dinsdag 26 oktober 2010

She'll come, she'll go. She'll lay belief on you

david bowie - lady grinning soul

This is my new(ish) dress, from H&M, where I guess they're already doing the christmas line? Anyway, I photographed this while I should have been studying thousands of English of words and loads of theories about argumentation... do you see the procrastination-guilt in my eyes? I'm also wearing my new shoes, which I bought in a (otherwise horrendous) little Amsterdam shop for only €25. They're furry on the inside, which my constantly cold feet love, and they can be worn with the flaps up or down. I believe I'm in love.


dinsdag 19 oktober 2010

and twinkle twinkle through the night

A clearer look at my room, and my new nailpolish.

fredrika stahl - twinkle twinkle

maandag 18 oktober 2010

just a quick shoutout

Why, I've been such a terrible blogger lately... so this is me talking awkwardly into my laptop. Uhuh, way to make thinks better! Anyways, I've got an inspiration post and a video post coming up, and today I did the most exciting thing - I helped record a short film by my very very talented friend Thessa - you simply have to watch her youtube, she makes awesome things. It was the first time I acted on film and it was quite different from anything I've ever done before; the film is going to be deliciously eerie and cool, I think.

dinsdag 5 oktober 2010

autumn-coloured elbow patches



zaterdag 2 oktober 2010

Hi, I love Amsterdam

I'm sorry for yet another blogging hiatus, but I've got absolutely awesome news - as of now, I'm officially a citizen of the lovely town of Amsterdam! I have a room with its own bathroom and kitchen, which just about equals the Holy Grail of Student Housing here, and after I'd signed the contract on Thursday, me and my mum immediately started working to make the grim, grease-stained room into a liveable environment. This is how the room looked when I first entered it:

Pretty huge! And a view that's absolutely unique in Amsterdam. But also, which you can't really tell from the pictures, GROSS. On the right wall, there was a big brown stain, about two metres long; two other huge stains were right about where the bed might've been (I'm guessing someones greasy hair made them over time? Ew.), and the kitchen was splattered with months-old baking grease. We kept finding droplets of fat everywhere - a good-bye present from the previous owner? - and we spent a whole day trying to cover up the stains with white paint.

Here you can see which colour I chose for the walls.
 Here's my mum, busily trying to scrub away all the stains on the kitchen wall.

After all the stains were covered up and the grease splatters were all removed, it was time for a trip to IKEA. We bought so much stuff, I still have no idea how we all got it inside the car.
Then the walls were painted pink, and I was given the tedious task of trying to comprehend IKEA manuals...
Which worked out just about fine. All the furniture was put randomly inside the room at first, but after a while, a real arrangement was starting to form.
And here's how it looks right now, as I'm typing this:
As you can see, I chose seperate colours for the living area and the kitchen, to really try and make them two seperate parts. After a collection of my own old ánd new junk (for example, the table and chairs are very old) was added, the place really started to feel like home, although the walls are still in dire need of some pictures - but all in time! I'm really happy to be living on my own for the first time, and I already had a few nice evenings in my place. I'm ready to start 'fashion blogging' more regularly again, so stay tuned! Have a very nice weekend dears!