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 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 ;) 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 :)

Monday, November 19, 2007

What I should be spending money on...

I miss the days when I could just spend the money I earned on anything I wanted. When I got my paycheck I used to buy some new clothes, maybe a bit of make-up as well and if I had any money left I would buy some more. But lately I have hardly bought any new clothes at all. When I went to London and Manchester the trip cost me quite a lot so I didn't have much money to buy anything while I was there. Then I had to pay my share of the van I bought with some of my friends, which was quite a lot. Like that wasn't enough my school sent me like five bills I had to pay (for books, id card etc.)... my mom even had to help me out with some of them and I can't remember the last time I asked her for money. I was also going on a trip to Oslo with some of my friends, but had to cancel because... well it's expensive. But now I finally have some money on my hands and with my birthday just around the corner I'm expecting a little extra as well :P So I've been thinking a lot about what I'm going to spend my money on... any suggestions? No, saving them is not an option.

Getting my eyebrows done.
I can't remember the last time I went to a saloon and got my eyebrows done. At the moment they are pale, shapeless and in great need of some waxing. I want them to be really dark and thick. I looked trough a magazine the other day and found a picture of a model with really nice eyebrows that I'm bringing with me to the saloon. I hope they can get mine to look somewhat like in the picture.

Finally doing something about my dark roots.
I can't remember the last time I bleached my hair and now the dark roots are getting out of hand. It's gone from 'will do something about it soon' to pure neglect. It looks horrible, just horrible! And I know darker roots are supposed to be trendy right now, but they are showing just a little too much on me. I'm still debating whether I should let my hairdresser do it, or just buy a pack of bleach at the store myself. We'll see...

Going for something more sporty.
I signed up for a membership at the best health center in town and I've started working out regularly. But the thing is I've never really worked out before so my "fitness wardrobe" is in desperate need of some updating. Right now I only have some large cotton tees, tights, old ugly sweatpants... I didn't even have a sports bra until recently! You get the picture, right? I also need a toiletry bag (that's what it's called?) to carry my make-up and things like that in. I work out from 6am-7am in the morning three times a week, so I really need to remember things like shower gel, deodorant and make-up... if not I'm in trouble :P

Find some new shoes to trot around in.
I've been thinking about buying new shoes for a while now. At the moment I just have some pairs of old old converse shoes and flats not suitable for the cold weather. It's impossible to make an outfit look good unless you have the right shoes. I think buying a few pairs will be a good investment ;)

Scarves, scarves, scarves.
I never leave the house without wearing a scarf. The clothing store I work at has the best selection of scarves and shawls in town, so I appreciate the employee discount we get. One of the women I work with once said "you buy scarves more often than other people buy socks, Camilla." Well, it's time to get some new ones!

A new jacket, perhaps?
That would be nice. I have a green jacket i bought in the men's department at H&M... that's about it. I would love a light gray or camel coloured jacket this winter.

This is only the beginning of my list, actually. There are so many things I want to spend money on... so what are you guys buying to update your fall/winter wardrobe?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Plaids, plaids, plaids

Picture: 3. 1 Phillip Lim

I feel like I woke up one morning and all of a sudden plaids were everywhere. I don't know exactly what I've missed out on... clothes with plaids haven't exactly been a favourite of mine, even though I desperately wanted a red and black plaid jacket from H&M once.

I don't know exactly why I dislike plaids. Maybe it's because I associate them with awkward plaid skirts i used to wear when I was younger, or perhaps there's some other reason...

Anyway how do you feel about this trend?

I went ahead and made a few outfits with polyvore to convince myself plaids can be wearable. I would actually wear these...

And everyone is talking about the television show based on the gossip girl books. I haven't seen it yet, but I hear the actors wear lots of pretty clothes. I hope it airs in Norway soon... if not I'll have to download some episodes ;) Anyway, I found this screenshot of one of the actors when I was reading & For The Love Of Fashion today. A great way to wear plaids :)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fierce Factor is a new competition on livejournal to find aspiring stylist. Each cycle has six rounds and there are four different types of challenges:

  • The contestants will be styling outfits for "clients" such as celebrities, television personalities and models.
  • All the contestants will have to work with a piece of clothing, or some sort of accessory and create their own outfit around it.
  • The contestants will get descriptions of scenarios/events and do their best to come up with an outfit for it.
  • Trends. The contestants create outfits showing how to wear the decided trend.

With each challenge, one person will be the winner, and one person will be eliminated.
Who's the winner and eliminated is decided by votes from the community members and judges.

You don't need any graphic skills to compete in this contest -simply a account so you can put outfits together with a few simple clicks. If you don't have a polyvore account you can sign up for free, or simply provide links to the items you use for your outfit.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hate shopping for jeans?

If there's one thing I don't like about shopping it has to be looking for jeans. Finding the right pair of jeans is just so hard. I'm very tall so if everything fits perfectly the legs are usually too short. If that's not the problem, then the colour of the denim is all wrong. And just when I believe I've found the right pair of jeans they turn out to be too big and start sagging when it's too late to return them... sigh... anyway, there are websites that can make the jeans problem a little easier. My personal favourite has to be It's site where you can plug your measurements, height, weight, answer a few simple questions about your jeans and how you like them to fit and it pulls some for you. I did a quick search and they found 21 jeans I can now consider :D
Nice? Nice.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Dress the Charlotte Ronson way

About the designer
She was born in London and raisen in New York. riends took notice of her distinctive style, customized vintage tees and tanks, and asked her to create pieces for them, which is how it all started. Ronson has developed a signature design aesthetic that is known for its feminine sensibility, and her originality in design continues to grow and mature each season, offering a full clothing collection and accessory line.

shoes, skirt, cardigan, bracelet, necklace, bag, blouse, earrings

Monday, November 12, 2007

Soulk!d. This seventeen year old t-shirt maker and aspiring DJ/Stylist from Brooklyn, New York has a fantastic polyvore gallery with a fantastic selection of sets. Her outfits look urban and really stand out from all the other crap people upload to the website. It's hip, it's fresh, it's fashion.
Thank you, Soulk!d.

Here are a few of my personal Soulk!d favourites. If you're interested in product details, please check out her polyvore gallery ;)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

To be honest, I really like stylemob. It's much better than stylediary and the people there are more fashionable. I'm not as active there as I would like to be because I never remember to take pictures of what I'm wearing... and lately I haven't done much shopping so my wardrobe is rather uninteresting :P Anyway, the website is great if you're looking for inspiration! Here are a few of my favourites at the moment...

I love elocin's grey outfit. The minidress is really cute, don't you think? I'm also a big fan of scarves and knit hats. Personally, I've never really solved the mystery on how to look good with hats, but this girl obviously has. The boots are cute too :)

Lindsay at stylemob has some great pictures of her outfits. I especially love this one of her wearing purple tights. They look awesome with the simple white dress and golden necklace. I've been looking for some purple tights for a while now. When I buy and wear them with something I'll post pictures, for sure ;)

Jen at stylemob. I love the skirt she's wearing! And the cute shoes! And the fun posing! :D I really want a high waist miniskirt, but it's so hard to find a nice simple one.

risse and another one of jen. I really love the black skirt risse is wearing. I found one at oasis a while back, but didn't have enough money to buy it :'( oh well, maybe I'll find something like it in the future... The brown belt and boots work really well with the cute dress.

I love this dress. the girl calls herself peoplehavegerms :P

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