• My top 5 holiday wish list

    My top 5 Holiday Wish List

    Written by Susan Stjernberger by Elva Ahlbin

    Susan Szatmáry Saint Germain Bag
    I just love the shiny calfskin leather and the fabulous chain! And it has 3 compartments inside just enough space to fit everything on this list! This is now my IT bag.

    YSL Sequin Crush Mono Eyeshadow Silver
    This is the perfect eyeshadow to make any night shine! Use it as a liner on both your upper and lower lid or as a shadow. This is a must-have.

    Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Comète- 178 Brun Celeste lipstick
    The limited-edition cases are embossed with a comet fashioned after their high jewelry making this a collector’s item. And the dark color is just perfect for any kind of drama.


    Swedish Stockings Tora Glittery Stockings 20 Silver
    Not only do I love the glitter and metallic sheen but it’s made of recycled material too. You have to take these out for a night on the town.

    Handsome Stockholm X B. Åkerlund- Dame Long Black Gloves
    If you’re looking for drama, then these gloves are made for you. You don’t even have to take the glove off to use your phone, so royally fabulous.

  • WEEKDAY - DREAMWEAR FOR THE OTHERWORLD

    Written by Fashion Tales

    Weekday launches Dreamstate Limited Edition collection influenced by the shiny, ethereal avatars created by 3D artist and AR creator Harriet Davey.

    The borders between our physical and virtual worlds are blurred and 3D and AR technol-ogy allows us to extend our personas like never before. This collection addresses the many avatars of ourselves. Pushing beyond the most common 3D presets and software reinforcing traditional beauty standards, Weekday’s design team explores the idea of ava-tars and augmented reality filters as self- transformative.

    Is it fake?
 Is it freedom?

    Inspiration is drawn from the work of Harriet Davey, a CGI artist and A creator based in Berlin known for her shiny, ethereal creatures. Davey is active within Digi-Gxl, a community for womxn, intersex, trans folk and non-binary people specializing in digital design, 3D & X . Addressing questions like the dysmorphia caused by face filters and the importance of a more inclusive tech sector, Davey’s work constantly pushes the discourse forward.

    The Dreamstate Limited Edition collection has a raw and crafted feel and is influenced by Davey’s work on multiple levels. A chenille set with super flared pants and a tie crop top reminds of a fish scale, but is super soft to wear. An otherworldly fake fur coat inspired by Brad Pitt in Fight Club makes you feel, in the designers’ minds, like a creature instead of a human. Accessories like a harness and a green teddy bag enhance the dream state ava-tar vibe. Jeans and tees feature prints of Davey’s artwork.

    ”When making this collection, everything we did was online. Was it all a dream, are we real online? We talked about what it means to be true to yourself. Being able to dream might be more real or true to yourself than being stuck IRL. AR and 3D can be tools to enhance your Dreamstate, and make dreams come true.”

    ”Harriet Davey has this special way of blending DNA regardless of gender and species. We wondered about the sensations her beings have, what super powers they hold, what they feel, what they fear… What do they dream of? Her avatars were muses in our work with the collection. We wanted to make dreamwear for her creatures, garments that were expressive enough to be worn in this dreamstate.”

    – Alice Schulman, Responsible Designer Womenswear Weekday

    ”Simply, I make fluid ethereal beings that inhabit beautiful worlds. My work is the images I’ve always wanted to create, but never found an accurate way to do until I started using 3D softwares. My beings are all fantasy, but they allow me to explore my identity, fluidity and gender expression. My online alter ego Whowle is authentically me, just virtual.”


    On working with Weekday:


    ”As a digital artist, it can be dicult to find alternative avenues for your art to be experi-enced other than through phone screens. I love the opportunity for my work to reach new audiences. There’s also something special about seeing your artwork printed, especially on an unusual texture or surface.”


    – Harriet Davey, CGI Artist, AR Creator and Art Director

  • The rise of natural soap

    Written by Yasmine

    The rise to go back to the simpliest skincare and body care have a long. 

    And a way of life. Feeling that sourcing for products that from the source of nature to when we apply it to our skin have a minimal distance to travel. 

    We want our products we use to be as minimalistic and close to the natural's orgininate as possible. 

  • Van Gogh Museum and Floral Street Present Parfum ‘Sunflower Pop’

    Written by Yasmine

     

    The perfect gift for the art enthusiast

    It came as a lovely surprise – that the acclaimed Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, presents a eau de perfume inspired by the art work of  dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh.

    As a celebration for one of Van Gogh’s most famous masterpieces Sunflowers (1889), the sustainable British fragrance brand Floral Street, is handed the one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate with the museum. The result, an eau de parfum namned ‘Sunflower Pop’. A fruity-citrus scent – that transport you to a sunny day on a large field of sunflowers. 

    The famous painting Sunflowers (1889) is painted in Arles, in the south of France in the center of nature, and is also where the scents ingredients are inspired from. The scent of mandarin (a fresh yet sweet scent), followed by bergamot and bellini accord for a joyful and sparkling scent. Not to mention, the cheerful luxurious bottle decorated with the painting both on the box and the actual bottle. The vegan perfume is truly for the bright, expressive, vibrant, and happy days. To give you that extra energy for the day, with sunflowers symbol of ratitude and optimism.

    The new Floral Street x Van Gogh Museum Sunflower Pop fragrance is now available on Sephora.se and in the Van Gogh Museum shop in Amsterdam. A perfect gift for yourself or as a Christmas gift for your friend who loves art.

    One last thing, if you want to travel to Amsterdam and the Van Gogh Museum, you can - read how in our article ''A Day at the Museum''. 

    Sunflower Pop Eau de Parfum Collection:
    • 50 ml: € 62.00 / 719 SEK

  • Chanel Girls Wanna Have Fun

    Written by Susan Stjernberger by Qim Claesson

    For a minute, Chanel took us back to the 80s, bringing back memories of a time when models sashayed down the runway to the music of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun and George Michael’s Freedom, surrounded by photographers and flashing cameras.  A time when there was so much playfulness, fun, and magic at the shows!

    I used to love the sound of flashbulbs going off at the shows in the 80s when the models were on a raised runway. I wanted to recapture that emotion and, recreate that type of runway where the atmosphere made her yearn for a lot of very simple bathing suits in gold or white with black trimmings, and, short dresses in pink or mauve tweed, fishnet skirts, jackets embellished with multicolor crochet, and denim suits, recalls Viard.

    In Paris, Chanel usually shows at The Grand Palais but, as it is closed due to renovations, Viard chose a smaller intimate space, the Grand Palais Éphémère. The background of the runway was a black and white photo of Vivienne Rohner also taking a picture herself. Viard confides Fashion is about clothes, models, and photographers.  Karl Lagerfeld used to photograph the CHANEL campaigns himself. Today, I call upon photographers. I love the way they see CHANEL…it inspires me. The photographer duo Inez & Vinoodh have also produced a series of video teasers and photographs including the backdrop image of Vivienne. Also featured are Lily-Rose Depp, Rebecca Dayan, Quannah Chasinghorse-Potts, Alma Jodorowsky, and JENNIE embodying both the photographer and the model.

    As we have now seen on the streets during Copenhagen and Stockholm Fashion Week, people want to undress, uncover their bodies and wear swimsuits and bikinis going out. There’s a sense of relief and freedom to celebrate our bodies now.  It’s time to get rid of the sweats and hoodies and bare it all. And Chanel followed suit with lots of bathing suits, short shorts, and cropped tops. Another favorite look was worn by the house’s muse of 20 years, Amanda Sanchez, bringing her Brazilian personality and infusing it playfully on the runway. The midriff cropped shiny black leather jacket and matching skirt with perfectly exposed slits is the right amount of nakedness to be chic-ie as well.

    And we can’t talk about Chanel without mentioning the accessories, can we? It will never do. And it was hard to miss the big shopper bag and the soft quilted ones with the super-sized chain. I do love big chunky chains.  And the flared heels and buckles of the Mary-Janes and sandals remind us of pirate shoes. “I always like to have something romantic with a touch of mystery,” adds Viard with amusement.

  • 3 Takeaways from Hermès Légendes Spring 2022 Collection

    Written by Susan Stjernberger by Qim Claesson

    Get ready to fly!
    Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, Hermès Creative Director, took everyone to Paris-Le Bourget Airport for this show. For her, it was always a priority. She wanted a space at once monumental and open-ended. I understand why it had to be Le Bourget as it was in 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed here in “Spirit of Saint Louis” after having flown across the Atlantic where he was greeted by 200,000 people cheering him over this great achievement. In a way, it feels the same, being able to travel again and see new places, quite monumental in fact.  And please, no flight shaming here.

    Another Parisian Art Commission - Panoramas
    As L’Arc de Triomphe was just commissioned and wrapped by the duo Christo and Jean-Claude, Flora Moscovici was commissioned dually for this show to create the background art scene called Panoramas. “Her way of using color to transform public spaces in Paris meshed perfectly with the thought processes my team and I had been engaged in since the pandemic, we aim to renew the fashion show experience. Choosing Flora was an obvious choice: I needed something light-filled, solar, an intensely physical approach to painting…Flora’s work reinterprets those colors of the collection while transforming the Le Bourget,” says Nadège.  As the models walked past these sliding panoramic panels of mixed orange horizons,  playing off the signature Hermès orange, one starts dreaming of summer sunsets again.

    Hermès gets hot!
    As Swedish model Nora Svenson (look 8) appeared, my heart skipped a beat and I said “That’s hot!”. She was wearing a black leather bustier dress contouring her body and a perfectly placed halter. I loved the sexiness and at the same time the comfort of the flowing skirt with a drawstring pouch-inspired waist. And the brown version was just as delicious. The look was paired with a pair of strappy sandals in black calfskin with ultralight rubber sole and “H diamant” buckle detail. They also came with tone-on-tone leather socks which are already added to my must-have list. And there were plenty of crop tops, bralettes, halter tops, and bustiers making us feel more sensual in casual looks. Add to this the newest addition to the Hermès bag family, the Maximors bag.

    And, that was hot!

    Photo credit: Filippo Fior and Gaspar Ruiz Lindberg

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