Is it a secret IKEA plot? I did succumb a couple of years ago to a set of six glasses which I thought were rather attractive. Then of course there are the ubiquitous Sarah Lund Sweaters which even have their own website [here]
But I have decided that there’s a new contender to rival Sarah’s Swedish Knitwear. I suspect that Borgen is being sponsored by the Danish Scarf Industry. Look at this selection of pictures…
Kristine, Hanne, Laura and Birgitte have an astoundingly large collection of neckwear between them. The other Saturday night I counted twelve different scarves in two hours [OK I am a sad woman!]
In the 80’s, Tie Rack used to give you a leaflet on ‘how to tie your scarf’ if you purchased one of their products – I suspect they are working with the Danish equivalent, or maybe this one
I must work on this, my scarf style seems to swing between Rosie the Riveter, Rupert Bear and Dick Van Dyke’s chimney sweep!
Sidse Babett Knudsen [who plays Nyborg] says that she thinks the Danish language “is one of the most ugly and limited around. You can't seduce anyone in Danish; it sounds like you are throwing up.” and helpfully adds that if you ever want to get lucky with a Dane, a good line to try is: "Hva så smukke?" ("What's up beautiful?") SBK not only ties her scarves with panache, she also speaks fluent English, having learned it when she was growing up in Dar Es Salaam. No wonder she got to be Prime Minister!!