Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BEST Norwegian Gilde Skinke (Ham) Commercial!

I JUST saw this on television and had to post it!

Fantastic!!! Haha!

Friday, August 24, 2012

New Song! "Come Around" by Zetto & Ellemusic

Photograph by:  Ralf Strathmann
Hey Sweethearts!

I have a new track that Zetto and I wrote for you all to check out!  It's another dancy number called "Come Around"

I would love to hear your thoughts, and really hope you enjoy it :)

Love from Norway, 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Susanne Sundfør - The Silicone Veil

There are very few artists that truly bring me to tears when listening to them. Actually none that I can honestly think of off the top of my head unless it's James Horner (Casper's Lullaby) and The Snowman's "Walking In The Air" which gets me every time! I also walked down the aisle in my wedding to that track.  I guess I tried to secretly hide my crying eyes out at Tori Amos' concert last Christmas in Toronto when she sang "Winter" as well. But, as much as I get emotionally involved - I never get this homesick feeling as I do when I listen to Susanne Sundfør's music. Her lyrics, voice and super amazing production embodies everything I ever wanted to do with my own material. I've mentioned her a couple of times on my blog, as I found comfort in her music when I lived in Norway. 

 This Nordic native was my emotional security blanket that I very much needed while living far away from my Canadian roots - so much, that I wore out her "The Brothel" album and still hold it as one of my most prized albums of today.  

 "The Silicone Veil" doesn't disappoint - in fact I feel we grew up emotionally together in a way. My dream would be to open for Miss Sundfør - I just need to find an amazing band first :) Hearing her music is so angelic and tears through my soul and my old "baroque" heart. I could never listen to her in public without my eyes welling up to her glorified beats or sway with my eyes closed and totally stuck in my own zone. Her music is that perfect locked-in-a-room alone (the very thing I am doing right now) to take a moment and enjoy this fantastic music solo.

 I can't even pick my favourite song. This whole album is insanely solid and powerful. Do yourself a favour and buy this masterpiece along with "The Brothel" I really hope the whole world eventually gets to hear such a beautiful, Norwegian gem of an artist :) 

I decided to add few favourites from the album, although I lust deeply for them all - but these really stick out as "holy heck I wish I wrote these!"

Enjoy :) 


"The Silicone Veil" track (and current single) has such an amazing message.


 Gosh... I love them all :)





Friday, August 10, 2012

Face Of The Day Friday! (FOTD...F ;)

Why not a face of the day for Fridays? I do have a weakness and indulge in makeup and I have fun doing it -  and I am sure you love creating in many ways with it like I do, too!  I personally feel like a geisha when I get my brushes all out,  and when I start to paint - I get into crazy meditation mode when I'm doing it, so it goes a lot deeper than face value I think :)

Here is a photo I threw on instagram and now I am craving some black/blue hair... I don't think I have the guts to do it! It's dark enough :)
Growing up, my friends used to think it was weird that I needed to go to another room to get ready or that I did my makeup before going out to see them, because I actually enjoyed that time alone. :) I think it dates back to when I had to get ready for live shows and it was that time to go over songs in my head and get in "the zone" that I still do it.

Yesterday, I posted "Nana" lipgloss and "Fast Ride" lipstick by NARS and I wanted to show that they are extremely wearable and not too in your face with the colour, and that is it quite a lovely duo with simple eyes.

Here is what I ended up putting together:

NARS Sheer Glow in FIJI

Benefit Boi-ing in 01 and 02

Jemma Kidd Makeup School: 03 Pawpaw
Contouring: Jemma Kidd Makeup School "Contour & Flush Creme Blush Duo"

BEST Highlight creme I've ever used in my whole life! Jemma Kidd: Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in 01 Iced Gold (I would say I reach for this a hundred times more than Benefit High Beam, but both great products in different ways)

Eyelids primed with Benefit Lemon aid
NARS Bellissima Duo
Benefit highbrow
Benefit Eye Bright (in corners of eyes)
MAC Fluidline in Dipdown (Dark brown)
Benefit They're Real! Mascara 

NARS Fast Ride lipstick
NARS Nana Lipgloss

Necklace: Stella & Dot Tempest Bib Necklace (J'adore!)

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little quick post :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Wonderful Birthday!

Sister-in-law (Moxylady) and I at Milestones in the AM.

I had such an amazing, blessed weekend (a couple weeks ago, now) and it went by all too fast!

Friday night before my birthday was fun with some lovely ladies as we had a double celebration.

 My brother (Endo) and my sister-in-law (Moxylady) came to visit as they were off to a wedding - but we had some time to have a tasty breakfast with my whole family at Milestones! It was actually a really nice and cozy way to start the day :)
Emily C and I ringing in my bday :)

After that, one of my BFF's Klaves came over, and we went to Sephoras and checked out some makeup and got super girly. She bought me a NARS lipstick that I have been craving for quite some time for the fall called "Fast Ride" described as a sheer mulberry.

 I also got some makeup from my other brother (Sockboy) and sister-in-law (Mandiemoon) including a NARS multiple in "Portofino" which I both swatched, I also added NARS "Nana" lipgloss on my arm because I also think it is badass over top of Fast Ride - but truly holds her own :)
Left to right swatched in natural light: Nars Portofino Multiple, Fast Ride lipstick, and Nana lipgloss.

Endo and Moxylady surprised me with a Kate Spade gift card, so I chose the "Villabella Avenue Celina" that I've been eying for a while (Those bows get the best of me!) that finally went on sale! I'll be anxiously creeping the mail lady as I can't wait for it to arrive! :)

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I posted a photo on instagram a few days ago of the necklace I also received from my parents which was a pretty nice birthday surprise :) I got the "Stevie" necklace from Stella &Dot that is quite beautifully detailed in person. The piece was actually inspired by Stevie Nicks and it means a lot to me as my mom listened to her so much growing up, and later I was inspired. So much; that the first time I was in a recording studio at the age of 12 - the very 60's styled engineer said I "moved and sang just like Stevie" :) I took it as a huge compliment, coming from a man that attended the original Woodstock.

He actually looked like Willie Nelson... Anyways - I smile looking at this necklace, as it reminds me of the free spirit in my soul and to stay true to myself.

So, I'll just be proud of my odd ball ways ;)

My family in Norway gave me a lovely scarf (pic above) from Danish designer Becksöndergaard in Twilight Stars (I dubbed it the perfect Edward Cullen hug ;)  including money - which I then took to my most favourite consignment shop across the road and scored some sweet and brand new (!)  Geox "Donna Lola" ballerina flats in the colour "skin" (sitting atop the fine scarf) and Luxury Rebel "Sora" booties. The latter remind me of Dutch clogs of the future!

Finding treasures in second-hand shops I would say is the most exhilarating! I lead such an interesting life... ;) But, I do love hunting for deals. Seriously! :) 

The Hubby came through this year (as always) and completely surprised me with a vintage looking record player from "Crosley" It closes up like a suitcase to match the rest of the suitcases in our living room, and it's sounds great coming from the little built-in speakers!

The cool  feature - is that it also has stereo and sub-woofer hookups in the back. I was very impressed! He also included the latest Leonard Cohen record - which in my opinion changed the whole listening experience in such a wonderful way. I can't wait to play more records and probably take them from my dad's vast disc jockey collection. ;)

Oh! It also stormed in the early am on my birthday... can't forget to mention that!  It always storms on July 28th...
Photo credit of July 28th storm by "Gerry Berry" on The Weather Network.

So blessed to have such amazing family and friends. Thanks all for making it so special for me. Most importantly, to have everyone home and enjoying the company.

Christmas in July, for sure :)
I heart this photo :)