Keeping it light n’ frothy with some photos I took today in Zurich with my new iPhone (#bootydance). Don’t even get me started on how great it is. My life. has been transformed.....Read More →
Keeping it light n’ frothy with some photos I took today in Zurich with my new iPhone (#bootydance). Don’t even get me started on how great it is. My life. has been transformed.. The case I’m getting is going to be the best part. But shhh, I’m keeping it a secret for now.
I’m not normally into doing interviews but when I received an e-mail from Karolina in Poland asking if I’d answer a few short questions I couldn’t resist. I love that we have so much in common and that she clearly gets what my blog is about. Check out the interview below:
A mini-interview with yours truly
- You said starting a blog was kind of distraction for you – was the decision really spontaneous? Can you point out one particular moment when it was set: OK, I’m about to start a blog? I actually remember the exact moment when the idea came to me. I was sitting in the backyard of my sister’s house in St Louis with my family and randomly blurted out, ‘I’m going to start a blog.’ It was sort of a joke and we all laughed about it. It was August 2009, the summer after I finished my undergraduate degree.
- Reading your blog and a short “about” paragraph I can see some similarity between us: I often search for distractions (during a degree in political theory also), I love beautiful things and I love to write. Starting a blog, however, is one of the things that are put in the “maybe later” drawer. Can you convince me in very few words that this idea is really worthy accomplishing? A blog gives you the platform to express yourself in whatever way you want – you don’t need to be held back or restrained by anything. It will change you. The freedom that comes with blogging is what makes it worth accomplishing.
- Has your personal style changed since you are a well known blogger? No. To be honest I’ve never felt like I have a strong sense of personal style. Some people have a very distinct and memorable style. I don’t think I have that. I just wear what I like and it’s always pretty low key. My personal style is always evolving. Working with PR agencies and designers means that now I have access to products I never thought I’d even see in real life. There are temptations that come along with that and I always try to ask my-self before walking out the door… do I really like this? It’s easy to get sucked into the feeling that you should follow the big trends or wear certain things but I try to avoid that.
- Are you really The Style Crusader? What, in style and fashion, are you fighting for? I love this question. The ‘crusade’ has changed and developed. There was a fighting element even in the first post I did which was titled ‘Mission Statement’. As I say in that post from August 2009, I can’t help but scrutinize the world around me. That’s definitely still true today. Now, I think the ‘crusade’ is really just for authenticity and quality. Whether that’s in the way you put together an outfit, a magazine’s content, or the behavior of a major brand.
If you have any other burning questions for me (from what underwear I like to which philosophical doctrine I most adhere to) ask in the comments below. I hate answering the same question more than once, so we can use this as a gathering ground of enquiries. Good plan?
Mmmmm… [long pause]
That was me exhaling a gigantic breath of relief. London is wonderful but whenever I step off a plane at Zurich airport and head towards my bed I feel like I’m entering into some quasi-therapuetic post-psychotic dream. I’m pretty much in heaven because it’s so chilled out here. I managed to score a couple new wardrobe staples while I was away so I’m feeling slightly less distraught over my less-than-capable wardrobe. In other news: today I chased down a red heart balloon, watched crazy capoeira boys in the park and thought that public toilets in Zurich came with complimentary showers and hair dryers. Apparently not, but there are little holes to dispose of your needles. How very thoughtful of you Eveline.
Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! xx
Wahoo! March has been a very good month indeed. The flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. Getting to leave the house without a coat has felt like an absolute dream. Applying sunscreen (oh, the luxury), drooling over the bright colors at the grocery store (mmm, strawberries) and highlighting my tanned feetsies by wearing brighter-than-bright pink toe-nail polish… ah, yes. Spring, your arrival is warmly welcomed. Please, never leave.
Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. xx
Weeee! Spring is here.
Spring in Zurich is the best thing ever. It’s sunny and warm. The trees and flowers are blooming. It’s calm. You can’t help but get a tan. After weeks and weeks of it being -15 degrees the shift in temperature is heavenly. Let’s not talk about the weather though, let’s talk midriffs. What do we think people? Are they best saved for the catwalk? Can they work on real streets with real people? Honestly, I’m not entirely sure. The thing is, regardless of how razor-sharp your abs might be (and trust me, I know we all have abs that could cut glass) it takes a lot of confidence to rock a belly baring top. Depending on how cropped you go they can start to resemble a bra top and I’m just not sure how that will go down in the city. Maybe it’s a look best saved for weekend breaks away… hmmm. What do you reckon?
I decided to rock this Patouf cropped top with a little white t-shirt underneath because I’m just not ready to embrace the midriff full on. I love this top, by the way. It’s a little sci-fi crazy with its silver sheen and structured shape. I like that. It means I can pretend to be on the Starship Enterprise while I walk around town (much to my husband’s distaste). I want to wear it with something seriously fierce (read: a patent black shiny high-waisted pencil skirt and some kick-butt heels) but jeans and Converse fit a bit more with my everyday needs… for now at least.
Brrrr… I’m starting to wonder whether the temperature will ever get above zero degrees. In my delirious dreams for Spring I seem to be grasping at anything that isn’t black or grey. The fact that I’ve spent the last two weeks resembling a multi-layered arctic explorer is getting old – as much as I do love wandering around the house with a duvet glued to my back the thought of being in London tomorrow, where the weather is supposed to get up to 11, is making me feel positively balmy. For now though, here’s a little introduction to my new neighborhood. This weekend we moved into a new flat that’s situated just opposite a cemetery and old crematorium – pretty beautiful to explore when it’s all covered in snow.