Sunday, 19 January 2014

winter faves

Hi! So this post is a compilation off all the things I have been wearing  lately. I find dressing for winter weather pretty difficult because I always feel like just throwing on a pair of highwaisted jeans shorts and a random striped shirt and then I go out and  realise that it is 5 degrees °C outside. But I am actually also fond of wearing sweaters and long sleeved blouses in the summer so it is probably just my inner self that is just not in sync with season changes. 

(sorry for the weird photo quality there is something wrong with my camera. I am still figuring out what the problem is)
- Green (it looks aquamarine on this photo ew I hate digital photography) vintage turtle neck sweater that I      got for one euro last Wednesday at a vintage store. 
- Dark blue vintage bird sweater. I have been living in this sweater (I am actually wearing it as I write this) and  it is comfy and perfect as well as oversized.
- Black and white striped crop top from American Apparel (nicked from my sister). I used to wear this top under my  dungarees all the time and now I just wear it under my sweaters because it is so soft and such a great basic.   I also own the red/white oversized version of this top and I love them both so much.

A small gold necklace has been on my wishlist for a while so 
I was really happy when I found this heart shaped one!
- Red Adidas sneakers via Zalando: I bought these for working out because I didn't have any proper sport shoes but now I just wear them all the time because I think they look so cool underneath a skirt with collared shirt. So now they are my everyday kicks (and also my sport shoes but sssht don't tell my PE). 
- Black and white Zara Loafers: My vintage loafers were literally falling apart so I needed to buy these.
- Black Chelsea Boots c/o Fred De La Bretoniere: The people behind FDLB were nice enough to let me pick out a pair of shoes in September and I chose these beauties. They are a bit worn out right now which is a good thing because in my opinion brand new clean shoes are the most awkward thing ever.
I finally bought a Kanken! You'll probably see this baby a lot here in the future because I think it is absolutely perfect and I love it with all my heart.



Love,
Ibe

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

favorites of 2013

Hello! First of all happy New Year! I hope everyone of you had an amazing New Year's eve because I definitely had. This post may be a little different (which is probably a good thing because it needs admitting that some of my post are chaotic and weird rants ...sorry) but I really wanted to write about something else. So here are my favorites from 2013 (yeah I use this as an opportunity to fangirl):

MUSIC:
From left to right: 
1. Long.Live.A$AP by A$AP Rocky: although I listen to indie music most of the time, I really do appreciate a good hiphop album and this one is really, really good. 
2. AM by Arctic Monkeys: ah yes if I had to pick one ultimate favorite from this list I would definitely choose this one. You have probably seen me fangirling here and maybe here (yes I have a separate Arctic Monkeys tumblr ok don't judge me). But I swear this record is my life. I actually had a countdown app on my phone to the day that it would be released. I just knew that it would live up to my expectations after hearing Do I Wanna Know and Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High. Well I could go on for five pages about what this album means to me but I wont be bothering you guys with that. But one last thing: I am seeing them in July at Rock Werchter with Marie!!!!!!!!!! (I can't use enough exclamation marks). 
3. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend: This album just makes me so happy and it was a perfect soundtrack for this summer. 
4. Where The Heaven Are We by Swim Deep. Don't really have to say anything specific about this album: it is just really catchy and cool. 
5. Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira: Sky is a Queen and this record just screams 'whatever to cool for you guys'. Couldn't agree more with her.
6. Beyonc√© by Beyonc√©: uhm DUH. 
7. 6 Feet Beneath The Moon by King Krule: I talked about King Krule in my last post  but I can't express enough how amazing he is. 
8. Rumours (35th anniversary special edition) by Fleetwood Mac: I got this special edition box set for my birthday and it is one of my favorite vinyls. SO GOOD. 9. Reflektor by Arcade Fire. I love Arcade Fire but this is actually my least favorite album of the band. It is still awesome & but I was kind of disappointed the first time I listened to it. But oh well that is probably because nothing could top The Suburbs.

MOVIES:
1. Ginger& Rosa by Sally Potter: I saw this film in really late December so it is a last minute entry in my personal charts. First of all: Elle Fanning acts so well it is insane and she just rules. I kind of just want to be best friends with her. Also the vibes in this movie wowowowow. After watching this I plan on wearing men shirts and turtlenecks for the rest of 2014 (ok not really but I wish I was disciplined enough). But go watch it! It is free on the internet somwhere I guess (#beingillegal #yolo #nomoneytobuymovies).
2. The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrman: Gah where to start! The soundtrack, the clothes, the decor, the parties, the storyline. It is everything I hoped for when I saw the trailer. 
3. The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola: This doesn't even need explaining. Go watch if you haven't seen it yet!

BOOKS:
I actually haven't read any books that came out this year but I read loads of older books in 2013 so I am just going to pretend that the following books are fresh-cuts. (so badass).
1. Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger: Although it took me a while to read this one, it is one of the most endearing books I have read so far! I just could relate a lot too Franny ( don't worry I don't have a mental breakdown) and the ending is so powerful! Like wow.
2. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton: I wrote about this book before here and I even included it in my halloween costumes idea article for The Pulp Zine so it obviously had to be included.
3. Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block: This is obviously no high brow literature but I really enjoyed reading it last spring and it left just so many good vibes. I read the whole serie but I enjoyed Weetzie Bat the most.
4. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi: I am not sure whether I read it for the first time in 2013 (I think I read it for the first time two years ago) but I picked it up again in 2013 and it deserves its place. Marjane gives a really good perspective about Iran and it is really intresting. I also really like the way this is drawn.
5. An Extraordinary Theory Of Object by Stephanie Lacava: Again the drawings are amazing and it is a beautiful written coming of age story, for understandable reasons totally my genre
6. Building Stories by Chris Ware: Chris Ware, ah do I need say more????



Love,
Ibe