Wednesday, April 19, 2017
It's spring, therefore the denim jackets are out for the world to see, and my collection is getting bigger and bigger thanks to Shein.com (best place to buy denim jackets, seriously!). When I saw this one with flower embroidery I: 1.Went crazy with excitement & 2.Ordered it faster than you could say "OMG that's so cute!" Okay, enough fangirling about the jacket, I hope you all had a great Easter catching up with family. Now, back to reality, have a great week!
Photos: Angela Petrovska
Friday, April 14, 2017
Last week I touched on the subject of "places that make me feel calm in Skopje", but this time I'm taking you outside the city bounds and into nature at its finest. What you see here is Lake Kozjak, the largest artificial lake and man made accumulation in Macedonia. Even though the drive there is less than an hour away, this was actually my first time visiting this lookout point. I've seen plenty of pictures on Instagram, but the real thing is much more grandiose - in every sense of the word.
A road trip with friends was just what I needed to end last week off in a right way, and it definitely made me daydream about more in the future. Also, Happy Easter!
Photos: Filip Gjorgjioski & Angela Petrovska
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
One of my favorite things to do in spring here in Skopje is to take full advantage of the cherry blossom blooming season. So when this time rolls around each year, I go to Maksim Gorki street to admire the gorgeous Kanzan cherry trees before the petals hit the ground and I take looots and lots of pictures. I've been feeling a bit disorganized and overwhelmed recently, so whenever I have the chance to go here, or to the park, I take the opportunity to clear my head for a minute and breathe in the aroma from the blossoms.
BTW how cute is this top from Romwe.com, it's the perfect basic T-shirt with a modern twist. Click HERE to check it out.
Photos; Filip Stefanovski
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Овој пат имам поразличен пост од вообичаеното, и иако не сум бјути блогер решив да споделам со вас неколку продукти кои ги добив од Аvon Македонија и да напишам збор-два за истите.
Новата линија Mark е составена од впечатливи мејкап производи кои се наменети за девојките кои сакаат да бидат креативни со нивната шминка и да бидат забележани благодарение на високо пигментираните производи кои се дел од оваа линија. Во продолжение ќе прочитате за новата Spectralash маскара, Magix Face Primer & Avon Plum It Lipstick.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Remember when I posted last month's playlist a bit earlier? Yeah, that resulted in me accumulating a lot more new music for this playlist than I expected. I don't think I've ever had this many songs to share with you, so I know this is going to be a mammoth to read, but stick with me!
My absolute favorite this month has to be Tame Impala's The Less I Know The Better. I've been digging the disco vibes this month, so much that I would describe them as... relaxing? I don't know what I love more about this song, the easy-going melody or the goofy lyrics, but either way I've been enjoying it way too much!
Sticking to the "disco theme", the song I've had on repeat these last few days has to be Shy Girls - Trivial Motion (PREP Remix). It's just a fun song to listen to and you'll find yourself shimmying your shoulders by the time you reach 0:30 seconds of the song.
I found Wildfire by SBTRKT over on Tamara's Instagram (her Insta is a whole playlist with cool songs by itself) and I was immediately captivated by the melody. It was unlike anything I've heard before, but it was definitely cool, dare I say a bit seductive? And that's when I had a little SBTRKT listening session and I found Hold On feat. Sampha - a very different sound from Wildfire, but you could still tell who the artist was. Check them out, you won't regret it!
And now, the attack of the Norwegian singers thanks to SKAM (a TV series I'm obsessed with for those of you who aren't aware). Starting off with Kamikaze by Susanne Sundfør - and no, this is not that super annoying song Kamikaze by MØ, but rather a ballad-esque song that grabs your attention from the very beginning with its 80s/90s melody.
Then we have Run by Elsa & Emilie, a song that is perfection for rainy days and gloomy weather. I would describe this one like this - Daughter, but instead of one amazing voice, you have two.
And ending the SKAM songs with my personal favorite - Grizzly Man by Rockettothesky. Where do I even begin with this one... It's not everyone's cup of tea. Not at all. Some would even say this song is boring, or pointless, or stupid. To me, this song represents how my happy place would sound. When I listen to this song, I close my eyes and I feel as if I am floating on air, or I'm lying on a field surrounded by green grass and daisies. This is what I want a song to make me feel, and I know I probably sounded crazy just now, but trust me on this one!
Call Me Out is Sarah Close's first single, and I've been following this lady on Youtube for a while now, so when I saw this in my subscription box I was so happy for her! Definitely check her out, it's such a cute song!
Astrid S finally released a new song and I'm on cloud 9 right now! I looove her music, and Breathe is no exception from that. I know that from the very first listen the chorus will be stuck in your heads. So, you're welcome!
If I had to describe James Arthur's Say You Won't Let Go in one word, that word would be adorable! And it's not even the lyrics that get to me, it's the melody of the song and his voice. Oh so dreamy... and adorable haha.
When I saw that Syd had a solo song I was pleasantly surprised, but then again I knew that it would be an amazing piece of music. All About Me did not disappoint in the slightest. As a self-proclaimed RNB lover, I must admit I've been avoiding this genre for the past few months. And this song reminded me why I loved it in the first place.
And last but not least, the ultimate throwback! Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. Name a more iconic song, I'll wait. Okay, jokes aside, I've been loving this song through the whole of March. I remember it all started when I was having one of those "throwback music" nights, and this song reminded me of how much I loved it as a kid, but I never thought I was cool enough to listen to a band like Gorillaz. 10+ years later, I'm still not cool enough, but I sure know how to enjoy it a lot more. And I would like to think of this as a sign of destiny, because just recently Gorillaz released new songs, just as I was having their old songs on repeat!
And that's it! What a small playlist, I know haha. Click HERE for the whole playlist on YT, and until next month, ciao!
Monday, March 20, 2017
Here is a random fact about me: I love reminiscing about the past. And the fact that I am a hoarder that refuses to delete videos and pictures from my phone even though I have the same files on my laptop just reinforces my desire to reminisce. Example - me attending Exit Festival last summer. I love to watch back shaky videos of me screaming along to an Ellie Goulding song, and I love the random "vlog" style clips I have of me and my friends. Besides the endless amount of pictures and videos, I also love to wear my "If Found Please Return To Main Stage" shirt that I bought there. What can I say, I'm damn proud that I went, and that I survived haha.
In other news, it's finally Spring! I am so so so excited for denim jackets, skirts and Converse, with the sun calling out my name and telling me to take full advantage of it. For lovely days like these, I recommend having Miike Snow's Genghis Khan on repeat.
Photos: Fabulous Is Freedom
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
I'm back with a little mid-week post in collaboration with the website Shein.com, an affordable wholesale online clothing store that has so many cute things!
As you can see I've been having a thing with embroidery these past few months, and I think it's going to be a big trend for spring and summer. I adore the vintage feel it gives, especially if it's flowers. So, it's no surprise that I chose a denim jacket with red roses on it, as well as a denim skirt with delicate flower embroidery. Of course I would wear these pieces separately, we don't want to go overboard on the flower applique. I can just imagine the skirt with a loose cream light-weight sweater, some Converse and a cute satchel bag, or the denim jacket with black skinny jeans and some Vans.
Sticking to the vintage theme, I think the brown shoulder bag would complete any outfit perfectly, as well as the "Clubmaster" inspired sunglasses.
What are your favorite pieces for this upcoming spring?
Се враќам со краток пост вака среде неделата, во соработка со веб сајтот Shein.com, онлајн шопинг страница полна со прекјут работи!
Како што можете да забележите, во последно време сум опседната со везени детали на облеката, и сметам дека тоа ќе е голем тренд и оваа пролет. Добивам vintage vibes од парчињата кои ги одбрав за овој пост, и сериозно треба да се стопирам пред да го наполнам плакарот со премногу цветни дезени. Со вас споделувам тексасна јакна и здолниште, и двете со слични извезени детали кои ме тераат да се радувам за пролетта 10 пати повеќе. Секако не би ги носела овие две парчиња заедно, тоа е веќе премногу цветчиња за мој вкус хаха, но било кое парче може беспрекорно да се вклопи во секоја комбинација.
И кога сме веќе кај винтиџ тематиката, не може да се погреши со добра кафеава чанта, исто како и наочарите инспирирани од "Clubmaster" стилот.
Кои се вашите омилени парчиња за оваа пролет?
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Decided to bring back Monthly Moments a bit earlier this time. But it's not just a regular Monthly Moments post - it's a collab between me and two girls by the names of Marija and Teona. We've gathered to give you our recommendations for the cutest coffee shops in Skopje, London and Ljubljana. Go over to Teona's Wanderlust to see where she likes to brunch with her friends in London,and if you want to see Marija's favorite place in Ljubljana head over to Fabulous Is Freedom.
With that being said, I got to choose one place in my hometown of Skopje for this post. One of the places I always walk out of feeling more relaxed and happy is Squeeze Me, the perfect marriage between guilty pleasures and healthy delicious-ness. I don't know what I love more about this place, the uplifting interior or the dreamy Peanut Butter Cheesecake. They also have an array of smoothies and healthy juices that always catch my eye, but I always tend to stick to the sweet stuff like the cheesecake or the carrot cake. I love the atmosphere there, the quirky furniture and little details like the quote boards all around make you feel like you've entered a whole new world.
Hope you'll enjoy the post!
Monday, March 6, 2017
Happy Monday, I hope this week is a productive one for you as much as it will (hopefully) be for me. I seriously need to catch up on studying, and of course I'm just realising this now - when the weather here is gorgeous and I want to do everything but study! Anyway, the sunny weather allowes me to ditch the coats and bring out the spring jackets. And thankfully, my denim jacket from SheIn.com arrived just in time for that! I've been wearing it non-stop, I love the oversized fit it has & those patches give the jacket a lot of character. I think I'll be switching between this one and my trusty leather jacket for the whole of spring, and I'm more than okay with that.
Photos: Verica Mitreska
Monday, February 27, 2017
And just like that, we're saying goodbye to February!
February was the month of reconnecting with friends for me, and I loved every minute of it. Marija from Fabulous Is Freedom came back from university in Ljubljana and I wanted to spend as much time with her as I could, so when she asked me if I wanted to go to Thessaloniki with her for a day of course I said yes. Our last trip to Thessaloniki was quite a rushed one, so I made it my responsibility to make things go as smooth as possible. One of my most favorite things to do is search for cool coffee places to visit online, so that we don't regret not going somewhere afterwards. So, in my quest to find the perfect spot, I narrowed down the decision between two places: Piece of Cake & TOMS Flagship Thessaloniki. We were planning on visiting the first place, but when we found out that TOMS was easier to find (and closer) we decided to go there instead. And boy, was that the right thing to do! As soon as we entered in the venue our jaws dropped and I knew we were in one of the coolest places I've ever been to. As you probably guessed by now, this is a store/art gallery/coffee shop that sells TOMS shoes and accessories. And what's even more amazing is that for every pair of shoes that's bought a pair is donated to a person in need, and for every bag of coffee that's finished 140 l. of clean water are also donated. I read that here there's always something new to see like an exhibition, workshops etc. When we walked in we were greeted by an amazing atmosphere, the perfect lighting due to the open dome rooftop and a stray dog lying between the tables. We ordered our coffee and sat down to take a break, but I knew that I needed to get to work. So I took Marija's camera and went full-on-tourist-mode. I tried to capture the atmosphere as best as possible, but I guess you'll have to visit this place yourselves to experience it the best.
Monday, February 20, 2017
I know, it's too soon for a playlist Elena! But, I have another post planned for next Monday, so I wanted to fill this week's spot with something, so a playlist was the reasonable answer! Guys, this month has whizzed away and I feel like I spent it either laying in bed or running around like a headless chicken - there was no in between! That's why the songs I gravitated towards this month were chill songs that put my mind on "Airplane mode", if you know what I mean.
Let It Happen by Tame Impala has been on repeat on and off for about two months now, so I thought it was about time to include it in a playlist for those of you who haven't heard this song before. The catchy chorus will be stuck in your head from the very first listen, so you're welcome for that.
Brand New Moves is probably the only song here that would make you stand up and dance, so I was conflicted on whether to mess up my perfect chill pill playlist. But, I want to be honest, and February wouldn't have been what it was without this song. I featured Hey Violet's other song (Guys My Age) a few playlists ago, so this song was like a little reminder that they are an amazing band!
From one end of the spectrum to another, I present to you this month's obsession - Aventine by Agnes Obel. Actually, Agnes Obel in general is an obsession, how have I missed her music?! The whole album called Aventine is a masterpiece, but the song of the same name and Dorian are my two favorites. Obel's sound is giving me Daughter vibes, but instead of guitar we have haunting cello and piano. Her music is an actual experience, and I've been watching live performances of these songs in awe. When I was listening to Aventine for the first time the animated movie Coraline popped into my head, and this song would have been a perfect fit for it. Definitely check them out!
My other obsession has been Khalid, can I just say how fricking amazing his songs are! Totally different vibe from Agnes Obel, but still in that "chill" category. If Obel's music makes you feel feel a bit crept out, Khalid's will make you miss the boyfriend you've never had. Two songs caught my attention after last months Saved, and those are Shot Down and Location. Shot Down is slower and more of a ballad, while Location is the initial song that made people take notice of Khalid. Location is like an ode to the Millennial love, where relationships are ruled by sending locations and subtweets. Genius lyrics if you ask me.
And last but not least, If You Let Me by Sinead Harnett ft. GRADES. This song was one of those "love at first listen" types, and I've had it on repeat for a week straight. I was captivated by the style of the song, and it reminded me of another artist but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. And when I googled GRADES (he's a music producer) I found out that he made some of my fave songs by NAO. And that's when it all made sense, this guy was producing the kind of songs that intrigue me the most.
Hope you'll enjoy my picks for this"chill vibes" playlist, click HERE for the whole playlist on YT.
Until next week!
Monday, February 13, 2017
Another Monday, another outfit post! I've been dying to style this skirt from Zaful.com (check it out HERE) ever since I received it I've been staring at it with ultimate heart eyes. It''s one of those pieces that can easily be styled for both day time with a plain white T-shirt and Converse, & night time with heels and a shirt. I'm more excited to style it for day time, so can Spring come quicker please!
I was reunited on a cold February morning with Biljana Klisarova, and we had so much fun walking around searching for cute garage doors to take photos in front of.
Hope you enjoy!
Photos: Biljana Klisarova
Monday, February 6, 2017
Just like I've promised, I have a ton of posts prepared for the month of February! I hope you enjoyed last week's post, it was a different one for me, but that's why I enjoyed preparing it for you so much. Anyways, how are you? I'm kind of nervous right now, I'm starting my second semester at uni and I'm hoping it goes a bit better than the last one. I generally feel better when the weather is warmer, so maybe that will affect my outlook this time. I'm so over the cold weather, all I want is to wear my mom jeans with Converse and have picnics in the park. The temperature seems to be getting higher as we speak, but when we shot this post it definitely wasn't warm AT ALL. I froze my butt off, so hence why I kept the coat on, but I'm sure you won't mind. I wore my new favorite backpack from Zaful.com (check it out HERE), it's very different to what I've seen in the stores and that makes it even more special.
Me and Irina shot in this empty bus and I am so happy with the outcome. The pictures are moody and slightly dark - perfectly representing how I felt this winter.
Photos: Irina Krstevska
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time to talk about bags, or in my case - my obsession with backpacks. I can't imagine myself wearing something else, I find them both charmingly cute and necessary at the same time. Plus, they can hold all of the things I'd ever need & more. Yup, this is the part where things get a bit OTT. I think it's time to have a look through my bag and see all the things I don't need to be carrying around. I'm guilty of having random things in my backpack, lots of loose change, empty gum wrappers and a bunch of receipts that need to be thrown out. But for the sake of this post showing you that I'm *a bit* organized, I'm going to spare you from them and show you just the "necessities".
Also this was made in collaboration with Fabulous is Freedom, so check out her blog on Sunday to see what she likes to carry in her bag!
Photos: Angela Petrovska
Sunday, January 29, 2017
© Heathen Harnow
Soo, January has officially lasted a whole year. And this is a fact, everyone I've talked to has the same opinion. And what sucks the most is that everyone's January is terrible, just like mine. I think January's goal this month was to teach me a lesson, and all I'm going to say is - lesson learned. I can't wait to get my life back on track in February, and that includes my blog. Expect A LOT more posts from me, yay!
Starting this playlist off with a shout out to NoonPacific.com , I loooove that site so much! Well, I first had the app, but you need Internet for it, so when I found out that they have a website version of it I was so excited! For those of you who are first hearing of this, it's a music website that publishes a new playlist of 10 songs each Monday at Noon (Pacific standard time), and 9/10 of the songs on there are sure to be ones that you've never heard of before. So, whenever I'm doing something on my laptop, I choose a random playlist from the already published ones, put my headphones in and chill. (Also,the whole aesthetic of the website is *to die for*) That is how I found two amazing songs that stood out to me, Saved by Khalid and Beretta by Matt Black.
Saved has a chilled, groovy vibe that works perfectly for background noise. The melancholic voice of Khalid makes this song a smooth listen, one that will make you put this song on repeat.
Beretta has more of an R&B sound, but still has the same smoothness as Saved. Definitely on the more moody side, Beretta's electronic sounds mixed with the R&B make this song even more amazing.
Everything by SMNM kept on automatically playing every time I'd listen to Beretta, and I think that was a sign that I needed to put this song on the playlist. SMNM or See Me No More is a Norwegian singer/songwriter (I just learned this information, I swear all the good things come from Norway!), and he has only a few singles out. I am definitely expecting a lot from this artist!
Up next we have one of the coolest EDM trap songs that I've heard in a while. Mickey Valen's Meet Me feat. Noe has been on repeat for the past week, I just love the mix of the beat with Noe's voice. That beat drop though, so frickin cool!
I can't put up a playlist and not include Ed Sheeran's new song Shape of You. I don't need to explain why I love this song, as I'm sure you all love it too.
Okay, so when I say that I listen to everything I literally mean everything. That is why I have Die Antwoord and Ed Sheeran on the same playlist haha. To be honest, Die Antwoord is a bit too much for me, but Baby's On Fire has been stuck in my head since December (when it was in the background of a scene in SKAM). The song is... interesting, to say the least. But, the more I listen to it, the more I'm having a dance party in my room.
Talking about SKAM, this next remix of a song that was on a previous playlist had me screaming at the screen when a scene with it came up. Astrid S (another Norwegian bae) and her song 2 AM had a "makeover" with the Matoma Remix. You should definitely listen to this one, it's not what you'd expect.
Last on the list is Insecure by Shane. Now, the point to which I found this song is unknown to me, from one Instagram account to another I stumbled upon this little gem. So, at the beginning I was really confused by the video (no seriously, SO CONFUSED), but then the more I listened to the song I actually started to like it and when it was over I found myself singing the chorus, just from that first listen. I think that the weirdness of the video/the singer (who's hella cute btw) made me love this song. I would really want to know what was the idea behind the video, why a church? Why those dance moves? I guess some questions will never be answered.
I've made a new playlist on Youtube just for 2017, you can check it out HERE. Hope you'll enjoy my picks for this month! See you in February!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Soo, I've been MIA for the past week or so, I was just so caught up in exams that I didn't really get the chance to go out, let alone to take pictures. Plus, it's been snowing a ton lately, and honestly I'm not about that life. I get the appeal of snow, but when you actually have places to go and things to do it's an inconvenience, or at least to me it is. I'm just not made for cold weather, I don't mind it being a bit cold, but when it gets sub zero Celsius that's when I draw the line and become a homebody. But, for the sake of going out at least a couple of times, me and Angela decided to go to the Museum of The City of Skopje, where there are constantly art exhibitions and something new to see. That's one thing I really like about living in Skopje, I feel like there are art exhibitions popping up every month and there's always something new to see, whether they are group exhibitions or individual projects - we love them all!
Photography: Angela Petrovska
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Happy 2017, I hope this year will bring us more happiness than ever! With that being said, I'm not feeling particularly happy at the moment as I have tons of studying to do and I'm in that stage where I have so much to do that I don't even know where to begin, so I just don't. Probably shouldn't be procrastinating this early in the year, the time where everyone actually tries to do their best.
I have never been the type to set myself resolutions, just because I know I'm not going to follow through and end up forgetting them. But, I have decided to set one small "mindset" task for myself, and that is to care less about other people's opinions. If I want to wear something, I'm sure as hell going to wear that and not give a.... Same goes for everything I do and say. You can't please everyone Elena, and that's just the way it's always going to be.
Anyways, these photos were shot last year, so this is kind of like a *not so difficult to understand* inception.
A big thank you to Nikola for the photos!