Thursday, 12 July 2018

July Wishlist

As my birthday is coming up soon, I’ve been asked a lot of questions about what's on my wishlist for this year. That has really got me thinking a lot about what I want. Like I mentioned a couple of blog posts ago, I’ve been trying to cut down on my consumerism, so I really had to wreck my brain for ideas. Now that I created a wishlist, I really wanted to share it with you here on my blog!

#1. Vintage, Gold Jewelry

Normally, I only wear silver jewelry. I once read somewhere that silver jewelry suits people with pink undertones and gold jewelry suits people with yellow undertones. However, while my skin tone, in theory, looks better with gold jewelry, I have always been a silver kinda gal. Now that it's summer and I've got a tan, I want to experiment a bit more with gold jewelry. As you might have seen, gold jewelry in a vintage Southern European style is very hot in the blogosphere right now. I want to give it a try. I do, however, prefer sticking to actual vintage jewelry pieces as opposed to vintage inspired items. Why not be sustainable when you can? While I will be looking at Etsy and other online vintage stores for these ‘new’ jewelry pieces, my favorite non-vintage jewelry stores are Bagatiba, Missoma, Rock N Rose, Reliquia Jewelry, and Haati Chai.

#2. War Child t-shirts 

Second on my wishlist is a t-shirt from War Child. My favorites from the collection are the ones from Vivienne Westwood, Bella Freud, and Pam Hogg. I have a lot of t-shirts on my wishlist, but this one is for a good cause. War Child is a UK organization that, in celebration of their 25th anniversary, has teamed up with a variety of British designers to create a collection of t-shirts to help support and raise awareness of War Child’s charity. All the money will go towards providing high-impact programs across war torn countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, and Uganda. The programs will offer children support with issues such as mental health, education, and protection.

#3. Swimwear 

Third on my wishlist is swimwear. I don’t really own any swimwear because it used to be my least favorite thing to spend money on. However, now that swimwear companies focuses on the person wearing the swimwear and flattering the female body as opposed to exploiting them. I'm all for it now. I’m probably gonna go for a swimsuit or a bikini from the brand Matteau as I love the cuts and beautiful silhouettes of their swimwear.

#4. Gucci loafers

Okay, so I've been smitten as well... The last thing on my July wishlist is a pair of Gucci loafers. While I can appreciate classic designs and wardrobe stables such as these loafers, I have been trying to stay away from this–in my opinion–horrific Gucci trend that has been going on these past couple of years. The classic Gucci loafer, however, is not a part of the money making tactics behind the Gucci brand like the Gucci sneakers, Gucci hats, and Gucci *whatever* are. I’m very aware of the fact that some of these hyped items are just trendy because you get to show off and flash your money. It's not what the designers have envisioned for Gucci as a brand, but rather items made as a source of income for Gucci. It saddens me to see fashion take this direction, but this is just a personal opinion so please don't be offended if you are part of the 'Gucci gang'. (If you wanna learn more about this specific topic, I suggest watching Haute Le Mode on Youtube. He is very passionate about the topic and his channel functions as a type of fashion industry 101 YouTube channel).

What's on your wishlist for this month?

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Why I Never Attend Music Festivals

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Clubmasters | Dress: H&M* | Sneakers: Adidas Gazelle*

I am a huge music fan. I love live music and summer concerts. However, when it comes to music festivals, I have to admit that they’re not really for me. In fact, I’ve never been to one either. That tends to come as a shock to some as music festivals are a pretty big deal where I’m from. Every cool kid goes to the annual, infamous Roskilde Festival just outside of Copenhagen.

Granted, music festivals look and sound amazing. Who wouldn’t enjoy music, fun, and good company in the sun?! As I keep asking myself that particular question, I have admit that I have a hard time believing that the festivals can live up to the fairytale image which is being sold to hopeful festivalgoers.

I believe that music festivals are a worldly phenomenon that has become a rite of passage for my generation. If you want to be “someone” or want to maintain a cool image, it's a given that you should be attending music festivals. While I, in theory, could be just another common festivalgoer I've decided not to because I don’t believe in that mindset when people think they're above the average millennial just because they associate themselves with a random youth subculture. There’s no way in hell I’ll ever go to a music festival just be a cool and edgy millennial and let me tell you why...

#1. The Hygiene

The first thing I have to highlight is, in my case, plays a crucial part in my opinion of music festivals;  the hygiene and ESPECIALLY the toilet facilities. That’s just a big fat NO from me. I can't wrap my head around the fact that you are sleeping in an overheated tent in a pool of mud and other people's bodily fluids. I panic just by the thought of waking up to the sound of someone vomiting on my tent which, according to my festival obsessed friends, happens quite often. Because the hygiene becomes such a huge issue, I've heard about people getting a eye infections from the evaporation of urine (because people don't want to use the toilets). I don't blame people for not using the toilets though. I wouldn't want to use a dirty, portable toilet either when the chances of someone tipping it over is that high.

#2. My Overshadowing and Totally Realistic Fear of Dying

I remember back in 2000, a few people were stomped to death at a Pearl Jam concert at Roskilde Festival. Although I would expect the safety to have been improved since that incident, the massive crows at music festivals are always going to be there. Everyone is there to listen to the same band, and everyone wants a spot where they can see. Sometimes, people behave like animals when alcohol and their favorite band is involved and I'm not ready to die just yet.

#3. The Inaccessible and Overpriced Food

You're in line for ages while you're incredibly hungover and then, to top it all off, you're being totally overcharged for a bottle of water and an average hot meal. Sometimes, you reach the end of the line you're told that they're out of that one specific meal that you have been craving all morning. I'm wiping nervous sweat of my forehead as I'm writing this. In all fairness, the price point at festivals are kind of a given as it is with any event... YAY, capitalism!!


These are the three reasons as to why I don't attend music festivals. Of course I know that the pros outweigh the cons in the long run, but I just really like to complain about stuff. If you choose to go to any music festivals bearing all of this in mind, I applaud you!
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Friday, 29 June 2018

Jungle Boogie

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Leather jacket: Zara (old) | Dress: Zara | Boots: Mango (old)

While leopard print always comes back as a wardrobe stable, it's very refreshing to see zebra print make its return. There's something so '80s-chic about zebra print and as you might be aware of, I'm obsessed with the '80s. I have been having a hardcore high street fashion detox since the beginning of the 2018 (which is also why I have been so freaking bad at blogging this year; I don't have any clothes to blog about). However, I'm currently in desperate need of summer clothes so when I found this Zebra dress in the summer sale at Zara, I knew I had to bring it home with me. I've paired it with my beloved Céline sunglasses, a black biker jacket, a pair of fishnet tights, and a pair of heeled patent boots.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Where I Find Interior Inspiration

In a couple of days I'll be moving into a dorm room. While I'm terrified of moving away from my mom's house, I'm exited about getting to decorate and furnish a new space. Because of this, I've been frantically looking at my four favorite sources for interior inspiration, and I thought I would share them with you in a blog post today.

#1. CHRISTIANE SPANGSBERG

Christiane is such a talented, young artist who uses her Instagram account to showcase her art work. Her drawings are beautiful and simple. They remind me of  a mix between Picasso and Matisse. All her pieces tell a story like the commissioned collection that Christiane did for Paddington Inn in Australia which is about how strangers meet. Besides sharing her gorgeous art work, Christiane also shares costumer pictures (which are always of beautifully styled homes) as well as images of her own cute, little Østerbro-located apartment in Copenhagen. 

#2. CHRISTIE TYLER

Christie will forever and always be my muse and go-to woman for photo inspiration. Besides being an amazing fashion blogger, Christie really has an eye for interior design. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that her room is one of the most dreamy rooms, I've seen on the Internet. Her entire room is following a warm neutral palette with gold undertones. I'm most definitely going to get myself the Hans Wegner Y-Chair (which is also a great investment piece) as well as a midcentury nightstand like hers. As a Dane, I grew up seeing that specific chair everywhere and midcentury styled furniture in teak tree. It reminds me a lot of my grandma and grandpa's house. My heart is also set on Christie's rose gold clothing rack, her marble tray, and ivory faux cowskin hide.

#3. MEGAN ELLABY

Megan Ellaby is another one of my favorite fashion bloggers. Although, Megan doesn't really like minimalistic, Scandinavian interior design or plain white walls, I still manage to find her home on of the most beautiful ones on the market (I also spotted some Danish midcentury teak furniture in her house, hehehe). Megan's home is very influenced by her love for music as well as the '60s and '70s. The house really oozes of personality and I appreciate bravery in styling which Megan totally has!

#4. LIZZY HADFIELD

I haven't been following Lizzy for as long as I have been following Christie and Megan. However, in the short amount of time that I have been following Lizzy, I have fallen head over heels in love with her apartment. Her dining room/seating area with that insane apotheker's dressoir is probably my favorite part of her home. She had me desperately googling after one similar to hers (failed :'(... ) when I first saw it. Furthermore, I'm also totally loving the vintage Moroccan Beni Ouarain rug on the gorgeous herringbone floor. I'm imagining decorating my future adult apartment like Lizzy's.

I hope you enjoyed this slightly different style of blog post. Let me know if you'd like to see more interior related blogposts or if you'd like for me to continue sharing my different sources of inspiration!

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Image credit: Instagram/@christianespangsberg, @nycbambi, @meganellaby + www.shotfromthestreet.com
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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Checked Blazer & Joy Division Tee


Blazer: Vintage | T-shirt: Vintage Velouria | Jeans: Zara (old) | Boots: Mango (old)

I bought this Joy Division t-shirt in a store called Vintage Velouria last month when I went to Oslo. I love Joy Division and I wanted to celebrate them by wearing this t-shirt. I'm currently in the middle of an exam period and this is the outfit I wore yesterday. I only get dressed as I feel more productive when I'm writing instead of just sitting in my PJs all day. While I was waiting on my coffee to brew, I asked my mom to help me shoot a few photos of my little outfit. I know it's very simple but unfortunately, it won't get much better than that until after I'm done with my last exam.


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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Where to Find Bond-Babe-Esque Prom Dresses #Ad

My one regret from my own prom, back in 2014, is that I never really cared a lot about what dress I was going to wear. I ended up ordering a dress from The Reformation (a brand that I absolutely LOVE) but unfortunately, it didn't fit me right and I felt terrible in my prom dress throughout prom dinner. When I eventually decided that I needed to go home to change clothes, I fell asleep on my bed which was covered in all the alternative dresses I had pulled out of my closet and was deciding between. To this day, I still blame my prom dress for the fact that missed out on prom night, so I would know how important it is to have the right dress for you.

If I could do it all over again, I would want a prom dress just like the one Barbara Bach wore in her role as Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me. When the lovely Annie, from The Celebrity Dresses, contacted me to write a blog post about their site, I instantly remembered how badly I wanted to have a prom dress like the one Barbara Bach wore in The Spy Who Loved Me.

The Celebrity Dresses specializes in recreating red carpet looks and dresses worn by actresses from all our favorite movies. They have been featured by major publishers such as Teen Vogue, Seventeen Magazine, and InStyle. They carry a large selection of celebrity dresses from IT-girls like Bella and Gigi Hadid. However, the ones that really caught my eye were the dresses worn by other oldschool muses such as Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Grace Kelly.

All dresses on their site are custom made and very affordable. They're tailored by your measurements and you have the option to customize the dress from scratch, if that's what you want to do. The Barbara Bach dress is now on sale for $159.99 (used to be $389.99) which most of their prom dresses are. In addition to the favorable price point, they also offer free world wide shipping on all items.

You can find the Barbara Bach dress right here or you can go find your favorite dress right here!
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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Steady on, Cowboy!

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Sunglasses: Céline | Dress: Monki* | Sandals: Birkenstock | Bag: Alexander Wang

The western trend is one of those trends that always comes back around. What popularized the trend this time around was the collection Raf Simons designed for Calvin Klein FW17. Designers have since then latched on and shown western inspired pieces for SS18 and FW18. Since then, I've desperately been browsing through vintage shop after vintage shop for the perfect pair of cowboy boots and a western shirt to match. With no luck, I settled on this little number from Monki. It's neither vintager nor a pair of boots, but I found it to be a quite charming piece regardless.

What do you think of the western trend?
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Friday, 25 May 2018

Things that Made Me Happy this Week

Sunglasses: Céline* | Robe: Vintage | Top: Intimissimi | Skirt: River Island (old) | Shoes: Adidas*

I’ve compiled a list of things that made me smile this week. I think it’s healthy to reflect upon and appreciate the little things in life. I have a bad habit of feeling like I’m not having a great time, unless something big or extraordinary is happening and that’s something I really want to change about myself. Without further ado, here are a few of the things that made me happy this week.

1. RuPaul’s Drag Race and 13 Reasons Why
Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why just came out and I watched all of it over the weekend. To be honest, RuPaul’s Drag Race makes me happy every week and I’ve been very vocal on my blog about my love for drag queens and what the show means to me. This week Drag Race and 13 Reasons Why collided as Miles Heizer was a guest judge on Drag Race. I have the biggest crush on Miles. I find him so mysterious and cute. However, Miles isn’t the only reason why I enjoyed 13 Reasons Why. The show touches on VERY heavy, but VERY important subjects that no one really talks about. It allows conversation about the worst things in life and reenforces the fact that we are never truly alone.
2. Mini Cruise to Oslo
I bought my mom a mini cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo for Christmas and we decided to go this week. The weather was insane for Scandinavian standards (27°C/80°F!!). We got to see the Edvard Munch museum and walk around the city for a couple of hours. I love my mom and I love spending time with her. I’m such a momma’s girl and I’m not even ashamed of it.

3. I finally got Influence by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
A while back, I ordered Influence by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on Amazon and it finally came in  the mail this week. I know the book is very old, but I remember I couldn’t afford it when it came out 10 years ago and I just haven’t gotten around to buying it until now.
4. Catching up with old friends
A couple of days ago, I was on the phone with one of my best friends from high school. Unfortunately, we don’t talk a lot so when we finally do talk we have so much catching up to do that we end up talking for hours. Old friends know you in a different way and even if you live far apart and they can’t see what’s going on in your life with their own eyes, they know what advice to give you and how to help you navigate your life. It’s also so nice to be taken back in time and laugh about the things that you used to laugh about as a teenager!
5. The Royal Wedding
I’m neither a royal enthusiast nor am I into weddings, but everyone was talking about it so I had to watch the wedding too. Let me tell you, I SOBBED my way through the wedding. All the symbolism was so nice and so meaningful. I loved the black Gospel choir performing Stand By Me by Ben E. King, that was just beautiful. I want to finish off this post with what Michael Curry (the American preacher) said at their wedding:

“Imagine a World Where Love Is the Way”

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Friday, 11 May 2018

A Daring Summer Look: The Leather Dress

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Sunglasses: Céline* | T-Shirt: Monki | Leather dress: Simplee Apparel* | Shoes: Adidas Gazelle*

As the weather has been incredible the past couple of days here in Denmark, I’ve been frantically looking for clothes to wear for summer. I’m not automatically drawn to bright colors, frills, floral prints, and other design elements often associated with summer outfits. I would prefer edgy over girly any day, but I find it very hard to dress according to my personal taste in the summer months. For this outfit, I dug out this faux leather dress from my closet that I bought for a party back in February. This outfit definitely works best for summer days with a little bit of cold breeze, but I feel very much like myself in it which is the most important thing to me.
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Friday, 27 April 2018

My Take on the Polka Dot Trend

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Blouse: H&M | Skirt: Monki | Boots: Zara | Earrings: Glitter 

One of the biggest trends of the season is polka dots. In my opinion, the most beautiful polka dot designs of SS18 were at the Jacquemus show, the Carolina Herrera show, and the Jason Wu show. Yes, polka dots feminine and fun; two words that I definitely wouldn't use to describe my personal style. However, I TOTALLY identify with the ‘80s vibe that the polka dot print gives off.
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Monday, 9 April 2018

Parsons x Teen Vogue: Fashion Industry Essentials

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In that awkward time period between Christmas and New Years Eve, I felt as dead and demotivated as ever. I decided it was about time that I enrolled in the Parsons x Teen Vogue: Fashion Industry Essentials. I really needed a push in the right direction and I hoped that this course could pull me out of my creative slump. I’ve always dreamt about working at Teen Vogue and while that is gonna have to remain a dream for now, I can still gain information from Teen Vogue employees while being taught by a handful of industry experts from both Parsons School of Design and Teen Vogue including names such as Rebecca Minkoff, Muriel Favaro, Brandon Maxwell, let alone Phillip Picardi and Elaine Welteroth which were the two names I was the most excited about from the course.

The course was a lot more time consuming than I first anticipated which is ultimately a good thing.  It meant that I actually had to sit down and really concentrate on the different assignments as opposed to just skipping ahead in the course. The best part about the course is that the final assignment is to hand in a portfolio. For me personally, I’ve had a very hard time figuring out how to make a portfolio and what potential employers want to see in a portfolio. All of the questions I had regarding portfolios were answered through the on-demand course videos and eventually, I started typing words into the empty Word document I have had open for months.

I submitted my finished portfolio for review four months after registering for the course. I paid $749 for the course which is a little bit expensive, but it is education after all; and again, it’s taught by some of the most respected names in the industry. They do, however, offer a payment solution that allows you to pay over the span of either 3 or 12 months, if paying the full tuition fee at once isn’t an option for you. Also, I would advice you to look out for discount codes. Sometimes, they really offer you a great deal through emails!
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