Three more months. Three more months until my personal deadline, my birthday, July 24. If I’m not done with uni by then I’ll just say screw it and run off to an island in the sun somewhere. Or maybe not. As stressed out as I am right now, whenever I allow myself to relax and just look forward to August when all of this will be behind me -I avoid thinking about it too much for fear of jinxing my luck (I’m not kidding, sadly)- a new kind of excitement comes over me: I will be done and I will be free to do whatever I want. Whatever I want.

And I bet it will have nothing to do with economics.

Stop neglecting your dreams. They’re the only thing you should be going after with just about all the power you’ve got.



No news. The hottest April 29th ever – since they started recording temperatures, anyway. My Yashica is slowly dying. I’ve been craving a lot of things; a vacation far, far away above all.


Photos from the most beautiful Saturday so far, it felt like spring was just around the corner. It was also my first time shooting with a DSLR other than my Canons (don’t judge); the boat photo is by me. Credit for the other two goes to D.

Life has been getting in the way of taking photos and updating anything internet related, save for pinterest and tumblr which really only requires one quick click. I have one roll of film waiting to be developed though, so that should make for another update in say, a month or so…

bedroom stories

My bedroom that I recently redecorated. / Print in the last picture by Johanna Tagada

So, I couldn’t care less about the price/brand of my clothes, but I must admit I love (more or less) expensive cosmetics. Some of my favorite products to use that are also pictured here include L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream, L’Occitane Certified Organic Pure Shea Butter, Dior Crème Abricot Nail Cream, Dior Diorshow Mascara in black, MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder, NARS Honolulu Honey lipstick, some NARS and OPI nail polishes.

Yes, sometimes I like to pretend I’m tougher than the rest (no Bruce Springsteen reference intended, although I kind of like that song, while we’re on the topic of guilty pleasures), but I’m also just a girl that likes to… er, spend a lot of money on beauty products.


Breakfast at Halle MQ / Flowers in my parents’ backyard / D

These are some summer leftovers that I only now got around to scanning. I can’t last much longer without a daily dose of bright sunlight and blue skies, so I figured I’d just make myself believe that summer’s around the corner by looking at some oldish photos.

I’ll be moving soon so I’m also a bit sad looking at pictures of my favorite places in Vienna. Six months just flew by like that…

happy holidays

This year, I got to decorate my first very own Christmas tree, which inspired me to set up the tripod and actually put some effort into taking a couple of photographs in manual mode (I normally do everything without paying too much attention to technical details, never use flash and hardly ever a tripod – I love working with natural light, which is an art in itself).  Today, I am listening to this Christmas playlist while hiding in my room wrapping gifts.

I hope everybody gets to spend a few wonderful days with their families and loved ones. And you must not forget the food. All the amazing food that has yet to be eaten…