Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Where It All Started

It's no secret that Freja absolutely loves her home country of Denmark. Her ties there run very deep as most, if not all, of her family and friends live there. I think Freja still lives there as well. It's quite rare for a top working model not to live in either New York or Paris. In fact, the only other model I can think of who doesn't live in either of those two cities is Lakshmi Menon, and that's only because I just saw her Vogue editorial that was shot in her hometown of Goa, India.

I've never been to Denmark, but it seems like a great progressive place to live, albeit a little too cold for my tastes. Did you know that it was the first country in the world to legalize pornography and grant same-sex couples nearly all the rights of marriage? Denmark also ranks very high in income equality amongst its citizens. It is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, and its people are some of the happiest in the world based on health, welfare and education. And if you weren't already super jealous of the Danes, their country is also one of the least corrupt.

Denmark's capital of Copenhagen also has a very vibrant and budding fashion scene, complete with its own fashion week. The average person might not know that Copenhagen fashion week exists, but fashion insiders definitely do. Furthermore, this is the city where Freja's fashion career started. She was scouted on the streets by Denmark's biggest agency Unique, and the rest as they say, is history. In a nod to Cph Fashion Week and Denmark, I'm posting some old backstage and runway pictures that I came across from the website of photographer Michael Hermansen. I believe these are all from the SS07 season.

It's always nice to see some of Freja's older work, isn't it? I hope she finds the time to walk in Cph Fashion Week again. And maybe we'll finally get that third installment of The Copenhagen Experience from Mads Nørgaard? If I keep saying it enough, maybe it will happen just like the Chanel campaign.

Image Credits: michaelhermansen.dk


Freja a.k.a Tiko said...

ThnQ. Good info.

Anonymous said...

i went to Copenhagen this past summer and it is not only one of the most beautiful places but also filled with the nicest people! i kept my eye out for a Freja sighting but never saw her =(

Rrose Sélavy said...

Nice to hear that the Danes are friendly. I've heard that a lot about them!