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?
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.
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!
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.
For the first day of Copenhagen Fashion Week, my goal was to dreas as comftoble as possible to make the experience as pleasurble as possible. Let’s be honest, watching shows and presentations are fun but not so glamouros some might think it to be.
Besides from wearing this underneath my coat, it felt like an easy option to add a nice twist to the look by wearing my coat with faux fur cuffs and add a cubby that’s adds a nice contract to the look. Don’t you just love when you add a single piece that makes the complete attire levitate to the next level? I sure do, makes the whole experience more fun and playful.
Speaking of faux fur, make sure to keep them close when spring arrives because they will come handy this fall/winter – there’s a lot of (faux) fur action being presented at the shows, not only here in Scandinavian fashion weeks but all around the world.
Fashion Week(s) and ‘comfort’ aren’t two words that necessarily associated to each other, but since the days are packed with packed with running from shows, to meetings to events it only felt more than logical to actually apply as much comfort as possible.
And what more comfortable than to walk around in your PJ’s all day? You tell me. Luckily, this isn’t impossible – in fact its one of my favorite trends for spring. Being in Denmark for Fashion Week, I took the opportunity to wear one of my favorite Danish designer’s pajama set, By Malene Birger with my Sandro sneakers. Let’s just say that I was more than content throughout the day, best of being that I didn’t feel I compromised a bit on style due to the amazing design.
Its safe to say that this isn’t my first nor last set of pajama you’ll see me strolling around in. What do you think about the trend? Would you wear you PJ’s outside you home? Don’t forget to share your thoughts below.
Although I have plenty of looks to share from last weeks Fashion Week madness, I though it would be a nice break to incorporate some other content.
Instead of getting a hotel room, as I usually do I thought it would be nice to rent and Airbnb instead. Needless to say, I fell in love with this spacious apartment right away. The interior and decor was right up my alley (read: photo opportunities).
All in all, I really enjoyed the experienced my Airbnb stay although I love the whole hotel experience and feel of not having to do the usual day to day stuff. But to be able to live for a few days in a beautiful space such as this one made it worth it.
Just sitting on these stairs, having a coffee each morning before getting ready for the shows, while enjoying the view of the apartment and my friends getting ready got made me grateful. Grateful doing what I am doing, and having amazing people with me along the journey. Although some people come to stay for a while and other are just passing by, having each and one of those experiences makes us grow as people – and hopefully enriches us to what the future holds.
That being said, each trip I’ve made is a gift to myself. Besides from the obvious of seeing new faces, spaces and cultures, with each trip I learn more about myself – my own capacity and how the life I want to live. And that my friends, that’s priceless.