A couple of weeks ago, we were in Copenhagen to order the beautiful Autumn/Winter 2015 collection from By Malene Birger that will land in the shop in the beginning of July.
January and February is always a really busy in the fashion industry. A lot of new items are added to the shop, as well as new collections are being bought - and of course, fashion week. The trips we take from Jutland to Copenhagen is a lovely break from everyday life at the office. We enjoy our time in the car on the way over and back, drink a lot of coffee and eat lovely snacks.
It is always a wonderful experience to shop in the big, charming building in the heart of Frederiksberg where By Malene Birger is at. We have the sweetest sales representative that always makes our stay pleasant while we shop. The mood is just fantastic as soon as you enter the old door at their place.
The new collection offered “tighter” silhouettes; the most gorgeous suits, both uni-coloured and the classic pin-needled (that are here to stay!). I absolutely adore the vivid colours taken from the Autumn coloured palette; colours such a greyish, bordeaux, beige, and brown.
By Malene Birger gives us a look back to the fantastic 70’s where the tight pencil skirt is high fashion yet again, both knitted and in print. The inspiration continues with fitted gentleman’s pants and blazers for the fashion forward woman.
All in all a beautiful collection that I cannot wait to show you all during Autumn 2015.
Even though all gifts are good, one of my Christmas presents was something very special - and I simply have to share it with you.
My boyfriend had a pendant specially made by Anders Forup, the man behind the gorgeous and simple jewellery from Handcrafted Cph. The necklace is simple in design, but has been personalised by hand drawn symbols that Simon chose. The cats are our two Main Coon cats whereas MFG are my initials. The arm must be the most personal that perhaps should be explained more profoundly - however, simply put, it stands for my fighting spirit and willpower.
Anders Forup makes all his jewellery by hand and his thoughts behind the brand is to create a simple, graphic expression in the right materials. As already mentioned before, Anders draws up the symbols, letters, or whatever one might like, onto the piece of jewellery - or you can choose one of the already existing jewellery; jewellery he often share pictures of on Instagram and Facebook.
If you are curious, check out his Facebook page. But beware… You will quickly fall in love with all the beautiful pieces!
His Instagram can be found under the name: @handcraftedcph
I was meant to wear my olive amber-coloured Baum und Pferdgarten dress, but as all women do I changed my mind the very last minute. Instead I wore my black By Malene Birger dress. In order not to be too classic and boring, I found a mask in my local H&M so I could stand out as an “disguised avenger” for the night. The dress is unfortunately an old item, so I have done a little research and found four different lace dresses for you.
The lace dress has become one of the dresses that always come in handy when I haven’t a clue what to wear on a festive Friday. It is both sophisticated and perky at the same time - precisely the way I like it!
Maybe I’ll leave the mask next time; I’m not sure the Zorro-trend has gotten to me just yet, he he.
It took some time to get here, but finally Byflou has its own blog! I have been longing to share our everyday life here at the office in Hobro; show what’s going on behind the screen and to share the experiences of having a webshop. At the same time I have been wanting a place where I can display all my inspiration - both fashion- and interior-wise. That’s the most fantastic thing about having a webshop that sells these exact items - I’m bombarded with inspiration for both my personal style and my home. I absolutely love it!
Perhaps I should introduce myself. My name’s Marlene and it’s me that is lurking behind the screen at Byflou. Not alone, of course, but with lots of others. For instance my boyfriend Simon who happens to be the business manager.
I haven’t been a well kept secret, hence you might have seen me on Facebook and Instagram. You can find us both places under the name Byflou.
The first post is always a tad bit boring introduction of the person behind the words and what you can expect to find on here. The answer is pretty simple: Everything from detailed exposition of product materials and trendsetting to insider tips and how to create a business.Of course it’s not going to be all about me and my daily routine at the office - that would get old fast. No, it’s also about you. I would like to hear from you; your opinions and stances about the mentioned topic in a post; questions for me, the brand itself, the clothes - I just want to get to know you better!