Join our conversation with Solan @solanpitsch
as she gives us an insight into how she stays productive and creative admidst
the lockdown in Germany.
WHERE IS YOUR CURRENT HOME?
Right now, I live in Frankfurt on the Main. It is a lovely city known for being the finance and business hub in Germany. With its mix of skyscrapers and historical buildings like the Old Opera, it reminds me of my two favourite cities in the world: New York and Paris. Definitely worth a visit, as this city offers so much more!
WHO ARE YOU MOST GRATEFUL FOR AT THIS MOMENT?
I am most grateful for my family, boyfriend, and friends. Even in those hard times of Covid19 we support each other and stay in contact via Zoom or FaceTime. It makes me realize how precious they are and how lucky I am to have them in my life. I think we should all practise gratitude more often – not only during quarantine but every single day.
WHAT DOES YOUR ‘AT HOME STYLE’ LOOK LIKE MOST DAYS?
I try to balance it out by wearing comfy outfits on the one day and regular, more dressed up outfits on the other day. The same goes for wearing make-up; it depends on how I am feeling that day. But I usually go for a full outfit with jewellery plus make-up during the week as it helps me to be more productive with work. And on the weekends, I would most probably wear sports leggings with a jumper.
HOW DO YOU WEAR YOUR JEWELLERY AT THIS TIME?
At the moment, I love wearing gold jewellery only. I have my everyday jewellery that I wear all the time! I always wear a ring, two necklaces, and a pair of earrings. If I go for a full outfit, I usually add some more pieces like a chunky necklace for a layered look and my favourite golden rings. Adding jewellery to my outfits always completes the look and makes it more stylish and special.
WHAT’S THE BEST AND HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING AT HOME?
The best thing for me is definitely to have more time for myself. Not only for self-care but also for being in the present moment, being conscious of what I am doing and eating, and visualizing my future and goals. I am a very creative person; I always need new projects and create new ideas in my head, which is why I don’t find it hard to stay at home most of the time. I can recommend starting a creative project and setting goals – it could be trying out a new recipe, practising yoga or pilates, drawing and painting, learning a new language or playing an instrument. It is a gift that we should accept; there is no better time than now. The hardest thing is to not have quality time with friends and family, but I try to make the best out of it. Everything does have an end, even corona.
WHAT ONE PIECE OF JEWELLERY BEST REFLECTS YOUR PERSONALITY OR STYLE AND WHY?
A dainty necklace. There is nothing more elegant and feminine than a simple high-quality necklace around the neck. I adore wearing a lot of jewellery, but if I had to choose, I would say a beautiful gold necklace with a small detail. A pretty stone or pearl makes it look very chic and effortless. That is how I would describe my style – something that is timeless and that I could pass on to my children in the future.
IS THERE SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING WHEN LIFE STARTS TO RETURN TO NORMAL?
I am very much looking forward to spending quality time with family and friends: catching up, hugging each other, enjoying food together, and planning some future trips. I also cannot wait to spend days and evenings in the city and have date nights as my boyfriend and I used to have. As I am also finishing university, I am hoping to start a new job or a master’s degree this year. Very much looking forward to what the future holds.
FOR ANYONE WHO MAY BE FINDING STAYING AT HOME HARD, IS THERE ONE TIP YOU CAN GIVE WHICH HAS HELPED YOU STAY POSITIVE?
Talking to someone on the phone or in person, if possible, has definitely helped me. If you find yourself helpless, I can recommend you to meditate, to do yoga, or to journal by writing down your thoughts and feelings. I also like scrolling through Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube to distract myself and to receive inspiration. But having a project or goal can also help you stay motivated and positive!
IF YOU COULD WEAR ONE PIECE OF JEWELLERY FOREVER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
If I hear the word ‘forever’, I think of a ring. I have been wearing one specific ring since my 14th birthday and never took it off ever since. A simple ring always looks beautiful on the hands.
IS THERE ANYTHING NEW YOU HAVE TRIED SINCE BEING AT HOME?
As I said, I love being creative, and I think everyone should start a project while staying at home. I have tried some new recipes, specifically plant-based only recipes, and also plan this as an activity to do with my boyfriend. I am also challenging myself to get the full split and want to get more into art again by painting my own unique pictures for our apartment.
CAN YOU LEAVE US WITH THE BEST LESSON YOU HAVE LEARNT FROM THIS TIME?
Becoming aware of what is going on around us and what impact our actions have; to live more in the present moment and appreciate what and who we have; to know what truly matters; to know that we cannot control everything and that everything happens for a reason.
Keep up to date with Solan's style and creative projects at @solanpitsch