Monday, 15 December 2014

IN TIME FOR COFFEE


NEXT BLAZER JACKET / BENETTON TURTLE NECK (similar here) / LEE JEANS / ARMANI EXCHANGE WATCH / CARINA NORDENSTAM RING / ARMANI EXCHANGE SUNGLASSES / POLLINI BOOTS

Something odd has happened to me here in December. I've had an increasing need to wear sunglasses - more so than the, well, I don't know, the summer months! I'd like to blame the sun on this one, but London being London, sun is rarely the reason why its inhabitants are wearing sunnies.  My collection has become a lot more suave thanks to these square, ombre tinted glass beauts from Armani Exchange! Truthfully, my collection of sunglasses has never been larger, but really it only takes one good pair to get it right.
On this particular day, starting up in always lovely East London with a coffee by Verde&Co, it was one of those mornings, where I really had to push myself out the door, with gravity like forces trying to keep me in bed. My lovely new watch, also from Armani Exchange, was helping me stay on time throughout the day, as I was running all over London for errands and meetings. I've had it on my wish list for a while, to a point where the suspense was just a bit too much of a tease - It didn't take me long to jump at the opportunity of working together with them. I'm getting up at 3am for my trip to Copenhagen on Thursday, and although I genuinely won't be awake when I leave my doorstep, at least i'll be on time!

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY
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SARAH MIKAELA

Sunday, 14 December 2014

FAUX FUSS


HELEN MOORE HUFF / VINTAGE ALEXON COAT / REISS JUMPER / PEPE JEANS / M&S BAG

Being one of those people, who alike many of my generation, enjoy to document my life with photographs, why Framboise Fashion originally was started, I realise that there are a few risks connected to this hobby. One of them being, that my sartorial choices however they may vary good or bad throughout time, are documented. See, I never imagined that I would be one to wear a huff, but after walking around in beautiful Angel recently, with my lovely friend Ramon, and the cold was prickling, I completely fell for this huff in Home & Pantry. I cannot promise, that I will love this look forever, but for now I'll embrace it with the risks this fluffy look comes with and hey! At least my ears will be toasty warm, right?

I'd love to just dedicate a paragraph to tributing the research being done in terms of faux fur and ethical fashion. I was so happy to discover Helen Moore, who also does the most gorgeous faux fur scarves that I'm completely in love with. We are so far in terms of research in ethical fashion, and we just need for more brands to understand the importance of changing our ways. It's a long discussion in terms of fur, but taking in to consideration how advanced technology is today, I don't see why not choose the faux option.

HOPE YOU HAVE AN AMAZING SUNDAY
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SARAH MIKAELA
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Friday, 12 December 2014

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE GUYS IN YOUR LIFE



BARBOUR SHIRT / ROTRING ARTPEN / BESPOKE LEATHER NOTEBOOKBARBOUR INTERNATIONAL WOOL SCARF / N O W CUTTING BOARD / SQUARE TRADE GOODS CO. CANDLE / NUUNA NOTE BOOK / KAIBOSH GLASSES / BARBOUR INTERNATIONAL BACK PACK

Every year, just about this time, my normal Christmas crazy turns into Christmas panic, mainly because I'll still be missing the main gifts for the men in my life. This year, I decided I'd be on the outlook in better time, collecting things I thought would jazz it up a little from the usual 3-pack socks and musky deodorants, and made the above selection (if you're male and I'm spending Christmas with you, step away from this post!).

I'd like to think it's appreciated when girls have some kind of sartorial influence in mens' life, and if the shirt is nice with special details such as this one in asphalt blue, there's no reason to frown over soft presents. My personal favourite of all of the above, is the wool scarf from Barbour International, which I might or might not have planned for various future outfits already. The best gifts are the ones you can use care for too, right? And although it's pure wool, I was surprised to discover, that it's the softest thing and won't leave your partner / father / brother / you scratching away!

HOPE THIS WILL HELP GET THE LAST FEW CHRISTMAS PRESENTS IN PLACE!
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SARAH MIKAELA
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

LET'S TALK PARTYWEAR


Followers on my Instagram, might remember that I was on set with M&S a little while ago. Kept quite secretive at the time, here's the final outcome - two super cool videos styling the M&S party wear collection, one together with some other amazing UK bloggers, Tamara, Ella and Susy and one flying solo (below).


It was such a fun day on set with an amazing crew. Even got our hair and makeup done, which I will say was a bit out of my comfort zone!

HOPE YOU'VE HAD A GREAT DAY SO FAR
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SARAH MIKAELA
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Sunday, 7 December 2014

MAGICAL VIENNA WITH OLYMPUS





When it comes to Christmas, I have never grown out of my childish enthusiasm. Shout Christmas Market and I'm like a moth to a flame. As you might know, I am the proud UK blogger ambassador of the Olympus PEN, so when they told me, they would send me Vienna, known for it's beautiful Christmas markets on Stephansplatz, you can imagine how long it took me to shout: "Jolly yeah!". I was joined by 50 other bloggers from around Europe, also PEN enthusiasts, and it was truly unique connecting with so many European bloggers in one place, and of course we were all over town collecting Christmas memories with our PENs. I'm very careful with what I put my name to, and wouldn't waste your ears with anything I didn't believe in, but I'm truly so happy with this camera. Quality and performance is the only thing I look for when choosing a camera, so when it also has fun features (my favourite is connecting it to your phone, for direct transferral) and is light weight, that's just a bonus! It's still a bit of a mystery to me, how it can perform so well, and not be a brick in my bag. It sure has made traveling a lot easier, and in Austria's beautiful capital city, the home of Sacher Torte, there was so many beautiful places and spots to capture! Only a quick touch down this time, but I'm so keen to visit this beautiful city again. Counting down for Christmas in Copenhagen now, only 11 days away!

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HOPE YOU'RE HAVING AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL ADVENT
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SARAH MIKAELA
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