For the first time ever I am prepared for autumn/winter!

By September 1, 2014 Life


Happy 1st of September!

Not sure if it’s due to all those years in school, but the first day of September always feels like a fresh start to the year. A bit like New Years day but without the nasty hangover haha ;)

And for the first time ever, I am more or less prepared for the changing seasons ahead, at least from a wardrobe point of view.

For over a year now I’ve been trying to get rid of a lot of my old clothes – not only because I’ve had them for such a long time and not really worn them, but also because I’ve been moving a lot and quite frankly, I just don’t have enough space to be hoarding clothes I don’t wear.

During this small overhaul of my wardrobe, one key change I’ve tried to implement has been to opt for a smaller but “better” variety of clothes.

Since my budget has been quite small, I have been trying to buy good basic items that I can (hopefully) wear for at least 2-3 seasons and match with a variety of older clothes I already have.

Not that I am some sort of fashionista or style icon, but I’m excited and happy that I’m finally starting to get a feel for what my own style is – even if it’s taken me forever to figure out what I like AND look good in.

Anyway, I absolutely adore the outfit above that I got from my grandma for my birthday and I’m totally in love with some of the new clothes and accessories that I managed to snap up as either birthday or graduation presents.

You can have a look at them on the board below – although some of the items I just like and have pinned for inspiration purposes only, Im not made of money ;)

Follow Orsii’s board Autumn / Winter 2014 on Pinterest.

Now all I need is a bit chillier weather and I’ll be able to bust out my new coat and boots, paired with my new fake leather skirt (with pockets!) and grey cropped sweatshirt – can’t wait!

How the smallest things can have the biggest impact…

By August 20, 2014 Music, Orsi recommends

FEBER

Exactly 10 years ago I got these four CDs for my 18th birthday from my mum.

Even though I didn’t realise it at the time, they had such a profound impact on me that without them I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.

I know that that is a very bold statement to make – but I am convinced that without the influence of those four people in my teens and what they represented (at least to me) coupled with the music they selected on those four comps I would not be working at Jazzman Records today.

Anyway, due to a lot of requests I made a playlist with the songs from all the comps that were available on Spotify – sadly a lot of Soul tracks were left out but overall I reckon it’s still a pretty solid selection!

Enjoy!

FEVER #2

By August 18, 2014 Music, Orsi recommends, Radio

The second episode of FEVER is now available to listen back to!

Two hours of lots of great music (if I may say so myself) ;)

Album of the month is Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One 

Hope you like it my friends, even if it does sound like my nose is up in my brain due to my silly cold!

New blog series by Jazzman Records!

By August 18, 2014 Mixes, Music, Orsi recommends

I am super excited to announce that we have started a new blog series
called “Top 10″ over on the Jazzman blog.

The idea is to share a list of 10 picks within a very wide range of genres and formats – and we have kicked it all off with Jazzman Gerald’s Top 10 US Jazz 45s!

Each post will come with an exclusive mix – so make sure you keep an eye on the Jazzman blog and mixcloud account so you don’t miss a beat.

Jazzman Radio 010814

By August 8, 2014 Life, Music, Radio

The latest Jazzman show is now available to listen back to on Mixcloud!

Check it out below and make sure you tune in on Friday 29th Aug as I will have special guest Francis Gooding in the studio with me!