Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Learning to Trust and other things

I love my job!! I love to sell!! I love the feeling of my heart pounding outta my chest from nerves when I do something new. It hurts but it's a growing pain and it's a way I know that I am actually alive. Today I made a great sales call. I finally understand my product and all my arguments, which I believe in have come together into a cohesive structured sales pitch. I wish people understood how great it feels to sell something you not only believe in but have
developed as well. Can't wait for tomorrow!!!
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Still...after a long day..although I love my super comfy pullout couch from IKEA...I wish that I could I a nice big chair to curl up and read in as well.

Maybe something like this???

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Philips Wake Up The Town - Karolina's story (Arctic Experiment)

I have been following the PHILIPS LIGHT EXPERIMENT campaign on YOUTUBE and think that it is so interesting how they use real people's lives as a way to promote their product. You see Karolina wake up and then watch her as her day unfolds.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kee Kee vs JLO


I am probably so totally late talking about this but I had seen women/ girls/ children walking around Stockholm with this hat and I was forced to get one.

Apparently there is a store on Östermalm that sells them. I can't remember the name so this isn't very informative. I did not find mine on Östermalm but I am never the less just as cute!!!   I purchased my hat at Hollis in Barkaby and it wasn't that much cheaper than the Östermalm version.

Thank you very much!

I apologize for the late report and to anyone against wearing animal fur. I can tell you that no cute cuddly animal was harmed in the manufacturing of my hat, although the fur is real!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Favorite 1- Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair

Slim Chino 1195:- Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair

Ok, so I had another blog where I was going to showcase my favorite things every Thursday but we all know that I am in a much better mood on Fridays. So, we will start with Friday Favs and this outfit, although I only provide info about the pants, is something that I would love love love love to have!!
I kinda have shoes that are similar except for the platform heel/sole...I don't know but make the shoe flat and you get the picture!
Happy Friday Babies!

Product Info:
Tapered Trouser with Classic Creases
100% cotton- washed cotton quality


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Conscious Collection-Sustainable Style at H&M

H&M Press Photo

I love H&M!! My first visit to their store was actually in New York, probably one hundred years ago! Anyway, I am a huge fan so when I read that they where launching a Conscious Collection I got really happy because I knew that it would be in my price range. I have always wanted to buy more clothes that are environmentally friendly but its usually so expensive to do that it is not really an option.

The Conscious Collection will hit all H&M stores mid April and will be a recurring collection that will be featured at different times during the year.

New York 1925 with Etain..check the bag...check the smile!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Amelia Ursache, established her professional name in Stockholm, Sweden, where she now resides.
She has gained experience in the ateliers of Lars Wallin, H&M and Livstycket. Her popularity was hugely boosted by the end of 2003, when she participated in the reality TV series, Fashion House. The show was broadcasted not only throughout Scandinavia but most of Western Europe as well. Amelia demonstrated her creative skills in a highly professional atmosphere and had the opportunity to have her work crtiqued by famous designers such as Valentino, Donatella Versace, Disquared, Antonio Berardi and Costume National.

Amelia is launching her new line METRO NOMAD at Pret-A-Porter in Paris!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fight for my LiFE!

I have decided to quit smoking. This is not one of those times when I say..oh, I need to quit smoking...no this is serious..I don't want to die. I have decided to use facebook as a way to share my experience with others and get the support that I need to make this lifestyle change. Everyday, I will post another reason that I have to quit smoking. I have posted one reason for everyday that I have not smoked. So far, I am on DAY 4 and its tough. I will probably need to use some type of support like the gums or read a book or something to help me stay on track. Its not easy but I'm a smart girl and I know that smoking is killing me. I have already reorganized my apartment and feel really good about myself. I have started eating a bit more but its good because tons of coffee and cigarettes was not really working out for me anyways.

So, if you would like to follow my campaign to quit smoking then join me on Facebook.

There is a link at the bottom of my page!


KyanainSweden "ex-smoker"

Friday, December 17, 2010

New Partnership

I am the new Export Agent for Amelia Ursache! How did this happen?

I met Amelia at our Export event hosted by our class. She offered me an internship on the spot because she wanted someone to help her enter into the American market (no small feat let me assure you). Unfortunately, I had already found an exciting project to work with. I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to work with my mentor on that project. But I took her business card. In the meantime, life went on. I had to study for my export exam, then we had cross cultural communications, then I took international business law and finally three months later..I was able to return to the surface and breathe.

I decided to offer my services part-time because I thought Amelia wanted some type of market research report but oh no she was looking for a business partner. Our meeting in Stureplan was wonderful and resulted in my being involved in a project that still seems unreal.

Am I nervous? I have worked really hard in the past for others and finally I get a chance to work for something more than experience, now I will start to reap the benefits of the effort I put in. Now I get to put into practice everything I have learned, mixed with my love for creative expression.

Merry Christmas Everyone!! Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I love living in Stockholm. Recently we were the victims for a terrorist attack in the city's center. The overall feeling is one of disbelief, that something like that could happen in Sweden. I share that feeling as well. As if the images on the news are taken from a scene from a movie and not real life.

I don't know if I find it less shocking because of my experience of September 11th in New York. Listening to the news reports on the radio and being bombarded with images of the Twin Towers collapse over and over again left me feeling a bit numb. Although I was not living in New York at the time, I felt a connection and a fear that I had never known.

I will not avoid going into the center of Stockholm, taking the subway or living my life. I will not suspect people of being terrorist because they look a certain way. I can't allow that to happen. It doesn't mean that the seeds of uncertainty have not been planted because they have but I will not be controlled by hate which is a manifestation of fear.

Enjoy this Video taken from Visit Sweden's channel on YouTube!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Since starting my new internship, I have been considering either writing a journal to get my thoughts about work and life out of my head so I can think clearly or starting a private blog. I really love the fact that I am regularly posting messages. I have been relatively consistent and I fear losing contact with my readers. This blog has become a way for me address my fears of self expression. I have wanted to feel like I belong to something so long that I almost lost those things that make me special. This blog has been a way for me to say what I want and realize that no one is going to make big deal about it. In fact, I realize that some people actually think that what I have to say is important or funny or interesting. I have been worried about the wrong things. I value my opinions!! Good night readers.. Early day tomorrow, we start 8.30
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