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Beauty: Summer Glow

Beauty: Summer Glow

    My skin has been acting quite crazy lately, its been super dry ( so dry that I haven´t been able to use any products other than a moisturizer ).  Recently my friend recommended a moisturizer that was supposed to solve all my problems and it did 🙂 I can now thankfully, start using makeup and I decided to give you an insight into what products I am using at the moment to get that Summer Glow. Some of the products I bought myself and other I got as a gift.  This is pretty much the look I am going for these days. Just finish up with your favorite mascara and you are good to go !! Hope you enjoyed this post and have a lovely day ! Dont forget to follow us on instagram: reykjavikfashion Love 


Sónar Reykjavík 2017

Sónar Reykjavík 2017

Sónar Reykjavík starts today  and the lineup is going to blow your minds. We are talking artists such as Nadia Rose, Fat Boy Slim and De La Soul. There will also be a huge range of Icelandic artists , Mc Gauti, Glowie ( who featured our 2016 Christmas Cover) and of course FM Belfast who are playing at Harpa tonight. Here are some pictures from Sónar Reykjavik throughout the years, just to prepare you of what is going to get down.                   Make sure to grab yourself a ticket ( if you havent already ) and check the lineup here!!!!


DJ culture in Reykjavík

DJ culture in Reykjavík

By: Lovísa Arnardóttir Photos curtesy of: Aníta Björk, Ársæll and Dj Kocoon Article from the winter issue 2016 Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have been a DJ in Reykjavík for five years. I’m part of a duo called Kanilsnældur. We play house and sometimes techno, and we are female DJ’s. We both have day jobs but DJ’ing is an integral and important part of our lives. As it is dark for almost nine months of the year in Iceland, I think a lot of people turn to music to express themselves. Mostly, it keeps us from becoming depressed in the cold, long and dark winter nights (and days). Iceland has a large and thriving DJ culture. On an average weekend you may find everything from reggae to rock to hard-core techno. You won’t find all genres during the same night, mostly because there are not that many places to go, but over a whole weekend (which of course includes Thursday) you will find a good mix of genres around downtown Reykjavík. Because there are not many bars or clubs that play each genre, it is hard for DJ’s to get booked every weekend. Some DJ’s have residencies, but places usually try to book each DJ one or two times during the same month. If they DJ two times in the same month, it’s common that they don’t play the same genre or maybe even join a collective. Each genre has its mix of DJ’s in Reykjavík. Some have been doing it for years and some not. I think the best part of the DJ culture here in Reykjavík is that it’s not too closed-off to newcomers. If you’re interested in DJ’ing you might have to network and get to know the lay of the land, and meet booking agents…


What do you like to do in Reykjavík?

What do you like to do in Reykjavík?

Steinþór Helgi Arnsteinsson Event Manager I love to wake up early and walk to work, especially when there is no one around and not even cars on the streets. Everything is so peaceful and innocent, two of the main reasons I love Reykjavík. I sometimes stop to get coffee at Kaffislippurinn at Hotel Marina, which is next to the harbour/Grandi, and is probably my favorite spot in town. I also work there and live close by, which is quite convenient. For lunch my favorite place is Coocoo’s Nest. The atmosphere is simple and laid back and the soups and sandwiches there are always delicious. After work I love the bars that have good cocktail happy hours like Apótekið. For partying it really depends on the night and crowd. For techno I go to Paloma, for hip-hop and good vibes Prikið is obligatory and for everything else, Húrra and Kaffibarinn do the trick.   Lilja Sif Þorsteinsdóttir Clinical Psychologist My favorite time of year to stroll around Reykjavík is fall, when the city dornes its beautiful gown of red, brown and yellow. For a sunny and clear Sunday morning, venture out early and head to Öskjuhlíð.  The little woods surrounding the hill make for a magical walk, especially on a sunny and clear morning. With the smell of frost in the air, the crisp sound of leaves at your feet and all the beautiful fall colors surrounding you, you can pretend you’re in your own little world. You can expect some company in the form of the occasional bunny hopping across your path. End your walk at Nauthóll, a little café by the seaside and enjoy the ocean view. Afterwards, head to Perlan for a perfect panorama view of the Reykjavík area. If you prefer an evening walk, I recommend the…


Work Smarter

Work Smarter

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This past year has been one hell of a ride and one thing that has become very clear to me is that in order to succeed in whatever you decide to do, is to remember to take care of yourself. I like to compare it to when travelling on a plane: “Put the mask on yourself before you put it on others”. I feel like this is true in everyday life as well. You want to be able to be there and take care of the people that you love, but you can’t do this unless you remember to take care of YOU! Make YOU a priority This might seem a little self involved but it really is the least self involved thing you can ever do. Figure out what makes you calm , weather it is Yoga, cooking or just walking the dog. Another thing that seems to help me when I need to stay grounded is to surround myself with positive people. People that also take care of themselves and in general are positive. Those people tend to be the best sounding boards you can find and can help to push you to be the best you can be and also help you realize what it is you can do better. To ask for help is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. A really good friend of mine as this great saying: “Keep practicing your communication skills and strife to be kind to those around you” this can sound a bit trivial but I really believe it is important to treat everyone as you want to be treated yourself and not be caught in a moment of anger. That is when you might say something that you can´t take…


SIGN Jewellery

SIGN Jewellery

Ingi – the man behind SIGN jewellery – is one of the most creative individuals we know. Reykjavík Fashion & Design asked him a few questions, about the design, where he gets inspiration from and what’s next for SIGN. ‘You asked me why I decided to become a goldsmith. I have been asked that question many times through the years. I  have answered it in many different ways. Today, only one answer feels right: I became a goldsmith so I could capture beauty. All artists have different ­ approaches and different methods to capture beauty. My need for creation has always been focused on precious metals. SIGN is my canvas’. ‘SIGN has many different jewelry lines, many of which reflect the beauty of Icelandic nature. The people of Iceland are proud of their nature, and they appreciate art that displays the beauty of their homeland such as jewelry from SIGN. Icelandic nature has also a loyal fan base consisting of visitors to Iceland. These travelers are impressed by the Icelandic surroundings, and they want to take a piece back with them when they leave. My jewelry line Piece of Iceland and other jewelry lines from SIGN that illustrate the grandeur of Iceland meets their demands’. ‘SIGN’s workshop is located by the harbor of Hafnarfjörður. People who pass by our window will see a lot of flames, metal and shining stones. When they come in, an employee will greet them and introduce them to SIGN and its jewelry. It is worth ­ mentioning that SIGN also takes on projects that involve custom-made jewelry for customers. Today, SIGN´s jewelry is sold in 40 stores located in Iceland, abroad (e.g. in New York and ­ Sardinia) and up in the sky where the airline Ice­ landair is busy selling SIGN´s shiny stones and…


Omnom Chocolate: Bean to Bar

Omnom Chocolate: Bean to Bar

Gourmet chocolate may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of locally produced Icelandic foods. Omnom Chocolate, the brainchild of friends André Visage, Kjartan Gíslason, Óskar Þórðarson, and Karl Viggó Vigfús­son, is making waves in the chocolate scene. Omnom ­ produces chocolate from cacao beans sourced from Africa, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. They sort, roast and ground the beans to unlock the unique characteristics of the beans, which are then translated into chocolate. Meanwhile, the package design is playful, colourful and almost as delicious as the chocolate. Reykjavík Fashion & Design recently sat down with André Visage to discuss the company, chocolate and the innovative designs representing the products. When was Omnom Chocolate founded? It was new territory for all of us. ­ Kjartan started experimenting with chocolate at home late in 2012, and from there, things happened quickly. We started ­ developing the recipes and packaging and then found our first factory in Sel­ tjarnarnes in August 2013 to produce the chocolate. The first chocolate bar we sold was in November 2013. Do the four of you work well together? We have worked together on this ­ project from the beginning, and it has been a great partnership. All decisions are ­ discussed from the beginning and agreed upon, and we plan to see it continue that way. From where did the name of the company come? It was Kjartan’s idea, and it comes from the sound that Cookie Monster makes or what you say when you taste something extremely good. We liked it, and Omnom was born. Where did the designs for the chocolate bars come from? I did a lot of research on packaging, and we aimed to do something completely different from what’s on the market. I envisioned the packaging…