Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.


So, it turns out that I'm in the army now. No, I'm not actually going into the red zone, at least not in the traditional sense. It's probably more of a cupcake zone, when I think about it.

In February, Bianco started their search for officers for their fashion army. 2.800 fashion enthusiasts were recruited, some went to the try outs and now it's come down to only sixty officers from all over Scandinavia. I never thought I would actually make it and I honestly just joined because it sounded like fun. Turns out it's the best thing I could have done!

"As a Fashion Army Officer you will get involved in designing shoes, choosing patterns and creating details. You will be invited to our Fashion Army Boot Camp – a weekend with fashion inspiration - and we will share the latest trend information, blog material, and all the stuff from the fashion industry with you. You will have a strong voice on what the Bianco collection will contain in the future."


So I'm from now on quite connected to Bianco, which means I will be working with them on different tasks and projects from here on out. The first task for the Officers (me) is to design a sandal for next summer (SS14). How exciting is that? It is of course not set in stone, as all 60 of us have to send in a sketch for review and consideration; but I will get to design one! Afterwards, Bianco will pick out the best designs and ask all of you which one they're should put into production. I'll of course let you know if I make it that far, so that I can beg all of you to vote for my designs.

It sounds pretty great to me and it's such a unique opportunity! If you're interested, you can read more about it here - or visit some of my fellow Officers like Marie Ullevoldsæter and Vilde Bjørnødegård.


So, lesson of the day is:
If you're thinking about joining a contest or anything like that right now - just do it. You never know what's going to happen!
Quote by Marilyn Monroe

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Looking forward to the collection you'll design. I once joined a contest like this just for fun and I won! I am now one of GUESS Watches Global Style Ambassadors :) I think I'll tweet you advice "just do it. You never know what's going to happen!" as a quote of the day :))

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    1. Thank you, Alyssa!

      I'm really looking forward to starting too! I'm just doing research now, but I'm going to ask for your advise soon - I hope!

      Thanks for the tweet, lovely - I really appreciate that! And it is true, which makes it even better ;)

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  2. Congrats, I'm really curious what you will come up with, you have an amazing style! And thanks for the advice, I'm usually the kind of person who (over)overthinks everything and ends up doing nothing. :)

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    1. Thank you!

      Haha, I'm curious too! Kind of having some performance anxiety while doing research, but I guess that's normal!? Hopefully I'll end up with a complete design before August!

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  3. Wow, well done, you!!! That's quite my dream army ahah, and this coming from one who was born into a family of Army Officers... Must be a great opportunity, and loads of fun, so go get it and design the perfect sandal.
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    1. Thank you so, so much!

      I'm working on my designs as I type! I have so many ideas, but luckily they gave us some kind of frame to work within!

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  4. This sounds absolutely amazing - its like my dream job! Big congratulations!
    margief
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    1. Thank you so much, Margie - I really appreciate that! It's a dream come true! A scary dream, but a dream nonetheless! :D

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  5. This is very exciting Barbro! :D I can't wait to see how your design turns out. I'm sure I'll like it. You already have my vote.

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    1. Oh, thank you very much, sweet Yasmeen! :D You're the best!

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