Scandinavian Charm

Scandinavian minimalism

All-white outfit

River Island faux shearling coat

One happy leaf jewellery

One happy leaf serene neklace

Faux shearling sleeveless coat

White mittens with faux fur lining

River Island shearling coat

Minimalist style

Winter outfit idea

Scandinavian style

One Happy Leaf Serene Necklace c/o | River Island Coat (also available on Asos) | Mango Dress (similar here, here and here) | Sam Edelman Petty Boot (also available here, and here, here and here in different tints) | Vintage Bag (similar here and here) | Topshop Mittens (similar)


In the last couple of weeks, days were dim and all but inviting to shoot fashion photos. Melancholia and, in view of the present state of the world, plain pessimism were lurking in the dusk. Quite naturally I withstood the temptation of listlessness by becoming hyper-alert to the few beams of sunlight breaking through the clouds. The weather reports were a great help for me to take creative advantage of those rare moments of sunshine to ensure a fine photographic exposure.

Today’s photos document one of my efforts to blow off the world’s omnipresent and unrelenting gloom with some Scandinavian brightness. An uncomplicated, light colour palette consisting of lots of white and a bit of grey and honey lifted my spirits whereas some soft fur (faux of course) kept me warm and cosy. I spotted this River Island vest months ago already (see this edit on my blog) and I’m afraid I succumbed to the temptation. This outfit also would have looked lovely with a pair of over-the-knee boots like these or these ones, but for now they are still to be situated on my “objects of desire” list rather than in my closet.

I gave my outfit the ultimate Scandinavian finishing touch with an imaginative minimalist bamboo necklace reminiscent of the Olympic sign of intertwined rings. To me it symbolizes the cooperation and solidarity between all continents, races and peoples, regardless of creed or ideology. It is a creation of One Happy Leaf, founded by an Australian jewellery designer with an educational background in environmental science. She designs jewellery from eco-friendly bamboo wood. (Other favourites of mine are her friendship necklace and her everyday ring. I have a weakness for brands that invest in social responsibility and One Happy Leaf is one of them. A portion of its sales is donated to organisations involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of abused animals (such as Animals Australia, World Animal Protection and Free the Bears). When I think of the countless people of the world who like One Happy Leaf try to make the world a better place to live in for the simple reason that there is no Planet B, the words of a beautiful poem by the French poet Paul Fort emerge and dispel melancholia and gloom.

“La ronde autour du monde” by Paul Fort

Si toutes les filles du monde
Voulaient s’donner la main,
Tout autour de la mer,
Elles pourraient faire une ronde.

Si tous les gars du monde
Voulaient bien étr’marins,
Il f’raient avec leurs barques
Un joli pont sur l’onde.

Alors on pourrait faire
Une ronde autour du monde,
Si tous les gens du monde
Voulaient s’donner la main.

(English translation here)


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  1. Kamila December 5, 2015

    So snowy <3 I love this fur stuff !!

  2. Alyssa Monique Bustillo December 3, 2015

    Such a stunning look for winter!
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  3. Cristina December 2, 2015

    Beautiful words and beautiful outfit! I love the vest and the gloves.

    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you, Cristina!

  4. Vicky December 2, 2015

    I love the light color palette of this outfit and the mittens are a very cute addition.


  5. Nataliya December 2, 2015

    Wonderful pictures, love the light color palette, thanks for sharing!
    xx, Nataliya

  6. Emma December 1, 2015

    I love how you’ve styled this outfit love, you’ve hit the nail on the head with the Scandinavian look that’s for sure! Funnily enough I’ve never heard of One Happy Leaf before and I’m Australian, tut tut to me! I’ll have to check them out :) xx

    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thanks Emma! It’s understandable that you haven’t heard of One Happy Leaf yet: they’re not such a big brand, but have such pretty jewelry! Have a great weekend!

  7. Ela December 1, 2015

    Such a beautiful minimal outfit! That coat looks so cosy and pretty x

  8. Gemma December 1, 2015

    So nice! I love the vest especially. Gemma xx

  9. Monika December 1, 2015

    I’m glad you took advantage of the light and focused on the positive and those who are doing wonderful things in this world. Your outfit is really sweet and looks quite cozy.


    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you dear for the lovely comment! Have a great weekend!

  10. Lenya November 30, 2015

    Totally loved this.

  11. Victoria November 30, 2015

    Your texts are always really inspiring. I like the poem (or song?) very much. An instigation for solidarity.

    Thank you. Victoria.

    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you! I think it’s a poem but perhaps someone should make a song of it… Xx

  12. Zelda November 30, 2015

    I do like the minimalism of the jewel very much, the wood material and the earth colors. I’ll suggest this as a present from my boyfriend :)


    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Haha, great idea!

  13. Jenny November 30, 2015

    This outfit looks incredibly soft and warm, I also like the color of it. Let winter come! You look adorable in it…

  14. Stella November 30, 2015

    Cute outfit, love the color

  15. Sara Nuša November 30, 2015

    That coat and those gloves are just a dream combo! Beautiful outfit.

  16. Thuy November 30, 2015

    LOVE the feel of the photo with you holding your bag in the air.

    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      That photo was also the most fun shooting ;)


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