Mary-Kate and Ashley for Bik-Bok
I have been an addict of their style for as far as I can remember so I was so happy when Bik Bok offered me the chance to meet up with the girls. They actually have the same exact height as me (that never happens so for me that´s almost reason enough to love em`!). Dressing to not look ?midgety? when you`re under 160 cm can be a challenge, and it made me think a lot about proportion growing up. This is why I`ve been looking to these stylish sisters for inspiration for as long as I can remember, I think we can all safely agree, they always find a way to make pretty much everything work for them. That compared with the mystery and unexpected combinations of clothing makes them a sure bet for when I`m low on styling ideas.
So on a perfect summer day here in Oslo I headed down to The Thief to have a talk with the girls. Never in a million year did I think this would happen, so I guess I don`t have to tell you, I had A LOT of expectation! Like, A LOT! What If they would turn out to be total divas? Or even worse, what If they hates my shoes or something? But luckily for me, they were just as sweet and funny as they look, puh!
I imagine you get a lot of collaboration requests, how did you choose Bik Bok as someone you wanted to work with? We met with the team, did research on the stores, and after meeting with them it seemed like a perfect fit for us. Everything they do is done very well, the quality is really nice, and when researching the customer the colors that came up; black, whit and grey really fit us. With that in mind, and knowing that we would have the freedom to explore and offer a collection we would be really pleased with, we took the challenge.
What inspires you? Our customers, sometimes you hope you know what your customer wants but you also want to offer something they did not know they wanted, and I thing that challenges us and keeps it fun and interesting. We try to introduce our customers to new silhouttes. Fit, fabrics and proportion is really important. But we don`t go in wanting to change some ones wardrobe, we just want to enhance it, so the things we offer and concentrate on, we hope they always last longer then a season.
Can you offer some styling tips for the cold weather we usually have in Norway? It`s so warm and beautiful here now, but it`s funny, when we moved from LA to NYC I think people found it very funny that we wore a lot of layers, but It was just because we weren?t used to the weather. I still think layering is Ok.
Do you have any fun plans for your stay here? We stopped by the museum yesterday which was beautiful, but now we are just doing the launch at Bik Bok before heading to Stockholm. Mary Kate admitted to be wearing one of her favorites; This part zips off and becomes a crop jacket. We also did a skirt like this, that will be out later.
Ashley were rocking the jeans; the denim fits so well, they are super cute. We tried on the entire collection last night, and everything fits really well, we are so pleased with it all!
I have some of the styles from the collection, but when they got up from the couch to show me their outfits, I have to admit? I was kinda flabbergasted, it`s just pure perfection on them! I`m definitivly going to be sporting M-K and Ashley for Bik Bok for like? All foreseeable future.