Haut couture for children by Pale Cloud

There are children’s fashion clothes you discover where you can’t help thinking “My size, please!?” Pale Cloud is infact such a brand and the clothes are also being recognized as excellent design among industry experts. The Junior Magazine announced today that Pale Cloud won the prestigoues Junior Design Award 2012 for their Spring Summer 2012 collection.

The coming collection for Autumn Winter 2012/13 from the Swedish based designhouse is a strong follow up, with a trendy colonial feel; beautifully tailored coats and blazer, slim low crutch pants, highly detailed dresses and tops with both chunky and delicate knits using only the finest of wools. Heavy embellishment on delicate sand washed silk, pleating detail and leather trim are combined with peacock feather prints and fur for a luxurious look of statement dressing. Complete the outfit with essential accessories in hand knitted cashmere knit and semi-precious jewellery perfect for sophisticated little girls.

© Photo Sigve Aspeland for Pale Cloud

Pale Cloud is available (for the girls that do wear children’s size 2 – 12 years) from leading department stores like Illum Copenhagen, Barneys New York and Harvey Nichols Kuwait in addition to some carefully selected indepenedent shops.

We also highly recommend the article Pale Cloud, a story of love and passion if you want to know how it all started.

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Pale Cloud
Little Scandinavian – Pale Cloud

Naja Lauf Summer 2012, effortless stylish and feminine

The designer behind has a vision of a new simplicity and little details combined with natural materials to achieve the highest comfort and quality. The style is most fashionable; understated elegance, effortless chic and ultra feminine.

© Naja Lauf Summer 2012

I have the crisp white cotton Bianca dress by Naja lauf, purchased it Wild Swans in London. It always receives so many compliments, but the most pleasing part is probably that’s it’s unbeliveable functional -as in machinewashable!

The designer’s home has been featured in the Afflante Website. The house, located on Bellevue Beach, North of Copenhagen has a relaxed and airy style with magnificent views onto the sea and the countryside.

© Photo of Naja Lauf from najalauf.com Photo of Naja Lauf’s home from afflante.com

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Naja Lauf Blog
Wild Swans

Acne Studios SS12, our favourite picks

Acne Studios is part of the creative collective Acne, “Ambition to Create Novel Expression” which was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1996. Co-founder of the Swedish brand Jonny Johansson created one hundred pairs of jeans in raw denim with red stitching and gave them away to friends and family. This became the foundation of the clothing branch of Acne, now known as Acne Studios. Today Acne Studios designs, markets and distributes fashion apparel and jeans worldwide. The styles for Spring Summer are structured, sharp and tailored yet some are more feminine. We have made our favourite picks…

© Acne Studios

We also recommend heading over to find your perfect pair of jeans in the Acne Denim Guide.

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Acne Studios
Acne Denim Guide
Visit Stockholm

Designer Remix SS12 and High Summer

Designers Remix was founded in 2002 by Charlotte Eskildsen with her partner and Managing Director, Niels Eskildsen. Since then, they have successfully developed the company into a global brand available in over 600 stores all across Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East. It is Charlotte Eskildsen’s mission to make women feel beautiful wearing her feminine and characteristic clothes. Timeless fashion, favourite pieces that women will keep in their closets for decades.

Designer Remix Signature – some of our favourites

And from Designer Remix High Summer, one of our favourite styles

© Designers Remix

Designer Remix was nominated as the Brand of the Year at DANSK Fashion Award that took place the 10th of May 2012.
Designers Remix flagship store in Copenhagen central, where 200 m2 set the stage for the look and feel of Charlotte Eskildsen’s original array of clothes, shoes, bags and other accessories. A must visit when in the Fashion Capital.

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Designers Remix
DANSK Fashion Awards

The great escape with H&M SS12

With both surfing and prints in fashion stores this season, how could you not end up in a tropical island?!

© H&M New in SS12

With H&M’s affordable high street profile you might even afford escaping the rain. Why not head straight over to one of the best online destination for travel, to get your inspiration? Or perhaps you have your Summer Sun already secured?

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Lonely Planet

The Natural Beauty, Siri Tollerod

Born in Norway in 1988, Siri Tollerod was discovered by scout Donna Ioanna while shopping at H&M. Tollerod went to Milan, to model for the summer before returning home to finish her high school study’s. Immediately upon graduating, she signed with Trump Models and was asked to shoot for Vogue Italia with Steven Klein. She moved to NY in April 2007 to pursue full-time modeling. Within that first year she was featured in a DKNY campaign, opened and closed the spring D&G shows, was on the cover of 10 and shot Prada Sport with Steven Meisel. Today Tollerod is one of the hottest models at New York Fashion Week.

© fashiongonerogue.com

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Models.com Siri Tollerod

Slow Fashion by ELLA – From Iceland with love

The founder of ELLA, Elinros Lindal, clearly is a highly talented business women, a creative designer and a caring person. With a BA-degree in psychology and mass communication, a career in journalism and publishing and finally an MBA degree from Reykjavik University, Elinros founded ELLA slow fashion in 2011. ELLA is for the sophisticated women that don’t want to compromise; High end luxurious fabrics tailored into beautiful timeless pieces, without harming the environment. The style is elegant and formal yet very feminine, perfect for your working wardrobe or other formal occasions.

ELLA is very proud of being a Slow Fashion Brand, with respect for the professionals who develop the designs, for the materials, for the environment, both ecologically and economically, and respect for you. Every piece is manufactured in limited numbers in Europe with a high emphasis on quality and traceability, considering the impact on workers, communities and ecosystems. Sounds good to us! I have my eyes on that gorgeous orange dress! Perfect for a blogger-working wardrobe!?

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ELLA online shop
Fashionista.com – Slow Fashion Movement Picks Up Speed in Iceland
TheEcologist.org – Slow Fashion

Fashion and lifestyle photographer Cathrine Wessel

Photographer Cathrine Wessel, originally from Norway, has been living and working in New York since the late 80’s. Catherine started photographing and documenting the music industry and the she moved on to shooting recording artists and music labels. She emphasizes capturing real moments and moved naturally on to photographing sports, travel and later fashion which, is where you find most of her work today.

© Photo by Catherine Wessel for Boden, source blog.andersonhopkins.com

Also, she’s my second cousin! Turned out she’s a friend of my friend here in London! It’s a small (fashion) world! And I’m so proud to have such a huge talent in my family! In other news Cathrine Wessel has recently ventured into fashion design with the brand With and Wessel, but that’s another story…

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Cathrine Wessel
With and Wessel

Swedish Hasbeens, Pop-up Shop London

When Swedish Hasbeens launched a Pop-up Shop at Selfridges in London a month ago. I simply had to head over to see, feel and try on. So I went along with a Swedish friend, for some native advice on these fab retro Scandinavian must have clogs.

© Go Scandinavian
I did find “my pair” of nude sandals with the beloved (high, but not so high so very practical when walking in the city) clog style heel. Luckily for my bank account, they didn’t have mys size. Unfortunately the super sweet and helpful shopping assistant will be calling me when they get them back in…

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Swedish Hasbeens
Selfridges London

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