Tuesday, December 4, 2012

An evening in friendship


So we gathered some of my new friends in Zürich with one of my best friends, Andreas and his man. We had one of those weekends together, were you just wish times stood still and never would end. So much crazy fun, so much nice food and so lovely to hang with all of these wonderful, open minded, dynamic, international, lovely and warm humans! We made special menu's for the occasion and also had some special notes printed in them. A small touch but so nice for everyone. Thank you Terasse for having us and thank you all for coming!

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  1. Lovely pictures! Make me long for Christmas and all the joy with family and friends that comes with it!

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  2. Vad läckert,pappa

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  3. Looks like a really lovely night out. The only disappointing detail, however, is...your choice of clothes. The fur and leather trousers are fine, but for a bit more casual occassion, in my eyes. And unfortunately, you were sticking out there a bit, at least this is an impression one can get from the pictures.

    P.S. Your husband is a really handsome guy :-)

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    1. I was the host for this dinner and I can wear exactly what i want to a dinner without dress code. A fur and leather pants is perfectly fine in these circumstances.

      Yes he is. He is very handsome.

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    2. Stina you are getting very defensive when it comes to other people's opinion. Marta is just mentioning her opinion."...in my eyes...". Instead of the typical childish behaviour "I can wear exactly what i want to a dinner without dress code" to defend yourself, you could easily say that in your eyes no ones has to stick to a dress code when there is none... AGAIN thats just MY point of view because your replies sometimes show you as a very impatient, defensive teenager when you claim in your posts that you are not.

      People might have the impression that as long as people are only admiring you and agree to EVERYTHING you do or say like UTA you are nice and the minute when your readers are NOT agreeing to your choices, opinions etc. you start being really bad-tempered and cattish. AGAIN thats just my opinion judging you from your replies :)

      Best wishes,
      Lena

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    3. C'mon, no need to become sour at once! Of course you can wear what you want at any occasion, in fact, you can even wear a potato sack, if you have such a whim :D Furthermore, there is no dress code when you go out with your friends, that's right. But my comment was of purely aesthetic nature and what I meant was just that your outfit could have been more elegant at such a fine occassion, that's everything. Without any hidden agenda or depriving you of your right to look as you please.

      P.S. Monica, I saw the leather pants in the pictures from before the dinner. In fact, I love leather pants :)

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    4. Lena & Marta: Well, it might be that I'm on the edge from last days discussions that make me more short in the tone, I think you would be too. I still don't understand how some humans still wont get it, but it's my fault to even confront it which i always do. I publish mostly 99 percent of the comments if they are well written, have a point and without being stupid, or personal against any of my other commentators.

      What I wear for a casual dinner with my closest friends, especially when you see what they are wearing (normal evening wear, most came directly from work), seems so ... I don't now even what to call it. "Ok. Thank you very much for your comment, sort of". Well, maybe you think I should be more elegant, for me I was chic in a fun a modern and elegant way. We went out partying as I've mentioned so a long evening dress would have ben totally wrong and I would have made my guests feel badly dressed themselves.

      But thank you for the comment.

      Lena, many might assume that because I very seldom get angry or have a resentful tone here or in my daily life, because I wont let many things affect me in that way and I know for a fact that the people who bark the most in a never ending negative, judgmental way, often do that because of many different reasons I might not know. But only for my quite kind personality in general, people easily assume I'm this woman who can never speak up. Wrong, I do have a lot of opinions and if you leave a comment, i might react on it.
      If it's somewhere where I might disagree, you will hear why I do so.
      Very often people don't like when I speak my mind up, but if you write something negative about my own dinners choice of wear, what would you honestly expect me to answer? I publish your comment, I stand up for your comment but i might not say "thank you very much" when it's obvious it wont really bring any good out of it?
      The same with the fur issue. I also feel it's wrong to consume all parts of animals, but my only point with the text is for the ones claiming that fur and leather taken from an animal is two different things and one can easily consume leather (from cows where almost every cow used for leather is not the same ones we eat) which both are used for our luxury in handbags, shoes and jackets.
      To use animals is complicated because It's both wrong and it's right. But don't judge anyone who uses fur if you do exactly the same. Well, i wont go into this again because as you might have felt, it makes me upset. The world is filled with this sort of "closed-eye" mentality and I just try to make people more aware of this double moral. I'm a big part of this also, but I never claimed the opposite and I write in the post how mixed I feel about it too!

      I've said it before, this blog will never be a forum for a negative cloud to take place and so far i have been lucky to not even have to bother about it. But the fur question and me writing in English, being born Swedish, seems to be a nail in some peoples eyes. But thankfully enough, 85 percent of the other readers come her because they like it, enjoy it and get inspiration from the blog itself. If you don't, then don't waist your time. It's not to be sour or anything, it's for your own well being not to spend time in front of something so stupid as a blog if you just get annoyed.

      Thank you,
      Stina

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    5. Hi Stina,

      I hope you noticed that I didn't mention anything about the controversial fur-thing. In fact, I myself have nothing against furs, as I eat meat, wear leather clothes (pants as well) and my husband hunts wild animals in Norrland. It is just that I think I have seen you in outfits that were better suited for the occasion, that's what I think and nothing more. Yet it's just my personal feeling and you are by all means entitled to like your choice for that evening. I have also been wondering whether it wasn't too hot for you to sit in this fur inside at the restaurant, but maybe I know nothing about real furs, as I don't own any ;-)

      Anyway, the truth is that I also, similarly to Lena, regarded your answer as childish and very defensive. What would I have expected instead? Well, just a statement that you feel comortable about your choice and like it. No need to reply with a primadonna overtones in your posts, since as long as you do it, people are going to perceive you as somebody who can't stand any criticism and who only wants claquers here. That shouldn't be the point of writing a blog, if I may express my PERSONAL view. Regards. M.

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    6. When you invite good friends to dinner you don't have to dress extremely fancy. If you want a cozy dinner clothes should represent an extend, an expression of one's personality not the main issue especially when most of them come directly from the office you don't want them to feel bad or inappropriately dressed...they are friends and they are great no matter what they wear..who are we to judge.. and by the way the fur is to die for and you were perfectly dressed elegant in a fresh approach and yet with an edge...to gown yourself considering the context would have been ridiculous and out of place...not you not that woman that in my opinion sets a standard even in her close circle of stylish friends

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    7. Marta, then I might have misunderstood you and I'm the first one to say sorry in that sense. I thought this was just another sour comment. I loved my outfit and have nothing against if you though different now when you explained in what way. I totally agree on my tone being more harsh lately, but also it's because of circumstances lately here. I'm just a human being and I do have feelings and react.
      I wouldn't have guessed that the comment back came out as childish or primadonna like, but you learn along your way.

      Best,
      stina

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    8. Snälla Stina. du ska inte behöva försvara dig hela tiden. Det är ett så märkligt beteende hålla på att skriva negativt på en blogg om en människas liv vi inte känner. bloggar finns till för att lyfta vardagen och göra det trevligt för alla. Publicera inte dessa kommentarer snälla, jag blir bara irriterad och det förstör för alla här inne som älskar din blogg för allt den står för. Och det man inte gillar, håller man för sig själv för vi känner ju inte dig. Man skulle ju aldrig säga en sådan sak till någon man inte känner, som Marta här ovan. Gå fram till någon man inte känner och säga, du, är det inte lite fel val av kläder till din egen tillställning? Nej, det är befängt men många tror att man kan säga vad man vill för att de inte har dig face to face. Ouppfostrat och onödigt.

      Tack! Charlotte

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  4. Ohlala you were a lot and it looks so cheer. I had understand that you made it at home.... My English is really not good.
    You look perfect with your leather and jacket. I habent seen your trousers under table !!! I dont know how Marta has guessed XXX

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    1. Thank you Monica, the whole outfit is to be seen in some posts further down.

      Well, we all have a different taste and luckily the world is a free place and we can all wear whatever we like and feel comfy and nice in! i love the variety in cloths and always admire when one dare to stand out from the more general way of getting dressed.

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    2. I want to point out how a smile can make an outfit. Sorry Stina, but you could have been naked at this party, because how you glow happiness through your smile and words - it's a more beautiful and classy outfit than anything else. Sorry for my weird and crazy methapor, but I hope you see my point :)

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    3. So true Johanne, a smile is the sexiest curve on a females body and enhances everyone!

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  5. Lovely images! Love to see how everyones eyes are glittering of happiness and LOVE!! Kind regards

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  6. I loved all the smiles, and the beautiful, glittering jewellery on her wrist, in picture 4. Really, I did not even look at your clothes, I just noticed that all of you had such bright, and happy smiles.

    I just wondered about the menu (would love to hear more) and where did she buy that jewellery. It's probably not something I could afford to buy?

    Anyway, thank you for the pictures, again.

    I love everything with extra bling-bling and really soft, quality fabrics.

    - the Finnish girl -

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    1. Hi, the many consist 3 different starters, three different main courses and three different desserts. A selection of seafood, meat and other delicacies. The wine selection was chosen by my man, who is an expert in that area.

      The jewellery you refer to is probably the Hermès Collier de Chein bracelet and the thinner one is Carter's Love bracelet which she has in many different varieties like plain gold, diamond filled, with sapphires etc. Very pretty indeed and both have a great history behind them. I wrote about the history behind CDC bracelet and belt two number back in Fine Decor if you want to read.

      Best,
      stina

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    2. Aww, I should have know the bracelets were that expensive. Well, maybe I can find something equally beautiful, with a smaller price tag. I have, in the past, at least. :):)

      Take care,
      -the Finnish girl-

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    3. Hi, I think you (Finnish girl) might have been thinking about the sparkling jewellery on the girl with the dress with dots on it?? That is not the Hermès Collier de Chien which is further down on the blond girl. The other girl is a brunette. And if I am totally wrong, please excuse my comment. //Laila

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  7. Hej!

    Bilderna är verkligen vackra, man känner stämningen i varenda en!
    Jag undrar därför, med vilken kamera har du fotat dessa bilder? Givetvis förstår jag att det är tack vare användaren (du) som bilder a blir så fina, men skulle ändå vilka veta. Är det samma kamera som du använder när du visar bilder på dina kläder?
    Tack för en fin blogg!

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    1. Thank you! A good camera is a great start. Read here to find out what I use.

      http://awomanalifeablog.blogspot.ch/2012/11/the-camera.html

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  8. Looks like the perfeckt evening,
    with wonderful friends :)

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  9. It looks like a very nice evening. Love your new&old friends - nice to see that people haven't forgotten to smile.
    best,
    Andreea

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  10. I like your outfit! I think you are young enough (not an age thing, more mentality) to dress in a chic, edgy and very cool way. I like your combinations when they are a bit edgy and not to "classic".
    Interesting discussions also and a lot of interesting comments these last days. I read them all and it has made me think a lot about this subject and others. //Laila

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  11. What a beautiful "fête", you look so happy all of us,so cheer and Stina of course with your fantastic jacket and leather pants you are perfect for this kind of evening with such good friends.
    I wear my Hermes and Love bracelet of Cartier exactly the same way than your friend the (one /with camera); all together.
    It will make you such good memories for the future.XXX

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  12. Gerda from GermanyDecember 6, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    It's true that sometimes we do not dare to share our opinion of taste with you because you do not like another one than yours. You feel right away attacked or agressed.
    It's a pity because you do perfectly many many things but as you often said to your followers, everyone can choose and have his own opinion.
    You are so beautiful that you should leave other ones exprime themselves also.

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    1. To Gerda......
      I would say the opposite,stina is always very polite and kind in her answers even to the neg comments but I think she had enough these last days. Which i understand......Just my point of view.

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    2. CIAO!!!!

      I would like to see people telling Stina what they have to say upfront to her in person. They wouldn't dare and they would never, that's not how you behave but as soon as some one sits behind a computer they assume they could say whatever for that reason. Even things normal people would never say to their friends. Stupid.

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  13. When I go out, having a dinner in a nice restaurant or we are hosting a gettogether at our condo I often feel what you captured with your camera on this night out.
    These pictures, with the light, the colors, the people and the food makes me wanna jump in and have a glass of wine and chat with those people.
    So, now I am gonna book a table and write some invitations, hoping that we can spend a couple of hours together in this christmas peek here in Germany.
    Love,
    Vanessa

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