December 31, 2008
As you all know tonight is New Year's Eve and I should actually be getting ready just about now, but first I think I owe a short status update.. Since I came back from France on 28th I've been studying like a maniac for my exams which are in a few days only - therefore the lack of posts. However, I hope you have all passé de bonnes fêtes. I have. And I think tonight will be fabulous, too. Just a laidback dinner among old and new friends. The perfect way to end the year if you ask me. All in all, I must admit that 2008 has not been the easiest year for me though I've had some great times and made many new friends. But I also feel completely sure that 2009 will be different. Better. I'm eyeing so many new adventures to experience. I cannot wait! Unfortuantely I don't have the time just now to make the rounds to all the blogs, that I'm usually following, but still I'd like to wish each and every one of you.. those I know and those who are just reading along.. a very happy 2009 and thank you for the past year. I'm looking forward to seeing you all in 2009!
December 22, 2008
Hello lovelies! So I guess you figured that since I finished my exam last Thursday I've been busy both celebrating and well.. celebrating. Then there was some packing and now I'm back here in lovely Provence again where my family is celebrating Christmas this year... The outfit pictures are fresh from this morning and all I have for you for the moment. I promise I'll up my game the next few days, though!
December 17, 2008
I should have been studying for my statistics exam tomorrow. But today I haven't (yet! it's only 10pm, the night is young.. I guess) - I've been baking madeleines. Referred to as "mussel cookies" by not-so-francophile friends. I made two kinds: a new kind (to me) with lots of different spices and then the classic vanilla/ lemon ones. I can't decide which ones are better. For a day of procrastination, I say try both (and then count on that the sugar rush of eating them for breakfast the next day will take you safely through your statistics exam)..
December 16, 2008
December 15, 2008
Look at what my mother brought me the other day! She found it while sorting through some of her old own stuff.. Tea cans that used to be my grandmother's that I was always highly fascinated with as a child and some old toys and children's books of mine. And yes, there were actually still some pez candy left in those dispensers (I'm sure their taste wouldn't have changed much, though).
December 14, 2008
..it's my birthday! Which is also why I'm backdating (sorry about that). Anyways, I don't have much to say except for that I had the most wonderful day with friends, family and very good food. It was great. These shots are from the Tivoli gardens. I always go there on my birthday, it's tradition.
December 13, 2008
..it's Lucia day! I reckon it's one of the stranger traditions we have here in Scandinavia. Actually it's originally a Swedish tradition which was formed to mark the night between the 12th and the 13th which is the "longest" of the year. In the morning the young girls would get up while it was still dark and serve breakfast wearing this crown of lit candles. That's however not how we celebrate here in Denmark. Instead we have processions of girls wearing the candle crown while singing.
Maria from Mode Med Mere already came up with some beautiful lucia styling suggestions. Let me say, I was nowhere this chic when I was lucia bride about 8 years ago.
December 12, 2008
..I finished the second heat of the race that is apartment decorating. I guess it's about time seeing I moved in almost half a year ago but seriously, I haven't really had the time to fix all the little details. And there's a third heat as well.. It involves finding some better alternatives for the walls.. And proper lighting. If you guys have any ideas I'm all ears!
And I just realized how many flowers I actually have in my flat just now. Really, I'm not good with plants, I don't bring things into my apartment that cannot take care of themselves. It's my mother who smuggled them in here (except for the orchids, they are so low-maintenance I can manage to not kill them within a few weeks)..
December 11, 2008
A wishlist!.. A wishlist? I don't really do that. To be honest, I was never really a fan of this concept. I have people asking for my wishes constantly at the moment, seeing that my birthday is just around the corner and well, so is Christmas. The reason that I'm really not good with wishlists is because I don't feel very comfortable with people giving me something because they feel like they should. If anyone gives me a present, it should be because they really want to and because there's a bit more thought behind. At least that's what I always opt for when I give out presents.
But of course I always manage to construct a wishlist containing lots of dull things like newspaper subscriptions, nail polish, kitchen tools and the occasional electronical device. However, I also have a wishlist, that I keep to myself. Things I'd love to own but would never even consider asking other people to buy me. Like a Chanel bag (something I've actually promised to endow myself with once I finish my bachelor's degree) or a piece of Rick Owens outerwear. You know, all the almost utopian wishes that didn't quite make it to the wishlist with the things which are actually utopian. Like photographic memory, a time machine, a speedy metabolism, the ability to wear leggings without looking like a fool, Radiohead playing in my backyard, a backyard... As for the other pieces, if I really want them, I'll find a way get my hands on them.. and by the way, I think that applies not only to clothes-purchasing but most other things in life as well..
So here they are, the maybe it'll happen (but probably not and definitely not now) wishes
..3.1 phillip lim fur.. i'm really not that much into fur but this one is one of the few pieces i've seen which is "young" enough to catch my fancy..
..mayle + chalayan dresses.. i don't have a white silk dress (every wardrobe should have one, i think!).. and these are just perfect!
..balenciaga s/s08 heels..there are tons of these listed on eBay at the moment, but seeing they retailed for +$2000 i don't predict them entering my wardrobe in the near future.
..alexander wang + life with bird dresses.. wouldn't either of these be great for new year's?
..another piece a wardrobe shouldn't be without: a trenchcoat. this one is by 3.1 phillip lim.
Those things are very high on my list at the moment. So, what are you guys wishing for this year? And giving out? I'm having a very low-key Christmas.. As a matter of fact, I'm going to France and it will just be me and my parents and then my aunt will join us on the 25th. Besides, we decided to just give each other one small gift. I'm giving my parents two photoalbums which I've made myself. One from a trip to Malaysia a few years ago (my mom thought the pictures were lost but I found them just recently) and then our recent trip to Japan.