Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bye Bye Birdie!

Yesterday when I was playing with my kids in our sunny backyard my daughter found a dead bird. My parents own and run a funeral home so my kids are no strangers to death and the rituals surrounding it. So last night we had a funeral orchestrated by my four year old. I sang a bit from a traditional hymn.

Birds are such beautiful creatures and they inspire mankind so much. This collage is in honour of the Bird that died.. The poem is by 1913 years winner of Nobel Prize in literature Rabindranath Tagore.

Stray Birds of Summer
Click on the collage for details.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Got blues?

I don't know if you noticed but I tend to wear a lot of blue and black. I have been in love with blue since childhood. Blue is the colour of sky and sea.

And also the colour of:

My denim drapes that keep the midnight sun from disrupting my sleep during bright summer nights.

My sheets.

My favorite nail polish, Essie "Starry, Starry Night"

My eyepencil today.

My earrings.

My sweater.
My jeans.

And places I would like to go, like NOW!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Desperate Housewife

No, I am not desperate, at least not yet! ;) Today I'm having a day at home with the kids. I'm going to look for jobs, make a few calls and I should bake some bread. We'll see where the day takes me.

Cardigan, United Colors of Benetton. Tee, Freeze bought at Ross. Jeans, Forever 21. Slippers, Shepherd.
The cute pencil earrings were a gift from my parents.

These earrings and headband I bought this saturday. I like!

Here's the inside of my wardrobe door. The very colourful plastic bead necklaces are made by my daughter.

Oooh, I got this catalog in the mail from my favorite jewellery store. I really like the necklaces with the bird and angel. The other ones are cute too. They are made by Aagaard. Maybe I should make a wish for Mother's Day!

Click on the pictures to enlarge them!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Snow, Sun and Sunday!

The snow, I wish it would go away now. I want spring, REAL spring! But at least it was sunny today and my hubbie was home. We had a family day, went for a walk and did some barbecue in our garden.

The scarf I got yesterday at H&M and the hat and mittens (fingerless) are knitted by my mom, the jacket is from BikBok.

And this is what I wore underneath. I long for when I don't have to bundle up every time I leave the house!!! The cardigan and tank I also bought yesterday, both from Gina Tricot. The necklace is from Forever 21 and the jeanleggins are my favorite pair from H&M that I also wore yesterday.

Psst, click on the pictures if you want to see a larger image!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shopping Saturday

Today I went shopping with my sister-in-law. WITHOUT kids! If you don't have kids, you probably will not understand how grand this is. I have two kids and my in-law-sis has three. We were out all day and lunched at one of my favorite Chinese restaurants. 
So here are some not so great pictures from a great day. (Most of them were taken with my phone.)

This is me, just before I left home.
Dress, Forever 21. Tank, Aeropostale. Cardigan, H&M Kids. Necklace, KappAhl. Jeanleggins, H&M. Bangle, H&M. Shoes, Gabor.

It's still so cold I had to go inside and put on my inherited leather jacket from the seventies and my Atlas scarf. I hardly ever go anywhere without a bag. This is one of my favorites from Lindex.

I fell in love with these shoes! They where above my budget though so I had to restrain myself! I hope they will be on sale!!!!

I hope your saturday is great!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Scent of a Woman

Yesterday as I was sitting on the kitchen floor chatting away with my sister on the phone my four year old daughter climbed into my lap. "Mom" she said. "You smell like flowers...and soap!"

Scent of a Woman

Click on the picture to get to my Polyvore page!

I just want to say a big welcome to new blog followers!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Just wanted to say Happy Earth Day! In a fashion way.

These photographs were part of "Garden of Delights" shot by Steven Meisel for Vogue US December 2006.
See details and all pictures here!

Take time this day and consider what you can do for the environment!
Remember Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! 

If you think this environment activist stuff sounds really unglamorous, read this feature about "Earth Mother" Gisele Bündchen from Vogue US April 2010.

Ps. THANKS for reading and commenting my blog! And THANKS for all the inspiration you give me in your blogs! I read and appreciate all comments, even though I sometimes answer and sometimes don't. I also always, sooner or later ;), check out your blogs, because I'm a curious person and I like to see who's behind the comment. If I really like you I will follow you!

More Earth Day
FlowerChildStyle's Earth Day post featuring recycled fashion!
Punctuation Mark also has a great Earth Day post featuring some great ways to make the world a better place!

Ruby Red Heels!

I am looking for some red heels to go with this dress.

I am wearing it to my cousin's wedding this summer. Since the dress is nude with a black belt I would like some red shoes to spice it up. I don't want to wear closed pumps, they don't feel that "summer" to me. Here are some shoes I like.

Lady in Red

Click on the picture for details!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Classic Gwyneth

I just HAD to show you this, which is part of Harper's Bazaar US cover story for May 2010. First of all Gwyneth is always lovely. Like Grace Kelly she just has this sophisticated air surrounding her person. This shoot just draws from that. And remember I totally embraced the Dior Haute Couture collection in my post from January 27:th? This first picture, guess what she's wearing?
All hail Lady Gwyneth!

For the story and more gorgeous pictures go to Harper's Bazaar

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

An Apple A Day!

Apples are such wholesome fruits. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An apple for the teacher. But on the other hand according to Bible-tradition the apple also is part responsible for the original sin. I guess we just like apples us humans. At least I do.

So today I decided to make apple pie. I looked through a whole bunch of recipes and then decided to concoct my own. I put apple slices in a buttered pie dish. Then I wisked together two eggs, some sugar, a little bit of vanilla and milk which I poured onto the apples. After that I mixed oats, some butter, raw sugar, syrup, flour and a little bit of baking soda. I put this on top of the apples and the egg mixture. I sprinkled some cinnamon on top. Then I baked it in the oven for about 30 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.

Et voilà!

It was really good! This is all that was left after our family of four had stuffed ourselves!

I also like the way apples look. Here's some tasty fashion from my jewelry box.

From American Eagle about three years ago

From KappAhl about two years ago