I took some self portraits today... because I haven't told you guys that I had my septum pierced almost 3 weeks ago now, and this is how it looks. Yes I switched piercing long before you're actually allowed to... haha but I couldn't stand the one I had... it wasn't my style and everything was healing so fast... and it's still healing fine! I'm soon off to Julias house for some dinner! It's Valborg here in Sweden today, which is a weird tradition based on a saint, the woman called Valborg, and on witches... but nowadays it's mostly spring we celebrate!
still going still coping
Still updating my @vegobyellen instagram account everyday!
Oh so much to do! I'm almost done with my exam work, but then I have 2 presentations left to do. One is for tomorrow and the other one, the important one, is the big exam presentation! I also have a lot of food to cook and bake before sunday. And my birthday is next friday. The times fly by and I don't know if I manage to cope with it... anyway, I'm going back to my old school tomorrow, Katedral, to do a presentation about myself and the school I'm going to now for a group of students (I don't really know how many...???). Well, it's the third time I'm there to do a presentation like this. A good time to practise how I'll control my nervosity before the big presentation!
the exam work
I'm in the very end of my exam work. And no, you're not allowed to see it yet. I think I'll start to post the fashion and beauty editorials in the middle of may. I hope you guys are excited, because I can't wait any longer! I really want to show you what I've been working with the last 8 months... I've been so secretive!
all day all night
I've been working with my exam work the whole day except from a meeting, but it was about the exam work too haha... I just got home from it so I'll continue working now, all day all night all day all night. Well okay I can't lie, I went out jogging this morning actually, I've been to the gym weight lifting so much lately... I had to change it up!
vego by ellen
Hey Guys! Julia and I had a lovley dinner yesterday, you can see it on the last post of my new instagram account @VEGOBYELLEN. I noticed I posted a lot of food related stuff on my other account, @stylebyellen, so I decided to create a new account with just that, pictures of delicious food! Only my own pictures, it's not a boring inspiration account! You'll get a lot of my own vegetarian recipies with hints of fish, vegan and raw food! Go and follow @VEGOBYELLEN guys!
work at condeco
// Old pic from when Julia visited me in New York last year! //
I went to Condeco during lunch time and sat down with my exam work and a cup of coffee, Julia joined in later and we planned what to cook for dinner tonight. We're making salmon with mashed potatoes, it's not ordinary mashed potatoes it's something much much better... maybe I'll tell you later! Oh it's going to be so yummy! As for right know I'll continue working at home!
By the way... Växjö Lakers won the Swedish Hockey league, so much fun! History has been written!
favorite lingerie sets
// Both from Monki, Bra, 150 sek/each, Panties, 80 sek/each //
My favorite sets of underwear at the moment, so comfortable and beautiful. As you probably already know this ain't for those who like push up. It's for those, like me, who prefer a smaller chest and who thinks it's nice to let the bra get some attention under a, for example, V shaped neckline! But just a little! Anyway, I've been retouching the whole day and soon I'm off to Växjö city with mom to do some shopping with her. I hope you have a great friday!
it's like candy for the eye
Breakfast / Dinner
Breakfast: fruit porridge made of blueberries, raspberries, banana, spinach and lime. Todays toppings mango, blueberries, raspberries, dried golden, goji and mulberries and a few chopped up almonds!
Dinner: This evenings salad with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, arugula, chia seeds, flax seeds, dried golden, goji and mulberries, citron and a few chopped up almonds.
Detoxing comes so easy to me. And if you eat this kind of foods which are raw and unprocessed berries, fruits, vegetables and just a small amount of nuts and seeds it will be easy for you too! If you're used to eat a lot of processed food, meat, dairy, fast food, white sugar etc., this type of detox is a great start! Sometimes a juice detox is to hard for beginners, although I found it easy the first time I did it maybe you won't! Try it for 5 days, it will be over faster than you can say the word detox!
detox day three of five
Fruit porridge I don't know what to say, but this breakfast is freekishly delicious! Fruit porridge: banana, avocado, kiwi, lime, spinach and a dash of water. Today's toppings: mango, blueberries, raspberries, dried golden, goji and mulberries and a few chopped up hazelnuts! + a cup of green citron and ginger tea.
Tonights dinner a salad with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, apple, spinach, dried golden, goji and mulberries, citron and a few chopped up almonds. I went to the gym earlier this afternoon, I had to get a break from all the retouching. I will probably have a lot of pain in my stomach, legs and butt tomorrow... hahaha, oh my!
My breakfast this morning, detox day 2/5.
Fruit porridge: 1 banana, 1 kiwi, 1/2 citron, spinach and a dash of water. Mix it until smooth.
Garnish with whatever you like, I had blueberries, raspberries and a few chopped up almonds!
Garnish with whatever you like, I had blueberries, raspberries and a few chopped up almonds!
detox with flowers in växjö
I'm finally in Växjö with mom and dad. We just had dinner and now I'm chillin in the sofa with mom. It's the last episode of the Swedish series called "Jordskott" tonight, I'm so psyched about it! Anyway, I'm detoxing this week, a "light" version. Well, I'm allowed to eat fruits, berries, vegetables and a small amount of healthy seeds and nuts.
new spring nails
Made new nails today, just something simple but still fun with color! I've never had my nails done by anyone else but me, why go to a professional when I have myself? ;) So much cheaper haha! Anyhow, it's so nice with flowers in Rebecca's apartment, it brings some colour and a feeling of spring in here!
The sun has been shining in Stockholm the whole day and I've been out walking! I hope to get some more freckles on my nose and cheeks soon!
bts from today
Two pictures from this morning. Today it was just me, MUA Alexander and the model Wilma. Sometimes, especially when it runs smoothly and you already know exactly what you want, a small team is the best. I would say that I prefer smaller teams, it's fun with big ones to when you have a lot going on, but today was perfect with only the three of us. I've been on my feet since 07:00 this morning. I'm pretty tired now, as usual after having a photoshoot, so no I won't be partying tonight I think.
Enough about that, today it's my mothers birthday! Happy birthday mom! I hope you have a wonderful day in Malmö with daddy! I'll see you on monday!
I have my last photoshoot tomorrow, the last one concerning my exam work! I've been preparing for it the whole day, walking all over town instead of taking the subway. Right now I'm cleaning the apartment and then I'm off to my last errand. After that I'll finally get to have the rest of the evening to myself!
Tingeling Tingeling, two pictures from last year in may at a fantasy masquerade! I had a hard time getting the flowers of my face, I had them glued to my face with eyelash glue haha! Today I have a few errands to run and later I'm meeting a friend for the Swedish fika!
1992's crop top
I just love this 90's crop top from the movie Singles, which is from 1992 by the way. I saw it the other day when I couldn't fall asleep! I went to the gym this morning and later I had a walk and lunch/fika with a friend at a really nice place I can't remember the name of... but it's outside of the city at Djurgården. Anyway, I'm about to cook me some dinner. I'll probably watch an episode of Game Of Thrones and work with my exam work tonight. So much to do in so little time... wäääääää.
ben & jerry's
The cue for the annual free ice cream at Ben & Jerry's was crazy long so Gustaf, Niklas and I decided to go and buy ice cream instead, Ben & Jerry's of course, at a Supermarket and share. Above you can see the problem we had with finding spoons to eat with haha... but we got it all down in our tummies anyway! Well well enough about ice cream, I'm soon off to Gamla Stan to look at the Swedish Hockey finale (I think?!)! Växjö Lakers, my hometown team, plays in the finale so it's pretty exciting! (Edit: I'm not that into Hockey as you may have noticed... it was one of, maybe, 7 seven games, they have 3-5 more to play!)
Had a lunch meeting today with my friend and MUA Alexsandra. We ate at Vidgårda and I had a veggie burger, so yummy. Although, I would prefer a halloumi burger instead of the ones they are serving now, would have been so much better! However, a great day today with both sunshine, wind and little rain. A little bit of everything, typical April weather here in Sweden!
Two "really nice" pictures of me at Espresso House.... haha
stockholm spring time
Been out walking a lot the last couple of days, and the spring that I've been longing for is finally here! Beautiful Stockholm!
Sorry guys for a late update, and I totally forgot to take a photo of the two new beauties from Monki. I actually went to the gym earlier today and after that I had a nice cup of coffee with a friend, which I just got home from. So you'll have to settle with this picture I drew the other day. I should probably call it "big mouth", or something like that...
lace and lingerie
photo creds to tumblr or something
I have a little obsession, at the moment, concerning lace lingerie, but only the comfy ones. Monki have so many beautiful bras at the moment that I love, totally. I bought 2 new super comfy and lovely bras from Monki just the other day, I'll show you tomorrow which ones!
I've been walking back and forth to Södermalm today in this wonderful weather, oh well a little wind and only a touch of sunshine, but still warm!
homemade almond milk
A video I made last week on how to make your own almond milk! So delicious and totally raw, vegan and gluten free! Watch in HD, and well... sorry for bad WB, I just didn't have the energy to get it all right in Premiere, I'm not totally fimiliar with that program... yet!
back and forth
Traveling back to the big city of... Sweden today, haha... all of this going back and forth is making me tired! I hope to get my own place soon...
// Pictures from Portugal //
I'm so in the mood for traveling outside of Sweden, but instead I'm just heading back to Stockholm tomorrow afternoon. I'll actually miss being home in Växjö!
easter food and look
// Shirt and Trousers, Monki // Necklaces, HM, not the heart though! //
I shot some photos yesterday when the food started to take place in the kitchen, and that is just half of it haha... so much good food!
// Cus I'm the nerd you always thought I was //
Yes, I got it a few days ago! And I'm playing it on my MacBook! Today we're traveling to Öland for Easter celebration! Oh I'm craving for herring so bad right now! Anyway, we're just staying for one night. My brother's in Rome with his girlfriend Alma, not jealous at all... so it's just me and my parents plus a lot of other friends! Happy Easter and I hope you get to enjoy loads of candy!
colours and glitter
Got my hands, and the kitchen haha, dirty today, well not really... more like glittery and colorful! Anyway all of this is for my exam work and I am not done with it yet, not even close... I have some more editing to do, even a photoshoot left... and some more colouring!
NEC 27" SpectraView Reference 272 Display
My new screen and where I'll be spending my time this week. It's a NEC 27" SpectraView Reference 272 Display, bought at Scandinavian Photo. It's a pricey display, 19.850sek. However, I didn't pay that... because I had a student discount so I bought it for 17.666sek, I'm so poor right know. BUT totally worth it, and I really needed a screen made for retouchers etc.
Mom and I had a little lunch/fika at Ör's Lantcafé today! Such a cosy, beautiful and old café outside Växjö in Ör. I think I was around 8-9 years old the last time I was there (I remember how I bought a beautiful old package of paper dolls, I still have them somewhere!). I promised myself to visit more frequently in the future... more than 10 years between every visit is not acceptable haha! Sorry for many pictures, but I just had to show you this beautiful café!!