Monday, 30 June 2014

Destination: Belgium

Hello coolies,

Just a quick heads up that I’ll be MIA from the blogosphere for at least a week from today because today has finally arrived! What’s today you say? Today is when we’re going tooooo….Brussels! Me and the gang are off to Rock Werchter music festival that kicks off this coming Thursday and lasts until Sunday. We’re going to take a head start for the holiday and leave tonight so we’ll have a few days to spend discovering Brussels before we head to the festival camping site and join the other festival goers. We haven’t booked tickets back to London yet as we thought we might as well stumble upon Amsterdam, Paris, Luxembourg or somewhere in Germany since we’re in the hoods anyway. So this trip might take a week, might take two weeks, who knows. I’m pretty sure I’ll update my Instagram account (@iida_hellgren) as often and as religiously as humanly possible so you can follow what trouble I’m getting myself into there. The line-up for the festival is insane, weather’s forecasted to be sunny, we have a big group of awesome people travelling together – needless to say this will be quite an epic week backpacking through Europe (suddenly started singing Young, Wild & Free by Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa in my head as I wrote this hehe!). Anyhoo, I’ve not packed, showered or done anything yet so I’d better dash now, see you again in a week or two!

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Friday, 27 June 2014

Arabian Nights

Top Zara/ Trousers Zara/ Sunnies Linda Farrow/ Shoes Steve Madden/Clutch By Malene Birger/ Necklace &Other Stories

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Monday, 23 June 2014

Casual Black & White

Coat By Malene Birger/ Jeans Gina Tricot/ Top Zara/ Bag Mulberry/ Ring YSL/ Sunnies Primark/ Shoes Converse

One of dem casual kinda dayz. Absolutely adore this checkered Pirella coat from By Malene Birger I got this spring, it's been a lifesaver for many days when I don't feel like dressing up but don't want to look like a hobo either.

Have a happy Monday everyone!

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Monday, 9 June 2014

Neutral Sailings

So I realise it's been several weeks since I last posted anything...sorry about that.

I did manage to finish all of my assignments for university in time, which means that chapter in my life is now over, apart from the graduation ceremony that will take place late July. As some of you might have seen on my Instagram account (@iidahellgren) which I’ve been updating more religiously than this poor blog, I've been quite busy enjoying my life. After finishing all final exams and my dissertation, I celebrated with a weekend packed full of music; I went to see Arctic Monkeys play at Finsbury Park on Friday (aahh, Alex Turner and his hip movements almost killed me…), and then spent Saturday and Sunday at We Are Fstvl. Needless to say it was quite an epic weekend, and a memorable ending to my degree. This past weekend I also got to see Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion performing some of his biggest tunes from his 20 years in the business. Again, epic. I also attended Field Day this weekend and cannot believe how perfect the weather was! It's London, it's supposed to rain on your parade everytime something exciting happens outdoors. But no, this time the weather was more perfect than anyone could have expected, not to mention the amazing artist, and my amazing Field Day company (#love). And when you add the smaller gigs around London, which have been just as good, it hasn't really left me any time to update the blog.

Other than enjoying the musical benefits of living in London, I’ve spent most of my time wondering which route to take next with my biggie obviously. I realise it’s going to take some time to find the path that’s right for me, and even though I get the occasional ‘oh-my-god-I’m-never-going-to-achieve-anything-bigger-than-I-already-have-what’s-to-become-of-me-what-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life-my-dreams-are-ridiculously-utopian’ I understand that “freaking out about life” is a normal reaction with graduates around the world. Fortunately, a lot of my friends are in the same situation as me so I have no shortage of peer support.

Anyway, that’s enough of explaining why I’ve been AWAL for a while! I promise I’ll try to keep the blog more up to date from now on.

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