August 4, 2014

Diamonds & Signatures

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August, I’m not sure what happened, but I guess losing track on time is a good sign when you’re holidaying, and that explains my absence here lately, amongst technical problems that resulted in several Mac-attacks for a while.

Well, I’m kicking off my August (and may it never end!) with my love for diamonds and personalised jewellery. As you may have noticed I’m a true fan of subtle pieces, and practically wear them every day, some which I never take off, same goes for my little girl. Though I’m a minimalist at heart my weakness are diamond pieces, and if I ever get close to over-accessorise I blame my love on them sparkling little things that I love combining with other special engraved pieces, #MYLOVE for those who might have noticed already.
Check out my latest collaboration with Monica Vinader here where I’m lined up with North-East-West and Central London girls.
Bisous

Top and trousers by Stella McCartney, shoes by Jimmy Choo, bag by Tod’s, all jewellery by Monica Vinader.

March 18, 2014

Little less loud

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Yeah yeah, I know it’s mostly about arty prints this season, but I still find myself sticking to simple and monochrome looks as far away from loud as it gets. If you’re looking for revolutionary, too-coo-for-school, fast fashion, and most of the time short lived tips, you’d better look elsewhere than here, cause this space is about those basics you can wear again and again with quality in mind. Gosh, that all sounded boring, but these basics aren’t for sure, a pair of cropped wide trousers like these are on my top-tip-list this season, if you haven’t got yours already!

Cropped pants by Tod’s SS14 (similar style here), mohair knit by Topshop Boutique, mules by Tibi (also here and here), bag by Gucci, watch by Larsson&Jennings, diamond rings by Monica Vinader.

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February 3, 2014

Blanco

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Though I’m a pretty black cat I love wearing whites, especially this time of year when we’ve survived the darkest season and only brighter days are ahead. It’s wonderful isn’t, that days already are getting longer, and if you’re a real optimist you can already start looking for signs of spring, well, I guess the latter would depend on you geographic though.

Anyway, white leather pants are essentials to me this season, and these baggy specimen along with this shorter version of my grey coat (that I’ve practically been living in), and these Monica Vinader diamond rings, are all new wardrobe favourites.

Happy Monday morning to all of you and don’t forget to enter the £500 Monica Vinader give away below, only a few days left now!

Leather trousers by Designers Remix, jumper by Stella McCartney, coat by Ganni, blue shoes by Celine, bag by Gucci and rings by Monica Vinader.

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January 29, 2014

Monica Vinader + Hedvig

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I’ve paired up with my long time favourite, Monica Vinader again, for another shopping event with a Valentines twist in the new London boutique in Canary Wharf on the 5′th of February. For those of you dear readers far away from London city that won’t be able to make it to the store, you’ll be able to redeem a 20% discount code online (MVHINT20) on the day between 5-8pm GMT.

I truly hope to see as many of you as possible to join us for fun, chats, champagne and shopping on the day, and don’t forget to enter the competition below with international entrance accepted off course.

Until then, tweet and spread the word, and this is your chance to lay your hands on those pretty little diamonds for a little less.
Love baby

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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!

September 5, 2013

Knits

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Knits knits knits! They still remain my favourite piece every winter season, and apparently I can never get enough of them, something that the ever growing pile in my wardrobe clearly proves. On another note it’s not so strange, I mean, we wear them 9 months a year in the northern hemisphere, and they pretty much go with anything, especially if you’re more of a minimal dresser like me who prefer simple lines and easy-go-to-combos.

With this mohair beauty it was love at first sight, and I will definitely try to squeeze as many looks out of this little investment piece in the time ahead.
Let fall begin!

Denims by J Brand, new mohair knit by Stella McCartney (here, here, here and here), trio bag by Celine, bracelets and rings by Monica Vinader, Balenciaga and De Beers.

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August 8, 2013

Flat summer

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After fantastic days in Sardinia I’m back on the concrete with whites and pale colours on my mind, which are perfect for the high temperatures we’re still blessed with in London. Though I’ve invested in and eyeing gorgeous new heels for my wardrobe, I pretty much swear to flats when I’m on the run these days. In the summer heat, and hectic days with work and my little girl in my arms it’s the obvious alternative. Flats me, hehe, who would have thought?

Denim skirt by Acne (“old”), blouse by Helmut Lang, ballerinas by Lanvin (here and here), bag by Celine, gold necklace by Johnny Ramli and sunnies by Tom Ford.

July 16, 2013

Up North

North of Norway I love you, but this time around you were to far off the seasonal scale, I’m sorry, but no one up there deserves 12 degrees mid July(!).So back on went leather pants, knits and jackets, between home lounging in pyjamas. On another note I got the chance to jump into my new perfectly baggy leather pants for fall, and a splash of new collection Baja by Monica Vinader, like these stacked rings and bracelet which are new seasons favourites of mine.

And oh, don’t forget to enter my joint competition with Monica Vinader, by letting us now what you’d have engraved and why by commenting here or tweeting @MonicaVinader or @hedvigSO using hashtag #MVLights. Only 2 more days to go sweetie pies!

New leather trousers by Ganni (here and here), cashmere sweater by Dries Van Noten (very similar here), shoes by Chanel (sales bargains!), blazer from & Other Stories, wallet by Neri Karra, watch by Tagheuer and stacked Baja rings and bracelet by Monica Vinader.

July 12, 2013

Contrasts

Morning superstars from a chilly Northern Norway where I’m relaxing with my little girl and family for a week, it’s so cozy to be home and have a break from city life for a few days. However I do miss the fantastic summer I left behind in London on Tuesday, as the contrast to where I’m now couldn’t be any bigger. Anyway, I hope and intend (!) to jump back into summer outfits as soon as I’m back, like these high waisted shorts for instance, a real find at Zara.

Music tee by Acne, shorts from Zara, shoes by Saint Laurent (similar here ), python bag by Tod’s, sunnies by Tom Ford, new Siren ring and Ava diamond bracelet by Monica Vinader, other jewellery Tiffany and Balenciaga.

July 5, 2013

Monica Vinader + Hedvig


As you may know already through my posts I’m quite a fan of Monica Vinader’s jewellery, and since I first walked into the store on South Molton street and got myself an engraved bracelet, I’ve been hooked. I think the idea of having jewellery engraved (Make it Your Own!) makes it all so much more personal, along with the “stacking principle” of Monica’s lines which I also love.

Needless to say that I was thrilled to be approached by the brand to host this event above and a joint reader competition, something I feel very excited about, and which feels like the most natural thing as I’m already such a fan of Monica’s jewellery. I’m therefore pleased to invite all of you lovely readers to come along to an exclusive 20% off shopping evening on the 18th of July. No need to miss out on this offer if you’re not based in London. We are giving my readers 20% to redeem on the Monica Vinader website on the night of the event. Just enter the code cited on the invitation.

As part of our collaboration, you will also have the chance to win a ‘Create Your Own’ necklace combination worth £250 and an engravable Ava friendship bracelet by simply doing the following:

1. Tell us what you would have engraved on your Ava Bracelet and why by either
2. Commenting on this post or
3. Tweeting @MonicaVinader and @HedvigSO using #MVLights

I will be in the store on South Molton Street on the day where I will select the winner of the competition where everyone is eligible to enter worldwide, so what are you waiting for? I hope as many of you will make it on the night and join me for shopping, chats, styling, fun, champagne and Scandinavian canapés!

May 12, 2013

Staples

We all have a few staples in our wardrobe that we always tend to grab for, the few items you really love and never seem to get enough of, especially on days your creativity is like non existing. In my case these goodies are as simple as skinny jeans, along with some t-shirts, so basically the most basic you can imagine.
Needless to say I felt glorious happy the other day when I finally managed to slip into my favourite skinnies again after being separated way too long (8 months!), that feeling…..
Wishing you a fabulous Sunday noon and see you in Oslo where I’ll be heading tomorrow!

J Brand jeans, new silk blouse Topshop pre-fall, jacket by Isabel Marant (similar here), shoes by Saint Laurent Paris, bag by Celine, Tag Heuer watch, necklace, rings and bracelet by Monica Vinader, other jewellery De Beers and Balenciaga.

January 30, 2013

Dungarees

Dungarees may be a hard one to swallow for some but I’ve been craving a pair ever since I spotted Phillip Lim’s gorgeous leather resort 2013 version, and the green pair that strutted down his SS13 runway back in September. Some may think of it as typical preggy wear, well I don’t, but I do admit it’s quite comfortable these days indeed, and I’ve practically lived in my maternity versions lately.
Anyway, for those of you without a 8 month+ baby bump, this one iconis my absolute lux favourite, and these and these are great budget alternatives out there right now, ideally styled with a simple loose tee or plaided shirt and sharp pumps.

Dungarees (maternity) by Topshop, leather biker by Joseph (on sale), boots by Saint Laurent, bag by Tod’s, rings by De Beers and Monica Vinader and gold bracelet by Tiffany’s.

January 23, 2013

if if if …

I’m a jeans-shirt-girl at heart and I’m so missing my simple jeans looks, feels like ages ago!!! Well, I assure you I’ll jumping into a pair of perfect skinnies, a slightly unbuttoned silk blouse with rolled up sleeves, a little tuck, and killer heels as soon as I can, and wouldn’t mind any of these pieces to be included. With a long black coat over the shoulders or a duvet bomber I would have been ready to join fashion-month-circus! Btw, loving the silk shirt  by H&M (£39.99) so much that I’ll probably get it now and save it for later.

Watch by Nixon, silk blouse by H&M, heels by Saint Laurent, rose gold necklace by Monica Vinader, suede clutch by Saint Laurent and jeans by Frame Denim.

December 10, 2012

Wool & Tweed

Happy Monday morning and I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

I spent mine doing lots of 1′sts in my life, finding myself of the top floors of department stores (babystuff) instead of enjoying the “secret” sales on the floors below was definitely a 1′st one. I probably looked liked a big question mark when the helpful staff loaded my arms with “necessary” gadgets I never heard of, or even occurred to me was needed. Well, now it’s all done in one go and the rest of shopping time available in December will be devoted to Christmas gifts and perhaps a few treats for myself, just to release some of the pressure for Santa…..

What’s not a 1′st one is my forever combo of wooly dresses and coats, but that just happens to be my favourite right now. Wool dress and scarf from Cos, coat and boots by Isabel Marant, tights by Wolford, bag by Proenza Schouler, gold bracelet by Monica Vinader and rings by De Beers.

December 5, 2012

Velvet & Stripes

Woop woop, I’m back in London and jumped straight into my heels this morning when I joined a fabulous group of women at Tod’s Christmas lunch at 5 Hertford Street. I wore my new stripey viscose blouse from Zara (a real budget bargain!), a new pair of velvet skinnies by J Brand (maternity-fantastic!), my beloved Agnes by Jimmy Choo, signature bag by Tod’s and a new golden coin bracelet by Monica Vinader (coins are my latest crush!). Now getting ready for next event, wishing you all a fabulous eve too!