I guess some of you have noticed that I’m a little music chick by heart. Lately I’ve actually got a lot of emails from you asking for more music tips on my blog. I’m not turning my blog into a music blog (some of you are probably very relieved to hear that), BUT those of you with Spotify are more than welcome to check out my little Eargasm baby. You’ll find it here!
GINA TRICOT top H&M skirt COLOUD hello kitty headphones
…and this is how it’s done! In the last issue of W Magazine you’ll find the one of the best jewelry editorial I’ve ever seen. Horacio Salinas makes high end jewels to something playful and cute, but still very luxurious. Give us more!
Why on earth did I miss this jewelry editorial from Paris Vogue 2012? Magdalena Frackowiak looks amazing wearing these gorgeous jewelries. And I haven’t even mentioned the location, hair and makeup. Magnifique!!
Even though my hair is straight from the 80s on this picture, I’m in a very “early 90s-mood” these days.. Guess it’s going to last through the summer. Denim, well worn t-shirts and golden accessories.. Hellooo mama!
MARIA BLACK earring and star necklace SECONDHAND denim jacket and t-shirt
Last week I did the annual tour to all the press agencies in Oslo to have a look at the collections for fall. To say that I’m already looking forward to fall would be a big lie. I want summer, now! BUT there were lots of nice pieces. By Malene Birger, COS, Hunkydory and Maria Black are just some of my favorites for next season.. But now.. SS13!
The photographer David Orias captures the world in ways our eyes cannot see… However the thing I DO see is that these color combinations are such an inspiration for summer dressing. Dark and light blue together with soft and creamy colors and a touche of gold. Mmmm! Living in California for a while wouldn’t hurt either…
Flower printed clothes are definitely not synonymous with grandmothers anymore. Dior, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta were just some of the designers who set the “blooming standard” this season. In the latest issue of Town and Country, Ruven Afanador has photographed this cute and playful editorial showing you how to wear this colorful trend this summer. (Like I told you; I have flowers on my mind)
BLK DNM has proved that they really know how to do dead drop rock and roll wearable and make sexy, laid-back leather pieces to cover our shoulders. An extra applause for the presentation of the collection. Artistic photos shot by the designer Johan Lindeberg himself. In other words; a multi-talented man!!!
An over-the-top-cool editorial of Miranda Kerr is just one of many reasons to buy the latest issue of Purple Fashion. The innocent-looking Victoria Secret model shows us that she can do more than just look damn good in lingerie.
The drawing on the cover is made by Mathias Augustyniak. Very cute!
People who are close to me know that music is one of my (many) passions in life. Therefor my heart just made a flip flop when I discovered this DJ who makes cool music and has a great sense when it comes to album covers. Music and art work so damn well together.
Dj: Joris Delacroix (“La mat” is defintly worth checking out)
“Darius is a moment of passion and pleasure, a pause for dreams and desire, a fresh breeze of seduction and inspiration.”
Dear Darius Magazine! Congrats with an exquisite first issue! Quite frankly, the magazine reminds me more of a table book than a magazine. Here are some sneak peaks of the beautiful editorial “Hello I love you won’t you tell me your name” shot by Jens Stoltze. Quite a love story! Give us more Darius!
I think YOU should read the interview I did on Mardou&Dean designer Ingrid Bredholt for PudderPrint.com. Not only does she make killer pieces every season, she is also one of those girls who is loaded with good stuff between her ears.
Here I am in an outfit from their SS13 collections.
“I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive. I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.” - Man Ray
Remember the eleven year old fashion blogger named Tavi? The girl on front row with light, blue hair, big round glasses and a geeky- boyish style? Well, the “little kid” has become an young lady now. And what a chic and feminine, little lady! Check out her genius blog The Style Rookie!
There’re lots of reasons for buying the newest ELLE (interview with the designer darling Victoria Beckham just to mention), but also this shopping guide styled by Caroline Skjelbred! Love how true that girl is to her “signature look”. Always feminine and playful with a lot of things “going on” in the styling!
I really doubt that Sam Sparro was talking about fashion when he sang “Black & Gold” in the musical Fame. But now, I do. I’m saying goodbye to white tank tops for a while and hello to the black ones. Paired with golden simplicity. Black & Gold… Black & Gold.. Tralala!
COS bra and tank top DOGEARED bow necklace MARIA NILSDOTTER bracelet VINTAGE cross necklace
Michael Chase uses colors, distortion, layering, and digital manipulation when he creates his insanely interesting and beautiful art. And when you look through his art it’s easy to see that this is an artist who never will stop evolving and take his picture to a new colorful horizon. Rest your eyes on his colorful art here
FWSS has really taken a step in the right direction with their new collection! With a new designer on board (Nina Granerod) the FWSS girl went from being a girl to a women just over the night. Fashion magic?
Yo! Zup? The birds have started to sing again which means – SPRING IS HERE! I had a meeting with the new Norwegian brand Karmoie the other day for an article on PudderPrint. And EYE CANDY, HELLO! I am so excited about their design that I had to borrow these chic, burgundy babies just to show you.
P.s: For every pair of sunglasses a customer purchases, a pair of eyejusters is donated to different charity projects in Africa. Finally some design-oriented charity that isn’t dull and ugly.
Some women aren’t like other women! STYLEBY’s editor-in-chief Jonna Bergh is one of them! With a working moral like dynamite and a sense of style that says “BOM! In-your-face” she is defiantly a fascinating lady in the fashion industry. Read the interview I did on her here on PudderPrint.com. Has Carine Roitfeld got a competitor?
Picture 1: ACNE leather pants GINA TRICOT top CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN shoes. Picture 2: ALTEWAI.SAOME top THOMAS SABO necklace.
It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! My favorite magazine is here!
Two times a year a new gentle woman is born. This season the magazine is filled with interviews with some of the most fascinating women of today such as Isabel Marant and Beyoncé. (A little digression; miss B. peforming during Superbowl!!!! – Hottie!!!) Back to the magazine.. A little bird also told me that our dear Norwegian model Iselin Steiro does her magic in one of the editorials. LET THE NEW SEASON BEGIN!
I had never heard of the English electronic trio “Darkstar” until yesterday, when this album cover caught my eye! Hello paradise! I guess this is how it looks like in heaven! I haven’t figured out who the artist is but it looks like he has used some kind of digital print! Dear new technology, I would like to welcome you to the art-world.
Due to a wealthier middle class in Asia (and Asia not being a part of the financial crises here in Europe.), Asia is getting a huge impact on the fashion industry in the rest of the world. Due to that, Asian models are really starting to set their standard in the model industry as well. Vogue, Victoria Secret, Prada, Kenzo are just a few of the clients who are crazy about “the Asian look”. Here are four (out of many) hot Asian models at the moment.
For those of you who understand Norwegian I suggest that you check out the latest interview I did onPudderPrint. Marianne Haugli is her name, and may I say that she is one of the most talented and admirable multi-artists we have here in Norway. Such a lady!
Home in Oslo after an inspiring and exhausting trip to Stockholm Fashion Week for Pudderprint. Full of work, laughter and more work. I have to say that Dagmar pulled off one of the strongest collections this year. It’s exciting to see that a Swedish brand (which is known for their minimalistic and clean design) dare to go “the sexy road”, in a sharp uniform style. BOM! (See the collection and read my little review here) But before I’m going all “military-girl” the next fall, I’ll dig into this “well hello there jacket” from their coming summer collection.
“Hey, let’s make a sleek, sexy, kind of wet look- beauty editorial for PudderPrint!” “No, wait! Let’s make a sleek, sexy, kind of wet look- beauty VIDEO for PudderPrint.” And so we did. Together with the director and Photographer Solveig Selj, makeup artist Tomas Erdis and the beautiful model Sophia V from Team Models we made this short little video with the only intention; to inspire! You’ll find it here on PudderPrint
And by the way! I am at Stockholm Fashion Week at the moment for PudderPrint.com. Check out the web-magazine for pictures and reviews from the very best Sweden has to offer.
Two days ago I did an editorial for the Norwegian ELLE. After we all screamed “It’s a wrap” (!) I asked the photographer if he could be a gentleman and take a quick snapshot of the new little treasure on my index finger. So.. yeah.. What more can I say.. Simplicity?
Say hello to the illustrator Amelie Hegardt, my new discovery! (Having mentioned that, Vogue Japan, Mac Cosmetics, Sephora and Harrods are some of her clients. In other words, not a hidden secret in the fashion industry.) Take a look at her amazing work here
Prada. Models: Vanessa Axente, Saskia de Brauw, Irina Kravchenko, Eva Herzigova, Sung Hee, Irene Hiemstra, Kirsten Owen, Sasha Pivovarova, Amber Valletta, Maartje Verhoef and Raquel Zimmermann. Photographed by: Steven Meisel.
Valentino. Models: Codie Young, Maud Welzen and Tilda Lindstam. Photographed by: Sarah Moon
Chanel. Models: Stella Tennant, Ondria Hardin and Yumi Lambert. Photographed by: Karl Lagerfeld.
Hunkydorey. Model: Anna Selezneva. Photographed by: Marcus Ohlsson
We’re about to enter a new season of fashion which means loads of new campaigns shot by some of the best photographers in the world and fronted by the hottest models at the moment. Sometimes things aren’t to good too be true! Enjoy!
It started out as an idea from an article I read; how men in the late 80′s went from being a “voyeur”/ a viewer to be “the viewed item” by women. Calvin Klein, Bruce Weber og Herb Ritts were some of the people who fronted this development”.
Together with the talented, Norwegian photographer Fred Jonny, some of the best male models in Norway at the moment and a handful of other contributors, we created the editorial “Voyeurs”. Eye candy with a big “E”!! See the whole editorial at PudderPrint.com
StyleMags new issue is all about denim! And yesterday (early morning) they made a sweet little event to celebrate it. Jet lagged from India and in lack of caffeine, I quickly pulled together an outfit which didn’t have the slightest hint of denim. (I didn’t realize that before I entered the room 30 minutes later.) So.. Dear StyleMag! This blog post is for YOU! Congratulations with a great, first issue of 2013. Let them come! Let them come!
H&M skirt Acne belt Mauro Grifoni pants Unknown jewelry
Well, THIS is the reason why it has been pretty quiet on my blog the past few weeks. I have been enjoying some fantastic days at Amritapuri (an ashram in south India). But now I have only three days left, three sunsets and a gazillion of coconuts before I have to be back in business at home! Namaste!
Fashion photographer Nick Knight has captured his last summer through Instagram. I’ve had these pictures on my desktop for a long time, and every time I look at them I find new elements or inspiring color combinations. Oh, nature.. Your so fucking beautiful!! (With or without an Instagram filter!)
I am not saving the world through my job as a blogger, not as an editor and certainly not as a model. In fact I’m doing the total opposite! Even though the term ”fashion” is related to esthetic, art, experiences and feelings, a big part of it is about materialism and consumption. And hey, I’m going to be honest with you.. Finding that perfect necklace or those killer heels gives me a huge rush.
To have a ”passion for fashion” is not a new phenomenon. NO! Throughout history people have cared about how they dress, added new garments to their wardrobe and taken fashion forward. BUT as a consumer and observer it’s obvious that the whole thing is out of control. People give no more thoughts to buy a new blouse than they do a Cappuccino. Even though clothes are getting cheaper and cheaper it doesn’t mean that we can buy more and more of them. I know I’m not in the right position to tell you to stop loving clothes or buying them (And I don’t want to either), but I want to encourage you to put more passion into your choice of purchases and to love every single piece you buy or already own. As an example: My grandma has one white blouse which in her opinion is perfect. Therefore she treats it with love and tender care. She doesn’t need another one. I think she is a wonderful example. (Having mentioned that, I do own more than one white blouse…)
As I said, fashion doesn’t save the world. Our consumption is actually destroying it. But by being more conscious about our consumption, we could take fashion back to its “roots” and enjoy it for the joyful, playful and beautiful phenomenon it used to be.
“The image that comes out in a magazine or whatever, I see it more like an avatar of this person. It’s not really how they look, but it doesn’t matter. We always say a picture’s not reality. It was never meant to be” – Inez & Vindoodh for Industrie Magazine.
One of the artist you should keep an eye on in 2013 is Sang W F Kim! The young artist let the art speaks for itself, and let the audience define it. These are definitely my favorites from his previous work. An interesting and beautiful way of playing with identity!
You probably think that you’re looking at a piece of art. Well, you kind of are, but you’re also looking at different scarfs from Athena Procopiou! – Really? You say! Yes, really! When I look at the different prints I feel like I’m being taken for a ride into space, where the surroundings look like a psychedelic fantasy world. Well, down to earth..! What to choose?
The red dress! Maybe the most sexy garment of them all! But yet, slightly difficult to wear… I guess the secret is to tone it down. Make your outfit into a blurry picture: Not too obvious, but a little bit more interesting. But that’s just a theory…
Say hello to the chicest girl in town. (Or at least a Swedish town.) The ever so stunning Emma Elwin works as a fashion editor in the Swedish ELLE, and has a out-of-this-earth-great sense of style. I like the way she puts a Nordic touch to her French way of dressing. Delicate, edgy and confident!
Put photographer Juergen Teller and designer Phoebe Philo into the same room and you will get magic (and amazing campaign pictures)! The past seasons pictures are more like artistic eye candy than adverts. (Or maybe a combination of both).
Featured in the latest “Massiv”, together with a mix of great people. The editor in chief Nathalie Helgerud and photographer Stephen Butkus visited me a couple of weeks ago in order to have a photo taken. The photographer is normally behind the camera, but being a good looking guy, having a bunch of nice tattoos AND wearing light blue jeans, we thought he might be an excellent “accessory” for the pink suit. So the visitors did a spontaneously role shift.
I don’t usually post videos on my blog, but this dancing love story made such a huge impression on me. Dancing has a very special place in my heart, and when love and passion between two people are shown through that form of expression, it just gave me chills all over my body!
Two days left til “Maison Martin Margiela for H&M” hit the stores. And this skirt is definitely on my “Out of my way! I am going to have it” wish list. I look like a four year old kid who finally got her lollipop!
One of my favorite hobbies is to look for photographers I haven’t heard of. And good things come to those who wait! Recently I came a cross Cass Bird! In my opinion she has found that perfect sweet spot between taking edgy fashion photographies and more casual photos from the everyday life.
I’m was tempted to call my hairdresser and ask for a new haircut when I saw Karlie Kloss’s new new short locks of hair. I can’t decide if she looks young and feminine or grown up and feminene. But she’s foxy, that’s for sure!
There are people who never could let go of the 80′s. I can assure you that I’m not one of those! Too much glam and big shoulders. But there is one exception! This awesome-pink-oh-my-God-suit from Weekday’s new brand Fade to W, designed by Stine Goya. And Elen baby darling.. I’ll bet Don Johnson would have been drooling over you (and the suit)
I get so inspired by the nature! So, lately I’ve used all my spare time to watch BBC’s documentary “The blue planet” and dive into the pictures by one of my favorite photographer Gregory Colbert. A sweet escape from all the concrete and asphalt.
Sometimes you see an editorial which make you jump up and down on your chair like a crazy rabbit. These pictures from Vogue China did exactly that. The Swedish photographer Marcus Ohlsson is killing it behind the camera and Xiao Wang looks like a million dollar in front of it.
Three times the charm! STYLE.COM/print issue number 3 is here! (Or from November 5 to be accurate) The cover is some of the best I’ve seen in a very long time! (And spoiled lipstick has never looked that good before.) You can pre order the magazine here
Maison Martin Margiela for H&M’s lookbook is great! To see the clothes live is even better. Awesome (if I may say so)! I’ve already peeked out this tight, black blazer jacket and a old pink patterned floor length skirt. (And boys.. the menswear collection is pretty cool too)
It started out as an idea. The idea was briefly discussed with my partner in crime, Christian Bakstad, and then it turned into an editorial for Pudderprint.com. Six new promising models, introduced in the very best way. And may I say so, I enjoy being behind the camera as much as I enjoy being in front of the camera! (And no, I haven’t changed my name and turned into a boy. We were just testing the light)
I am not crazy about the “SM trend” (black leather from top to toe), which we’ve seen a lot of this fall. Therefor it felt natural to pair this daring black leather dress with a cute baby blue beanie. (But as you see the posing didn’t come quite as natural…)
I wore this women’s suit from Tiger of Sweden yesterday (you’ll see why, in the end of November), and HELLO mama! Power-dressing is here to stay! It would be a pleasure to be the pink elephant in the room (or maybe more like the pink giraffe ).
Dear Devendra! I love your style ´, the way you smoke and your face – so full of expressions! And even though I’m more of an electronica/ house kind of girl, I actually like your music a little bit too..!
Finally it’s official! Today we’re launching the web-magazine PudderPrint.com . This is something that I’ve been working on for a very long time and it feels… may I say awesome, to finally being able to show it to you.
The idea of Pudder Print is to create something beautiful, a place where creativity and inspiration can be shared through fashion, beauty and art. The web-magazine has its origin in the styling firm Pudder Agency.
I simply hate the expression “major cravings”.. So I have to find another way to tell you that I am madly, deeply in love with this leather jacket from J Brand. This is black leather perfection and I am ready to take a fourth job to afford it.
DiorRochasDries Van NotenIsabel MarantCostume NationalBalmainCélineHaider AckermannBalenciagaFelipe Oliveira BaptistaHermèsKenzo
As I mentioned earlier this week… I intend to spend an embarrassing amount of time in front of my laptop during Paris Fashion Week, pressing the refresh button on Style.com every hour. And may I just say Holy banana! My eyes are literally drowning in beauty. Here are some of my favorites (so far).
Not being in Paris right now feels AWFUL!!! Too much work here in Oslo right now.. I intend to use my spare time on style.com and stalking some of my Instagram-friends for Paris Fashion Week updates. In other words – No life! Yeah!
The drop dead gorgeous model and stylist Pernille Teisbæk is the lucky owner of this cool t-shirt from Opening Ceremony. Her blog, Look De Pernille, is absolutely worth seeing!
There are some exciting times in Norway right now. (Well.. At least for us who have a certain interest for fashion.) A lot of new projects are about to start and first out is STYLEmag! Directed by Celine Aagaard – editor in chief! Today STYLEmag had their pre-launch, where I got hold of their first issue.. Two words: Fresha-Fresha!
We all have our favorite photographers. Mads Teglers is certainly one of mine. When I visited his website a while ago, Ana and Devandra caught my eye. It’s just a love story, but it’s a damn beautiful one.
I been waiting for this day SOO LONG! I pre-ordered this hand colored sweater six months ago from Kevin Azzopardi and now it’s mine, touching my skin. I remember I thought it would look smokin’ with some black leather pants.. And guess what! Two days ago Santa came to town with these (can I say sexy?) leather pants from Wiksén. What’s the odds for that? So… Now I’m kind of busy dancing to house music in my apartment.
When it comes down to basics, I am a sucker for two things: The material and the small details that do the garment. Like this sweater! See how perfect the neck just curves up on both side. (Okay that’s a really nerdy way to talk about a sweater, but what the hell..)
Picture this scenario: I’m stepping out of the taxi.. Way to late for the grand opening with my friends. I immediately spot some girls in my side vision. Wow, that was three quite dead-drop-stunning girls. WOW, they’re my friends..! Guys, wait for me!!
Yesterday Høyer Egertorget had their grand opening! Olala! Looking forward to let my eyes dip in luxurious garments and delicious jewelries when it’s less crowded there.. Mardou & Dean lent me this jacket for the occasion. I have been in love since the day the jacket took its first step on the catwalk. Madre mia! Unfortunately it belongs to their next season.
Lying in my bed.. Sick! Bored! Feeling sorry for myself. Suddenly I remember a t-shirt I bought last week. ”That cartoon t-shirt..! Hmm!” Since I’ve seen all the big bloggers wearing exactly that type of t-shirt the last weeks (months?), I assume that this is very “right now” and probably something I should blog about too. I find a white wall. Strike a pose (ten), thinking that this is pathetic”, pressing publish and going back to bed.
Watch out for Jonathan Varcoe everybody! Not only is he a talented (and very good looking) model, he is also a brilliant artist who makes amazing and kind of playful drawings. His last job was the cover for CLMD singles “Black Eyes And Blue”. (Rumors say that he will be doing their next single too) We want’t to see more from you Varcoe!
Yesterday I did some research for a guest- blogpost about beauty icons throughout times, and suddenly Jean Shrimpton walked her way into my computer. Of course I’ve seen her on the iconic Harper’s Bazaar cover shot by Richard Avedon, but I never knew her name.. And holy Jesus Christ, she is beautiful!
A lot has been said about Norwegian fashion.. This season Mardou & Dean proved all the pessimists wrong by showing a kick ass mind blowing collection. There is a cockiness behind every pieces in their collection that I find really interesting. For the first time I’d rather watch a fashion show than doing it myself. Standing applause for the two designers! See the whole collection here
ELLE: Ada, we want you to style the long west in three different ways. Do you take the challenge? … SURE!!! And here is the result! Read the whole article in the latest issue of ELLE. Hope you get inspired to put on the long west again!
In the latest issue of the Norwegian fashion magazine Costume me and two other ladies have styled the same skirt, each in our own way. I chose to do the “relaxed party style”. Thanks to a wonderful team, we had a lot of fun!
Dear black! I just wanted to say that I find you so elegant, sensual and edgy. And I love you no matter what form you take. Rich black, leather black, deep black, silk black.. I want you in my life forever!
Got home from Copenhagen yesterday. Four days with fashion shows, interviews, great people and a lot of fun. I went to the lovable city with my baby darling Elen Kristvik and partner in crime Christian Bakstad. We’re working on something you’ll see soon..
Here is my top five looks from Wiksén’s SS13 collection! Look at that leather! Holy s*** I can’t wait to get my hands on those pieces. I said this the last year, but this is definitely their strongest collection so far. A big hurray for their Supremes feisty sexiness inspired collection! Check out their new web-site here
Yesterday my friend and talented photographer Ole Marius Fossen went out in the wood for some serious picnic. Oh boy we had a lot of fun! Food, juice, pine needles and ducks all over the place. I finally got the chance to use my new vintage bag. It’s so classy and beautiful! (Maybe a little bit to classy for a day in the woods, but what the hell.)
I have this thing for well-worn t-shirts! And when it’s Sunday you’re actually allowed to wake up and just add some jeans to the t-shirt you wore while sleeping, put on some converse and your favorite necklace – and be ready for a coffee
What do you get if you pair A hint of peppermint with one of the greatest photographers in Norway – Christian Bakstad, a polaroid camera and nine Heartbreak models (in their panties)? Well, that’s up to you to decide…
ADA MARTINI/ RIKKE/ EMMA CLARE/ CELIN/ MARIA KRISTIN/ LISE/ RIKKE KATHRIN/ INGVILD/ ADA KRISTINE heartbreak model agency
In my opinion the designer Raf Simons has taken Jil Sander to a whole new level. And it’s sad that he won’t be doing Jil Sander anymore (even though he had a freaking good start at Dior). To have one of his latest items in my wardrobe feels truly special.. I would say heavenly! Magical! Breathtaking! Splendid! (Okay, I’ll guess you got the point?)
JIL SANDER blazer ZARA shoes (SIPREX KACI photographers dog)
I have been wearing this yummy dress on my birthday the last three years. And yesterday, on my 22th birthday, was no exception! My family and I went hiking in a middle age city called Erice in Sicily. They in sportswear from head to toe. Me in pink fine silk! Got to stick to some traditions, you know!
DESIGNERS REMIX dress BURBERRY shoes VINTAGE purse and shawl
I know it’s a bad bad thing to snoop around in your friend’s underwear drawer. But guess what? I just did.! (In my defense I was badly in need for some styling for a little art project that Christian and I are up to.. Stay tuned). Anyway, back to the snooping.. Between thongs and bras I found this little sinner. A Jil Sander kind of way of wearing a sleeping mask! Hah!
And the Norwegian magazine Personae does it again..! In their latest issue you can find this eye candy of an editorial. Quite interesting how the styling works so well with the beautiful models Ada Martini and Torkel. Both with a minimalistic, Nordic look. Give me more! Give me more!
All roads lead to Rome! And to the perfect boots. Have been looking at websites as net-a-porter, luisaviaroma and my-wardrobe for months with no luck. But suddenly I found these rockstarts on sale at BIK BOK. Oh happy days!
Bang! The newest issue of S Magazine is out now! And I have to say that I am just a little bit proud of being on the cover, back cover and the editorial inside. (Okay then, I think it’s awesome!) See the rest of the pictures in S Magazine, Issue #14!
Ever since Raf Simons started designing for Jil Sander he has been one of my favorite designers. But after seeing his first debut haut couture collection for Christian Dior I am completely hooked. He kept Dior’s iconic look and transformed it into modern perfection. With Simons in charge we have some exciting upcoming seasons!
Oh boy, here we go again. Remember I posted some pictures from Wikséns AW12 collection? And told you about how amazing that collection was.. Guess what? Next season is even more breath taking! Is that possible? Obviously! Thank you guys for a great shoot! It’s a wrap!
I always find inspiration on S Magazine’s blog. In this case, Francesca Woodman! She was such a fascinating woman! Unfortunately she committed suicide at the age of 22. Her photographies are a mix of dreams, romance and femininity. But also with ghostly elements. This young lady managed to create a lot of beauty while she was alive, and she sure left traces.
Friday night ELLE threw their 15 Years Anniversary Party! Boy, we had a lot of fun! After a few (okay, so more than a few) drinks, Alexander Norheim and I went back in the garden for some “pose pose”. I wish I could show you more pictures from that night, because I can assure you that there were A LOT of gorgeous people with great style. Anyway.. Happy birthday ELLE!
BITTE KAI RAND sweater SU MISURA bracelet VINTAGE clutch and ring SECONDHAND half slip and scarf BURBERRY shoes
So, I have this thing for feathers. Simply because they represent important things in my life. I found this perfect shaped, golden feather at SuMisura and it’s from an old Christian Lacroix creation. When I saw it I just knew I had to make something out of it, so the sweet lady in the jewelry store actually customized it for me. Thank you so much SuMisura!
Derek Lam showed a couple of cool pieces from the resort 2013 collection! And hello shoezy shoezy! I can tell you one thing! I will certainly stroll down the streets of… (?), wearing these delicious sweethearts next season.
Just when you thought you’d seen it all… Hilde Strømsvåg makes art that illustrates the female ejaculation. Some of the pictures from her collection are a little too illustrative for my taste. But I absolutely LOVED these three! Definitely worth a visit!
So here is how it looked like when we shot the cover and editorial Indian Summer for Massiv. The picture were taken by Stephen Butkus and Nathalie Helgerud did the pretty awesome styling. Oh boy, if I only could be an Indian forever…! To sum up the day in one sentence: Feathers, sun and a lot of fun! You can see the result in the newest issue of Massiv
The beautiful artist and model Yvonne Es describes the big city life as a controlled chaos. “Lines of people, love, hate fashion, politics.. My paintings represent exactly that”, she says. I find it very fascinating how she uses colors and and patterns to express this in an abstract way. See more of her eye-catching artwork here
I still have wet dreams about these Chanel Leather pants after trying them on a while ago. I would have styled them “the Grease way”, and done some serious dancing. Unfortunately I have to keep it as a dream..for now. Darn!
Okay, so here’s the deal! My grandma is the owner of the nicest blouse on earth. The problem is… she thinks so too. I had to use all the dirty tricks in order to borrow it. “Dinner every week, washing, flowers – you know.. granny stuff. It worked!
Ever since I saw this baby blue from Veronica B Vallenes AW12 collection, I’ve had soft and tender dreams about it. There is already a hanger in my closet longing for its embrace when the fall comes. Patriksson PR agency let me borrow it for a little something something that you’ll see in August.
I was lucky enough to borrow this vintage dress, that by Ti Mo used as inspiration for their next season. It’s like a want to put it in a big frame and hang it on my wall! (But first: I have to find a bohemian wedding where I can wear it barefoot)
Look at this masterpiece of a jacket! Jostein Wålengen, a good friend of mine, is selling vintage treasures and when I saw this I couldn’t resist. This black beauty is from 1975 and is made with a special lace technique. And let me just say: Look at those beautiful details!!
I have to admit that I’m not that kind of a tumblr junkie. Like many others I’m hooked on Instagram (adsen) and Pinterest. BUT I have to introduce you to my (only) favorite tumblr Chic Garden. Definitely worth a look, whether you’re a “instagrammer”, “blogger” or just love beautiful photos.
Yesterday Holzweilery Agency threw a nice and intimate party concerning their launch of a new scarf collection. The scarves have different expressions and come for sale in rolls. In other words, forget about one one-size. Say hello to any size. (And I’m going for the big one)
Thank you Holzweiler for a great evening! It was ALOT of fun!
Have you heard about Charmaine Olivia before? Well you should! The San Francisco based artist paints and draws pictures where she plays with laces, ghosts, sexuality and flowers. She also cooperates with other artists. Like these pictures where she uses herself as a model. I want to see more!
Watch how the artist Tess Greig manage to capture the women’s strength and sexuality in each picture. Near and intense! Take a look at her website for more beautiful drawings inspired by the pop culture and style icons.
There is something very feminine and relaxed about a striped cashmere sweater. Paired with these bracelets it makes a perfect look. AND, it’s such a joy having my sign around the wrist every day. The Cancer means so much to me!
Ganni sweater from EmmshopSuMisura bracelets Acne jeans
Please welcome the new, online magazine Haunt Mag to the world! The London based web magazine is a visual diary of esthetics and beauty. The editorial “Honey to the Bee” really caught my eye. So young, innocent and playful!
Styling: Lotte Shephard, Makeup and hair: Sara Schultz Pedersen, Photo: Rebecca Hawkes
I got so flattered when Alexander Norheim, Norway’s best street style photographer, asked me for a picture to his blog. Thank you ever so much for the nice words! Check out more of his inspiring photos on The-Snapshots.com
Uniforms for the dedicated sweater Christina Ledang skirt These Glory Days beanie Givenchy shoes
Think about ALL the beautiful pieces of art which have been created by different designers throughout history. And how a little bunch of creative souls have influenced people’s style in generations. I recently came across this website where you can read a mini bio about the 100 most influential fashion icons since the 20′s. Dig into the world of esthetics and creativity here!
When I saw these photos of the Russian blogger Nastya Bogdanova, trying some Balenciaga SS12 pieces, I concluded that.. 1: The collection and the styling are super fresh! 2: Mobile snapshots can be quite cool.
Not even in my wildest dreams would I believed that a twenty year old had taken these pictures. But who said that age is equal with an eye for beauty and artistic skills? Something tells me that we will see more from this guy the coming years
Tata! Take four by Christina Ledang. Not only did she have a fashion show, she also showed her collection through this beautiful art exhibition. Well done! I’ll post more pictures from the show tomorrow.
Those of you who have followed my blog for a while, may remember the pictures of Christina Ledang’s clothing line in rubber. Well, here is a little sneak peak from her new collection. A black, decent, tight, rubber skirt. I freaking LOVE it! She is showing the collection “Take four” next week, and I’m telling you guys… the clothes are amazing. True Ledang style!
It’s Easter, Sunday and sunny and I have been working the whole day. You probably say that it’s madness but I’m kind of having a good time here. The combination of colors is as comfortable as my outfit.
Mads Teglers! His photos are really something. Contemporary, creative and with a sense of humor. He is also putting his artistic touch in the international style magazine, S Magazine as an photo editor.
I remember I saw these pictures in S Magazine four years ago. They made such a big impression on me. Massimo Leardini captures the bond between humans and the nature in a beautiful and honest way. For me these pictures represent the way we were supposed to live.
Visited Diesel Female Apartment today where Ida Eritsland gave a lecture about denim. It is interesting how something so accessible as denim is high fashion at the same time. Thank you Diesel for a great experience!
I love this photo of the drop dead gorgeous blogger Maja Casablancas. Looks like it’s taken straight from a glossy magazine cover. The haircut and the sexy gap between her teeth, combined with the out washed grey t-shirt outlines perfection. I think you should check out her blog here
Have you ever wondered where designers find their inspiration season after season? Well, I can tell you one thing. The designer behind Ti Mo gets inspired by vintage clothings. After collecting for years, her office has gradually been transformed into a “vintage wonderland”. And for the first time it is actually possible to buy some of her treasures in Ti Mo’s flagship store in Oslo. I guarantee lace, silk and dresses!
There are two things in life that really win my heart. Shoes and listening to good music on a insane stereo. Way too loud. Last couple of days I’ve been listening to Nils Petter Molvaer and stamped my heels to Carl Louis & Martin Danielle. Eargasm!
Do you remember I posted some sneak peak pictures from Wiksén‘s Fall12 look book ? So, here is the result..! You got to love being a woman with clothing like this. EXCLAMATION MARK! Photo: Truls Qvale Makeup: Ida Engstrøm Hair: Andrés Kløvstad
Finally! I have been waiting for this magazine since FOREVER! If you haven’t read The Gentle Woman before, it’s about time! On top of that I received these beautiful bracelets from Etsy.com. Double joy!
Do you remember the sneak peaks pictures from a bridal shoot I did a while ago? So here is the result. Pretty nice huh? I have never been this girly girl that dreams about walking down the aisle in the “perfect white dress”, but after seeing these pictures I’ve kind of changed my mind.
Bridal editorial for Ditt Bryllup. Photos: Marcel Leliënhof / Styling: Marcus André Green / Hair and make up Fin- Olav Prydz / Photo assistant and retouch: Michaela Klouda
Enjoy the sight of four stunning Norwegian models, shot by one of my favorite photographer and friend Christian Bakstad. I just can’t get enough of his crispy blitzed photos. Edgy but classy. They’re actually so crispy that you would probably hear them crunch if you rolled them together. Do you want to see more? Have a look here.
From the top: Iselin Steiro, Ragnhild Jevne, Sana TEAM Models, Maria Heartbreak Models
Girls, you can look forward to this year’s fall. Gee! I have always been a huge fan of Wiksén, but this season she has really outdone herself. With Edie Sedgwick and Patti Smith as inspiration, the designer has made a sexy, chick and edgy collection. As you can see in the last picture we had a great time shooting the campaign. Haha!
(The white jacket is made of Norwegian goat cashmere. Pretty amazing, huh?)
Back to black basic! Kevin Azzopardi showed his F2012 collection yesterday and it was all about black. Except for this men’s sweater that I had to pre order. Can’t wait to pair them with some leather pants. See more pictures from the collection here.
Not too excited about the winter temperature.. Very excited about the winter landscape! This picture is taken from the view at Holmenkollen in Oslo. The spots in the picture are a result of an old polaroid. In other words, natural effects.
I have been living in delicate light fabrics and a bikini for a month now. In other words, almost naked. Back home I got a huge reality check. Winter freezing wonderland! Found this old photo some days ago, and I have to admit that the styling makes me a little bit more positive to the drastic change of climate.
Watch out for the Toronto based artist Pan Trinity Das. His current art work is of famous gurus and yogis, but also of different women where freedom and eroticism can be “read between the lines”. Enjoy the essence of their characters!
Look closer.. even closer! Pan is a painter and a tattoo artist with some beautiful artistic work on his body. The three blue tattoos on his cheekbone especially caught my attention. What a beautiful personal statement! I’ll show you some of his paintings later..
By the way, I hope to see more men wearing mens skirt (also called Dhoti) in the future. So sexy!
Here is my love to you from India! Unfortunately I haven’t had the opportunity to share the beauty of what India has to offer until now (no wi-fi and the policy of “no pictures allowed”). I’ll shortly brief you. The first two weeks was dedicated to an ashram in Kerala. It was two very intense weeks of meditation, yoga, lectures, chanting and singing. Good times! Suddenly I felt a draw to the sweet beach life . I bought the first bikini I saw and went to South Goa. So here I am swimming in the Arabic Ocean with an ugly light blue bikini, which is probably from the early 80′s. To be continued…
I literally fell off my chair when I saw the Chanel pre12 collection. Oh my..! I am thinking India and the Middle East, like a beloved couple heading for a proper dinner party. I believe that we will see others designers inspired my India the coming season. Just guessing..
Once up on a time there was barber named Kaare Korperud who wanted to save every man in Oslo from a bad hair day and a messy beard. He found a nice place in Josefinesgate and transformed it into a macho and minimalistic barber-shop. He put out books for his costumers, books for inspiration, books with pictures of native Americans and famous actors from the early 60s. And from that day on Oslo got their own professional barber. And fortunately the fairytale hasn’t ended.
Did a shoot for the bridal magazine “Ditt bryllup” some days ago. Never really dreamed about being a bride in an marshmallow dress, but the shoot softened my heart a little bit. (Now I am dreaming about being a bride in a sexy kick ass black dress.) Anyway… Great day, with great people in an amazing house.
So here’s some more nudity.. Just can’t get enough of it, can I? Maybe I should start posting pictures like this on a weekly basis. Anyway, the pictures are taken from the latest issue of S Magazine. Enjoy what God has created!
FINALLY! I pre-ordered the book “Carine Roitfeld The Irreverent” two months ago, and now it’s mine. The book is almost as big as I am, and filled with interviews and pictures of the former chief editor of French Vogue. I admire Carine Roitfeld’s simple and decent style with a huge touch of erotic and edge. And the best of all, the woman has got a brain. But bye bye people… I’ve got some serious reading to do!
I have got a huge hang up on the fashion photographer Juergen Teller. You have probably seen some of his work. Like the campaigns for Marc Jacobs and Celine. I want to cover all the walls in my room with his pictures.
Found this old backstage picture from a show I did for Moods of Norway some years ago. I had totally forgotten my beloved key necklace. The key is actually from the 1800′s century. I used to call it “a key to my heart”. (Such a bad cliché.) Anyway.. Time to start wearing the necklace and unlock my heart again…
Love everything about the Norwegian photographer Stephen Butkus’s self portraits. The melancholy and porosity, the loneliness, all the tattoos and the crispy black and white style in his photos. Don’t know why, but I get those “Terry Richardson vibes”.
For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, know that I have a passion for fashion illustrations. When I came across these drawings I literally gaped for an hour. Love the idea of using the parallel between a gazelle and a model. More illustrations like this!
Sitting in a cafe, drinking coffee and reading newspapers. Suddenly it strikes me that my new lavender-colored sweater goes perfectly with the sofa behind me. Pastel inspiration for the next season! While I’m waiting for the spring I will use it with some black leather pants…
Did a shoe campaign today. The sweet stylist Linda Sande entered the studio in this beauty of a coat, made of the finest wool. I love what’s happening inside the coat. It gives a certain “something” to it.
Okay, this is getting embarrassing! I have fallen in love with another white blouse. Shocking! I found this little, homeless, beauty, made of the finest silk in a vintage shop. She nearly forced me to take her home. Poor baby. But from now on she will live happily ever after…
Photo: Ada NilsenEver since I saw the SS12 collection from Wiksén, I have fantasized about this white blouse. Today I made a short visit to the showroom and pre-ordered this creamy, little beauty made out of crêpe georgette silk. The deep but relaxed cleavage makes me think of Paris. Oh Lord, let the spring come soon, so I can sit in a park, smoke loads of cigarettes and be this French seductive, girl.
Check out more picture from the collection at the blog of the drop dead gorgeous model Maja Casablanca.
I am so inspired by well dressed men these days. Some of them just know how to pull off that cheek and cool look. Just by adding his brown, leather, vintage clock and his cashmere scarf in Bordeaux with some plain jeans and a cream, wool sweater. I will steal this secret and make it femulin.
Leather Jacket by Bruuns Bazaar/ Pants And Blouse By Zara/ Shoes By Burberry/ Belt Vintage
I know what you should do this weekend. Buy the minimalistic fashion magazine “The gentle woman” and enjoy some spectacular photos and high quality journalism. I get so excited when I discover magazines that present fashion and art the way it should be done.
My roomie has a collection of shoes that most people would envy. Including me. Sleek, clean and very heritage. The boots are perfectly handmade from heal to toe and gives me my leather smell fix. Luckily they make shoes for girls too.
After seeing this girl everywhere the last two years, I honestly got sick and tired of her face. (I know, the truth is brutal.) But when I saw these pictures in Harper’s Bazaar this month, I quickly changed my mind. Sexy, strong and über feminine!
The fashion editor in Costume has a wardrobe that most people would die for. Today, she entered work in these hand-made shoes in (hold on) lizard leather. As if that wasn’t enough.. The shoes are also made by Mallorca’s oldest shoemaker, Carmina. Exotic!
Christina Ledang has achieved something, that no one has done before her. As I see it, she is the alchemist who has made rubber into gold. Some people simply know how to combine good tailoring and beauty, and she is definitely one of them. You can get her pouches at Freudian Kicks in Oslo or check out her website christinaledang.com, for more information about her clothes.
Production by me, photo by Kjell Ruben Strøm, make up by Tomas Erdis, styling by me and Christina Ledang.
Dear all men out there. You look so damn good when you wear a suit. You looked good way back in the 1800 and believe me, you still do. There is something about a man’s suit. Whether it is single or double breasted, with or without padding on the shoulders, one or two splits in the back, made out of silk or wool, it is always so stylish. Yesterday I participated in a course in how to learn more about men’s suits. I really liked the way Victor, who guided us through the course, wore his suit. However the detail I enjoyed the most, was how he combined the dandy and polished look with some suede everyday shoes. Like the Italien puts it: So Sprezzatura!
Get inspired by the French high fashion house Hermes. Believe it or not, but Hermes entered the fashion world as a saddler in 1837. But today there’s no doubt that they are the most known for their luxurious handbags. The amazing leather, the delicious colors and the high quality of tailoring gives me goose bumps.
I am sitting in my room, listening to the rain.. All I can think of is my huge knitted leopard waiting for some barbequing on the beach. In the meanwhile I will use a japanese chopstick, pretending that the marshmallow soon is done.
Herreinspirert stil! Sett det før, sier du? I Personaes nyeste nummer fant jeg denne moteserien som jeg rett og slett tar av meg Borsalino-hatten for. Serien tar den herreinspirerte stilen til nye høyder ved å skape en slags “feminimalistisk” androgynitet. BRAVO!
Masculine inspired fashion! Seen it before, you say? In Personae’s newest issue I found this series that I simply have to take off my Borsalino hat for. The series takes this style to new heights by creating a type of “feminimalistic” androgyny. BRAVO!
Photographer: Jørgen Gomnæs//Stylist: Christina Ledang
Blir helt lamslått hver gang jeg ser bilder av Jane Birkin. Nærmere definisjonen av vakker, finnes ikke. Denne sommeren kommer jeg til å trykke stilen hennes til mitt hjerte og la meg inspirere. En stil som er preget av de bohemske syttiårene i Paris, men også det minimalistiske. Je t’aime moi non plus…
I am always amazed every time I see a picture of Jane Birken. She is the definition of beautiful. This summer I am going to submerge myself in her style and let myself be inspired. This is a style that is influenced not only by the bohemian 70’s in Paris but also minimalism. Je t’aim moi non plus…
I’m talking about very old knitting traditions and the brand name is Ljungberg! All you need is a quick look at their website to understand that this brand has been keeping the population warm for almost 100 years. I’ve found my abode!