Whenever I travel to fashion weeks around the world, I notice Scandinavian girls. Perhaps, because I find fair women quite interesting, after all they can get away wearing wildly red shades of lipstick and always achieve perfection with their messy hair, so even a pony tail looks wonderful on them. Or perhaps it’s because I’m dark myself, but the fact remains that fair women attract my attention, as do the clothes they wear…they’re just different. The new icons all come from Scandinavian countries: not only are they gorgeous, they’re also educated, very tall and slender, with an almost model-like physique, a beautiful smile, translucent skin and, of course, a sophisticated sense of fashion, even the quirkiest. Jeanette Madsen is one of the top icons at the moment, a Dane and a fashion editor, who simply doesn’t know how to stay below the radar…After all, why would she? The reason I’m writing about her is because I love the way she dresses: it’s a fun, highly individual and recognizable style, full of fashionable pieces, and so wearable at the same time. She’s not afraid of colors and this is her great advantage.
She says colors make her feel good: I couldn’t agree more and I believe we don’t wear them enough. The dullness of winter and rainy days provide no excuse: it would be good to wear more colors to make us happier, as you’ve probably discovered for yourself already. Her color combinations can be unexpected and contrasting, but they always work. And don’t get me wrong, it’s not only a matter of photography, she looks just as amazing in person. The bangs make her vivacious, she sometimes reminds me of Kate Moss, and other times of Brigitte Bardot, no wonder, she was only four years old, when she changed outfits up to four times a day. At least that’s what she claims.
She has a wonderful sense of contrasts and proportions: tight always goes together with narrow, a colorful outfit always requires at least one white or black piece. Her top choice piece is a blazer and she says there are never too many, because they’re always the perfect solution for a great style. She can be a bit eccentric at times, but that’s just the way it is in the world of fashion: you can get a bit crazy now and then, because you’ll always be forgiven. Plus, a picture says more than a thousand words in fashion, so check her out, find her on Pinterest or Instagram and steal some of her ideas, because they’re all worthwhile. And original.
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