Thankful for…

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With John-John and Chrystelle

Fashion month started with a day party with Zalando, ever since things have been moving forward in such a fast pace that I barely can remember when the last time was I didn’t have to wake up to the sound of the alarm. In other words, I have so much content to share with you that I am almost overwhelmed, where to start?

 

Fashion weeks are fun, but stressful. One thing I’ve learned is that fashion week is only fun when you get to enjoy it. And whats better than to surround yourself with friends? What I loved about this party is that it felt like a kindergarten for grown up, we bitterly ran around and goofed around and laughed so hard.

 

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As you can see, there’s never a dull moment with my girl. We’re mostly bouncing off the walls, I cant even imagine how things would have been if we met as kids. Probably bouncing off the walls 24/7, and thats the beauty with good friends –  regardless of what you’re going through you know deep down you’re in good hands.

 

 

Photos by Tahira Music | Edited by me

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How I’m reducing acne scars

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There’s skin problems that’s a part of your teenage years, and then there akin problems than hits you in your twenties. My story is the later version, during my teens I could get a blemish here and there. No problem –  puberty, it will pass. Mine didn’t pass, as a matter of fact it turned worse. At one point the situation on my cheeks was so bad that I used to refer to a chain of mountains, or Himalaya. I used wear my hair down, mostly because I was trying to cover my cheeks and couldn’t afford products since I was a student and not have the fundings to prioritise.

 

Anyone who has ever suffered of acne and scaring can understand how much one self-esteem can be affected. So you can only imagine what of a burden it is to face pictures with large pores and scares. After moving back from Los Angeles, I started doing a few series of chemical peels, derma roller and even skin booster. With time my skin has improved a little bit, but with todays technologies one can reach results.

 

 

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Fast-forward, I booked a consultation at Akademikliniken in Stockholm. Elin the skin therapist washed of my makeup and took a closer look at my skins situation. Not only was there a lot of scaring, large pores and also clogged ones but also a lot of redness. What I learned was that shallow blood vessels in the face, causing the redness.

 

After taking a closer look, Elin recommended to start with a chemical peel so the face with a clean base. The last time I had a chemical peel was over a year ago. After the chemical peel, she recommended a series of Dermapen treatments, between 4-6 times depending how the skin responds  on the treatment.

 

The Dermapen is a advanced fraction needle treatment that causes the skin to increase the skins collagen. The new production of natural elastic components as a Dermapen treatment helps, can be likened to the effect of fractional laser, but with shorter recovery time. The treatment method is also more profound than microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Dermapen is used to help large pores, acne scars, heightened scaring, wrinkles and fine lines as well as shallow blood vessels.

 

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This is how Dermapen works: A Dermapen has 12 sterile disposable needles create up to 1300 micro channels in seconds in the skin. Depending on what the cause of the treatment is, the needles penetrates in tothe skin. Micro channels makes it possible both to channel down the active substances such as hyaluronic acid in the skin, and it has an inherently stimulating effect on the formation of collagen in the skin.

 

The treatment is done with minimal discomfort and numbing cream can be used if you wish it for more in depth treatments. The treatment itself is relatively fast and takes about 5-10 minutes per treated area. Usually require 5-6 treatments with about 4-6 weeks to achieve optimal results. Many see results after the first treatment. More lasting results will be after 3-6 treatments.

 

 

 

In collaboration with Akademiklinken

 

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LFW Report: Toga Archives AW17

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Toga is always a force to be recognised, and season after season they prove just that. The venue was at a beautiful church in London. The collection was beautifully conceptualised and styled – what’s not to love about long sleeved gloves with embellishments and sequins, or one big puffy sleeve? Although I’m not a big fan of cutouts, Yasuko Furuta, designer for Toga surprises me and has me considering. What I love about this collection is the perfect balance between the feminine and masculine vibes, silky textures that moves beautifully next to tweeds and oversized blazers. A beautiful presentation of what a power-suit could look like – but not as we’ve seen before.

 

 

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Although I am in no hurry in thinking of fall, I do visualise adding these long-sleeves gloves with embodiment to the mix. I’ve always had a week spot for sequins, feathers, glitters and embellishments and I love how Toga present their way of doing it. The collections is by far one of Londons best collection, and on the top list on this seasons fashion month. As for the models, it was a fairly divers choice of models – just look at the beauty (sorry don’t know her name) with long beautiful curls below, ah!

 

 

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Combat Mode

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Credit & Adlinks: Jacket (here), Top (here), Pants (here), Sneakers (here), Backpack (here)

 

Touchdown London! First day of LFW in full combat mode. Feels great to be back, the sun was shining yesterday and we took every opportunity to soak in some much needed vitamin D. More photos and review from the show will follow, make sure to follow along on Insta-stories for real-time updates.

 

 

Photos by David Nianzy | Edited by me

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Maintaining Curls

 

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You guys, this post deserves a drrrumroll! Paus! (waiting for you to actually hear the drumroll in your head, before continue reading. Ok continue!) One of the most frequent questions I receive is in regards to my hair, which products I use and such but instead of listing the products I wanted to share some more in-depth tricks on how to maintain beautiful and healthy hair. Let’s start by breaking down a few things about curly hair.

 

    1. You can’t control it, so just learn to live with that your hair is going to look different from day to day.
    2. Curly hair need more care. Why? Because it needs moister to keep it original form.
    3. What you do in the shower is just as important as after what you do afterwards.

 

 

Since I am living in the land of cold, my hair has a tendency of drying out during winter-time (that’s 70% of the year in Sweden).  Therefore, I was my hair once a week, tops two.

 

Shower Do’s and Don’ts

 

    • Do not scratch the scalp on your head when shampooing, use the fingers and not nails. If you use your nails, you will irritate the skin on           your scalp which already has the natural fats that the hair needs.
    • When rinsing out he conditioner, don’t rinse it all away but instead leave some of it in – once again, your hair needs all the moist and it will help your hair not dry out fast.
    • Use cold water when rinsing conditioner, that way the clogs closes and helps your hair look shinier.
    • A good way of knowing weather you have enough product in your hair: scrunch your hair and it will make a squeaky sound.
    • Tip your head upside down when you scrunch it, if you do want to have as defined curls as possible I suggest you scrunch and hold the curls for a few seconds.

 

 

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Post-shower

 

Purology schampoo -I have very sensitive skin so I appreciate the sulfate free and low perfume level. And the fact that it adds hydrates to the hair.

 

Purology Conditioner – what I love about this product is that it adds a lot of moist but doesn’t make your so hair heavy. Also, it has a fresh minty feel when you leave it on your hair. Feels amazing.

Pureology Hydra Whip Intense Moisture Hair Masque – Pureology Hydrate Hydra Whip deeply replenishes dry, colour-treated hair. This masque provides optimal hydration and restores suppleness while keeping colour vibrant. The exclusive AntiFadeComplex maximizes colour retention.

Bumble & Bumble Curl Primer – My hair loves this product, I use after the shower and every morning or whenever the fail starts to look dull. This spray latterly gives back to your hair and helps it define the curls. Containts…

 

Living Proof Curl Definer – Another can’t live without (insert Mariah Carey) product. Use it after the shower, after the primer and add a little water when applying it into the hair. Scrunch and notice if you have enough water based on the squeaky sound

 

Morrocan Oil – During those extra dry days, I like to add some shine to my hair. I use Moroccan oil. Generally, I use larger portions due to the dryness, same goes with oil. People with curly hair usually hair a area where is a little more dry. For me, its on the top of the back of my hair. It’s usually that part that doesn’t have as defined curls as the rest. Add a little more love, especially during cold and dry days. After giving it some though, curly hair is pretty similar to dry skin. Moist, right fats and water goes a long way.

 

Lastly, my DevaCurl defuser is one of the things that have made my curly life much more easier. Not only does it help you actually get dry hair fast, without having to risking you curls. However, depending how dry your hair affects your curls too. If my hair is newly showered, it needs to air-dry for at least 20 minutes before blow-drying it. Otherwise it will get too frizzy. However, if I have waited too long, my hair will most likely not get as volume. Flat curls aren’t really my cup of tea.

Cut and Color

If you live in Stockholm, I strongly recommend Creative Headz for cut and color. If you’re a curly head like me, you know that curly hair requires a certain technique. In addition, due to my Iranian heritage, my hair has a lot of red pigments. Within the past 4 months I have bleached my hair four times, what I love about Creative Heads (and Rody who takes such amazing care of my locks) that it barely has compromised on the quality nor texture.

If you live in the U.S, DevaCurl is a must. During my previous NYC trip I visited them and got a consultation and cut. It does not matter how the textures of your curls are, or even if its vawy – they know curls and carry their own line of products. Such as the defuser. Also, when getting a cut they also provide you with in-depth knowledge in how to give your curls the best possible care. Actually, a few of the tips mentioned above is thanks to their staff. Devacurl has one salon in New York and Los Angeles.

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