Happy Birthday to me!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yesterday I turned 27! Shock & Horror!
Celebrated aging gracefully at a Sleigh Bells concert here in Oslo! I have to say, I am quite in love with Sleigh Bells. Here's me and the awesome Adeline getting groovy!

Excuse me.. you there! We love your style!

It's pretend Friday! I am useless today. Yesterday was my birthday and I had a rocking good time, but today... ah I am struggling to concentrate. So, true to form, I have spent the majority of today blog surfing. Huzza! One of my most favorite wardrobe blogs is Corazones Rojos authored by the lovely Gabby.

i am so in love with her whole style. The way she mixes up her vintages, her gorgeous shoes, and supper fun pictures. So I thought I would share it with you!

Have a look at her blog & her LOOKBOOK - happy reading!

Have you heard of Jane Elizabeth Kotze?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Jane Elizabeth Kotze is a third year fashion design student at the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion in Cape Town, South Africa. This collection, Jane's final contribution to her fashion design education is dare we say, inspired, beautiful and well beyond what one would expect from a grad student.

Taking old tablecloths and doilies from her grandmother and mother (who never throw anything out) and combining it with vintage fabrications from second-hand store, Greensleeves, Jane tells a tale of modern nostalgia and the optimism of childhood.

By using reclaimed fabrics there is a unique quality to her collection, a quirky tone and it speaks volumes about the designer's tactile nature and the design process. I imagine the challenges presented by working with the fabric she had, mixing it together and making it work was a great preparatory step for a new designer.

We know we are not stepping out on a tight rope by saying this, but Jane is definitely one to watch. We expect to see and hear much much much more from this wildly talented young lass!

Photographer: Theunis Stofberg, Assistant: Marilize Uys, Model: Ane Strydom, Hair: Natasha at Mince, Location: Mad about Junk, Somerset West

We love Ana Albero

Friday, January 21, 2011

Oh Ana! Ana! Ana! How do we love you let us count the ways. Its Friday morning in Oslo, snow clouds decorate the sky, I am feeling wretched with flu, and the only thing keeping my spirits up are these gorgeous illustrations from Ana Albero.

Ana Albero was born in 1979 in Alicante, Spain where she attended a legendary french school. She studied Visual Communication in Paris and Berlin where she specialized in Illustration.

For more information or to oogle some more of Ana's wonderful work, go here.

Thursday's Offerings: Karen Elson: Flawless & Fab!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Karen Elson, the wife of White Stripes frontman, Jack White in the June 2010 issue of American Vogue. I'm sure most of you lovelies have seen this one already, I'm just loving the whole vintage feel of this shoot.

Vogue Stylist Grace Coddington is a hero!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday!

Trending: #70's vibes!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Prints, shorts... A hint of elegance always looks good. High waists. The patterns, very YSL. Spring classics and rebelliousness get the hands shake. The 70's were an era of more than just fab music, the clothes were divine & inspired. Goreous prints, romantic cuts, flowing dresses! What's not to love?

Jodie Foster's midriff baring floral top and booty shorts in Taxi Driver

That 70's Style!

Few decades produced as much polarizing fashion as the '70s, but it's all love and positive vibrations this spring, with a resurgence of gypsy florals, denim bells and platform shoes. After the political upheaval of the 1960s, the 1970s were a decade of hedonism. Rather than wanting to change the world, people just wanted to go out and have fun. Much of '70s fashion was still influenced by the hippie movement, though the focus of spirituality shifted inward, with people finding themselves through things such as astrology, crystal healing, indigenous traditions, and even, yes, mood rings.

Big hats, scarves and bellbottoms from Biba

The '70s was also a decade marked by excess, and several icons of the 1960s—Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Mama Cass—died as a result of overindulgent lifestyles. Bette Midler's iconic 1979 film The Rose, about a self-destructive female singer, was loosely modeled after Joplin and was also, incidentally, filled to the brim with '70s gypsy fashion. Ironically, while pants veered to hot shorts and tops to the tube and crop variety, the '70s was all about the one-piece swimsuit, which also doubled as a body-suit when worn with high-waisted trousers.

Bette Midler in The Rose

One of the most iconic idols to emerge from the '70s was Stevie Nicks, the bewitching Fleetwood Mac singer who layered velvet, crystals, scarves, feathers and top-hats over peasant skirts, tight tanks and sky-high platforms.

Stevie Nicks

We'll skip over the atrocity that was disco, and end the decade at night spots like Max's Kansas City and Studio 54; both drew hordes of the rich and beautiful. Bianca Jagger, Mick's wife and a favorite of Andy Warhol, was the reigning queen of Studio 54, where she celebrated her 32nd birthday riding in on a white horse—lead by naked men. Now if that's not enough reason to celebrate the '70s, then what is?

Play: Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Cher
Watch: That 70's show, My girl, Taxi Driver, The Rose

Get Inspired!

New new newness: Hello Monday: Hello sassy frocks!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Here's a little peek at some of our new stock. We are updating our Epla store today!

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Happy Monday Lovelies!

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Shop Girl: Total Vintage Fashion Lustyness!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

I am only just getting back into blogging after taking a pretty long sabbatical. So stay with me while I find my legs!
You know how we all have a movie that we watch over and over again just because it makes us feel good? Well mine is Shop Girl with the lovely Claire Danes and oh so divine Steve Martin! I love it not just because of the whimsical tale of love but also because Mirabelle, Danes' character frocks it out in one of the most inspired vintage wardrobes I've ever seen on screen! Take a look:

On the train to Tiger Town

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Right now I am packing to leave Trondheim and head on back home to Oslo. I am filled with near pychotic excitemnt about the new shipment of dresses arriving soon and have probably checked the tracking # like, 50 times today! So in the spirit of dress derangement, I give you a little frock inspired magic!

Peace & Love!

Monday, January 03, 2011

First post of 2011! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and even better New Years eve! Look out for our upcoming stock posts to let you all know what we have going on for January. Our dresses are available for sale on our Epla store as well as two Sundays a month at the BlÄ Sunday Market in Oslo! If you're in Oslo, come say hi!


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