Down with love – and mood-lifters

Sometimes I find myself in need of a smart light comedy to lift the mood. They are not easy to find. But I have the perfect one!
It is smart
Everytime you think you know the plot, it turns and twists
The clothes and makeup are really fabulous
The interior design is really fantastic and true to the sixties
The music is catchy
The dialog is flowy, smart and sometimes they rimes (in a good way)

… and the casting is perfect!

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Relax, it is not a musical, but this wonderful tune is played when credits are running in the end.

 

If you know of any other smart light mood-lifting movies, please do comment them below!

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Black on the red carpet for The Oscars

Going to the Oscars

Sometimes, while daydreaming I wear the most beautiful gowns.
Often they are from my favorite designer Elie Saab. Sheer and light flowering things is what I vision. But then I found this black strong gown with a veil/cape, and I fell in love. Still Saab, but much stronger and more confident then the usual gowns. I am trying to keep the accessories light and airy to help off the strong and hard design. After some weeks in India I most certanly would love the biggest cuff, but settled for this light one.

I know I will never have an occasion to wear clothes like this, but a girl can dream …

1 Blazer 3 different styles

1 Blazer 3 different styles

I just bought myself a new blazer, and I am playing around with some outfits and styles. I bought it for work as my old one, was ohhh soo old, literally falling to pieces. As I do not have a lot of money I picked items looking similar to the once in my closet. My items are more Zara, Mango, COS and H&M, while the once on this pic are the brands I love but are to expensive for my salary 🙂
Rag & Bone, Chloé and Jil Sanders is my favorites as they provide subtle elegant and high quality garments that easily combines with others without stealing the whole show.

Polyvore is Barbie for grown ups! 😉

Have a great sunday!

Going to India

ImageI am in a frenzy. I just learned that I am going to Mumbai in only a couple of weeks with work. I have been preparing quite a while and did take the vaccines a month ago. Just in case it would all come together in the end! And it did. 🙂

This week the hotel and plane tickets got booked. And today I went to the Indian embassy and applied for a Visa.
11 days in India! What a treat!
I do love traveling, but have never travelled out of Europe!

I do not think I have ever been this exited for traveling anywhere before. A new language, culture, new people, new smells, new food and a lot of stuff to learn.

I am not sure even how you say politely Hello in Hindi. Any tips will be much appreciated! I have been doing Yoga for some years, so I know the praying hands in front of the breast thing while saying Namaste. But I am not sure this is the proper thing to do when you meet colleagues out for a dinner date? Or meet Hotell or restaurant staff.

I work with a team in India now, via Skype, and I will learn to know two more teams on this trip, and all I know is that some of my developers sometimes say Ya on Skype. Which means yes. They are sooo good in English so Hindi or their other languages seldom pops up.

The Hotel seams to have a proper Spa… And I am thinking that I should indulge! I have actually not been to a spa since my wedding hen party, so it surely must be time to do it again. There also is a big outdoor swimming pool on the roof, and I am a keen swimmer, so I might be found there in the mornings. To leave home in minus 10 degrees Celsius for plus 30 sounds like a sweet deal right about now.

Picture og beautiful Sridevi in a colorful Sari!
This lovely picture of the actor Sridevi is from the feelgood movie English Vinglish which I adore!
A sweet gem of a movie.

And some shopping?
Some say: You have to buy a Sari. And yes they look sooo luxurious and feminine. But would I ever use it here at home? I am thinking no. But scarves big and small I would most certanly  use. Maybe something to wrap around me on the beach? Jewelry is also supposed to be available and reasonably priced.

Something else?
If you have been to Mumbai or India and have tips on shopping, language, culture or other things, please do leave a comment!

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The green new year outfit

New year outfit

I just love this green! And the fact that the dress has long arms!
I think that a couple of Jimmy Choo ballerinas is a sensible thing to have with you if your waring high heels all night long. I picked nude and gold as a complementary color to the green as it does not interfere, but let the green play the leading lady!
And no off course I could never afford these lovely things!
And by the way, the glass contains cloudy apple juice! 😉

Dressing in autumn colors

I get inspired by the wonderful colors of autumn when going through my closet. 🙂

My new hat
My new Cashmere hat from COS is lovely!
My Antarctic Beech still have leaves
My Antarctic Beech still have leaves
My neighbors red Dogwood
My neighbors red Dogwood
The winter boots is out!
The winter boots is out!
Autumn leaves in frosted grass
Autumn leaves in frosted grass

Hat from COS, Jacket from Barbour, scarf from Shere Shop, red jeans from HM, Winter boots from Aldo and knitted dress from COS. Everything else is provided by the nature and keen gardeners!

Yessss! My new studded mouse flats

This friday afternoon I order myself the shoes I have had on my Want list for ages! Marc by Marc Jacobs ballet flats Mouse. And as they now are available with studs I thought that it would be a nice change! I have never tried Shopbop.com before and was a bit sceptic, but WOW. I ordered the shoes on friday around four pm, and it arrived here in Europe monday at noon. From the States! Thats insane! I will go back for sure!

I always dress up a bit too much, so these mouses will rock every outfit a bit down and out of the box, don’t you think??

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