Sunday, 1 May 2016

UNTIL NOW



THE RECAP

A very short post merely to make a Sunday presence on the blog. To someone who spends the majority of her time in front of a screen with plates of imported Scandinavian chocolate (because Scandinavia has like soo many cocoa trees), it's like a little blessing when a Sunday comes around followed by a bank holiday. The world expects absolutely nothing of me until Tuesday, but then there's that cheeky catch 22 of my job being, that I'm self-employed meaning it's so easy to feel like no day is a holiday (because "INSTAGRAM NEEDS ME PEOPLE!", right...). But no. Things may be pacing up, and as we are with it, I feel it's so important not to feel like the ultimate success is being the fastest runner. If you're the happiest runner per own definition, if you feel whole in other areas of your life than your career or your consistency on XYZ social media page, despite it not looking like a pinterest board, you're on Beyoncé* level to me.
*or Maggie Smith, I love them both equally.

Speaking of, the blogging world has it's own Beyoncé, she's called Shini, and you'll know her from Park&Cube, where you can experience so much of her awesomeness. With blogging leaving a tad of a mystery of what a person is really like, let me de-mystify this one - she is exactly as beautiful / cool / hilarious as she seems. We went to Brighton early this week to shoot a story she was doing for her site (find it here), it was such a glorious reason to tick the 'Out of office' button, to join a crazy gang of wonderful people for a roadtrip in best Dr. Dre meets Chitti Chitti Bang Bang style (y'know). Following that, Amy and I went to shoot at the Natural History Museum, which was 1. super fun and 2. super challenging due to sharing more than 80% of the shots with touring school classes. For some of the shots we had to wait for 30 or so kids to write / paint in answers on a quiz (doesn't that just bring back memories?). Wonderful day and fun shoot, which in case you missed it, went live right here!

Late week accomplishments include finally learning the real trick to poaching an egg. I know I could have left this information out, but I feel it's a milestone worth mentioning - I'm never cling filming eggs again.

HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND
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SARAH MIKAELA
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Photos by my East London G Simon Schmidt

Friday, 29 April 2016

FRAMBOISE x LUISAVIAROMA

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THE WILD HUNT

There is no fuel in this world like curiosity. It stands as one of the most powerful mechanisms in the human mind, often characterised by that spark of inspiration that snowballs into an invigorating and questioning thought process. That exact spark would have me running around the house at age 5, just to see how many times my body could physically circle around the house (fuelled on curiosity and possibly a full bag of M&M's, I don't remember..). 

Now, I fell in love with Valentino ages ago, which quite recently rekindled during a midnight browse through LUISAVIAROMA, only to discover this incredible wildlife fantasy co-ord. With a budding collaboration coming up with this glorious site as addictive* and heart-melting as cookie-batter (you guessed it, this is it!), this seemed the perfect opportunity to go explore the Natural History Museum. When you stand there between those grand historic walls that have hosted some of the world's most greatest explorers, not to mention thrilling the curiosity in individuals in over a century, to say it's amazing is just a mere understatement to how grand it really is.

*It's incredible what the message 'Free Returns & Shipping' do to your shopping behaviour.

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Elevate Spring

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Observe

My previous time at the Natural History Museum was in March (safe to say, I like it here!), I went to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Quite incredible just on its own, my friend provocatively asked me to pick up on three unusual animal facts to share with him after we'd finished going around. At first I felt slightly wrong done, my short term memory is horrible, sometimes simply a rebellious no-show, but with a bit of repetition it was such a fun and brilliant way of experiencing the exhibition and understanding wildlife better. Who knew that ostriches can run faster than horses? Everything there tickles my curiosity, and why not match it in your outfit?









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Go WILD!


HOPE YOU HAVE AN AMAZING & CURIOUS WEEKEND!
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SARAH MIKAELA

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Post done in collaboration with LUISAVIAROMA & ShopStyle, awesome assistance by Amy.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

THE ARMY JACKET



THE ART OF CHOOSING

When I go traveling, the last thing I decide on, is which jacket to bring. Most often I'll be too lazy to bring more than one, so I have to get this decision right, especially if the climate of where I'm going is different (which it always is, when it's not London. It's a common known fact, that you need at least 4 different jackets to get through a London week!).


For this current voyage to Copenhagen, where I've now been camped out for just over a week (mostly in bed, sick), I had about 10 minutes to decide what to bring for outerwear before I'd be finding myself running for the gate. Now, let it be known that I'm a collector. The vintage, the colourful, the classics and the ones that have collected so much fluff over time from the hidden affairs with several jumpers - nevertheless the choice isn't easy for a hopelessly indecisive pod like myself. I bet the title serves as a bit of a spoiler alert to what I've tried to build up just now, but what I like about the army jacket and the reason I ended up choosing it is the fact, that you genuinely do not have to think about what you pair it with. I could have made a 3-ways-to-wear-an-army-jacket, but pair it with anything, and you have the look right. T-shirt and ripped jeans? Fine! Formal maxi dress and sneakers? Awesome! Now sadly, the Danish weather isn't allowing me to pursue the last option, but as soon as London Spring and I really get at it, I'll be rocking up in this dress and that army jacket.






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COPENHAGEN,
DENMARK



VINTAGE COAT / BERSHKA SHIRT / LEVI'S JEANS / GIGI NEW YORK BAG / CARAVELLE WATCH / GAS BIJOUX BRACELET / ARMEE DEL ARMOUR RING / SENSO BOOTS 











VINTAGE COAT / BERSHKA SHIRT / LEVI'S JEANS / GIGI NEW YORK BAG / CARAVELLE WATCH / GAS BIJOUX BRACELET / ARMEE DEL ARMOUR RING / SENSO BOOTS 

HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND
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SARAH MIKAELA

Photo assistance from both the lovely Marie Myrhøj and coolio big-bro Jakob Mikael

Sunday, 17 April 2016

GET OUT OF TOWN



TO THE COUNTRY SIDE


I love every corner of London. Literally (everyone moving to LND, take note of this word, you shall hear it a lot). But it's always a nice feeling once you're out of the city, left with just you and that funny sound SILENCE. I like picking out aha moments from magazines, and thanks to a goodie bag recently that provided me with a magazine with the name SHAPE (I know, what is that?! *chews banana bread*), I learnt that people who are exposed to traffic noise are double at risk for a larger midsection (Banana bread, you're off the hook). Something about noise raising your cortisol levels.. Now, anyone who follows my Snapchat will know that traffic sound is the unsung soundtrack of that channel, and despite fist clenching efforts shouting at red London buses U-turning outside my window, it's clear that I live in the big city with all the excitements and the noises that come with it.

Either way, whether you leave the city for a weekend to amend the mid-riff or just to chillll, there is such a pure beauty in silence, that's worth traveling for.


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 / KEEPSAKE CULOTTES / SENSO MULES / GANNI BAG



HOPE YOU'VE HAD A LOVELY WEEKEND

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SARAH MIKAELA
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Photo assistance by the lovely Amy Barrie.

Monday, 11 April 2016

ICONIC HERITAGE

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EDWARDIAN ELEGANCE

If there's one conversation topic that will always have me fascinated to the edge of my seat and make me pause my full-time cookie consuming, it's people's heritage. Our label may communicate one thing, but that doesn't necessarily tell us much about the ancestry of that person, why it to me always offers an interesting conversation. That, outer space and the comeback of Craig David, but we'll leave that for another post. Whether your heritage takes you back to the ancient Mayans or literally to your backyard, it's an interesting discovery. I collaborated with awesome Boden for their second launch of their Boden ICONS collection, taking its inspiration in Edwardian elegance and juxtaposing it with the beauty of Indian opulence.

There is no doubt, that regardless of whether you're the offspring of villains or royals, everyone comes with a clean slate, but the fantasy of previous times and styles is one of the finest luxuries we have in our modern day.

This collection had me at hello, and when I first spotted the printed maxi dress when they first revealed the collection, I was instantly sold on the idea of taking it for a far-far-get-away. Being the self-proclaimed tomboy that I am, I took it for a spin pairing it with the military jacket, which I can promise you I'll be wearing with boyfriend jeans as well.
 
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BODEN JACKET BODEN ICONS DRESS / BODEN BRACELET




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Post done in collaboration with Boden. A big thanks to Momo and the always amazing Amy, for everything her presence does to this blog.