Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Some comments on Chanel Pre-Fall 2008...

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas eve with good company, fantastic food and amazing presents. I'm quite happy about how Christmas turned out this year and now I'm looking forward to New Year's Eve. But even though the new year is just around the corner and the spring 2008 collections have been around for a while now, I still don't feel like writing about spring fashion. I'm sure the weather will be quite unpleasant the next couple of months and only the thought of wearing shorts brings chills up my spine. So, instead, I've been looking trough the Pre-Fall 2008 collections. The outfits from Chanel stole quite a lot of my attention and I think I've spent the last hour or so looking trough the photos and studying all the details with interest.

I'm not sure if I like this collection at all, but there has to be a reason why I find these outfits so interesting. Have you ever felt like this about a collection? That you can't really decide if you like it, or not? Of course you have. Well, that's how I feel about this pre-fall. Is there anything that blows my mind about this collection? No. Do I think there something about the outfits that really stand out? No, not really. Has this all been done before? Yes, or at least some of it. But then on the other hand, does the collection have some interesting pieces? Yes, absolutely. Would I like to wear some of these things? Okay, so the answer to this one is quite obvious... of course I would -it's Chanel. But anyway...

One of the things I absolutely adore with this pre-fall has to be the amazing collection of shoes. If I could trot around in a pair of purple, or the cool pair of black and white flat shoes I would feel like the luckiest person in the world. If Santa Claus really loved be, they should have been under my Christmas tree by now! The silver platform shoes look amazing as well. I had to smile when I saw that some of the shoes resembles Norwegian 'bunadsko' worn with the national costume. Maybe I should start wearing them as my everyday shoes, but I'm sure I would get quite a lot of strange looks here in Norway. People would probably wonder why on earth someone would want to wear uncomfortable bunadsko without their national costume :P

The knit skirts are interesting too. I really want the short one in the middle picture. The shape of the skirts and dresses in this collection are interesting. I like the sort of balloon shape and then fitted at the bottom. I'm a little unsure how good they would look with warm wool tights though...

Ooooh, interesting hair! I really like this hairdo, even though I could never wear anything like it myself because I'm so tall. But I guess it's good for anyone who wants to add some extra height ;) But what I don't get is the sort of sweatband looking thing she has around the top (third picture)... is this some sort of attempt to bring Cory Kennedy's style to the catwalk? It looks ridiculous. Bleh.

Now, a thing I don't like about the collection at all. What's up with the tacky eyeliner? I'm sorry, but the Amy Whinehouse look has never appealed to me. I know it's supposed to look like they've just slapped it on without caring. Rebellious. Decadent. Whatever. It just isn't working for me. It's just too much and the make-up looks trashy.

Pictures: Style.com

Monday, December 24, 2007

Work, work, work!

So I had to work on the 24th this year... it went surprisingly well even though I had a hard time getting up in the morning. Because of the lack of posts lately I might as well post some pictures of what I wore to work today. The beige cardigan is new, actually.... and the rest is old.

Scarf: H&M
Top: only,
bik bok
Cardigan: from the store I work at

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Ew, I feel terrible about not updating my blog lately. A lot has been going on and I haven't had the inspiration to make any new posts. But keep visiting, I'll make some new posts soon! Now, a toast for Christmas, a happy New Year ....aaaand blogging ;)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It's a country life...

pictures: ELLE, facehunter, mixologies

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Oh-so-glamorous <3

Me and a friend went to see The Golden Compass today. The movie was great and I can't wait to see the other movies in this adventurous trilogy. The thing I liked the most about the movie was, of course, the clothes. Nicole Kidman looked stunning! I've never been a big fan of her and don't care much for her style... but after seeing this movie... sigh! I wish I could look just like she does in this movie and wear all the fantastic outfits. All the sets and dresses looked so glamorous! I found a few movie stills... I wish I could find some of her outfits and not just her perfect make-up and hair. The golden sequin dress and white outfit she wore in the end of the movie are my two favourites.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

New black dress

Celebrated my friend's birthday this Saturday and bought a new black dress (from b-young) for the special occasion. A few pictures :)

Hope everyone had a nice weekend, what did you wear? ;)

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Lifestyle Buzz shows us why the Miu Miu Matelasse Leather Tote is a work of art.

What's Haute wants to know if you think Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. handbag is haute or not.

Lust after the stunning Tiffany Drop Earrings at Designer Sense.

Find out how you can win a free clutch at Sephora courtesy of The Beauty Counter.

Who knew Little Red Riding Hood was such a popular fashionista? Fashionably Cute did.

Diva In A Carry On can’t recommend the Hilton El Conquistador Resort to traveling divas everywhere enough. Find out why this resort is the ideal travel destination.

Pink Rock Candy has compiled a list of 30 items every woman needs.

Designer Planet showcases the beauty of Mulleavy’s Heart Brooch.

Señora Cartera has a Louis Vuitton holiday gift guide everyone can use.

Fashion Fling gives us the details on the fabulous sale going on at Tobi. Don’t miss out on the savings.

Marvel at the exquisite Valentino Patent Histoire Bag and its’ hefty price tag at Elite Choice.

Kenneth Jay Lane’s latest jewelry creation has Style Talk thinking of Egypt.

Find out which inexpensive product So Frugalicious discovered is the trick to re-stimulating eyebrow growth.

Spork Fashion is raving about fashion’s latest documentary, Lagerfeld Confidential.

Discover the unique beauty of the Crystal Crater Bracelet at Designer Tips.

Friday, December 07, 2007

ADAM minus EVE

Sorry for my lack of updates this week, been terribly busy ;(

To be honest I'm a little disapointed about ADAM + EVE changing the name to ADAM. I don't like the new name, but I'm in love with the collection. There's something about their signature style that has always appealed to me. Sporty and quite tomboyish, yet very feminine. I know it's a little early thinking about spring (at least here in Norway... it's freezing cold outside!), but I just had to share my favourite look for spring. Loose shorts/mini, long v-neck top, black bikini top, cute flats and a nice tailored jacket... sigh... Not sure about the headscarf, but whatever... looks good on the catwalk.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Some fall favourites

Saturday was amazing.
I haven't thought about anything else for the last couple of days.

Got home early today, slept for a few hours and then spent the rest of the day looking at pictures I've saved on my computer. Here's some fall inspiration...

Friday, November 30, 2007

Designer Tips hearts the Burberry Heather Tote and so do we.

Lifestyle Buzz extols the virtues of celebrity fave Alterna Ten Shampoo.

Find out which ‘cruise’ handbags rate the best at What's Haute.

Designer Sense has all the details on Chantecaille’s latest beauty product.

Discover Incoco’s Dry Nail Applique at The Beauty Counter.

Fashionably Cute has the scoop on Louis Vuitton’s latest handbag and accessories launch – it’s all cute!

Diva In A Carry On found the perfect carry on tote for those divas who want their travel accessories to have a “purpose”.

Pink Rock Candy brings us news of Target’s latest designer collaboration.

Feast your eyes on Estee Lauder’s exotic Butterfly Compact over at Designer Planet.

Señora Cartera is smitten with the many faces of YSL’s Catwalk Flap Bag.

Shop Adasa’s massive sale courtesy of Fashion Fling.

Elite Choice spotlights Cartier’s stunning and very expensive Anne Moen Bullitt royal diamond necklace.

Discover the unique Dior Python Babe Bag at Style Talk.

So Frugalicious shows us how to be frugal and look fabulous for the upcoming holiday party season.

Spork Fashion reviews The Tokyo Look Book. Find out if this selection is worth your time and money.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Busy weekend!

Scarf: Only, Coat: Carla F, Bracelet: H&M, Sweater dress: H&M, Purse: Morris, Tights: H&M, Shoes: Vagabond.

It looks like this is going to be a pretty busy weekend, so sadly I won't have much time to update my blog until Monday. Met up with Inger today, which was great because I haven't seen her in a while. I ate the best chicken bagel ever at this place called Glipp. Also, Kristin went to the hairdresser today and got a perm! A PERM! She's awesome and it looks fantastic on her. I wish I had a picture ;)

Friday: School and then I have to go straight to work. Won't be home earlier than 10 at night. Probably tired, straight to bed.

Saturday: Have to work from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. Then I'm going out to eat with my dad... I'm in the mood for some Mexican food. Going out with some friends... I think I might drink wine this weekend instead of the usual beer. Hm..

Sunday: Erm, probably a bit hungover. Have to help my uncle with the new apartment and then I've been invited to Malin's place to hang out and make Christmas decorations with some girls from my class. Might be fun.

Have a nice weekend, everyone :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

pictures: elle, polyvore

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Must have mustard.

Look at my pretty new dress from H&M! :)

Monday, November 26, 2007

My new gray boots

(haha at lame myspace angles)
So, I've been buying a lot of new shoes lately...
Today I found a fantastic pair of boots when I decided to take a quick look trough a shoe store before catching the bus home. They fit perfectly and are so comfortable to wear. The fact that they look great with jeans is just a bonus ;)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A hairy post.

Sometimes it's just ridiculously amusing to look trough the keyword analysis and read what sort of keywords people have used to find my website. The other day I laughed so hard at some of the keywords and had a 'wtf?!' moment. For some strange reason I get a lot of hair-related hits on my blog...

Okay, fair enough. I've searched hair a couple of times myself. If you're looking for hairstyle inspiration the internet is a great source. I find it really inspiring to look trough the backstage photos at style.com. Here are some of the pictures I have in my lookbook. The first picture of Claudia Merikula from the Tuleh f/w 06 has to be my favourite. The colour of her hair looks fantastic and the make-up is just perfect. Very glam ;) I'm a big fan of long hair and I cry every time I have to cut mine. But short hair works very well for some people. What do you guys prefer, short or long?

"gok wan's hair"
Ooooh! I love Gok! His show is fantastic! I'm not a big fan of his hair though, to be honest...

"how should i style my very short boyish haircut for a formal dance?"
Hmmm, well I'm probably not the best person to ask because I've never had much luck with short hair. Once I cut my hair short in Paris and cried for a week, then I cut my hair short again two years later and wanted to die. But if short boyish hair works for you, great! For a formal dance I guess you would want your hair to look a little more feminine than usual thinking you're probably going to wear a really pretty dress and killer heels. Well, I would go for something like the "hair brooch" from Christian Lacroix's f/w 07 show, or maybe some "feather hair" Nina Ricci style.

Then it started to get a little weird...

"pictures of asian hair to become chocolate brown"

"i'm asian but i have some red hair"

"hairy strawberry girl"

"thoughts about hairy girl"


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Some new stuff

I haven't done a lot of shopping lately because I never seem to have the time anymore, but I bought some stuff yesterday. I got my eyebrows done as well and I'm super happy with them! The lady I went to was so nice and did my eyebrows exactly how I wanted them. Afterwards she put on really nice make-up and gave me a free chamomile cream. Now that's what I call service! Unfortunately I didn't catch her name, but I'll just have to find out who she is the next time I'm getting them done. She made me feel pretty, yay :P

Oh yes, the stuff! Well, I bought two new pairs of shoes from Vagabond. I really love this brand because of the quality... and of course their shoes look great too. Another reason why I love Vagabond is because they actually make shoes in bigger sizes for us tall people with big feet ;) It's really hard to find winter shoes that are warm and still look cool, but I'm quite happy with these! I also bought a new scarf (again). Now, some pictures...

Friday, November 23, 2007

It's my birthday!

It's my birthday! It's sucks having a cold right now because that means I have to stay sober tonight and go to bed early!!! Not so happy about that. Oh well, it's weekend every weekend -right? ;) But I've had a great birthday so far! Mental Blog and thought this would be the perfect day to share some random facts about myself, so here we go...

1) I have a scar under my left eyebrow. When I was younger my pet bunny scratched me somehow :P

2) I'm addicted to tea and drink unhealthy amounts of it every single day...

3) I'm not a big fan of chocolate (I know! Like one in a million...) and never get "sugar kicks". Instead I crave salty snacks and fatty burgers :\

4) I never leave home without a scarf because it's my favourite accessory <3

5) I don't mind making a fool of myself and to be frank people who are annoy me. It's such a waste of time worrying about what strangers think of you, because they really don't care anyway...

6) I'm a big spender. I should be more responsible and think about my future because having some savings would be a big advantage later in life... but there are so many fun things to spend money on. I just can't resist.

7) I hardly ever get jealous and if I do I tell the person. People should learn to be happy when things go well for someone else because jealousy is so self destroying ;)

...so I have no idea who's been tagged. If you want me to tag you please leave a comment and tell me!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Hello, new best friend.

...and worst enemy.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I actually got to know velocitygirl trough livejournal, then later I discovered her fantastic polyvore gallery. This girl has an amazing eye for detail and styling. I would love to see some more sets because she hasn't really updated her gallery lately... still the small collection of sets is worth a mention :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Alexander McQueen

Seriously, this man never seems to fail his audience. His collections have never disappointed me and I don't think they will in the future either. I think his spring/summer 08 collection looks fantastic and the fact that it's a tribute to the late Isabella Blow makes it even better. The headpieces, feathers, butterflies... beyond great :)

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