And then they were mine (at last!)

Ever since I first laid eyes on these babies I was determined they would end up in my shoe collection. And now they have! Manillusion has signed an exclusive deal with the Vivienne Westwood line made by Melissa.

The shoes are all rubber, smells delicious and is surprisingly comfortable to wear.


Happy b-day, Mr Bowie!

I know it was yesterday. But I am taking an extra day with Mr Bowie. ;)
I can’t believe he’s the same age as my dad – 66 years old – and still looks awesome!

I SO want the Bowie leggings from Charles of London. Of course we have them at Manillusion. Which means I’m drooling over them every day. I just know they’re coming home with me some day soon.

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. :)

Mrs Prong

is this really cute and feisty girl from London. She makes the most beautiful and kewl alternative jewellery – all by herself! If you want nipple covers, posture collars, chokers, bangles, necklaces, ties or earrings she can make them. And you’ll look damn good and get lots of attention when you go out.

Like the large spike choker, here on Norwegian popstarlet Alexandra Joner from a Vogue shoot.

Here’s a picture of me from the Costume Awards 2012, with a crystal bangle from Prong Jewellery, a taxidermy raccoon skull, bodyshaper from Rago and leggings from Charles of London – everything bought at Manillusion, of course ;) On our trip to London Edge earlier this week, we met Claire and ordered a bunch of new stuff for Manillusion. And she gave me the most awesome eyepatch! Can’t wait to use it!

Check out her site here or visit me at Manillusion to check out our selection of Prong Jewellery. ;)

Launch party for TagOslo

Yesterday, I went to the TagOslo launch party at a beautiful little shop in Skovveien, called MagMaLou. Chocolate dipped strawberries and bubbly made sure everybody had a good time. :wink: I went there together with my hubby Knut, my boss – Lise, Rockabully-Tonje and Mette. Here we are at the photo wall (Knut lost and had to take the picture).

TagOslo is the new Norwegian shoe brand I blogged about last week. And my shop, Manillusion, is getting some awesome shoes and boots in a couple of weeks! Yay! And we had to order two new models yesterday. They’re just so damn goodlooking and the leather is in excellent quality.

A bunch of Norwegian celebs aslo went to the launch yesterday, like actress Pia Tjelta, popstarlet Tone Damli Aaberge, singer and designer Mira Craig, actor Henrik Thodesen and his girlfriend Charlotte Thorstvedt.

Good luck, TagOslo. I think you’ve already made a lot of new customers. And more to come! Btw – I really want the light green boots from the Spring collection! ;)

Before we went home, we had a drink at Monarkiet, which is about 200m from Manillusion. And I got hungry, so we stopped by Illegal Burger before we went to bed. That is, by far, the best burger in town!

Check out Rockabully or Manillusion blog for more pictures.

New Norwegian shoe brand: TagOslo

Today I went to the showroom of a brand new Norwegian shoe brand – TagOslo.

About a year ago, Tonje Damli and Frode Gåsland, decided to found their own shoe label and design their own shoes. Gåsland has been working with shoes for over 15 years and has a lot of experience, contacts etc in the business. He currently lives in Spain, where the shoes are manufactured – in genuine quality leather.

Their first collection is launching next week and includes six different models.  In Oslo there are now 3 shops that will be selling TagOslo. And I think it’s so cool that Manillusion is one of those 3! Yay! I will most definitely get myself a pair of the studded boots. And probably the ones with glitter. And the tall ones.. ;)

I think it’s so awesome that we get a new Norwegian shoe brand. And I think it’s even better that the shoes are made in such good quality leather. TagOslo has, in one collection, created all the shoes and boots that I’ve been missing from the Norwegian stores. For years!

I wish you guys all the best and I can’t wait for the shoes to arrive in our shop in a couple of weeks! :D

Here’s a couple of photos from the upcoming TagOslo collection. And a picture of me with Tonje from TagOslo. :)

In addition to their own shoe label, TagOslo are the sole distributor of some other brands in Norway. A couple of them wowed me completely! Like the all-rubber Vivienne Westwood pumps! OMG! They come in many different colour schemes, are pretty light and feels awesome on the foot!

I will most definitely get me a pair or two of those as well! It’s an amazing concept – you can just hose off your shoes when you get home. And it doesn’t matter if it starts to rain when you’re out. ;)

L.A. Roxx

I simply LOVE the bodysuits made by L.A. Roxx. They have been customizing leather for years now, and have made several outfits for Lady Gaga. And now me!

The sleeveless body with hood and croctail is designed by me and sewn by L.A. Roxx. ;)

The only shop in Norway that sells L.A. Roxx is Manillusion in Oslo.