a small waterfall with its crystal clear waters cascading into a small natural pool. Next to the pool is a flat, grassy patch with a beautiful, traditional gypsy wagon

sitting on it. Inside the wagon, a young woman is preparing a healing liquid that derived from knowledge passed down the generations as well as the knowledge gained from her years of travel. This precious liquid she creates is ÂťGypsy JuiceÂŤ. 173

Open Office: A free, open source package that includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database and other programs.

Lots of yummy, organic home made meals.

SugarSync: This software automatically syncs all of my files into the cloud. Pixelmator. Whenever I need to work with images, I use Pixelmator.

13

MOST USED SOFTWARE

14

MAIN FOOD

Issue 10 | November 2013


king Starting point for our KING section was

photos from Monte Carlo. The gaming

the trip to Monte Carlo this summer.

and gambling topic is rounded off with

The name immediately evokes images

an interview about Mobile Gaming and a

of casinos, elegant women and men in

Start-up Spotlight from a female game

evening dresses and tuxedos with an

developer.

amber drink in their hands in our minds.

Apart from the wonderful cocktail bags

Unfortunately, we found only a little of that flair in the town in Southern France. But our interest in the topics of gambling and gaming in digital times was aroused.

and delicious snacks we especially liked the introductory guide to whisk(e)y at the end of the section. A long talk with one of the Blogst participants from last year

Tanja explains us in her introductory text

who told us a lot about the drink and its

more about gambling in the Internet age and

variety brought us to the topic. We wanted

how it is different from classic gambling.

to know more! Therefore we sent Jennifer

She also points out the dangers and gives

to one of Berlin’s Whisk(e)y stores and

some tips on how to play responsibly. The

she lets us participate in her new gained

feature is illustrated with Cris’ wonderful

knowledge (from page 226).


Take your game online!

176

AN INTRODUCTION

sister-mag.com

JA TIMME N A

R

T

BY


KING

A SHORT HISTORY OF SUCCESS

With an annual turnover of $133 billion, the online gambling industry managed another year of growth in 2012. Apart from a small bump in 2009, which it shared with the global economy, the industry has gone from strength to strength for years now. There is no end in sight and the mobile market alone is expected to generate a turnover of $48 billion

phenomena like online auctions and social media platforms. In Germany this is owed largely to the fact that any gambling outside official state run casinos is still perceived as illegal. Whiling away a Sunday afternoon browsing Facebook is a perfectly acceptable pastime, playing an online slot all day less so. At least you’ll be hard pressed to find somebody admitting to regularly doing the latter.

or more through apps and browser

We’ve taken a closer look at the

games by 2015. And don’t forget the

online gambling phenomenon hoping

increasingly popular social media

to refute some of the myths that have

games which are set to add another

built around it.

$2.5 billion (some experts even expect as much as $7 billion) by that year.

INDIVIDUALITY AND COMFORT Since the first online casino opened its gates – or rather pages – in

When it comes to officially perceived

1994 the number of sites has grown

popularity though, online gambling is

exponentially. Today there’s a perfect

still overshadowed by other internet

casino for each and every individual type of

Issue 10 | November 2013

177


customer, budget and expectation.

based casino as some of their most

There are several obvious advantages

feared weapons, like »spinning out«

online

casinos

can

claim

over

traditional land- based alternatives: There is no need to worry about a dress code and you don’t have to get into the car and drive for miles and miles. The most obvious advantage,

(i.e. varying their spinning speed at the roulette table) to close a table where things aren’t going the casino’s way simply don’t exist online. Your opponent at an online casino is an incorruptible random number

especially for new and inexperienced

generator.

players, however is that you can just

Just like any other app, online casinos

sit down at any table and join a game

come tailored to many different

you fancy without being intimidated

tastes. There is the multi-coloured

by the old hands. Even the dealers

fun variety as well as the sleek and

can’t get to you as easily as in a land-

elegant design option for the more

The

Meg

a Jac

k p ot

178 Don’t we all spend an idle couple of minutes dreaming of winning a life changing jackpot every now and then? Thanks to the so-called »progressive jackpots« offered by many online casinos today, more people than ever before are now winning these lifechanging sums of money. Many of the most popular slot games, which their developers sell to casinos all over the world, are linked through a network. A small part of any stake placed on any of them anywhere in the world, goes straight into a jackpot that can be won by any player. It’s easy to see how jackpots linked like this can grow quickly and regularly reach new heights.

sister-mag.com


KING Do

yo

u

ex p

Big jackpots are one of the most obvious selling points when it comes ec

tm

to picking an online casino, but there are many ways to secure juicy or e?

bonuses even before you hit the big pot. Online casino providers offer welcome gifts, bonuses and even free credit to win new customers. Some offers are tailored to high rollers who regularly play with very high stakes, but there are also many lucrative promotional deals to be had for leisure gamblers.

179

Issue 10 | November 2013


discerning customer. Whatever you might be looking for, your perfect online casino is definitely out there. 180

unless you are a wizard at games

SLOTS OR TABLES?

like Black Jack, you’re chances of

Whether your time at an online casino

winning at a slot are no worse than

is better spent spinning the reels of a

at one of the more traditional casino

slot or trying your luck at a table has

table games.

always been a matter of great debate.

At an online casino you can play your

Gaming enthusiasts are unlikely to

favourite card games at your very own

come to an agreement any time soon.

pace. An unconvincing poker face will

Each option has its own advantages.

not put you at a disadvantage either as

Traditional slot machines are games

there are no other players to consider.

of chance and no system is going to

At a card game you can actively

help you influence the RNG. Modern

influence your own luck, or at least

versions, however, often come with a

that’s the impression they manage to

whole host of bonus games in which a

convey. A lot of patience, experience

certain amount of skill and tactic can

and strategy go into creating an

definitely help. Whichever version you

actual advantage. But there are

go for, be it a traditional fruit machine

many games that are not such a safe

or

bet for the casino anyway. The house

a

modern

sister-mag.com

3D

extravaganza,


KING

edge shows

how

Venus o r

Mars?

181

lucrative a certain game is for the casino. It is given as a percentage and indicates how much of the stake wagered by a player the casino can expect to win on average. Baccarat, one of James Bond’s favourite games for example, offers different

Generally speaking, men prefer table games whereas women tend to opt for slots. Ask a psychologist and they will tell you that men need to prove their superior skill in a group situation with another male of the species. Women

bets that vary in theirhouse edge

on the other hand put a premium on

between 1.06% (i.e. a very good bet

networking potential. Since slot machines

for the customer) and 14.4% (hardly

are games of pure chance, there is enough

worth the risk).

time to chat to the neighbour while spinning

TRADITION AND PROGRESS The table game selection in a good online casino is in no way restricted

the reels. There is much less of an inhibition threshold when it comes to joining a table in an online casino, so more women play card games on the internet.

Issue 10 | November 2013


Respon

sible Ga

You will

mbling

see this phrase all over online gambling websites. And there is a good reason for that: Compulsive gambling is a serious problem. Trouble sticking to the 20% rules or frantically trying to win back lost money can be signs that you are affected. Reputable online casino providers offer a service page with information that can help to prevent problem gambling. Guidance for customers who need it is provided as well as contact details for support organisations.

B e s afe

182

!

When it comes to financial transactions online, security is key. When choosing a casino provider you should look for the same security features your online banking provider offers, like a 256 bit SSL-certificate. The fastest and safest way to manage your online casino account however is a digital wallet like PayPal, Skrill or Neteller which can be used for deposits as well as withdrawals. Look for a casino provider that offers customers support seven days a week complete with toll free helplines as well as email and live chat support in different languages. It’s illegal for financial service providers in the United States to

sister-mag.com

transfer money to gambling websites.


KING

to the classics like Blackjack and

poker face is required either. The Pai

Roulette. New games are just as

Gow Poker house edge is extremely

important. The most popular kind of

player-friendly which makes it the

these are lottery games like Bingo and

perfect game for casual gamblers

Keno which capitalise on two main

without any long term strategies.

advantages: the first benefit is that online you can never miss or overlook a number on your ticket, which can easily happen in the hustle and bustle of a brick-and-mortar Bingo hall. The second big pro is the integration of social media functions like chats into the actual lottery game. A successful capitalisation

on

the

interactive

potential has become a key indicator for the success of an online lottery game. Another relatively new but nonetheless

already

extremely

popular addition to the games family is Pai Gow Poker. It’s got all the favourite ingredients of the classic

BUT IS IT LEGAL? In German public perception only two extremes seem to exist: state run land-based casinos and smoky back rooms hosting illegal card games. Anything in between is viewed as a grey area at best, but there’s actually a whole colourful world of gaming and gambling to be explored. The legal situation in Germany is opaque and a closer look reveals many confusing details, but the basic facts are these: German companies are not allowed to offer online casino services

(with

some

exceptions

due to special laws in the state of

poker game (i.e. hands increasing

Schleswig-Holstein) which is why the

in value from a pair to a Royal Flush,

casinos promoted in this country tend

antes and the option to raise or fold)

to be based in Malta, Gibraltar or the

but offers a much faster gaming

Isle of Man. European legislation and

experience with shorter, and hence

trade regulations provide loopholes

more, rounds. Since your hand is only

for foreign providers to circumvent

compared to that of the dealer, no

country-specific legislature.

Issue 10 | November 2013

183


A SAFE BET!? text TANJA TIMMER illustration TINA BERGS James Bond has successfully managed to save the world by winning

at

Baccarat

several

times and the ABBA-girls list winning »a fortune in a game« as 184

a viable plan to get rich.

BLACK JACK

So surely this has got to be a real

The key to winning at Blackjack is

possibility. If you know how, you

counting cards. That’s not a secret.

CAN get rich at a casino, right?

It worked for Rain Man and also for

Well, actually: no.

Kevin Spacey in »21« (to a certain extent). If security at a Las Vegas

There is no simple plan that will guarantee a windfall but there are some perfectly legal things you can do to shift the odds in your favour. They might not lead you to a life changing jackpot but can make you feel like a winner for a night.

casino spots you counting cards you will be asked to leave. So it must work, right? And if so many people try it, it can’t be that hard either… Well it’s not. It is actually quite simple: You start with a count of zero in your head. For every 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 that is dealt at your Blackjack table you increase the count by 1. A 7, 8 or 9 will not affect the count but one point is subtracted for every

sister-mag.com


KING

185

card worth 10 points (ie. a 10 or any

If you have a basic grasp

face card). If you then divide the count

of the Blackjack rules

in your head by the number of decks

you

left in the game you will get what

the logic behind this

is referred to as the »true count« (don’t

counting system. And as

worry you can round the number to

mentioned before, if security

make it easier). The higher the true

spots you doing it they will ask you

count the better a time it is to bet big.

will

soon

see

to leave, so it must work. Good luck trying it out.

Issue 10 | November 2013


ROULETTE Roulette is the casino classic. The

doubling any lost bet in the next round

wheel and the characteristic table

on the same selection. If you lose again,

are recognized throughout the world

double it again. The idea is that no

as a symbol for casino gambling. Many

matter how long it takes you will

a story about an oil sheik losing his

not only make up for all your losses

entire fortune happened at a Roulette

but actually rake in a profit with

table.

an eventual big win. But it’s easy

But does a game that makes it so

to see how the stakes needed after

easy to lose big also give you the

186

only a few losing rounds will soon

option to win big? The very best strategy

exceed your means.

is not to try it! Take the infamous

So what should you do at a Roulette

Martingale

table? Try covering large areas of

It

system

suggests

for

example:

the board with bets at different odds. There are two popular strategies doing just that: Put one chip on »red« and one chip of the same value each on BOTH the column covering numbers 1 to 34 and that

sister-mag.com


covering 2 to 35. This will cover 24 of the 36 numbers available and thus make for a steady flow of small amounts of cash right into your pocket. The second strategy is a bit more exciting as it allows you to pick your favourite numbers: Pick 8 small numbers (1 to 18) and place one chip on each of them. Then place 8 chips (i.e. the combined amount of your 8 number bets) on »passe«, which

187

covers the numbers from 19 to 36. This also works the other way around, i.e. you pick 8 numbers between 19 and 36 and put the equivalent amount on »manque« instead. Neither of these methods will yield spectacularly high wins but should easily pay for an extra glass of Champagne or two on your big night out.

Issue 10 | November 2013


BACCARAT Does

anyone

to new players however is Punto

apart from James

Banco in which the bank is held

Bond actually play

by a casino dealer and the stakes

this game? Oh yes! But due to its

tend not to get quite as high.

exclusive air the tables are often set up

It takes a while to understand the

in separate rooms so the high

ins

rollers don’t have to mix with leisure

newcomers are best off betting on a win

gamblers. 007’s favourite version

for the banker. This bet capitalizes

of the game is called Chemin

on the fact that the casino is indeed

der Fer and has the role of the

most likely to win most of the

banker pass from player to player. The most popular variety

188

and

far

more

suited

sister-mag.com

time.

and

outs

of

Baccarat

and


KING

AWAY FROM THE GAMING TABLES Whereas most card games are at

deeper into your pockets starts to

least partly based on maths, slot

get easier and more appealing. You

machines are games of pure chance.

might want to consider sticking to

There is no strategy to

the 20% rule. It defines the margin of

increase your odds.

your credit for each casino session

So, here more than

on your account. If it’s not your night

anywhere else: never

and you keep losing, you stop playing

bet any money you

once you have lost 20% of your total

can't afford to lose. If you

online credit. It works in exactly the

have a fancy night out at a land-

same way the other way around: If

based casino once or twice a year

you hit a lucky streak and manage

it’s perfectly alright to spend all

to increase your credit by 20%, your

the money you exchanged for

account settings will end your session

chips at the beginning of the evening.

and you can call it a day - while you’re

If you play regularly though, reaching

ahead!

Issue 10 | November 2013

189


All in the

BAG Part 2 COCKTAIL Nov 2013 In a woman's life there is never just »one« bag, because different uses call for the selection and purchase of various models. In our sisterMAG series »All in the bag« we therefore show bags for the most important situations in life, selected and styled by fashion and lifestyle bloggers.

190

For Part 2 lifestyle blogger Jana Strohbücker and Vanessa Schümmelfeder (Midnight Couture) photographed cocktail clutches. We have added a few of our favourite internet finds. photos

Midnightcouture Jana Strohbücker Vanessa Schümmelfeder sister-mag.com


KING

191

Issue 10 | November 2013


192

sister-mag.com


KING

193

left

Elegant box bag, Zara , €49,95 right

Clutch covered in beads, Miss Selfridge €60,00; Box bag with metal embellishments, Zara , €49,95 Issue 10 | November 2013


Clutch by eFRAUzipiert

vie Etsy


Box clutch made of metal with a pattern of holes, Zara , €59,95

Clutch covered with sequins, Topshop , €36,00


196

sister-mag.com


KING

197

top

Black clutch with embellished corner, Miss Selfridge , €46,00; White, futuristic clutch, Miss Selfridge , €46,00 bottom

Bag, Zara , €69,95 Issue 10 | November 2013


198

left

Vintage Clutch, Vintage Connoisseur , â‚Ź20,22 right

Clutch by eFRAUzipiert via Etsy sister-mag.com


KING

199

Issue 10 | November 2013


200

top

Clutch made out of silk from Pandorada via Etsy RiGht

Round box clutch with fur, Zara , €49,95; Sequin covered clutch, Dorothy Perkins , €20,00 sister-mag.com


KING

201

Issue 10 | November 2013


202

sister-mag.com


KING

Clutch

Clutch by eFRAUzipiert via Etsy

203

End

Jan 2013

SCHOOL BAGS


text:

Lisa

Altm

eier

und S

teffi

Fetz

204

a G e l i b o M n o t h ig l t Spo

sister-mag.com

g n i m


KING

Foam leaks from 24 year-old Bahar

reasons for this is

Türkoglu’s bathtub. Sunlight sparkles

the emergence of

in the water of the pool right next to

smartphones and

it. Bahar’s home has no walls. From

tablet PCs, which attract a previously

the swimming pool, one can jump

disregarded target audience: women.

straight into the king-sized bed

New mobile games are supposed

with the fluffy covers or lay on the

to

bright pink couch. However, Bahar,

appealing to them.

a woman with long blond hair, has

»Most

never laid in this bed. She has also never swum in the pool or sat on the couch. It’s because this house only exists on Bahar’s smartphone. »Home Design« is the name of the app that lets the export merchant magically create her own personal dream of interior design.

be

particularly women

correspond

to

a different type of gamer. They don’t want to play for days on end, but only when they have time. They play just a little, occasionally,« explains Daniel Heer, mobile gaming

expert

Head

The 24 year-old epitomizes a new

of

generation of gamers: young, relaxed,

for AppLift. Mobile games

mobile, and, most of all, female. Until

are

just a few years ago, computer games

individuals who don’t sit in front

were

male-dominated

of a computer or a gaming console

field. Stereotypically, a gamer was a

for days at a time, but who just want to

chip-eating couch potato who would

escape their everyday

disappear behind a huge monitor

life once in a while.

for nights on end to play his games

Eighty-five

percent

of

female

players

are

such

»casual

mainly

a

excessively. But the gaming industry has radically changed. One of the main

Strategic

and

Partnerships

primarily

targeted

at

Issue 10 | November 2013

205


gamers,« and so is Bahar. Whether at

the number is even higher: game

the doctor’s waiting room or during

applications constitute 67 percent

tiresome meetings, she disappears

of tablet usage. In Western Europe,

into her virtual second home from

the female target group is growing

time to time. In addition to the

significantly stronger than the male

interior design app, she loves riddles

target group. This year, 29 percent

and knowledge tests. If she has a lot

more women play games on mobile

of work, she might not play for three

devices

than in 2012. In Japan, the

days. Playing games for Bahar is one hobby amongst many others, like handball, reading, or going out at night. Forty-three percent of time spent on smartphones nowadays is 206

used for gaming–much more than for social networks. In the case of tablets,

Candy

Crush

Saga »It’s not about ­fighting huge battles. It’s much more about building something and developing it.«

Join Tiff

puzzle

F


KING

pioneer country in gaming, more

is »Hay Day«, a farming game

women than men now play mobile

that includes activities such as

games. Bahar already liked playing

cultivating land, raising chickens

games when she was younger. At the

and cows. Gamers can also sell

age of 11, she discovered the game

their own produce to their friends at

»The Sims.« Mobile gaming expert

the farmers’ market. The game was

Heer considers this game a precursor

developed especially for women.

to today’s mobile entertainment—

Social interaction is also important

and it has always been very popular amongst women.

»With mobile

games, it’s not about fighting huge battles.

It’s

much

more

about

building something and developing it,« says Heer. Heer

y

says

one of the

h

bestsellers

in Bahar’s favorite game. In order to collect points, which she can then use to buy furniture, she must build a good relationship with her virtual neighbors. Her character must visit her neighbors’ houses, look at their furniture and click »like«. As it is, the game has similarities to social platforms such as Facebook. Every user has a wall where

a

friends can communicate

fi and Mr Toffee on her

e adventure game with over 400 levels.

Free in the AppStore

with each other, and also privately—only real names are not necessary. Bahar runs

about

with

a

nickname in her dream world. Besides the social

207


208

component, it is important for Bahar

end furniture; it is hard to get these

to like the design of the game. »Games

diamonds within the game, but they

that are developed for women have

are available for a few euros. Just

a much softer and more colorful

before the purchase confirmation,

design. You won’t find an aggressive

however, Bahar backed out. »In that

looking guy holding a weapon in the

moment my common sense kicked

logo,« says Heer.

in and told me: you’re not going to

However, whether the players stick

spend money on such nonsense!«

to the game or not doesn’t just

Mobile gamers are a popular target

depend on the concept or the design.

group. According to a study, they

»It’s important to me that the game

have fewer objections to ads and

doesn’t get boring. It has to entertain

shop online twice as much as the

me and have that appeal to keep

average Internet user. The mobile

me playing,« says Bahar. For the

gaming industry earns money mostly

»Home Design« app, this appeal

through banner advertising. »By

has started to fade. Also, it bothers

means

her that one can only play the game

actions can be interpreted and

with an Internet connection.

understood more easily. In the

Mobile gaming apps are mostly

future, advertisements will be used

free. However, players have to pay

much more precisely and they will

if they want to advance or play

appeal more strongly to women,«

more exclusively and individually.

predicts Heer. He believes that

So far, Bahar hasn’t paid any

soon,

money for the fun of playing games.

be

»Once, I was almost ready to pay

Cloud,

something,«

For

them accessible and functional on

»Home Design«, virtual diamonds

various platforms, such as PCs or

are used to pay for particularly high-

televisions. What pleases the mobile

sister-mag.com

she

recounts.

of

tracking,

more synchronized which

the

games with will

users’

will the make


KING

gaming industry is painful for its competitor, console gaming. Sales figures for the Nintendo Wii and other gaming consoles are plummeting. Bahar also has a Wii; she used to play with it a lot, but she hasn’t used it for several months. More precisely, she hasn’t used it since she moved to a new apartment … this time, a real one.

209

Jelly Splash

Connect the colourful Jellies and puzzle your way through 100 levels. Free in the AppStore

Issue 10 | November 2013


1

IDEA

We’re

indie-developers

which

STARTUP SPOTLIGHT

means

that

their own creative ideas to the virtual environ-

we take care of the

ment.

entire

mainly

game

cycle

We‘re

currently

focused

on

from securing funding to

developing for PC but we

the actual development

also create mobile and

ratking.de and the distribution. They console games. And we

 

@RatKingsLair

give players as much

take on commissions in

freedom

order to fund our own

as

possible

fb.com/ratkingentertainement when it comes to bringing ideas. 210

My first game, like all

strange monastery. All

We’re hoping to eventually

the

characters wear masks to

fund our business through

on while at uni, was a

hide

identities.

our own games such as

prototype called »Mum­

You can choose from

»TRI«, our first game on

menschanz« (Mummers

a variety of masks and

a bigger scale. Until then

Play).

adjust

special

we’ll continue to take

objective was to look for

powers accordingly, like

on commissions. Ideally

a missing friend who

sneaking very quietly or

had taken refuge in a

bamboozling attackers.

3

games

The

I

worked

player’s

their

your

THE FIRST GAME CREATED

4


2

INSPIRATION

Friedrich Hanisch and I

Screenshots from TRI

have

been

working

studio ever since. There

together on game pro­

are very few obstacles to

totypes since uni. It’s

developing and marketing

been our dream to realize

games today, so we could

our own ideas of great

actually make our dream

gameplay in our own

come true. 211

these involve games for

Games developers can

other companies, which

choose from a selection

we help to visualise or

of online shops in which

turn into an interactive

to sell the games. We

experience. But we also

use Desura as well as

do 3D modelling and take

the Humble store. The

on programming work.

biggest and best known platform,

Steam,

only

allows access after you have

collected

a

sufficient amount of user votes. A strange concept.

FINANCING

5

MAKING MONEY


6

212

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

We’re currently working

Berlin or Hamburg, with

from

other

home

which

7

developers…we’ll

definitely has to change. I

see. In other respects

also want see at least one

our goal is, of course, to

of our games represented

convince as many players

on all platforms (desktop,

as possible of our ideas. I

Developers focussing on

mobile, console). I can’t

also want to visit games

3D and those developing

say whether we’ll still

conventions all over the

first

be working in Halle /

world, because nothing

games

Germany once this goal

beats the direct exchange

and

is achieved or if we’ll

between the gamer and

ups that captivate the

opt for a bigger city like

the developer.

player. It changes with

person with

narrative creative

experimental

set

Founders Jana and Friedrich. Image of zo-ii


8

COMPETITION

CV OF THE FOUNDERS

every new project. You

We founded the company

always have to try and

straight out of university.

create something new

You could say we were

and unconventional for

already wet behind the

your audience in order to

ears

not get lost in the sheer

jumped in at the deep

mass of new games.

end.

even

before

we

213

At the moment it’s just

The

our

They then live as a

the two of us and we

mascot. But of course

unit. We thought it was

want

things

he is not actually a real

fascinating and also an

simple and manageable

king. The term describes

apt description of our

because

of

the phenomenon of a

situation so we named

projects this company

number of rats becoming

ourselves after it. Also,

size

are

intertwined at their tails

we like rats.

manageable and suit us

due to a lack of space.

to

keep the

kind

facilitates

rat

king

is

very well personally.

9

FIRST TEAM MEMBER

10

NAME


12

CITY

13

MOST USED SOFTWARE

We both studied at Burg Giebichenstein and have

Since

remained loyal citizens

started uni, Photoshop

of Halle ever since. So

has been THE ultimate

far we have not felt the

program for me and it still

need to move. There

is. We also use 3dsMax

aren’t any other gaming

for 3D processing and

start-ups in the city but

Unity which seems to

many

have become every small

designers

and

even

artists starting their own

developing

businesses.

favourite tool.

before

I

agencies

214

An Apple a day keeps the doctor away.� Working from

home

advantage

of

has

the

coming

with a properly equipped kitchen in which you can cook yourself, which also happens to be a nice change from staring at the computer screen.

14

FOOD


KING

215

Tetris, Pacman and Prince of ­ Persia –

the

real

gaming

sisterMAG King Section

classics.

For

the

Trisha Jones,

Food­ blogger for Sugar Thumb (sugarthumb. wordpress.com ), prepared snacks that not only take the heart of a pixel-loving king but also that of a digital lady by storm. Download all the recipes

Issue 10 | November 2013


216

sister-mag.com


KING

217

Issue 10 | November 2013


Chocolate Rice Crispy bark

2 Mars bars

150 g butter 100 g Rice Crispies 400 g chocolate 1. Chop the Mars Bars, chocolate and butter and place in a heat proof bowl. 2. In bain-marie style, place the bowl over a pot of boiling water and mix

218

until fully melted. 3. Pour the rice crispies into a flat, fairly deep dish or baking tray and mix in the chocolate mixture until fully mixed. Smooth out until flat and even. 4. Place in the fridge for a few hours or ideally over night - then use a sharp knife to cut into individual pieces.

Salt and Chilli Popcorn 200 g popcorn kernels 3 tbsp salt

7 small dried chillies

1. In a pestle and mortar, grind and smash together the salt and chillis until they make a rough grainy consistency. 2. Add about 2 tbsp oil to a large pot (with a lid) on medium heat. Add in the popcorn kernels and place the lid on top. Cook until the time between pops is longer that 1-2 seconds. 3. Take the popcorn off the heat and shake in the salt and chilli - shake around a bit to make sure it is properly distributed. 4. Serve while still warm!

sister-mag.com


KING

219

Issue 10 | November 2013


220

sister-mag.com


KING

221

Issue 10 | November 2013


Mini Lamb & Potato Pies with Chilli and Tomato Relish FOR THE PIES

2 sheets of puff pastry

200 g minced lamb meat

2 onions

2 cloves of garlic

3 tsp olive oil

3 small potatoes

222

2 tsp rosemary

1 lamb stock cube

10 ml boiling water

1. Preheat the oven to 180째C 2. Chop the potatoes into very small cubes and boil until cooked in a pot - then drain. 3. Place a pot on the stove at medium heat. Add the oil and onions and allow to cook until the onions begin to go slightly golden. Add the garlic and the lamb - stir and allow the meat to brown. 4. Add the stock cube to boiling water and then both to the lamb. Now add in the boiled potato, paprika, salt, pepper and rosemary. 5. Once the lamb is cooked through turn the heat off and leave to cool slightly. 6. Using a cookie cutter or circular shaped

salt & pepper to taste

object such as a cup or glass, cut equal

2 tsp ground paprika

sized circles into your puff pastry. For

1 egg, beaten

each pie you will need 2 of these.

FOR THE RELISH

8 cherry tomatos

2 tbsp tabasco 7. Take one circle and place a bit of lamb mixture into the centre - making sure there is space around it. Use some egg to wet the edges of the pastry and then add another circle on top and press down at the edges with a fork to secure. Then repeat until you have finished the pastry.


KING

8. Place the pies on a baking tray with grease proof paper on and use a pastry brush to brush egg on the top of each. 9. Place in the oven for about 25 minutes. THE RELISH

10. Boil the cherry tomatoes in a pot of boiling water for about 10-15 minutes 11. Drain and add to a food processor with the tabasco sauce 12. Season with salt to taste.

223


1. Cut the baguette into three a the middle of each to make

2. Mix together some butter and

sauce and spread (as much a each sandwich.

3. Fry the tomatoes with some oil, salt and pepper. Add to the with the salad.

4. Finally add olive oil to a fryi and mix in salt and pepper a it on a high heat. Wait for the

get very hot and then add you

steaks. Cook for 10-15 seco side - if your pan is really hot be enough.

224

1 baguette 3 minute steaks 1 jar of horseradish sauce Butter for spreading 8 cherry tomatoes 1 clove garlic Salad - i.e. rocket Salt and pepper 4 tbsp olive oil

5. Place a steak in each sand more horseradish sauce on to

and eat fr


KING

and cut down

Sandwich

with steak & horseradish

a sandwich.

d horseradish

as you like) to

e garlic, olive e sandwiches

ing pan and put

e pan to

ur minute

onds on each t this should

225

dwich - with op if you like resh!

Issue 10 | November 2013


Let me start by saying that my reason for entering the whisky world was based purely on a romantic notion, not on a desire to ex足 pand my drink port足 folio. I picture myself arriving home from work, the day weighing heavy on my shoulders, and letting it all slip away as I sip from my 226

Sips and tips from a confessed beginner sister-mag.com

Text Jennifer Patterson


KING

chic Iittala tumbler, whisky and ice

grocer. Embarrassed, I rethink my

slowly blending into one.

strategy, and up my price to €30.

My first foray was ill advised: a

I’m met with a smile and guided to

cinnamon-laced,

a

spiced

number

shelf

full

of

options.

A

few

that tasted more of alcoholic cookies

recommendations are tossed about, all

than a grain-made beverage. Orders

geared to both lure in the newbies

at restaurants and bars were made

and satisfy the steadfast devotees.

blindly, resulting in one too many

I settle on a lovely bottle of The

with overpowering notes of peat

Singleton Single Malt Scotch Whisky

bog—something far too advanced for

of Dufftown, aged 12 years, for €29.

my newfound whisky taste buds. The

I leave the shop with clear instructions:

beauty of Laphroaig and Lagavulin

serve at room temperature, without

were unfortunately lost on me, and

ice, and only add a small dribble of

gulped down in a cringe-worthy hurry.

water. With pride, I march back home

It was time to turn to an expert for

and swiftly pour one finger’s worth

a guide on how to properly navigate

(roughly an ounce), adding a capful

this new curiosity.

of water to smooth out the flavour.

I make my way to Wein & Whisky in

I’d be lying to say the first sip went

Berlin, not knowing what will be in

down without a fight, but each one

store. The intimate shop bears more

gradually improves and before I know

resemblance to a rich, wood-panelled

it, my glass is empty. The last drop

library than my pictured whisky

convinces me that I can actually start

emporium. But it’s ranked as one of the

to pick out flavour notes.

top whisky shops in Germany, with its

So, does this mean I’m falling in love

owner dubbed the Whiskey Chancellor,

with whisky? Like any good relationship,

so I know I'm in good hands.

it will take time to tell, but for now I’m

My first lesson: a request for a bottle

content to sip away at the odd dram—

priced in the €15 to €20 range will

in a chic Iittala tumbler, of course—

quickly be met with a brush-off and

and let my taste buds do a little bit of

directions to the nearest discount

exploring.

Issue 10 | November 2013

227


ice. There’s a big debate surrounding ice in whisky. Those in favor of it recommend only freezing filtered water, as the chlorine in tap water will affect its taste. With ice, remember: the bigger, the better. The larger the ice cube, the slower it will melt, and thus won’t overly dilute the drink. 228

Buy ice trays with large cubes or

A

spheres.

Those who prefer a chilled beverage, without

Q

Whiskey, whisky, bourbon, rye and scotch—what’s the big difference?

any

dilution,

Whisky Stones .

will

love

These little grey

cubes are made of soapstone and promise to cool the drink without messing with the original flavour.

Whiskey with an »e« generally refers to batches brewed in

the United States and Ireland, while whisky—no »e«—is used for Canada-, Japan- and Scotland-made varieties. Other countries, including Germany, flip-flop between spellings. Bourbon, a style of whiskey, must be produced in America and made up of a grain mixture (mash) that contains

a

at least 51% corn. Rye, on the other

Don’t pour it into

hand, contains a mash mix of at least

a plastic cup and expect the same

51% rye. Scotch is simply whisky

experience.

distilled in Scotland.

Whisky,

like

special Glass.

sister-mag.com

wine,

deserves


KING

Q A

Why do whisky labels read single or blended?

A: Simply put, a single can refer to a few different things: a single

barrel, where each bottle is from an

Q A

What’s the best way to store whisky?

Keeping bottles out of direct sunlight will maintain the

flavour for years. Unlike wine,

individual cask; a single malt, made

whisky does not age or mature; at

from a malted grain, usually barley,

most the flavour will just smooth

in a single distillery; or a single grain,

out.

normally made with malted barley and other grains in a single distillery. Blended refers to whiskies, scotch, etc., mixed together from different distilleries. This is done to create unique flavour profiles, which can be a bit challenging for a newcomer to the whisky scene to fully appreciate.

Q

Does a bottle of blended 12-year-old whisky mean that all whiskies involved in the mix were aged for 12 years?

A

Not necessarily. For blends, the age listed refers to the

youngest whisky in the bottle.

Issue 10 | November 2013

229


230

Whiskey Sour

Rob Roy

This classic cocktail balances sweet

You can’t go wrong with a drink

and sour.

named after an 18th century

44 ml whiskey (1.5 oz)

Scottish outlaw.

44 ml scotch (1.5 oz)

one lemon

22 ml simple syrup (0.75 oz)

7 ml sweet vermouth (0.25 oz)

orange slice

Angostura bitters

maraschino cherry

maraschino cherries

Add whiskey, juice of one lemon

Stir scotch, vermouth and bitters

and simple syrup to a cocktail

together in a mixing glass with ice.

shaker with plenty of ice. Shake for

Strain into a chilled glass and top

15 seconds then pour into a chilled

with a cherry.

glass. Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry.

2nd

Early 1st

1494

1608

1775

millennium BC millennium BC f y is y ld o k e s « k g op i y. y is or n h r i r n h e w w enc d Eu w o co l r r i , l i t o e n rr f t d th a roc co in s l o i i d l e e e u i t r ky s t D n a c te eec u i s n l n r ls ice ry o sa e his o r di m M l t v i p t f e G e a l ill i w ta o m r o s t re in R r d w r n se sh firs ist ge e f t e a u d it on ime s d lk f h r ic n u e rop B he i l a a r t l o F d e te w u l st il st W o t O f m E s r n » a o A h Kn ed Di e fi s d h o g a in s de J n h i i th r p c w r I ar a u ea u g D ­re h re C om fr


KING

101 WORLD WHISKIES TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

Hot Toddy The best bevy to have when you’re feeling under the weather. 1 tsp honey 44 ml whisky (1.5 oz)

one lemon

one cinnamon stick

Whisky sorts from over 20 different countries, a funny, focused practical guide about some of the world's best spirits.

MALTS.COM L

hot water

Mix honey and whisky in a mug, squeeze in a bit of lemon juice, and fill with boiling water. Top with a lemon wedge and stick of cinnamon.

Shopping site for whisky, malts and more. Furthermore you'll find a lot of background information, such as a flavour map, visits to distilleries etc.

WHISKY-STONES.COM L

1820

1826

1964

ol ed it on . h r o le c ky la y's c l u c b i a s e ntr it. . s f od hi d n s r i o o te s ou pir p sw s n p d re e c d s tio de rt S te ou g c r n th ille u ma be a am o d C as ist f o is Ro r s n p in y a sky l d l hi c b i a r hi cia ri gra ion e t m n W offi us ted ent A d n al nv bo r i m u un y an Bo b

Mostly for our American readers: Here you can get the whisky stones Jennifer talked about in her Q&A section of the article.

Issue 10 | November 2013

231


Whisky recipes

232

sister-mag.com


KING

Sarah – fromthe-kitchen.blogspot.co.nz

Whisky Ginger Ice Cream

300ml whole milk

finger through the back of the wooden

500ml cream

spoon it leaves a clear line. If you

1/2 cup crystallised ginger, chopped 7 egg yolks (must do a meringue post...) 1 cup caster sugar 1/3 cup whisky (I wish it were more, but it will not set!)

Heat the cream and milk in a large saucepan until just below boiling. While it is heating beat sugar and egg yolks in a large bowl – best with hand held electric beaters. Beating the eggs and sugar with one hand, slowly pour in the hot cream and milk. Once it is combined, pour back into the pot and return to a gentle heat with half of the crystallised ginger. Stir with a wooden spoon until the custard has thickened and when you run your

stir continuously in a figure-of-eight movement you will actually feel the custard change as it becomes more viscous and provides a little more resistance. Pop in the fridge and chill until cold. Pour custard and the rest of the crystallised ginger except 1 tablespoon into icecream machine. Churn until almost frozen, then stir through the whisky, pour into a freezer safe container and sprinkle with the rest of the ginger. Freeze for at least 6 hours or ideally overnight. Do not whizz it in a food processor or you will whizz the crystallised ginger into little gritty bits. Serves 8-10. Great with any hot chocolate or apple pudding, and pretty amazing with quick Boozy Chocolate Sauce (see next page) too.

Issue 10 | November 2013

233


Sarah – fromthe-kitchen.blogspot.co.nz

Boozy Chocolate Sauce

180g 70% dark chocolate, broken into chunks

200 ml cream

Heat cream in the microwave until almost boiling. Add chocolate, leave to sit for a minute, then whisk until

50 ml Whisky or Stone's Green Ginger Wine (optional - can substitute with 50ml extra cream)

234

smooth. If the chocolate is not fully melted, microwave in bursts of 15 seconds until it is. Whisk in whisky or wine and serve poured over ice cream - eat quickly it will get a bit melty!

makedoandspend.wordpress.com

Spiced Plum Whisky

3 litres of Whisky

Quarter plums into ovenproof dish,

20 plums

add brown sugar, spices and vanilla

440g soft brown sugar

extract. Roast for 25 minutes at 160°C

2 cinnamon sticks

until plums turn a golden amber

5 cloves

colour. Let cool completely. Transfer

4 star anise

them, along with whisky into large

A splash of vanilla extract (roughly 5-10ml)

tupperware container with a tight fitting lid. Store in a cool dark place for a few weeks.

sister-mag.com


KING

235

Issue 10 | November 2013


236

sister-mag.com


KING

237

Sam – todaysnest.com

Banana Zuccotto with Whiskey Wet Walnuts FOR THE ZUCCOTTO:

2 frozen pound cakes

FOR THE WET WALNUTS:

1 cup sugar

4 cups of banana ice cream

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cups chocolate chips

1 cup water

1 ripe banana

1 cup chocolate buttercream

½ cup syrup from whiskey wet walnuts

2 cups vanilla buttercream

2 cups chopped walnuts

2 ounces whiskey FOR THE CHOCOLATE TOPPING:

¾ cup half and half

1 ½ cups chocolate chips

Issue 10 | November 2013


FOR THE ZUCCOTTO 1. Defrost frozen pound cake. Remove ice cream from freezer to soften slightly. Use plastic wrap to line two large cereal bowls and leave enough to extend a few inches beyond the rim. 2. Fold 1 cup chocolate chunks into the ice cream. Cut the banana into ¼ inch slices. 3. Carefully cut pound cake horizontally into ¼ inch slices. 238

4. Cut browned edges from slices. Cut slices diagonally. Place half of the triangle pieces of cake into each of the bowls with the points at the bottom. Keep them close together and fill any spaces with a bit of leftover cake. Spread ½ of the chocolate buttercream over the cake with the back of a spoon. 5. Fill each of the cake-lined bowls with ice cream to about ½ inch from the rim. 6. Using a serrated knife, cut off excess cake using the rim as your guide. Place half of the banana slices on top of the ice cream in each bowl.

sister-mag.com

7. Use the remaining pieces of cake to cover the bananas and ice cream. Cut pieces to fill any gaps. 8. Use a piece of plastic wrap to tightly cover the bowl and place in freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight. 9. Remove from freezer and remove top plastic wrap. Brush a bit of wet walnut syrup on the cake. 10. Invert mold onto plate and remove bowl and plastic wrap. Brush on more wet walnut syrup without soaking the cake. Place the cake on a wire rack over a baking sheet. 11. Heat vanilla buttercream in a small saucepan over medium heat until pourable. Pour over the top of the cake. Scrape excess buttercream from baking sheet back into pan to warm for other cake. 12. Return cakes to the freezer for 30 minutes. Make chocolate topping by heating milk just to boiling point. Add chocolate chips and leave for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Remove zuccotto


KING

from refrigerator and pour chocolate over each of the desserts (just enough to ‘drip’). 13. Sprinkle dry chopped walnuts on top for garnish. Return to freezer until ready to serve. 14. To serve, cut each dessert into four sections and garnish with wet walnuts. FOR THE WET WALNUTS:

239

15. Place sugar, syrup, and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. 16. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and syrup is clear. 17. Allow to boil for 2 minutes without stirring. Add walnuts and return to boil. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. 18. Remove from heat and stir in whiskey. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Photo: MAKE, DO AND SPEND

Issue 10 | November 2013


This

C hr ist mas

w it h

special issue

240

In the sisterMAG office we did not only work on this King-QueenKnave issue, which you have almost fully read now, but also on a surprise for our readers: a special edition for Christmas 2013. In the beginning of December, you will find us in your mailbox (just subscribe to our Christmas Reminder Newsletter with a click on the sleigh ) or on the sisterMAG Website! It will be filled with 24+ DIY gift ideas from our editorial team and bloggers from all over the world.

YOU CAN BE EXCITED FOR THIS: DIY tour through Saxony with the new Ford Fiesta and Thea, gift ideas from Brittany (House That Lars Built), Sibylle (Funkytime), Giulia (Audrey74), Chrissann (Ducklings in a Row) & sisterMAG editors, illustrations by Emma Block and much more!

sister-mag.com


KING

IMPRINT sisterMAG – A journal for the digital lady www.sister-mag.com

eMail Twitter Facebook Chief Editor Deputy Editor in Chief Fashion Director

mail@sister-mag.com twitter.com/sister_mag fb.com/sister.magazin Theresa Neubauer Antonia Neubauer Eva-Maria Neubauer

Contributing Editors (Text) 

Lisa Altmeier, Steffi Fetz, Stefanie Flaxa, Victoria Kau, Antonia Neubauer, Thea Neubauer, Jennifer Patterson, Alex Sutter, Tanja Timmer, Jasmin Z. Contributing Editors (Text & Photo)  Trisha Jones, Eva Kosmas Contributing Editors (Photo)  Nina Cotrell, Ashley Ludaescher, Cris Santos, Vanessa Schümmelfeder, Jana Strohbücker Contributing Editors (Video)  Nina Cottrell, Xaver Neumann, Agentur Gretchen Design & Illustration Theresa Neubauer (Art Dir.), Tina Bergs, Carlotta Scalet, Jessie Kanelos Weiner Translation Sabrina Bäcker, Kathrin Greyer, Josephine Heinrich, Victoria Kau, Sarah Müller, Donata Proske, Rika Sterling, Tanja Timmer Proof Susanne Bauder, Marina Engelhart, Chinyere Feasey, Melanie Haynes, Simone Haffner, Isabelle Koelling, Katharina Kraatz, Amie McCracken, Deepa Paul, Antje Reiche, Rachna Sahni Published bi-monthly by Carry-On Publishing GmbH, G ­ ustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355 Berlin. Re-use of content is only allowed with written permission of ­publisher. There is no liability for unsolicited manuscripts and photographs. Management

Antonia Neubauer, Theresa Neubauer, Alex Sutter

Sales Marketing

Alex Sutter (Sales Dir.) Antonia Neubauer (Marketing Dir.), Donata Proske

Issue 10 | November 2013

241


u yo se

n!

e

o so k

tw i

tte

r

Faceb oo

Blo

g

Pin te re st

Ins

ta gr

am

y tif spo

Youtube

sister-mag.com

sisterMAG Issue N°10  

King – Queen – Knave. An issue about Fashion, Football, Gaming and much more!

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you