Steel blue eyes, glowing skin and a relaxed confidence that is typical for Copenhagen, Stephanie Gundelach is a dream girl. I’ve been running into her the last years and took the occasional streetstyle photo admiring her minimal yet feminine style. Once owner of the not-to-be-missed B56 fashion store in Copenhagen, Stephanie eventually moved on to focus on styling and creative consulting, she also just relaunched BRICS, a capsule collection brand of coats with a ‘Scandi touch’ as she describes it below. If you saw my previous post on ‘double coats’, her coats would be the perfect reference, they are oversized so that you can actually fit plenty of warm layers underneath.
To add to the list of skills, Stephanie co-founded Denmark’s first fashion blog ANYWHO, now you can follow her style and inspirations on Stephaniegundelach.com.
I recently visited Stephanie in Copenhagen to have a closer look at her wardrobe and inspirations, while I was lucky to discover the stunning Glyptoteket Art Museum which I shamefully hadn’t visited before.
Hi Stephanie, can you tell me about your wardrobe essentials ? Do you have a sort of uniform you like to go for ?
Hi Sandra! These days I’m very into Vintage Jeans, shirts with very long sleeves, cropped jackets and big coats. When I need to dress up I love to use colors and play with different materials. I’m also a big fan of layering. Whether I’m working or going out it gives a personal and casual touch to an outfit.
Some favorite designers and brands ?
Calvin Klein, Céline, Norse Projects, Ganni and Carven.
Fashion investments from last year and for 2016 ?
Last year I bought a suede puzzle bag from Loewe. The classic and understated look of it goes with everything. I loewe it : ) This year I’m planning on getting my hands on a pair of pointy suede shoes from Proenza Schouler SS16. It’s a challenge finding nice shoes with a kitten heel and these are just perfect.
Favorite places in Copenhagen ?
There are constantly opening new and amazing restaurants in Copenhagen, so it’s hard to choose. Every week I have dinner at Pluto, which is right around the corner from where I live. I love eating at the bar and the food is great. Other restaurants like Osteria 16 and The Union Kitchen are also true favorites. For shopping I always visit The Apartment and Fil de Fer (furniture) and Wood Wood and Holly Golightly (fashion).
You have done so many things in the past from styling to having your own store to blogging. What is your focus for 2016, any exciting plans ?
I love multitasking and having the freedom to do what I’m passionate about – which is a lot of things. I’m still trying not to do too many projects at the same time. This year I’m focusing on styling and the re-launch of my brand BRICS, which specializes in coats with a Scandi touch. The coats are oversized and the idea is you wear it on top of a knit or a leather jacket. They are minimalstic so it’s the art of layering that gives the look a personal touch. ( www.bricsshop.com )
Picture 1 and 7: Turtleneck knit by Filippa K; T-shirt by Sakura; jeans by Weekday; earrings by Balenciaga
Picture 2: White top by Commes des Garcons; Vintage Levi’s; red pumps by By Malene Birger; necklace by Orit Elhanati
Picture 3: T-shirt from a Parisian tourist shop; skirt by Jacquemus; sandals by Marie Monin
Picture 4: Trenchcoat by Gucci; Turtleneck by Bruuns Bazaar; Vintage Levi’s; boots from Uterqüe
Picture 5: Leather jacket by Ganni; shirt by Balenciaga; pants by Zara; sneakers by New Balance
Picture 8 and 9: Slip-dress by Weekday; sandals by Marie Monin; necklace by Orit Elhanati