The Backstory My closet was in chaos. This is the reason why. Over a year or so ago I was forced to slow down a lot due to health reasons. As a result of that, and being a stress-eater, I piled on about 8 kg. This may not seem like much, but when you’re 164 cm tall (or should I say short), it quickly adds up. Happy to say that I am now almost back to my old, active self. Sad to say that most of the weight I gained is still there. This is possibly part of the reason why I went for looserRead More →

Everyone has a hobby. Mine is mostly fussing. I will fuss about anything and everything and worry with the same obsession a puppy goes after a rope toy. It’s no wonder then that, before a photo shoot, I fuss. In fact, fussing has become an essential part of my photo shoot prep. The method I employ now took me a while to work out, and there were some hiccups along the way. Fussing before a photo shoot has a double purpose. For one, it ensures that there is no fussing on the set, because I am all fussed out, and more importantly, because there isRead More →

Buckle up, because I am about to share a big secret with you. Are you ready? I am super lazy when it comes to my hair. It’s rather fine, there is a lot of it and it is completely and utterly straight. Getting it to hold a curl is a chore, and unless I am shooting, I prefer to have it either in a braid, loose or in a bun. This is doubly true for humid days when it becomes almost completely unmanageable. That’s one of the reasons why I am always experimenting with new curling methods and setting patterns. I am always trying toRead More →

Even though I should totally know better by now, I am always trying out new stuff on my hair, trying to get those perfect glossy curls so many vintage gals seem to get with almost no effort. I can set semi-decent pincurls, I can do a horrible mess on my hair with rag curls, I can make a dog’s breakfast of those bendy sponge roll-things. Velcro curlers haven’t touched my hair since I was a teenager, and when I do reach for curlers I prefer those iron ones, because I can sleep in them almost decently, and I have plenty of practice. Most of theRead More →

It is no secret I am horribly fond of autumn. The beautiful rolling mists, the crispy, richly-coloured leaves, and the smell of wood smoke and chestnuts…mmm just like heaven! The idea for this outfit just came to me this morning, and I thought I’d share it with you. The colours are simple, and I avoided the overly costume-vintage feel of the outfit by pairing the feminine dress with a somewhat sterner jacket and very modern jewelry. H M purple cardigan, / Black shoes, / Black purse, / Heart necklace, / Knuckle ring, / Stila eyeliner, / Nars cosmetic, / Pillbox Liebesbeeren Hütchen Vintage Fascinator, WhatRead More →