Daily Archives: August 11, 2010

Shopping ennui – What I wore

OLD H&M SHIRT - VIVIENNE WESTWOOD TROUSERS - OFFICE WEDGES - WOOD WOOD PLASTIC NECKLACE. Photo: Mette Bassett

Jeg har vist gang i en slags tøjdepression. I hvert fald har jeg været voldsomt uinspireret på tøjfronten det senest stykke tid. Er totalt træt af sommertøj og bare ben, og så har jeg besluttet mig for ikke at købe noget nyt, da skabet allerede bugner. Samtidig gider jeg heller ikke eksperimentere og lege med det jeg har, og genbrugsbutikkerne siger mig heller ikke noget for tiden (hallo, så er der seriøst noget galt!).

Tror at det hænger sammen med at det kan svært at se pointen i at “dresse up” når man arbejder hjemmefra, hvor ingen løfter et øjenbryn hvis jeg sidder foran computeren iført morgenhår og joggingbukser.

Når jeg endelig skal ud, som i dag hvor jeg skal ned til Waterloo og undervise, så vælger jeg ofte det enkleste jeg kan finde i skabet. Det blev så til en omgang sort/hvid. Krydser fingre for at tøjglæden snart vender tilbage men glæder mig samtidig over, hvor få penge jeg bruger for tiden 🙂


Lately I’ve been strangely uninspired when it comes to outfits and clothes in general. I’m a bit sick and tired of summer clothes, bare feet and dresses and I’ve decided not to buy any high-street items as I already have a stuffed closet and always end up not really using the new things I buy. And the charity shops aren’t really calling my name at the moment either (quelle horreur!).

But mainly I don’t feel like experimenting with what I have in the closet. I guess when you work from home, no one notices what you wear anyways, so why bother taking off those comfy sweatpants.

And when I have to actually go somewhere, like today when I’m going down to Waterloo to teach, I just grab the simplest outfit I can find. Today’s theme ended up being black and white. Exciting stuff. Fingers crossed my shopping gusto and playfulness will be back from holiday soon (although this shopping ennui is doing wonders for my finances 🙂

OLD H&M SHIRT - VIVIENNE WESTWOOD TROUSERS - OFFICE WEDGES - WOOD WOOD PLASTIC NECKLACE. Photo: Mette Bassett

When Hollywood stars go charity shopping

“Everything I’m wearing is my mum’s – I get “new” clothes from other people’s hand-me-downs….I can find anything I ever want in thrift shops.”

“Daryl has a compost loo, her cars run on leftover grease from fast-food restaurants and she lives ‘off the grid’, with her own sources of water and power.” (Daryl Hannah in The Daily Mail)

Photo via Wikipedia

Det ligger i tidsånden at være besat af materielle goder, at skrabe til sig og bruge for at smide væk. Derfor er der ikke noget mere forfriskende end når Hollywoodstjerner går imod strømmen og vender ryggen til luksusbiler, overforbrug og giga-garderober.

En af de positive rollemodeller er Daryl Hannah, og for nylig læste jeg en udmærket artikel i ellers ikke altid så lødige Daily Mail om hvordan hun aldrig køber nyt tøj, skyer plastickirurgi, bor på en gård så langt væk fra Hollywoods glitter og minglen som muligt og i øvrigt kæmper indædt for miljøet. Hendes anderledes holdninger har helt sikkert betydet, at hun får tilbudt knap så mange glamourøse filmroller, men jeg er sikker på at hun sover godt om natten.

Meget inspirerende.

Læs interviewet i The Daily Mail.


In today’s society we’re obsessed with material possessions. The fashion industry and its ever-changing trends make sure that no matter how much money we spend, we never feel on top of the latest “it” items and must-haves. And Hollywood and the media are obsessed with youth, weight loss and wrinkle-free faces.

Therefore I find it so inspiring when Hollywood’s so-called role models such as actors dare to be different. One of them is Daryl Hannah and I recently read an interview with her in The Daily Mail (yes, I know it’s one of my guilty pleasures) about how she lives on a secluded eco-farm far away from Hollywood’s glitter, fights for the environment, never buys new clothes and denies having had plastic-surgery (I really hope she is honest about that).

She probably doesn’t get offered as many movie roles because of all this (well, she’s a woman over 40 so that already rules her out) but I’m sure she sleeps well at night.

Very inspiring.

Read the interview in The Daily Mail.