Fashion director Thora Valdimarsdottir’s style is the perfect combination of cool, edgy and comfy. Learn how she does it! (Clue: Lisa Bonet.)
Iceland-born Thora Valdimarsdottir is the fashion director of Danish magazine Costume.
Her style is unmistakably Scandinavian: sporty and relaxed, menswear-inspired yet chic and fun loving. We caught up with Thora in Copenhagen, where she was captured through the lens of Adam Katz Sinding.
WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
”At the moment I’m loving vintage Lisa Bonet. Both from The Cosby Show days and from her time with Lenny Kravitz. She is so sensual, beautiful and timeless.”
WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS?
”It’s always so difficult to name one specific designer. At the moment i am really into Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s plus Victoria Beckham’s designs. Three names I never in my wildest dreams thought I would mention together in a sentence concerning fashion but the collections from The Row and Victoria Beckham are timeless, wearable and luxurious. I adore them:)”
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
”It’s pretty classic, but with a twist I’d say. I’m a Libra so there always has to be a balance between comfortable, sexy, cool and edgy. When I achieve that combination is when I feel at my best.”
WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH?
”I love the beautiful rough nature in Iceland. It seems like an obvious choice as I am originally from there but I promise; once you’ve experienced the silence and calm the nature in Iceland can bring, you’ll remember it forever.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
”Mexican and authentic Thai food. It triggers all the tastebuds and always looks so beautiful and colourful.”
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
”Tapered trousers, flat shoes, a leather jacket and knit.”
WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
”Even though some people might feel fashion is superficial, we all use it to express our identities and beliefs, and that’s why I think it’s important. We just express them differently. Some people only wear vintage, some designer and some only high street but what comes cross is your attitude towards different social issues.”
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
”It’s a little too late, but I would love to have met Maya Angelou.”
WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY?
”Oh my! Le Labo perfume, Santal 33. So so so good!!”