Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Trendsetter: Barbro Andersen

Barbro is one of the winners of our Summer of Love Contest. Not only is she a winner of our contest, she is also one of our trendsetters! Let’s learn more about Barbro.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Barbro and I'm a twenty-something year old girl from the northern parts of Norway. I just recently moved to Oslo, which is the capital of Norway - and I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm a blogger, a volunteer freelance journalist and hopefully soon to be student.

How did you become interested in fashion?
Actually, that's kind of a hard question. I really don't know, it just kind of happened. I've always tried to look my very best and liked pretty clothes and shoes, but I think it was in 2008 that I realized there was more to clothing than just that pretty dress. I was surfing through the channels on TV, when I was mesmerized by one of the majestic shows Alexander McQueen was in charge of - and it just escalated from there!

What inspired you to start your own blog?
I guess it would be Alexander McQueen, He seems to be the reason I begun this style adventure of mine. I was heartbroken when he passed away, and I still am. I also had an online journal for several years prior to my style blog, but it was in a whole other genre.

What are your dreams and aspirations?
My dreams are kind of whimsical. It seems I can never make up my mind about anything, and I'm kind of ambivalent regarding.. well, everything. I dream of doing something that makes me happy, and right now this is really making me happy. I love the whole idea of sharing my personal style with someone other than my closest family and friends, and I like the fact that my opinion seem to matter in the bigger picture. I've always loved writing, and that's one thing that hasn't changed throughout my life.

How would you describe your style? What’s your favorite look at this moment?
I guess I'm a romantic deep down, that's at least what's been the most consistent aspect of my style throughout the years. I think I'm an experimental romantic juggling a rocker chic vibe, with comfortable elements in an elegant and dark palette.

My favorite looks nowadays are pretty pale colors combined with black, black, black.

Where do you get fashion inspirations?
It kind of sounds silly, but since I grew up in the wilderness of northern Norway: nature really inspires me! The colors are genuine, the mountains are roaring high above me and the weather is harsh! I get inspiration from other bloggers and fashion magazines, of course, but mainly I live in my own little bubble.

Where do you shop? What are your favorite brands?
I do most of my shopping online, via Ebay and different online stores. I love treasure hunting in vintage stores! I don't like H&M: they have become too mainstream! If I'm really desperate I'll stop by to buy leggings or clean cut tops, but I haven't been there lately. I don't really have a favorite label or brand: except from high-end ones like Alexander McQueen, of course - Fam Irvoll, Vatle and Undorn.

Barbro also recently got married! We wish Barbro great happiness. To learn more about Barbro, visit her blog: http://barkatt-barbro.blogspot.com/


  1. Barbro is truly amazing! Both as a person, and as a style icon. :)

  2. Thank you guys, this looks great <3

    And metallicatrollet: You're the best! <3

  3. Nadia, you're wonderful! Thank you! <3