The Jewellery Room

2/3/14


Last Friday the annual CPHFW event - The Jewellery Room occurred, and did not disappoint with the new collections from a selection of Danish Designers. My personal favourite was Zarah Voigt (Of course, as I am probably biased due to 60 Degrees Frost) but I was also lucky enough to catch up with a new favourite of mine called Sloan Sable (third image from the top). The necklace is a ball with a mix of old and new lava, which is a concept I thought was so beautiful. It also links pretty well with the Zarah Voigt Collection which was presented on black lava sand. It you want some more details on this, visit this blogpost on 60 Degrees Frost. 

But besides these two mentioned designers, it was hard to know where to look for all the gold, silver and diamonds. With a good portion of bloggers, press, selfies and champagne the atmosphere was amazing, and I am already looking forward to the event next year.

Scandinavian Sunday # 2

9/22/13


1. Dress from Ganni / 2. Glasses from Foof / 3. Bag from Savannah Wild / 4. Cuff from Bjørg / 5. Skirt from Acne / 6. Shirt from Stylein / 7. Look from Rodebjerg / 8. Jumper from Acne / 9. The Grundtvigs Church in Denmark 

Re Present: Maska

9/20/13

This last Monday I went to the Re Present Showroom which was set up in connection with London Fashion Week.. The Showroom was dedicated to all things Swedish Fashion, and it was a massive treat to walk around all the great garments and jewellery. Now that I have lived in the UK for almost 4 years, I love walking into a room and hearing any Scandinavian language. It reminds me of home, despite not actually being Swedish and the fact that my Swedish is pretty bad. 

One of the first people I spoke to was Maria, one of the founders of Maska, a brand focusing on knitwear with an emphasis on being environmentally friendly. 

I always struggle finding jumpers that I like, but now I know where I am getting them from this winter. The jumpers are so soft, and range from the delicate fine-knit to the rougher looking cable-knits. Looking forward to when the SS14 is coming online, but befitting of the current weather the FW13 collection is perfect for the colder days to come.

PS. In the next couple of days I will do a few features on the other brands that were at the Showroom.


These are a few of my favourites from their website.

Oxblood

9/11/13

The weather in London is slowly turning to autumn, and with the wind getting slightly colder and the sky getting slightly greyer, I find myself drawn to darker colors. I bought this skirt at the height of the oxblood-craze but ended up never wearing it. This weekends casual stroll to Wimbledon village for a drink was a fitting occasion.

(H & M skirt / Next blouse)

Scandinavian Sunday

9/8/13

Scandinavian Design has such a strong sense of reference with clean lines and an overall simplicity. After I moved to London I definitely have a new found appreciation for everything emanating from the area I grew up in, and therefore each Sunday will from now on be dedicated to all things Scandinavian.

Here is the first set of things I have been eyeing up recently ! 
1. Whyred IPAD Cover / 2. Lind & James earrings / 3. Peter Jensen dress / 4. Marimekko watercolour print / 5. Day Birger et Mikkelsen look / 6. Skin by Finsk shoes / 7. Whyred sunglasses / 8. Peter Jensen dress / 9. Whyred sandals / 10. Bruuns Bazaar trousers

Double Denim

9/2/13

As you may have noticed, I have been in hiatus since around December 2012. Between work and life, there just haven't been too much time for blogging. However much I love the creativity of it. But I am now back, full of inspiration and with loads of exciting projects in the pipeline. I hope you will stick around to follow it all. 

This weekend I tried out double denim look and felt like a throwback to the 90s. I have been itching to get a pair of long denim shorts but I rarely have time to go to the shops to be honest - Solution? Cut up an old pair of jeans. I never do DIY's as much as I love looking at other peoples projects, but sometimes you just gotta go for it. 
(French Connection Jeans cut up / New Look Shirt / Zara Necklace / IPAD cover used as clutch)

Contrasting black ...

12/18/12

Blame it on being Scandinavian, but I tend to gravitate towards black - It's simple, classic and I always feel pulled together when leaving the house. In other words - This outfit is perfect for me!

Winter has arrived in London, luckily that does not mean that it becomes as cold here as back home in Norway. I am terrible at layering, and prefer to keep the layers to a maximum of two. When we went Christmas shopping on Sunday I wore my black coat with leather collar. I am absolutely in love with this coat, as I'm a sucker for sharp contrasts.


(Jacket - Zara - Similar here, Clutch here, Kurt Geiger boots here, Old skinny jeans, and black wool t-shirt from Zara)

Splash of color ...

9/18/12

This is my favourite pair of shoes, despite not getting a chance to wear them very often. I wish I was one of those people who can pull off high heels in every situation, however I value my ballerinas and my sneakers too highly and always end up towering two heads above everyone else.

When meeting friends for a few drinks this weekend, I decided on this outfit as I was slightly tired of always wearing flats. Unfortunately, I ended up changing the shoes for my comfortable pistol boots since it was just casual drinks at the local pub. Oh well, next time I'll bring these babies out on the town!


(Shoes / Zara - Dress / Vero Moda)



Contrasts ...

9/17/12

Last week I was invited to cover my first event as a blogger, and I immediately knew that I wanted to wear this skirt. It has been eyeing me from inside my closet for some time, just waiting for an opportunity to be used. I love the splash of colours, the asymmetry of it and as I am slightly obsessed with contrasts I decided to match it with a leather vest and slicked back hair. Luckily it was quite warm in London on Thursday, so I didn't have to attempt to layer it up.

I know some of you are expecting pictures from the event on The Mixtape Journal. Unfortunately I decided this was not a brand I wanted to cover here as I did not feel it aligned with my own taste in fashion, and would not feel comfortable putting something on here that I could not a 100% vouch for.



(Skirt - Don't think this pattern is available anymore, but similar to be found here Topshop , Vest and shoes - Primark) 

Links á la Mode ...

9/16/12

Last week I posted about our trip to Annecy in the French Alps, and I was lucky enough to get picked as one of the weekly posts for IFB's Links á la Mode. I am so excited and honoured that IFB has clicked on my submitted link, liked it and chosen The Mixtape Journal post as 1 of 20 featured posts out of almost 90 submitted. I hope you will check the other chosen posts by some amazing bloggers around the world.



Oh, FNO!



Since it’s inception, spearheaded by Anna Wintour and Conde Nast, Fashion’s Night Out has grown into a global celebration of fashion and retail – and an excuse to stay out late, sip on fancy drinks and maybe encounter a celebrity or two. Many of this week’s posts shared the FNO adventures of our global community – from London to Dusseldorf. There were also some wonderful illustration-infused submissions that breathed fresh life into the idea of an outfit post, as well as more than a few transportive, dreamy posts about Versaille, Louis Vuitton, dressing for the Alps and more…


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