Summery temperatures have finally started showing in London, though I wouldn’t dear leaving the house just yet without a throw on or a warming knit. Speaking of the latter, this cashmere piece have certainly proved it’s value and juicy tag. Never have a single piece been recycled and loved as much as this one in my wardrobe. While you might have tired of it by now, I never will, which again proves to me that investing thoughtfully in your wardrobe really does pay off in the long run. It’s not rocket science, but if you’re a knit girl, invest in the best knits, same goes for dresses, shoes, jeans, or what else closest to your heart, and play around with the rest from high and low.
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.
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Carefree, relaxed 70′s waves have somehow managed to sneak into everything what my own sartorial choices go lately. Personally the lightness fits my own state of mind and vision perfectly these days, or at least how I wish it to be, maybe a subconscious therapeutical thing. I’ve even let my hairdryer rest recently and let unruly natural curls out. After never pictured myself in flower power and being particular boho, I might need to eat my own words by July…
While palm trees and sunny beaches are desperately needed this time of year, I’m turning my wings back to home roots in snowy North of Norway, family and serenity come first.
As of now, I’ve never been more pale, but who doesn’t want to get their limbs out on early spring days. Until that longed for beach holiday shows up, and a de-whitening-process and energy boosting can take place naturally, I’m gonna sign up to Mystic Tan Sprays, spa treatments, and other spring treats. My new favourite boots that weirdly enough despite being leopards, that work with pretty much everything in my wardrobe right now, are amongst my later treats. Because we deserve it ladies and gents!!
Denim skirt by MiH (also here), turtleneck blouse by Ganni, biker by Balenciaga (also here and here), boots by Saint Laurent (also here), bag by Jimmy Choo, gold earrings by Melissa Joy Manning, gold-ring necklace by Tom Wood.
Not being afraid of playing around with volumes the selection of wide legged trousers in various shapes in stores right now suits me perfectly well. Some might believe you need to be on the taller side to get away with voluminous silhouettes and wide legged cropped trousers, but we’ve all seen the likes of petite Miroslava Duma kill all those theories recent years.
Apparently I woke up with with the idea of oversizing myself on this specific day, topped with many of my favourite accessories all at once, not caring about a rule in the world…
High waisted cropped trousers by Proenza Schouler (also here and here), cashmere-blend poncho by Holzweiler, belt by Saint Laurent (new season alternative here), shoes by Jimmy Choo (also here), bag by Saint Laurent (also here), cashmere turtle neck by Gucci, silver earring by Annelise Michelson, gold snake-ring necklace by Tom Wood, watch by Isabel Marant.
Yup, the 70′s vibes are definitely out there as early predicted, and I love the undone freedom spirits that tags along with it. Though you’re not gonna see me taking it all the way in flower power dresses, long fringed bags and flowers in my hair, like many editorials right now are reliving the era instead of translating it to 2015.
This spring however I’m in the mood of sporting flared trousers (yes, I keep going on about it!), cropped or long with silky blouses, more than ever before, what could possible become my new daily uniform, if my beloved skinnies allow it.
Jeans with braided belt by MiH (also here), silk top MiH, fur by Dagmar (A/W-15, animal friendly), boots by Jimmy Choo (similar by Gianvito Rossi here), diamond hoop earrings and top diamond necklace and diamond talisman by DeBeers, small diamond earring by Stone Paris, buffalo diamond necklace by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen.
Apologies for not posting on this space as often as I used too, I wish I could, but being a one-man show has it’s time limits, if only we had more hours…
With Fashion weeks running full up to speed right now I’m sure you got your feeds and news channels full anyway.
Sartorial wise I’m still holding on to some of my winter favourites combined with a few new season pieces, like this suede skirt by Tibi for instance. Sporting bare legs in February has become the new normal in London and I’m certainly not complaining.
Suede skirt by Tibi, cashmere knit by Celine, leather biker by Balenciaga (also here and here), boots by Tabitha Simmons (also here), gold-snake-ring-necklace by Tom Wood, gold earrings by Melissa Joy Manning, bag by Gucci.
Every year, whether it’s trending or not, I dig out my good old flares. This season however they couldn’t feel more right and instead of being brought out in daylight on odd occasions they have become my new regulars.
You’ll find all fits and styles out there right now but my personal favourites have always been by MiH Jeans with the perfect kick, and this velvet pair are certainly up in the running of being my winning pair ever.
Have you dug your flares out yet?
Flared velvet trousers by MiH, cashmere knit by Joseph, leather biker by Balenciaga (also here and here), boots by Jimmy Choo (similar here), bag by Balenciaga (also here), gold necklace by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen, gold earrings by Melissa Joy Manning.
While rushing through flu-month with a sick toddler, lack of energy and a (soon!) desperate need of melanin-stimulation, while watching the amounts of non-replied-work-mails growing, January was gone with a flash. Welcome February and all fashion light coming along with it, still clinging on to our winter staples while sipping to fresh peppermint tea.
Wishing you all a lovely week!
Skirt By Hofmann Copenhagen, knit by Celine, sheepskin leather biker by All Saints (similar style by All Saints here), merino tights by Falke, boots by Jimmy Choo (similar by Gianvito Rossi here), earring by Sophie Bille Brahe, bag by Gucci (also here).
Baby, it’s getting cold out there, and it doesn’t exactly encourage chic day dressing on the go. Hiding under layers-and-coat-season has officially landed.
Anyway, like always at this time of year, I play around with my coats and outerwear to avoid seeing the same reflection staring back in the mirror, and like always the easiest trick to me, whether it’s trending or not, is to play around with belts and shapes while waiting for those milder, sunnier new season days ahead, it’s worth the wait…
Jeans by Frame Denim (also here and here), jumper by Acne, quilted coat by Gestuz (shorter version here and here), belt by Saint Laurent (similar here and here), gold-pearl earring by Sophie Bille Brahe, bag by Gucci (also here) and boots by Jimmy Choo.
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.
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.
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
Photos by David Nyanzi
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 Marant, gold earring by Melissa Joy Manning, gold necklaces by Marte Frisnes and DeBeers, bag by M2Malletier.
In collaboration with Net-a-Porter, same day delivery in London, next day delivery rest of UK.
Photos by David Nyanzi
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.