It took me about 27 years to see any point in flat shoes. I know that some women feel awkward and self-conscious in heels, but I don’t remember ever feeling that way. Quite the opposite, I felt insecure in flats – it seemed to me that as soon as I removed my..
Either it’s almost impossible to find a good beauty book or I’m extraordinarily hard to please. Possibly both. But if you have ever seen a book in that genre, I’m sure you understand: they date fast, are often vaguely (or blatantly) marketing-y and the writi..
I have always had a soft spot for the over-the-top and the impractical. Things that I don’t necessarily need (the concept of ‘need’ is of course very subjective in any case) are often the things I enjoy the most. Here’s a small sample:
1. Dress by Ketlin ..
I was defending the trends the other day and while I was trying to make it sound all analytical and stuff, I was of course just defending myself. I seem to be so influenced by visual cues that I can pick up a trend or two on my way from the bathroom to the k..
Last year, I did a project called Scent of the Day. For a month, every day, I talked about a scent on Facebook. I have been asked by friends to make these musings available on the blog, as it’s impossible to find anything on Facebook. So I’ll copy my mini-re..
When I’m asked to identify my strengths and weaknesses (I hate questions like that), I feel tempted to say: great at doing my make-up, HORRIBLE at doing my nails. A risky answer at a job interview – because who would hire a person who cannot even do her nai..
Unless you’re a magazine editor (or, indeed, a blogger), you are unlikely to use the word ‘trend’ in a positive context: everybody knows that trends only matter to feebleminded people with no ability to think for themselves. Trends are by default ridiculous ..
In my evangelical post about the importance of cleansing, I promised a round-up of my cleanser stash. I must admit that looking at the picture above is pretty scary: when the cleansers are all hanging somewhere around the house, doing their thing, there does..
Despite a steady diet of English literature, my first association with the word ‘manor’ is always German. Estonia is dotted with hundreds of manor houses, left behind by the Baltic-German barons when they returned to Germany before World War II.
I am cert..
I have to trick myself into eating breakfast, as I usually don’t have time or I just… forget. So I must come up with things I really, really like and I really, really like everything Persian-inspried. I’m not sure Dareios would recognise my muesli as an a..