“After studying economics I realized that numbers were not for me. I’m more of a cream, lipstick and perfume kind of person (laughs). So I started out in the industry working at ELLE France. I got an internship for thee months in the beauty department and when that ended I started working wit them on freelance projects. And now of course I work there full time as a Beauty Editor. I really enjoy my work. We have an amazing team and spending hours opening bags of new cosmetics is always very exciting.

I cycle through products really fast clean out my bathroom often. I’ve been using less cosmetics than last years and I m very careful with the ingredients that I do use. I try to use at least eight percent organic products and now that I am pregnant I am even more careful.

In the morning I do a sprtiz of Eau Florale de Lavande from Melvita. I am still looking for the perfect organic cream, but at the moment I’m using one by Ren. I’m not a huge fan of the texture though. I also like the Rose Otto Face Oil by Estelle & Thild, but I mostly use that in the summer time.

After I moisturize I apply my makeup, which is so minimal. I use a little bit of Decleor BB crème, Terracotta de Guerlain and a “soupçon” of Blushing Fabric from Armani. I love Dior mascara, especially the last one, Overcurl the effect is perfect!

On special nights out I’ve learned a great trick from makeup artist Violette. She taught me how to do a very light smoky eye. I use Clarins black Kohl or a liner from Kajaja. I bought it in Morocco four years ago and I never found it again.

In the evening I clean my skin with water and soap or gel, cleanser. Currently I’m using Erborian BB Cleanser followed by a sprtiz of my Eau Florale.  Then I put on a huge amount of night cream. I love really oily creams or even hard oils. I have very sensitive and really dry skin so I love to go to bed with something heavy on my face, which can cause my boyfriend look at me with curiously! Depending on my mood, I’m alternate between Huile 27, Rose Otto from Estelle and Thild or Egyptian Magic.”

-As told to The Formula Blog, Photos by Aimee Blaut in Paris 

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Starting the new year off right. With a post I meant to put up two months ago. I gave you guys glimpses into my experience at Tokyo fashion week via Instagram updates and outfit posts but here’s a fuller scope of what I got into over there. With the traquillion times I’ve been to Japan the past few years, this was my first time getting to attend the shows at their official Mercedes Benz fashion week. These were shows that were unafraid to take very honed in angles. The A Degree Fahrenheit show was executed completely in tangerine orange, Murua was Neverland whimsy complete with a crinoline parade, and Somarta‘s neutral toned kimono dresses were streamlined to perfection.

My favorite was the last show I attended – menswear line Sise by Seishin Matsui. Which was also the night of the typhoon that made drinking Moscow Mules at the top level of the Cerulean a pretty surreal experience (see the photo that is second to last). Imagine an outdoor show at night in a stadium with torrential rain coming down on all sides lit by chandeliers that were good at swinging eerily. But anyway, if you want to re-learn how to style existing things in your wardrobe, look slightly Swedish, and wear pants in general you should watch this video. There’s an effortless look for everything here and yes I know that’s a curse word. See: blogger road trip desert edition and answering the door of your hotel room in Vegas anytime before 10am. If I haven’t convinced you yet, watch it for the song. Trust me it’s awesome. All 15 minutes of it.

Thank you so much for MBFWT and Murua for having me and I hope you guys enjoy the photos of one of my favorite cities!

明けましておめでとうございます。日本の皆様には今年もよろしくお願いいたします。

新年一番、去年から2ヶ月も怠っていたポストから始めたいと思います。去年のうちからも東京のファッションウィークやコーディの写真をチラチラとインスタグラムで紹介していますが、このポストで全貌を見てくださったらと思っています。この数年数えきれないくらい日本に行きましたが、今回初めてメルセデスベンツの公式ファッションショーに参加させていただきました。日本のデザイナーの超ユニークなアプローチは世界にもまれなものです。A Degree Fahrenheit のショーはすべてタンジェリンオレンジの色彩で、Murua の幻想的なネバーランドはクリノリンのパレードでその効果抜群、Somarta の自然色の着物風ドレスは きれいな流水線で完璧なショーにおさまっていました。

ご招待してくれたメルセデスベンツ.ファッションウィークとMurua にこの場を借りて心から感謝します。皆様に私の大好きな都市の写真を楽しく見てくださればと思います。

皆さんよいお年を。

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Here you have a pointy geometric manicure à la Lana Del Ray. Any other time of year my nails are humble and of the short variation but seeing as we are on the cusp of New Year’s Eve, I decided to be bold. After all it’s the best time to go the impractical talon route. These nails are designed for holding champagne flutes (or bananas!) all night long since accomplishing any tasks with value feels impossible. While day-to-day life may feel slightly Edward Scissorhands my nails are still pretty to look at, which was the point anyway (unlocking your apartment door is overrated).

Sweden’s reigning nail queen, Frida Selkirk, used Balmain’s Couture Nail Collection for the color after she shaped and applied acrylics. For the base coat we used Nude, which is the perfect colorless shade that matches everything. It’s a very opaque polish so we only did one coat. And to accentuate the sharp tips we used Rouge.

Enjoy the last two days of 2013 and I hope this inspires some impractically bold beauty decisions.

Photos by: Anna Granberg in Stockholm; Nails by Frida Selkirk