20 Questions: KLD Designer, Trine

It’s beginning to look a lot like the United Nations at KLD with our newest addition, Trine Davidsen, hailing from Norway.  A graduate of Griffith College Dublin, she holds a bachelors degree in Interior Architecture and Design. Trine also has a diploma in Interior Design from Oslo where she lived and studied for 3 years before arriving in Dublin. Welcome Trine, we look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

1. What could you not live without?

2. Where would be your ideal weekend break? 
Italy! My boyfriend is Italian and his family lives there. So right now I´m thinking his mom’s house in Lodi which is located just twenty minutes outside of Milan would be the ideal weekend break. The atmosphere there is so relaxing!

Italian house and garden

3. Who is your favourite interior designer in the world?
Kelly Wearstler has been long-time favourite.

Kelly Wearstler designs

4. What do you love about interior design?
I love the ability that interior design has to create spaces that impacts people both physically and mentally.
Whether people notice it or not, interior design affects us every day and it is interesting to see how great designs and functionality play a huge role in people´s lives. Since we are all unique the design should be the same!

5. What’s on your bucket list? 
Design and own my own home one day.
But right now it´s to see a KLD project I´ve been a part of come to fruition!

6. How would you describe yourself in 3 words? 
Unpredictable, curious and creative.

7. What’s your stress reliever? 
Take a bath or watch a series.

8. Who would you happily be stranded on a desert island with?
My love.

9. Where’s your favourite place to eat in Oslo?
Villa Paradiso, Dinner, Sudoest.

10. What inspired you to start your interior career?
I have been drawing, painting and creating as long as I can remember and I always wanted to pursue a career in a creative field. My love for interior design emerged when I started working in an interior shop and moved into my first own apartment. I wanted to become an interior designer because it´s interesting to me how a space can affect people’s feelings and how it can change people’s use of a space through planning.

11. Favourite hotel? 
I haven’t stayed there yet but I recently discovered Hotel Sanders in Copenhagen designed by Lind + Almond. Copenhagen is one of my favorite cities in Scandinavia so I definitely have to plan a trip there very soon.

Hotel Sanders in Copenhagen

12. What’s in your handbag? 
Purse, iPhone, USB flash drive, notebook and pens. Pressed powder, face mist, dry shampoo and at least 5 different lipsticks at all times.

13. What’s your favourite movie?
This is the hardest question because I have so many. Latest hang up is watching 90´s movies!! So to mention a good mix I will say Léon, Selena, Pretty Woman. I also really enjoy all movies based on a true story. The last two films I saw were Wonder and I, Tonya, which starred the beautiful and talented Margot Robbie, who also produced.

Screenshot from Leon the film

14. Your favourite gadget or app?
Favourite gadget is my beloved MacBook. App(s) would without doubt be Instagram, Pinterest and mytaxi.

15. What would be the last meal you’d want to eat? 
My mom’s fish balls with white sauce, potatoes and curry!

17. Favourite country you’ve visited?
It is impossible to choose one. Top 3 places would be New York City, USA; Copenhagen, Denmark and Milan, Italy. One of a thousand reasons to put Italy on this list self-explained in the photo below.

Italian Pizza

18. How would you describe your style?
I always dress for which mood I am in. I would say I have an eclectic style. Some days I wear something edgy and monochrome, the next day I can be feminine and colourful but always comfortable.
Everyone is nicer when they like their outfit!

19. If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
Everyone has to be willing to at least accept other cultures.

20. What’s on your to-do list for 2018? 
Do my best as a part of the KLD team, learn new things every day and to evolve as a designer.


By Farheem Aziz

Two summers ago, I was privileged enough to travel amongst the four main fashion capitals in the world. I took a fashion-marketing and styling course in London and Paris over the course of six weeks. I was also able to visit Milan.

My summer abroad was when my aspirations of becoming a fashion blogger began. Being around people whom varied from being as posh as Victoria Beckham to channeling their inner Liv Tyler made me feel “some type of way.” I always had, as cliché as this sounds, a passion for fashion since I was a toddler.

Farheem Aziz

Born and raised in New York, inspiration was all around me. I was one of those girls that would get overly dressed for class in middle and high school. I sometimes even wore heels to school. Embarrassing, I know.

My mother would constantly scold me about how “school is not a fashion show.” Little did she know, dressing up was going to be a huge part of my life.

Farheem Aziz

Blogging has impacted my life in a creative outlet by teaching me that no one can be right or wrong. You have to start somewhere, and from that starting point you will do nothing but grow. This takes time, but it does happen.

Remember how awkward and tacky your first Instagram post was? As time went on, your Instagram became more aesthetically pleasing. This was also the case with my sketchbook in my fashion styling class.

It was remarkable to see how every student in my class visibly grew as a fashion stylist in the course of just six weeks. Fashion blogging is a great way to inspire people—not only through their blogs, but also through social media channels for those who don’t keep up with blogs.

Farheem Aziz

This is also a great marketing tactic. Fashion marketing is growing rapidly due to utilization of social media. I love that social media gives the public the chance to be apart of something. The snapchat stories from fashion week giving people sneak peaks of what is going on behind the scenes was a great way to engage consumers.

Farheem Aziz

I always struggled with defining my fashion identity. My style varies from vintage-thrifty to modern-day diva, as does my personality. Not being able to describe my style has always given me anxiety because what kind of fashion blogger doesn’t have a set style? Why am I dressing like a punk when I have the bubbliest personality of all time?

In time, I realized how foolish these questions were. Appearance is a facade and does not reveal the entire personality of a person. By choosing to dress a certain way, people can make assumptions but it is interactions and interpersonal relationships that reveal the nature of a person, not their outfits.

.Farheem Aziz

Fashion changes by the minute–literally and figuratively. Every designer has a different line each runway season. Some more drastic than others. I dress by my mood and that is how it should be.

A few of my favorite fashion blogger who I follow religiously are Negin Mirsalei, Aimee Song, and Olivia Hargrove. If there was one thing I took away from my time abroad, it is that inspirations form from observations. A great trick to develop that observation into a new idea creatively, is by sketching — either by hand or digitally — and then just see where things go from there.

Farheem Aziz

I hope to launch my own site soon and really develop my online presence. For now I’m contributing to variety of platforms and really loving being able to contribute and share with others my personal style. Don’t be afraid to share your passion with others!

Check out my first blog piece with College Fashionista and my instagram!