Colin.se Feature

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A few months ago, I was asked to be featured in Colin segment ‘Min Stil‘ which translates to my style. You can read the full interview here as well as the different looks.

As for this specifik look, a long finger knitted top with grey denim and silver mules. Its casual but has a playful feeling to it, one of the most important things in putting together a look is that it has to be versatile and adaptable. Whether I’m stepping out of the office to grab an drink or going for dinner, it’s always nice to feel prepared especially when you’re spontaneities person. Speaking of, did you see me getting that tattoo at the event last night on Snapchat?

A big thank you to Colin for the feature and Rasmus for taking these lovely pics.

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Blogging: Looking for Inspiration in all the wrong Places

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As the fashion industry is moving through an interesting paradigm of shift, so are the social media world as well. Meanwhile, both components are influencing each other and its safe to say that these are some very interesting times.

In order to be on top of your game, the importance of innovation needs to be emphasized. Regardless if we (influencers/bloggers) are creating content, its always good to ask oneself were the inspiration comes from. Whether we like it or not, we’re being bombarded with information all day long, which have lead me to consciously consume the information that’s being presented.

For example, a couple of my photographer friends follow barley (if any) other photographers in their field. Why? To not be influenced and keep their eye’s ‘fresh’ from influences that may cause them to snap a photo that might look as another person. As for myself, I stopped following and reading other bloggers, finding influencers that aren’t doing what everybody else are is challenging. My mantra is quality over quality, because just a picture of what you’re wearing doesn’t do it – anymore.

The other day I watched a clip from a Swedish TV-show were Alexander Bard had made a forecast (10 years ago) in regards of internets importance and how information will now be found on WWW. He also mad e a new forecasted and spoke about sociology and current human behavior. Such as the importance of Running Man in the US, and how people are creating similar event to come together and create, and finally that the individualistic era is coming to its end. Maybe this will make sense in 1, 5 or 10 years but I can absolutely see a shift.

Quality over quantity is essential, posting several post a day on the blog or social media isn’t meaningful unless there’s an actual surplus value attached to it. However, it isn’t necessary the audience that decide that whether the post has value or not – when the creator creates from the heart it automatically shines through. But when you create, or just post or write headlines to create click-baits it jeopardizes your credibility.

The past months, I’ve learned to be more aware of what actually inspires me and why it does. Filtered out things that doesn’t and every time I go back to old habits, I remember why I stopped looking at certain blogs or influencers work. Don’t get me wrong, others may find it interesting but as a consumer you need to ask yourself what’s actually good for you. The same way we should be mindful of the food we consume. Right?

Photo: Anouk Yve

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Creating Interior Design Balance

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When it comes to design, I sometimes feel I’m more drawn to spaces who’s captured the perfect balance of masculinity and femininity. The apartment I picked out for our stay in Copenhagen has just that – cosy without being too delicate or too macho.

So here’s a question for you, do you think the owner was a girl or a boy? Or maybe even two people sharing the space?

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Let’s Discuss: Extroverted intovert

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Over a short period of time, I have been stumbling upon a few in regards to being an introvert vs. extrovert – and being both. Although I was familiar with both types I was fascinated by the combination of being both.Naturally, I digged in full nerd mode which is what I usually do when something fascinates me a lot. As I continued researching, puzzle pieces started to fall into place.

When you’re working a full-time job and running and business on the side its natural to encounter many different types of people. And because you’re building a business on a social media platform, people tend to have an idea of who you are – but you don’t have a clue about them. After reading Leany Haday’s article on the topic, I got inspired to share my story of being an extroverted introvert.

When I used to tell friends that I am an introvert, no one really understood where I was coming from because I am a social and outgoing person. However, very selective and selective with my social calendar because I’ve learned with time that my level of energy has a limit until I want some solitude. In fact, sometimes I even long for being alone. No TV or other noises pumping out from the speakers on a digital device – a cup of coffee and a magazine is more than enough.

Meeting new people can be fun, as long as it doesn’t involve too much small talk. As I’ve learned more about extrovert introverts, we want true connection and meaningful conversations. Another thing I find to be true for me is that I am quiet in crowds – I love to listen at people’s ideas and learn, as long as the conversation is meaningful that is (haha!) and if the gathering isn’t meaningful I always have an escape plan – that goes back to being selective once again. Its also about choosing quality over quantity, I’d rather have a few genuine people around than a bunch that does not add anything.

Lastly, one thing I really resonated with was that extrovert introverts loath the concept of how things “should be” – and if you’ve been reading my articles you’re fully aware on status. The bright side is that this helps one look for new doors and passages to what’s right for oneself other than doing it because the masses are.

In the end, it all falls back on that there is no black and white. People are different and we shouldn’t put them in categories because they have a way of being but work in a field were the idea is that people are the other way around. It’s nice to learn how different we can be from one another – but also essential to respect those differences. In fact, I love learning new things about my self as well. Are you an introvert? Or an extrovert, or maybe like me?

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Photo: Tahira Music, edited by me

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New York Runway Highlights Fall 2016

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My anticipations tends to run (very) high when New York Fashion Week kicks off. Whether its the shows and presentations, old or new favourite designers or street-style highlights – NYF offers a interesting verity, in which I wish we had more of up here in Scandinavia.

Although I’m not on location this season, I wanted to share whats getting my attention this season. This season, I’ve been spotting some new(er) designer who collection has blown me away – to the point where I had to ask myself, why didn’t you go? Answer: many projects in the making (that’s another post), it’s too cold and I’d rather do NYF in September.

That being said, I’d like to start by introducing you to Monse. A brand that made their debut last season, got praised by the fashion world, and now – getting more praised. Combining components such as deconstructed blouses, (faux?) fur, stripes and wide cuffs is the perfect equation, the collection is well put together and breathes femininity and radness  (= rad + awesomeness) in perfect harmony. One does not exclude the other. I’m eager to follow up and see what they do next.

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Second up, Sies Marjan proves that pink and romantic influences can be cool – even to a Scandi-monochrome-persian-fashion-enthusiast as yours truly. Pink and ruffles have never been so interesting, the dimensions of the clothes construction has got me dreaming of wearing soft pink and lavender hues. Yes, you read it right – me in those colours, every day of the week. Truth be told, I love when a new player does a debut like this – and by this I mean: makes you forget everything you have seen until this moment. Brava Sies Marjan!

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Lastly, but absolutely not least – a designer who’s work have been praised on Instagram for her statement separates. Even though the designer has stated at the presentation that their isn’t a red thread throughout the collection, its hard to not see that its Rosie Assouline’s collection. Each piece have the language of its own, yet created by  the same source which is a beautiful signature. Its like looking at a photograph and knowing who the photographer is. On a personal note, I love the contrast in each piece and how the pieces are styled together. It’s chic, yet bold – simple, yet very effective.

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Disclaimer: Photos via Vogue.com

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