Wednesday, October 24, 2012

goodnight from paris

New pictures from my room as I lie in my bed and about to go to sleep. Isn't this just the most adorable room? It's really coming together, the curtains have made a HUGE difference. Latest additions to my chambre are these cute lanterns.
They're from a lantern-shop in Montmartre. The concept is amazing: You can pick between 24, 35 or 50 lanterns. All three packages include the lights. You pick the colors of the lanterns yourself - they have every single color you can imagine. It's so hard to pick. It almost feel like being in a candy store and mixing your own bag of candy.
I picked the 24-package deal and payed 22€. In my opinion a very fair price - the entire experience is worth it!

It's hard to see the actual colors of the 'balls'. During the day they look so decorative because of the soft, sandy colors, but in the night, they make me wanna stay in my room FOREVER.

They even come in present-boxes, so you can mix 'n match for your friend, sister, mother or someone else! I think it's super creative yet really personal, so there's nothing left to say than: GO-GO-GO!

Much love and gros bisous

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

my new bff

Hey, everybody!
Hope you're all enjoying your weekend. I definitely am.
It's raining in Paris. You might think, that that's all I've been saying the past weeks. Honestly, I feel like that too, although we had quite nice weather yesterday. It's fairly warm these days (20°) but the sun has been hiding.
So.... Saturday.... Rain. What to do?

Yesterday I started cleaning my tiny room, when I realized how nice it would be to have some white curtains to cover my shelves where I have clothing and a whole lot of other stuff. I figured it would make the room more calm and less noisy..... Does that make sense?

Either way. In the middle of my cleaning I threw away what I held in my hands, grabbed my wallet and went to the fabric store just around the corner. The streets here on Montmartre are FILLED with fabric stores, so it's easy to find what you're looking for.
I came home with some beautiful white cotton for the curtains and black lace to sow another pair of lace pants (... you haven't actually seen the first pair I made, but if you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen parts of them). 

I threw myself at the sowing machine and finished the first curtain within an hour. While sowing I realized just how much I love it. I've always been creative, but for some reason I never started sowing. Now I have.

As I am writing now, I literally JUST finished my second curtain and I snapped some quick photos for you to see (especially my grandmother.... hope you're reading this!).

So... As I chose to edit the photo's i black/white, you can't see the color of the ribbon on the top - but it's actually a neon orange. I thought it would be a fun twist on those really soft and 'clean' curtains.

Here's the finished result. I think it's quite neat.

I went out with Clara yesterday - we had a really good time. I'm seeing her on tuesday, we're going to build a bed for her.......... I realize now that I've become all about the DIY - which is weird, because it's not very parisian.

Have a great weekend, people.
Much love and gros bisous

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

lanvin lanvin lanvin

Hello, dear readers.

Today it's raining. A lot. Normally I'd be upset about it, but today I'm babysitting Polly, so we're staying inside and watching movies. It's really quite nice.

However, that's not what I'm showing you today. Today I'm showing you my very first and best vintage-bargain ever. I'm talking about a Lanvin sleeveless coat.
I bought it for 40€, and I wasn't really quite sure if it was my style. I kept thinking that I'd look like a french concierge, but when I put a belt in the waist, it looked much better.
To my surprise, I even see sleeveless coats everywhere now: From high-end to high-street. I saw one i COS the other day that was really nice.

Anyways. Here it is....

I'm still not sure if it's suitable for me... You know? I guess it's because it's so different from what I usually wear. Either way, I still think it looks cool, and I'll keep on wearing it!

That's all for now, folks!

Much love and gros bisous

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

winter's (almost) here = winter coat

Salut, everybody!
How are you all doing?

I'm doing great here in Paris. The weather has been boring the past two weeks. Too much rain and too little sun. I do admit that we have also had some quite amazing days. It's not very cold, around 15 degrees - thank God!

The past month has flown by very quickly. As I told you already, I've had so many visitors that I almost forgot my everyday-life here in Paris. It's been great seeing my family, but now I'm enjoying life with A and great friends. Today I met with Clara (you'll get to meet her very soon), and we watched movies and hung around all day while discussing whose hangovers was the worst.

Either way.... I have something to show you. I bought a new winter coat, because - let's face it - it's the time of the year where such a thing might come in handy.
I'm very much appealed to the minimalistic and black look during winter. I love wearing black jeans or a black dress with a simple black coat. Some people find it boring: I find it so elegant. Black boots, black jacket and a grey scarf.

So you see... I spent the past two winters in my very beloved winter coat from Zara. Black, knee-length and an amazingly fitted! It has done an amazing job but has become slightly.... Grubby? At least it shows that I have biked in it every day through storm, rain and snow. So it was time for me to buy a new one. I went to Zara because they, in my opinion, always have what I'm looking for. And they did. My mother and I found a great, black coat; knee-lenght and amazingly tailored with a belt in the waist. But then something caught my eye........

Something that, from afar, looked a bit like a poodle. Except it wasn't fur. So I tried it on, and we (maman et moi) agreed that that was the one. Besides, perhaps I should spend (more) money on a black coat that's really good quality.

Oh well... Less talking and more showing! Here goes...

Jacket: Zara // Scarf: NON // Tee: COS // Jeans: Uniqlo // Shoes: Chanel // Wallet: Marc Jacobs

I am in love with this coat. It's so warm that I only wear a tee underneath. I've been pairing it with my new plum jeans from Uniqlo (that are, unfortunately, a size too big). The red wallet is my go-to, and I bring it everywhere. It even has a key-chain. So cool!

What do you think?
I'll be back with more clothing - next up is my vintage Lanvin! Woooohooo!

Much love and gros bisous

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

BACKSTAGE: alexander mcqueen

Bonsoir, dear friends.

As Fashion Week nearly approaches its finalé, I have made sure to get some backstage pictures from one of the, in my opinion, most extravagant brands in our time: 
Alexander McQueen.

These photo's are very much taken with an iPhone - nothing too big. Just a simple look on the theme for the brand's SS13 collection.

So what was the theme? Excess and extravagance, of course. But the clothing was all about bees and beehives along with lots and lots of flowers. The colors used for this collection were amazing: red, yellow, blue, green, black, pink.

Aren't these dresses just to die for? I love them ALL.

Which one is your favorite?

Much love and gros bisous,

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

le mois de septembre - SEPTEMBER sum-up

I cannot believe I'm saying this: September has come to an end. Already.
I feel like it just started, and I feel like that it was just yesterday, when I walked around in my breezy dresses and cursed everything and everybody because of the heat.
I don't any longer. I have now faced the fact that it is autumn. Although it's 20 degrees, the light has changed. The season clicked one morning: Whereas the sun used to be soft and warm, it was suddenly hard and cold. It gets dark earlier and earlier and the sun rises later and later. 
So what to do? How to cooperate with season changes? How to accept that your favorite dress now only goes with stockings?

September - pro's:
- Longer summer in Paris than in Denmark. Big fat PRO.
- Visit from family: Mom, dad, sister, one of my brothers and my BFF, Emma.
- Desserts: Mousse au chocolat, tarte au citron, macaron(s) au chocolat
- Breakfast: All kinds of yoghurts and (TOO) many pains au chocolat
- Flea market where I acquired a Lanvin jacket for 40 euros. O-M-G!
- Making friends with a Danish girl, Clara. Finally someone who understands what Danish humor is all about: sarcasm, irony, sarcasm, irony.
- The book "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James. My BFF Emma brought it to me when she came here to visit. Finally!
- Danish candy. Liquorice, to be more specific. Something I just CANNOT live without (again, thank you Emma, for bringing it to me...)
- Learning to sow. I have finally created my first clothing-element. A pair of pants. And they're fabulous.
- Musée d'Orsay. I simply cannot express how much I love that museum.

September - con's:
- Do I even HAVE to say it? AUTUMN. Big fat CON.
- Rain..... Correction: The day it rained so much that my most beloved Chanel ballerina's suffered from it. 
- Having my ballerina's held hostage for 24 hours at the cobbler's after the rain. Grrrrrrrr.
- Dog poo. Everywhere.
- French radio. It really, really sucks.
- Pigeons. Again: EVERYWHERE. Worst thing is, that they're tame! They don't move! It's as if they want to be petted! Mais nnnnnoooooooooOOOON!!!!

September - what have I learned?
- The Parisian attitude: Be busy, don't get eye contact with (most) men. If you do, there's a good chance they'll start saying inappropriate stuff to you.
- Paris Fashion Week: Glamourous and all. But SO many tourists and SO many too fabulous people. Thank GOD it's almost over.
- To stay open and positive in order to make friends: This month, I have made friends with people from New Zealand to Costa Rica.
- That the pavement is called "trottoir" in French - the Parisians call it the "crottoir", as 'crotte' means dog poo.... Or droppings..... Either way... It's freakin' everywhere!
- That when having survived without Danish candy for about a month, I consume it like a gorilla when finally having it in my hands.
- That I am, I think, a sneakers kinda gal. I have bought my first pair of Nike sneakers... Because they were burgundy!

September - could not have survived without...
- Sunshine.
- Visits from Denmark: Mom, dad, sister, brother & BFF.
- Danish candy........ like I said already.
- 'Thé vert à la menthe' - mint tea.
- Music in my ears in the morning when going to school.
- My very fabulous rain coat (Jesus Christ, I have SO MUCH to show you guys)

September - could have survived without...
- Rain.
- More rain.

So.... Guys... I owe you pictures. I owe you pictures of my vintage Lanvin coat, of my rain coat, of my sneakers, of my very first creation (pants). I promise that'll be up soon!
In the meantime, have fun with these photos...

With my maman by Montmartre - and a sneak-peek to my Lanvin jacket (which, technically isn't a jacket, since it has no sleeves)

Meeting a cat (???) in front of Sacre Coeur.

Cutest siblings EVER. Polly & Pablo.

I love the avenues in Paris. The trees are so beautiful.


Picture hanging just in front of my door one morning. I'm thinking: CUTEST BABY EVER!

Much love and gros bisous
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