Asos faux fur coat, Zara jeans and Bianco boots
HAPPY NEW YEAR! An very obvious start of this post and it's edicated to sum up last year and cheer up everything exiting coming up this year. Since last time, yes, now more than two months ago things have changed. Not just that I very spontanious got myself a fringe and shocked my mother for Christmas but I feel London is starting to feel like home. I keep telling my self, in some days I'll be home again, home to London where I have my space, my university, my friends, my team, my life now a days, for real. But being home for Christmas and new year has been abosolutely perfect tough. Well things have changed in other ways as well. I'm getting to know London, getting to know the english language better, the people, the big city vibe and experience student life in a english way, that's very much fun!
I've truly dedicated all my time since September in getting to know people and be open for new experiences, and belive me when I say I have. This new year is anyways always about improvments we say. We have ourself this speech about all we have to do from one to ten but I think I'll just let all that go and take things as the come to begin with. I have some ideas of course, of what I want to do, but it's more of a make it a part of everyday, rather than a check list. I would just love to know more, do more and be curious. I want to see more of London this year, than last year. Know more about food, art, places and people. Fill up this everyday with exiting things next to all the reading I have to do. 2013 was spectacular, filled with travel, new friendships and a big change in life, dear London and university. Wishing you all a very happy new year, make life interesting!
Photos by Helene Velle Olsen
Martin Maison Margiela shirt, Zara skirt, Acne Studio scarf, Dolce&Gabbana Sicily bag and Bianco Timeless boots
This inner feeling grows, every time I'm there. It's red buses, classic taxis, the buzzing sound of something constant, life and atmosphere. London is really starting to grow on me and I love to be a part of it. The architecture, the people, the pace, the speed and all the moments that give you a smile over your mouth. Spent my time yesterday in smaller alleyways, London is so much more than Oxford Street.
Although the day started with a stranger's cup of coffee all over me, it ended well. Being spoiled with Ladurée and Jamie Oliver at Angel station was an extra special treat, it was a beautiful Saturday.
Photos by Gabriela
Suit designed by me, Zara coat, Acne Studio boots and Dolce&Gabbana Sicily Bag
Ohh London, I think I'm falling for you. When I moved to London on Tuesday, was I terrified and excited about my choice. I have experienced the independence of being a student living away from home and new people have moved into my life. Great people, loving people. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to study in a city like London.
London Fashion Week is going on and I went on a trip yesterday, what a beautiful mess. Hundreds of fashionistas gathered at Sumerset House right in town. Skilled photographers and amateur cameras catching creative souls who spread their feelings with colorful clothes and statement pieces. I had to wear my suit, this beautiful suit made by my grandmother and me. A very classic look for my very first fashion week. I don't know how to express my happiness during the hour I was there, sharing a passion with so many different souls. Have you ever been to a fashionweek?
Photos by Tor Even
Zara coat, Alexander Wang crop top, Lindex high waist skirt, Acne boots and Dolce&Gabbana Silicy bag
I have a thing, having to spend my one day off from work during week as best as I can. I had so little time that I was out of the apartment without mascara. But it's delicious, to not wear it. It might be bad to say, but after three weeks with so much sun, it felt so lovely with a little shade during the day, the heat is here anyway, just not as intense and I could use a coat. It's been too long since last time, I'm really too fan of the jackets. Walked by Acne today and ohh my, they scores with their basic garments. Something so timeless is nothing but perfect. Think I will have to invest in some knitwear for winter.
Photos by Amanda Fernandez
Acne knit, Gina Tricot dress and Kurt Geiger heels
I have been looking forward to this day since winter and tonight I'm heading to the arena to watch Rihanna live, once again. I remember last time and it was an super exiting experience. The photos above where taken a few days ago while having late dinner with my friend. These last weeks has been really busy but that is an normal working summer for everyone, right? Anyways, I really need to find some occasions to wear these killer heels. I must admit, it's pure love then I see them in my closet. My nr. one favorite pair if heels, no doubt. They are so sexy, different and gives me an feeling of being very very tall. Everyone, enjoy your week.
Photos by Helene Olsen
Gina Tricot blouse+grey dress, Nine West ballerinas and Dolce & Gabbana Silicy bag
If there is a color, I can use without any problem, all year, other than white and black, it must be green. It's timeless for me. This oversized shirt was a real deal at Gina Tricot last week and will probably be wearing it for the rest of this year. Anyways, knowing that summer has arrived in Oslo, is there really nothing better to wear than something airy and light. Dresses, shirts and skirts. Looking forward to my mini weekend, Sunday and Monday with something cold to drink in the sun.
Photos by Helene Olsen
Margiela shirt, Zara pants and Kurt Geiger ballerinas
Talking about getting back to an more everyday life. Traveling a month really makes you forget how it is to wake up early for work. While getting into my routines again I had this magnificent weekend with barbeque and sunday in the park. I must admit, after spending my time in New York, Miami and Gran Canaria in June, there is really nothing as great as norwegian summer when you first get it!
Dress from Brazilian marked, J Crew hat
Gran Canaria's mountainous areas is definitely something to see, if you are interested in more than just beach and swimming. I think that learning to be a proper tourist when traveling will give so much more out of everything. You get a journey full of adventures, instead of an ordinary trip, which only put in the back of your head as soon as you're done. The photos above, from Fátaga was a delightful place, between Canarias huge mountains. Remember to follow me on bloglovin sweeties!
Photos by Amanda Fernandez
J Crew sweater, vingate shorts, Dolce and Gabbana bag and Michael Kors watch
Heading to the mountains of Gran Canaria today, I'm so excited.
Photo by Helene Olsen
Dolce&Gabbana Sicily Bag
My biggest purchase in fashion ever, my first designer handbag to mark a very eventful year. There was no doubt when I saw this bag that this was the one. I've always liked the handle of Louis Vuitton's Alma Bag, but the shape would not be optimal for school and everyday life in the way I wanted. This is so classic, with room for my things, the texture of the leather is beautiful. On top of everything it has this strap, so you can use this in different way, and that something to love. This really is a stunning black leather bag from the excellent Dolce&Gabbana. Classic, very me and very timeless. I truly entered fashion heaven in their store. The spring collection is absolutely breathtaking, just to mention. Think I'm in love with it just to make a statement.
In this case the bag represents a new start for me, and the ending of this year that has been so full of things, private. I left school a year ago and I have been working, with a lot of thoughts in my mind, experienced more than ever and made one of the most important decisions in life so far, further education. I've decided to believe in myself and some luck on my way. The future is great, uncertain and exciting. In the meantime, summer be filled with strawberries, sun, sunscreen, sea, friends, food and family. Can't wait.
Photos by Helene Olsen
Margiela shirt, Zara skirt, Kurt Geiger heels
Although our days in Miami was quite gray, we managed to get out and experience the city of Miami. It's so exciting to travel to new places, experience new ways of living, in a very superficial view of course and see everything. Everyone looks so incredibly laid back and in some ways is admire that. Compared to New York or Oslo, it seems so relaxing. Palms all over the place gave me the Miami feeling I was looking for!
Lets talk about food experiences, Miami has a lot of good food to offer, which is one of the things I love most and appreciated when I'm on vacation. Shopping can be found many places but food, I love food and tasted the best sushi in my life at the Delano hotel. A small, small sushi restaurant where you sit with two cooks just meters away from you. You are also surrounded by amazing interiors, because this hotel give you a feeling of something very sexy. It's darker, deeper, soaring ceilings and special furniture that fills the room just enough. My best recommendation from Miami, no doubt.
Minimum dress, Zara heels
This day really started with a pajamas from Victoria here in Miami. Miami life has been pretty sweet, relaxing and cozy. The pajamas had pineapples all over and was so sweet. Lets say I took inpirasjon from it, and when, all I wanted to wear this night was the yellow dress from Minimum with these green heels. A proper pop up color is a must and can not be avoided sometimes. Yellow is also one of the colors that you just suddenly get the urge to use and just need to use.
Suit designed by me, shoes Michael Kors, Mulberry pouch and Michael Kors watch and Hm top
Although our NY days are over for now, am I pretty satisfied in Miami. We flew over from the big city to the beach town yesterday afternoon and checked into the most spectacular hotel I have experienced so far. It's so modern, great design and colors. New York was extremely successful and this day, the pictures above were taken was definitely the best. Long bike ride in Central Park and dinner at Bistro Milano. High level pasta.
The best thing about the evening was the question I got from a real New Yorker: "Are you a fashion blogger?!?". I was quite in shock and she gave me her card, to her own NY blog. Maybe I should get me one of those to? Haha. Loving the crazy New York.
Brand new start! One can have many ways to say it's strange, but for my own part, to actually take a decisions to delete anything that previously existed and start over was in a way quite big. But I'm very happy to be back and this day, is the first day of my holiday and the energy flows trough my body! Why I have chosen to start again is simply changes, I'm very happy with changes because most of the big changes I have experienced in life so far has given me more than anything. This is the start of another new project. When I compare myself, from a year ago, until now, things are so different. I have been so uncertain about future and study. Now that some pieces has fallen into place I'm mentally and physically in a completely different place, I feel so much better. I have family close, close friends and are surrounded by a lot of pleasure and love most of the time.
Thinking about the blog, a have some ideas in my head, I want to inspire more. For me that means focus even more, and spend more time with photos, quality before quantity. The focus will once again be fashion and travel. The blog will have a super start with new adventures on my white sheets with a great journey, together with a person I have near and dear. Tomorrow I'll travel to a city I've always wanted to experience. The big apple. Finally, before this new start, a little bit of reminiscing, a little recap of what was, then draw a line and start something new.