LEADERS BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CELINE AAGAARD

LEADERS BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CELINE AAGAARD | SKIN & GOODS

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 ) 

She has been a big inspiration for years (what can I say, I'm always inspired by power women) and her sustainable and timeless clothing line ENVELOPE1979 is something else. Almost all pieces are versatile, taking sustainability to another level, by not just buying fewer, and high quality pieces, but being able to wear the same item in many different ways, I mean it's genius. (Even my husband keeps asking if I bought a new outfit, as he can' believe it's the same blouse I was wearing backwards yesterday.) Her clothes can be purchased at Net-A-Porter and Farfetch as well as their own webshop, and is frequently seen on influencers worldvide. 
Ladies, now its time to get personal and up close with Celine.  She made a confession to me. I've been after her for some time now as I really needed to know how she was taking care of her skin and she said to me (seriously, this came as a shock) she said, Hildur, I'm not so good with beauty. She could have fooled me, with that Nordic Norwegian glow. 
Anyways, lets get to know her better and you might even learn about new beauty brands. ( some were new to me, but don't worry, already purchased that Blemish Balm to test and try for you guys) 

 

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. 

MORNING ROUTINE?

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? 

Chakra from Aveda. And I have this roll from Aesop - a ginger flight therapy and for the moment I use this instead of parfume.

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?

Dr. Schrammek Blemish Balm instead of foundation - the Aesop ginger roll and Aveda


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. 

5 FAVOURITES:

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. 


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