Was privileged to be invited for Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 and so exhilarated because its my first time to Denmark!
I love, love Europe because every country in Europe has so much history behind them and most importantly, each and every of them has such beautiful, distinct culture and story behind them!
Anyway instead of staying at a hotel, I was housed in an home apartment belonging to a Danish and she rented out her apartment since she was staying with her boyfriend to tourists like me! Her apartment had three rooms at three corners of her house with a living hall in the middle and a kitchen to the right. The rooms are all elevated from the ground from the living hall and I absolutely adore the design! Minor details like white window panes, hanging lights and a colour scheme of wood with white made this stay so homely and comfortable.
See the carpet beneath the chair? Its actually a small hidden space below with a stair!
After settling in with all the 'weeeee' 'wow' 'woahhh' in this beautiful city, I proceeded to the first fashion show near Carlsberg brewery!
While looking to visit the Copenhagen Fashion Show, I chanced upon students who just finished school sitting on elevated cement stairs. The were all just basically having fun - playing music, ball, singing and dancing. I think it was quite a nice sight to behold as it reflects alot about the students in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Fashion Week was held in Bella Centre - its a huge, modern trade fair and convention centre with sky high wind mills at the entrance!
Upon entering the building, you can see the latest Spring/Summer 13 designs and colours lined up neatly by famous local designer in Copenhagen. The danish has such outstanding fashion taste and style I was definitely impressed!
Scandinavian furnitures - I'm in love, seriously!!
Every corner of the exhibition hall has their own flair of danish feel and I particularly love these colourful chairs that's so scandinavian! Infact, my upcoming new home inspirations came from this trip (will share soon) and I feel the influence of scandinavian furnitures and design is slowly creeping into Singapore as more people opt for scandinavian designs (:
I've never exactly enjoyed having a meal under the sun (unsheltered) but this was one fine meal that was unforgettable in the weather of 10degrees celsius and 0% humidity
One other thing I'm so thorough impressed with Copenhagen is - CYCLISTS HAS THEIR VERY OWN LANES AND TRAFFIC LIGHTS!!
I think its extremely important for cyclists to have a space of their own to cycle especially if Singapore is going in the direction of encouraging Singaporeans to cycle. Everyday when I drive, I'm bound to see cyclists riding so dangerously along the roads and I always fear so much that they might just suddenly cut out or fall infront of my car.
With cyclist's very own lanes and traffic lights, they can ride very safely such that it does not worry the car drivers as well as not put the pedestrians in danger.
I'm all for cyclists own lane even though I'm not a cyclist myself.
One of my favourite shots while exploring the city was this building that had the words 'One man's trash, another man's treasure'. I really love how the sunset was shining on that particular corner of the builder as well as how much this reflects the culture of the people in Denmark. Indeed, many a times we always fail to realise what could be trash to us might end up being else's treasure (:
My favouritest shot of Copenhagen >>>
Was introduced to a traditional danish delight set at a renowned restaurant along the gorgeous historical buildings. This traditional set came with pork, fillet and many small dressings and their own traditional sauce. The plate was HUGEEE and I couldn't finish it though it was so so delicious!
Carlsberg, probably the best beer in town - literally when I was in the town of Copenhagen (:
While shopping at the main district in Copenhagen, I came across a huge screen and banner of Copenhagen Fashion Week!
Had some drinks by a scenic river the next day and decided to try Tuborg which is a danish beer instead of Calsberg since we have them in Singapore (:
So creamy and yummy!
Found Hanuta in the supermarkets and brought back to Singapore like 10 cartons?
LOL I LOVE HANUTAs!!
Did you know that Copenhagen's known for The Little Mermaid? There's a famous stature in Copenhagen which is a gift to the city and donated in 1909 by Danish brewer of Carlsberg Jacobsen after he had attended the ballet performace about the Little Mermaid at the Royal Theatre. I was excited to see how the statue looked like before visiting Copenhagen as I've always love the story of Little Mermaid and this was definitely a place to visit for me!
And to end off, an amazing shot of the beautiful clear waters surrounding Copenhagen!
Meanwhile, don't forget to check out Dopestreet Boutique's latest collection just launched!
Till the next