Sunday, 29 April 2018

MY FAVOURITE SPOTS IN LONDON




REDCHURCH STREET, SHOREDITCH

                            VIDEO BY TOM BUTLER


Hello Sunday! First of all, I hope all of you have been enjoying nothing short of a splendid weekend. On this end, I am going through tissues on no end, accepting anything paperlike within reach to handle the situation. And yes, there's a situation. In my face. Rant over. But the time has come to share some of my London favourites with you, and drum roll please: in video! What do you think? Your feedback will be highly appreciated in these early days, and we've started where I think it's best: Redchurch Street. In my 5 years in London, this has been the street that has scraped the bottom of my soles mostly. Why? Ya' gotta watch the video! No, just kidding, because it's a wonderful mix of independent shops led with integrity, coffee shops full of character and secret spots you won't find anywhere else. 

More than being a guide to this area, I hope it gives you a little bit of insight in some of the activities that take up my time in London. I love the east end of London for its continuing ability to surprise with pop-up shops, street art and concept restaurants. Worth the visit? Absolutely.

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HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY!

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SARAH MIKAELA

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

SACET x SARAH MIKAELA



DESIGNED BY SARAH MIKAELA
CRAFTED & CREATED BY SACET
ETHICALLY PRODUCED.







grew up in a city just by the seaside of the Danish mainland called Vejle. This spot inspired the local community all the way back since the Romantic times by the waves that broke in the fjord carved by the ice in the last glacial period. Therefor, I was certain, that one day, when I were to design products in my name, these unpredictable shapes and the element of my birth month, would be a source of inspiration.
Some of you will know, that I was drawn to London to do design. It's always been an immense dream since I was little to mix my ideas, illustrations and aesthetics into a mixing bowl and see what skilled minds of technicians and craftsmen would be able to do with it. Leading us here. WAVE. An ethically crafted jewellery collection designed for SACET inspired by the sea.
It's in my clear opinion, that if you create products in the world today, ethics, responsibility and integrity must be at the heart of it. We are too far in our consciousness in 2018 to turn any blind eyes to any processes that cause harm in any way. We know better, and it's in our every ability to do better. This is one of the many reasons, why I was so drawn to SACET and their work. We've spoken about value and the definition of value before on this site, and SACET so effortlessly and powerfully leads the way in this field. All of their manufacturing company profits are used to provide their craftspeople and the local community with skills development, healthcare and children's education. I'm so happy and proud to be sharing this collection, ethically produced all the way with you. From Priyaj, the CEO and founder of SACET, to the technicians in India and our stellar press team in London. It's been a team effort, and from my side, I can only thank them for believing in my designs to take them into life, and realise this dream for me. 



















WAVE LARGE HOOPS SILVER

                          WAVE SILVER CUFF









SEE THE FULL COLLECTION HERE, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK!
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SARAH MIKAELA

Photography, design and creative direction by Sarah Mikaela, the beautiful model is Sarah Lingard

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










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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.



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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



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