Edita wears | Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

For a few years, I have been keeping my eye on the Chateau de Gudanes. It was bought by people who left everything to start a new life in the Provence, South of France. The house, or what was left of it at the time, was a ruin. The Waters family started slowly restoring it – and blogging about it. I remember spending hours just looking at the imagery of what once was beautiful architecture, and still finding it absolutely hypnotic. I was definitely hooked.

I dreamed of visiting the Provence for a very long time – in my head it was where I could definitely wear ridiculously floaty dresses without being judged. And the dream came true. Inspired by the architecture around me as well as a selection of antique shops, I looked like I belonged in the Provence, like I was always meant to be there. If you are keen to catch the Provence bug, it’s worth checking out these Instagram accounts, as I think they best portray that beautiful antique French aesthetic. I can only describe it as looking at a fallen angel, a decaying gargoyle, a broken heart that has not given up on love.

  1. Chateau de Gudanes – This account makes me want to laugh, cry, gaze, stare, look – I am consistently mesmerised. I wish one day I am able to visit and experience this grand house. I feel if my soul was a building, it would be the Chateau de Gudanes.
  2. Jamie Beck – This amazingly talented photographer left the concrete jungle for the Provence. By doing so she has been gifting us with incredible content ever since. It’s like looking at paintings in the Louvre, but instead you are just comfortably glancing at your phone, and not queuing to see the Mona Lisa.
  3. Sharon Santoni – Have you ever had this feeling when you look at something and it makes your heart bloom? That’s what I feel when I look at this account. It’s all about Sharon’s French country home, so living vicariously through her blog and Instagram brings me joy.
  4. Vicki Archer – interior inspo all day every day.
  5. French Larkspur – When I have this overwhelming urge to go to a flea market or antique fair but I am stuck at the office/no fairs around, I just look at this account, and immediately feel that my thirst for snapping an antique find has been quenched. At least for a little while.

Do you follow any Instagram accounts that give you Provence nostalgia?

Edita wears | Victoriana

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Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Fashion blogger all black outfit

Dress: Ghost (Similar Here), Pumps: Clarks, Hat: ASOS
Photography: Tina Muller
The dress that I am wearing is by one of the loveliest brands out there called Ghost. Their dresses are genuinely addicting (I bought three, so no #spon here). This specific one had to be in my wardrobe. After watching Winchester (2018), I was inspired by the beautiful authentic detail in the movie. This of course meant that I got obsessed with Victoriana style and wanted to do a modern take on it, hence the photoshoot.

Having said that, the Victorian era was rather interesting in the UK. I wanted to share some of the very buttoned-up insights I found while obsessing over everything that is to do with the Victorian period (1837-1901). By the way, there are tons more! I mean TONS. Considering that I wearing head to toe black, I decided to look at the darker facts from the era.

  1. Mourning Jewellery: Queen Victoria made mourning not only fashionable but also a lucrative business. The Widow of Windsor as some called her was known for (among other things) mourning her husband’s passing for forty years. That’s forty years of trying to avoid public appearances and wearing exclusively black. Following in the country’s leader’s footsteps, the savvy businessmen saw a gap in the market. If mourning is a thing: we will capitalise on it, they thought. And so, mourning attire, mourning jewellery was widely popular. By the way, if you pop to an antique shop or two, you still might be able to find mourning jewellery worn by women of the Victorian era.
  2. Spiritualism: Oh yes, seances were considered a cool leisure activity. Imagine a dark room, a circular table, people holding hands while a medium attempts to speak to those who are no longer with us. I am no expert in ghosts or mediums, but I know for a fact that charlatans had tons of success during the Victorian era. After all, a person who lost a loved one would do anything to feel they are still there. Hello emotional exploitation.
  3. Curiosities: People LOVED weird things. From collecting unique items, ie a brain in a jar, in their “cabinets of curiosities” to side shows or freak shows, people loved a bit of a shock here and there – only a little though, as society life was rigorously controlled, so enjoy it too much and you will be judged and shunned.
  4. Death Photography: Pink once sang, “In our family portrait we look pretty happy, Let’s play pretend, act like it goes naturally”. In the Victorian era they’d sing a slightly different song. Death photography was quite fashionable. This meant staging a scene where a dead family member would look alive and sit or stand among his or her relatives. Or look like they are sleeping, or just you know… Chilling. The creepy thing? No matter how well a photo was staged, you’d always know who the dead one was.
  5. Horror Literature: Hello Dracula, Frankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – among many more goodies were penned in this era.

Do you know any other dark facts about the Victorian era?

Edita wears | Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

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Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Fashion Blogger Sequin Dress Influencer

Dress: Boohoo, Boyfriend Denim: TK Maxx, Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs, Earrings: H&M
Images by Maheen
Here I am, adorned by glossy sequins, Marc Jacobs sunnies and layers upon layers of stress fat. A few recent months in my life contributed to my stress levels going through the roof. As a result, all I wanted to do was to to hide under piles of sheets, my head under the pillow, and preferably my door locked until my body would miraculously go back to my pre-stress fat state. Sure, that’s definitely how life works.

It’s common to gain weight when you are under pressure, fighting with anxiety and a schedule may give you a panic attack or two. Here’s what happens: Your body starts to assume it uses calories to fight stress, and so it tells you, it’s time for another fat, sugary meal. What your body realises after your 19 inch pizza, is that it actually doesn’t use calories to fight stress, and so the goodies that the pizza comes with stick around, literally, on you, as weigh gain. This is because the levels of our stress hormone, cortisol, get higher, making  overeating become your normal eating, preferably with an extra sugar-fuelled dessert. After all, you’ve got such a huge sweet tooth, it’s crazy. Et voila, in a few weeks, you are looking into a mirror and you plus all three chins are looking back. WTF? When did that happen?

Here’s what happened: I gained weight due to stress and anxiety. I started avoiding mirrors and opening my closet. I only wore super loose clothing as I didn’t want to feel my normal clothes squeezing me back out of them. I got saddened and was going towards depression, my own highway to hell.

Here are the stressed person weight gain mistakes I made, so you can avoid them:

  • Soz, too stressed/busy to eat. Yes, honey, you are not eating now, but you sure won’t forget to treat yourself after because you skipped a meal. And your treat? It will be junk food, let’s not fool ourselves. Being too busy to eat is a direct ticket to Fatsville. So don’t hop on board with me, and make time for yourself to eat your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Don’t skip.
  • I’ll just hoover this meal quickly. Eating quickly and mindlessly can also make us hungry faster. Instead, take your time and eat slowly – I personally started using a small spoon to make myself have smaller spoonfuls thus really savour the flavour and eat mindfully. This will help you feel fuller for longer too. Let’s leave the hoovering to the pros, right Henry?
  • Yep, I’ll have that 6th cup of coffee, I’m such a coffee person. It’s true, I love having a black coffee in the morning. But Stressed Me loves coffee at all times. According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, if you are drinking more than 6 six cups a day, you are heightening your chances of weight gain and potential insulin problems. And we know the latter is another way of saying diabetes. Also, I must add, if your coffee of choice is with cream, milk and sugar, you’re increasing your calorie intake without even noticing. These bastards are sneaky like that.
  • I def can function on 3 hours of sleep a few days in a row, I did that when I was ten years old all the time, was totally fine. Nope. Those days are gone. Some of us genetically need less sleep, some of us require to sleep for at least for eight solid hours straight. Having the adequate amount of sleep is really important for your body as it is its time to reboot, recover and de-stress. There are many factors why sleep can help prevent weight gain, but I will go ahead and mention the most obvious one: How’s your self-control situation when you are at peace and rested? And how is it when you are knackered?
  • Nah, this is totally fine, this is my life right now lolz. Not it’s not. Normalising stress and anxiety is not the way forward, despite to many it is the obvious way to go. I’ve made a decision not to focus on dieting to get my pre-stress fat body back. I decided to focus on de-stressing, which can be the harder route as it may take longer to bounce back.

This is the de-stressing techniques and tricks I am using:

  • I stopped having more than one coffee a day.
  • I stopped giving in to some of the stress factors, and went for a more serene approach, although this will always be a work in progress for a perfectionist.
  • I changed my approach when communicating with people who stressed me out. Before, I’d get nervous and have anxiety as collaborating with them was not optional. Now, I focus on myself instead of them. I focus on the way I conduct myself or communicate rather than how they receive it. I realised that there are some things I can’t control, and getting nervous about them has no point. This means that if someone doesn’t like me or what I stand for, I make them stress about it, not me.
  • I started putting my phone on airplane mode without being on an airplane. Living on the edge, right there.
  • I started being ok with myself at the weight that I am. I gained weight due to stress. I will now focus on cleaner eating, get back on track, and won’t punish myself for being put in a situation where I’d get panic attacks and stress eat. It happened, but it’s not my fault. The latter sentence is the most important realisation that I am still fighting with myself to accept. But I will accept it and I will be ok.

From my reflection with three extra chins, I will get to two, and to a defined jawline that I once had. I choose this kind of weight loss strategy, where the mind is more powerful than the body. I’ll let you know if it definitely works; in fact, I feel it working already.

Edita wears | 5 Things About Me That Don’t Match My Appearance

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Dress: H&M, Heels: Clarks, Bag: Cavalli
Images: Tina Muller

Let’s get right into this. Apparently, my personality does not correspond with my appearance. How do I know this?

Because I often hear this sentence: Oh? But you don’t look like someone who’d like that.

It’s interesting that I’d have to look a certain way to be into the stuff that I am into. I’ll let you be the judge.

Does The Girl in the Pictures Above Look Like Someone Who:

  1. Loves horror movies. This is my favourite movie genre. Ain’t nobody got time for rom-coms, it’s hauntings or slashers that I add to my must-watch list.
  2. Watches serial killer documentaries & listens to true crime podcasts. I probably watched them all. The psychology behind these is so fascinating, Can’t stop, won’t stop.
  3. Listens to Pink Floyd, Aphex Twin, King Crimson, Tool, Moonspell, Cult of Luna among some dad rock bands. Yes, that is the music I love. I think I’d feel way more at home at a metal festival, rather than a mainstream one.
  4. Laughs all the time, to a point that my cheeks get numb and I need to massage them to regain control over those facial muscles. This is something that a lot of people get really surprised about when they meet me in real life. I am told I look a bit aloof on photos. I guess I am a true-life Jekyll and Hyde. Or Victoria Beckham.
  5. Can watch Scooby Doo cartoons all day. Sounds like my fave kinda day.

Has anyone ever said this to you? If so, what do you get up to that’s soo not consistent with your appearance?

Edita wears | 5 Ways to Wear Kitten Heels

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How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels

How to wear kitten heels, kitten heel outft, blogger in kitten heels


Jumper: Nine by Savannah Miller, Skirt: Boohoo, Kitten Heels: Roger Vivier, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Earrings: c/o Reilly Sparkles
Images by Tina Muller
When I showed my friend Tina, who volunteered to take photos of my look on a mega dreary February day instead of cosying up by a warm fire, the idea of shooting an outfit with kitten heels, she was horrified. She tried to hide her face dominated by disgust. Because my friend is nothing but honest, I saw her silently questioning my sanity, and I accepted it. After all, she is right, kitten heels can be damn ugly. But is there hope? If there is hope for crocs, there is hope for kitten heels. Of course, as the saying goes: Hope dies last. Let’s see if I can help you resurrect your love for kitten heels, or if not, I’ll bring a shovel and help you bury them in a deep dark forrest.

5 Ways to Wear Kitten Heels & Not Look Like You’ve Given Up

  1. Opt for black pointy kitten heels with cropped cigarette pants, white shirt and a camel coat. This is definitely a look you can rock while signing a million pound business deal.
  2. Consider investing in classic designer kitten heels – think Manolos or in my case above Roger Viviers – and mix it with a trend-led outfit. A balance between trendy and classic is always a good idea. It’s what creates personal style.
  3. Match statement kitten heels with a minimalist ensemble. Go kitten heel crazy, from space age to vintage, as long as the rest of the outfit boasts clear lines, neutral colours and simple geometric jewellery.
  4. Play with textures & fabrics: If you are wearing a white chiffon or crepe de chine dress, go for a baby pink or beige suede kitten heel mule.
  5. Play with colour: If it’s a jeans-and-a-nice-top kind of day, just contrast it with a yellow/orange/pink/red kitten heel.

Whichever way you decide to go, kitten heels are best worn with an unapologetic attitude and a sassy hair flick.

Also, my friend ended up warming up to the kitten heels in the photos above. They may not be besties as yet, but they have become much deeper than mere acquaintances.