THIS IS NOT A SHOE is a blog about shoe and accessory love and BARUND CPH, our home of Copenhagen and some other inspiring things.

Fashion for the conscious

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RESPECT to Swedish brand Resteröds for using homeless people as models for their show during Copenhagen Fashion Week AW12.

It was a pleasure to see a brand take a risk and do something different (no anorexic models).

It was also great to see how much fun the models were having, decked out in their nice clothes while enjoying the spotlight.

Well done! (Resteröds)


French Beauty

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The incredibly beautiful and incredibly French Actress Marion Cotillard. Watch her in “Midnight in Paris” and you will be mesmerized by her beauty and aura as a 1920´s flapper girl.

Love – Love it!

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Decided to check out Love magazine and was blown away by the full screen website and the beautiful fashion film for Louis Vuitton created by Ruth Hogben (Showstudio) &  Katie Grand (Editor of Love). Featuring 20 models, original choreography by Les Child and a 1930´s dance number. A must see. (the love magazine) It is beautiful and inspiring. Nice work ladies!

Must see – The Apartment

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A work of art staircase leads up to a must see project/showroom/gallery/shop located in Christianshavn, Copenhagen – “The Apartment”. A universe of design objects, furniture, antiques and art, handpicked and curated by founders and creative directors Tina Seidenfaden Busck & Pernille Hornhaver . An Inspiring passionate project that we can´t wait to experience. Maybe we will have to name a pair of shoes after each of these inspiring ladies. (The Apartment)


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More bag love – ss12 Jerôme Dreyfuss bags. Always sooo nice! 

Bag love – AnnLouise Landelius

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Copenhagen Fashion Week AW12 is in full swing and we are showing at Gallery in Forum. We can not help but get inspired by all the people, the great brands and designers showing there. One designer of bags has become increasingly noticeable to us. The Swedish designer Ann Louise Landelius has created a gorgeous collection of leather bags. It is impossible to decide which ones we like the most. We love the high quality leather, the simple graphic form and heavy metal detailing. Check out the A.L.L. web shop and see for yourself, or find them at Apair in CPH FF2 in Århus or Mouche in Göteborg. (Ann Louise Landelius shop)

Goddess – Warrior – Actress…

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Ambassadoress, Writer, Film Director, not to mention Mother of 5 or 6 and Wife of Mr. Smith. The titles are many for one of the coolest women in Hollywood.

Angelina Jolie has again inspired us with her awesomeness for the pure feat of her latest achievement…writing and directing the movie “In the Land of Blood and Honey”. Hereby joining the ranks of the many talented female directors in the film industry with powerful stories to tell.

Congratulations & respect from Copenhagen. We have named a shoe after Angelina in the new collection that we will soon be launching at fashion week. Keep your eyes open for Angelina – barund AW12.

4 our wish list

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Ever heard of the Danish jewelery designer Kivi Lai? First time we spotted these super fine feather earings were on the ears of our lovely Agent Jannie.

Then we discovered they were featured at one of our favourite shops in Vesterbro, the fantastic –  Engleskyts (Istedgade). Today we discovered a rather large collection of Lai´s designs at Von Qualen in Frederiksberg (Gl. Kongevej).

Fine detailed jewelery for everyday living, kind of in a Line & Jo understated fineness yet different. Here is Lai´s website but it doesnt really show the whole collection, so if you are interested in discovering Lai you will have to check out the shops.

Discover Lai….(Lai)

A peek at Adélie

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2011 has been a record tough year for most people involved in business. We all got to witness our favourite boutiques and cool project intiatives struggle and suffer, some have closed and some have survived… but hasn´t it been brutal?

Now a new year has arrived and we hear that the energy is going to be higher this year! Notice the new budding treasures, cool people and cool projects that need to be warmly embraced and supported.

We are delighted to share a recent such discovery and follow the postings of the superfine blog – Adélie (what a gorgeous name) by Tikki Oestrich. Visually delicious and nicely curated. We look forward to checking out the shop to follow it. Great work Tikki! (Adélie)

Kollektions salg

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Winter Warm

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Autumn is getting a touch of coldness and Winter is undeniably on its way. We can make those windy & wet days a bit more wonderful with soft leather boots. Want more ideas on how to warm up your Winter – check out the shop.(barund shop)


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“Stay hungry -Stay foolish” – SJ

Yes we are MAC lovers and we thank Steve Jobs for his brilliant inventions.

Thank you to an inspiring man with an amazing ability to see things. R.I.P.

You will be missed – but you definitely made your mark!

Get the Look!

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A little inspiration for your Autumn wardrobe!

Featured here are barund CPH styles & this seasons must-haves;

Patent leather loafer & elegant, very soft leather, high heeled boot with stitched detailing on back and polished stacked leather heel. Available in the barund web shop. (shop barund)

Sweet September

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THE BARUND AUTUMN WINTER 2011 COLLECTION has arrived in the shops. Indulge in the mood with some cool black low boots in soft textured leather and get ready for a sweet September. See the collection here –


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Let´s kick off Copenhagen Fashion Week with a pair of heels for those fashionable nights.

Featured here is a peek at style: Liva from the barund Autumn Winter collection 2011. Heading for the shops now.

Madsen show

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Was so happy to receive the new edition of Cover in the mail today. The perfect treat to complete a sunny day. This issue seems to be focusing on Danish designers – Yeah!. We were delighted to see Anne Sofie Madsen featured and find out that she will be launching her line during Cph fashion week – next week. We have recently discovered this incredibly talented Danish designer & artist and have been waiting to see what she did next. Checked out her website and this is what we found. A gorgeous image probably made by her and a link announcing her show. We predict it will be amazing. Keep an eye out for the talented (Anne Sofie Madsen.)

Here to Stay!

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Hey hey hey remember this song? From the colourful campaign by Free People  – July 2011 look book. Loving the 70´s mood but will we truly be wearing flares again? In denial until we find that must have pair. (spotted on

For her

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Beautiful campaign for Narcisco Rodriguez. The girl and the bottle are both lovely! :) He gives us this scent as his homage to all womens strength and grace. Ahhh! Thank you Narcisco. (Narcisco Rodriguez)

For your inspiration!

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In the mood for some new summer shoes for your holiday?

Let us inspire you! Check out the barund sale. All styles are – 50% off.  Featured here is ss11 ballerina/ style: Celina / Italian suede leather w. croco toe, also available in dove grey. Visit us at the barund shop to get inspired for your summer holiday! (barundshop)

Summer SALE!

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Find your favourite summer styles on sale at the barund webshop! Get -50% off of our SS11 selection of high quality shoes, made in Portugal. Check out the barund shop. (barund cph)