Lets face it, autumn is certainly here and so is the pouring rain. While September was surprisingly dry and warm, October came and said it’s payback time. Only 4 days in and it has rained more than in all September together. Actually a little further south in Norway it rained more in one day than it normally do September and October together. There’s flood and landslides and not at all pleasant, so here in Bergen we can’t complain even if it’s really pouring down. We have a saying here in Norway: It’s not bad weather, just bad clothing. And with that in mind I bought myself a new raincoat.
Update, today it has been flood and landslides here in Bergen too.
So who better to design a good raincoat than someone actually living in Bergen? The brand is called BRGN and the raincoat don’t look or feel like raincoat. It breathes and is really comfortable even when it don’t rain. The hood can be tucked away. I bought the Bris poncho and this can be worn in several ways, depends how you tie the belt. This coat was NOK 3000,- ($375) but I think it will be totally worth it. My waterproof Timberland jacket was also quite expensive, I most have worn it like a thousand times since I bought it, so the cost per wear is minimal. And in the end that’s what matters, if you buy an expensive dress and wear it less than 10 times it’s very high cost per wear. If you buy a coat or a pair of jeans and wear them several hundred times, then the cost per wear is down to a minimum in the end. Did you ever think about that?
Can you tell I’ve tied the belt differently in these 2 pics? To the left I put it 2 times around so the coat is more fitted.
I’ve mentioned before that wearing a dress or a skirt when it’s pouring down is very practical, you can find the post Here I discovered that wearing a pair of “leather” coated jeans is very practical too. The worse thing you can wear when it’s really pouring down is a pair of denim jeans, they take forever to dry and if they get wet in the morning on way to work they still be wet when you’re going home and you had a really uncomfortable day in the wet, cold denims.
It started to rain while we had the photo shoot, so the hood came in handy. On the back the logo is in reflex.
You also need waterproof boots, I have short and long wellies from Ilse Jacobsen and I have these from Timberland. Have to say on a really rainy day I wear the wellies.
On this photoshoot I was in desperate need for a haircut and coloring, I was so fed up with my hair that I wanted to chop it all off, and today I was really brave and cut my hair pixie style. I hardly recognise myself when I see myself in the mirror. It will take some time to get used to a totally different look.
It’s really different and I do hope it will work with my clothes.
Until next time