January 21, 2015

Alessandro Michele appointed at Gucci

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After weeks of speculations, Gucci, and parent company Kering, has confirmed Gucci’s new creative director, Alessandro Michele, succeeding Frida Giannini.

“After a considered and thorough selection process, Alessandro Michele has been chosen to assume the role as Gucci creative director, based upon the contemporary vision he has articulated for the brand that he will now bring to life,” said Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive officer of Gucci according to WWD.

Based on Alessandro Michele’s speed delivery and results on the menswear runway a few days ago we can certainly feel there’s a new wave of Gucci coming.

January 18, 2015

Updated Levi’s 501

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Who doesn’t love a pair of “mum-jeans”, and I dare to say that none does it better than good old Levi’s. The iconic 501 will now come with a few adjustments, straighter in the waist, smaller in the seat and a more tapered fit, which to me sounds even better. You’ll find the new capsule collection in 3 different washes exclusively at Net-a-Porter on 2’nd of March, add that to your calendar!

January 13, 2015

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…

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New Year Resolutions what?
I’ve learned over the years not to waist energy on pinpointing down a list of a better version of you. But detoxing, getting more sleep, be more organised universally, and getting a new gym membership, would certainly be on mine, for then never really to be fully fulfilled.

Reality is, week 2 in the new year, a far cry from a gym and green juices, and I actually just now unpacked my holiday suitcases, but it’s ok, rest of society seems to have a slow start too. However I’ve managed to marathon through my old Sex-&-The-City-Box, something I’ve wanted to do for years, and in there between Cosmopolitan’s, hilarious girl talks and outstanding Carrie Bradshaw outfits I found inspiration and old memories. They say many ways lead to Rome.

Biker jacket by Balenciaga (also here), velvet dress by Cos, gilet by Yves Salomon, tights by Falk, bag by Gucci, gold earring by Melissa Joy Manning, shoes by Jimmy Choo (also here).

January 8, 2015

Louis Vuitton – Series 2

For Nicolas Ghesquière’s second campaign for Louis Vuitton he has yet again brought along the the legendary photographers Annie Leibovits, Juergen Teller and Bruce Weber to illustrate each artists vision of the SS15 collection, brand and story.
“Series 2″ as a follow up on last year’s “Series 1″ is nothing but beautiful, and sometimes a beautifully captured video accompanied with the right tones bring a vision more to life than anything. Enjoy my favourite video this season by Bruce Weber fronted by Louis Vuitton’s new heroine, Jennifer Connelly.

January 5, 2015


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Happy glorious 2015 everyone!

Instead of presenting you another recap of how 2014 performed in the sartorial world I choose to look forward instead, what has been has been, and there’s little point of repeating what has already been said and done.
Though 2014 was pretty awesome I’m gonna work for 2015 to be an even better one, in every way.
So let’s get started shall we, time to roll up those sleeves, and kick off this new year!

Frame Denims, cashmere jumper by Gucci, velvet blazer by Saint Laurent, cape by Burberry (similar in shearling here), bag by Saint Laurent, belt by Acne (similar here), watch by Larsson & Jennings, boots by Tabitha Simmons.

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December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!

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Right now I’m celebrating a magical Christmas with my 22 months old daughter and family in the North of Norway where I grew up, a tradition that love and hold dear in my heart. I wish you all the most wonderful Christmas too whether you celebrate it or not, wherever you are, and enjoy the company and warmness of those dearest to you.

With Love, Hedvig & Hedda


December 17, 2014

Jumpsuits x NET-A-PORTER Holiday

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These late December festive times can be a little tricky, while being dressed for indoor festivities and cocktail parties allows you wearing open toe shoes and no tights in sight, you might end up looking slightly odd though on the way there, unless you have a door to door car service.

On another note, this season my favourite party wear are jumpsuits, when I think about it they always are, over the years I’ve ended up having a bigger selection of jumpsuits than dresses. I like how you can dress it up and down and never end up looking overdressed, rather effortless, plus it’s easy to pack along on holidays or roll up in weekend bags, wearable with flats, sneakers and heels, an all rounder!

I can highly recommend the jumpsuits by DvF, “the Queen of Wraps”, you’ll find a selection here, or if in doubt treat someone with a Net-a-Porter Gift Card, just can’t go wrong!
Jumpsuit by DvF, coat by MaxMara, sandals by Jimmy Choo, watch by Isabel Marantgold earring by Melissa Joy Manning, gold necklaces by Marte Frisnes and DeBeers, bag by M2Malletier.

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In collaboration with Net-a-Portersame day delivery in London, next day delivery rest of UK.

Industry rumours…

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Little causes as much speculations and rumours in the fashion sphere as when designers are leaving their post in iconic houses, voluntarily or not. Last week the Kering group announced the departure in February of Patrizio di Marco, Gucci’s chief executive, and Frida Giannini, its creative director, after 10 years at the helmet. The rumoured list of successors has since taken of, Riccardo Tisci, Joseph Altuzarra, Peter Dundas, Stefano Pilati, Thomas Maier, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and the latest contender in the loop, Hedi Slimane. How about Tom Ford, did I say that?

December 15, 2014

Lady Bamboo

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Rise and shine world, it’s a new week, and for most of us a very busy one with holidays just around the corner, cheer up, there’s light ahead!

Btw, “It Bags”, do you remember the expression that was overly used and might still be. Personally I was never really into it, when anything “qualified” the term it already felt so overexposed and passé. It might be one of the perks of working in the area though. Being under constant exposure of the fashion industry make many see things differently over the years. Speaking for myself, stripping down my wardrobe to the absolute clean lined timeless essentials would be ideal, I might never get there, but opting for the organised, non-cluttered part of your life sounds so good in theory. The latter explains my latest addition of arm candy, it was love at first sight with this understated bag from Gucci’s Holiday collection, clean, sharp and versatile, just the way I like it.

Wool coat by Totême, pants by Celine, cashmere jumper by Dagmar, bag by Gucci, booties by Jimmy Choo, silver earring by Annelise Michelson, RayBan’s.

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December 13, 2014

Julia Robert + Givenchy

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You’ve probably seen it many times already this week, but great things get away with being repeated. First looks of Givenchy’s SS15 ad faced by Julia Roberts is definitely an unexpected move, but oh so brilliant. Stripped down, smart, beautiful, pure, honest and strong, now this speaks…

December 11, 2014

Black velvet x NET-A-PORTER Holiday

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After long time searching high and low for something perfectly flared, this high waisted specimen by Proenza Schouler just fit like a glove. Culottes you may say, not quite, and not fully trousers either, but I’m just about to move into this pair and gonna carry them a long way, all through the festive season and beyond. How my ankles will feel about that when the cold sets in is a different story, but sometimes unhealthy sartorial choices come first.

On another note, some may find all black boring, but I surely never will. It’s all about playing around with different surfaces in shapes of great tailoring. If you’re looking for some timeless black investment pieces yourself you’ll find a great selection in Net-a-Porter’s Evening Room.

Wool trousers by Proenza Schouler, cashmere turtleneck by Gucci, velvet blazer by Saint Laurent, shoes by Prada, bag by M2Malletier, watch by Isabel Marant, necklace by Marte Frisnes, gold earring by Melissa Joy Manning.

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In collaboration with Net-a-Porter, same day delivery in London, next day delivery rest of UK.

December 8, 2014

And for him… – The perfect tailored T-shirt

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What do you treat the man or lovely boys around you who has it all? Either he’s fashion minded or not, globally most men appreciate a good fit.
Sometimes the best ideas are the simple ones, and online platform ‘Son of a Tailor’ has certainly hit the nail on the head. The tailored T-shirt comes in high quality fabrics, in various colours, round-neck, v-neck, fitted to your measurements, and even initials can be added. The perfect present for the men around you arrives in a sleek minimal gift card box including a tailor measurement tape and instructions, worldwide shipping, yours for pocket friendly €53 and you can order it here in time for Christmas. 

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December 7, 2014

Cape up x NET-A-PORTER Holiday

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December gloom? Not at all, yes days are getting shorter, but we’ve got the best ahead of us. Being an forever optimist with feet solidly grounded there’s light ahead. Either in form of Christmas sparkles, family reunions, goodwill for others or that little hope that Santa heard your prayers.

On my door a few Christmas treats arrived a little earlier than usual this year. With the risk of repeating myself to often, you can’t go wrong with classics, and a versatile wool cape and straight leg blue jeans are certainly some of them.
Running short of ideas of what to gift that special someone in your life or simply want to splurge yourself? Netaporter’s “Can’t-go-wrong” shop-room is the place to klick.

Frame Denim Jeans, wool cape by Saint Laurent, watch by Isabel Marant, bag by Saint Laurent, Ray-Ban’s, shoes by Prada.

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In collaboration with Net-a-Porter who offers free worldwide shipping until Monday 8’th.

December 3, 2014

Tilda Swinton – GQ’s Woman of the Year

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As a juxtaposition to all the sparkling Victoria Secret wings from yesterday’s London spectacle that will be all over the place from today and 1 week forward, I want to give a shout out that my own forever girl crush and uber cool woman, on and off screen, Tilda Swinton, has been named US GQ’s 2014 Woman of the Year. Read the fascinating interview here.

December 2, 2014

Chanel’s Reincarnation by Karl Lagerfeld

Who minds a fashion injection in December, and a compote of Pharrell Williams, Chanel and Cara Delevingne, directed by Karl Lagerfeld is as great as it sounds. The almost 8 min short film ‘Reincarnation’ celebrates the origin of the Chanel jacket, inspired by a lift attendant (Pharrell) working in a hotel near Salzburg, enjoy!!!