Monthly Archives: April 2016

Fashion Graduation Show

Fashion Graduation Show

Last Thursday RFD stopped by the graduation ceremony for the fashion students of Listaháskóli Íslands ( Iceland Academy of Arts ) . The show was so fantastic, we have a lot of creative people here in Iceland. Here are a few photos from the show. Photos : Kristín Pétursdóttir Instagram : kristinpeturs_lapassionista

Twin Within  Fair Trade Fashion

Twin Within
Fair Trade Fashion

The young and talented Kristín Maríella is the creative force behind Twin Within. Over the past few years, she’s created unusual, handmade necklaces that attract attention wherever they’re worn. Kristín lives in Singapore with her husband and daughter and was educated as a violinist, although today she spends all of her time designing and developing Twin Within, caring for her daughter, and enjoying all that life has to offer. The adventure began in 2012, when Kristín and her sister introduced the brand’s first product line, which was characterized by large, strikingly-hued statement necklaces composed of atypical materials. These pieces quickly earned well-deserved recognition, not least for the aforementioned materials, which include rope, rubber, metal tubing, and media familiar to the fishing and manufacturing industries. By combining these unrefined materials in a casual way, the sisters were able to create a line of beautiful, feminine necklaces. It was soon obvious that there was a great demand for Twin Within’s jewellery and so the sisters worked day and night making necklaces; the first year, they handmade every last piece themselves. When it came to light that Kristín would be moving to Singapore with her husband and daughter, she decided to take over the brand and take the business to the next level. Soon after, she connected with the Focolare Movement, an Italian organization that operates in the mountainside village of Tagaytay in the Philippines. Focolare is an aid organization that provides stable employment and fair wages to mothers in need. ­Kristín­ and her husband had a good feeling about the organization and so decided to fly into the unknown with their six-month-old daughter in order to familiarize themselves with conditions in the area. To make a long story short, they fell in love with both the place and the activities that Focolare…

JS Watch co. Reykjavik Introduces the Sif  Volcano Edition

JS Watch co. Reykjavik Introduces the Sif Volcano Edition

Made of real ash from the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption, the new Sif N.A.R.T. Volcano edition watch is the perfect way to bring a piece of Iceland with you wherever you go. Created with a strap of handmade black shark leather and a dial of 24 karat gold and stainless steel, this watch is pure luxury. Get closer to the Earth with a timepiece made straight from it. On the side of the watch lies an engraved decoration of the Goddess Sif—the wife of the thunder god Thor. With golden locks and a fierce expression, she’ll be sure to impress even the most discerning watch connoisseur. Pair it with a leather jacket and white button up-for a sophisticated but edgy look or add it to a t-shirt for a little everyday lux. With the classic colour combo of black and red, this watch is guaranteed not to go out of style. For more info go to