Top 5 of 2012

I know, I’m really late to the party but I haven’t gotten around to making this post that has been on my mind for some time. So here comes a belated and incomplete list of some of the top 5 things that 2012 had to offer. I could probably go on and on because 2012 was such a terrific year but so far this took me 4 hours to put together and I have to study now…. what a life. Anyway, I’ll update it now and then so that I won’t ever forget the things I loved in 2012!

Top 5 wardrobe investments

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1. A.P.C. ‘Petit Standard’ raw denim jeans (this is how they looked like after 6 months of wear and tear)
2. Church’s ‘Burwood’ glossy leather brogues
3. A.P.C. gray lambswool sweater (similar here)
4. A.P.C. leather and cork sandals
5. Acne ‘Canada’ scarf

Top 5 most listened to albums 

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1. John Talabot – ƒin
2. Kendrick Lamar – Good kid, M.A.A.D. city
3. Kindness – World you need a change of mind
4. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
5. Beach House – Bloom

Top 5 unpredictable yet successful purchases 

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1. A.P.C. denim jumpsuit
2. A.P.C. liberty jumpsuit
3. Nike x A.P.C. navy air max shoes
4. Vanessa Bruno Athé jumpsuit
5. A.P.C. shirt found on eBay

Top 5 concerts I attended

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1. Nicolas Jaar @ Sonar in Barcelona
2. Beach House in Oslo
3. Azari & III @ Sonar in Barcelona
4. Kendrick Lamar @ Hove at Tromøya
5. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Hove at Tromøya

Top 5 best tracks chosen randomly
1. Luke Abbott – Modern Driveway
2. John Talabot – When the past was present
3. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
4. Jessie Ware – 110%
5. Dino Lenny vs Hardrive – A DJ deep inside (Shadow Child vocal)
(6. Kendrick Lamar – Now or Never feat. Mary J. Blige)

Top 5 burgers

top5burgers1. Honest Burgers in London (hand burger)
2. The Bird in Berlin (hand burger)
3. Fil a la Une in Toulouse (foie gras burger)
4. Halifax in Copenhagen
5. Cafe Gavlen in Copenhagen

Top 5 blogs discovered in 2012
1. Empty Emptor
2. Joanna Karenina
3. The Second Renaissance
4. The Log (essai)
5. I Love Fika

Playlist: November 2012

I know, it’s been a very long time since the last time I posted a playlist in here. I still make them all the time, but since my blog posts are few and far between, posting all of my playlists would turn the blog’s front page into a line of playlists. But feel free to check out my Spotify profile for more music!

Listen: Spotify

Graveyard

I’m not dead (just almost) but my online presence is. The funny thing is that I’ve been flirting with the idea of making another blog, solely to post random ramblings and bits and bobs – something I’d call a cross between my relatively slow blog and fast tumblr. Anyway, I have a few A.P.C. canvas tote bags to give away to those of you still pops in here once in a while – and also because I want to make up for my involuntary absence –, so make sure to stop by in a few days to see if I’ve gotten around to announcing the giveaway.

In the meantime, take care and stop taking your loved ones for granted.

The blog title is just a reference to Feist’s “Graveyard”. 

Winter tunes


In case you’ve noticed, the abnormal bonanza of posts is more or less mere procrastination. Be that as it may, I haven’t stopped making playlists. I just stopped posting them on my blog so as not to clutter the flow. But I do post the playlists (and other things as well) on my Facebook, plus you can find them on my Spotify.

Unfortunately, I don’t have time to make a separate YouTube-list, but you can see the tracks above. Yeah, I guess it’s high time to kick off my duties. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine procrastinating, obsessing over a new girl crush, cutting my crowning glory myself very badly, and bingeing all sorts of unhealthiness.

January 2012 playlist on spotify

Blog warming party

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Welcome to my new blog! Feels good to finally take the wraps off my new place. Evidently, I’m still tidying up some final details to make my new place feel more like home, so pardon the clutter.

Truth be told, I’m terrible at introductions, so let’s keep it short and sweet. Fleurette is my pseudonym and alter ego, I’m a 20-year-old self-proclaimed gamine from Oslo, and my blog is just another cyber-example of navel-gazing at its finest; a fit as a fiddle sporadic fix of frivolity and vanity that may or may not add something to the equation.

And to warm up my new blog, I’ve put together a blog warming party playlist with catchy tunes by Drop Out Orchestra, Gene Dunlap, The Salsoul Orchestra, Toro Y Moi, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Tom Club, Melba Moore, Ashford & Simpson, and many more for your aural perusal and pleasure.

I hope you’ll like it here and don’t forget to say hi to my room… oops, blogmates!

EDIT: I’ve received a couple of e-mails and comments regarding issues with the RSS feed and other things. Please let me know if there are any other issues and I will have them fixed as soon as possible. Also, I suggest that you don’t subscribe to my new blog yet until everything is allright! I will let you know.

Stuck on repeat this summer

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Something really terrible happened exactly three weeks ago; everything on my iPod got erased with no warning whatsoever. I’ve been utterly devastated ever since, and with lots of things going on in life I haven’t had the fortitude to rebuild my music library. I’m talking about 70 GB and four years worth of music. As someone with an obsessive penchant for lists, particularly playlists, I think it’s about time to lay them out here on my blog so that I can always go back in the archives and recall the albums that used to be stuck on repeat. (Hehe, Little Boots, 2008)

So, these are the albums, which have been repeatedly belting out of my speakers in the summer breeze; the sounds that will always remind me of the summer of 2011:

Bar-Kays / Soulfinger
Chad Valley / Equatorial Ultravox
Charles Bradley / No Time For Dreaming<
Chocolate Milk / Action Speaks Louder Than Words
Craft Spells / Idle Labor
Discodeine / Discodeine
Idris Muhammad / Turn This Mutha Out
Inner Life / Inner Life II
The Isley Brothers / Go All The Way
Kisses / The Heart Of The Nightlife
Maya Jane Coles / Humming Bird EP
Menahan Street Band / Make The Road By Walking
Midnight Magic / Beam Me Up
The O’Jays / Back Stabbers
Rimer London / Rimer London
The Strokes / Is This It, First Impressions Of Earth
The Whispers / Open Your Love

And what’s next? Shopping, films, books, life, colors, recaps… I should join listography.com at some point. Hope you’ve had a terrific summer. Mine has been… an unbelievable roller coaster.

No time for dreaming

(via kaffeinkatmandu) Title by Charles Bradley

Currently dreaming of sailing away, moving to New York, a career within music supervision, writing or a creative field, ample leisure for literature and movies; wavering between choosing the path of conformity or venturing out into pursuing my non-medical school dreams; looking for internships abroad, a life, things that don’t concretely exist, a way to please everyone including myself. This is the result of a sudden change of plans. After my exams, I’ll be facing an entire year without a particular plan, allowing me to ponder on what to do with my life as I no longer know “what to do”… this is a huge turnaround for someone whose so-called pastime is planning, particularly the future.

I promise I will come back stronger after my final exams. 14th of June is the date! In the meantime, enjoy my favorite tunes of late and the sporadic, unpredictable posts – if there will be any at all.

The Isley Brothers – Go All The Way

Cocoon – American Boy

It’s Saturday #3

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It’s high time for a new playlist. Truthfully, this isn’t exactly what I’m listening to these days. Studying for my forthcoming music history final exam equals immersing myself in 20th-century music. I just want to skim over the part where I have to listen to aleatory and serialism… I am sincerely not a major devotee of any form of atonality but, having said that, I prefer listening to twelve-note music to these postwar movements within music. Anyway, enjoy the playlist. Here’s to a happy weekend for all!

Listen to the playlist on Spotify or YouTube.

Tracklist

01. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
02. Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
03. After The Moment – Craft Spells
04. The Message From The Soul Sisters – Vicki Anderson
05. I Useta Know Her – DJ Quik feat. AMG
06. Light Seep – Bibio
07. When They Fight, They Fight – Generationals
08. We Can Dance - Caravan Palace
09. The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
10. You – Gold Panda
11. Love and Death – Ebo Taylor
12. The View Modest Mouse
13. Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
14. The Haste – Casa del Mirto
15. Tightrope - Janelle Monae feat. Big Boi
16. If You Only Knew - Jurassic 5
17. Brazilian Rhyme Interlude - Earth, Wind & Fire
18. No Kids The Jazz Singer
19. I See a Different You - Koop
20. Blackbird Song - Duptribe
21. Silent Shout - The Knife
22. I Got A Woman - Nicolas Jaar
23. Song For No One - Miike Snow
24. Helicopter – Deerhunter
25. (If You Want My Love) Put Something… – Bobby Womack
26. Maison Klaus – Chateau Marmont
27. Weight Of The World – Active Child
28. Young Blood - The Naked And Famous

It’s Saturday #2


As you may have noticed, blogger – the blogging platform I use – has been down. Therefore, another brief flurry of posts is likely to happen very soon. Anyway, here is the second Saturday mixtape. It comprises something for everyone, I promise!

Listen to the playlist on Spotify or YouTube. I hope you like it! Bon week-end!

Tracklist

01. I Follow Rivers – Lykke Li
02. Freedom – Jurassic 5
03. Janglin – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
04. What Have You Done? - Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
05. Friday Night, Saturday Morning – The Specials
06. Love Me or Leave Me – Nina Simone
07. Filthy Love – We Are Enfant Terrible
08. Walk On The Wild Side - Pink Turtle
09. My Balloon’s Going Up - Archie Bell & the Drells
10. The Big Falls – Framix
11. Get It Together – Beastie Boys
12. Your Girl Kakkmaddafakka
13. Wide Eyes - Local Natives
14. Alright – Jamiroquai
15. Gang Bang Rookie - Snoop Dogg, Pilot
16. Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying - Belle & Sebastian
17. Breakfast - Curren$y
18. Zebra Beach House
19. The Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto
20. God Help The Girl - God Help The Girl
21. Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations
22. Bruises - Chairlift
23. Nishio - Lemaitre
24. Embody – Sebastian
25. Push The Envelope – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
26. Ca Pourrait Changer – Brigitte Bardot
27. Big Wave – Jenny And Johnny
28. Why Is It So Hard - Charles Bradley

Summery outfits for festivals

Here are some silhouettes that are ideal for summer, outdoors festivals and my style. I’m going to the Hove music festival that takes place on the island of Arendal in southern Norway in the end of June. It is rumored that the festival is situated in beautiful and idyllic surroundings – I’m a sucker for fairytalelike settings. As much as I love music, I’m not really a camping kind of gal, so I have only been to music festivals held in the city. Luckily, I’m not going to sleep in a tent, otherwise I would never go to a festival with camping.

Initially, I was a tad concerned that I don’t really own clothes that are tent festival-appropriate – clothes that I’m eager to trash or adorn with red wine stain and beer, that is. This post evidences that my closet doesn’t encompass throwaway material. On the other hand, I’m not keen on compromising my current philosophy of shopping and wardrobe building by obtaining new, disposable clothes just for this one particular event. Also, I want to wear summery festival versions of my everyday uniform, as I’m not much of a style chameleon. Consistency is the keyword! However, after making these collages I realized that I’ve got nothing to worry about – unless I’m sleeping in a tent for an entire week. I am certainly not planning to bring anything breakable, so why should I worry? Lol! And it’s just clothes (which I spend a fortune on)… haha. Oh well, as you might have gleaned from my reading my posts, it’s in my nature to over-complicate simple things by participating in over-thinking. To be honest, I can’t curb my over-analytical nature.


Vanessa Bruno Athé blazer, A.P.C. breton shirt, Acne shorts, Boyy bag, Repetto flats,
Ray-Ban clubmaster sunglasses, Byredo ‘Blanche’ perfume, Omega wrist watch

A.P.C. chambray shirt, Acne shorts, See by Chloé sandals, Celine bag, Topshop hat, Stella McCartney bra,
Chanel rouge noir nail polish, Ray-Ban clubmaster sunglasses, Byredo ‘Blanche’ perfume, Omega wrist watch

Vanessa Bruno Athé blazer, Vanessa Bruno combi shorts, Celine bag, Marni sandals,
Ray-Ban wayfarer sunglasses, Topshop hat, Byredo ‘Blanche’ perfume, Omega wrist watch

In any case, these outfits are seemingly very consistent in style. If I want to wear these silhouettes during spring or early fall, I just swap the shorts with pants or jeans. As for shirts, I would wear them semi tucked into the shorts and roll up the sleeves for an off-the-cuff look. The linen-cotton blazer serves as a chic go-to jacket for chillier summer nights. Incidentally, I would never wear such delicate fabrics and items to music festivals, let alone a $4000 purse.