Look of the day

Yeah, this is what I've looked like for the past days. Daniel signed the contract yesterday and as you can see we have quite a way to go to really make it a home. But I'm really enjoying all the painting and the cleaning and rearranging and planning and Ikea-shopping. If all goes well we're putting the floors in this weekend. I can't wait to show you when it's done!

Song of the day: Grizzly Bear - Southern Point


Accepting new sponsors for July

Just letting you know that if you own a webshop, Etsy- or Ebaystore that you think will appeal to my readers, you can drop me a line if you're interested in advertising with me.

Write me at laura@theworldlooksred.com so we can talk about my stats and affordable rates. I have a few 250px spaces available in my sidebar. In addition to that you can do a giveaway, but be quick 'cause I'll only do a couple each month! If you have any cool ideas for me, I'd love to hear them!


Disposable spring

Some spring-moments captured on disposable cameras. One film turned out to be rather yellow!

Song of the day: Sufjan Stevens - I Walked


25th of June

H&M shoes and blazer, Modcloth dress.

Yesterday I showed some photos in a little exhibition about privacy in the time of internet.

My photos were also published with an article about the exhibition in the university newspaper.

Song of the day: The Kinks - Strangers


22nd of June

Barcelona through the lens of the infinitely talented and lovely Michela Heim.

Today we got some awesome news: the apartment that I've been sharing with my friend Clara will belong to just me and Daniel from next week on! Even though I love Clara and she's been an excellent flatmate, I can't wait to redecorate everything and hang out at Ikea loads and to have a real living room and to really really live together with my man. I can't believe how huge this apartment is. We're gonna have such a good life here.

Have you seen that I'm in the june/july issue of TeenVogue (US)? I'm so proud! Can't believe my face got printed over a million times!

Song of the day: Pulp - Babies


21st of June

Wow, thank you all so much for the lovely birthdaywishes! My birthday did end up a lot nicer than I expected. After work me and Daniel went for dinner at the Hardrock (where else?), and later Tanya and Michelle joined us for drinks.

I wore this lovely secondhand H&M dress that I scored on a Dutch equivalent to Ebay. It's actually the exact same dress as I'm wearing here, but in a different color. I've been so lucky in the secondhand H&M department lately! All the dresses I've regretted not buying in the past just seem to find their way back to me.

Oh yeah, as if I didn't do enough my-boyfriend-is-the-best-boyfriend-bragging yesterday, he also wrote me another beautiful piano-piece for my birthday. He's amazing. LISTEN.

Song of the day: Bon Iver - Calgary. You guyssss, do everything in your power to get your hands on his new album! It comes out today and I have to admit I've been a bad girl and have been listening to it loads already and it's the best thing out there right now.



It's my birthday!
The boyfriend was extra cute this morning when he decorated the room and got me a lovely birthdaybreakfast and some little presents like this orchid and some fashion magazines. I also got a subscription to a Swedish gossip magazine (I missed it so much!) and he's gonna take me shopping later! I can't really celebrate it yet cause I'm way too busy but I can't wait 'til all of these deadlines are behind me and I can just pretend it's my birthday then. Tonight we're gonna go out to dinner and I'm just gonna relax for an evening. Much needed!

One more week and I'm gonna go back to being a real blogger who actually has time to reply to all of your lovely comments! I do read and love every single one of them, I appreciate it so much.
♥ love you all.


14th of June

Vintage dress and Romwe shoes.

Could it be that I'm becoming a real-life grown up? It's my birthday in less than a week and the things topping my wishlist are a dishwasher and a dryer. Maybe that says more about my laziness than it does about my maturity. I also really want a banjo and this loopstation and this synth, but Lord, they're pricey! In a bit more than a week my summer break starts and hopefully I'll finally get around to selling alllll those clothes that are waiting for a loving new owner.

Ladies with dull hair, pay attention! I just want to let you in on a hairsecret that I recently found out about and I'm absolutely LOVING (loads of my friends already knew about it, apparently, but still). I don't want to dye my hair anymore cause I really want to go back to healthy hair in my natural color. It's already grown out about 20cm, but in the ends the color fades and turns a bit red after a while, which is why I would dye it over and over and over, really making it worse in the end. But that's where this little magic ball comes in:
I explained my problem at the salon and they gave me this awesome conditioner that Revlon created called Nutri Color Creme, this is 411 BROWN which is a cool brown. I use it about once a week and it keeps my hair all lovelylooking and golden brown, without damaging it. Happy Laura! Cost me about 25€ but it's sooo good and it'll last you about 2 months.

So tonight my Tanya and I are going to see Pirates of the Caribbean in 3D, I'm usually quite allergic to those films but I've been told it's okay because there's no Orlando Bloom/Keira Knightley. And I've never seen a 3D-film except for the Michael Jackson one they showed at Disneyland in the 90's.

Song of the day: The Kinks - Powerman (I've been in such a Wes Anderson-mood this week, he has THE BEST soundtracks as well as the best movies)


9th of June

Oh, wow, I haven't posted in a WEEK! I'm sorry. Deadlines for school and all that.

Sooo, here's a fast little outfit post! The dress is from Romwe.

Seeing as I don't have very much to say, I thought I'd share a couple of my Youtube faves!

Long-time readers of this blog will already know that I love this boy. This interview is great. There's a part 2 & 3 to it as well!

All of the episodes of Between Two Ferns by Zach Galifianakis are hilarious and perfectly awkward but this is my favorite.

Sufjan. I love how he tells stories in his songs. He is so special. This song gets me bawlin' each and every time.

She is awesome! I'm saving up for a loop station.

Okay. One more J.Schwartz just 'cause I can.


2nd of June

The dress and the shoes are from local shops and the bag is vintage.
photos by Daniel

OH WOW, it's June already!

Yesterday I went shopping and I bought three more blue dresses. They're my favorite thing. I'm so in love with the bunny-print on this one. And did you see my vintage Kelly-esque bag? Isn't it a beaut? I was so excited when I found it at the local thriftstore!

I've been thinking of getting one of those Bralizian Blowdry Keratin-treatments for my terribly dry and damaged hair, but the price had me hesitating. Today I saw Gliss has a new line of keratin shampoos and conditioners. I bought it and I'll give it a try, but I'm not expecting much for this price. I'll let you know if it's any good! Anyway, if any of you have experience with getting a Bralizian Blowdry treatment, can you let me know if it's worth the money? So tired of my dry hair.

Song of the day: Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans