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Puzzy Patrol @Gamla Bíó

Puzzy Patrol @Gamla Bíó

The vibe was amazing last Saturday at Gamla Bíó. Puzzy Patrol ( an event management company ) hosted a lecture run by Laufey Ólafsdóttir about her Bachelor theisis on “Hip-Hop feminism, the marketing of culture and silencing of a loud minority”. After her presentation there was an interesting discussion from the panel that featured Erpur Eyvindarson (Blaz Roca) Anna Tara (Reykjavíkurdætur and Vigdís Howser (Fever dream).     I was looking forward to grabbing some food after the lecture and heading back to Gamla Bió to see the impressive lineup of artists that included ALVIA, Cell7, Fever Dream, Reykjavíkurdætur, Krakk & Spaghettí and Sigga Ey. The gig was absolutely amazing with Sigga Ey the newcomer, blowing me away.  Cell 7 NEVER seizes to amaze me but I have been a fan of hers since 1997. Reykavíkurdætur closed the show with incredible sass and girl power. Can´t wait to see what Puzzy Patrol is up to next. For more info on them , check out their Facebook page HERE


Norður og Niður - a melting pot of creativity !!

Norður og Niður – a melting pot of creativity !!

Happy New Year everyone.  I took a bit of a brake from blogging during the holidays but now I am back and I have a good feeling about this year. I went to Norður og Niður in Harpa last weekend. Oh boy it was such an amazing festival a melting pot of creativity oozing from all directions. Sigur Rós was organizing the festival turning Harpa into a fairy tale land. There were so many Icelandic and foreign artists that performed during the festival. Jarvis Cocker hosted a great talk, peaches as well as some of the most famous Icelandic artists performed “gloomy holidays” where popular Christmas songs were performed in minor to give it more of a “dark” effect. I saw my idol Peaches perform on the Friday and she was AWESOME. Here are some pictures from the festival. I will defiantly be attending next year if Sigur Rós decides to put it on again.     Read more about the festival here. Hope you are having a good start to the year 2018.


Christmas gift ideas !!

Christmas gift ideas !!

Christmas is almost here it is crazy – there are only two weeks left of 2017 can you believe it?  This year was a crazy one and I am still trying to reflect on everything that went on, what I am thankful for and what I can do better. I will write a post about it soon. I got all the Christmas presents early this year which is defiantly something that I am going to try and do in the future. This December has been relaxing and stress-free and I have just been enjoying spending time with my family and friends and keeping up with Christmas traditions here and there. For those of you that still have a little way to go – I made a list for you to draw some inspiration from. Soru Bracelet, Available at Hlín Reykdal. Dermacol Make Up Cover, Available at Deisymakeup. YVSL Makeup Pallette, Available at Hagkaup MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick, Available at Hagkaup Blue Lagoon Silica Body Scrub, Available at Blue Lagoon. Wilderness Candle and Room Spray, Available at Snuran. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Available at Hagkaup. Klong Flower Vase, Available at Winston Living. Pyro Pet Dýri, Available at Hrim Blue Lagoon Hydrating Cream, Available at Blue Lagoon. Jacco Paris Earrings, Available at Stefánsbúð.   Merry Christmas everyone – and thank you for reading my posts and being so supportive. xxx 


Do these things to get through any situation!

Do these things to get through any situation!

I consider myself to be a positive and cheerful person, most of the time anyway. Things however are never always happy go lucky all of the time. For me I try and stay focused on my tasks ahead and I was thinking about how to deal with a situation I was faced. I wrote down a few steps that I take when I feel like I am stuck, if something is not going the way I had planned or just things that I practice. Analyze: Try to take a step back from whatever situation you are in. Try to look at it from all angles and see if you can do something differently or if you need to walk away from the project all together. That can require an enormous strength in itself. Personal time: I have written about this in an earlier blogpost and I still stick to it. I set my alarm an hour before I have to leave my house for work but if not an hour then give yourself 15 minutes. It gives me time and space for myself and it is absolutely my favorite time of the day. Set goals: If I have a task that seems impossible or too big to handle, I chop them down into smaller goals and mini tasks. I write them down on a piece of paper and each time I finish a task I tick it of the list. It makes me feel like I am one step closer to the finish line. Stop Comparing: Stop comparing yourself with others. We are all so different with different set of goals , thank god. You can look up to others with qualities that you admire but remember you have your own set of qualities, potential and goals. Forgive: I am still…


Scandinavian Christmas Crush

Scandinavian Christmas Crush

December is here already and I haven´t  had any time to decorate yet.  I am not much for over doing it when it comes to decorating for Christmas and I like things to be clutter free and low key.  After waking up super early this morning and drooling over pictures on pinterest during my morning coffee, I think I found my inspiration for Christmas this year. I wanted to share the pictures with you in case you might find if useful for your Christmas decoration. Have a lovely day 🙂


My Christmas Traditions

My Christmas Traditions

December is here and we are officially allowed to blast Christmas Songs ( although some of us have been listening for awhile now ), decorate our homes and get well into the Christmas spirit. I have made a list of some of my Christmas traditions and events that are happening around Reykjavik this December. The skating rink at Ingólfstorg , opens tomorrow. Its a great way to spend time with friends and family while falling on your ass and laughing like crazy. I always enjoy checking out Christmas markets. There is one on the 2nd of December at the Nordic House, you are bound to find something interesting there. Throughout December, Kex will be hosting a range of Christmas gigs. Free entry and is and a good way to get you into the Christmas mood. One of my favorite events is the lighting of the Christmas tree. The Oslo tree will be lit at Austurvöllur on the 3rd of December at 16.00. The red cross will be selling coffee and hot chocolate and I can promise a sparkling atmosphere. After the lighting of the tree, you can walk over to the rooftop at Petersen Svitan, and check out the Christmas market there – its open until 20.00 Each year I snuggle up on the sofa with buffet ( the dog ) and we watch Nightmare before Christmas, don´t be fooled by the title if you haven’t seen it. It is a beautiful animated fantasy film by Tim Burton. It is a must. Drink Mulled wine – here is the recipe I use: Makes about 12 servings 2 oranges 1 lemon, peel only 5 cloves, plus extra for garnish 5 cardamom pods, bruised 1 cinnamon stick A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 2 bottles of fruity, unoaked red wine 1. Peel…


All I want for christmas !!

All I want for christmas !!

I have been trying to refrain from listening to Christmas songs or decorating my flat too early. I recently joined a choir and for the past weeks we have been singing Christmas songs – preparing for our concert in December. Although I have been able to put of the Christmas spirit until the 1 of December – I now cant help it. I prepared a little wishlist of items that I want for Christmas. This carpet from Mundu Mig would fit beautifully in my kitchen. Crazy cool shoes from Maia. Potential Christmas outfit available at Vila. This Estee Lauder double stick foundation has been on my wishlist for a long time, I might have to treat myself to it as an early Christmas gift from me to me. You can buy it at most drugstores. Being a fan of everything Stina Goye, this coat would be fantastic to wear during the festivities – available at Geysir. Nice lingerie is a must for Christmas, this set is available at Yeoman. Everything in the Skinboss product line is all Organic and absolutely amazing. I have been so lucky to try out the products and I can 100 % recommend it to anyone. It is a great gift for your mom, dad or a friend. Available at most drugstores. Urð is an old Icelandic word meaning earth or ground. I got given this soap as a gift the other day and it smells fantastic ( without it being overwhelming ) and looks pretty cool. The soap is made from sea salt which gently exfoliates the skin and natural oils which leave the skin feeling soft and nourished. Available at URÐ. I hope you are all feeling happy and like some of us, getting into the Christmas mood. Don´t forget to follow us on instagram: reykjavikfashion…


My wish is Wishbone !

My wish is Wishbone !

The wishbone chair has been on my wishlist for about five years now. There never seems to be the right time to save up for one – or four 🙂 The chair has an interesting story designed by Hans J. Wegner, it has been in continuous production since 1950 and although now modern technology is able to speed up the process of making a chair, back then it was all done by hand and it took approximately three weeks to produce one single chair. Originally the chair didnt come in any colors but today you can choose from more than 150 unique combinations. I however am pretty old school in that I think I would want to stick to the original version. Here are some photos to inspire you and you might spot a chair in a color that perfectly suits your decor.     Have a lovely day lovelies and dont forget to follow us on instagram: @reykjavikfashion   


Icelandic power women featured in vouge!!

Icelandic power women featured in vouge!!

During my morning fashion surf across the world wide web I came across an article on vouge.com A fasinating read about strong Icelandic women and their favourite places in Iceland. The first one that caught my eye was Glowie a former Reykjavik Fashion and Design cover girl. Here is what she had to say:   Glowie, musician, Her spot: The beach close to Viðey harbor, where she often comes with her boyfriend (pictured). “One of our first dates we came here. It’s a special place for us and very romantic. I live near here as well.” There are also frequent daily ferries to Viðey island, which feels like going back in time. Music notes: “The music industry is really different here in Iceland. It’s kind of a mixture of straight pop and more left-side indie music. I grew up around a family who was all in music and I listened to everything from gospel choirs to Outkast and Craig David. That made me who I am—my style and my sound. It’s a mixture of hip-hop, R&B, and Icelandic influences.” Look: “I’ve always been unafraid to be different. I look for things that no one else here is wearing. I shop a lot of vintage stores. I only wear retro Buffalo platform shoes now. I love the ’90s—that’s my favorite style decade. When I was younger, people would say I was a mixture of Rihanna and Beyoncé. But I don’t want to be the next anybody. I want to be the first Glowie.” My Reykjavik: “The fresh air, the clean water, the language. When I’m in London talking to people in English all day, I miss just speaking Icelandic. The architecture is really different here, too. You definitely want to explore all the new buildings downtown by the water and also the…


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