Jumping Jack Flash

There are a lot of really crappy things that come with being an insomniac - the long hours spent angry and frustrated, tired but unable to sleep, and defeat - finally giving up and watching crappy late night TV - like a zombie, not really taking anything in. But there is one thing that, I, as a sleep-deprived neurotic, am privy to that most (well-rested) people aren't. 4am is the best time of the day. Just before the sun rises, when the world is still asleep and everything is completely still. There is a sort of eerie calm that washes over the world at this hour. It is almost like being suspended in a perfect moment in time that is completely unaware of past, future or even itself. And then you get to watch and hear the world wake up - which in the moment feels so magical that you almost can't believe it happens every 24 hours. First, the birds start to chirp, stretch their wings and shake their feathers. Second, the sky starts to lighten, so slowly at first that, unless you are really paying attention, you don't even notice it happening. Then begins the gentle hum of traffic in the distance, front doors swinging open and the voices of people starting their day. And just like that, it is as if that perfect moment of solitude never existed. That's why 4am is my favorite time of the day.

Love & light,
M xx

P.S.: Lovely photographs courtesy of my lovely dad :)


  1. love your bag and your top :) those photos are really cool...nice dad! hahaha xoxox


  2. i think 4am is the best time, too! i'm not an insomniac, but i sometimes wake up SUPER early to get stuff done, and you feel like you're the only one up on the whole block, and the world is strangely yours and yours alone. it's such a cool, slightly eerie feeling.

    and what a cool shoot! i'm getting this fun 80s high schooler from it. and i really like the shot of the bag hanging!

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  3. After getting about 3-4 hrs of sleep last night I can totally relate to this post! At least you are looking at the bright side of being sleep deprived :) more than I can say for myself.

    And loved the outfit, super cute!



  4. Cute outfit! I love the skirt :) xoxo :*


  5. Insomnia can be a really annoying, especially when you have something really important to attent the next day. Feeling like a zombie and having those tired eyes really annoys me. But indeed 4 a.m is magical, everything changing and waking up.. from nature to people!
    You look stunning, love every single picture:) Love the outfit and the combination of black&red is great!x

  6. Love the vibes I'm getting from these photos, especially from how you've juxtaposed the black ankle boots and leather jacket with the playground setting! And I totally feel ya in terms of the early morning. Something about the stillness and tranquility is beautiful and vastly underrated.
    Let me know if you'd like to follow each other!
    ♥ vivian | seattleite fashionista

  7. This is definitely one of my favourite outfits and pics! Well done!
    Some amazing photos, Patrick

  8. I love the pictures :) You look stunning all over :) Keep up the good work..
    Who helped you make those pictures. Whoever did he is talented ;)

    xoxo, Daniela

  9. oh those pictures are amazing darling! i looove your red hair and that hat! really a great look!
    and thank you so much for your immense sweet comment!

  10. I adore your style babe! Shall we follow let me know XSE

  11. Thank your so much for your sweet comment, i always like to read it :)
    Amazing post, love the amazing colors you choose!!
    Come back and tell me what do you think at;

  12. I just bumped into your blog and after scrolling through your posts, I must say I really like it :) How about we follow each other on Bloglovin and Facebook? :)
    Kisses from Zurich,