March 26, 2016

Mule up

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Chunky wedges and high heels can come and go as much as they like, but when it comes to investing in open toe staples I intend to spend long summer days in, chic comfort will always be a winner.
Personal favourites of mine this season are these wedges by Chloé that would go along with anything casual or not, while adding a pop to all other things monochrome.
One of these pairs will for sure be joining me on a tropical escape some day very soon.

Yours for £560 and you can find them here and here.

February 10, 2016

Off Shoulder Love

To me, baring a shoulder or two will always be timeless, classy ways to expose a little of that so erogenous zone, trending or not. However the latter happens to be on the radar right now, and so easy to achieve by playing around with classic shirts and cut out tops. Flaunting in the right upper area is the chicest way to add a bit of umpf to any skirt, trousers or jeans. For the confident DIY, working the scissors and needles on soft loose knitwear you love that hasn’t been worn for a while is also a personal favourite.

For the love of getting your shoulders out there I recently paired up with Net-a-Porter’s – The Edit in a short video to demonstrate and give a few tip on how to bare it for different body types in “The Style Solution” section. Please keep in mind though not to stick to “rules” too much, it can be so much more fun breaking them!
You’ll find all pieces included in the video here.

January 17, 2016

On my mind…

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Whilst we’re at it, some of us feeling the January blues, with colder degrees descending every day and signs of spring still far away, here’s a few thoughts, picks and tips currently on my mind…

1. To urgently refill one of my cannot-live-without daily skin boosters, Santa Maria Novella’s fascial rose water, a product that hasn’t been credited enough, longlasting and you don’t need to dig very deep in your pockets either, but hard to find elsewhere than their own stores I’m afraid.
2. Chloe’s new killer python loafers!
3. A relaxing holiday escape to a coconut island instantly!!
4. Winter sales are still ongoing, and as a knitlover high quality cashmere is always a good investment, the knit above is by The Row on 40% sales at Net-a-Porter, who’s also offering winter sales up to 70% right now.
5. All things ruffled, on sleeves, collars and detailing, this top by Gucci is no exception.
6. I’m not the greatest fan of basket style bags, but this raffia basket by Balenciaga got me onboard at first glance.
7. Celine’s SS16 earrings!!
8. Colder weather does no wonders for my skin, but Bamford’s new serum certainly does, can’t recommend it enough, one of the best serums I’ve ever come across, and perfect for sensitive skin types.

January 8, 2016

January blues

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Happy 2016 everyone, hope it’s been kind to you so far!

I tend to find myself in limbo land first week after new year every year, and never felt the energic kickstart with blank pages you’re supposed to fill with a better version of you in every area. Instead I’ve been working my ways through a pile of movies, hardly had a green leaf on my plate and I can’t recall where I placed my running shoes weeks ago, there you go, January blues.
Sartorial wise I’ve not been far away either, but as always great knits and cashmere can uplift many things dull and will be what I will stick to for a little longer, until spring inspiration finally kicks in and days visible longer, may it be soon!

Jeans by MiH (on 40% sale), knit dress by Stella McCartney (on 50% sale), old coat, bag by Guema Barnaba, gold diamond necklace by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen, shoes by Chanel.

December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas & All Best Wishes

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It’s Christmas and I hope you’re all surrounded by people you love whether you’re celebrating or not. Like every year I’m with my family in the North of Norway where I grew up, no other place is more Christmassy to me than there, and though we haven’t been able to call it a proper white Christmas so far, the magic just happened, and snow is finally falling.

Wishing you all out there a wonderful Merry Magic Christmas too wherever you are!!!

Kisses from me & Hedda

December 17, 2015

The new December…

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It feels like I’m repeating myself every winter, but every year with even stronger reason though, what happened to our traditional winter? We should all getting slightly worried environmentally wise as we all know, but from a pure sartorial and shallow point of view I’m certainly not complaining about the new 15 degrees December month.

Knits as outerwear has become my new December, and the latest specimen to my knitwear collection (an addict!) is this wool jumper by Preen, found at an online retailer I recently discovered, The Cult & Classic, which offers a great edit of just the latter, well picked cool seasonal pieces next to the classics we always look for by well known brands.
However, having the above said I might need to eat my own words any day soon, but until then…

Wool jumper by Preen, velvet flares by MiH (also here), bag by Chloe (also herehere and here), belt by Gucci (also here & here), diamond earring by Orit Elhanati and stud diamond by Stone, boots by Chloe, diamond rings by Monica Vinader and DeBeers.

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December 9, 2015

Uniform

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Shapes and hemlines come and go, but I personally like to think I’m rather unaffected most of the time. I keep on repeating my long going love for cropped flares and all things comfortable knitted, cause it’s about knowing what you’re about instead of ticking all boxes. At the end of the day it’s down to great basics that works with everything, my forever mantra.

It would be silly trying to intellectualise the above, there’s no formula for casual flare and feeling comfortable, except get dressed with your heart and not head.
Wishing you a glorious mid week everyone!

Jumpsuit by Dagmar, mohair knit by Ganni, coat by Stella McCartney (also here & here), bag by Guema Barnaba, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood (also here & here), gold and diamond earring by Orit Elhanati.

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November 28, 2015

Cyber Weekend!!!

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Shearling coat by Joseph (40%), sunglasses by Acne Studios (30%), Sateen pillow case and duvet cover by Calvin Klein (25%), Rose Perfection Perfume by Robert Piguet (10%)Silver diamond rings by Monica Vinader (40%), Shampoo/conditioner/treatment set by Oribe (20%), Slingback by Manolo Blahnik (25%), Wool knitted dress by Stella McCartney (40%).

After having your mailboxes “attacked” by offers this week there can’t be a soul who’s missed out on the global discounted shopping phenomena this cyber weekend, officially kicked off yesterday, lasting until coming Monday midnight.

Speaking for myself it can almost have the opposite effect of wanting to shop at all being being met by flashing offers and promo codes in every direction, but over the years I’ve learned my do’s and don’ts when it comes to sales shopping. Keep focus on getting things on discounts that you’ve been eyeing for a while, refilling your already favourite beauty products, new luxurious bedsheets, look out for furniture and electrical deals, and don’t fall into the trap of stocking up with things you didn’t know you wanted just because the deal sounds too good!

See some of my personal top picks on discount this weekend above and I’ve listed some interesting online shopping sites below, and oh, look out for those shopping codes, not always as easy to find as the flashing discount number. Happy Cyber Weekend everyone!!

  1. Harrods: 10% off
  2. Nordstrom: up to 50% off select styles
  3. Farfetch: 10% off selected brands
  4. Luisaviaroma: 30% off
  5. H&M: up to 60% off
  6. MatchesFashion: up to 50% off (US only)
  7. Net A Porter: up to 50% on sales (US only)
  8. The White Company: 20% off
  9. Shopbop: from 15% to 25% off
  10. GAP: up to 40% off
  11. Avenue32: up to 30% off
  12. Dagmar: up to 30% off
  13. Yoox: 20% off
  14. Amara: up to 50% off
  15. Adidas: up to 50% off
  16. Harvey Nichols: up to 25% off
  17. The Corner: 25% off
  18. Bergdorf Goodman: up to 40% off
  19. Neiman Marcus: up to 40% off
  20. Amazon: up to 50% off
  21. HQhair: up to 25% off
  22. Asos: 20% off everything
November 25, 2015

Sneaker’in

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Being a self proclaimed sneaker’in I’ve stepped into many pairs over the years, and I’ve been a dedicated fan to Common Projects’s kicks for a long time. Despite trends leaning towards platform sneaker soles I personally prefer the neater models that perhaps more resembles classic plimsolls rather than the bulkier styles. And there’s a new hot neat kick in town, iconic stripes by Gucci, I just couldn’t resist!

Leather sneakers by Gucci (£365), low-tops by Common Projects (£250).

November 12, 2015

Fall leaves

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It’s mid November and so far we’re reliving another mild London fall, bare pins during winter months have become the new normal and I’m not to complain. Transitional dressing will always be a favourite, and allows easy fun layering instead of total wrapping. As part of my conscious choice of not wearing jeans all the time I actively remind myself to wear dresses and skirts as often as I can, we all know chilly winds can put an end to that any day soon.

Soft knitted dresses aside, the Irish designer, who once stated he hated to design dresses and evening wear, J.W. Anderson, has become my go-to for interesting, allrounder-dresses that works equally well daytime as evening, with trainers, flats or heels, even layered over shirts, knits or trousers. Probably it’s exactly his vision and ideology the reason why I’ve personally felt drawn to his dress creations. Farfetch always has a great selection by the designer and they tend to sell quickly (see here), but Resort 2016 drops are just around the corner, so stay tuned!

Dress by J.W. Anderson, suede coat by Mango (similar here), earrings by Isabel Marant, boots by Chloe, bag by Charlotte Olympia.

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November 10, 2015

Dungarees…

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Being a lover of overalls and one-pieces, I love dungarees, come and go trends, they always feel current. I rediscovered my love for them during my pregnancy a few years ago (cliche!), but since my baby bump has gone my collection has grown rapidly in various styles.
This season my absolute favourite pair are these by Citizens of Humanity, with a perfect fit and wash, flattering wide legs, and not flared to the extreme(!). I’ve been living in mine this fall and have no plans of moving out very soon either. Dungarees and overalls are for all ages if you ever imagined any limits, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, tata!!

Dungarees by Citizens of Humanity (also herehere and here), wool knit by Stella McCartney (also here), leather biker by Balenciaga (also here), boots by Chloe, suede bag by Jimmy Choo (different versions here), silver earring by Annelise Michelson, iPhone case by Charlotte Olympia, diamond rings by Monica Vinader and DeBeers.

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October 29, 2015

A lesson from men…

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After many years in Rainland I’ve spent unknown amounts on rather cheap, not functional, nor good-looking, emergency umbrellas, who all happened to be just that too, not lasting much longer than the time to get transported away from the momental heavy rain attack, or being left behind and forgotten about shortly after. Maybe splurging more on a luxury upgrade would last a whole lot longer, incorporating it in your outfit sort of way. I would certainly think twice before leaving stylish investments like these above mindless behind, a lesson from my most stylish male friends…

You’ll find a great collection of stylish, timeless and genderless, works-with-everything umbrellas on Farfetch.com, officially on my wishlist! Umbrellas by EtroAlexander McQueen and Swims above, ranging from £47 to £495.

October 27, 2015

A-list

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Being a total knit nerd and a lover of “one pieces”, any well shaped dress that comes in the softest cashmere are to me clear favourites and certainly dominating on my wardrobe shelves. They’ve become my go-to’s on early morning drop offs, and any other occasions when the level of creativity hasn’t peaked, along with late evenings out. At the end of the day I’m a comfortable dresser, and what could compete with cosy knit dresses? This cosy A-shaped piece have been around since June, but still available in stores, a total keeper!

Cashmere dress by Proenza Schouler (also here, here and here), boots by Saint Laurent (in black here), bag by Balenciaga (also here), diamond rings by Monica Vinader and DeBeers, and gold necklace by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen.

October 7, 2015

Demna Gvasalia to Balenciaga

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After it was announced a few months back that Alexander Wang would be leaving his creative director role at Balenciaga, it’s been speculated who would be the successor.
Georgian designer, Demna Gvasalia, behind applauded Vetements, was this morning announced as Balenciaga’s new creative director and is expected to show his first collection in March 2016 in Paris.

Alexander Wang showcased his last show for iconic Balenciaga last week in Paris, and he ended his 3 years at the helmet with his best collection to date. See the full collection here.

October 4, 2015

What if…

Picks for Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is full on and I’m here with suitcases a little too optimistically put together temperature-wise, because Paris baby, you’re sunny but a tad chilly this time around. Still can’t get over that I left my most beloved knitwear back home, that goes for my coats too. Hence my wishlist above of beauties I forgot or I wishfully thinking were mine!

Suede coat by Frame Denim, gold & diamond earrings by Aurelie Bidermann, perfume by Tom Daxon, suede sneakers by Common Projects, wool knit by Victoria Beckham, wool skirt by Tibi, bag by Chloé.
All items available on NET-A-PORTER who offers same day delivery in NY/London/HK.