happy new 2016 !!!
Happy New Year!
2015 recap jan-feb
Began my new year in Skåne with celebrating New Years Eve at Drakamöllan with family and friends.
Lived at Rebeccas place in Stockholm when I did my internship with the photographer Fredrik Wannerstedt. Here Julia, Rebecca and I are having brunch togeather!
Get togethers with old and new friends!
Maria Torget in Stockholm covered in snow!
I did a lot of retouching for Fredrik. This is at Daniel Adams Rey studio where I was working for Fredrik the last two weeks of my internship!
I HAD LONG HAIR! Omg, it was so long! This was just before my haircut!
Traveled back to Gamleby for two weeks of lessons! Lived in a small room with my two favorites above! Oh such times!
And before leaving Gamleby we had a big costume party and this is just some pre party! I colored my hair purple!
When shooting the last assignment in school.
fire in the house
So our garage and our neighbour garages burned down tonight!!!! It was pretty surreal to see this happen in the middle of the night. Our car was inside the garage of course together with loads of stuff and a few of my belongings THAT should not have been there (?!!!), the car used to be red but it turned black. Anyway, they still don't know what started the fire.
Body Mist and Body Butter from The Body Shop, the only fragrances I can withstand without getting a headache! I've never had a body mist from TBS before, any of you guys who has any experience of those? What's your thoughts if so?
simple is a way of living
polo GINA TRICOT jeans MONKI earrings GULDFYND rings VARIOUS septum JK STORE
Todays simple. Don't forget to follow my instagram, @stylebyellen. I went to the city with my mom earlier today, we wanted to check out the sale that just started, but there's nothing nice on sale (clothes way) so we didn't stay for long at all. I was really looking forward for some new clothes, ah well.
One of the best things with Christmas now when I've gotten a little older is the Christmas tree, I just think it's really cosy and beautiful. Without it I wouldn't feel like it's Christmas at all. Anyhow, this is our little tree this year. I'm looking at tripods at the moment, I don't really know what to go for, a cheaper one or a more expensive one? The pricey one has a few more functions I would like to have. It's just that I don't know how often I'll be using it! I have to give this some thought.
Loads of Christmas Candy, loads, and this is not all! Well I think it's going to last until next Christmas haha! Anyhow, EVERYTHING is vegan and super delicious, it's nuts, chocolate, fudge, caramel, liquorice, cayenne, coconut etc.! So much fun making these vegan christmas candy and even more fun to realize that it taste just the same or even better!
lady in red, merry christmas
Lady in red, never been dressed in red like this before. Well it's Christmas! Merry Christmas!
onion "herring" / tomato "herring" / lemon "herring" / fennel and ginger "herring" / mango "herring"
Christmas is Saved! I love herring, but you can't eat herring as a vegan or even vegetarian, SO me loving herring was a problem until i stumbled upon the vegan way of pickling aubergine. So I just switched the herring for aubergine instead. It's actually scary true to how herring both feels and taste! They almost look the same too! However to make the vegan herring you need one aubergine/eggplant cut of the bottom and the top, peel of the skin and slice, 1 cm thick slices, boil for 5 minutes in a big stew with a lot of water rich with salt. Let the slices dry and cool of on a clean towel. Slice into 1cm x 3-5 cm long pieces and put in different pickling liquids like the ones above! For these 5 cans I used 3 small to medium sized eggplants!
My little love as a camera, I would really recommend this camera if you want a good, high quality and easy camera to keep with you at all occasions where you don't want to bring the big clumsy one! Anyway, I'm soon heading off to work and I won't be home until half past 8 this evening, long day!
Commercial work for ADPT. Male (Bestseller)
photographer ELLEN SIMONE model JONAS SCHALDEMOSE /le management
The whole series from a shoot for the Danish clothing brand ADPT. (Bestseller), I haven't published all of the images here before, and since I'm working all day I don't really have any time over for blogging. Well... until late in the evening.
sunday kimono from VS
We're doing a lot of Christmas preparations today at home. So that's what I'm mainly up to! Dressing the christmas tree and stuff like that! I hope you guys have a really cosy fourth Sunday of advent!
polo GINA TRICOT pants (it's a NICE army green color...) MONKI shoes DR MARTENS necklace HM rings VARIOUS wrist watch CASIO WR
The outfit I wore two days ago. Been working for just 3 hours today, pretty nice actually, dosn't really feel like I've been working since it was for such short period of time. Anyway, my brother's coming home later today for the christmas holiday which is fun!
Haha look at those scary eyes, laser eyes! I didn't have the time to go through the images this morning so you'll get the whole look later!
You'll find these on this pinterest wall.
I always get a thing for green, living and vibrant things, especially plants, during the winter. I am certain it's because I live in Sweden where everything gets either gray or white under these cold months. Soo.. I'm burying myself in pinterest and pictures like these when I get one of those blues. Well well, today I've been really productive, posting letters, organising the papers in my business and making christmas candy. I'm working tomorrow and on Saturday so I'm taking it easy the rest of the day, I'll try to cure my pounding headache too.
about the septum
It's more than 6 months ago since I made my septum piercing. The people who chosen to react on it, or shout out their opinion, have been mainly positive which make me happy! Well, I don't really give a damn that some thinks it's really ugly and I don't get that they have to tell me about it either. I mean, would you like me to comment on your dress if I don't think it's even OK-looking? Nah, I don't think so. Anyway, I know me and I know my style so whether people like it or not doesn't matter in the end as long as I'm into it! :) Oh, almost forgot. The experience with this piercing has been good, it healed so quickly and I had no problems at all!
honey, cinnamon and nutmeg mask
I treated my skin with a homemade face mask this morning. 2 tablespoons of organic honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg. Mix it together and let it set for at least 10 minutes, smooth on to face and wash it of after 20-30 minutes. When washing your face make sure to spent some time exfoliating the skin with the mask, it's really nice. Oh and the mask may drip so wrap a small towel around your chest and shoulders!
Oh this day have gone by too fast. Anyway, I've been organising stuff and trying out some ideas. Now I'm really restless after spending some time in front of Facebook (haha) so I better get going again.
Sorry for many pictures. Mom and I went to a christmas market earlier today. Since it's Lucia and all we thought that this would bring some christmas feelings seeing that the weather haven't! Anyway, it was cosy and all but some stuff comes with a big questionmark.
paint them red
Love that matte color red from Make Up Store, it's not a lipstick but a lip liner that I use over my whole lip without any lipstick on it. It doesn't fade and since I hate shiny lips this is perfect for me. I wish you guys a lovely Saturday night!
last year in december
Last year in december I longed back to New York, with all the rights, I had just got back to Sweden from a 3 months long stay in the Big City. So when I today look back on my posts from December last year I noticed that almost every post was about New York and how much I missed NYC haha, WELL I still miss that city and the people in it. So here's a small hymn to New York and all it's beauty. The pictures is taken in the end of November, if I remember it correctly!
a hoodie day
hoodie from adidas originals
It's a hoddie day today. It's been raining all day and there's no sun in sight. To have no sunshine really makes me sad! It gets dark too quick. Anyway, I traveled in to the city earlier today to shop some food at Astrid & Aprona and to look for a christmas gift, I am almost done with all my gifts! I just have one left now!
SNEAK PEEK OF JONAS #2
different scenery when going to ikea
From when I was at the IKEA store in Brooklyn last year when I lived in New York City.
Sorry for the late update today but mom and I drove to IKEA in Älmhult to do some necessary and unnecessary shopping. You always find stuff that you "need" but didn't write down on your shopping list haha. Anyway I got some stuff that I needed and now we're cooking dinner, no IKEA christmas food for me haha.. there's almost nothing to eat there for vegans except the vegan "meat"/vegetable balls.
easy vegan meringues
I tried to do vegan meringues yesterday and it was super easy! Tastes and feels just like those hard meringues which you can buy in a supermarket. Making meringue cake got so much easier now. After trying this you will never ever throw away the chickpea juice again, you will further on always save it to make these amazing meringues or ice cream (I am still working on that ice cream though).
This is what you need:
125 ml chickpea liquid, approximately from one package of chickpeas.
1,5 dl sugar
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of bourbon vanilla powder.
3 ml lemon juice
+ possible flavoring or color, chocolate, raspberries, etc.
How to: Preheat the oven to 100 degrees celsius. Whip the chickpea liquid until it's all white and only foam in the bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the chickpea liquid and whip it until you can turn the bowl upside down. Click out the batter on to a baking sheet covered oven tray and bake in the middle of the oven for 1,5h. Turn of the oven and let the meringues cool of inside the oven for at least 1,5h. Eat them all or store them in a plastic bag! (it's crucial that their all cool before putting them in a bag). Easy huh! You will never throw away that chickpea liquied again when making hummus after trying this!
Ideas and perfect winter flora to bring inside if you want to give your home a little life that last for a long period of time and still gives some winter feelings. I went out to Kafe Deluxe with my brother yesterday to watch our friends dads blues band play. They had a release gig for their 5th album. I was sober yesterday because I was driving, mostly due to the storm thats still raging outside. Anyway from 21:00-24:00 the crowd inside the club was around 50+ but it shifted pretty quickly to really drunk 21-26 years old at 24:00. God... some people really are annoying when their drunk, they don't care about anyone but themselves! I, however, held my new phone really close because if someone would have stolen a phone from me again I don't know what I would have done! Well well, happy second advent, we're having lussekatter, Swedish Saffron Buns (Saffron Cats*).
#2 COMMERCIAL WORK FOR ADPT. FEMALE (BESTSELLER)
photographer ELLEN SIMONE model MIKEELA MØLLER /le management
Here's two more photos from the commercial work I did for the clothing brand ADPT. (Bestseller), female section, earlier this autumn. Shot in Brande, Denmark, together with Morten and the beautiful model Mikaela Møller!
I'm giving you guys these two images since the weather have been awful today, in the sentence that it never got light outside.... so my plans for making photographs and start working on my projects totally crashed. WHY do I live in Sweden during the winter season? :(
commercial work for ADPT. female (bestseller)
photographer ELLEN SIMONE model MIKEELA MØLLER /le management
Here's a few more photos from the commercial work I did for the clothing brand ADPT. (Bestseller), female section, earlier this autumn. Shot in Brande, Denmark, together with Morten and the beautiful model Mikaela Møller!
Today I've been working out inside for one hour, it's a storm outside so I didn't really feel like running today! Anyhow, I'm soon joining mom in the kitchen to do some cooking, we have Swedish sweet potatoes on the menu this evening, YES Swedish sweet potato, fancy huh?!
coffee on marble table
Coffee with Kerstin yesterday. Such a cozy place she showed me and so lovely to see her again! I'm traveling back to Växjö today so this was just a short visit but those are equally as nice as the longer ones! It's been raining back en forth the whole day so I've been inside trying to reach the insurance company about my phone that got stolen almost two weeks ago now. I hope I get through soon!
sneak peek of jonas
photographer ELLEN SIMONE model JONAS SCHALDEMOSE /le management
Here's another sneak peek from a shoot I did for the clothing brand ADPT. 's male section. I'll show you the full series son. Today I went in to Malmö to meet up, among others, Kerstin and to do some christmas shopping. I'm still here therefore this type of update, I'm not back in Hbg until late this evening.
by the ocean
It's been so sunny in Helsingborg today. Oh, yeah forgot to tell you that I'm in Hbg until Thursday! Anyway, I've been out in the sun the whole day, chillin by the ocean in the wind. Listening to jazz music and the waves too. Well I'm here visiting my brother and a few friends I have down here. I am also here to collect inspiration for upcoming projects. I've been lacking inspiration this autumn so I thought that a little change of scenery would help. Växjö isn't the most inspiring place to be. Now I'm waiting for my brother to come home. Hope your Tuesday been nice folks!