Style Interview: Rakel Unnur Thorlacius

We at Nordic Style Magazine are happy to present to you one of the most bad ass and stylish individual in Iceland; Rakel Unnur Thorlacius. This Nordic beauty has been quite active in Iceland’s fashion scene by being the store manager at vintage store, Spúútnik for the past three years simultaneously being a freelance stylist for several projects.  Recently she quit her job to pursue a degree in Styling and Production at London College of Fashion.

“I have been craving to go to school, to live in another country, try new things and get to know new people”

We were lucky enough to meet up with Rakel before her departure for a little chat & a sneak peak into her envious wardrobe. _MG_2811 _MG_2790 Q: How would you describe your style? A: I would describe me as a little bit of a 90´s freak slash 70´s hippie. I love vintage clothing and finding vintage pieces is like going to heaven. I like things that are not too popular and when it gets to popular I stop wearing it, not because I want to I just get bored when I see it everywhere. _MG_2888 _MG_2924

“I don´t have any fashion icons. But I get inspired by fashion icons from the 60´s and the 70´s. I especially like Brigitte Bardot”

_MG_2875 Q: Which movie would represent your style? A: Clueless! _MG_2872

“Everything is allowed in fashion”

_MG_3041 Q: What is your earliest fashion memory ? A: My earliest fashion memory is when I was 14 years old and I had to get these Diesel low rise jeans which I thought were fabulous and I wore them so much until they ripped apart. Today this is a funny memory. _MG_3047

“Next must have: Chunky black boots for the winter!”

_MG_3085 Q:What does fashion look like in 10 years? A: Fashion goes in circles. The 80´s will probably be ruling the fashion in 10 years”


Q: Does Icelandic fashion differ from the other Nordic countries?

A: Yes it does. In Iceland we want to be a little bit different than everybody else. It´s such a small country and it´s easy to be like everybody else. The people who dare they dare. I like the fashion in the other Nordic countries but everything is so similar. That´s why I like London so much cause you see people who dare and are different, not because they are trying to but because they like it!


Thanks to the ever so lovely Rakel for her participation and good spirit.


Images courtesy of Adelina Antal