the ”Lucia” issue
enfants terribles Enfants Terribles is about playing more and worrying less. If that sounds good to you, we proudly welcome you into our wild. With this mini online magazine, we’re endeavouring into entirely new (play) grounds. We wanted to create a common playground for creative outbursts and playful experiments. Enfants Terribles make and believe in make-believe, and we do so, to keep alive and kicking our inner, lighthearted child. Seeing how this magazine business is something we’ve never tried before, we can’t promise you, that we won’t stray from our initial paths, as this thing grows it’s wings and becomes whatever it’s supposed to be. We will, however, promise you to have tons of fun in the process. As none of us are very good at staying inside set boundaries, You might witness some serious learn-by-doing errors and probably even a lot of bending, stretching and breaking of rules as we go along. We mean absolutely no harm. We just want to be free to play and experiment. You can expect anything from DIY’s to recipes, interviews, editorials, fashion, illustration, inspiration, vintage, art, shopping, parenting, but always with a twist of the playful, uncanny and enchanting. Everything is possible and we have set no limits, because when starting something new, that is a good thing. We call this our visual storybook and with it we aim to tell tales, that will mesmerize you, through stunning, visual editorials and inspiring everyday projects. Hopefully you will want much more, once you’ve seen what we can do. May your days be merry and bright. Søs & Céline
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Søs Uldall-Ekman Treasure-hunter by nature, Søs explores the world around her with curiosity and shrewdness. With a weak spot for the beauty in the small things in life, she falls in love with the wonderfully ordinary and unperfect moments every single day. She has the desirable ability to make the average everyday, seem like the greatest fairytales ever told. She tells stories through her rainbow-lens, her phantasmagoric writings and her whimsical sense of style. Søs likes to put on a show and she is addicted to rainbows and polkadots.
Céline Hallas With an amazing eye for the beauty in everything Céline tells stories through her mesmerizing photography. Through her lens she has the enviable ability to make fairytales true and she generously shares her everyday on the Strawberry Life blog. Furthermore this talented women also knows about clothes design, as she used to have her very own whimsical brand of clothes, called Strawberryflavor. Sometimes she can still be persuaded to make amazing stuff and we're definately counting on challenging this skill of hers more infuture issues. Céline likes coffee a lot and loves to chase the sun in life and photos.
Cover: Model - Sienna Feature Lucia: Models - Ella & Sienna The girls are wearing: Dresses - Marapytta made by Céline Hallas Shawls - Traditonal Faroese wool shawls, stylists own Collars - Strawberryflavor PomPom Crowns - by Søs Uldall-Ekman Shoes - Ella, Petit by Sofie Schnoor/ Sienna, Mina Shoes Legwarmer and tights - H&M
the ”Lucia” issue By Søs Uldall-Ekman The theme of this very first issue of Enfants Terribles is the traditional Scandinavian celebration of Saint Lucia. Céline and I always loved the warm, angelic and pure feel and aesthetics of this day, and that is why we decided to ask our two girls, to be part of our very own Lucia mini procession, on a dark and gloomy afternoon, in The Round Tower in Copenhagen. The Saint Lucia celebration is dear to me, because it falls on the 13th of December, which was also my late grandmas birthday. She passed away on Mother’s Day this year, 90 years old. This year, will thus be the first without her and I know, I will be thinking of her and missing everything she was. Growing up, my cousins and I would sometimes surprise her on her birthday with our own Lucia Procession. We dressed up in whatever white clothes we could find and carefully lit the candles, that we’d sneaked out of our grandmas cupboards. I clearly recall her smile as we strode along the livingroom, singing her favorite christmas songs. Putting that smile on her face made us all feel so good and the feeling stayed with me. I know the girls spread joy and smiles when they walked up the Round Tower looking like little angels and that was a wonderful feeling. I’d like to think, that a little of that feeling is present in this issue of Enfants Terribles. The Saint Lucia day originally coincided with the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, so this day has become a festival of lights. In Scandinavia where the sun leaves us, for what seems like forever during winter, this tradition has grown particularly strong. We need lots and lots of lights to believe, that the sun will return. In Denmark the Lucia procession consists of a procession of young girls dressed in white, with a red sash around the waist, striding along in a dark room, lit candles in their hands, singing the Santa Lucia hymn. The leading girl of the procession is called the Lucia bride and she wears a spruce wreath/crown with lit candles on her head. In Sweden the girls also bring delicious sweet, saffron buns - lussekatter - with them, to hand out to the crowds. This Lucia issue is our modern take on this beautiful, old ritual and we sincerely hope that you might feel inspired to mark this special day of light yourself. Therefore we have included in this issue a DIY on how to make a pompom lucia-wreath, doily candleholders and sweedish lussekatter. We hope you will enjoy it all.
Lucia saffron bu
Together with the girls we decided to go share a little christmas spirit, and hand out some fresh-baked goods, at the Round Tower in Copenhagen, on a cold and grey Saturday in December. The girls spread a lot of joy in their childish, angelic glory and our hearts were warm and fuzzy from all this fun and generous tower-picnic. This is the Enfants Terribles take on a recipe for Lucia Cats or in Swedish, lussekatter.
You will need 50 g fresh yeast (or powdered active yeast 4 1/2 tsp) 125 g butter 2 eggs, wellbeaten 5 dl milk (2,2 cups) 0,5 tsp of salt4 15 dl flour (6,4 cups) 1,5 dl caster sugar (about half a cup) 1 vanilla pod 1/2 tsp. saffron threads, finely crumbled (or 1 tsp. powdered saffron) Raisins, marzipan and/or chocolatebuttons.
How to proceed Melt the butter in a casserole, crumble saffron threads into melted butter and add the milk heat till it’s lukewarm. Pour into big bowl and add the yeast. Mix it all up and let the mix sit for 10 minutes, till the yeast is woken up and ready to get busy. Now add 1 well-beaten egg, all the sugar, the salt and the insides of a vanilla pod. Then add most of the flour (leave about 1dl for working the dough after it has risen), form a soft dough (just until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, don’t add too much, as the dough will get to dry.) Leave the worked dough in the bowl and cover it with a clean teatowel and allow to rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Lightly punch down the risen dough and then gently knead two or three times on a floured surface. Pinch off small handfuls of dough and roll into ”snakes” about 1-2 cms (1/2 an inch) wide and 1214 cms (5 inches) long. Shape the snakes into ”S”-shaped buns and add hide little knob of marzipane in the ends when folding. For inspiration and more traditional shapes see illustration. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover with the towel again, and allow to rise until doubled (about 30 min.) Decorate buns with raisins, brush with egg, and bake in preheated 220º celsius (425º fahrenheit) oven about 10-15 minutes, just until brown. Will make about 20-25 Saint Lucia Buns depending on how you shape them.
Lucia pom pom crow
For the crown you need 3 balls of yarn goldthread thin steel wire or thin satin ribbon (for tying together the crown) a shortlined batterypowered fairylight.
How to proceed We used three different shades of green and different kinds of yarn, to make the pompoms more fluffy and to add a sprucy look. We also added some gold thread for that fairydust feel. Make 10 pompoms about the size of a handful. Tie the pompoms on a ribbon or on thin steel wire - if you tie a bowknot you can adjust the size later on. Now add the fairylights, by wrapping them around the pompomcrown - we hid the batteries in the back of the crown - and now you have a crown. You can buy the batterypowered fairylights here via amazon or try your luck and find something similar at your local supermarket around christmas time. We used the very helpful bulk pompoms techniques, which speeds up the process quite a bit. You can find the instructions on how to make them @ flax & twine, the best how-to we found online.
wn and candleholder
For the candleholder you need thin white cardboard red satin ribbon a small crochet doily Either a real candle or the fabulous flashlight candle from IKEA
How to proceed - Cut circle about the size of a tea plate out of the white cardboard. - Find a crochĂŠ doily at your local charity shop,or make one your self if you know how to. - Cut a hole through the center of both for the candle - Tie a bowknot around the candle with the red ribbon et voila!
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Terrible children. One who acts unconventionally. French expression traditionally referring to a child who is terrifyingly candid by saying embarrassing things to adults, especially parents. However, the expression has drawn multiple usage in careers of art, fashion, music, and other creative arts. In these careers, it implies a successful "genius" who is very unorthodox, striking, and in some cases, offensive or rebellious. Classically, one who "thumbs their nose" at the establishment, or challenges it. Yes it is French and granted, a little hard to prononce. Nevertheless, we fell in love with the name and the differents meanings it can hold. We are the terrible children, not really knowing how to behave in a grown-up world. We can’t help ourselves from playing incessantly and forgetting the rules more than once. We do laugh to loud and sometimes we break things too, but our only intention is to spread more fun and more beauty.
December 2013 issue #1
Published on Dec 8, 2013
Enfants Terrible Magazine #1 - The Lucia Issue The new Duo Enfants Terribles' very first visual storybook. Based in Copenhagen they focus o...