Wow I´ve been looking over at the new street style line from IKEA. I am defiantly getting the desk, the light “stick” and the shoe shelf. I might even be so bold as to take up skateboarding 🙂 I am not sure when the products hit IKEA here in Iceland but I for one am keeping my eyes peeled for when they do. ♥ Have a nice day you guys and do not forget to follow us on Instagram: reykjavikfashion
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
This bag has been on the top of my wish-list for quite some time. Granted its from last year and there are newer bags out there but I love how elegant it is and can be dressed up and down. I would probably wear it with a chain – and like it in the color blue 🙂 . I found some street style pictures and I am just going to let them do all the talking. Do you reckon you can get this bag here in Iceland? Follow us on Instagram: reykjavikfashion Have a lovely day 🙂
There are so many beautiful old houses in Reykjavik, especially in the downtown area. I live in what they call the “old west-side” of Reykjavik and in that area you can find many of the old town houses. Many of these houses have clearly drawn inspiration from Scandinavian designs and I just recently spotted that my dream house has been put on sale. I put a few pictures here and if you want to get more information have a look here.
Áslaug Magnúsdóttir has for the past 19 years lived abroad, in the UK and the US. In New York she runs the luxury lifestyle company ´John Brevard´ with the architect and designer John Brevard and that is where she lives most part of the year. Áslaug bought an apartment in Reykjavík three years ago where she lives when staying in Iceland. She and John Brevard changed the modern apartment into something unique. The apartment is white and black and the artwork gives the dot over the i when it comes to other colors. We thought we should share sone photos from the shoot we did with Áslaug. To see more , pick up a copy of your latest issue. Áslaug’s apartment in Reykjavík is like a work of art – or even like a piece of jewelry made of white gold and black diamonds. The article first appeared in Reykjavik Fashion and Deisgn / Spring issue. Photos by: Neil John Smith
Kyrja has quickly become a basic fixture on the Icelandic fashion scene, gaining recognition for her designs that blur the borders of femininity and androgyny. With her regal and dark vision, designer Sif creates gorgeous clean cut silhouettes that are a must-have in every fashionable closet. The essence of Kyrja feels almost religious which goes perfectly with the name of the brand, which translates the act of chanting. The juxtaposition of Kyrja is that the minimalistic and harsh cut of the clothing belies their soft feel. Designer Sif studied fashion design far from her homeland in the Italian city of Milano. While finishing her studies, Sif took on a full-time internship at Italian fashion house Vivetta. This was an ambitious move, which meant she was working during her final school exams, but it offered a huge boon to her learning experience. After Italy, the young designer shifted her focus towards London. She moved to the UK in late 2011 where she interned for the lingerie company Luolou loves you then later at prominent men’s fashion label Agi & Sam. A few months after her move, the first ideas of Kyrja were born, though the ball really started rolling when she moved into her first proper studio. Kyrja’s first collection was for fall/winter ‘13. Designer Sif doesn’t know the exact moment she first became interested in fashion, but vividly remembers planning trips to Paris with her grandmother at the age of thirteen to stake out the fashion design school she had her young heart set on. She tells us, “around 15 or 16 year old, my mother taught me how to sew a high waisted skirt in the mood of the 1950’s and I knew that there was no turning back. I was hooked on that feeling of being able to…