Hey guys! Etter utallige meldinger, mailer og spørsmål har jeg bestemt meg for å gjøre en spørsmål runde om New York. Jeg har svart på mye tidligere, men tenkte det er greit med et samlet innlegg - med både tidligere og nye spørsmål. Jeg vet det er mange av dere som har en stor drøm om å studere her, og veien dit kan virke lang og utfordrende for mange. Det er allerede to år siden jeg søkte selv, men jeg vil prøve å hjelpe og veilede dere så mye som jeg kan og svare på alle spørsmål dere har! Alt fra prosessen å søke, finansiering, boligmarked, priser, skolen osv - go ahead and ask!!
It's already been a week since fashion week, but better late then never right?! I was planning on going to several shows but ended up only going to one - which btw was probably the weirdest show I've ever been to, lol. I wanted to go see other shows as well, but the week literally flew away, and I had thousand other things I had to prioritize. This week I just started school - even though I enjoyed being free as a bird, I'm also a little glad I can get back to an everyday-lifestyle again. Despite the fact that I hate routines, I do like to get up early and get my day started. I love sleeping in, but on those days I feel like I'm missing out on all the things I should be doing. Once in a while is totally okay though, but after these months I feel like I've already had too many of them, haha.
What a crazy week this has been. New apartment, buying furniture, transporting, carrying, assembling, cleaning, fixing things. It's been one big mess, as well as it's been really fun. I love interior design and wish I would have had more money to decorate my place, but I'm doing the best I can! I'm still waiting for some furniture to arrive - my nightstand, dresser, the living room coffee table, as well as some pillows and decor. So when it's all done I'll let you see!
Until that arrives, lots of stuff is going on this week as well. Anniken is here, it's New York Fashion Week and we're also in the middle of working on a project. It's rarely a quite moment in this city, I'll tell you that much! So those few times that time seem to stand still for a few minutes, I make sure to enjoy every single second of it. That's why I'm super happy to have this little terrace outside my room -just to take a step back, breathe in the New York air and sit alone with my thoughtful mind.
Best experiences: That definitely has to be the Findings festival in Oslo and the spontaneous trip Anniken and I took to Ibiza!
Favourite moment: The boat trip we went on! We had the perfect day together on the boat -we we're swimming, scuba diving, drinking, tanning and just having the best time. Myles even convinced me into jumping off a (small but anyways..) cliff, which I normally wouldn't do. I was scared as hell, but I finally got myself to jump. Proud little moment for myself right there, haha.
Best food: Undoubtedly the sushi at Ushuaia.. I haven't eaten sushi too much these past months but now I've really gotten the taste of it again. My favourite sushi is Salmon Sashimi, Spicy Tuna and Salmon Avocado Roll. Can't get enough of it! And oh - also that Salami sandwich we got on the plane back. It was actually horrible but since I was so hungry it tasted like heaven.
This week's song: Think I might have to say Bad Intentions with Niykee Heaton. I just can't get it off my brain, despite that I've heard it a million times.
Uphill: That I haven't had that much fun in a long, long time! In addition to that I've met a lot of great people, which is always nice.
Downhill: Let's just say this week started as the absolute greatest, but ended as the worst in a long time. Haha, what a rollercoaster. But you gotta take everything in life with a smile, right?
Upcoming days: Say bye to all my friends and family, get back to New York, buy furniture and decorate my new place *sooo excited* and also see some of my dear American friends as well.
As we speak, me and Anniken are sitting on the airport in Frankfurt waiting for out next flight. We just got our tickets booked Monday evening, so I have to say it's one of the most spontaneous trip I've taken, at least in a long time! Haha. And guess where we're going?? IBIZA BABY!
We have idea what we're doing there yet - we got invited by some friends and they've got it all planned out for us. Super exciting! So if you wanna follow up on our crazy adventures, add us on Snapchat to see @kjbrathen and of course @annijor!
Hope you're all having a great day peeps!
What a night! On Thursday me and Anniken went to see the launch of Kygo's new clothing line, Kygo Life - and we had so much fun! The fashion show was held on the rooftop at Steen & Strøm in the city of Oslooo. Meanwhile the models walked the catwalk, Kygo played some beautiful tunes on the piano in the middle of the stage. It was really cool! Not to mention I loved all of the pieces of the collection. The clothes we're mostly in earth tones, and super comfortable, which is exactly how I like my clothes to be.
We stayed there all night drinking, dancing and mingling around. It got pretty late, so by the time we got back to our hotel, we we're as good as dead. It got pretty intense yesterday as well, but that's not gonna stop us, cause today it goes down once again! We're going backstage at Findings with Kygo's team, so that means we're preparing for another crazy night. I know a lot of you Norwegians are going to the Findings festival - who are you there to see perform?
Photos by: Johannes Lovund
Everyone who know's me knows I'm most comfortable in blacks and dark colors. That's why I'm so eager for the fall to arrive! No one to judge me for my all-black outfits and I can finally cover up my body just as I please. If there's one thing I hate about the summer it's wearing tiny shorts and skirts. Ughhh, nothing as uncomfortable as that.. On good days I love to wear a dress with a pair of cute heels, but except that I like to keep my legs squeezed into a pair of tight, black jeans. The most important thing for me when dressing up is wearing something I feel well and comfortable in!
What's your go-to outfit and favourite color?
What a weekend it's been! Anniken and both of her parents celebrated their birthday's yesterday, and we we're all there to celebrate with them. We were asked to dress up as princesses, so in that occasion I decided to wear a pink gown, haha. It was a super fun night with lots of drinks, good food and company. It's still two weeks until Anniken turns twenty, so we're definitely gonna celebrate it once more. Now we're both lying dead on my couch and rehabilitating from yesterday, hohhh - thank God for Sundays!
As I said, I'm trying turn off the vacation-mode I'm in, and that also means I'm switching back to writing in English. I've actually noticed a pretty strange thing when being in Europe - whenever I'm outside The States, my English skills becomes so ridiculously bad! I was talking English with a Dane the other day and I was surprised how my English suddenly was so broken. Whenever people around me speak fluent American, it comes naturally to me - and I thought that was something that would consist no matter where I were. But I've experienced that it's actually easier for two foreigners to understand each other if they speak poor English, haha. Sounds so stupid, but of some strange reason, it just works better.
Anyways, I've been travelling a lot for the past few weeks, so last night I spontaneously decided to take a trip to my cabin. Just needed to take a step back and get some time to myself. Sometimes I just can't relax when I'm home, because I think of everything that's going on outside of those four walls I'm in, and what I actually should have been doing. So I pulled out some clothes from my closet into a bag, brought my MacBook and my cat to have some company.
So today I'm going to answer e-mails, take phone calls, book flight tickets, sign up for classes, and all of that boring stuff. And after I check that off my list,, I'm going to sit down with a good book and a big cup of tea. Enough responsibility for one day if you ask me.