The second day was a blast, because I had a day off and plenty of time for myself. I woke up early in the morning with a big appetite for a smoothie and I ended up drinking that and eating baklava and in Bazar West. Then, I went for a ‘short’ walk downtown, where I got completely lost because of the tempting sales. Read more
I am finally done with my AP degree, so let’s get back on track. I had a really nice collaboration with https://www.smarteyes.dk/ few days ago and all these thanks go to Catherine Nguyen, who asked for my help. When I’ve heard that is going to be a model job in Randers, I couldn’t refuse her so I searched for 2 more girls willing to pose. That has been our main activity for 2 hours and the purpose of it was raising awareness of the shop. Nevertheless, the occasion came in handy as all the shops were opened by night. Also, a nice lady gave us some instructions of what we should do.I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun, while I was working especially as a model. We had to call attention to people who were walking by, so that we were waving to them, dancing or other crazy moves. It was really catchy method of attracting potential customers and it worked out really well.
Time flew away as people were very friendly to us and of course as the shop was full of customers. Later, Mads Kanstrup Poulsen, who is the retail director of Smarteyes Read more
Denmark is known for its crazy party people and that’s why there are many festivals during the year. Aalborg Carnival is one of them or better said, THE ONE.Actually, this carnival is the second largest carnival in Scandinavia and it meets no barriers. It hosts over 100,000 people annually and more than 30,000 are wearing funny or extravagant costumes. This carnival takes place the last week of May and there’s usually a theme each year, where people are dressed accordingly and have a lot of fun. Creativity, happiness and madness are a must there.
Approximately 300 VIA students, including me went there by buying a ticket for DKK 100 from DSR. The buses left at 7 am from uni and we went back to Horsens at midnight. It was my first experience there and it’s impossible to have regrets, despite of the huge amount of dirt Read more
It was nothing planned to wear a hat.I was about to leave, but I was still having second thoughts about my look, which was rather dull, than fabulous. So, I grabbed the hat which was the cherry on the cake. I bought it two years ago, but I didn’t have the guts or the right inspiration to show it to the world.
Moreover, it’s not an easy task to wear a hat in Denmark, especially when the wind is blowing with 30 km/h. There’s no doubt that a hat can add so much to your outfit, so that you will be rewarded with looks of admiration or confusion. My french attitude was brought back to life through that hat, so therefore I was 100% a mademoiselle.
Did you know? Coco Chanel got into fashion by selling millinery products, not couture. She was designing plumed hats for herself and her friends, but then a famous actress began wearing Chanel hats.The first millinery shop opened in 1910 and then the business blossomed, so she was able to expand beyond the hats. The first couture shop opened in Paris in 1913. Read more
Danish style definition
=throwing on lots of layers of clothing, wearing an unzipped coat (rather be cold, than look uncool), a statement necklace brightening your outfit, having a chic messy bun and last but not least, wearing something black.
Copenhagen stands for Europe’s fourth largest fashion city. Mostly all the Danish designers emphasizes the art of clothing, which suits to the unfriendly weather, but together with citizens biking lifestyle, which is always coming with a fashionable flavour. No one can dictate to Danish people what should they wear. A sparkling necklace would fit perfect with some sneakers and a leather bag. I admire a lot this combination between sporty vibe and urban sophistication.
Purchasing vintage clothing is another must-have in Denmark, because it makes outfits look more unique and personal.
That being said, I am also going Danish, because it’s comfy, dashing and really cool. For example, when I have been to Italy, it was quite hard to find nice clothes, because I was more into the dark, simple ones, not colourful or shiny.
The photos were taken in autumn 2013, so you might find some differences between now and then.
I got off the bed to defeat the strong sunlight and start another exhilarating day with a brunch in a snug place or even in the park.
The girls were bossy with me,even in the morning, and they forced me to try a really healthy ‘breakfast’ : banana and spinach smoothie, which was the perfect treat. I was aware that more food will satisfy my appetite in the upcoming hours, but that smoothie was enough for the moment. We were ready. All black, all danish style. I was the tourist, who was stopping at every 2 minutes to take photos and admire the surroundings. They were supposed to be my tourist guides, but we were all acting alike: taking photos anytime, but at least we were all heading in the right way.
We were welcomed by the Queen’s March and yeah we’ll never be royals (royals) It don’t run in our blood. Haha!
My caprice was to go to Strøget, which is the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe. I wanted to be spellbound of how many well-dressed people are there, but not such a big luck because it was Sunday. My wallet was safe enough, thanks to the closed shops, but I couldn’t avoid to enter in Zara and guess what I’ve found. Sales, sales everywhere!
My friend was searching for the perfect little dress and I was unstoppable regarding what should I try on. I’ve finally agreed upon a pair of grey jeans,one cute black dress, one sweater, one navy jacket and other trousers, which looked horrible on me. I decided to buy only two things: the dress and the coat, after dealing with my friends’ controversy.
Week 8- exhausting routine: internship, work, driving 120 km every 5 days of the week, sleep. I need a SPA day or to be spoiled.
It’s Friday and a friend is asking me to go out in the weekend, but without mentioning what he has in mind. Therefore, I refused him with no hesitation, but then he expressed his regret that I am not able to join him to a trip to Copenhagen and I had sincerely been thinking those days about going there. So, the situation made a 180 degree turn and I accepted.
It was 9 am and I was struggling to keep my eyes opened and finish the little luggage for the trip. I was packing in a crazy rush, but my friend calmed me down telling me that the other passengers are Italians, who are always late. I was finally in a eco- friendly FIAT with my friends and heading to Copenhagen. All was great, until we found out how much we have to pay, in order to pass The Great Belt Bridge : around 40 euros/ dkk. 320 for one way, so we had thought we could swam on the way back.
It took only 3 hours to arrive in Copenhagen. We were ready to conquer the city, after having a big adventure with the driver/ the photographer, who had been driving driving without hands on the steering wheel because he had to take some photos.
Before doing that, we had to stop by the train station because my friend was going back to Italy next day and she had to get rid of her luggage. I have known how expensive is Copenhagen, because it was the third time going there, but this time it just left me with an empty wallet. I paid 20 euros/dkk. 130 for a 24 timer ticket, which lets you use any kind of transportation and for all the zones. Luckily, the weather was so bright that we preferred to go by foot, rather than not visiting it properly and going by metro.KFC was in our way, so it worked like magic to have ‘lunch’ there. I’ve been fiending for that moment when I will be with a lot.
It was weekend, so my friend and I needed a reason to meet, gossip a bit and plan an escapade somewhere,anywhere. What else could have brought us together, than some pictures? Easy to decide, hard to get off the bed and go somewhere.
It was a gloomy day. I wanted to break the rules by wearing a flower-power blouse, but I could feel the wind in my bones, so I added a cosy pale blue sweater. My friend and I established to go to the seaside to see for the first time how a frozen sea looks like. Unfortunately, we couldn’t enjoy that too much, because the wind was blowing us away, but we had a great time catching up and taking some snaps. Anca, my friend and the photographer realized that it wasn’t my good day,so we stopped because she was complaining that my mood depends a lot on the weather, so you can imagine how ridiculous I felt.
At least, my faux fur coat was soothing my cold. It’s not that warm as it seems, but it’s cosy, fluffy and dashing. I was impressed of how many people asked me from where did I buy it. Well, you will be amazed to know that I purchased it from New Yorker on sale for only 15 €/DKK 150/ 99 RON. I’m not expecting to last more than 2 winter seasons, but it’s worth the money. I made anyway a good investment for my wardrobe, and everything started with sleepless nights. I think you can make a purchase more effective, thinking how bad you need/ like that thing and if you cannot sleep during the night, than it must be yours.
I wore that necklace from Glitter for the first time and it was a Christmas gift from my best polish friend. I need to find a special ocassion to wear it once again, but in other manner.
Glitter-Silver Flowers Necklace
Tailored Trousers from my first suit
New Yorker– Faux Fur Coat
No name- Leather wedges
Holi is a Hindu religious festival, which involves coloured powder and a lot of fun. The purpose of it is to celebrate the beginning of a new season and especially to have unforgettable memories. Just look at our faces! I could say that we were dirty colorful and we didn’t even care about that. In fact, we were searching for more and more coloured powder in order to take revenge against those who throw it in our faces. DSR had this extremely bright idea to bring for us the powder. At the beginning, you need to be wet so that, the powder will be stucked on your skin. Anyway, this substance is completely harmeless. Trust me, I’ve swallowed the powder for so many times and nothing wrong happened with me. I really have to find out from where can you get it and how much it is . I had some additional clothes and then, we went to take a shower in the university, down in the basement. It was the maddest idea that we could ever had because we didn’t have any towels or other underwear, but at least we had shower gel and especially, joyful mood.
I am really thankful to all these people, who know how to enjoy life and share their happiness with the others. All the students are a part of making this university unique and priceless.
Yellow is for sure my colour and this party was insane. I felt like in Ibiza. What else could I add more? We didn’t have music, but we had a lot of fun thanks to playing volleyball, warming all around bonfire, jumping into the water or complaining that is too cold, but a drink more could be the solution. I think this is the easiest way to organize a party, because there’s a crowd of people, who are willing to get to know other people and enjoy being there. It was definitely a blast. I was there for more than 12 hours, starting at 3 pm and I was acting as a photographer, because as you can see I took plenty of photos ( around two thousands). I got to know tens of people, because you know how popular you can become by owning a camera and obviously, wearing a tricky top. The hardest part came in the morning when I had to wake up early, in order to go and see ‘Hangover 3’ with DSR. I was lacking of energy, so I couldn’t pay too much attention. Moreover, It isn’t the movie wasn’t good enough, comparing to my high expectations, because I was half asleep with the blanket on and trying to recover from such a mad night.
This crap called ‘danish weather’ is going crazy and I’m losing my temper. It’s basically raining with cats and dogs 🙂 . I come back from school because I had solved some problems with my Erasmus learning agreement. I thought that I will easily give up, but I was aware of that saying, which says: You can’t call it a battle unless you are struggling until the end and believe in it’ . I’ve been used to take things for granted and lose my interest for achieving something. It’s easier to pass the responsibility and let the others do your task, but it brings a bigger fulfilment when you put a lot of effort into it.
Enough with my philosophy. Let’s get a closer look to my outfit. The shirt was bought from London and I totally adore it. One disadvantage is that those spangles aren’t well fixed and I should sew them. I have a crush on green clothes and I’m thinking that my next swimsuit will be green ( emerald) as well.