Monday, 20 October 2014

AFTER DARK



REISS SHIRT / PANTS / COAT / BAG / BOOTS

Although you'll know me to to be much of a home body on a Friday night, there's nothing like a night out in East London in good company wearing a great outfit.  I recently had an awesome time hanging out with REISS and some other great blogger girls at The Hoxton. I've been having an urge for 70's lately hence the Annie Hall going on, and although I naively said I wouldn't wear black, I couldn't help myself when I found this combination. See the entire feature from our night here and my outfit is available here.

Thanks for doing my hair for the night, Safaa from Sassoon!

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SARAH MIKAELA

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A DAY AT MCCARTHURGLEN - WIN MY OUTFIT!



Time for an adventure! I had the pleasure of going up to Cheshire Oaks to visit the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet to take part in their AW14 Trend EditJust because it's an outlet doesn't mean that it's anywhere near outdated!
 I ran around to some of the more than 140 brands at the outlet and handpicked my favourite pieces for AW14 and I'm super pleased to be able to share them with you in the video below, and as a fun twist, McArthurGlen is giving you the chance to win my exact outfit from above - see how to below the video! It was just such a fun day with some incredibly lovely and talented people - everyone from the team to the till were amazing - I hope you enjoy the edit!



I completely fell in love with the JOSEPH shearling jacket above which also features in the video we did below! I was only wearing it for a few seconds before I completely took off in heat - for someone who's used to winters going down to -20 celsius, this will go in the top of my wish-list!


COMPETITION
To win the outfit I styled above, all you have to do is follow @McArthurGlen on Twitter and retweet their competition tweet with the hashtag #McArthurGlenEdit and four of you tweeters will be chosen randomly on the 31st of October. Best of luck!!


I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS AND THAT YOU'VE HAD AN AMAZING WEEKEND!

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SARAH MIKAELA

Thursday, 16 October 2014

ON COMMUTE



REISS JUMPER / ZARA DRESS / ZARA SCARF / BILLI BI BOOTS / WAREHOUSE BAG / DANIEL WELLINGTON WATCH

To travel is to live. Wise words once said by my fellow Dane, Hans Christian Andersen. There's something in the rush, a tiny kick of adrenaline every time I'm on the move to a new place. Lately I've had the pleasure of going a bit around some UK cities (many yet to be discovered) - some exciting collaborations coming up with some of the best of the British! Fun times, and I really can't wait to share it with you guys. Luckily, there's nothing like a good train-ride, be it unexpectedly in the 1st class (I'm still surprised every time - "are you sure this pastry is free? In that case, I'll just get a few for my friends") or be it as the more usual: in the hall-way sitting on my suitcase.

Wow, where did this week disappear to, by the way? It's just rushed by and it's almost already the weekend. And weekend means cake. Lots of cake.

HOPE YOU'VE HAD A LOVELY WEEK SO FAR
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SARAH MIKAELA

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Monday, 13 October 2014

HOW TO: BERRY OMBRE LIPS


One thing is for sure: I love lipstick! A look from the runway that has inspired and intrigued me for a while now, is the ombre lip or the faded lipstick look. It's been introduced to the catwalk already a few seasons ago, but is still very on key when it comes to AW makeup looks today, so why not give it a try, shall we? 



This look is all about layering, so I suggest you find a couple of lipsticks to blend - I used three for this look, MAC's Up The Amp followed by Oriflame's Plum Desire and finished off with an all-time classic, MAC's Ruby Woo. The secret ingredient to the whole thing is a black kohl pencil, I can recommend Bobbi Brown's Smokey Eye Kajal liner.

STEP 1
I prep my lips with a bit of BB-cream, which gives good moisture while giving you a perfect pale base. As an option, you can add translucent powder here and in the end to get a matte look.


STEP 2 
With your index finger, gently apply your lighter shade (I can recommend MAC's Up the Amp) from the inner part of your lip till about three quarter out on the lip. Now follow with a darker shade, but not going as far out as you did with the first shade.

STEP 3 
Optionally you can add an even darker shade or a shade to tint it only to the inner part of your lip and blend in. Again I happily refer you to my favourite red, Ruby Woo. For my look I added just a bit of black kohl which I blended well in with my three lipstick shades. Done!

HOPE YOU WILL HAVE FUN CREATING THIS LOOK TOO!
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SARAH MIKAELA
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Sunday, 12 October 2014

CUBES AND COLOURS




VINTAGE JUMPER / ZARA JEANS / REISS BAG / VINTAGE LOAFERS / CARAVELLE WATCH

Sooo, I know I already did an October favourites post (spoiler alert if you haven't read the post already, it was apples) but I have more! See, I recently fell in love with this quilted bag from REISS, and yes I intend to say love, as the store manager had to scoop me up from the floor having melted completely after laying eyes on this cool cat of a bag. And then there's my lovely vintage cube print jumper I got recently in a local thrift store. I intend to live in this throughout winter!

HOPE YOU'VE ALL HAD A NICE AND HAPPY WEEKEND
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SARAH MIKAELA

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