September 29, 2015

Ruffles

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Hedvig Opshaug 23.09.2015-2Photocredit: David Nyanzi (The Nyanzi Report, @davidnyanzi)

It’s not often I jump on the print wagon, and certainly not when the colour red is involved, but it was love at first sight back in February, when then Gucci’s newly appointed Creative Director Alessandro Michele, served us geeky-chic seventies vibes and ruffles, that instantly got me onboard.

I’ve been wearing this floral ensemble, signed by the latter, already more than many others of my wardrobe treasures, and will keep on trying for different ways, though varieties are not endless. Anyway, layering over trousers was not invented yesterday, but that’s just what I will do this season to get the most out of my favourite dresses, shorter and longer hems.
And then you’ve got the ruffles… Be prepared, it’s gonna be one of the key trend words come 2016.

Silk dress by Gucci, velvet trousers by MiH, bag by Chloé, watch by Isabel Marant, diamond bangle by DeBeers and shoes by Celine.

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April 28, 2015

HEDVIG x NET-A-SPORTER

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Hedvig Opshaug X Net-a-Porter - Photographed by Rune Dahl - 09.04.2015-4Location Narvikfjellet, north of Norway, photographed by Rune Dahl (www.runedahl.no)

We all need it at some point, to take a few solid steps back, escape all usual surroundings, change of scenery and routines, take deep breaths and lower our shoulders. Speaking for myself, and presume for many others, the challenge is finding the time. For as much as we love glorious beach holidays with friends and exploring exciting cities over weekends, I wouldn’t necessarily call it charging batteries, unless it’s somewhere completely remote and silent that puts things in perspective, but by the time you return to high speed normal life hopefully you’re missing the buzz too.

For me that escape is heading back home to were I grew up in the North of Norway, and while spending my Easter there for all outdoor activities than can be offered, I again teamed up with Net-a-Porter’s lifestyle section , Net-a-Sporter, that offers the best selection of crossover lifestyle and sportswear there is. At higher altitudes than last summers beach run, my favourite local photographer Rune Dahl, captured a hiking trip in the mountain I grew up and basically skied before I could walk, Narvikfjellet.

Not wanting to splurge on whole new wintery gear so late in the season I put together a few allrounder pieces that I will be using for other than alpine surroundings as well. This rash guard for instance will be my faithful companion come water-sport season, and waterproof boots can walk me anywhere in British outdoor life. Anyway, we don’t always need to justify our sartorial choices right, even on a mountain (!), these sunnies speak for themselves…

Rash guard top by Orlebar Brown, cotton leggings by The Row, shell jacket by Mover, suede/leather boots by Sorel, sunglasses by Illesteva.
Hedvig Opshaug X Net-a-Porter - Sorel Tivoli - 09.04.2015
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