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Hi from the founder
Hi from the founder I never ever believed when I started my fashion blog Despite Color back in 2010 that I would have the opportunity to start my own brand in 2019. It’s been a wonderful and exiting road, but also a tough one! I wanted to take the time to talk about how I got here, and thank the people who helped me along the way.
Color Vision Doyennes; Hilde Sandvik
Color Vision Doyennes; Hilde Sandvik I was lucky enough to spend the morning with Hilde in her new apartment in Bergen. Stepping into an oasis of shapes, textures and eye catching objects uniquely Hilde - left me grateful, to be submerged in her universe on a gloomy Bergen morning with the rain pouring down outside.
Color Vision Doyennes; Ameli Isungset Agbota
Color Vision Doyennes; Ameli Isungset Agbota Actor and passionate football player Ameli is nothing short of a bundle of joy. Her charisma and passion for her occupation is so inspirational, and she has great style. In between combat training and learning to play the clarinet - I got to join Ameli for a day at work at Den Nationale scene!
Color Vision Doyennes; Lisa Story
Color Vision Doyennes; Lisa Story Lisa started secondlove because she wanted to work with fashion in a sustainable way. “I was young, fearless, had I baby on my arm and wanted set up shop". With her background as stylist she took the big leap.
Color Vision fabric guide part 3: Mikado
Color Vision fabric guide part 3: Mikado A tightly woven structured fabric woven with 100% silk or varying percentages of polyester. Mikado is often used for wedding gowns and dresses which acquire an architectural drape.
Color Vision fabric guide part 2: Organic cotton
Color Vision fabric guide part 2: Organic cotton Cotton traces have been dated back to 3200 BC in India, and in Mexico 5500 BC. Cotton has been spun, woven and dyed since prehistoric times! Traditionally manufactured in India and the American south – cotton didn’t really show up in Europe until the middle ages. And it is still the worlds most used fibre for clothing.
Color Vision fabric guide: Part 1; Wool crepe
Color Vision fabric guide: Part 1; Wool crepe Wool crepe is a stable fabric with a crinkled surface texture created by the tightly crimped yarns and slack warp yarns used in weaving. Crepe is made of woolen (shorter staple) or worsted (longer staple) yarns. Wool crepe has a very fluid drape, and is suitable for jackets, dresses and skirts.
Color Vision Doyennes; Lea Sangolt
Color Vision Doyennes; Lea Sangolt I sat down for a chat with exhibition designer and passionate upcycler Lea Sangolt – for the April edition of Color Vision Doyennes.
Color Vision Solid Color Tights
Color Vision Solid Color Tights Blue is a mesmerizing color! It goes well with primary colors red and yellow, and with complimentary color orange. Blue is also beautiful in combination with magenta. If these combos are too much for you, simply start out with your favourite dress to match the tights.
Color theory 101
Color theory 101 I think the basic rule of thumb in any wardrobe is the know-how of the complimentary colors. You could say knowing them helps you build a solid foundation for you wardrobe color choices.
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