24 August, 2015


The main reason I NEVER smile in photos. 

What I'm wearing: 
H&M Dress and shoe 
New Look Bag 

Hi guys! I’m back – how are you all?

Wow, did August just pass by quickly or what!? Or am I the only one feeling that way because I literally worked every single day of the month? I can't believe we're almost at the end of the month. I've had a very hectic summer and I honestly can't wait to just relax before I start my second year of uni, which won't be an easy time either. I'm so excited for the months ahead and generally speaking this year has gone by so fast it's incredible! So what have I been up to? 

Except from working, working and working I've been out exploring more of London. It's been a year since I moved to London and I still haven't celebrated it properly! What am I doing with my life, I knoooow! There's still soooo much to try, explore and be part of and I can't wait for it all.

In these recent weeks, I feel as if I've gained some kind of wit. Ha, don’t judge me! There are times where I feel so overwhelmed and times where I just feel like I can conquer the world. Am I the only one? Come on, I see you there smiling because you feel the exact same way. It’s okay, that’s what makes us human and unique! When I say conquer the world, I simply mean I’ve got energy and motivation like never before. I feel like I want to run a marathon and attend a spin class all in one and the same day. If only I could! No, but seriously, I've got this feeling where, I just want to do SO much, yet there's not enough time.... First on my long list is London Fashion Week next month - I can't wait to get my hands on those Mary Katrantzou tote bags and of course the shows! Can’t wait to see this season’s collections! 

Let’s not forget that part of life is being happy or looking forward to something that brings you joy. Why must we always look at the future with such uncertainty instead of a positive expectation? The future is unknown but isn’t that just great? Imagine if you knew exactly what’d happen tomorrow – would there really be anything called excitement? Let's just do our best to live life in a way where we'll be keepin it simple every single day. 

What've you been up to – what are you looking forward to? 

I hope it was a good read! 
Until next time, 

Mell O.

22 July, 2015


What's on the table: 
Old Spitalsfield Market Sunglasses
Pieces Clutch 

Hi guys,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer. I’ve recently had a thought about starting a blog post series called “shit you must do in your 20s”, as I feel there are a lot of things women in their 20s limit themselves from doing simply because they’re too embarrassed to do it alone/by themselves. So, as we’re in what Danes would call ‘late-summer’ (end of July), I thought why not explore and enjoy London on my own. I mean, although doing things with friends can be all fun, you end up spending 50% of the time on actually finding time in your agendas, figuring out who’s seen what and then finally deciding where to go. That’s too much time wasted already – so why not just pack up a bag and go by yourself?

I recently did my first ‘shit you must do in your 20s’. I visited a lovely little Danish eatery in Notting Hill called Snaps & Rye and treated myself with lunch. Had this been two or three years ago, I’d have never had the courage to do it! I went into this very cosy little place, ordered me some open Danish sandwiches and enjoyed them like never before – all by myself. To be honest, I did actually really miss rye bread right around then! However, it didn’t feel as lonely as I thought it would be, and to be honest as I stood by the till ordering, I was really contemplating on whether or not I should tell the waitress it was a takeaway. 

But then I was like: come on Mell, you can do this! So I did it, and I must admit it felt really great – I left the place feeling like one thing had been ticked off my list. A lot of my friends would never have done that because it could look as if you’re lonely. So what? Well, then at least I’d look great lonely, ha! No, all jokes aside. I personally feel like your 20s are when you should explore and enjoy life to the fullest. When I mean explore, I mean the city in which you live, yourself (who you really are – get to know yourself) and spend time alone with yourself – because once you hit your 30s, trust me there’s no room for mistakes nor any mercy! So why not make good use of that?

Have you ever invited yourself out on lunch before?

I hope it was a good read!
Until next time,

Mell O.

09 July, 2015


Hi everyone, 

Who's seen Maison Margiela's Haute Couture Fall 15 collection? Isn't it just startling? To be honest I've never really been a big fan of John Galliano ever since he moved to MM from Dior, but I must admit that I was positively surprised by the pieces here. Let's not forget the level of androgyny, as a few of the models were actually males including John Whiles. It takes a creative person to create such a collection which one may or may not agree is not entirely haute couture, however, Galliano pulls it off perfectly and once again surprises the fashion world. Whether you like him, his collections or you dislike either one of them there's no doubt that you'll end up talking about them either way. 

We're talking about beautiful abstract draping, chunky and overly decorated coats, contrasts both with colours as well as materials. Taking a look at the more beauty aspect of this collection - the make-up is not one you can't notice. Whether it's the thick blue eyeliner/half a face mask or it's just a very neutral look with an emphasis on the eyebrows, the statement being made definitely came through. My main reason for picking exactly this collection out of all the others including, Elie Saab, Fendi etc. is the fact that Galliano proves that androgyny is still alive in fashion! 

Now isn't that a good thing? If you take a look at the beginning of fashion, there was never such thing called women's wear or men's wear. It's just a notion, which eventually evolved. So thank goodness for designers such as John Galliano who still embrace the idea of androgyny! 

What do you guys think about the collection? 

I hope it was a good read! 

Until next time, 
Mell O. 
Photos from Style.com