Mads Nørgaard

me vs. new make-up trends


Despite of all the cosmetic arsenal I own, there is a bad habit spreading here on my vanity table.

I do my make-up way less often than I should. Am I getting naturally prettier as I age?

Unfortunaly not. The reason is, that #nomakeup look is getting very trendy nowadays. But mainly, MAINLY, I'm lazy. It takes me almost half an hour to do my make-up (I'm slow and clumsy), so sometimes..around 4 days a week..I just don't give a shit about that and go barefaced. And it's getting that serious, that one day I actually went out to shoot an outfit armoured just by a single darkbrown lipstick (which turned out to be even worse idea than you could imagine).

Making this story short, let's just say I skip the portraits this time.

What is the moral of this story?

If you don't look like a model and don't wanna look like a mole, put at least a mascara on.

Just in case you wanna shoot some pics, because a camera makes your molish look even worse (and it's the camera's fault, there's not doubt, right?)

jacket: Mango // dress: Mads Nørgaard // pants: H&M // scarf: Acne Studios // sneakers: Nike

Sju the fancy gardenkeeper


One month ago we went to the Glyptoteket to shoot some pics with Rebeka Vodrazkova, where, as we've heard, there is an amazingly photogenic interior. The fact that Glyptoteket was closed that day changed our plans a bit, but we felt very photoshoot-determined, so we went to the opposite side of the city - to the Botanical garden.

Innocent photoshoot surrounded by plants took a new direction when we found some gardening tools left down unattended - and a new story was born!

Sju the fancy gardenkeeper!

If there's anything I enjoy more then taking pics, editing or making up articles, it's making up photostories! The ones which pop up spontaneously are the best and matching surroundings with some props suddenly makes a great story! Though luck, but it usually doesn't work other way round. When you're trying to make up something great, Muse has a long way to come.

Do you have the same problem? And how do you like the pics?

skirt and bomber: H&M Trend // top: Mads Nørgaard // sneakers: Asics // sunnies: H&M x Anna Dello Russo


From the diary of a cyclist

April is almost over and after the coldest time in Copenhagen I'm saddling my bike again and my old memories, which I've almost forgotten during the public transport period, are coming back to my mind with a speed of a light:

1. I hate broken glass on the road.

2. I hate cyclists who smoke while biking in front of me.

3. I hate I cannot easily overtake those freaking smokers.

4. I like the view of a bus stuck in a traffic jam (muhehehe, cyclist vs. bus score - 1:0)

5. I hate the hill we live on, especially on my way home.

6. I hate red light on traffic lights - every 20 meters more and more.

7. I hate holes and outfalls on the road.

8. I hate pedestrians jumping into the road without realizing there's is also a very dangerous bike lane (I need to buy myself a proper bell!)

9. I hate cars turning right without giving priority to bikes.

10. And most of all, I hate the rain. Or, god forbid, the hail.

As you see, the first gleam of sunlight doesn't always come with a sunny mood. It will follow soon, I hope, when the weather is improving so much, right!

(No, it's not. But I hope it comes true if I keep on repeating this devout wish.. at least until June).

dress: Mads Nørgaard // skirt: Monki // coat: COS // shoes: Vagabond

10 things I've learned in Denmark


1. Invest into a proper coat. Don't hasitate to buy the most perfect coat you've found. You'll be wearing it for four fckng months.

2. Enjoy simple things. Like sunlight. Such a simple thing can bring you a lot of joy, especially here, in cloudy rainy CPH

3. Cook. As long as everything is so damn expensive here, including restaurants, cooking for yourself is the cheapest way how to be sated. And also the healthiest one.

4. Not wearing the umbrella. Does it always rain here? Yes, but rain is being taken as a normal part of a everyday life here. Umbrella is for sissies - or foreigners! A Dane goes out only in a raincoat, cap and the bravest ones face the rain without any protection.

5. Don't waste money on cheap cosmetics and clothes. I've learn to, or maybe I have been forced to this? When you only have Loreal, Max Factor, Rimmel and Gosh rack in a store, and everything is 50% more expensive that anywhere else, you'll think twice about wasting money on "cheap" drugstore cosmetics.

6. Lighting candles. Up until now only used as a useless decoration, but from now on the source of light, warmth and mainly, hygge. Hygge, a Danish word for cosiness, means being at home, wrappend in a warm blanket and sipping coffee next to a crackling fireplace or candles, while watching the drizzling greyness outside from the window .. yes, that's very Danish.

7. Improve my English skills. I'm not saying I stopped facepalming in my mind after every single sentence I utter, but thanks to these highly English-language-skilled peeps here I'm improving mine all the time.

8. Drink coffee. Blame the free Nespresso coffee machine at work, and yes, also the sleepy weather. Have I already mentioned that the weather is autumny here most of the time?

9. Adore Danish design all around. Free-entry galleries, or modern buildings where you see that the architect really thought how to integrate them into the surroundings (e.g. resting areas build from natural materials at the beach). Even street lamps here are such a piece of design!

10. Danish...NOT! I haven't learned it yet and I don't think I ever will. I don't know those 5 ways how to pronounce "E" and anyway, it's a horrible language.

shirt: & Other Stories // cardigan: H&M // coat: COS // hat and scarf: Mads Nørgaard // bag: Matt and Nat

place: Statens Museum for Kunst