I happened to be watching a Rick Steves show on Denmark and in the show they were describing a way of living that they had. It was called hyggelig (hoo.gl.ee). This hyggelig meant you always have a drink, some food, and at the very least a candle between you and your company. It meant feeling cozy at the very base translation of the word but actually much more, it was your surroundings without anything that would make you feel ill at ease or emotionally overwhelmed. It was actually the pursuit of serenity, of comfy, of homey, of anything that brought that warm fuzzy to your soul.

My jaw dropped at this Danish discovery of self. That one single word summed up the pursuit of my entire life. Hyggelig!!! This blog is about just that, all the things that make me feel hyggelig. My only hope is that they inspire you to find your own hyggelig too. Imagine a world full of hyggelig, just imagine...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's Animal Fever For Fall 2011

Just about every show had gobs and gobs of fur and leather walking down the runway. Usually I'm very turned off by it all but this year has been so gorgeous I'm kinda getting animal fever! Now, now, don't go all PETA on me. These days there are as many faux fur pieces as real going down the runways including leather and it's gotten so well done that it's practically hard to tell the difference. So, go ahead and catch the fever! It'll be quite contagious once you see my favorite picks.
Trussardi 1911
Fur skirt perfection! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this Trussardi 1911 beauty. It kinda blew my mind. I never imagined fur could be so lux and sophisticated without looking vulgar. It actually gives the impression of simplicity which is the complete opposite when you think of fur, especially in a skirt!

If you just want to flirt with fur without going for a full on coat this is just the thing. It's quite playful with just a touch around the very short waisted fitted jacket. I love the whole matching top and bottom but this jacket would also look fab with so many other things, even jeans or over a little dress. It has that wardrobe staple potential.

Emilio Pucci
This is not your grandmothers fur! Look at the cut of this Emilio Pucci coat. With just the right cut and worn with such ultra cool pieces fur is starting to look very tempting indeed and youthful too. Something  monumental has happened this fall season with fur and leather. All at once in one season we are seeing it in a way as never before. It's fresh, youthful, and finally even modern and of the moment! There is nothing that beckons back to granny's in these pieces. There is nothing vintage to do with it at all. How refreshing.

How in the world did leather overalls suddenly become so covetable? I don't know how they did it but Acne has left me wanting a pair. Yeah, leather overalls! Crazy!

Trussardi 1911
You can go with both leather and fur here and not look a bit over the top. I'm having a bit of an out of body experience here like it's all a dream too good to be true. Like I said those leather leggings are gonna be essential to your fall / winter wardrobe!

Designers have outdone themselves this season. They have turned convention on it's head turning taboo into essential basics! What an exciting time to be immersed into it all.


  1. I love the fur skirt. i think that was the first picture. love the outfit

  2. I'm glad you liked it. Now for fall we should find you one and totally make it look Guess girl for you.