Meet the women behind Mondo Kaos
Ditte is the owner of Mondo Kaos and since opening in 2006 she is 'the boss of it all'. Ditte has a penchant for the 'crooked' and alternative, whether it is in clothing, design, interior design or lifestyle. Ditte loves 40s, 50s og 60s, which of course is reflected in the aesthetics of the store.
On a daily basis, Ditte lives in Pasadena, Los Angeles with her son Charlie who goes to Junior Highshool, and they also share a home with their two cats Cornelius & Minnie. In her spare time, she loves going to flea markets, of which there are plenty in LA (Tip for Mondo Customers: Ditte's favorite is 'Rose Bowl' in Pasadena), here she finds just the fun and unique things that suit her style.
Ditte loves music and loves going to concerts in both small and large venues, as well as 'weekends' like Viva Las Vegas (read blog post about Ditte & Kirstine's participation in 2019 HERE!) and 'High Rockailly' in Spain. And she loves animals, and therefore spends a few hours a week volunteering at the local cat rescue / animal shelter in Pasadena.
'Hjertebarnet' is the store in Nørrebro, and although the webshop has also become a big part of Mondo Kaos, it is clearly the personal contact to the customers that has always been the driving force for Ditte.
Therefore, it is also of utmost importance that our online customers get the experience of the same personal service. When we handle orders online, we therefore strive to give customers the feeling of having been in the store and shopping.
The motivation for Ditte is not just to sell clothes, but to make customers feel 'empowered'. The clothes must be a way of expressing oneself. The customers of Mondo Kaos must experience that it is not their bodies that must fit into the clothes, but the clothes that must fit the body.
Store manager Stine.
Stine is store manager and general manager of Mondo Kaos. She came to the store in 2014 when she wanted new pastures after being for many years first sales manager and then store manager in a large international clothing chain. In 2016, Stine became the manager of Mondo Kaos.
Stine loves clothes and style, and has both her very own retro style, while she is inspired by many styles from folk and boho to western and punk. The most important thing for Stine that the cut fits, she adds the uniqueness of the detail.
Stine's other great passion is music. Stine is a DJ, music critic and influencer in the rock and underground music scene. As with clothing, Stine is most interested in things that are not too mainstream. In addition to a fondness for rock music from the 1960s and 1970s, she cultivates virtually all music, with the exception of what is always played on the radio.
You can also find some of Stine's playlists specially made for Mondo Kaos on Spotify.
In the shop, Stine emphasizes that the cut fits the customer. Stine says' It's more important to find the cut that fits than you get than an authentic 50s dress. The style is in the detail. Look the way you want and style it accordingly. '
Stine lives in Copenhagen with her boyfriend, daughter and dog, who occasionally act as a photo model in our photos.
Who else can you meet in the store?
Besides Stine, you can also meet Carina, Jeanette, Nanna, Lærke & Cassandra in the shop. Of course, they are all crazy about the retro and vintage style, and they have all been customers for several years before they started working in the store. That is why they are Mondo ladies at their fingertips and passionate about passing on both style and personal customer service in their daily work in the store.
All five girls are creative and work alongside Mondo Kaos with their professions as opera singers (Carina and Cassandra), actors (Jeanette & Nanna) and burlesque dancers (Lark).