Monday, 13 November 2017

MY REISS AUTUMN WINTER EDIT



T here are a few sharp indicators for me, that something won't just make it into my wardrobe, but will be pieces that I cherish and use over and over again. It's a matter of quality and consistency in it's style and compatibility with my current wardrobe, and days of just relentlessly filling my wardrobe with clothes for the sake of someday, potentially, having the right moment to bring it out, seem to be over. REISS has been a go to of somewhat soulmate like standards, in terms of wardrobe compatibility, so when they asked me to pick out my favourites in an online edit from their current A/W17 collection, it was the most natural thing ever.


Rewind a couple of weeks, and we had the best day of shooting in a studio in London. There was a grey hound, a team that could make soggy salad look fresh and about the BEST coffee / cardamom muffin  I've ever had. Being on set and talking everything Autumn Winter and London (resulting in a little London guide to sharing my favourite spots here), made it such a fun day for someone who's used to working alone.






REISS CASHMERE JUMPER / REISS VELVET TROUSERS /
REISS SHOES









































SEE AND SHOP THE REST OF MY EDIT HERE!
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SARAH MIKAELA

Post done in collaboration with REISS, photos assisted by Tom and Jonna.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Framboise Fashion ECCO how to wear Trainers




trainers
IN COLLABORATION WITH ECCO



It's a well known fact, that the world is round, and although I'd happily live my life in high heeled ankle boots, feet and knees simply won't allow it in the long run (get it?).  This brings us to one staple, that would break my wardrobe down within a week, if it didn't have them. Drumroll, garçon, it's trainers. They are my essential when it comes to footwear, and if you explore the world of trainers, you know that there are endless versions and alternatives to the simple classics, with unique details that make them worthy for a mixed bag of occasions. I've styled three different outfits around the new two-toned Scinapse trainers from a brand that has been on my feet since childhood, ECCO.

Read on to see how I've styled this monochrome smooth operator, that (tested & tried) will take you through the week with the perfect amount of rebound and flexibility.




A look fully influenced by the air of London, adding a classic style baker boy hat with a wrapped miniskirt and a faux shearling coat, so whether you're heading for an afternoon coffee in the city or going out dancing in Dalston, this look can do everything but transport you on a bike (tights are allowed).



























SCINAPSE styled with SUNCOO PARIS JACKET / VINTAGE SHIRT / ZARA SKIRT /


SCINAPSE styled with AQUASCUTUM JACKET / PAIGE JEANS /




The work's gotta be done, and I love playing up the monohcrome as it'll take me from the drawing board to meetings without losing a professional air.


























The sweet spot at the end of the week with just the right amount of snooze and action. Trainers are non-negotiable for farmers' market visits, here styled with slightly flared jeans and a polkadot blouse for a laid back look.




























SCINAPSE styled with JIGSAW COAT / AG JEANS / ASOS BLOUSE / MISSOMA NECKLACES


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SARAH MIKAELA
Post done in collaboration with ECCO, photos assisted by Tom Butler, Sam Cornish and Claire Harry.

Monday, 23 October 2017

BE RIGHT BACK



T here's a new structure to our cultural absorption today. Whilst I know content is supposed to be shorter, tighter, more concentrated than ever - this is what we're told from all angles at the moment - we have to participate in a form of saturated yet highly edited but effortless popularity contest, to me is merely one part of today's cultural narration. Without doubt, I follow more Instagrams than blogs, but the ones I follow, despite posts being far apart, comparing the work behind them and the outcome to an instagram lifted up by an algorithm is like comparing a cheeto to a Michelin meal. Comparison simply doesn't apply.

So now. To introduce you to a post that is meant as a sartorial ode to what without exaggeration has to be my favourite outfit of this blog's entire living time. Nothing less, than a Paul Smith suit. Saying I don't feel like an Aston Martin in Racing Green in this travel suit, would be a lie. It was so kindly fitted by his amazing team in London, an experience I envy menswear for, but love that this statement and divide between menswear and womenswear is more imaginative than incompatible structures these days. This; a Paul Smith suit, a brand I hold such deep respect for (I blame fashion documentary binging post knee surgery - the PS one had me dreaming of wearing suits in London waaay back), naturally becomes the soulmate of an outfit for me.




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SARAH MIKAELA
Post done in collaboration with kind gifting from Paul Smith, photos assisted by impeccable Amy Barrie.

Saturday, 30 September 2017




















Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but rubies are her secret. They have a certain mystery attached to their deep red colour and prove an unbeaten timelessness by living on past their store guarantee. There's a certain air of romance, empowerment and magnetism, and so using this gem as an inspiration for a fragrance, as with Michael Kors' latest Sexy Ruby, just makes for one of those perfect matches. I always find it a tricky one to convey a scent accurately, as scent so strongly plays on your personal memories and so this scent to me, merging sweet tones of apricot and raspberry with deeper more earthy notes of cashmere woods, brings me right back to summers in Denmark.

I had the pleasure of meeting Michael back in July, where he dressed Tatler's English Roses for a photo series displayed at the Saatchi gallery. We spoke about Sexy Ruby that had just launched, where he mentioned that the fragrance was a source of confidence for women, and female strength and their power were part of the inspiration. Combined in this post are a few shots from their cocktail party at Tate Modern in London last week, where I got to meet some of the incredible muses behind the fragrance, Soo Joo Park, Serayah McNeill and Martha Hunt. All powerful women, it only gave me more respect for the brand and the beautiful fragrance that has come from it.





































Sarah Mikaela Michael Kors Sexy Ruby Fragrance

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SARAH MIKAELA
Post done in collaboration with Michael Kors, photos assisted by always awesome Amy Barrie.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

LINED UP

Sarah Mikaela Striped Balenciaga Bag In Soho
Sarah Mikaela Selfridges Somewhere In Soho Calligraphy

IN COLLABORATION WITH SELFRIDGES



There's that one version of yourself. You know, that lightning of confidence 
that decides to pass your sky every new moon? I swear when the feeling comes by me, I always mistake it as a delivery meant for the girl next door, who's an actual model (zigzagging her way through Soho and Mayfair for castings), but I try not to ask too many questions when it arrives at my door and just embrace it as my own. With the arrival of Balenciaga at Selfridges in the heart of London, I've discovered that anything Balenciaga has you going straight to that feeling, and being someone who idolises Mary Poppins' bottomless bag, this XL striped Balenciaga Tote bag of goodness fits my ideal of the perfect designer bag as well as Angelina Jolie's face fits 
Fibonacci's golden ratio.

London is one of the most vibrant and dynamic places I know, and whilst you can be in the classiest surroundings of Selfridges, venturing just a 20 minute walk up Oxford Street and into Soho, you never quite know what you'll come across. Known as a hub for the liberal, the creative and its endless extravaganza, Soho reels you in with its range of colours and construction stripes regardless of which hour you visit it in (also, they famously hub some of the best coffee here - explore!).


Sarah Mikaela Blue Balenciaga Bag Soho
Sarah Mikaela Balenciaga Selfridges Tote Bag
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Sarah Mikaela London Sign




Sarah Mikaela Balenciaga Tote Bag London Selfridges
Sarah Mikaela Balenciaga Bag Soho Selfridges
Sarah Mikaela Balenciaga Bag Soho


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SARAH MIKAELA
Post sponsored by Selfridges x Balenciaga, photos assisted by the patient and wonderful Amy Barrie.