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Fashion Diaries: The Secret lies in finding the right accessories…

Dear my fashionistas, good morning and welcome to my blog. Difficult times have come and instead of counting down to the holidays that are getting closer to us, we live in fear that we will be healthy the next day. At the very beginning of the post I would draw your attention to be careful and to look out for others. I think that each of us has a conscience, and if you feel bad, stay at home and let’s hope that this health catastrophe will pass soon and that we will all see the light at the end of the tunnel together.

Today, this cold November Tuesday, I am sharing with you another fashion story from the streets of Berlin. November is sometimes really the last month of the year when we can take advantage of the weather and walk some of our favorite fashion pieces that occupy a special place in our closets. In my case, it would certainly be – a Trench Coat!

In the previous post, you had the opportunity to see a navy blue trench coat, but today I will show you a honey-colored trench coat, which is one of the most famous and best-selling colours of the fashion house Burberry.

I remember when I got my first Burberry coat which I still keep today, but if someone had told me I would get a similar coat few years later, I really couldn’t believe it.

In addition to this favorite piece of mine that has refreshed my fall wardrobe for this and next seasons to come, I am also looking forward to some new unexpected details that have enriched my outfit today.

The watch is known as the best fashion accessory for every man. There is a quote: “Show me what kind of watch you wear and I’ll tell you who you are.” Every man determines his style, and fashion accessories are the ones that determine the direction in which that style will develop.

A wristwatch is much more than just a time indicator. A watch is a piece of art that adorns the hand of every man and woman and depicts the personality of the person wearing it. When buying a watch, the most important thing is to forget about trends and find yourself and stay consistent with yourself and your style.

Today I decided to show you a new watch in my collection – Epos Originale 3420 SK – an elegant automatic skeleton watch in an extremely thin edition.

The Epos company was founded in 1925 when Mr. James Aubert founded his own watch factory “James Aubert SA” in Vallée de Joux, a valley in the Jura Mountains that many consider to be the “cradle” of mechanical watches and is located in the Swiss canton of Vaud (Waadt).

Mr. Aubert was a passionate mechanical watch engineer, who dedicated his life to the development of new watch mechanisms. He was a top master of his craft and spent most of his efforts focusing on the technical development of chronographs and minute tutors.

He passed on his true love for watches and his knowledge to his son-in-law, Jean Filion, who then became the leading manufacturer of EPOS watches for many years. Mr. Filion has continued the tradition and made great strides in the innovations that have made this brand so unique in the market.

In the early 1980s, the success story of the traditional Swiss watch stagnated. New quartz technology has radically changed the true face of the watch industry. There were almost no brands that wanted to produce classic mechanical watches, with the exception of a few luxury watch brands.

Peter Hofer, a longtime expert in Swiss watch production, was one of the few who still believed in the future of mechanical watches. Believing in this vision, his wife Erna, as the biggest support, decided to found their own company in 1983: Montres EPOS SA.

Their only property was exclusively a passion for mechanical watches and all the necessary technical knowledge to create mechanical masterpieces.

Personal contacts with key people in the Swiss watch industry, as well as extensive knowledge of the global watch market, have enabled Peter Hofer to successfully develop his own brand. From the very beginning, Hofer was supported by Jean Fillon, who was the driving force behind many interesting EPOS innovations.

During 20 years of his work, Hofer has remained true to his vision, developing stunning collections that include fascinating mechanisms in collaboration with Mr. Fillon.

In the early 2000s, Peter Hofer sought successors who shared his indescribable passion for mechanical watches.

New business partners in EPOS are the Chonge-Forster family, a family with deep roots in the Swiss watch industry: Ursula Forster, who became the new president of the company, comes from a family with a long and rich tradition in the production of Swiss watches. Her husband, Tamdy, who has taken over as CEO, has been working in the top positions in the Swiss watch industry for many years.

Together, they took over the company from Mr. Peter Hofer in 2002 and have since developed the EPOS brand, expanding their product portfolio and expanding internationally. Building on the long legacy and knowledge selflessly invested in the company, they have always focused on creating highly sophisticated mechanical masterpieces at affordable prices, remaining true to the company’s slogan: Art in the watchmaking world.

After this interesting story about time and tradition in Switzerland, where time is highly valued, we move briefly to the most famous cradle of fashion – Italy.

There is no person in the world who cannot hide his joy when he smells the new Italian skin. Today I present to you the most famous workshop that creates real small leather masterpieces. Welcome to the Restelli workshop where the art, tradition and beauty of handicrafts meet.

Now let’s all imagine this picture together: “Milan, 1920 and a glove shop near the Duomo”. At the same time, they made personalized gloves in according to the wishes and tastes of each customer.

At that time, gloves were a symbol of elegance and sophistication, an irreplaceable fashion accessory for all occasions. Piero Restelli soon realized that his passion, handwork with the best and most precious types of leather and deep respect for craft production were just the beginning of a long successful journey that would reshape the glove industry.

The factory was founded with its own leather reserves, which played a very important role in the leather processing process, over time production began to increase. The success of this small family company goes further and takes us to the early 50s when Piero Restelli Jr. and his wife, young and determined, presented their special collection of sportswear…

Soon, on the streets of Milan and throughout Italy, waterproof gloves made of the highest quality peccary leather covered with warm opossum fur became a symbol of the Italian “Jet Set” of high society and Restelli became a world-famous brand.

Making gloves is not only a job but also a real art. Passion, emotions, tradition and knowledge have been passed on to the third generation after 100 years! Rafaela Restelli has fully accepted the challenges of the new fashion era in which the market and the way of selling have changed with deep respect and belief in tradition and love for beautiful masterpieces that last!

Restelli gloves are not valued with money, but with a tradition and history full of love and patience that have no price.

I believe that today we have all recognized something beautiful in these stories, and that is respect for and preservation of tradition, following innovations in step with the times and dedication that has no price.

Work, effort and discipline are the three basic things that are needed to maintain in any business. Of course, there are also those moments when happiness, belief in one’s work and dedication play an important role.

The COVID-19 health situation brought difficulties to everyone, the world stopped and just started to develop and return to normal, but the new wave that started in Europe during October 2020 resulted in another wave that affects the development and survival of many industries.

In Germany, the economy began to recover, but with this renewed “quarantine” many people lost their jobs. Some world experts believe that the damage caused by the Corona virus will be significantly greater because many people have lost their jobs and many companies have closed their doors. Do you know how many families were left without income?

Picard, a brand that you have had the opportunity to see on my blog for years, are the famous leather backpacks that kept me company on my travels around the world. My new Picard buddy, we can call him Relaxed We decided to keep each other company on the streets of Berlin while we wait for this health situation to calm down and wait for better days to continue our traveling adventures.

Picard Relaxed is great for every day because it is big enough that I can take everything I need to do my daily duties around the city. The big advantage is the new special lining material that prevents the spread of radiation so you can carry various types of electronic devices without fear that some of the devices will affect your credit card or mobile phone.

OUTFIT

Trench Coat: Burberry

The Roll Neck Sweater: Loro Piana

Watch: Epos

Gloves: Restelli

Backpack: Picard

Trousers: Brunello Cucinelli

Sneakers: MooRER

Of course, I also completed this outfit with the perfect brown MooRER sneakers that you had the opportunity to see in previous posts of this fashion season. I can’t wait to show you other models of MooRER sneakers so you don’t criticize me for having only one pair to wear this season.

My problem sometimes is that I get attached to some things and I am ready to wear them a couple of times in a row. This is exactly what happened with the things of the fashion house MooRER, and from a lot of things which I got, I became attached to brown pieces for now, trying to move to another world of colors.

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the self care and protection of yourself and your loved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this as just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten.

Since I made these photos outdoors and I respected all the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I didn’t need to wear mask, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so I can always carry them with me.

Dear my fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special fashion story about the dedication, tradition, love and patience. How did you like this honey – golden – brown outfit of mine that I walked the streets of Berlin today? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with a new fashion story from Germany!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. Stay tuned!

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Burberry, MooRER, EPOS, Restelli and Picard brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Autumn Fashion Rhapsody in Berlin…

Dear my fashionistas,

Good morning and welcome to my new fashion story. I sincerely hope that you have recharged your batteries and are ready for new week. Happy Monday! It’s time for a new fashion story and let’s see how my new friend Morris fits into my wardrobe and how he enjoys his life in Germany.

I would like to thank you for the wonderful messages and emails you have sent me in last couple of days regarding my fashion stories. I really feel indescribable pleasure and joy when I hear your reactions and I am glad that we have been together in the same place for years and that we are connected by positive energy even in these unpredictable, difficult times.

I decided to use these rare sunny days in Berlin, because they are very rare during the fall. The climate in Berlin during autumn and winter is colder and more unstable than in rest part of Europe. During one day, you can feel what all four seasons look like, because the climate in this part of Germany is simply like that! 🙂

There is one place I love to visit in Berlin whenever I have free time and there I can enjoy the beauty of the architecture and the good music of the street performers! Welcome to the cultural gem of the capital of Germany – The Museum Island!

I decided to use this elegant classy outfit to enjoy the beautiful sunny day and the beauty of the museums located on this unusual “island” in Berlin.

The Museum Island is a building complex consisting of five museums in the northern part of the island of Spree river in the historic center of East Berlin. It is one of the most important sights of the German capital and one of the most important museum complexes in Europe as well.

The island was created in the period between 1830 and 1930 as part of the Prussian kings according to the plans of five architects. This architectural gem has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999 as a complete architectural complex.

The museum island consists of the Old Museum, the New Museum, the Old National Gallery, the Bode Museum and the Pergamon Museum. Since the reunification of Germany, the island has been renovated and expanded as part of the Museum Island’s master plan. It opened in 2019 and James-Simon-Galerie opened as a new art center for visitors.

The museum island also includes the beautiful Lustgarten Park and the famous Berlin Cathedral, which you can find on almost every postcard next to the famous symbol of Berlin – the Brandenburg Gate. In the southern part of the “island” there is the former Royal and Imperial Berlin Palace and the Palace of the Republic.

Prussian collections separated during the Cold War and the division of the city, but reunited after the reunification of Germany, with the exception of some works of art and artifacts that were removed by Allied troops after World War II. These include Priam’s treasure, also called the gold of Troy, which Heinrich Schliemann excavated in 1873, then “transferred” from Turkey to Berlin and smuggled from Germany to Moscow. Today it is kept in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.

When the construction of the island is completed according to the master plan soon in the future, the so-called archeological promenade will connect four of the five museums on the island. The promenade will start at the Old Museum in the south, lead through the New Museum and the Pergamon Museum and end at the Bode Museum, which is located at the northern tip of the Island.

Before World War II, these museums were connected by a bridge over the ground, but was destroyed during the war. Authorities have never planned a renovation, but instead, the central courts of some museums will be lowered, which has already been done in the Bode Museum and the New Museum. They will be connected by underground galleries. In a way, this archeological promenade can be considered the “sixth museum” on the Island, because it was conceived not only as a connecting corridor, but also as a special exhibition room.

The archeological promenade can be characterized as a total collection of artistic treasures that are presented separately (in accordance with cultural regions, epochs and artistic genres) in individual museums on the Island.

The Archaeological Promenade will deal with topics with multiple focuses that have occupied the human mind, regardless of time and cultural region, whether it is a matter of life after death or a matter of beauty and other unusual topics.

I tried to give you a short brief of the Museum Island, but in a couple of weeks we will have the opportunity to peek into the art collections of these museums and see what beauties of art are hidden in the museums located on this unusual island. I can’t wait to share that with you!

The Island of the Museum is an oasis of beauty and peace for me, I always come here to enjoy the exceptional view and to observe the people, all those “Berliners” who feel that way and spend their free time in this beautiful place. Museum Island is a place where a large number of films have been made, so many romantic scenes in German films were shot on the famous bridge, which offers the most beautiful view of the Berlin Cathedral.

The idea of my today’s outfit was to show the possibility of connecting navy blue shades with earth tones and neutral beige color. Of course, there is also Morris, who won your hearts in a short time, and this year he is a welcome guest on my blog.

Due to the unpredictable climate in Berlin during the fall, Morris proved to be my best friend because he likes going out in the fresh air, we both like to walk, but I also like to feel warm and comfortable while enjoying the beauties of the capital Berlin by acting like a tourist.

Of course, this time too, my friends from the Johnstons of Elgin brand from Scotland took care of the extremely soft and impressive knitted pieces, who raised my love for unique things made of wool and cashmere to a higher level and I must admit that they spoiled me a little bit.

This time the accessory around my neck is a contrasting reversible cashmere scarf. Two perfect and unique style editions in one, this piece of cashmere is real must have fashion item for the winter period, apart from the fact that you will get protection from the wind and be tucked in, you have one perfect fashion piece that you can fit with any winter outfit.

Of course, I will use these last beautiful and dry days in Berlin, so I walk my navy velvet sneakers, which I was a little skeptical about at first sight, because I was afraid that how the velvet material would fit my style. The first thing on my mind was upkeep process, but as they survived a couple of unexpected rainy days out they have now become my favorite winter piece!

Of course, the navy blue color with these golden AG logo and details easily blended in with the rest of the autumn “residents” of my wardrobe and for now it goes well with all outfits, so I broke another of my prejudices that velvet is not just a material that can be worn in spring or summer, but also that it can be equally useful in gloomy autumn days.

OUTFIT

The entire outfit is made up of products from the new Johnstons of Elgin and MooRER collection for autumn-winter 2020/21. In the list below you can find links for each product from today’s post.

One novelty for all of you, since I regularly get questions, do I have a discount code, I asked Johnstons of Elgin and they came out with my own personal code “MT10” you have a special 10% discount on the entire offer of Johnstons of Elgin products.

Jacket: MooRER

Sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Scarf: Johnstons of Elgin

Hat (Beanie): Jonhstons of Elgin

Trousers: Brunello Cucinelli

Sneakers: Angelo Galasso

MooRER and Johnstons of Elgin are brands that try to make each piece with great care and you can really feel it when you worn their products. Their models are extremely comfortable, practical and wearable for any occasion, whether it is the clothes you need for every day and work, up to those slightly more formal occasions.

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the self care and protection of yourself and your beloved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this one day just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten.

Since I made these photos outdoors and I stick to the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I didn’t need to wear masks, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so I can always carry them with me.

Dear my fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special fashion story about the Museum Island and wonderful Berlin. How did you like this outfit of mine that I walked the Museum Island of Berlin today? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with a new story from Germany!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story!

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Johnstons of Elgin, MooRER and Angelo Galasso brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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Red is the new Autumn color…

My dear fashionistas, how are you today? Did you drink your first morning coffee and manage to find energy for a new day? I have to admit that I have been diligent since the early morning and have decided to be productive and complete some commitments to prepare for a little getaway holiday.

I’m sure most of you have already noticed on TV and in magazines that this year’s fashion trends have changed a bit, so some cheerful and more luxurious color palettes have entered the fashion scene. Of course, this fall and winter, the emphasis is on neutral, pastel and earthy tones, but fashion experts advise that you need to have some pieces of clothing that will “break” that fashion neutrality and make your fashion combination unique.

In previous posts, I have revealed to you some of the latest fashion trends this Autumn – Winter season and that the basic colors will be primarily from neutral color palettes: beige, white, brown and red. Of course, as every winter, there are warm shades of caramel color, without which it is simply unthinkable to imagine a winter outfit.

I believe that each of you has a camel color coat in your wardrobe, but this year you can spice up that monotony of colors with small details of brighter and more impressive shades of red.

In today’s post, the focus will be on red and all those wonderful shades that we can find in her gorgeous palette. Let’s paint this fall red because people don’t say in vain: “Red is the color of joy and happiness!”.

The powerful and luxurious red color has occupied a sublime position for centuries, and it was even a part of several cultures, arts and, of course, today’s fashion world. Red simply possesses this unusual power to turn a simple fashion piece into an iconic fashion sensation that you simply must have in your wardrobe.

After a short break, this color returned to the big door and shattered all myths and prejudices about how this is the ideal color for the summer period. I’m sure some of you have a red sweater, scarf or beautiful knitted red gloves. My most sincere advice for this fashion season: “Take them out, the time has come!”

This season, red has also served as a perfect inspiration for autumn and winter, where different shades of red are combined, with the combination of materials with different materials and prints. You need to have one red roll in your closet and that will be enough for an elegant day piece that you will be able to fit perfectly for everyday and business combinations, as well as for those slightly more formal occasions.

My clothing combination today met all the fashion criteria this season:

– Brown and earth shades – CHECKED!
– Fashion details in red color – CHECKED!
– Simple cuts and style that follow the silhouette of the body – CHECKED!

As for the my live “fashion detector”, I passed the first base, and this was confirmed by a friend of mine who works in the editorial German office of one international fashion magazine, who was also amazed with these photos.

She is always full of various ideas, but we will see, due to the current Covid-19 situation, how she will develop those ideas, whether she will be able to realize some unusual fashion editorials with me these weeks! Believe me, I am super happy! 🙂

Let’s start with the statement fashion pieces in today’s post. Jacket, I believe you have noticed it so far during this fall season on my blog. Morris has become my new best friend for these windy and cold autumn days in Berlin. It is nice for him when we walk, it is comfortable and warm for me, so we found some common interests.

If you are interested to see how I combined the MooRER Morris jacket model with some other colors and styles, take a look at these fashion stories: link 1 and link 2.

All the impressive knitwear pieces that you have the opportunity to see in today’s post are the result of the dedicated work of the expert Johnstons of Elgin team who tried to make me covered this fall with their exceptional pieces of wool and cashmere.

In addition to a comfortable and warm jacket during the winter, it is necessary to have a soft sweater that will make your winter more interesting. Classic men’s turtleneck sweater knitted in simple handwork, better known as “light fishing rib”. Almost every wardrobe needs one turtleneck sweater like this, which you can wear under a suit or jacket, or if the weather conditions are stable, you can only wear just this Dolcevita kind of sweater.

This Johnstons of Elgin ribbed turtleneck sweater is made of 100% cashmere, which is responsible for its exceptional softness and warmth. You can wear this rollneck on classic pants and an elegant jacket, as I showed you in today’s post, or you can wear it with jeans for some everyday casual occasions. In some of the following posts, I will show you how you can wear this incredible turtleneck sweater with jeans.

Classic red cashmere scarf

How to recognize a quality cashmere scarf? Quality cashmere scarf is woven from the finest cashmere fibers, hand-combed. The cashmere scarf is known for its extreme softness, warmth and smoothness, making it the perfect accessory for any occasion.

A quality cashmere scarf has a good cashmere yarn finish. The unique finish of the scarf is achieved only by the cumulative effect of years of production craft and knowledge, using natural, hand-crafted materials.

You can personalize Johnstons of Elgin scarves and thus give yourself or you beloved ones a unique new experience.

During Autumn, when the weather conditions are not stable and when occasional or more intense rainfall is present every day. When it rains, there are two types of people: those who are ready and take their umbrella out of the bag, and the other type of person who continues without an umbrella or seeks temporary shelter until the weather gets a little better.

Francesco Maglia is known for high-quality umbrellas from Italy, which this family company has been producing for more than 160 years. Customers from all over the world are excited about the design and quality of the products. Quality, passion and expertise are the basic characteristics due to which many have placed their trust in this unusual brand of umbrellas.

If you also knew a little more interesting facts and history of this brand, I believe that everyone would want at least one Francesco Maglia umbrella.

Francesco Maglia is a family Italian brand of handmade umbrellas founded in 1854 by Francesco Maglia. Francesco started working as an umbrella manufacturer in 1850 and after 4 years of working as an apprentice he decided to start his own umbrella making workshop.

At that time, umbrellas were a commodity of great value and prestige, which caused a great demand for the opening of new workshops and factories for making umbrellas. Today, the company is run by Francesco Maglia, a gentleman who represents the sixth generation of the successful Maglia family.

I am a person who attaches importance to details and I love fashion accessories such as umbrellas, watches and small leather goods and accessories.

My advice for all those who are just entering the world of high quality umbrellas to choose a beautiful folding umbrella to begin with. Such umbrellas are extremely appreciative and practical, both for everyday needs and for travel as well. They are easy to pack and there is always room in the suitcase for one folding umbrella.

Francesco Maglia is an Italian brand that will not let you down and their umbrellas can be used for generations because they are made of extremely high quality materials.

The interesting facts about my umbrella, which you can see in today’s post, is that it is made of the highest quality 100% colored polyester and the fabric is made with the help of a loom used for ties. The handle and strings of the umbrella are made of steel, while the handle is made of the finest Italian chestnut.

Another term that we all like to mention during the fall is fashion layering. When we talk about this concept, he is always a welcome guest on the fashion scene, he has his own special fashion trend in the world.

One of the basic ideas of this fashion trend is to give freedom and opportunities to use your fashion knowledge and create interesting and unique fashion combinations with you imagination.

The layered way of dressing is very practical, especially at the beginning of autumn when the mornings are cool, and during the day it is getting warmer, which requires us to take off the upper layers of clothes. Of course, depending on the purpose of your dress occasion and the outside temperature, you can always remove and add layers, and this is a great opportunity to show your fashion skills and creativity.

This trend is extremely popular on the streets of Berlin and lasts until mid or late November depending on the weather, as Berlin is unpredictable when it comes to weather!

OUTFIT

The entire outfit is made up of products from the new Johnstons of Elgin and MooRER collection for autumn-winter 2020/21. In the list below you can find links for each product from today’s post.

One novelty for all of you, since I regularly get questions, do I have a discount code, I asked Johnstons of Elgin and they came out with my own personal code “MT10” you have a special 10% discount on the entire offer of Johnstons of Elgin products.

Jacket: MooRER

Roll Neck Sweater: Johnstons of Elgin

Scarf: Johnstons of Elgin

Hat (Beanie): Jonhstons of Elgin

Trousers: Brunello Cucinelli

Umbrella: Francesco Maglia

Sneakers: MooRER

MooRER and Johnstons of Elgin are brands that try to make each piece with great care and you can really feel it when you worn their products. Their models are extremely comfortable, practical and wearable for any occasion, whether it is the clothes you need for every day and work, up to those slightly more formal occasions.

Also, I used this opportunity to take out my MooRER sneakers a famous lace model inspired by tennis shoes that were used during the 70’s. They have a kind of special elegant and everyday stylish note and of course I tried to choose my favorite shade of dark brown chocolate color. As you can notice they perfectly matched in this elegant urban outfit!

I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the self care and protection of yourself and your loved ones. Let’s prevent the spread of the Corona virus and try to make this one day just one bad dream that we have successfully forgotten.

Since I made these photos outdoors and I sticked to the prescribed physical distance of 2 meters, I didn’t need to wear masks, but I wear a mask indoors and regularly buy hand sanitizers in small packages so I can always carry them with me.

Dear my fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special fashion story about the red as the new color of Autumn. How did you like this outfit of mine that I walked the streets of Berlin today? I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! See you in a couple of days with a new story from Germany!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story!

From Berlin with Love,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Johnstons of Elgin, MooRER and Maglia Francesco brands and represents my personal and honest review of their products.

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