5 MODERN MUSES WE LOVE

MODERN-MUSES

In mythology, the Muses were the nine Greek goddesses who symbolised art and science. In modern time, muse is a person who is a source of artistic inspiration. We have rounded up 5 creative forces that inspire us – from international trendsetters like Kristina Bazan to musical talents such as Sabrina Claudio, and Emily Ratajkowski that use her voice to raise awareness around feminism and positive body image.

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ASIA

Just like a 80’s love song, Asia’s visual aesthetics seriously amaze us “Time After Time”. Her attention for details, art direction, and good eye for photography is a strong indicator that she is passionate about her work. Her shots are mostly self-portraits that candidly captures her in different moods and settings. Lately, Asia has been experimenting with shooting film and for this reason our digital screens are blessed with her nostalgic up-close lifestyle shots. We want more!

SHOW HER SOME LOVE HERE.

SABRINA CLAUDIO

Who is the artist on-the-rise that everyone should know about? R&B singer and songwriter, Sabrina Claudio is the newest addition to the music industry with a promising career. Her work is a blend of Latin, jazz, stripped-back R&B, and the type of music you listen to while driving at night or sunbathe to on a mid-summer day. Not only is she a musical talent, but she also has an effortless fashion sense. Sabrina can often be spotted in delicate silk dresses, satin garments and sensual crop tops that is without a doubt on every girl’s wish list. With natural luscious curls, sensual features and musical versatility, Sabrina Claudio has all the characteristics to change the game.

SHOW HER SOME LOVE HERE.

KRISTINA BAZAN

Kristina Bazan is a woman with many talents. She is an international it-girl, entrepreneur, author, singer and one of the most influential digital content creators in the world. Back in 2015, Kristina became the face of L’Oréal Paris and in the same year published a best-seller book by the title “On the Go”. Her portfolio consist of work with major fashion houses such as Cartier, Dior, Dolce Gabbana, and Louis Vuitton. On top of that, Kristina is the founder of fashion and travel website, Kayture.  She’s currently pursuing a singer/songwriter career which has always been her passion. We need women like Kristina to continue to deliver that level of artistry.

 SHOW HER SOME LOVE HERE.

PATRICIA MANFIELD

Patricia Manfield is the modern muse that you should put on your radar asap. The Moscow-born and London-based trendsetter is best known as the brain behind The Atelier‘s rad aesthetics, and the effortlessly dressed it-girl seen gracing the streets with her equally stylish beau every fashion season. Manfield has moved beyond her blogger days and is focusing her career on music with a debut single coming out very soon. With a kind heart and an editorial-worthy Instagram, you simply can not help but admire her.

SHOW HER SOME LOVE HERE.

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI

You have seen her on magazine covers, catwalks, billboards and in movies. London-born, California-based model and actress Emily Ratajkowski is about as cool as her innate sense of style. Emily has an impressive resume that consist of work with prestigious fashion houses such as Dior, Bottega Veneta and Miu Miu. More than just looks, Emily is an activist and outspoken about her thoughts on feminism. She is all about embracing positive body image and utilise her strong social media presence to raise awareness. Always on-the-go, whether it is charming France or sun-drenched Italy – her style always match with the destination she is in. Whenever we feel wanderlust – Emily’s Instagram is our first stop.

SHOW HER SOME LOVE HERE.

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MONDAY MUSIC FOR THE MELLOW HEART

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Day? It’s a Monday.

Mood? a bit mellow.

Time? The sun has already set.

Music Playlist? SUNKISSED BY YOU.

Any last words? Below are some of my current favourite songs. Enjoy.

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Confidently Lost – Sabrina Claudio

“I’m alone but I’m not lonely
Comfortably indulging
And trying to get to know me
I’m just an outline of what I used to be
Constantly evolving
Steadily revolving”

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Belong To You – Sabrina Claudio

“Take care of me
Talk all day then at night fall in deep
Stimulate me
I want you mental and physically

I belong to you.”

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Fool For You – Snoh Aalegra

“It’s somethin’ ’bout you that’s so familiar
Somethin’ that’s got me wantin’ to know you
And I can’t put my finger on it
But it feels, oh like I’ve been here before
It’s somethin’ about me that makes me wonder
I swear I met you, but you’re a stranger
And I can’t put my finger on quite what it is
Oh, but I’ve been here before”

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Frozen – Sabrina Claudio

“Uncover the window
And come uncover me
Let’s forget the world even exists
Cause nothing compares to this”

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Get You (feat. Kali Uchis) – Daniel Caesar

“And I’ll take some time
Just to be thankful
That I had days full of you, you
Before it winds down into
The memories, It’s all just memories”

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Japanese Denim – Daniel Caesar

“My blue jeans
Will last me all my life
So should we
I’m spending all this time”

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Best Part (feat. H.E.R.) – Daniel Caesar

“You’re the coffee that I need in the morning
You’re my sunshine in the rain when it’s pouring
Won’t you give yourself to me”

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Streetcar – Daniel Caesar

“Seems like street lights, glowing, happen to be
Just like moments passing in front of me
So I hopped in the cab and I paid my fare
See I know my destination, I’m just not there”

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Gettin’ Old – 6LACK

“Let me bring you out to the places that you wanna go
I put you on game, teach you everything you didn’t know
Don’t go off and waste time babe
We are only getting old, getting old
I take one hit of your love and now we getting throwed”

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Every Kind Of Way – H.E.R.

“I wanna fall like your favorite season
I’ll never get up
Stay here forever”

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Nakamarra (feat. Q-Tip) – Hiatus Kaiyote

“We’ll see in time, opening our hearts
And nurturing our minds to shine

I love you.”

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WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: AUTUMN WITH BITS OF SUMMER

1. Shoes – JACQUEMUS 2. D-Bee Belt – DIOR 3. Lapin Crossbody – LOEWE 4. Top – JACQUEMUS 5. Earrings – JACQUEMUS 6. Black jeans – H&M

Autumn has settled and my summer fling is over. I’m not ready for it to end, though.

On this Wednesday’s Wishlist I take inspiration from Jacquemus latest spring 18 collection. I simply adore the brand’s colour palette for this season; warm hues mixed with seductive black and cream white. Every single piece from the runway had me wanting to book the first flight to the South of France and visit sun-drenched Morocco all in one go. The collection is chic, effortless and romantic just like this outfit that I put together for today. An autumn look with bits of summer.

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WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: BLACK AND A HINT OF RED

1. Small Python Hava Top Handle – PROENZA SCHOULER  2. Houndstooth Blazer – H&M, Similar HERE. 3. Ruffled Striped Turtleneck – ROKSANDA 4. Earrings – CÉLINE 5. Shoes – DORATEYMUR

The one item that I can not have enough of in my wardrobe is a blazer. This season I have been loving the houndstooth print on clothing and spotted a really nice plaided blazer while lurking at H&M. On this week’s Wednesday Wishlist I have put together a dream outfit that I think would go well with a houndstooth blazer. Black and a hint of red.

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Q&A: BEAUTY TALKS AND FASHION FAVOURITES

Products mentioned are my personal favourites, but I have also provided shoppable affiliated links. 

B E A U T Y  T A L K S .

M A K E U P

  • What is your favourite makeup brand? Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is my favourite brand when it comes to makeup. I like the product quality, the visual product design, the fashion history, and YSL’s women empowering message to ladies across the world. I feel confident when I wear the iconic Le Rouge on my lips and elegant when I walk around the city with the feminine scent of Mon Paris. It is a brand that I have found myself loving the last few years.

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  • MY DEAREST foundation? YSL Touche Eclat Cushion Foundation in the shade B30. The Eclat cushion is lightweight in consistency and gives me a fresh glow. It is buildable, but I think one layer cover up just enough dullness while letting my freckles and beauty marks shine through. That for me is enough. You really don’t need more.
  • MY DEAREST blush? YSL Blush Volupté in the shade Passionnee. This is my go-to blush that I have been using for more than three years. Every now and then I get gifted press products for testing, however, I always end up going back to the YSL Volupté. It is highly pigmented and the bittersweet shade goes well with my skin tone.
  • MY DEAREST concealer? Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer in the shade 03Whenever I travel overseas, I always end up with a Clinique concealer on my way back. It is a little treat I give myself that has become a vacation-ritual. Two words to describe this product; long-lasting and skin-brightening.

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  • What is your makeup routine? 

FACE:

MY-EVERYDAY

EYES:

WORK-EVERYDAT

LIPS:

EVERYDAY-CASH

  • How do you maintain your brow shape? I brush my brows everyday and try not to over pluck it. Voila.

S K I N C A R E

  • What is your favourite skincare product? Guerlain Abeille Royale Black Bee Honey Balm. The modern woman in me have no time to play hide and seek, so I need a skincare product that works in an instant with immediate results. That is why I have so much love for this balm. It is especially created for people with dry and undernourished skin. You can apply it anywhere you feel that your skin needs a bit of extra love. Before going to bed, I like to apply it on my face, neck, shoulders, and elbows. It smells like honey and the skin feels so smooth the day after.
  • What is your skincare routine? 
  1. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – I splash 3-4 drops of SK-II’s signature essence directly onto my hands, and then I gently massage the face and neck to let the miracle water absorb into my skin. For best results, apply every morning before makeup, and every night after cleansing.
  2. Guerlain Midnight Secret – After the miracle essence is absorbed, I go over with a night cream from Guerlain. I think the cream combined with the SK-II essence works wonders on my skin.
  3. Guerlain Black Bee Honey Balm – For extra love to my dry areas, I like to gently massage the honey balm into the skin.
  4. La Mer The Eye Concentrate Soon after, I apply a rich and hydrating eye cream underneath my eyes with my ring finger.
  5. Guerlain Super Lips – Moisturised lips is a must! I wear this balm every morning and before I go to sleep. My lips becomes instantly soft, plumped and hydrated. The formula resembles a non-sticky lipgloss, but it feels very comfortable.
  6. Estelle & Thild Youth Oil – Whenever I have a bad breakout, I always sleep with this oil on my skin. It really helped me during my bad acne days.

SKII

  • How do you keep your skin looking so flawless and healthy? I drink a lot of green tea and eat at least 5 fruits/vegetables a day. Beautiful skin starts within! Also, I run for at least 40 minutes twice a week, wash my face every morning and evening, and I try to get enough sleep. To sum up, get into a routine, drink lots of water, eat healthy, work out and sleep well.

H A I R

  • What do you style your hair with? I style my hair with a flat iron called ghd Plantinum White StylerIt creates the most natural waves after a single stroke. Glamorous curls, effortless waves, silky straight – you name it.

A  F A S H I O N  M I N U T E.

  • How would you describe your style? Chic, simple and a sprinkle of edge.

  • Where do you find fashion inspiration? Movies, fashion magazines, it-girls, art, runways and the internet.
  • Who is your style icon? I do not have a specific style icon, but I feel very inspired by the fashion styles of Scandinavian girls, the effortless Parisian woman, and the chic globetrotter that is always on the go.

SCANDI-NEXT-DOOR

Matilda Djerf, Josefine H.J, Tine Andrea.

FRENCH

Jeanne Damas, Camille Rowe, Sabina Socol.

WANDER

Negin Mirsalehi, Kristina Bazan, Aimee Song.

Maria Bernad is a mixture of all the ladies above, and more. I actually just realised while making this Q&A that she might be my style icon.

  • 3 essentials in your wardrobe? A black top, a timeless blazer, and denim jeans.
  • What is your favourite jewellery/accessory brand? Maria Black and The Kooples.
  • If your apartment was burning down, but the firefighters say they can save your most prized fashion item. What would you save? My Chanel.

 

Travel and career related questions will be up in my next Q&A.

Talk to you very soon.

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