one month has passed
SO! On to the big subject here. Can anyone here fathom that it has already been a month since New Years Eve? Well, I can not. I had a feeling that this year would pass by pretty fast, but not as fast as this. My thoughts often wander away to the future, and I've been thinking a lot about it. I feel a bit stressed regarding which way to choose too. The stress I possess for my future also makes it feel like a day don't even have time to start before it disappears. Our so wonderful weather puts pressure on it too, it's truly nothing inspirational about this, gray coloured world, in my opinion. As I have told you guys before I'm looking at schools and different educations, still in the visual and photographic area. However, every school needs work samples and they are specific and different to each and every program. So, there's a lot of ideas to be produced this spring, and also a lot of work to bring these ideas to life. I am certain that I have loads of creativity inside of me to explore. When I'm a little relieved from the stress, or when I can shake it off, I'll be really productive. Positive thinking.
Well, maybe I just need a little change of environment. I have 3 trips planned in the near future, and the first one is to Nadja in Borås on Saturday! Excited to see here and a new town!
relaxed when home
shirt URBAN OUTFITTERS pants MONKI septum TBA necklace A GIFT
I've been illustrating today. I got my art supplies yesterday so now I'm all in. But I rather paint and get creative when I'm by myself in the house. I find it hard to concentrate and get idéas when I have people around me and especially when they may be curious and can not avoid the room I'm in! Well well, I'll be more productive on monday!
the opposite to camouflage
I've been working today. So tired now... anyway, what are you guys up to tonight? I'll be watching the European Championship in Figure Skating! It's such a beautiful sport and art. I trained figure skating when I was little, like 6-7 years old. I which I would have continued... but you couldn't really make me do anything I didn't want to do when I was little, nor now... however, it's so fun to skate so I have to do it some time soon!
greasy but volume but greasy?
My little love an me. Isn't he one of the cutest? Well I for one seriously need to wash my hair today. It's just that I have the most volume when it's greasy and fat. My hair is volumeless otherwise, that why I never cut my hair short because it won't make any difference at all. It's flat even in short lenghts! Oh, well well.
recap september - october 2015
I moved to Brande in Denmark to check out and work opportunity at Bestseller for Jack & Jones.
My workspace at the office in Brande.
Olivia shot some nice outfit pictures of me. Also in Brande.
Sushi night with Olivia.
Light testing in the studio.
Another outfit Olivia shot.
A picture from the apartment I lived in during my stay in Brande.
I started thinking about cutting my hair short.
I spent a weekend in Aarhus with Akvilé! Had so much fun partying there, we went to a underground club! Probably the best club I ever been to, even though the toilet was broken!
Moodboard and behind the scenes from a shoot I did for ADPT.
I traveled home to Växjö for the weekend but I made a pitstop in Copenhagen where I hung out with these lovely girls!
so, i chose to paint it red
polo GINA TRICOT jeans LEE necklace HM watch CASIO WR septum TBA lips MUS RUSSIAN
My look today. I felt for a little colour, since I'm pale as...., so I used my lip pencil from Make Up Store, (colour Russian). The pencil is so short so I need to buy a new one soon. It's by far the best lipstick/pencil I've ever had, no shiny shine and it stays on my lips all day long! I'm longing for all the art supplies I bought to arrive, I want to get going now!
Found this comfy p-jay at Monki the other day. I don't know if it's cool or a bit ugly. However, it's really comfy on my body. I have a feeling that I'll be using this a lot when I'm home working and relaxing! Yesterday I ordered art supplies for almost 800 sek! I'll start to illustrate and paint now, especially since I have so much inspirations and ideas that I just have to get out of my head in every way possible!
blinded by beauty
photographer/mua ELLEN SIMONE model DAVID AXELSSON AHL
These are the finished images of my brother David. What do you think?
With this series I want to touch the society's perception of beauty today, and that we learn to appreciate a certain kind of beauty instead of embrace all beauty that exist. Instead of value our differences, and make eachother flourish in uniqueness, people somehow tend to comment and go to combat about appearances that is, to them, different. We are in many ways Blinded by Beauty. So let us be free in beauty, life and love. Equality starts with how we choose to view and look at each other. Equality starts here, with me and you.
I'm almost done with the images and I am so excited to show you guys and to hear what you think! I've been working today, and my shoulders are so tired. I'm lifting more than I'm used to, obviously. Anyhow, I'll post the series tomorrow! Stay tuned and surf in here tomorrow!
recap of august 2015
My best best gal Julia turned 21! Love you!
Summer evenings in the sun!
Lazy mornings with chia pudding and coffee.
Vollyboll with the boys!
Mom and I spent a night at Kosta Boda Art Hotel and Spa! It was so relaxing, beautiful and nice!
A outfit in moms old Levis jeans.
Picnic with Julia by the lake! Yeah, real serious on the first picture!
Oh I miss that summer weather like hell at the moment!
And how about that summer glow on my skin and the freckles?!
I spent some days at my moms summer cottage, here in the "redone" greenhouse!
The beautiful month of August ended with a trip to Paris with Julia! The best trip of 2015! We need to travel somewhere soon Julia!!
September - October cooming soon!
the goblet of fire
I've began to read Harry Potter from the beginning again and I'm reading the forth book now, The Goblet of Fire. It's the third time I'm reading the whole series from the beginning, and the second time in Swedish. I wished I had all the books in English as well, but I don't. I like them more in English than Swedish. I'll probably buy a box with all the seven books in English, it's cheaper that way! However, I'm working today from 11:30 - 20:00. I am betting that I will be real tired when I get home later.
sneak peek of david
I'm almost done with the series, and I am really happy with the turnout of this little shoot. I've had something like this in my mind for a while, but it didn't fully come together until I began to see my brother as the model. He was a perfect match for this idea. Anyway, I'm working tomorrow and on friday so I need some more days to retouch before the series is finished for real.
elle and retouching
I've been working on the images from yesterday and reading ELLE Magazine. I love this series of images I shoot on my brother. Sensual, beautiful, delicate and powerful. Contradictory words? Well I'll soon show you how! I love working from home, feeling fresh (haha pale...) no makeup, it's so nice to let the skin breathe.
Made a little portraits series today with my brother. He is home for a moment and going back to Helsingborg later today. I'm working on them as we speek and it looks good and fun! I'm excited to play around with these a little!
power is a state of mind
Power is a state if of mind. Own it. Own yourself.
Polo from Gina Tricot
I'm wearing this really uncomfortable hairdo today. I'm not used to ponytails and buns at the moment, I never wear it. I like my hair down so much more too. But at sometimes it's nice to try something else. It really change your whole appearance when you change the hair. It's a big part of "you", well, "you" in the sentence that it surrounds our faces which is (kind of) the only thing that makes us look unique and separate us from each other, in my opinion then.
finished the selfie
It's a close up of the first image in THIS post!
So this is what the drawing looks like at the moment. Okay I guess I have to say that I'm finished with this self portrait now, but I'm a perfectionist and could go on for ages with just one thing. But at some point I need to tell myself that it is enough! Hahaha! Anyway, I feel a little rusty so I'll try to draw more often than every other year x).
Commercial work for ADPT. Male (Bestseller)
photographer ELLEN SIMONE model JONAS SCHALDEMOSE /le management
Commercial work for the Danish clothing brand ADPT. (Bestseller), winter / pre spring 2016, I haven't published all of the images here before so here you go guys! Thanks for all the cute comments lately, warms my heart a little bit extra this time of the year!
self portraits in graphite
HERE's the finished verison of the left drawing // left drawing from THIS post // instagram@stylebyellen
It's been two years since I last drew something, so I thought it was about time. I'm almost done with these two self portraits, I just have a few adjustments left. Anyhow, I also think these two drawings are the first self portraits I've ever done in graphite. AND, OH Yes, I did forget how much time I need to spend on each painting, my back hurts like hell now!
2015 recap june - july
I had freckles! I miss those freckles!
The exhibition in Gothenburg of my work World Wonders came to an end.
Ah summer times! With drinks and bikinis.
Favourite pair of pants last year, used both winter, spring, summer and fall!
I had a shoot with these two lovely girls together with the stylist Ebba Gustafsson!
Midsummer celebration at Öland with Nadja, Family and friends!
Two pictures from the shoot, see the whole series here!
An outfit from when I visited Gothenburg.
Traveled to Denmark to check out a job opportunity. Here in Middelfart for a lunch break!
The worlds most comfy pants from Monki, feels like an extra skin!
Ellen <3 Monki <3 Flowers <3 Long hair. I would lie if I said I didn't miss it because I do!
Found these pants in moms old boxes in the attic, 40 year old pants from Lee which I love!
Bought my baby Fujifilm x100T! So neat!
August - September coming soon, stay tuned!
black with a pinch of purple
jacket WEEKDAY pants BIKBOK gloves CENTURY 21 bag URBAN OUTFITTERS beanie BIKBOK shoes DR MARTENS septum TBA
A lot of pictures guys! Haha, whoha... anyhow, this was my outfit yesterday. I've been working all day today, started 7 in the morning and I get off at 16:30, long day...
sneak peek of todays
Sneak peek of today's outfit! I'll post the whole look soon! Anyhow, went to the city today that was basically deserted, no one was out! The stores was empty which I find rather nice when shopping. Less stress and less people to take notice to. Well I didn't do much shopping actually. However, mom and I are going to the movies tonight to watch a Swedish film called "En man som heter ove", not my choice of movie but we had 2 tickets that is expiring in just 2 weeks so we thought it's better to use them now!
Tulips season and I love tulips! A breakfast bowl that I could eat for every meal! Banana covered in havregurt (oatly ab's vegan oatgurt) topped with chiaseeds, dried figs, raisins, fresh mango and crunchy peanutbutter! Yummy!
have you ever thought about atoms and that they contain mostly nothing? have you also thought about that we are made up of these atoms? So we're made up of nearly nothing.
jeans LEVIS 501 underwear CALVIN KLEIN earphones URBANEARS septum TBA
Our internet and TV is finally working haha, we've been living a bit different the last two weeks but now it's back to normal again!
throw back annie
lipstick CALVIN KLEIN polo MONKI septum TBA
no you really shouldn't
Don't wear this during your period girls. I've been having stomach pains like hell the last couple of days. Yesterday I almost fainted in the shower so I had to sit down and crawl out and lay on the toilet flor for a while (fresh I know), but rather that than faint standing up in a slippery space :S. In the end I managed to wrap the towel around me and lay down in the sofa, a little bit nicer than the toilet floor haha. Anyway, it was a while ago since I had one of these really bad menstrual cramps, like years. However, I had to lay in the sofa for a bit because I taught my stomach would be cut into half, that's how much pain these cramps gives me. I feel like the evolution made something wrong there...
Anyhow, we still don't have any TV or Internet since the fire last week. Pretty boring. So I'm using my phones internet now. I've been playing a little TS4 too haha... at the moment I'm looking at schools I want to apply to in Stockholm. I actually feel like going back to studying again, I'm not really done with that part yet!
recap may 2015
I graduated from Gamleby School of Photography on my very on birthday, 21!, and receive not only gifts and songs but also the Molander Scholarship! I will remember this day as long as I live! The very best day of 2015!
I made a lovely cake and cookies that weekend for my little birthday and exam celebration with family and friends!
Before my birthday and exam day I had to make my presentation about my work World Wonders. It went great and was so much fun! I was the first of all to make the presentation! Oh yeah I was a bit nervous.
The last get together with our class in Gamleby at the mountain!
An outfit from May, my purple red hair <3.
Here's a few images from my work World Wonders. you can se all the stories HERE!
I traveled back to Stockholm to pack all my stuff and move to Växjö for the summer. My mom arrived a few days later to visit me and help me get all my stuff back. Here we are at Rosendals Trädgård having lunch!
Made a vegan delicious, dark/rye and healthy banana bread! I have to make it again!
Another outfit from May!
This month was so eventful that it got its own post!
June-July coming soon! Stay tuned!
my new years eve
Celebrated New Years Eve at Micaelas family's home together with 5 other girls including my favorite gal Julia! We had a welcome drink, starter, main dish, dessert and a lot of fun new year games! A lovely evening and perfect start of the new year! Today I'm in stomach pains which isn't that fun. However, I've been researching all day, also reading the first Harry Potter book!
dress IVYREVEL rings VARIOUS bracelet THOMAS SABO CC septum JK STORE nails MONKI
A better look on my new years eve outfit, that dress is so comfy and sparkly! So cute! I'll show you pictures from the evening soon!
2015 recap mars-april
Did one of my World Wonders. shoot.
Hung out with this beautiful girl.
Bought my new screen!!!
Colored my hair purple red once again and spent easter at Öland.
Behing the scenes from the very last shoot for my exam work World Wonders.
I began to update my new instagram page @vegobyellen, although I've been lazy during this Christmas....
I made my nose piercing!!! Thihi!
May-June coming soon, stay tuned!
2016 is here
...and then it was 2016! I hope you guys had a fantastic New Years Eve, I sure did. Today I'm feeling great and waiting for Julia to arrive here soon! There's more pictures from my New Years celebration, so stay tuned! My dress is from Ivyrevel!