Introducing my SCARF-obsession

I have always loved scarfs and shawls. Not only because I hate freezing and having a scarf can instantly save the day, but for their brilliant ability to brighten up any outfit. Also, they look great in photos. As a photographer, I really appreciate that.

Until recently, my scarf collection consisted of random pieces. Although carefully collected over the years at various sales around the world, I wouldn’t have started this blog if my friend hadn’t introduced me to traditional Russian shawls last spring. She lent me this gorgeous woolen scarf on a cold afternoon and I kept it for a couple of weeks:

It was not mine, but I got to borrow it – this gorgeous scarf.

Seeing my reflection in mirrors and in windows, with that brightly colored piece around my neck made me smile

again and again…

… until the silky threads got stuck in the zipper of my jacket and got all messed up in my attempt to free them. I promised my friend to find her a new “platok” just like the one I messed up, but it’s was not possible to find in any stores in Murmansk.

I have bought two other scarfs for my friend and will eventually show them to you. But if you happen to know the name of this design, please share it in the comments!

Platki, Murmansk 2019

Pavlopassadskie platki – beautiful scarfs and shawls from the Pavlovo Posad Shawl Manufactory.

After discovering the platki, there is no going back.

Every now and then I travel to Murmansk for work. Dropping by the PPS manufactory shop there has become a favorite tradition. Every platok has a special design, usually with a lovely name such as Dream GardenSpring Fairytale or Earthly Love.

This orange fairytale is names Karavan – produced: 10.09.19:

I’m officially a collector of Russian scarfs and shawls.

What do you collect?

Fashion Sale Shopping

looking out @Årnes
looking out @Årnes

Best job ever – is how I would describe working for Fame (fashion boutique in Årnes, Norway) during the… (how can I translate it?) the Days of Årnes! A fun fair comes to town, all shops arrange sales and artists entertain in all of Årnes’ pubs and clubs (there are 3 of them in total).

Fun fun fun! Most shoppers didn’t mind being photographed. The sun was shining. I got so many new treasures that only thinking about my new outfits makes me smiiiiile 😀 😀

Check out the whole photo album here >>

Shopping
Shopping

FYI: I grew up in Årnes, but haven’t been there the last 2-3 years. Can you imagine the joy of spotting “old” classmates across the street? Although, most either didn’t recognize me, or couldn’t be bothered to raise their hand to wave. Go figure.

Happy Birthday

May 17th in Karl Johans gate - Oslo - Norwegian national day
17th in Karl Johans gate – Oslo

May 17th is Norwegian constitution day. Everyone say ‘happy birthday’ to each other and eat sausages and ice cream. The royal family waves from the balcony of the royal palace (the yellow building in the background of the picture) and people suit up. Check out the folk costumes in the crowd (and if you wish to know more about the traditional Norwegian clothing, click the following link: BUNAD >>)

Nice day!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

5th avenue: amazing shopping window

I immediately remembered these pictures, when I saw this week’s photo challenge. Getting lost in the details is too easy on 5th Avenue. I was in a haze the whole time. It was kind of unreal with the crowds, cars, shops, lights, sounds, reflections, freezing wind… Good thing I took photos!

Other challenges >>