Monday, December 14, 2009

watch out !

it is so exiting to introduce a new jewel label at shine that i cannot wait ! the super trendy bracelets that you have seen around the arm of most american stars will be at shine within days ! the packet was sent today from L.A and if you are curious to know a bit more about it go and have a look on the designer at

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

decadent dress !

tomorrow the 10 th of december or today depending when you read that mail you will have the chance to get yourself one beautifull piece of couture from the Sportmax party collection .
that dress can be worn with or without the little gem cardi that come with it . so its like having 2 dress in one or many many more possibility to use the sparkling top with any of your basic pieces . to see that lovely dress go and check at

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Isabel Marant

The french designer Isabel Marant is becoming more and more popular in scandinavia with her laid back style , we have had her collection for many years in store and see ourselves that hers are the pieces we personnaly use the most , it doesn´t matter with Isabel Marant if what you wear has been used for many years since her style is all about combinning old and new .

Friday, December 4, 2009

cookies and cakes day ..

we had talked about it for a while my friend and i , and we finally did it this thursday , a cookies and cakes day , baking from nine in the morning til late in the afternoon , we made hundreds of cookies and some cakes , her kitchen was marvelous , everything was so spacious and we had the beautifull sunny light all day , we could see the fjord and snow beyond it and when it was all done we were smelling rather suggary ourselves ...

we made some croquands , some coconuts sablé , two english christmas puddings , some cookies with caramel and some cupcakes with lots of frostings ..

Sonia Rykiel

as most of you, who are following the news in fashion , the grand lady of knitwear : Madame Sonia Rykiel has designed not one but TWO collection for H&M , the first part witch is underwear will be released tomorrow and to mark this we will let you have some pieces of the real thing !

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the end of november is good

i am happy for small things : the month of november is gone and with it the never ending story of my boys and us passing each other some kind of virus back and forth , i wont tell how un -glamourous the whole process has been because i just want to forget about it and rejoice in this new month coming ! i am back on the blogg !

get your pants on !

tomorrow wednesday all the Notify will be out for 900 nok ... run run ...

one new post everyday until christmas ..

each day until christmas we will have a new special offer at our lovely shop ....
keep posted to get the best of fashion at the best price ...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

soft beauty

helena rohner jewels are for the evanescent ,soft ,romantics , down-to-hearth out there ... and there must be a few because we are soon totaly sold out and re-ordering as soon as possible :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

crazy moods

oh i feel so great ! i painted my nails bright red tonight , all mothers of two will understand how crazy it feels ! also i am all about vanilla taste this days , made a good replica of my brother`s vanilla and coconut cream chicken-slow cooked ....mhhh could give the recipes if asked for :)


this is a salad basket , it beats in design all the new plastic thingy created in the last 50 years .yellow mustard tiles are not bad either ...

brut colors

i dont know if its this season with all the vibrant colors but i feel like surrounding myself with even stronger colors and also there is the ones i grew up with from my grand fathers paintings , here are some details i felt for long ago ..

window on the country side at the monastery near menerbes in provence .
i love the way it cut the view in smaller pieces.

we have the Eiffel tower ! here in town .

Sonia Rykiel made this replica of the eiffel tower to wear as a brooch ! its covered in diamanté and oh so pretty for the many party to come or for the Paris nostalgic everyday :)

a fresh start !

oh my ! it was so beautifull here when i came back , the colors of the nature , like a painting through my window, the smells too : woodfire , rotten leaves and apples on the trees ...
i had this urge to do millions of new things , plenty of small and big projects popped up in my mind , i did not know were to start so i thought i should occupy my hands while my head was pounding , i sat and made Apple jam ! peeling the apples one by one and cooking them for hours with sugar and vanilla and ginger and raisins ....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

from Shine...

i am on my way back from Paris and will have lots of time now ,to download and show you next season collection and keep you updated about all the novelty we get and also they will be some new travelling soon , so keep looking here ... a très bientot

on my way back...

i could not miss on this ice cream bar when i heard they had some of the best taste in town ! caramel au beure salé ( salty butter caramel ) was my choice and i will remember it ...the place name is Grom and is rue de seine .

also the same day i was by pure chance in front of pierre Hermé and they was less than 20 peoples in the queue so i run and got my hands on some of his macaron and vanilla eclairs

bye bye Paris !

chic for cheap !

you can either way get the luxury brands or get some stylish outfits for less in paris .
in the last decade many new up and coming brands have popped up and they cover a wide range of style . IRO propose an edgy sexy rock style

Le Comptoir Des Cotonniers manage to pack up on all the basics you really want season after season

Maje is for the sweeter girls and have nice prints and exiting cuts .

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

petit mais grand

i recommand a visit to the Bonpoint shop for all woman who has children or not ! they have the biggest sweetest dreamiest shop in town , its literally huge ! they took over an old Hotel Particulier and it has a caffe and a inside backyard and so many rooms , and the mini wool pull over are so soft you want to roll yourself inside ..

back to Paris !

today i was back to paris and busy to get to all my favorite shops , and no trip to the chic paris would be complete ,without going to le Bon Marché , it is the deluxe version of shopping malls with voiturier to park your car outside and all the best brands from top luxury Chanel down to cool designers a la Jerome Dreyfuss , also you can find beauty counters and kitchen wears and more ...

right on the side is to be found the food mall in the same luxe version with all the best food from around the world. not to be missed ...

the Vanessa Bruno shop that Beyonce visited AND had a shopping raid into last time she was in Paris ...rue saint sulpice .

Sonia Rykiel main shop witch has been standing at saint-germain-des-prés since the 60th , entirely renovated last year and with carpet so sick and pink you drown into them ..not so easy with hight heels !

Sunday, October 18, 2009

good morning !

typical early mornings for me : freshly grind coffee and le Monde .


wool carpet

maroccan wedding bedding

embroidery detail

the colorfull choices of the different textiles.

fountains and water weels ...

i always felt provence was dry but if you keep looking around you find all kind of water fountains and some like this one was for sale at the antique market in Isle sur Sorgue .

those water weels are made of wood and metal and are to be found all over the Sorgue river

the fountain at Edith Mezard shop witch is situated in an old horse barn in the village of Lumiere , Edith is the master of classic linen embroidery and so very chic is her shop .

fresh food

vegetables and fruits look always so much better here , and taste better too :)
i grill those ones in a pan with some olives oil , fresh tymian salt and pepper .

a salad of flat green beans and mini tomatoes from the ecologic garden of my aunt .

i have been enjoying the soft days here, and now comes some colorfull pictures of places and things ...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

hurra !

yeppee ! Shine has been nominated as best shop by the very best norwegian fashion magazine COSTUME !

it means a lot for us , and we would be so happy if you could help us keep our little dream shop up there with the best ones by voting for us on .

it is so good already to be nominated and it really make our work worth the efforts we put into it , we are so happy too, to feel that trondheim can count on the fashion map of norway .

thank you for following Shine trought the years !

changing walls

i have noticed lately that a lot of shops are moving into old locations that used to be selling something else , like the library on top who moved into a hat shop and the lingerie designer Chantal Thomas who moved in a bakery ... inspiration anyone ?

all good things are 3

one of these make me think of the new jewel design from tyffany : a small silver key as a necklace , big one on my new wish list !

3 pairs of men shoes ...

3 childrens chairs ..

3 suitcases from luxury Goyard to travel in style , as a cheaper alternative you could go at the Merci shop in paris where they sold those poetic carton suitcases in two colors and lots of different size for max 50 euro for the biggest size ..

Monday, October 12, 2009

lighting and open space

in the south at my mother´s place there is this room with this forever hight cieling and this massive piece of design light in the middle witch give a great sense of space .

maroccan dishwear in provence.

i am having a hard time every morning trying to pick up my favorite cup and plate for breakfast , each ones are different and have irregularity in the print and colour witch make them unique and therefore beautifull , but at the end the table look colorfull anyway ...


monnaie du pape ( the pope´s money is the translation for this dry flowers ??? )

minimalist bouquet and red glass.