Friday, 29 July 2016

THE PREP




WINGING IT

Mentally preparing myself for a jump to un-explored Portugal next week by re-visiting some shots from stunning Croatia, I haven't managed to share with you yet. After a holiday of visiting family and friends in Denmark, why not ease into August by moving the workspace to, well.. Paradise!? Done deal. Bags packed (uhm, about that..) and ready to go. I'll be visiting a dear friend of mine who I haven't seen in over two years!

My in-flight Pringle consumption increases remarkably, when I'm on a flight by myself, which is often the case due to the nature of my work. Why every time I get to take a trip with good friends, I can barely get my hands down, as there is nothing quite like it. This trip gets filed as one of the best of the year so far and I'm so excited for the ones to come. Now that Pokémons are out there, I'll have to go back again, obviously. 





STRADIVARIUS JACKET, SHIRT & TROUSERS / ARME DEL ARMOUR RINGS / &OTHERSTORIES EARRINGS


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SARAH MIKAELA

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Photos of me done with the gorgeous Mafalda Castro and talented Juanlu Real.

Monday, 25 July 2016

SUMMER FAVOURITES



ACT TO PACK

Heat is finally on and whilst holidaying in Denmark, I've gathered my summer favourites, that have been standing by me. I'm much of a zombie when I pack my bag (20% gets packed the day prior to departure and the remaining 80% gets packed 10 minutes before storming out the door), so when I opened my suitcase in Denmark to see, that I had primarily brought stripy clothes with my swimsuit being no exception, I didn't know whether to feel amused or horrified. 

Consciously and subconsciously indeed, I do love stripes, and my swimsuit was no exception. And whilst I may not have been paying much attention when packing my outfits, my beauty bag never fails to arrive completely put-together. My biggest fear is to forget my contact lenses, thus turning beautiful destinations extremely blurry.



GANNI BATHINGSUIT (similar here) / PIZ BUIN ALLERGY SUN SENSITIVE FACE CREAM SPF50+ TOM FORD BRONZING POWDER BENEFIT KA-BROW! EYEBROW GEL  / YVES SAINT LAURENT TOUCHE ECLAT NO NEED TO SLEEP CONCEALER / DR. HAUSCHKA TINTED DAY CREAM / WALLPAPER* CITY GUIDE COPENHAGEN


Nevertheless, my holidays aren't quite the same without brows or bronzer (all on top of some SPF action, I've burnt my nose twice this year, trust me, it's not a look you want to go for). I've fallen completely in love with the Tinted Day Cream by Dr. Hauschka, which despite feeling a bit heavy when it goes on the skin at first, gives the most fantastic, dewy summer skin with a light coverage.

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SARAH MIKAELA

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A TO B



TAGGING ALONG

Summertime! I have finally gotten to the place where yours truly is too cooked* to put two thoughts successfully together and thereby attentively write a blogpost. It is being written through tinted glass vision underneath a multicoloured parasol, attempting to catch a green straw that leads directly to today's blog-post-writing-fuel: a raspberry smoothie*. Blog fuel is left to my also overheating laptop which I suspect might be taking off to other destinations without me judging from the jet sound it's making.

I've always had a rather ambivalent relation with street-art. I love and will appreciate almost anything that has had thought and effort put into it, and will often be saying, that if it's good I like it.. Which is a rather vague, general and obvious statement. The less meaning it seems to have to an un-biased eye, the less I tend to like it, but the backdrop of the first photo (and a photo down when ya' scroll) is a collection of exactly that: tags. Done in a haste, more as a personal mark of presence and territory than a profound artistic statement, however I was surprised that when together as with these photos, in different colours and sizes I found myself drawn to a completely different aesthetic.

*from atmospheric temperature increases, I felt like this should be made very clear.
*finding alternatives to ice coffees, as current location doesn't have a freezer.



LINDEX TOP / SENSO SHOES / LEVI'S SHORTS / STARMELA BAG / TAYLOR MORRIS SUNGLASSES / VINTAGE VIA FN92 EARRING




If you like streetart, London has absolutely remarkable streetart in the most unusual places, but the walls of East London, in particular near Brick Lane and on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, get used as giant canvasses by some amazing artists and it changes quite often. I always get impressed when I'm in Australia, where Bondi Beach in Sydney and not least Laneways in Melbourne have some of the most well executed graffiti out there.

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SARAH MIKAELA

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Photos done with the lovely Amy Barrie.

Monday, 18 July 2016

EMBANKMENT PIER



HOLIDAY MODE

The whole concept of summer holiday in London is a bit fluid, and frankly a bit of an odd topic to even bring up. Somehow, jumping around Embankment, you'll find just as many suits and briefcases as you would a month and a half ago. This place doesn't slow down, in many ways it's one of the fascinating, curious things about London that keeps it the beating place it is. Don't get me wrong, sometimes you just want to look around you, grab the nearest suit and go: "WHEN DO WE SLEEP?!!". 

Anyways, I am traveling to Denmark to do exactly this. Sleep. The wheels will still be running here, however I shall be doing it with birds nesting in my misunderstood interpretation of modern art on my head wearing an un-matching pyjamas (same as usual, really).. Back to the concept of summer holiday, this one changes for me every year - I have the whole Southern-Europe-hot-weather-sunshine-bathers-thing lined up for August together with a bit of British-festival-facial-wipe-action left to enjoy. Let the summer begin!*

*this was a cue to you, weather.



VINTAGE SILK DRESS USED AS TOP / LINDEX FLARES / ZARA SHOES / VINTAGE BELT / CARAVELLE WATCH / TAYLOR MORRIS SUNGLASSES



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SARAH MIKAELA

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

TO LEAVE OR TO




It's funny how a certain urge to stay comes over you in the eleventh hour when you need to leave. As I write this, I'm only days away from leaving ever stunning London to spend a few weeks in good old Denmark. A certain link could be made to recent political events (pun, pun), and to linger on the topic for a split second I urge you all to have a look at this TED talk by Alexander Bretts enlightening the topic from some unexpected angles - it's absolutely phenomenal, and I don't say this lightly. Now, although I have many big cities yet to discover in the world, London remains in the top of my list. Needless to say I love it here, why I as the Australian-Danish (Austranish / Danistralian) morph I am decided to put down the pegs here three years ago.

Now London - as with any city - requires a bit of pillow-re-fluffing every now and then, as one only need to witness so and so many rainy days before the glory becomes difficult to see. Changing your postcode for a few days can perform wonders, and there's nothing like checking in to Hotel Café Royal right in the heart of London's centre. Your clothes look different on the hangers, Google maps gets replaced by a gentleman in a top hat and you see your city from a different angle when you swap your front door for historical revolving doors (providing hours of entertainment, naturally). 




GANNI
SLIP TOP / 
FINDERS KEEPERS SLIT TROUSERS / GAS BIJOUX BRACELET AND ANKLET / DSQUARED2 HOOPS


ants. PLEASE SEND ALL PASTRY VARIANTS 
TO ROOM 226.



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SARAH MIKAELA
Thanks for the always brilliant assistance from Amy.