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Reflecting on social medias impact

You see, I recently received this cute and ironic turtleneck and it brought some thoughts to my head…Okay, that was just me trying to make a smooth entrance to this heavy topic I’m about to share my thoughts on. Hmmm…

Well I’ve personally had a lot of both good and bad thoughts about social media… or actually, just every kind of media in general. So I feel like it’s about time to open up my scalp and let the thoughts flow…That sounded way more dramatic than I first had imagined.
But whatever.

The reality is, or my reality is…that I think we live in the most media controlled time so far.
I do personally feel lucky that I grew up in a childhood that did not contain smartphones or tablets that was constantly trying to get in touch with the parallel world that we have created and calls the internet.
Medias history, in general, goes way-way waaaaay back so I don’t think we need to go into details about medias occurrence and stuff like that. I don’t wanna bore you… Because if you have just read your history books through middle school it’s pretty obvious, that ever since a simple media form like an old-school newspaper was invented different kinds of media platforms has since then exponentially grown and have now reached a level of power that leaves way more impact on how we all think and act today, without even noticing.
Thanks to the technological development that has transformed the old school newspapers and commercials into apps that are filled with even more news and commercials, plus a huge social aspect coming from the updates on peoples social lives. Which has resulted in, that many other media form has become social media and are now almost an incorporated part of our personal lives in such huge an amount that’s never seen before?

We are talking lifestyle, fashion, music, health, political opinions and opinions just, in general, all the little random things that life is mostly about. So if you think of it, the media have in fact, become one of the biggest influence factors on our lives, and if you ask me, social media is now almost having a bigger influence on people than the people around the people has…and are constantly in charge of how we see and perceives the world. Even if we like it or not.
Now, of course, if you are living on a farm far far away and have never ever in your life seen an iPhone or created an IG feed, lucky you. Run while can, and be happy that your mind was never touched by this crazy technological world. I’m just kidding, I assume you already fell in like everyone else…because, otherwise how would you even be here reading this blog post right now?

But because of this social media explosion that had happened over the last few years, my concern lays in…do we even think our own thoughts after all then? or is it just a product or some kind of brainwash that we aren’t even aware of that was actually happening while we were busy “living our lives”? look I’m just as confused as you are right now, so let’s take a step back and reflect for a minute.

Okay, I’m back now.

Well, I’ve been thinking… again.
But I just read some articles written by some random psychologists that talks about how we since birth all are created to learn from what we see and hear around us. Just like the animals we are.
So the thing about social media and how it grows into our mindsets are actually pretty simple. I mean its natural to observe and learn right? because, how could you had even known better if you already felt the need to go look for answers? And social media is an easy way to go since its right there on our phones, computers, tablets and so on… we use it to speak to our loved ones, we use it for work, we use it educationally, we use it whenever we need answers of what to do or where to go, and much much more…
And it’s here it gets dangerous. Because even though social media is great in that way, that we might learn something new from each other or see things from different perspectives and therefore understand each other better, I personally think that we just have to be more aware of the data we let in to our system… because, not all of us are showing every side of our story or opinions, or the opinions behind the opinions.
I’m not always… It’s a lot of work you know?.
But well, the fact that social media is now such a big part of our everyday life is also what makes it easy for big companies, politicians, or actually just for anybody, to manipulate us to think or feel something. That might be real, but also might be fake.
So I think you can say…in some way, that there is a lot of fake news that is only created to push your thoughts, that pushes your feelings, and can end up creating a new opinion for you to have, which you can do whatever you wanna do with, but is it really you? or were you manipulated? did you think of this before someone else planted this feeling, this place or this idea in your head?

Stereotypes, lifestyle, trends, and whatever…I feel like every opinion of this age is, in fact, a product of social media.

Okay, I can feel that I have to stop myself now because I go on forever about this topic.
But my point is actually just to make you more aware of the control that social media actually have on your life and on my life too.
I’m not saying that there’s a huge need to fight it, but I think its definitely something we should keep in mind every day when we open up our computer.
Especially when we go out in the world/our technological world where we constantly unconsciously create and compare ourselves…and we all know that isn’t really healthy in the long run, so just be you and you’ll be great.

And if you are finding yourself bored one day, and you wanna discuss this topic even further? don’t feel shy to email me.

XX Nanna

A quick note

Confusion is okay.
Being confused is what makes everything a bit more interesting.
But, please don’t mix confusion with the feeling of fear, trust me that’s a dangerous cocktail.
Instead…just mix confusion with whatever makes you happy.

I just felt like sharing that.

XX Nanna

An interview done by two friends sitting in a pool together

Where are we?
“We are at Skodsborg Spa” 

If we weren’t here, where would you have gone to relax today?

“Home enjoying the weather”

How do you clear your mind?
“I normally relax at my house with no obligations to do. Just me, myself and I”

What is the best treatment you think you can give yourself to feel extra relaxed and zen-ish?
“To not feel stressed, start the day with a clear mind and a good 9hours sleep. Normally the night before I try to write down my thoughts in a book, so I can let everything go when I sleep, or else I become stressed while I am sleeping”

The best outfit to relax in is?
“Loungewear or naked. I don’t mind being naked at my own place. But loungewear, where no bra is needed, nothing too tight”

What artists do you listen to at the moment, when you feel like it’s time to escape?
“I listen to Lianna Havas, it’s so relaxing to listen to her. Plus her voice I beautiful”

If you had to choose between drinking coffee or tea right now, what would you choose?
“Coffee, I am kinder obsessed”

What is the advise you wish people would tell you when your feeling stressed?
“To let everything go and RUN! just kidding…I would like people to help and let me relax or offer something; just telling me everything is going to be okay I guess”

Try to describe the most ideal escape spot that you could ever imagine.
“Put me on an island without internet and just palm trees and healthy foods”

You can follow Ekua on her blog and Instagram right here.

XX Ekua & Nanna

 

 

So one of my good friends made this video…

So my good friend Mikkel have been playing around with some videos, and since Mikkel has other friends too…those friends asked him to do a little music video for their band called “The kids in the hall”.
And since I am Mikkel’s friend, I’m, of course, supporting him and his creativity by spreading the word here on my little blog.

Simply just search for The kids in the hall – Music is my best friend on youtube.

XX Nanna

 

Lace Bras

Lace is elegant, lace is feminine, lace is classic, and last but not least lace is so perfectly French.
I personally love lace bras and it’s pretty much the only kind of bra that I ever wear.
Lace bras are btw also super smart doing the summertime, psssst you get a lot of air to your boobs.
And last but not least ( yes she said it twice) if you have small banana boobs I can tell from personal experience that lace bras look incredibly sexy on you.
Your welcome, my bras are from &OtherStories and Monki.

XX Nanna

(A big thank you to Ekua and her beautiful hand)

 

Copenhagen fashion week // Zalando Studios

Hello ladies and gents,
So as you may know Copenhagen fashion week started this week.
Personally I used to go to all the events that I possibly could, but this year I really dont’t have the time for it.
Because I’m now working a fulltime job in Monki which I’m so happy about, but of course working 37 hours a week takes a lot of time, even thought its in the best store with the best colleges ever.
But! Monday night I scrolled through CFW Instagram site, and there was a competition going on where you could win an entrance for two people to the Zalando Studio x Copenhagen fashion week event, there would be goodiebags, drinks and snacks , and lots of interviews with designers form all over Scandinavia, an interview focusing about personal branding, trend AW17 talk with Mie Juel and Mads Emil Grove Møller, Scandinavian style interview with Malene Malling, exhibition, lounge and a fashion show with some of the new design talents, and of course a cocktail hour where DJ Emilie Lilja would be playing.
And yeah then me and Melissa won, whup whup!
But we both had to work that day, Melissas had no problem getting the day off, but I had a little struggle because I didn’t knew if I could go earlier form my shift. But for my luck and because I have the best boss in the world,
my boss said that it was okay for me to leave earlier.

So I literally ran down to the metro after work, got on my way the to ‘Papirhallen’ where the whole thing was going to be hosted.
Met dear Melissa and we were ready to atten the event. Btw that’s also why I looked so casual in some of the photos, because I came directly from work haha.
But yeah the event was brilliantly planned, my favourite part of the event was the fashion show with new design talents.
I especially liked the collection from Heliot Emil.
The first picture here in this post is actually a picture of my favourite look from the collection.

And of course moving on to the goodiebag.
In the goodiebag there were all the things you see here on the picture above, and of course a lot of snacks and drinks. But I ate it all, sorry I’m a hungry girl. There was also a little love tag form Jane Kønig with the letter Z, it was possible to exchange it to another letter, but I decided to keep it, since my old dog’s name was ‘Zigo’.

And after a perfect day with fashion shows, and a lot of interviews with some of the best people in the business here in Denmark.
Me and Melissa decided to eat at Tony’s and get a three meal dinner.
And I can say that it was delicious.

I hope you guys have a lovely fashion week.

XX Nanna

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What is beauty? // Karen Lolgeeti

Before anybody reads this, I would like to say that I know that not everyone can relate to the things that I’m talking about here in this post.
I know that it may cost me hate and love.
But… everyone has the right to speak, and tell their thoughts to the world.
So that’s what I’m / we are going to do now.
– Love

As a person born into the world as female being, something always comes along with that… like there comes with everything.
Like… when a cheetah is born into this world we suspect it to have little black dots all over its body, and grow up and run faster than anybody else… Or when a rose is supposed to jump out at springtime, the world suspects it to be red and beautiful.
And like the rose and the cheetah…when a human girl is born into this world, we suspect her to be feminine, because she’s a girl right? And when we say feminine, most of us thinks of a beautiful girl gifted with a soft voice. But is that really it?
Is that in reality all we can think of, when we think of a female human being? Beauty?
Lately I have been struggling with these kind thoughts inside of my head and this is only a little piece of them. So please forgive me, this post can be misunderstood, but I’ll do my best. But you have to understand that I’m worried. I’m worried about the future that the younger generation of women is going to face.
Because… I don’t want any girl growing up thinking that society already has chosen who these little girls are going to be.
Just because they’re girls, they don’t have to be the society’s version of the feminine. They can, and I hope they will, be their own version of feminine… their own version of beauty… and just truly be themselves. Just like every living thing on this planet should be.
But to make people think about this topic, just a little… I have interviewed a young and beautiful woman named Karen, who has a thing or two to say about this.
Pssst… she’s actually my sister in law.

Small interview – What is beauty? – 13/1/2017 – 15:00.

What do you personally think that feminism stands for?
“Personally, I like to think of feminism as a word that stands for, strong women who fights for the rights for being just what they are or want to be”

How does society affects your vision of women’s beauty in your everyday life?

“First of all I think that social media has a lot to do with how people around the world looks on the stereotypical beauty type for women, if you can say so… My theory is, that the media sometimes send an unrealistic vision on how a beautiful girl looks like, you know, women doesn’t only come in one body shape. And with that, I think that men, not all men, of course… but some men, may look at those Instagram photos or whatever, and start to think that that is the frame for being beautiful as a woman. And that affects a lot of women, of course… but personally commercials, Instagram photos and so on doesn’t really get to me now for some reason, but when I was younger it did, of course, because at the age of 13 you don’t really know what’s going on, so all you do is just trying to keep up”

What do you think about beauty idols? Is that a good or a bad thing?

” It depends on what kind of beauty idol that people are looking up to, as it is now… where every girl wants to look like a Victorias Secret model or Kim K, or maybe just want a look that only 1 out of a 1000 women can have, then I think its a ridiculous thing… but if the idol is you know, a healthy idol, a woman who takes care of her body and exercise and eats healthy, then I think its a good beauty idol, because that is pretty much what I find attractive. But at the same time… you know, every body shape can be / and is beautiful… so it’s very difficult to give just one answer”

What do you define as true beauty?

” I think that the most important thing about being or feeling beautiful is personal radiance, I mean, you know… you have to accept yourself and your own body, before you can embrace it and be fully happy about it… and when you’re mentally happy about yourself it shows so much on the outside, and that’s what I think real beauty is… its that positive personal radiance that light up in peoples faces when they believe in themselves, and with that in mind you can pretty much look at any body type and think that every single one of them is beautiful if just the positive personal radiance is there”

When do you feel the most beautiful?

“ Well… I work out a lot, that’s sort of my thing.. I pretty much work out 2 hours a day and I love it, I love to push myself in that way, into getting stronger and healthier, so I would defiantly say when I have worked out and are eating healthy. Because that’s where I mentally also has the most profit in my brain, to just shine bright in my everyday life so… “

If you should give young girls an advice about feeling beautiful? what would it be?

” Well.. I would definitely say that the most important thing is to be yourself and be comfortable with who you are and what you do, I mean, if you are feeling good about working out, then do that, or if you’re fine with eating healthy, then do that, or if you maybe love doing make-up then keep doing that, but it’s also a question about balance. Because you have to also be able to relax if you’re not doing those things that keeps you going… I mean personally I hate when I miss a workout session at the gym, and that’s something I’m really working with, because that’s not how it’s suppose to be…. I mean you just have to let go sometimes and just relax. “

I hope that this post just made a little sense… I mean, my most important thought behind this post was actually just to get people wondering or maybe just talk about this topic over the dinner table.
Because I think that there’s a lot to talk about. And I know that there are maybe some other girls out there that really need to discuss this topic.
So keep talking.
But you have to remember, no one is perfect… and I’m not saying with this post that Instagram and social media is only a bad thing, and you should cut it out of life forever or anything… No! Don’t do that. If you love it, then embrace it.
And personally, you guys probably know that I like social media, because it gives me the opportunity to be more creative and share it with others who lives with the same passion.
So yeah, my last words… go be who you want to be and eat that pizza if you want to.

XX Nanna
” A special thanks to Karen for sharing your personal thoughts “
If you guys wants to see more of Karens life, check out her Instagram right here.

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// The guide //

Processed with MOLDIV

Processed with MOLDIV

Hey guys!
So I’ve recently gotten a lot of requests concerning how I edit my Instagram photos, so I thought; Why not make a quick and easy guide for you guys. This guide will explain the way I edit the photograph, step-by-step. We’re going to use a cup of coffee as our example, since that’s a pretty common thing to post on Instagram.. right?
So…

Step 1.
The first thing I always do is to access the photo in my iphone’s picture gallery, and press “edit” in the top right-hand corner.

Step 2.
With the picture ready for editing, i start off by enabling the “auto-editing” function. I then use the fade-filter.

Step 3.
In step three i adjust exposure and contrast in varying degrees according to the given picture. For instance, in picture 3, i have decreased the exposure and enhanced the contrast. Moreover, the glance-lighting is decreased, since I find that suitable for this picture.

Step 4.
We now move on to use the Instagram app itself. In here, I turn down the heat of the picture.

Step 5.
The Instagram app also has the functions of “structure” and “sharpness”. I have turned up both of these functions to enhance the sharpness and details of the photo.

So now you have an idea of how I edit mainstream pictures myself on Instagram. This stuff isn’t the most pro stuff out there, but I like to keep it simple.

XX Nanna

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