Oct 25, 2014

WANT



The hair I want seems to change weekly, but that might have something to do with the changing season. At the moment long, unruly curls are in favour. It's raining again today, but I've been waltzing around in this Isabel Marant-esque cropped shearling jacket I bought yesterday and it's so soft and cosy...I think I'm in love. On top of that Lena Dunham's book just arrived. 


Diane Kruger by Corinne Day
Thilo Heinzmann




Oct 23, 2014

THAT KIND



Saw this image and just felt it suited today.


Giselle by Corinne Day. British Vogue June 2002, 'The Long Story' 




Sep 26, 2014

COSY


Fall is here. This week has brought rain, storms and ice-cold wind. The rain is nice, the cold not so much. Though I think despite the fact that fall inevitably leads to winter, it's a beautiful time of year in Stockholm. The trees are just starting to turn and drop and there's the smell of wood fires in the air at night. It might be time to buy some new sweaters and boots- you can never really have enough of either, especially here.


 Lara Stone, V Magazine




Aug 29, 2014

THE CHOP



Last week I got my hair cut short. Perhaps it wasn't the smartest idea considering it's getting colder, but something about it feels right at the moment.




Aug 28, 2014

PROMISE



At home sick, wishing I weren't and trying to distract myself from my misery with the promise of next year's summer. Next year is also the year we go back to visit family and friends in Australia, so we essentially get two summers. Not bad.


Constanza Saravia by Andreas Öhlund & Maria Therese for Styleby #26





Aug 22, 2014

THE FORTUNATE ONES


Good friends share wine, or not, secrets and funny self-defacing stories. They're inappropriate and loud when it's called for (which is most of the time), frequently cut each other's sentences off and say they love you in passing.

Keira Knightley by Clare Shilland, Lula 




Aug 17, 2014

NONSENSE



"How do I respond to people who say fashion is frivolous? For better or worse, we all get dressed in the morning. I don't know any naturists." -Sally Singer

Kate knows how to dress, Chanel helps.




Aug 16, 2014

THAT FEELING



Vacation is over and now summer is over, but I don't mind as much as I thought I would. With fall in the air, there's actually a lot to look forward to. For one, sweaters and boots and of course blankets back on the bed. I've also just ordered a bunch of books from London that are on their way. Reading while it rains outside is the best. This time of year really makes you look at your home in a new light- what needs changing? At least I can say I've managed not to kill my Ginkgo Biloba plant.


Charlotte Rampling via Aurelie Bidermann
The Coveteur
Hanna's Room 




Aug 7, 2014

WITH LOVE


Fresh back from our Santorini trip with a tan, bleached-out highlights and more freckles. It was beautiful, all lava beaches, gum trees (if you can believe it-a gift from Australia apparently), cliffs and an excess of tomatoes. There's nothing like getting out, seeing and doing new things to break the monotony of routine. It was a new kind of holiday for me- sunbeds replaced sand, summer hits played in the background and you were constantly surrounded by an array of languages. Before the trip was even over, I was already thinking about where to go next....Positano, maybe....Yep, definitely got bit by the bug.


Margaux Hemingway 1980
Aurelie Bidermann 



Jul 24, 2014

HOT IN THE CITY



We've just come back from staying at a friend's country house for a few days and it's stinking hot in the city. I'm looking at all these summer images and wondering if it's really possible to feel as beautiful as they look when it's this hot. I think maybe in a place that's more used to taking the heat- somewhere like Greece. Have just started my 'To Pack & To Wear' list now.




Jul 17, 2014

NOW



No work for two weeks- it's holiday time. 





Jul 12, 2014

COVER

 



I love Danish Cover magazine. There's something special about this shoot though, especially when you see it in print. It's a shame that there's not an English translation of the articles in the back like some others do. I can understand some of it but I don't know that I'll manage learning Swedish, French and Danish- the later two just for the sake of reading international magazines. I think it might be a bit ambitious, even for a dreamer like me. 


Lone Praesto by Rasmus SkousenCover magasin 




Jul 8, 2014

HIGH SUMMER


Finally, it's summer. We have sun but it's not vacation yet, not for me yet anyway. There is however less work to do, which means more time to do other things like wind down. I still have some study to do for a class I'll be teaching next semester and some writing to finish, but aside from that it's pretty relaxed. Bikini's and books have been bought in preparation...and I've started reading "The Vacationers" by Emma Straub- hopefully it's good. The image above makes me want to go camping again- a strange thing to want when I have a mediterranean holiday ahead of me- I must still be homesick.


Cover magazine




Jul 6, 2014

THE OTHER LOVE


Lately I've been thinking about friendship so it was interesting to read the article about Poppy and Alexa's this week in The Edit. Poppy said, "My friendships are hugely important to me; my girlfriends are like family...Good friendship can make your heart light; it can make you feel giddy; it can make you feel like when you fall in love."




Jul 2, 2014

Fifty Seven Mount Pleasant Street



Feeling a bit homesick but listening to Crowded House helps. 


Kate Moss by Bruce Weber 1996
Agnes Martain, Red Bird



Jun 29, 2014

WAITING


Still waiting for the summer to return, or arrive since it never really came. It's way too cold for this time of year but I think this week people will start to clear out of the city, out to their summer houses and leave for their overseas trips. It's sometimes nice to work the summer in the city when it's quieter and more relaxed. If it doesn't get any warmer, and it has to, at least there's Santorini to look forward to. Just three weeks until summer vacation...


Charlotte Rampling
Natalie Portman by Bruce Weber 2007



Jun 24, 2014

REALISATION



Right now I'm dreaming about all the summer sales and wishing I could splash some serious cash. It's true what they say you know, too many shoes, too little time. A perfectly reasonable statement, especially for someone like me who still thinks about last years missed items. 





Jun 19, 2014

MON AMOUR



It's Midsommarafton tomorrow and we'll be making sommar tårta with raspberries and cream, in a kitchen surrounded by flowers. It's my kind of holiday. 



Porter Magazine




Jun 8, 2014

MIXING



Give me a garden party any day. We sort of had one Friday night, but the garden was more like a mass of potted flowers and herbs on our balcony. You can really feel now that the summer holidays are approaching, people are winding down or are maybe in need of it - I sure am. I love the mixing of prints and colours, things you wouldn't expect to work somehow do. Wouldn't these bejewelled sandals look amazing on Santorini? (in July!) Too bad they won't be out until next year. 


Stella McCartney resort 2015





Jun 3, 2014

BIRTHDAY


It was my birthday today. Bought lilies and a throw, had dinner cooked for me and unwrapped presents and cards- it was pretty great. Got the Aurelie Bidermann gold clover ring from the boyfriend and I can feel a serious, serious addiction coming on... 

British Vogue




Jun 1, 2014

YELLOW



Last week it was summer, and now this week it's Swedish summer, which means eight degrees and icy wind. People have been joking that that was summer, the brief stint we got but I can tell you, I was not laughing. Lately I'm into yellow, bright yellow, perhaps because it's a colour that's associated with summer or at least the hope for it. 




May 4, 2014

SIMPLE


Jeans and sneakers.



Isabel Marant




Apr 21, 2014

CHLOÉ



A Chloé girl through and through - give me linen, crepe, lace and silk any and everyday of the week. It's time to start thinking more about the spring wardrobe since today was a sweltering seventeen degrees...ok so maybe not sweltering but it was warm, and the Cherry Blossom's were out too.