When everybody has been at fashion week here in Stockholm, I've been covered in NCS-S3000 N paint and working my biceps! So much work with the studio! Our retouching room and office is almost done. It's just the interior that we have to choose now. Today I painted the last bit of retouch room number two. We also managed to put up the kitchen table which came yesterday. There's so much work. Like A LOT! I can truly understand why people get a nervous breakdown when renovating a whole home or building a new house! So many options, solutions and questions to answer. The brain gets exhausted of all the thinking in numbers, millimeters and calculations! I will think twice before I ever even consider to build a new house from scratch.
Sunglasses. I have so many sunglasses, most of them from H&M for 10 sek each... haha. I keep losing them, and I never know where to find them. But I'm longing for my first pair of Ray-Bans! I have a pair in mind already... I promise you mom that I'll keep them safe and be so very careful!
when she's unladylike /the whole series
The whole series of Greta with design by Ebba and makeup by Emma! I just got home from a dinner with Rebecca. I've been on my feet the whole day! Been productive and all around town, looking at art and drinking yummy Matcha Latte! A lovely end to this week!
today at kaffeverket
I met up with Alexsandra for some shopping today. I found a pair of flared pants with high rise from Weekday. Just what I've been looking for and the pair was on sale too. Just 80sek, what a catch! Later on we headed on to Kaffeverket at St. Eriksplan. That cappuccino with oat milk was so good. I can really recommend that place to you guys. There's a lot of raw, glutenfree and vegan treats and dishes to choose from! // Tonight I was supposed to hang out with some friends at a bar but since my stomach still hurts some I changed my mind. Instead I'll illustrate and paint! I feel creative!
wouldn't that be something for a movie night?!
As soon as we walked inside of the bunker in Berlin I said: "It smells like popcorn, it has to be popcorn somewhere here". I was right, big time! Look at all that popcorn! The popcorn machine was popping nonstop! The best part of Sammlung Boros in Berlin for sure! Images shot by the beauty Louise!
Chris (the photographer I work for) and I have been in renovation mode the last couple of days. I really felt in my muscles today that we've been working the whole week (painting walls and ceiling). On top of that I got so much stomach pains in the afternoon.. it still hurts bad. So it's good that I didn't have anything planned for tonight... besides Skype with my brother (he's on the line right now actually). However, a fun fact for you guys: this is my first weekend off in Stockholm since I moved here in October! Isn't that crazy?
fashion heroes berlin dinner
I'm wearing a knitted dress from monki
From the dinner with Fashion Heroes in Berlin! Thank you so much Rabattkalas for my weekend in Berlin... which was already two weeks ago! I feel so privileged to travel around the world and meet new people! This was truly a great experience! But the best part was to meet so many new bloggers and fashion loving people from all around Europe!
vegan dinner at soy in berlin
Me, Louise, Moa and Tobias at Soy in Mitte. Haha, all of us were taking photos so that the guests around us began to stare!
If you ever got to Berlin and crave yummy Asian food for a good price you should visit Soy in Mitte. An all vegan menu and so delicious food! Over all Berlin is a Mecka for Asian food and especially Asian Vegan food. I for one love this type of food so I didn't go to any other type of resturant during my stay there, really.... haha
outfits january to mars 2016
Some outfits from January to Mars last year. I never shoot outfit images during the winter... It just never happens haha! Anyway these are some of my outfits during that time! Today I've been working in the studio, not with retouch nor other photo related stuff. I've actually been doing some renovating in the room we're going to have our office! The whole studio is under renovation but we're painting etc. two rooms by our selves! Tomorrow it's time to paint!
new portfolio site
I have a new portfolio! Been working on this the last couple of weeks! What do you think? Check it out: www.ellensimone.com!
I kinda forgot to show you guys a lot of images from Christmas. So why not do it several weeks later? Better late than never right? I thought so! Anyway, this Christmas was so cozy, with lovely vegan food... all homemade. It was just mom, dad, my big brother, the cat and me. Perfect. Oh yeah, I made the table setting. Pretty much out of nothing... only from what I could find during a tour in the house! The tiny gnomes (or what you call them...) is small bottles and the hat is a screw cap so it's actually snaps/alcohol in them! Funny and clever huh?! A friend to our family makes them!
beautiful morning light
A few pictures from last week when Stockholm was covered in snow. The light outside that morning was truly beautiful, and I succeeded to catch it on camera just the way I experienced it! Anyhow, I somehow hurt a muscle in my back. The pain started yesterday between my spine and my right shoulder blade. It hurts so bad in some positions and movements, almost so much that I want to cry... I really hope it's better tomorrow... I hate this :(
snaps from berlin
Though Berlin wasn't beautiful I loved all the vintage stores there, and those stores where both beautiful and packed with clothes! In some of the vintage stores they sell clothes per kilo! So cool! I'm on my way from work to Johanna soon, we're gonna have a girls night in with movies!
2 kilo lipstick during a liftime
Lately I've been very fond of wearing lipsticks. Dark ones like deep red, brown or purple! I love the lipstick from YSL above.. but I actually prefer matte lip pencils instead of lipsticks, it stays on my lips for the whole day or night... anyway, I'm not good when it comes to makeup and I am so bad with brands and whom of which are vegan or not. If you guys know any brand/s that makes really good lip pencils in various dark or "nude" colors I would love to know! Though, it should be a vegan brand. I don't want any animals to suffer just so that I can look good... also, there's no way to avoid to get any of the lipstick in your mouth, actually... you eat a lot of lipstick during your lifetime, like two kilos I've read somewhere... crazy! So yeah, a vegan (probably as natural as possible too) matte lip pencil that sits like stone (a Swedish saying) would be so good to find!
(To clarify, I don't know if YSL is vegan or not, I guess not... it was a gift and there's no sense in throwing it away)
new music - the xx
I've been listening to The XX's new album all week, mostly on the subway! The music video above is my favorite song from the album. Though, it was released as a single last year in November so you have probably heard it! Anyway, the whole album is available on Spotify. It's called I See You.
coat URBAN OUTFITTERS pants MONKI shoes DR MARTENS bag URBAN OUTFITTERS beanie VANS gloves/scarf /FROM NEW YORK/
Me in front of Bode Museum in Berlin. Today I'm working on a new site for my portfolio, there's so many options out there so I have no clue about how I actually want it. Although, I am still tired from the Berlin trip, so many new impressions and people I've never met! But so much fun, totally worth my tiredness haha!
we have coffee
I got home pretty late yesterday, around 00:30. We, Tobias, Louise and I got a ride from Johanna's boyfriend from Arlanda. I am so thankfull! The plane was over 30 minutes late which lead to that I missed my buss and couldn't get home until 03:30.... so bad communications to Arlanda! Anyway, the first image is from a place called The Visit in Berlin and the other two's from a cozy café called Camon. Both to be find in an area called Kreuzberg in Berlin! Well, I have been working today so my room is still in chaos.... I have to get some order in here or else I'll become crazy.
two faves for SICKY magazine
design EBBA GUSTAFSSON / EBBUT hair & makup artist EMMA STOCKMAN
Two of my favourite shots of my galllll Greta!
hello from berlin
It's been two eventful days here in Berlin! With shopping competitions, sightseeing and dinners! I didn't bring my computer so I'll give you guys a lot more snaps when I'm back in Sweden again. The images above are from when we where heading to a pretty cool museum with modern art (pretty hard to get a grip about it all....) anyway... we're soon heading out to a mall to use up our gift cards and later on we're going to a rooftop for some drinks! I
up up and away to... berlin
Up up and away, to Berlin this time (as I told you guys yesterday). I took the buss to the airport at 8 in the morning and our plane left Stockholm half past ten. Now there's a lunch awaiting for me and the rest of the bloggers at head office. So nice to meet so many new inspiring people in the fashion and blog athmosphare. From all around Europe! I'll try to keep you guys updated here... otherwise I'll be posting more frequently on my instagram (as usual... my fave social media, for sure): @ellensimonea !
going to berlin
I'm invited to a trip to Berlin together with a bunch of other bloggers from Sweden, Denmark, Germany and France! We're flying in tomorrow and I'm really excited about it! The hotel we're staying at seems so nice too. I haven't traveled from Arlanda Airport for yeeaaaars so I don't remember at all what it looks like.... so I'm mostly nervous about how to find the right check-in desk and terminal haha... but I'm truly excited about this weekend and to meet new people and fashion bloggers!
the best start
Throw back to a yummy starter from last year! It's an oven baked pear! I'm still at the studio editing and printing images. I'm listening to "Morgonpasset i P3" and drinking my last cup off coffee of the day! That first and last cup of coffee under a day is really the best ones!
my new (current) workspace
The workspace at the studio. Under construction though! I'm assisting and retouching for a photographer that's renovating a whole new studio in Stockholm. It's so much fun and what I moved up to Stockholm for! I'll be traveling a lot these upcoming weeks, both in work and freetime! Excited!
cold days vs warm days
The cold weather outside makes me miss these (pic above) sort of days! A walk between the meadows during sunset (with mom, miss you too!) <3 Anyway, I just remembered that I haven't told you guys about the new job I landed just before Chirstmas! I'll tell you really soon (read: tomorrow) about it!
beautiful greta for sicky
design EBBA GUSTAFSSON / EBBUT hair & makup artist EMMA STOCKMAN
One more from 2017's first editorial for www.sickymag.com, if you haven't already: check it out! I've been working today and just got off a skype meeting. I can't tell you guys anything about it just yet but it's so exciting!
detail images from 2016
I've been working today so I'm continuing with these throwbacks of 2016 posts!
Some images from last year in January...
one more for sickymag
new years dinner
So I made an avocado appetizer with a creme of mayonnaise and creme fraiche with chopped red onion. On top there's seaweed caviar, chive and a slice of lime. As main course I made a asparagus and jerusalem artichoke risotto! The dessert I forgot to shoot haha, but it was a rawfood sorbet of banana and vanilla with chocolate sauce, chia seeds and coconut chips! All vegan ingredients of course!
No prep needed for this! Easily made when you have your guests in the kitchen :)
first editorial 2017 for sickymag
new years look
dress COS shoes TAMARIS necklaces ÅHLENS/GIFT earrings GLITTER rings VARIOUS/BALI
My look on new years eve. I did change shoes though... to my Dr. Martens!
new years dinner! hello 2017!
Images from the dinner I had at my place yesterday. A little to clean today... I'll do that tomorrow though haha! No energy right now... Anyway I had a great new years eve yesterday and got home around 4 in the morning. My knee got fucked up and bloddy, I slipped on my way home :( hahahaha... so I have this huge bump on my knee, the yoga I have to do for a few days ahead will be fun...
I have more images to show you guys but this will do for now!