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Mimi + Me: Naja Rosa Koppel

Mimi + Me:  Naja Rosa Koppel

Naja Rosa Koppel

Singer/Songwriter

Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Naja is a Rockstar!  I mean literally a rockstar! 

She is a Superstar and a super beauty.  Naja is a Golden Girl with the poetic voice of a sultry lover.

She is a mega multi-talented Danish singer and songwriter and the daughter of the award winning Savage Rose founders Annisette and Thomas Koppel.  She debuted her first hit album  Naja Rosa in 2010, to rave reviews.   Koppel's first solo concert in Denmark was held at the "Spotfestival" in Aarhus in 2010, for which she was awarded 6 stars by Danish music magazine Gaffa.  Her third album was released by Universal Records and she is also a band member of the legendary rock band, The Savage Rose.

I've known this beautiful spirit for so many years.  Beyond the music, Naja is a free and loving soul living and singing her truth.  She spent her early years traveling across the United States by car, venturing into small towns and offering her gift of song.  The only things she brought with her, were her bandmates, and a video camera to document their adventures.  I'm completely inspired by this incredible woman who creates her own path and tells her own story, note by note.

Naja wears our Silk and Ruffle cut out blouse with oversize sleeves.

From April 9th through May 2018, get to know some beautiful and inspirational women as we launch and reveal the stunning portraits shot by photographer Emmanuel André for our new women's online platform for disruptive women of style, "Mimi + Me". 

Three years ago, we met photographer by night, Emmanuel André and immediately joined forces to create a series of photographs celebrating the Mimi Plange woman. 
Mimi + Me was born.
-We invited a group of amazing women to a photo studio in NYC, but did not tell them why
-We presented each of them our entire collection and let them choose which outfit they wanted to wear for their photoshoot
-We provided hair and makeup to compliment their look
-We asked them all a few fun questions
What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Naja:  I guess it's living and doing what you love everyday and being with the people you love the most. You know.., being creative, for me it’s music and travel, seeing new cultures, hearing new music and meeting people.

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

Naja:  Well if I wasn’t a singer, I would probably do photography which I do anyway; I take pictures all the time.   It’s making me happy and it’s making me see beautiful things all the time

The profession you wouldn’t like to attempt?

Naja:  The profession I wouldn’t like is a desk job somewhere because I need to be free.

What sound or noise do you love?

Naja:  I obviously like the sound of music and one of the sounds that I have loved the most throughout my life is the sound of my father’s accordion which he played ever since I was a little child. He rocked me in his arms with the accordion; as well as my mom’s voice who is a singer… so those two are definitely sounds that I love the most

What sound or noise do you hate?

Naja:  It has to be the clonk from the heating system in my apartment

Which living person do you most admire?

Naja:  I would have to say my mom, she’s an amazing, amazing singer and she’s just a very, very strong person who’s been through a lot in her life. I travel with her and play music with her every night, I see her on stage; she’s such a powerhouse, such a soulful person. It’s very inspiring to stand next to your mom who’s just so strong.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Naja:  I would have to say that’s my boyfriend Anders because it’s amazing to have a companion thru music, thru love and thru life; somebody who’s as curious about life and living and somebody I can travel with and share all this music and fly away with…

Thank you for sharing your beauty with us Naja!

Get to know Naja: facebook.com/najarosa

A very special thank you to photographer Emmanuel André for a beautiful collaboration.
During the day, Emmanuel André is the Chief Talent Officer of Publicis Groupe.
Emmanuel was formerly President International of TBWA\Worldwide. 
He is a French citizen who started his career in advertising in 1993 and has worked in Paris, Hong Kong and New York where he now lives. 
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Thank you to our amazing team behind the scenes who helped bring our Photography Project to life:
Antoinette Price, Photography & Production Assistant
Aletia Gonzales, Fashion Stylist
Day Lauren, Assistant Fashion Stylist
Dina Calabro, Hair Stylist
Oluwayseye Olusa, Video Director
Tessa Conrad, Video Editor
Katherine Contreras-Osorio, Makeup Artist
Liz Oliver, Makeup Artist
Elena Pymm, Assistant Makeup Artist
Rahsaan Gandy, Set/Video MC
Shane Inman, Set/Studio Design
 Wence Chan, Hospitality & Wine
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