ten things that have happened lately.

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◢ i’ve had time to watch stuff again. so i started with a new series. →orange is the new black

◣ i’ve worn too little glitter eyeliner. needs to happen again soon.

◤ i’ve made lovely fish tacos and wondered why i don’t eat this all of the time.

◥ it has rained on me for the first time in like months. cali livin’.

◢ i’ve realized that i like diet coke more than regular one, or mexican coke. or even glass bottle.

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◣ i’ve bought a pen that i thought i needed but that i realized that i already had.

◤ i’ve made new friends. such a good feeling.

◥ i’ve seen zero movies. as per usual. feels a little good and a little sad.

◢ i’ve erased apps that i don’t use. i absolutely love throwing things away, both physical and digital.

◣ i’ve had the perfect avocado. absolutely perfect.

oslo.

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tio saker som hänt på sistone:

◢ jag har haft tid att kolla på saker igen, så jag har börjat på en ny serie. → orange is the new black

◣ jag har haft alldeles för lite glittereyeliner i det sista. måste hända snart igen.

◤ jag har gjort helt lovely fish tacos och undrat varför jag inte äter det hela tiden. 

◥ det har regnat på mig för första gången på flera månader typ. cali livin’.

◢ jag har insett att jag tycker om cola light mer än vanlig cola. ja, mer än mexikansk. och till och med glasflaska.

◣ jag har köpt en penna som jag trott att jag behövt men som det visade sig att jag redan haft.

◤ jag har lärt känna nya personer. en mycket bra känsla.

◥ jag har sett noll filmer. som vanligt då. känns både lite bra och lite deppigt.

◢ jag har raderat appar som jag inte använder. fullkomligt älskar att slänga saker, både fysiska och digitala.

◣ jag har ätit den perfekta avokadon. den absolut perfekta.

dominatrix, dreamy tennis dress and other outfits.

per classic blogger style, here are some recent outfits of mine.

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so! i saw this absolute beauty the other day. the perfect dress à la 60’s tennis!! fell absolutely in love.

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there were almost no sizes left, but this one fit! so happy about this one. especially since it’s indian summer here in sf and hence warm for quite a while longer. AH. it’s from h&m, by the way.

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shameless bathroom selfie yes, always. need to take advantage of the huge bathroom mirror anyways.

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so this is what i wore for a night out sipping whiskey soda in la mission. jeans designed by sandra for jc and crop top from forever 21.

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speaking of which, i recently got some accessories at forever 21 *unsustainable shopping* (sorry). medium high striped socks (channeling my inner cheerleader as always),

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and plain black bag with mini purse. this beloved one from marc jacobs finally gave up after me using it like every single day, so i went for plain black this time. and also love that it’s not real leather *go green team!!*

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one day, i did this ultra american one. circus pants/h&m, tank/lager 157, varsity jacket/vintage. viva america

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and, bonus!! my outfit for folsom street fair, world’s biggest bdsm fair. it was SO much fun. i’ll show you some pics soon soon soon. but just imagine that me in this outfit was still kind of vanilla compared to the rest of the crowd. AH, love sf. <333

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en uppdatering på klädfronten *är en bloggare*

1. såg den där DRÖMMEN till sextiotalsinspirerad tennisklänning på h&m. dog. fanns typ TRE ex kvar varav EN var i min storlek precis. haffade på dirren. ser såååå mkt fram emot att ha denna!!!

2.  badrumsselfie-kavalkad innan utgång i mission: jeansen från sandra beijer för jc och pastellrosa crop top från forever 21.

3. cheerleadersockor!!! pepp pepp pepp cheerleader är ju min spirit animal ni vet

4. ny väska! min gröna canvasväska från marc jacobs gick till slut heeeelt sönder pga haft så så så mkt. det fick bli denna cleana svarta i icke-läder (<3) med liten portmonnä till att ha nycklar och grejor i. både sockor och väska är från forever 21 förresten!

5. superamerikanska outfiten! blått rött och vitt all over. h&m-byxor, baslinne från lager 157 och varsityjackan är vintage.

6. haha, bonus!! detta hade jag på mig när jag drog till folsom street fair här i sf i söndags, det är världens största bdsm-mässa!!! det var så jävla bra och kul alltså jeeez. lovar att visa lite lite snart.

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seven amazing links.

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photographer deconstructs processed foods down to their chemical components. ew. seriously. fascinating but mostly sickening. especially the twinkies one, check that one out in the gallery … wow.

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ikea just had the perfect reaction to the apple pencil. love apple, love ikea. two of the greatest companies in the world, with a perfect sense of humor.

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the twitter account best earth pix. now i want to go absolutely everywhere. again. damn it!

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the { } and. interactive video stories about people’s relationships where they answer sensitive and personal questions. beautiful and touching storytelling.

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typeface-inspired eyeglasses. i’m absolutely fascinated by typography and love these type-inspired glasses from wieden+kennedy tokyo. beaut.

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reynoldskitchens on instagram. i’m totally uninterested in this brand, but they have SUCH a pretty feed overview on instagram, where everything is one continuous overhead shot on a table. it’s also changing with seasons and giving you recipes! love it.

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ending this post with some good ol’ harry potter tumblr jokes. oh and btw: how did harry potter get down the hill? walking.

 

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här har ni sju fantastiska länkar att kickstarta veckan med!

behind the scenes.

the other day, my photographer friend juanita asked me to do a photoshoot on pop culture with her. so i did! it was great and the pics turned out awesome. i promise to share them and tell you more about it asap, but check out these behind-the-scenes from my phone in the mean time!

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NEED a vanity table like this one with lightbulbs in my life. some day.

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look at this flash! so so huge. and little little me. in floral forever 21 dress and jeffrey campbell flatforms.

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*just powerposing a little*

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that’s it for now!! bye from this koala. stay tuned for the real super pics that are not from a phone camera (even though i love my iphone 6 *hands towards the sky-emoji*). happy sunday!!

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min fotografvän juanita ville ha en plåtning med mig med tema popkultur. så det gjorde vi! här är några BTS från min telefon så länge. lovar att visa de riktiga bilderna snarast, de blev himla fina. så kul att bli fotad *på riktigt* for once! glad söndag på er!

sunday prosecco.

sunday with siri.

last sunday was SUPER HOT. me and siri were out in golden gate park, and so were lots of other people. just LOOK at that shade. that’s how hot it was. people were literally squeezing in just under that shadow spot. AND moving with it. (*smh* crazy peeps)

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we were there for comedy day! we were very sorry though that it was more like ~tragedy day~ because all of the comics were like *racist sexist stereotypical white heterosexual male* and we were facepalming over and over. : ((((

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good thing there was a funny gal too.

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however, this event was too mediocre and we were turning into two puddles of sweat, so we decided to leave. bye bye beautiful golden gate park.

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and hello pacific heights! this is where we ended up after like an hour of walking. along divisadero, through nopa and lower pac heights up here.

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sunday with siri.

to lovely elite café where they have beautiful diner booths, oldschool fans in the ceiling and a live jazz band.

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we had deviled eggs to start with (first time for me! *immersing myself in american culture*).

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tomato juice for me (best juice <3) and prosecco for siri. because it’s sunday and san francisco and the end of summer but super hot and we’re grownup and fab and can drink whatever we want.

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for dinner, we shared some fish, and then walked home through the hot sunday evening. such a good day.

mao

hängde med siri i golden gate park i söndags. det var comedy day (tyvärr ej spec kul pga massa rasistiska och sexistiska skämt). dock svinvarmt!! kolla första bilden, alla fullkomligt pressar in sig under skuggan. hoho.

efter att ha facepalmat åt en massa kassa skämt gick vi hela vägen till pacific heights istället och satte oss på tjusiga elite café. vi delade på deviled eggs och regnbågslax och skålade i tomatjuice och prosecco. så fin söndag, så.

my five best writing advice for you.

as you know, i write. a lot. let me share five of my best writing advice with you ✎
one: find out why you write.
to express your feelings? to inform people about a certain topic? to make money? to process something? before anything, you might want to have a slight hint why you want to do it. it will affect not only your writing per se, but also your drive and motivation to write. and if you, like me, write different kinds of texts, they might serve different purposes. for example, i blog six to seven days a week in order to be productive and always write, while as i write prose to express feelings that i need to get out of my head. i make myself blog every day, but write more prose when i have something heavy going on inside my head, for example. for periods of time, i don’t write any prose at all, and that’s okay, because it serves a certain type of purpose.

fridge poetry.

two: find out what you feel confident writing about.
you probably won’t be good at writing every type of text (no, seriously, not many people do). for me, i call myself a writer and have been writing my whole life, but i’m super bad at for example creating characters and writing dialogue, and much better at describing a feeling inside my head. so i write tons and tons of texts like these, because that’s what i feel confident writing. what feels easy writing for you? then that’s probably what you should focus on. (hist: nothing really comes “easy” for most people, but you know.)

notebooks.

three: find your best setup to write.
don’t fall into the trap of the *romanticized* writing setup. not everyone writes best in a little house out in the country (although a lot of people do). maybe it’s on the bus. in the morning. with music. in the middle of the night. in a classroom pretending to take notes for class (like me right now with this post). and maybe you feel better writing by hand. i prefer computer. some start with voice memos. write wherever and however you feel like. there is a fabricated *ideal* of how writing should go down, but srsly fuck that, your writing won’t get any better by following that.

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four: read stuff.
consume language, in all different forms. read stuff. books, magazines or even social media. watch series, read lyrics and talk to people. and don’t restrict yourself to stuff you like. sometimes, it’s even better to find out what you DON’T like. what kind of language, what genres do you absolutely hate? good to know. now you’re one step closer not to write stuff you don’t like.

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five: just write.
another writer’s stereotype: waiting for inspiration to come to you. (hint: also not super true.) creativity and writing is just like math. it’s something you need to maintain and train, and if you don’t do it for a while, it becomes harder and slower. just DO it. some of my best texts came to be without any previous thought, they happened when i opened a new empty document and JUST WROTE. without editing, without looking at what i just wrote. just write, then edit. but mostly: just write.
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som ni kanske vet, så skriver jag. mycket. så här kommer fem av mina bästa skrivtips till er ✎
ett: förstå varför du skriver.
för att uttrycka dina känslor? för att informera? för att tjäna pengar? för att processa nåt? före nåt annat bör du kanske ha en hint om varför du vill skriva. det kommer påverka inte bara ditt skrivande, men även din motivation och ditt driv till att skriva. och om du, som mig, skriver olika typer av texter, så kanske de tjänar olika syften. till exempel så bloggar jag sex till sju dagar i veckan för att vara produktiv och just för att alltid skriva, medan jag skriver prosa för att få ut känslor som jag har i mitt huvud. jag tvingar mig själv att blogga varje dag (älskar det såklart dock), men skriver mer prosa när jag har nåt tungt inne i huvet. till exempel så skriver jag inte så mycket prosa under vissa perioder, men det är okej, eftersom det för mig fyller ett specifikt syfte.
 
två: förstå vad det är du känner dig bekväm med att skriva.
du kommer troligtvis inte känna dig bekväm i att skriva prick alla typer av texter (inte supermånga som gör det). om vi kollar på mig t ex, så har jag skrivit exakt hela mitt liv, men är superdålig på att bygga karaktärer och skapa dialog, men mycket bättre på att beskriva ett känslospektrum i mitt huvud. så jag skriver massor av texter som till exempel denna, eftersom jag känner att det är det jag skriver bäst. vad kommer lättast och mest naturligt för dig? känn efter, och fokusera på det. (ledtråd: inte mycket kommer speciellt lätt och naturligt för många människor, men du fattar.)
 
tre: hitta din bästa setup för att skriva.
fall INTE in i den romantiserade bilden av hur en författarsituation ska se ut. inte alla skriver som bäst i en liten idyllisk stuga ute på landet (även om så är fallet för många). kanske är det på bussen. kanske på morgonen. kanske med musik i bakgrunden. mitt i natten. i ett klassrum när du låtsas ta anteckningar (som jag med detta inlägg just nu). kanske känns det bättre att skriva för hand. jag föredrar dator. vissa börjar med röstmemos. skriv var och hur du vill. det finns ett fabricerat *ideal* av hur skrivande ska se ut, men seriöst fuck det, ditt skrivande kommer inte att bli bättre bara för att du följer det.
 
fyra: läs saker.
konsumera språk, i alla olika former. läs grejer. böcker, tidningar, eller till och med sociala media. kolla på serier, läs låttexter och prata med människor. och begränsa dig inte till grejer du gillar. ibland är det till och med bättre att komma på vad det är du INTE gillar. vilket typ av språk, vilken genre hatar du? bra att veta. nu är du iallafall ett steg närmare till att skriva saker du inte gillar.
 
fem: bara skriv.
ännu en stereotyp när det kommer till skrivande: vänta på att inspirationen kommer. (ledtråd: inte heller speciellt sant.) kreativitet och skrivande är precis som matte. något du måste underhålla och träna, och om du inte gör det på ett tag så går det jobbigare och trögare. bara GÖR det. några av mina bästa texter har uppkommit utan tidigare tanke eller planering. de uppkom när jag bara öppnade ett tomt dokument och BARA SKREV. utan att redigera, utan att kolla på vad jag precis skrev. bara skriv, redigera sen. men mest: bara skriv.

profile pictures throughout the years.

today, i changed my facebook profile pic. and why not take this day to check out some of my old ones. throwback incoming —->

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apparently my first profile pic. very emo. VERY.

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strong bathroom selfie game going since before 2007 obviously. in my own apartment, and taken with my sony ericsson w200.

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here, i had big 19 mm earplugs and posed outside in the middle of the night with katrin. all the time.

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in 2009, i graduated from high school. still had a labret piercing and long wavy hair.

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these three came after. probably that time when you were supposed to have profile pic of a character looking like you. the first two ones i had found somewhere, and the third i did in some *character generator*

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japan!!!! in 2010, i went to tokyo and posed away in front of hachiko in shibuya and in purikura machines with my cousin ryoko.

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being a *rockstar* at sweden rock festival. heeehhhheee

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but then i just got all cute again and had these as profile pics. dresses and big eyes.

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trying to be funny and ironic here. a shirt i thought was SUUUPER funny, an upside down me and bathroom selfie with a totally random border that was an effect in my nokia 5800 phone at the time.

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in 2011, i went to paris with my then-boyfriend. these two pics made it to my profile: one in front of amélie’s café where she works in the movie, and one from out hotel room. loved that dress btw.

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why did i crop all pictures super awkwardly? no idea. i’m like ~no other ppl than me myself n i~ however, this is from the time when i studied, lived and partied in västerås. *party pics*

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more party pictures! one from a birthday celebration, one from my own birthday celebration and one from a cruise me and a bunch of friends did.

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out of nowhere, a friend that i didn’t know super well at the time randomly sent me his remake of this photo. VERY random but very cool, so it got the be my fb profile pic for a while.

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you guys remember that i lived in france, right? here are three pics from that time. one in my apartment at my regular *outfit spot*, one in beautiful cap ferrat, and one (with that dress again!!) when we celebrated my 21st birthday at a 50’s diner. i LOVED the 50s at this time.

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a sunny day from when i lived in norway and a beautiful portrait of this photo from anna grundberg.

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by this time, i had moved to san francisco! and rocked the mandatory hippie style in dolores park.

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last year when i lived with jonath and carl-hampus, we had weird photo projects going quite often. the sugar skull was one i did with carl-hampus and the roller girl one (that i LOVED) was with jonath.

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for a long time, i had a very *classic* *linked in style* *smiling* me against a white wall, but then i decided to chill a little bit at put on this sunny one from golden gate park.

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this spring i was so sad, for an all too long period of time. couldn’t deal with a happy profile picture, so i took this one instead.

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but then i got happy again! and took this aloha one from hawaii. oh GOOOOD maui was amazeballs.

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and this is my super new one as of today! happy sun person in dolores.

yay yay there you go, almost ten years of fb pics in one post!! exhausting huh.

mao

bildkavalkad av profilbilder på facebook! hjälp.

saturday chill / saturnight mischief.

saturday was so good. started out like this:

weekend mischief.

in dolores, my fav park. san francisco is soooo hot right now and i’m loving it hence, ice cream was mandatory. ugh, so good.

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me, jens, hampus and gabrielle hung out for hours and talked and talked. i was like NOPE when i thought of the concept of shirt so bikini it was. this one is from h&m by the way. lace shorts from lindex and sun glasses from marc by marc jacobs.

weekend mischief.

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dolores is FULL of dogs acting like people. <3 love it so much. like this absolute cutie!!! her name was luca btw, i couldn’t just sit and watch her, had to say hi. obvi

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and this person too! his name was obi. short for obi-wan kenobi!!! kewt kewt kewt. also probably sf’s best thing. ALL THE DOGS.

weekend mischief.

woopa! fast forward a couple of hours. in the evening, we were off to a ginOURMous party close to where i live. the people who hosted it had just come back from burning man, so that was kind of the theme.

weekend mischief.

so me, gabbi, jens and hampus raided the city for the weirdest stuff we could find and prepartied at my place. for me: hideous plastic hat, purple metallic skirt and platforms.

weekend mischief.

we had lots of margaritas, posed away in my hallway for like ten minutes and were off to an insane alice in wonderlandish party madness for the rest of the night. cray cray saturrrrday

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här har vi lördagsdagen och lördagsnatten! jag, jens, hampus och gabbi började i dolores park med sol (SÅ varmt i sf just nu!!! typ 30!), glass och hundkramande. på kvällen skulle vi iväg på crazy burning man-fest, så då letade vi upp de fulknäppaste kläderna vi kunde hitta på goodwill, drack margaritas, posade i min hall i typ tio minuter i hallen och festade loss. woop woop

a wishlist for fall.

djurgården.

stockholm.

toffe & jakob in sthlm.

dinner.

djurgården.

antibes.

autumn jacket.

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sofie's birthday.

carrot soup dinner.

even if the california fall doesn’t look exactly as fall-y as this, it’s still what fall looks like in my head. and regardless of the weather, this is what i wish for:

▲ finding a perfect coat.

▲ reading books.

▲ having study flow.

▲ finding a new favorite restaurant.

▲ concerts in dark clubs.

▲ apple watch hermès double tour. with the fauve barenia band. oh good god, it’s perfect.

▲ yoghurt breakfasts with homemade granola.

▲ trying a new drink.

▲ the fall light. i mean, even though it’s like summer here.

▲ walking far.

▲ soup.

▲ adventure. seeing new places. going somewhere.

▲ cuddling.

▲ standing under an umbrella in the rain.

▲ talks over wine.

▲ new acquaintances.

▲ letting someone recommend a movie i haven’t seen. watching it, and remembering it.

▲ writing writing writing.

what are you wishing for?

mao

även fast hösten i kalifornien kanske inte ser ut exakt som de här bilderna så ser ändå hösten ut så i mitt huvud. och här är några grejer jag hoppas på i höst. att skriva, att äventyra, gå på konserter på mörka klubar, stå i ett regn under ett paraply, prata över ett glas vin och den absolut perfekta apple watch hermes till exempel. vad hoppas ni på den här hösten?