Bankeråt Cafè, Copenhagen

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I was mad enough to fight the snowstorm in a bid to hunt down Bankeråt Cafè at Ahlefeldtsgade. And every damn effort was worth it! I fell right in love with this little dark room and its creepy ambience. There were taxidermied animals hanging all around, with decapitated doll head light fixtures and funkier window-ledge knick-knacks. The cafè’s casual eccentricity made me feel right at home.

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The Danish word ‘bankerøt’ could be simply translated as bankruptcy, and I wonder why! Everything here is very reasonably priced. A DKK36 latte accompanied my stay-in from the blizzard. Dessert choices were very basic though – chocolate tarts, a walnut cake and brunch sandwiches. Young crowds are known to frequent the area; the combination of Bankeråt Cafè’s full bar selection and its mysterious aura is the main draw for Bankeråt.

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However short a visit I paid, I’m just really glad to have witnessed the cafè’s much raved-about creepy decor! I’m all for anything out of the ordinary and BANKERÅT ranks way up on my list for being one of a kind.

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Bankeråt
Ahlefeldtsgade 27-29
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 09:30 – 00:00,
Sat – Sun 10:30 – 00:00

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

[THAILAND] o11.Shopping @ The Buddy Oriental Plaza Samui

The Buddy Oriental Plaza Samui

Drawn by the ring road’s sleek and appealing post-colonial design, we parked here on our way to Lamai Beach for beach-wear shopping. The ring road consists mostly of restaurants (Pazzo Italian Cuisine and Wine Bar, Mulligan’s Irish Pub) and boutiques (Chicstation, CocoVilla Supermarket, Lamai Boutique). The street stalls on the road leading away from the plaza sells pretty much all the stuff we need!

The Buddy Oriental Plaza Samui Shopping

The Buddy Oriental Plaza Samui

The Buddy Oriental Plaza Samui

The Buddy Oriental Plaza Samui

The Buddy Oriental Plaza Samui

Boho-Chic Week: The K. Kollection

Fringe tassels, paisley prints and velveteen: I have uncovered the epitome of boho-chic.

The none-can-have-it look – fashion statements adorned by exclusive, one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories. What else speaks louder of individualism than the 100% hand-made?

The Kkollection was created by an Atlanta based artist & writer K.J.Wright. She specializes in unique, hand crafted art and accessories fueled by her love for fashion and unconventional ideas. When you visit Kkollection.net, you will find many one of kind pieces that will hopefully meet your accessory or design needs! The Kkollection’s ultimate goal is to bring style and art together in one harmonious fashion.

What I Love:

Pink Tide Wraparound
Pink Tide Wraparound
Kkollection Scarf Bohemian
One of The Kkollection’s signature scarves (in black). Wraps at
least 7-8 times around and up the neck; a fashion forward piece

 

Kkollection bamboo necklace
Bamboo and fabric necklace: a one-of-a-kind piece
that is geared more towards Spring
241.
Wooden hand painted and
sprayed, blue and silver chevron earrings
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The Kkollection’s beautiful bottle art: custom-made
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The Kkollection’s painting that is also a jewelry board to hang earrings and necklaces. Functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Where to get: http://www.kkollection.net/
Payment: Paypal
Shipping: The United States
International Shipping: Only through contacting via email

Was honored to get in touch with the very talented artist herself!
This is her style advice for readers!

” When it comes to fashion and styling, I think accessories should always be
over the top! Often times a simple outfit with solids can be pumped up
with the right piece(s). Even when color blocking or sporting patterns,
you can bet, the right addition can take your outfit to the next level. At
Kkollection.net, you will find a multitude of pieces to accent your
wardrobe. “

Stay tuned for more Boho-Chic Week fashion house features!

Boho-Chic Week: Khalid & Bridges

bohochic
Auguste Abeliunaite by Luis Monteiro

Tired of wearing a dress that’s ‘so last season’?
Fashion pieces that never go out of style – oh, if only.

Now let’s think, which fashion fad never seems to die? Boho-chic, it seems, has its influences lurking in all the sneakiest ways.

Drawing on bohemian & hippie influences, Boho-Chic began in the 1960s. Its popularity boomed after Sienna Miller strutted her stuff at the Glastonbury Festival, 2004. Constantly re-emerging on the latest catwalks are signature slouchy cardigans, grungy dresses, heavily embroidered belts and cowboy boots.

Less conventional are its alternative titles ‘”hobo-grunge” and “heroin chic”. It’s definitely not easy to nail the style. You can’t just dress like a hobo!

Getting in touch with a dozen online fashion houses and having perused their Boho-Chic collections, I learnt a whole lot. What can these fashion houses share with us about Boho-Chic?


In the spotlight today:

Khalid & Bridges

Based in London, it is an exciting new blend of femininity and elegance founded by two friends. Their unique, constantly growing collection of jewellery is inspired by travels around the world. Best of all, they come with great prices!
Their strong bohemian pieces really caught my eye; I love these 2 necklaces in particular!




Traditional Rectangle Loom Necklace

Loom Necklace
Beautiful jewellery pieces make any outfit stand out, whether worn with a pair of skinny jeans, a top or a gorgeous dress. Our three piece necklace has been made using three different sized rectangles, wrapped individually with metallic wire to produce a loom like effect before being assembled as a necklace. Make a statement this Christmas with this unique piece that will embellish any outfit.

Price: £15.00
Size: 59cm in chain length
Weight(grams): 179g
Color: Silver and multi-coloured



Deep Mocha and Gold Woven Necklace

Deep Mocha Necklace
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. Stand out from the crowd this winter with this unique piece. The woven rows in this necklace are intricately balanced with chained links, golden cord and deep mocha stones. A great style accessory to the perfect outfit.


Price: £12.00
Size: 48cm in chain length
Weight(grams): 126g
Color: Gold and Mocha



View More Here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KhalidandBridges
Payment: Paypal and ETSY
International shipping: YES!



Bonus Style Advice: (from Rabia Khalid and Fredericka Lathbridge of Khalid&Bridges):

Staying in trend this fall with Boho chic should be a breeze: there are many choices available to indulge your style appetite. The great thing about Boho chic is that it’s all about creating an individual style.
The winter season provides a great opportunity to play around with colours as well as layers. Folk-inspired pieces are on trend with all sorts of colour combinations available and patterns inspired by Native American looks and Asian influences.

When it comes to shoes, a great pair of boots can compliment either trousers or jeans with a white blouse or a baggy cardigan/jumper. Slouchy pants are hot off the catwalk from New York and are a fantastic choice to add a little oomph to your outfit this winter. To finish the look off, dress your neck with some statement jewellery. Necklaces are the perfect the accessory to complete your Boho chic look, check out our collection at Khalid and Bridges’s (https://www.etsy.com/shop/KhalidandBridges?ref=si_shop) to find the perfect statement accessory.




Stay tuned for more Boho-Chic Week fashion house features:
Tipsy Gipsy, ZZROX, ShopGysan and various up-and-coming online stores!