2014/11/16

the tab.

I recently did an interview with The Tab, one of the Oxford student newspapers, for which me and my friend Clio shot a few images. While in places like London, you have an abundance of urban backgrounds to choose from, in an old English city like Oxford, you thank god for every shabby concrete wall you come across, let alone an entire building like this one. Styling-wise, instead of showing off my entire wardrobe, I layered a few items on top of each other creating one outfit, which gave me the freedom to play around with the clothes, take them off and put them on again.

You can read the interview at The Oxford Tab's website.

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2014/11/09

objects.

I have moved to a new flat for this academic year. It is in a neighbourhood very removed from the university environment, with many little cafes and charity shops, for which I am very thankful. My room is no interior design piece to brag about. It was already furbished when I moved in, so I merely tried to keep it as simple as possible to help me stay concentrated. There are a few objects, however, which mark this square box as my own personal space, and make me feel at home.

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2014/10/31

six.

The infamous Oxford workload has been eating up most of my time (and mental strength) recently, but in the middle of it all I managed to take pictures of the leather vest people from Koshka kindly sent over. It's perfect for layering, especially with knits and sweatshirts, and because the weather has been warm enough to step outside of the house without a winer coat, I pretty much haven't taken it off since it arrived.
I have also become a big fan of sport socks and sportswear in general, the way it 'kills' a otherwise very dressed up look, or the way accessories and layering can elevate it to something more than gym clothes, whichever viewpoint you prefer.

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LEATHER VEST - C/O KOSHKA | KNIT CARDIGAN - MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA | MAXI DRESS - MONKI | CHAIN NECKLACE & BRACELET - VINTAGE | GOLD EAR CUFF - INFINITINE | SOCKS - NIKE | ANKLE BOOTS - TOPSHOP | SIX BADGES - DOVER STREET MARKET

2014/10/24

globetrotter.

Having spent most of my life in a middle-of-nowhere environment, I am very grateful for being able to explore new places. Travelling is a way of leaving everything behind and bathing in the wind of temporary freedom, it's a way to broaden your horizons, explore new cultures, and eventually look at yourself with different eyes. It can be a reality-slapping, or new-found-home experience, but it is always enriching in some way.
I am not qualified for the title 'globetrotter' just yet, but I very much hope to become one. And cross out all the cities on these tights.

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ROAD TRIP PRINTED TIGHTS - C/O TRENDYLEGS | COMME DES YAMAMOTO BIG TEE - NOPPELABO | WHITE PLASTIC CHAIN - MONKI | CHAIN RING - C/O INFINITINE | SNEAKERS - H&M | EARRINGS - GIZA TOKYO

2014/10/22

the art island.

It was David LaChapelle who said, 'I believe that art saves lives.' I feel like Naoshima, a small island in the Kagawa prefecture, Japan, is a place where you yourself can experience what LaChapelle meant. Art breathes on you together with the clear wind from the sea.

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