Saturday, October 29, 2011

DANCING WITH THE STARS

Like almost every other country, Denmark has it´s own very popular show, called "Vild med dans".

I´m not going to comment the competition, but I have to say: - the way the Hostess, judges and dancers were dressed last night, surprised me. 

I wonder where their sense of style were? Usually the Hostess, Christiane Schaumburg-Müller looks great, but the long t-shirt dress in a snakeprint and rows of feathers by danish designer Benedikte Utzon, did not do her any justice at all. Of course, it is a matter of taste.

Photo: Camilla Rønde

The two male judges looked quite okay, except for the jacket of Nikolaj Hübbe. It looked too tight and bad quality.
Jens Werner looked elegant, but when you looked closer at the details, the suit looked like it was made in  China. Recognizable by the way the Lapel was pressed flat.

The Show has a team of dressmakers attached. But for once six designers from Denmark were assigned to design dresses for one of the dances.

I have to say, it showed. The dresses looked more like designer-dresses than real dancing-dresses. I was not impressed. But from experience I know it's not the easiest task to do either.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"SAY YES TO THE DRESS"

-Is a TLC reality series which follows events at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City and together with "What Not to wear", programs I´ve been watching while in Montreal. But now TLC appears here in Denmark too, as a program you can select, after a free viewing period.


It´s funny to watch as a proffessional, because you get a glimpse of how things works over there.
Watching the first one from the famous bridalshop today, made me wonder about how woman shop for their weddinggown. . .

Women wants to feel very special on their weddingday. So a One-of-a-kind dress should be their first choice.
But I guess most women wants a big selection to choose from and that is what Kleinfeld´s is offering. They have the largest and finest selection of designer wedding gowns in the world. Of course that´s a great, except when you don´t know what you want. The bigger the choice, the harder it is to choose.

In case you do know, I can make The One-of-a-kind weddingdress that you want. Just give me a call and make an appointment without any obligation.

Monday, October 24, 2011

STYLING



- Is essential these days! Because it is all about appearance. To make a good impression and get noticed.

Celebrities often use professional stylists to look as good as possible. But with a sense of style and a little imagination you can look as good. You just have to make up your mind and consider what suits you.

Of course it depends on the occasion, but it does not take more than a few accessories to be stylish. Add a nice belt, shoes, jewellery, a bag, a hat or a scarf that fits your outfit and makes you stand out.

Here is a few classical examples with Style Icon, Audrey Hepburn, just for your inspiration.




-Should you need some assistance, I would be happy to help you out. Just mail or call me via Contact in the topmenu.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

AN EARLY PROJECT

Model: Margaret, Photo: John Frantsen

Before I started my formal education, I attended a computer-course for fashion-professionals at IN-Design in Copenhagen.

One of the projects was to design and create an outfit, to get through the whole process from idea to finished product. I don't remember what inspired me, but it turned out like this asymmetrical two-piece.

My commitment at the course led to a one year working experience as a teaching-assistant and further on to my formal education.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ITALIAN ACCESSORIES

During our few hours in Rome, I managed to take a few snapshots.

Italian fashion is all about high quality, luxury and glamour in a bold, but classic style. The Italian artisans is worldwide renowned for their meticulous work.



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ROME EXPRESS

On our way home from a fabulous cruise, we were fortunate enough to spend three hours in Rome.

Actually we managed to pass by The Spanish Stairs, The Trevi-Fountain and Pantheon on our own express tour through the City. Of course I had to take a few snapshots of some of the fashionable boutiques on our way.

It was very inspiring. We´ve got a taste for more, so Rome is definitely a city to visit again.





Photos: John Frantsen

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

IMAGINATION


-and Inspiration are the keywords of this post.

Customers often have a certain idea and have hard time to imagine something different, that could be a better option. They need to see what they can get, before purchasing it.

That is exactly where designers, tailors and dressmakers get into the picture. If we can describe or illustrate and inspire our clients to trust us and take a chance. We might give them something unexpected, they could not imagine that they wanted and we are all in for a win.
Because, there is so many options and possibilities, when you think about fashion design, cut and colors.

These inverted pictures are just meant as a teaser, to challenge your imagination. I was surprised myself, to see the very different and inspirational nuances of colors for example. Just to say, if you try something new, you might get surprised.


I will leave you to wonder a bit, while I am taking some time-out, going on a Cruise next week. 
In the meantime, feel free to comment or explore my previous post via labels. Thanks for popping by.

Monday, October 03, 2011

FASHION & FUSION SHOW

Models: Bettina, Lone and Hanne

Was a fashion-experiment/-event, that took place in the Cerimonial Hall of The City Hall in Odense, 2000. Inspired by the "Dogme"-films, the concept was to make a fashionshow as simple as possible, which meant no shoes, no make-up etc.

It was quite exciting, because it gave me an opportunity to show what I could do and to get some attention, which is crucial when you´re just starting out.

My contribution to the show, were these three couture-gowns that was standing out from the rest of the participants. But I wonder if  they would still do today? What do you think?





Photos: John Frantsen