Thursday, 18 April 2019

sarah mikaela Corinthia Hotel London
sarah mikaela Art calligraphy
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OF WAKING UP WITH GOOD HAIR





















IN COLLABORATION WITH KERASTASE
Creative direction Sarah Mikaela
Assisted by Giulia Greco


It's a mystery as old as time, when we were thumping around sporting our caveman dreadlocks - how do you wake up with good hair? Disclaimer: in this post, I've had a blow-dry for a dinner the night before shooting this (however all second day footage though, nothing but a hairbrush to touch up for this, so just stay with me). The personal research behind it has been collected by yours truly since October last year, so I've been putting all claims to the test! Kérastase - who I've been a long fan of through their amazing ranges for both pure natural ingredients as well as the best purple hair shampoos on the market - asked me to take part in their Nutritive campaign, and now a range that fearlessly targets dry hair, was the perfect match for my at times hay-like London hair. To paint a picture, I have my hair up and down 20 different ways during the day due to an indecisive nature, plus the wears of travel and weekly heat treatments, I jumped, squealed and backflipped to get my hands on these products. 6 months onwards, and this is my partner-in-crime go-to range for my hair, and to the magic ingredient, that leads us back to the first question, I present to you the 8H Magic Night Serum which with its iris root extract and a 5 vitamin blend, makes the hair feel more than twice as nourished without weighing the hair down (that goes for the entire range) and thus amigos, we all wake up with good and the softest of hair and there's no need to rinse out. Please find evidence attached:


sarah mikaela Corinthia Hotel London still life
Getting Ready how to wake up with good hair
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sarah mikaela Georgia Hardinge Pyjama set
Georgia Hardinge Pyjama Set
Kérastase 8H Magic Night Serum


Kerastase 8H Magic Night Serum


IN THE POST HERE, I'M ROCKING THE SOFT SECOND-DAY BLOW-DRY, BUT IF YOU'RE KEEN TO SEE HOW TO GET THE SOFT NOURISHED WAVES WE DID FOR THE CAMPAIGN, I'M IN A LITTLE HOW-TO VIDEO HERE!
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Monday, 25 February 2019

THE WHITE TUXEDO

Paul Smith Tuxedo Collection London
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BY SARAH MIKAELA
ASSISTED BY GIULIA GRECO



Drop 'Sir Paul Smith' into a conversation, and you have my full attention. Never have I ever met someone so genuine within the fashion industry and so genuinely in line with their brand. Few designers manage to personalise their brand so successfully, that when you have something of theirs, you feel like it is something of theirs, and it's almost as if what comes from this fashion house is the most  natural extension to the fun-loving, kind and charismatic person Paul is. 
The inspiration for this post comes from his recently launched Tuxedo Collection within the womenswear range. At the launch at the Italian Embassy in London back in December, seeing it worn in black by singer Poppy Ajudha's was by every definition a captivating way of seeing it come to life, and why creating this story around it is beyond an honour.

I could go on about the erasing of lines between menswear and womenswear. Isn't that our favourite thing to casually discuss anyway? However if I can add a personal point to the topic without saying what has already been said by everyone, the process of getting a suit, is something so unique, that within the previous experiences connected to our understanding of ready-to-wear womenswear, hasn't had a match to this and I can only recommend that everyone gets to experience this once. If suits is your thing that is, but let's be real: everyone looks good in a suit. Yes, everyone. Paul himself wears one each and every day, and the superstar of his own company recently added a few styling tips on the podcast Table Manners with Jessie Ware: "I adore suits. I wear them with trainers, the right T-shirt, sometimes a jean with a suit jacket".

Paul Smith London Squiggle
London Architecture








Paul Smith Sarah Mikaela Floral Bokeh Photography
Handwritten Calligraphy Notes
ON THE PERFECT SUIT




FROM THE TAILORING TO THE FINISH, THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF GETTING A SUIT RELATES TO THE ART OF DRESSING, NOT THE ACT.


























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IN COLLABORATION WITH PAUL SMITH

Sunday, 17 February 2019



   IN COLLABORATION WITH
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Made by Sarah Mikaela
Assisted by Giulia Greco


You know I love Copenhagen as much as a full Pringle can, so when the bells ring for fashion week I pack my bags and jump on the first plane. That does to some extent depend on the weather forecast, to be fair, I have known to hit the snooze button on February fashion weeks depending on how many minus degrees we're talking, which of course would also lead onto the question of how on flying earth I could wear my legs out?! Crazy lady.. But still no cats, so I blame it on the quarter of my viking genes and get on with it. Back to fashion week, Copenhagen has quickly in recent time known to become one of the sharpest shooters for street style, and in collaboration with my friends at Sorel, we've pieced together some looks inspired by two of my favourite styles from their current collection. The first outfit I'm wearing, is styled around the Explorer Carnival Boot, feels like a marshmallow on my feet, being the lightest/warmest shoe I own now, and thus my perfect winter boot partner. I hope you'll like this little photo series from Copenhagen, and I can't wait to share the runway reports with you here.





SOREL BOOTS worn with / BEC AND BRIDGE DRESS / POLENE BAG / BRØGGER JACKET


SOREL BOOTS worn with / SELECTED JACKET / MALENE BIRGER
TROUSERS / GEORGIA HARDINGE TOP





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Thursday, 3 January 2019

HOW TO WEAR A PUFFER JACKET WITH SELFRIDGES

Moncler Puffer Jacket detail worn with Blue Turtleneck
Mission 2019 Framboise Fashion post by Sarah Mikaela












mission #2019, buckle up. THE TERRIFYING AND EXCITING time has come to turn the page.
_______IN COLLABORATION WITH_______
SELFRIDGES


High Angle Photography of Moncler Jacket by Sarah Mikaela
Moncler Puffer Jacket Winter Style Via Selfridges by Sarah Mikaela
Barbican Centre Building in Black and White London
Layered into a new year.



















MONCLER Faucon Quilted Shell and down-blend coat





I'm not going to lie, I've been stumbling around like a un-coordinated gum ball lately. I've come across toddlers with better coordination than me these days, and thus I'm left to ask for a bit of help. Whilst the 9-inch wedges I'm wearing here, seemed like a good idea to buy at the time, they were indeed just the outcome of a spur of the moment high street shopping urge. With coats however, I take my sweet time to make sure I get the right one. The hand I've been reaching out for years in December for my Christmas shopping is also a hub for designer women's jackets - the wonderful Selfridges - had me covered for this one. Being Danish, I swear by the wonders of down jackets, so amongst the candy shop of curated design, I ended up in this  part of the field. They're an incomparable source of insulation when it comes to trapping body-heat yet allowing the body to breathe unlike rain parkas, and this Moncler Jacket, has been excelling at the job. Puffer jackets can no doubt be a drowning factor, and that comes from someone with the 5th grade experience of purely being noticed as a turquoise Michelin square, but this women's puffer jacket did everything right. Main thing for me is that I don't turn into a icicle and make it through winter, and as for the style of puffer jacket you go for, I believe it's all about finding something that works for you and expresses your individuality. Personally channeling the Bond look these days and I'm feeling it. Except the boots, they can go.
Moncler Jacket Winter Outfit Via Selfridges by Sarah Mikaela
Moncler Women's Puffer Jacket Detail Portrait Via Selfridges by Sarah Mikaela Barbican Centre Sunlight Silhouette by Sarah Mikaela in London Sarah Mikaela Moncler Women's Designer Jackets from Selfridges



HAVE A WONDERFUL START TO THE NEW YEAR!
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ASSISTANCE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIULIA GRECO

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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