We met up with the inspiring lady, journalist and podcast host Sisse Sejr to have a chat about summer times in Denmark, being a festival entusiast and the love for comfortable and glittery clothing.
Hei Sisse, what are your plans for this summer?
My plans for this summer is Folkemødet at Bornholm, Roskilde Festival, a trip to Sweden with friends for a week, two weeks of driving through Europe in an electric car (to figure out if that kind of vacationing is working for us), three weddings and also a couple of days at Smukfest in Skanderborg. In between that, it is about gardening and working on our house.
We know that festival season changed a bit for you the last years, since you became a mom. What are your festival plans this season?
The plans are as follows; a whole week with friends in campingvans at Roskilde festival and I am doing a live-talk and Broadcasting from Smukfest. I can not live without Roskilde. I bought the tickets in October, and then just listen to all the music, which i will forget to hear at the festival, while waiting, driving my self even more excited for the festival. It is by far my favorit season of the year!
When you are at a festival, what is work and what is pleasure & how do you get time to enjoy all the good people & music?
I used to work a lot - all the time actually - during the festival season, cause I worked at a paper and later for the danish radio channel P3, where festival was high priority stuff during the summers. But the last couple of years I've been there only as a guest, and I must say, I enjoyed it so much, that I will never work during Roskilde festival again. I used to think, that I would just drown in alcohol and it would only lead to trouble, if I didn't have work and responsibility in the daytime. Maybe I am just all grown up now, and don't care about drowning in alcohol and trouble for a while.
Which festivals are you visiting this season and which can you recommend with and without kids?
I remember being a 5-year old at festivals, and I didn't like it that much. Something about loud people and loud music, that made me feel uncomfortable. Also when I am at a festival, I really enjoy not being "the mom". I'm just Sisse - and I need that sometimes. But if you go with kids, I wouldn't say that any festival is better than the other, just have fun, avoid hanging out in the concert-pits and maybe leave before people get drunk, so they don't appear scary. I don't know when the kids a ready for it, only the parents and kids knows, so I trust they'll figure it out. Every family has its ways.
What is a good festival for you? Who to hang out with, what to eat & drink and how to sleep?
For me it's being with friends and without curfew, we don't have to get up early to be the grown ups, we can act stupid, listen to music, be all nostalgic and get drunk. I love that Roskilde festival really cares about food, you can get really good food, it doesn’t have to be burgers and 4 AM fries all the time.
We know you are a welldressed lady. What is a great festival outfit for you?
Well thank you! I am a fan of layers. So you don’t have to walk all the way back to camp to change, if you get hot or cold. Also I am a small lady - only 165 - so I have a glitter, coloured raincoats and more glitter, so my friends can find me fast. I get lost a lot, but if I am wearing silverpants, glitter top and a sparkling green jacket in a landscape of black and denim - they always find me.
What are you 3 favorite Hunkøn pieces for your festival season and how and when will you wear them?
How do you feel when you wear Hunkøn and why do you like our clothing?
I feel comfortable and nicely dressed. You don’t look like everyone else. You can use the items with everything else, just put on a pair of jeans, a T-shirt and one of the kimonos, and it will make the outfit. the designs are made with humor and femininity - and just feels like a friend in your closet. Also I like Anne behind Hunkøn, she is a very cool var, and I like her way of thinking, the powertheme through her collections and that there is a lot of thought in every little thing.
You can follow Sisses summer at @sissesejr