Friday, 7 September 2018

A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY






A RUN FOR
MADE BY SARAH MIKAELA, ASSISTED BY GIULIA GRECO for SWEATY BETTY


Until recent years I've had a very tense relationship with the gym - all very al dente to the point where it's unchewable.The thought of stepping into a gym? Forget it. The entire thought of showing my sportily incompetence for public preview was absolutely not something I'd entertain in any way. But this year; after fumbling a text to my closest gym-bunny Anouska saying: "HOW DO YOU SWITCH THIS ON?!", I finally, unapologetically, got my legs moving on that treadmill (thanks Anouska). And now? Guys, I find this hard to not immediately compare myself to the likes of the Terminator, but let's just say I'm washing and folding my gym-wear every Tuesday and Friday after a sweat. Gym-wear majorly consists of Sweaty Betty bits, as they genuinely just tick my most important boxes of performance and comfort. Emphasising comfort as it's hands down, hand on heart (do I get three hands in metaphorical language?) the kindest support in the room if you're taking on any kind of bad-arse boot camp, treadmill triumph or spin.








Framboise Fashion Sweaty Betty Birthday collection

















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Monday, 6 August 2018


Michael Kors Sarah Mikaela Hero Image
Michael Kors Wonderlust header text


















Michael Kors Sarah Mikaela Bottle Shot

Positano. Whilst I keep coming here on a return ticket, I swear the day is going to come, where it's simply a one way. Magical doesn't even cover it, mainly because these guys invented pasta, pizza and the prettiest sunsets to go with the gradient of your tan from front to back. I went to explore the beauty of this place with the intention of diving into the essence of the Wonderlust fragrance. A beautiful classical scent denoting the desire for faraway destinations with notes of Italian bergamot, pink pepper and almond milk, and just in time for the new season, the Wonderlust Eau Fresh to follow with white peony and pink grapefruit as top notes to inspire new adventures.

As with a stroke from a  paintbrush, these fragrances are crafted in a fashionable manner true to the air of the fashion house, to speak to the traveler within us that wants to seek out new horizons and explore. Being a complete fragrance nerd and collector, these two are a beautiful addition to my summer.  














Paint Brush
Sarah Mikaela Michael Kors Handwritten Note































POSITANO, ITALY.






WONDERLUST EAU FRESH





dive.
Diving into the freedom of holiday, and up to the feeling of it. New locations have the fantastic ability of  washing away fears and inspire us to reach out of our comfort zone. I'm as happy in water as I am on land, however, 4th grade diving class instilled a fear in me as for diving. One first failed attempt, and I've been happy just slowly launching myself in from an edge (wearing a Michael Kors swimsuit I might add). But thanks to my friend and photographer of this trip, Tom Butler, that fear was for the first time overcome. 





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In collaboration with Michael Kors. Photos done together with Tom Butler.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

PORTO PHOTO DIARY


PORTO.

This story is one of two, it ends with a shoot and begins with a photo diary from Porto. I'm lucky to know an absolute artist from here. Ana LuĂ­sa Vidal. You can tell when someone takes their talent to their full potential; they just shine, and I feel like this with Ana. Back when we were studying together I would ask her almost every day, where her shoes or accessories were from, and the days that I didn't, it was because I bit my tongue out of self-awareness of how often I was asking. 5 years on, and she's releases Palazzo VII, and excitingly so, asked me to shoot the campaign. I love nothing more than photographing (except my family, chocolate and endless pet videos on IG), so it was such an honour when they flew me down to Porto to shoot their campaign there. I'll share a full story with you here with the photos we did, as well as some new photos coming up with a story around my favourite pair. It's a celebration of a person close to my heart as well as a tribute to her skill. Wait for it...

(it will totally be worth it).

ZARA TOP / KEEPSAKE TROUSERS / SOREL SHOES / CHARLES & KEITH BAG / MISSOMA NECKLACE / SACET BY SARAH MIKAELA RING

Sarah Mikaela Porto Tiles Sarah Mikaela Portugal

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

MY DRESS SELECTION


THAT
TIME OF YEAR.


Let's get right into it, finally carve out the ice and drop it into our sun-heated drinks - it's officially Summer. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Now I could continue the whole post just saying yes, but it is highly likely the case, that at some point this season we will be either witnessing someone saying yes or attend some fancy occasion, where your once overpriced, oversized T-shirt, that's now been down-cycled into a nightgown due to certain incidents leaving to ketchup stains, simply won't do. I've selected a bunch of dresses that I love this season, have, want to or will purchase(d). Keep it simple, keep it classy. Unless your going to a costume party. Then don't, by all means, please go bananas.

VERSACE BAROQUE DRESS via HARRODS









TIMEMACHINE ME BACK 
TO THE 80's,
PLEASE.




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Monday, 21 May 2018

IN THE GARDEN


LOCATION IBIZA
CREATIVE DIRECTION SARAH MIKAELA
PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAELA EFFORD
FEATURING THE STUNNING ANISA SOJKA

Garden.


I always claim that I'm a modernist, a minimalist at heart who can't help but put my hands in the paint palette and accidentally let everything go wild. In art school, I was always inspired by anything and everything, and whilst I with a lot of passion tried to uphold my minimalist vision, my most dreaded part of the process was narrowing down and killing my darlings. Impossible. Perhaps that's why I ended up dedicating myself to the photograph; a creative outlet, that lets me live out creative visions, but being in a constant relationship with the surroundings and the unpredictability and variables they bring to the final product which - you guessed it - lands on this blog after evenings of 30p instant noodle slurping, with the occasional break to contemplate on the meaning of existence*. Speaking of (oh don't we all love a good subject change, uhm no), let me for once make a book suggestion. In one week I jumped from London to Portugal to Ibiza, and during the time I could not put this one down. The Alchymist by Paul Coelho. Oh, what a work of art (bestseller for 30 years, should have guessed it). It utterly filled my heart and my soul with its wisdom and truth telling, and taught me of travel, individuality, spirituality and most importantly love.

*I know it's there. Still working on the equation.



ASOS DRESS / SOREL SANDALS / HAT+BAG FROM MARKETS



              SARAH MIKAELA FOR SACET GOLD CUFF / WAVE RING












































ASOS DRESS / SOREL SANDALS / HAT+BAG FROM MARKETS


HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!
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