There is nothing that (fashion) people love more than being able to get a peak into the closet of the rich and famous. The whole industry of blogging is, basically, built up around style-stalking your fashion icons, and I think any fashion-blogger out there can recognize the fact that it is the personal posts that get the most views from readers.
Style-stalking can seem a bit impersonal when sitting behind your smartphone and clicking through Instagram while searching on the #ootd hashtag” (ootd = outfit of the day ed.) – but not if you go to the right place: The Coveteur!
The website’s main focus basically lies on choosing specific celebrity style icons, or non-celebrities with really great taste, also referred to as “coveteurs”, who will then open up their home and their closet to be beautifully photographed for the rest of us to enjoy and admire.
Additionally, they present a very well-written and sharp conversation-like interview together with every photo reportage, so you get to go even deeper down under the skin of the style-icon presented – this, together with the extremely beautifully taken big pictures, works extremely well as it gives the reader some kind of great fulfilment and makes the experience complete.
To make the whole thing even smarter and more amazing, they even have a “shop the look” button, which means that every time something that is available in stores now is shown by one of the personas, there is a direct link to the web-shop in which you can buy it. Essentially, The Coveteur is the best place to get inspired while fulfilling your needs of stalking and maybe do a bit of shopping at the same time – not a bad combination and definitely worth a visit!
// Caroline Plummer
This is your chance to not only win a management deal worth €100,000, but also a residency at one of the biggest night clubs on Ibiza this summer!
When looking out the window at the moment, spending summer on Ibiza doesn’t seem like the worst idea. To enter the competition, create a mix lasting between 15 and 20 minutes, and then upload it to http://CokeURL.com/burnResidency – it’s as easy as that.
The best mixes will compete in national Mix Offs. All local winners will be flown to Ibiza to attend an intensive bootcamp program. 5 winners will be chosen from the bootcamp and they will all be awarded summer-long residencies at one of the top clubs in Ibiza. All 5 will be competing for the title as the best DJ and a €100.000 investment into his/her DJ career.
This is your chance to prove you’re a better DJ than Paris Hilton… So what are you waiting for?
// Andree Hoxfeldt
Ashibah has been a known face and name in Copenhagen’s nightlife scene for years, spinning records at TS Bar, Simons Nightclub, and music festivals like Raw and Distortion. Just to name a few.
If you have frequented LGBT-parties at Block 66, this tall beauty is hard to miss whether she is getting the party started at HOMO Electric or getting down at a Sabaah party.
Now she is coming to the forefront with her own music, pulling inspiration from her love of electronic and urban music. Ashibah’s vocals are clean, smooth, and deep, and the video to the loungy R&B-single ‘Game Over’ is aesthetically eerie and scenic. Needless to say I find Ashibah guilty of committing a crime; she killed it! This song is definitely a grower.
Get into home girl’s new video and single below.
// Mark Ivan Serunjogi
We’re a busy bunch, so we didn’t partake in all the events, but one of the more interesting topics during last week’s seminars were the speaks on The Future of Content. We’re not going to dive into the speaks (thanks for sharing btw), but instead outline a few takes on the matter…
The Future Starts Now
It makes sense to talk about what the future holds regarding content because all marketers must stand guard for the rapid development in Content Marketing, but it makes even more sense to look at how content works well now! We’re handling our clients content at this very moment, so what’s better than to look at the bright side of now?
Content Plan vs. The Power of Spontaneity
Content is everything – fear not, it’s not a new buzz phrase, but simply stating the fact that content is all kinds of story pieces that one can throw into the marketing machinery. This time around we’ll look at it from a social media perspective, hence #smwcph.
Most agencies and brands work with content plans for all their engaging and viral content, but think about it…
Who plans being social? How do you even make a trustworthy plan for being social and thereby relevant to others? And here comes a truckload of truth: You don’t! You react and make it up as you go – and that’s what gives you character. It sharpens your profile and positions you as trustworthy and authentic.
The spontaneous approach to creating content (versus the content plan) has the power of now – the very moment when you push the post button. If you are a content developer, you’ll know that you sharpen your piece of content just before you publish – you give it the spontaneous edge the very last moment. And it’s often these content posts that go through the roof! Make your plan all right, but keep it open to the spontaneous approach. The freedom of allowing content to be spontaneous goes both ways – the brand must choose the right people to create and publish, and the content developers must know their craft well, very well! Thus, more freedom in creating relevant content is both what works now – and in the near future!
Stop Making Sense. Make Cool Stuff!
No matter the target group there is a good chance it consists of people. Does Facebook have a future? Does Instagram? It doesn’t matter! Creating relevant brands based on relevant content is not about any specific social platform – it’s about people. Brands and agencies must adjust their approach to focus their content on people more so than on specific platforms (in the long run) as the platforms change – the underlying premise of why people engage doesn’t. People don’t give a rat’s whether a brand posts 2 or 3 times a week – if they are to engage on social platforms, they just want to see cool relevant stuff.
If you heard some very inspiring talks during #smwcph feel free to share your thoughts – in the meantime we’ll work on a post where we’ll present content we feel is great examples on what’s relevant and cool right now.
It’s easy to get lost in the jungle of ’cafe-slash-something’ shops that have popped out of nowhere recently. I’ve never seen one like this before though. The new café Underkoppen is the cosiest little place that also functions as a tailor shop. You can have small things fixed and repaired while you’re downing your cappuccino, and checking veryagency.com – cause they have free wi-fi here.
Underkoppen serves light breakfast platters for 40 kr. If you’re more the evening type of person, you should go for a port wine in the cosy back room.
Underkoppen is located on Vesterbrogade 98, København V… not too far from Værnedamsvej. Their Facebook page is even closer – like it right here!
// Andree Hoxfeldt
London based producer Jon Hopkins is a respected keyboardist and sonic technician. He’s played keyboards for Brian Eno, makes music for Coldplay and has also produced the soundtrack for the British science fiction movie “Monsters”. His album from 2013 “Immunity” is simply amazing. He tends to work around the edges of things and instills ambient music and acidic techno with a classical sense of composition in his productions. Like last year, 2014 is a big touring year for him. Hopefully Roskilde will be a part of his schedule…
Jon Hopkins // “Open Eye Signal”
Jon Hopkins // Boiler Room
// Kristian Kjôller
Last week the 6th annual Axgil Gay Galla took place in Copenhagen’s Circus Building. The award ceremony celebrates individuals and organizations that within the last year have mad a significant difference in Copenhagen’s LGBT community. The award show also functions as a window into what and who are considered to be extra hot in the community. And I think y’all deserve to know about a few of the interesting nominees and winners.
Of course there are the impeccable gurls from Vesterbro Dragudlejning, whom I’ve written about earlier. I personally think that they were snubbed in the ‘Cosy Bar Party Award’-category. If you are planning an event or party, these are the gurls to call to host it and bring life to the party. They are anything but conventional and boring, and have had an amazing debut year getting booked to host cultural and fashion events and promote Tuborg’s Xmas beer and MAC Cosmetics among many other things.
Others who failed to win an award were the creators of the raw short film Nomansland, who were nominated in the ‘Culture Award’-category. The unique and critically acclaimed film is about sex, love, HIV/AIDS and suicide in the Copenhagen gay scene. Shot on location, many of the extras in the film are real-life people from the depicted community.
Lastly I want to draw your attention to some who actually well-deservingly won the ‘Out&About Media Award’; the TV-channel DR3 for producing programs like Homolesbians and Bøssestudier, in an attempt to educate the public about the lives, thoughts, and diversity of people who are attracted to the same sex. I think the series were fun, cheeky, and very informative. The shows are in Danish but I definitely recommend them to anyone who hasn’t seen them yet.
Yup, there is a solution to sustainable shopping! You’ll look amazing and feel good about yourself: Indulge in 2nd hand luxury shops! So you can either choose to hand in some of your used designer clothes and earn some money, or go digging for some serious designer gold. Here are a couple of the best 2nd hand luxury shops you can find in Copenhagen (some of them even has their own web-shop!):
Lula 2ndhand Luxury is a 2nd hand shop in the heart of inner Copenhagen with focus on designer clothes, bags, shoes, jewelry and accessories for women. The owners are highly selective about the brands and items they take in, and they have great personal taste and you can be absolutely sure that your clothes will be in good hands if you turn them in at Lula. Additionally, they provide a wide range of different brands – Danish as well as international so you can be sure to find great pieces from every brand from Wood Wood to Chanel. Definitely worth a visit!
Lula 2ndhand Luxury
Antoniegade 9, kl. Tv., 1106 Kbh. K
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11-18, Sat: 11-16
Muda Nashi is a small 2nd hand shop located in Copenhagen’s own Paris, Frederiksberg. This is where all the fashionable Frederiksberg fashion-minded ladies with eminent taste hand in their used designer clothes when they want to go shopping for new stuff. Muda Nashi has a wide selection of brands in their store such as Nué Notes, IRO, Givenchy and so on… and they make sure to keep their costumers updated via their website and Instagram profile on a daily basis to make sure they do not miss out on any great buys.
Godthåbsvej 11A, 2000 Frederiksberg
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11-18, Sat: 11-15
O-S-V is a unisex 2nd hand shop located in the very exclusive inner Copenhagen. With neighbors such as Henrik Vibskov, Carhartt and Another Nué they make sure to surround themselves with the cool kids. The store has a large selection of cool brands – they especially have some awesome Scandinavian design treasures in store and lots of great printed items, shoes and sunglasses – and there is something for him and for her!
Peder Hvitfeldts Stræde 4, 1173 Kbh. K
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 11-18, Sat: 11-16
BauBau defines itself as a first class 2nd hand store. Located in Nørrebro they specialize in sophisticated 2nd hand menswear and have a large selection of exclusive brands such as Lanvin, Balenciaga, Acne, Soulland, Rick Owens and so on – definitely a good place for the guys to get their hands on some fresh new items for the wardrobe. Additionally, BauBau focus on interior items, so you can even get your hands on a lamp or a table to add a unique touch to your home as well as your wardrobe.
Birkegade 3, 2200 Kbh. N
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11-18, Sat: 11-16
So appreciate the fact that there are some insane shopaholics out there who will spend an enormous amount of money on designer clothes just to turn them in at your local 2nd hand shop by the end of the season for you to get your hands on while being kind to the environment. Get shopping!
Copenhagener of the Year-nominee Esben Weile Kjær (who was beaten only by ‘Mor Jane’ who stood up against the gangs of Nørrebro) has written a book about his busy life. It features 14 honest stories about Copenhagen nightlife, written by the young entrepreneur in the wee hours after coming home from a night out. Esben currently studies Music Management and is a well-known face in Copenhagen nightlife. No matter where you look, Esben seems to have a finger in every pie, like the festival Henry’s Dream, the band Gold Lip, and parties like Jessie, Frankie Teardrop, and Psycho Candy, just to mention a few.
The book is a peek into the creative universe of the young gun, explaining what it’s like being in your early twenties in a city where everything is moving fast.
Book release in both Aarhus and Copenhagen:
I DO ART LAB, Mejlgade 48A in Aarhus, February 14, 16-19
Harbo Bar, Blågårdsgade 2D, Nørrebro, February 15, 18-22
For the rest of the week, Copenhagen Fashion Week is what’s up – Danish designers will be showing their Autumn/Winter collections for 2014 and this basically means: a lot of parties and events, fashion bloggers everywhere, booze, more parties and most importantly: Fashion!
Copenhagen Fashion Week is a big thing these days and international press comes from all over the world to attend it. Many exciting things are happening on the Danish fashion scene and fashion week will provide a large scale of both runway-newcomers and good old classics.
First of all the Danish King of fashion, Mads Nørgaard is back on the show schedule after a long break, and it seems like there is a great excitement about this among the Danish fashion crowd. The show will take place on Wednesday at Charlottenborg, and I think we can expect a mixture of good basic items and stripes, as only Mads Nørgaard can make them, mixed with cool print and loose fits. Additionally, it will be interesting to see which materials Mads Nørgaard will be using in his AW14 collection as he has always been experimental and a frontrunner in this category – the SS14 collection is all about denim, so maybe he will continue down that path?
After two years with a use of more modest presentation of her collections, Stine Goya is now back with a runway show as well. And expectations are high – she is well known for building up an amazing universe around her collections that makes you feel like you’re in a completely different world. I think it is safe to say that Stine Goya will transform The Old Stock Exchange to a magical place Thursday evening, and she has even promised that there will be a new, unexpected colour incorporated in her newest collection. She has been using many different colours previously, mainly orange, pastel pink and turquoise, but her colour scheme has gotten a little darker during the past seasons, so we might expect an even darker shade in Goya’s latest creations. It would definitely be interesting and also very suitable for the talented St. Martins educated Danish designer.
Generally speaking, Danish designers have become very influential on the International fashion scene, and a lot of sunglass-shaded fashion eyes are pointed towards the Danish ideas and trends. During the past couple of seasons we have seen a lot of different prints and A LOT of matching sets (especially in print), and I think we are going to see a lot more of different kinds of prints. Especially Wood Wood and Stine Goya use some kind of signature print each season to create coherent universes around their collections. Furthermore, I think we are going to see a lot more of unisex tendencies as there seems to be some kind of fondness towards the good old 90’s and the clean Calvin Klein ‘One’ era: clean cuts, neutral colors, wide legs, denim and sneakers. Happy Fashion Week!
Party and event wise you must already now realize that you simply have to choose. There is an overflow of events this week and it is an art to choose the right ones to attend! Wednesday should not be too party-hardy as there is also a day tomorrow, but if you are planning on going out the HAN Kjøbenhavn after party at Sunday Club is a pretty good candidate.
Thursday you should stop by the Nørgaard store on Strøget for the ‘Rock the Fashion House’ event where there will be served free beer and a DJ performance by Baby in Vain.
After that you should stop by the Anne Sofie Madsen party at Skt. Gertruds Kloster to have a look at the sensational location and a pretty awesome line-up!
The place to be on Friday during Copenhagen Fashion Week is the Soundvenue party, which this year will be hosted in collaboration with the Danish designer Asger Juel Larsen – always a great line-up (obviously) and a great party!
Twerk Queen, Booty V & Lady Bubblebutt are dedicated ladies who have formed the group Twerktastic to put the fun back into twerking. And they mean business.
They’ve already danced for major names on the Danish hip-hop and dancehall scenes by being booked for music videos and live performances, and now they are taking their asses on a club tour to spread their love of twerking all over Denmark.
Twerk dance has been on everybody’s lips and dance floors for most of 2013 thanks to a former Disney asset, whom shall not be named. But even though the subculture dance has moved more into the mainstream a lot of people still don’t know what it is (maybe this will sort it out). Some consider it to be a joke, and some criticise it for being overtly sexual and inappropriate.
I think that like any other dance styles twerking can be whatever you want it to be, whether sexy or just plain on’ cool. Also twerking is a lot of work if you’re doing it right.
Wood Wood has invited seven young and creative Copenhageners, the so called Sprouts, to share their inspiring worlds on the new digital platform sprouts.dk during Copenhagen Fashion Week next week, all in collaboration with Samsung.
The Sprouts have been given free rein to express themselves by documenting their own universe with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Everybody is invited to take part and share their own pictures by using the hashtag #sproutsdk on instagram. Pictures and videos will regularly be uploaded on sprouts.dk where it’s also possible to search for specific topics and individuals.
The carefully selected Sprouts are:
• Oscar Meyer, photographer and photography assistant for Hasse Nielsen
• Tobias Birk Nielsen, fashion and design student at the Royal Danish Academy of Art
• Caroline Sillesen, illustrator, jewelry designer, design & architect student Royal Danish Academy of Art
• Caroline Nordstrand, writer
• Josephina Maria Sofie Rigall, stylist
• Charlie Bredal, model
• Sekuoia, producer
The project is set to end with a final product in form of a coffee table book, an exhibition or a short movie later this year. The final content will be chosen by Wood Wood and the seven Sprouts.
When you grow up your childhood heroes often seem to dissolve as you see them from a new perspective. They might lose whatever innocence you once attached to them, but somehow – when we get older – these cartoon heroes of the past gain new momentum. That’s what the French graphic artist Pez has givin’ to our beloved cartoon characters… With an extremely talented pencil he has brought some lively decay upon them!
Check out more amazing artwork from Pez’ pencil here!
Blue Hawaii is an American romantic musical film starring Elvis Presley, but it’s also an electronic music duo (Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Alex Cowan) from Montreal. The sound of Blue Hawaii is perfect for walking on a pretty day or dreaming about being untogether. Both the movie and the music is worth looking into, but hey… Go with the electronic version – I’m pretty sure you can’t help falling in love…
If you have had your eyes open and fixed on the fashion scene during the past season, you have probably noticed a new aspiring trend in print when it comes to clothes, shoes, accessories and even interior: The return of marble!
I clearly recall my parents having a marble table when I was little – I also clearly recall my dad throwing it out because it became out of fashion. But now, for one specific reason in particular, marble is back in the picture – at least for now.
The grand fashion house Balenciaga seriously put marble back on the table when their AW13 collection, designed by Anna Wintour’s fashion darling Alexander Wang, hit the runway. This collection provided everything from pointy shoes in marble print to marble-printed jersey tops, and seemingly the fashion world absolutely loved it! Every big blogger from Elin Kling to our own Danish blogger queen Pernille Teisbæk have embraced the new marble print and according to these ladies the fascination for the print will not take an end for the next couple of seasons. High street empires such as Zara have followed suit and marble is simply everywhere these days. Additionally, even the Danish trendsetting male-clothing brand Soulland have embraced the print and made a capsule collection together with the Danish font/interior brand Playtype. And right now you can even get iPhone 5 covers, notebooks, underwear, well basically EVERYTHING in marble print.
I certainly know that I am smitten by the trend as I am very mad at my dad for throwing out that marble table over ten years ago, and I also know that the screensaver on my iPhone is marble-printed… and yes, I also bought a marble-printed shirt from Zara. So embrace the return of marble (and if you happen to own an old marble table, sell it for a ridiculously high amount of money to a fashion-hipster).
I live in Nørrebro and I love it. Therefore I’m always excited when something new happens. Recently a new art boutique called Limited Works opened in Blågårdsgade, which features hand crafted art prints handpicked from a diverse group of established and emerging artists from Denmark and abroad.
What I love about Limited Works is that it’s based on the idea that everyone should be able to afford real original works of high quality art. Limited Works started as on online art gallery, but now the small boutique in Blågårdsgade carries a small exclusive editions of handprinted artworks: Silk screen, lithography, linoleum, etching etc.
Go visit. You might find something special.
Blågårdsgade 17, st., Nørrebro, Copenhagen
Opening hours: Mon: closed, Tue-Fri: 13.00-18.00, Sat: 11.00-15.00, Sunday: closed
The holidays are over but it is well-known that many gays and gurls had Christmas twice this season with Beyoncé surprisingly releasing her self-titled visual album. And that album is the gift that keeps on giving. While the album has gone on to break several sales records simply through post-buzz and word-of-mouth, the latest addition to the ongoing conversation is an hour-long Vogue*-megamix of songs from the album by Baltimore-DJ Jay R Neutron. Safe to say the kids are living!
Get into what it sounds like when Beyoncé is dipped in vogue below on my personal favorite album-track ‘Yoncé/Partition’, which also has a hot accompanying high fashion music video.
The mega-mix is an amazing overall project with a many great standout moments. And if you, like I, have listened to ‘Beyoncé’ constantly since it came out, this is a fresh 90’s club and gritty house take on Queen Bey. Go get it!
Listen to the full Beyoncé-megamix and get to Jay R Neutron’s other mixes on his Soundcloud-page:
*Vogue is a street dance originated by Black and Latin gay men in Harlem, New York. Here they meet in so-called ‘ballrooms’ and battle each other in runway walking, outfits, and of course dancing and posing. To these battles music with a certain complimentary energy is needed, thus the style ‘vogue music’.
This Friday Mads and Esben are inviting you to the one year anniversary of their ferocious DJ-duo Bromance. The guys have hosted some of the best parties in Copenhagen the past year, and this one is set out to be quite spectacular. The line-up is packed with all the it-girls of Copenhagen: Mø, Pernille Rosendahl, Emma Leth, Djuna Barnes and Vinnie Who!
Check out the event on Facebook – and as always: Never miss out on a bromance!
The phenomenon Bump N’ Grind Slow Hustle Crew aka BNGSHC – founded in the projects of East London in 2011 – consists of 5 R&B aficionados (Pusha C, Trinidad Ni$, Rick Rosenstand, A$AP Kærgaard & Borre Thugs-N-Harmony) who thrives to give you a sexual lecture in everything from the New Jack Swing of the nineties to the blinged out R&B of the naughtiest and the syrup dripping tunes of the 10′s. Three decades of sex. Shit will get wavvy! … Real talk.
Massive 2,5 hour sex mixtape from Bump N Grind:
Throw a high five at Bump N Grind on Facebook!
I recommend you go see the art exhibition Working Title: “A Retrospective Curated by XXXXXXXXX” at Charlottenborg by SUPERFLEX! The Danish art collective is celebrating its 20th anniversary with “an unconventional retrospective exhibition”. The group is known for its radical use of art to reveal the unseen power relations which underlie everyday life. Their projects intervene with reality in playful ways that question commercialism, value and culture.
Eight internationally renowned curators are presenting eight simultaneous SUPERFLEX exhibitions – and as you might have guessed from the title of the show, one of the exhibition concepts bans both Charlottenborg and the art collective itself from using the name SUPERFLEX.
All of SUPERFLEX works and projects over the years have been made available to the curators, and the exhibition is includes more than 100 works on the first floor of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Consequently, this is the largest-ever exhibition by SUPERFLEX and it represents the opportunity to see iconic works such as Supergas (1996), Foreigners, please don’t leave us alone with the Danes (2002) and Free Beer (2004), as well as works of more recent date, such as Free Sol Lewitt (2010) and Bankrupt Banks (2012).
SUPERFLEX is based in Blågårdsgade, Copenhagen N, but has been represented at prestigious art museums from Louisiana in Humlebaek to MoMA in New York.
Read more about the exhibition here.
Exhibition period: 13th December 2013 – 2nd February 2014.