Happy feet by Barbro Andersen

I made a brand new (tiny) movie yesterday, it took forever to upload! Just figured out how to convert my awesome Cisco flip cams mp4 files to fit into my movie maker program, or rather my lover did - so this is top notch quality. Thanks for the help, love - hope you all like it!

Look! I'm photosynthesizing!

Sporting my Sartorisan sneakers today; with a denim short! Who are you, and what have you done with Barbro? It's the Jungle Boy Limited Edition. Don't blame me, I just wear them. They're pretty, right? They are comfortable and fits perfectly on my feet - exactly what I want out of my sneakers. I was kind of hesitant when picking the blue ones, because I was afraid they were going to be a bit too boyish for me - but I think they are pretty awesome. Satorisan has another similar pair in pink as well, which were the ones I aaalmost picked.

Wearing a terrible old denim shorts from Vero Moda, Satorisan sneakers and a Cubus tee.

Introducing Satorisan!

I'd like to start by introducing the brand itself; then show my interpretation of items within the collections in separate posts. This way I am completely open about the sponsorship, and there are no doubts regarding the issues of "hidden promotions" and such. I always share my honest opinions, even if the outcome unflattering. Questions? Just contact me here.

In the "Book of Monsters" (妖怪 の 本) there is a mythological creature that bears a striking resemblance to the Himalayan Yeti or the North American Bigfoot: The Satori (覚), a being who possesses the ability to read men's hearts. Hence, its name means "understanding", "harmony" and “balance” in the Japanese language. SatoriSan (Mr. Yeti) has arisen with the same gift; a new brand looking to leave its mark among the lovers of sneakers.
SatoriSan believes that the basis of a constructive relationship between a brand and their customer goes beyond a mere transactional contract, and that love and caring for each other will make this world a better place to live in.
During the production of their sneakers, SatoriSan combine state-of-the-art industrial techniques with careful craftsmanship. The sneakers undergo special treatments which deform and reconstruct them, giving them an irregular coloring and a singular snug fit. SatoriSan stands for quality and comfort, the balance between the old and the new, between perfection and the controlled erosion of the sneaker materials in order to give them a used and wrinkled look.This brand aim to produce a product that is unique and unrepeatable. They flee from uniformity, love adding details and trimmings. Satori is a character who is different, sturdy, robust, special and attractive. Just like their shoes. SatoriSan is for people who know what they like and are not afraid to try something new, who like to stand out from the crowd and make a statement. I really admire the values of SatoriSan, and not just their designs.

You are a creation. Value yourself. Be honest and respect yourself. You do not need additives. Be yourself. Always look for happiness. Charge your batteries by smiling. Make yourself happy by delivering happiness to others. You are a part of this world. Take good care of it.


Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything.

I was thinking I should try to open up a little, but I honestly don't know where to start - so why not make something fun out of it instead; like, a Q&A round. If there's something you want to know about me, something that's been bugging you, something about one of my posts or just about anything - ask, and I'll try my best to answer your questions.

So just ASK AWAY!

Quote by Ernest Gaines

Singing in the rain

I don’t like rain. I get moody. Yuck! And it doesn't help that I've been experiencing trouble with blogger for the last twenty hours. If you're having difficulties logging in to Blogger using Firefox 4, I figured out the problem just now; enabling and disabling cookies. It worked for me, hope it works for you guys as well.

I'm wearing a thrifted knit cardigan via Fretex, sheer body from BikBok, badeau from Cubus, shorts from Gina Tricot, Tie-Ups belt and J.C shoes.

A self-portrait is a portrait of oneself done by oneself

I take pictures of myself almost every day, but I never define them as self-portraits. This is however a very personal picture of me. How do you portray yourself?

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.

Phew, it's windy today! Did you watch my little video? This is my DIY lace maxi-skirt, which my lover and I made back in January. I decided to keep it super-long because I wear a lot of platforms, which is kind of funny when I think about it - but I discovered that it actually doubles as a dress as well, so it's a "two for one" DIY! The gorgeous top is from iiS of Norway and I think it's such a powerful statement; just look at those shoulders! I decided to pair the two together because of the obvious: Norwegian design versus my DIY. All kinds of rad!

Wearing iiS of Norway top, DIY lace maxi skirt and Asos shoes. Quote by Winston Churchill.

The weird stuff I do

I wanted to try something new today, so I did this. Wearing my DIY lace maxi skirt, iiS of Norway power-top and those Asos heels.

Sunday Secrets #8

Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness.

Simple as simple can be. Sunday, you say? This dress from Asos is so comfortable, I don't want to take it of. I got it on sale earlier this spring for next to nothing, and though it's actually a size 14, I think it's perfect! Remember to shop outside your size, ladies - it definitely pays off!

I'm wearing maxi dress and shoes from Asos. Quote by Jimmie Davis.

It takes some old to make you young

Oh, it's so good to be home again! I have missed my clothes big time - and of course you guys! My closet, also known as the "guest-room", has been totally bombarded with mess the past couple of months. We've finally managed to tidy up a bit and as if right now I can actually reach my clothes! All of them! I feel like all I've done the past month is travel, and though I really enjoy traveling - I'm really bad at planning my outfits. I usually end up wearing the same thing over and over again, feeling totally uninspired and just blah; but not today! Going totally vintage style on you, while wearing a necklace from Ann's Jewelery Collection. Isn't it just beautiful? Remember that you can get a 20% discount over at her e-shop using the code: CREDIT20!

I'm wearing butterfly necklace from Ann's Jewelery Collection, Cubus stockings, thrifted crochet top, belt and mustard midi-skirt via Fretex. The cardigan was a gift from my lover and is from BikBok. Shoes from J.C. Quote by Jason Mraz.

Life isn't weird: it's just the people in it.

You've probably seen this super long, flowy dress before, but I just couldn't resist it when I first saw it. I bought it, or rather my lover bought it for me, in the biggest size available to get the most out of it. It's a bit longer, heavier and more sensitive to movement, which is why I decided to go for it. The beautiful details in my backdrop is a part of my most recent DIY project, which I'll be doing a post on later this week.

I'm wearing a dress from H&M and shoes via GoJane.


A slightly delayed addition to my series of moving pictures. This is April all summed up!

How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?

Oh, how I missed (spring) Sundays in Oslo! Went thrifting at the local flea market where we bought fabric for our outside lounge sofa, which I'm planning on sow myself. Someday. Afterwards we ate ice cream in the sun while we waited for our tram. When we got home, we made some DIY candle holders out of old glass jars and tin cans in the back yard, finishing it all of with barbecued chicken and tomatoes - followed by watermelon, strawberries and apple-cinnamon tea with honey for dessert. Life is wonderful.

I'm wearing Dream out Loud floral dress and tights from Kmart.

Sunday Secrets #6

Introducing Ann's Jewelery Collection

I'd like to start by introducing the brand itself; then show my interpretation of items within the collections in separate posts. This way I am completely open about the sponsorship, and there are no doubts regarding the issues of "hidden promotions" and such. I always share my honest opinions, even if the outcome unflattering. Questions? Just contact me here.

Ann Gray, my newest sponsor! Ann is a 42 years old jewelery designer living in Kansas City, MO. She loves animals and, of course - her jewelery! She tells me her days are consumed with her creative work and learning how to create new things. She's an avid visitor of the World Revival Church, which she says has changed her life. The everyday presence of her God is a big part of her and she told me that "He was kind and gracious and mighty and actually worked in my life" - which is more than I can say for myself. I don't particularly believe in God - but I think that if if makes you happy, go for it! Ann's reputation is flawless, and so is her collection. It is hand-made from scratch using some of natures finest stones and materials, and I just fell in love with her vintage style. And, to top it all off: it's not expensive! The average price is about $18!
When and why did you decide to start creating jewelery?
In 2006 I was looking for a particular piece and I couldn't find what I wanted. Someone said why don't you make it and I should say the rest is history! I began to buy supplies and books and to study and practice day and night and I still do. I used to be a Cosmetologist and instead of creating signature hairstyles now I create signature accessories! (Although I just finished doing hair and jewelry for a modeling shoot.)

What are your goals as a jewelery designer?
I want people to recognize my name when they think of jewelry. I want my jewelry to become famous and become a staple in fashion magazines and modeling shoots all over. I want people to become excited to get a piece that is handmade by me. And of course, I would love to make some money!
You use a lot of different materials in your collection; which is your favorite to work with?
That is so hard to say. I love a variety. There are so many beautiful gems out there and I love fine silver. I love fine silver because it adds an extra touch of excellence to a piece. My favorite stone is Blue Lace Agate simply because I think it's beautiful but there are so many gorgeous stones, Agates and Jaspers and Opals, etc who can pick just one. I can say that my style tends to have a Victorian, vintage, antique look even when I don't try. It's just a look that I love. Why?

Are you an eco-friendly brand?
I try to be eco-friendy as much as I can be.. I admit I haven't studied about how to be eco-friendly but what I have heard, I have put into practice.
You seem really inspired by vintage jewelery. What else inspires you?
Bold, unique, one of a kind jewelry. Very edgy! I like a very unique look that grabs people the moment they look at someone. Something that makes an outfit. That makes people look and ask where did you get that!

Ann's Jewelery Collection has nearly 4.000 fans on Facebook and her store can be found here! And the best part? She has been kind enough to offer you guys a 20% discount on her unique and wonderful collection! The code is: CREDIT20