La Belle et la It Girl

Who needs friends when you can have shoes?

Songs to save your life

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May 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm

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Oh my friend you haven’t changed

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OMG, I haven’t blogged in like decades due to lack of internet. So sorry! Here are some random outfit pics.


Dress and headband: H&M, Shoes: Topshop, Earrings (which I broke that night, btw): Gina Tricot



Sequinned skinny jeans: Topshop, Tank: AA, Jacket: New Yorker, Shoes: Din Sko, Random arab scarf

Oh yeah, did I mention I broke up with my boyfriend for another frat boy? That’s just wrong. What’s even more wrong is that my biggest concern right now is on who is going to take my outfit pics from now on.

(Chill out, me and my now ex have agreed upon this, and we’re still good friends. His roommate has gone totally emo though.)

I have no idea why I’m telling you all this.

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May 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm

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My attitude is always I and me and mine

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Shorts: Gina Tricot, Tee: Bik Bok, Boots: Doc Martens, Sunnies: Chanel, Bracelet: H&M

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April 23, 2009 at 5:30 pm

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Who thought I’d miss winter?

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Skirt: Gina Tricot, Tank: Bik Bok, Biker jacket: New Yorker, Shoes: Guess, Bag: Iris Horbach, Stockings: Lindex

Great. During the winter, I complain about having to wear warm, yet ugly clothes, and choose to freeze to death on my way to school. When the time finally comes to wear those denim cut offs and strappy heels I’ve been craving for about half a year, I end up sweating in boots and leather jackets. Go figure. Guess the rock’n’roll winter fashion is too hard for me to let go.

Oh, yeah, and sorry for being a horrible blogger. I moved to a new flat and still have no internet there. Stealing my boyfriend’s net now. Now I just have to decide whether I want to be antisocial and stay in his room reading blogs, or go down and annoy his roommates. Cheers!

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April 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm

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She’s the last of the English roses

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Skirt and stockings: Gina Tricot, tank: AA, Bra: Lindex, Jacket: Silence&Noise, Clutch: Bianco, Shoes: DinSko, Earrings and pendant: David Aubrey

Yesterday’s school+friend’s birthday bbq party outfit. The great thing about overdressing is that you don’t have to spend any effort to go from work to party: Just put a little more make up on!

Oh yeah, and I’m moving to my new flat today. My boyfriend’s room is currently overfilled with my furniture, shoes and clothes. I wonder why he hates me…

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April 18, 2009 at 10:15 am

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Never Denim bleached skinny jeans, DIY shredded tank, Nolita biker jacket, Doc Martens, backpack from some leatherware boutique, Ray Ban Wayfarers, Lindex corset bra, Supernova studded cuff

My boyfriend’s best friend insisted I posed with an apple. WTF, did he want me to promote a healthy lifestyle or something? When have I ever been healthy?

Obviously I spit it out as soon as the picture was taken.

Before any smartass insists on pointing it out to me, I do realise this outfit is Rumiesque (another adjective created in the blogosphere). Red combat boots, black leather backpack, bleached jeans and shredded tank. I don’t care, it looks good. Plus the backpack is super comfortable to carry all of my stuff in.

P.S 100 brownie points to the first person who knows the meaning of the title of this post.

P.P.S I’m not wearing something I usually never leave the house without in these pics. Guess what?

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April 16, 2009 at 7:11 pm

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Bras are not underwear

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Underwear as outerwear is hot, so I’m totally loving the trend of visible bras, whether they’re more of a cropped bustier or the infamous American Apparel tube bras. Kind of the extention of the crop top trend, but the difference is that whereas cropped tops today are usually baggy and “unisex”, this is definitely a very sexy item of clothing. Now, they do have to be done in a manner that is not overly slutty, just that little bit that screams hot, but with a hell of an attitude.


Source: Knight Cat,,

Obviously, the real stylish girls can rock almost everything, but sometimes a gal just needs some guidelines on how to dive into a trend.

1. Wear it with high waisted styles and cover your shoulders. First of all, it instantly tones down the skankiness. Second, if you haven’t been to the gym for a while, it will cover any unsightly belly flab or the not-so-toned upper arms. I’d wear a bra-top with a high waisted skirt or tapered trousers and some jacket.

2. Do make sure you’re not breaking any decency laws. Basically, nothing too sheer, and just to be on the safe side, those nude nipple stickers aren’t such a bad idea.

3. Size does count. I’d say, the breast size limit for sporting this trend would be somewhere around a small C-cup. The larger your breasts, the sluttier they will look when potentially exposed. Sad law of nature.

4. Use common sence. I hate advocating dress codes, and not being able to wear this or that for a certain occasion, but this look is definitely not for office hours with your seventy-year-old mathematics prof. However, totally hot for going out with the girls.

5. When in doubt, layer. It is not sexy to run around in something you’re clearly not comfortable with, so there are safer ways to show off your latest Agent Provocateur purchase. Layer it under a micro-mesh or lace top for a more dressy-goth look (this is obviously more of a fall look, I’d boil wearing a long sleeve lace blouse in the summer), or let it peek out from underneath a baggy tank (shredded is nice). Or layer a bustier over a tank, like Erin Wasson

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April 13, 2009 at 3:51 pm

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Seven deadly sins

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Songs I’ve been listening to all the time lately

Because top sevens are so much cooler than top fives or top tens


Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

With the latest 90’s revival, this song is soo essential it’s not even funny


Filthy Dukes – This Rythm

I only want to know one thing – what is she on?


Glasvegas – It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry

Nothing like a bit of a Scottish accent! Plus this song was on Skins.


Grammatics – D.I.L.E.M.M.A

I’m in love with the video. I wanna live in a castle like that one, seriously


The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea

His voice is crazyamazinglikeoutofthisworld. I can’t stop listening to this song.


Pete Doherty – Last of the English Roses

I need a wide brimmed fedora now! He looks a lot healthier now, and that’s something people usually say about female celebrities who got fat.


Lykke Li – Tonight

I love this version a lot more than the album one.

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April 12, 2009 at 6:03 pm

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Crazy hat woman

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Chapeau Claudette via Pixie Market

Adorable, right?

Just updating to say that I’ve got a flu, which kind of messed up my plans. I was supposed to travel back to Göttingen today, but since I’m pretty sick, I had to rebook my plane tickets for next Wednesday, so I miss two days of class, which I would rather have avoided.

The only positive thing about this is that anything I eat comes straight up again, so my clothes will like.. fit better, right? The human body is a weird thing, when we need food, we can’t get it down, and when we’re about to die from obesity, we can’t stop chomping down junk food. Go figure.

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April 10, 2009 at 11:30 am

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I can resist anything but temptation

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I’m on a shopping ban for a while, but just, like, in case of a really amazing sale or something, does anyone know what the fit on those studded skinnies is like? I’m usually a size 10 in Topshop bottoms.

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April 8, 2009 at 5:36 pm

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Pearly white

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Just as we thought fake, oversized pearls and beads were like soo tacky and overused, they are the new hot accessory for next fall.

It is kind of cute and Sixties in a good way though, right?

Note to self: Try wearing multiple strings of pearls under a sheer top, à là Comme des Garcons.

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April 7, 2009 at 9:04 pm

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Please, dear shoe gods..

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Marc Jacobs, via Brown’s Fashion

These are like, the prettiest shoes I have seen in a while. And the nude colour and the gold details are just so perfect. If anyone gets me these in an IT37 (UK 4), I am going to voluntarily be their slave for all eternity.

After a short calculation, it means I’m worth just about five hundred pounds plus shipping.

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April 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm

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The same old thing

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H&M Blazer, Topshop skirt, AA tank, Gina Tricot leotard, Guess shoes, Bianco clutch, Supernova&Bijou Brigitte bracelets, Pilgrim watch

If any of my Norwegian readers saw an idiot trip over her shoes and fall today, it was me. To my defence, my heel got stuck in the pavement.

Was searching in vain for the perfect cream blazer today. Is the Zara one sold out, or is it actually supposed to be WHITE? Ugh! Oh, and why is it that there are absolutely no jumpsuits in a cream, beige or peach colour? I only find black ones. Shopping is frustrating.

I really don’t understand why I don’t use this skirt that often, it’s so crazy, so perfect, so .. me! And despite being so bright, it goes with everything. A win-win situation.

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April 3, 2009 at 8:11 pm

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We’ll choke on our vomit, and that will be the end

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MGMT – Time to Pretend

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April 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm

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One hundred

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is post number 100 to be published on this blog. I celebrated with some Chanel nailpolish and a newly shredded tank dress.

I got a bottle of Vendetta yesterday, even though it kind of seemed like a waste of money, since I already have some cheapo purple nailpolish. But ohh, one application, and I realised just how WORTH IT it was. It’s like, a really dark purple shade, creamy and with just a little deep shimmer. Kind of like Blue Satin just.. in purple! I think I’ll stock up on like ten bottles of it, and never ever wear any other shade. I don’t care that it’s not exactly sommery, we don’t have to be all pastels and nudes just because it’s not winter anymore, when we still have to treat our inner rock chic, right?


For those who care, I’m wearing purple H&M undies. To match the nailpolish.

I finally got to do some shredding, like, a year too late, and I realise it’s highly addictive. I tried to make the panels of shredded and unshredded material kind of even, but as you can see it didn’t work so well. I’m really surprized that no high street store has ripped this look off (no pun intended) yet. Hmm..

PS: Don’t worry, I’m not going to wear this with just underwear. At least not yet..

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April 1, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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I wanna be an internet celebrity

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DIY cut off denim shorts, Bik Bok printed tee/minidress, vintage cardigan, Lille Vinkel Sko slouchy flat boots, Iris Horbach bag, Hutbusch bowler, Dyrberg/Kern cuff, David Aubrey earrings, a random chain attached to the belt loops of my shorts

I’m nowhere near done with these shorts: I am planning to splatter some bleach on them, and possibly do some serious studding – however for now, I wore them as they are. The really annoying thing though is that the cuffs kept unrolling, so I was adjusting my shorts every two seconds. Ugh, I think they’ll need to be secured in place with a stich or two.

Oh yeah, and the tee. Everyone seems to be sporting tees and tanks printed with indians, eagles, wolves and other biker-friendly prints right now, so I found this oversized t-shirt dress I bought ages ago, but only wore once. Purrfection!

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March 31, 2009 at 8:24 pm

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It’s not that hard, you know

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I’ve never really understood why everyone seemed to have such huge problems with doing the smoky eye. I just swipe some matte grey eyeshadow over my lid, apply some black liquid eyeliner and finish off with mascara. I did it today, and that’s what it looks like most of the time. No cheek make up whatsoever, and just rosebud on the lips (I sometimes wear red lipstick with it though, when I want to look kinda trashy). Seems foolproof, right, and since there are so many tutorial videos on youtube, learning this shouldn’t be a problem..

Then I watched some of those videos and I understood why.

As you can guess, this is going to be a really long rant about those so called youtube make up artists, which usually translates into sixteen-year-old girls who spend three hours daily to slap on foundation that’s three shades too dark.

There IS a reason why make up artists actually complete a higher education to work in their field. You have to learn how to apply those ten different shades of bronzer to give a models face the perfect definition, or how to make someones complexion withstand harsh lightning on the movie set. It’s when some high school girl with too little to do decides to emulate this that it turns into a disaster.

DON’T LET ME STARTED on the whole: “Use five different shades, most of those shimmering, to achieve the perfect smoky eye”. It doesn’t look cute, it looks drag-queenish, and half of the time it comes out wrong. Yes, even for going out (not that people care after five drinks). Same for graduated bright colours. Sorry, it just looks dated. Yes, I do get the need to bring out my eyes once in a while: and wearing one block of colour from your lash line to your crease is much more current, much harder to fuck up and doesn’t make you look like you were born a different gender (actually, drag queens are cool. Girls who try to look like them aren’t).

Oh, and after they applied their bright blue shimmering smoky eyes or rainbow eyeshadow, there is of course the rest of the face. Oh yes, go bronzer, highlighter, pink blush, dark blush, it makes your cheekbones soo sexy. Seriously, what happened to sticking to some foundation and a natural looking blush? Ugh, and don’t forget the frosted pink lips.

Fer serious, girls. Leave the make up advise to make up artists and stop embarassing yourself on the internet.

PS: I don’t have any problem with people just casually telling how they do their make up or what products they prefer, hell, I do it too. What pisses me off is when someone tries to play experts, and totally teach people “how to be as fab and pretty as themselves” without having any qualification to do so. Same with “style tips”. I have a fashion blog for the purpose of showing the world MY STYLE, but when some self proclaimed fashionistas are starting to play stylists for other people, and even ask to get paid for it, I feel like doing something that would land me in anger therapy.

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March 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm

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Lookout Sunshine

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Old kids peacoat (from the 90’s), American Apparel long-sleeved double U-neck dress, Pimkie faux fur vest, Doc Martens, Vintage Shawl, Raybans. Jewelery: Watch by Pilgrim, Ring and bracelet by Bijou Brigitte, Pendant by Hultquist

Le long awaited outfit pics. The sun was shining in Oslo today, and I ended up getting my pics taken by a friend. She takes absolutely amazing photos, in fact, I had about fifty to choose from, and I’ve chosen this one. Some chick walking her dog in the park was staring at us ALL THE TIME. Not just one quick glance, but like, for a whole ten minutes. Why don’t you take a picture, lady, it’ll last longer!

Anyways, two items I wish I’d worn out a little more this winter: A faux fur vest (hard to combine without looking like a fashion victim, plus it required long sleeved shirts and dresses, something I don’t usually wear) and this coat I’ve found in the back of the closet, I think I wore it as a kid in late 90’s. For fucks sake, I still fit into clothes I wore as an eight year old! (It was way too large for me back then. Yeah.)

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March 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm

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The Whip – Blackout

Girls on drums are hot.

Do you want me to come with music posts more often? Music can be as inspirational as catwalk pictures and shopping collages, in my opinion!

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March 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm

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Those are Marnis, right?

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Source: Sartorialist

I’m pretty positive the first pair of the amazing shoes are Marnis, but I’m not sure about the second pair. Anyone who knows their designer shoes better than me?

Anyways, that’s how you wear your crazy sculptural heels, boys and girls.

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March 25, 2009 at 4:17 pm

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