Did you know that Lace translates to Blonde in Norwegian? Three generations of women in my family have celebrated wearing this dress, so naturally it was very fragile. Creating the Blonde Collection is my way to make sure this dress with its story never goes away entirely. My mormor Anna told me stories of when she met morfar and this dress was made for a local festival in our home town. Actually from old curtains – and lace! Wonder who had the most fun wearing this to the Vinterfest Uka festivals in Narvik – mormor, mamma or me?
The collection has a fragile, yet feminine touch to it and the pieces have a light and comfortable feel. Filled with love and traditional heritage this may be one of the most personal gifts from my work. I really enjoy the thought of jewellery being inherited from one generation to the next, and how the story lives on and develops into your own as time goes by.