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Tee H&M | Shorts Vintage Levis | Belt Bik Bok | Bag Forever 21 | Watch Guess

These denim shorts are definitely coming with me to Asia, I know I wear it a lot, but it’s my favorite! It works with everything, a cool band tee, or I can pair it with a nice top when I’m going out. While we’re talking about packing for Asia, I have no idea where to start. I wanted to make a video for you guys showing you what I am going to pack. My Amazon delivery with my latest gear just got delivered to me, so I will show you that too. Stay tuned for the video!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day, here in New York the weather is still super hot and sunny! Unfortunately, I have too much to do, so I can’t be outside until we leave lol. But whatever, I’m sure I will get enough sun in Asia anyways ♥

xx

Why I’m leaving New York

First, I’ve been wanting to publish this blog and my Youtube Channel for a while now. I was not happy enough about how the site looked, I was wondering if my content was good enough and I basically wanted it all to be perfect. But I decided to say fuck it, launch all this with a raw feeling, and then my blog post, and Youtube videos would just improve as I learn and you guys would be able to join me on that journey, and watch me grow. Isn’t that more fun? ♥

Second, I have also been wanting to share this news with you guys for a while, but I wanted to wait until everything was 100% in place. There are still a few things that need to be organized, but I could not hold it in anymore, and we are leaving in 9 days!!! My feelings are all over the place, it’s a mix of anxiety, curiosity, and happiness. New York will always be my home, but as I said in the video, I’m in my mid 20ies and now is the perfect time for me to go out and explore the world. I have no obligations, no kids, no job, I’m free! Am I doing the right thing, I have no idea… All I know is that this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time, and it’s finally happening.

Our first stop will be Antigua in Guatemala, we rented an Airbnb there for 5 days. I have some friends that been there before and they recommended a few fun things we should do there. Antigua seems like a beautiful city with a rich culture and landscape, I’m really excited to see the pyramids and volcanos. I will make a separate blog post about where we are staying, how much we paid etc. We are staying there from the 12th – 16th of August. Stay tuned, there will be happening a lot in here, and also on my Instagram and Youtube!

The second stop will be in Tulum, Mexico. My 2 sisters and one of their boyfriend, are coming with us too. So for Antigua and Tulum, we rented a place that can fit 5 people. Tulum was a bit more expensive than Antigua, but that was also because we wanted a bit more of a luxury feeling there. We will stay there from the 16th – 22nd of August, then we are headed to Mexico City to fly to Bangkok.

We are not sure if we should spend 1-2 days in Bangkok, or if we should leave immediately to our “final” destination – Koh Samui. Have any of you been in Thailand before? Should we spend a few days in Bangkok, or not worth it? Your suggestions are highly appreciated! Regardless of that, we rented the Airbnb in Koh Samui for 1 month, from the 23rd of August to the 24th of September. I will show you all the pictures from the Airbnb very soon. It’s so cheap there, we might end up staying there forever if we like it, haha.

After that, we want to go to the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bali and all the other places in South East Asia. We don’t have a solid plan, so there will be some alternating along the way! As I’m sitting here in my room in New York, all this seems very overwhelming. But what is the worst thing that can happen? People always traveled, and for me, it’s one of the most important things in my life to learn about new cultures, meet new people, and explore what the world has to offer. Having too much of a routine life can also be dangerous, suddenly you’re 50 years old and haven’t explored anything. Traveling has always been a big part of my family, and that is something I’m very grateful for.

Anyways, I wanted to include the dates in this post, in case any of you are there at the same time it would be fun to meet up! Also, as I mentioned above, suggestions about places to see, things to do, people to meet, is all very appreciated. I should stop typing now, and try to figure out what I should pack?! Talk to you guys soon!

xx

Ora Organic x The Vitamin Shoppe

Last weekend  I was lucky enough to be invited to Brooklyn Grange to celebrate the new Ora Organic products finally launching at The Vitamin Shoppe. The rooftop farm is one of the largest rooftop soil farms in the US. They have all the fresh organic produce a plant-based girl needs.

I loved the venue SO much! I mean, the view, the smell, the lighting, literally – I might want to have my future wedding here !I was in my right element. Sorry for the hype, but this is one of the nicer events I’ve attended. The view that met us when we walked out the door on the roof was just breathtaking, the Manhattan skyline showing itself from its best side. To get to the main area of the roof (the bar),  you had to walk between tall sunflowers and bright green kale.

The cocktail menu included 4 drinks that all had the Ora Organic products in them, so the drinks were healthy(ish)! Image how easy it would be to take your supplements if they came in good drinks like this every time? I wish… In the meantime, I will just use their products in my smoothies.

I had the “Shiso Fine” cocktail, and I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about their drinks, they literally looked too healthy. BUT, it was amazing! I actually ended up having two of them… Max, their bartender was an award-winning cocktail specialist, so I guess that had something to do with the spectacular taste.

It was an intimate dinner, we were probably around 30 people, so I felt very privileged to be there. It was a three-course meal, salad for the appetizer, the entre was combined of a bunch of different things, summer squash rolls, roasted eggplant, peppered farro, and other small options, the dessert was a tartar with fresh berries etc. Most of the ingredients were from the farm, so it was super fresh.

I also met some really cool people, the guests and event organizers were all very sweet. It was fun to be surrounded by like-minded people, who share a lot of the same values as me. The girl in the picture above is Ally – @hellokalequeen, she is a plant-powered digital storyteller ♥

To sum it all up, this was a well-organized event that went beyond my expectations. Also, look at all the great products we got, I’m going to use this is my smoothies every day! Super excited to try the different flavors. The event was held at a good hour too, so we got to see the most beautiful sunset. If you want to see more from the event, visit @ora.organic and @vitaminshoppe on Instagram.

Side note: I’m really happy that plant-based and organic products are becoming more popular and getting more publicity. Let’s be real, going vegan is one of the top things you can do to lower your carbon footprint. It’s all about being open-minded, I’m not saying you have to go vegan overnight, but every small thing you do helps. Start with meatless Monday and at the same time try to educate yourself on top of that, watch something easy and accessible like Forks over Knives, Cowspiracy, or Earthling. Good luck!

xx

My Work in New York

A lot of people have been asking me what kind of work I do in New York. Most people knew it was fashion related but didn’t know exactly what I was doing, what field I was in etc. So I thought I would make this post for you to get a better understanding of what type of jobs I’ve been doing these last years. The list could have been a lot longer, but it’s a lot of repetitive jobs, so here is a list of the ones I thought you would find interesting. Enjoy!

The Movie – Blind (2017)
Assistant Lead Wardrobe Stylist 
– Shop, dress and accessorize talent, as well as supervise shoots. This was the second movie where I was working with A-list celebrities. The first one I worked on was with David Harbour (from Stranger Things), and Emmy Rossum (from Shameless), but it got canceled in the middle of the shooting because our producer got a brain tumor.

This job though is where I really learned how it is to work on a big movie and let’s just say, it’s not for everyone! I was working closely with Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Dylan McDermott. I loved it all, but it was the 5 most hectic months of my life since I was going to school and working another job at the same time. But it was worth it!

 

www.chess.no – TV commercial for a Norwegian phone company  
Wardrobe Stylist 
– Shop, dress and accessorize talent, as well as supervise shoots. FYI this was the first job I styled completely alone. This was a 2-day shoot, where I was dressing these 2 girls throughout the whole shoot. It was a lot of fun working with a Norwegian client. This commercial aired on TV in Norway in 2016, Chess is now part of Telia Company.

Theflownyc.com – A PR agency 
PR and Special Events Coordinator at The Flow NYC From January 2017 – June 2017
– My days would include organizing special projects like press days, makeup events, and photo shoots. I also sent pitches to editors and bloggers every day, telling them about our products or inviting them to events. Updating social media was also a big part of my daily routines. Fit Flop was one of our main clients, and their campaign women were Uma Thurman that I had actually worked with before when I was working at Vs. Magazine.

Vs.Magazine
Fashion Assistant from 2013 to 2015 
– Managed clerical/office duties and assisted talents such as Uma Thurman, Helena Christensen, Julianne Moore, Frieda Pinto, Soo Joo Park, and Zoe Kravitz. I also had to attend showroom previews with different designers and go to NYFW every season. Vs. Mag is a cinematic high fashion magazine, their stories were always stunning. It was a lot of fun working with them because we were a small team so I would get to be part of the production, this was definitely not a typical “run and get coffee” type of internship. I also got to work with the makeup artist @hungvanngo on several shoots, he is incredible!

Vs. Mag would always have 5 different covers because they wanted to be different and offer a more limited edition feeling. These were some of the covers that were published while I was working there. I still have so many magazines at home, now I use them as decor in my apartment. 

New York Fashion Week 
Documenting NYFW for Vs. Magazine 
– I’ve probably been to over 100 shows, press previews, and presentations, but nothing beat the feeling I had when I attended my first show! My job when I went to all these shows was to document each collection, take notes, pictures, and post it all to our Twitter, Instagram, and our website. I have to admit, fashion week was always my favorite time of the year, even though it was crazy hectic. You get to see and meet many influential people, the whole experience is just very inspiring. 

Designer Ann-Sofie Back 
Stylist Assistant for Ann-Sofie’s Look Book F/W 16-17 
– This was a job I did to help out a friend in need. However it was a lot of fun, and it was my first time helping out on a lookbook shoot. Afterwards, I’ve been able to produce my own lookbook shots for clients I’ve been working with.

Odda Magazine 
Fashion Assistant for the stylist Connie Berg
– I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing stylists, and Connie is a real artist. I’ve helped her and her assistant out on a few shots for HARPER’S BAZAAR UK, ELLE KAZAKHSTAN, and ODDA. One of my fav shoots was this one we did for Odda Magazine. 

I have A LOT more work to show you guys, but the post would have been too long! If you want to see more pictures of a specific job or have questions about how to start working in fashion, just comment below and I will get back to you. After working for 6 years in the fashion industry in New York I have a lot of tips and tricks to share with you so don’t be afraid to ask me. I will probably make a blog post and a video about how to land an internship later. It’s hard to find out what you want to do, so my best advice is just to say yes to all the opportunities you get, then it gets easier to see what you like and what you really don’t like. But for now, I hope you got a better picture of some of the areas I’ve been working in for the last 5 years.

xx

Bar Virage

“Can I have a 7th St Mash please?”

Bar Virage has been our go-to spot here in the East Village, they have amazing Israeli food and great drinks! Their happy hour menu is also a worth mentioning, $6 wine, $5 beer, and cocktails go for $12. It’s usually pretty busy right after work, especially if the weather is nice and people want to sit outside. Late afternoon is the best time to go. I always get the hummus, falafel, Israeli salad, and 1 cocktail to top it all, mhhhhm. For the vegans out there, don’t worry! They have a lot of vegan-friendly items on the menu, so you can go a wild.

Marianne and I have been going to Bar Virage hundred times, so after Silje moved in, it was only natural to bring her to our favorite spot. We all ate way too much and sat there till the sun went down. This is a typical summer night in New York, friends, good food, and drinks outside. I love summer in New York!

xx

 

17th of May – Celebrating Norway

Gratulerer med dagen Norge! – that’s Norwegian for Happy Birthday Norway! Today we were celebrating Norway’s independence day, and it’s one of my favorite days a year. All the Norwegians in New York come together on this day to celebrate our country. Usually, we always meet up at the Norwegian Church, where all the activities are. They have Norwegian food, entertainment, games, and people in our national folk clothes, called “Bunad”. You could see people in the Bunad in my video above, I think it’s such a beautiful outfit.

Anyways, my friends and I overslept and didn’t make it to the church. We didn’t want to rush on this day, so we had a traditional Champagne breakfast at home instead. After too much food, we headed over to the main rooftop party at the Bowery Hotel. The view from the rooftop deck there is stunning! It was a lot of people, and not only Norwegians, everyone seemed to be having a great time.

We stayed there until 10 pm ish, then we went to Pizza Beach to eat. I’m serious, they have the best vegan/GF pizza ever, it’s located at 167 Orchard St. Again, after too much food and drinks, Jon and I was too tired to hang out, so we took an early night and went home to bed. It was a fun day, the times I get to hang out with my friends during the day is amazing. Everyone is always so busy, but today we all took off work, and it was a great decision!

I hope all my Norwegian readers and everyone else had an amazing day too! Talk to you very soon ♥

xx