Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ravishing Mad at Rendez-Vous NYC

Today the fashion fair Rendez-Vous New York begins. Virginia and Johnny at International Playground are showing Ravishing Mad and their other labels, so if you're in NY this weekend make sure to stop by!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Styling the band beind Rebekkamaria

as in rebekkamaria, ravishing mad, styling the bandYesterday I met up with the guys that play with Rebekkamaria to get them some clothes for their gig at Vega in Copenhagen. They always put on great shows and yesterday we just felt like crashing the Firetrap party by styling them in Ravishing Mad. All the guys got the Marv drop crotch jeans. Johannes Dybkjær on drums wore them with the striped t-shirt called the Slumbering Fool and the Struggling Musician cardigan. Don't take it personal J. Rebecka at the keyboard wore those wicked leather gloves with fringes and Mattias Svensson had the orange collar shirt on, you know the one with tucked up sleeves that makes you look like he-man. Johannes Nidam on base and guitar looked pretty damn good in that grey collar shirt. I pimped it for the evening with some black shoulder pads with leather fringes.

I also had some time to drink fake champagne at Obskur nearby and it was lovely. I met some great people and I'm happy to announce that they now stock the Marv drop crotch jeans, all the t-shirts, the messed up tank top, and the asymmetrical black shirt-dress that shows one shoulder.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ravishing Mad at Obskur and Firetrap

As in Rebekkamaria is playing tomorrow at the Firetrap fashion party at Vega in Copenhagen (Enghavevej 40, Vesterbro) and I'll be styling the guys in Ravishing Mad clothes. Just make sure to get a Deadly in order to get into the party. You'll get it from one of the following addresses: Vestergade 10, KBH K - Fredriksborggade 12, KBH K - Istedgade 97, Vesterbro - Falkoner Alle 45, Frederiksberg.

Obskur Fashion Reception:
Before the party, I'll be at the boutique Obskur at Oehlenschlægersgade 36, Cph. V. There will be new stuff from Ravishing Mad and other labels, champagne, and live performance by Prudence Davis at 18.00.

See you tomorrow!


I always knew there had to be a word for the kind of humour I like, but since I was upsetting people in my surrounding I just had to tone it down a bit. I thought people caught my drift until I one day was confronted with the fact that some people just didn't get me. But here it finally is, the word that I have looked for all my life. Deadpan. Thank you for that, I'm not alone. I have secret friends out there. I have actually been compensating for that behaviour lately and I just realized that when reading through parts of this blog. I'll just go back to the good old Anna now. Bye bye.

Links à la mode

My interview is on the top 20 list on Links à la mode!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The sweet in the bitter

For a while now, I have noticed that some kind of bitterness has become part of my normal state of mind. And along with that emotion there is a sense of satisfaction that is unfamiliar. This might be an odd thing to say, but I have started to realize that it actually is possible to go as far as you want. In that I feel bitterness. I have nothing to cling on to anymore. I am not even sure that I will go as far as I want, and that makes me frightened...and then bitter. To be quite frank, it's a decent feeling, I now know that I don't have to try so hard. I can do whatever I want to do. You can judge me, but you can't hurt me.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Where are you now, leopard woman?

A while ago I spotted this amazing Finnish lady strolling around in her YSL beach suit, so I asked her to dance for me. We had a great time. I think of her sometimes. I think I'll become a leopard woman when I grow up.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My arse is officially out there

Finally, the webshop is up!!! What ya say now, you didn't think this would ever happen, did ya? I feel triumph in my veins even though I worked until 5 this morning and the world is a bit dizzy now. Those t-shirts in the shops are just the best, if I may say so myself. You guys, they really make you look so much stronger than you could imagine. And girls, this is just the perfect combo of oversize at the top and a tight arse!More good stuff will keep dropping in now during the following weeks. The so longed for denim dress, and the big pocket trousers are two of my favourites!

kaKofonie Of si(gh)lenS

The wickedly divine Steff Leigh interviewed me a while ago and here is what we came up with... To read the full interview, go to:

kaKofonie Of si(gh)lenS: Interview with Anna Österlund of Ravishing Mad

"As you know, I've been on and off the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans, as the selection available to me has been quite disappointing. And so, I instantly fell in love with the high waisted draped pocket pair by Swedish label Ravishing Mad. After perusing the RM website, I became quite intrigued with the designer behind the label, Anna Österlund. Anna's vision behind the label is to empower both men and women to have individual style, to escape reality, and to be free to dream - all the things which I personally look for in my own wardrobe. Ravishing Mad has slowly been taking the fashion world by storm, as it's now carried in shops both in Europe and the US. So I feel quite honoured that Anna took a few minutes to answer my questions. And, I must admit, the result is quite a good read.


What is the very first piece you remember designing?

I was sewing clothes for my doll together with my grandma a lot when I was about 7 years old. I also remember a horrible long sand coloured linen dress that I made when I was about 13 or so, and I sent it to a design competition run by the fashion designer Gunilla Pontén. I wasn’t even placed, so I guess she didn’t like it either!..."

Saturday, February 6, 2010

No rest for the wicked

This Spring will be the best ever, I've got so many great things going on right now. First of all I'm doing a short film with my friends André and Mårten and there is no limit to the excitement I feel for this project! I simply can't wait to get started and the planning stage that we're in at the moment is gooood, it makes me happy. I so want to tell you all about it, but then again I wouldn't want to spoil the experience. We're going to to everything ourselves, including the acting, and it'll just be so wonderfully low tech.

This is actually the beginning of new times for me. Finally, finally, finally I have sorted out some of that incredibly boring stuff that was necessary when starting up a new business. I now know who to contact when I need a certain fabric, the factories I've changed into are doing a fantastic job and the list could be longer... However, I no longer need to compromise with my ideas because I have the tools to go through with them. Can you imagine how many ideas for films, exhibitions and art project I have put on hold the last couple of years because I was burnt out from all the practical stuff? I have run out of excuses on why I shouldn't live my life exactly as I want it, and just to realize that is a revelation in itself.

There is one thing that beats everything else, which is that I have finally found the people that I want to work with. It's strange to write it down like this, because you guys will probably read it and it might sound like I was trying to butter you up. Well, DEAL WITH IT!!!

So I feel ready to make a New Life Resolution. I will no longer compromise with what I believe in! There it is. Just shoot me if I do.

Oh, and I will buy myself a synthesizer too.