Thursday, January 23, 2014

Recipe: Chocolate crackles biscuits.

So here’s the deal with these rich little chocolate cookies - chocolate crackles, the ones that are just timeless and as cute as they are addictive. And don’t be surprised if these crackle cookies disappear fast. By the way, if you really do want to mess with a classic, feel free to add  a teaspoon of chocolate extract to give the cookies an extra boost of chocolate. Because you can’t go wrong with even more chocolate in your life. Right?

Cookie dough:
225 g dark bittersweet chocolate, preferably between 65-75% cacao
115 g unsalted butter at room temperature
330 g dark brown sugar
2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 large eggs
1&1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
70 g cocoa powder
1/4 cup of milk
175 g all-purpose flourFor 

200 g granulated white sugar
120 g powdered sugar

1.) Combine sugar, butter and melted chocolate in a large mixing bowl (beat at medium speed of an electric mixer) until blended.
2.) Add eggs and vanilla extract, mixing well.
3.) Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
4.) Add about one-fourth of dry mixture at a time to chocolate mixture, mixing after each addition.
5.) Cover and let the cookie dough chill at least 3 hours.
6.) Shape dough into 3cm balls, and roll them first in white sugar, then in powdered sugar.
7.) Place cookies 5cm apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
8.) Bake at 175 degrees for 10 to 14 minutes.
9.) Cool on wire racks.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fashion fades.. but style is eternal. (Yves Saint Laurent)

It was Yves Saint Laurent who said, “Fashion fades.. but style is eternal.”

You can be very stylish, but feel bad because you hate the clothes that you're wearing. Know that the clothes you're wearing help express your personality well. Discover your individual style and learn the secrets of great accessorising, creating a beautifully co-ordinated wardrobe with choices for all occasions.
If you want to find a style you adore that reflects who you are, then let’s talk.

Classic elegance is easy to fall in love with and once my clients select a few favorites, garment is made with intention and hand selected from the finest materials to suite their personality. Do you ever draw clothing in your mind that you want to have, that would be just perfect for a particular occasion? Have you ever wished that someone would also empower those ideas? Now you can realize your desire, because custom made pieces are also available on request. Your ideas will come to life!

I can help you put it all together, pick the absolute best fits, colors and styles for exactly what you need. And I can also help you with organizing your closet (and personal shopping), give you super styling session for special occasions or a complete makeover. 

>If you have any questions or anything else regarding my blog feel free to contact me. I will try to answer you as quickly as I can.

Friday, January 10, 2014

DIY: Pencil skirt.

I was so excited when I ran across this amazing fabric and I immediately fell in love. So I threw together a super simple pencil skirt. When it comes to skirts, high waisted pencil skirts are my absolute favorite. Not only are pencil skirts the easiest pieces to make, but they also works well in many lengths and are insanely easy and comfortable to wear (and makes me feel incredibly feminine).
So.. If you can sort of operate a pair of scissors and sewing machine then you can make this skirt!

(Outfit: Skirt: Dunja. (My collection) Shoes: Zara Sweater: Mango Bag: H&M Scarf: H&M Flower: H&M T-Shirt: H&M )

Items needed:
1/2 or 3/4 yard of jersey knit fabric (more or less depending on your size)
Matching thread
Pencil skirt that currently fits
Kraft paper
Tailor's chalk

1.) Make sure the stretch of your fabric is going horizontally across your skirt, not vertically. 
2.) Using a pencil skirt that fits you, trace the outline of the skirt (using a marker) and cut the traced pattern
(cut out the front and the back of the skirt). >Add 3 cm to each side of the skirt for your seam allowance.<
3.) Using tailors chalk trace the track of the pins (using the chalk line as the edge of the fabric).
4.) With the skirt inside out and with the right sides of the fabric together, sew up the sides of the skirt with a 3 cm seam allowance. 
5.) Trim and zigzag or serge the raw edges, if desired (knits won't fray, so it's not necessary at all).
6.) Fold the waistband over twice and sew a straight stitch around the entire waistband.
7.) Measure the hemline to your desired length, then fold over twice and sew along the lower edge with a straight stitch, just like the waistband.  

And you're done! 
You can contact me with any questions! Happy sewing!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tomorrow is a new day.

Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect - and I don't live to be.

But before you start pointing fingers.. make sure you hands are clean! 
(Bob Marley)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Tomorrow is a new day.

(Outfit: Shirt: H&M Necklace: Made it myself)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Inspiration: Street style and Miroslava Duma.

For us petite ladies it is difficult to find clothes that are our size, let alone the type of cut in which we would feel comfortable. I was so annoyed that it was always so difficult to find suitable pieces for me, so I started making my own clothes. If you think you have some artistic abilities, spirit, patience and joy to work independently, check out the tutorials for self learning on the sewing machine and you will see that it's not actually that hard. 
My life didn't please me, so I created my life. (Coco Chanel)

It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together. (Alexander McQueen)

Daring to wear something different takes efford. (Miuccia Prada)

Friday, January 3, 2014

I see you.

Problems happen and issuses come up. That's why we call it life, not paradise. A change of course leads you to a better path. The times we open ourselves up to the great adventures and stop worrying about what will happen. 

Set your goals and try to achieve them, stop thinking about what you're going to do and start doing it.

(Outfit: Shoes: Zara Long sweater: Zara Belt: Zara Pants: Zara T-Shirt: H&M Bag: Vintage Ring: Primark in London Warm scarf: H&M)
Thank you my gorgeous lady Sara for the pictures.