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Where are my seasons?

October 11, 2017
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About a month ago, confusing images started popping out in my Facebook and Instagram feeds: people wearing sweaters, cosy living rooms with blankets and lit chimneys, falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. I swear I didn’t have a lobotomy, but it took me a while to realize that somewhere else in the World the seasons are passing. “Ah, right, it’s Autumn in Europe right now”. Like, I had to actively think about it to realize that back at home the weather…

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September 5, 2017
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I’ve been writing this post for like two weeks. Write, delete, write, delete, write, delete. Everything I was writing was somehow off, I just didn’t like what I was reading. One version looked like the story of a pseudo-hippie and her newly found light shining from within. Another sounded like a motivational post, you know, like those you read on The Huffington Post and stuff (but the bad ones, those that get a lot of “this writer should find another…

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The Lipstick Quest

January 31, 2017
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I have recently entered a new beauty monomania phase: lipstick. It became an obsession because a good lipstick can actually make you look very cool with a tiny effort, but I just can’t find the “right colour”. It pisses me off like crazy. Somehow I never feel 100% comfortable when I wear lipstick. Either I feel too slutty, or too flashy, or one day my mouth is too big, one day my lips are too thin… What would I like?…

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Lesson learned (or “of Google and break-ups”)

January 6, 2016
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There is a lesson I learned the hard way, after my (in)famous break-up. And, after a conversation with my sister about this topic, I promised myself as a New Year resolution: never forget this lesson. But to tell you what this lesson is I’ll have to start from the beginning. So what is the main thing you do in the months days after a break-up? I’ll tell you: Google. It initially happens because you realize that your friends and family…

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All the cool girls: Mimi Thorisson

December 14, 2015
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There are many good bloggers out there. Bloggers that are really nice to read and produce very inspiring images, able to communicate a very precise idea and aesthetic in such an effective and charismatic way that you soon become addicted and find yourself craving for every new post. There are bloggers that go even beyond that. Somehow their website is so impregnated with their beautiful world and their genuine style that it becomes something web-trascendent. Like, it’s not even a…

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