Sunday, 29 May 2016

CAPTURING HVAR




MIXED GOODS

When it comes to holidays, it's sometimes more the mental distance from my everyday scene that becomes the most appealing bate of all to pack my bags and go. A week's break can make a magical difference to your entire outlook on your home field, and last week in Hvar did exactly that to me. I'm home in the rush of my beloved London, just enjoying every single memory made on that trip. I have loads of photos on my laptop of landscapes, sunsets and not least, loads and loads of water (the turquoise stuff you find on Pinterest).

On another note, I should have a little large reminder tag on my camera saying: "TAKE OFF THE HAIRBAND ON YOUR WRIST!". It happens every - single - time... To be honest with you, that one would have been an easy fix on Photoshop, but if I'd done so, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to share this continuous struggle of mine with you guys. I normally just shout it to the wall and clone tool as if my life depended on it.. Welcome to the exciting life of a full time blah'ga (*smacks lipgloss*).



STRADIVARIUS TOP & TROUSERS / TONY BIANCO SHOES / CARAVELLE WATCH / GAS BIJOUX BRACELET



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SARAH MIKAELA

Thursday, 26 May 2016

WITHIN THE DEPTHS



BELOW THE SURFACE

When I tell people about my background and childhood, it often comes up that I come from what I'd call a very new age family. To paint you a picture: meditation, yoga and not least daily chats about what we dreamt last night and the meaning of it was a completely normal thing at home. Whenever I'd have a dream about the ocean, my dad always pointed out, that water represented the emotions. To this day I still can't look at the sea without feeling it somehow represents what's going on inside of me. Its depth proves a value and holds a mystery of something yet unexplored or unexpressed, and a quiet moment alone by the sea always gets me into my quiet self (a rare sight for sure).

Beautiful Hvar in Croatia had so many tranquil spots where you could just get yourself lost in an uncontrolled sequence of thought. Being back in ever so active zone 1 of London since the weekend, I'm reminded how vital it is to source out those inner city sanctuaries that just allow you to let go of all the tension created by our modern, career-achieving lifestyles. Having been glued to my laptop since I arrived back, I got to Tuesday, sleep-deprived and cross-eyed from emails and admin, longing to get back to the moment when these photos were taken. I fixed the situation by going on flight mode for an hour just after lunch-time (mind you, when my inbox has the most traffic), and went to a yoga class. Small, simple thing for sure, but it got me out of my head and into a completely quiet mindset. As much as I love my ambitions, my wish to achieve and perform, it's so important that those lights aren't on all the time, and you have moments to just be you.














































ZADIG & VOLTAIRE DRESS / GAS BIJOUX BRACELET

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SARAH MIKAELA

Sunday, 22 May 2016

POSTCARDS FROM HVAR


CHECKING IN FROM HVAR


Ahoy from my newest sweet spot on the planet*. 
Some of my favourite people, the team behind Stradivarius, invited me along on a trip to stunning Hvar in Croatia. We went to Sicily together last year, which counts as one of my absolutely most memorable journeys of 2015 (I saw a volcano for the first time in my life!), why I simply couldn't wait to get my D-vitamin deficient body onto that plane destined for Croatia. As with last year, I've made some amazing new discoveries, eaten incredible food (with few restrictions, that stomach ulcer is still being a pain) and not least made some new friends from around the world. Is there a greater gift? 
*Earth...

I have so much to share with you from this beautiful trip, and this little Sunday post is only the beginning. There have been loads of updates and sneak peaks on Instagram already (not to mention SnapChat *coughs* #ad #follow4follow #freepizza), so make sure to check in and say hi!















STRADIVARIUS DRESS STRADIVARIUS DENIM JACKET / STRADIVARIUS SHOES (wait a minute.. Where'd they go?!!)



HOPE YOU HAVE SOME FUN SUMMER ADVENTURES AHEAD OF YOU

LOTS OF LOVE
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SARAH MIKAELA

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

CALL IT VELVET



CALL IT SUMMER

Nothing tickles my fashion heart like a playful mix of prints, especially when the message on the shirt communicates a message so simple and indeed needed. My friends from Velvet by Graham & Spencer, known for their nothing but luxurious and extremely comfortable staples, invited me for a collaboration as their London Flagship store at 16-17 St. Christopher's Place was hosting their Californian based design duo, Jenny Graham and Toni Spencer. If you've been peaking along on SnapChat (username: srhmikaela), you would have spotted fresh flowers from one end to another, adorning as flower crowns on the party guests' heads and not least the delicious vegan treats going around. It's clear to see that these extremely gorgeous ladies hold their values high at heart and in a way that clearly communicates through to the garments they desig. They've had me snuggled up in the most comforting alpaca all winter, and will have me dancing around East London in a blue summer dress all summer.




P E A C E
... but Waldo has a blue contender.





















VELVET by Graham & Spencer TOP VELVET by Graham & Spencer DRESS USED AS SKIRT (SIMILAR HERE) / ZARA SHOES / JANE K├śNIG ZODIAC NECKLACE


Velvet founders Jenny Graham and Toni Spencer at the flagship store party.





LOTS OF LOVE
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SARAH MIKAELA


Post done in collaboration with Velvet by Graham & Spencer, huge thanks to Simon Schmidt for assistance with photos.

Monday, 16 May 2016

CHERRY ARMOUR



LINED WITH CONFIDENCE 

In fashion, there's always that tiny spur of doubt as to whether you're even doing it right or not. I've spent many years trying to look the way I feel or feel the way I look, there always seems to be something my mind can start picking on once I've passed the point of no return trading my place for somewhere public or on display. Now I've said it before and I'll say it again, this can all be fixed with one thing: a leather jacket. An undeniable factor of cool, I remember when I got my first leather jacket in the 5th grade and the immediate confidence that seemed to show right up with it. That lasted for about a year, until the leather started to flake off in patches and my confidence right with it, and I learnt the important difference between polyurethane and genuine leather.. Now, I don't say this lightly: a real leather jacket is a magical wardrobe staple. Mine derives from MC experts Barbour International, in a shade perfectly named for the season, it's an investment in those moments where confidence needs to be borrowed or merely amplified. The quality, craft and detail put into the jacket, make the armour and this one has been just right for me.




BARBOUR INTERNATIONAL LEATHER JACKET BARBOUR INTERNATIONAL SILK TOPREISS CULOTTES / VELVET CLUTCH / CELINE SUNGLASSES / LINKS OF LONDON NECKLACE / SENSO SHOES


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SARAH MIKAELA


Post done in collaboration with Barbour International, photos assisted by always impeccable Simon Schmidt