I’m working for a new online magazine focusing on young people in my birth city Kristiansand, named KRSby. As I love streetstyle so much, I was more than happy to do an article featuring some local fashionistas. Hopefully I will make another one soon. One of my favorites was this look by Hawi. I dig her ethnic scarf, and the way she has mixed prints and textures. Plus – she’s a stunning beauty.
Indiska tunic | H&M belt and rings | Mango purse | Jeffrey Campbell boots
Pictures by Ruben Silva
Spring has been a drain of energy. I cashed in a week of vacation before going to work all summer. I’m going to have the best job though, working for a new urban magazine named KRSby, covering local news concerning people between 15 and 35, which means that I’ll attend concerts, write about fashion, interview cool young people. I look forward to it. But until then I’ve hid up in our family cabin near the sea, to regain energy and boost up before yet another amazing summer.
H&M blazer, rings and purse | Weekday pants | BikBok top | Mango shoes
My favorite spring thing is all the blossoming cherry trees decorating the city in pink and white. I love watching nature come back to life around this time of year. I’m a nature nerd. During my early child years my mother studied biology. She used to take me and my brother out to the beach, in the woods and so on, to teach us about different types of plant, animal and bird species. We even learnt what song belongs to each type of bird. I loved it!
I’m head under water with a bunch of things going on. Finals, getting drivers licence, renovating the porch, kitchen and bedroom. I look forward to getting done with at least one of those things, so that I get time to breathe (and blog) again.
Suddenly all these gorgeous purses are popping up at H&M. The latest I’ve added is this one. I wanted some light purse action, as 90% of the ones I have are black, which is the ongoing trend for the rest of my closet. I’m still in a refurbishment process, which means I have access to maximum 5% of my wardrobe. I wear items on a roll, and the same outfits basically all the time. It’s a comfortable, yet boring lifestyle. Not much to see, really.
Also I’ve been working on one of my final projects before I can collect a bachelor degree in journalism, putting life on pause. A lot of hard work, but hopefully it will pay off in the end.
I’ve been scrolling through my pictures from my visit to Kenya and Tanzania this weekend, and then I came across these. In order to respect the people in these countries, I always dressed appropriately not to offend any one. Especially when we were on the country side. So I wore a lot of long skirts and dresses, and tried to cover up my shoulders as often as possible. This pic was taken after driving through Serengeti, heading back to Arusha. That’s why there’s a bit of shoulder action here. When going abroad social codes can be hard to pick up on, so I try to be on the safe side, and there after observe how people around me dress.
Creepers belong to my favorite footwear file. I have a crush on anything out of the ordinary, I think. I would want the lower version for myself, but I think these platform ones suit Kariann very well. This is one of my favorite fashion pictures that I’ve shot. I think it has something to do with the concrete, the red and the green colors of the rose, and all the leather activity. A lot of textures and depth.
I’m absorbing everything I find on interior. I fell in love when I landed on the facebook page of the norwegian interior TV-show named Herlige hjem. This is excactly the kind of style I want for my future home. A mix of old and modern in neutral comfortable colors, and different textures like wood, steel, stone, cloth and glass. Does any of you know where I can get glass bottles as the ones in the first picture? I love that idea.
I like the laidback cool style that my boyfriend has. His main interest is tricking, so he’s keen on sporty laidback clothes that allows him to spin around in the air. Yup. My man is crazy. Haha! Jumping around, upside down – everywhere. And I’m very, very impressed.
Some instalate(ly)s. The upper cornered one to the left is from fall, and the one to the right is from my camp view in Serengeti, Tanzania in December. We slept in a tent in the middle of the wilderness, the territory of wild lions, leopards, elephants, hippos and zebras. It was my second time being there. I didn’t feel tough though, waking up to the sound of a huge buffalo grunting and leaning towards our tent wall, or when I heard the hyenas howl, and the lions rawr in the dark. We were protected by maasai guards like Sambeke, and our tent walls. Luckily our tents were large, like small apartments with toilets, showers and two beds. It was a surreal experience.
I start the weekend by sharing a blog tip with you. Astrid Helen from Norway is one girl to follow! I’ve always been envying those who are naturally bad ass. The kind of people who have this attidtude that comes along very natural to them. When I came across Astrid Helens blog I was hooked right from the start. I especially like her creative way of showing blog content, with rad pictures. She’s definitely worth your time, so check her out here.
It’s not really the Camilla Prytz necklace that I’ve been eyeing, and can never afford, but it’s an eagle. And it cost me $5 instead of $685. I love eagles, and I love the idea of eagle jewelry. It’s my favorite bird. They look so majestic when they cruise around in the sky, with their large wings, solid body and their sharp vision. The king of the air.
Dress number two from my contribution to the Mexx April dress. Mexx have asked me to style two of their dresses for their campaign. View look number one here. I fell in love with this elegant dress when I saw it. It can be worn on an everyday basis, to a party/dinner date, or to your office job – depending on the use of accessory. I like the light fabric, and the frills in the front. You can also tie it up in the neck, if you feel like showing less cleavage.
As the length reach my knees, I wanted to give my legs their deserved length by adding apair of nude pumps. By tying the dress, I also marked my waist, which also leads to longer looking legs. I opted for a classic, minimalistic look, so I made the clutch the only accessory, in addition to a pair of red lips and curled hair.
I look forward to digging up my head chain again, and wear it with light summer clothes. It’s the perfect festival accessory. If you want to make one yourself, just follow the leg chain DIY steps. You should use three chains, and collect them in a ring in the front and in the back. I’ve used thinner chains on the sides, and a thicker on the top. Just fit them to your head, and cut off the prefered length. It takes no less than five minutes.
H&M jacket and skirt | Gina Tricot knit and rings | Mango bag | Zara boots | YSL lipstick
Some days are sunny and quite hot (in the opinion of a norwegian haha), while others are cooler. I’ve exchanged the wool tights with nylon ones, the thick winter coat with a thin spring jacket. Some days I can even walk around without a knit sweater, as long as I keep my jacket on, and perhaps wear a cardigan underneath. I could wear this outfit all seasons except for summer, with a few moderations during winter. I like such basic looks. They’re very versatile.
BikBok top | H&M pleather skirt and gold rings | YSL lipstick
I hope you all had a great weekend. I’m really into this hair color. Especially now that it has washed out a bit. It goes very well with this lipstick that I got from my friend Julie for my birthday. It has that perfect dark burgundy color, without being too brown. The H&M maxi rings were a real deal. They were priced down to 30 NOK ($5), and you could get two for the price of one. Woo! I’m very cheap when it comes to accessories. I mostly get them on sale, as I don’t prefer spending money on shiny things.