Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Have you met Hey Dickface?

She shares my love for unicorns and Lady Gaga. Which obviously is a pretty good start. She's had pretty much every hair colour you can think of. Which I'm very jealous of. She's both a cute Frenchie and a hot mama and I just love how eclectic and playful her style is. I love her boldness, I love her sense for colour.

Meet Katia.

* Chit-chat

• First, could you tell me a little bit about yourself?  
I'm 24, I live in Cannes for the moment, I love photography, I often change my hair colour, I love ponies, cats and unicorns and of course I love fashion.
• When did you start blogging and why?
I started very young when I was in high school, with Skyblog just to pass the time and then it became more personal with my pictures and finally a real blog on blogspot in 2007.
• How much time do you devote to blogging on a daily basis?
Not much because when my article is online I just have to read comments, moderate them and answers them if a question is asked.  The thing that takes the longest is taking pictures because I'm a maniac, I want them to be perfect in every detail, then I edit them quickly, post them and voilà!
• What do you like the most about blogging? What do you like the least?
To share my thoughts and pictures with people who can be so far from me but with a blog it makes us feel closer. What I like the least, I think, it would be like anyone else: nasty and anonymous comments!

* Fashion

• How would you describe your style?
Honestly I don't know, loads of people ask me this question but I can't answer. I like to change, a day I will wear a studded leather jacket with creeper shoes and the next day it will be a vintage floral dress with some cute flats etc.
I just love vintage, kitch stuff, colourful clothes and to mix everything, I like looking like an old lady or bad taste kind!
•Name your favourite brands, shops... 

Asos, Topshop, Etsy, Ebay, Urban Outfitters, Yard Sales, Vintage Shops, JCDC, Jeremy Scott, I'm Your Present… 
•Any particular inspiration? Do you have a style icon?

Not really.. everything inspires me :)
• Do you have guiding principles when it comes to creating an outfit? Colours for instance? How do you create an outfit?

I like to mix patterns togethers like dots with stripes.. I like colourblock outfits too! I don't really have a guide when I create an outfit, I just put something that I like with another thing and voilà. Also when I buy something, usually I already know how I'm going to wear it, with which item - if not I don't buy it.
• What's the last piece of clothing you fell for? 

A custom denim jacket, I'm going to receive it soon so I'm going to blog about it of course!
• What's the next one you'd like to get?

I want my hair to be pink again… Not exactly clothing but it's part of my look, right? :)

• Would you say your tattoos help you defining/asserting your style? Or is it something completely independent from your style? 

I guess it's independent but it's also a part of my style... I don't really know... I also think that it's maybe why people visit my blog because it makes me a little different from other bloggers :)

* Life (and a good measure of curiosity)
• Other hobbies, beside fashion?
Photography, traveling, eating (haha), going to the movies.. like everybody else I guess :)
• Do you collect anything?
Rings.. shoes.. cameras!
• Favourite book?
It's a shame but I don't read books, I read blogs, website, fashion magazines but that is all!
• Favourite movie?
Any comedy movie! I just love to laugh, I never watch any drama movie or horror movies because I'm a pussy and it makes me scared at night!
• Favourite music?
Pop! Rock! Anything I don't have a special one.. I listen to everything I can, from the Spice Girls to Marylin Manson. 
• Favourite food?
PIZZA! Or maybe Ice Cream? Oh god I can't choose.
• Favourite place?
London or Paris.

Merci Katia! 

All photos belong to Hey Dickface
Please do not use them without her permission.

Previous interviews here.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Just a minute ...

... in February.

Fifi Lapin • Iris Apfel • Edna Mode

Watching... Star Wars!!!!!! All. Six. Episodes. Check. 
Listening... to Lara Del Rey, exclusively. I can't stand watching any of her videos but I do love her music.
Reading... about Afghanistan.
Buying... Glasses.
Eating... Lime Marmelade.
Drinking... Japanese Matcha Tea.
Sustainable Blogging by Katrina.
Andrew Millar via Rhianne.
. Ada. Always. 
Redesigning... both of my Tumblr's. Have a look!
. Lady Croissant's little sister
. My Norwegian thought box.

And if you wonder how to pronounce my name, here's the answer.

Find me here:
Twitter • Flickr • Pinterest 

Friday, 24 February 2012

Pantone 19-3935 Deep Cobalt

"Shall I catch a shooting star?
Shall I bring it where you are?
If you want me to, I will."

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012

24 hours in Afghanistan

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference."
- Elie Wiesel

A week ago, the Nobel Peace Center had an amazing exhibition opening entitled "24 hours in Afghanistan". The idea was quite simple: the center was open for 24 hours non-stop, no entrance fee and an impressive program. 

'IN AFGHANISTAN shows different aspects of a country we have heard much about, 
without really knowing much.'

In addition to the beautiful exhibition InAfghanistan, you could attend short conferences, get your hands tattooed with henna, give your blood or watch movies. Highly recommended: Sleeping Soldiers

Be curious, click here.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Eleven Things

1. What is your earliest childhood memory?
Probably this.

2. Did you ever eat or drink anything in the store and paid for it later, instead of the other way around?
I did once, I was really thirsty.

3. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
A polar bear.

4. What would the title of your biography be called?
Dunno. Ask my biographer. 

5. If you could be anyone else for one day, who would you pick?

6. Do you have any party tricks up your sleeve?
Yep! The Sandwich Dance! 

7. Are you a sweet or savory type?
Cheese & Vino.

8. Growing up did you have a special item you were really attached too?
Yep. Who doesn't?

9. Are you good at remembering your dreams?

10. Do you breath air in, out or both ways when you whistle?
Both. I also have a fantastic whistle

11. Do you give names to inanimate objects you own?
Yep. My MacBook is Charlie Brown, my iPhone is Snoopy 
and my external hard drive is Linus Van Pelt.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

[Time Machine] London

Truth is I was very disappointed when I saw the result of the two rolls I took back in September and November. Very few of them came out nice, they're very grainy and blurry and *insert sigh* I'm still a bit mad at my DianaMini. 

Full set here.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Harlequin Bear

Hi. I'm in love.

Harlequin Bear Brooch by SketchInc

It's the little things: 
• Monki has a scarf named after me.
• Listening to: Pennyweight's mixtape.

• DIY - glitter shoes
• DIY - embroidered jumper.
• DIY - neon necklace.
• Paint my desk.
• Read, read, read.

• Double Tumblr Make-Over! 
• Ada's been in Rio, Brazil.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

10 things I'd like to do every day.

1; Use an hour or so just to have a big mama breakfast.
2; Get a good hug.
3; Wear bold lipstick.
4; Blow soap bubbles.
5; Learn something new.
7; Smile.
8; Laugh.
9; Make someone smile.
10; Make someone laugh.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Banana !!!

Have you watched Despicable Me yet? 


You should.

I was told Agnes (the lovely girl in the first video) 
and I are twins... Somehow it makes sense:


(takk Carola!)

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Fashionary

I've never called my blog a fashion blog intentionally. There are real fashion bloggers out there, they know what they talk about and do a great job documenting the latest trends. I would never compare my blog to theirs.

I didn't have much style as a teenager and I wouldn't say I was interested in my own style before I turned 18. Leaving home to study in a bigger city was probably the trigger. All of a sudden, I lived 5 minutes from one the longest shopping streets in Europe. After only two years in Bordeaux, I had changed drastically. It took me years before finding what I wanted my style to be and feeling confident about it. It was a long and tricky process but I've learned a lot along the way and that's the reason why I felt like starting this blog and documenting my style and inspiration.

I followed Paris Fashion Week for years while I still lived in France, I would watch the shows on TV and read articles in the magazine my mom bought every Sunday. I remember Kenzo & Ungaro initiating my love for color. And then I moved to Oslo and had to start from scratch. Learning about Scandinavian designers wasn't exactly my priority but eventually I caught up. I went to Fashion Night Out in New York with Jacob and had a blast. Laetitia (aka Mademoiselle Robot) came to Oslo and took me to Fashion Week and I didn't feel like I didn't belong. Fam Irvoll's show convinced me Fashion could (and should) be fun.

However I never felt I knew enough about Fashion. See: Fashion with a big F, scary. I am very interested in style and clothes and shoes and glasses but without caring much for names and labels. 

And then I found out about Fashionary.

The name 'Fashionary' comes from Fashion + Dictionary + Diary. And only this sounds like perfection to me. It's a sketchbook combined with quasi-exhaustive fashion information and figure templates. I'm still brainstorming about how to make most out of these templates without ruining them but I already know I want to go through the dictionary from A to Z. 

Here's the list of contents:
• Measurement Tools
• Brands Index
• Books & Bookmarks
• Body Measurement
• Patterns & Flat Drawings
• Specs Sheets
• Fabric Dictionary
• Colour & Printing
• Laundry Labels
• Seams & Stiches
• Typography & Boards
  • • Fashion Events

I'll make sure to post some of the templates once I've customized them. Can't wait to get started! 

Read more about Fashionary here.