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All about skin care, summer and routines

Midi

The contrasts

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All about skin care, summer and routines

All about skin care, summer and routines

Did you know that UV radiation is responsible for 80% (!!) of skin ageing? Or that Dark spots are the main reason for dermatologists consultations? Skin cancer keeps being one major problem in the world. Surely cancer rates, ageing, sunburning or dark spots can be drastically minimised with the right sun care routine. Here is how you include your sunscreen in your routine.

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Midi

Midi

Been running around to cross all the hundreds thousands of to-dos on my list. I am still struggling with the balance between working for myself  and being a mum, wife, friend, and still, have some privacy or “me” time. Of course I will soon find out of it. Many women live like that and do not even have the chance to share with the father of the kid.

Last Sunday we been out for a family brunch. It was so good to realise the time, to measure how long it has been already after we became 3. Mikkel is sitting on restaurant chairs and hanging out with us around amazing food and places. We have been dreaming of how it will be to show him some good beautiful food. Nowhere better for him to start then in Scandinavia.

I love the #scandistyle, a was of doing it they have here in Scandinavia. Elegantly Minimalistic, subtle, sharp and charming. Ok, to go out in restaurants ain’t the most budget choice here in Oslo but there are places like Gråd in Tøyen, Oslo. They make goo and creative food, not too expensive (the ingredients are simple but good) and they make it all super nice. Good service, beautiful venue, cutlery, plates, amazing interior and it is walking distance for us. If you are around, go try it.

Anyways, it was a good day with my family.  A bit colder than I expected but super nice to be out.

I wore this cute look from the spring collection at Lindex. I love that both pieces are from regular line, the Extended. The pieces are sized L. I loved the combination, especially the texture in the sweater and the plissè midi skirt. Midis are pretty, we should wear them more. I am also very pleased to shop my clothes in the same area as the girl who dresses XS. This is future, this is inclusion. #fashionforall

Here you find the skirt and here the sweater.

Here I found a similar skirt, in plus size. 

Another one from Asos here.

 

*The pieces have been sponsored by Lindex.

 


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Here is gråd:

 

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The contrasts

The contrasts

 

 

 

We like trends. They make us feel like we are up to date with fashion, they make us look cool and express ourselves through outfits, as fashion really is.

It’s good to create your own versions of trends, mix and match, to play around. That’s what this whole thing fashion is made for, right?

I am glad nowadays it is easier to find trendy pieces for achievable prices, like, you don’t need to pay a fortune to have a good trendy bag for instance. Or us, curvy ladies, don’t need to wear granny clothes anymore since now there is much more offer in our sizes.

I love how this look turned out. All the contrasts in it and all the trends together made me like more in the pictures. I did not plan it much, I just grabbed a few pieces I wore the day before. The focus was to use the new bag I got from Morris :-)

The concept is cool, the bag looks pretty, has a good size to fit wallet, phone, lipsticks and keys. The price is affordable and quality just fine. Morris’  #letsgounique allows you to create your very own combo, with a bag and different straps.

I chose the Don Donna crossover in pink with the pink and red flowers stripe. 

I also love to match delicate looking pieces with the camo jacket. This is how I pair a cute gingham top and girly bag – with a punch of a military jacket.

The contrast in the jeans are super cool too. They have similar ones at H&M, here.

Ok, a moment to my lipstick! I am just very into playing with light and colors on my lips. It is a cool way of creating the illusion of more volume and a creative look. Enough with the liner on the eyes then.

Get the look (jacket on sale, you are welcome!):

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*The bag has been sponsored by Morris/Polhem PR

Bold print & bold hair

Bold print & bold hair

Zizzi just dropped in stores some really cool pieces in this bold and a-m-a-z-i-n-g print. Get it here.

Black background, big flowers and bright colours. It is spring breeze over the corner. This exclusive print from Zizzi just won my heart and I have been wearing it (too) often. But can you blame me? I love spring and while nature does not bring it on, I pull it with my style.

The print comes also in a beautiful top that can be a good option for working wear for instance. If you are not feeling that bold, no problem, just grab your jeans and pair with the top, voilà! Here you go:

 

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I love this tunic dress. The outfit just totally matched my first trial of wearing a lace wig. It is a way of getting a new hair so fast :-)

NYFW body positive shows: exactly what the industry needs

NYFW body positive shows: exactly what the industry needs

Trends presented in runaways are not only extended to fashion but to behaviour, politics and society. For this reason, brands that promote diversity and body positivity are ahead in the curve and do one good favour for the society. But more than that, they play the right role in fashion – to guide society towards a future of acceptance, equality and inclusion.

Several brands are using the hype of feminism and body positivity “online zeitgeist” in their shows and clothes for instance. But we all know that the issue requires more than Tshirts and diverse casting for the shows. If they are doing their homework and keeping it real outside the runaways, it remains to be seen, but

 

Prabal Gurung had a very political show with the moto of #femininitywithabite the show had two plus size models. Candice Rufine and Marquita Pring

 

Christian Siriano has become as synonymous with inclusivity has he is with jaw-dropping evening wear. Once again, the designer showed the entire fashion industry what a truly inclusive runway looks like at his fall ’17 show.

At the Grand Ballroom at the Plaza Hotel, Siriano presented a range of lacquered velvet sets, animal-printed party dresses, and dreamy ball gowns on an equally diverse set of models — diverse in race, in size, and in industry experience. The lineup included women ranging from size 2 to 16, according to Cosmopolitan.

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*via Refinery29

Hands down my favorite looks from this @csiriano show 💕

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All the glamour on our #Fall2017 runway captured by @bradwalsh front row. #fashionweek #cfdanyfw #peoplearepeople

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If this change is here to stay we cannot ensure that yet. But for some seasons now we have been witnesses of a major change that seems to be just the start into the total fashion inclusion I dream about.

 

 

The Army green trend

The Army green trend

One of the latest cool plus size trends in stores now is the military green pieces. Jackets, parkas paired with feminine looking designs such as pencil skirts and high heels are the ultimate trendy style for the season transition. Here is a suggestion on how to create a trendy yet classic look that will make you look updated and cool all around. Check this out.

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Get the look!

Get the look!

Fashion trends are super inspiring and we were lucky enough to travel to Berlin with Zizzi to check out their new tremds and be part of the beautiful set up they arranged for the public during Panorama fashion fair. See here pictures, trends and backstage images. The brand ambassadors wore the newest pieces Zizzi just dropped in stores and here I got you shortcuts to get the look for you. You are welcome :-)

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Plus Size fashion trends with Zizzi at Panorama Fashion in Berlin

Plus Size fashion trends with Zizzi at Panorama Fashion in Berlin

Zizzi invited us, the brand ambassadors, for a fashion trip to Berlin to check out their lounge at the Panorama Fashion Fair, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. It was such a great experience, I had a blast. And of course, I made images (and video) of everything so you guys can also be part of it. Come to check out all the plus size fashion trends, cool bloggers that visited us there, plus an exclusive sneak peek at the autumn winter 2017 collection.

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