Weekday

I'm back!

 

Long time no see from gloomy, chilly Copenhagen. The only ray of light cutting through the grayness of everyday life has been the Copenhagen Fashion Week AW17 lately. I've enjoyed it even more than usual, because this was the first time I've been shooting for Scandinavian and American magazines (even tough Czech Fashion Map is still my biggest love) and got more into street style photography. And by 'enjoyed' I actually mean 'ran around the city, shot til the night and edited pics til the morning' haha - but I love it! Creating fashionable backstage stories, having goosebumps during fashion shows and trying to take the best storytelling pic from the streets flooded by fashion bloggers - can't wait for the next fashion week!

PS: If you're looking for a nice place to shoot in the winter, and you don't wanna freeze out, a greenhouse of a botanical garden is the right answer! There's one with a free entrance in Copenhagen, and this is not my last time here, that's for sure!

bomber and trousers: H&M // hoodie: Urban Outfiters // purple velvet top: Weekday // turtleneck: Envii // sneakers: Nike // glasses: EyeBuy Direct

H&M x Kenzo : Why is it uncool?

 

Does anyone still remember the latest H&M x Kenzo collection? It has been hyped enormously since October and everyone cool have been posting pics wearing pieces from the collection. Danish, Czech and also Slovak influencers - everybody was at it - H&M x Kenzo is just awesome!

Since I know these special H&M collabs are always a huge thing in Prague and people go literally crazy about them, I was curious how it looks like here in Denmark. I've heard myths about that..like...people in a queue get paper bands in different colors, depending on the time they arrived and determining the time they're allowed to enter the shop, where they have 10 minutes to look through the collection and are allowed to buy one single thing. If they want more, they're welcome to queue up again for another shot. Only to make sure everyone has an equal chance to buy a piece from collection. You know, the Danish model. As you might have guessed, I just could't miss this social experiment, purely because of the scientific reasons, of course.

On the day D, I've arrived 45 mins before the opening of the store. Very wisely, I've chosen the store in a shopping mall--I won't be freezing outside just to pursue my scientific curiosity! (that's another story, I'll tell you next time).

A couple of kids have already been camping in front of the shop, but besides that, all quiet on the H&M front. I was looking at shop assistants through the shop window while they were making selfies with the new collection, thinking about going for a coffee. People started gathering quickly, coming one after another and joining the queue. Just before the opening of the store, there were around 40 people, including a significant amount of elderly ladies. A bit unusual feeling, as if I was waiting for dicounted goods at Lidl, but very pleasant on the other hand--nice to see, how many older people are into fashion here. (That is if I can call the H&M x Kenzo collection fashion.)

And then, finally the store opened. The queue moved peacefully in. I've been walking around the racks for about half an hour, shopped for some basics, and went home. No shopping-bullying or fights between customers, as you might have already guessed (was a bit dissapinted by that, I've read a lot about it on the UK blogs before).

But I've realized one thing.

To post a pic on the day of a collection launch is not cool at all. I mean, on that day, everyone can have it. By posting it, you're just saying you were not cool enough to post it before the collection launch. While wearing a polyester tiger-patterned coat with blue faux fur and golden plastic buttons before the great launch is kinda status symbol, posting one after that is just a demonstration of a trumpery style and giving in to H&M marketing. And nobody is proud of that.

But ehm.. what about you? Have you bought anything?

 

PS: I need to add, that quality of these H&M x Kenzo tees is amazing. Much better than what I'm used to at H&M (and much better then e.g. Ganni tees). High quality cotton, the white one is not translucent at all, and the label says Conscious. I'm happy!

t-shirt: H&M // coat: & Other Stories // jeans: Weekday // boots: Vagabond // bag: Bimba y Lola

Brace yourself, sales are coming

 

I need to tell you something. In spite of all the efforts (bullshitting) to achieve sustainability, not-shopping, and most of all, MINIMALISM (the 2016's most misunderstood term among Czechoslovak bloggers), I've been looking forward to the xmas sales so bad it hurts. My fav Danish brands for half of their price, finally. I've been avoiding these shops for weeks, just to avoid the risk of a painful 'buy know' or 'wait for sales' decision.

#firstworldproblems

So I should be happy now, right?

Last year, I'd been craving for a coat for half a year, and it was sold out during the Christmas Eve (I should have known that sales begin on Christmas and there are plenty of people glued to the internet instead of having hygge with their families, just as I had??) so I didn't have high expectations for this year. But then.. I checked sales in the morning of the 26th of Dec this year and I couldn't believe my eyes.

Everything I'd wanted was 50% off now, and in my size!

Not! Just kiddin'.

The majority of pieces I wanted has been either sold out before Christmas or they weren't on sale. Items which went on sale, were sold out almost immediately, literally disappearing from the cart.

So yeah, I hate sales.

top: Weekday // trousers and jacket: H&M // boots: Vagabond

Love & Hate

Biking in Copenhagen

- a thing, what I love and hate at the same time. I can already see you, having a naive and romantic dreamy look on your face, shaking your head in disagreement, how can anyone possibly ever hate biking in a lovely flat city such as Copenhagen, on an oldschool bike with a wicker basket in front of the handlebars and a wind in your hair.

And that's exactly it!

Wind in my hair, rain in the face, hundreds of other cyclists on a way to work that is long as the week before the payday.

What's more, biking took one thing I loved from me. I'm a skirt-junkie, who was wearing long, short, all kinds of skirts almost all year long in Prague. Not so much here. I mean, it's still possible to wear a skirt on bike (in particular weather conditions) and a lot of Danesess do that, but .. on the road, you certainly have many more important things to care about than your wardrobe malfunction, e.g. having a long wavy skirt caught in your spokes, dangerous puddles or having an obstruction fly up into your face. Convenience on a bike for a safety on the road, I mean. Trousers and sneakers in million variates. Just as fluffy coulottes and star socks in massive Instapumps! You always need to somehow cope with the circumstances and bring the fashion ideas into life, don't you?

coulottes and dress: H&M // hoodie: Weekday // bag: BACK // socks: & Other Stories // sneakers: Reebok