29th of July 2017
A friend of mine is an Icelandic designer.
She is different and her clothes like nothing else.
I love this wonderful design and every winter I wear her amazing clothes, but today I want to share with you some of them.
She lives in Akranes in Iceland and has her workshop there.
When I first met her she had a shop in Reykjavík and that was where I bought my first outfit. I had come for a visit from China and Iceland was horrible cold. I needed something warm, something that could protect my bones from freezing to death. This was more than 10 years ago. Every year I add something and my collection is now quite amazing.
During the years the design has changed but she is truthful to her inheritance and the touch is similar.
Akranes is a small place but worth visiting when you travel to Iceland.
Here above she is outside her new workshop in Akranes enjoying the beautiful weather. This is a playful design and I hope one day she will have an exhibition where her playful mood shows.
Even though the summer is not hot and sometimes it rains and the wind tries to capture you, the Icelandic nature is beautiful and that is where my friend Gerður picks up her ideas. If you visit her Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/gagadesign/ you can see more and even contact her while on your way north.
Iceland does not have a big population but I can tell you that the art is blooming there. There are singers, painters, designers, musicians and you just name it. Sport is also blooming in the country and many famous Icelandic football players have been working for example in UK, Belgium and France. The conditions in Iceland are not the best in the world to practise football but the swimming pools are amazing.
Swimming outside, under the blue sky, with the snow flakes falling like stars is an experience you would probably not have anywhere else in the world. You get out of the pool and it is freezing. You run into the hot pot and enjoy talking to your friends or just absorbing the beauty, the winter’s beauty.
The summer nights are bright and no night. 24 hours of daylight. Can you imagine that? Some complain about the bright nights but you get used to it and there is always the possibility to put something over your eyes or even have black curtains.
The winters are dark. The spring is my favourite time in the country. Everything is waking up and the tiny sprouts that have survived the winter are peeking up from the soil. They smile at you and there is a promise of beautiful flowers, soon.
This is the atmosphere where my wonderful friend Gerður picks up her ideas when designing. No wonder she has so many admirers all around the world.
I hope you will visit her Facebook site and you can contact her there if you like.