Above is the first outfit I uploaded to my account. I remember this day, because I felt like I was in a coma all day - which isn't that weird considering my morning started at three p.m. I'm wearing Cubus jacket, Only shorts, H&M shirts and Akira shoes.
Thank you so much for the support; both to you and the Chictopia team! You guys rock!
I'm sorry for leaving you hanging for the last couple of days, I needed a mini vacation - but I guess that it's a good thing, considering what waited for me when I returned today!
Do you want to organize your wardrobe better? Check the book. Do you wonder what those pants actually are called? Check the book. What is a peplum dress? Check the book!For once, I'd like a little thing in return. I usually host unconditional giveaways, which I think is the best - but this time I have one rule; you have to be a follower of my blog. You can follow me via Bloglovin or Google Connect, whichever you prefer! You can also become a fan on Facebook!
"In 250 words or less tell us why you should be The Next Style Correspondent!"
Oh my, where do I begin? I’ve never been really good at convincing people to do anything they don’t want to and I’m not about to start now. Life is about trying new things and having fun. It’s about taking chances - and that’s what I’m doing right now. Sometimes I feel the world of high-fashion has forgotten about the art of having fun; and I think we need to put the fun back in fashion! It’s not about owning the most expensive things or being the prettiest of the bunch - but about creativity! Being experimental, fearless and bold – being you! Being me. It’s a constant adventure; always changing, evolving and ever-growing – and we are a part of that. I am a part of it! As a Style Correspondent for Nokia and ELLE; going to New York Fashion Week will help me evolve into the next era of style – and share this week-long celebration of fashion from a new perspective. My perspective. Life is a journey, and as we are traveling through it - we connect with people! You all know Nokia is about connecting people – and coincidentally; so is blogging! We just need to remember to keep our heels on the ground and have fun with it all. What I can bring to the table is not a bunch of hocus pocus: just my perspective, and that’s what makes me unique. I’m passionate, hard-working and most importantly: I put my heart into it! Do I have your support?
That's exactly two hundred and fifty words - to the dot. Do you think I deserve to go to New York Fashion Week as a Style Correspondent? Just "like" my picture here! We can make it - I know we can! It would mean the world to me!
Check out my first post in the competition here!
A little about the book
This innovative guide to personal style includes 95 of the world’s premier fashion bloggers—whose sites receive over 500,000 daily visits combined—give hundreds of coveted insider tips, which are sure to delight teens, industry experts and urban professionals alike. These new taste-makers boldly lead the way toward fresh personal style, sharing rich images of their wardrobe inspiration and glimpses into their personal fashion philosophies. Style Yourself is the perfect personal-style handbook for the style-wizards of the digital age. This book presents the best of fashion bloggers, with tons of outfit ideas and expert tips that show you how to apply high-fashion inspiration to your everyday wardrobe. Style Yourself is a book to be savored, showcasing ideas that range from highbrow couture to everyday chic. With eight comprehensive chapters, Style Yourself has you covered—from your head to your toes! Hundreds of illustrated and annotated garments provide readers with classic fit and styling advice, and for each type of garment, you’ll find examples of how to rock it from the blogosphere’s hyper-chic members . . . from Stockholm to Cape Town, and Osaka to Milan.The book covers all topics: garment basics, take your pick, garment remix, build your look, skirt the globe, wardrobe basics, tops, bottoms, dresses, colors and fabrics, shoes, accessories and underpinnings. A perfect guide through the maze of fashion, so that you can build a personal style that’s your own!
Weldon Owen media created this trailer to supplement the book.
Book-information via Amazon.com.
Wearing Cubus sheer tunic-dress, vintage necklace ass a belt and Jessica Simpson shoes. Quote by Walt Whitman.
First photo by Arne Bru Haug - the others are taken with my Nokia N8! MUA: Vidar Svendsen. Hair: Ulla Rafaelsen, Cosmo Beauty.
Oh, and the funniest thing: NRK did an interview with Yvan while he was shooting me; so now there are pictures of him taking pictures of me on the interwebs. Check out the article here, if you want. It's in Norwegian (Nynorsk). Picture by Maren Kvamme Hagen (NRK.no)
There's a hidden message in this video from Nokia and Elles search for the next style correspondent. Do you think you can find it? It could be really beneficial for you.. Here's a little clue:
Don't forget to vote for me, OK? One vote - one time; and it only takes two seconds! It really could change my life. Please help me get to the next round by clicking here! This first round of the contest ends on the 21st! That's this Tuesday!
This cardigan from iiS of Norway was a very good friend though, as it was a bit chilly outside today. I decorated it with a pin I found at a flea-marked last year and some earrings, actually. Who knew? I love personalizing my clothes; it makes them feel even more me.
I'm wearing iiS of Norway cardigan, Gina Tricot shorts, Cubus belt, BikBok body, Fashionology necklace, H&M hat and Asos heels. I had a suitcase-bag too, but I kind of forgot to take pictures of it.
/edit: apparently, it does show on you profile after all. I'm sorry! Luckily, you can hide it straight after linking, yeah? Thank for letting me know, ingis !
The Love Letter // Edited by Vahni of Grit & Glamour
And you know what else bloggers realized? That blogging has enabled you to embrace you. The real you. With your flaws and imperfections, no matter your skin color, weight, or age. In her post, A Love Letter to Personal Bloggers, Anika eloquently captured what many of us feel when we begin to understand the deeper significance of blogging:
...Darling personal bloggers, you are impacting our culture, our trends, our lives, me. Thank you for that.
And this is my love letter to all of you. It takes tenacity, guts, patience, creativity, and time to blog. Love you, be you. Care, share, go forth, and go blog!
Links à la Mode: June 9th
- Arash Mazinani: Super Brands: Why They've Got You Hooked
- Barbro Andersen: Blogging is sharing, and sharing is caring!
- Best of Bklyn: How I wore my mom's prom dress, 31 years later!
- Best of Palm Beach Consignment: Alexander McQueen: A Love Story
- Blah Blah Becky: Lipstick: A History
- Boheme Noir: 20 Alexander McQueen Runway Moments that blew my mind
- By Anika: A Love Letter to Personal Bloggers
- Consider Me Lovely: A journey from self-loathing to self-loving.
- Crashing Red: Why bloggers should not be categorized—or judged—because of their particular style.
- Dress With Courage: How do you define the difference between being inspired, or being a copycat?
- FIERCE: A Day at the Beach and a Lesson in Self Love
- Fierce Fab Fit: I'm a Grammar Snob: V1—Homophones
- Grit & Glamour: Video Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Clear Lipliner
- Haute Khuuture: How to display your jewelry for maximum use with minimal effort.
- Her Catwalk: 5 Ways to Get Rid of Unnecessary Spending
- Hippie Lace: A simple and easy DIY to add length—and spice—to cut off shorts
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: Bloggers are not your only readers
- Oranges and Apples: Why I Will Never be a Professional Blogger
- Style Confessions: Gel nail polish—what's the big deal?
- Style Nuggets: 5 Surprising Benefits of Blogging
- The Styling Dutchman: A self-conscious post about unflattering pictures and photoshopping: embrace the ugly!
- The Well Appointed Catwalk: The Un-It Bag
Picture by Vidar Svendsen // Vatle dress // Ulla Rafaelsen (Cosmo Beauty) hair
The past couple of weeks have been kind of crazy. Good crazy! Crazy good? I've been in front of the camera in a non-outfit kind of way more than ever - but I must be doing something right since people want work with me! Speaking of which, this is my latest shoot with Desirée Skalle: The speedway ends at the cemetery. We took a road-trip all the way over to Sweden for this specific location, and man was it hauntingly beautiful over there. Let me know what you think, yeah?
Photographer: Desirée Skalle. Models: Stina Stokkebryn and I. Location: Västre Fågelvik bilkirkegård.