Wednesday, 6 December 2017

THE TALISMAN



W hen I was 5, I pulled out a rolled up green slip of paper from a pool of green slips in a local raffle, with every bit of excitement unrolling it with the size of hopes of someone who had just watched the giant flying dog in Never Ending Story, I didn't know my luck, when I opened it to find that it was... blank.

The raffle maestro handed over the tiniest porcelain pig with a four leaved clover and a lady bug painted on each side, and a cotton string to have it around my neck to bring me luck another time. That little medallion, made it to every single test or exam afterwards, holding on to the firm belief it was lucky, made me stronger for it. For this reason, the Talisman collection from incomparable DE BEERS resonated with me. For the reason, that it has the same air of being a symbol of something as fortunate and meaningful, as well as having its unique value displayed in a collection of rough diamonds different in both shape and colour, enhancing the rarity and luxury that only a diamond can. 









THE DIAMOND uncut.
Magic happens in the unexpected, and DE BEERS let us in behind the scenes, showing us how diamonds come in as many varieties as the personalities of the people who end up wearing them. Both in colour, shape and clarity, only selecting the finest, they break down the fixed idea most of us have in what a diamond looks like. 






















STEP INTO the Limelight.





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SARAH MIKAELA

Post done in collaboration with DE BEERS, assistance by ISABELLE TOMBINSKI-ROBB, special thanks to HOTEL CAFé ROYAL

Friday, 1 December 2017

BUSINESS OF FASHION LIVE


T here's nothing like when we get to partake in inspiring conversations within our respectable industries, and learn from the skilled individuals and masters paving the way. Business of Fashion is a hub that shares anything within the creative world of fashion, and have with their event #BoFVOICES extended it beyond their invite-only walls, to wherever you may be wanting to be the fly on the wall for the words and wisdom from speakers such as Carine Roitfeld, Dapper Dan, Dries Van Noten and Karlie Kloss. We've been so thrilled to be able to share this live stream on FF, and hope you will tune in and be as inspired as we are!

ENJOY!
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SARAH MIKAELA

Monday, 13 November 2017

MY REISS AUTUMN WINTER EDIT



T here are a few sharp indicators for me, that something won't just make it into my wardrobe, but will be pieces that I cherish and use over and over again. It's a matter of quality and consistency in it's style and compatibility with my current wardrobe, and days of just relentlessly filling my wardrobe with clothes for the sake of someday, potentially, having the right moment to bring it out, seem to be over. REISS has been a go to of somewhat soulmate like standards, in terms of wardrobe compatibility, so when they asked me to pick out my favourites in an online edit from their current A/W17 collection, it was the most natural thing ever.


Rewind a couple of weeks, and we had the best day of shooting in a studio in London. There was a grey hound, a team that could make soggy salad look fresh and about the BEST coffee / cardamom muffin  I've ever had. Being on set and talking everything Autumn Winter and London (resulting in a little London guide to sharing my favourite spots here), made it such a fun day for someone who's used to working alone.






REISS CASHMERE JUMPER / REISS VELVET TROUSERS /
REISS SHOES









































SEE AND SHOP THE REST OF MY EDIT HERE!
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SARAH MIKAELA

Post done in collaboration with REISS, photos assisted by Tom and Jonna.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Framboise Fashion ECCO how to wear Trainers




trainers
IN COLLABORATION WITH ECCO



It's a well known fact, that the world is round, and although I'd happily live my life in high heeled ankle boots, feet and knees simply won't allow it in the long run (get it?).  This brings us to one staple, that would break my wardrobe down within a week, if it didn't have them. Drumroll, garçon, it's trainers. They are my essential when it comes to footwear, and if you explore the world of trainers, you know that there are endless versions and alternatives to the simple classics, with unique details that make them worthy for a mixed bag of occasions. I've styled three different outfits around the new two-toned Scinapse trainers from a brand that has been on my feet since childhood, ECCO.

Read on to see how I've styled this monochrome smooth operator, that (tested & tried) will take you through the week with the perfect amount of rebound and flexibility.




A look fully influenced by the air of London, adding a classic style baker boy hat with a wrapped miniskirt and a faux shearling coat, so whether you're heading for an afternoon coffee in the city or going out dancing in Dalston, this look can do everything but transport you on a bike (tights are allowed).



























SCINAPSE styled with SUNCOO PARIS JACKET / VINTAGE SHIRT / ZARA SKIRT /


SCINAPSE styled with AQUASCUTUM JACKET / PAIGE JEANS /




The work's gotta be done, and I love playing up the monohcrome as it'll take me from the drawing board to meetings without losing a professional air.


























The sweet spot at the end of the week with just the right amount of snooze and action. Trainers are non-negotiable for farmers' market visits, here styled with slightly flared jeans and a polkadot blouse for a laid back look.




























SCINAPSE styled with JIGSAW COAT / AG JEANS / ASOS BLOUSE / MISSOMA NECKLACES


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SARAH MIKAELA
Post done in collaboration with ECCO, photos assisted by Tom Butler, Sam Cornish and Claire Harry.

Monday, 23 October 2017

BE RIGHT BACK



T here's a new structure to our cultural absorption today. Whilst I know content is supposed to be shorter, tighter, more concentrated than ever - this is what we're told from all angles at the moment - we have to participate in a form of saturated yet highly edited but effortless popularity contest, to me is merely one part of today's cultural narration. Without doubt, I follow more Instagrams than blogs, but the ones I follow, despite posts being far apart, comparing the work behind them and the outcome to an instagram lifted up by an algorithm is like comparing a cheeto to a Michelin meal. Comparison simply doesn't apply.

So now. To introduce you to a post that is meant as a sartorial ode to what without exaggeration has to be my favourite outfit of this blog's entire living time. Nothing less, than a Paul Smith suit. Saying I don't feel like an Aston Martin in Racing Green in this travel suit, would be a lie. It was so kindly fitted by his amazing team in London, an experience I envy menswear for, but love that this statement and divide between menswear and womenswear is more imaginative than incompatible structures these days. This; a Paul Smith suit, a brand I hold such deep respect for (I blame fashion documentary binging post knee surgery - the PS one had me dreaming of wearing suits in London waaay back), naturally becomes the soulmate of an outfit for me.




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SARAH MIKAELA
Post done in collaboration with kind gifting from Paul Smith, photos assisted by impeccable Amy Barrie.