Blogger of the Week: Lotte SkovgaardNielsen of The Style Cavalry
Name: Lotte Skovgaard Nielsen
Where she was born: I was born in Ringsted, a small town about 60 kms from Copenhagen.
Where she lives now: Now I reside at Noerrebro in Copenhagen.
What she does: Besides blogging on The Style Cavalry, I also work as PR Coordinator at Danish fashion brand By Malene Birger.
Her blog: The Style Cavalry
Were you allowed to dress yourself as a kid?
More or less. I would always go for something pink, but my mum didn’t always think that was appropriate.
What would be your dream piece of clothing to own?
I’m mad about leather jackets and I really want to get a classic Balenciaga motorcycle jacket—but one that’s somehow obtainable. A completely crazy, over-the-top dream piece would be the entire closet of Daphne Guinness.
What inspires your personal style?
I’m pretty set on my own personal style. I like basic items like jeans, leather leggings, and skirts, oversize knits, silk shirts, and cashmere t-shirts. It’s easy to wear and always works. I always make sure to mix materials and textures, so it doesn’t become boring.
What do you consider to be a fashion faux pas?
I’m not sure there is such a thing. Whenever I decide something is a fashion faux pas, I meet someone who completely rocks the look. But speaking for myself, I would probably never wear an all-leather outfit or put too much emphasis on both eyes and lips when applying makeup.
If you could see change in one aspect of the fashion industry, what would you want it to be?
I wish the fashion industry, which is one of the most polluting industries of all, would be much more environmentally conscious and take responsibility. We need to make a shift and rethink the way it’s done. Let’s be more sustainable, which of course needs to start with myself. I definitely try not to buy into too much fast fashion and quantity, and instead really take quality into consideration. I don’t always succeed, but I’ve definitely seen an improvement in my behavior the last few years.
What was the last thing you bought?
The latest addition to my wardrobe is a black leather shirt that I’m planning to wear to an upcoming birthday. I’m thinking of paring it with a black lace bra, jeans and red lips. And then actually, also an embellished bomber jacket from By Malene Birger. I’ve been waiting for it forever and now it finally arrived.
Who is your style icon?
Random people on the street and my friends actually inspire me the most. But also the French fashion crowd, Emmanuelle Alt, Babeth Dijan, Isabel Marant, and Capucine Safyurtlu. I love their casual, yet très chic sense of style.
What is your WILD Wish?
Finding the love of my life and traveling the world with him. I would start in New Zealand and Australia, but also make it to Asia and the US—perhaps ending in Bali and doing the whole Eat, Pray, Love thing. I’m not sure I would ever return.