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

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

MY DRESS SELECTION


THAT
TIME OF YEAR.


Let's get right into it, finally carve out the ice and drop it into our sun-heated drinks - it's officially Summer. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Now I could continue the whole post just saying yes, but it is highly likely the case, that at some point this season we will be either witnessing someone saying yes or attend some fancy occasion, where your once overpriced, oversized T-shirt, that's now been down-cycled into a nightgown due to certain incidents leaving to ketchup stains, simply won't do. I've selected a bunch of dresses that I love this season, have, want to or will purchase(d). Keep it simple, keep it classy. Unless your going to a costume party. Then don't, by all means, please go bananas.

VERSACE BAROQUE DRESS via HARRODS









TIMEMACHINE ME BACK 
TO THE 80's,
PLEASE.




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Monday, 21 May 2018

IN THE GARDEN


LOCATION IBIZA
CREATIVE DIRECTION SARAH MIKAELA
PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAELA EFFORD
FEATURING THE STUNNING ANISA SOJKA

Garden.


I always claim that I'm a modernist, a minimalist at heart who can't help but put my hands in the paint palette and accidentally let everything go wild. In art school, I was always inspired by anything and everything, and whilst I with a lot of passion tried to uphold my minimalist vision, my most dreaded part of the process was narrowing down and killing my darlings. Impossible. Perhaps that's why I ended up dedicating myself to the photograph; a creative outlet, that lets me live out creative visions, but being in a constant relationship with the surroundings and the unpredictability and variables they bring to the final product which - you guessed it - lands on this blog after evenings of 30p instant noodle slurping, with the occasional break to contemplate on the meaning of existence*. Speaking of (oh don't we all love a good subject change, uhm no), let me for once make a book suggestion. In one week I jumped from London to Portugal to Ibiza, and during the time I could not put this one down. The Alchymist by Paul Coelho. Oh, what a work of art (bestseller for 30 years, should have guessed it). It utterly filled my heart and my soul with its wisdom and truth telling, and taught me of travel, individuality, spirituality and most importantly love.

*I know it's there. Still working on the equation.



ASOS DRESS / SOREL SANDALS / HAT+BAG FROM MARKETS



              SARAH MIKAELA FOR SACET GOLD CUFF / WAVE RING












































ASOS DRESS / SOREL SANDALS / HAT+BAG FROM MARKETS


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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.

HEAD OVER TO OUR YOUTUBE TO STAY TUNED WITH NEW VIDEOS,
& MOST IMPORTANTLY:
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY!

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