Another show me your style post up and running!
This time I interviewed my friend and co-worker Hamza Malik.
Hamza is one of the most colorful and bubbly personalities that I’ve ever met, every time I see some kind of silk fabric or a piece of clothing with flowers on, I think of Hamza.
Another thing to say about Hamza is that he has the most beautiful curly hair and quotes Beyonce very often doing the day.
So, if you love colors and beautiful curly hair keep reading and don’t forget to check out his gram game right here.
What are you wearing right now? “Super skinny blue jeans, a yellow hoodie, a pair of black shoes written with ‘left and right’ on the sides and a dark blue coat because it’s freezing outside today”
What’s most important to you in an outfit? “The small details! They count the most! It can be from anything like a scarf to socks…”
Who/what inspires you the most in terms of your style? “I get inspired by both female and male fashion bloggers or by friends or people I see in malls, streets… that sounded kind of stalkerish haha I promise that was just a joke”
Favorite brands? “Versace, Zara, H&M, River Island, Mango Man, Tommy Hilfiger, and Samsøe Samsøe… there are so many”
What has been your biggest style failure? “Never had one!”
Which items are your Grails? “All of them! I work very hard to buy things that make me happy. So I would say all of my items are in my ‘Holy Grail cup of style’ “
Do you have any favorite items in your wardrobe? “Oh, God! So many. I wish I could wear them all at just one single day but that would be quite weird”
What is your best style tip? “Wear something that can make you come out of your comfort zone”
So… one night, Johan and I got very drunk and decided to make our very own punk jackets.
The punk/graffiti jacket has been seen at many different kinds of runways lately … especially Balenciaga and Vetements have made this a crystal clear trend… or should I rather say a trashy trend? Nevermind.
We made our own jackets because of 1. we don’t have 1595€ to spend on a denim jacket 2. we are the creative types and 3. we both like red wine.
For about a month ago I found myself to be in Milan so I went for a visit here at Fondazione Prada.
My feelings about the exhibitions are pretty mixed up.
If you are a sucker for modern installations..( or just to want a great Instagram picture), and you find yourself to be around Largo Isarco, 2, 20139 Milano, well then this is the place for you to go.
Many of the exhibitions are sadly not that well described and the museum in itself can be very confusing to navigate in, so make sure you have time to get lost here. But that’s what makes it fun right?
Besides from that, the museum is a magnificent piece of architecture that contains a golden building and tower with nine floors…so don’t do leg-day before going for a walk at this place.
My favorite painting was this big oil painting which I saw in the first building of the museum (its the painting in the first picture).
it’s painted by Cheikh Ndiaye, never heard of this guy before so I’m just gonna quote what my folder from the exhibition is telling me.
” The semi-abandoned and ruined building that features in the painting is surrounded by traces of life; it could also still be in use, even if we do not know whether it retains its original function.
Cheikh Ndiaye (Dakar, Senegal, 1970) works mainly in painting, but also with photography and installation, tracing myths, fairy tales, and legends and trying to understand the influences of social codes today. For this reason, his research always originates from informal contexts: casual encounters and visions on the streets of Dakar and other African cities are iconographic source and content, seeking realistic descriptive from that go beyond the anecdote. His observation of African identity focuses on the representation of both buildings and people”
Now we know…
I can only recommend you to google his name and see some of the other beautiful paintings he has created.
I would lie if I said it hasn’t been a while since I last made an updated here on my little platform.
A lot of things have happened! and I can’t wait to write about it very soon.
But maybe you have noticed that I’ve deleted my entire Instagram feed? at least for now… or for the rest of this year… or maybe forever… that’s still a bit unknown.
For a while I’ve really spent way to much time on social media, and I felt trapped in something that started to feel like a duty more than something I actually enjoyed doing, and to be honest I felt like even though my Instagram was at its best and really started to grow, it just didn’t felt right.
It took to much of my time and focus away from the things I actually wanna do and it drained me completely from creativity.
Its now been a month since I deleted everything, and so far it feels like it was the right decision.
I still check in on Instagram from time to time, to post a little story when I’m bored or just to check in on what my friends are up to.
Maybe I’ll be back, maybe I won’t.
But for now, I think I will use Instagram for “stories” only.
That is something I really like about the “stories” function, I think it because its rawer in some way. I don’t know.
But now you know.
A really great and bubbly dude, who knows a LOT about fashion, wears kinda expensive clothes…and looks like someone who was meant to live his life in Paris with a cat in one hand and a croissant in the other, while he probably would be listening to old rock and roll vinyls on a vintage record player.
But, luckily he lives in great grey Copenhagen just like me haha…and besides that he is also, in fact, a part of the Arket family.
Describe your style in threewords
“If I was to describe my style I would call it: minimalistic, French and rocker(ish)”
What are you wearing right now?
“Right now I am wearing: Saint Laurent Wyatt grey boots, Arket Slim-fit Trousers, Uniqlo Tee (you can’t see it duh ), Ami Alexander Matuissi oversized knitwear and to top it off I am wearing an Oversized overcoat which is a sample from Libertin Libertin”
What’s most important to you in an outfit?
“I build my outfit around my trousers/pants. Which is also what I find to be most important since I make sure that the rest of the outfit is matching whatever I am wearing on my legs. Side note: Some people style their outfit around their shoes, I CANNOT do that”
Who/what inspires you the most in terms of your style?
“Hmm, that’s a good question. I think its maybe two or three things that hold equally much significance. one part might be what I see on the runway at brands I enjoy. Another would be the way I see people style their clothing in the streets or on the internet (fx the youtuber Sangiev)”
“My all-time favorite brand is AMI Alexander Matuissi. The pieces he makes all just speak to me. It has been described as, it might sound a little corny, but as tailored clothes for the streetwear generation (shout out to GQ).Other Brands the likes of Haider Ackermann, Saint Laurent and surely Craig Green”
What has been your biggest style failure?
“It might have been back in elementary school (?) when I decided to jump on the Closecut fade/ Quiff haircut, it really did not work out for me”
Do you have any favorite items in your wardrobe?
“YES! that I do. For one would be the AMI sweater that I’m wearing. My newly acquired Saint Laurent Wyatt Boots. Also my Large fit Ami Chinos, and last but not least my Niel Barret Derby shoes”
Which items are your Grail(s)?
“For one the Super Oversized sweater that Raf Simmons wore on the Runway, like 3 seasons ago… I’m not sure of the season, but that sweater I think is to die for. The SLP Wyatt harness black leather boots are also a piece that I have just loved since the first time I laid eyes upon it”
What is your best style tip?
“My best style tip is: Feel Sexy. that’s it. FEEL SEXY. when you feel sexy, or feel comfortable in your outfit you will automatically look better and more put together. In the case that you want a direct styling tip of a piece of clothing, I would say: don’t be afraid to tuck in a loose shirt/tee shirt. it looks like you have put more of a thought into an outfit that you might have”
Well, I don’t really know how long you’ve been hanging out here, but if you are one of those who has been here for a while now, you probably know that . P. I . started out as a street style blog, where I did these ” show me your style ” interviews.
Life happened, other interesting things came up and my last interview was almost over a year ago… but I have really missed doing those kinds of interviews for quite some time now.
So right now I’m on the hunt for new people with great style potential, so I finally can get back to do some interviews that truly will inspire me and hopefully you too.
You see, I recently received this cute and ironic turtleneck and it brought some thoughts to my head…Okay, that was just me trying to make a smooth entrance to this heavy topic I’m about to share my thoughts on. Hmmm…
Well I’ve personally had a lot of both good and bad thoughts about social media… or actually, just every kind of media in general. So I feel like it’s about time to open up my scalp and let the thoughts flow…That sounded way more dramatic than I first had imagined.
The reality is, or my reality is…that I think we live in the most media controlled time so far.
I do personally feel lucky that I grew up in a childhood that did not contain smartphones or tablets that was constantly trying to get in touch with the parallel world that we have created and calls the internet.
Medias history, in general, goes way-way waaaaay back so I don’t think we need to go into details about medias occurrence and stuff like that. I don’t wanna bore you… Because if you have just read your history books through middle school it’s pretty obvious, that ever since a simple media form like an old-school newspaper was invented different kinds of media platforms has since then exponentially grown and have now reached a level of power that leaves way more impact on how we all think and act today, without even noticing.
Thanks to the technological development that has transformed the old school newspapers and commercials into apps that are filled with even more news and commercials, plus a huge social aspect coming from the updates on peoples social lives. Which has resulted in, that many other media form has become social media and are now almost an incorporated part of our personal lives in such huge an amount that’s never seen before?
We are talking lifestyle, fashion, music, health, political opinions and opinions just, in general, all the little random things that life is mostly about. So if you think of it, the media have in fact, become one of the biggest influence factors on our lives, and if you ask me, social media is now almost having a bigger influence on people than the people around the people has…and are constantly in charge of how we see and perceives the world. Even if we like it or not.
Now, of course, if you are living on a farm far far away and have never ever in your life seen an iPhone or created an IG feed, lucky you. Run while can, and be happy that your mind was never touched by this crazy technological world. I’m just kidding, I assume you already fell in like everyone else…because, otherwise how would you even be here reading this blog post right now?
But because of this social media explosion that had happened over the last few years, my concern lays in…do we even think our own thoughts after all then? or is it just a product or some kind of brainwash that we aren’t even aware of that was actually happening while we were busy “living our lives”? look I’m just as confused as you are right now, so let’s take a step back and reflect for a minute.
Okay, I’m back now.
Well, I’ve been thinking… again.
But I just read some articles written by some random psychologists that talks about how we since birth all are created to learn from what we see and hear around us. Just like the animals we are.
So the thing about social media and how it grows into our mindsets are actually pretty simple. I mean its natural to observe and learn right? because, how could you had even known better if you already felt the need to go look for answers? And social media is an easy way to go since its right there on our phones, computers, tablets and so on… we use it to speak to our loved ones, we use it for work, we use it educationally, we use it whenever we need answers of what to do or where to go, and much much more…
And it’s here it gets dangerous. Because even though social media is great in that way, that we might learn something new from each other or see things from different perspectives and therefore understand each other better, I personally think that we just have to be more aware of the data we let in to our system… because, not all of us are showing every side of our story or opinions, or the opinions behind the opinions.
I’m not always… It’s a lot of work you know?.
But well, the fact that social media is now such a big part of our everyday life is also what makes it easy for big companies, politicians, or actually just for anybody, to manipulate us to think or feel something. That might be real, but also might be fake.
So I think you can say…in some way, that there is a lot of fake news that is only created to push your thoughts, that pushes your feelings, and can end up creating a new opinion for you to have, which you can do whatever you wanna do with, but is it really you? or were you manipulated? did you think of this before someone else planted this feeling, this place or this idea in your head?
Stereotypes, lifestyle, trends, and whatever…I feel like every opinion of this age is, in fact, a product of social media.
Okay, I can feel that I have to stop myself now because I go on forever about this topic.
But my point is actually just to make you more aware of the control that social media actually have on your life and on my life too.
I’m not saying that there’s a huge need to fight it, but I think its definitely something we should keep in mind every day when we open up our computer.
Especially when we go out in the world/our technological world where we constantly unconsciously create and compare ourselves…and we all know that isn’t really healthy in the long run, so just be you and you’ll be great.
And if you are finding yourself bored one day, and you wanna discuss this topic even further? don’t feel shy to email me.
I’m wearing: Polo // Arket Skirt // American Apparel Bag // Miu Miu
So lately, I’ve kinda been into the kawaii look but in a cool way of course…lol.
You get my point, so I think this outfit would satisfy every little anime lover out there…that happens to love the color black.
The picture of the view is an older picture I shoot in Milan for about a half year ago.
So a trend I’ve noticed have been all over social media lately is neon colors.
Personally, I think this whole trend started with the Louis Vuitton men’s show created by Virgil Abloh…. which I’ve first recently have discovered, I don’t know what happened but I must have been living under a rock at the time where this show was happening.
But that’s’ my mistake.
I’ve now watched the show and everything was absolutely amazing.
But, that doesn’t actually come as a surprise because Virgil Abloh is one hell of a genius.
And it seems like Kim Kardashian has been pretty much inspired from the show ever since… at least according to her outfit choice.
Kim and some of the Kardashian sisters have since the show been wearing neon colored outfits all over social media, and they are looking absolutely gorgeous if you ask me.
And since the Kardashians are some of the biggest influencers on social media right now, neon colors have now become a new hot trend to watch out for.
I have personally already bought a new neon green/yellow turtleneck, which I think works perfectly underneath something as basic as a classic trenchcoat while doing the fall season.
Hello dear reader,
So, recently my friend’s conversations have been all about Glossier, especially Ekua is a huge fan of all the Glossier products.
Personally, I think its hard not to fall in love with the brand and their wonderful products, Glossier have really managed to create a brand that contains super high-quality products that work! and a brand that speaks to every young woman of our time right now.
They are super trendy in the way they choose to promote their lovely products, by including their customers on social media and so on, and that something that really appeals to me personally.
They have managed to create a whole universe around their natural beauty products, which you can only have so much respect for.
All in all, the products are amazing, and the brand itself is what I think, is a super great example of how a business of this newer generation looks like.
I know that this has absolutely no relevance for you as a “random” reader who just stumbled across my little blog here.
But this is my blog so…. I decided the importance of every post here, okay? okay.
So currently, life is going on…as always.
We are all in the process of growing every day while learning more and more about ourselves, and the people, and places around us.
Personally, I’m stressed out…but in such a good way, that it almost feels like a nice rush to me. A bit dangerous, I know.
Which has resulted in, that I probably have to quit drinking coffee… because it’s really not healthy for me in the long row. Not right now at least.
But! that’s not my point, my point with this post is actually just to share my personal stage of excitement for life and all the love I have for all the great people that I’m so fucking blessed to have around me.
You see, I know that not all people are gonna be in our lives forever.
But as good friends, we just gotta accept that there is going to be periods of everyone’s lives where we are not gonna talk as much as we used to.
And that’s fine because there are only 24 hours per day and unfortunately none of us has superpowers, so we can’t do ALL the things we really wanna do or see ALL the people we really want to see, or at least not EVERYTHING at one and the same time.
That is something me and my brain can have a hard time dealing with from time to time.
But it’s okay I’ll get better with the age, I know.
So last but least.
A special thanks to my friends, for being such nice people with the greatest hearts I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.
Remember that you are doing great, we are doing great because we got each other.
Please never stop smiling.
A very sleepy & grateful
(Btw the cute girl on the picture is my friend Amanda, she’s lovely, I hope she won’t get mad at me for not asking for her permission to use this picture of her)
Basically, I’m always wearing sneakers, but currently, I’m really trying to wear other types of shoes just to see how it feels like.
These are some of my favorite shoes that I almost never wear for some unknown reasons.
The shoes are from Zara if you were wondering.
Changing hair color, or getting my friend Anna to cut my hair while she’s been drinking red wine …. are not really a new thing to me.
The new thing is actually that I went to a professional this time!
I have dyed my hair for many years now, and I’ve been thinking about going back (or closer) to my natural hair color for such a long time.
But! It all happened very spontaneously.
First of all, I did not really plan to get my hair done … I was actually just going with my friend Nattha to a salon called Freund, where she was going to get her beautiful long hair cut into a bob and dyed ashy blond, her dream is to go even blonder which I am a huge supporter of… so Nattha, go blond or go home! you beautiful little piece of honey.
Nattha got her hair done by the most amazing hairdresser Kasper Andersen, who is now or favorite hairdresser of all time!
He is absolutely amazing at his job and such a sweet person.
So after I saw Nattha’s beautiful result, Kasper was so sweet to take his time to fix my hair too which I am so thankful for!
He basically made all of my hair dreams come true, with going back to my natural color and giving it a twist with cutting some cute bangs… which I’ve never thought would suit me, but I really like it!
All in all, we had a great evening with candy, beers and the sweetest hairdresser on earth.
I could write about how I think this is a perfect combination of something very dreamy and feminine, and something very sporty and masculine.
But it’s late and I have to wake up early tomorrow… and go to work.
You can buy the dress at H&M and the shoes at any footlocker store.
Last week my cousin and I went for a ride in her car and stopped at McDonald’s drive-in, simply just to get the best Coca-Cola in town and some fries.
After that we just drove around listening to music, taking pictures and making small videos, while catching up on both of our life situations.
Art is what I believe, one of the few things where there doesn’t have to be said much.
Because the way a piece can speak to me are never gonna be 100% similar to the way it can speak to you.
If you find it good, it’s good, that’s why I think that art should always speak for itself.
Because I feel like, by sharing my opinion about an exhibition maybe could disturb you in creating your 100% own opinion, and that would be a shame if you haven’t even seen the exhibitions yet.
So…that’s why I’m not gonna share any deeper thoughts of mine, about the Danh Vo exhibition at SMK
or my thoughts about some of the pieces we saw at Lousiana.
I can only recommend you to go observe the exhibitions.
Note to the “art group” : Thank you for the coziest day ever!
So I know that oversized clothing has been a thing in what feels like forever now.
And I love it!
But this jacket is maybe a little bit too big for me haha, it’s my dad’s old jacket from his young rebel days.
You see the thing is…I have lived my whole life (since I was 10 years old) alone, with my dad and a dog.
And I love my dad, he’s my best friend and even if he wasn’t my dad, he would still be my best friend.
But! for as long as I can remember, he has always dressed me in men’s wear since I was a kid, I remember going to school in camouflage trousers, black t-shirt, and converse…so, basically dressed like a mini Lara Croft, while the other girls were wearing basic blue jeans and pink tops.
So I was lucky!
So imagine how proud my dad’s face looks when he sees me in his giant jacket, and after all, if everything fails I can always move in and live inside of this jacket.
So I have first recently discovered Ravyn Lenae, she is a super talented 19-year-old singer, from Chicago who is going places, that is, in fact, something you can hear in the second you listen to her songs “The night song” & “Free Room”
She is at the moment signed by Atlantic records, and I believe and hope that we are gonna hear so much more to this young wonder very soon.
– a fan who only wished she could sing, so she could use this picture as an album cover haha
I feel like checkered print has been a thing for a long time now, and personally, I got a lot of checkered printed items already.
But you know… it’s okay to have an obsession and add some more to my already ongoing collection.
These pants are super cute and super cheap so I thought I would share them with you guys.
Our broke asses gotta stick together right?
Confusion is okay.
Being confused is what makes everything a bit more interesting.
But, please don’t mix confusion with the feeling of fear, trust me that’s a dangerous cocktail.
Instead…just mix confusion with whatever makes you happy.
Where are we? “We are at Skodsborg Spa”
If we weren’t here, where would you have gone to relax today? “Home enjoying the weather”
How do you clear your mind? “I normally relax at my house with no obligations to do. Just me, myself and I”
What is the best treatment you think you can give yourself to feel extra relaxed and zen-ish? “To not feel stressed, start the day with a clear mind and a good 9hours sleep. Normally the night before I try to write down my thoughts in a book, so I can let everything go when I sleep, or else I become stressed while I am sleeping”
The best outfit to relax in is? “Loungewear or naked. I don’t mind being naked at my own place. But loungewear, where no bra is needed, nothing too tight”
What artists do you listen to at the moment, when you feel like it’s time to escape? “I listen to Lianna Havas, it’s so relaxing to listen to her. Plus her voice I beautiful”
If you had to choose between drinking coffee or tea right now, what would you choose? “Coffee, I am kinder obsessed”
What is the advise you wish people would tell you when your feeling stressed? “To let everything go and RUN! just kidding…I would like people to help and let me relax or offer something; just telling me everything is going to be okay I guess”
Try to describe the most ideal escape spot that you could ever imagine. “Put me on an island without internet and just palm trees and healthy foods”
So my good friend Mikkel have been playing around with some videos, and since Mikkel has other friends too…those friends asked him to do a little music video for their band called “The kids in the hall”.
And since I am Mikkel’s friend, I’m, of course, supporting him and his creativity by spreading the word here on my little blog.
Simply just search for The kids in the hall – Music is my best friend on youtube.
Where I come from, it used to be really inappropriate to pin out the things you love about yourself or simply just the things your good at.
But Instagram or just social media, in general, came into the world and changed that.
My generation loves to show off on social media but in an “I’m not really trying to hard, kind of way” of course, even I do that… but we all know, that we all try our best to look good, or at least to create a look or an aesthetic that fits our image or into the IG feed.
So, every day we collect inspiration, on social media, in magazines, TV, commercials, and from all the beautiful people we see on the streets that we think look better than ourselves.
But this is not a blog post about how bad the society has become with all its technology, social media, and unrealistic bullshit.
But let me tell you this…not everything is unrealistic, even though some things can be sometimes, even when they actually look real.
Sometimes you get fooled, but not every time.
Just remember we are society, so in the end, I believe that it’s all up to ourselves.
Everything…education/no education, sexuality, religion, coffee brand, political opinion, mental health, love, toothpaste, body image, and attitude.
Motherfucking everything is up to you.
Sorry for my underdeveloped language skills, but I’m a simple being.
My point is just that recently while I was walking around naked in my apartment, got a comment/compliment from two of my very close friends, saying ” Nanna, why are you so comfortable naked?” they both said with a laugh and at the same time with an admiring tone to there voices.
Normally I would just have said something stupid or even made a joke of my nonexistent tits.
But instead I just simply asked “why would I ever feel uncomfortable right now? just because I’m naked in front of you? I mean I’m happy about me” while trying not to sound arrogant or get misunderstood.
And then it hit me, I truly feel blessed because of the fact that I’m not worried about situations like that.
And it’s actually really something that I’m grateful for every single day… because, imagine going through every single day having one less thing to worry about, so you can put your time and focus into dreams and people, wouldn’t that be great?
I know that self-image and especially body image matter so much to most women around the globe, and I’m only saying that because I am a woman.
Thoughts like “if I could just find the time and energy to workout as much as that Instagram model”, ” I feel fat after eating those fries” “that girl have such a nice pair of legs, mine are short enough to fit into the kid section jeans, besides my ass is too big” or even “I wonder if his ex’s skin was prettier than mine” .
Bullshit thoughts, that you hit yourself with when you’re mostly already feeling low, thoughts that can easily take away the feeling of being carelessly happy.
And that is just a waste of time because your happiness should always be your number one priority.
Even if it involves other people or drastic changes, all you get is you and you gotta be the best role model for yourself.
That’s why I want to share my thoughts on that situation with you guys, and I really hope that you are getting the right vibes from me because I’m really not trying to sound totally put together or anything, it’s just my personal thoughts and I know that we all got insecurities.
But as long as we work on them.
Personally, I would say while growing up I have reached a mental level that allows me to think that I am 100% perfect for me and that has to be! and is! enough!
And if there is something about me or the way I look that distracts me from being happy, I’ll 100% go change that into the better by working and improving in some way, or make myself think about if my insecurity actually is something I can accept and learn to love? because if you can’t love it it’s not worth your time thinking about accepting it. Then rather take action to learn something new. For example, I used to hate my eye’s, I have something called a lazy eye which results in that my left eye is much more closed than the right eye, which made me think that I kinda looked like the cartoon Quasimoto. It used to bother me so much when I was younger, that I was 100% sure that I was going to have a surgery the day I would turn 18 so I could finally get rid of my lazy eye.
But that never happened, I now live in 2018 along whit my cute lazy eye on my face.
As I grew older I started to realize that my insecurity actually was something other people adored about my look. And of course that instantly empowers you a little, after all as humans, we are all searching for recognition.
Especially hearing something like that from a person you love, doesn’t necessarily make you believe in it, but it can plant a little seed of self-love and encourage you to bloom later on.
Remember, we all experience the world in different ways, so the things you feel insecure about can actually be the things that we love about you.
So, my advice on how to get more comfortable with yourself and your body is simply to give your insecurities a big warm hug and tell them to calm the fuck down, they are a part of you and you are the most perfect imperfection.
Trust me your imperfections can shape you to be even more awesome if you just let yourself love them to the fullest.
Perfection was born from imperfections.
And last but not least, outta glow and what I personally define as “good-looking people” comes from inner peace, a kind heart, and a great personality.
I’m wearing: Dress // Monki Jacket // Zara Bag // &OtherStories Shoes // Very old H&M
So currently I’m only going on real dates with myself, I know it’s lonely and sexy in a very independent way.
But trust me, currently, I’m better alone.
Besides from when I’m going out with my lovely senorita friends of course.
You know, friends, risotto, and rosé it just goes hand in hand.
(The last picture is actual footage of me listening to Arctic Monkeys, desperately waiting for Alex Turner to call me back)
Lace is elegant, lace is feminine, lace is classic, and last but not least lace is so perfectly French.
I personally love lace bras and it’s pretty much the only kind of bra that I ever wear.
Lace bras are btw also super smart doing the summertime, psssst you get a lot of air to your boobs.
And last but not least ( yes she said it twice) if you have small banana boobs I can tell from personal experience that lace bras look incredibly sexy on you.
Your welcome, my bras are from &OtherStories and Monki.
So…I’m on a road, I don’t know where it’s gonna take me to.
But the most important thing is that I’m on it.
We just have to remember.
The first to apologize is the bravest.
The first to forgive is the strongest.
The first to forget is the happiest, but not forever.
But the thing is not to forget anything, it’s about accepting it or do something about it.
Three restaurants down, me and Amanda have lately been visiting restaurant Pluto, The food club Frederiksberg (madklubben), and District Tonkin is just old but gold.
Picture 1-2: Resturant Pluto, Adress – Borgergade 16, DK 1300 Copenhagen.
Picture 3-4: The food club Frederiksberg (madklubben), Adress – Solbjergvej 6, 2000 Frederiksberg.
Picture 5-6: District Tonkin, Adress – Mikkel Bryggers Gade 2, 1460 København.
First of all, I want to share my first experience at the restaurant Pluto which happens to be the most amazing restaurant I’ve ever gone to. The food is the best I’ve ever tasted, the staff is so kind and sweet, and the aesthetic is perfectly casual.
I personally went for hummus, bread, risotto, and rosé. And since Amanda and I went the first time, it’s been my favorite go-to restaurant.
The food club at Frederiksberg (madklubben), was also good but to be honest, compared to Pluto I don’t think it’s even close to being at the same level tastewise.
But don’t get me wrong the food was great and the staff was also sweet, and the aesthetic was pure danish designed.
But for me personally, it’s not a restaurant where I feel at home.
District Tonkin is a place where both me and Amanda have been a lot, it’s a really good Vietnamese restaurant, where you know exactly what you get which is really good Vietnamese food basically… and a little side bonus is that they have an amazing chocolate mousse for one of there desserts.
Plus it’s super affordable and super casual, perfect for a first date I would say.
But if you are a really big fan of Vietnamese food like Amanda and me, and are willing to pay a little extra I would defiantly recommend you to pay restaurant Lélé a visit, it’s placed at Vesterbrogade 40
1620 Copenhagen V and that is defiantly the best Vietnamese restaurant in Copenhagen.
Currently: listening to Christina Aguilera while I’m ironing my clothes… after I’ve just taken a look at these pictures Ekua took of me a while ago…this kind of green is really not me.
But the skirt is still pretty, we are just not a team I guess.
Its been way too long since I’ve checked in here on the blog and to be honest I have no creativity going on in my mind lately.
So I thought let’s take it easy, to begin with, while I try to get back on track on the blog here.
So here you have it the most uncreative blog post in nowadays.
Vibes I listen to when I’m on the go for work or whatever.
The answer is a lot of things.
Currently, I’m off work because the thing is that I’m sick.
So that’s also why I haven’t been so much around on social media or here on my blog, which is just so stupid because I always thought of my blog as my personal space where I can drop off all of my thoughts.
So that is what I’m doing now, getting some of my thought off my mind so I hopefully can relax before having my last check up on the hospital on Friday.
The thing is just that I like to keep my health situation very private and that’s also why it’s difficult to write about…because I don’t wanna write about it, but yeah since that is one of the reasons why I’m not around at the moment it just had to be included.
So to you guys who have been asking me in dm on Instagram.
No, I’m not quitting social media or my blog I just needed to take time for myself.
But one of the reasons I also have been away from social media is because of the fact, that last month has been nothing else than one of the best months of my life so far.
I spend so much time seeing new places and discovering feelings I didn’t think that I could ever feel.
So… for about two months ago, I went to Milan for the first time.
A lot of things have changed since then, especially since this exact day these pictures were taken actually.
And I’m gonna write a big life update very soon, so stay tuned for that, but…
The pictures were shot by freelance photographer Frank which is a friend of Melissa and Philip, so go show him some love on his Instagram right here! Because he’s awesome!
I was wearing H&M dress, vintage cold jewelry, boots by Public Desire, and my Gucci bag.
For more details about Melissa’s outfit go check her blog right here.
It’s been a while since the last time I checked in here on the blog…
But If you are following me on Instagram you have probably already noticed that I had my first little adventure to Milan for about a month ago.
I was visiting Milan at the time because of my girl Melissa was already staying in the city to visit her boyfriend Philip, so I thought now that I had the opportunity to go live with them and have them show me around, why not take a little trip to Milan and see my girl that I had missed so much.
But, as you may already also have noticed (if you are following me on Instagram) I went to Milan again only a few weeks after..but I think we are saving that story for later.
But since it’s been so long since I was there the first time, I think I’m just gonna give you guys my quick thoughts about some of the things I’ve seen while I was there.
Milan is no doubt one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to.
The architecture is just stunning, Milan is… from what I have seen (which is actually not a lot yet) a charming old city with a lot of big beautiful buildings which has some crazy detailing going on, but that’s also what makes this city seem so majestic in many ways.
Especially on photos…I mean if you first capture the light hitting the buildings just right, then you’ll really see all of its details… I don’t know something magical just happens at that moment… and you really get the impression of the history behind the buildings.
Milan fashion feels
For most people, Milan is known as a fashion city were many huge brands in the fashion industry was born and raised.
You can feel that too while walking in the streets of Milan, I think people here are very much aware of what they wanna wear…or at least what high-end designer brand they wanna wear and what trends they may be following the upcoming seasons.
But I must be honest and say that so far I haven’t really seen anyone here yet who have blown my mind when it comes to style, which I’m actually a little disappointed about because I was expecting to get mind blown.
For me, It just seems like high-end designer brands, especially designer shoes is the way to go here … so if you’re wearing a very boring outfit but your shoes are from Balenciaga there will be no problem… you’ll be accepted as a fashionista here.
But only because of the shoes of course.
I’m just joking I’m sure it’s just me who haven’t ran into a real Milan fashionista yet.
If it’s real art, it can speak for itself.
The people and the food
Well as I already told you guys I went to Milan to visit one of my best friends Melissa, and her boyfriend Philip.
Those two are some of the sweetest people I know and I am forever grateful to have people like them in my life.
You know good friends can always make even the worst situation better, so I think it’s important to always stay in touch and never take your good friends for granted.
(M you know I would travel the world just to see you)
But of course Melissa and Philip have a lot of friends in Milan since Philip lives there and Melissa is soon gonna move there…so I got introduced to a lot of people at one time haha… and I must say it was a bit overwhelming, but I tried to keep calm and today I’m just happy that had the opportunity to meet so many lovely people.
Especially one…But I’m gonna tell that story later.
Oh and the food, well it tasted just as good as it looks.
So, if I’m ever gonna move to Milan I’m probably gonna end up being fat.
And of course there will soon be a video up from my first trip, so keep yourself updated for that.
But yeah as I said a few weeks after my first trip I went back to see this very special person that ended up meaning everything to me and in fact, that’s why I’m going to Milan again on March 9.
To enjoy the company of the love of my life.
So almost two weeks ago I returned from my trip to Milan.
I had the most amazing trip, I’ve been seeing my girl Melissa, spending time with her and her boyfriend Philip, meeting some of their sweet friends, meeting someone…, ate a lot of pasta and much much more!
But you’ll soon get a glimpse of my little trip here on my blog when I finally get to finish my vlog.
But lately I just have so many things to take care of, mostly work and people around me… so that’s why it’s taking me so long to get it done, but it’s coming I promise!
But in the meantime just watch this little lookbook that I made ft. Melissa & Philip you know where to find them.
Well, happy new year everyone!
I’m sure that you all made it through so far and hopefully didn’t got your hands blown off at new years eve.
Some of you may still be struggling with the leftovers of your hangover, or maybe just continuing your hangover? But that’s what brings us to this point where we’re going to talk about how great people we’re going to be in the new year. How we’re going to get a bonus at work, how we’re going to workout every day and get in shape, how we’re going to travel the world for free, and how this is the year where we’re going to find true love.
But in the end, we all know that’s not going to happen.
Personally, I love to dream about how great everything is going to turn out someday, and no joke, it would be nice if everything just fell into place in one year.
But let’s face it… life is a bitch from time to time, and we all know that only if we’re lucky, maybe one of these goals are going to come true this year.
So, now you probably jumped to the conclusion that I’m a negative person?
But let me tell you this, I’m not.
In general, I’m just tired of hearing from pretty much every blogger/youtuber/and fucking influencers! how they are going to travel the world for free, how they are planning to find true love and get married, how they just randomly are going on a sick diet where they have to live of vegetable juices every day!?! because they have 700 photoshop … I mean “photoshoots” to attend to.
And then they all be like, New year new me.
And that line just has to happily disappear from my world, please just delete it from your vocabulary.
May you say I’m just jealous? maybe? I absolutely am just like everyone else would be.
In fact, my point is, don’t just be a better you because of a god damn new year! be a better version of you, for you every day.
I’m not saying that you have to forget about all of your dreams and goals, or even be realistic about them…that was just an advice. Actually, promises me you’ll never do that! just go for it.
But you don’t have to change because of the fact that we’re going from 2017 to 2018. Or because some annoying blogger just told you about all of their crazy goals for 2018 and now you just sit there in your bed with your computer feeling bad about yourself, just like I do.
But that’s why I’m here to tell you this.
You only have to change yourself for you and your needs and dreams.
Try to see the world from different perspectives, no-one said that your perspective was the right one, right?
Maybe you learn something, or you learn someone.
But in the end, that’s what I believe makes the difference.
By learning little by little, and see what works out the best.
Just start today okay? not in 2019.
So a few months ago I shot some photos for my dear friend Amalie, who is the founder of By Amalie Rytter – Scandinavia.
By Amalie Rytter is a jewellery brand which is focusing on earrings that follows the trends of our time.
What characterises the brand is their raw and minimalistic jewellery design, combined with an it-girl feeling.
Which I think creates a nice contrast between being “trendy” and staying “simple”, besides that it’s the perfect compromise for the it-girl that wants more, but still doesn’t want to go broke at the end of the month.
So If you like what you see, go follow By Amalie Rytter on Instagram for more updates.
So I know it’s been a while since the Erdem X H&M collection was launched, but I think I’ll give it a go with this post anyway.
I’m gonna be honest with you guys, I’v never really been into the whole H&M collaborating with high end designer brands like Kenzo ,Balmain, and so on.
But! then this collection was created and I instantly fell in love with every single piece.
The collection, and the entire universe that Erdem have created is unbelievably beautiful, the collection is filed with sharp cuts, dramatic dresses, lace, and flower prints which is very typical for Erdems catwalk collections.
The universe of this collection is in my opinion just magnificent…I mean have you seen the commercial for this collection ? pure perfection I tell you. Just check it out here.
So yeah, of course I was in the line in front of H&M the 2. November, and luckily I got my fingers on this amazing dress and even better these adorable earrings.
Another thing about this collection I really like, is the fact that Erdem and H&M got one of my favourite bands (Years & Years) to write a song for this collection and it’s commercial.
So naaah, I actually don’t think that this collection could possibly get any better, because it’s already perfect.
I’ve been wanting to talk about this for a really long time…But today was the day, that I finally realized that I had to come clean, not just to the people around, but mostly for myself, so I can begin to live my life fully and surround myself with the things that I love to do.
The topic of today is how I’ve got to learn to love – and own up to – who I truly am… to embrace both my personality, passions and dreams.
For the past few months I’ve been consulting a psychologist because of some mental issues that I’m struggling with…the things I’m struggling with are still to private for me to share though, but I guess we all have our secrets.
But I can tell you that the last time I was in therapy my psychologist reminded me of one (sorry for my language) motherfucking important thing! life is too short to let all the bad things and people in your life get you down.
For a long time I’ve been scared of being who I am, own it and embrace it. And the weird thing is that Im not scared to let the world know, but I’m scared to embrace it in front of my closest. And that have just made me feel awful about myself for a really long time, I mean your family should be the people that know you the best right? But for me…it’s just not the case right now.
I mean of course they know me, most of them have seen me grow up, but a lot have been going on the last few years….and lets just say I’ve had my ups and downs, that very few people know about.
But now I’m finally beginning to feel better, but this little tiny thing is still knocking me down everyday.
Because.. I feel that my parents (whom I love endlessly of course) doesn’t accept my interests or who I’ve become the last few years.
I’ve changed a lot, not my personality but my interests have definitely changed.
My parents got a divorce when I was about 10-11 years old, and I’ve lived with my dad ever since.
Me and my dad had always had a huge passion for motorsports and I’ve been driving gokart for many years and I loved it.
But since I started at the gymnasium and things were getting totally out of hand with my mental health and I was feeling completely damaged inside, because of all the bad thoughts and stress in my head.
I had to quit school for a whole year.
The next year I started again, but realised that I had to quit one of my biggest passions and hobbies, motorsports.
I remember being devastated about telling my dad that I wasn’t going to drive anymore, because of school. But he saw the point with my decision very quickly. But I think he at some point always thought I would start driving again after I’ve finished school.
But as I said earlier my interests really went form one end of the spectrum to the other.
I’ve always been very creative as a kid and I think it just came back to me in the past few years. I’ve started drawing, editing, taking pictures, and all in all just creating something again.
And then I threw my love on fashion and social media.
That’s why I started a blog and just recently started a little youtube channel, because I just like to create something.
But my parents are of course from another generation than I am, so they don’t quite understand what a blog or a youtube channel is…
They have created their own vision on social media persons, like youtubers, bloggers or instagramers as people that just love to think that they are better than anybody else, and just want to throw their perfect life up in your face every time you open your instagram.
People that only think THEY are the shit and maybe take themselves a little bit too seriously.
But in some case my parents just forgot I guess, that I’m not like that.
And thats why they just never really accepted it before today.
Because today I told them, that they made me sad for being who I am…and for not supporting me in my dreams and new passions.
And honestly when my parents doubt me, I doubt me too.
Because I just really wanted to make them proud, but even though the most important thing is to first of all make myself proud.
The worst feeling is to feel like you have to hide a part of yourself everyday. And I’ve never felt that I had to hide in front of strangers, but definitely in front of my family definitely because I’ve alway known that they wouldn’t understand at all.
But you can’t hide forever, and nobody should because it’s hella exhausting and it just made me more and more insecure about myself. I mean I’ve never shared my blog on my facebook wall because I was scared that people that know my family would start asking them questions, and then I thought my family maybe would be like ” yeah I don’t really know whats going on ether”.
That’s why I realised that I had to find some courage to speak up and tell them point of view.
We have now had a really long talk about all of this, and my parents were truly happy that I actually shared my thoughts like this and stood up for myself. Besides that, they have now seen the differences between bloggers, youtubers and so on, and realised that it’s not all of us that just want to talk about how amazing our lifes are our how you just can’t be fashionable without a crazy expensive designer bag, that you only should buy brand new from the Chanel store and never second hand.
Some of us just like to share fashion inspiration, play with colours and prints, photography and video editing, and most importantly share a little personality and relate to other pepole.
Because I see it as a give an take business, you get inspired and then you inspire.
You read a story and maybe related to it, and then maybe starts to reflect over your own life or decisions. And who knows maybe it helps maybe it doesn’t, but at least it was some kind of entertaining.
That’s why I’m so relieved now that my parents actually know me for who I am again.
And most of all accept me, so I can start not being scared anymore, because now I know they got my back.
Promise me you never hide yourself for so long like I did, life is to short to not live your dreams and passions, and not embracing yourself for being just who you want to be, yourself.
I know that now.
Just a super quick tip for all my shopaholic fellas out there.
First I want to say that I’m a huge fan of recycling, vintage and what ever to call it.
It’s very rare that I’ll ever buy expensive designer things, brand new at a store. I like that my items have a history and of course I like to save that extra cash, just as well caring about the environment.
And that’s why I want to tell you about Vestiaire Collective, if you don’t know what Vestiaire Collective is, you should definitely go check the app or website out. Personally I have only been using the app, because it’s so much easier on the go.
Vestiaire Collective is this site/app were people can sell and buy designer items, both vintage and brand new items.
It’s super easy to use, because of the wishlist function on the app, and another thing I like about Vestiaire Collective is the fact, that every time you buy something the seller first have to ship the item to Vestiaire Collective where they check the standard of the product.
And that’s nice!
My latest buy from Vestiaire Collective is this cute pastel pink clutch/purse from Chanel.
I have a little DIY dream that includes this clutch so I’m pretty exited about how that’s gonna turn out.
So here in Copenhagen it’s kinda went from summer season to fall season, over night.
But Zaful got me covered with this comfy sweater and even though it’s fall season, the sun has been out and about here in Copenhagen so I thought why not pair it with these cute cat eye sunglasses, which is also from Zaful.
But yeah, a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Zaful, and they asked me if I would like to do a review on some of their products. And of course I was in for it.
So I picked out a sweater and these sunglasses.
The products are first of all, so much better than I thought they would be.
The sweater is thick and warm, and just a perfect item for the fall season. It has these very cute ribbons on the sleves which I think give the sweater a nice edgy look.
And now to the sunglasses, I think that everything about them is just perfect.
They are these white cat-eye-shaped sunglasses which would appear to be of solid quality. And most of all I just really like the American 50’s vibe they give me.
And just as a reminder I want to say, that yes this is a sponsored article, but remember it’s a review and everything I’ve wrote is 100% my honest opinion.
Once again thanks to Zaful, I really appreciate it.
So Hello ladies and gents, it’s been a while…
But now I’m finally back with a new post here on the blog! So as you can see I recently returned from my vacation in Spain. I came home last week, and I’ve been working since then. So, that why this post first gets published today.
Besides that I’m so happy to be home again. I feel so inspired with a lot of new ideas for upcoming blog posts so I can’t wait to get to work more here on the blog. So stay tuned guys I tell you, stay tuned!
Besides from that, I think that this is probably the longest post I have ever done… because of all the photos of course haha.
So I’ll make this really short. My vacation was great, I’ve finally got a tan wup wup, and yeah I have actually just been chilling day in and day out, so that’s been great. If you want a more detailed version of what I’ve been up to, check out the video, and don’t forget to show it a lil’ love.
Hello ladies and gents.
So I’m pretty god damn tired of the danish summer weather and all I want right now is just some nice autumn weather so I can wear boots, coats and sweaters again.
I know it’s weird wishing for autumn since most people mostly wish for summer weather… I don’t know I guess I’m just weird.
I think it’s because danish summer weather is like 10% sunny days, 45% rainy days, and 45% windy days. And when I think of summer, I think of REAL summer, like the weather around the Mediterranean. That’s real summer weather.
Actually, I’m going to Spain next week, so stay tuned.
Hello ladies and gents,
So as you may know Copenhagen fashion week started this week.
Personally I used to go to all the events that I possibly could, but this year I really dont’t have the time for it.
Because I’m now working a fulltime job in Monki which I’m so happy about, but of course working 37 hours a week takes a lot of time, even thought its in the best store with the best colleges ever.
But! Monday night I scrolled through CFW Instagram site, and there was a competition going on where you could win an entrance for two people to the Zalando Studio x Copenhagen fashion week event, there would be goodiebags, drinks and snacks , and lots of interviews with designers form all over Scandinavia, an interview focusing about personal branding, trend AW17 talk with Mie Juel and Mads Emil Grove Møller, Scandinavian style interview with Malene Malling, exhibition, lounge and a fashion show with some of the new design talents, and of course a cocktail hour where DJ Emilie Lilja would be playing.
And yeah then me and Melissa won, whup whup!
But we both had to work that day, Melissas had no problem getting the day off, but I had a little struggle because I didn’t knew if I could go earlier form my shift. But for my luck and because I have the best boss in the world,
my boss said that it was okay for me to leave earlier.
So I literally ran down to the metro after work, got on my way the to ‘Papirhallen’ where the whole thing was going to be hosted.
Met dear Melissa and we were ready to atten the event. Btw that’s also why I looked so casual in some of the photos, because I came directly from work haha.
But yeah the event was brilliantly planned, my favourite part of the event was the fashion show with new design talents.
I especially liked the collection from Heliot Emil.
The first picture here in this post is actually a picture of my favourite look from the collection.
And of course moving on to the goodiebag.
In the goodiebag there were all the things you see here on the picture above, and of course a lot of snacks and drinks. But I ate it all, sorry I’m a hungry girl. There was also a little love tag form Jane Kønig with the letter Z, it was possible to exchange it to another letter, but I decided to keep it, since my old dog’s name was ‘Zigo’.
And after a perfect day with fashion shows, and a lot of interviews with some of the best people in the business here in Denmark.
Me and Melissa decided to eat at Tony’s and get a three meal dinner.
And I can say that it was delicious.
So this is my new baby from Gucci.
I bought it last week and I have literally been wearing it ever since. I bought it in the Gucci store at ‘Strøget’, I had been looking at the model for a while, and then finally I had a day off work and decided to give myself a nice gift. Nothing can bring a woman more happiness like a high fashioned materialistic bag. That was a joke.
But I will admit that this bag really have given me a true sense of joy every time I have looked at it. Another thing I like about buying designer things vintage or not, is that I always have to work hard and save a lot of money to afford a bag like this.
And I know that it maybe sounds stupid, but it really gives me the feeling of being a true power woman.