Danish supermodel Helena Christensen is making the most of her fashion contacts by opening up her own New York City boutique.

The statuesque beauty has teamed up with her longtime friend and fellow Dane LEIF SIGERSEN to open Butik - Danish for boutique - which sells a range of Scandinavia-sourced items, such as antique furniture, clothing, statuettes, accessories, candles and even organic chocolates.

She says, "Over the years we've collected millions of things, and, little by little, we started playing around with the idea of actually opening up a shop.

"Everything we have here is everything we love. It's basically like we picked for our homes and then just put it for sale in a store."

Butik, in the West Village, opened in April (05), and counts Maggie Gyllenhaal among its celebrity clients.