5 FACTS ABOUT ME

1// Jeg er kæmpe fan af lister! To do lister, post it og en gammeldags kalender er livsnødvendigt for mig. Ikke fordi jeg glemmer hvad jeg skal - i hvert fald ikke altid - men jeg synes det er rart at have planer over ting som skal nåes eller ordnes. Min Moleskine kalender er fast inventar i min taske, og jeg har den praktisk talt med over alt.
I'm a fan of lists. To do, post it and an old calendar is necessary for me. Not because I forget things - at least not always - but it's nice to have a plan of what I got to do.

2// Min mor har altid kaldt mig for en tidsoptimist, og eftersom jeg er stædig, så har jeg aldrig ville vedkende det. Efter jeg er flyttet hjemmefra har jeg dog fundet ud af at hun har ret. Jeg er god til at stå op til tiden og ordne alting, men lige med ét, så er tiden løbet fra mig og jeg spurter rundt. Nogle gange ender jeg simpelthen ikke med at komme ud af døren, fordi tiden er løbet fra mig.
My mom has always called me a time optimist, but I didn't want to believe her. Since I moved out, I have come to a realization: She was right. I do everything that I need to, but time always flies by. Sometimes I don't even make it out of the door, because everything takes so long.

3// Jeg er til tider ekstremt perfektionistisk, men har også en tendens til at give let op: Hvorfor kan det ikke bare lykkedes første gang? Det resultere i, at jeg bliver ekstremt frustreret over små ting, da jeg gerne vil gøre det hele perfekt, men har ikke altid overskuet til det, hvis det skal laves om flere gange.
I'm really a perfectionist, but I have a tendency to give up: Why can't it be done perfectly the first time? I get frustrated over small things, because I want to do it perfectly the first time, but sometimes I give up if I don't succeed.

4// Da jeg boede hjemme kunne jeg slet ikke overskue at gøre rent eller rydde op, og det var en sejr hvis gardinerne blev trukket fra. Da jeg flyttede skete der noget; nu kan jeg slet ikke holde ud at være på mit værelse hvis her er rodet eller beskidt. Det har resulteret i, at jeg gør rent min. 2 gange om ugen: Alle ting ud på gangen også er et 2-3 timers projekt skudt igang.
When I lived with my parents, I did not want to clean my room, and the sun did not shine through the windows. Now, I can't stand being in my room if it's dirty.

5// Jeg ville rigtig gerne have et minimalistisk og skandinavisk værelse, men på en eller anden måde, så er mit værelse endt som en farveeksplosion, finurligt og en mindre botanisk have. Faktisk, så tror jeg, at jeg ville dø uden farver og planter på mit værelse.
I would love to have a minimalistisk room, but somehow my room ended up being a colorsplash, silly and a garden. I think I might die in a simple room without plants in every corner. 

ESCAPE FROM REALITY

Own swimsuit: high-waisted bottom and a striped upper. 

Jeg ved ikke hvad der sker, men lige nu synes jeg alt går så hurtigt: Modeugen er overstået, studiet begynder snart og hverdagen bliver en realitet. Jeg er på ingen måder klar! Det er ikke fordi hverdagen og dens energidrænende kraft kommer som et chok, men jeg er stadig ikke klar. Måske har det været det halvdårlige sommervejr som har gjort, at jeg ikke har nået alt hvad jeg ville denne sommer, og der dermed mangler noget - jeg ved det ikke - men noget mangler altså.

Selvom sommervejret ikke har været optimalt - og selvom de lover en sommer nr. 2 i næste uge - så kan man jo godt drømme sig væk til hvide sandstrande og lange lyse dage: Det er i hvert fald hvad jeg gør for tiden. Jeg drømmer om lækkert badetøj, smukke kjoler og åbne sandaler.

Lige for tiden er jeg ret obsessed med badedragter og højtaljede underdele. Hvorfor? Fordi jeg godt kan lide at noget dækker min bagdel og jeg gerne vil kunne sidde ned uden at blive opmærksom på min ikke-glatte-supermodel-lever-i-fitness-center mave. Meget af det badetøj jeg har prøvet er ekstremt småt - uanset strørrelse - og det er bare ikke særlig flatterende (til mig i min optik). Små stykker tøj falder bare ikke i min smag. Heldigvis er der kommet flere og flere badedragter og højtaljede underdele på markedet, som både mig, min mave og numse er glad for.

Hvis jeg skulle mod sol og strand i den nærmeste fremtid, så er jeg heller ikke i tvivl om hvad jeg ville pakke. Tasken skulle indeholde en flaske vand, en god bog, brætspil og selvfølgelig en solcreme. Derudover ville jeg hive badetøjet frem og have det under en lækker kjole tilsat et par lækre sandaler, solbriller og en god hat. Åh!

LINKS Dress - FLAGPOLE SWIM // Swimwear - ADOREME // Shoes - H&M // Hat - RAG & BONE // Sunglasses - RAY-BAN // Bag - SENSI STUDIO // Book - PAUL AUSTER: NEW YORK TRIOLOGY // Towel - THE UPSIDE

I don't know what have happened, but right now everything is going a little too fast: CFW is over, my study begins soon and the everyday life becomes a reality. I'm not ready! It's not because the everyday life and its energy-draining forces comes as a shock, but I'm not near ready for it. Perhaps it's because the so-so summer weather has meant that I haven't achieves what I wanted this summer, and something is missing - I just don't know what.
Although the summer weather hasn't been ideal - although they promise a summer no. 2 next week - then it's still okay to dream away to white sandy beaches and long bright days: It's certainly is what I'm doing. I dream of beautiful swimwear, dresses and open sandals.
I'm quite obsessed with bathing suits and high-waisted bottoms. Why? Because I like something covering my butt and I like to sit down without being aware og my not-smooth-supermodel-live-in-a-gym stomach. Everything is so small - regardless size - and that's not flattering (to me). Small pieces of clothing is just not my taste. Luckily, the bathing suits and hight-waisted bottoms are a growing factor, that makes me, my stomach and butt happy.
If I were heading of to beaches and sun in the near future, there is no doubt about what I would pack. The bag would contain water, a good book, board games and some sunscreen. In addition, I would find my bikini or bathing suit and wear it under a dress, add a nice pair of sandals, sunglasses and a good hat. Oh!

NICKLAS KUNZ SS17 // SJÆL I FLAMMER

Som jeg har fortalt tidligere, så rundede modeugen for alvor af i torsdags, da designeren Nicklas Kunz viste sin kollektion på Bakken i Kødbyen. Normalt er han kendt for sit velkendte og klassiske streetwear til mænd, men denne gang bød det også på styles til kvinder - og børn. Det var stadig ikke den fremtrædende faktor, og mændende styrede stadig kollektionen.
Kollektionen, Sjæl i Flammer, har fundet inspiration i afrikanske stammer og overgangsritualet fra dreng til mand - eller fra et sted i livet til et andet. Inspirationen skal findes i de forskellige snit og selve tøjets bevægelighed. Derudover, så formes hans tøj efter hvem der bærer det, og ikke omvendt. Derfor var modellerne heller ikke typiske modeller, men en bred vifte af diversitet: Tynde og formede, muskuløse og spinkle, høje og lave - you name it.

Hans tøj er måske ikke det mest overraskende, men det kan tilpasses alle typer og mennesker og dermed gøres til noget personligt: Der er ikke én type som bærer hans tøj, men derimod en bred skare af blandede mennsker, som alle er forskellige.

As mentioned earlier; my CFW ended this Thursday, when the designer Nicklas Kunz showed his collection at Bakken in the meatpacking district. He is normally known for his well-known and classic streetwear for men, but this collection also featured styles for women - and even children. They were not the prominent factor since the men still controlled the collection.
The collection - called Sjæl i Flammer - has found its inspiration in African tripes and the rite of passage from boy to man - or from one place in life to another. The inspiration could be seen in the cuts and movement of the clothes. The clothes is formed by the person wearing it, and not vice versa. Also, the models were not typical models, but a wide range of diversity: Thin and curved, muscular and slender, tall and petite - you name it.
His clothes might not be the most surprising, but it can be adapted by all types and people and thereby become something personal: There is not one type that wears his clothes, but a large crowd of mixed people and everyone is different.

CFW // THE SECRET

I must admit: Not a big surprise. Jean//Phillip did it the last season, and he did it again; a secret show on a secret location with no guests. It's not very often designers do this, but I like the idea.
As always, the collection was dark and well tailored. The only splash of color was a touch of purple. Jean//Phillip knows his brand, but still manage to transform it. This time there was an oriental feeling to the collection, which was found in kimono cut and the overall flowyness (is that a word?).
Even though the collection was held in the dark colors, it isn't boring. The mix of different kind og fabrics makes a perfect contrast, which is where the uniqueness lies. Overall a really strong collection  that can med mixed and matched. Also, it can be transformed into a whole new look depending on the person underneath: It can go from rocker to simple and streetwear to posh.
Over the year Jean//Phillip is getting stronger and stronger with his collection, and I know for a fact, that this is only the tip of the iceberg.

CFW // THE TWO I WISHED I HAD SEEN

Sometimes you are just not lucky enough to get an invite for the shows. This can be due to interest or location - or maybe you aren't that great. Even though I had a lovely time during CFW and I saw some great shows, then there are still some I wish I had been a part of. Normally I would dream of the great and big shows (Ganni, Baum und Pferdgarten etc.), but this was not the case - or I would love to go to those shows.
There have been two stand out shows, that I would have love to be a part of.

The first is Asger Juel Larsen. This should have been a very emotional collection. Not long ago, his studio burned down, and he had to start from the ashes - literally - with his SS17 collection. The result has been one of his strongest collection to date! The collection named Burned Not Fried is a reference to what have happened: The date of the fire was printed on some pieces and his logo was burning. He has risen from the ashes like the phenix and I would have loved to witness this majestic come back.

The other is Nicholas Nybro. I have followed his collections and stories through the last seasons, and this was the first show I didn't watch. So why would I have loved to witness it? Was it just because of the others and bla bla bla? Nicholas Nybro always tells a story or has a society critic eye, and this collection was no excuse. We are so obsessed with youth, that we sometimes forget about everything else. He used older danish celebreties this time, and even re-invented some of his old pieces - including the Gita-gate dress. I would have loved to have seen the celebration of the older years.

There are always collections, shows and events that I would love to be a part of, but these to really stands out: They had something to say, and they spoke out loud!
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Maira Gall