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Hi lovelies, weekend is here again. I´m going home this weekend, spending some time with my family.
Now that I´m settled, and I got more space, I´ve taken my sewing machine out, and started on some projects. Only small once, as sewing is my least favourite part of the design process. Having that said, I do like visualising, creating & making. So when I get in the mood, it is really nice. Also seeing the result is great.


 

This week I´ve taken the sleeves off a linen blouse, which made it it a bit more cool. (it is a summer blouse, so wont wear it until next year) Then I found some pieces of a cool vintage fabric that I have, and a knitted top (used to be part of a dress) and made it into a new top. I love combing different textured fabrics and colours. So this top is really my style. As the back of it is short / open it will be cool with a high waisted skirt or pants.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I´m in on my way to Oslo again, dropping of my aussie friend then Jens and I got a few appointments today, then working for a local Oslo brand tomorrow morning, for their fashion show in corporation with the “Fashion week” here in Oslo. Fun to take part of the show, and slowly get into the industry here in Norway. It is slowly going towards autumn, new season and new opportunities. Crazy how fast the summer went?! All though I cant complain as I´ve had holiday since I finished my studies three months ago.

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I´ve really been loving the denim look this summer, a bit different than what I usually go for, but it is always fun to try new things right? Denim and blue hues also suit the summer time, especially when you spend time on the coast. I´ve also had all my clothes shipped to Holland, then from Holland to Norway, so my choice of clothes have been narrowed down.

 

 

 


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Hi lovelies, I thought I wanted to share something important with you today, as I´m constantly trying to live a ethical life, and also stand for all the choices that I make. One thing is to say you do something, another is to actually do it. The past 5 years have been spent travelling and living abroad, so I´ve seen a lot of pollution, rubbish, poverty and tourists taking advantage of being in a foreign land. I know for a fact that travelling can have a negative impact on the environment and it´s surroundings, therefor choosing to make some better choices while on a journey is very important to me. We try to chose the transport that has less of an impact on the environment, support local business and always leaving a place or a country in a good way.

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Our oceans are extremely polluted. This was my main focus on my recent travel through Asia, as it was shocking to see how much waist are in our oceans, I can not just stand by and watch this. I dedicated time to clean plastic from the beach and from the ocean, even if you only pick up a few pieces of rubbish you are still making a small difference, being a good example for others to follow suit.

 

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Hello Lovelies

We found a great jungle eco resort on our trip the the Khao Sok National Park, that I thought worth sharing with you guys. Lowering in your impact on holiday or travel can be done very easily; taking busses or trains instead of flights, minivans instead of private taxies. Buying big bottles of water refilling your small one or staying at eco lodges / resorts. These are some easy steps to take.

OUR JUNGLE HOUSE

it was a beautiful jungle resort, just on a lovely little river surrounded by amazing limestone, wildlife and jungle. 80% of the property is undeveloped. All the huts are build of natural material, no aircon, free drinking water on 15l bottles for all guests to use and mostly local produce for the restaurant.

Choosing eco lodges lowers your impact when you are travelling, and it can also be a really amazing experience, feeling “one with nature”.

 

 


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If you have been to Asia before, or are planning on going, the elephant experience is probably high on your list of activities to do. Before you explore elephants in Asia, you should be aware that this is a very “dirty” industry where most places are not treating the elephants any good, unfortunately the demand from tourists are so high, that this places keep racing unhappy miss-treated elephants. It might look like they are “happy” they are overall not. Thankfully there are several sanctuaries through out Thailand that take care of miss-treated, sick or old elephants, we went to an ethical sanctuary here in Phuket, and it made me happy to see happy elephants.


 

LoveStories, a small boutique label, making lingerie and swimwear. My ruffle spotted bathing suit is just perfect as a body top/suit with shorts or a skirt and always a great standout piece for the beach / resort / beach party or any other occasion that requires an awesome swimsuit.

 

 

Check out there amazing collections here

LoveStories 

 

 


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Much love from Thailand

 

Hi Lovelies

I’m currently travelling a bit of South East Asia, Cambodia, Thailand and maybe Vietnam, all three amazing countries with loads of culture and beautiful things to see and do. All though we are out and about a lot, we also spend some hours on the beach, swimming, reading, usual beach activities. Though it is rain season, and a bit more cloudy, you still get UV damage and sunburnt if you don’t watch out.

Sunscreen can be a saviour but also a killer, unfortunately almost all the big brands that produce sunscreen today are full of nasty chemicals, that can actually cause more damage to your health and skin, than by not using protection. I think this is such a shame, as the the whole point of protection yourself is then gone..

Thankfully there are some safer brands out there, you might have to pay a little bit more, but at least your skin is safe, which is what should come first.

The brands that I choose to use are also not tested on animals which is one of the first things I look for for when buying products.

Another part of my sun safe routine is taking extra care of my hair and face, using a good quality hair oil everyday and a good quality face oil.

Hope you are taking some measures when you are out playing in the sun beautiful people


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Cosmetics and beauty care is something I usually do not spend much money on, I like using my homemade shampoo, face and body scrub and not forget; coconut oil for everything. However if I do use products it has to be not tested on animals and contain as little unnatural ingredients as possible, as I prefer treating my body to only high quality products and food. As natural as possible is always key in my decisions and purchases.

A few weeks ago Jens surprised me with a little gift from Lush cosmetics, which is a really great cosmetics brand. I got a beautiful honey soap and a oat body lotion, which are both great for sensitive and dry skin. As this is something I usually don´t spend money on, it was a really nice little surprise, especially now during all my uni stress. It feels like I haven´t taken good enough care of myself, so this little gift was a great reminder of doing so.

Lush even provides you with booklets explaining the different ingredients and preservatives


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Hope you make the time to treat yourself even during busy times

Happy Monday all beautiful people

Hope you are having a good start to your week, I´ve been working from home today, finalising technical work for my finals, we also had our shipping company pick up all our packed boxes today. So the apartment is empty, its really only some furniture left and a little bit of clothing. Such a strange feeling.

The other day when Jens and I took some test shots for my photoshoot I got some outfit photos out of it to, so thought it was time for an outfit post again, long time no see.


Dress – Vintage
Jacket – Old Zara jacket
Sandals – Melissa
Glasses – Ray Ban
Bracelet – Old broken belt

 


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HAPPY FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK EVERYONE, if you are not sure what I´m referring to, please have a read about what and who fashion revolution are. You can also find out how you can get involved and make a change, creating a better world for everyone involved in how we make and use clothes today. As you might already know our fashion industry is very destructive to both our planet and the people involved in the making of clothes. Fashion Revolution week sets focus on the issues and how we can make changes.

HOW I MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS WEEK


I choose to donate to the amazing Fashion Revolution team.

I choose to write about in and share with people, hoping at least 1 person will take part.

I choose to support petitions and share them on social media.

I choose to make wise purchases when I buy new items.


 Please check Fashion Revolution out and help support however you can. A small support is still a positive change for the better.


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