So yesterday evening I got a phone call. They needed help to get Rihannas gifts look their best. So I dropped my Bikram class and rushed up to the concert area. Up there, I had a table, some candles and some flowers to works with, but in the end I think her gift table looked quite good, and she got some reeeally nice gifts.
I also wanted to give her one of my dripping logo paintings..I took the one with “Vogue” on, that actually meens allot to me. It has allot to do with dreams, following your dreams and actually make dreams come true. Some years ago, I gave pieces to Italian Vogue for the cover story with Rihanna, shot by Steven Klein, so I thought that was the right thing to do. I had made some plastic pieces, that also inspired my boyfriend at the time to make some more pieces. They made it to the cover, and I was very proud.
So, some of you might think that it weird that I give her a painting….since Im “not an artist”… But I´ve always been a creative person and I have different channels of expressing myself, and I want to inspire people to think that everything is possible.. Because it is… I have lots of different projects ahead, and all of them has to do with following dreams and creating your own path. Some of them will be released soon, and some of them needs more time, just because they need funding…
Before I came back to Norway, I had the honour of styling for photographer Dusan Reljin and his lovely wife Hilde Pettersen Reljin on a shoot for Visionaire 60 Religion, curated by Riccardo Tisci. What I didnt know was that this was for Vogue Homme as well… O h d e a r l o r d!!!! Did I just do VOGUE HOMME???!!!!! I guess I did… That´s like styling Jesus before he went back up there… for the new Bible Gold Edition. I just got religious again!
Marina Abramovic and Riccardo Tisci
I´m sooo grateful! THANK YOU, Hilde and Dusan for giving me this opportunity and for making me understand my talent and that I need a greencard ASAP, LOL!! Mucho love!
I´m a very visual guy.. and I change between allot of different “characters”. I was thinking of naming them, like Nicki Minaj named hers, but I realize that they are all Storm. And I have so much fun with them… I dress up and play around and live my life the way I find interesting, with my good friends, and people I think are my friends, and people that just pretended to be my friends…I know who you are..
Some people around me gets a little confused or find me cocky or shady in the way I pose on pictures or just in the way I dress. But I come in peace LOL!!! It´s just me having fun, even when I pout my lips, there´s a lot of humor behind…but its very hidden, and I understand some of you react in a “who do you think you are” manner. Well, I thought that was what we was to work against, at least in this country??!!! We all talk about “Janteloven” as if it was the devil, but how do we work with that “law” ourselves? I do hope people will evolve and dare to think they are the shit, and dare to be number 0ne..not just a “follower”. Makes me wanna weeerk it even more, but it also makes me miss New York soooo fu….. much! Its just that, over there I don´t have to explain myself the way I have to here… People appreciate your persona in a different way. I´ll be back!
I looooooove REAL people, and that´s why I tattooed “True Colors” on my chest some months ago. I love all kinds of people, especially when they have the ability to really show their true colors. That´s so beautiful! And you don´t have to be a “freak” or extremely visual to be put in a category as real. Just be yourself, that´s enough! Ant don´t be afraid to give a compliment, to be kind, honest and friendly (we´ve all had our moments)..It takes so little to make everyday life a little better for everyone.
One of my friends from NY, Omar Alexander, is sooo inspirational, and one of the people I would say is REALNESS and not a bullshitter. From the first time I met him, he woke something inside of me that made me wanna fear less and weerk more. He was visiting Norway a short while ago, to style his best friends video, Tokyo Diiva. (You can see it HERE)When he came over her, I got so happy and creative and all of my NY energy came back..(I guess it died a bit during this heavy Norwegian fall) I started painting pictures, making clothes.. It was a creative madhouse my apartment. I was so happy to share a mutual passion with him, and when he went back, it was almost like a piece of my heart left too. But I stayed in a NY state of mind and I´m very thankful for him coming over, and to feel I still have the passion and the drive for something I love; real people and fashion.
We have an editorial coming up for a NY magazine. I´ll give you guys an update on that one…the pics are HOT
Just remember to keep it real, stay honest and kind! We need more love in this world!
Some weeks ago I did a performance for Anti Denim. I presented their collection in a way I found more interesting and challenging then just an ordinary runway show. All these co labs that is coming my way these days, I find really interesting. It seems like some of the brands really acknowledge my way of thinking and understands the value of collaborating with people that has the ability to think outside the box. It seems like they also understands the signs of the times, and are willing to push forward to achieve better numbers….for those who understand that creativity and economy go hand in hand…
Together with me on stage, I had the totes phenomenal dancer Marianne Haugli, and two musicians from Wardruna, that gave me amazing sounds to work with. I´m looking forward to more co labs and to evolve even more as an artist. Let´s make magic!!
Getting ready backstage
Me and the amaazing dancer, Marianne Haugli. Thank you so much for being a part of this!!
Us after the performance
My hand after the performance and with a glass of Wongraven champagne
So, I got this jacket from Lee Denim.. their classic LEE Rider Jacket.. They wanted it to be Stormed, so I stormed it, and it ended up in an exhibition with some other great designer/stylist friends of mine. Lee rocked the Thief, which is the new ferocious hotel concept to Petter Stordalen, and damn what a fun night.. I loooove co labs between art, design and the total opposite, cause some very interesting interactions happens.
An amazing photographer, Marcel Lelienhof, who I had the honour of working with during Top Model, also had an exhibition going on with great pics of Norwegian celebs from one of the hotels rooms..
Just getting started
Testing, and reworking while making scandals on the town
Details, and YES, i had to put some Schwarowski crystals there too
And then another type of video…also with great people, shot by Anders Flatland and directed by Kavar Singh…
There was ALLOT of people on set, so to be on top of everything clothing wise was a challenge, but we made it true… The setting was a funeral, and when I do funeral, it must be fun to be dead…even though there was TONS of water pouring down…a stylists worst nightmare! I had some great looks underneath all those umbrellas.. Here´s a few:
Triumph underwear, Malene Birger jewelery, Storm customized hat
Adidas Original jacket, Malene Birger chains, Marlies Dekker bra
Hat from Mona Strand, Prada glasses, Zetterberg dress
Me with the bitches in my styling garage
Ha ha ha, I was laughing so hard when I saw these two kids killing their outfits…I´m glad those suits wasn´t mine…
After a long day, it´s great with good assistants!!!! Give it to me now Mats Brattlie and Lila @ Lilasstyle.no
I´ve been doing different styles of music videos lately.. One of them was for the sweetest people in the biz; Cosmic Delay.. Directed by the biggest mother fucker from the north, Pål Laukli! LOL!!!! They are really the sweetest people and such a pleasure to work with… Although I´m all about the divas, there was no diva attitude on set, just humble, talented people, that really believes in what they do, and truly enjoys it. And with that said, I must say that Team Laukli also is the best team!!! Its always such a great energy, and FUN to go to work!! Thank you all guys!
Juicebox is Cosmic Delays first single. The single will be available on 12-inch vinyl at John Dee June 9th, where they´re giving their release concert. EXCITING!!! Ticket you can buy HERE!
Here´s the vid:
And some pics from behind the scenes:
Costume in the making
White girl in the ring, sha la la la la
My favourite look, with a jacket from Tarek Hamidi
Ai ai ai….I managed to break one of my tiny tippy toes.. One of my misplaced bags was the cause of this traaagedy, and no other then a bag from Leonello Borghi.. I smashed my foot into the bag on my way to the little boys room. Those studs are dangerous!!! It hurt like gay hell, but I didnt think it was broken…I mean…it was just a bag. So I spent the rest of the night out making scandals, and the next morning I seriously hit the gym, and went dining with my friends after.. Not until two days later I went to the doctor and he took an x-ray…I had the most beautiful little fracture, no doubt, but praise the lord halleluja that it will heal very fast.
I bought the scandalous bag at Barneys New York some years ago…I couldnt resist… It was black leather, had a long leather fringe and studs… I´m so easy.. And, LOL, Michael Jackson had the same bag, or the whole range of the same bag….just to ad some cheesy value to my leather studded sin.
One thing I did a while ago was to shoot the new packaging for the German white wine, Blue Nun.. Or, I didn´t shoot it..the talented photographer Fred Jonny shot it…I did the makeup, hair and the styling, and also made some of the outfits for the shoot. Was a fun thing to do, and this nun ain´t like no other…
Wow! This last month has been cray cray. Soo much energy, soo much going on.. I havent had the time to update this blog, and in all of this, I got a new Mac…so syncronising my life into everything computerish takes time.
I guess I have to take one thing at a time… My life is still evolving, and thats super exciting.. It never stops…and as an artist and a creative human being, that would have been the worst.
Suddenly Remix Magazine called me some weeks ago, and wanted to feature me in a New York special, as one of the best stylists of New York…I was superflattered, and wanted to give them a portait of me, NY style.. So my friend, the amazing photographer Baard Lunde shot this really great pic of me for the mag.
The skin look so glowy, and no wonder, when you have L’Oreal Paris’ Glam Bronze available… It just makes your skin pop ready for summer..
Ill keep you posted about all my projects veeeery soon