I probably don’t take advantage of having Europe on my doorstep enough and the luxury of being able to escape to somewhere completely different after a short flight. No matter how much I like to ‘play tourist’ at the weekends, I seem immune to the things that make where I live unique, taking the architecture, landscape and way of life for granted. It’s only when I happen to escape my homeland, that I start to pay attention to the ordinary things that differentiate countries, such as the arrangement of buildings or the patient way one might cross the road. When I found out that Fiona was moving to Copenhagen, I knew I had to visit her and experience a Nordic country for the first time (the Acne outlet that was a ten minute walk away had nothing to do with it, of course). Although I was leaving during the peak of Olympics-fever, it was important for me to have a bit of a break from London and follow events from afar.
After a very confusing journey to the main train station, I finally arrived at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which is about a 40-minute journey out of the city. I’ve never been to a place quite like it before, where I was fascinated by the pleasant coastal surroundings and peaceful lake garden as much as the art inside. I learnt a few things about the way buildings in this part of the world are constructed in the New Nordic exhibition, making the most of limited daylight and accommodating the human senses. This was reflected in the museum’s layout itself, most logically explored in a large loop leading you from the original homely villa to modern chambers, which allow you to take in the scenery and sculptures outside on your way around. I would definitely recommend a visit there and I wish I could’ve spent a bit longer wandering around.
Sandals – Office
Ring – Monki
I wasn’t expecting the weather to be quite so sunny when I went, so I took the oppurtunity to finally wear some shorts in that carefree sort of way that only Summer allows. Unable to resist a somewhat ‘designer’ tee, I had to buy this charity number boasting the telephone-dial print seen at the AW12 Mary Katrantzou show. It’s unlikely that I’d be able to carry off (and afford) the namesake coat, but I knew that this surreal print would complement a lot of what I wear and become the main focus. I’m trying to find more bracelets to wear and thought this spiky number would be perfect after seeing it in the Man Repeller ASOS feature. I’m trying to work my way towards a slightly more layered look on my wrists and Elle’s post on the subject provides some great inspiration.
I really wanted to take this old sewing machine in Fiona’s flat home with me, but alas, my luggage restrictions wouldn’t allow it! Have you ever been to Copenhagen? I have another post to come featuring even more gorgeous scenery and the most comprehensive breakfast ever.