Friday, 19 September 2014

MILAN

MILAN baby. All the fashionista's, photographers and bloggers are in Italy right now. Sometimes I wish I could be there. I am so busy at the moment with school and my internship. It actually just started, but it feels like I have been working my ass off. Feel so sorry for my online diary. I simply don't have the time to write down my feelings and experiences. I don't even have time to read other blogs. How busy I am, no matter what, I always keep on reading all the other blogs in the world. Just a bit stressy, but I will all be ok. It also feels like everything falls into pieces now. Think my life is as it have to be right now. Having a inimini job, an internship, my study is going more then perfect, etc etc etc. OK, and I met someone. This will always stay a diary and in a diary you also tell love stories. Gotta keep this for later. For now, enjoy my favourite shots from Milan fashion week day one.
Photos by Collagevintage and Sandra Semburg

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

HOW TO BE A PARISIAN WHEREVER YOU ARE

1:00 p.m.: First Date at the Café de Flore
She picks up the menu. Each time, the same thought crosses her mind: In her hands, this is more of a geographical map, an intimate and chaotic path through the jungle of her culinary neuroses, than a restaurant menu. She will have to battle her way without stumbling, and without looking like she’s asking herself too many questions.
Smoked salmon
No, wrong choice. She’ll just end up using the salmon as a pretext for eating all the blinis and crème fraîche. Her greed could end up on her hips.
Does this man sitting across from her realize how difficult it is to be a woman in this city? Probably not. But she doesn’t want to judge him too quickly.
Haricots verts salad
The problem with a first date is that her every gesture will take on a particular meaning. He’s watching her as if he’s filming her, recording her movements forever: the way in which she loses her phone in her large handbag, and that message on her voice mail she can’t help listening to in front of him. He is analyzing her. Disorganized, a tad nervous, compulsively sociable. One day, later on, he will find out that she weighs herself every morning, but for now, he must believe that her figure is simply nature’s gift. Better to choose a real dish, giving him the hackneyed image of a bon vivant and letting him believe that this is her approach to all the great pleasures of life.
Warm duck confit?
Her finger, somewhat nervously, scrawls down several lines on this damned menu. The waiter is coming over, and she knows she will have to come to a decision. And so she figures she will brave the danger with an act of courage. She will choose something adventurous:
Welsh rarebit,” she says.
She reads out the foreign words so casually you’d think she’d done it a hundred times before. The man opposite her looks up, surprised, and she savors the effect. Of course, she has no idea what she’s just ordered. On the menu, in small print, it says: “a specialty made from cheddar, beer, and toast.” Inwardly she smiles: inedible. No matter, she will talk enough for him not to notice that she’s ignoring her plate. The waiter then turns to the man.
I’ll have the same, please,” he says.
In a flash, the whole scene crumbles. A sheep, a follower. Suddenly she realizes that his conversation has been peppered with banalities for the past half hour. She now knows she’ll eat two bites, then find a reason to leave before the hour is up. And she will never see him again. Adieu.

Pick up your own book at Colette in Paris coming week, when you are lucky enough you can even meet this amazing person. I admire her, she is my inspiration. Malheureusement, I don't live in Paris anymore, should get it from Amazon then. 
P.S. she is so nice that she even posted two comments on my Instagram account last week. You gotta love her and her book!

Caroline de Maigret


Saturday, 13 September 2014

NEW YORK

FASHION week in New York came to an end. With shows as Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors this week was great. So many new inspiration on the world wide web. Paris is my absolute favourite place for Fashion Week. I don't know if that is because I have been living there, or just because it is really the best. I always look forward to all the street style photography. A few years ago, I had my favourites like the Sartorialist and Tommy Ton, but now there are millions of amazing photographers. I don't have one specific artist who's work I really like. So I always look around the internet to collect everything I like. Here is a bunch of street style inspiration which I love. Models, fashion editors and many more. Hope you like my selection. Have a nice weekend everyone. I have some amazing plans with my friends. Oh and tell me what is your favourite place for Fashion Week?
Photos by Collage Vintage

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

EDITORIAL

I'M sending postcards from my heart.. James Blunt is making me more then happy the last few days. Discovered his new album, and everything seems to be so good. Makes me want to go back to a beautiful destination. Feels like I need another holiday. Dreaming about forgotten islands, with white sandy beaches and blue water. Wish I could be there, with someone like me. Listening to the sound of the waves and some birds. I know I should bomb you with autumn collections, big knits and winter boots, because that's what fashion is about at the moment. But let's face it, all we want is another summer right? Let's pretend we are all at that forgotten island today and take someone with you, someone you really like. Let's dream away today. We will be back Friday, ok?

Monday, 8 September 2014

HARBOUR

MORNING! It's time for a new week and a new chapter in my life. Today will be my last free day before I will go back to school. Time to take my backpack filled with experiences and wisdom and start this adventure. Sounds weird to call my study an adventure, but it seems to be the best description. There are three years to come, and I am sure I can do it. My sister took these photos last weekend and I am very happy with the end result. This look is perfect for days like these. A going back to school outfit. Simple colours, very easy going. Thinking about wearing this tomorrow. Very excited to meet my new classmates and teachers. Have a nice day, for me it will be all about preparations for tomorrow..
Photos by Saskia Oldenburg