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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

THE EARRING, THE EXHIBITION AND THE ALEX FURY MOMENT!


As unexcited I was about the beginning of Term 3 yesterday as excited I am today. Yes, I am back in Uni and not only they surprised me with a very busy schedule, but we also had 4 (and I am not kidding) guest lecturers in one day (seriously why couldn't they do this the previous term... and the term before???). But my absolute favourite one was Alex Fury (!!!!). When I heard he is coming in I almost fell over my chair. Just a bit of the background - he is the fashion editor of The Independent and one of my favourite persons in the fashion industry at the moment. Since I started to get obsessed with showstudio.com I have admired his honest and strong opinion. I mean in the world of fashion where everyone is talking only flowers and rainbows, he serves some great opinion and is not afraid to put it out there. This has made me to want to high-five him for a long time or at least shake his hand which I managed to do today (!!!!!!!). No seriously I believe a structured critique is more than necessary in order to evolve and grow and a compliment is needed where it is deserved. This is exactly what he serves with his extended knowledge and great passion.

But now quickly lets talk about the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition in Barbican which in one word it was EVERYTHING. I was overwhelmed, inspired and full of admiration. Have you seen it yet? If not then I swear it is worth it! I went there with bunch of friends and Asel included, whose super cool earrings I couldn't leave not photographed unnoticed! I know you have seen it before (because it is soooo coooool!) But, you know, I wanted to salut its coolness one more time! 

Photo by Madara Freimane
In the photo Asel Nurumova

Sunday, 20 April 2014

FEELING EASTERY!


HAPPY, HAPPY EASTER Y'ALL!

For some unknown reason, while it was warm and sunny in Latvia (+20!!!!!! Fair? I don't think so!), rain was the aesthetic choice of London (surprise? hmmm). Kind of reminded of Midsummer... well minus the warm weather hahaaa. But it didn't stop us from colouring eggs, inviting some friend over for a brunch and swinging like we used to do back in kindergarden. 

We did tell about some Latvian traditions to our guests and although Alexa (in the picture) and Elizabeth are sort of convinced that traditionally Latvians run around naked and make kids in the nature (again a bit mixed up with Midsummer) they really are keen on visiting this country. (Mission accomplished!!!

Anyways, hope you had a cracking day. And if for one reason or another you didn't managed to celebrate. Guess what... tomorrow is the second Easter. And we love to CELEBRATE! #more_is_more

Photo by Madara Freimane
In the photo Alexa Chen

Saturday, 19 April 2014

LONDON --> BERLIN --> RIGA --> LONDON


My holidays were SOOOO GOOOOD that it is even hard to explain. 

First BERLIN with Marissa. I mean as long as you have a good friend even a desert is going to be fun! Then 24 hour bus ride (in which I thought I will have time to rethink my life (twice at least) but all I managed was watch two movies and sleep, sleeeeep, SLEEP).

And then HOME. They say for a reason that there is no place like home. I spent most of the time in the forest or at the seaside but, you know, that was the whole point. Not only it made me want to go back to those summers of high school where all we did was orienteering and traveling but also not want to leave (like at all). But DUTY CALLS a.k.a. TERM 3 starts in a few days so I am back in London.

Nevertheless, one thing is clear. It is time to find a place where to do orienteering here. You say impossible, I say WATCH ME!

Photo by Madara Freimane

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

ALETA


As these holidays are all about going INTO THE WILD or at least some more sporty attitude. I thought that introducing you to Aleta would be right in place. Not only she looks like from Addidas ad campaign but is also suuuuupper fun! #ain't_latvians_cool

Photo by Madara Freimane
In the photo Aleta Pēce

Friday, 11 April 2014

INTO THE WILD!


Welcome to Latvia. Welcome HOME.

'INTO THE WILD' is going to become the motto of these holidays. First day - forest, second day seaside... I mean wonderful! Can I have holidays for the rest of my life? 

But, frankly, anyone who has been living in London more than a single month will understand the EMERGENCY of spending time in the nature. A serious SOS situation, right?

And of course a friend in crime is more than a need but friend with a car is a privilege! I have both in one person - Anete! So today we traveled to Jurmala - a city where I was born and the seaside where I spent my summers.

Photo by Madara Freimane
In the photo Anete Liepa

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014

BERLIN STREET STYLE


I guess Berliners are not as used to getting their photo taken as Londoners so they do get a little bit shy.  But there is nothing to be shy about and here comes my attempt of capturing the street style of this city.

Photo by Madara Freimane