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thank you, twitter

26 Jul

my 13 year old cousin from egypt is spending some time with me in vienna, attending a dance camp and generally practicing her german. we get along really well, and i’m proud of her for being able to manage getting around the city by herself, using public transportation and everything!

we brought her phone to get unlocked on tuesday, so that she could use an austrian simcard, and she was supposed to call or text me from it right when she got it (around 4 pm.). i was at work, and would have gone on an errand with a friend for a couple of hours afterwards.
around six-ish i started getting a little antsy because i haven’t yet heard from her. i called the number a couple of times, but it was off. by seven, i was restless- i called the number of the store, to ask if she had even been there, but no one answered there either… slowly, scenes from movies and tv-series where kids get kidnapped started sneaking into my mind. my rational side tried hushing them, reminding myself that this is vienna after all, one of the safest cities in the world, and that for sure 1. she was already home 2. the phone didn’t unlock, so she couldn’t use it, 3. she lost track of time while shopping. or something totally unrelated to her being abducted/in the hospital.

i had an epiphany on the way home! if she were to be at home -safe and sound-  she for sure would have been on facebook or twitter, so without giving it a second thought i tweeted her:

i honestly don’t know what i would have done, if i hadn’t gotten an answer.

talk about weight falling off my shoulders!
if this is what it feels like to have kids and worry about them, then no thanks, i think i’ll pass on the whole shebang.

now i know why my parents (still) freak out when they don’t get a call from me while travelling or so, even if i’m already 26.
thank you twitter, for your help in sparing me an anxiety attack. Parents out there, do you resort to social media when you can’t reach your progeny? has anyone had a similar experience?

work outfits of the days – nails and accessories

9 May

from the title you can deduce that i decided to break it up into two posts, so that it doesn’t get too long.

without further ado, i give you the nails:

model’s own polishes

these are the colors that i was telling you about in a previous post – i couldn’t wait to try them one by one,  so i did them all (but the blue, i opted for turquoise because i wanted to see what it looked like). my favorites are the yellow and the pink, they are the two that are pastelliest… the orange is pretty, but normal, like i wouldn’t call it pastel orange, same with the lilac and turquoise- very pretty, but not light enough to be truly pastels.

the rings:

arabic calligraphy ring

got this in egypt at one of the many silver jewellery stores.

cameo brooch ring

what makes this cameo ring special is that even though it has rhinestones, it’s not tacky!

feline face ring

this was an awesome find at american vintage, a thrift store in huntington beach.

thomas sabo butterfly charm

a gift, so pretty and filigrane!

LV belt, Melissa Agnoletti necklace

this belt is actually the belt part of a vintage louis vuitton fanny pack (like the one the employees wear in the store, but vintage). i wear the bag part as a clutch, and the strap as a belt. the necklace is by melissa agnoletti, an italian accessories designer that is all the rage at the moment.that’s it for the accessories part, stay tuned for the outfits!

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