Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Award Dresses

Some of my favourite dresses at The Golden Globe Awards this year, were Nathalie Portman, who wore a pink Lanvin gown, Angelina Jolie a white Atelier Versace and Tilda Swinton a lilac Haider Ackermann gown.

At big events like this, designers are always offering a selection of dresses from their latest collection, for stylist or the celebreties and actresses to pick from. The stars get to stand out and the designers get some valuable exposure. A profitable liaison.
These dresses are usually not made to measure, but made in a standard size, that might be adjusted.

 What were your favourites ?



Photos: WireImage/ Retna Digital 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

DAYS OF SPLENDOUR

The Royal welcoming commitee 
at the Galataffel at Christianborg Castle.

This past weekend I´ve followed the culmination of all the festivitas around Queen Margrethe of Denmarks 40 th. Jubilee as a Monarch.

I was quite excited to see all the dresses at the different events. I won´t say a word about what I didn´t like, but try to stay positive and show a selection of dresses that in my opinion stod out and were inspiring.

As you can see The Royal family looks like they agreed on different shades of blue in velvet and silkduchesse. Maybe in honour to late King Frederik 9. who died the day before The Queen took over.




Especially I noticed the dress of Princess Benedikte. Very interesting mix of colour, fabric and technic. Notice how the light affects the colour. 
The simple dress of former Queen Anne Marie with a nice bowdetail in the front looked elegant too.


Princess Nathalie of Berleburg, the daughter of Princess Benedikte also stod out in a very nice dress, that would have looked even nicer if the fit had been better.

Most of the guest did an effort to dress up, but only a few stod out. Among them Minister of Finance and Interior, Margrethe Vestager in a very daring choice from Wichmann couture and Line Legarth Stigel, wife of Minister of Education, research and Innovation Morten Østergaard in a beautiful black lacedress.



The day before Danish television/ DR were celebrating The Queen with a nice Event in their Concerthall. Here are the Scandinian Royals arriving.




Photos: Anthon Unger, Marie Hald, ScanPix and Polfoto.

Queen Margrethe in a new nice emerald-green lacegown, most likely designed by herself and made by her personal taylor, Birgitte Thaulow

Queen Silvia of Sweden also looking nice in a pink lace- or brocade-gown.

Queen Sonja of Norway in an old, but remarkable gown from 1991, by the late danish couturier, Erik Mortensen of Balmain.

Friday, January 13, 2012

ROCK CHIC

-Is my latest project.
I purchased this special piece of fabric last year in Montreal and what would be more obvious than to do a simple, but chic dress for a Rock Chick, right! Who could you imagine wearing it ?



The dress is a size 10 and european size 36, needs to be lined though, which means there is still time for adjustments if you want it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

CAUGHT UP. . .


-and getting nowhere, is a feeling I sometimes get.
Because fashion is a tough world of dreams and aspirations that you easily get caught up in, if you don´t remember why and what you are doing.

According to Karl Lagerfeld, it is interpretations of classics and of our time
that is pushing fashion foreward and making it new. . . In short: Vision and Re- invention.
It is a good reminder. Because so much is going on in the fashionworld, it is so- metimes hard to keep up and make it, without forgetting what you are doing and why you are working in this fascinating world, that is changing all the time.

I think the best way to go on is to be persistent and make the things that you believe in. To work on your own vision and make it come true.
Succees will eventually follow if you stick to that. But to compromise it, will probably jeopardize your integrity. What is your motive and your  vision ?

Friday, January 06, 2012

Royal Exhibitions


This year we will be celebrating Queen Margrethe of Denmark, because of her 40th Jubilee as a Monarch, with two special exhibitions, that I personally look forward to.

The first one is a retrospective exhibition at The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, that tells the story of her role as a Monarch.

The other one "Kongelig Galla" - Eventyrlig Couture at "De Danske Kongers kronologiske Samling" at Amalienborg, displays a selection of the Queen´s Galadresses since the 1960´ies from Danish and international Couturiers as Pierre Balmain. Absolutely a must see if you like fashionhistory and Haute Couture.