Friday, 25 May 2018

Things that Made Me Happy this Week

Sunglasses: Céline* | Robe: Vintage | Top: Intimissimi | Skirt: River Island (old) | Shoes: Adidas*

I’ve compiled a list of things that made me smile this week. I think it’s healthy to reflect upon and appreciate the little things in life. I have a bad habit of feeling like I’m not having a great time, unless something big or extraordinary is happening and that’s something I really want to change about myself. Without further ado, here are a few of the things that made me happy this week.

1. RuPaul’s Drag Race and 13 Reasons Why
Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why just came out and I watched all of it over the weekend. To be honest, RuPaul’s Drag Race makes me happy every week and I’ve been very vocal on my blog about my love for drag queens and what the show means to me. This week Drag Race and 13 Reasons Why collided as Miles Heizer was a guest judge on Drag Race. I have the biggest crush on Miles. I find him so mysterious and cute. However, Miles isn’t the only reason why I enjoyed 13 Reasons Why. The show touches on VERY heavy, but VERY important subjects that no one really talks about. It allows conversation about the worst things in life and reenforces the fact that we are never truly alone.
2. Mini Cruise to Oslo
I bought my mom a mini cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo for Christmas and we decided to go this week. The weather was insane for Scandinavian standards (27°C/80°F!!). We got to see the Edvard Munch museum and walk around the city for a couple of hours. I love my mom and I love spending time with her. I’m such a momma’s girl and I’m not even ashamed of it.

3. I finally got Influence by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
A while back, I ordered Influence by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on Amazon and it finally came in  the mail this week. I know the book is very old, but I remember I couldn’t afford it when it came out 10 years ago and I just haven’t gotten around to buying it until now.
4. Catching up with old friends
A couple of days ago, I was on the phone with one of my best friends from high school. Unfortunately, we don’t talk a lot so when we finally do talk we have so much catching up to do that we end up talking for hours. Old friends know you in a different way and even if you live far apart and they can’t see what’s going on in your life with their own eyes, they know what advice to give you and how to help you navigate your life. It’s also so nice to be taken back in time and laugh about the things that you used to laugh about as a teenager!
5. The Royal Wedding
I’m neither a royal enthusiast nor am I into weddings, but everyone was talking about it so I had to watch the wedding too. Let me tell you, I SOBBED my way through the wedding. All the symbolism was so nice and so meaningful. I loved the black Gospel choir performing Stand By Me by Ben E. King, that was just beautiful. I want to finish off this post with what Michael Curry (the American preacher) said at their wedding:

“Imagine a World Where Love Is the Way”

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Friday, 11 May 2018

A Daring Summer Look: The Leather Dress

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Sunglasses: Céline* | T-Shirt: Monki | Leather dress: Simplee Apparel* | Shoes: Adidas Gazelle*

As the weather has been incredible the past couple of days here in Denmark, I’ve been frantically looking for clothes to wear for summer. I’m not automatically drawn to bright colors, frills, floral prints, and other design elements often associated with summer outfits. I would prefer edgy over girly any day, but I find it very hard to dress according to my personal taste in the summer months. For this outfit, I dug out this faux leather dress from my closet that I bought for a party back in February. This outfit definitely works best for summer days with a little bit of cold breeze, but I feel very much like myself in it which is the most important thing to me.
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Friday, 27 April 2018

My Take on the Polka Dot Trend

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Blouse: H&M | Skirt: Monki | Boots: Zara | Earrings: Glitter 

One of the biggest trends of the season is polka dots. In my opinion, the most beautiful polka dot designs of SS18 were at the Jacquemus show, the Carolina Herrera show, and the Jason Wu show. Yes, polka dots feminine and fun; two words that I definitely wouldn't use to describe my personal style. However, I TOTALLY identify with the ‘80s vibe that the polka dot print gives off.
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Monday, 9 April 2018

Parsons x Teen Vogue: Fashion Industry Essentials

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teen vogue x parsons school of design fashion industry essentials certificate program course flat lay handbook career fashion blog style noora sætre elle danmark pink dazed magazine mary-kate and ashley olsen the little black book toolkit for working women the sunday times bestseller silver stars handwritten notes em's wardrobe
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In that awkward time period between Christmas and New Years Eve, I felt as dead and demotivated as ever. I decided it was about time that I enrolled in the Parsons x Teen Vogue: Fashion Industry Essentials. I really needed a push in the right direction and I hoped that this course could pull me out of my creative slump. I’ve always dreamt about working at Teen Vogue and while that is gonna have to remain a dream for now, I can still gain information from Teen Vogue employees while being taught by a handful of industry experts from both Parsons School of Design and Teen Vogue including names such as Rebecca Minkoff, Muriel Favaro, Brandon Maxwell, let alone Phillip Picardi and Elaine Welteroth which were the two names I was the most excited about from the course.

The course was a lot more time consuming than I first anticipated which is ultimately a good thing.  It meant that I actually had to sit down and really concentrate on the different assignments as opposed to just skipping ahead in the course. The best part about the course is that the final assignment is to hand in a portfolio. For me personally, I’ve had a very hard time figuring out how to make a portfolio and what potential employers want to see in a portfolio. All of the questions I had regarding portfolios were answered through the on-demand course videos and eventually, I started typing words into the empty Word document I have had open for months.

I submitted my finished portfolio for review four months after registering for the course. I paid $749 for the course which is a little bit expensive, but it is education after all; and again, it’s taught by some of the most respected names in the industry. They do, however, offer a payment solution that allows you to pay over the span of either 3 or 12 months, if paying the full tuition fee at once isn’t an option for you. Also, I would advice you to look out for discount codes. Sometimes, they really offer you a great deal through emails!
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Monday, 29 January 2018

Being in Your Early Twenties


Top: H&M Trend | Skirt: Monki | Boots: Doctor Martens

Being in your early twenties is a strange thing. These years might be the most confusing and most complicated years you'll go through. You're in those awkward gap years between childhood and adulthood. I like to think of it as the teenage years of our adulthood. While our actual teenage years are behind us, we're still skating around trying to find our balance and purpose in the world.

I don't have a lot of experience in the adult field as I'm only 22 but I have been around long enough to notice that we're still kids in the eyes of older people. We have lived long enough to qualify as "grown-ups", but we're far from grown up. We're told that this is the time we should be traveling, experiencing, and learning. We're supposed to be falling in love, having our hearts broken, climbing mountains, and spending our paychecks on drinks on friday nights. I don't fit into this perfectly painted picture of a stereotypical millennial. All I do is study. I look at PDF files and books all day and all night. I write essays and papers on my laptop for what seems like an eternity until my eyes fall shut and I collapse in front of the screen. Then I wake up the next day and repeat the process. There is literally nothing youth-like about my life and I feel like I'm missing out BIG TIME. I'm not sure how long this feeling of uncertainty will last, but I will keep you posted.
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Friday, 19 January 2018

3 Things University Has Taught Me So Far


Beret: Etsy | Skirt: Unknown | Shoes: Sonia Rykiel

It just hit me in like a sack of potatoes; I'm halfway through my bachelors degree. I find this to be bittersweet. I'm stoked that I get to move on with my life, but I'm kinda bummed that life as a student is nearing its end. As one would expect I've not only gained academic knowledge, but I've also grown tremendously as a person and learned a few things about life along the way.

The first thing I learned at university is that adulting f*cking SUCKS, but there's no way around it when you are a student at a university. You need to make a conscious effort to grow up. You are responsible for managing your own time and getting things done before your deadline. You need to eat, sleep and shower without anyone reminding you to do so. You have fewer friends than you had in high school and you don't necessarily get to see them every day. As all your friends are now adults too, they are busy with their own lives.

Speaking of which, what also came to my knowledge, during the past couple of semesters, is that you really have to make an effort to get to know people and to make new friends as an adult. It doesn't matter who you were in high school, at university you get a clean slate. People are there because they want to get an education, not because they want a new group of friends. However, if you really want to make friends, it's not impossible. You just need to find your tribe.

The most valuable lesson I've learned at university so far was during class. Last semester, I attended a course about women and diversity in the US and my professor said something in class that I think I'll always remember. She said, "Your perspective is always interesting to write about." Mad props to her for being the coolest scholar I've ever had. Her classes were so empowering and she would always encourage her students to stay woke. I know that I'll always keep those words in mind. Everyone should have the right to express themselves through writing or any other art form. Our individual perspectives are unique to our personas and is worthy of being expressed.
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