Monday, 10 December 2018

A LITTLE RAMBLE




IT BEGINS in

BY SARAH MIKAELA




Admitted. The blog has been a tad bit quiet lately - an un-haunted but indeed empty house with a solitary echo to it. The excuse is a never ending to-do list, a sleep-deprived schedule that requires attention from every state of awareness (and I am not a multi-tasker) and alas the worst one I hear my mind say: "keep up with social media". If I can stare at Instagram, with a hard drive full of back-logged content and still freeze, imagine a website. I say that, and then again, a blog makes so much more sense to me. Perhaps because I was here, before we were all called bloggers, then content creators and now to my personal favourite (please catch the irony) influencers. The word leaves a slippery taste in my mouth, and yet there is so much pressure to create, not only from a place of personal creativity and exploration, but for performance. Truthfully, I can't speak for others, but that emotion kills creativity for me. I'm backing out of it again. Divorcing that state of creativity-crush, and diving into things that previously nourished my creative process - playing music, drawing, meditating. 

What were we talking about again? That's right, Paris! As with many others, Paris is a place with endless inspiration on tap. The times I will pick up Parisian VOGUE and flick through, imagining I understand the words, admiring how they display them. Curly typography juxtaposed block letters and casual editorials displaying an air of glam that can only be found in the peaks of fashion's history and still remaining geniously contemporary. Beautiful. I can't say I always feel my best when I'm here, perhaps it's because I always travel alone here, and I end up spending my nights not dancing in the streets of Paris, but listening to CNN editing the better half of the day. The fault to this is only too little time in too beautiful a city.

Until next time.





shoes by ALEXANDER WHITE

jacket by JIGSAW
bag by MICHAEL KORS



blazer VINTAGE
silk shirt by GESTUZ

medallion by MISSOMA
long necklace by MARIA BLACK
earrings by TUTTI & CO





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Monday, 22 October 2018

STRONG SOULS




created for SHISEIDO
direction SARAH MIKAELA
assistant GIULIA GRECO


Since the first time I put my teeth into pasta, I had a pretty solid hunch that souls were real. It didn't take much convincing or proof, and like the invisible effects on the tides, I knew it was present and I knew it was an entity to care for. Exercising a high level of self-care as a ritual is my way of maintaining that, through meditation on a spiritual, soul-nurturing level, and on the physical side exercising with a routine that works into anything but a predictable schedule, surrounding myself with good people and not least carrying out a mindful skincare routine mornings and evenings. It's one of my favourite times a day, and being a fan of Shiseido's approach to innovative skincare for a long time (they're also the makers of my favourite foundation, the Syncro Skin Glow), I was eager to collaborate and partake in their #StrongSouls campaign championing their serum Ulimune. They had me at Power Infusing, and it's a real treat for its hydrating and fortifying qualities that strengthens the skin from within making it healthier and building up your natural resilience against pollution.









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In collaboration with Shiseido.

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

THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING!
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