Thursday 19 December 2013



Where? Downtown Oslo,

 Øvre Slottsgate 5. 

Norwegian designs.Streamlines.
Wood & metal

We are happy to present our newest retailer

*   F5   *

This concept store is focusing on
Norwegian design and is
 functioning as a workshop for several

Now you can find a selection of the
 A/BARENESS Jewellery
 in this typical scandinavian style of a shop surroundings.

The 3 brothers behind the shop
 Alex, Emil & Benjamin are also designing
super nice
 leather bags themselves.

One of the next days I'm gonna
 pop by and snap some photos of our
 jewellery on display so
 you can have a closer look.

But if in Oslo feel free to drop by 

yourself as well.
Absolutely worth a visit.

Pic borrowed from - 

You can read the whole article in norwegian here:

Slow Fashion love

Karoline & Anne-Marthe

Sunday 15 December 2013

Welcome inside

                   In November & December we have
 been pretty
busy with arranging
   pop up shops in Oslo & we love it! 

            It is so nice to meet all the people 
interest in the A/BARENESS products 
& our story. 

  So far we have gotten lots of good feedback,
 support & love
2013 has been a great adventure
this is only the beginning... 

You can see more details about our
 pop up shop events in Oslo here:

Lots of slow fashion love and merry christmas 
from Karoline & Anne-Marthe 

Thursday 5 December 2013

Pop up Shop


A BIG thank you to our new retailer in Oslo,
 Clou Hair Salon, that are letting us
arrange the
 A/BARENESS Jewllery and Knitwear POP UP SHOP
 in their salon
 all the weekends before Christmas


Monday 2 December 2013

Words of the Day

New week

New possibilties


New A/BARENESS designs in the process

* Have a great week *


Wednesday 27 November 2013

Behind the scenes

                    CAPTURE A/BARENESS 

Beautiful day at Huk, Oslo, Norway

Last touch on the makeup

Stylingassistent Silje layered
up in all the warm stuff available...

Supercute model Ingrid wearing layers of
A/BARENESS knitwear

Photographer Veslemøy Vråskar & the team taking
a minute
 to enjoy the beautiful scenario and sunset

Detail pics with the A/BARENESS Jewellery 

Some inspo & moodboards for the shoot 

On Monday we had a photo shoot in Oslo. Some jewellery pics in studio and then we went to Huk, just outside of Oslo and captured some great pics of model Ingrid wearing the A/BARENESS Knitwear. As you can see from the pics it was a beautiful, but chilly day, so Ingrid was very happy she got to wear warm wool clothing!

Looking forward to show you the result! 

xx from Karoline & Anne-Marthe  

Saturday 23 November 2013

New Retailer

We are happy to present our newest A/BARENESS Jewellery

CLOU is located in the heart of Oslo,
 at Youngstorvet 6
and is a hair salon with plenty of soul.

You can see more pics
and read more about the salon here:

30th November from 12- 18 PM is the
1st A/BARENESS Pop Up Shop at CLOU.

More dates to come for December Pop Up's.

* Follow A/BARENESS on Facebook for updates *

See ya! 

Monday 18 November 2013



Today we meet up with super cute photographer
 Veslemøy Vråskar.

This is some of our inspo pics for coming
Mondays photoshoot.
Gonna shoot both in studio & at location.

Crossed fingers for nice weather!

* Looking forward to show you all the result *

Thursday 7 November 2013

Pop Up Shop

Do you want to know when & where

we are arranging


* Follow us on Facebook for updates *

Thursday 31 October 2013


                                                         MEET ROSHANI

Roshani is the head of administration in the 
Metal Workshop where the A/BARENESS Jewellery is made. 
She has been working there for 4 years and really likes her job, but what would she like to work with if she could choose another career? And what issue in Nepal would Roshani approach if she got to be the President? 

* See the short'n sweet interview below *

Name : Roshani Bajracharya
Age : 29 year old
From: Lalitpur, the neighbor city of Kathmandu

Abareness: What is it you like the most about your job?
Roshani: What I like the most about my job is that I get to communicate with different people.

Abareness: What is your favorite nepali food?
Roshani:  Samya baji plate which is a plate of traditional newari food. 

( We have to agree with Roshani on this; Newari food is full of  delicious tastes and it is kind of similar to Spanish tapa & can consist of up to a 100 different dishes! Yam Yam :) 

Do you want to learn more about this type of food?
This is a clip of traveler tasting the Samya baji plate for his first time:

Abareness: What is your favorite ”Western food” or drink, if any?
Roshani:  Pizza , Pasta and wine.

Abareness:  What is your favorite Bollywood movie/ moviestar? And Hollywood?
Roshani:  Favorite Bollywood movie is Barfi and actress is Priyanka Chopra.
Hollywood movie is defineately Avatar and Leonardo Di Caprio is my favorite actor.

Abareness: What do you wish for the future of Nepal?
Roshani:  I wish that Nepal would become a developed country like f.ex Norway or Switzerland.

Abareness: If you could travel to any country in the world- where would you og and why?
Roshani:  Switzerland because of the it’s natural beauty.

Abareness: If you could have another career, what would you like to work with?
Roshani:  I would like to be a businesswoman like you guys.

Abareness: If you were the President of Nepal for a year, which issues in Nepal would you you focus on?
Roshani:   I will get rid of all the corruption. 

We are very happy that Roshani is part of the A/BARENESS team and looking forward to going back to Nepal after 2 months to work closely with our team in Nepal (: 

                    Karoline & Anne-Marthe

Tuesday 29 October 2013



Anne-Marthe and I are finally in Norway!!!
 Looking forward to meeting up with all our family and friends
& lots of exciting activities for A/BARENESS!

 After 4 months in Nepal we are struggling a bit with jet lag
even if Nepal is only 4.45 minutes ahead of us...
 And yes, that is right, the time difference is a bit strange
 as Nepal don't want to have the same time as India!
Or at least that is the best explanation we got when we asked our nepali friends about this issue.

Nevertheless- going to miss Nepal, but now it is all about
Norway for 2 months.

Follow us on Facebook for updates on our POP UP SHOPS and other activities:

 Yaaaawn from Karoline & Anne-Marthe (;

Friday 25 October 2013


This week the new A/BARENESS Jewellery & Knitwear
 was presented for the Fashion bloggers, jounalists & stylists @SpaltPR,
our PR-agency in Oslo

We have got a lot of media coverage since we launched
 in May
and we feel truly humble & grateful
that so many people shows interest in the A/BARENESS products.

Thank You!

* One love from Karoline & Anne-Marthe * 

Monday 21 October 2013



                       H I M A L A Y A N  H I G H

 A good friend of us, super cool, sweet & sporty Diana
 was wearing our "Elina" Beanie 
 when she went trekking in the 
Lang Tang Mountain Range few weeks back.

 Diana and Elina went to Kyanjin Ri Peak 
in Nepal which is 4779 m! 


A/BARENESS Elina Beanie
 made in warm & soft yak/merino wool

Diana- Warm & fashionably sporty looking.
You rock girl! 

Wednesday 16 October 2013



Today is the international Blog Action Day,
focusing on Human Rights

Just before we shipped our new jewellery 
collection to Norway last week, 
we had a small gathering
 with the artisans behind the A/BARENESS Jewellery.  

Namaste from Nepal(:  
                We are so happy that we are collaborating
                with this Metal Workshop, as the 
                   people in the management are
                        "on the same page" 
             and it is a pleasure working with these
                          guys as well.   
A part of the A/BRENESS Code of Conduct 
is to make sure that the
UN Declaration of Human Rights.
 is followed by all the suppliers in our supply chain. 
We have a long way to go, 
but we will get there step by step. 

As the Japanese poet Ryunosuke Satoro once said:

'Individually we are on drop, but together we                   are an ocean'   

    More about the Blog Action Day: 

Monday 14 October 2013


                                  Rainy days in Nepal. Kind of like it.

Sunday 13 October 2013



Our new pieces of jewellery and knits
 are on the way to Norway, but we still got plenty
 things to get done before we go to
Norway ourselves.

Here are some snapshots from a photo shoot
here the other day.

Hope you like what you see so far?

Happy Sunday from Karoline & Anne-Marthe


The new designs will be available in our webshop
end of October

POP UP SHOPS in Norway in November and December.

* Follow us on Facebook for updates *

Sunday 6 October 2013


                                             H A N D M A D E 

Step by Step

 Every piece is somehow unique with
 the small, charming differences from
piece to piece
traditional metal smith techniques.

 The production of the second
Jewellery Collection
will be shipped to Norway coming week.
 Our team in Nepal has done an very good job
 so far
 and we are looking forward to
launch in Norway in the end of October.

Will post more pics and & some video
 from the production soon.

* Enjoy your Sunday & all the small things *

Saturday 28 September 2013


                                Beauty with a Purpose


Local nepali women in Jumla, a rural district 
in the western part of Nepal, 
PROJECT SMILE NEPAL's free dental camp.

One of the ideas behind this project is to start 
teaching the women about oral hygiene-
If you teach a mother something 
she will pass on the knowledge to her whole family

Miss Nepal 2013, Ishani Shrestha won the title

 "Beauty with a purpose" 

in the Miss World 2013 contest. 

The most important
 price to be won if you ask us.

Ishani is a dentist herself and takes part in the


 SMILE NEPAL aims to make awareness about the importance 
of oral hygiene and  
 free dental camps for nepali people- 

One smile at the time.

You can watch the 5 minute video about this
 important & inspiring project here: 

Friday 20 September 2013


             BLACK FRIDAY 

Autumn is here, but the sun is still warming &
even though we miss spring and summer
 it is something special whith those
 -Oh- so- crispy- Autumn days.

Only thing is that it can be quite difficult to dress
between seasons as the temperature varies a lot. 

That's why we designed the
A/BARENESS superfine knits.

The ASTHA Tank top is in a soft blend of
cashmere/ silk
 the BELA Jumper is in 100& Merino.

Both styles and Jewellery available in our webshop


* Have a lovely weekend *


Tuesday 17 September 2013



Do you wonder what SLOW FASHION is?

 Take a look at this short movie

about Fast Fashion-

A/BARENESS aims to be the opposite of Fast Fashion
 we hope you as a consumer will appreciate the difference.

Happy Conscious Shopping!

Thursday 12 September 2013


                                       BANDHA = STRIKE

If you stay in Nepal, the meaning of "Bandha" will most likely be one of the first words you get to know.

Bhandha is originally a Hindi word meaning "closed" and it is a form of protest/ general strike used by both political activists or civil people protesting against the government regarding fuel prices, unfairness in the legal "system", non existing systems and....the list can go on forever... 

During a serious bandha, a lot of general activities are shut down-  
Most affected are shopkeepers who are expected to keep their shops closed, as well as public transport operators of buses and cabs who are expected to stay off the road and not carry passengers. 

If they don't agree to these terms the people organizing the strike might use violence and demand bribes.

It is not that we think strike is not a valuable tool
 when or if negotiations has stagnated, but here in Nepal it's beeing used all the time and because of that it might have lost it's purposes? 

Anyways, this is part of our everyday life and usually the demonstrations are quite peaceful...elections are coming up in Nepal in November so most likely it will be a lot of strikes pre-election..
We are going to Norway end October so it will not affect us too much- It is a lot worse for all the nepali people having to shut down their businesses and losing income even if they are not taking part in the strike.

We wish for political stability and a better future in Nepal.
It will happen eventually.

Peace out...

Love from Karoline & Anne-Marthe 

Thursday 5 September 2013


              S O H O 
      We wish SOHO welcome as a new retailer of
the A/BARENESS Jewellery

YAY (: 

We delivered a bunch of our jewellery to SOHO yesterday & it's a lovely little shop, 
so check it out if you have the chance! 

   SOHO newly reopened and we love their mix of different brands and that they are offering jewellery, clothes, shoes & interior. 

The shop is located at Nesodden,
 a small peninsula just outside of Oslo, 
 which is were we grew up, became friends
started the story of our lives. 

Thursday 31st of October we will be at SOHO and Anne-Marthe & I will show you our newest pieces of jewellery & tell the story behind A/BARENESS.

Maybe we'll se you there? 

Love from Karoline & Anne-Marthe

Faceboook: SOHO Nesoddtangen 
All pics copyright @SOHO