April 30, 2011

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Playlist for a working week end

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April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding!

You would have to be pretty oblivious to not know that the royal wedding was going on today. For those of you who didn't watch, here is a picture of Kate's dress, it was absolutely stunning. Now I still haven't seen the whole wedding (I only saw the end), because I was not about to get up at 4 in the morning. I loved the lace on her dress and I heard that it was custom made which is not very surprising considering she is marrying THE prince. Ahh, she is just so elegant.

April 28, 2011

Next weekend: Girl Yard Sale in Stuttgart!

I know many of you aren't even form Germany but those who live in the south should be there !



it's going to be pretty cool, I bet. Like the last times a few stuttgart bloggers organised such a sale event !

hey miss american girl!

Hey, Dude!


"drop the beat, nasty face. why ya lookin' at me?"
-Jessie J

April 26, 2011

Elodie Hope Springs by Harilay




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Elodie Hope Springs by Harilay
 
more on flickr & facebook

delicious.

In Australia at the moment, cooking is having a real moment. The recent influx of 'cooking-shows' has been a big part of it, along with the gradual rise of the 'celebrity-chef'. Can you say Masterchef, or Bill Granger?

These days, cookbooks are as essential as magazines for many savvy young Australians, as the art of cooking once again comes back into vogue. It's a bit of a lost skill: along with mix-tapes and letter-writing, it fell by the wayside as the iGeneration eagerly embraced microwaves and fast food, the quick and, some would argue, delicious new fixes for a grumbling tum.

But the tides have turned, and now, it's cool to be able to cook. It's impressive to turn up to school with a fancy, home-made lunch, and hosting a brunch or dinner party is no longer the 'lame' option when compared with dinner at a posh restaurant.

As for me? Well, I have always loved to cooked. It's healthier, yummier, cheaper, and can be much easier, than heading out. I find the process enjoyable, and satisfying. There is nothing I like better than putting on a Beatles CD at full volume and whipping up a batch of muffins. It's a sure-fire way to relax and have fun without vegging in front of the telly or computer.

On that note, I thought that I would share a couple of absolutely delicious lolly recipes I've been going a bit nutty over, across the easter weekend. I think I've made three batches of marshmallow and two batches of honeycomb in the last three days!

HONEYCOMB


Ingredients
4 tablespoons golden syrup
1 cup caster sugar
3 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

Method

1. Grease a 20 cm square cake tin or slice tray.

2. In a large saucepan, heat the golden syrup and sugar together, bring to a boil then simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes. Cooking time will vary but test it by dropping a little syrup into water-it should become brittle when ready. Watch it doesn't burn.

3. Remove pot from heat and add the bicarb soda. Quickly mix it in because the mixture will foam up instantly. Pour immediately into the cake tin. Leave to set, and when cool, break into bite size chunks.

This is such a delicious recipe, and so easy. It's all a bit of a mad panic to mix the bicarb in and get it into the pan before it starts to go hard, but that's part of the fun :) If you like, at the end you can melt some chocolate and either dip the honeycomb in it or drizzle it over.

MARSHMALLOW


Ingredients
1 and 1/2 cups caster sugar
2 tablespoons gelatine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pink food colouring
1/2 cup (or so) cornflour

Method

1. Grease a 3cm-deep, 16.5cm x 26cm (base) slab pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends. Combine sugar and 2/3 cup hot water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves and syrup is clear.

2. Using a fork, combine gelatine and 2/3 cup cold water in a jug. Pour into hot syrup. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until gelatine has dissolved and mixture is clear. Pour into bowl of an electric mixer. Set aside to cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).

3. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and gelatine mixture on high for 6 to 10 minutes or until very thick. Add vanilla and food colouring and beat for 1 minute. Spread into prepared pan. Smooth top. Set aside, at room temperature, for 1 hour or until set. Lift onto a board. Using a wet knife, cut marshmallow into 24 squares.

4. Place 1/2 cup cornflour in a small bowl. Roll marshmallows in cornflour to coat. Remove to a wire rack. Set marshmallows aside until surfaces feel dry (about 1 hour).

This one is a bit more complicated, but worth the effort. It tastes ten times better than store-bought, trust me!

Honeycomb recipe from here and marshmallow recipe from here.

Enjoy :)

xx

April 25, 2011

This is my lomo. And the message I put on the picture is really my feeling.
I think that, my cameras are like my friends you know.
When they break
-and they break a lot, for sure, nowadays, I can trust only on my Lomo, coz
my compact and my reflex are dying everyday more and more-
I feel alone.
I can be very sad, just
because
something really materialistic
is "dead".
My cameras are so important for me.
I don't even know how people can live without photos,
and so, when I'm without any camera, I feel like I'm wasting my time,
because, for, example, I can't take photography of beautiful places,
beautiful moments of life, my beautiful friends, and so on...
I can't describe that feeling, but for sure, my cameras are like friends for me.

April 24, 2011

vintage inspired swimsuits.


anthropologie

anthropologie

These vintage inspired swimsuits make me want the long, warm, and sunny days of summer to come even faster !

The mountain

I've been really busy lately, but i'm coming back on Underage. I think this video full of dreams is a good start. I hope you all had a nice Easter week-end! See you soon...

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.



AT THE HARBOUR


shoes - pandora ten point, bag - from a gift shop, shell necklace - h&m´s men´s department, sunglasses - lindex, some of the bracelets I´ve made myself and some are from various markets, the rest is second hand. 

The weather here in Karlskrona is nowadays amazing and absolutely lovely. To be able to walk around like this in April is not something you use to do. But I don´t complain, I love it!


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Today's Easter outfit :)
Had a lovely day.


inspiration














all photos by melodicshot.
One day, I'll go to Coachella !

Such great pictures on Lookbook








Angus & Julia Stone, this year, at Coachella !
As far as I am concerned, they stand absolutely perfectly for the hippie spirit of this festival !

The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness, live at Coachella 2011
What else ? perfect !


Duran Duran, cover of Lady Gaga's song, Poker Face !

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By looking at videos on Youtube about Coachella, I've figured out that tickets sold out quickly this year, so quickly that a lot of people, disgusted, talked about that in front of their webcams !

This one is so funny :


"-What the fuck is wrong with everyone ?
-I do not know !"

I'll go there, and I'll buy my tickets the first day it will be possible !

Elodie Hope Springs

April 23, 2011




At the Centre Pompidou, in Paris, 
from the 22nd of April, to the 25th of April :
Tommy Hilfiger exposition !

Tommy Hilfiger settled his preppy house on the Beaubourg esplanade :



What's preppy style ?
It's perfectly interpreted by Tommy Hilfiger 
in each of his advertisings campaigns :






And of course, Gossip Girl shows also Preppy style !

Listen the North Odd Preppies
to be in a good mood, 
and go go go to Beaubourg !

Elodie Hope Springs

Sophia Schorr-Kon: The Bloodlust Ball

I adore Sophia Schorr-Kon and just found this really inspiring movie they made.
I love the way they made such an creative mystic and retro movie..

The Bloodlust Ball... from saffronunited on Vimeo.

April 22, 2011

"Fashion Crowd"

Illustrator Mr Burt finished a new series entitled "Fashion Crowd".
He illustrated 4 major fashion icons in a very unique style.

John Galliano
















Karl Lagerfeld - Coco Chanel


















André Leon Talley - Vogue




















Anna Wintour - Vogue













April 20, 2011

When was the last time you did soemthing for the first time?

Coachella2011

I'm sure you've heard about Coachella 2011 everywhere, that music event that no one living in California would miss... But the truth is that the most interesting thing in Coachella, the only thing that makes it totally different from the other music events is FASHION. Even if it's not your style, indie clothes make that time really special and unique, and there are lots of ways to make that indie style yours. Here are some of my favourite looks:

Kate Bosworth
Chanel Iman
Nicole Richie

And now the keys to get an indie look!
Cropped Tops, hell yeah!
Wedges
Welcome fringed bags! Goodbye clutches!
Feather extensions of all the types! And if you don't wanna change a little bit your hair, try those handbands you can find anywhere or simply feather earrings. FEATHERS MANIA is here guys!
Cut off shorts. In any color, any print or simply denim. It's gonna be the key item of this summer!
Circle sunglasses that you could find anywhere (topshop, for example). They look vintage and hippie without doubt (:
Which ones would you definetively get? Anyone went to Coachella?