Wednesday, 21 March 2018

COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK WITH ECCO




T he story continues... You by now all know, that my feet were ECCO wrapped from childhood (everyone at home knows that if you want a good sole, gentle to what they're protecting, they're the ultimate go-to), so to wear them as a staple for traveling and incorporate within outfits for the Copenhagen Fashion Week, it was an easy match. This story focuses on wearing the shoes and accessories as supportive and statement pieces. I've styled the Bella in the first look with leather chinos, a classic cashmere coat and a pop of colour with the oversize knit, that breaks down the monotone element of the look. I took it to fashion week, but it works as a look in these days between winter and spring (spring!!). 



... For the Crepetray (remember to check out the first post here), we went for a monotone look again, but this time just focusing on matching the periwinkle colour of the Mini Backpack, in the t-shirt and earrings, and the camel tones again to match the sole of the Crepetray. Fashion so often is not about going all out, but meeting your style in a playful way that doesn't have to mean the compromising of comfort and quality.







hello, CPHFW!
Copenhagen charged several trends for the upcoming AW season. As well as the clean, black, ultra-minimalistic designs appeared as expected, we can look forward to a grande pop of colour and fun for the upcoming season, with Malene Birger, Baum und Pferdgartedn and Morten Ussing displayed bright colours on the runway. Last mentioned brought in florals, metallics and tulip silhouettes from the 50s.






































ECCO BACKPACK worn with THE COAT CASHMERE COAT / MALENE BIRGER KNIT & LEATHER TROUSERS / ECCO BELLA SHOES























COAT as before / ECCO MINI BACKPACK



ECCO MINI BACKPACK worn with THE COAT CASHMERE coat / MALENE BIRGER trousers / WEEKDAY t-shirt / ECCO CREPETRAY SHOES










X
SARAH MIKAELA
Post done in collaboration with ECCO, photos assisted by Isabella Tombinski-Robb.

Friday, 16 March 2018

THE VALUE OF CLARITY


IN COLLABORATION WITH BUCHERER
Value is something we all define so differently. Our different backgrounds and experiences through life will create the equally worthy variables that define our beginning point in the conversation. In the world of luxury, the definition of value is perhaps most clearly outlined, when holding a precious stone in your hand. Formed by nature, carefully selected and picked by experts, and then cut to embark on a career of yet unwritten potential of sentimental value, to fit each and their own. I've had the wonderful pleasure of creating this story together with Bucherer, a fine jeweller originated from Switzerland dating back to 1888 (no biggie), with 130 years of experience in the field. The Peekaboo collection, worn throughout this story, has won my love with it perhaps successfully accomplishing to unite the weight and wonder of the precious stones into daily wear. Living in London can be both inspiring as it can be intense, so it is wonderful to just stop, realise your achievements and find ways to treat yourself. Sometimes that means a cheeky chew, no-sharing approach to a 4 person sized dessert or what I've come to find beyond satisfying: jewellery that lasts for life.




BUCHERER PEEKABOO AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND BRACELET / ROSEGOLD AQUA STONE AND DIAMOND RING / ROSEGOLD DIAMOND AND MORGANITE RING / ROSEGOLD AND MORGANITE EARRINGS
Embarking on a day of meetings or a day out, you all know I love that feeling you get, wearing a good suit. Worn in this story as a pale pink combo together with a classic white silk shirt (you can never have too many, if you live in the city and ever carried a coffee during rush-hour) topped off with ankle boots and a simple bag to pair with the precious Aqua and MorganiteWith every piece being a reflection of craftsmanship and care, the jewellery truly provide that extra bit of effortless shine to a look, that not only fits with a glamorous formal wear setting, but lends itself perfectly into daily wear.



X
SARAH MIKAELA



Post done in collaboration with BUCHERER, assistance by ISABELLA TOMBINSKI-ROBB

Monday, 5 March 2018

THE CREPETRAY





I usually pack an extra bag, full of various plasters and squishy cushiony things to put in my shoes, when preparing for fashion week. This time the destination was Copenhagen, and whilst I'm most definitely heavily biased (having lived there for 5 years and being from good ol' DK) Copenhagen truly is one of my favourite places. Any excuse to go, and I'm there. Fashion week you say? I've already bought my M&M's for the ride, but this time I didn't bother with the above medical pack. Following the release of the ECCO Scinapse (which I wrote a 3-ways-to-wear story on here, as they quickly became my everyday shoe) the announcement the Crepetray collection, had me all ears and I was more than keen to take it for a spin at the fashion week in the scenic and so overly photogenic capital of Denmark, in collaboration with a brand I respect so much. It was going to be great to actually attend fashion week without having to count blisters at the end of the day!

























































the CREPETRAY
Now a good sole and a good back story are a match made in shoe heaven. These bad boys take their aesthetic influence dating back almost 400 years, well proving that quality design is best when tested by time. Inspired by the 'veldsko' worn by early Dutch Settlers, ECCO translated the shoe used by world wide travelers into a modern platform.


ECCO CROSS BODY KAUAI BAG worn with MUNTHE COAT / WEEKDAY FLARED JEANS



X
SARAH MIKAELA
Post done in collaboration with ECCO, photos assisted by Isabella Tombinski-Robb.

Monday, 12 February 2018

AKASHA







                 ontinuing our tale on Regent Street, given the case 
             you didn't miss the last post with the full guide, you'll all know how magical I think Akasha is. You travel to town, and this spot truly makes you centered. As mentioned last week, I went for my first ever facial here. A new-found addictive experience, as if the luxurious facilities of this space hasn't already caught on to me like chocolate coated flapjacks for a mid-town treat, swim or manicure. Frankly speaking though, I was feeling all run out entering the treatment room, the week had been non-stop and the treatment left me feeling vitalised and with the glow of 10 green juices, my feverish state didn't manifest on the surface. Success? Success.

A K A S H A
50 REGENT STREET




























X
SARAH MIKAELA


Post done in collaboration with the wonderful REGENT STREET

Thursday, 1 February 2018

MY GUIDE TO REGENT ST



Alright then. Let's talk about shopping habits. A place that has had a lot of attention from my moola over the past 5 years I've been in London, is no other than Regent St. Being one of the streets I first collaborated back with when coming to
London, it's not just become a favourite but my favourite for an instant wardrobe update, and perhaps surprisingly as a spot for 
       feeling zen despite its central location. I'm mainly referring to Akasha, the spa at Hotel Café Royal (which you know I love). It                never fails to leave my mind and body feeling smooth as butter every time, and whilst I normally opt for massages (ya' 
                  get hooked!), I recently had my first facial ever. It was the 60 minute treatment, that followed a 4-hour sleep night and 
                        a money's worth morning spin class at Psycle, and I kid you not, I fell asleep three times and woke myself up with 
                           a gentle tea cup pig snort for two of them. As for shopping favourites, I go here for everything from a dose of luxury, like LONGCHAMP that holds the name of my latest handbag seen in the next shot, 
as well as being the spot where I find my highstreet favourites like WEEKDAY and ZARA.
...



LONGCHAMP BAG /  JIGSAW COAT / WEEKDAY JEANS

L O N G C H A M P
229-237 REGENT STREET
Fantastic place. Both pleasing in product and display, I love the colours of this place, the simple silhouettes in the designs and a fashionable practicality to the features of these.













y
P S Y C L E
76 MORTIMER STREET
Now yes, not technically on Regent Street, but no more than 15 seconds from it, and I suppose for the annual work-out, I can make that extra bit of effort (joking!) but you'll be taking 30 seconds to get back to RS as the 45 minutes you spend here give you a full-powered work-out and left us dripping.












TAYLOR TAYLOR
LIBERTY PL, REGENT ST. 
Now here's an absolute treat. This was my post Psycle fix, heading to Taylor Taylor inside Liberty to get a treatment done by senior stylist Jimmy using LØRE Originals. I kid you not, left with the softest hair I've ever had, I had to go back to buy the treatments for home.



L I B E R T Y
208-222 REGENT ST
You see how I just had to insert an areal shot between the work-out and the lunch? In all fairness, I had the vegan beetroot falafel main when visiting Arthur's in Liberty (a couple of fries too, shh!). Liberty has to be one of my favourite places to be inspired, to find presents and new designers as well as filling me up. Now Liberty was also the place I sorted out my hair post the morning cycle, stopping by Taylor Taylor on the 4th floor resulting in the beachy windy waves you see in the top three photos.


K I E H L S 
71 REGENT STREET
Last but not least, Kiehl's. Tested, tried and trusted, I recently went here for a skin consultation as you possibly caught on Instagram Stories. The brilliant Gillian explained my current skin situation, that left me feeling super briefed on how to take best care of my skin. My favourites include the Midnight Oil and the Overnight Hydration Mask.





226 REGENT STREET
An absolute Scandi favourite, since my days back in Copenhagen and now so wonderfully a part of the London shopping scene. Both wonderful at denim and wardrobe staples, they're presenting soft tones this Spring to support the indulgence of the wellness experiences.








X
SARAH MIKAELA


Post done in collaboration with the wonderful REGENT STREET, assistance by ISABELLA TOMBINSKI-ROBB.