Monday, 14 August 2017

COPENHAGEN FLARES



































I find myself in CPH around this time of year due to the fashion week, but to be completely honest with you, it's a welcomed excuse to be back in this city. My home for 5 years until settling down in London, many of you already know, but it's managed to completely renovate its infrastructure in the 4 years I've been gone. Note: I've been kicked out of the bus twice(!), with no-where to touch up my rejsekort - this is the Danish capital's travel card, equivalent to London's Oyster Card, Melbourne's Myki etc. etc. - I've found my daily average step count going to a number, shouldn't be legal. If you don't have a bike here, you might as well prepare yourself. You shall be confused and you shall walk. A lot. That said, this place remains beautiful, pleasing both when it comes to its food, architecture, interior, aesthetics and the fact that evrrrybody looks like they're signed to a model agency. 
































FURLA bag
VINTAGE blazer














STRĂ˜GET, COPENHAGEN
































































BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN trousersALEXANDER WANG shoes



HOPE YOU'RE ALL SUPER HAPPY AND WELL. THANKS AS ALWAYS FOR READING!
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SARAH MIKAELA
Photos done together with cool cat Stine Mo

Saturday, 5 August 2017

MATTE IN MARGATE


A DAY IN DREAMLAND

By reading this post, you are witnessing two things. 1. My binge-watching GLOW has had sartorial consequences. 2. A matte lip remains my favourite lip look, regardless of point 1's excessive desire for glitter, curls and shoulder pads. The pout must stay matte, and whilst lip colours don't normally survive the many challenges of a theme park, I put the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour to the test - a touch, kiss and waterproof genie that's arrived in 15 shades (my shade worn throughout: Rose & Shine). The story starts before taking off from Kings Cross in London and continues all the way to the British seaside gem Margate, spending a day throwing curveballs at it in Dreamland. We're talking carrousels, candy floss and even the lightest bit of rain, to test this one out. Dreamland being a spot that just about holds enough sugar coated, stomach gutting excitement to have you jumping through the day like a gazelle, and whilst I gave it lots of chances to get off my face - guys - this one stays! 










































































































FOLLOWING A DAY OF OCEAN AIR AND ADRENALINE INFUSING RIDES, THE MATTE STAYED!

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SARAH MIKAELA
Post was sponsored by Rimmel London through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

FLORAL URBANITE


I t doesn't take a genius to connect florals with summer wear. That said it's difficult to take away a floral dress' throne of being the ultimate summer outfit. Us urbanites have to claim our piece of nature, even if it's just a reminder to us, that it exists. Whilst I decided to wear this ASOS outfit mid-week in the most Central of London, gushing over my wonderful friend Camila's upcoming wedding as a welcomed sidetrack to a busy week, my favourite florals can be found at Columbia Road Flower Market. A place that often gets my heart beating on the weekends, but for the days in between, don't mind me if I spray them over my week in the shape of a red floral jersey dress.







HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A GREAT WEEK
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SARAH MIKAELA
Post done in collaboration with ASOS, photographic ninja was Camila Carril

Saturday, 29 July 2017

THE BEACH MAXI















I t's time for a blogpost. To be honest, it was probably time a week ago too. And whilst the page sometime hides the traces of what goes on behind, places like Instagram Stories manage to uncover a bit of that veil that seems to separate the process from the outcome. I'd love to find a more sustainable way of bringing you behind the scenes in some of the incredible things that go on behind the glass screen, and right now, we're just finding that right way to communicate those moments in a way that is both creatively in tune with what excites me and the incredible people I work with. We're cooking up something fun, something I've been waiting to have the courage to do for ages but haven't ever truly dared to take from the state of elusive mind wanders and fully take into action. 



It's so funny, how sometimes the fear of what we could be can hold us from actually doing it. We're surrounded by a constant flow of glossy images, that seem to depict what we should be, where we should be and needless to mention, we should be experiencing constant bliss emotionally. I can only speak for myself and the people I see around me, but life seems to hold a lot more depth than the turnover you get in likes on your social media. My happiest moments aren't always the Instagram worthy ones, and if anything, I love that about them. Exercising joy, not only for the world to see, but for you to truly experience and connect with within.   



























































SUNCOO PARIS DRESS



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SARAH MIKAELA
Photos captured with the incomparable Ramon.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

ETERNAL EVOLVING OPTIMIST

Sarah Mikaela Croatia JH Zane White Dress

I think there's something beautiful in being selective about what to use your energy and thoughts on. In a world of both tragedy and good, I'm of the belief and understanding that to generate more good, we have to apply and display it to our actions and surroundings. Tragedy may sell the news papers, but whilst tragedy has a purpose to make us understand reality, we must never become numb to it. Things like homelessness breaks my heart daily. It shouldn't exist and it's highly unnatural to our human nature that seeks community and looks after each other, but modern ways of society and hierarchy has made it a norm, the whole irony being that it's unnatural to our empathetic nature. If you're at all into TED talks (please say yes), I highly recommend this brilliant talk by Alain de Botton - it discusses our approach to success and failure and how we measure ourselves against others. One to watch!

And, let's bring it back to fashion (I know, I know, zis is a fashun blog). I've been dying to style around the incredible JH. Zane's pieces, and all expectations were met when I brought this asymmetrical tulip split dress with me to Croatia. I fell in love with it on the website, but wearing it tripled that love. Worn with some silver studded sweetness from Mr. Al. Wang himself, this was my holiday dream, now to be taken out on London's summer nights.


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Sarah Mikaela Croatia Alexander Wang Holiday Flatlay





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SARAH MIKAELA
Thanks to Shopstyle & Style.com for sending me to explore more of beautiful Croatia, and Anya Sandul for helping shoot.