Wednesday, 25 March 2015

HOTEL DE VILLE


REISS
 JACKETVINTAGE TOP / OASIS CULOTTES (same style here) / REISS BOOTS / MONICA VINADER RING

Springtime in the Northern hemisphere! Quite a treat, when the sun is coming down on Hôtel de Ville in Paris. I have traded it in for some time to soak up the Autumn air in Southern hemisphere, which leads me to a little anecdote from my day today in lovely Melbourne, Australia. 


Today I made friends with the staff of the emergency department of St Vincent's hospital. This silly quack caught the flu, and after a bit of unconsciousness and head bumping, I found myself in an ambulance with a neck brace (this would stay on me for the next 6 hours to come), having lights flashed in my eyes and trying to recall which day of the week it was - now, suffering from jet-lag brain, you can imagine how this would take a bit of calculating to get right! Neck-braces and nausea aside, I did somehow feel as if I was the living protagonist of a modern Cinderella story. You see, the super awesome ambulance drivers, Darryl and Cas, drove off with my beloved &otherstories flats after making sure I was in good care at the hospital.. So after a long day at St. Vincent, I found myself standing barefoot outside the emergency in my stripy PJ's, which makes me feel this trip might just be one of those trips full of firsts. Like when I yesterday found myself desperately uploading an instagram from a laundromat with free wi-fi and no washing, or even better: when I woke up today with a cockroach the size of my thumb next to my head. Are we seeing a pattern here?

Anyways, a load of gratitude to Darryl and Cas and the team at St. Vincent - my shoes are a small sacrifice for the massive amount of help, kindness and calm they brought to the situation - although I reckon these amazing people will probably never read this, I will let it go out to everyone who makes that effort to take care of us, when we are unable to do it ourselves: thank you so much!

Text heavy post, wooh! Who knew I had it in me?

LOTS OF LOVE FROM OZ, HOPE EVERYONE IS HAPPY AND WELL
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Monday, 23 March 2015

THE BLUE CARPET



WEARING RARE LONDONSWAROVSKI

My adventure with Disney came to an exciting peak this Friday. Nothing less than the UK premiere of Cinderella. Walking the red blue carpet with all of the amazing creators, contributors and not least the incredibly talented actors of the movie, was such an arm-pinching experience, and the movie was exactly as I expected: truly magical. It's no secret, that I'm a big kid at heart, and Cinderella was one of my favourite tales as a child. I also had a sneak peak at the extremely well executed Cinderella exhibition located in the middle of Leicester Square. You can see a reinstatement of the set, not to mention the jaw-dropping costumes created by three times Oscar winner Sandy Powell together with Cinderella collectables, that go all the way back to the 1950's when the original cartoon was made. Call out for all Cinderella fans! During the whole night my beautiful companion Amy and I felt like a kids in a candyshop; surrounded by numerous visually exciting things, and you just can't help yourself for wanting it all. And I will leave this post with the message that gets repeated throughout the movie - have courage and be kind.

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SARAH MIKAELA

Friday, 20 March 2015

SPRING FAVOURITES WITH LEVI'S




LEVI'S JACKET / LEVI'S JUMPER / LEVI'S 501CT JEANS / &OTHERSTORIES SHOES / VINTAGE SCARF

To me, denim is synonymous with spring-time (and summer, and autumn, and wint..). But no, especially spring! You know I would sleep in denim sheets if I could, preferably with rip and repair details of my 501CT's and my dreams would be nothing but denim blue. We did this shoot for Levi's, and you should have seen me with stars in my eyes, when selecting pieces from the collection to create my spring favourites. Without discussion, a denim jacket is all you'll ever need to master Spring dressing. That goes for SS15, SSalways. Now, I quite naturally go for a double denim pairing, and then catch up with my friends Justin and Britney afterwards, but when the temperatures decide to match my high expectations for good weather here in London, I shall pair my denim faves with slip tops and summer dresses.

OFF TO AUSTRALIA NOW! REMEMBER YOU CAN FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM AND SNAPCHAT @SRHMIKAELA FOR INSTANT UPDATES. HAVE AN AWESOME WEEKEND!


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Sunday, 15 March 2015

GO GRAND



ZARA BLOUSE / REISS CULOTTES / ZARA BLAZER / ASOS WHITE SHOES / MS BAG / CARAVELLE WRIST WATCH

Although I'm sure various taxi-drivers of Paris are relieved that I have left town after me relentlessly attempting interactive conversation in broken French, I am not at all done with Paris. The croissant trail follows me to the ultimate spa and fashion week recovery resort called Mum & Dad's, and now, over heart-shaped Danish waffles, I am mentally preparing myself for what running the blog from the other side of the world will be like. And whilst I'm spending more days on the go these days than at my base in London, there's always that mystery of how a new place will affect you and your work. I expect kangaroos, koalas and kookaburras to feature in shoots, but you know how flaky they are with punctuality.. Now, these thoughts couldn't be further away from the arches of Musée du Louvre, although I'm amusing myself with the thought of an Australian take-over of the place. Red sand and wombats! Now, I'm getting ahead of myself, just a week away, so until then: Paree!

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Friday, 13 March 2015

A ROYAL DAY OFF



More than anything else lately, I have been needing a good day off. Things have been so intense and back to back, and frankly, I just needed to step away from the screen, my kryptonite, and get out into that magical air London has about it. I have been so excited working with Disney for their Cinderella movie hub, and so inspired by this, I decided to put a bit of fairytale into my day off in London.


I swung by beautiful St. Paul's with my lovely neighbour Ramon, which definitely has that royalty factor about it, and we took the trip over the Millennium Bridge to Tate Modern. Followed by this, I was pampered to bits by my friend Abi from The Apartment, where we had a great heart to heart, and as always when I'm with her: got my playlist updated. 

One thing I love about the new movie coming up, is the values it stands for and the relationships in it. It is clear from the trailer, that the Cinderella characters have been explored and made more interesting since the beloved cartoon version from 1950. Kudos for really emphasising kindness. It sometimes becomes such an overlooked feature, but it is so essential to our existence. I'm on the edge of my seat, and can't wait to go to the premiere on the 19th of March, and see how they made the movie transition into the 21st century. You can expect me there in a pretty dress, hugging my popcorn tight, ruling for Cinderella and all that she stands for! 


HOPE YOU HAVE A LOVELY DAY
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SARAH MIKAELA