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Happy New Year!

31.12.10

photo via coco+kelly

TLC

28.12.10

Winter has crept up on me and I'm feeling a bit feverish. Time for some Tender Loving Care, aka me time in the bathroom. I've stocked up on some beauty essentials: body oil, soothing lip balm, captivating showergel, scented candles, perfumed shampoo etcetera. All that and a good night's sleep will get me in tip-top shape for New Year's eve.
photos via thisworks, diptyque, shu uemura, korres, philosophy & rosebud salve

Yeti

26.12.10

Okay, so judging by the looks I get when I wear my new furry boots people don't get the Yeti look Chanel came up with for AW 10/11. I'm hooked however. It's the first winter I don't have cold feet and am now contemplating buying a fur coat, fur stole and fur hoodie. Faux fur, here I come!
photos via the sartorialist, stockholmstreetstyle & stylebymarina

Merry Christmas!

24.12.10

Fait main

22.12.10

Just received a package from the postman. The book I had ordered has finally arrived: Paris - made by hand. Talented stylist Pia Bijkerk has collected the adresses for more than 50 shops and ateliers where you can buy all things handmade. She guides you trough Paris on a treasure hunt for unique designer objects and vintage finds. Can't wait for my next visit, who knows what I'll find...

Cute hat

21.12.10

photo via mr newton

Back to black

19.12.10

Because black is, and will always be, one of my favourite colors for clothes. 
photos via stockholmstreetstyle, zac posen & anywho.dk

Checks mate

13.12.10

Ever since I first saw the guys from William Lawson on screen in their tartan skirts, I've loved checked clothes. A checked shirt gives an instant fresh and young look, thus it's a staple in my wardrobe.

photos via punkyb, elle, stockholmstreetstyle & the glamourai

Gold fever

10.12.10

The holiday parties are around the corner and after searching the perfect party dress, it's time to figure out what make-up to wear. Inspired by the recent metallic mania on the runways and Hollywood diva Marlene Dietrich, who was rumoured to have gold dust sprinkled on her hair to gleam on film, I think gold is a good choice. Flirty lips with golden lipstick, luminescent skin,  shimmery eyes and to top off a warm, musky scent.

photos via chanel, nars, yvl, armani, mac & vogue.it

Outerwear

7.12.10

Winter is kicking in and it's getting colder every day. The first snow has fallen, time to get my warm winter coats out of storage. And maybe buy myself an extra one, because I felt inspired looking at the pictures below...
photos via stockholm streetstyle & the sartorialist

Santa stuff

3.12.10

photo via bright bazaar

In a couple of weeks it's Christmas and we'll get stuffed with delicious food. But that also means: a big tree with lots and lots of presents underneath! I've already bought most of the gifts on my list for friends&family. For those of you that still have to start their Christmas shopping, here are some online shops with beautiful stuff that will put a smile on everybody's face:
*www.allthingsoriginal.com - for creative gifts from upcoming designers
*www.herzensart.com - for funny tableware and paper products 
*www.lilyandlionel.com - for beautiful scarves that complement every outfit
*www.orlakiely.com - for funky 60s inspired clothing, accessories and tableware 
*www.bloomsburystore.com - for more than 1.000 gifts that will make everyone happy
*www.manjoh.com - for designer jewellery in little boxes
*www.carluccios.com - for gift boxes full of delicious Italian food
*www.su-shi-shop.com - for original handbags and clutches in Spanish leather
*www.waterstones.com - for must reads, cookbooks and travel guides
Ready...set...start shopping!

I'm dreaming of a white kitchen

1.12.10

Europe is covered in snow and apart from dreaming of a white Christmas, I also have visions of the beautiful white kitchen I want in my new place. I'm still looking for that dream-appartment, but already have a moodboard ready with pictures of thé kitchen. I hope to be making Christmas dinner in my brand spanking new kitchen next year...

photos via living etc & annaleenashemblogspot

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