A little nouveau

The personal blog of Torunn Grønbekk

Monthly Archive: February 2011

Sunday

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February 2011

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Hat of the week

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I was supposed to show off a really cute little white tilt hat for this weeks installment of hat of the week, but the project was halted by the damn blizzard going on outside. Did you not hear me winter? It’s time to go. Anyways, the hat was promptly replaced with this floppy felt hat that I’ve had for years and years. It’s convenient, as it keeps the snow out of my eyes, at the same time as being rather stylish (at least I think so):

Friday

25

February 2011

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BHLDN

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BHLDN is a bridal line, and although wedding-related things usually makes me a bit impatient, I’m actually swooning over these dresses… I mean, I would get married in this in a heartbeat:

bhldn.com for more!

Thursday

24

February 2011

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Let there be light (and warmth please)

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It’s official: I’m sick and tired of winter, snow and ice. I want to wear cute shoes and stockings outside again. I’m tired of being practical. I just want to be pretty… So winter – our romance is over for the season, it’s time for you to pack your things and leave. Thank you.

As I’m longing for spring, I have found myself looking for some new swimwear. Not that I’m really the beach-y type (my perfect summer day is under a parasol, wearing a large hat and a ridiculous amount of sunscreen while reading a book and having a cold cocktail… ah… cocktails..), but as I’m sitting inside, next to the fire, having just come home from a cold evening walk in the persistant winter wonderland, I would much rather be having a good swim. So, here are a few pieces that I’m seriously considering making my swimwear for the coming (soon?!) season:

From Mama Maria:

Norma Kamali:

Get Go Retro:

Miss Fancy Pants:

Modcloth:

Tuesday

22

February 2011

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Stuff I Watch: Downton Abbey

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Okay, I’m having a love affair with Downton Abbey. I’ve always been a sucker for period dramas and I haven’t been this excited about a TV-series since MadMen!

The show is set in England before World War One, and circles around the privileged Crawley-family and their staff, tending to the estate — Downton Abbey. It gives a little taste of the political climate of that time, as well as all of the delicious social hierarchy and customs of the 1910s. The show follows a large gallery of interesting characters, and strikes a balance between drama and dry english wit which I find myself really enjoying.

The acting, the set-design and locations are all absolutely superb, and the costumes are so beautiful that they make the show worth watching all alone:

DVD, and the second will return to TV in 2011 – I can’t wait!

Saturday

19

February 2011

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Steampunk inspired

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I’m a sucker for the steampunk style, and love it when people incorporate steampunk details into their everyday outfits. Here’s a few of my favourite steampunkie things right now, and although a few of them are borderlining on costume, I could probably wear them all to work:

ParaNoire. Loving both the mini-caplet above and this caplet/skirt combo:

Zana Bayne’s leather harnesses and accessories steampunk, but I like ‘em. :)

Friday

18

February 2011

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Jason Wu

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I’m enjoying all the NYFW coverage and was especially excited to see Jason Wu’s fall collection. Love the tailoring, the lace and the (lack of?) colours!

style.com

Sunday

13

February 2011

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Mother’s Day!

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For some reason Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates around the world, and as it happens: today we celebrate it in Norway! I thought I would mark the occasion by sharing a few snapshots Husband took of our lovely daughter yesterday :)


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