Norwegian blogger Elle Fure lives in New York City and shows her closet’s favorites, tells us about her favorite trends and lists five pieces that should be in everyone’s closet! Have a look at the video above, read the interview with Elle and see the pictures from behind the scenes below.
Describe your style!
My style is pretty eclectic. I’m a spontaneous dresser and my outfits are always dictated by the mood I’m in. Some days I like to be ladylike, others more rock ‘n’ roll. Unlike most Scandinavians, I’m not a minimalist. I’m an accessories girl. I take unserious fashion very seriously. I usually incorporate playful elements — like a Diet Coke clutch from Patricia Field — into whatever I’m wearing.
Pick your favorite..
..Shoes – My Sophia Webster polka dot pumps. They are everything I aspire to be — irreverent, a little retro, and undeniably ladylike.
..Piece of jewellery – My pink sapphire ring. My fiancé bought it for me as an early birthday present and I’m totally in love with it. I love the juxtaposition of the rather dainty art deco band from the 1930’s and the statement sapphire. The fact that the sapphire is pink rather than the usual blue, it was manufactured in a lab, also makes this ring very special.
..Handbag – My royal blue Chanel. This bag is probably the most precious thing I own and it was certainly one of the most expensive! Lance Armstrong’s private pilots took me to the Chanel store in Monte Carlo where I bought it about four years ago. It’s a long story!
..Accessory – My vintage Dior turban. One of those lucky eBay finds.
..Clothing piece (upper-body) – My oversized leopard coat. I found it at a vintage store in Greensboro, North Carolina, where my fiancé is from, and pounced on it. I think it cost less than 30 bucks.
..Clothing (lower body) – One word: Leather.
..Perfume – Chanel No. 5. It’s a bit strong, but a classic.
Which trends are you going for this summer?
I don’t pay too much attention to trends, but I do love the fact that polka dots, one of my favorite patterns, are back on the scene this season. I’m also big on accessorizing with white and creamy neutrals during the summer months.
What trends do you like for this A/W season?
I’m really excited about the calf hair accessory trend this fall. British handbag designer Meli Melo is doing a midnight-blue calf hair version of their famous Thela tote. It literally has me lying awake at night — that’s how much I’m dying to get my hands on it!
Which piece is the most worn item in your closet? Why?
My oxblood pumps from 3.1. Phillip Lim. I have a weakness for column heels — not only because they’re incredibly comfortable, but also because they tap into that sharp architectural look that I love. I’ve worn these puppies to every interview I’ve had in the past 2 years, and I’ve landed the job every time!
What was the last item you bought?
A pair of vintage pink and black kitten heels by Chanel.
At the moment, what are you looking for when you shop, to complete your closet?
For some reason, I’m always drawn towards completely impractical statement pieces. I never regret buying them, but it does make putting together a wearable wardrobe a bit more challenging. So, this fall, I’m making a concerted effort to invest in style staples that will round out my wardrobe. Soft, black tees from Alexander Wang, a couple of oversized knits from Acne and a leather mini skirt are all on the agenda.
Name 5 things you think should inhabit every fashionista’s closet?
1. A pair of nude, pointy-toe pumps
2. A pair of old Levi’s jeans
3. Manolo Blahnik’s black patent leather Mary Janes, if you can get your hands on them!
4. A leather jacket
5. Chanel’s quilted double-strap classic
Video & Photography: Alvin Collantes
Interview & digital editing: Nanna von Knorring
Tags: closet, fashion, interview, norwegian, video
Nanna is an aspirant Swedish speaking Finn from Helsinki, who is currently based in Stockholm. She studies journalism and fashion, speaks four languages and loves to learn. Her passions are all things sartorial, writing, photography and travelling. She also appreciates interior design, architecture, arts and books. With a love for the minimalistic Scandi style she takes life one day at a time, and is almost always found with a smile on her face.
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