Sunday, 21 June 2009

Moz is a legend

I saw my big hero Morrissey live in Oslo last night, at Sentrum Scene. For me it was really special, considering I've only seen him once before at a festival. It was amazing to be in the same room as 800 other Smiths- and Morrissey-fans, and hear songs like "Some girls are bigger than others" and "This charming man". The first half of the set Moz was looking a bit tired and it felt like the band didn't put too much effort in. But then, some drama: A guy threw a beer at Morrissey, and they stopped playing. Moz demanded that security would find the guy before they came on stage again, and marched off. We were all starting to worry that the gig might be over. But after a while they came on again, to much applause. The atmosphere was a bit strange, to say the least. But with "How can anybody possibly know how I feel" Morrissey punched back, and the gig got actually much better after the incident. Seemed like it sparked a "fuck all"-attitude in the old Mancunian. Highlight of the evening was "How soon is now?", maybe my nr.1 Smiths favourite. Of course, Johnny Marr's signature is missing and it can never be as good as it was back in the Smiths-era. But just to hear the song live was incredible and really moved me, I even got chills! "Life is a pigsty" proved to be a good surprise, the recorded version is not one of my favourites, but it worked really well live. Again, might have had something to do with Morrissey's mood after the beer throwing. If he didn't like Norway before (because of the whale hunting), he must hate us now! But at the end he came on for a couple extra songs, took off his shirt and seemed pretty content. If you could ever call Morrissey content. Despite the strange episode, the gig proved that Morrissey is a legend. He wouldn't be Morrissey if he didn't walk off that stage. He is after all one of the most original popstars out there. 

Saturday, 20 June 2009

New buy #2

Bought these shoes today, but can't decide if they're too grown-up... I like the details, the zipper, and the heel is right, but they might look a bit old? What do you think?

Proenza Scholer - resort collection

The New York duo behind Proenza Schouler made the perfect summer outfit in their new resort collection; perfectly cut, tailored and chic. Plus, it's something that you can easily wear both day and evening, and the fabrics look comfortable and breathable. If I had some cash, I would definitely opt for these outfits this summer:


(Pictures from Style)

Friday, 19 June 2009

New buy #1

Thought I'd blog a bit about new buys, the first one being this vintage tuxedo jacket. Got it for 365 NOK in a charity shop, which is about 30 pounds. Vintage is rather expensive in Norway (as everything else). I miss going to charity shops in the UK and purchase clothes for three quid... Oh well. I had to have this jacket anyway, the fit was perfect and I love everything that's blue and masculine. Except for Chelsea. 

Marc Jacobs!!

I got my first Marc Jacobs item when my sister came back from Tokyo. This bracelet! Blends totally in with my new 80s look. I adore it. (Yes, I'm a sucker for brands, go on...)

Monday, 15 June 2009

Annie Hall

I watched the old classic Woody Allen film "Annie Hall" yesterday and got really inspired by the outfits Diane Keaton wore. After doing a bit of research (well, I googled it..) I found out that it in fact was her own clothes. Ties, scarfs, high-waisted jeans and shorts with wide legs, hats and shirts make out the cool menswear outfits. There were only a few pictures of them available on the Internet, though. So I suggest you watch the film!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Alert! The Knife opera!

Remember I told you that The Knife was making an opera about Darwin? It wasn't just a dream! First sample is out, listen to it here: Pitchfork 

Sounds pretty amazing doesn't it?! The premiere is on the 2nd of September in Copenhagen, and the opera is called "Tomorrow, in a year."

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Happy up here

This picture from The Sartorialist really puts me in a happy mood! 

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

New star: Alice McColm

Graduate Fashion Week is going on in London at the moment, and a lot of the future design stars start out there. I noticed particularly one designer that stood out; Alice McColm who made a knitwear collection that was part Sandra Backlund, part Rodarte. Cobweb knits in pastels and fake fur with weird detailing. Looks out of this world, but somehow I can see people like Sarah Jessica Parker and Diane Kruger wearing it. 

Preen resort collection

Preen keep on repeating themselves, but I don't care when it looks this good! Sportswear, bandage dresses, relaxed and sexy are key words for their new resort collection. 

 (Pics from

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Marc Jacobs resort 2009

I loved the mix of patterns in Marc Jacobs new resort collection. Especially the Hawaiian prints and stripes. Very summery and a bit French cool. 

(Pics off

Friday, 5 June 2009

Outfit of the day

Denim shirt, 2ndhand
Dress, BikBok
Shoes, Converse
Sunglasses, Nille

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Lesson 1: How to dress for summer

I wouldn't mind dressing like Chloe Sevigny this summer. Old-school cool. 

(Picture from

Monday, 1 June 2009

The curious case of buttons

There's something incredibly fascinating about buttons. Something so small can actually make or break a clothing item. Buttons is everything, really. They can expensive a look, or toughen it. I wonder how much time designers take to consider which buttons to put on. In the documentary about Marc Jacobs/Louis Vuitton, he and his design team spent hours trying to figure out where to place the buttons on the bags. I remember going through my mum's sewing kit when I was younger, collecting the nicest buttons. Later I put them on my t-shirts and bags, and the clothes felt entirely new. I still enjoy going through the button collection. 

Talking of all things buttons, I found this article on Vice about the world's button collector number one. Read it and don't listen to the band Fuck Buttons!

Hidden Manchester

Andrew Paul Brooks is a talented photographer from Manchester. His new exhibition "Hidden Manchester" really mesmerized me when I saw it in the gallery Urbis a while ago. He's showing us a completely different Manchester. Together with so-called urban explorers, he's found his way into the hidden corners, towers, tunnels and gateways of the city. With the help of digital retouching, his photos look mystical, dark and exciting, like almost from a fairytale. If you're in Manchester, check out the exhibition, which is on 'til the 5th of July. If not, you can see the photos here.