On my way

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To Italy and this time I´m staying a little longer. My goal is to develop the entire collection while I´m there. Usually I work on the collection here in Copenhagen and then I correct the samples in Italy, but this time will be different. Can´t wait to get my hands in the material after a long summer where my new store has been my main focus. Remember to follow me on instagram while I´m away. I will update you with this and that from my trip. For news from my team in Copenhagen you can follow them right here

Limited edition part. 3

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I always handpick the leather we use for our productions in local tanneries in Italy or Spain. To me the material is just as important as the design and the craftsmanship. Sometimes I find a leather that is extraordinary special like this soft and beautiful Italian goat leather. The colour of our new bucket bag is warm greyish-brown and I´m going to pair it with our ruby coloured suede pumps and a woollen sweater.

You might already know the conditions for our limited edition collections, but let me repeat myself; we only produce a limited number of bags in this leather and when they are gone they are gone, so if you like this quality I advice you not to think twice;)

Thank you…

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…to all of you who showed up to our opening reception last Tuesday. But also to all of you who send me cards, gifts and messages. Luckily the sun was shining, music, fresh drinks, happy smiles and lots of love was in the air. Thank you for all your support in the process of getting here both to my family and my dear friends but not least to all of you I don´t know but who showed so much positivity and involvement. I could´t do it without you!

My new store!

 

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Line Klein and her assistant Chris followed the process from the day I moved in.

Store opening!

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When in Italy…

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…I always meet Piero. He is our “leather man” since he has had his hands in the leather industry since he was very young. He is working on a new and very innovative way to produce leather that will probably make a big difference to the whole leather industry. Unfortunately I can not get my hands in this leather before in a few years from now, since another leather company has taken out a patent on this way of treating and coloring leather. This new technique will minimize the pollution and be very gently to our environment. As a bonus the colors are very beautiful and natural. Until this leather is available for me I´ll continue to use the Italian stock leather that has been produced long ago and is just waiting for someone to discover its beauty. Besides this, I use buffalo leather produced in Italy in a small tannery, so I know the regulations within EU is respected. On my last visit to Italy Annika, my sales agent (who among other things is very good at shopping leather!) my assistant, Sara and Line went with me. This was the best team ever and lots of work was done in a few days. The result is a new limited edition collection that will arrive soon….

4 things I like

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My African hairdressers´sign that has followed me for more than 20 years, my wax print slip-ons, my husbands old chair and my zipper shoulder bag in soft Italian buffalo leather. 

AW14 favourite

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I just found these 2 in the boxes with our AW14 production. I´m a fan of simplicity and this bag is an updated classic from one of our previous collections. It comes in both soft Italian buffalo leather and brushed Italian buffalo leather. They will be available in our shop during July…

FYI

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New Times!

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This is the status of our living room today. And for the next couple of weeks. Boxes filled with our SS15 collection are arriving every day from Italy and Spain. As I have been working from an office with direct access to our home this has been the situation many times during the past 2 years. Finally it´s time to say goodbye to my home office and hello to my new office in connection to my new store. There has been many advantages working from my home, but I can´t wait to start a new working life outside these 4 walls. In a few days I will receive the keys to my store and together with Line I will show you the process from the day I take over the store till the store is ready August 1st.