Category Archives: travel

in the city of palm trees

Posted on July 26, 2013


Hola! This is my first update from Elche in Spain, the city of palm trees. I’m here together with Miista and I’m visiting the factories where Miista shoes are produced. It’s a great experience to see the whole  production process, from preparing shoes lasts to picking the leather for the proper shoe model. It’s also interesting to see how people work on it. I’m absolutely impressed by what I’ve seen. Everything is well organised, because quality of the product has to be on the top level.


Elche, the city near Alicante where the factories are located is really beautiful.  It is famous for the largest number of palm trees. I was taking pictures of them literally all the time. I haven’t seen so many great spots for blog photos, even in London.  This is my boho outfit from the first day in Elche. I was wearing my new tunic from Free People, which can be worn as a dress too. Boho style is something that I feel comfortable in at the moment. Stay tuned for more updates from Spain. Follow me on Instagram ‘alicezielasko‘ and ‘miistashoes
( wearing Free People tunic, H&M skirt, Alexander Wang Pelican bag, Isabel Marant Cristi boots)

Reserved A/W 14 backstage with Freja Beha Erichsen // Scotland

Posted on June 22, 2013

Last week I had a chance to take part in the Reserved A/W 14 photo shoot with Freja Beha who will be the main face of the brand in the upcoming season. I have to mention that meeting Freja and seeing how she works was a great experience for me. It was also my first time in Scotland, which I frankly LOVED! The beautiful weather was one of the biggest surprises for me as I thought it would be really cold and rainy, also my friend warned me to take warm clothes and lots of layers because it will be windy. It wasn’t, I was wearing shorts and even managed to catch some sun during my first day in Edinburgh.

Reserved campaign was shot in a few locations. My favourite one was in an amazing Scottish castle, looking like that one from the Coco Chanel movie. There were thousands of beautiful spots for taking photos, an amazing library, bathroom, dining room, terrace and a big garden (or I should rather say a park). Freja was impressed by this castle as well, she also told me, that it was her first time in Scotland too.

The second location of the photo shoot was in the Scottish highlands. We drove there for about an hour, but I had a feeling that we were going to the middle of nowhere. There were absolutely no cars or  people around us. Only sheep walking in the middle of the road, so that we had to stop the car and politely ask them to move. It was really funny. I could also try on some clothes from Reserved F/W collection. My favourite piece was that oversized, furry jumper – see the 4th photo.

Finally, the third location was the studio in Edinburgh where we shot lookbook photos. In between I had a few hours to explore the city, see the famous Edinburgh castle, try some Scottish food in a local restaurant and spend a great time with the Reserved team, which was the nicest team in the world.   You will see the results of the photo shoot in September in the magazines and on large billboards in your city. Thank you Reserved for the invitation!

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