One of my new years resolutions was to try to maintain this place a little more consistently so in order to do that and keep the ideas flowing I will be doing themed posts regularly. Sunday is going to be an inspirational day from now on with a spot on beauty, style, design and food. I hope this will nicely balance it all out and variety is never a bad thing, right?
It is just the middle of winter here in Estonia but I already feel like it is never going to end. And for the most part it was gray, freezing and kind of blah so I feel I am in a need of a serious pick me up. Colors, something bright and bold, I missed that. And I am starting with beauty this time, just take a look at the always beautiful Camilla Belle. She can do no wrong in my book, from dark lipstick to bright red, to dewy almost natural make up, she is all around gorgeous. And I have a serious brow envy to be honest
It has been rather chilly (or if I shall stay honest Freezing with a capital F) but no matter that days are getting longer, sun is shining brighter and I can feel a hint of spring somewhere on the horizon. And spring for me calls for wardrobe renewal. Well I personally believe that you may have a few basic high-quality clothing items but a lot of accessories which can totally make over your look. I personally tend to favor pieces that make a statement – earrings (most of the time actually) or necklaces, sometimes a beautiful headband. So here come my picks from a wonderful online shop Pree Brulee (and just in case, no it is not sponsored, I just love their selection).
It has been a little too hectic and a little too tough this autumn so keeping myself sane was not an easy task but in a moment when everything felt just off I stumbled upon this beautiful poem and it helped. This is what I am reading again next time I am worried and anxious.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
Estonian fashion and design is not yet widely recognizable on a world scene but we have many talented up and coming designers and brands: Reet Aus, Lilli Jahilo, BonBon Lingerie, Kristina Viirpalu just to name a few. Being rather busy for the whole beginning of autumn it was just today that I finally found some time to calmly chill with a coffee and laptop catching up on news and collection showcases during Tallinn Fashion Week. Saw some major inspiration since most of the pieces are so feminine and flowy. Especially in love with 3rd and 4th photos. Now just take a look for yourself!
Kristina Viirpalu showcase “Black”
Photos by Oliver Moosus taken here
Air has been crispy lately and there is a strong feel of autumn, leaves changing colors, cravings for something hot and hearty instead of summer lighter fare and cool drinks. Means there is also a shift of wardrobes and a shift in outfit choices. I am planning a shopping trip with my bestie tomorrow and put together a little inspirational collage of what I’d like. I doubt my bank account will manage Isabel Marant and Balmain but a girl can dream, right? After all I am pretty sure there should be plenty of similar pieces out there with lighter price tags
June is undeniably my favourite month of a year. Just think of it: light summer breeze, warm but not overwhelmingly hot weather, cherry and apple trees blooming. And also it is the time in Estonia when strawberries are finally in season, and that is what I am always excited for So yesterday I figured out the best way to enjoy them: in a strawberry cheesecake!
Basically I used my usual go-to recipe for everything cheesecake-y (I must say this Dorie Greenspan’s recipe is the best!) and topped it all off with cut strawberries and to set it added strawberry jelly (pre-bought flavoured gelatin dissolved in hot water). Turned out delicious…