COS has my favorite spring collection on the high street right now. Pastels mixed with neon yellow here and there. The materials are sublime and the colors unique. When you enter the store you are hit by the amazing color combinations that COS are so good at styling together. This collection is a winner.

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Weekend home inspiration

Marni @ H&M

I love H&M’s collaboration with Marni. Usually I wouldn’t queue for their designer collaborations but this time I most certainly will. Understated yet strong, classic cut meets tribal influence. I love it! For Marni, I can consider eating noodles for the rest of the month. The collection is available in selected H&M stores on the 8th March.

What do you call a picture that is not a picture?

So I promised myself to only blog when I genuinely have something interesting to share, not for the sake of it. And I don’t know whether there has been few interesting things or me being particularly slow at spotting fun things but fact is there haven’t been many new interesting updates (damn you 2011 new year’s resolution about blogging more, you make me feel guilty and embarrassed).

So that’s why I decided to start with a really exciting thing to share. A website which allows you (if you have Google Chrome Reader) to turn Google streetview pictures to amazing pieces of art. You can twist and turn and tweak to get ever so new results.

My three favorites that I “made”:

Central Park New York

West Village, New York

and of course…Camden

You can find the link here

It’s time for breakfast…

The pictures are borrowed from various blogs and sites that I follow

These nice breakfasts somehow illustrate how I would like to be feeling- productive, happy and inspired at the start of the day but instead I am stressed, tired and uninspired. Still trying to find out the things that make me happy. A nice start of the day is one of those that I have found out so far. Let’s see how it goes. How about you, will you be making yourself a good breakfast tomorrow morning or wait until the weekend?

My fashion shot for Zara

Blazer, black jeans and blouse are from Zara, the clutch and shoes are vintage

I had the incredible honor to have my picture (above) published on the Zara People October #3 street style website. For those of you who don’t know what it is – check it out here. Zara gives the opportunity to “normal” people who love shopping at Zara to publish a shot of themselves in an urban environment, wearing 2 or more of their designs. Judging from all the beautiful pictures that they have chosen so far, photography seems to matter equally as styling. And what I love the most about this platform is that it also offers an incredible opportunity for people from all around the world to showcase their work whether they love blogging, styling or photography.

I did most for fun (and a bit for money too as I was broke) and asked one of my good friends who likes taking pictures to shoot me outside one of my favorite shops in East London. It was a mild, sunny Sunday and it was the perfect light and mood for taking that picture. She took me by surprise when I wasn’t posing and the shot was born. And I did enjoy making it even though I also felt embarrassed by all the people who passed by on their way to Brick Lane market and wondered what the hell we were doing.

Anyways, I sent in my picture and only 2 weeks after, Zara called me to say they loved it and wanted to publish it. I was so incredibly happy to get that good news in the morning. And when I saw it on their website, I couldn’t believe it – it looked amazing. Same day I also got lots of new visits on my blog.

So with this post I would like to say THANK YOU ZARA and a warm WELCOME to all new readers!

Paris vs New York

I have liked the quirky graphic prints of Paris vs New York for a long time but have completely forgotten to share it here. Its founder Vahram Muratyan makes the coolest illustrations that immaculately capture the diverse souls of these two world metropoles. The bold colours + the minimalist stripped down designs = visual eye candy that must be seen right now

These ones are some of the coolest

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The world has lost an amazing talent, soul and inspiration source

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Summer in October

Photo: Majcs4 on Flickr

The heat wave continues in London. After the coldest summer since 1993, we now get the warmest October day in history with almost 30 degrees outside.  Yes, this is also why the blog hasn’t been updated recently. SUN IN LONDON is a rare thing.

Revival of the 90’s

It’s been a lot of fashion lately. Now to music.

I’ve been listening to a lot of 90’s nostalgic pop and rock. The song below has for example been on repeat all day today. I don’t know what it is about these songs but they are still very powerful to me. Maybe it is because they remind me of growing up? Or maybe because I loved the tacky/sexy videos? I don’t know. I still like them. I mean come on- Crazy just breathes Freedom with capital F.

 

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