24.5.15

Sleep


My house is a mess today (as you can see here on instagram). We are switching rooms, my 23 years old are moving back home.  We had a spare room that used be our bedroom but for the past two years it has turn into storage. Now my living room is packed with boxes and...   So here are some images of inspiring bedrooms to get me in the mood for some bedroom decoration:-)

Xo, Áróra



In the box






Want to know what Anna Wintour editor of American Vogue is wearing today? She is wearing a knee length, short sleeved, round-neck, printed dress (Prada), nude sling-back pumps (Manolo's), a crystal necklace, big black sunglasses and sitting on her head is the perfect blown out bob. Want to know what she'll be wearing tomorrow? Same thing. We are not talking about having a certain kind of style like let's say Kate Moss or Laura Bailey. We are talking exactly the same outfit every day. So why the sartorial lethargy? This woman sits front row at every fashion show, is friends with all the biggest designers alive and thus has access to every piece of garment you could ever only dream off. She works in fashion for crying out loud...which is supposed to be creative and constantly changing. My guess. She is a workaholic, holds a powerful job with a huge responsibility, she is structured and knows what feels comfortable yet presentable and  knows what suits her body type. This is almost no different from the suit and tie combo every business man wears every single day. Just the feminine version. So what she really is, is first and foremost, a businesswoman. Want to know what she never wears (aside from an all black outfit)? A bag. Why? Probably because there is no time for clutter. So even though my man repelling self might think that Anna Wintour has the worst style and most out-dated and boring outfit(s) known to mankind. She still holds the most powerful position in fashion. Respect.

xxx Eva

Images: coolspotters. com, dailymail.co.uk, zimbio.com, stylebistro.com

23.5.15

Accidental tourist






Here is some inspiration for a touristic outfit. A hat makes all the difference. Above is my new favorite terracotta colored t-shirt from Zara and Teva's trending orthopedic sandals. I never liked the Birkenstock trend... maybe I will have to cave in, in the name of comfort :)


H&M hat / Costume National belt / Zara t-shirt /
Chloé Faye mini suede bag / Teva sandals / H&M shorts

xx Eva

Images: littleplastichorses.com, streetscenevintage.blogspot.com, outfitideas.com, jeannedamas.blogspot.com, sincerelyjules.com



17.5.15

Bags I love


I was asking my sister the other day about some inspiration for a bag - should I buy a new one. She wanted to know how much it could cost and I had no clue. She mentioned Proenza Schouler and Chloé and then I knew that maybe about half or one third of the price of a Proenza bag might be suitable. I did a little cyber browsing and came up with these three. Reasons: It has to be a shoulder or cross body, not too big, preferably black leather (or red suede with fringes, haha) and be from a label that I like.

 Elizabeth & James leather bucket bag 
A.P.C. Black leather half moon bag 
Sandro red suede fringe bucket bag

I still don't know which one I like most...

xx Eva 



14.5.15

Organic cotton


T-shirts are a wardrobe staple but I always seem to have trouble finding good quality, reasonably priced t-shirts. Zara now has a good selection of organic cotton t-shirts. Got myself three of them today (both v and round neck), since I will be spending the next few days in a slightly warmer climate.  I really love the color selection. I even bought a color that I never ever wear - terracotta - even the name  sounds quite frightening! Can't wait to wear it though :)

xxx Eva


12.5.15

I'm sorry miss Olivia Pope!


Strong female T.V. characters keep on inspiring women's wardrobes as they always have. My own wardrobe was, while I was still a teen  inspired by the ever stylish Lisa Bonet aka Denise Huxtable. Especially during the Different World seasons. I taped every episode, watched them again and again and paused on each new outfit Denise wore and analysed it to pieces. My next silver screen crush was Carrie Bradshaw, but since then nobody has come even close to inspire me the least. Even Claire Underwood doesn't do it for me. Let alone Olivia Pope. Don't get me wrong, I've watched Scandal to oblivion, but those slacks... Ugh! A few days ago I noticed a Facebook status from one of my male friends, stating: "It's not hard to find your feminine side while watching Olivia Popes wardrobe choices".  I went: Seriously bro!?! I mean Kerry Washington is a fine woman but Olivia Pope's style choices are so sterile it kind of hurts. Well that's my opinion and there might be a good reason that there is now a term in the (urban) dictionary that rhymes with fortuneteller. I give up - My name is Eva and I'm a man repeller. Above are some non television related, inspiring goddesses, that have some admirable style, a good imagination and, last but not least, the man repelling factor :)

xxx Eva 
P.s. If you want to know if you are the same species as moi - take the test here 

Images: stockholmstreetstyle.com, vouge.nl, markdsikes.com, gracespain.tumblr.com, collagevintage.com



11.5.15

Vila


My summer wardrobe is literally non-existing. Living in Iceland you have more or less the same wardrobe all year around. In summer you just skip your winter jacket.  But while travelling to places where the heat manages to rise above 20 degrees Celsius you need to pack something lighter than jeans and a sweater. I browsed Vila's website the other day, to check up on some affordable pieces and I was happy to see that there is some good stuff there.



xxx Eva



26.4.15

In the kitchen - Spanish omelette


I love it when I can make something delicious, right out of the refrigerator, when I think there is nothing there. The other day I did just that. I made a Spanish omelette the Catalonian way. I didn't have parsley so I used rosemary instead.

Spanish omelette for two

Ingredients


2 large potatoes

1 onion
4 eggs
3 garlic cloves 
salt
pepper
rosemary
olive oil 

Method

Cut potatoes into cubes and boil in water for 5-7 minutes
Finely slice the onion. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a ovenproof skillet over medium heat, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the potatoes (here you can add more olive oil ) and cook with the onion for a few minutes. Add salt and pepper and crushed garlic cloves to the skillet. Break the eggs into a jug and beat with a fork, season with a generous grind of pepper and salt and pour over the skillet. Sprinkle some fresh rosemary over and put the skillet in a preheated oven (200°). Bake the omelet until puffed and brown around the edges, it takes about 15 minutes. 


Xx, Áróra



21.4.15

French findings

French findings


I'm going to Lyon in June. This will be my third time in the beautiful French city and I can't wait to go there. Most of all I'm looking forward to eating and drinking (!). These are the restaurants i plan to visit (I've been goggle-ing): L'ange di vin, 13 Rue de la Monnaie, 69002. Lello, 231 rue Paul Bert, 69003. Balthazar, 7, Rue des Pierres Plantées, 69001. Les trois Dômes, 20 Quai Gailleton, 69002 (for the view). Mozzato, 63 Rue Mercière, 69002 (lunch-time, for the Mozzarella and rosé). Well, let's see how good I am at following my own plans.  In addition to eating, drinking and strolling the pretty streets of Lyon I might do a little shopping. My definitive stops will berepettoprintemps, diptyque and of course a pharmacy :) 

xxx Eva


1. A.P.C half moon bag (I'm getting this bag!)  /  2. Dyptique Figuier scented candle  /  3. Biafine cream (pharmacy)  /  4. Repetto patent leather loafers  /  5. L'Artisan Parfumeur, Onde Sensuelle perfume

20.4.15

Nike free










When planning your vacation outfits the hardest thing to decide on is which shoes to pack. When you plan on doing some serious sight-seeing (shopping) forget heels, they will not take you anywhere. Not even Converse or Stan Smith (bless your soul) can do the job properly. The only shoes that I am able to walk in for a whole day are Nike free. Yes this plebeian shoe delivers what it promises, it makes you free. Free from blisters and sores and tired feet. But the thing is, it's quite hard to style. What can you wear that doesn't scream TOURIST or makes you look like an Easter bunny or soccer player? The answer is: Very sleek and very minimal outfits. Pull it of in black white and grey and you can get away with whatever color feet. Add stripes, leather or camo to your outfit to keep it more interesting.

xxx Eva

Images: befrassy.net, angelswearheels.com, hotbook.com, asos.com



18.4.15

Chic kitchen in Stockholm





This beautiful kitchen (and bathroom) belongs to Hannah and Christopher Bastin and their daughters Irma and Klara. This family of four lives in Stockholm. You can see more images of their home here


images elledecoration.se

21.3.15

Her style - Morgane Bedel











I made a "Morgane Bedel" style board on Pinterest while she was still working at French Elle. I couldn't understand why there were so few pictures of her on the internet then. Since, she has moved on to French Vogue, has just been featured on Garance's blog and finally we get to see some more images of her wardrobe and chic Parisian style. I love her tousled hair, her laid back outfits and the fact that she is often seen wearing the same thing more than once (oh man I'm so tired of seeing bloggers and fashionistas wearing expensive, expendable labels head to toe) and nobody wears a Canadian tuxedo and flats combo better then Bedel :)


xxx Eva


Images: Garance Doré, Harper's Bazaar, Style de Monde, Vogue.es




21.2.15

In the kitchen - Seed crackers



The other day, I was flipping through the photos on my IPhone and found this one of the seed crackers dough I made months ago. This morning a made it again! I bet this Mustard roasted broccoli pâté with leeks & lemon is the perfect spread on it.

Seed crackers recipe

1 dl pumpkin seeds
dl sesame seeds
1 dl flax seeds
1 dl sunflower seeds
3 1/2 dl whole grain wheat
1 tsp baking powder
1 dl oil
1 1 / 2-2 dl water
pinch of Maldon salt

Heat the oven to 150°


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Spoon onto sheet pan which is covered with waxed paper (baking paper) 
  3. Cover the mixture with a waxed paper. Even out the mixture with a rolling pin  after you spread it out, remove the paper and bake in the oven for about 35 - 40 minutes. 
Xx, Áróra