Coffee, Sia and Knits

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Well, good morning! In the moment I’m sitting at the table drinking a cup of coffee & listening to my new favorite Sia song, California Dreamin’ which you can listen to above if you’re in the mood for something catchy. I’ve had a lingering cold forever now, which is getting on my last nerves. That and the fact that every time I dress for summer, it’s like a slap in the face to just look outside. I know this is Scandinavia and all, but come on.. I’ve never experienced a summer/spring like this here in Norway, and it is completely ridiculous! But, I’m going to look on the bright side of things. At least I can wear my winter knits for a bit longer and a beanie when I don’t wanna spend time on my hair.

Life+Procrastination+Honesty

These days, my entire life seems to revolve around a possible vocal exam in french. I’m in desperate need of help with this class. I have literally had french for 6 years, and I’m still at the beginner level. I have no idea what I’m doing, and every time I think I’m getting somewhere, something new knocks me on my ass. I hate this language. Je ne comprends pas.

This, and the fact that I have a few other exams and a bum knee at the moment, is the reason why I haven’t posted something in ages. I hope you understand. Though I love writing and posting on this blog, my education is priority number one. Nothing has ever made me this miserable before. I could easily be a part of Les miserables (the miserable ones) at this point, but I’m sticking with it. I’m not generally a positive person, but I honestly hope with all I have that I will be able to be done this year. It’s gone on far enough and I’m ready to move on and start living my life as I should have done years ago. In a way, I’ve found a positive outlet for my stress through sketching, reading and helping my friend who’s an artist with her lyrics, and writing a few songs on my own. They’re not any good, but it’s a way for me to work through things.

I have never been more ready to be done with something in my entire life! I have procrastinated, gone through the lowest lows and been on a path of self discovery ever since. I find myself having to sit down and take a minute so I won’t be overwhelmed by the stress and dark sides that used to be my every thought. I love that after all these years, I can see the change in myself. I went from seeing a bright future for myself, to seeing nothing good in my future so fast, spent so much time in the dark trying to crawl my way out, so time just flew by me. And suddenly, I was 23 years old and had accomplished so little. 

Sure, when I sum up everything I have managed to do with my blog it sounds really exciting and fun, but when you think about how long I’ve actually been blogging (I started at 16, I’m 24 now), it’s not that big of a deal. But in some ways I’ve learned so much about myself from doing this and writing an online diary. Though it’s public and people will eventually see it, I’m proud of what I chose to put out on the web. I won’t change the world with it, but maybe I will be able to inspire someone, and that was truly all I ever wanted to do with my material. Not to be successful, earn money or get free stuff, even though that would be pretty awesome. I wanted someone to go «I love your photos» or «I love the way you write». I don’t write about politics, helping sick kids in Africa or the environment, I write about fashion and style. What I prefer. So if I can broaden someone’s style and make them try new things, I’m good! I do have to get back to studying, so I will see you all soon, so let me know if any of you want me to start writing more with my posts or if you want me to do something different or publish something specific. Au revoir! 

Ssense High-End Wishlist

Most of us can’t afford to buy high-end fashion, from the likes of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander Wang on a regular day basis, but sometimes we find things that are worth investing in. With that in mind, I created a few collages with links to Ssense.com. Just a little mixture of things I love.

Looking over them now, I see that I’m probably going to end up wearing the colors of dark blues, red, black & white for this spring. And leather, of course. So have fun shopping, you guys, my favorites are the two from 3.1 Phillip Lim, the boots from Thom Browne & Dr.Martens and last but not least the Saint Laurent pants! I hope this helps you on your quest for the perfect S/S 15 style!

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1. White & Blue Contrast Sleeve Shirt – 3.1 Phillip Lim.
2. Blue Woven Plaid T-Shirt – 3.1 Phillip Lim.
3. Navy & Eggplant Lace Trim T-Shirt – Kolor.
4. Black & White Overpaint Backpack – MCQ – Alexander McQueen.

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1. Red Leather Biker Jacket – Balmain.
2. Black Patent Leather Trousers – Haider Ackermann.
3. Black Grained Leather Slim Jeans – Saint Laurent.
4. Red Alas High-Top Sneakers – Marcelo Burlon County of Milan

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1. Red & White Barber Stripe Shirt – AMI Alexandre Mattiussi
2. Black Leather shirt – BLK DNM.
3. Black Neptune Jacquard Trousers – Alexander Wang.
4. White & Black Leather Sleeve Deans Shirt – Pyer Moss.

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1. Black Pebbled Wingtip Boots – Thom Browne.
2. Red & Black Bullfighter Loafers – Dolce & Gabbana
3. Red Stan Smith Sneakers – Raf Simons x Adidas.
4. Navy 8-Eye Talib Boots – Dr. Martens


SUN AND BRICK

I’ve been a little M.I.A lately, mostly because of my new job, but in part because of a local festival I’ve been attending. I think I can honestly say that I have never in my life consumed so much junk food and alcohol, and I’m actually kinda happy it’s over. But it was so much fun meeting up with some of my best friends that flew in for the occasion and I’m still kinda exhausted.. But no worries, here’s at least one more outfit for the books!
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Bomber&Tee – Cubus // Camo shorts – DIY Dressmann // Shoes – Converse // Sunnies – Ray-Ban aviators

 

A fresh start

Hi there, I’m Adrian (Aiden is my nickname), so welcome to Aiden W! I do kinda see it as AidenV, but pronounce it as you’d like, you are after all the readers. Anyway, I’m a 23 year old guy who lives in a little valley, surrounded by mountains. I work at a home for old people, and I do actually kinda love it. Working with people is just.. giving, but there is still this part of me that longs for fashion, so sometimes I just need an outlet for inspiration, so you’ll get a lot of it on this blog. As well as products I love, some outfits and collections I just completely fall in love with.

I guess we can call this a new chapter of my life, which was to be quite honest an impulsive decision on my part. None the less, i’ve admired the bloggers on Colin.se for some time now, and it seems only fitting to me that I would eventually cross over. 20120112-112502.jpg

When it comes to fashion, I wanna go through every style. I loved being preppy, and loved going wannabe grunge, and so on and so forth. I wouldn’t say that I have a direct go-to style anymore, and I think I love it that way. It gives me the freedom to wear basically anything I want without anyone commenting on it.

My photoskills aren’t that good yet, but I’m trying to improve, so stay tuned! Hope you’ll like it. colincollage1.jpgcolincollage.jpg