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

08 July, 2015


What I'm wearing:
H&M Dress
NIKE Air Force 1 Trainers
LFW Tote Bag

Hi guys, how're you all enjoying the summer?

I did promise I'd update more frequently during the summer so guess what? Here we go. I really do love summer, although spring is my favourite season, summer just has something about it. Or is it just me? Besides my allergies and the extreme heat we've been experiencing in London I must admit that it's been pretty fantastic so far. The long days, the sunshine, HAPPY PEOPLE and last but not least the fact that everything is in bloom and my gosh it's just beautiful.
I've been exploring London, ticking off all the places on my "Places-to-see/visit-in-London" list and I'm just falling in love gradually. If you ever have to go explore London, do it during the summer. Everything is so much more charming during this time of the year than when it's constantly raining.

So where have I been and what've I been up to? Well, besides working most of the days, I do try to get out, enjoy the weather and life in general! So, I went to visit Primrose Hill, which is like one of the most endearing areas in London with these cute little flower shops, boutiques, cafées and restaurants. Oh and lets not forget the pastel coloured houses. Also, just yesterday I went for yet a stroll to Buckingham Palace - it was such a beautiful day and the weather was just perfect - not too hot or cold just perfect for a pose in front of the amazing palace! I will definitely be exploring more over the summer.

What've you guys been up to?

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