Saturday, 19 November 2011

Scandinavian Style: The Killing



Feeling quite excited today. My sinuses are no longer creaking in agony (thank heavens for acupuncture), there's a Christmas gift guide in the weekend newspaper - I love a gift guide. Being such a tightwad, I never buy anything but I do find the under £10 section particularly fascinating - and series two of The Killing is on telly tonight. I can't wait for the latest installment. There were more twists and turns in the last series than a waltzer ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Fantastic.

Sofie Grabol, 43, who plays Detective Lund has a new jumper (see above). Her fairisle sweater became something of a cult item in the first series, causing the actor to remark, 'I love that sweater and yet I hate it. It's so strong that it's almost wearing me. So before we made the second series we had a meeting and I said, "The audience wants the sweater so I'm not going to give it to them."' To help her grow to love her new scarlet chunky knit - and liven up those long, dark Danish days - here's how I think she should wear it:





This sequin maxi is by M&S and has my name on it. The velvet slippers are Penelope Chilvers. The sweater is another winner from Gudrun Gudrun. Oh and apparently Jumper Number One does make a comeback.


Will you be watching The Killing?

16 comments:

Nana Go-Go said...

Yes, I`ll definitely be watching The Killing. It replaces `Wallander`(had to love that big and burly `Koort`, a far cry from Branagh`s epic fail at mean and moody!) for my Saturday Night viewing....after `Strictly`, of course....I live on the edge, me! Love that skirt. Have a good weekend.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

So glad that you are feeling better! I am in the gift giving mood, but completely broke this year, so creativity will be very important!

Patti said...

Love what you did with the detective's sweater. And I love that series, though I've only seen the American version. And yes, the Fair Isle sweater got a bit tatty : >

materfamilias said...

Nice styling. Imagine being that comfy and yet looking party-ready! The sequins, the red, and the velvet take it to festive in the best casual way. And you could wear them all to watch your favourite series in (so wish we had The Killing here, as I've heard great things about it)

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

It's funny because I'm pretty sure "the sweater" came across the pond to appear in the American version! I became disenchanted with the show as it went on, but I would love to see the original version to see if it's different. I think some shows and films lose something in translation.

Fashion for Aliens said...

The pattern to make your own version of the series 2 jumper is in this wek's Radio Times.

I'm very, very tempted.

sacramento said...

What a gorgeous choice.
have a grand Sunday.
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Vix said...

Loved Edwyn's shirt. In fact I got one of my friends to access your blog on his new fancy-pants phone in the pub last night as I knew he'd love it.
That sequin skirt is gorgeous, x

metscan said...

A nice sweater. I am not able to comment about the rest, because I have no clue what you are discussing about ; )

Share my Garden said...

Just opened up your post and shouted, "Lund's jumper!" before I read your text! I'm hooked on series two already, and yes, I've heard that the lumpy beige item is due for another appearance before long.

amanda said...

Glad you're feeling better and love the styling.
(sorry off topic - could you check your email my reply is getting returned!)

Victoria said...

Love that skirt.

Fashionistable said...

Now I am sure she would be happy with her sweater if it was teamed up like this. Xxxx

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Love the combination of clothes - want to be my stylist?

We are also mad fans of The Killings...quality programs transcend all cultures.

Warm wishes.

That's Not My Age said...

Anne/materfamilias - the Danish version is superb. Could you get a box set?

Fashion for Aliens - do it! You can blog about your progress. Do you think you could finish the jumper before The Killing 11 finishes? No pressure!

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Oh I love this look, I'm dying to get a sequin maxi but we don't go to any Christmas parties, boo hoo.
Oh I just watched the Killing last night, the second series looks promising.