FOG ON THE ROCKS. Tadaa… here is a new set of photos that I am especially proud of. We wanted to try something else for a change and go all arty. Colourful smoke? Yes, please! During our days somewhere in the Finnish woods we had some time on our hands and had the chance to experiment a little. Not only with the smoke, but also with a new lens. Pretty cool, don’t you think?
THROWBACK. While going through my picture archives from last summer, I found these images that I never got to post. I guess I never did, because they don’t really show an outfit or are that special. But they capture the perfect laid-back summer cabin mood when no one has a worry in the world. We shot them during midsummer in Finland and looking at these images makes me instantly want to take the next plane to Helsinki, hop in a car and drive off to a summer cottage. Luckily this is exactly what’s gonna happen next week. I only need a little bit more patience. Yay to that!
LIPSTICK SHADES. You have probably noticed my recent obsession with lipsticks. It’s not that my love for bold lips is any news, but there was a time when I preferred a light gloss in neutral shades, because it needs a lot less maintenance throughout the day. But somehow I rediscovered the beauty of a strong lip and make that extra effort to put some lipstick on. I like to keep my daily makeup routine very simple and natural. Usually, I only use a light powder, black mascara and a bronzer to define my cheekbones. But often an extra pop of lip colour can really make all the difference and helps to look more put together.
SILK BLOUSES. Let’s talk summer essentials. I know, I know, it’s August already and therefore probably the last month of summer – at least here in the UK. But it’s not quite too late yet. Summers are certainly all about colours and light fabrics, or so they say. Whereas I fully agree with wearing light materials, I have to admit that I am somewhat insubordinate to the peer pressure of wearing cheery bright colours at all times during the warm months. I mean, is it so terrible to wear black and neutrals during summers? I love my black, my neutral colours, and sure, also the occasional pop of colour. Who else is absolutely over people asking ‘Aren’t you terribly hot in this dark outfit’?
AUGUST SHENANIGANS. July really went by in the blink of an eye. August is here, and with it the annoyingly present awareness to really get the ball rolling in the employment game. Job sites are to be browsed, CVs are to be customized, applications are to be send. Though, it looks like job hunt is a loosing game at the moment. But hey, it’s too early to throw in the towel. Spirits up and finger’s crossed.
CAMBRIDGE FOR A DAY. It’s been a good week. On Monday I graduated from university with a MA Music Industry Management with distinction. I was so happy that my parents were in town to celebrate this achievement with me. I’m going to tell you all about the graduation ceremony, my outfit and how we spent the day in a different post. So bear with me!
Yesterday Panu and I travelled to beautiful Cambridge, where he was invited as a guest speaker (proud me). Sadly, leaving London for a day is a rare occasion. Apart from the odd trip to Oxford to visit friends, leaving London seems like a bit of a hassle and like a huge undertaking. But I guess that’s typical for people living in the bubble that is London – it’s just too convenient, too comfy and let’s be honest: why would you need to? I wish we would have more time and enthusiasm to travel around Britain, because once you really do manage to get out, it’s usually fantastic.
WELTMEISTER. Wow, what a weekend! Epic indeed. First of all, greetings from Helsinki! I’m so happy to spend some time here in Finland. I arrived last Saturday and kicked off the World Cup finale weekend at a housewarming party with dear friends. Sunday was naturally all about the Germany vs. Argentina match. And what a game it was! I could barely watch the regular 90 minutes and thought I couldn’t get any more nervous, but clearly I was wrong. It wasn’t until the 113th minute and the liberating goal by Mario Götze that I could breathe again. Already then I knew it’s really gonna happen: Germany is Weltmeister! Needless to say that I kinda wished to join the thousands of fans in Berlin for the celebration.
NEW BEGINNINGS. Wow, it’s been two months since my last post! Time really flies when you are busy and a lot of things – positive and negative – happen all at once. Finishing my master’s dissertation was the biggest challenge, especially because I’m the worst procrastinator you will ever see. But now it’s done, results are due this week and the graduation ceremony is scheduled for the end of July. I can’t wait to hold that degree in my hands!
PEAK LEVEL. This is the last post about the trip to Athens. I promise! And it’s gonna be short and sweet. For everyone who isn’t that familiar with the sight: the Athenian Acropolis and its monuments belong to the UNESCO World Heritage and it dates back to the 5th century BC. It was a bit surreal, but so impressive to walk on the ground of this ancient complex, which is a universal symbol of thought and the arts. Thanks to the great weather the view from up there was pretty perfect. I would have loved to stay for sunset, but at 5pm sharp we were harshly interrupted in our “oohhs” and “aahhhs” and were shoved outside by yelling ladies who apparently serve as security guards. And believe me, you didn’t want to mess with them.
THE ASCENT TO THE ACROPOLIS. I still have a couple of posts about my trip to Athens in my luggage for you. Hopefully you aren’t too bored with it yet. Anyway, since our first try to visit the Acropolis failed miserably, we had to climb up the hill again the next day. We didn’t really mind though. Walking through the streets of Athens is so exciting, because behind every street corner you see something new and interesting. Ancient architecture in contrast to modern buildings, walls and walls of graffiti, colourful flower displays… and the list could easily go on. I wish we would have had more time to explore the city and especially some districts outside the very center. Well, you gotta leave something for the next visit.