If you are following my instagram account , you definitely know all about my trip to Stockholm during fashion week a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time in the city for both me and @neretos, so we made sure we find the time to explore the beautiful Stockholm between all the fashion week events. In short, we loved it and we’re coming back 100%! Scroll down for a bunch of snapshots to see how great it all was:

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1/2/ The beautiful Stockholm // 3/ My travel outfit. Wearing H&M boots, Lindex denim jeans, vintage jacket, Levi’s turtleneck and a vintage bag. Bottle of water is in my hand, of course. Hydration!

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4/ Nereta exploring the city / 5/6/ More of the beautiful Stockholm. The first day we arrived there were no shows, so we were proper tourists

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7/ My beloved vintage Whiting and Davis bag in a fake french setting // 8/ My look for the first day of the fashion week // 9/ Metro life

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10/ Look number two. La Perla dress. vintage bag and sunglasses, cropped shirt and Finery London shoes // 11/ Details of the main venue for the SFW // 12/ Vintage shades and stripes fiesta

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I’m going to start this post with a question: do you think it’s ethical to wear vintage leather or fur?

Because I’m in doubts here. From one point of you – vintage leather or fur pieces are completely ethical to wear and to be frank, I’m more on this side. It’s already done, so you’re not adding more value to the current sales. Also, by wearing vintage/second hand garments you are already being eco-friendly. However, some people think that you’re still promoting the use of animal materials and I can’t disagree 100% too. So, help me out! Do you have an opinion about this topic at all? If you do, feel free to share it with me and maybe you’ll help me to decide on which side of the scales am I.

A very deep beginning, I know. Yet don’t worry, the post is not about that. My intention was actually to tell you all about the new online issue of the “Lamu Slenis” magazine with three outfits I styled and a little interview with me. Check this link HERE (page 162 to be exact) and enjoy the read!

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Get the Virgin Cold Pressed Rose Hip Oil  HERE

So. I have hit that point in life when skin just doesn’t look as good as it used to. Just kidding, I sleep well, I fixed my diet, I’ve also started doing daily face massages, my skin is better than ever, I’m ageing backwards, life is beautiful.

Although this might not be 100% true also, but I really can’t complain about my skin too much at the moment. Especially, since just half a year ago it was unusually dry and I suffered from hormonal acne, which, even if it wasn’t too crazy, left some red marks on my cheeks and my chin.

Therefore, when biovaistine.lt texted me offering to choose one of the products from their online shop, I instantly picked the Virgin Cold Pressed Rose Hip Oil from The Organic Pharmacy. After hearing tons of great things about the benefits of rosehip seed oil, it was the perfect timing to finally try it myself.

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All pictures belong to vogue.com

I can definitely call Resort collections my favorite. Of course, I like to follow rtw and couture as well, however, Resort shows are the ones I am waiting for the most. Don’t ask me to name any particular reasons, since I can’t think of even one. It’s like magic, or love, or pancakes, or love for pancakes – you can’t explain why and how, it’s just there.  This season I loved it in particular.  So much, that I’ve even decided to dedicate a gigantic board on my Pinterest profile and share some of my favorite outfits here with you guys.

The post is separated into three sections: firstly, you’ll see my top 5 that I chose from collections of the well known brands, the second one features my three golden discoveries and the last one is just.. I won’t tell you, make sure you reach the end and you’ll find out.

Sit back, relax and enjoy this flow of perfection.

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Wearing: texture knit sweater – Lindex, denim cullotes – H&M, heels – BEBO shoes, sunglasses – H&M

Photos by JABR

Before going any further, let’s take a moment to appreciate my sweet sweet pink candy sweater. I picked it up before my trip to England, thinking “I don’t own anything like that”, which is very true – I do not. Yet now I do and that was one of the best decisions, I simply cannot stop wearing it! It’s from Lindex and it’s now on sale(!!). Keep that in mind, if you’re up for some candy wardrobe update.

However, today I actually want to talk about colours. Yes, you heard me right! It looks like I’ve been converted into a colour person. Well, maybe not completely, maybe not for life, since wearing black I still feel my most comfortable self, but at least this summer season, I’m close to becoming a rainbow! A unicorn! An ice-cream cone! Anything that is not dark. All I had to do, was to get a few bright items that I truly love and want to wear them much more than my all-time favourite black wardrobe hits.

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Wearing: top – vintage, bag – Whiting & Davis, trousers – Joseph Janard

Photos by Greta Zilinskaite

Weather report! Lithuania is amazing at the moment. It’s absolutely crazy how hot and sunny every single day is. Blue sky makes me honestly happy and so does this outfit. I realize this look is like from a few decades ago, yet I kind of like that. Usually I get inspired by movies (old ones especially) and I shop in vintage stores fairly often, so no wonder why sometimes even I have doubts if I am still up-to-date. However, I swear by dress how you feel rule and it works every time. I mean, if you feel great in what you’re wearing, it doesn’t matter what trends are on and what others think about your look. Especially, what others think. That should never ever be on your mind.

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Village girl, or  a french girl, as we all like to call it nowadays.  And when it comes to french style, Françoise Hardy or Jane Birkin with their iconic fringe, mini skirts and all the wicker baskets come to my mind. As well as today’s instagram goddesses Louise Follain, Jeanne Damas and many others. All of them are ambassadors of this effortless chic lifestyle that connects everything from clothing and accessories to morning coffee and book on your bedside table.

To be frank, I have no clue if all of that is french at all, I was born and raised in grey and cold post-soviet Lithuania (awesome excuse for lack of knowledge), but it looks like it and I love to think that it is like that. There is no secret that I have a sweet spot for all things parisian and since weather has warmed up so much recently, this affection goes only stronger.

Adding to this, there’s no better time to fill up your closet with wrap skirts and printed dresses. For a real french girl feel and quality designs, check these four online stores below. You will not go wrong with any of them. Alternatively, you could also check out local vintage boutiques, it is very likely you would find some wicked treasures there, however, today let’s see what’s out in the world.

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Wearing: vintage vintage vintage
Photos by @_greea

You know me, usually at least one item in my outfit is vintage. I like to mix it up and don’t try to tell me that I can’t wear my 0.5 eur skirt with a Hermès bag – I won’t listen. Actually, I believe that it is exactly the key to creating a unique look. Designer pieces are great, high street fashion is fun to play around with, yet very often a vintage item is the one that attracts everyone’s attention and gets complimented the most. Well, at least for me it is.

This time my outfit is all vintage, there’s not much mixing (except the shoes, which I bought as an emergency pair of heels for £3 in Primark). I did that on purpose, to show that it is possible to create a look that overall costs less than grabbing a drink on a Friday night out. You know what the total cost is? Around 6 eur. I get asked a lot, HOW do I do it, so today I decided to give you a little how to. There’s no magic, unfortunately, only basic guidelines I try to follow when I’m hunting for second hand treasures.

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See my face in the selfie above? Even though the biggest secret is a great night sleep (and happiness after having a morning croissant), I’m wearing makeup too. Not much of it, since I’m surely too lazy to spend an hour in the morning to fake my beauty. However, there are few things on my face. Over the years I found some tricks that take around 5 minutes and only a few essential products to make myself presentable.  This is the look I go for when there is no time for more (a.k.a always), when I have meetings straight after a flight (no one should travel with makeup on!) and also when it’s only 11AM on a Sunday, like in a pic above. Honestly, I believe this is all you need on a daily basis (well maybe a touch of red lipstick from time to time), it’s spring after all!

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Last weekend was quite intense! Since I’m back in Lithuania for the moment, it’s a pleasure to participate in all kind of fashion events here. Mados Infekcija is definitely the biggest and most important of them all.  The primary plan was to prepare an article ranking my favorite collections and outfits from MI. However, the organization of the event is probably the weakest element of all. I sent an email request for the press package with photos yesterday and got an instant reply that the photos are not ready yet. Oh well. Let’s hope they will be ready before the next event. I’m not even talking about the fact that I had to ask for the pictures. Or about seating problems or massive delays. As sad as it would be, it was like that as far as I remember, chances are, it was like that for the whole period of twenty years. So is it even logical to expect some improvements in the future? I strongly doubt it.

On the other hand, maybe it’s for the best. I am no expert after all. So, instead of pile of rambling thoughts and another attempt to position myself as a very well informed fashionista, enjoy this  laconic collection of snaps I made during the weekend. All in all, it was a lot of fun. And a lot of red.

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1/ Makeup for the first day of MI, I like to call it my signature lip // 2/ MI Skulls everywhere // 3/ With my partner in crime @neretos, shot by @redamphotography

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4/6/ Indulging in pink-red light all around // 5/ The catwalk where the magic happened

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