5.5.16

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE, ARKEN

Da jeg var på Arken for at se Gerda Wegeners udstilling, var der derudover også en udstilling med Niki de Saint Phalle. Hun er en kvinde, som blev født i Paris af en amerikansk mor og fransk, adelig far, men som voksede op i USA. Hun blev som 18-årig gift og fik to børn, men blev hurtigt træt af rollen som husmor og gjorde op med dette igennem et kunstnerisk oprør. Derudover fik hun også senere hen at vide af sin egen far, at han havde misbrugt hende, da hun var lille, hvilket hun har fortrængt. Hun havde en masse vrede i sig og havde derudover en trang til at gøre op den verden, som hun synes var a man's world. Jeg synes, at det er ret tydeligt, at hendes temperament fremtræder i hendes værker, og jeg er faktisk ret vild med den måde, hun udtrykker sine følelser på. Hun har i mange af sine værker skudt på dem med en riffel, og det gør naturligvis, at de får et helt bestemt udtryk. Jeg er vild med hende Niki. 

As I went to Arken to view Gerda Wegeners exhibition I found out that there was another exhibition as well, namely one with Niki de Saint Phalle. She's a woman, who was born in Pairs by an American  mother and a French, noble father but as a matter of fact she actually grew up in USA. She was married at the age of 18 and got to children but she got tired of being a house wife and she broke up with that through an artistic rebellion. Additionally, she was later on told by her own father that he sexually abused her when she was a kid, which she has superseded. Because of that and so many other things, Niki was filled with anger and she had a certain urge to break with the world that she considered as a man'd world. I think that it's pretty clear to see her temper throughout her work, but I actually quite like the way she expresses her feelings. She has actually been shooting at many of her pieces with a rifle, which naturally gives her pieces a certain expression. I'm crazy about Niki.

1.5.16

GERDA WEGENER, ARKEN

I har muligvis hørt om filmen "The Danish Girl", som omhandler et dansk ægtepar, som begge er kunstnere, hvor at manden i sidste ende, ender med at få en kønsskifteoperation. Det er i så fald en meget smuk film, som faktisk er baseret på en rigtig historie. Kvinden er Gerda Wegener, som malede og tegnede mange malerier af smukke kvinder, deriblandt hendes mand, Einar Wegener som hun klædte ud, som en kvinde og brugte som muse. På en eller anden måde, må det også have skubbet Einar ud i det drastiske valg om et skifte køn, selvom han jo nok altid har følt sig forkert i sin krop. Der er netop en udstilling på Arken i Ishøj med mange af Gerda Wegeners værker, og den er ret så fin. Hun maler kvinder på en særdeles smuk måde, med mange fine træk. Derudover så er der også et par af Einar Wegeners værker (dem af by og landskaber). Kør en tur forbi Arken, det er det værd!

You might have heard about the movie "The Danish Girl", which is about a Danish couple, who both are artists and ends with that the man gets a gender reassignment surgery. It's a movie based on a true story and it's truly beautiful to watch. The woman is Gerda Wegener, who painted and drew very many paintings of beautiful women and among them her husband, Einar Wegener whom she dressed out as a woman and used as a muse. Somehow, this must have encouraged Einar to actually parachuting himself into such a difficult choice about changing gender even though he most likely always must have felt that he was born in the wrong body. There is an exhibition on Arken in Ishøj that exhibits many of Gerda Wegeners pieces and it's a very fine one. She paints women in such a beautiful way with plenty of pretty brushstrokes. Apart from that then the exhibition contains a couple of Einar Wegeners pieces as well (the ones of cities and landscapes). Stop by Arken, it's worth it!

28.4.16

HI SHERLOCK

Trenchcoat: Soaked. Pencil skirt: Vila. Boots: Vagabond. Bag: Bought in Crete. Gloves: Matas
Det her var et antræk, som jeg havde iført mig en gang i sidste uge, da vejret var så meget bedre, end det er på nuværende tidspunkt. Foråret i Danmark er vist noget, man kan skyde en pil efter en død due for, for der er absolut intet at komme efter. Seriøst, i går sneede det!? Wtf. Kom nu forår. Når men udover mit brok, så ville jeg faktisk bare lige vise jer min nye jakke, som jeg er så glad for. Jeg fik den i fødselsdagsgave, og jeg synes personligt, at den har den fineste beige farve og et meget passende snit. Jeg kommer dog desværre til at pakke den lidt væk igen indtil, at vejrguderne beslutter sig om, at give Danmark lidt mere sol og et par grader celsius med i hatten.

This is an outfit I wore last week when the weather was soooo much better than it currently is and when it was actually just fine wearing a thin trenchcoat like this. Spring in Denmark is so overrated and jesus... yesterday it was snowing, wtf!? Well besides from me whining because of the weather, then I wanted to show you my new jacket. I got it as a birthday present and I'm so happy about it as I personally think that it has the perfect beige color and fit. However, I'm unfortunately going to wait a little while until I can wear it again, as the weather defnitely has to get better at first.

24.4.16

PUNO - LAKE TITICACA - CUSCO, PERU

Efter saltørkenturen skulle vi mødes med vores næste gruppe i La Paz, som vi skulle følges med i tre uger, hvor vi til slut ville ende i Lima. Det var en gruppe fyldt med anderledes, sjove og skønne mennesker, som man i sidste ende, endte med at være ret tætte med. I så fald kørte vi fra La Paz og krydsede Perus grænse og her tilbragte vi først noget tid i Puno. Derfra var vi på nogle dages sejltur i Lake Titicaca, som er en af de største søer i verden. Her mødte vi familier, som bl.a. boede på siv-øer, som fortalte om, hvordan det var at leve på sådan en ø. Vi sejlede videre og havde et homestay hos en lokal familie på en "rigtig" ø, og det var intet mindre end fantastisk og gav en et billede af, at livet kan leves på så mange forskellige måder. Herefter kørte vi videre til Cusco, hvor vi deriblandt kastede os ud i noget river rafting (hvilket var noget af det sjoveste), chillede, tog på marked, spiste lækker mad og forberedte os på den noget så omtalte inca trail...... stay tuned!

After the trip in the salt flats we were going to meet up with our next group in La Paz, which we should follow for the next three weeks in total. It was a group filled with different, funny and amazing people that we became very close with at the end. From La Paz we drove to cross the borderline to Peru and then we spend some time in Puno that was our first stop in Peru. From there we went on a 3-days boat trip in Lake Titicaca, which is one of the largest lakes in the world. In the lake we met families, who lived on reed islands and they were telling us about how they lived their lives there. Very inspiring. We moved on to another "real" island where we had a homestay at a local family and it was absolutely incredible to experience. It gave one a real picture of that you can live life in so many different ways. After that we drove to Cusco and there we got to try some river rafting, which was beyond fun and furthermore, we chilled, went to the market, ate lots of delicious food and prepared our selves for the inca trail...... stay tuned! 

19.4.16

CHILLIN IN MA DUNGAREES

Dungarees: Bought in Lima. T-shirt: Bought on Camden Market. Shoes: Nike. Hat: H&M. Bracelet: Made by me. Ear rings: Bought in Ecuador. Necklace: Maanesten
Jeg har i noget tid, og uden held ledt efter et par cool, denim smækbukser, som jeg synes havde et passende snit og pasform. Men, men, men. Det var bare indtil, at jeg var i Lima i Peru og ude at shoppe lidt med min veninde, at jeg faldt over disse smækbukser. I'm loving it! Jeg føler mig på den ene eller den anden måde, lidt som et stort barn. Men hva' fanden.

For some time I've been looking for a pair of denim dungarees but with no luck actually finding one that had the right fit and look. That was until I came to Lima in Peru where my friend and I went to do some shopping that I fell over this one. I'm loving it! I kinda feel like a very big child. But that the heck.

10.4.16

SALAR DE UYUNI, BOLIVIA

Vores næste destination efter Californien blev Salar de Uyuni i Bolivia, efter at vi havde været i La Paz i et par dage. Vi kørte i bus i omtrent 10 timer for at komme til Uyuni for at tilbringe 3 dage der. Salar de Uyuni er en saltørken, som I kan se, og det er helt vildt unikt at se, især fordi at saltet former sig som 5-kanter (grundet oxygen blandt andet). Vi kørte rundt derude i en jeep, da der er lange afstande fra sted til sted. Udover selve saltørkenen, er der også mange andre variationer af natur, som fx græsmarker, laguner, varme kilder, gejsere, bjerge, vullkaner, kaktusser og lavesten hist og her, hvilket alt sammen er super smukt. Ude midt i ørkenen er der en lille "ø", som hedder Fisher's Island, som er den ø, hvor der er meterlange kaktusser. Det var virkelig surrealistisk og helt unikt at stå ved siden af en 5 meter høj kaktus, og i det hele taget være på en ø ude midt ude i det hele med så mange af dem. Derudover fik vi også set dyr som lamaer (som der er SÅ mange af alle steder i Bolivia og Peru) og flamingoer. Det var det vildest at være her!

After California we spent a few days in La paz in Bolivia before we went to Salar de Uyuni after a 10 hours bus drive. Salar de Uyuni is a salt desert, which we were going to spent three days in. What is really special about the desert is that the salt kinda takes shape as pentagons because of the oxygen, which is quite fun to see. However, we were driving around in the desert in a jeep when going from place to place to discover all the different things. Besides from the salt desert itself there are so many other variations of nature there as e.g. grassland, lagoons, hot springs, geysers, mountains, volcanoes, cactuses and lava rocks here and there, which all were super beautiful. In the middle of the desert there was this so called "island" that was named Fisher's Island and at this spot thousands of enormous cactuses were growing. It was kinda surreal, yet unique standing right beside a five metre high cactus and in general being on an island filled with them. Besides from that then we got to see a lot of lamas (they're everywhere in both Bolivia and Peru) and flamingos. It was so crazy being there.