I have re-organised my apartment several times and that shelf is never touched. To me, it is a visual perfection!
2. Chanel nail polish
I am not a make-up junkie, and I usually go for a natural look, but I love my nails to reflect some personality. For some reason Chanel Le Vernis hits it right every time, and I end up buying several shades every season. I usually go back and forth between the different shades but Frenzy is one I always come back to.
I have big love for unique scents that consist of as many natural ingredients as possible. A scent must intrigue me in order for me to buy and wear it – it’s like having small bottles of memories on the shelf, some reminding you of the childhood, some to hold memories yet to come. I love scents that have a power over me.
4. Carven coat
Norway is a cold place, especially during that winter/spring transition. By that point, one is so tired of down jackets and dark coats, this Carven baby blue one is a real mood fixer, but still very warm.
Flowers make me happy! I am a real girly-girl when it comes to flowers, so I always have something like white roses on my working desk and around the apartment. This little place in Bergen is just perfect and always so charming – we don't have a flower market, but rather small shops here and there. It reminds me of the Caffè Fioraio Bianchi in Milano.
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With a clean, minimal approach to style, Irina Lakicevic’s blog A Portable Package is in many ways the classic Scandinavian fashion blog. But there’s a twist: Irina’s day-job as a dentist in Norway means she isn’t exactly your typical street style star. Regardless, her passion for leather, simplicity and what she calls ‘ugly shoes’ make for some very stylish inspiration. “I started blogging a little over a year ago, as a natural way to combine my love for photography and for fashion all in one,” she explains. Read on for some of Irina’s favourite things!
It’s a jungle out there! This season even the most demure types are embracing the wild side with prints from across the animal kingdom.
Whether it’s a snake, dalmatian or big jungle cats, animals have long inspired prints for the rest of us to wear. We spotted coats, jackets, trousers and accessories in a range of bold patterns. Bright technicolour leopard spots are perfect for eye-catching outerwear, while a subtle snakeskin print is an adventurous choice for a clutch bag or shoes. To keep your print closer to the street than the savannah, go for a colourful, cartoon edge rather than an exact animal replica. Roar!
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Move over beach babes, the rock ’n’ roll brigade is in charge now. Gone are the après-surf curls and salty, crunchy textures of seasons past. In their place are what can only be described as “lived-in” waves – imperfect, soft and most importantly, without a hint of shine.
Bedhead to the extreme? You bet. Look to Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane and Mulberry for the best examples, and get ready to bring out your arsenal of dry shampoos. This is definitely a second-day (or even third-day) hairdo.
Pairing denims in different washes results in unexpected yet easy-going style, as model Sigrid Agren proves. Dark indigo exudes both elegance and comfort, while black skinny jeans make for a sleek silhouette. To add an extra twist, Sigrid opted for simple black leather boots and a white chain handbag. The result? A look that’s classic, but never boring.
Fashion moves fast on the streets, and even faster online, but you can keep up to date with street culture and sneakers on some enticing blogs. We’ve gathered up the best bookmarks for all your streetwear needs – whether you’re an armchair amateur, an international-label enthusiast, or a denim devotee, there’s a site for you!
New York’s Extra Butter is one of the city’s hottest destinations for sneakerheads, and the store’s blog likes to get up close and personal with the slickest cult footwear around, one envy-inducing pair at a time. From Nike to New Balance, the range here is fantastic, so get familiar with your next favourite pair of kicks.
Get ready to change your ideas of modern streetwear. Strangeways NYC is one blog with expensive (and intriguing) taste. With an eye for the higher end of streetwear, this one focuses on niche brands like Visvim and APC, along with some eye candy in homewares and lots of indigo blue denim.
Priding itself on curating the best of the underground, Slamxhype has carved out a niche for itself, offering a glimpse into the coolest aspects of street culture. Whether it’s the newest drops from Nike, the most inspirational lookbooks or the perfect kit to clean your kicks, Slamxhype will make sure you don’t miss a thing when it comes to streetwear and beyond.
The original forum for discussing almost everything relating to menswear, Styleforum’s streetwear and denim section is an online home for many real connoisseurs. This is the must-click site for when you need to compare fits on new jeans, ask where to buy your new winter coat or just discuss your latest streetwear purchases.
While traditional luxury brands are shying away from obvious logos, younger upstarts are having fun with them. For the cool Brit menswear pack (think Shaun Samson, Nasir Mazhar and Christopher Shannon), logos make as big a statement as their modern streetwear designs.
And Alexander Wang’s way of incorporating his logo into complex fabrics is a smart commentary on our self-branding culture. Are they being serious or ironic? Probably both, but the winning effect will make sure everyone knows their name.
Beyoncé knows that black leather is always a stylish choice, but this time she has upped the ante with an extra flash of monochrome animal print. The right pattern can go a long way, and her casual cow-print top provides a twist on the sweatshirt-and-skinny-jean combo. Finished off with some eye-catching red stilettos, Beyoncé has made sure her black-and-white ensemble is anything but monotonous.
Fashion and Instagram have become very good friends lately, but the coolest kids on the street have long made the internet their second home. Nowadays, style icons and it-girls share almost everything online for almost anyone to follow, and so we’ve rounded up the coolest kids on Instagram and beyond. Read on and get to know the internet’s in-crowd!
New York director, designer and creative consultant Vashtie is a unique product of the city and a real downtown trendsetter, but you can tap into her world from anywhere via her Instagram, where she has amassed over 120,000 followers. Dubbed “the creator of cool”, Vashtie is one to follow for a mix of art and hip-hop culture with a street edge, plus some enviable travel snaps.
With friends like Pixie Geldof, Rita Ora and One Direction’s Harry Styles, British radio and TV presenter Nick Grimshaw can most definitely be classed as a cool kid. His Instagram feed is a stream of famous faces and cool places as he hops from a festival to a party around London, and back again, all in time for his own breakfast show on BBC Radio.
It’s hard to believe that writer and blogger Hazel Cills is still in her teens. Before joining Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie as a staff writer in 2011, Hazel built up an online following at her blog Bonjour Girl, with her witty, sharp insights into fashion, art, culture and mix-tapes. But you can keep up with the very stylish student, now at NYU, and zine aficionado at her own site as well as her Twitter.
Parisian chic is never out of fashion, and style blogger Jeanne Damas shares her own take on Gallic classics on her blog and her Instagram feed. With plenty of intimate snaps of friends and fashion in hazy, nostalgic hues, Jeanne’s blog is one to bookmark for a taste of some casual, cosmopolitan cool. And look out for some stylish cameos from the likes of Karlie Kloss and Alexander Wang!