My life has changed a lot these few years. I hardly wear high heels, except for a few classics in the office. I used to spend a lot of time in dimly lit parties, and on city streets late at night. Now I spend a lot of time out in nature, soaking in the daylight. The old me used to love to look at fashion magazines, now I love to look at old houses. I like to identify when I think that they were built (my favorite houses comes from the early 1900’s and the modernist 60’s), and I like to dream about how I could renovate them while still staying true to their era.
The “new” me still loves pretty clothes. I still experiment, but I now know what feels like second skin on me. I love flowery vintage-inspired tea dresses like the ones I used to collect when I lived in London a lifetime ago, beautiful coats, cigarette trousers and oversized cat-eye sunglasses. I like to downplay overtly feminine outfits with masculine details like mens shoes and boxy blazers. I like details like oversized dimensions and draping. I’ve learned to appreciate a good cinched-in waist.
I live close to nature. Fjords, forests and Scandinavian beaches are just minutes away from my home. Out here I wear heavy knits, sturdy boots, my trusted Levi’s and a good down jacket when its cold. I live in cotton dresses and beachwear during the summer. I hardly needed these items when I lived in Oslo and London.
Although I mostly share photographs from my weekends, I spend my weekdays in Oslo and Stockholm for work. Having a proper work wardrobe is still new to me, but I like having one. It’s nice to belong to two worlds.
All in all I am learning to love where I am. Dimly lit parties, city streets and high heels will return later on, if I still want them.
Picture 1: vintage knit, Levi’s jeans, shoes from Kavat and sunglasses from Céline/Synsam.
Picture 3 & 5: Jacket from Fleischer Couture, jeans from Bik Bok and shoes from Blundstone