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Scented candles infused with Icelandic nature

20 Apr Icelandic designer Sonja Bent, renowned for her gorgeous knits, has now created a new fragrance library inspired by Nordic nature. The collection offers scented candles and in summer will also include burning scents, tinctures and oils.

The first branch of Brauð & Co is located in this funky building in downtown Frakkastígur, This photo was taken during last week's bout of heavy snow.

Reykjavik's hippest bakery opens new branches

6 Mar Brauð & Co, a bakery located in a colourful building in Frakkastígur in downtown Reykjavik has fast become one of Reykjavik's popular bakeries, famous for its sourdough bread and cinnamon buns. This spring, it opens two new branches.

Atlantic Leather has a visitor centre at Sauðárkrókur

High fashion from Icelandic fish leather

3 Jan Fish skin was considered trash for years; today it’s the raw material for fish leather, used by designers such as Dior, Prada, Nike and Alexander Wang. It is made in a tannery in North Iceland which also sells furry Icelandic horse hides in winter hair.

A Cintamani "Iceland" jacket - warm, gorgeous and it features a map of Iceland! Find Cintamani at Bankastræti 7.

6 Christmas presents you have to buy in Reykjavik

22 Dec A few select pickings by Iceland Monitor if you're shopping in downtown Reykjavik.

Sigrún Lilja is working through a nervous breakdown by posing in the nude.

Icelandic fashion designer replicates famous Kim Kardashian pose

15 Dec Sigrun Lilja Guðjónsdóttir, the woman behind the Gyðja fashion label has just broken the Icelandic internet with a nude photo shoot for gossip magazine Séð og Heyrt.

Alexander Kirchner's favourite phrase is "Long hair, don't care."

Influenced by the darker parts of life

15 Dec Alexander Kirchner is an Icelandic fashion designer, stylist and producer who has been passionate about clothes since he started making them at sixteen. Kirchner has collaborated with designers, musicians and artists to make unique pieces and is now premiering his first collection for his own brand, Alexander Kirchner.

A woolen sweater inspired by Icelandic tradition from Farmers Market.

Iceland's hues reflected in urban country chic

27 Nov Greys, barley, stone, ocean blues, black and white, all of them part of the canvas that makes up the Icelandic landscape. All of them featured in a stunning new Autumn/Winter collection from Icelandic label Farmers Market.

Hverfisgata is enjoying quite a facelift.

Hverfisgata, the new cool quarter of Reykjavik

10 Nov Only a few years ago, Hverfisgata in central Reykjavik was run down and gritty and played the part of the poor cousin to Laugavegur. Now it's thriving with hip bars, boutiques and an art house cinema.

We pick our favourite things to do in the capital city.

Our favourite places in Reykjavik - An insider's guide

27 Oct Here's our pick of the places to see, things to do and food to eat on a weekend trip to the coolest capital of the north.

Justin Bieber wearing a JÖR houndstooth jacket.

Bieber wears Icelandic design and Daily Mail readers freak out

22 Sep Justin Bieber, who performed two concerts in Iceland earlier this month, was photographed wearing a houndstooth jacket by Icelandic designer Guðmundur Jörundsson of JÖR. The fashionable readers of the Daily Mail are not convinced.

"The whole feel of the collection is something you imagine wearing to a weekend at a posh summer cottage, which is ultimately a look that translates well into Reykjavik streetwear for winter, to look elegant while braving the cold."

Country goes luxe in Geysir's autumn collection

19 Sep Icelandic label Geysir presented their autumn collection in a sumptious fashion show at the Iðnó theatre in central Reykjavik on Friday night.

Central Reykjavik is full of fashion gems. The outfit above is available is by designer Eygló and available at Kiosk.

Eight places for fashionistas to visit in Reykjavik

13 Sep Wondering where to shop like an Icelandic It-girl on your Reykjavik break? Here are a few handy guidelines.

A mask made by Habe by Hebe as worn by Hafsteinn Viðar of Wormlust.

Jewellery for those who dare

2 Sep Designer Þórunn Heba Bjarnadóttir designs show stopping jewellery for her label Habe by Hebe. The pieces are laden with goth and punk influences and have notably been worn by Icelandic band Kælan mikla.

Some of the labels available at the boutique.

Designer second hand shop opens in Reykjavik

22 Aug Designer and fashionista Stefán Svan Aðalheiðarson has joined the team at P3, a boutique in central Reykjavik to offer second hand designer items from prestigious labels such as Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel and Comme des Garcons.

Borghildur Gunnarsdóttir, the designer behind Milla Snorrason.

Feminine clothing with an edge

19 Aug Designer Borghildur Gunnarsdóttir is presenting her fourth collection, Fall/ Winter 2016 which she calls Vondugil.

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