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Festival style is something that seems to always be in the spotlight when it comes to fashion. The unique looks and fun styles that festivals bring out never fail to give me inspiration, and this weekend at Glastonbury was no different. Glastonbury festival took place between the 21-25th of June, and featured artists like Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Stormzy and many, many more! The festival has been around since 1970, since the day after Jimi Hendrix passed away, and has only grown bigger ever since. The festival now attracts celebs and music enthusiasts from all over the world, and the stacked line-up keeps growing with every year that passes.

Glastonbury Festival is known for being a literal mud bath. The rainy summer in the UK usually allows festival goers to get creative, and experiment with wellies and raincoats alike. It's impossible to avoid the dirt, which is why it is better to embrace it and go with the style. I compiled my favourite celeb festival styles from this years festival.

Which look was your favourite? x

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Random

The question of why I started blogging is one I have been asked quite a few times. My response is usually something along the lines of "I started blogging around the age of 12, and the interest grew from that up until where I am now", which is true. I did start my first blog at the age of 12. It was called Specialmoi.blogg.se, and unfortunately it does no longer exist. I guess back then a lot of my friends had blogs, and we created blogs together and it was a way of communicating and creating content that your friends would watch. Maybe it sounds a bit strange if you weren't a part of this blog craze, but that's what initially got me interested in the big world of blogging.

Since then I've had several blogs, one of them being toraaa.blogg.se which I kept for a long, long time. When I got to high school I stopped blogging, not because the interest faded but because I was a bit scared of what people would think. Would they think I was trying to show off? Would they say I'm a joke? I didn't know, so I figured it was better to let the blog fade out to dust. As sad as it sounds, that's unfortunately the way high school works sometimes.

My last year of high school something had changed. I no longer cared about what anyone else thought, I was tired of always feeling like I would be judged, and I decided to create a new blog: Tora North. This blog was completely different from any of my old blogs. This was something I felt I wanted to put time and effort into, and it was something I genuinely loved. This blog has become my creative outlet where I can compile my thoughts, inspirations, outfits, etc. and look back at them whenever I want to. I never started this blog with the intention of growing to infinity and becoming a so called "influencer" (although that would be very nice), but I'm proud of what I've accomplished and I'm happy to see my readers increase every single week. It gives me motivation unlike anything else, and makes me want to perform better than I am right now.

I've gotten to the point where I love this blog, and I truly enjoy creating content that I'm also really proud of. Blogging excites me, and I know that I can be bigger and better if I continue to work hard. I'm excited to see what's to come, and I can't wait to produce even more content in the upcoming months!

This post became much longer than I had planned for, but since some of you are curious I hope this makes sense! Thanks so much for following my blog, without all you guys that are checking in every single day I wouldn't have the same motivation that I do today. I hope you're as excited as I am to see what is to come! x


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Music

On a tired morning there's nothing better than a few chill hits to slowly wake you up. These three have been playing on repeat this morning.

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Video

I came across this short documentary style video on my way to work this morning. I've always been fascinated by Japanese fashion and all the different styles present within their youth, and I used to take a lot of inspiration from their style a few years ago. Now my style has shifted and I no longer strive to look "kawaii", but my love for the ever changing fashion still remains.

I often read and watch i-D magazines editorials and videos, and this one is one of my favourites so far. This short video dives into the growth of genderless fashion in Tokyo, and how young adults are challenging social norms by using clothing, make-up, etc. to reject the idea of defining sexuality and gender. I found this incredibly interesting, since I think fashion is such an important way to express yourself and who you are, and have used fashion as my main method of communication for many years. I often wear a lot of androgynous clothes, and don't always feel comfortable wearing dresses and tight clothes, so to a certain extent I do relate to the people in the video. I definitely think that women using men's clothing or the other way around is something that shouldn't be frowned upon, which it unfortunately is. Although we are always moving forward, there is still a lot of backwards thinkers out there that will do their best to spread negativity and hate. I think we should celebrate individuality and lift those who aren't afraid of expressing their true selves.

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It's no secret that Rick Owens is known for his mind-blowing, sometimes controversial, and always innovative shows, This year was no different - Owen's show has been referred to as "the show of the season" and has had the whole industry intrigued. The spring 2018 show included earthy tones as well as his well-known black and grey, translated into tapered pants, distressed tops and tailored blazers. As I'm sure you know by now, Rick Owens is one of my all time favourites and I do think that this collection and the presentation was something new and fun that fits right in with his aesthetic.

I can't talk much about the set, which was apparently mind-blowing and extravagant, since the pictures cannot do any justice. The show took place in Palais de Tokyo's courtyard, where the models walked down gantries and staircases until they reached the runway, and the whole set was captivating and fit hand in hand with the collection.

Menswear is always a lot of fun for me since I tend to wear a lot of mens clothing, and I really enjoyed some pieces in this collection and could definitely see myself wearing them in the near future.

It seems as if Balenciaga's creative director Demna Gvasalia has the fashion industry wrapped around his finger. With countless of headlines, thought-provoking collections, and a new approach it comes as no surprise that the fashion house did it again for their spring 2018 show. Centered around the image of fathers with their children, Demna and his team asked their usual models if they had kids, which resulted in an almost homey and warm vibe when the fathers grazed the runway with their young children. I'm absolutely loving the tiny Balenciaga Speedrunners that the childen wore, and I think this collection was fitting for the "dad aesthetic" Gvasalia sought to implement.

The collection featured a wide range of colours with a desaturated palette that felt true to the brand. Balenciaga is one of my current favourites, and I'm really intrigued by their collections and love the way everything has been carefully put together. From over-sized coats to chunky sneakers, this collection was a winner for me.


Haider Ackermann's collection was a love letter to stripes and dots. Filled with his classic low-rise tapered pants, perfectly cut garments and interesting symmetry, this collection had the true Haider feeling. Not only is this collection one I would love to wear, but it is also incredibly visually pleasing because of the incredible balance in the collection. The largely black and white collection did feature some pops of colour throughout, and as the show came to an end I was speechless. Haider Ackermann is a genius, and I've known that for a while, but I hadn't expected to be so moved by a collection that seems so simple.

The show took place in the InterContinental ballroom, and as models reached the end of the runway, the dominantly black looks turned to one side and the white looks went to the other. This carefully planned out approach only complimented the already gorgeous collection in a way that shows the careful intention and measurement behind the show and the Spring 2018 looks.

Louis Vuitton has never been a brand I look to for clothes, but after this collection I'm sure that will change. The spring 2018 collection featured all different shades of blue, with everything from denim to trousers, to sandals to bomber jackets following the colour scheme. I'm in love with the white high neck undershirts with the Louis Vuitton emblem, and I've already researched where and when I can get one. This collection shows the attention to detail in its full glory, with everything from necklaces to socks has been carefully chosen to complement the collection in the best way.

The show took a turn when the earthy colour palette paired with Hawaiian shirts in bright colours entered the runway. It came as no surprise that Louis Vuitton would include these shirts in their collection, as the audience was already sporting some of the shirts from the iconic fashion house.

Not only was this a fashion show, singer and rapper Drake also produced the soundtrack for the show which was inspired by the collection itself. You can watch the show HERE and listen to the song titled "Signs ".

There are many more collections I loved from the spring 2018 menswear shows, but these are the four most interesting ones in my opinion. Honorable mentions include Dries Van Noten and Loewe. Let me know what your thoughts are on these collections! x

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Inspiration

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In a week I'll be on the plane to Stockholm. The city I grew up in and a place I still call home. I'm incredibly excited, and I know that there are a lot of fun things waiting, but I can't help but thinking about what to pack. It may seem like I'm exaggerating when I say that living from one suitcase is one of the most difficult things to do, but every single summer I encounter this problem right as I begin packing. I have no idea what I will be wearing all summer, and knowing myself I need to start planning right away to avoid arriving with two pairs of socks and 58 shirts I've never worn before.

When I was browsing through tumblr after a very long hiatus, I found a lot of inspiration that I'm going to apply to my summer wardrobe. I've written about the white shirt before, but I feel incredibly inspired to try wearing it in many different ways throughout the duration of summer. Unbuttoned, buttoned up, with layered necklaces, without necklaces, tucked in with a belt, loose and tied, you name it. The white shirt is probably the most versatile piece of clothing and will be the first thing I pack this summer (the rest I'll have to figure out as soon as possible).

What will you be wearing? x

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In Focus

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One of my most recent trend obsessions has been the paper bag pants. I guess this style has been around for a while, but I have a feeling that it is about to blow up. I've always liked these types of trousers, especially since I most of the time wear over-sized clothes and these pants accentuate the waist while still being large and bulky. I've been looking for similar pants for a while now, but haven't come across any that I really like. I've been using some of my huge men's pants since the waste is huge, and I just tie a shoe lace around my waist to keep them up, but it doesn't have quite the same look. What I love the most about this style is that you can go all out like Kendall Jenner (Image 3), or you can tone it down and make it barely noticeable like in image 1. It's definitely a look to experiment with, and works for all different kinds of styles.

I think this look is perfect for fall, and I'm hoping that more brands will start producing similar models so that I can jump on the trend.

What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments x

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Beauty, Video

This weekend I modelled (!) for the hair salon Paul Gerrard (HERE ). I've never done anything like this before, and I'm perhaps the last person I'd think of when it comes to modelling, but it was a lot of fun and we had such a good time!

After getting my haircut about two weeks ago I got a call from the creative director of the salon, Alistair, who said they really loved my look and would love for me to come in and model for them. I said yes, and went in for a few touch-ups before the day of the shoot to make sure my hair looked its absolute best. On the actual day we did a bit of styling and make-up, but the central focus was of course the hair. Then I stood in front of the camera and posed for a while, with the help of amazing photographers that directed me and told me what to do (I couldn't have done it without them, make sure to check out their page HERE ). The shoot was a lot of fun, and the team was absolutely amazing and made me feel like a real model for a day.

I can't wait to see the final results of the shoot, and I'm so happy with my hair. All credit to Alistair and Tee , the talented people behind this look, for the colour and cut which is probably my favourite look I've ever done.

Stay tuned to see the final product from the shoot!

My sister came with me to the set and took some behind the scenes footage, so make sure to watch it below!

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Music

These three songs are on repeat today. They all instantly boost my mood, and deserve a spot on the Monday music list! After a hectic weekend I love starting off the week by listening to music, and it always starts the day right.

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