Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Notebook(s)

DSC_1301DSC_1318 I have a slight obsession when it comes to notebooks. At the moment they are the most important tool for me to have when it comes to organizing my work. I always carry one with me and without any of them Up The Wooden Hills would be quite a mess! :) At the moment I'm using my perfect bound notebook from Orla Kiely that I bought earlier this year.

A few days ago I visited Copenhagen and stopped by a little book shop called Cinnober. It was like notebook heaven in there - so many different notebooks in different sizes with different designs suitable for someone like me, who writes lists every day! If you are ever in Copenhagen I can recommend a visit. Besides notebooks and office supplies the store also carries litterature about art, fashion, fotography and graphic design. The shop is located at Landemærket 9 in Copenhagen K. 

I bought two notebooks when I was there - a smaller one with a bird on the cover made by a Korean brand called O-Check Design Graphics, and a coral coloured one in a larger format with the names of each day of the week printed in advance on each paper sheet inside. I felt that it was useful to have a notebook like the latter to be able to break down the work strukture for each day better. But I also have to admit that I mainly bought it because it was so beautifully designed! The coral notebook is from a series called "Paperways" by Pansydaisy, also a Korean brand that designs different types of stationery. 

Tomorrow The Blue Hour Collection will be released! See you then :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's A Wrap!

DSC_1243 Hi everyone,

during the last month I've been entirely isolated in a bubble, listening to Spotify lists on repeat and staying up late each night to finish orders and getting The Blue Hour Collection ready. Yesterday I put the last stitch in the last dress and a few hours later we were on set in the studio shooting! It was such an intense and fun day! I'm still digesting the whole thing. This time I'm collaborationg with my friend and photographer Åsa Lännerström.

I can't tell you how great it feels to finally have the collection ready. It's been very inspiring to work with new details and other Liberty prints for these new garments. Now the editing of the pictures begins. And I will also get outside of my bubble and back to normal working hours which feels like a great relief after so many weeks of a fun, but very intense work schedule.

Next week I will present the first lookbook pics, credits and more info about the collection! So stay tuned for updates :)