December 31, 2013

Phoebe Philo awarded an OBE

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Our global girl crush and most copied woman in the fashion sphere, Phoebe Philo creative director at Céline, has been awarded an OBE in a New Year’s Honours list, making her one of tree people in the fashion industry to be honoured on the annual register.
Philo is joined by legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath and Central Saint Martins tutor and textile designer Natalie Gibson, both of whom recieve an MBE.

December 30, 2013

Holidaying

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I wish I could say I’ve been sliding around in silky dresses all through this holiday, but truth is it doesn’t really apply in Norwegian “hytte-life”. Except from lounging in pyjamas (a lot!), I’ve sworn to my favourite jeans pair, a cashmere knit and sneakers.

New Balance Trainers, scarf by Acne, v-neck by J Crew and jeans by Stella McCartney.

The new wave

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For directional designers like Miuccia Prada and Phoebe Philo, it’s mostly about bold graphic art prints the coming season. If you haven’t been able to embrace (still not convinced?) the colourful wave yet, you better either do so or shy away from the 30 first ad pages in magazines this spring, first ad out is Steven Meisel for Prada, stay tuned!

December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas

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Right now I find myself in north of Norway celebrating the holidays with my family in an old traditional house on the countryside. Needless to say it’s a very special one being a first time mum and all, and suddenly everyones attention is drawn to this little person, Christmas magic at it’s best. Wishing you all my dearest readers wonderful magic in your lives too and the most Merrier Christmas!
Love from us

I’m wearing a silk dress by Stella McCartney that you’ll find on sales here  and here right now.

December 24, 2013

YSL me

Saint Laurent Monogramme bag

Since it’s Christmas and I’m a believer of that a girl can never have enough of small, black shoulder bags, this little luxurious beauty is allowed to add to that wish list right, yours for £1180, yum!

December 20, 2013

Maria Black’s calendar girl

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Super-hot, Danish jewellery brand Maria Black asked me to pick my 3 favourites pieces for the festive season, wish list pieces of my own that would also make perfect presents to that special of yours, you’ll find them all here.

December 19, 2013

Kate Moss: 40 – A Retrospective

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Kate Moss: 40 – A Retrospective, Photo By Russell Marshall

Fabulous Kate Moss turns 40 in January which has inspired journalist turned artist, Russel Marshall, to host an exhibition in her honour that will include 10 iconic images available to buy on scene.

“Celebrity” can be short-lived these days” says Marshall, “but not so with Kate. While other celebs have come and gone… Kate has stayed. Kate’s not just a survivor and she’s not hanging on to fame. She grows bigger, brighter and more iconic each year.”

Kate Moss: 40 – A Retrospective, will be held at London’s Imitate Modern Gallery from January 17 until February 15, 2014.

December 18, 2013

Ode to Hedi

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As a contrast to my “Manish”-post the other day I felt like letting my girly side come out and play, at least to some extend. Cute little dresses worn with knitted cards or coats were the key looks strutting down Saint Laurent’s A/W runway and it’s one of the few show-looks that are perfect for “real life”, and those parties coming up this seasons.

Dress by Lover, mohair cardigan by Acne, coat by Stella McCartney, boots by Jimmy Choo, necklace by Marte Frisnes and bag by Tod’s.

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December 17, 2013

New!

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With sales season in full bloom it also means new season pieces landing in stores, and these are some hot new arrivals and favourite picks that I’ll be dreaming of during Christmas.

Isabella Blow book, 18-karat gold necklace by Noor Fares, wool blazer by Saint Laurent, bag by Fendi, sneakers by Miu Miu.

December 16, 2013

SSAW

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Scandinavian biannual magazine SSAW offers of of the most beautiful and dramatic(!) editorials I’ve seen in a while, where Frida Gustavsson radiates on different Scandinavian locations photographed by Boe Marion. Knowing I’m perhaps a little bias, since some of these scenes could have been my own native backyard, but judge for yourself here if you wanna escape a rainy Monday noon!

December 15, 2013

Mannish

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I have lost count how often people ask me how old my baby boy is, instantly thinking the absence of pink and silly dollish prints, substituted with black, blue or other “non-gender-related-colours”, means she’s a boy. According to my mum, apparently the same thing happened to me as a child, but once an elderly lady told her it would bring good luck in life being mistaken for the opposite sex. Whether or not the latter being true, I’m feeling quite lucky and blessed in life, and I still stick to my “boyish” pieces that somehow ended up dominating my wardrobe.
Happy Sunday!

Wool trousers by Acne (also here), cashmere knit by Joseph, “old” coat by Isabel Marant, shoes by Jimmy Choo (also here), bag by Chanel and Tag Heuer watch.

December 13, 2013

Lonely

Lonely Lingerie Bra

It ain’t Christmas to me without a few lingerie additions, and this little lace cutie by Lonely is certainly on my wish list, love their stuff, and great price points! You’ll also find a selection here and here.

December 12, 2013

Stacking tool!

Monica Vinader Stacking Tool

You might have seen on this space I’ve been a fan of Monica Vinader’s jewellery for quite a while. One of the main features of the brand, is the “stacking-principle”, which works so well for both bracelets or rings, that can be mixed together making it more personal. Monicavinader.com recently launched a fun ring stacker tool, which allows you to click, drag and rotate, and put together all sorts of combinations, clever indeed!

December 11, 2013

Yup!

Isabel Marant Leather Sandals

Unless you’ve got a ticket to a warm place in hand, then sandals are the last thing you probably “need” this time of year living in the Northern Hemisphere. Since I’ve given up reasoning and listening to sense these newcomers in stores are my pick of the day! By Isabel Marant, yours for £280 and you’ll find them here.

December 10, 2013

Light mood

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Turtle knits have certainly been “my thing” this season, and combined with the weather we’ve been blessed with so far it has allowed us to leave big chunky scarves at home. Wearing lighter colours have also been a conscious “act” of mine, and though I’m pretty much of a black cat, I swear lighter colours sort of brightens up your mood now when days are getting shorter.

Knit by Zara, jeans by Stella McCartney (also here), coat by Ganni, boots by Saint Laurent (similar here), bag by Gucci.