Love is not visible to the eyes but to the soul - Shakespeare

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

{Monthly Favourites} February 2012

Monthly Favourites

Spring time is near if not already happening. Perhaps, I am just a bit timid to trust that is is finally here for real and for good. Nevertheless, the shops don't care, they have dusted off the old pastel palette and just added hints of bold colours, as well as glitter en masse. I thought I saw glitter, sequins, beading, diamonds, gemstones, gold, and silver constantly. Not that I mind at all.

The Kenneth Jay Lane-necklace is beyond amazing - and it is HUGE! I bet it is incredible in real life.
But really, I think these goodies speek for themselves, so there's little need for me to go on about them. And off course, you can just follow the title-link and find out where I clipped the items.

Oh, and I swear that I will never get too old for pretty dolls, especially this cute from Lanvin.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Oscar Dresses

Last night was the Oscar night, as you may well have heard.. Given that I live in Denmark, the show airs from midnight and ends at 5 AM, so I didn't watch this year due to classes today, Monday (sucks!)
However, this is also a fashion newsletter appreciation post, because they never fail me on days like this. Due to their early tidings, I now know who and what won, and almost more importantly, who wore what!
And in that specific category, here are my winners of the evening....

The most stunning and perfect dress - ever, I dare say! Actually, I am speechless, so I will just leave it with this.

Gorgeous beading, amazing colour, and perfect fit. Love love love all around..

Normally, I prefer Cameron Diaz in bright and bold colours, but she really looks great in this nude gown, and perfectly accessorized too. You often see this stage of a look overdone, but here it is spot on.

I am a sucker for two-tone dresses, especially in black and white, and I really like the beading belt-like details.

So far, my favourites have been the "colour-less" dresses, but Emma Stone really looks lovely in this pink/red gown. Very simple design but fits her like a glove, and a nice and elegant bow. These too often look too much like a bow, you know like bows on presents, but this "punctured" one is just right.

I must admit, I had to look twice if not three times, to see this is actually Penelope Cruz. The hair do confused me, but she looks amazing. Beautiful colour and cut for her, and again not over-accessorized. Elegance par se.

Images via Costume and Eurowoman (both in Danish)

Friday, 24 February 2012

Awesomest indie-shop and gallery

Hi there.. Sorry for the absense here, but I have been feeling a little upside down lately and suddenly the days just went by. Anyways, I hope that you are all alright and perhaps also a little warmer? In Denmark, we have had plus degrees the past week or so. A very welcome change, and I found myself giggle to myself when I saw my first snowdrops of the season.

Today, I will introduce you to an amazing shop and gallery, all about the indie-creativeness which sometimes drown abit in the overall picture.
The shop is run by five designers and they use it as a working station as well as a shop and gallery.
Especially the last is what makes me call it the awesomest shop. They have about 15 regular artists in house, and they feature solo-shows in their little hall gallery. I was somewhat lucky that I couldn't stay for long due to an appointment, because I could be myself straight to ruin. So many quirky and great art prints by up-and-coming artists, as well as original works.

Here's just some pictures from their website to give you a small taste of what they've got.

You have to be aware that the shop is tucked away a bit from the street because you only see one narrow window facing the street and no immediate door, it is on the side up some stairs.
But if you ever find you way to Aarhus, make a stop here. I don't think you will regret it..

Skt. Pauls Kirkeplads 11
8000 Aarhus C. (map online)

Open: Tuesday-Friday 10.30-17.30, and Saturday 10-14 (only in Danish, but check it out anyways)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

CPH Fashion Week: Rützou AW12

 My four favourite looks from one of my favourite Danish fashion brands, Rützou. The simplicity and elegance of the navy silk suit is beyond words for me. I am also hoping that the necklace will be put into production and not just a showpiece. (I hate that!)
I may also consider opting for a new coat when this collection hits stores. I really like the flowers applications at the collar.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Royal Copenhagen 2012

Besides books and paper dolls, Royal Copenhagen was my first love, and since I just found the new catalogue I will show you their wonderful styling of their iconic pieces. I am always excited about great Danish design, and to think this company dates back to 1775 and still going strong is nectar for my mind - and eyes..

 I lust for a pantry like this! And I really like the personal ways of styling and choosing among the variety of the designs they offer.
Personally, I go with the blue paint but the Black Mega Fluted is also very cool and contemporary, which is the key to succes for such an old company as Royal Copenhagen. They dared to bring the old up-to-date - and scored big time!

 Please invite me to dinners like these!! I beg on my humble knees...

Perfection *misty eyes*

As Danish as it gets; Royal Copenhagen and strawberries with cream and sugar. I am already longing for summer when looking at this.

There was also another new addition to the pretty Royal Copenhagen-family, but I will save that for another day and give it a post of its own. It is that adorable in my eyes.

However, do not think that they would do a catalogue without Flora Danica, Zodiacs, or the pretty hygendra vases, I just chose the prettiest styled pictures. So by all means, grap a copy if you can and drool over the prettiness with pretty on top.

{All scans mine from the 2012 catalogue by Royal Copenhagen}

Thursday, 9 February 2012

CFW: Edith & Ella AW12

I love fashion and especially autumn fashion. The elegance, the layers, the colours, the lot.
And I will never hesitate to promote Danish brands when I think it is due, and when I feel like I can vouch for them. One of these brands which I have yet to see fail is the Edith & Ella, named after the designer's grandmothers (how cute, no?) and the look is described as granny-chic. It is vintage without the vintage, if that makes sense.  
I have some super cute silk dresses from the brand, and the stores are also very cute and quirky in just the right amount without it trying too much. There is this fine line of dressing and dressing up, and you can easily overdo a look or style like this.

These are my favourite looks from the just finished Copenhagen Fashion Week.

I like the twist on the ladylike look with all the quirky colours and combos. Especially the first look has me lusting after those shorts! And I hate shorts...

View the entire collection here.

{all images via Copenhagen Fashion Week}

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Charles Dickens 200

Since I am taking a course on Dickens this semester, this is just a small token of wishing the man who gave us such memorable characters like Betsy Trotwood, Fagin, Oliver Twist, Scrooge, Nicholas Nickelby, and various others, a happy bicentennial birthday today.
I have only read Great Expectations in full, else it has been small summaries or only selected pages from his large bibliography.
Currently, I am enjoying David Copperfield for the forst time, and I break down laughing every time Ms Trotwood appears. I saw in my search that Maggie Smith has portrayed her in one of the countless adaptations, and I have to see that! I am quite positive that I should have stomach aches afterwards from laughter.

Here's to the future centuries and generations who will hopefully also enjoy this legacy of wit and energy.

(Maybe I will also become a Dickensian if all the conferences are in the South of France as claimed by my teacher! A very promising prospect considering we have not had plus degrees in almost a fortnight here in Denmark)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

{Fairy Bread}

The cutest and girliest snack ever! Fairy Bread.
Apparently, it is a huge hit downunder at children's parties and no wonder - sliced white bread with butter and sprinkles. That's it!

{image via Lobster & Swan}

Saturday, 4 February 2012


I actually don't remember anymore where I first stumpled upon Swedish illustrator Emma Kristina Hultkrantz's amazing artworks. But they had me hooked with their whimsical and yet minimalist style. The bold edges and pastel colours are an amazing combo.
Some of you may know her from Matchbook Magazine where she does a take on What's In My Bag with all the famous ladies out there, like Marilyn, Jackie, Birgitte, Coco etc.
{Anne of Green Gables}

And today, I just discovered she has started a small line of scarves with her wonderful prints. Limited of about 100 each, these could really become a treasure and a keepsake. I am quite hooked on the Marie Antoinette one.
 {Marie Antoinette}


I am thinking of saving up for custom bespoke illustrations of the three luxury items I am saving for, like a white Birkin bag, Chanel 2.55 bag, and Louboutin heels. Just to help me remind myself everyday when I dance around in my apartment.
{Pink Still Life}

In case you love her work as much as I do, check out her shop at etsy and her online portfolio.
She also has a blog where she posts inspirations and small everyday things.


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