Viktor & Rolf // Part One

Da jeg startede denne bloggen for 7 måneder siden, hadde jeg ikke engang turde håpe på hvor den ville være idag. Det som begynte som en generell interesse for skjønnhet og et ønske om å dele mine tips og triks har utviklet seg raskt.

7 måneder senere klikker flere tusende av dere seg inn her ukentlig og i går tok denne bloggen meg med på en reise som jeg vil huske alltid. I går fikk jeg møte to ikoner innen mote og skjønnhets industrien, jeg fikk møte Viktor & Rolf ! Ikke bare fikk jeg møte de, jeg hadde også et 30 minutters intervju med dem som virkelig føltes som en ære. Intervjuet vil bli postet på denne bloggen veldig snart, men mens jeg er fortsatt på cloud nine ville jeg fort dele et bilde fra igår.

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Since I started this blog 7 months ago, I couldn’t even have dreamed about where it would take me. It started as a general interest for beauty and a desire to share my tips and tricks which quickly evolved. 7 months later several thousands of you follow me weekly from all over the world, yesterday this blog took me on a journey that I’ll always remember. I got to meet two icons within the fashion and beauty industry, I got to meet Viktor & Rolf! Not only did I get to meet them, I also had a 30 minute interview with them which really was an honour. The interview will be posted on this blog very soon but while I’m still on cloud 9 i thought I would share a glimpse of the day I had yesterday. 

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I løpet av intervjuet fikk vi snakket om Viktor & Rolf’s begynnelse, hvordan de møttes og skapte det verdenskjente selskapet som vi kjenner idag. Hvordan de mediterer for å holde fokus og hva de anser som deres største suksess i karrieren. Fra den Ikoniske Flowerbomb parfyme til sine vakre Haute Couture shows.

Du kjenner synergien mellom Viktor & Rolf med en gang du er i rom med de, det kommer ikke som noen overraskelse den mengden av suksess de har hatt. Vi var på Grand Hotel i Stockholm og det gikk mennesker rundt overalt i lokalet, det kunne ha vært flere hundrede mennesker der men du hadde bare set Viktor & Rolf, de fylte hele lokalet med deres nærvær og energi.

Jeg kan ikke vente med å dele dette intervjuet med dere veldig snart!

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During the 30 minute interview we talked about Viktor & Rolf’s beginning, how they met and created the world renowned company that they are today. How they mediate to stay focused and what they consider their biggest success in their career. From the Iconic Flowerbomb perfume to their exquisite Haute Couture shows. 

As I sat down with these two inspiring men, you could really feel the synergy between them, It comes as no surprise the amount of success they’ve had because this is a team that you rarely find anywhere. We were at Grand Hotel and there we’re people everywhere, yet they filled the whole room with just their presence. 

I can’t wait to share this interview with you, I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as i did doing it. Stay tuned

x emilie 

London Guide for University and Accomodation

A few of you have send me emails asking about London. A lot of the questions is where i studied and where I lived / how much you should expect to pay for flats and accommodation in general. I’ll try to give you a few tips which might narrow your questions down a bit.

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I took a degree in Global Business and Design Management from Regent’ University. I Transferred from a Danish University which meant that I only had to study at Regent’s for 3 semesters (1.5 years) in order to achieve a Bachelors degree. First of, the terms in the UK is a lot shorter compared to Scandinavia. Each semester is 12 weeks, which means long and hectic days. I do wish the terms were a bit longer in order to have more time for other things, but then again, it enables you to get internship’s and work experience in-between terms. It takes some time to get used to the the UK system, there’s a lot of essays and group assignments which almost always accounts for 50 or 100% of you grade in that specific subject. You have to learn how to write academic english which is very different from just writing normally. I did however really like it and I feel like I learned so much more from essays and group assignments rather than just having exams. Each term I had around 3-4 exams – they were heavy and in some of them you had to write 20-30 pages. What I found the hardest was math and all the financial subjects, i’m not really strong in those areas from the beginning so learning math and understanding it in a different language turned out to be a challenge.

The most important thing when you choose to study abroad, is to find a University that really suits you. I wanted diversity in terms of culture and I really got that at Regent’s. 97% of the students comes from all over the world and only 3% is from the UK. I made a lot of friends and they live in all parts of the world. This also enable you to develop a professional network throughout the world.

Tuition differs from university to university, but you should expect to pay between 7.000-10.000 pounds for a term. If you’re from Denmark and don’t have the opportunity to borrow the money from the state like Norwegians do, the UK.gov has a great system where you can borrow the money for your tuition and pay it back over several years. Make sure to check the scholarship page of your preferred university, if you have good grades from previous studies you have a chance to receive a scholarship.

Living in London:

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The hardest part – finding a place to live! London is crazy expensive, I think it’s one of the most expensive places to live in the world. Truth be told, you won’t find a room close to city center for less than 800 pounds, and then you’re lucky! I lived in 3 different places, Chelsea, Marylebone and Paddington where i payed around 1000 pounds a month for a small room. These are very popular places, thus a bit more expensive. For me it was important that my flat was close to my University in Regent’s park to avoid spending hours in the Tube. If you live in zone 3,4 or 5 instead you might find a room for around 500 punds, however the tube is expensive so take that into consideration as well. I recommend using an agency, since there is a lot of shady sites and landlords who just wants to trick you. Do NOT start looking for flats before you arrive in London, it’s impossible! Wait until you are there and make sure you have a couple of weeks to flat hunt. There’s also really great sites like http://www.londonswedes.com and facebook groups where fellow scandi’s help each other out. London Swedes is founded by one of my friends (who’s so inspiring and hardworking) and this page has everything You need when moving to or living in London. 

This was my first post about London, if you want advise on where to go and what to see thats not your typical tourist attractions, just let me know and i’ll prepare something for you.

Emilie

A guide to Rome

 

In Rome TripAdvisor became my best friend, I had so much good food however two places really amazed me – it wasn’t just a meal it was a cultural experience as well.

First of Gelato – theres gelato and then theres real gelato. Truth be told, I had my share of Gelato on this trip and I didn’t limit myself to one a day – I went completely bananas. After trying the Gelato at Gelateria del Teatro no other place would even compare. I would walk for miles just to get this Gelato. Good thing is that they dont close until midnight which means you can have one before AND after dinner 😉

The gelato is made the same day from the finest ingredients, there’s actually a window into their kitchen where you can see the magic happening. Believe me, you don’t wanna miss this place. No other place comes close and thats serious business coming from a Gelato lover like me.

Then there’s Le Jardin de Russie, This place is the “secret garden” which i mentioned in a previous entry. Realsticly it’s not that secret, and you do need a table reservation for dinner but it’ so worth it. It’s a bit expensive but you won’t regret it. The place is so romantic and beautiful – the food is a culinary experience and i’m sure you’ll enjoy it just as much as I did.

I did the whole tourist thing too, which included walking for miles and miles to see the Vatican, Colosseum, Old parts of Rome etc. I’m not gonna go into it, because if you’re going to Rome you probably already have an idea of what you want to see, however these two places above is something you need to experience. I miss it already, seriously I would go back just for the Gelato!

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Rome Part II

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This was such a weird and funny day. I was considering if I should share this, but here it goes. I had just arrived at the Vatican which was the first stop of many planned, as mentioned I really wanted to give you a Rome guide which included taking lots of pictures today. So – i’m standing in front of the Vatican, just about to take pictures for this blog when I suddenly feel something on my head, my hair turned wet and everyone is looking at me, there was several thousands infront of the vatican, and lets just say a hundred of them was now taking pictures of me instead of the Vatican. Turns out a bird decided to do serious business on my head! They say its luck to get pooped on by a bird, im pretty sure it didn’t feel like luck in that exact moment but since it happened in front of the Vatican I think it’s accurate to call it holy luck!

Anyways, these pictures is all I got for you today – that and me with poop in my hair.

Rome part I

After a crazy wedding which went on until 6am I finally arrived at the hotel Im going to be staying at until Sunday. Its right in the city center near the spanish stairs in these pictures. The hotel is called Numbs Luxury Suites, it’s placed in a tiny street and only consists of 6 rooms – it’s beautiful and has so much character.

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Since I went to an international university in London where 97% of the students is from all over the world, I have a lot of friends in Italy. My Friend Maria kindly wrote me a list of places I need to visit, not your typical tourist attractions but secret places only locals knows about. One of the places is a secret garden restaurant which Im so excited to be visiting tonight with a group of friends. Im definitely going to write you a Rome guide after this trip to share these magical places with you. Rome has a lot to offer, there is so many restaurants and places to see, however it’s hard to find the really magical and secret places. With Maria’s help I’m sure this trip is going to be a huge experience.

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