Friday, October 31, 2014

Orange

I'm trying to prepare myself for the weekend which is going to be soooo much fun. Starting with a girl dinner tonight with some wonderful and fashionably ladies and hopefully many lovely cocktails, food and talk. On Saturday morning, Alexis and me is invited to Halloween party at Stella McCartney and in the evening my bestie and my God daughter are sleeping over and we're hosting a dinner just as we do on Sunday. My dear cousin is coming with a fresh deer which her man hunted and I can't wait to prepare something delicious.
Many nice occasions to dress up in other words and I just ordered this dress from here with these stunning earrings (they have 30-70% discount!!!), hope they arrive in time for the weekend!

(cashmere coat: MaxMara, sweater: IRO, pants: Gina Tricot & bag: Celiné)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Love snuggling

A little kiss never hurt anyone ...

Details

So this intensive weekend probably took the best of me with a chips and Cola Cola (maybe a slight drop of Vodka in those ...) diet and very little sleep. I wanted to finish my creative project in the house as fast as possible, but as always, when being perfectionist and very result oriented it takes longer time. I'm doing the last part tonight with trying to get better from a slight cold. In my mind I'm telling myself that later is always better then never so hopefully it will all be perfectly in order by tomorrow.


(sweater: Zara, shoes: Chanel, shades: Celiné & bag: Lempi,here)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fiat500 - Fiat Cinquecento

As the car lover I am (let's not even talk about my man ...suck) - I'm super thrilled, not to mention excited to share with you that I'm now Fiat500 Cult (Fiat Cinquecento) face in Sweden for two weeks. I'm taking over their Instagram account (@fiatsverige) and will go by car, lent by them wherever I'm going for this amount of time.
You guys will follow me, my daily travel outfits, my excursions and with this I'm part of something called "Fiat500 things to do" (#500thingstodo). A few people all over the world is chosen to do exactly as me, be the face for a time and take their readers around with this car as a travel companion and give tips on what to do in the weekends or on a everyday basis.

The colour I'm driving is a soft, pastel mint green and I'ts just so pretty. White and black interior and super fun to drive. It's a classic car, you'll see it all over the Italian cities and in Europe and It's the car I would totally give myself one day for small city errands or small journeys. Even the kids will fit even though it's not a typical family car. Well, I'm so in love with it and will probably refuse to give it back after these two weeks ...

(my Instagram : stina_auer)

Three

Yes, they're all over the place and trying to take a photo with both of them in, looking at least in the camera, it's just an impossible task. This is what I wore this Sunday when arriving to a lovely and super cosy family dinner at my parents.
If you think that Alexis is very weirdly dressed lately, it's because he choses his clothes himself and he is, just like his parents, a very strong minded little person and since I think that is a good thing in the end (a couple of frustrating battles later), I let him do so when we're not attending anything sophisticated.

(emerald green fur, cashmere sweater: Cashmere by Ellos, jeans: Super Jeans of Sweden, boots: Acne, shades: Hydes & bag: Louis Vuitton)

Monday, October 27, 2014

LEICA



Dear readers, 

I always turn to you in form of advice or expertise. I know you guys are intelligent, word citizens and therefor I would be very pleased to hear your views of the Leica camera. I need a smaller Leica, yet with the power, capability and the functions of the Canon 5D mark II or at least close to it. 

What's your thoughts? Any photographer out there who would like to share their view?

Merci!
stina

(By the way, apologizes to my super late answers in the last 10 posts! I answered it all now!)

Him and me

I love these pictures. I can sometimes feel guilty of not having all the time to describe my endless love for this little being in the way I had time to do with my oldest. But the motherly relationship and the differences might not me fear, but they're reality, the first child gets much more focus then the younger. The love is the same, the kisses are as true but the alone time me and Alexis had, Leon will never have as much of.

With Alexis I had time to jus indulge in the two of us, lay in the sofa and just admire his eyelashes and write long poems about his remarkable spirit. With Leon I'm mostly happy if I have time to snuggle with him for 20 min alone per day, which actually seldom happens. He is raised in chaos, in a jungle with a older brother who constantly entertain or chase him, use him as a toy … but even though I sometimes feel huge guilt of not being able to give him the tranquility and the focus Alexis got, this is how life is and I'm sure he is purely happy with the environment he's growing up in, simply because it's his and he has never experienced anything different.

A home with a lot going on and two small boys and a dog, It's completely like a freak show and the energy level is just beyond. I've learn to live with it and try to calm them down but in the same time, it is what it is. I feel so grateful when I see them running around in the house, dragging all the toys from their roms out all over, building a house of pillows and blankets or hiding the rest of the sandwich all over the place for Tiger to find … I'm sure I will miss these days when they're teenagers.

(cashmere sweater: Alexander McQueen, pants & boots: Isabel Marant & bag: Louis Vuitton Alma. Leon in a suit form : Lindex and small Uggs.)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Passion

My youngest, beautiful boy is now walking like any other little creature and I love how he explores the world with his chubby little body and we get to know his personality even more which feel like such an blessing and adventure at the same time. One can't help constantly kissing and eating him in one way or another. I'm completely and passionately in love with him (also).
Feel like a queen at home with so many testosterone boys to watch my back. (Mr Tiger, M, Alexis and Leon - presented in the order they came into my life, yes.)

Full pics tomorrow.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Golden

Completely knackered after being up half night in let's say: "business and pleasure". We're making our house much more personal and having wine, chips and tons of coca cola cocktails to keep moving on in the late hours. It's fun, it's wild, messy, tons of work but actually romantic to create and develop things together. But the kids are not close to understand our need to sleep and lady C is out of town this weekend. We're missing her endlessly but also taking advantage of some privacy.

Had the best of days with the children at Aquaria in Stockholm, me wearing these new perfectly fitted jeans from a new brand called Superjeans of Sweden, who create luxury jeans with the best of material from Italy, a knitted oversized sweater from Zara, these golden, ethnical beauties from Sophie by Sophie and a Chanel bag. Felt absolutely stunning in this simple, yet powerful outfit.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Grrrraaaahhhhhhhhhhh

Must be one of the greatest things in life to come home from work and be grated with love from two monkeys, one of them green as the Hulk. I had no idea that the Hulk gave the most amazing hugs and kisses by the way! I wish it was Halloween time more often!

(old red jacket, black knitted sweater: IRO, bag: Chanel & boots: Isabel Marant)

The iPhone

I hate these iphone pictures, but reality is like this sometimes and who can always carry a 2kg huge camera and have someone managing to take pictures with it? Well, not many. So these quickies is what I have to offer when time and people are running late.
1. Work wear with black Chanel ballets and those wonderful, super comfortable jeans from here.
2. Getting back home in a neon yellow wool sweater, ultra chic skirt from Moschino, combined with high suede boots and a matching Alma.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lindex dinner

Yes, I promised to show you some pictures from the bestbest friends party that Lindex hosted to present the Perfect Party line that is coming in November. Again, we were so spoiled and I was dressed in this picture perfect outfit of this crisp, black dress (very Stella McCartney or Prada) and a little black faux fur as a bolero and felt absolutely gorgeous. If there is a LBD (little black dress) it will be this one. Looks like Prada - cost like Lindex is my new standard line.
I painted my eyes completely black with the new creamy shadow from Chanel and wore these knee high boots to it since I came straight from work. I just can't believe how good Lindex has become and I truly find something every time I enter their stores now. Also for the kids and some nice wool sweaters for my picky man has been bought and he actually loves them!

We ate at this awesome place!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Marble and sparkle

How pretty? Melanie Auld has done it again, the green ones I have are still my loves, but these Art Deco earrings with marble details, sparks and gold just have this extra touch of everything in life we love! Right?

Can't wait for a dinner or party adventure so I can wear them!

Layers of purple

This season, I'm completely head over heel in love with big knitted wool sweaters. I collect them in every shade I find has something different and interesting to offer to a cold woman, addicted to autumn coats. I still love cashmere of course, but these bigger knitted jumpers looks less proper and less classic, which gives them more edge and an easy going look. At the moment, it's exactly the feeling I'm embracing. Today I combined this purple one with this stunning purple Chanel coat, the new metallic pants (which I need to get in another setup also since they are just incredibly soft) with the Isabel Marant wedges and a Chanel bag. I love how one can play with style just by playing around with different accessories!

Hope you had a good day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mind and body

So life is slowely coming back to a much better everyday with our help at home. She is such a lovely young woman, really a wonderful person to have around in our family and we all enjoy her so much. Work is also a fresh environment to be in, where I feel like I'm reloading my batteries and completely absorb the feeling of just being Stina. I just wish I had the time (it's a priority of mine of course, I rather go home directly from work to be with the kids then being away even more) to do one more Pilates class per week. Now I mostly have time for a class before lunch on Saturdays.
Pilates is such a great form of exercise for the female body and where I do it, at Stockholm Pilates Center, well it just has a wonderful aura around it and I love being there and devoting myself to my mind and body. I've never looked so good in my body as when I was doing it two times peer week. But we can't have it all right. The relationship needs time, the children needs love and presence, the house needs time, I need to work, we need to have a cosy and warm hearted family time ... It feels like friends and exercise is where I lack and would truly benefit from more of both. But the young years of the children are so precious and they grow up so fast, I don't want to feel like i'm missing out!

Au naturel

Sorry Dear readers for being quite occupied but my man was away and even with our Lady C, life is always more intensive!
But this is from this afternoon, I look more wild then tame, but try walking without an umbrella in rain dazzling and super humid weather. Yes, this is how I look like when doing so. Completely red in my eyes from the wind and the hair as frizzy as can be. Anyhow, I wore this green dream, my new metallic pants, soft as tights from here and a old Prada bag! One has to try even if the face can't always keep up with the beautiful clothes! Blink

Saturday, October 18, 2014

stina's vintage store


Good evening folks!


A few new items in the Stina's Vintage Store. Killer Louboutins and Kenzo sweater anyone?


As always, first comes first served!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pink/leopard/gold/emerald

Oh I attended the most amazing bestbest friends, fashion dinner yesterday where we were completely dressed up by the hosts. It was such a pleasure, I hardly noticed the Champagne hangover I had this morning and the lack of sleep. Anyone who follows me at Instagram (stina_auer) has already witnessed the happy faces of the 15 of us, the rest will soon see them here!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Creative mind

Dear readers, i'm working with so many thrilling projects at the moment, one could only wish that the day had more hours. My work is a pure pleasure and it feels like holiday being there compared to being a stay at home mother. But getting back to business have made my whole spirit back to that sort of minded mood and the world is now again my playground. Nothing is unreachable when you work hard for it. I always want to achieve as top notch as possible and to be able to reach my realistic goals within the near future, so that I later can get into something new and exciting.

When the children are put to bed I have about one and a half, sometimes two hours normally stuck in front of my computer, creating, planning, and making sure everything happens the way I have in mind before slowing down for bed, which means neither of above, just calm, planning what to wear the other day, picking up toys, talking to M, reading a book etc.
When being such a creative person, entrepreneur in spirit and always on new projects with thousands of things to fulfil ... It's hard not to get too excited and surrender to this magnificent flow of creation. But with two children who needs complete focusing and which I want to give myself 100 percent to when finally get back from work, i need to be very structured. With my whole day actually, I'm completely living it like on a planned clock, it needs to, to work.
Organisation, schedule and to do lists is what saves my day in the end. And patience. One thing at a time and the mature knowledge that everything doesn't need to be ready tomorrow. Later is better then never.

Soon I'll release one of the really great things I've worked with for a while! 

Talk soon!



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tear Trough - trötta ögon

You are many who email me what small changes one can do to look better. It's also one of the most common question I'll get at the clinic, what one can do to just look fresher! Most people wants to achieve a very natural look, yet with visible and clear improvements.
One of my favorite injections to do is to put filler in the hollowness under the eyes, a treatment called Tear Trough. It's complicated for the medical treater, so you need to be careful and chose a very experienced one, but the results are magnificent when they're done correctly.

That clear shadow line, very often dark gives a very tired, old and sad look to a face and it takes so little effort to have them gone! It can occur when you are 25 years old or 45 years (after that age, almost all women and men have them), no matter what it's so easy to take them away and to give a more natural looking impression.
Look at your face and try to picture that the area under your yes is flat, moist, fresh and without any dark shade or lack of tissue, it makes ALL the difference and it's also what eye concealer is trying to get, but even with the best of brand, you can disguise loss of tissue. It's just impossible.

Most patients that end up doing this Tear Trough treatment (see pictures and read more about it, here), always comes back three weeks later and say "my God, why haven't I done this before, my life has litterally changed from going to constant dark, tired and almost sick look to stunning and healthy". Which makes me super happy of course because we all deserve to look our absolute best we can!

I decided to post some links to interesting articles or information I've written and done over the years. If you're interested, check them out! In most places it says that I work at my old clinic, so now you all now that I'm at Akademikliniken, right?! Unfortunately they're mostly in swedish, but mostly the pictures talks for themselves!

1. A natural looking tired looking face with a lot of enhancement with correct medical skin products, recommended by me and BOTOX - HERE.

2. Getting hollowness on a young girl improved with Tear Trough HERE and on a older person HERE.

3. Getting a full face improvment on a older woman, going from sad and tired looking 63 years old to absolutely stunning HERE, see the smaller pictures "before and after pictures"  in the article, done with Botox, medical products and Fillers.

4. Getting the jaw line more visible or enhanced, HERE.

5. Read a very normal comment from a 55 year old lady and what she can do to clearly get improvement without surgery, HERE.

Akademikliniken - Medical Skin Products

So, Ive promised you all to test and write about the result of Akademikliniken's own line of medical skin products.  You can read about each and every product in Swedish here and English here. They ship all around the world.

A couple of years back, I tried them and wern't that impacted to be honest, but they've got a new very eager chemist and product developer and since some years back, most products has been redone and improved.
I started to use them in May and have been going through each one of them since then. It's extremely important to me that I can stand for products that I recommend and therefor I need to use them myself for a long time to see and feel what they do.
As you know since before, if you've been a long time reader of this blog and especially since the time when I was a busy career women (before my children), measurable results is all i'm looking for when it comes to medical products. I want as perfect skin as I can on me and the patients interested, since the texture and the look of the skin is so important for a overall look.

They need to be safe of course, but they also need to improve the skin on a patient to the extend where we can both feel it but also see it. But with that in mind, it's very important to understand what a product can do for you, or rather, what it wont. It's also important to take into consideration each patient as different and realise that a different age needs different ingredients to function optimal.

No products in this world will take a way wrinkles for example, no matter how much they promise it it's physically impossible. What a really good product can do and should do, is improve the structure of the skin, take away dead skin cells that tends to lay like a layer on the surface and make the impression and the apperance of the skin less attractive and full with a more thick layer. They should keep pimps and reactions away and they should also impact the cellular cycles to the extent that the metabolism under the skin activates and start reproducing new cells much faster which gives the result of a fresher, younger skin.
We're using different strong vitamins, like Retinol and acids, like Glycolic acid, Peptids and Lipids to stimulate and give you the absolute best results in the end. But as with all efficient things in life, all of these stronger products are meant to be used under strict controll and should not be abused. To use them too much will only dehydrate and irritate the skin and then you will not look the absolute best there is for sure. They should also be combined with other, calmer but also powerful creams during the days and some nights to repair and calm the skin after the stronger ones. The Recovery cream is my all time favorite in the morning when I've used stronger products like Repair and Active during the nights. Please respect them and have a medical professions advice on how you should use them for your personal skin type, most people shouldn't use them every night and they are best combined with each other.
These three products (in the picture above) should be the base in every humans bathroom cuborn. They have most ingrediense to really work with your skin in a severe way all week through. They will give you results you can see and feel and after eight weeks of using, I can assure you it will be a change, probably even before that.
But do everyone need to by all products in the Akademikliniken skin product line? Absolutely not. Some products are of course good and nice to have if you can afford them too, but they will not be the main cause if you skip them.

Moisturising products for example is one thing that a young girl or boy surely can use cheaper and not as advanced brands and they will still have good results because of the fact that their skin still function quite well on its own. But the older you get, the more stress (emotional, physical, cellular) you have in your life and the less well you take care of yourself with healthy food, excercise or if you just have bad genes - well, then you need to take a step up in the jungle and get products that gives you an extra hand.

Always remember: Medical products are sold mostly at medical clinics for a reason. Even if some of our line also are sold in luxurious departments stores and online, the strongest ones should always be purchased with a specialist at our clinics.
The Pro-Lipid mask is wonderful as an intense mask when you need moist and perfect after a chemical peeling just as Recovery cream is. The Beauty Through Science (BTS) cream is another pride of the skin line and it's an increasingly amount of peptides and Hyaluronic acid in it to give a clear result of a more well taken cared of skin products form anyone after 30 years old that need something with more visible results.
I use the body cream every day and it's a wonderful body lotion with loots of goodies in the containing, but nothing that gives more or less result then most good pharmaceutical products in general. But for me with dry legs it's just perfect and smells lovely.
My conclusion is: If you should invest your money somewhere, it's in the facial creams!

For the picture underneath i love the cleanser but I also love Jan Marinis with glycol acid to be honest. Problem is that the J.M cleanser is almost to hard to use now when I use the Repair and Active cream so often and then the Pure Radiance cleanser form AK is a better match for my skin type. The eye cream and Lift serum is also very nice, but nothing that everyone needs. A eye cream or serum is perfect when you are very dry or sensitive underneath the eyes which can be a pain when you apply makeup, what it does is to reassure that the skin feels good and is well taken cared of, in the best of cases, relief some of the morning puffiness. But the eye cream will not take away wrinkles or hollowness, for those problems you come to me and I'll fill them with Restylane (Tear Trough) or do some Botox in the muscles causing them, but for the skin structure they can help.
The sun protection though is amazing and I truly recommend it to ANYONE. No pimps, no fat or greasy feeling on the skin and it's 50SPF, which is what we all need!
If you have further questions about products or any sort of medical aesthetic treatments, call Akademikliniken and book an appointment with me or at the web booking system, here.



Talk soon!
stina

7.58am Monday

Before enjoying the small walk to the bus ...

By the way: Stina's Vintage Store now also exist on Instagram! Get the first updates so you don't miss out newly put out designer items - go to @stinasvintagestore and start following it today! Any day now I have new things coming up!

(red sweater: Jean Paul Gaultier for Lindex, skirt: Zara, stockings: Pierre Robert, bag: Balenciaga & boots: Rodebjer)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Early morning

Saturday morning, tired but excited to attend the education. Wearing this blend of purple and black with an easy white t-shirt, suede boots and a necklace. I suited the day perfectly and soon the time when I can be barefoot in boots are all over. It's getting chillier for sure out there!