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Inspired by Darja Barannik

Fashion editor, it-girl and definitely one to follow on Instagram. Oslo-based Darja Barannik makes the rest of us envious on her jet set yet down to earth lifestyle with her social media photo diary. We had a quick chat about what is going on in her life and asked her a couple of random quick questions to get to know her a bit better. Get inspired and click the +'s to get Darja's look.


Bik Bok, Darja Barannik, Harper's Bazaar, Burberry



Where do you live?

Favorite activity in Oslo?
Wining and dining, and to go for a run at beautiful Bygdøy.

Favorite city or country to visit?
The United States of America. I love the people and their openness. Norwegians sure have a lot to learn from them.

Favorite TV-show that is currently on?
To be honest, I don’t have much time for TV-series, but to mention one I watched and like: Homeland.

A person everyone should follow right now on social media?

Favorite app?
Google Analytics, haha.

What is your guilty pleasure?
To sleep away my weekend days off.

Best fashion trend of all time?
I am not a trend-person. Of course I am affected by trends, but I never go all in.

Worst fashion trend of all time?
Buffalo shoes. I hope they never come back.

Heels or flats?

Three frequent colors in your closet?
Black, white and grey. Bold, I know.

Favorite season getting dressed?
It’s hard to choose. I love summer for flowy dresses and sandals, but in the same time, I love the winter for layering my favorite jackets and sweaters. Mid-season is also pretty good with the combination of bare legs and leather jackets.  

An item of clothing/accessory you have used the most?
I bought my Celine bag six years ago and I have used it frequently ever since. It is practical and elegant.

Coolest thing about your job?
That I get to work with what I love, to travel around the world and meet amazing people. 

So, what are you up to these days?
Fashion weeks are over and I just started my new job. Aller Media is going digital and I get to contribute to the concept by being Fashion Editor. The days are pretty hectic, but there is so much fun to be a part of a large universe of such talented people.

You just came from London fashion week, how was it?
London was absolutely amazing! I went just to attend the Burberry show, which found place in Kensington Gardens. It was truly spectacular – an A-list front row and a beautiful collection delivered by the talented Christopher Bailey. Alison Moyet was singing in the models on the runway with an orchestra of 32 people. Stunning.

Favorite New York fashion week moment?
New York always delivers in every ways! Different from the Scandinavian fashion shows, the shows in New York are personal and reflect the brand. It is such an inspiration to see a collection carefully planned down to every little detail. Also, it is a lot of fun when well-known street style photographers want to capture my style and I find it exciting when renowned fashion websites and magazines like Harper’s Bazaar publish my outfits and features my name.

Favorite outfit you wore during New York fashion week?
Hm, probably my black Balenciaga skirt with a black sweater and the red Saks Potts fur. 

The days are pretty hectic but it is so much fun to be a part of a large universe of such talented people. 

Best restaurant in your hometown?
Le Benjamin and Sawan.

Favorite topping on your pizza?
Cheese, ham, onion and mushrooms.

What is the first thing you had this morning?
Coffee. Always coffee.

Favorite scent?
Stella McCartney, an oldie but goodie.

Best gift you ever received?
The most loving family and my boyfriend. 

Best way to decompress?
Staying in with a lit fireplace and candles. To turn off all digital equipment (oh my, what a relief that would be) and eat good food and drink nice wine.

Who is your fashion icon?
I get inspiration from many different people, really, not just one.

[The coolest thing about my job] is that I get to work with what I love, to travel around the world and meet amazing people.