Monday Muse: Hedvig Opshaug

This stunning model turned Banker turned Fashion Blogger is a sure shot head turner!I am sure you must have come across her profile a gazillion time reflagged by various fashion bloggers, magazines, Elle.com,Vogue.com and the list is endless.

Hailing from Norway, but living in London,Hedvig blogs her stunning looks on her self hosted blog: The Northern Light.

Shot by Tommy Ton for Jak and Jil, Mr. Newton for Harper Bazzar, and Jason Jean for Citizen Couture, this fashionista posts her looks simultaneously to most of these websites/magazines. Seen trotting between fashion shows, her style is casual chic with well structures garments and great combinations of combining colour and textures in a very urban and minimalistic manner.

Her looks are achievable yet, distinct, with many of her items used combined with staples to create various staple looks.One thing she can boast of ,with her looks is a sense of proportions, quality and complete looks, of course teamed with her favourite Ray-Bans!

Follow her many look on my pinterest Monday Muse link, by clicking here:Monday Muse.

 Hedvig Opshaug

 Hedvig Opshaug

 

 Hedvig Opshaug

 

 Hedvig Opshaug

 

 Hedvig Opshaug

 

 Hedvig Opshaug

 

 Hedvig Opshaug

 

Images from: Here, here, here, here,here,here and here

 

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Monday Morning Muse: Clémence Poésy

Clémence Poésy‘s style would be best described as the perfect concoction of  Gallic Romance with Cozy comfort! There is something about French women, which most of us always envy,the poise, the colours, the bohemian softness combines with eccentric accessories,all combined to look so very casual, yet always chic! Indeed,a little French Secret!

This Parisienne damsel of  ‘Harry Potter‘ and ‘Birdsong‘ fame is also the face of Chloe perfume.(p.s:Birdsong just reminds me of the boy-next-door Edward Redmayne…Ohhhhh Yumm!)

A Fedora hat and flat shoes are self admitted all-time accessory for Clémence. Tousled hair with barely there makeup and soft Kohl lined eyes is the best way to get closest to this french look.

An ardent lover of Chanel,Clémence ensure she never misses the Chanel shows amongst the many others. See some more looks on the ‘Monday Morning Muse’ pinterest board by clicking here.

Clemence Poesy in Red Valentino
At the Valentino Couture show in July 2012Clemence Poesy At the Valentino Couture show in July 2012
Clemence Poesy at the Burberry Fall/Winter 2012 show womenswear during London Fashion Week (20.02.2012)
At the Burberry Fall/Winter 2012

Trendbridged.com Clemence Poesy 2

Trendbridged.com Clemence Poesy

Trendbridged.com Clemence Poesy  in Paul Smith
In Paul Smith silk Blouse

Style tip: To achieve the tousled Poesy hair, try the John Master’s Sea Mist Spray in your hair for the relaxed volume.You can buy it here.

Which are your best looks of Mademoiselle Poesy?Please share if you have any images which should be up here!

Love, Di xx

Image Sources: Here, here, here, here and here

Get the Look: WHITE ON WHITE

It was all White Wash Wednesday today on Trendbridged.com on Facebook and Pinterest.

Inspired by all the white bright, this post was long due .Spotted these 2 girls in Kensington a few weeks ago, and after the new boards, it just all seemed to fit in!

Just for all the curious shoppers, see following how to get Look # 1: White on White

The idea is to keep the accessories minimal yet strong. I am specially loving the Andrea Garland Necklace with a Suitcase full of Lip-balm, How nifty!You can buy by clicking here.

WHITE ON WHITE

Watch this space for :Get the Look # 2. Leather Sleeve Jacket!

Stay Stylish,

Di xx

Monday Muse: Miroslava Duma, Founder www.buro247.ru

Today’s Monday Muse is none other that Miroslava Duma.

The former Editor of Harper’s Bazaar Russia, and the most sought after eye candy for street style bloggers, Mira has a distinct eye for prints and statement jewellery, combined in an almost a very classic chic way. Although mostly spotted in structured and tailored wear, she looks equally glamorous in gowns and drapes,(see last image).

This 26-year-old petite freelance writer now contributes to various magazines in Russia including Tatler, Ok Magazine , Glamour and is the founder for www.buro247.ru a successful style website in Russian which is getting ever so popular.

See some of her best looks especially from the latest Chanel Couture show.

MIROSLAVA DUMA

MIROSLAVA DUMA

MIROSLAVA DUMA

MIROSLAVA DUMA

MIROSLAVA DUMA

MIROSLAVA DUMA

Sources:

Here, Here , here , here , here , here and here

Click on my pinterest board for regular updates on Monday Morning Muse, here

Love

Di x

Green and Black,London

I have started carrying my camera everywhere I go these days, it’s tough but I try to do it.

Most days I come back without using it and I think I am actually just wasting my energy lugging it around, and some days I strike gold!

This was at the last leg of my journey after a whole day of Trend research, and as I was stepping out of the tube,I saw these girls, and again like last time, they caught my eye since they were in pairs.

What I love about being a street photographer is the spontaneity, like in the second image, these boys just decided to pose with the girls and voila you get a brilliant FUN picture! I love it..it makes me smile every-time I go back on pictures like these.

The bright skirt and the Origami dress is something to vow for. Unfortunately I have lost the paper I wrote the brand name for, so if you see this post and know where the dress is from please share with fellow Trend Bridgers.

Green Skirt, Maxi Skirt, Tate Modern, Green an Black
Curators by profession, I did not want the girls to get late to their Soiree in Tate Modern.
Green Skirt, Maxi Skirt, Tate Modern, Green an Black, London Fashion
Love the fun in this pic, Thanks boys!
Green Skirt, Maxi Skirt, Tate Modern, Green an Black, London Fashion, Green belt, Origami detailing
Special emphasis on the gorgeous neckline! Origami pleating on Sateen Dress. The Angular colour pop belt highlights the details on the dress further.
Green Skirt, Maxi Skirt, Tate Modern, Green an Black, London Fashion, Straw Bag
Love the Straw Bag.

Inspired by this post I have added some pins to my pinterest boards. Click here to be inspired:Trending Pinterest Board.

Love Di xx

Walter G from Australia has a Lahariya of a time!

I have always been fascinated by the beauty of India.

More than that, I have been fascinated as how something you grow up with,alters the definition of beauty.

My mother is from the western part of India, being the “secret Artist”, We grew up with home decor which I would call crafty, with saturated dyes with strong hues.

Anyhow I moved countries(Oz, followed by UK), and the further I am getting the more I miss those colours.

Lucky that I found this Aussie Duo, who have brought a bit of those rave colours down under.( A bit of me is still in Sydney, but I am in London right now..so technically they “took” the colours, down under :))

Walter G is founded by childhood friends Lauren Bennett and Genevieve Fennel, who were inspired by the Traditional Indian hand block printing and dyes, and fused it with their relaxed Aussie aesthetics to produce a fabulous range of Furnishing and Home Textiles.

The Girls chuffed with their samples!

Working very closely with Artisans and Craftsmen, (who are usually born into a family of generations of dyers/printers..yes it is a part of Inheritance in India :), the 2 girls were based in a small town outside of Jaipur, Rajasthan.

I got in touch with them and decided to spread the joy and the rave! (Please see the video at the end, and YES we actually work like that there!)

1. When was the first idea behind Walter G,conceived?

From an early age we had both had a love (or obsession one could say) for all things textile. Every year we would work three of more jobs to save our pennies for a yearly trip to somewhere steeped with culture, tradition and of course home to beautiful crafts. First was Vietnam followed by South America, China and then India. After all these wonderful adventures and rooms that were bursting at the hinges, we thought it was a little greedy not to share these special treasures with the rest of the world. And so was born Walter G.

2. Why India?

Apart from the love for the Lahariya Rave! I (Lauren) did a design degree at COFA (College of Fine Arts) and as a part of my final year I was to do an internship. Struck by the lack of design companies that I could see myself wanting to work with combined with my yearly travel itch I chose India as my internship destination. It was something that had never been done at COFA and actually ended up all happening very organically. It was meant to be I like to think! Whilst in India I worked in block printing and weaving, though I got to see and learn about an even wider range of crafts. Genevieve was living in Hong Kong whilst I was in India, and green with envy on all the action she was missing out on she jumped on a plane (twice) to come visit me and the families I had been working with. She was reeled in hook line and sinker! India is home to some of the most beautifully diverse range of crafts in the world. Around every corner is a continual source of inspiration from the food to the people, culture, tradition, crafts, colours to the landscape. It has it all!

3. I see that you are assisted by the “Australia Council of Arts”. How is that as an experience?

The Australia Council have been a God sent gift! We applied for the Art Start grant in early 2011. Twice yearly the Australia Council open grant applications for emerging artists/designers, awarding up to $10,000. We wouldn’t have been able to get Walter G on the dusty Indian textile road without them.

4. I love how you have documented your experience in India, Is Walter G going to India? 

Of course! Walter G will be jumping on a big jet plane in late November where we plan on sampling up a storm, flicking through endless Aladdin’s caves, carting around hundreds of meters of vintage turbans, oh and of course sipping on some seriously sweet chai teas and dining on some scrumptious curries. We like to record our wild stories as every day never ceases to amaze us over there. Stay tuned for some more tales of textiles!

5. Apart from your website, Where else can we buy your products?

This week we will be hosting our first pop up shop – a one week shop to let all our fans come shake hands with our Walter Goodies. Other than this we have viewings every Friday at our studio in Ultimo, Sydney. We also stock to a range of shops throughout Australia and hopefully in the not too distant future some of our goods will set sail to some far away and exotic lands. 

6. So whats next for Walter G? 

A very busy year ahead! After our pop up shop we will be exhibiting at our second trade show (Decoration and Design) in Melbourne mid July. In August we will be apart of a group exhibition in Sydney with a range of designers working in India. Another wonderful boutique market called Artisan’s in the Gardens, which is a yearly event in Sydney’s beautiful botanical gardens where a percentage of the profits go towards the gardens. Then Artisan’s of Fashion another boutique style event in Sydney’s strand arcade. Oh and then of course off to India to wow you all with some new Walter Goodies!

Colours and more colours!
Indigo Dye Tank Cleaning

Turban Colours
Block Printing

You can buy Walter G on their website here. Follow the girls on their journey here.

Till then enjoy the Indian Lahariya Rave!, Love, Di xx

All images: Walter G