Lippa, the lipedema superhero

Hello dear ones,

I want to tell you a little secret today. This secret concerns not only me, but every person in this world and yet hardly anyone knows it. So it is really high time we talked about it urgently! Are you ready? You really have to be sure, because once heard or in our case read and you can no longer ignore it. So, are you sure you really want to experience it? Yes, let's go ...

This is Lippa! Lippa is my superhero. that is in me.

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And now hold on tight, it is in you too!

Every day when you get up, although sometimes you lack the strength. In every moment that is difficult to manage and yet you overcome yourself. In every situation that seems insurmountable and yet you master it.

Lippa, the lipedema superhero

I would like to tell you a little story:

2016 was one of the hardest years for me. After a lot of suffering, strokes of fate, worries and fears, I got burned out. I had to give up my job, suddenly found myself at home with way too much time to think about all that had happened ponder and crawled into me. That's it! How should it ever be "good" again?

The hole was so big and the fear was even greater

I felt like I was losing the ground under my feet and couldn't get up on my own. ME, the one who always did everything myself, who was always there everywhere, doing umpteen tasks at the same time, who was nothing too much or too far away. Who started a new life far from family and friends and who could not be intimidated so quickly. And now I sat there, didn't recognize myself, didn't recognize my thoughts and certainly not the words I uttered. Today I am very sure that many of you can understand me and have had to experience similar situations and are in such a situation yourself? Yes, for you and for those who cannot believe that there can be such moments in life, my words should be special for them.

It's inside you, you just have to believe in it

Now I would like to come back to Lippa and what she has to do with all these situations that we just don't want to be stuck in ...

Each of us has our own personal superhero. A superhero with a certain power that drives us, doesn't make us give up and helps us. In my case, Lippa is a fighter in flat knit class 2, who also bandages and who must never lack brightly colored lips. Lippa always comes in when I have an important appointment and think about what to wear.

For about 2 years after my breakdown I have only been wearing clothes. Something I had to learn. Finding something how I can feel more comfortable in my skin again. What I can influence myself, what gave me back a little more control over myself and my life. These are Lippa's superhero outfits - my superhero costume! I love choosing a dress, thinking about which shoes, which handbag or which hat could go with it. Do I need a scarf or a coat, maybe a cardigan is enough? And then comes the second superhero power, the make-up! Do I need some kind of war paint today or is subtle everyday make-up enough? What is on the program, what do I plan to do? I feel good in clothes. I can keep my compression under better control, I feel good, and sometimes even sexy.

Lippa held out her hand to me, I just had to grab it

Of course, clothes and make-up weren't my panacea. I tried to talk to family and friends, went through therapy and fought every day. I feel much better now and I can enjoy life more. Despite my illnesses, strokes of fate and also fears. They will always be companions in my life. But I always have Lippa with me, who fights for and with me. Together we decide on an outfit, make-up and accessories. Because all of this can be so much more than a simple outfit. I just notice how good it is for me to get the best out of myself. For me, it's my passion for fashion and make-up. What is it with you? Maybe baking, cooking or do you have a special knack for flowers or poetry? What is your superhero power? Please tell me here or via Instagram @lipolymphbritta from that.

I've put together some of my favorite outfits for you. [Product placement]

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Handwriting Britta

Lippa was created in collaboration with the enchanting Luisa Silvestri. She gave my thoughts a face, for that I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart, you are a sorceress <3 Luisa has a wonderful account on Instagram: @ . Have a look at her and leave her feedback.

By the way, my superhero outfits come from Belloya and one of the dresses was kindly made available to me.



Author: Britta

Hello everyone, my name is Britta and I am a spring child from 1984. I love fashion and make-up and, as a person affected by lip and lymphoedema, I deal with it very intensively. My motto is loosely based on Pipi Longstocking, "I make the world as I like it". I would like to take you on my journey and share my discoveries with you.

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  • Dear Britta, your story is terrific and could be mine. My collapse was 2014. A year later I was diagnosed with lipedema in the extremities. I wear compression tights, bolero and gloves, which I now of course integrate into my outfit. I feel safer than that ever. I'm fine.
    Especially with contacts like you, dear Britta.
    I only wish you the best. I hope we will get to know each other soon.
    Take care, your Sigrid Marchetto

    • Dear Sigrid,
      Thank you for your kind words. All the happiness in the world for you from the heart! With so many great events taking place for us, we will definitely meet very soon. I would be glad.

      Kind regards, your Britta