Merry Chistmas! God Jul!
thank you <3
I see a pattern... follow @ellensimonea !
I'm working in the Studio all day today (It's me and the guys who are renovating the studio). I'm not renovating though haha... I'm retouching some images. I'll start with the prints soon but first I have to run some errands!
i want to shoot
I want to shoot again! So many idéas in my head right now! But first I need to clean my room... clothes everywhere. I haven't had time to clean or keep an order in my room... so tired after so many work days in a row and long hours! The growing piles of clothes isn't my priority when I get home!
Happy news people! I just got a new job (the kind of job I moved up to Stockholm for!!!) and it's so exciting! I start full time in January but I'm already working some there right now! So let's celebrate that with a drink, or at least a happy picture of me with a mojito in my hands. I'll celebrate with some sleep tonight! So very long, but fun, days at my new job!
pre photoshoot breakfast
Breakfast before the shoot I had with the designer Ebba! She made home pressed juice with fresh ginger and an amazing smoothie! So good! Today I'm working again, as usual.... it's going to be a long Saturday, especially since I don't feel well. I don't know whats up but it's something! I hope it will disappear during the day!
the christmas party image bomb
Haha, Jonna on every image! That girl!!! The images of the food is the vegan choices Jonna and I found on the buffet! It was ok, nothing special... Anyway, I had a blast and got pretty drunk so these are the images I managed to take before I got too drunk and forgot to snap more haha! Probably good too! Anyway, I wore pants and top from Monki!
disturbing stockholm fashionshow
After the fashion show when we were cheering with cava, the last image is of me and the designer Kevin Mukuri!
So about Wednesday! I was actually in a fashionshow after I got off work! I walked for the designer Kevin Mukuri, so beautiful clothes I'll tell you! It was pretty nerv wracking but so much fun! Danny Saucedo was in the audience too, and I did actually speak to him after the show and after two glasses of Cava hahahah.... he was kind. Anyway, model for a day and back to being a photographer today! I had an amazing shoot. I'll tell you all about it soon!
I'll try to get hold of some more images from this day, these ones are just from my camera.
My look yesterday. That Kimono is so pretty, bought it at ASOS, don't remember what brand though...! I coulden't fall asleep tonight, it was impossible. I think my brain turned off around 4 in the morning, and then it decided to wake up at 8?! So I am tired today, really tired :(.
gili air throwback
A throwback to the week I spent on the paradise island Gili Air in the end of April this year. A truly wonderful and peaceful place! A small island where no cars or other types of gasoline-powered vehicles are allowed (my type of place, no smelly gas in the air). It's indeed a place for relaxation!
so much snow
There's so much snow in Stockholm and the snowing has finally come to an end! Today the sun is finally shining, and the snow is somewhat melting, even though it will take some time before all the huge piles of snow along the streets will disappear! Anyhow, today I'm working and after work I'll head to Rebecca for a cozy dinner!
Today is my only day off until next Saturday so I have a lot of work in front of me! Sooo I've spent this forenoon inside doing laundry and just takning it easy. I have a meeting early in the evening which I hope still is on! The knitted sweater I'm wearing above is new by the way, I'll show you better images of it tomorrow! So beautiful knitted and comfy!
I'm off to work soon! It's chilly in the apartment today so I felt for a warm sweater with comfy pants, so this is what I'm wearing.
Pants from Monki two years ago and the Sweaters from an Urban Outfitters store in New York!
the 30 day yoga challenge
Here's the challenge! 30 days of Yoga! I did my first workout this morning and it felt great. I need this badly. My body feels stiff and when the dark hours of the winter season takes over the days I won't go out running (hell no to run around in the dark, so scary!). Beeing a "yogi" sounds so good in my ears, so I will go all in. Anyway, Julia, my bae who lives in Oslo, is with me on this challenge which is awesome!
I've done some of Adriene's Yoga videos before and I think she's great. She explains good and have a comfortable voice to listen to. Also, the video quality is good, but more importantly: good sound quality! Well, here's the first video in her 30 day of Yoga challenge and this is just an introduction. Are any of you guys with Julia and me on this? Or have you done this challenge before? Tell me!
It's so easy breezy too! You will only need a computer-screen or tv-screen, something comfy on your body (I wear cotton shorts with a tanktop) and a yoga/workout mat, or just a towel! How convenient? No excuses!
images from this morning, top from river island and pants from gina tricot
Today I woke up 5 minutes before I got a text massage from my new boss, about whether I could jump in and work a few hours (someone called in sick). Isn't that so weird? Waking up just in time for a call or text... Sometimes I feel like a person with psychic abilities... anyway, I just got home and I'm about to cook some dinner. I'm working tomorrow aswell so I'll take it easy at home!
i'll be honest with you...
Image of me this afternoon, from instagram @ellensimonea
So I'll be honest with you guys. I've been looking for jobs here in Stockholm. At first, it felt impossible to find anything. So I went out on every limb I felt was possible, but all of a sudden I have 3 job offers in front of me and 2 possible job offers. One is ICA (which I hope to be able to skip soon) and the rest of them besides one is fashion stores. Nothing that I really want to work with since it's photography and retouching I am here to do. So until I'll find a job as an assistant or retoucher I have to work with something or anything. The job I know I'll get around with, financially, is, sadly, the most boring one, but the other two fashion stores has not enough hours for me. Hopefully, I can take the one with most hours and combined it with the more fun store that has fewer hours to offer me. But who knows, maybe the store I think is a little boring turns out to be really fun? I have to give it a shot, or at least... that is what I am thinking of doing. I hope to get it all sorted in the end of next week. Anyhow, as you may understand... there is for sure chaos in my head at the moment. Well, Tomorrow I'll work from 7-16, so I wish I feel a lot better tomorrow than I do today. The skin under my eyes is still red and swollen, plus that my throut still hurts :(.
what about today
I got some hours of work at ICA today, and you can't turn down work on a Sunday! (They phoned me earlier this morning). Anyhow, that results in this little blog post. I didn't go out yesteday, instead me and David stayed in, cooking dinner, talking and watching a movie. David is traveling back to HBG today too. I think I got his virus :(. Well, I hope you guys have a great Sunday!
full outfit post tomorrow
I've been working today and my cat woke me up several times tonight so I am pretty tired, but I am also indecisive about whether I am going out with my colleages tonight or not. My brother is home this weekend, to hang out with me, and he do not want to go out and party since he has a cold. So I can't decide on what I should do. I want to hang out with my brother too (I'm moving to Stockholm next weekend and he lives in Helsningborg = won't se eachother often). Why!!
I let my mom cut my hair today, 15cm. I find it nice to go shorter during the fall and winter season! AND my hair
grows so fast! It has grown around 15 cm in less than 10 months, that's a lot! What do you think? I feel like it suits me!
selfie year book
A bunch of selfies from my instagram. It looks pretty ridiculous when you put everyone together like this. I can see some sort of pattern. It would be interesting to make a selfie book that spans over 10 years, not one of those "take one picture every day book", but just make a book of selfies and see how your view of yourself change over the years.