• photography Sandra Myhrberg

    hair & makeup Alicia Hurst & Filippa Finn

    all scarves The Silk Vault

    foundation Lumene 16 hour longwear foundation 0.5
    concealer glossier stretch concealer g11
    blush Lumene skin tone perfector 4 berry blush
    eyeshadow makeup store microshadow white
    lips MAC paintstick Black Black

    “The Silk Vault” Unveiled: Anna Möller's Artistic Odyssey in Crafting Timeless Silk Scarves and Embracing Ethical Fashion

    Written by Alicia Hurst by Filippa Finn

    Anna Möller, the creative force behind The Silk Vault, graciously provides insights into the enchanting world of her unique scarf designs. With a background in fashion design, garment pattern making, and a wealth of cultural experiences from London, New York, and now Stockholm, Anna's journey shapes the brand's identity and design language. The Silk Vault's commitment to sustainability and ethical practices stands out in an industry dominated by fast fashion, emphasising the creation of timeless, limited-edition pieces. In this interview, Anna delves into her creative process, inspirations drawn from architecture, arts, travel, music, and subcultures, and the brand's philosophy of exclusivity. Join us on a captivating exploration of the artistic journey that culminates in each meticulously crafted silk accessory, embodying a fusion of Anna's diverse influences and a fervent dedication to enduring beauty in fashion.

    Can you share more about the creative process behind your unique scarf designs, and how you draw inspiration from architecture, arts, travel, music, and subcultures?
    Each of my scarf patterns start from an initial idea of inspiration. That idea is then researched and sketched up – by hand or digitally. Once the motif is sketched up, I add colour and play around with it, exploring the best and strongest layout.
    Incorporating a beautiful border design is an important part of the overall impression. I love designing the scarves with different patterns or colours in each corner. The idea is that the bearer can vary the expression of the scarf, depending on how it is knotted and draped on the body. I consider each and every detail of the design and aim to make each scarf a sustainable and lovable accessory to wear often and for years to come.
    I draw inspiration from everywhere and anywhere, high and low. A vast source for new ideas comes from visiting new places; exploring architecture, local craft, and nature.
    During a weekend trip to Florence, Italy, I visited the cathedral and noticed an unusual clock on the wall that took my breath away. I instantly realised it had to be turned into a scarf motif and got on my knees on the cathedral floor to photograph the marble tiles, which had stunning green and salmon pink tints. The tiles turned into patterns around the clock motif of the scarf, which got the name Firenze.
    I’ve had the opportunity to travel in Japan a couple of times, and their art and design is an endless source of inspiration to me. The Silk Vault signature silk tunics are inspired by the simplicity of the kimono cut, then decorated with prints. My scarf designs often have a nod to Japanese design too.
    The hand-painted scarf Orchid came about after stumbling across an international orchid exhibition in Okinawa, Japan.
    Whilst on a factory work trip to Hangzhou, China, I managed to sneak away for a few hours to visit the local silk market, where I spotted beautifully hand-painted silk pieces with the specific style of the region. I fell in love with the technique and decided to explore it for The Silk Vault’s collection. During the same afternoon I got on a dragon boat and watched the sunset over The West Lake and the surrounding mountains. I had a few magical hours that afternoon that led to multiple design ideas. The dragon boat can be spotted on the new scarf Jubilee, from the latest collection.
    A person in my life that has meant the most to me creatively is my aunt, the late artist Ingegerd Möller. She taught me about composition, colours and how the eyes should travel in an artwork. She gave me lots of art books which was the start of my art book collection. I frequently refer to my favourite artbooks, and one of them is about Diaghilev and his Ballet Russes.
    I love listening to music when I work. A great way for me exploring new music is through the BBC 6 Music app. Independent dj’s have their regular shows, without restricted, commercial playlists. Two of my favourite dj’s there are Iggy Pop and Huey Morgan who both play eclectic music mixes where I have discovered lots of great new and old music.
    I met my fiancée through music. He is a dj and is part of a music movement, Funk Freaks, a dj collective based out of Santa Ana. The Street Funk movement is originally part of the Orange County Chicanx culture, but it has spread worldwide and they have a following in Europe and Asia too. I met so many inspirational people through music, and I think fashion and music really go hand in hand. My favourite (Modern) Funk artist and singer, Moniquea, has become one of my muses when I design.

    The Silk Vault's emphasis on limited editions and exclusivity is intriguing. Could you explain the reasoning behind this approach and how it aligns with your brand's philosophy?
    Ten years ago, I was working in London as a design director for a company designing and producing collections for retailers in the UK and France. We focused mainly on nightwear and lingerie with a crafted handwriting and beautiful encrusted lace placements. When I first joined the company we used beautiful silk fabrics, prints and French laces, but over the years and following the world economy, the products became more simplified. Silk got replaced with polyester, French laces with cheaper copies, and chasing low prices and high volumes became the focus.
    I fell out of love with my work in fashion, which had started from a love of arts, beautiful textiles and craftsmanship. I had never chosen to work with fast fashion, but this is what my job turned into. I felt frustrated and wanted to leave the fashion industry but was realistic enough to realise I couldn’t afford to leave work as it is very expensive living in London.
    I felt a huge urge to get my creative outlet into designing something that was not commercially led by price or the predicted colour of the season. I wanted to create something beautiful that would be allowed time to develop, would last and be desirable enough to keep. The opposite to fast fashion.
    I always loved working with silk, and as I had visited many silk factories and mills in the Far East silk districts on my work trips, I was familiar with the printing and manufacturing process.
    As a teenager I inherited a chest of scarves from a well-travelled neighbour, which was the start of my scarf collecting. When I started travelling in the Far East with work, I was often away for two weeks at a time. In the evenings there was time to kill, purchasing silk scarves from markets and hotel shops became a hobby. Thanks to the scarf collecting, I started analysing coloration and thinking of design improvements of the scarves I had bought. The border could always be slightly more interesting, or there should have been a different shade in that corner, and so on.
    I decided to start my own silk scarf brand on the side of my employment, and in complete secrecy, just in case it wouldn’t be popular with my bosses. I choose the name The Silk Vault, as you store your most precious belongings in a vault. This was my own precious project.
    All scarves are made in exclusive, limited-edition pieces, because it is more special buying a scarf that was only made in say, ten or twenty pieces, rather than mass-produced. My customers love the fact that they buy something that is unique and can’t be seen everywhere. For me, selling thousands of scarves is not important.

    Anna Möller's personal connection to silk scarves is fascinating. How has her background in fashion design and garment pattern making influenced the brand's aesthetic and design choices?
    Ever since being a child I have enjoyed drawing, sewing and creating. I studied textiles and tailoring in high-school, pattern-making at Tillskärarakademien in Stockholm and have a BA Fashion Design degree from University of Westminster, London.
    I have worked in various disciplines within the fashion industry; as a designer, sample seamstress, production and pattern making. I love all parts of the creative process and love how a collection comes together when everything works together.
    For me print design, fashion design, pattern making and proportions all go hand in hand. Apart from The Silk Vault, I work as a pattern maker & technical designer for a Swedish brand. I love my work there, for me all work is connected and generates ideas.
    When I design prints for The Silk Vault I create a story in my mind where I see the motifs as part of a story. I envision the styling, the models and the music they listen to, the venue and the styling.
    When shooting a collection, it is important to me to communicate an overall feeling. It’s not just about the scarf prints. I love styling and spend a lot of time making styling garments to get exactly the look and fit I want. Sometimes I print fabric up just to make styling garments. Then I create the patterns and sew the garments myself. It is a lot of work, but it's so satisfying when you manage visualising and communicating your idea.
    I have been lucky enough working with an amazing photographer all these years, London- based Johanna Nyholm. She has a fantastic way of capturing the models, and it is through her lens my designs come to life.

    With your founder's experiences in London, New York, and now Stockholm, how have these diverse cultural influences shaped The Silk Vault's identity and design language?
    I lived in London for eighteen years, which has influenced my life vastly. London is a cultural mishmash and a strangely functioning and beautiful chaos. Living there you meet so many wonderful people, you get exposed to weird situations and experience life in highs and lows. It is a melting pot of hard-working people and there is so much happening on the cultural scene. In East London where I lived the last few years, there were new shops, galleries and restaurants opening every week.
    I was located in New York for a few months for a job, which was a wonderful experience too. As in London, I love the contrasts of highbrow and lowbrow within the culture scene, different neighbourhoods, bars and shops. What I also love about New York is the high energy and buzz.
    When working abroad, I always felt quite connected with my Swedish roots and heritage in terms of my creative hand-writing. However, since moving back to Sweden this has changed and I don’t see The Silk Vault as a typical Swedish brand. The style is a combination of all my experiences and influences, and some kind of minimal maximalism and luxury meets street.

    Sustainability and ethical practices are important topics in the fashion industry today. How does The Silk Vault approach sustainability in the production of its silk accessories?
    All The Silk Vault’s products are designed in Stockholm and carefully developed together with specialist printers and manufacturers. Each design is attentively considered and is only released when it is perfect.
    The Silk Vault’s aim is to design original products that are durable and beautiful enough to wear your whole life and then be handed down to a relative or friend. Each piece should stand the test of time. The products are always made in exclusive, limited-edition quantities.
    The Silk Vault’s products are kept in the web-shop as long as they are available in stock, and we think the design is relevant and beautiful. They do not get taken down from the shop just because they are from the last season. A good design is timeless.
    No products are ever thrown away. Any left-over products are either gifted or used as fabric to re-make new garments or for example used as linings. We only use the highest quality fabrics and materials that look and feel special. This adds to a long life span of the product.
    We want our products to have the highest possible quality. Therefore, we only work with leading experts with niche skills and experience in silk manufacturing and printing.
    The Silk Vault’s main products are made in Lake Como, Italy and in the traditional silk districts of Suzhou, Hangzhou and Guangzhou, China. Other products, such as t-shirts and truckers are printed and embroidered locally in Sweden, whenever possible.
    We believe in collaborating with partners with fairness and in a respectful manner. All collections are made in small-scale production, and we work with manufacturers compliant with BCSI and SEDEX certificates.
    We avoid using plastic and use recycled or recyclable paper packaging wherever possible. Scarves are delivered wrapped in tissue paper inside a hand-made cardboard box, created from recycled and compostable paper in Cornwall, England.
    Silk is one of the strongest natural fibres, and if you care for your silk pieces they will last for many years to come and over generations.
    We encourage our customers to air their scarves or clothing instead of washing them too often. On our website we have a page for how to look after silk scarves in the best way.

    Can you tell us about any upcoming collections or collaborations that The Silk Vault is currently working on or planning for the future?
    Right now, we are planning a pop-up event at Mosebacke, Stockholm, at the beginning of December. As we currently only sell online, it's nice to showcase the collection in real life to show the beautiful materials. It's how the collections really should be seen.
    We have been invited to exhibit at a design show in Malmö 2024, which should be really exciting.
    We have just started talking about doing a digital collaboration together with a tv-collector and digital creator, which would be something new and fun.
    We are also starting to design a new upcoming collection of scarves and accessories.

    In a world where fast fashion dominates, what message or values do you hope customers take away from The Silk Vault's commitment to creating timeless, limited-edition pieces?
    My wish is that people stop overconsumption of fashion and buy less items with higher quality that will last longer. Think about what you feel good wearing and build your own unique style around that, rather than buying into seasonal trends and throw-aways. Accessorising with silk scarves is a fun and great way of adding colour and luxe to even a basic wardrobe. And you can share them with your partner, flatmate and family for variation.

    foundation Lumene 16 hour longwear foundation 0.5
    concealer glossier stretch concealer g11
    blush glossier generation G Jam
    eyes Beauty Act Multi-Skilled liner Smokey Azure &
    Linda Hallberg spectral palette
    Abstract &
    LH cosmetics Sparkl
    foundation Lumene 16 hour longwear foundation 0.5
    concealer glossier stretch concealer g11
    blush glossier generation G Jam
    lips Natasha Denona Baby gold palette Oro

    foundation Lumene 16 hour longwear foundation 0.5
    concealer glossier stretch concealer g11
    blush MAC paintstick Process Magenta
    eyeshadow MAC connect in colour rose lens

    Strong Connection Pink.Net &

    LH cosmetics shimmer saga Passion

    lips glossier generation G Jam

    photography Sandra Myhrberg

    hair & makeup Alicia Hurst & Filippa Finn

    model Mia / MIKAs

    all scarves The Silk Vault


    Written by Yasmine M

    This year, the focus is not only on the 24 days calenders, but the amazing 12 days boxes as well - filled with suprises and best-sellers. These are the most favorable gift sets and calanders to get.

    Rituals - The Ritual of Advent 2D and Premium Calander 2023
    The Christmas calendar of all calendars for the Scandinavians, is the classic Ritual of Advent. This year, the brand has not been afraid to go even more extravagant. The calendar comes in three sizes, from the 2D set similar to a magical London townhouse to Premium containing a 3D village, where you build your own christmas city. Both lovely to have on the table as decoration. The options are filled with suprises that will make you smile, with Rituals favorites from bath soaps, candles, and skincare. Find it here.

    Body Shop - Ultimate Advent of Change Advent Calender 2023
    Ultimate Advent of Change is dedicated to the beauty fanatic. The calendar is packed with trusted full-size bestsellers, gorgeous skincare, accessories and everything else you need to pamper yourself this December.
    Think outside the box and discover an even more beautiful Christmas together with Edelweiss Smoothing Day Cream, iconic Mango Body Butter, Vitamin C Face Polish, and the wonderfully scented Banana Shampoo along with much more.

    Estèe Lauder Blockbuster 2023
    A great thing with Holiday boxes is that you get the opportunity to try new products. For the first timers of Estèe Lauder, this is for you. The Blockbuster gives you all the brands bestsellers from the Advanced Night Serum and Eye Cream, to their lipsticks and eye shadow palette. All wrapped in a beautiful red velvet case, for your travels. I will definitely use mine daily. A magical gift to give to yourself this holiday. Find it here

    Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Gift Set
    The glittery Pillow Talk makeup vault is back for 2023, with 14 full-size makeup icons. As someone that is new to the brand, this gift set is perfect to try the brands popular icons. The gift set includes Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter in Pillow Talk Glow, Pillow Talk Beautifying Face Palette and Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand, alongside 11 other Pillow Talk Icons for your eyes, lips and cheeks. Not to mention, it's smartly packaged in a luxurious box with its own mirror and is set in a rose gold touch. Find it here 

    NYX Professional MakeUp Ready. Set. Flamin-Go
    A calendar to give to the teenager or someone who loves color, is this Ready. Set. Falmin-Go gift from NYX. The brand understands that it can be hard to wait for all those 24 gifts, so this year, they are giving us everything at once. Open up each of our 24 full-sized products at the same time - for a true unboxing experience. Get ready for eyeshadow to lip gloss, to blush, and highlighter. Not to mention some accessories. Find it here.

    NIVEA MEN Calendar
    Since this year we are only recommending gifts that are all usable, one of those gift boxes is this calendar from NIVEA. Say hello to 24 products of lip balm, face mask, body lotion, face cream and deodorant and other surprises. A perfect gift for the skincare beginner or the more experienced skincare enthusiast. Countdown the days until Christmas with products both from NIVEA and Labello for a moment for yourself. Find it here.

    KIEHL'S Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar
    There is no better time to try Kiehls products than winter. The brand is celebrated for their rich skincare, and this calendar is packed with it. This year, the Christmas calendar is designed by the artist duo Icinori, who create art with elements of fantasy. With 24 surprises in skin and hair care, face cleanser, face cream, serum, face masks and much more. Find the calander here.


    LUSH Advent Calendar 2023
    Treat yourself to 25 sumptuously scented vegan products from the brands 2023 advent calendar. Expect exclusive festive treats such as the Jingle Jelly shower jelly, Boogie Woogie soap and Christmas Eve Candle, alongside all-year-round favourites and classic products. The calandar is packaged in a limited edition box designed by Andre Williams of Trifle Studio. When the festivities are over, the box can be reused as storage for your future Lush products. Find the calander here.

    BABOR Advent Calender 
    Good luck in a hatch! Every day for 24 days, a surprising boost awaits your skin. Behind the doors of this year's calendar, our magical ampoules hide, 2 ml of active skincare in its most concentrated form. Super serums that take your skincare routine to a whole new level. Give your skin a gift every day or crack one open when you need an extra boost; you'll receive ampoules from our original range and upgraded Doctor Babor ampoules. Discover the magic of adding an ampoule to your skincare! Find it here.

    24 Days of Clinique Calendar
    With the Clinique Holiday Advent Calendar, you can get all of your old and new favorites in a beautiful treat. Experience the enchanting Advent season with new beauty items with 24 days of clinique. With everything from their most loved skincare, beauty products, and body care - perfect to give to someone who loves this iconic brand. Find it here.


    article updated 28th Nov / change of text

  • photography Crille Forsberg / Rockson
    fashion & text Jahwanna Berglund




    Hedda wears
    knitted sweater ARKET

    earrings Ole Lynggaard
    bracelets Engelbert


    Valter wears

    sweater Calvin Klein
    bracelet Ole Lynggaard

    "Börje - The Journey of a Legend" - Interview with Hedda Stiernstedt & Valter Skarsgård

    Written by Jahwanna Berglund

    November 19th marked the world premiere of the biography tv-show “Börje- The Journey of a Legend”.
    A tv-series in six episodes unfolding  the early life of the Swedish hockey icon Börje Salming, played by Valter Skarsgård alongside actress Hedda Stiernstedt portraying his first wife, Margitta.
    In an exclusive chat with Odalisque, the talented duo sheds light on their immersive experiences travelling back in time and  bringing these characters to life.

    Valter, can you tell us what drew you to the role of Börje Salming in this series? What about the character and the story resonated with you?
    Meeting Börje I was sold instantly. His story is so unbelievable and amazing that I felt that I had to be a part of it. And it was such an interesting challenge to try to portray someone with the duality Börje had. Being such a nice man but also being one of the toughest hockey players.

    Hedda, playing Margitta Salming, what kind of research and preparation did you do to accurately portray the life and experiences of Börje Salming's wife?
    I did a lot of research, and I met with Margitta. She is such a lovely and gracious person and she showed me a lot of personal pictures. BUT she is not a public person like Börje, there isn't any documentation on her, no videos or interviews etc. As an actress That’s both good and bad. Bad because I have less to go from, but good for the same reason - I had much more artistic freedom than Valter in my portrayal. That’s both good and bad. Bad because I have less to go from, but good for the same reason - I had much more artistic freedom than Valter in my portrayal.

    Valter, what was it like working closely with director Amir Chamdin, who had a personal connection with Börje Salming? How did this influence your performance in the series?
    Working with Amir was fantastic. We were on the same page early on. And he was very keen on inviting me into the process from an early stage so we could form this together. On set Amir was fantastic in that he was always open to suggestions or changes but never jeopardised his vision.

    Valter, could you share your experience of collaborating with cinematographer Crile Forsberg once more? How did the partnership influence the visual storytelling both in front and behind the camera?
    Working with Crille again was amazing. We had such a good collaboration on our first project “Zebrarummet”. I even said to him back then, when I found out he knew Amir that he has to be part of this project. He would be perfect for it. And he was!
    The cinematography is a very big part of what makes the show great.
    The way the project is filmed makes it feel like you’re really back there in the 70s and 80s. It doesn’t feel like a modern project that takes place then. You get transported back and that to me was fantastic to witness as we went along.

    Hedda, working with Crille Forsberg on this extended project was a new experience for you. How did the collaboration between you and the photographer influence your portrayal of the character? Did the unique approach to filming enhance your performance in any way?
    Of Course the visuals are always important but when working on a period project like this it's extra important! And Crille really brought it up a notch. He even built his own lenses to get that perfect 70s feeling. As an actor it's so important to trust the photographer and I really do both professionally and privately. We were lucky to work with a team who were so very good at What they do, Crille and the costume department, the scenographers, makeup, they all helped to create something extra special. Spearheaded by our lovely director Amir Chamdin who knows that 70s visual cool style inside and out.

    Hedda, can you give us some insight into the emotional depth of Margitta Salming's character and how her journey is portrayed in the series?
    It was important to Amir to not make her too much of a cliche ”worried wife” character. She wants her beloved husband to be happy, and he loves to play hockey so she wants that for him. But then of course the cliches in a sport-drama are there for a reason. She IS lonely most of the time, she IS scared for Börjes life when he plays. Those things are inevitable. And she also loves to create so we get to follow her pursue her career as a designer. But that’s difficult, it's the seventies and someone has to take care of the kids, you know.

    Valter, Börje Salming is a legendary figure in Sweden and NHL history. How did you balance the responsibility of representing this iconic sports personality while bringing your own interpretation to the role?
    I tried to stay as true as I could without making it feel like an impersonation. I early on found my way of doing Börje who I had a very clear image of in my mind. So once we were filming it was basically automatic, because of the work we had put in before.

    Hedda, the series captures a significant period in Swedish hockey and sports history. What do you think the series can teach viewers about that era and its impact on the world of hockey?
    It's a time where the players were expected to fight. It was so rough! But to be honest I know nothing about hockey I just know this story haha. But Börje truly is a legend in the whole world and all legends change the game.

    Valter, as an actor, what were the most challenging and rewarding aspects of taking on the role of Börje Salming, a real-life sports hero?
    The most challenging by far was playing hockey. I had no idea how to skate before this! But it was of course also challenging to balance the mild nature of Börje with the toughness. But as I mentioned it was 2 years of preparation that got me ready for all of it.

    Hedda, could you share any memorable moments or scenes from the series that you found particularly powerful or moving as an actor?
    Yes, as I mentioned one of my favorite scenes is when she picks Börje up at the AirPort after he got hit with the skate in the face and had 400 stitches. She puts on her sunglasses to hide her tears so that he won't be put under more stress. That is so sweet, so caring. If you've seen the real photos of his face you would understand how difficult it would be to hide. After that follows the ending scene and I’m not gonna Spoil it too much but I will say that I was heavily influenced by the ending of ”The graduate” in how I chose to do the scene.

    Hedda, I also spotted a maple leaf tattoo on your underarm, could you share the story behind it?
    I have a few tattoos and all of them have been done at parties haha this one included. Don't try this at home kids. No but on a serious note. This project is extra special to me. We were stuck in Canada together for months and so we truly became a family. I love everyone on this project and so we decided to get matching tattoos. They were made with a stick and poke technique at a party by our makeup department after a few drinks. I was the guinea pig and did the first one.

    Valter, in what ways do you feel the series captures the essence of Börje Salming's legacy, both in the world of hockey and in the hearts of fans?
    We stayed very close to the true story of Börje so in my opinion it gives a great look into who he was during this time. And I think a lot of people will respect him even more after this. Knowing his story in detail just adds to the legend that everyone already knows he was.

    Valter, as a final question, what was the most memorable or personally impactful moment for you during the filming of “Börje - The Journey of a Legend”?
    It’s impossible for me to pick just one! There were so many. But getting to go down to Niagara Falls and walk along the bank, which is not open to the public, was literally a once in a lifetime experience.

    Hedda wears 
    total look CHANEL



    pyjama shirt & socks CDLP
    trousers & shoes & Jacket Oscar Jacobson

    Hedda wears
    dress CHIMI

    coat COS ATELIER
    bracelets SKULTUNA


    Valter wears

    total look Oscar Jacobson

    ring Ole Lynggaard

    Hedda wears
    knitted sweater ARKET

    stockings Swedish Stockings
    socks Öjbo Vantfabrik

    Earrings Ole Lynggaard
    bracelets Engelbert


    Valter wears

    sweater Calvin Klein
    pyjama trousers CDLP

    bracelet Ole Lyngaard

    Hedda wears
    total look CHANEL


    Valter wears

    cardigan VANS
    pyjama shirt & socks CDLP
    trousers & shoes Oscar Jacobson

    Hedda wears
    total look CHANEL


    Valter wears

    pyjama shirt & socks CDLP
    trousers & shoes & jacket Oscar Jacobson

    Hedda wears

    knitted sweater ARKET

    earrings Ole Lynggaard
    bracelets Engelbert


    Valter wears

    bracelet Ole Lynggaard
    sweater Calvin Klein
    photography Crille Forsberg / Rockson
    fashion & text Jahwanna Berglund
    makeup & hair Jessica de la Torre
    color edit Samir Alaoui / Desolo Studios
    photography assistant Mika Forsberg