mandag 12. oktober 2015

Turning over a new leaf

The blog is getting a new pretty home, and I'm hard at work. In the meantime say bye-bye to blogspot and prepare for new and exciting content.

Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for new inspo while we wait for new things to come.

The blog will launch on the 1st of December on

xxx Iben

mandag 21. september 2015

Mansur Gavriel SS16

OMG - I die! Mansur Gavriels SS16 collection is the embodiement of everything I'm particularly fond of; rounded shapes, pastels and brights, perky 60's shift dresses and 70's platforms. I've been looking for a round bag since Carvens Round bag was sold out, and I'll be waiting patiently for this one to hit the shops, hopefully at a not-so-painful price (wishful thinking).

What are your thoughts on the collection?

xxx Iben

Photo credits: Garancè Dorè// Style Heroine

lørdag 22. august 2015

Peugeot Django scooter & Bell bullitt TT helmet

Wearing: Monki top/ H&M skirt/ Russel & Bromley leather moccasins/DKNY saffilo satchel/ Bell Bullitt TT helmet

Enjoying sunny Bergen on my new Peugeot Django scooter, wearing the Bell Bullitt TT helmet. It's so much fun when brands reproduce old models, like Peugeot and Bell did here. You can't see from the pic, but the helmet actually has a bubble face shield, just like an astronaut! Getting around on a scooter is wonderful, perfect for city driving and cutting the line in rush hour. 

Will you be considering a scooter?

Pic by Martin Tuft Torvund.

søndag 16. august 2015

Summer moments

Some wonderful moments from our holiday house in Greece (me bathing in the Neda river), the beautiful Mirthos beach at Kefalonia Island and last but not least - our visit to Athens. 

I lived in Athens for a few months back in 2009 and attended a greek course at the central university, and it was quite a different town to me since then with everything that has happened. Now it's back to school and work, how was your vacay?

torsdag 16. juli 2015

Latest project - Growing my hair out.

I've had short hair for the past 7 years. I've tried to grow it past the "really awkward point" several times, and failed. Then I saw Eurovision and the oh so sweet Russian singer Polina Gagarina with her glamorous 50's bob, and decided that enough was enough - this time I'm going to endure the painstaking saving process. End result should be very curly aswell, since I have lot's of curls which have been bleached for so many years they seem to spend some time finding back to their original selves. Also, my carrot is that I'll dye it coral-pink when I get there, and then I can resume my usual hair-color-changing nature.

Tips for concealing that your growing your hair out:During the last few months I've learned a thing or two about how ugly your hair can get when growing it out! A few tips I've assembled:

1. Dye back to original color

Looks way more natural and not so tough to keep. I dyed mine back to brunette.

2. Braid, braid, braid!
If you use hair clips and braid everything you can get a hold of no one can see your out of proportion hairdo.

3. Scarves and big headpieces
Clever way to divert attention - no one will pay attention to your hair.

Anyone saving for long hair out there? Feel free to share your tips!

fredag 10. juli 2015

New Vintage 90's Levis 501 shorts

Wearing: Vintage top// Vintage Levis 501 shorts// Armani Sunglasses

Finally a few days of hot weather - I can put my new Levis 501 shorts to use! Me and my boyfriend went for a swim and this outfit was super comfy to spend a lazy day near the sea in. Now the weather is back to rain and 12C, but I'm hoping for summer soon, especially since I got my brand new scooter yesterday! Stay tuned for pics!

Pics by Martin Tuft Torvund

onsdag 8. juli 2015

On Instagram?

Hi guys,

I'm so sorry that I haven't been posting for some time now, I've been sick and had a ton of sudden new challenges to take care of. Anyway, now I'm back, and whilst I conjure up new locations, outfits and images I post regularly to Instagram approx 4 times a week. Follow me @despitecolor for a splash of color and inspiration - and I'll see you soon!

søndag 21. juni 2015

New in: Vintage yellow sundress

Wearing: Vintage yellow sundress: Etsy// Aldo sneakers// Vintage hat// Vogue stockings

Finally summer has arrived here in Bergen and I can wear my vintage yellow sundress from Etsy! I spent the whole day out in the yard smelling the cut grass whilst doing research reading Ren Ull by Klepp & Tobiasson - a relaxed sunday. How was your sunday?

Pics by Martin Tuft Torvund

lørdag 6. juni 2015

70's vintage jumpsuit

70's vintage jumpsuit from Etsy// Secondlove vintage angora sweater// Cavalli e nastri hat

For once I've actually managed to have my summer wardrobe ready for summer. Usually (since I'm a winter style layer person) I wait until the last moment, and then I dig out some old pieces from the closet. It doesn't feel quite right though, because it's tricky to mantain ones style identity with random tops and shorts - I prefer dresses and jumpsuit with something extra. It can't just be plain. Then I feel like I'm not quite me. How is your summer wardrobe coming along?

Pics Martin Tuft Torvund

mandag 1. juni 2015

Peach vintage dress and Illamasqua Lipstick

Vintage 70's peach dress from Etsy// We Love Colors tights// Nine West sandals// Floral headpiece from Etsy// Illamasqua lipstick in #kontrol

A new addition to my spring wardrobe, this peach number is perfect for the office or slouchy summer days on my (soon to be) scooter. 

Pics by Martin Tuft Torvund
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