Undercover Diva

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Well, som i nok har bemærket, har jeg været gevaldigt undercover i denne uge. UNDSKYLD! (i må have dagens 5QQ til gode)

Den dårlige opførsel skyldes stor travlhed som følge af nogle:

  1. Skelsættende beslutninger
  2. Dagligdags gøremål
  3. Samt ikke mindst et folketingsvalg

Forklaring:
ad 1) Har haft et par tilbud, og har nu valgt at takke ja tak til en super spændende og meget udfordrende opgave. Stopper derfor som selvstændig konsulent, og starter mandag morgen i nyt job (farvel frihed, og goddag kæmpe opgave)

ad 2) Iht ad 1, fik jeg pludselig MEGA travlt med at få en masse ting på plads. Mener VIRKELIG travlt. Good thing – sød rengøringsdame er nu på plads – bad thing – au-pair stadig ikke på plads! (HJÆÆÆÆÆLP)

Fik desuden kørt lidt powershopping igennem. Utroligt så effektiv jeg kan blive under pres. Har haft virkelig svært ved at finde tøj mm i meget lang tid, men det lykkedes mig rent faktisk at finde lidt de sidste par dage. Har desuden i dag fundet en skøn ny neglelak fra mit elskede Chanel. Den hedder Rose Caché, og er fra deres Rouge Allure Velvet efterårs kollektion. Er den ikke skøn? Den er lige kommet i butikkerne sammen med 2 andre skønne farver. Meget Potter trendy fandt jeg ud af 🙂

Chanel "Rose Caché"
Chanel "Rose Caché"

Hey – Fandt mig også en ny dejlig mørkerød lipgloss agtig læbestift fra Lancome. Min elskede No. 76 Stromboli fra Chanel var brugt heeelt ned

Chanel 76 Stromboli
My beloved Chanel 76 Stromboli Lipstick

, OG udgået (argh),

så siden foråret har jeg ledt efter en erstatning. Yeah – endelig fandt jeg den!

Lancome L'Absolu Nu 103
Lancome L'Absolu Nu 103

Fik så også lige shoppet et par kjoler, en hat etc. Måske smider jeg nogle billeder op senere af det 🙂

ad 3) Thumbs up – Danmark har nu sin første kvindelige statsminister.

Helle Thorning Schmidt
Helle Thorning Schmidt - Foto: Scanpix

Thumbs down – hun er socialdemokrat! Sådan – I said it…

Ved godt at alle de her nymodens (nu lyder jeg gammel ik?) bloggere står stolt frem og siger de er røde. Well, det er jeg IKKE. Jeg er LIBERALIST! Jeg tror på at man skal arbejde for at nå sine mål, man skal yde før man kan nyde, vi alle har et ansvar for at være med til at få hjulene til at dreje rundt, OG jeg betaler gladeligt min skat, for jeg mener også at man skal passe på de svage i samfundet!

MEEEN, jeg mener dog ikke, at blot fordi jeg er villig til at knokle 60t/ugl, så skal samfundet føle sig berettiget til at snuppe 68% af min hårdt tjente penge! Lad os for dælen belønne dem der gider arbejde, starte virksomheder og dermed skaffe arbejdspladser, i stedet for at skubbe dem væk, og over grænsen (eller arbejde sort)!

Ha ha – gæt så hvad jeg stemte på?

Nok om politik! Det er fredag, og livet skal nydes.

Divalove/Rikke

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As you probably have noticed, I’ve been tremendously undercover this week. SORRY! (I really owe you a 5QQ)

My bad behavior is due to some:

  1. Landmark decissions
  2. Everyday chores
  3. Last but not least – public election in Denmark

Explanation:
Re 1) I have had a few offers lately, and I have finally decided to accept a super exciting and very challenging task. I am therefore stopping as an independent consultant, and Monday morning I will start in my new job (goodbye freedom, hello giant task – looking forward <3 )

Re 2) According to Re 1), I was suddenly in a BIG big hurry to get everything done. REALLY in a hurry – like 5 days to get everything in order. Good thing – nice cleaning lady found – bad thing – au-pair still not found! (HEEEELP)

I have also been doing some power shopping. Incredible how effective I can be under pressure. I have had a really hard time finding clothes lately, but actually managed to find a couple of items the last few days.

I also found a wonderful new nail polish from my beloved Chanel. It’s called Rose Caché, and is from their Rouge Allure Velvet autumn collection. Isn’t it beautiful? It just arrived in the stores along with 2 other lovely colors.

Chanel "Rose Caché"
Chanel “Rose Caché”

Hey – I also found a lovely dark red lipgloss kinda lipstick from Lancome. My beloved No. 76 Stromboli from Chanel was all worn down, so this was a true blessing!

Chanel 76 Stromboli
My beloved Chanel 76 Stromboli Lipstick

So since spring I have been looking for a replacement – FINALLY I found it!

Lancome L'Absolu Nu 103
Lancome L’Absolu Nu 103 <3

I also shopped a couple of dresses and a hat. I’ll may be sharing a picture or 2 later 🙂

Re 3) Thumbs up – Denmark now has it’s first female Prime Minister EVER.

Helle Thorning Schmidt
Helle Thorning Schmidt – Foto: Scanpix

Thumbs down – She is a social democrat! There – I said it…

I know that all these new upcomming (now I really sound old right?) bloggers stand proudly and say they are red. Well, I’m NOT. I’m a liberal! I truly believe that we must work hard to achieve our goals, one must give before we can enjoy, we all have a responsibility to help to get the wheels of our society to spin, and I am gladly gladly paying my taxes, because I also believe that one should beware of the weak and less fortuned in our society!

BUT in my opinion, however, though I am willing to work really hard (like 60h a week), society cant feel entitled to grab 68% of my hard earned money (YES – that is happening in Denmark with a social democratic goverment)! Let’s just reward those who wants to work, start businesses etc – and thereby creating jobs for our society, instead of pushing them away, and across the border (or moonlighting)!

Enough already. It is friday – lets enjoy life! Cheers 🙂

Divalove/Rikke

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A passion for life – 5QQ’s to Michael Eis

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Som jeg har skrevet før, så har jeg jeg bestemt at fredagen bliver den faste 5 QQ’s dag. Dvs hver fredag vil jeg forsøge at introducere jer til en person jeg mener i alle bør lære at kende, af den ene eller anden årsag.

Hovedpersonen i dag, hedder Michael Eis. Michael kender jeg tilbage fra ca 2001/2002, hvor vi havde et samarbejde. Fælles er, at vi begge er forblevet i onlineverden, og vi begge er yderst passionerede med det vi laver. Michaels nye projekt “Crowdfunding” er yderst interessant, og da jeg er en sucker for projekter lavet med hjertet, syntes jeg at i skal møde ham! (I kan læse mere om crowdfunding her!)

Kort fortalt kan Michael som person beskrives således:
Bymenneske der elsker byens puls, født i KBH, men føler sig hjemme i alle byer med mere end 500.000 mennesker (og Århus).

Først uddannet som officer i Royal Danish Airforce og derefter bankmand – men er heldigvis kommet videre i livet. Entrepreneur med alt hvad det kan trække – nogen gange desværre ikke nok, men siden 1997, hvor han startede sin første webbutik (Kontorartikler.dk – nyt site på vej), med mere end 9600 b i sekundet.

Gift, 3 børn, og ingen pensionsopsparing. Living on the edge.

Michael Eis
Michael Eis

Og nu til de famøse 5 QQ – here we go, og tag godt imod ham!

Hvad arbejder du med nu, og hvorfor?
Pt ligger mit fokus på at gøre “crowdfunding” til en succes i Danmark. Det løber endnu ikke helt rundt, så brød og smør på bordet bliver leveret af mine webshops www.moleskine.dk (nørdede notebooks med en fed historie), www.kontorartikler.dk (nyt site på vej) og snart udgives min app til iphone/android, hvor man kan bestille takeaway sushi over hele landet (og forhåbentlig snart Europa). Læs mere om Boomerang på: Twitter @booomerang_DK ; Facebook,  og vores hjemmeside.

Hvem/hvad inspirerer dig, og hvorfor?
Der er meget der inspirerer mig: At stå op om morgenen, og tænde for min espressomaskine. Lyden af musik i mine BOSE høretelefoner. Se solen stå op, og tænke over hvor velsignet jeg er at jeg har børn. At være i stand til at rejse. Gå ned af Alte Schönhauser Allé i Berlin, og vide, at jeg ikke behøver at bruge penge for at føle mig rig. At tænke på mine venner, og tilgive dem deres fejltagelser – ligesom de tilgiver mig mine, og stadig elske dem. Altid at forsøge at blive et bedre menneske. At lytte til gamle taler fra dengang ord betød mere i verden. At stå op hver dag og tænke “I dag går jeg igang med at lave den dokumentarfilm jeg altid har drømt om at lave. Ja, jeg kunne blive ved!

Hvad er din passion her i livet, og hvad gør dig lykkelig?
Kan jeg kopiere svaret fra forrige spørgsmål? Nej? Tænkte det nok 🙂
Jeg føler mig lykkelig, når jeg indser at jeg ikke er alene, at der er nogen der elsker mig. Det er virkelig noget der er gået op for mig, som jeg bliver ældre. Det gør mig lykkelig, at opdage at jeg ind imellem også tager fejl. Jeg har en passion for dokumentarfilm. Det gør mig lykkelig at bo i Danmark. Jeg har ligeledes en passion for at give så meget som muligt, for som min kone siger, så kommer det 3-fold tilbage. Det gør mig lykkelig at se mennesker der er forelskede og smiler, og det gør mig lykkelig at have erkendt, at jeg ikke er den vigtigste person i mit eget liv!

Hvad er det bedste råd du kan give dit yngre selv #Dearyoungme?
Just do it ! Uanset hvad – bare gør det! Og med det liv jeg har haft indtil videre, så ville jeg gøre det hele én gang til – dog 4 gange mere passioneret, med mere kærlighed, gladere, værre, og med lidt mere dans involveret.

Jeg ville sige #Dearyoungme: Hold k*ft hvor ser du godt ud, smil og gå ud og besejr verden. Så ville jeg have fået endnu mere ud af livet – mere lykke, mere kærlighed, mere af alt, end jeg allerede har.

Hvad er dine drømme og håb for fremtiden?
Mine drømme og håb er, at jeg kan gøre en forskel. Ikke blot for mine børn, mig selv og min familie, men også for Danmark. En af mine drømme er at give kreative projekter en ny platform med booomerang.dk. En platform til succes. En masse hårdt arbejde og lidt held er med i den drøm. Min drøm er at blive gammel nok til at kunne se en stor forskel, og være en del af den forskel. Min drøm er at blive mine børns bedste ven, så de involverer mig i alle deres hemmeligheder, selv når jeg bliver “ham den gamle med gråt hår”.  At være lykkelig og gøre andre mennesker lykkelig, så jeg overvejer at lave en kopi af  “The Compliment Guys” ….Jep, det bliver mit nye personlige projekt!

Twitter @michael_eis
booomerang.dk
sushitakeaway.dk (i produktion/på vej)

Jeg håber i fandt ham inspirerende 🙂

/Divalove fra Rikke

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As I’ve written before, I have decided that Fridays are the fixed 5 QQ’s day. Every Friday I will try to introduce you to someone I think you all should get to know, for one reason or another.

The star today is named Michael Eis. I know Michael from back around 2001/2002, when I took my first babysteps within this “new” big internet/e-commerce world. Michael ran back then Kontorartikler.dk – (New site is being created (online office supplies)) and we started doing some business together. Since then we’ve both started new projects, but we both remained in the online world, and we are both extremely passionate in everything we do.

Briefly, Michael as a person can be described as follows:
City person who loves the city’s pulse, born in Copenhagen, but feels at home in all cities with more than 500,000 people (and Aarhus).

First trained as an officer in the Royal Danish Air Force and then a banker – but fortunately moved on in life. Entrepreneur with all of his heart – sometimes unfortunately not enough, but since 1997, when he started his first web store (Kontorartikler.dk), with more than 9600 bee second.

Married, 3 children, and no retirement savings. Living on the edge.

Michael Eis
Michael Eis

And now for the infamous 5 QQ – here we go!

– What do you do for a living and why?

Right now my focus is on making crowdfunding a sucess in Denmark – it’s not yet a living financially – so to get bread & butter on the table I have the webshops www.moleskine.dk (nerdy notebooks with a great story), www.kontorartikler.dk and soon getting a app for iphone/android on the market, for ordering takeaway sushi allover Denmark and later (hopefully) Europe. More: Twitter @booomerang_DK ; Facebook: www.facebook.com/booomerangdk ; Web: www.booomerang.dk

Who/what inspires you (and why)?

A lot of things inspires me: getting up in the morning, turning on my espressomachine. The sound of music in my BOSE headphones. Seeing the sun get up and think of how blessed I’m to have kids. Being able to travel. Walking down Alte Schönhauser Allé in Berlin knowing I don’t have to spent money to fell rich. Thinking of my friends and forgive them all they mistakes – as they forgive mine – and still love them all. Trying to be a better person. Listen to old speeches from a time when words had more meaning. To wake up every day and think: today I’ll start to make that documentary I always wanted to make…oh yeah, I could go on !

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

Can I copy the answer from the former Q ? No. didn’t think so, allright…. ! It makes me happy to realize i’m not alone, and that somebody loves me. And I do realize that a lot as I’m getting older. It makes me happy to see that sometimes I’m wrong. I have a passion for documentary movies. It makes me happy to live in Denmark. I have a passion for trying to give as much as possible – because my wife tells me it will come back times 3. It makes me happy to see people in love and smiling. It makes me happy to have realized that I’m not the most important person in my own life.

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

Just do it ! No matter what – just do it. And with the life I have had so far, I would ‘just do it’ all again – but 4 times more passionate, more loving, more happy, more bad and with a little more dancing involved. I would say to #Dearyoungme: F*ck you look good, smile and go get the world. Because that would have gotten me even more in life, more happiness, more love, more everything – then I allready have.

What are your dreams and goals for the future?

My dream and goal is to make a diffenrence. Not only for my kids, myself and my family. But also for Denmark. One of my dreams is to been the one that gave creative project a new platform with booomerang.dk. A platform for success. A lot of hard work and luck is in that dream. My dream is to get old enough to see the next big change –and to be a part of that change. My dream is to be my kids best friend so they let me in on all they secrets, even when I’m the dude with grey hair. To be happy and make people happy – so I’m thinking of making a copy of “The Compliment Guys”….yes, that’s the next personal project

Twitter @michael_eis
booomerang.dk
sushitakeaway.dk (under construction)

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

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

Divalove is in the air – fabulous 5QQ’s coming up!

Guys – please stay tuned. I’ve got some really nice profiles on my 5QQ’s (5 Quick Questions) coming up.

P.S. – got some ab-fab shoes on sale today. Saw some even more ab-fab snakeskin with BLIIIING 20 min later. Not on sale, but… Damn… can’t stop thinking of them now. Gotta have them! Will post pics of them later when I find decent ones to share!

Stylesnob Bargain
Ballerinas, Stylesnob

Until then. Share the Diva love all around you. Stay happy and positive <3
/Love Domestic Diva Rikke

5 Quick Questions – Rhonda Poulsen, Photographer

So here we go.

I am now introducing 5 quick questions to women that I find inspirering somehow. First one will be Rhonda Poulsen (you can see some of her work here!).

I have met Rhonda through a friend and a Goddess Photoshoot, and I absolutely love her work and always positive attitude. I hope you will enjoy her to!

What do you do for a living and why?

  • I am a photographer because I love it! It is my passion. I just love capturing energy and emotions.

What are your hobbies?

  • – Leisure …. good conversations … music …. healthy food …. mountains ….. travel … horses and photography

What makes you happy?

  • I am happy when I let go of myself, feel the freedom, just love, and I do what I love! eg. photographing wild horses

Who inspires you?

  • Sally Mann, my boyfriend, friends, everyone actually!

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

  • Dressing feminine. I love dresses and being relaxed.