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Describe yourself in five words: sweet-toothed, snapshot-happy, half-norwegian, vodka-tonic drinking, Oslo-London girl
What do you do? I currently work as a creative freelancer, writing articles, taking pictures, styling photo-shoots and curating spaces. Basically anything fashion-art related! I will soon be taking some courses at the University of Oslo, even though I already have an MA from London, because I want to perfect my unperfect Norwegian.
What interests you? Beautiful and strange combinations. Fashion and art, specifically the merging of the two. Femininity and masculinity, once again the merging of those two intrigue me immensely, especially on a fashion and arts-related basis, as well as the socio-political context. Jewelry and food as in Pamela Love/House of Harlow, and kobe-beef and amazing melt-in-your mouth sushi.
Which internet pages do you first go to when you turn on your computer? Facehunter.org, my Blog www.theshowmanship.com and then facebook, to stalk all of you, obviously.
What magazines/newspapers do you read? Vogue Paris, even though I cant read French, the pictures speak a thousand words. iD Magazine, this magazine epitomizes my London-life and makes me still feel like I am in the swing of things down there. D2, every time I read it, I learn something.
Who inspires you? Strong, headstrong women. Like Leanora Carrington (british Surrealist painter and writer), Leonor Fini (Avant-garde artist and fashion muse with an affinity for threesome-relationships), and Coco Chanel.
Filmstars and muses like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Gala Dali (wife of Salvador), Monica Belluci, Kate Moss, Edie Sedgwick and vintage Elizabeth Taylor.
Fashionable Couples like Sonny & Cher, Kate Moss & Anyone, Yoko Ono & John Lennon, Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp, Mick & Bianca Jagger etc… I could google these kind of couples forever, there’s just something about the chemistry and the fashion that attracts me to them.
What does fashion mean to you? Fashion has always been a way for me to express myself through clothes, and like all wonderful things in life, fashion is amazing as long as you don’t become a slave to it. When used properly, it can do wonderful things for you.
Describe your own style? Always a little unkempt.
Where do you buy your own clothes? Everywhere and anywhere. I don’t have rules or favorite shops. Many of my treasures come from Ebay. Ebay gives me the possibility of shopping absolutely anywhere in the world, and from any given keywords like ‘vintage victorian mourning attire’ or ‘kate moss feather cape.’ Both dangerous and amazing at the same time.
What’s your own wardrobe favorite?
A vintage coat from London.
Who’s your favorite designer?
Alber Elbaz. He just understands my ideal of beauty when it comes to clothing.
Spreads from Rouge Magazine:
On a scale from 1 to 10, how well do Norwegians dress? Having lived in quite a lot of cities, I find the majority of people dress like shit, because they don’t understand clothes and they don’t care about fashion. Which is fair enough. It’s the ones that dress well that make all the difference. And Oslo has quite a few people that dress amazingly well. So I give the majority here 4 out of 10, and the well-dressed, fashion-interested 9 out of 10.
Who’s Norways best dressed, and why?
Maria of Vanillascented is just awe-inspiringly amazing at clothes. Probably the chicest girl in Oslo.
Why do you think fashion has gained attention in Norway in recent years? Because fashion has received a lot of hype in the Scandinavian media and on the internet. And because Norway is a developed country with people who have the means to afford fashionable clothing.
What is the next great thing?
Free internet everywhere. Please? haha.
What music do you listen to right now?
Right now I’m listening to Billie Holiday, but that doesn’t say much. I listen to everything.
Recommend a book? That new Keith Richards biography, even if I haven’t read i yet. Oh my god it sounds amazing. Want to buy me a copy for Christmas?
‘My Booky Wook’ by Russell Brand. It is so very funny, and it details a quite unique and amazing life so far. I like reading about roads-less-traveled. And I like British humor.
‘Kate Moss Style,’ for the fashion-interested, and ‘Facehunter,’ because it is quite a romantic thing to buy a book and turn pages instead of clicking pictures on the internet.
Where do you go out to party? Anywhere with good people, my friend. It’s the people that make the party.
What is your hidden talent? Making something out of nothing.
What provokes you? What used to provoke me is anonymous internet hate, because I find it a cowardly way to spread bad-vibes. Well, I guess it still provokes me because I am still writing about it…
Ask yourself one question?
Photos: David Richardson, Liv Holm. Fashionspread: Rouge Magazine.