Wednesday, September 07, 2011

12 things at once

While I type this my husband is talking to me. I'm also thinking about work and the day I had. And I'm typing and running water for a bath.

Multi tasking? I'm your girl.

Today I took a young coworker of mine out and showed her how the old pros vintage shop. It was fun. I handed her stuff, told her to try it, and I'll be damned if it didn't look awesome on her. It was a perfect storm of style, shopping, my practiced sense of fashion style and history and her young person sense of funk and adventurousness. She was impressed by my ability to find the good stuff and I was impressed by her instant acknowledgement if something worked or didn't.

Really, I should be a personal shopper or a stylist. I can just TELL if something works.

Vintage shopping in Oslo can be really awesome. Prices here are cheap for old stuff (Norwegians don't really go for used stuff) and the selection is pretty good. Especially, oddly, for leather.


  1. Jaymo3:13 PM

    Okay, I'm thinking Steve McQueen leather.  Whatcha got?

  2. If I tried to multitask like that the bath would overflow and I would be typing in an unknown language. Style? I have absolutely no sense of it. Just look at me once and you will understand. When I need it I ask one of my more talented gay friends. They never look bad.

  3. lisaroy10:14 AM

    Just stumbled upon your blog and I'm sitting here giggling to myself. I love reading about other expats' daily ramblings (I'm a Canadian recently transplanted to Dubai from Ireland). 
    Love vintage shopping - hoping to scour the tiny shops in old Dubai once the weather cools down and i can walk outside without spontaneously combusting. Not sure if I'll find anything - Dubai is all about over-the-top bling so it should be interesting.

  4. karlakp12:45 PM

    I've gotten 2 leather pencil skirts and a really sweet brown jacket there. You'd totally find STeve McQueen style there...maybe not Alexander McQueen, but defo STeve.


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