Tusen takk!

Tusen takk for alle de hyggelige og støttende meldingene jeg har fått etter at jeg la ut innlegget mitt. Takk til alle som har delt det via Facebook og Twitter. Det betyr enormt mye for meg. :)

I dag begynte jeg på jobb igjen og i morgen skal jeg stå i butikken. Det gleder jeg meg veldig til. :)


I’m in (one of) Norway’s biggest newspaper

Last Thursday my mug was smeared over 2 pages in one of Norway’s biggest newspaper – VG (Verdens Gang). I was asked about spring, motorcycling and the awesome weather we are getting.

The journalist managed to write “Night Trail” instead of “Night Train” to describe my mc.But I don’t think a lot of people will know the difference :p

Maia in VG

Maia molests Berlin

Instagram can be so much fun! And especially when you come up with your own hashtag. Just look at my “maiamolestsberlin”-tag! It actually inspired some other Instagram users to start their own “molesting spree”, which I find quite amusing. :)

Maia molests Berlin

Kamille Magazine No. 21 2012

Yesterday I bought my first issue of the Norwegian lifestyle magazine “Kamille”. Why, you wonder? The answer is, of course, because I’m in it! ;)

Every month Manillusion invites to a customer night. Two hours of champagne, shopping, new items and sometimes really good deals. Last August, the Norwegian pop starlet Alexandra Joner, joined our customer night. And “Kamille” was following her around that day.

The “Kamille” photographer, Nina Ruud, took a bunch of photos while they were there. But I didn’t think they would use the ones with Lise and me in them. I was wrong!

Manillusion customer night is always a lot of fun. See for yourselves! ;)
I was wearing my absolute favourite item for this year, my studded leather vest. And my Harley Davidson boots.

Alexandra is wearing All that glitters is gold dress and zombie pumps, everything from Manillusion. :)

New York – 1975

I simply LOVE this photograph of Elsa Peretti taken by the amazing Helmut Newton. New York, 1975 for French Vogue.

Elsa Peretti is an Italian jewellery designer, and has designed many of Tiffany’s best-selling items including the famous ‘teardrop’ necklaces and ‘thumb’ vases in white.

Tronsmo’s backyard sale = Winning!

Every year, Oslo’s most awesome bookshop has this huge backyard sale. If you’re not able to find ONE book there that you want to buy, there’s something wrong with you!

I usually head for the photography section, because Tronsmo has the largest and most interesting photo book selection in Oslo. And the yearly backyard sale always offer a bunch of them for half the price (or less).

I went today with my friend Kris, and she ended up buying two bags full of amazing stuff. So now she has to buy another book case to store them in :razz:

To top of the day, Kris bought me a Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial! Thank you, honeybuns! :wink:

My most precious books from today’s sale:

Roger Ballen – Photographs 1969-2009. He’s known for his dark and disturbing photograps. And they truly are dark and disturbing. Even for me! If you like Die Antwoord, check out their video “I Fink U Freeky”. Roger Ballen has directed that video and has used lots of his own images as inspiration for the video. Check them all out!

Harmony Korine – Pigxote. Harmony Korine is an american film director, producer, screenwriter and author. He wrote the script for the movie Kids (1995) and wrote/directed Gummo (1997), which is one of the weirdest and most disturbing films I’ve ever seen. And of course I loved it! :D The book, Pigxote, brings together forty-nine photographs from Korine’s private archive. Check him out – check out Gummo. And he’s even directed a short movie with Die Antwoord – “Umshini Wam”. It’s awesome!

Dave Cooper – Overbite / Dave Cooper – Underbelly. Overbite is a hardcover art book featuring over 40 of Cooper’s gorgeous oil paintings, each focusing on the female form. Underbelly is a hardcover art book featuring over 50 of Cooper’s luminescent oil paintings and lush drawings, each focusing on the female form. I love these paintings! <3

Here’s Die Antwoord video I Fink U Freeky – directed by Roger Ballen:

And the short film directed by Harmony Korine:


Atsuko Kudo – the ONLY latex haute couture designer

6 years ago I went to this little shop on Holloway Road in London, to get my wedding dress custom made. Little did I know then about all the fuzz this little lady would be making and that she would be featured in all the biggest fashion magazines 5 years later.

Atsuko Kudo designed my wedding dress, choker, hat and gloves. And even a pair of panties. All made in rubber, of course, with the most beautiful details!

Here’s a couple of pictures from our wedding. My hubby also wore custom rubber clothes, of course ;)

Since then, Lady Gaga has appeared multiple times in Atsuko Kudo. And every week I see a new garment in Vogue Paris, Vogue Italy, S Magazine, W Magazine, Tirade Magazine, Tush Magazine (and the list just goes on and on).

I think that Atsuko Kudo is the only haute couture latex/rubber designer worth mentioning. The others never quite succeed in making clothes that look like fashion/haute couture.

Check them out on Facebook

Steven Klein just did a series of photographs with Linda Evangelista for W Magazine. They’re super awesome! ;)


Gregory Crewdson: In a lonely place

Earlier this summer I went to Stenersenmuseet to check out the Gregory Crewdson exhibition. I love his photographs and was really curious about seeing them in big format. And I wasn’t disappointed! The exhibition ended on Aug 12th, so you really missed out if you didn’t go.

It was really interesting to see the 20 min documentary/interview with Crewdson. He builds up his photographs like others build a complete movie set. It can take up to 6-8 months to prepare for just ONE photo. Check him out on the web. These are truly beautiful photographs that tell multiple stories.

Here are some of my fave’s from Gregory Crewdson: