Weekend of Labor

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This weekend I assisted our friend’s girlfriend who’s a stylist and helped out at a photoshoot for Gap. We dressed and undressed mannequins in the S16 collection for 10 hours. Got free pastries, coffee, lunch and more pastries, and during lunch everyone talked about how guys in New York are such douchebags. Fun day but how do people manage to stand up for 10 hours?!

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On Sunday (yesterday) we made a mega brunch at home with eggs on toast, bacon, pancakes and lots of coffee. Then we spent around 5 hours scraping 20 layers of old paints off the doors of the house. Our landlord asked us to do it and we can deduct it from rent. Worth it! But! I’m very naive and tend to forget I’m in Brooklyn, so when I was upstairs to make tea and Ever had his back to the door, some dude went into the house and was about to steal our bikes from the hallway. Right under Ever’s nose! Luckily he turned around and saw him, but it’s just so rude.

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I helgen assisterade jag vår kompis flickvän som är stylist och hjälpte till på en photoshoot för Gap. Höll på i 10 timmar och klädde på och av skyltdockor med kollektionen för S16. Vi fick gratis fika, kaffe, mackor och mer fika, och på lunchen snackade alla tjejer om hur killar i New York är såna douchebags. Kul dag men hur orkar folk stå upp 10 timmar i sträck?!

På söndagen lagade vi en megabrunch hemma med eggs on toast, bacon, pannkakor och maaaassor av kaffe. Sen ägnade vi typ 5 timmar åt att skrapa av 20 lager gammal färg från ytterdörrarna. Vår hyresvärd gav oss uppdraget mot att vi kan dra av arbetstiden från hyran. Värt! OBS! Jag är väldigt naiv och glömmer att jag är i Brooklyn, men när jag var uppe för att göra te i lägenheten och Ever hade ryggen mot porten stack en kille in och tänkte sno våra cyklar som står i hallen. Mitt framför näsan på den som bor där! Som tur var vände sig Ever om och såg honom, men fräck stil.

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Weekend of Labor

Beautiful Bovina

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Being back in the traffic jams of Brooklyn I just have to post some photos from beautiful Bovina, it was so peaceful and quiet and so well needed in the summertime! But it made me miss my own country house in Sweden. It’s always different if it’s not your own place.

Had a great meeting with Access New York last night, I gave some journalistic feedback on their videos and will start brainstorming of a feature video segment that I can make! Friday is Midsummer, meaning we will have to film something in Battery Park where they have the huge annual celebration which is co-hosted by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. Let’s hope the rain will stay away!

Beautiful Bovina

Sky blue and florals

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More on the theme affordable fashion – this dress is actually from HM, from their dressier section a few years ago. The flower headband is American Eagle.

Yesterday we finally installed the AC, our apartment was like a sauna because of all the windows and skylights. Ever started making a shelf for under the TV and I worked a little bit. Access New York had asked me to look over the language and format of their videos to see what we can do better when we reload after summer.

Also apparently Ever got the chance to go upstate for the summer to work on renovating a house for our friend Mike in Poughkeepsie. Fun for him, less fun for me. Most of my friends have gone home to Sweden and I seem to be getting less and less work since my babysitting families go to their summer houses. I’m going to Sweden in July but until then I don’t really have much to do!

Sky blue and florals

White dress for Midsummer

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I fell for an ad on Facebook and ordered some dresses from a website, and when I got them it turned out they were of such low quality. But! I have a really tight budget right now and I’m trying to renew my wardrobe and stay updated for a low price. They were super cheap and a few looked good, this white one with open sleeves is my favorite for Midsummer that is coming up on Friday. The flower headband is from American Eagle and the rose gold necklace is a graduation gift from two years ago from NK in Stockholm.

PS. The dress is so airy and comfy that it leaves a lot of space for Midsummer’s food 😉

White dress for Midsummer

Roadtrippin’ upstate NY

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Finally! A weekend away from the city, drove up Thursday and snapped some cool pics on the way. They ended up so good that we did a whole photo shoot when we reached our destination! They’re in the editing stage though so I’ll post some later…

It’s our friends’ house that we’re staying in and we took the opportunity to grill some blue cheese and bacon burgers last night. Today it’s so effing hot so we just did some work for the friend (unloading a van of boxes that we brought with us), drove to the nearby town of Delhi (super cute tiny town!) and had lunch, and came back to the house to relax. I’m trying to get a tan but I have to go inside every 10 minutes to cool down my boiling head. Luxury problem for a Swede.

Roadtrippin’ upstate NY