It’s been hectic. Very hectic. It feels like that’s the way my life has been lately and don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy it, but the truth is, moving, starting my own business, running my own business and actually making my living out of it has taken its toll on me. It makes me want to jump on the next plane to an isolated island and just stay there forever. Knowing me though I’d be restless in less than two days and would want to get off that island asap, but the thought of a getaway is constantly in the back of my mind.
What sparked this thought is the backdrop of this photo shoot. A full rigged steel ship from 1888 called af Chapman. For those of you visiting Stockholm I can tell you it nowadays serves as a youth hostel with a lovely view over the Old Town and the Royal Castle. Priceworthy and an amazing location.
There’s also a much needed simplicity in my everyday life to minimize the hectic elements. I need to dress simple, cook simple and make my life as stress free as can be at this given point of time. That’s where a naval inspirired denim-on-denim look from Cubus comes in handy. They have great staple pieces for your wardrobe and just like I mentioned IKEA in my last post, you need to pick out the godies of their collection and it’ll create a great basic outfit without much effort.
It’s sometimes hard to explain how much work that goes into what I’m doing. When I mention that I’m going to fashion weeks for men in London, Florence, Milan, Paris and New York this summer, everyone is excited and saying they’re so envious. For sure, it’s going to be one heck of a ride and I’ll enjoy every second of it, but both planning the logistics of the fashion weeks as well actually doing them is an everyday headache until they’re over and done with. I look forward to them immensely, but realized London is merely five weeks away and that starts a non-stop circus that won’t end until 16th of July.
After all that I most certainly will need a getaway. On my own. To a remote place (note, I didn’t say distant). All by myself. Winding down. I’ve been thinking of Santorini or Mykonos in Greece or even Fiji, but haven’t really decided on where to go yet. Please feel free to hit me up with suggestions in the comments of places where your mind and body can rest, but preferably getting a tan while doing it (I mean, I can go see the northern lights in the winter…).
Don’t get too excited about this being yet another post I end with a smile, as this will not become a habit, but I am actually smiling when I’m typing this down. This post wasn’t as much a reflection on life itself, more like a status update to tell you all that I’m busy as heck, but I’ve had the best of times the past week with both a three day business trip to London as well as celebrating my mother’s birthday this past weekend during which we had dinners, went to concerts and saw The Book of Mormon. Some quality time with mom is never wrong and I truly love her so very much. I’ll make sure I’ll have a shoot with her in it sometime so you’ll see what remarkable woman I’m talking about.