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My hair routine

    My daily hair routine is surprisingly easy.. I've never really had the patience or interest to spend too much time on it, as I tend to want to keep it mostly natural. I've inherited the thick locks from my father.. don't get me wrong he's hair is about an inch long but has no signs of baldness. So no extensions needed and I am forever grateful.

    I've had everything from black hair to short hair but during the past 5 years I've been adding highlights to work towards restoring the original blond shade, while keeping the lenght.. in fact I think a dreaded touch-up might be in order again..

    I wash my hair about 3 times a week with John Frieda curly shampoo and conditioner, even if I don't have super curly hair, it enhances and defines the waves.. I do this at night and them I go to bed with wet hair...

    In the morning I look like a troll but I'm mostly fine with that. To get shine and definition I use this Dreamcoat spay that's actually made for horses... (yess really) works wonders and as a tangle teezer, but unless you want to be moonwalking for the next 3 months, apply it over a bathtub or outside because it makes your floor very slippery!

    To get more definition to the curls I occasionally spay my dry hair with a mix for water and sea salt.

    But now let's introduce the dry shampoo. If you are not using it yet, this product will change your life. I use Batiste, they sell it at drugstores in a million different colours and fragrances. I go through about a bottle a week and it could not be better value for money, as it only costs a few pounds! I use it every single day in the roots of my hair, it gives a newly washed look and a matte finish. I love this stuff!!!!

    So there you have it, I aim for the most natural look and sometimes it even means using products made for animals, but what could be more natural than that.

    Hope you liked it! If there is something hair realted you would like to ask.. you can do it on twitter.


A little piece of winter

    lindex poncho
    american apparel shirt
    zara bag

    photos by stefanie
    This poncho scarf was a gift from when I went to see lindex's new campaign launch a few weeks ago.. I now realize how optimistically I packed only summer clothes to finland, so this little piece of winter came quite handy... It's that lovely time of year when shorts worn with a thick knit, or a long fur paired with open toe sandals totally makes sense.


Chasing dasies

    isabel marant top
    gina tricot jeans
    asos boots

    photos by stefanie

    Another sunny day, or for me another great day to wear a beautiful kimono. I nowadays tend to say that I collect kimonos.. it justifies me to keep adding them to my collection, insted of being embarrassed for owning one in every colour... This one is from the 'chasing dasies' collection from Arnhem and the newest addition to my fall wardrobe.

pools and rooftops

    thrifted top, Siwy denim shorts, Karen Walker sunglasses, Coach satchel, Rachel Comey Miner boots

    Stopped by the Standard in downtown LA before driving back to SF with some friends. I arrived at the tail end of the party since I'd been hanging out with my family and getting lunch at Boiling Crab in Alhambra. SO FREAKING GOOD. Anyway I knew I wasn't missing much at the Standard other than overpriced drinks so I didn't really care about missing the pool party. I don't really go out much when I'm visiting family in LA anyway. Right now I'm hanging out with my younger brother and cousin who are up visiting from LA and are here for one more night. Sorry for being so M.I.A. this week!


    "Le premier bonheur du jour" - Os Mutantes

Matte grip

    Might just be the sexiest pair I've worn.. I'm in total ooze over the matte black leather that looks almost like rubber, or those matte finish cars with obnoxious drives. Anyway, I'm now more than ever in love with everything Kurt Geiger.


One cut tee

    zara top and bag
    ray ban sunnies

    I've been wearing this top quite a lot, somewhat of a perfect fall tee. Best 39 pounds I've spent in a while.. digging the way it's cut, I guess that's what makes it a bit more special then what you usually come across on the high street.



    Today I wore my new asos shoes! a 5 inch representation of what I want to look like this fall. I love the sophisticated approach of a two tone leather mix and neat golden buckle.. paired with the brutally offensive platform. I'm thinking, with a dress or jeans... yess please.

Green day dress

    tom ford sunnies via my-wardrobe 
    gina tricot top
    topshop skirt

    photos by tasha

    On another day in france, I wore a plain tee and beautifully bright maxi.. super simple i know, but I've decided to leave the complicated dressing and accessory matching for fall.


In scuba

     lisa marie fernandez dress
    miu miu heels

    pics by tasha

    Just arrived home from a super fun and semi scandalous weekend in carcasonne, where we flew to celebrate a friends birthday... I left my computer home on purpose but took a lot of photos which some might qualify to be posted.

    for the friday night pool party I wore a scuba dress by lisa marie fernandez, with my hair messy of course but I thought pool party would be the night to get away with that.

looking like a child + gap mag feature

    short overalls c/o Denim Refinery, Saint James striped shirt, Karen Walker sunglasses, Rachel Comey Miner boots

    I'm down in LA right now for my brother's birthday so this post will be fairly brief, sorry guys! This was actually from earlier in the week and was what I was wearing when I saw the dude from Arcade Fire at Barney's. Of all the things to be wearing when I run into someone cool like that I wear an outfit that makes me look like an 8-year-old kid, oh great. Seems like these overalls aren't such a big hit with the guys... every girlfriend that I've shown them to want a pair but my guy friends always cringe. Ahh well, who do I have to impress?


    I also realized that I don't post very many pictures of myself with Brent but that's usually because he's the one taking my photos! This time Mike was with us so he took these, hah. Speaking of Mike, when he saw my feature at Gap Mag he asked me why I didn't submit any photos of him. Pfft. As if a whole post dedicated to him wasn't already enough? So ungrateful!

    lol brent

    "Bigmouth Strikes Again" - The Smiths

In between seasons

    gina tricot jeans
    forever 21 scarf
    g-star belt
    zara bag and boots

    photos by stefanie

    I wore a selection of my current in-between season favorites the other day, instead of deciding what I want to look like this fall... but the small taste of autumn in the form of a puddle on the sidewalk turned out more interesting. I still want to think it's summer but the chilly nights have proven my wrong.. I'm now back in london but only for a few days, I'll be chasing the remains of summer by traveling a bit before settling back for fashion week and real life soon.

    but before I have to express my love for this practical thing that has been hanging on me either as a dress or what I find almost ever better, a shirt. Need to take a few shots of it as a actual dress so you see what I mean. Simplicity for the win.. but although fall is the season where I usually love going back to all black, I'm thinking about introducing some mustardy yellow, and shades of purple in to my autumn wardrobe.. we'll see


Flowy feelings

    Flow festival in helsinki 12-14-8.2011

hat hair

    thrifted sweater, Theory shorts, Pendleton hat via Painted Bird, Karen Walker sunglasses, H&M wool socks, Rachel Comey Bernard platforms, vintage Coach satchel

    Hey, I'm wearing a hat! I'd been wanting to order this wool Pendleton hat for a while but always doubted that I'd be able to pull it off so I never got around to it. I don't know, I've always felt weird about wearing hats... I own a floppy hat from American Apparel but that's about it. I must have been on a lucky streak that day since I found this hat at a fraction of the price at Painted Bird right after seeing Win Butler shopping in the mens section at Barney's. Crazy, huh? I was looking at an A.P.C. shirt when I glanced up and saw him right in front of me but couldn't figure out how I knew him so I stared awkwardly at him until I realized, "OH SHIT THAT'S THE GUY FROM ARCADE FIRE RIGHT?" Funny how this ends up happening a few months after I wrote a long heartfelt post about them. I already felt really weird when he noticed that I was staring at him trying to figure out who he was so I didn't want to disrupt his shopping experience and left without saying anything. That would've been way too awkward, I'm content with just running into him.


    I wore this to get burgers at Chez Maman in Potrero with my friends Chanel and Trang. Speaking of which, aren't my babies adorable? Since I don't have an "official" blog photographer I usually test my camera settings manually on whomever I happen to be with. So cute!

    chanel and trang
    pendleton hat

    "God Only Knows" - The Beach Boys