Lives In: Oslo, Norway, Europe
About Me: I’m Celine Aagaard, a hardworking mom, former Editor-in-Chief, journalist, forecaster, writer, stylist and award winning blogger.
I founded a Norwegian blog platform and have been running Norway’s most awarded fashion blog since 2008 (hippiehippiemilkshake.no).
After 18 years as a journalist and editor-in-chief for magazines Topp, Stylemag and Stylemag Interior, I left the media house Aller Media to pursue my longterm dream of starting my own business.
It was time for a new chapter in my life, so in June 2015 I closed down my blog, left my job as Editor-in-chief and founded envelope.no, an online fashion magazine and forecast project.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At : I’ve worked with branding and rebranding, social media strategy, I do a lot of trend reports and forecasting, and I give lectures at events and for different clients. I also do a lot of collaborations with brands, both on envelope.no and my Instagram account.
Interested In: I’m interested in creating good content for both my readers and the brands I collaborate with. I never say yes to brands that I don’t like, I believe in honest communication and being true to myself and my readers. Honesty is the best policy!
Mama Likes: I’m a vegetarian and try to live as ecological and green as possible. I love interior design, visiting new and exciting destination, ride my bike around Oslo, swim in the cold northern sea, do yoga, take pictures, go to art exhibitions and hang out with my Jack Russel Terrier, my fantastic son and my better half.
Mama Inspiration: My own mom, Gwen Stefani and Carine Roitfeld.
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with:
Gucci, Céline, H&M, Acne, Reformation, Zara, Chanel, blkdnm, Sportmax, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Designers Remix, Barbara Bui, Isabel Marant and Filippa K, to mention a few. I love brands who have a clean cut, good fabrics and the right amount of edge. Louis Vuitton and Chanel are classic brands who I love to mix with more affordable brands such as Zara and Blkdnm.
Words you live by/quotes you love: Work hard – and be nice to people.
Best advice you’ve ever been given: Trust in yourself and work hard.
Best advice you’d give to someone starting out: Be true to your concept and believe in yourself. Surround yourself with people you trust, and don’t share your ideas with everyone. People can have selfish intentions and end up stealing your ideas, so don’t be naive. Find a mentor before you start up. Make a plan, don’t rush into things and be thorough.
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you? I’m very laid back, easy going, and I never plan my outfits -although my pictures on Instagram might give you a different impression. And I’m funny, impulsive and I can break dance.
Where can we find you?
On my new website; Envelope.no
On Instagram; @celineaagaard_ and @envelope_no
On pinterest; Celine Aagaard