Aug 31, 2011

Keeping it real - 3rd vlog



En "lille" video af mig der ævler løs... tanker om bloggen, mig uden make-up, mig der gør mig selv til grin. Classic Rikke- au naturel. Velbekomme!

A "short" video of me rambling... thoughts on the blog, me without any make-up, me making an ass out of myself. Classic Rikke- au naturel. Bon appetit!

Aug 26, 2011

Photoshoot part 3

Top: City Chic
Jeans: Zizzi Jeans
Boots, cross ring & earrings: Asos
Clutch: Pieces
Black ring: H&M
Skull ring: Glitter


Cardigan: Zizzi
T-shirt: Katherine Hamnett @Evans
Shorts: Zizzi Jeans
Shoes: Converse All Stars
Bag: unknown
Winged ring: Friis & co.
Grey bracelet & skull ring: Glitter
Black bracelet: monki
Earrings & cross ring: Asos
Necklace: bit'avant


Dette er den tredje og sidste del af mit photoshoot med Mathilde. Udover at jeg står en smule fro spredt med benene på billede nr. 2, er jeg ret tilfreds med resultatet. Jeg glæder mig til at prøve kræfter med det en anden gang- og måske ikke lave outfitbilleder, men nærmere noget stemningsorienteret. Det gad jeg godt! Jeg var i øvrigt oppe til min eksamen i dag, men da den var skriftlig, går der nok 3 uger før jeg får svar. Jeg tror dog, at det gik. Opgavestillingen var sværere end forventet, så jeg regner ikke med en høj karakter. Bare jeg består, er jeg glad! Nu vil jeg prøve at muge lidt ud i lejligheden... sådan en eksamensperiode tager hårdt på renligheden (af lejligheden, ikke af mig altså! Haha). I morgen skal jeg arbejde og så til fest, søndag kommer min veninde Anna forbi til aftensmad og hjælper desuden med at tage billeder til næste måneds Six Take. Glæd jer!

This is the third and final part of my photoshoot with Mathilde. Besides standing with my legs a bit too far apart in the 2nd picture, I'm quite pleased with these. I'm looking forward to trying this another time- but maybe doing some abstract or inspirational pics instead. I'd like that! My exam was today by the way, but since it was a written exam, I won't know the results until in 3 weeks time or so. I think I did okay though. It was a bit more tricky than I'd anticipated, but I'm just looking to pass. Now I'll try and clean up my appartment. A long period of intense studying leaves my place in an awful state! Tomorrow I have work and then I'm heading to a party, and Sunday my friend Anna drops by for dinner and will help me shoot next months Six Take. Look forward to it!

Aug 25, 2011

Photoshoot part 2

Dress/Tunic: Zizzi
Longline top (underneath): Pieces
Sandals: Evans
Earrings: Pieces
Rings: H&M


Dress: Evans
Blouse: Zizzi
Boots: Asos
Cross necklace: bit'avant
Chunky necklace: borrowed from my boss
Earrings: Asos
Winged ring: Friis & co.
Cross ring: Asos
Skull ring: Glitter
Clutch: Gina Tricot
Lipstick: Rimmel "Diva Red"


Her har I så anden del af mit photoshoot med Mathilde. Jeg er især ret glad for de nederste billeder, selvom jeg ser lidt sur ud. Som jeg skrev i går, så skal jeg virkelig øve poses! Nu vil jeg sætte "Pretty in Pink" på, lade neglelakken tørre og nyde min ansigtsmaske og Rom & Cola. Jeg slapper af før eksamen i morgen. Ønsk mig held og lykke!

Here's the second part of my photoshoot with Mathilde. I especially like the last two pictures, even though I look kind of mean. As I wrote yesterday: I need to practice my poses! Now I'll put in "Pretty in Pink", let my nails dry and enjoy my face mask and Rum & Coke. I'm relaxing before the exam tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Aug 24, 2011

Photoshoot part 1

Blazer: carmakoma
Dress: Zizzi
Shoes: Asos
Headband & earrings: H&M
Clutch: unknown

Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins
Top: Zay
Skirt: Asos Curve
Shoes: Asos
Clutch: Dorothy Perkins
Headband: H&M
Earrings: Pieces

Dress/Tunic: Zizzi
Earrings: New Look
Rings: H&M
Sandals: Evans
Clutch: unknown
Necklace: borrowed from my boss


Her er (noget af) resultatet af det lille photoshoot Mathilde og jeg havde for knap 2 måneder siden. Der har været problemer med hendes computer, så jeg har først fået billederne i dag. Det var en rigtig sjov oplevelse og vi havde det virkelig hyggeligt. Det mest grænseoverskridende for mig var nok, at jeg skulle overladen "magten" til en anden- og endda én jeg aldrig før havde mødt. Jeg er på ingen måde model og går ej heller med modeldrømme, men jeg elsker udfordringer og tøj (surprise!). Jeg synes at Mathilde har taget nogle gode billeder, men synes selv jeg ser lidt fjoget ud på nogle af dem... haha. Skal helt sikkert øve lidt poses til en anden gang! Der kommer to dele mere fra shootet i løbet af de næste par dage. Nu skal jeg tilbage til bøgerne... eksamen er jo fredag. YIKES!

Here's (some of) the result of the small photoshoot I had with Mathilde about 2 months ago. There have been problems with her computer, so I only just received the pictures today. It was a fun experience and we had a really good time. The biggest challenge for me was to let someone else be in control- someone I hadn't even met before. I'm in no ways a model and I'm not trying to be, but I love challenges and clothes (surprise!). I think Mathilde has taken some great pictures, but I think I look a bit goofy in some of them... haha. I have to practice my poses for another time! There'll be two more parts within the next couple of day. Now I have to hit the books again... my exam is this Friday. YIKES!

Aug 22, 2011

This is my body

Jeg ville bare lige dele den her smukke video med jer. Den siger alt...
I just wanted to share this beautiful video with you- it speaks for itself...



Yes, I will demand fashion! And I will love myself and my body unconditionally. 
 Will you?




Without your love my life ain't nothing but this carnival of rust

Jacket, dress & belt: Dorothy Perkins
Scarf: Details by Zizzi
Boots: Blink (@Asos)
Tights: We Love Colors, plus-size nylon/lycra in color "Rust" (gifted)


I dag har været en pænt frustrende dag, da jeg gik helt kold i eksamenslæsningen. Jeg skal til reeksamen på fredag, så jeg begyndte at få lidt panik og stress, da jeg stødte på problemstillinger jeg ikke lige kunne løse. Heldigvis lavede jeg en aftale med min veninde Sarah, som også sidder og sveder over eksamen. Hun inviterede på lækker mad, jeg købte et par øl med og så var hun sød at tage billederne her. Da jeg skulle klæde om og hjem til hende, fik jeg lyst til at klæde mig pænt og i lidt farver (det hjælper altid på humøret). Og ved siden af min stak af grammatikbøger og noter, lå mine spritnye strømpebukser og lokkede. Jakken og bæltet er ligeledes helt nye!

For et stykke tid siden blev jeg kontaktet af firmaet We Love Colors, som spurgte om jeg ikke kunne tænke mig, at lave et indlæg med deres strømpebukser. Og det kunne jeg selvfølgelig godt! We Love Colors er et amerikansk firma, som specialiserer sig i at lave strømper, leggings og ja... strømpebukser! De har en masse forskellige styles- også i plus-size- og i alverdens farver. Jeg valgte to par ensfarvede nylon/lycra strømpebukser; et par i farven "Rust" og et par i farven "Hunter Green" (som jeg viser jer en anden gang). Denne model findes i intet mindre end 51 farver. Jeg havde læst rundt omkring på andre blogs, at deres strømpebukser er store i størrelsen og har en tendens til at "rulle ned", så jeg bad om at få det ene par i en størrelse mindre, end de anbefaler på hjemmesiden. Det er så disse- og de sidder helt perfekt! Jeg kan trække dem helt op under min BH- så de er stadig lange nok- og de bliver siddende. Samtidigt med er det en dejlig tyk kvalitet (jeg mener at de er 70-80 denier), så de er kun en lillebitte smule gennemsigtige. Farven er også helt som forventet, nemlig en brændt orange-/rustfarve, som er perfekt til efteråret. Jeg er ekstremt tilfreds! Det eneste minus ved We Love Colors er, at det koster $15 dollars i fragt, det samme som selve strømpebukserne koster. Og da de sendes uden for EU, skal man betale told, hvis man får tilsendt mere end ét par (maksimumgrænsen for køb uden for EU er nemlig 80 kr.)

Today has been a pretty frustrating day, as I started panicking and stressing a little, due to my exam this Friday. Fortunately, I made an appointment with my friend Sarah, who's also sweatting over exams. She invited me over for dinner, I bought a couple of beers and she was sweet enough to take these pictures. I wanted to dress nicely and add a little color to my outfit (as it always helps my mood), and next to my stack of grammar books and notes, were my brand new tights- perfect! The jacket and the belt are also new.

A while ago I was contacted by the company We Love Colors, who asked if I would like to do a style post featuring their tights. And how could I not! We Love Colors is a U.S. company which specializes in making socks, leggings and well ... tights! They have a lot of different styles, also in plus-sizes, and in every imaginable color. I chose two pairs of nylon/lycra tights, one in the color "Rust" and one in "Hunter Green" (I'll show you those another time). They come in no less than 51 colors. I'd read on other blogs that the tights run big in size and have a tendency to "roll down", so I asked to have one pair a size smaller than they recommend on the website. The rust ones here are those, and they fit perfectly! I can pull them up under my bra- so they're still long enough- and they stay up. The tights are of a nice, thick quality (I think 70-80 denier), so they're only a tiny bit transparent. The color is also as expected, namely a burned orange/rust color, which is perfect for autumn. I'm extremely satisfied! The only bad thing about We Love Colors for me is, that it's $15 dollars in international shipping- same price as the tights. And since they're shipped outside of the EU, you have to pay customs if you order more than one pair and you're living in Denmark (the maximum limit for purchases outside the EU is 80 DKK). 

Aug 20, 2011

When a Soldier makes it Home



Jacket: Zay 
T-shirt: Gina Tricot
Skirt: Asos Curve
Bag & Ear cuff: Pieces
Ring: Glitter



Så kom dagen endelig: Min dejlige svoger kom hjem fra Afghanistan- i god behold. Hele familien ånder nu lettet op, ikke mindst min søster. Skønt! Vi havde jo andet at tænke på end at tage outfitbilleder af mig, men jeg fik alligevel sneget mig til at tage lidt billeder, hvor man da får et indtryk af dagens look. De to sammensatte var oprindeligt af mig og Nikolaj- men da han selvfølgelig ikke kunne forholde sig i ro, ser han lidt sjov ud på dem, hehe. Men se hvor glade Jannie og Nikolaj er på det sidste billede... åhr!
Velkommen hjem, bro!

The day finally arrived where my brother-in-law came home from Afghanistan- safe and in one piece! The whole family feels relieved, especially my sister. I'm so happy! Of course we had other things to think about besides taking outfit pictures of me, but I managed to sneak a few pics, so you at least get an idea of the look. The two that are put together where originally of me and Nikolaj, but since he obviously couldn't keep still, he looks a little bit funny in them... LOL. But look how cute and happy they both are in the last pic.... naaaaw!
Welcome home bro!

Aug 18, 2011

Collages collages

Be prepared to be chased and hunted for your outstanding style, foxy lady. This seasons über-trendy colours; tan, hunter green, rust and metallics will make you stand out whether you're city- or countryside bound.

1. Dorothy Perkins 2. Evans 3. We Love Colours 4. Asos 5. Mango 6. Asos 
7. Asos 8. Hannah makes things @ Asos 9. Mango


Look stylish and retro chic this fall! Colour blocking still rocks the charts and the 60s are back in style. Bring this era to life in a fun and modern way!


1. Asos Curve 2. Marc Jacobs 3. Earrings: Asos/Necklace: Hannah makes thins @ Asos
4. Cover-up & skirt: Dorothy Perkins 5. Asos 6. Pieces @ Asos 7. We Love Colours

I dag sidder jeg og sveder ude på læsesalen, fordi jeg læser til (planlagt) reeksamen i Lingvistik. Derfor har jeg været snu og planlagt dette indlæg i forvejen. Jeg er blevet rigtig glad for at lave collager og de tilfredsstiller også lidt min lyst til at shoppe (meget lidt...). I går spurgte jeg på min facebookside (tryk gerne  "Synes godt om"!), om I kunne lide mine collager og om I overhovedet får noget ud af dem? De er mine bud på trends og styling og er generelt udtryk for, hvad jeg lyster efter denne sæson. Jeg har ikke altid mulighed for at fotografere dagens outfit, men da jeg gerne vil lave flere indlæg, er de, for mig, et godt bud på noget andet modeorienteret. Smid gerne en kommentar, så jeg får jeres mening! Hvad kunne I ellers godt tænke jer at se på bloggen?

Today I'm stuck at the study hall at Uni, because I'm studying for an exam in Linguistics. That's why I've planned this post ahead. I really like doing collages, but yesterday I asked you on my facebook page (please "Like" it!), if you even like them and find them useful? They're my take on styling and trends, and are a general expression of what I'm craving this season. I don't always get the chance to shoot OOTD's, but I want to post more often, and this would be something fashion related. Please leave a comment and let your opinion be heard! What else would you like to see on the blog?

Aug 17, 2011

My endless love










Det er ikke ofte, at jeg blogger om andre end mig selv, men jeg synes det var på tide at dele ud af kærligheden. Og hvor bedre at starte, end ved mit hjerteblod? Dette er min utroligt smukke og fantastiske lillesøster, Jannie, som jeg elsker over alt på jorden. Udover at være en af de sejeste piger jeg kender, er hun også den mest trofaste og loyale veninde. Jeg ved at jeg altid kan ringe til hende, hvis det brænder på. Hun læser til sygeplejerske og jeg er pissestolt af hende, for hun klarer sig bare så godt på sit studie. Desuden er hun gift med en hamrende sød fyr, Nikolaj. Han er soldat og kommer hjem fra Afghanistan på lørdag. I næste måned har de 1-års bryllupsdag- jeg fatter ikke hvor tiden bliver af! Det synes som var det i går, at jeg lærte hende at lægge make-up og hvad der var smart at gå i. Nu klarer hun det hele selv- og på en virkelig cool og casual måde. Hun har en rigtig fed stil (det må ligge til familien) og på trods af evig tøjkrise (åh, kender vi det ikke allesammen?), ser hun altid pissegodt ud. Jeg kan desværre ikke lokke hende til at starte en blog, men jeg lover at hun kommer til at dukke op på min engang imellem.

Tak fordi du altid er der for mig, min Bagetto. Og tak fordi at du støtter op om min blog og altid har tålmodighed nok til, at tage tusindvis af billeder til den. Tak fordi at du altid siger at jeg ser godt ud og tak fordi du er som du er! Jeg elsker dig.

I don't often blog about anyone besides myself, but I thought it was about time to share some of the love. And where better to start, than with my own flesh and blood? This is my incredibly beautiful and amazing little sister, Jannie, who I love more than anything in the World. Besides being one of the toughest chicks I know, she's also the most loyal friend. I know that I can always call her, if I need some advice or just someone to listen. She is studying to become a nurse and I'm so proud of her- she does amazingly well at her school! She's also married to a really nice guy, Nikolaj. He's a soldier and will be back from Afghanistan this Saturday. Next month they have their 1st anniversary- I really don't know how time flies by so fast. It seems like it was only yesterday that I was teaching her how to wear make-up and dress cool. Now she's managing that all on her own- and in a badass way may I add! She's got great style (it must run in the family) and despite an eternal outfit crisis (how well don't we all know this?), she always looks amazing. Unfortunately I can't get her to start her own blog, but I promise you she'll appear on mine once in a while.

Thanks for always being there for me, my Bagetto. And thanks for supporting my blog and always having the patience to shoot thousands of pictures for it. Thanks for always telling me that I look good and thanks for being you! I love you.

Aug 15, 2011

We only said goodbye with words




Dress: carmakoma (gifted)
Wedges: H&M
Hair bow: Pieces
Earrings: Octopus
Sunglasses: Primark
Dog: Krumme (my sisters)

Jeg er en dårlig blogger! Jeg har da slet ikke fået vist jer den anden kjole, som de søde piger fra carmakoma forærede mig. Det er den skønne, blå Fulvous, med rynk, bindebånd og krave. Kjolen er af dejlig blødt bomuld og viscose- men den krøller let! Så er man ikke strygeglad, skal den i hvert fald strækkes og hænges på bøjle lige efter at den er blevet vasket. Kjolen er en størrelse L, men en XL havde været bedre. Det fandtes dog ikke, så jeg svor at jeg ville få den til at fungere. Mit problem med kjolen er, at den strammer over brystet. Jeg har en rimelig stor barm, så det er ikke sjældent at jeg er ude for dette. Med en lille jakke eller vest udover, synes jeg dog at det går. Og som jeg ser billederne her, synes det slet ikke. Udover pasformen, så er jeg helt vild med kjolen! Det er en afsindig lækker blå farve og stilen er helt unik. Der er lidt 50'er-retro-look over den- virkelig fedt. Til de af jer der endnu ikke har stiftet bekendskab med carmakoma (shame on you!), kan jeg kun sige: kig forbi shoppen og bloggen! Det er tøj af utrolig høj kvalitet og med en fed og anderledes stil, som især er svær at finde i plus-size-land. Mit eneste minus indtil videre har været pasformen- for jeg er ikke lige bred foroven og forneden. Det kommer dog også utrolig meget an på, hvad materiale det er lavet af. Men nu, hvor de laver deres tøj op til størrelse XL, er jeg sikker på at det vil passe mig endnu bedre! I deres nye kollektion er jeg især vild med to af jakkerne: Dalia og Foxtail
Hvad synes I om carmakoma?

I'm a bad blogger! I haven't shown you the other dress that the lovely ladies from carmakoma sent me. It's the gorgeous blue Fulvous with the cute collar. The dress is made of soft cotton and viscose- but it creases easily! So if you don't like ironing, at least stretch the dress and put it on a hanger right after washing it. The dress is a size L, but an XL would have been better. That wasn't available, so I swore to make it work. My problem with the dress is, that it's quite tight around the bust. I have a rather large bust, so this happens to me a lot. I think it's fine when wearing a small jacket or waistcoat over, but looking at these pictures I actually can't even tell. Besides the fit, I absolutely love this dress! It's such an amazing colour and style- kind of like a retro 50's vibe, which I adore. To those of you who haven't heard about carmakoma yet (shame on you!), head on over to their shop and blog! The clothes are of great quality and the style is unique- especially in the plus-size World. My only problem has been the fit sometimes, because I'm not the same size in top/bottom. It all depends on the material though! And since their new collection now features the styles up to size XL, I'm sure it will fit me even better. Speaking of the newest collection; I've fallen in love with the jackets Dalia and Foxtail
What do you think of carmakoma?

Aug 14, 2011

Evans guest blogger


Jeg blev kontaktet af Evans for et lille stykke tid siden og spurgt, om jeg ikke kunne tænke mig at være en del af en udfordring og skrive lidt af et indlæg for dem. Og selvfølgelig kunne jeg det! Tjek det ud lige her!

I was contacted by Evans a short while ago and asked, if I wanted to take part in a challenge and contribute to a post on their blog. Of course I said yes! Check it out right here!

Aug 11, 2011

Rocking Fall



Jeg er på besøg hos min familie i Odense, hvor jeg bare slapper af og hygger mig. I dag var jeg med min søster til kaffe hos mormor og aftensmad hos farmor. Dagens outfit har af den grund ikke været specielt interessant, så derfor får I en collage i stedet. Den består af nogle ting, som jeg har kig på til efteråret, og nogle, som jeg allerede har bestilt (jakken og bukserne). De vinrøde farver, samt camel og metallic er meget dominerende til efteråret- og det er heldigvis farver, som klæder mig godt. Hvis ikke I har allerede lagt mærke til det, så har jeg jo en ting for ringe- og for lidt utraditionelle eller sjove smykker. Hvad glæder I jer mest til ved efterårets modetendenser?

I'm visiting my family in Odense, where I'm just relaxing and hanging out. Today I visited my two grandma's together with my sister, and my outfit wasn't anything special. That's why I've made you a collage instead. It consists of items I want for fall, and some are actually on their way to me already (the jacket and the jeans). Wine, Camel and Metallic are huge colours this fall- and luckily they are colours, that suit me quite well. If you haven't noticed already, I have a big thing for rings and quirky jewelry, too. What are you looking forward to the most next season?

Aug 9, 2011

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized





Denim jacket: Zizzi Jeans
Scarf: shop in Barcelona
Shirt: Zizzi Jeans
Shorst: Zizzi Jeans
Socks: H&M
Boots: Blink
Bag: street market in Milan

Her er dagens outfit. Meget casual, I know- men læg lige mærke til, at jeg har mine nye støvler på! De er ret gode at gå i. Jeg var på arbejde til kl. 16.30, hvorefter jeg mødtes med min veninde, Tanya, til lidt shopping (jeg købte dog ikke noget nævneværdigt) og senere vores veninde, Nadine. Vi tog allesammen i biffen for at se den nyeste Harry Potter. Filmen var ganske udmærket, og selskabet som altid genialt. Det er godt at have dem hjemme fra Italien igen!

Here's today's outfit. Very casual, I know- but notice that I'm wearing my new boots! They are quite comfy, actually. I was working until 4.30 PM, where I met up with my friend Tanya for some shopping (I didn't buy anything special) and later our friend Nadine joined us. We all went to the cinema to watch the latest Harry Potter movie. The movie was allright, but the company was excellent as usual. It's good to have them back home from Italy again!

Aug 8, 2011

Give me boots and boys



I dag hentede jeg mine nye støvler på posthuset (i silende regnvejr- hvad sker der for den danske sommer?). De er fra Blink og jeg bestilte dem fra Asos. Jeg har ledt efter det perfekte par til efteråret i et stykke tid, og disse opfylder alle mine kriterier! De er ankelhøje, grå/brune, har lidt hæl og er i den trendy westernstil. De kan købes lige her (endda på udsalg!). Jeg glæder mig til at gå med dem!

I picked up my new boots at the post office today. They're from Blink and I got them via Asos. I've been looking for the perfect pair of fall boots, so when I came across these, I had to have them. They match so many of my criterias: they're ankle boots, grey/brown, have a low heel and are right on trend, with their western style. You can get them right here (on sale even!). Can't wait to wear them!

Stella Polaris




Jacket & top (actually a camisole): Zizzi
Skirt: H&M

I tried out "the sock bun" for the first time, and really liked the outcome

Ring: Primark
Necklace: bit'avant
Ballerinas: Deichmann

The atmosphere was cool and lounge-like

Lots of people 

Cheap beer and cider

Ben & Jerry's (yay!). Didn't have any this time though.

Old-school van transformed into a soup stall

The evening sky was beautiful on the way home

Efter arbejde i dag, tog jeg med nogle veninder ind til Østre Anlæg for at nyde de sidste timer af Stella Polaris. Det var rigtig hyggeligt, især fordi jeg ikke har set dem i over et halvt år. Begge har nemlig været på udveksling i Italien. "Gamle" læsere husker måske min tur til Bologna i oktober, hvor jeg besøgte den ene af dem. Vi hyggede med øl og cider til musikken fra bl.a Moby og Lulu Rouge, men smuttede hjem lidt i ni. Det var min første gang til Stella Polaris, men bestemt ikke den sidste. Jeg håber at jeg næste år kan være med hele dagen og at vejret er endnu bedre, for stemningen, faciliteterne og musikken var helt i top.

P.S.: Hvis I kan lide mit look, så har Karina fra Copenhagen Curves lavet forslag til noget meget i stil med mit. Det må være en dansk ting! Og derudover har Bitterfissen i dag udnævnt min blog som en af de mest undervurderede. Tjek det her.

Today after work, I went to a free open air concert with electronic music, called Stella Polaris. It's an annual thing, but it was my first time attending. I met up with two of my friends, who I haven't seen in six months, since they've been studying in Italy. "Old" readers might remember my trip to Bologna last October, where I visited one of them. We had a good time today, with beer and cider, listening to music from Moby and Lulu Rouge amongst others. I hope I can attend all day next year and that the weather will be even better then, because the vibe, the facilities and the music was excellent. 

P.S: If you like my look and would like to recreate it, I just saw that Karina from Copenhagen Curves did some collages of an outfit very similar to this one! Must be a danish thing!