Being an entrepreneur….

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The fun part being an entrepreneur is a constant ‘hunt’ for ideas, you never know when the bright idea strikes you…

We are currently working on the collection for next autumn – doing the last changes on prototypes, checking color trends……& we have not yet launched the first collection for summer from Hippi Grace….

Therefore Hippi Grace is now being ‘dressed’ for winter AW 2013… with some beautiful soft leathers, wool and the extra little twist. We must admit it is a little hard to wait to show you all the new stuff which we hope you will like.

As the weather here in Norway is getting cold – we are in the right mood. Always carrying the notebook ‘saving’ the ideas and things to do…

Spanish Craftmanship

Spanish Craftmanship

Back home from a great trip. It is such a great pleasure working with Spanish companies.  Real craftsmanship !
We do also work with companies, where the new generation is taking over their family business.

Did you know that it takes 4 years to become an artisan, craftsman(woman),  in making leather handbags ! Did you know that they use a ‘hammer’ made from the Olive tree, to shape the leather.

One bag can consist of 40-50 different parts. We enjoy  working with people performing real craftsmanship where there is a tradition of making beautiful leather handbags.

Made of soft quality leather of cows and calfs. Where you can smell the real leather, and the leather is looking better the more you use your handbag.  Their tradition for many many years, making beautiful leather handbags.

Have just made you a little mood board with inspirational pictures, from the factory and the tools used for making the handbags and the famous ‘hammer’ of Olive tree. When you can hear the sound of the hammer, you know they are working.
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Let us also introduce you to a new generation taking over their family business. This is Vicente and Tamara, brother and sister. They are the one making our fabulous soft boots for this spring.

Your feelings… TO MATCH YOUR HORSE …

We can never have enough of the stylish classic natural look…. Chic & with a summer feeling.

It can match your feeling for a horse or your interior..
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Your feeling for nature ?
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In particular when the leather is soft and high quality calf leather with a little structur on top. This is Carla Sade, made in Spain. A perfect sized shoulder bag. To match for all natural occasions…. such as

The feeling for the Beach …
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Or just the important little bees….

ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW SMART LUXURY COLLECTION ?

ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW SMART LUXURY COLLECTION ?

JOIN US BEHIND THE SCENES

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It has been a little quiet on the blog lately, but we are working hard behind the ‘scenes’ and we are soon to launch our new collection for the autumn. This is just to give you a little feeling from our photoshoot in Oslo.

Being a small growing company, we always have to look for smart and low cost solutions. We wanted to find a unique place in Norway, when planning our photoshoot for Hippi Grace. This took place with a great help from a FAB team !

Bogstad Manor was the place – Wow – what a beautiful place for photoshoot !
A cultural monument in Oslo, Norway. Bogstad Manor holds a central position in our Norwegian history, both as an industrial estate and as a centre during important periods of our political history.
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Peder Anker is the man mostly associated with Bogstad Manor. He was our first Norwegian Prime Minister in Stockholm in 1814 during our union with Sweden (1814-1905)
Before 1814 we where in a union with Denmark for nearly 450 years. Did you know that Norway is quite a young independent nation ?
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Hippi Grace is meant to be a reflection of how woman wants to dress in our Scandinavian way of living. The majority of woman work and we need to dress a bit more formal, therefore we design our brand with the Grace look AND to enjoy our favourite – the casual, relaxed & cool style – The Hippi Style. That´s us – Hippi Grace.
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Thank you Alpaca Society for lending us FAB clothes for the shoot ! We are so much looking forward showing it to all our followers.

Thank you Nina, Lena, Hedvig, Karin, Heidi and Ingrid for great help and support ! A fab team work. Gracias !!!

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MONDAY INSPIRATION & THE MESSAGE IS STILL – DRESS THE WAY U LIKE !

MONDAY INSPIRATION & THE MESSAGE IS STILL – DRESS THE WAY U LIKE !

I am a huge fan of denim and have brought my old bootcut jeans out from the closet, again !

Have made some inspiration for you, new week – new opportunities ! After I started in the fashion business I have met many F.A.B & great women ! My message is still – dress the way you like ! Use colors, it gives you energy. Bring on some cool shoes – when you follow you heart you will look great ! Make a change !

Hippi Monday !
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Another favorite is the poncho – put on a cool leather bag – sunglasses – your favourite boots & your bootcut jeans. I was told that the bootcut model made my legs look longer – that made me happy !
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THE WINNER IS …

THE WINNER IS …

Hippi Sunday and congratulations to the winners of our last draw of Hippi Grace bags.
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We congratulate the winner, Elisabeth Hollekim and we have also added two more lucky winners of the Hippi Grace 3in1- the leather bag you can carry in 3 different ways. Congratulation to Hege Kleven and Sissel Forheim Kristoffersen.

We are still celebrating the fabulous response after the media coverage when Crown Princess Victoria was wearing the Hippi Grace New York bag. Tomorrow we are celebrating a new media coverage in
Se & Hør.
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Wish you all a wonderful new Hippi Week !

HIPPI GRACE GOES TO ISLE OF MULL

A MAGIC ISLAND – ISLE OF MULL

Leaving for OBAN, Scotland to catch the ferry to the magic island, Isle of Mull. The Island where you can feel the atmosphere of nature, friendly people, beautiful scenery.
THE ENTRANCE TO ISLE OF MULL WAS MAGIC

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We took the ferry from OBAN, lasting about 3 quarters of an hour in a comfortable ferry. It is just to prebook the tickets on internet for your car + passengers. The island is big so we decided to go to Tobermory on the North end of the Island, since we where short of time.
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THE HOTEL WITH A MAGNIFICENT VIEW
THE WESTERN ISLE HOTEL

http://www.bespokehotels.com/westernisleshotel
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GREAT SERVICE
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RELAX IN THE LIVING ROOM WITH FIRE PLACE
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SCOTLAND ROCKS !

 

DREAM TO COME BACK AND SEE IT ALL FROM THE SEASIDE…

UNSPOILT NATURE AND THE PLACE WHERE YOU ALSO HAVE TO BE ….

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A PERFECT MATCH TO QUALITY & TRADITION
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THEN WE DROVE OFF TO CALGARY BEACH

ANYBODY HOME ?
THIS IS THE ISLAND WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE WILDLIFE AT THE COAST
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THEN WE WHERE HEADING BACK AND MET
THESE THOUGH GUYS
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FASHION ALSO FOR MEN

FASHION ALSO FOR MEN

Finally we hit the launch button for our new line of leather messenger bags for men !

A teamwork between mother & son, our youngest. Ole Andreas (14) came to me and asked if I could make him a messenger bag he could use for school. A mothers heart could not resist – of course. We agreed he should give me a drawing of what he was thinking about.
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WE ARE SO PROUD …..

WE ARE SO PROUD …..

To tell you that the beautiful handbag that Queen Letizia of Spain was wearing during the ceremony of King Felipe VI crowned as the new King of Spain, is made by the same family who makes our Hippi Grace leather bags.
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A beautiful new Queen of Spain
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True craftsmen and genuine leather products that will look better the more you use the bags and accessories. Made in the historic leather town, Ubrique, with its long long tradition of making beautiful leather bags. Also with its own museum full of history and tradition.
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We are so happy & proud to work with this family and their craftsmen and craftswomen !

Making our beautiful leather bags !

Go Hippi Go Grace

A VERY SPECIAL COW …..

A VERY SPECIAL COW …..

READY FOR A NEW SEASON ?

Autumn is getting closer and after a beautiful summer here in Norway – we are ready for a new season – are you ?

We have found a very special leather for a very special handbag in our NEW Hippi Grace collection. A handbag that will certainly bring you attention !

This is the beautiful leather from the cattle breed Normande, with it´s origin from the Normandy region, North West of France. A leather with it’s long history, also claimed to be descended from cattle imported by the Viking settlers. In other words – genuine leather.
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A perfect handbag that can also be used with its extra shoulder strap. The interior of the bag will always have an extra zipper pocket – a leather pocket for you phone for easy access. As well as the practical leather strap with a metal hook for your keys. They will never disappear in your bag…

The Hippi Grace City Normandie bag is also practical for work. Inside you will have room for your Mac Air laptop 11″ – papers – iPad etc.
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Enjoy the autumn – we have more great leather and new design coming in within the next few weeks. Check out our website : www.shop.hippigrace.com

GO HIPPI or GO GRACE