Step into Summer with Camilla Skovgaard

So I simply refuse to talk more about fun and colourful rainwear and wellies. It’s time to be optimistic and plan to step into Summer -in style! These gorgeous heels from Camilla Skovgaard does it completely for me!

© Camilla Skovgaard

I actually discovered this brand in a second hand store in London. I noted down the brand, thought about it over night and went back the next day to buy the pair -but it had already been snapped up by someone who knew their fashion labels. Shame! So Camilla Skovgaard has been on my radar ever since. Every sesaon she captures silouettes and forms them into extrodinary stylish footwear for feisty young women with enough attitude to wear them. We love her signature sole and the more femenine styles, although secretly impressed by the more bold ones as well. What do you think? Have you been to Selfridges to have a look?

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Copenhagen Fashion Week 8-12 August 2012

Copenhagen Fashion Week featuring collections for the Spring/Summer 2013 season, is set for a strong offering of both Danish and international fashion talents. This summers schedule, running from August 8—12, is ready and the week is packed with exciting fashion events; Trend shows, shows, press-events, receptions and parties.

Copenhagen Fashion Week official show venue for SS13 is TAP 2, in the old Carlsberg brewery. TAP 2 is a 3,000 square meter raw factory space in the historic Carlsberg area and its unique historical surroundings makes the perfect location for fashion shows. The old brewery has now been transformed into an arena for cultural events as part of a reinvention of the area as a creative hub.

TAP 2 is situated next to TAP 1, which is housing the children’s fashion trade show CPH kids as featured on Little Scandinavian.

Both established and up-and-coming designers will showcase their collections in a professional venue that is our biggest to date. “We’re pleased to have so much young talent on the schedule to join the ranks of established forces like Designers Remix, By Malene Birger and Henrik Vibskov. Peter Jensen and Wood Wood return to bring us more of their underground sophistication, and opening the official venue at TAP 2 is the young and bold Danish newcomer Freya Dalsjö,” says Anne Christine Persson, Development Director of Copenhagen Fashion Week.

We recommend following CFW on Twitter on @cphfw for instant updates and general fashion chat with hashtag #cphfw

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Bruuns Bazaar Spring 12 -up to 75% off on timeless Danish fashion

I had breakfast with a Norwegian friend this morning in one of the trendy coffee bars in London. She had decided to ignore the horrible rain and just get on with it, dressed in a beautiful nostalgic white summer dress by Bruuns Bazaar. Launched in 1994 by two brothers, Teis and Björn Bruun, Bruuns Bazaar quickly became one of the pioneers within the Scandinavian fashion scene with affordable luxury with an understated yet sophisticated glamour. It is an elegant and modern collection of wearable investment pieces, also regularly worn by the fashion conscious Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
Bruuns Bazaar signature style is about relaxed elegance. We think it’s lovely quality and timeless design.

© Bruuns Bazaar Spring 2012

The current collection is on sale now with up to 75% off on Bruuns Bazaar at

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Danish Fashion by Whiite for Spring 2012

Founded in 2003, WHIITE is sophisticated functionality. WHIITE’s Design Director Frederikke Hviid has an impeccable sense of style which has translated itself into eye-catching combinations created using colors, fabrics and detailing.
So far there’s only a WHIITE silky night slip in my wardrobe, given to me at a press day. But it’s the most comfortable yet stylish piece of sleep wear I’ve ever owned, so I’m on the look out for more designs from WHIITE.

@ WHIITE Spring 2012

There’s four WHIITE collections each year, with the main collections centred around Spring and Autumn. Two smaller seasonal collections are added throughout the year for Summer and Christmas.
In November 2008 WHIITE opened its first flagship store in the heart of Copenhagen, Kronprinsensgade 7 late November 2008 and it’s on my Must Visit list when I’ll be going to Copenhagen Fashion Week in August 2012.

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Margit Brandt a Fashion Genius of the World

Margit Bjørløw Brandt, born 27 January 1945 in Denmark, completed an apprenticeship in tailoring at Københavns Tilskærerakademi in 1964 and took beacem an apprentice to Pierre Balmain in Paris shortly after. She met and married Erik Brandt in 1966 and as jetsetters the couple frequented the famous New York club Studio 54 where they developed close friendships with the likes of Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Diana Vreeland and Truman Capote.

Margit and Erik Brandt

Margit Brandt introduced her first collection under the label B-age together with her husband Erik Brandt at the Copenhagen Fashion Fair in 1965. The design was unprecedentedly short and close-fitted and very different from what other designers were presenting and the collection filled a gap in the market offering young women chic fashion. Throughout the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s, Margit Brandt was a renowned global fashion brand, known for woman’s fashion, lingerie, swimwear, children’s wear, jewellery, home wear, furniture, cosmetics and fashion watches available in Harrods, Selfridges, Bendels, Saks and Bloomingdales in addition to own label stores in Paris, Barcelona, Tokyo, San Francisco, New York and London. Erik had a nose for branding and self promotion, one year the staff at the fashion fair were replaced by a red telephone with a direct line to head office. Buyers could simply call in their orders! Margit Brandt was also engaged in other unique assignments, she twice designed the official uniforms for the Danish Olympic team as well as the new gala uniforms for the Royal Danish Air Force. The brand was relaunched in 2005, staying true to its roots with fashion forward and trendsetting clothes for young women. Margit Brandt was further acknowledged for her lifelong commitment to Danish Fashion when she was knighted by the Queen of Denmark and received the Knight of the Royal Order of Dannebrog.

Margit Brandt sadly passed away because of illness October 2011.

Margit Brandt Chic Fashion for Spring 2012

Had lunch with a lovely friend the other day, that had secured some fab pieces from the Danish design label Margit Brandt from the Spring 2012 collection at Fenwick. She loved the cut, colours and were surprised how affordable it was as well. I even think the collection is on sale at the moment. So here’s the campaign images from the Copenhagen based design house.

@ Margit Brandt Spring 2012

Did you know that Fenwick is launching a online shop? About time!

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Blæst by Lillebøe waterproof clothing made fun and stylish

As this looks like to become another wet summer I thought I ought to share a ray of sunshine in form of a waterproof range of colourful clothes with you. Awarded Good Design Award from the Norwegian Design Council the company from the west coast of Norway, Blæst by Lillebøe includes a variety of good looking raincoats, hats, wellington boots, umbrellas and also a knit wear range for women. Blæst is produced in the highest quality and according to EU`s environmental standards. They are all lined, comes with a hood and the seams are welded.
Blæst is a Norwegian expression used by seamen and means in fact strong wind, indicating that this is clothing that you’ll enjoy the great outdoors in. The designer behind the brand Lisbeth Lillebøe is from the beautiful coastal town Bergen, known for it’s fish market serving as not only an important trading platform but it’s also a popular tourist attraction. Bergen is a picturesque and stunningly beautiful small city with it’s traditional markets and it’s colourful wooden houses along the waterfront called Bryggen. But it rains in Bergen. In average 213 rain days a year, so in other words a very appropriate location for the brand. When in Norway, Britain’s own two style gurus Trinny and Susannah chose to wear coats by Lilleboe.

@ By Lilleboe

Growing up in Norway you’re always told by your parents “There no bad weather, just bad clothes.”
Blæst By Lillebøe is avilable from Norsk Flid Husfliden in Norway in addition to a few international shops. Come rain come shine!

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Ti Mo, Slow Fashion from Oslo

The Norwegian designer and business woman Tine Mollatt grew up in Oslo. She stated dancing ballet at four, she moved on to the thatre stage at age ten and by seventeen she was sewing costumes for the Opera.
A Danish poet once wrote: Our childhood is a source from which we ladle our whole life. For founder and creator of by Ti Mo, Tine Mollatt, this was where it all started. Since its launch in 2004 Ti Mo has gradually expanded and now counting almost 1000 stores in 22 countries, with the To Mo concept store situated in central Oslo, Norway.

@ Ti Mo SS12

Tine is inspired by vintage treasures, visits to the opera houses and galleries and also by taking part in the whole process of creating each piece. After years in the commercial industry Tine needed time to think about what was important to her. Ti Mo is part of the Slow Fashion movement, producing high quality clothing in a sustainable way.

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Glam Summer By Malene Birger

BY MALENE BIRGER is a high-end, international designer brand offering affordable luxury. It’s style, class and quality.

Founded in 2003 the Danish brand By Malene Birger with Ms Birger as the Art Directing Consultant and creative force behind each collection, the global campaigns, the brand identity and the entire aesthetic universe, supported by a dedicated team who embrace her distinctive style, an artistic angle to contemporary classics. See a few of our favs below.

@ By Malene Birger

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Selected Femme, affordable Scandinavian fashion

The Selected brand was launched in 1997 for the menswear market and the Selected Femme womenswear was launched in 2008. Selected Femme represents the way you want to look today with a strong fashiony feel; The style is raw and simple with a focus on value for money.
The Danish womenswear label has launched an edited version of its Spring Summer 2012 collection, after Mary Portas the Queen of Shops, handpicked the brand as the perfect complement to the existing womenswear on offer in her “shop in shops”.
The SS12 collection from Selected Femme is divided into the themed lifestyles lines; Formal, Trend, Casual and Jeans.

© Selected

Just seen the coming AW collection on a press day hosted by Bestseller, and we can’t wait to see the news in the shops in August.

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