Picture Diary / 26-31 October / Carrot Juice
Got shitloads of work to do in school right now. Remember the models we were making? We're doing a model in full scale now, and we only have three days to build the whole thing. So it's kinda crazy and by the time we went home today we had already been rolling around on the floor laughing at nothing (while working) for the past two hours, because we were so tired.
Btw, I don't know if I said but if any of you are offended by swear words on this blog, then too bad, because I don't care, and I will continue to do it. I don't believe in bad words, they're only as bad as you make them in your head. It's JUST words.
Gonna watch the new New Girl episode now, and then crash.
ps. I'm gonna do a review of the spiked loafers in the fifth picture someday soon, when I have the time. Promise! ds.
Belle Costume DIY videos
These are not tutorials, because I didn't actually know what I was doing when I did any of it, I just freestyled it together from memory of other people's real tutorials that I had watched earlier. If you want me to make tutorials, then let me know. I'm especially proud of the claw marks, they turned out really great, despite me not having any red make-up whatsoever, apart from lipsticks... (which is what I used).
Beauty and the Beast
Outfit credits: Vintage dress.
Best holiday of all. High-res photos will hopefully be up tomorrow. I started editing, but I'm not finished and I'm to tired now. I'm also working on videos of when I did the hair and make-up for you. I'm really having a ball with this. I wanna be beast attack Belle every day. Hopefully I'll have time to do poisoned/dead Snow White next weekend.
Listen to the bell
I'm doing my Belle Halloween costume today. I've done my hair, and I'll put on the rest of the make up after dinner. I'm doing claw marks across my face, and we have guests for dinner, so I don't want to scare them. Have to say I'm very pleased with how the hair turned out. I filmed doing it, so if it turned out alright I'll post it as some sort of tutorial/DIY thingy.
Talk to you laterZ!
For Sale - Shoes
Selling some of my shoes that I never use (all the ones in the picture above) on my tradera page, so I can afford some new ones. Among these are my Jeffrey Campbell Everest copies (no longer available), my DIY space wedges and my Dr Martens. I only ship within Sweden via my tradera, but if you're from someplace else and are interested in any of them and you pay the price of the auction or more, then contact me before November 4th, and I might be able to cancel the auction and sell them to you. But it HAS to be BEFORE November fourth, Swedish time. Tradera is in Swedish, but I'm pretty sure you'll be able to figure out sizes and stuff even if you speak another language, via google translate or something.
And the parties over
Outfit credits: H&M jacket, Cassels scarf, eBay distressed sweater and creepers, Dr Denim jeans, Topshop bag.
Yesterday's outfit. Sunglasses to cover my puffy eyes. Creepers was an extremely bad idea. I walked around in them for ten hours, shopping, and when I came home my feet ached so bad I couldn't even walk barefoot. I had to put fluffy socks on. But at least I looked fabulous. Although, unfortunatly my hair didn't stay quite this fabulous throughout the day.
And I finally bought myself a proper black lipstick. I found one at the new mall (Emporia). It's called Dawn and it's from Make Up Store (you find it at Kicks on Emporia). I got it 20% off too, so it was pretty great. I'll tell you what I think about it when I have had time to try it out some more (I have it on now!).
Picture Diary / 18-25 October / The lights are gone
I live to fight another day, despite my fall-kinda-depression. I want to like fall, I really do, there's so many good things about it, but I'm always more sad during this time of year. Some days I cry for the lamest reasons. I feel so silly about it because things aren't actually worse this time of year than any other. I just don't seem to handle the cold and the darkness very well.
There pictures are just so random I'm gonna have to tell you what/when they're all from. So:
1. Long story short: I played Death in a theatre workshop in school, based on an idea Hillevi and Lotta had for their project. Later Hillevi drew Death in a mask for that project and I decided it was me. So basically it's a drawing of me as Death in a mask by Hillevi.
2. IKEA. My second home. I regret nothing.
3.Whisky has learned that if he climbs on the rood and comes to sit outside my window I have to let him in and he gets some extra food or sweets.
4. Walk in the dark with my two best friends 5-evah.
5. Same walk. Lovisa bought Ben & Jerrys despite it being freezing cold.
6. My mums jacket. Thank you for spending three months of your child support on it when you were a kid.
7. Pissed of because Regina has been in a total of 36 seconds of OUaT's past two episodes. So I made a chart, because I have no life.
8. Luxury lunch with Sara because it's payday.
9. Grand opening of Emporia. A huge brand new mall that has everything, including my favourite grocery stores, only 15 minutes (by buss) from where I live!
10. Fancy-pants grande from Bikbok.
Hey, I made nine, my lucky number!
(Okay, turns out I missed one originally, so ten, not nine.)
The Torment of Others
Rewatching Wire in the Blood for at least the third time at the moment. I think this show has sort of shaped me as a person. British crime dramas have always been my go-to-shows. Always have and always will love it. And this was my first that really stuck with me. I was (am) very emotionally attached, and when they switched one of the main characters Carol Jordan (Hermione Norris) for Alex Fielding(Simone Lahbib) in series 4, that came on when I was fifteen or sixteen, I remember how all hell broke loose. Now find myself liking Alex more, and am only watching the series with her. Don't know why I'm telling you this, it was not where I was going. It just keeps being the one thing that always comes up when I talk about this show, you know. How they switched the main character in the middle of it. Just like that.
Anywa-hay, I realised I was probably about fourteen when I started watching this. It's kinda brutal for a fourteen year old. And I think it might be the basis of my fascination of serial killers and psycho/sociopathy.
Gonna stop bothering you and contine watching now. Sweet dreams.
Off with her head
Outfit credits: Vintage leather jacket, Monki shirt, Dr Denim jeans, Jeffrey Campbell/Solestruck.com boots, Topshop bag.
Vintage over-sized jackets seems to be my thing at the moment. And yes, I do wear my 8th Street boots pretty much every day still. They are, along with the backpack and apparently an oversized jacket/coat, my staples this fall.
It looks like I'm sleep deprived or have been punched in the face in all photos these days so... I don't know what the deal is. I take pictures without make up all the time. But the moisurizer, as I said before, makes me look all puffy in photos. And if I don't use it my face hurts. I can't win this battle.
BUT SOME GOOD NEWS: I'm gonna see THE KILLERS at Malmö Arena in March next year. If you have been around for a while you know that the Killers are about equal to Lady Gaga to me. I LOVE them. They were everything to me before I discovered Gaga, and I was pretty obsessed about them. I've seen them live once before in 2009, at the Hultsfred Festival. I don't like festivals in general, it's not really my scene, and I only went that one time because I REALLY wanted to see the Killers. I'm pretty sure they haven't been to Sweden since then, except for maybe just Brandon Flowers when he did his solo album (which I also love). I am super psyched about this and I fear I might have ruined my hearing a little more by listening to some old favourite songs to loudly in my headphones on the bus ride home. I've come to the conclusion that Read My Mind is my absolute favourite song of all, ever. Including all by Gaga.
Stars fading but I linger on
Model: Cecilia Hellström
Make-up: Malvina Johansson
Styling+art direction+photography: me
Outfit: vintage wedding dress, Jeffrey Campbell Everest boots.
This is mine and Malvina's model we're building for school. It's our black box in scale 1:25 and our scenography concept for the Dance of Death. It's not completely done here, but the general idea is that pretty much everything on stage is made from plexiglass, and are lit up in the edges with LED-strips (so it will look like in the second picture).
Pround to say that the fire place and chairs made of plexiglass is designed/drewn and made by me. Not the wooden chairs though, we only built those, didn't design them.
Credits: model: Cicci, make-up: Malvina, photography: me.
I had totally forgotten about these photos we took ages ago. I was gonna make a post with all of them, but my wifi keeps going offline, so I only managed to upload this one. So more to come, I guess. I'll post fashion credits then too.
Outfit credits: DIY dress, Jeffrey Campbell/Solestruck.com boots.
MATCHING OUTFIT FRIDAY
Nothing weird going on here. Obviously.
Outfit credits: DIY jacket, H&M scarf, New Look leggings, Gina Tricot Anhk earring, Jeffrey Campbell/Solestruck boots.
My new scarf reminds me of my grandma. In a good way. She has loads of smiliar ones that I used to play princess with as a child. That means I put on shitloads of them as dress and veil and ran around. I think I might have a photo of me doing just that with Sara and Lina (our cousin) somwhere. I'm gonna have to go look for that now. I remember always feeling really pretty dressed in grandma's scarfs. So lots of positive energy in that one.
I did take some photos of our project today, and I will post them later or tomorrow. I might not have time today, since I have lots of other stuff to do. Like eat. And sleep.
BUT, there was this one other thing that I set out to tell you about in this post, but per usual, I lost control of my own thoughts and writing. But back to the subject that I never started on: You might have noticed that my face looks a bit mushy lately, and that I don't use much makeup (like no eyebrows and stuff). You probably haven't, but I do, since, well, it's my face, and I get into my head that you do too. Anyhow, the reason behind his is that I am current medicating agaist acne, for real, like I-went-to-a-dermatologist-medicating. It's the second time I do this, but this time it's different, because I got this new cream that makes my skin very dry and it stings like a crazy bitch. So as a compliment to this I have to take a new moisturizer, and I try to avoid putting other stuff on my face. I'm kinda trying to just let it rest this time so that my acne can properly go away. Which is gonna result in me feeling like I look puffy in the face all the time, for a while. Hopefully it'll be worth it in the end. I just wanted to let you know I'm doing this, dunno why. But now you know.
Gonna get some food in me now, and some more Doctor Who rewatch. Cheerio!
It's a fashion statement
Or a tiny sleeping bag for mice. Awesome people will get at least one of those statements.
I've been in school for nine hours today, working on the project we're doing for class now. I've had my hands full and it completely slipped my mind to document the stuff we did. I'll take some pictures tomorrow so I can show you guys. We're doing a scenography concept for The Dance of Death by August Strindberg (sounds like an awesome play, I know, but it's really not), and building a model in scale 1:25. It's lots of fun, but lots of tiny details that need tp be perfect, or our teachers will complain. So, hard work. It's turning out pretty great though. As I said, I'll try and show you some stuff tomorrow.
And in the first picture you can see my Belle-dress. Awesome, right? It's faith I found it.
Gonna watch some Doctor Who series 2 now, then go sleeeeeep. Night!
Dazed and distracted, can't you tell?
Outfit credits: DIY jacket, Gina Tricot sweater, Monki shirt, Dr Denim/Carlings jeans, Shock scarf, Topshop backpack, Jeffrey Campbell/Solestruck.com boots, hat I don't know.
Did some sale+Halloween costume shopping today. Remember I said I wanted to be Belle from Beauty and the Beast? I was pretty certain that I was not going to be able to pull it of properly, because finding a yellow outfit that works is hard work in the fall. But today I found a absolutely PERFECT gown on second hand. It's a pastel yellow and insanely much like the one she wears in the ballroom scene. It was 200 SEK, which is a bit more than I planned on spending on the costume, but it was so amazing that I had to get it. When you see it you'll know what I mean. It's like it actually IS the Belle-dress.
So that's two of my planned for-no-reason-costumes in the bag. Now I just need a Pocahontas dress. My dream is to one day go to Disneyland on Halloween, dressed as a dead princess. That would have been so awesome. Does any of you guys know if they celebrate Halloween in Disneyland Paris like they do in Orlando? Or is the rest of Europe equally as lame as Sweden when it comes to Halloween celebrating and no one really makes an effort?
And I have another question for you guys: does anyone know of any long(er) lasting black lipstick? Because mine from Viva La Diva kinda sucks and lasts like less than an hour. I got it during my Goth-Loli era when I was fifteen and it was the only black one I could get hold of at all.
Need to get around and watch Castle now, bye babies!
We Are All Going To Die
Outfit credits: Gina Tricot hat, Weekday t-shirt, DIY jacket, H&M/DIY denim shorts.
Outfit credits: Vintage jacket, Gina Tricot sweater, home knitted scarf, Topshop backpack, JC leggings, Jeffrey Campbell / Solestruck.com boots.
Outfit from yesterday. I was at the theatre watching Gengångare & Zombies (Ghosts & Zombies) which is sort of a remake of Ibsen's play Ghosts. It's basically the same but with Zombies instead of Ghosts. It was amazing. Now, I don't like Ibsen in general, I think his plays are lame, but that was basically the only thing about it I didn't love. They really turned it into something super exciting. If you live in Malmö or nearby I very much recomend you go see it, because it's really brilliant.
I've been clearing out my closets of summer clothes and lots of other crap that's been laying around being gros and taking up space. I've also switched spring/summer jackets for fall/winter coats. Very productive of me, but now my back hurts like a bitch. It was mainly my "walk-in" closets that needed clearing out, and the ceiling in the larger one is so low that not even I, who's like 160cm, can't stand up straight. Not very pleasant in the long run.
Gonna go to my parents house now, because I'm late for le dinner. Cheerio!
A wondrous place
Outfit cedits: Vintage jacket, New Look dress, home knitted scarf, eBay creepers, sunglasses from London souvenir shop.
I have actually taken outfit photos for you several times this week, when I had transferred them to the computer the other day I noticed that they were all, like, black. I had forgotten to change back the settings from the taekwondo competiton I was at last weekend, from a really fast shutter speed, to half automatic, which is my standard setting for when I take outfit photos. And naturally it was not light enough in my living room for such high shutter speed. First world problemz.
I'm in a very annoying place with my real hair right now. It's not short enough to be cool and edgy anymore, but not long enough to actually be long. It's that inbetween period which is just weird. And on top of that I have terrible roots and no money to buy dye.
I'm really feeling how the post title doesn't fit the post content. It's actually refering to the fact that I plan on watching Aladdin 2 (the return of Jafar) later, after the new 30Rock episode. I'm so into the old Disney movies at the moment, in case you haven't noticed. I plan on being pretty much all Disney princesses for halloween, even though I'm highly likely to NOT attend any parties whatsoever. But that's just how I roll. I wanna dress up as dead Snow White, dead Belle and (regular) Pocahontas at the very least. Just for the sake of it. I wanna be the Evil Queen too, but I doubt I can afford to put together a badass enough costume for that. 'Cause nothing less than Lana Parrilla-style will do. Obviously.
ANYHOOOOW, I wasn't even gonna tell you about that. This whole post is pretty much freestyled together. That's what happens when I don't have anything of real importance to tell you. I just go with the flow and then it usually gets out of hand. Gonna watch these things I said earlier now. I hope you guys are having a good night or whatever, cheerio!
Colors of the Wind
Sorry, guys, but my wi-fi is currently living a life of it's own and won't let me upload pictures. Hopefully I'll be able to do it again very soon, but in the meantime you'll just gonna have to suffer through the lameness that this blog will be.
Beauty and the Beast yesterday, today Aladdin and tomorrow Pochontas. Cried 1/3 so far, lets see if I keep the good work up!
Tale as old as time
Outfit credits: Jacket from some shop in Paris, home-knitted sweater, Gina Tricot belt, DIY/H&M boots. Don't know about the hat. And lets just say my hair did not stay in braids for long.
Could have modelled for a knitting magazine, right?
Or rather, my face. First yesterday, then today. I totally plan on editing the outfit photos from yesterday later. Just gonna chill for a while, eat something and watch something first. I'm not gonna sleep, because that's a bad idea. Plan on watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast today at some point. And I've decided that Pocahontas is my favourite Disney princess. In case you wanted to know. I hope she turns up in Once at some point. I should totally play her though. Because I obviously look SO much like a native American.
Sneak peek. Full outfit will be up for you when I have time to edit more. Need to sleep now.
ps. Once Upon a Time's Regina/Evil Queen/Lana Parrilla is breaking my heart in the new season. Kudos to hrt for everything that's actually good about the show. Still hate everyone else though. ds.
Day XXX - Something from your favourite store
Last day, YAYUS. Anyhooow, these boots are actually DIY's made from pieces from H&M clothes. I picked H&M as my favourite store because I really don't have one and I think it's kinda cool that we're from the same country and all. And I was wearing these today, so...
The actual boots were 75 SEK on sale (and my mum payed for them so really I got them "for free") and the aztec-kinda-native-american pattern knit things are sleaves from an old knitted shirt I chopped to pieces because I didn't like the model anymore. Basically I just put them on the boots and that was it. I did it this morning and it took like two minutes. It's all because I'm so into the Luxury Jones boots on Solestuck, but never in my life would I buy them because they're insanely overpriced. Especially when you can easily make your own smiliar boots for like nothing. They're knee-high and I think they're pretty awesome. And having them on makes me want to bouce everywhere all the time, like a crazy person.
I took outfit photos with these this morning. We'll see if I end up editing anything tonight, or if the pics even turned out good. But hopefully you'll see my beauties in their full glory sometime soon.
Day XXIX - Something that is your favourite brand
Vivienne Westwood ♥
Highly doubt this piece is the real thing though, since Sanna got it for me in Camden in London. But it's quite quality and well made for a knock-off.
Other favourite brands of mine are Alexander McQueen and Ginvenchy. And I'm a bit into Balmain at the moment as well.
Day XXVIII - An outfit you are ashamed to say you wore
Yeah, again, I'm not doing this because of reasons said in the day 26 challenge. Besides I wouldn't really have any pictures.
I'm away today, so this is cued. Fitting that the post I can't really do is on the day I can't make a post.
Matching Outfit Friday / Going away
Hillevi and I have matching outfit fridays. Some days we match for real, and some days it takes a little creativity. Nothing weird going on here.
I'm going away over the weekend. I'm going to Gothenburg with my family for a taekwondo competition. I'll be home again sometime on sunday evening. I have cued the shorest and lamest challenge post yet for you tonight. And that says a lot because the last one was only a picture of a hat. Hopefully I'll be home in time to make the sunday challenge before I crash.
Day XXVII - A hat
Day XXVI - A mismatched outfit that you’d never wear
(go wild: earrings, belts, crazy skirts etc)
Sorry guys, but it's just not going to happen. I can't bring myself to do it. I don't know how to anymore. Because basically, my fashion sense when I was fifteen was MISMATCH in capital letters. I think I empitied it all out then. Can't do it anymore. Instead I'm gonna show you these pictures from when I was indeed fifteen, because it's very relevant to the topic of the challenge and I feel like sharing this stuff. I wish I had better examples of my mismatch/over-matching way of dressing, but like for a lot of other people my age, all photos from our younger teenage years are lost from when our parent's old computer broke down years ago. I was kinda Goth-loli/Decora, and you can google it, if you feel like researching.
I don't look back and think I was crazy for putting this shit on. It's a time of my life and a part of the development of my personal style that I value very highly, and it has a big part in making me who I am today. I don't for a second regret any fashion choices I ever made. And I believe that if you do, and I realize how pretentious I sound saying this, then you can't be that comfortable with yourself.
It's like with everything else about me that people complain to me about. You can mock me for having been wapanese, emo, punk rocker (which is the one thing I absolutely never was, but have been called the most times), being hipster or whatever. I'm not ashamed, I don't care and most of all, in the words of Amy Poehler,: I don't fucking care if you like it.
Day XXV - Shoes you love but hardly wear
It's not them, it's me. Really. They're comfortable and easy to walk in, but they absolutely KILL my feet after a very short while. It's because my feet are weird, not the shoes. In the begining it was no problem, but the pain I get has gotten a lot worse lately. Most shoes kill my feet after a while these days, but these are the worst. I literally can't walk after a couple of hours. I know this because I wore them to school once for a whole day and at the end of it I wanted to chop my feet of so the pain would go away. I think it's because of the all-wood heel and platform that makes it harder for the shoe to form after my feet in the area where it hurts. If I were a sane person I'd sell them, since I won't be able to use them much unless I have surgery again, but I love them SO much. They were my first JC's and I've loved them dearly since the first time I ever even saw a picture of them. They are my own personal heartbreakers.
I don't know if I've written about this, but the problem I have with my feet is that I have Hallux Valgus. Now, this is very common, and as I understand it it doesn't hurt for all people. At least not much and not until you're older. It's treatable through surgery. I started feeling pain when I was 15, and had surgery on both of my feet, right one in '07 and left in '09. The pain went away completely a while after this, but for the past six months it's been coming back in my left foot. I'm really dreading having another surgery, because I still have serious scarring from the first times and just the thought about them cutting it open again creeps me out. And I'm not even sensitive to that shit. Besides, it's only been three years since last time? How much doesn't that suck? I can't go through life having my feet cut open and bone sawn into every three to five years? Which means I have to live with the pain and not be able to wear my favourite shoes longer than a few hours. It's a bummer, but what can you do? First world problems and all that.
But guys, if you have what I have and if you're in pain because of it: have surgery. If you're lucky it goes away the first time and it'll never bother you again. Those three pain free years totally made it worth it!
Like me on facebook
I decided to make a proper facebook page for myself. It's mainly for me as an artist and it's linked to my art website, but, you know, also a little bit for me as a blogger/person/alien-human hybrid/whatever, so if you like my blog/lookbook/twitter/tumblr and stuff you can like it as well.
The reason behind the sudden decision to make a actual page is partly for future-carrier/promotion purposes, but also as sort of a community where I can talk to my "fans", that I don't know in real life. So if you wanna talk to me, this is the place. 'Cause I'd love to talk to you (unless you're weird in the bad way). Gonna try and keep it all un-pretentious. So yeah, go ahead and like, pretty please!
Day XXIV - Your favourite pair of shoes
Le obvious choice.
Day XXIII - An article of clothing/ accessory that you consider lucky
These are my lucky crosses. Despite what you may think, it's not for religious purposes. I don't know why I consider them lucky. I think I've just been wearing them on a lot of good days and there's a lot of positive energy about them for me.