Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Sea Baron

The latest addition to my wardrobe.

Shopping and food are two great obsessions. During my time in Reykjavik, despite a busy schedule of tourist jaunts, studio visits and evening shows, there were numerous opportunities to explore what the city had to offer from a retail and stomach point of view. Two highlights were KronKron and the The Sea Baron. The two combined when I wore my store purchase as I slurped over the tastiest soup imaginable. Heaven.

The first Kronkron store opened its doors in 2004 and it has since evolved in to the retail destination of the city. Run by the lovely husband and wife duo, Hugrun Arnadottir and Magni Thorsteinsson, the store started out with a few up and coming designers including the likes of KTZ, Marjan Pejoski and the Danish brand Wood Wood. It quickly grew and took aboard more labels such as Eley Kishimoto, Roksanda Illincic and Henrik Vibskov. By 2006, the concept had outgrew its cosy space and moved to a much larger space on Laugavegur 63. Today, the space is a fun mixture of established and emerging designers. The offering is a cacophony of colours and styles. Both myself and Susie were like two kids in a sweet shop filled with treats and we gleefully bounced from one well stocked rail to another. Now, Susie walked away with two bags full of Kron by Kron Kron shoes and garb but I was much more reserved but equally as happy with my blue twisted Steven jumper by Velour. As with all new purchases, I wore it the very next day which saw me explore another of the city's gems in The Sea Baron.

This brightly painted turquoise fish shack sits on the harbour among Reykjavik’s fishing trawlers and whale cruisers, set against a picture postcard backdrop of snow-tipped mountains. It claims to have the best (and cheapest) lobster soup in town and I would have to agree with that. As I devoured the rich, creamy broth it was impossible not to fall for the charms of the shack. Inside, my two obsessions collided (thankfully, not literally)...

Inside The Sea Baron. Twisted blue jumper by Velour worn with Liberty print Bracknall shirt by b Store


Mat said...

that place looks as mad as a box of snakes. the jumper shirt combo looks really great. my friend has a similar one from last winter. i actually have a fisherman's jumper by velour but it's too small, can you believe it

Sven Raphael Schneider said...

I particularly like the color depth of the sweater - nice find!
Personally, I would not wear it with the shirt but each to his own.

Giancinephile said...

That really looked like a nice charming place to swing by!

Syed said...

Odd...I was considering buying that exact sweater last week. Looks fantastic!

Steve said...

Good article, this fashion looks cool I must say - Steve

Stylish Dresser said...

love the velour knit, one of my favourite labels at the minute

Ca said...

Ah Velour! Warm knit and broth, what a cosy combination. Haha.

S said...

that´s a great combo; the knit and that liberty printed shirt. excellent.


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