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Beauty Is...

Amicia shot and styled by Karina So. | Ses Rêveries

Just an outtake, folks, nothing to see here.


Checking In: Rhyl

As some of you may know, I went to Rhyl for a half-day in August to style a shoot because I'm international now and so in-demand *hair-flip*.


Lately I Been Glo'd Up

Christmas Came Early

Like .Paak & Kaytra, I've been feeling pretty G lately, making purchases my accountant would undoubtedly have advised against could I afford to have one.

Suffice to say, this Christmas will be very quiet for me and any of mine still expecting presents (I'll catch y'all next year... if you can catch me before I book another stupid solo trip without telling anyone) but at least I'd have looked like a million bucks at the Christmas and NYE parties I definitely will not be attending because I have to have a working hexapod prototype ready for my third-year project demo in March and that robot's not going to design itself.

Of course with stakes that high, as you know, I'll be procrastinating double-time so I'll talk to you guys again soon.


Photography - Sum Yung Ho



Maurer vs Porodina

A fave by a fave...


You, Me & The Global We

Inspiration without borders: notes on a prevailing fashion mandate for international "coolness."


Sun & Sateen

An ode to midsummer's day spent drowning in copious amounts of lightweight sateen and the most amazing light that flooded our apartment all summer, featuring my derriere (hello) and ghetto self-portrait set-up because Mr T. Ripod takes too much effort to set up...


Mood Board of A Mood Dresser

AW16 Mood Board | Ses Rêveries

If you happened to check out my Instagram Story yesterday, you'll have seen one of my regular romps in Zara's dressing rooms: swathed in leopard print [faux] fur, pretending that my slay was anything but ordinary (it isn't).



MuriKKKan Spectatorship

"This society is designed to keep us down and it will only be a matter of time before we get Fanonian because ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I am not a proponent of violence but I am a proponent of black resistance. The anger I felt in my bones upon learning another black man died simply because he was black, and the white imagination is skewed, was so fervent that I shook. The fact is we are living in a white supremacist, neocolonial, society. Your degree, your tax bracket, your occupation...nothing matters if you are black.

Black resistance comes in many forms. We can start by not partaking in watching the deaths of our people. I know this may be polarizing but this is my opinion. Please emancipate yourselves from such voyeurism. You are not, I repeat, you are NOT enacting change or doing any good circulating these videos. You are feeding into the mainstream media's parading of our suffering. Dying black bodies are NOT spectacles. This is akin to crowds watching, grinning + justifying our black bodies swinging from trees. We are still strange fruit. Circulating these videos is also further increasing + deepening the collective PTSD in our community! Especially among young black boys and girls who are on the internet all the time, who will see this and fear they, their fathers + mothers are next. RESIST. RESIST. RESIST. The video serves an important purpose, yes, but the more you circulate, and repost, the more desensitizing this becomes. Black death loses its gravitas. We have become desensitized to something that should SHAKE US to our core, and move us to act. The media is a tool to convince us we are disposable and we cannot allow it to be successful in ingraining this lie into our psyche.
Last thing I will say, and I don't care if I lose followers, or whatever: If you are white and you do not understand + recognize your privilege, it is you who carries a burden not us. #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile #BlackLivesMatter

- Amy Sall (2016)

I couldn't possibly have written anything so in tune with how I feel about the social media frenzy that immediately followed the late Alton Sterling and Philando Castile's untimely, unjust deaths as eloquently as Sunu Journal founder Amy Sall has.


Seeing Red

Seeing Red | Ses Rêveries

Sensitive readers, beware. I'm not here for you today.


#ManchesterFW Pandorella SS16

Pandorella by Karina So. at FashionE Manchester Fashion Week for Ses Rêveries

Easily one of the most adorable fashion shows I've ever seen, children's wear label Pandorella picked right up from where Fashion Pony left off with embellished gloves, floppy hats and big, bright dresses en masse.


#ManchesterFW Fashion Pony SS16

Fashion Pony by Karina So. at FashionE Manchester Fashion Week 2016 for Ses Rêveries

With the first show of the season, online retailer Fashion Pony had a lot riding on their shoulders Monday night.


#ManchesterFW Catwalk Directory

Manchester Fashion Week 2016 by Karina So. for Ses Rêveries

The official directory for all FashionE Manchester Fashion Week 2016 runway show reviews on Ses Rêveries.

Opening Night Couture - May 24

1. Fashion Pony
2. Pandorella
3. She Shore (review coming soon)
4. Junq Couture (review coming soon)
5. Fiyah Jewllery (review coming soon)
6. Wardrobe Boutique (review coming soon)
7. Pascaline Couture (review coming soon)
8. Shan Clothing Club (review coming soon)
9. My Common Goods (review coming soon)

Emerging Talent - May 25

1. HH Feluna (review coming soon)
2. Fashion By Marita (review coming soon)
3. Nooshin (review coming soon)
4. Saffiyyah (review coming soon)
5. Yvonne Yvette (review coming soon)
6. Poetic Style (review coming soon)
7. Karen Corson (review coming soon)

Check back soon for the updated links.

photography by me


#ManchesterFW Emerging Talent Night

Jenny Powell by Karina So. for Ses Rêveries at Manchester Fashion Week 2016

If the first night of catwalk shows at Manchester Fashion Week was the adventurous appetiser on the menu you thought you'd never try before, the second night was the decadent main course and caramelised dessert neatly packaged in a designer to-go bag with a complimentary bottle of their finest wine.


Playlist: Unwind with Nineties Kanye

Fashion week may not be over yet but, after five hours of nonstop walking and standing in four-inch heels today, my feet are already out for the count.

#ManchesterFW Opening Night Couture

Natalie in She Shore by Karina So. for Ses Rêveries at Manchester Fashion Week 2016

Tucked away in one of Deansgate's prettier backstreets, no doubt unbeknownst to the starving artists and struggling musicians attracted to its affordable bar scene like bees to a honey pot come happy hour, Manchester Fashion Week 2016 kicked off at the Castlefield Rooms with a modest bang on Monday.


Catch Up 22

Catch Up 22
It's the "what I've been up to/into whilst my blog suffered in my absence" list that in no way excuses or explains why I've been away, in no particular order.

Let us begin now with the cow...


Playlist: Ladies' Night

Happy International Women's Day!


Playlist / January 2016

This month's soundscape, in the very nick of time.

Editorial: Wait For Me

Remember this?

Wait for Me

An introspective on the once elusive benefits of taking things slow
courtesy of the therapeutic powers of the New Year...

Eliska Votavova

Sanni Saarelainen

Fashion editor
Karina So.

words by Karina
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