Interview with Oda Nigist Wigstøl: “Create your own trends, be original”

Name: Oda Nigist Wigstøl

Age: 17

Country: Kristiansand, Norway

School: Vågsbygd videregående skole (High School, School of Arts)

Major: Music

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Where did you buy your clothes?

Dress: H&M
Jacket: Cubus
Shoes: A Norwegian shoe store

Most of the time I buy my clothes abroad. I like to go into random clothing stores in foreign countries, to make sure that no one will wear the exact same clothes as me when I get home. But of course I buy some of my clothes in Norway as well. I like places like H&M, New Yorker, etcetera.

How would you describe your style?

I can’t really describe my personal style, because my clothing style depends on my mood. You know that you can tell a lot about a person through the way they dress. Of course you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it says a lot. When I feel really sad, I do everything I can do to look as pretty as possible. I don’t know why I just feel like if I at least look like a decent person, my mood will follow.

Which piece of clothes should every girl own?

My grandmother always said this: “Every decent girl should own a pair of red shoes”. So I guess it would be a pair of red shoes. I actually have 2 pairs.

Is there a special story about one of the pieces you wear?

That is definitely my necklace! My birthday was last summer and this guy who I had been seeing was coming over to my home. So he asked me to come outside so that we could go for a walk. He took me to a really nice place. The sky was totally pink. Then he handed me a gift, when I opened it I found a small post-it note that said “Would you like to be my girlfriend?” I was so happy I couldn’t stop smiling. Then he told me to open the rest of the present, inside was a beautiful necklace in silver. Now we’ve been together for almost 10 months and I haven’t taken the necklace off for even a second.

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What does fashion mean to you?

I believe that fashion has a bigger impact on all of us than we realize. We see fashion everywhere, in shops, in movies, everywhere! People are always talking about clothes from time to time. I think it’s because we feel like what we wear is how we represent them. Fashion is important to me, because I want to be a decent person and I want to look like one as well. This would be the reason why I follow trends, search the internet for new looks, try new make-up to and spend way too much money on clothes I don’t need.

Which trend would you never follow?

To be honest, I don’t know. I believe that people should see what the designers have to offer. From there they should create their ‘own trends’ which are inspired by the designers. Be original, don’t depend on someone else’s ideas of beauty.

Is there a link between your clothing style and your love for music?

Yes, there is a link between me and my music. I try to dress up as nice as possible, because this is a way to represent me and my music. As I said earlier in this interview when I feel down I always dress up nice, so I will look and feel as pretty as I can be. And when I get overflown by emotions, I always write a song. So you can imagine me sitting in my room totally dressed up writing a really sad song, or the other way, wearing sloppy clothes and writing a song about how incredibly happy I am.

If you’re interested in Ode’s music, click here >

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