Medieval inspired photoshoot

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Styling, makeup modeling– she
Photography: Kristian V

Decided to dress in medieval inspired gear, channel some shieldmaiden vibes and take quite a few photos the other day. It was cold as a Fimbulwinter outside, even though it doesn’t look that way, but it was good fun! Luckily, this location is literally right outside my parents house, so I could run inside afterwards- throw all the armor to the ground and enjoy a hot cuppa in front of the fireplace. I used to play in these woods as a kid, or rather – meditate in front of trees for hours. Yes – I was that boring, and of course a sworn tree hugger hippe spirit kind of kid. Bet you didn’t know that. Anyways – I love these items from my dusty wardrobe. Come to think of it – I could easily dress like this every day. The sword would make riding public transportation somewhat of a hassle due to weapon regulations, but hey – other than that, I doubt anyone in Oslo would bat an eye. That’s the beauty of living in a big city- no one cares, they’ve seen pretty much everything before.

BLablabla – I’ll post more pictures from this shoot very soon.

Sól Geirsdóttir

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Outfit – Yule dress “2016”

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Dress: Pearsons Renissance Shoppe

My outfit this Yule. I chose an old, red Medieval-inspired dress for the celebration. Wearing it made me look back at when I bought that very dress, over eight years ago(!). I had saved up for months to be able to afford it. Once I opened the package I immediately put it on and I think I actually slept in it that night. This is in no way my dearest dress anymore – but it has sentimental value to me, and it felt good to put it on and honor my younger self… If that makes sense.  Come to think of it – I wore this for Yule a couple of years ago as well. A picture of it “went viral” and my father was really proud because he snapped that photo. Hehe. Random facts sharing time. 

Anyways – I meant to share this two weeks ago but my mac decided to go nuts during Jól.. Well, I just got my mac back from service and all is well in the Kingdom. Almost went mad waiting for it because let’s be honest – it is hard to get shit done (like blogging) without a computer. In any case – I am back again and I have so much to share with you 🙂

Sól Geirsdóttir

Oslo Medieval Festival (part one)

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I Found some snacks for you from previous years at Oslo Medieval Festival, and I hope you will stay tuned for more pictures the coming days. OMF is always good fun, and a great way to start the market season. This year – the festival will be held at Akershus Festning, 26th-28th of May. You can find info here

– Sól Geirsdóttir 

Oslo Medieval Festival (part two)

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Actually, I prefer silver to bronze. I managed to fight the urge to pillage all these beauties. 
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Will you just look at the size of this wooden spoon? I felt like an ant next to it. 
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The bling… Oh, the glorious viking bling!
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Lise and Jan Tore are two of my bestest friends. I love you guys more than I love mead.
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Sometimes, I feel like I should have more fingers to blingify. Hehe.Maybe I should blingify my toes too? Unfortunately, I’ve never seen viking jewelry for that sort of thing. Pardon my random babble….but Isn’t that what a blog is for?
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Day quickly turned into night, and we enjoyed our time together at a random bar in Oslo.
Jan Tore snapped this photo of us while enjoying a much needed beer. Markets make us all very thirsty, you see.

To all of you who frequently ask me where I am from: I AM FROM NORWAY! *waves from the mountains* My ancestors were from the north of Norway (Lofoten)  to be specific. I write this thing in english because it is easier to interact with the world that way, and I do like to interact.

I know I’m waaaay behind with my blogging  – but hang on, my reasons are good! I’ve been sewing so much weird (and hopefully soon to be pretty) things that I will wear in the near future. I shall flaunt them here as soon as I finish them! *wipes sweat and returns to the fabrics*

~ Sól, The Viking Queen

Oslo Medieval Festival (part one)

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Yes, the market season in Norway has begun! I shall post more pictures from the festival soon. There was so much beauty to behold! Oslo Medieval Festival was great fun! I spent the day with my dearest friends. Thank you to those who came to meet and greet us! You made this day memorable ❤

Did you go to the festival?

~The Viking Queen

Tønsberg Medieval Festival, summer 2013

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For Yule, I will wish for a weave like this one. I shall give it to my handmaidens so they can create the dress of my dreams. Hush, don’t tell them!
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Yes, there were knights! (I love the look on this guy’s face! hahaha)
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One of these… Bring forth one of these glorious drinking horns, and we shall feast!
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I couldn’t resist the urge to try something that was really… meant for children. Dear sceptical man in the background; It doesn’t matter that the other contestants were like… 3 years old. BECAUSE I WON!!!
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Salt. So much salt! All the richess of the sea!
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My next blog post will be about the items that I looted on this Faire.

~Sól Spydsdóttir