Last weekend, I had in mind to shoot some streetwear-inspired pictures, to prove that my taste stretches a bit further than pink brocade skirts, pink dresses and then maybe some black dresses for variety. But when others saw the clothes I had brought to the ..
Today’s post was supposed to be about something totally different. About something conceptual and intelligent and … stuff. Well, maybe not quite, but I do have the posts mapped out some time in advance, so that I can plan and don’t wake up post-less and pa..
I think Tokyo Bloom is a terrific name for a fragrance, but it’s misleading (as is my photo above, sorry about that). The word ‘bloom’ makes me expect a floral scent, but this one – at least on my skin – is not about flowers at all. It’s a unique green moder..
A not infrequent dialogue in our household goes something like this:
One of my sisters: “How much did it cost?”
Me: “Oh, not that much. (pause) Relatively speaking. (pause) I mean, some things cost much more.”
I’m not an indiscriminate spender, though, ..
I tend to get excited by things pretty easily. Sometimes, this enthusiasm makes perfect sense, as in the case of my love for feminist science fiction, biathlon and single malt whiskey. Who wouldn’t adore these things, right? Sometimes, however, it can be puz..
There are very few things I like better than the taste of salted caramel. Some of my familiy members, possibly, and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia and that’s about it. While I’m glad that Ladurée has opened an outpost in Brussels, their salted caramel macaroons and ..
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..