Monday, May 5, 2014

Behind The Scenes: Denmark





I've been having such a fun few weeks. Working full time for Anthropologie and working on my second book is no easy feat, but I have nothing but gratitude. I've worked enough crappy jobs in the past 15 years, so I know when to be grateful and not complain. And this is definitely one of those times. I'm busy, I'm tired, my house is messy, my dog is not getting walked as much as she would like, and my children ate ramen from the corner shop twice last week for dinner (they love it), but it's all good. Life is really good.

Last week I was in Denmark for the first time to shoot two gorgeous homes for the next book. These images are from one of them, owned by an incredibly stylish (check out the shoe/socks combo above!) designer and artist who was so welcoming, kind, and loads of fun. She also had the coolest mohawk - think chic punk.

Both of the houses we visited had these round wooden coat hooks - they seem to be a Scandinavian thing. I found some at Muuto.


I love this little gold/silver stool set against the kilim rugs.


After the first night of shooting, just as we sat down to a late dinner,  I had a frantic call from my teenage daughter asking me to send a selfie ASAP! Luckily I had a photographer with me so no need for the selfie. See below. Apparently I am going to be the subject of an Andy Warhol style painting for a school project...


The super stylish homeowner gave me the sweetest parting gift. One of the unusual things she used to sell at her shop are used ballet slippers from the Royal Danish Ballet. I gushed over them and told her how I used to dream of wearing pointes as a little girl (little did I know how painful they are!) I also had a barbie with tiny pink rubber ballet shoes that tied around the ankle and I loved them so much. Now I have my very own pair. In satin, not rubber. And yes, the whole family - including the dog - has now tried them on. 


Next weekend I'm off to Morocco for the next book shoot. I'm treating it like a holiday since it may be the only bit of sun I see this year. I plan on working very hard during the day and laying in as much sunshine as possible after that. Be sure to follow me on my travels with Instagram and/or Twitter.



2 comments:

  1. So fun to read your updates - trying not to feel jealous of your travels! Was reminded of my own ballet Barbie and pointe shoes I never actually wore to dance ; ).

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    1. Thank you Janet! Sorry for the slow reply, but I haven't been at my computer much lately. It's definitely fun - I'm just trying to make the most of it while it lasts!

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