It’s not fashion darling!

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I dag hiver jeg fat i en af mine yndlingsaversioner – joggingbuksen! Faldt over denne udtalelse, og jeg elsker den.

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.”
— Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld

Manden har jo ret. Jeg ejer selv et lækkert sæt fra Juicy Couture, men jeg kunne aldrig finde på at tage dem på som et stykke modetøj. De hører til i et træningscenter – alternativt kan de bruges hvis man ligger syg og ynkelig derhjemme, eller på en kold vinterdag, hvor man hygger indenfor. ALDRIG ude blandt andre mennesker (igen er træningscenter selvfølgelig undtaget).

Får virkelig lyst til at ruske op i folk når jeg ser dem i joggingbukser. Stoffet gør ikke ligefrem noget flatterende for figuren, og enhver lille bule eller delle fremhæves.

Hvad siger i? Er joggingbukser smarte i jeres verdensbillede?

Længere nede finder i nogle af de værste eksempler – og der er mange at tage af!

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Saw this and I absolutely love this quote:

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.”
— Karl Lagerfeld

The man is right. I have a nice set from Juicy Couture, but I never wear them as a fashion item. They will NEVER be fashionable. Sweatpants are meant for the gym. On a cold winter morning at home, or if you are down with the flu, sweatpants can be comfortable. Otherwise it is a no-go in my opinion!

The fabric is definitely not flattering for your figure either.

What do you think?

I’ll give you some of the worst examples here:

Ordnung Muss Sein!!

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Well, tror jeg er røget i redebygger/kommende vinterhi mode. Har et stort behov for at få orden på hjemmet. Der skal males og re-dekoreres, og… – eller også er jeg bare dødtræt af at bo her. Én ting er i hvert fald sikkert, der skal ske noget. Får fnidder af mit hjem pt.

Jackie O

Der skal gøres klar til en lang og mørk vinter antager jeg. Lige om lidt går vi officielt ind i efteråret (HA!), og mine slunkne drømme om Indian Summer er skrinlagt.

Indian Summer Dreams

Har forresten besluttet at jeg vil forsøge at køre mine 5 QQ’s hver fredag (bemærk ordet “forsøge”), så husk at tilmelde jer via Facebook, osv, så i får de nyeste blogposts automatisk.

Spred gerne lidt Divalove, og inviter jeres venner til facebook siden. Så bliver jeg så glad 🙂

Fortsættelse følger.. /Divalove

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English version!

Well, I think I’m in a real homemaker/hibernation mode. I feel the urge to get my home sorted. It needs painting and re-decoration and… maybe Im just sick and tired of living here. One thing is sure though – something must happen with my house now.

Jackie O

I guess I have to get ready for a long and cold winter. In a few days we officially enter the fall (was it ever summer in Denmark at all?), and my dreams of a hot Indian Summer are gone for good.

Indian Summer Dreams

By the way, I have decided to try and post my 5QQ’s every friday (I’ll try OK?), so remember to sign up on Facebook etc.

Please spread the divalove out there. Invite your friends to join Domestic Diva. I would really appreciate it.

TBC.. /Divalove

Meet a Diva-designer – 5 QQ’s to Maise

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Så alle i diva-elskere … I dag har jeg fornøjelsen af ​​at præsentere en fantastisk divalicious modedesigner. Hendes navn er Maise Deckmann Traasdahl, og  jeg er vild med hendes designs. Hvis du er en sand diva, vil du også elske det hun laver – Det gør jeg i hvert fald! Hun designer drømme udi glamour og fordums storhed.

Med sine kompromisløse designs, og hendes flair for kvalitet og pasform, lykkedes det designeren Maise Deckmann Traasdahl, at skabe eksklusive, ekstravagante og meget feminine kollektioner.

Hun er inspireret af divaer fra 40’erne, og modehuse som Chanel og Lanvin. Stilen er vintage, klassisk og sensuel. Dette synes at passe meget godt ind i det nye billede af den moderne kvinde, der ønsker ikke blot kvalitet, holdbarhed og klasse, men også ønsker at klæde sig feminint, fremhæve sin kvindelige magt, både på arbejdspladsen, såvel som i sin fritid.

Hvad laver du professionelt, og hvorfor?
Jeg er tøjdesigner, faktisk ser jeg mig selv som kjoleskaber. Jeg er kunstner og forholder mig kunstnerisk til faget. Det er en stor ekspressiv kilde for mig. Jeg er vokset op i en familie fyldt med kunstnere. Både billedkunstnereog musikere.
Min egen udtryksform er primært at skabe beklædning, men jeg skriver også digte og noveller.

Hvem/Hvad inspirerer dig?
Jeg er meget inspireret af kvinden som sådan og i sær arketypen Divaen. Divaen i filmhistorien, i form af muser i det kunstneriske univers, store kvindelige personer i historien og kvinder som jeg føler mig inspireret af. Det kan være alt fra Marylin Monroe til en kvinde jeg tilfældigt møder. Jeg får lyst til at fortælle hendes historie – fortolke den. og det gør jeg gennem et univers af kjoler og kreationer. Jeg danner film inde i mit hoved hvor alle mine kjoler er kostumer…

Hvad er din passion her i livet, og hvad gør dig lykkelig?
Min passion er naturligvis at udtrykke mine tanker og følelser til fortolkninger i forskelligt stof – primært beklædning. Jeg ser ikke den store forskel på at skrive en digtsamling og at skabe en kollektion. Det giver den samme følelse af tilfredshed og giver de samme sjælelige op og nedture under tilblivelsen. Jeg bliver meget lykkelig når jeg ser at det jeg har skabt bringer glæde. Og når min kollektion kommer ind af døren og jerg ser at det jeg har tegnet og designet fungerer præsvist som jeg havde tænkt det.

Jeg kan være overvældet af den skønhed jeg ser når en model er i ført mine kreationer og det går op i en større enhed. Så kan jeg græde af glæde. Jeg kan gå i svime over en blondebesætning eller en anden detalje. Og så ejer jeg heldigvis evnen til at glædes over meget små ting. Så jeg er generelt en meget glad person.

Udover min kunst er den allerstørste glæde i mit liv så afgjort mine børn og min familie. Det er en daglig glæde.jeg er meget lykkelig.

Hvad er det bedste råd du vil give dig selv som yngre? #Dearyoungme?
Tro nu på dig selv, du kan jo godt. Du er meget stærkere og klogere end du tror.

Hvad er din personlige stil, og hvem er din favoritdesigner/mærke?
Min stil er rimelig tidsløs. Nærmest svæver frit mellem stilarter, men altid med et stærkt klassisk præg og lidt vintage præget. Kan godt lide de gamle snit som understrejer kvindens figur.

Jeg er ret begejstret for Dior, Lanvin og Chanel

Her er et par billeder af Maises designs:

 

 

 

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So divalovers… Today I have the pleasure of introducing an ab-fab divalicious fashion designer. Her name is Maise Deckmann Traasdahl, and she is a 100% divalover. If you are a true diva, you will love her designs. I do!

With her uncompromising design, and her flair for quality and fit, the designer Maise Deckmann Traasdahl succeeds to create exclusive, extravagant and very feminine collections.

Inspired by divas from the 40’s and fashion houses like Chanel and Lanvin, the style is vintage, classical and sensual. This appears to suit very well into the new image of the modern woman who wants not only quality, durability and class, but also wants to dress feminine emphasizing her female power both at work, as well as in her spare time.

What do you do for a living and why?
I am a fashion designer, in fact, I see myself as the dress artist. I am an artist and relate my art to the profession. It is a great expressive resource for me. I grew up in a family filled with artists and musicians.
My own form of expression is primarily to create clothing, but I also write poems and short stories.

Who/what inspires you?
I am very inspired by the woman as such, and especially archetype diva. Diva in film history, in the form of muses in the artistic universe, great female figures in history, and women as I feel inspired by. It can be anything from Marilyn Monroe to a woman I randomly meet. I get the urge to tell her story – interpret it. And do so through a universe of gowns and creations. I form the film inside my head, where all my dresses are costumes …

What is your passion in life and what makes you happy?
My passion is of course to express my thoughts and feelings into interpretations in different fabrics – primarily clothing. I see no great difference between writing a book of poems, and to create a collection. It gives the same feeling of satisfaction, and provides the same emotional ups and downs during the writing. I get very happy when I see that I have created brings joy. When my collection arrives, and I see that what I have drawn and designed works exactly as I had imagined it.

I may be overwhelmed by the beauty I see when a model is wearing my creations and everything seems to connect. Then I weep of pure joy. I can go into a swoon over a lace trim or another detail. And then luckily I own ability to rejoice over very small things. So I’m generally a very happy person.

Besides my art, the greatest joy in my life is definitely my children and my family. They light up my life, and I am very happy.

What is the best advice you would give your younger self #Dearyoungme?
Tro nu på dig selv, du kan jo godt. Du er meget stærkere og klogere end du tror.

What is your personal style and do you have a favorite designer/brand?
My style is reasonably timeless. Always with a strong classical influences and a little vintage. I like the old style which emphasizes a woman’s figure.
I’m pretty excited for Dior, Lanvin and Chanel

You can read more about Maise and her designs here:

/divalove from Rikke

Living in a Hula Hoop Hell

Gosh. I really must be a slow learner or just plain stupid. Believe it or not – today I went to the gym again, in spite of 2 days with painkillers. Man, when will I learn!

(Min Gud, jeg er bare ikke den skarpeste kniv i skuffen, eller også er jeg direkte dum! Tro det, eller ej – i dag smuttede jeg i Nøglehullet igen, trods 2 dage på panodiler. Hvornår lærer jeg det?)

First my usual 30min fatburning/climbing mountains on the treadmill…

(Først mine sædvanlige 30min med fedtforbrænding på løbebåndet)

Then some fitness in general (30 min)…

(Så lidt generel styrketræning samt vægte i 30min)

Powerhoop

Only to end up doing the same stupid thing as last time. This time for almost 10 minutes!!! I tell you – I don’t think I will ever learn!

(Bare for at ende op med at gøre det samme latterlige stunt som sidst – Powerhoopen. Denne gang dog i 10minutter! Jeg siger jer – Jeg lærer det nok aldrig!)

 

Well, I will share some of the music I listen to while doing these crazy stupid things. This tune I just love, and it is brilliant for both the treadmill and workout in general (also the powerhoop from hell)

(Well, jeg vil dog lige benytte lejligheden til at dele et stykke skønt musik, som jeg hører imens jeg laver alle disse sindsyge ting i nøglehullet. Den er perfekt til både løbebåndet og styrketræningen – OGSÅ Powerhoop’en fra helvede)

Giampiero Ponte feat Moran – Sphynx (Club Mix)

Divalove/ Rikke

Dream big and take chances – Meet Sarah West in todays 5QQ’s

Today I am very excited. I have the honour of introducing you to one of my personal favorites, the divalicious, upcoming and very very talented musician – Miss Sarah West.

Miss Sarah West
Sarah West at Domestic Diva

The first time I heard about Sarah was in a Danish TV show on DR1 were she played the song “Magic” live. I totally lost my heart for this girl then. Her voice is so soft and yet powerfull, and playing live on air blew me away.

So who is this adorable young girl that stole my heart?

Sarah grew up in a small-town and always loved singing, playing and writing songs.
She moved to Copenhagen when she was 17 – and started building up her career.
Her breakthrough as a songwriter came last year with nr.1 of the year “Mest ondt” med Medina and Burhan G (jeps – landeplagen).

Mest ondt med Burhan G og Medina

She was recently discovered by “American Idol” judge Mr. Randy Jackson (Yes – THAT Jackson) – who has now taken her under his wings as an artist and a writer. How cool is that guys?!

Randy Jackson

She is currently doing her debut album in Tambourine Studioes in Malmø with Per Sunding (who also produced The Cardigans & Swan Lee among others), and will be touring from November 2011 in Denmark.

So, here are the famous 5 Quick Questions to Sarah West

– What do you do for a living and why?

Im a songwriter/artist – i write songs for artists in Europe, Asia and America – I spend most my time in either Copenhagen or Los Angeles performing and writing.. and I do it because I can’t help it. It’s who I am.

Oh, and I’m beginning my solo career right now! Its really exiting 😉

– Who/what inspires you?

I get that question a lot, and I usually answer: I don’t know for sure! Life I guess.. anything that makes my heart beat faster.

If i watch a sad movie or something on the news, if one of my friends are going through hard times, if my own life is a mess.

Or if the sky is blue and life is perfect for one little moment. Actually, sometimes – I dream melodies and when I wake up, I record them on my phone 🙂 They’re not all great though! I guess you can say I “sing in my sleep” 😉

– What is your passion in life and what makes you happy?

It’s to inspire people through what I do – and how I live my life. It’s to reach for the stars. Dream big and take chances. I wanna make my little mark in the world, and inspire someone else to reach their full potential – no matter what their gift is. If I can do that, it would make me really happy 😉

(other than that – chocolate, interior design – Beverly Hills 90210 – good coffee, long spa days, fleemarkets and cupcakes makse me REALLY happy 😉

– What is the best advice you would give your younger self #Dearyoungme?

Dear young me: Trust yourself and your talent. There are lots out there with gifts and talent, but there’s only one of you, so follow your heart, and remember who you are – when someone tells you who they want you to be – don’t listen – they wanted you for YOU in the first place (and get an accountant ASAP).

– What is your personal style and do you have a favorite designer/brand?

My style is classic – vintage and elegant. I mix the old with the new..

I’ve got curves (thanx mom) and I love ‘em, so I try to compliment them!

I love shoes – and I have way to much jewelry, just need a few diamonds in the collection… 😉

Ahm.. Favorite designer… not sure. But Roberto Cavalli, If I was rich, I’d definately go crazy on his collections! I usually do my shopping when I travel – My favorite cities to spend all the money I don’t have are London – New York and LA!

For dates, fansite and info please go to:
Sarah West Homepage – Sarah West Facebook Fanpage – Sarah West on Twitter

I hope you enjoyed meeting Sarah West as much as I have. That is a cool girl! <3

Divalove from Domestic Diva/Rikke

5QQ’s to the divalicious painter/artist Paul Enøe Johansson

Ohh – you Divalovers are in for a treat now! Let me introduce the Danish painter Paul Enøe Johansson.

Paul is quite a new friend of mine. I know Paul from my local gym (Yeah – when I actually get my act together, lift my fat butt from the couch, and go there), and I always enjoy his company. We both love art and photographing, so it is really nice to have someone interesting to talk to in between the sweats.

His paintings are really awsome. I mean really really divalicious! On top of that he made quite a name of himself on the Danish art scene. You can see some of his work here!

Some of my personal favorites are the “Shelf pictures” as seen here.

You can mix and match the as you please, which is an idea I really love.

AND they are really hot 🙂 !!!

Here we go….

Happy reading Divalovers!
/Divalove from Rikke

1) What do you do for a living and why?

Besides from being a painter, I am a teacher. It would supposedly be a shame for the students, if I wasn’t. I feel that I fill up an important place…

2) Who/what inspires you (and why)?

I’m inspired when interacting with other people. I can’t do many things alone. Also I am a dialectician …

3) What is your passion in life, and what makes you happy?

I am an intellectual and I absolutely love the dialogue. The combination of a woman and a talent is my passion, and that is what really inspires me in my paintings!

4) What is the best advice you would give your younger self #Dearyoungme?

I did the right thing when I was focused, and fought all the odd goals. I have been a good woodsman/lumberjack, a powerful semi-skilled worker at the B&W, a brave andobliging professional fisherman, a fast paperboy, an exciting workshop leader for the youth in a club, a avid writer author with important educational, political, and ethical messages, etc, etc.

Finally, now I am a painter as a hobby that fills the empty moments and keeps the heavy thoughts from everyday life in a distance …

5) What are your dreams and goals for the future?

My goals for the future are few and small …. I’m a very happy man!

I just hope I will always treat my wife decent, and I hope my body stays in shape till the end <3

The Painter