Friday 16 December 2011

Personae Magazine (N)

Journalist Linn Carin Dirdal sat down with me earlier this year for a chat, and don't you think it ended up in Personae Magazine back home in Norway. I am waaay chuffed! To have my little name on the cover alongside Kawakubo, Yamamoto and Cindy Sherman is awesome! The photos in the magazine are by Sayaka Maruyama of yours truly in some lacy feathery stuff.

Thursday 8 December 2011

Peccavi by Paulina Otylie Syrus for THE FUTURISTA

Damselfrau pieces in very lush surroundings......

Photography: Paulina Otylie Surys

Styling: Irene Manicone

Make up: Anita Brulee

Hair: Naoki Nakanome

I love it!

Band of clowns

Popov, Mattymatte, Maxagazz, Seskapil, Mump, Snub, Finist, Pock, Ran and Root.

hand dyed/hand woven starched cotton, pom-poms, paint, embroidery, vintage czech ribbons.


hand dyed/hand woven starched cotton, vintage sequins, paper, metallic pom-poms, embroidery.


Black silk, plastic beading, satin ribbon.


Net, hairy synthetic tassle, faux pearls, mother of pearl, satin ribbons with mother of pearl detail.

Saturday 26 November 2011

Dagbladet Søndag - 20.11.2011

Interview in Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. By Lars Myhren Holand

Sunday 20 November 2011

Loving & Holding ltd.

Quality! Magnhild “Damselfrau”Kennedy is an uncompromising designer making masks out of London.
(Words and pictures published in Dagbladet SØNDAG 20.11.2011.)

Copyright Lars Myhren Holand 2011. All rights reserved.

Saturday 19 November 2011

"Ballad of..." magazine

Damselfrau mask, Strigoi, featured in "Ode to Lilith", a story photographed by Paulina Otylie Surys in "Ballad of..." magazine this month.

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Damselfrau, Doors Showcase. London.

Photos by Dineke Versluis

Thursday 3 November 2011

A view of the Private view

click the title for my flickr set.

Friday 9 September 2011

Damselfrau Solo Exhibition at Doors Showcase!

Doors Showcase is pleased to present Damselfrau, the first solo exhibition by self-taught maskmaker Magnhild Kennedy.

Damselfrau, which means Maiden Wife in German, is also the Norwegian artist’s pseudonym. This abstruse play with language and identity signals the artist’s penchant for layered meanings and her desire to defy simple interpretation. Her masks are not merely objects of beauty displaying her craftsmanship or even a device of titillating self-concealment for the wearer. They are loaded with history and stories.
Whether exquisitely beautiful or seemingly absurd, the masks are made with delicate fabrics, embroidery, beading and paint. Materials are gathered from many far flung places and different eras - lace inherited from Norway’s first feminist, hair from old Japanese Geisha hair pieces, glass beads picked off the Christmas decorations off Champs-Elysees. They allude to the intimate relationship between past and present as well as the tensions created by fusing diverse elements.

Magnhild Kennedy lives and works in London. She has been practising as a mask maker since 2007. Her masks have been acquired by private collectors and worn by acclaimed electronica duo Royksopp. Damselfrau opens on 20 October, continues until 26 November 2011.

Private view the 20th of October at 6pm to 9pm. Doors Showcase, 20 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DU. Come!

Saturday 23 July 2011


My dear fellows. These are sad and strange days. Onwards and upwards. Together!

Friday 15 July 2011


Commissioned Piece.
1880's lace, sequins, elastic, satin ribbon.

Tuesday 14 June 2011


Antique French lace w jets, beads and metal wire. Vintage trim. Late 19th Century silk ribbon, faux pearls painted w metallic paints. Vintage Chezc ribbons.

Friday 10 June 2011

Y & U(birds)

Starched pale green cotton, metallic paint, sequins, embroidery and embroidered applique, antique French beaded applique, satin ribbon, French antique jet beads.

Friday 20 May 2011

Chiffon Magazine

Felicity Ingram photographed 2 of my little lace numbers for Los Angeles based Chiffon Magazine. print and online.

Thursday 12 May 2011


Starched cotton, Antique lace, Jets, sequins & glass beads. Silver thread & black cotton ribbons.

Monday 4 April 2011

Gunnar Tufta

Fellow London based Norwegian, fashion photographer Gunnar, has taken a series of photos of my work, and they are truly wonderful!
Here is a wee taster.

Click on the title and transport your self to his site for more of his excellent work.

Wednesday 30 March 2011

Saturday 5 February 2011


Gray hand dyed/woven starched cotton, Vintage 1880´s lace, crocheted hair from late 19th century geisha hairpiece, crocheted acrylic string, faux pearls, vintage sequins and cotton thread embroidery. Satin ribbon.

Wednesday 26 January 2011


White linen, cotton thread embroidery.


Stylist Rebecca Sammon,s blog.
See her wonderful work here :

Sunday 2 January 2011

Hänsel & Gretel

2nd generation Microwave clown faces.