Well, well well! Here we are guys! Back on track with a very, very exciting new article. We’ve been travelling like crazy lately and unfortunately faced some technical difficulties here on kayture.dev which delayed the publication of this article. As I am not used to promise one thing and then do another one (I specifically said this post would be published on Sunday, I said it!!!), I feel like I owe you guys an explanation of some sorts.
As much as I’d love to tell you a super theatrical story of how my computer got stolen by a group of hooligans and all content destroyed for political purposes, the reason of this misadventure comes down to one simple thing : the silly airport wi-fi. Yup you’ve heard it. Before boarding, I got all my text written all properly, the images all coordinated with our new special guest. I was ready to click on “publish” when I see that the connexion to the network has been suddenly disrupted. Everything suddenly disappeared without being saved up. I was very happy when I got on the plane (not).
We just got back from Detroit to Geneva. In fact we had to come back early as we needed to apply our visas for our next trip which I think will be major! And so here we are now : I can’t be more happy and proud to introduce you all to our new Kaytributor, the talented Sally Sprat from The Lust List! While on the search for contributors (which by the way took literally months) I wanted to find somebody who would embody the values that we’ve established here on Kayture. At the same time, I wanted for that special person to bring something new. I’ve always been fascinated by illustrations and I knew we needed someone with a vision.
Sally and I got in touch through Instagram (*let’s all praise the power of social media*) as I’ve been stalking her amazing Lust Lists for months. And I thought, why couldn’t we partner up to show you guys my lust lists or essentials through her beautiful illustrations? So today, as her contribution for kayture.dev, she created a custom list of my favorite On The Go essentials. Curious to know about each one of them? Read all the details bellow, and you can even shop the actual items at the end of this post. x
Needless to say, I am a lip balm addict. I’ll keep on buying some new ones all the time without even finishing a pot. Also it’s that one thing I NEED to have with me otherwise I freak out as I absolutely hate having dry lips. I swear, it makes me nervous…
Finding the right lip balm is a whole quest, it depends of your needs : scent, color, flavor, nutrition? I went from cotton candy lip smackers (and I still love them) to this luxurious little gem. The Baume De Rose by Terry is literally THE best lip balm I have ever tried in my life (and believe me, I’ve tried many many many). It has a very subtle rose scent, a beautiful silky/creamy texture yet it makes my lips so full, plumpy and hydrated. Ever since I’ve been using it, my lips have never been chapped (not even on the plane) and I promise, I feel like they got fuller. At least many people have been complimenting me on it! So I to-ta-lly suggest it to you. Worth the investment.
Whether it’s a Chanel, a Valentino or A Zara, I like to have a bag with me that’s timeless, practical and elegant. This illustration shows a Chanel Boy bag (I think Sally prefers this model, so she just went ahead and drew it) but as you guys may know I personally own a black 2.55. I throw all my stuff in it and I can put on a white t-shirt from H&M, 7FAM jeans and know that the bag will completely elevate the look. It’s just that kind of investment that makes the entire difference.
Not to mention the attention the baby gets, a real conversation starter. Can’t even tell you how many people came up to me asking where I got it or how I take care of it. Buying a first Chanel bag is like joining a club. We all giggle while comparing our baby’s sizes and shapes… And the minute you get one, you already hope for a rainbow collection.
3. The Jacket
I am always cold. No matter where I go or what I do, I know that there’s going to be a moment where I’ll be freezing, even if it’s 30° outside. I don’t why, and I can’t explain (I already got checked by my doctor, there’s nothing to do about my weirdness). Guess it’s just the way it is. I usually bring a jacket or blazer with me anywhere I go. Although I recently tried not to in order to build up a resistance of some sorts.
My favorite to do is to throw a cute little tweed jacket or sleek blazer over my shoulders. It’s the perfect in between to feel a little comforted and warmer without over doing it. To be totally honest with you, some of my favorite jackets, I got them from Topshop or Mango. They’re so versatile and easy. Plus with all the travel, it’s nice to have some that can live with the eventual little discomforts that go along with long journeys.
I have never been wearing earring on a daily basis but I grew to love it more and more by finding the design that I was exactly looking for. My two favorite ones are these amazing pearl beauties from Dior, which are basically the perfect contrast between timeless and edgy, as well as a Sophie Bille Brahe unique earring that I wear the rest of the days. It add such a cool little touch to any outfit. It’s all about those details to make it look and feel special.
Well, this should have probably been right on top of the list. Although, I’d say underneath the lip balm as I could eventually spend the day without any money or what so ever (as long as my lips are not chapped, I’m good…I already hate myself for saying that).
Wallets are important indeed, and end up no matter what among all of our essential lists. I’ve been looking for the perfect one for years and finally found my happiness at Louis Vuitton. It’s got all these little compartments, perfect for cash, coins, cards, business cards and etc. Not to mention that I just love the design and print. I didn’t go for the monogram as I felt like I already explored that area, and opted for a white one (which believe it or not, after one year is still perfectly clean). The leather is grainy and so very easy to maintain.
Don’t laugh at me. Don’t you laugh at me. I know what you’re thinking. This girls is seriously obsessed with macarons. And I’ll tell you this : yes, I am. YES I AM! James is always amazed to see how many macarons I can stuff in my belly. And so it seemed quite obvious to me, that these little heaven patties had to make it to my list.
But see, here’s the thing. Since I learned that I was gluten intolerant, I had to cross all of my favorite desserts from the list, which kind of broke my heart since I’m such a sweet person. Macarons, are most of the time gluten free (made out of egg whites, sugar, almonds, food colorings and fruits), small and easy to snack on while strolling through the city. Plus, they tend to be very pretty. Very, very pretty. So yes, I’ve been eating a lot of them! Together with ice cream and chocolate, they are definitely my favorite little delightful sins.
For a long time I’ve hesitated, should I tell it, shouldn’t I? I always felt like a woman’s perfume is her secret. Especially if she’s dedicated to it. I’ll admit, I wear several perfumes, it has been hard for me to stick to only one. However, Byredo’s Seven Veils has been that one that I keep going back to as I love it so so so much.
It’s sweet, deep and so sensual. Sometimes I’ll mix it up with some Vanilla extract and smell like a walking bakery. Not to mention that the packaging is seriously amazing. Byredo definitely carry some of my favorite scents for perfumes and candles. I am deeply in love with this brand. While travelling, I’ll always have some sample sizes to use in the middle of the day.
8. Starbucks – Soy Latte
This isn’t by any chance an attempt to promote Starbucks anymore than they already need it, although I gotta say it : I am a big sucker for their coffee. Oh my, yes I am. While running, I’ll get myself either a hot soy latte (iced if it’s hot outside) or a soy chai latte (two syrup pumps only, otherwise it’s too sweet. In the USA, I’ll often ask only for one).
I always wonder what other people order at Starbucks, there are so many options so I thought I’d share mines. I will tell you one thing however, even though I like Starbucks, it is not my absolute favorite coffee. I am obsessed with small, hipster coffee places. Some of my favorites are Alfred’s in L.A and Boréal in Switzerland. There are so many great niche coffee places that I have so much pleasure discovering. Coffee will always remain an everyday essential.
Many people have always been advising me : “K, why don’t you get yourself a planner directly on your phone or use your Iphone’s calendar?”. See I’m all about digital, but when it comes to organization, I am dramatically old school. I like to have my pens, my colors, my post its and an actual material agenda. I need it. I couldn’t live life without it as it’s literally my guardian angel helping me to get from one place to another without loosing myself or making myself hate by all of our partners for being late at all the meetings.
Thanks to my planner I could tell you where I’ll be in exactly three months from now (and I’m not even joking, I do know). I’ve had so many agendas over the years. Big ones, small ones, cheap ones etc. I’ve decided to invest in a pretty monogrammed Louis Vuitton one which has the advantage to be rechargeable. So once you’ve gone through the year, all you got to do is buy at the boutique the paper recharge for the new year. Which makes it even a better investment doesn’t it? I take mine everywhere and also use the blank pages to write down ideas, songs or draw some design concepts. My planner is like an extension of me.
A.k.a the best shoe ever created. I am so obsessed with Valentino’s rock studs, it’s not even possible. Even though it’s been clear that we all love them and wear them, which is totally cool and great and we’re all part of the same adoring club, I seriously believe that they are the most comfortable heels that exist.
I could walk in them for hours without complaining. The leather is so soft, the design elegant but edgy. And what about all these colors? It’s definitely my go to piece and I believe the Rockstud being a total classic perfect for any occasion from day to night.
What about you loves, care to share some of your essentials ?
I just can't drink soy (autoimmune issues) so I always opt for good ol' milk. Nothing can beat in.
Maybe you can try to drink some ginger tea to help your body feel warmer. Just boil some water with fresh ginger together and try to drink it 2-3 times a day.
Seriously beautiful illustrations. I wish I could paint like this! Amazing choices too.
I am still lusting over all of these items, none of which I own but all of which I hope to afford one day!
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Chanel bag I love more and more and Dior earrings are amazing. And you look stunning in this Dior earrings.
i love coffee as well ;-)
l like the illustrations!
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Coucou Kristina, je vais écrire en français afin que le plus grand nombre ne comprenne pas. Je tenais à réagir à ton paragraphe dans lequel tu dis que tu as toujours froid parce que ce fut mon cas aussi durant un certain temps. J'ai moi-même eu des problèmes alimentaires (je ne prétends pas que tu en as, je n'oserai absolument pas), une période durant laquelle je mangeais très peu car j'étais très stressée. J'avais un sentiment de toute puissance à cette période-là, j'étais fière, je maîtrisais tout car je maîtrisais mon corps mais j'avais tout le temps froid (principalement aux mains et aux pieds d'ailleurs).
Tu as déjà expliqué dans un autre article à quoi était dû ta transformation physique et je trouve ça vraiment géniale que tu manges mieux ou du moins sainement. Mais à mon humble avis, le froid que tu ressens vient d'un manque. La nourriture est un carburant pour le corps, son nombre en apport joue également énormément. Peut-être que tu ne manges pas suffisamment comparativement à ton rythme de vie soutenu... Tu n'as pas à devoir "garder le contrôle" tout le temps, tu vas t'épuiser ainsi. Je comprends que le côté "vie idyllique" cache derrière un immense travail et surtout une pression énorme : ne pas décevoir tes lecteurs, tes partenaires, tes proches au quotidien. Je pense donc que pour t'aider à régler ce problème de température corporelle, tu devrais augmenter la part de tes repas tout en conservant ton alimentation saine. Et si je peux me permettre, tu es une fille sublime mais tu l'étais peut-être un peu plus à tes débuts car tu avais l'air mieux portante et plus accessible pour tes lecteurs ; tu évoquais d'ailleurs le diktat de la minceur et comme quoi tu t'aimais comme tu étais. Et après tout, tes lecteurs te suivaient et t'aimaient déjà à cette époque ;-)
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Amazing article! I really love the idea of your essentials in illustrations,
makes the whole article so special. I really appreciated the drawings, great job!
Usually I don't leave comments, I don't even know why, but I thought, that this
article really deserved one. However I love, love, love all the content on Kayture,
I think you and James are such an inspiration! Keep on doing this great work!
Readin your blog for a while now and I'm just amazed.
it's nice to see how it's gettin better and better,
Bigger and bigger and how you work together with your
team especially with james. You really got the
perfect person by your side honey, and I wish you
just the best. You're both absolutely talented and I hope
yis know how lucky you can be that you got each other,
I can just imagine how stressful your life must be
From time to time!
I also read your post bout the negative comments
and how much it seemed to hurt you but I'll tell you
one thing: just have a look on your blog and all the companies
and designers your workin with! You can be so proud of what you reached
so far or better already, of course the people get jealous!
But seriously who cares. I found out over the years that
those things just count a lot: you know who you can trust,
You know what peeps care bout you and your travelling all
over the world with the person you love and your able
to do exactly what you love! How many people can say that about
themselves with not even 21?!you made it girl. Definitely.
Soo now to your newest post.
I really like the idea of those illustrations and especially,
What kind and what style you've chosen.
You definitely made the right choice with sally,
the pictures are stunning and fit totally in the whole concept.
I'm a digital artist myself, and workin with loads of really good
artists for a while now, so really know what I'm talkin about.
Just a question, are they all hand drawn or digital?
I think that's enough to read for now,
I actually wanted to comment on your posts ages ago,
So that's for all the time I didn't ;)
All the best!xxx
Such a cute post!
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This is such a fun addition to the kayture blog. Love these illustrations. And those two earrings are a perfect mix of casual and edgy. And macarons?, lol!!
Lip balm! I can't go without!
This is such a cool feature Kristina!
Great post! And the illustrations are awesome!http://www.pennylines.tumblr.com
Such a fun post, Kristina! Yes, these are definitely classic pieces that should be on every woman's list as they will last forever.
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What a great post and really nice idea, I love Sally's work :) I just wondered why you didn't post on sunday but now I understand everything. If I would have been in a situation like that I definitely couldn't play it cool anymore :D So I am happy that it finally worked and we can see this amazing article here on Kayture.
Hope you are enjoying a nice day :)
Amazing post! Great illustrations! It's a real talent to be able to make such awesom things. Would be also interesting to see some essentials from mass market brands.
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Amazing post! Such a cool idea, can't wait to see what your other new posts are going to be like! I have definitely have my eye on one of those valentino rockstud heels! Its my 21st coming up ;)
This is very interesting. I look forward to seeing what the new collaboration brings.
What about red lipstick?) Nice post and very beautiful illustrations)
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Ses illustrations sont sublimes, d'une douceur et d'une légèreté, et jusque dans les détails... j'adore ! (par contre le sac Chanel ce n'est pas le 2.5 mais le Boy ici, non ;) )http://roxierocks.over-blog.com
gorgeous illustrations! love it!
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Beautiful illustrations !
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wow, what a unique and pretty post! love the essentials and the illustrations!
So clever of you to implement this brilliant artist into the Kayture team. Love her dreamy, soft style. It matches your aesthetic perfectly.
Great picks too - never thought the Valentino rockstuds could be so comfortable to walk in. x
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What an amazing collaboration! She can draw really well!
Super talented. I enjoyed this post. I hope to see more illustrations on Kayture.
LOVE this list!! I totally agree with all of them. But, I'll add my laptop and a good book! I love the drawing of the Valentinos!! SO pretty! xohttp://www.asplashofglam.com
These are some really great illustrations.
Love all of your essentials!
And that's so cool that you have a new Kaytributor! I've been following The Lust List on instagram for quite a while and I absolutely adore her illustrations!
GREAT POST! I LOVE THE SKETCHES!
WELCOME THE NEW #KAYTRIBUTOR ! YOU'RE AWESOME..
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J'ai toujours rêvé d'investir dans une paire de Rockstud ça fait des mois que je les lorgne, mais bien trop chères.
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Love the illustrations, they are so fun !
Plus, love every single of the item you posted, and completely agree about the Chanel bags, such a sect I am gladly a part of.
However, the Valentinos are not very comfortable :/
She's absolutely amazing!!! xxx
Wow these pictures are amazing, so beautiful and perfect. Tres chic, love the chanel handbag
What a great post. The Illustrations look so beautiful and I love all the things. Congratulations to Sally she will be made an amazing job. Be excited for more posts from her. I love the chanel bag and it is really my dream bag. Maybe that dream comes true in the end of the year.
Superbes ces illustrations!! J'adore
Gorgeous list and drawings! =D
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The best essentials list ever! You picked all of my favorite things : )
This is such a cool post! I love the illustrations so much! She's very talented. I know how frustrating it can be when your work isn't saved, especially if it takes you hours, it's a nightmare. At least things are fixed now though! What I usually do if I have written out something massive, I copy it and paste it into a text document on my laptop, which can be saved without the internet, before pressing save on the post online, so then I know I have everything. It might be worth doing that with every post you make, just in case!
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Such a beautiful drawings! Love this post :)
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Ses dessins sont magnifiques !
This post is amazing! The illustrations look so good! I've been following you for a while now and the Kayrtibutor idea is amazing! I can't wait to see more :)
Since you are always visiting so many cities: Amsterdam is real pretty too!
Love from Amsterdam,
Nice drawings ! Totally agree on the coffee at Starbucks, I don't get it why people order it... seriously... I like to have a chai tea lattee when I go there, and put some vanilla sugar or cinnamon on top of it. But then I'm not THE biggest Starbucks fan, more of a green tea addict here (I own about 30 very good sorts of different green teas..).
Favourite essentials ? Hummm...
1. My laptop : Asus, got all I need on it. music, movies, and everything else ;)
2. Always a good book with me, no matter what size of handbag I have
3. My Calvin Klein wallet, black, old, need a new one but don't want to get rid of this one :)
4. Lancôme Lip gloss "lip lover", couleur corail . love it, just perfect, not sticky, light.
5. My Oakley sunglasses : whenever I drive, or go out to read, I just need them
6. Current perfume I use : Miss Dior. timeless...
This is a great post, thanks for sharing with along with Sally's amazing illustrations.
I hope to be as good as her one day.
Starbucks! That's my ultimate on-the-go essential!
Wow i love the illustration!!! :) and great selection too! :)
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I love the idea of inserting illustrations into your blog and the illustrations look soooooo good ! A portrait of you and James would be awesome :D
Oh and please please do not hesitate to contact me if you are looking for other contributors based in Switzerland :P Well just a dream but OHMY would that be great ;) xx
Oh I absolutely love this post and the illustrations are breathtaking and so beautiful!!
Love from Munich, L
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these ilustrations are amazing! I wish I had them as well. it s good to hear you have so many people supporting you!!!!
It looks amazing! The new kaytributor Sally is a huge talent. How did you tranfser the actual drawing from paper to digital form? I suppose those are not photos of drawings but digitalized pictures. Anyway, it´s super realistic and every detail seems like Sally knos what she´s doing.
Love every single piece :)
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I love this whole new concept!!! It's inspiring!!!
Beautiful pics! I wish I had Valentino's Rockstud... :)
Your illustrations are amazing!
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Oh what a lovely illustrations! I drink the starbucks coffe just one time in Barcellona and I fell in love! Soo good! Nice choicehttp://yellow-shade.com
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i loved this article and welcome to the new member of kature, she does amazing ilustrations, good job :D
Chanel bag and Dior earrings!!! Great list!
I love your sense of style!
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I love this post !!
she is AMAZING!!!!!!!! never let her go
Sally illustrations are marvelous! I can't go anywhere without (baby) wipes, my i-pod and cell phone :D