LEADERS BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CELINE AAGAARD
LADIES, MEET CELINE AAGAARD, THE COOL & QUALITY CONSCIOUS SCANDINAVIAN POWER WOMAN, AND THE WOMAN WHO MADE ME START WINTER SWIMMING (AND THEN SOLD ME HER SUSTAINABLE SWIMSUIT )
WHO IS CELINE AAGAARD?
I'm a Norwegian girl living in Oslo- with a focus on sustainability and a passion for fashion with a vision to inspire to a more transparent industry. I believe in a seasonless, versatile wardrobe and I'm a huge fan of vintage, oversized monochrome clothes. I have been a vegetarian for 26 years - I don't drive a car, I love the ocean - and swim all year round. I live for those days by the sea.
I have been a writer and journalist for 26 years, and an Editor in Chief for 2 fashion magazines in Norway. 2 years ago, I started the brand Envelope1976.
I normally wake up before the rest of the family, light a few candles, roll out the yoga mat for that perfect start of the day before I make breakfast for my son and make some green ginger juice.
COFFEE OR TEA (OR ALCOHOL, WE DON ́T JUDGE)
Cortado iced coffee in the morning and wine with ice cubes in the weekends, or after a long day at work…
TYPICAL WORK DAY?
No days are typical. Since we do everything ourselves from design, production, sales, packing, controlling goods, and the PR - there are very different days and weeks. Some weeks we have the full focus on just one thing f.x. if we are showing the collection for our customers, other weeks it's very versatile.
BEST SELFCARE ADVICE?
To start the day with what you have to get done, for me that is the yoga and the winter swim. and to always carry a bottle of water with cucumber and lime.
WORK-LIFE BALANCE (WHAT DO YOU TO FOR FUN)?
Swim, yoga and I like to listen to music and go to concerts or festivals, and travel (when we can, again)
WHAT PRODUCTS ARE ALWAYS BY YOUR SIDE?
HOW TO BE A FEMALE LEADER?
I don't see my self as a leader. I have been an editor in several different magazines for the past years, I have run my own business, and now I co-own the company with another strong woman, with eco-logic.
THAT ONE PRODUCT YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS?
CURRENT OBSESSION (BOOKS, INTERIOR, MUSIC – WHATEVER YOUR MIND CAN ́T GET ENOUGH OF ATM.)?
Watching sunsets at our cabin……
Music: Gundelach, Lykke Li, Mew and Telle
My new oyster plates…. Even when I don´t eat oysters I use them for seasalt instead.
FOR KEEPING THE WRINKLES AWAY?
I don't think they go away…..hehe, but I do Green peel and sometimes a mask if I have one at home.
FOR THAT GLOWING SKIN?
I don't think I have a very gloomy skin but I have a shimmer from Elizabeth Arden I use.
FOR SULTRY EYES & SMOLDERING LIP?
I have an eye pillow that I use after my yoga session and for my lips I have a balm from a Norwegian brand Nykr. a Norwegian local organic beauty brand. Elemis superfood for the face.
FOR HEALTY & BOUNCY HAIR?
I just got a new shampoo - Keune from Gevir. A paraben free natural product.
FOR SMOOTH BODY?
I use natural organic scrubs from Nykr. Sugar Body Polish.