31 October 2013

"unboxing"



I had an after-work lapse of judgement and got over excited about my beautiful package with the Unif Neo boots from Solestruck.com that arrived today, so I made this video. I figured I might as well post it, even if it's ridiculously lame. I'll do a proper review of them, with proper pics, I promise!

Malin out.

30 October 2013

Horror Story






Outfit credits:

Picture 1: H&M bodycon dress, hat and sheer maxi cardigan, Monki asymmetrical dress (as skirt), Gina Tricot choker.

Picture 2: Vintage dress, DIY eye-patch, Kappahl thigh-high socks.

Picture 3: H&M bodycon dress and hat.

Picture 4: H&M bodycon dress, hat and sheer maxi cardigan, Monki asymmetrical dress (as skirt), Gina Tricot choker, vintage boots.

Picture 5: See picture 2. 

Picture 6: Vintage sweater and scarf (as belt), Buttericks wig and white lens, H&M sunglasses (not in picture, see video).

Picture 7: H&M white turtle neck, vintage dress, DIY headpiece, cross necklace from somewhere in Camden, rosary from Tenerife. 

29 October 2013

Picture Diary / 14-19 Okt / On Wednesdays we wear black

1. Hello

2. One day I'll know the entire song by heart and it will be embarrassing.

3. Hello

4. Twinsies.

5. Sometimes it's hard to believe those boots are real and that they are mine.

Malin out.

27 October 2013

Ruins

Outfit credits: eBay coat, H&M knitted sweater and scarf, Bikbok shirt, Gina Tricot bodycon dress, Famous Ape sunglasses, Dr Martens boots.

25 October 2013

Halloween '13

Teasersss.

Are you excited? Video+photos will be up on Wednesday 30/10. I'm going out of town tomorrow until late Tuesday, and I need to be by my own computer to upload the video, which is why you have to wait. But there will most certainly be blood!

Malin out.

24 October 2013

Water


Outfit credits: eBay coat, H&M turtle neck sweater, vintage dress, Famous Ape sunglasses, Budapest market backpack, Dr Martens boots.


22 October 2013

Afterbirth

 If anyone should raise the antichrist it should probably be Constance Langdon.

So I finished Murder House and am now up to date with AHS. I wrote a some about my general thoughts of the show and Jessica Lange, but it turned out so long that I decided to post it on my other blog instead of here, because I'm pretty sure most of you don't give a fuck about it. But if you want to read it, here's a link.



21 October 2013

Murder House

Outfit credits: Vintage coat and backpack, H&M hat and sweater, Gina Tricot bodycon dress, Skopunkten boots. 

(Switched coat before I left, if you're confused by my instagram picture.)

I've been running around like a crazy person after a white turtle neck sweater. You know, a normal, jersey, fitted one.  Nothing special at all. I need it for one of my Halloween costumes. But we all know you're not supposed to wear white after Labour Day so lets not sell any of those anywhere. I did finally find one at H&M's child department, and thanked god I'm tiny enough to fit into their largest size. It's just so much bullshit that you can't find fucking basic garments like that in some colours because it's "out of season". Fuck you, fashion industry, for thinking you can tell me what to wear and when. Really.

But onto other business. I'm giving AHS season 1 (learned today that they've retitled that "Murder House" now) another shot, because I REALLY like Jessica Lange in it. She really is unbelievable in this show, all her characters. They're all so great I don't even have a favourite one (though it's definitely Sister Jude or Fiona Goode, because of context). I'm about mid-season, and I read shitloads of spoilers so I basically know all that's gong to happen (classic me), but I'm gonna go back to watching now.

Malin out. 

19 October 2013

Coven

Outfit credits: H&M hat, turtle neck sweater and bodycon skirt, vintage jacket and lace up boots.

Everything is Amercian Horror Story and everything fucking hurts.

18 October 2013

il ne parle que du bon dieu

I was going to take outfit pictures today, really, but my camera battery was so dead that it wouldn't even start in order to tell me I needed to charge it. That has not happened to me in such a long time that I was almost scared it was broken for a moment. So here's a late night webcam selfie to immortalise my look for today, that made all the old ladies at the theatre (as in the THEATRE not the movies) glance sideways at me. We went to see the Misanthrope and it was freaking hilarious. Honestly, I was giggling in the back of the auditorium through the whole thing.

Now I'm going to continue with American Horror Story. I know I shouldn't, but I'm so close to the end of season 2 and I really want to find out what happens, so can't keep myself from watching. Asylum is a million times creepier than Coven. A MILLION TIMES. Can barely cope.

Mom has really taken to my new-found love for Jessica Lange. She's been sending me movie suggestions and even held a conversation about my obsession twice without making fun of me. Glad that she approves of this one. First time, really, haha. She refuses to talk about Kate Mulgrew or Jeri Ryan.

Malin out.

Supreme




Fucking love Jessica Lange. Fiona Goode really is the supreme w(b)itch. Were I a witch in this coven I follow her around like a puppy. I miss Sister Jude's New England accent, though.

Malin out.

ps. I watched Asylum until far too late last night (midnight) because I couldn't stop and I was so scared when I was going to bed. What an idiot. ds. 

17 October 2013

American Horror Story


Earlier this week I watched the first episode of American Horror Story: Coven (aka season 3) on a whim, and I fell head over heels in love. I started on AHS when season 1 came out a couple of years back, but I didn't take to it. Fortunately, every season of AHS has a different theme, and new characters, but with basically the same actors. So in anticipation of the next episode of Coven (which I am watching tonight), I decided to start on Asylum, and I love that too.Although, I can only watch it before dark because it freaks me the fuck out most of the time.

I've decided that my Halloween costumes this year will be inspired by AHS. At least there will be one that is Coven-inspired. And possibly one for Asylum too, if I can manage a good nun-costume (all hail Jessica Lange as Sister Jude).

Malin out.

15 October 2013

Buzzcut Season



Outfit credits: Ellos.com coat, H&M turtle neck shirt and hat, eBay asymmetrical skorts and eye necklace, vintage lace-up boots.

Buzzcut Season by Lorde is one of my absolute favourite songs right now. Her new album Pure Heroine is basically my inspiration for everything atm. 

13 October 2013

Black boots



I worked my ass of last month so that I will be able to buy the Unif Neo boots on next payday (less than two weeks left now!!). They are absolutely perfect. But I'm also kinda in love with these thigh-high velvet beauties from Nelly.com. We'll see, maybe I'll get both. You really can't get enough of black boots.

11 October 2013

No Smile




Outfit credits: H&M trench and scarf, vintage beanie and backpack, Lager 157 jeans, Dr Martens boots.

08 October 2013

Royals



Outfit credits: H&M suspender dress and coat, Missguided cutout top, River island jelly sandals, Famous Ape sunnies.

06 October 2013

How to get dressed up

I'm have never really been into giving advice in any way, because, you know, fuck do I know? But I guess you gotta to hand it to me that I've got things going for me personal style-wise. I'm no stylist, obviously, but I know how to dress. But here's the thing: when you, like me, have quite the eccentric way of dressing during the every-day, getting dressed up for special occasions is really hard. Because you don't want to overdo it. If I had a dollar for every time someone told me I looked dressed up when I was wearing my every-day clothes I would be so rich, guys. Super loaded. So you'd think you'd just throw on a pair of heels with that outfit and you'd be good to go. But absolutely not. Because at least when I dress up I want it to be something special. And I imagine I'm not the only one with this problem. So I how about I'll give you some tips on how I go about it? Here's a short list of things I always keep in mind:

1. Less is more. Really. Keeps it somewhat classy, no matter what your personal style is.

2. Where are you going? (Party? Clubbing? Family dinner? Prom?) How are you getting there? (Walk? Bus? Car? Helicopter?) What will you be doing? (Sit down for hours? Dance? Stand up for a long period of time? Walk around?) How long are you going to be there? (A few hours or an entire day?) Will you be wearing shoes inside? (There's a huge difference in wearing heels only for the trip there and wearing them for the entire thing.) Consider all of these and choose wisely thereafter. We all know how it sucks when you get blisters after all of five minutes and you have to suffer for hours.

3. Who will be there? Do you need to dress to impress or do you just wanna look nice to be polite?

4. What in your planned outfit do you want to show off? No matter what it is, be sure to chose the rest of the outfit to really let that particular thing pop. I would advice to NEVER wear more than two items that "pop". More than that and it might look like you're trying too hard. Again; less is more.

5. WHEN IN DOUBT WEAR BLACK.

And then to round this up nicely with something tangible; here's some suggestions on how to do it, with different items that "pop" in different ways, for the more casual events, like a party/clubbing/family dinner, directly from my own closet: 

1. Crazy fancy heels.

The Lita Spikes are quite extreme to most people. My dad even once said I couldn't come to his job wearing them. But they are absolutely fabulous, and deserves to be worn far more often than I wear mine. Here I match them with a black plain skater dress (H&M) and an oversize knitted crop top (Monki). Since the heels are kinda chunky, the "floppyness" of the dress and layering will create a balance and make them look less chunky. 


2. Shiny dress
I got this dress from the ever so fabulous Motel Rocks! I love it to bits. It's super glossy, with almost an oily look (it's not made of satin as you might think, it's something far heavier, which is very nice). So when I wear this I make sure to match it with matte materials, like suede imitation heels (eBay) and a denim jacket (Monki).


 3. Bodycon dress
I love bodycon dresses as much as the next person (this one is from Missguided), but they're very hard to balance out (especially when you don't have a lot of curves). I generally don't wear heels with tight dresses, because they make legs look longer and therefore also bodies less curvy. Not necessarily skinnier, just less curvy, and this applies to most body types (although not all obviously). I like to rock Dr Martens or other black boots with this kind of dress. And then to make it more dressy, a big shiny and/or colourful necklace, for the "pop" (this one is from Gina Tricot), and an oversized suit jacket (H&M).


4. Colourful/patterned dress

As you know by now I'm not that into colour, but sometimes you just find those perfect patterned dresses (this one from H&M). I mostly match them with black shoes (Skopunkten) and jacket (Cubus), but it's always nice to throw in some accessories that pick of a colour from the dress, like in this case a pair of turquoise earrings from Gina Tricot. 


Of course, a dressed up outfit doesn't have to include a dress. It can be a top and skirt, or shorts, or pants. My advice is not limited to garment, or any particular style for that matter, but more refers to how to approach fit, colour, material and accessorizing.  And also, if you're going to a REALLY fancy party (like prom, or some sort of gala or something), obviously that is something different.

I've put this post in it's very own new category, called "How to". I plan on making more of these fashion-advice-kinda-posts, in different ways. I've got some more ideas myself, but if there's anything you guys feel you want my advice on fashion-wise, like how to match a certain garment, dress for a particular event, or basically anything related to appearance/shopping, let me know! Obviously I've got the most experience with alternative styles, but I'm not an idiot, and I have two sisters with styles completely different from mine, that I give advice to all the time, so if you don't exactly identify with how I dress, but still want advice, don't hesitate!

Malin out.

Steady as she goes

Totally neglected posting this here. Whoops, sorry! Here it is anyway, my precious starship the USS Voyager NCC-74656. Originally sketched by me, but touched up and tattooed by Mike at One Floor Down Tattoo in Malmö.

Disclaimer for distortion and poor picture quality, because the side of the backside of your arm is really hard to photograph, no matter how you try and go about it. Who would have thought?

Malin out. 

04 October 2013

Soda Pop



Outfit credits: Ellos jacket, H&M turtle neck crop top (DIY), Monki knitted sweater, Pimkie maxi skirt, Skopunkten boots, ebay beanie, Famous Ape sunnies, topshop Backpack, assorted rings.

I'm getting super into Marina & the Diamonds again. The Electra Heart album is just SO GOOD. And so is the Family Jewels, really. There's not a single song I don't like. I'm super bummed that she cancelled her show in Copenhagen and that I didn't get to see her live.

Malin out.