recent delights

March 15, 2012

  1. Though I rank contacts right up there with pain killers & stretch jeans as some of the great inventions of the last century, I’ve been wearing my glasses a lot again lately and as I am near-sighted I tend to just put them on the top of my head whenever I don’t need them – and man, I forgot how much I like the way it looks. It makes me feel very Royal Society of London, for some reason,  while at the same time taming my hair a bit, which as it is is no mean feat. (By the way, great article – The Royal Society’s lost women scientists – can’t wait for the book.)
  2. Chanel’s Rouge Noir nail polish. Inspired by Lady Persie (Claire Foy) from Upstairs Downstairs. The first season was a bit boring, but I’m really enjoying the 2nd one because as mmorrow said: “I love it when shows are brave enough to make the protagonists more than mouthpieces for our perspectives.”
  3. Black cigarette pants.
  4. YSL — The Black Collection eyeliner pen.
  5. Sophie Dahl’s writing. (Her novel should already be making its way to my apartment.)
  6. Sali Hughes’ beauty video on nudes.
  7. And just in case, you don’t follow me on Tumblr or haven’t really been paying attention – kinda obsessed with Stella McCartney right now. Give me all of your wardrobe, women.
  8. Spring!

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bright young things

March 13, 2012

So, when I saw this picture of Anya Ziourova I thought to myself: “Oh, what a swanky top! I wanna have one just like it.”
Out I went, stopped by H&M on a whim (because ugh, haven’t really liked their clothes in a while), picked up the shirt you see below & only realized back home that it was the exact same shirt. Saturday came & I decided to wear the top with black cigarette pants, velvety emerald heels & a dash of heady Belle de Nuit.
And then today, in an effort to dress up my daily Uni outfit a bit (which really is just a variation of: navy peacoat, striped shirt, jeans & white converse as of late), I decided to wear the top as can be seen below. Very revolutionary, I know.


P.S.: Tip on the side – don’t wear your nice heels out to bars & clubs, chances are you will get alcohol spilled on them. Alas, it’s a mistake I shall make again and again because really, it’s not like I go to gallery openings & weddings and other fancy events every weekend whereas clubs & bars…

swedish wedding march

January 20, 2012

 

ladurée

January 14, 2012

The curse of analogue photography as shown above: the blink.
I didn’t really take a whole lot of pictures while in Paris to be honest, so there aren’t any more coming I’m afraid. Not of Paris, anyway.

clear liquid

December 23, 2011

TV series: I’ve been watching a lot of The West Wing lately and I would love to think that this is what I would wear to a day of work in the Oval Office. The clutch being for all the little things like keys, my phone, a lip balm etc. to carry around all day for all the for Sorkin typical walking-and-talking.

Wallpaper: I found this, which is just one of the standard Mac wallpapers and have truly come to love the sense of serenity it gives me.

Book: Nicholas & Alexandra by Robert K. Massie, which after a hundred pages I can highly recommend to everyone interested in the Romanovs or Russian politics. It’s a truly fascinating read and reads just like the best of fiction.

Music: Loads of neo-classical music like Max Richter and ambient music like Swod or Balmorhea. Fly by Ludovico Einaudi being a big recent favorite with it’s both sad but uplifting sound.

Beauty: I brought back two large bottles of Klorane oat milk shampoo because of how good it is for my hair (it doesn’t damage my scalp & at the same time gives my hair a nice soft quality) and I basically never want to depart from it again. For my skin, I currently use Avène‘s Cicalfate repair cream which is just the right thing for all the hot/cold going on now that it’s proper winter.

Happy Holidays everyone!

bedouin dress

July 23, 2011

Bought this at Zara yesterday. The back is orange.

boardwalk empire

June 26, 2011

The weather’s been unusually solemn for this time of year, which I don’t actually mind because all it means is a wonderfully mild climate and that I get to cover up with a blazer or a light jacket, which is always preferable to sitting in that sauna called the metro.
I have my two last exams of the year on Monday and Tuesday (business law & media politics) which I can’t wait to be done with.

I haven’t actually studied all that much so far which is why I really need to get my ass in gear. Instead of studying I have spent way too much time on Polyvore & started watching ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ which is officially about the Prohibition era but really all about gangsters being their wonderful selfs. Have always had a knack for morally ambiguous characters, still I didn’t think this show was going to be up my alley but it surprisingly is very much so. Unlike a lot of other gangster shows it’s kind of subtle actually and not all that showy. Furthermore I have started reading A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan because apparently I have too much time on my hands.

On top of that I’ve also slowly but surely started preparing for my semester abroad in Paris – got an apartment, booked my flight, made a list of places I still need to visit even though I haven been to Paris twice before (Versailles, Maison de Victor Hugo etc.)
Also definitely on my list: pop by COS, the A.P.C. surplus store and IRO to buy up their whole line of goods.

“When I think of bookishness in music, it’s not of Katy Perry
but something more awkward, more earnest, the type of music that stays inside on
a sunny day.”

Laura Barton

Might I suggest this fine piece of music?!