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Blanca Miró, Erika Boldrin and Linda Tol share their favourite things to see and do in Copenhagen

By Allyson Shiffman

October 12, 2021

Photo: Polina Vinogradova

We caught up with the international style set at the launch of Pernille Teisbæk’s Mango collaboration

This past weekend there was an influx of well curated city scapes, aesthetically pleasing breakfasts and carefully composed fit pics coming out of Copenhagen. That’s because the Mango girls had descended on the Danish capital to celebrate Pernille Teisbæk’s capsule collection with the Spanish retailer.

“We mixed the Mediterranean style of Mango with my Scandinavian aesthetics,” says Teisbæk of the collection. “The Mango team really embraced the Scandi look and completely understood every detail I suggested.” Highlights include relaxed suiting – trousers with a subtle flare – in dusty blue and flaxen yellow and the sort of overcoat you’re likely to wear every day.

“I wanted to create strong single pieces that can be integrated in an existing wardrobe and re-used for many seasons, but also immediately had a vision for the full looks,” she says.

After celebrating the launch of the collaboration on Thursday evening – including a dance party at Apollo Bar that ran to the wee hours of the morning – Mango girls Blanca Miró, Erika Boldrin and Linda Tol had the weekend to visit their favourite Copenhagen joints. We asked them about their favourite places to eat and drink, as well as their take on the Danish aesthetic.

Erika Boldrin and Pernille Teisbæk at the launch of the Danish style icon's latest capsule collection for Mango.

Blanca Miró, Barcelona

Photo: Polina Vinogradova

Where do you love to shop in Copenhagen?

My favourite places in Copenhagen to shop might change every time I I go because I always discover new stores, but at the moment I love Holly Golighlty, Paloma Vintage Copenhagen, Studio x and Time’s up.

Where do you go to eat and drink?

For a coffee I love Beau Marché and Apotek 57 and for restaurants Bottega Barlie and Delphine.

Is there anything about your own style that’s a little bit Danish?

I wouldn’t say there’s something Danish in my style… or at least that’s what I think. I always thought my style was very me, as it’s something I keep on creating myself and it’s the game I choose to play on my day to day.

Danish style, of course, is colourful and fun so that’s the thing with which I feel identified. Also, there’s amazing brands in Denmark which I love and have in my wardrobe. 
 
What is one styling trick you look forward to embracing this fall?
 
High horse boots with jeans inside, big blazers and big long coats.
 

Erika Boldrin, Milan

Photo: Polina Vinogradova

Where do you love to shop in Copenhagen?
 
Nørgaard paa Strøget is a store with a good selection of brands, not just luxury, and they have a lot of pieces from Scandinavian designers. I love to go there and discover new brands that I’ve never seen before.

I love Scandinavian design – it’s so minimal and sustainable. Every time I come to Copenhagen, I will go to buy some stuff for my home at Hay.

Where do you go to eat and drink?

I’m vegan so usually when I come to Copenhagen, I’m looking for a vegan places, so here are my favourites:

simpleRAW – everything is raw but so good, the place is really small and cosy.

ARK – very nice vegan restaurant.
 
Is there anything about your own style that’s a little bit Danish?

I think there are two different kinds of Danish style: one is more fun, where the girls love to wear colours and mix them, the other girls love to wear simple colours – like beige, grey, white and simple stuff, but very chic. I think I’m the second kind of style. I don’t wear colour (but I love to see how others mix them) and I like simple and classic pieces mixed in a good way.
 
What is one styling trick you look forward to embracing this fall?

I will for sure wear big coats, big jackets, big pants and varsity jackets – the best for this winter. I will experiment with layers to add a more interesting dimension to my look. Outerwear pieces, turtlenecks, tees – all great starting points to up my layering game.

Linda Tol, Amsterdam

Photo: Polina Vinogradova

Where do you love to shop in Copenhagen?

Jerome Vintage – they are specialised in on-trend pieces as well as selected designer vintage. The selection is very unique.

Beau Marché – I always plan a visit to Beau Marché when I visit Copenhagen. I love the curation of the art, contemporary and vintage furniture.

Where do you go to eat and drink?

Apollo bar – I love the vibe
Louise roe gallery – one of my favourite spots for lunch. Great food and an inspiring place.
CUB coffee bar – great coffee, nice people, great atmosphere.
 

Is there anything about your own style that’s a little bit Danish?

The idea behind the Scandinavian style is that everything must go with everything. You can play with textures, but only within a neutral, muted colour palette. Functionality and minimalism are the key. Nordic clothing mixes high-quality solid fabrics with accessories and elegant details to give way to ensembles that manage to look casual and stylish at the same time.

What is one styling trick you look forward to embracing this fall?

Layering!

Photography: Polina Vinogradova


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