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In Hackney. Just a few hours after kissing Delphine goodbye. Five days in Paris and here I am, alone. Not that I mind the no sound noise of my own breaths in the morning. It's just that it's nicer when we are two.
Quiet overground and quiet streets. A man is selling organic fruit just off Broadway Market. I stop to observe the greens. I give him 20 pence and he gives me a small lemon, just one. When I come home, I'll slice it in up in pieces and place it in my tea. Drink it before it gets cold.
Blonder and brighter at the Glasshouse salon. Before I leave I take a break, an avocado in the window seat. I talk to someone on the phone and watch another one sitting in the corner of the room. My days are filled with views I don't want to forget. I search my bag and find my camera. When it goes off I start to remember, now the moment can stay with me much longer.
Remember when I left for Sweden last week and wrote "I'll keep you posted, don't worry" in my post. That was a lie.
Anyway, here I am, back again! At work, sitting in the office chair with a cup of cold coffee and a plate filled with green vegetables in front of me. Dipping them in humus as I write about my latest adventures, dripping on my clothes and licking my fingertips. Problems for the greedy ones. I will tell you all about my days is Kristianstad soon (how exciting) but first I want to tell you all about the article I wrote for NR Magazine.
Basically, I found a post online (as I was browsing for answers to the unsolved mystery; what am I doing with my life?) about a magazine who needed an online writer / artist to contribute to their digital platform. So I had a look at the website and 100% stalked everyone related to the site, sent them an email explaining that I'd love to get involved with their future projects and blablabla.
Luckily they seemed to like my arrogant and slightly ironic way of being and asked me to write this interview for them. Obviously I say yes and stated researching Kono as much as possible. I read other interviews (both to get information and to make sure my questions wouldn't be a repeated version of something that was already out there), I looked at pictures, tried to find references, tried to find an interesting angle etc etc. I decided to do sort of a get to know the person behind the designs- kind of thing. That is always the most interesting part for me and I think that if I ever got the chance to do this for a living, that would be my signature way of writing. I don't really care about the work they've produced, the money they make or if all the rumours about them are true.
I have always been more interested in getting to know the individuals. The ones who creates. That is what I tried to do in this interview and I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Tomihiro Kono is a hair stylist and head props creator, currently based in New York City. He is best know for his outstanding work with designers such as Jill Sanders and Junya Watanabe, as well as the launch of his own book containing images of his previous artwork and innovations.
Kono has grown to become the master of a genre he created from himself.
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by NR Magazine. They asked me to interview hair stylist and head props designer, Tomihiro Kono, for their digital platform. Yesterday, the piece was published on their website (proud proud proud). If you wanna have a look you can find the interview down below!
04.30 - wake up, kiss Delphine, leave
Now I'm at the airport, listening to Hours by FKA twigs, drinking a cup of coffee that's gone cold & reading a magazine that I'm not in (how tragic). Loving early morning life.
What are you guys doing today? I'm gonna try to get some writing done on the plane, take the train from Copenhagen over to Malmö for a quick lunch date, then drive home and meet up with a bunch of old friends. I'll keep you posted, don't worry.
Staying up late watching movies about European love and toxic relations, writing an article and waiting for Delphine to come home. Have to finish this before I can go to bed, both the movie and my piece. Tomorrow is my last day at work for a while. My God, have I been waiting for this or what?
It's just gonna be soooo nice to finally get to:
- hug my parents
- sneakily steal my brother clothes
- shamelessly binge eat food and snacks friends whilst watching horror films all night
- cuddle with Julia and the pets
- drink sweet summer tea in my old bed and listen to Lana just like I used to
- take over exaggerated pictures of my breakfast and tell everyone about the long and refreshing morning run I just had
- cry a bit over all the things I want to, but cannot bring back to London with me
- stay up late and write romantic messages to Delphine
- cry a bit more
- have so much fun that I'll never want to leave
- get over it and realise that London is way better
- meet up with some friends who I haven't seen in aaaages
- eat a lot of oumph
- eat a lot of jordnötsringar
- drink påskmust
- spend hour with Michelle at the cafe (yes, the cafe, that is how small this town is)
- drive around in my parents car, singing and dancing to the worst house music one could possible imagine (gotta love Swedish radio)
- make ice coffee all day long knowing that I don't have to pay for the almond milk (gotta love your mom)
(wrote this last night but failed to upload, so here you go)
I remember how I used to love this brand but then became broke and sort of stoped shopping for a while. But baby, I'm back. Their latest collection is sooooooo nice. Fresh and innovative. Love, love, love it. This is where I'll spend my next salary for sure.
Also, until the 20th of April (tomorrow) they have a competition going on their Instagram. You can read more about it here but basically, what you need to do, is make your own interpretation of the LA look, take a picture of the outfit (containing at least one piece from the collection) and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #storiesla and tag @anotherstories in the photo. AND YOU CAN WIN A TRIP TO LA! How cool? Do it, do it, do it.
Dear Lord. I am so excited about the new DAZED spring / summer 2017 edition.
Nr 1 - because, well, it's DAZED. (Nr 1,5 - I might be in it?)
Nr 2 - because have you all seen who's on the covers??? My one true love. Only love (sorry delph). It's being released on the 20th of April (which is perfect since I'm flying to Sweden that morning, airport reading) and I cannot wait to get it!
Here's what Next News have to say about it: No figure in pop music today does mystery quite like Lana Del Rey. Earlier this week the diva released the artwork for her forthcoming album Lust for Life, but as of yet has provided no release date. Soon…it surely must be hoped. One release date that is confirmed is Thursday, 20 April 2017, the day the Spring / Summer 2017 issue Dazedreaches newsstands with none other than Lana Del Rey herself on its covers. The British publication broke on Instagram the first cover photographed by Charlotte Wales and styled by Robbie Spencer. According to the headlines on the cover, the issue has Lana in conversation with Courtney Love. Incongruous as that billing sounds, Lana no doubt glimmers as she so clearly does for this pair of covers. Lana, Lana, Lana…lust for you knows no bounds.