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Knit Flat Top/urban
Prada portrait sunglasses
Since NYCFW was not in the cards for me this season, I just had to make the best out of it. Did I have any other choice? No. Other then stalking every New Yorkers instagram feed and updating style.com every hour, I was STUCK! This wannabe globetrotter fashionista was frozen in Bergen once more!
This cold hard fact resulted in some whining, but also a weekend around town with the BF and fam, hanging out at all my favorite places. I even got some shopping done at Bolia, so finally my apartment project is moving forward. It has now been a couple months of trying things out, throwing away, freeking out and digging up old treasures again, then repeat and repeat again.
At 23, I cant even tell you how much having a real H.O.M.E means to me. This kinda safe place to recharge without worrying about what´s going to happen the next hours is something I never had, and you cant really miss something you never had. But even though this buy was a impulse thing, it was the best impulse thing that could ever happen to me. I was like; Yey this hundred year old apartment is mine, all m-i-n-e! I`ve always considered myself a free spirit, but now I am more like a free spirit without the mental problems haha. It has grounded me so much. I have been lucky with my work and living, but there`s kids all around who dont have rich parents to turn to in this kind off situation. That compared with the bad housing Politics for the young makes it close to impossible for the ones who needs it the most to find a place to shack up in in their 20`s. To me it seems like our government has completely failed in helping out younger buyers. Also, renting apartments is now so expensive, that there will almost never be money left to save up after rent is payd. Without thinking about it, I guess that has always stressed me out before, like, in the back of my mind. I mean, If you have already had a rocky start on life, finding the capital for house shopping is sort off like trying to hit the lotto. Never stopping, never catching a break, when nothing you do ever seems good enough. Maybe you get this, maybe you dont. If you do, my words kinda come short. I mean, honestly, it´s shitt to always be struggling, but when you whooooop the situation to your favor it`s going to be like a house party every fucking day.
When other people sit around in their apartments, I wake up every morning and want to like.. Make out with mine!!
So I am so happy it`s all coming together, chair by chair and candle by candle. After this whole experience, I just want this to be possible for everyone! I want the government to take responcebility of this ridic situation, where we live in a imaginary fairytale where everyone is just handed apartments by their parents. World dont work that way! Yey to owning your home, yey to more building projects and more control over the rental market.
Anyways, enough with the bla bla and the non fashion commitment, I cant wait to show you angels a HUGE home&decor post. Are you up for it?
((PS: Check in tomorrow for this outfit post))
New York has grown to become a huge part of my life after my first trip there in 2010, and since the trip today was cancelled, I went trough my photo files and picked out some old favs. Hope you like it. Ps: Thank you so much for all your heartwarming comments.
Tomorrow it is NYC Fashion week again, I can`t believe it`s been 4 months since last time! I am staying over the weekend for shows, meetings and catching up with other sweet bloggers, I cant wait to stay at Yotel for the first time, visit Moma and all my favorite restaurants. Gosh, NYC I`ve missed you badly!
My Fashion week bag turned out pretty spacy haha.
I have been so bummed after the wide angle lense I saved up for for so long got destoryed on The way to Copenhagen last week, and It`s not coming out of the shop before AFTER I`ve been in NYC. So typical. I had to go back to my old 50 mm lense, but luckily, the pics didn`t tourn out all that bad! Canon all the way baby. That being said, shooting without wide angle is NOT the same!
Hi! I hope you`re all doing well! I just got home from Nåløyet in Oslo, wearing my Asos Africa collection suit and superunderwear, dressed for comfort and cold! A great night with lovely Cathrine and Annette, but now I am SO knackered after this 12 hour trip to Oslo, needs to jump in bed ASAP if I want to wake up for my meetings early early. Check in tomorrow for outfit post. Kisses!
Early morning hello-hello! My boyfriend just left for buying in Stockholm in the way only a stressed man can do, but I`m enjoying a energizing breakie before I jump in a taxi to the airport as well. This pretty pink box is a new energy drink (my week spot), Femme Natural Boost, only that this is 100% natural, compared to my usual drug, it contains no Taurin. I am so into nutrition and greens, so I always start the day with some kinda kick in form of energy drinks or homemade green juices. Love that it doesnt look so “foody”, haha is that a word? Taste good, looks fab!
Today is going to be all about meeting, an hour with my eyelash guru at Beutynorway before meeting up with Cathrine before Nåløyet tonight. Hope I remember to behave, because we are flying home tonight, as I have early meeting again in Bergen tomorrow morning. Busy days before NYC… Countdown; only 3 days left until I can blog from the coolest city on earth! (ad)
The next time I get the opportunity to invest in a new bag, I am pretty sure it is going to be a Chloé number. I love cross body bags because of their comfort and carry-on-ness, and ever since I spotted this leaf-green Chloè marcie mini bag I`ve been inlove with this calm and beautyful color.
Her ligger jeg og skal fortelle dere om noe spennende, for spennende personer som vil gjøre alt mer spennende for alle. Make sense?
Westerdals kontaktet byrået mitt en stund tilbake og ville gjerne at jeg skulle feature de og deres nye studium på bloggen. Det synes jeg var ganske spooky, men også litt superstas, fordi dette studiumet var nettopp det jeg og bestekompisen min skulle søke på til våren. Verden er så random.
Med Art direction, retail, eksponerinsdesign, skribent og film&tv som noen av studiene deres virker skolen som et bra sted å begynne for de som vil skape ting. Studiet vi så på er; retail design. Det het eksponeringsdesign før, men har fått en makeover og har nå et klart fokus på Fashion, Fashion brand communication, on-line butikkløsninger for framtiden. Dvs. at det er et veldig unikt studium i Europa. Når du er ferdig vil du da ha en bachelor som gjør at du kan gjøre kule ting over hele verden, som jobb.
Grunnen til at det er nærmest er et revolusjonerende studie er at Norge. Du k.j.e.d.e.r meg. Jeg har en uvane, nemlig et stort behov for å forandre alt til det bedre. I prakis vil det si at jeg sitter på de fleste steder jeg er og spotter mangler i lokalet. Norges største byer rett og slett er altfor trasige. De er ikke tilrettelagt for en morsom og moderne livsstil, noe som igjen fører til at majoriteten av folket lager sine egne univers hjemme i egen stue, og stort sett holder seg der. Norge lider av en enorm mangel på spennende konsepter. Det er kanskje ikke verdens undergang, men det er jo trist for oss. Du blir sjeldent visuelt stimulert eller nyskjerrig på steder når man vandrer ute i norske gater, fordi butikker og merker ikke har vært flinke til å bygge identitet og konsept rundt greiene sine. Jeg elsker å reise så jeg kan gå på Colette, Corso Como, Joe & The juice, The Standard, og så videre på den lange listen av vakre steder ute i verden. Ta New York f.eks, der er man midt i en spennende sammensettning av kultur og konsepter, men så kommer man hjem til Norge som da kan fremstå som den rake motsettning spennende New York. Samtidig elsker alle nordmenn NYC sant, så det er jo åpenbart at noe mangler. Mer innhold i gatene! Bedre steder å drikke vinen sin på, bedre steder å lete etter klær og kupp på, bedre overnattingssteder når man skulle trenge det, vi trenger mange mange bedre steder å bli dratt inn på. Det skal nevnes at vi har fått tildelt Freudian Kicks, Vincci, The Thief og slikt til å ruske opp i alt det kjedelige, men nå er det som vi får en hær av elever til å mekke eventyrskatter på alle gatehjørner! Luv it!
Utdannelse.. Et fjernt konsept for meg, som aldri har greid å gire meg særlig. Jeg snuste litt på mote men fant det ikke riktig utfordrende nok. Og så har det vært noen trave år med blogg, butikk og reiser, hvor jeg egentlig ikke hadde greid å fokusere på skole uansett. Nå er jeg glad jeg ikke bare har kastet meg ut i noe, fordi jeg hadde 99% sikkert valgt feil, jeg hadde 99% sikkert aldri tort å velge det jeg virkelig brenner for og jeg hadde dermed 99% sikkert failet. Nå vet jeg at det eneste jeg vil holde på med er kunst, mote, interiør og andre visuelle hobbyer. Når jeg sier det er det eneste jeg vil jobbe med mener jeg KAN jobbe med. Jeg hadde aldri hadde greid leve med en a4 jobb uten å ville skyte meg selv hver dag. Det vet jeg fordi jeg en periode insisterte å jobbe i butikk med superstor entusiasme for å kjenne på det å ha en “vanlig hverdag”. Men når man ettervært griner og får psykiske sammenbrudd før man er på vei å stemple seg inn for dagen, skjønner man at det ikke kommer til å bli et long time relationship. Det er noe med meg som gjør at jeg ikke greier forholde meg til at noen eier tiden min. Jeg må være fri til å gjøre hva som helst, dersom det skulle falle meg inn! Og ettervært som tiden har gått har jeg liksom blitt det jeg skulle bli. Sånn fungerer liksom verden, så det er ikke noe vits å stresse. De fleste ender opp der de skal. Nå vil jeg jo bare fokusere på verden rundt tur og å lansere nye prosjekter, men OM jeg mot alle forutsetninger skulle være studieklar i Norge en dag så vet jeg i alle fall hvor jeg skal melde meg. Og så vet dere om en ny og spennende studiemulighet!
(innlegg i samarbeid med Westerdals)
I am a person that lives for the morning ritual before the day starts rolling on. I need to feel inspired before walking outside the doors of this old house, so I have an hour or two reading though my usual blogs, drinking my red bull and looking at the news. Lately, it`s been mostly interior and travel that catches my eye, and I can read about different locations for hours. I am daydreaming of some kinda LV train ride out in the world, and then the phone rings and it turns out to be real life calling me into the usual stuff. Friends, work outs, errands and so on. This day is no different, I am doing a short movie before heading to the gym then more work awaits. Tomorrow morning I am going to Oslo with Cathrine, so it is nice with some time home to relax and fill my brain with Take life by the balls kinda ideas for the week. Wishing you all a good one! PS: Is`nt this the coolest hair accessorie ever?
For a long time in my youth I was walking in some sort of valley where fashion comes to die. If you ask me what is the difference in my style now from when I was 16 I could say, growing up, but to be honest, I have seen the light. The light being; every wardrobe needs good basic stuff to work! Before I would want everything sparkly and special, but nothing really worked together, it was like looking at a universe explosion. After investing in basics such as denim, tees and knits, my wardrobe works together. I can have a complete look and trust on my bags, shoes, jewelry and so on so give an outfit the little extra.
So…. To the coats, my favorite basic piece. Jackets and coats is my favorite thing in the world, probably because we live in cold cold Norway, I cant ever have enough. My Helmut Lang trench with shoulder pads is a well used classic, but lately, oversized coats have been on my mind all the time. The first thing I would do coming into a store was to scan the venue for big coats haha. In Copenhagen I found this Beautyfull thing at Topshop, and I am beyond pleased with the bargain. Perfectly oversized and gentleman inspired.
So, I am a new kinda blogger today. The kind of blogger who just handed out her first award, and did`nt even die! Congrats to Made In Bergen Retail who won Fashion and Design in Natt og Dag Bergenprisen last night. Well deserved!
But no blogpost without a photo, Elle UK took this pic of me outside in the the Vivienne Westwood madness before show on thursday. A blogpost is coming up about this jacket and the importance of the perfect coat. Guess where I found it…
Happy weekend angels! I am back in Bergen for a week before I head out to NYC Fashion week, and to be honest, I hope time flyes. It feels like everyday I wake up and look outside at the cold empty streets, I cant get over that we we`re supposed to be in Singapore now, living our dream on the road. Usually I am good at getting over stuff, but it seems the snow is getting in the way this time. Damn it, I am counting on Spring any moment now.
But hellooooo, Today I am giving out an award for the first time, Natt og DAG Bergensprisen. I love doing firsts, even though it`s scary stuff giving out an award. Gosh, wish me luck!
Then I have date night with my new…. drum roll… newly moved in boyfriend (!) who is returning from Paris later today. Haha, it is like his third weekend in Paris in a row now. I really need to go to NYC asap. Anyways, the good thing about living with your BF is that it is perfectly OK to steal all of his clothes. Today, it was the Acne jacket who was screaming for my attention. Yup, this is going to be GREAT! I just gained all the jackets off my dreams. And love offcourse… And more Acne.. And Balmain.. And Balenciaga…. There is even a Lanvin hat!! Basically, just be prepared for me looking like a boyish little thing the next couple of weeks!