Cashmere Wrap & Macadamia Nuts

On Fashion, Travel and Lifestyle.

Month: September, 2016

LifeStyle Mix. September.

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For the first time I really struggled to select pictures to feature in my LifeStyle Mix series, because there were so few, a sure sign of too many evenings spent at home accompanied by a cup of tea and a book… so glad that October will bring more activities and some travelling, a much needed change is just around the corner. Have a great month!

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Mood & Inspiration.

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I love this beautiful photo editorial from Vogue Russia, it captures the mood of autumn season, with its cold mornings, need for occasional solitude and that special, unnamed way the air smells just after dusk.

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Photos: vogue.ru

How Perfectly Boring!

Looking at the September fashion hubbub, I cannot help but think that most designers are acting like a dog chasing its own tail, running in circles and having no clue whatsoever. To me most trends are at best refreshing better times (and better designs) or at worst failing to bring anything that is meaningful, much less wearable. Where is charm? how about elegance? who sent away allure and femininity? And on top of all this, why is nobody saying it aloud?

Perhaps because they all have one and single purpose – to make you buy more things you don’t need and cannot afford, or can afford all too easily, only to dispose them before you even cut off the price tag. Even if fashion magazine editors say things in favour of moderation and mindful consumption, they still promote trends, in and out pieces and seasonable variations or colours, patterns and textures. This is confusing and to a less conscious reader the message still stays the same – the more you buy, the more successful and happy you shall be. The reality is quite different, because mindless and excessive consumption can lead to debts and serious financial trouble. Do I repeat myself? sure I do, but I really believe this message should be repeated once in a while.

You will not find me chasing after this seasons “it” colour or accessory, I will not spend my salary on ugly designer shoes, and yes, I will look boring on most occasions, but oh how perfectly boring! I do not need to prove to anyone that I know and follow, because in fact I follow less and less. With my personal style I would rather prove that I set quality first, respect the environment and value the money, not wasting them on disposable fast fashion. I still shop, but so much less and usually with consciousness and planning. This season I added some Filippa K. pieces into my closet, which I plan to enjoy for years to come, but nothing too flashy or too visible, because they blend into the rest of my wardrobe so well, making a long term investment, not a seasonal splurge. So if I hear that I look boring, I will take it as a complement, as long as I know this is the perfect boring that I aspire for. Wish you all a boring season!

Photos: apc.fr

LifeStyle Mix. August.

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If not for the August calendar page, you could easily mistake it for an autumn month, with chilly mornings and cloudy days. I was grateful to find much needed sun in Warsaw, where summer was still in full bloom and day temperatures did not drop below 28 degrees. Needless to say returning to cold and rainy Oslo did little to lift my post – holiday morale. But here we are, stepping into September, switching linen jackets with woollen coats, silk shirts with cashmere turtlenecks. The fall season is officially open.

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