Welcome to my space, yes I have created a little space at home where I hang out. This is where I read my book and just relax. I think if you are busy and working a lot, it’s important to slow down every now and then, for me it works to have a specific place in the house for that actual slowing down process.
I got THIS PILLOW that I absolutely love from Maison Popineau It just brings some extra coziness to the space and also some color and character. One other extra plus is the fact that the pillow is made from feather filling, so not one of that synthetic pillow that will lose their shape within a week, and the pillowcase itself is made from cotton and silk patches all sewn together. A real quality pillow that is! Oh, and let’s not forget the fact that is made in France and is eco-friendly, Win win win!
The colors are from the french flag, and since I used to be Parisian I thought I would bring some french character into my London home.
Check out some more of my favorite pillows from the brand below. Should a get a pink one next time or the one with a lightning?? Decisions decisions…
Hands up everyone who feels like they have too many clothes but nothing to wear? Well, you are not alone if you raised your hand.
A couple of days ago I got asked by the app Share Style, where I work as one of their many freelancing personal stylists, to share my five best tips in how to do a wardrobe detox. A wardrobe detox is simply a detox but for your clothes and wardrobe. It’s a way to edit out what you don’t need and add pieces you are missing and simply clean and organize so you can easily get dressed in the morning. I’m sharing my first of five tips here, to read them all head over to Share Style blog.
HIDE THE CLOTHES YOU AREN’T SURE ABOUT FOR A FEW MONTHS.
This may sound ridiculous — why would you hide your clothes when you’re already struggling to find something to wear? — but it can really help. If you have some pieces in your wardrobe that you’re not sure about but haven’t got rid of them just in case you might wear them on some rare occasion, then fold them up and put them in a bag for six months. If you haven’t missed them or can hardly remember what’s in that bag, then you know that you can do without them. So get rid. Leaving them as an unreliable outfit option is only adding extra minutes to your daily dressing woes.
And if you still after reading the five tip needs an extra help, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with me at Share Style.
Let me start by telling a story before I talk about this brand. Twelve years ago I passed one year in London working as an Aupair for a family, I spent all my free time with my dear friend Zuzana who also she worked as an Aupair. We were close like sister that year and since she lived more central I ended spending every weekend at the family she worked for so I also got to know them quite well.
Just before this last Christmas I was looking for gifts in Liberty for some friends and I picked up and bought this Himalayan bath salt, the package was so nice and I just loved everything it stood for and of course the actual product in itself ( who doesn’t like natural products that makes your skin smooth and relaxed? ). A couple of months passed when I caught up with my friend Zuzana, who I hadn’t seen for a very long time. We talked about our life today, and our life twelve years ago, she mentioned that the family she used to work for had started this beauty brand and showed me a picture of their products. You might guess that it was exactly that brand I bought a couple of months back, maybe a coincidence but I like to believe that it was meant to be. I think their product have something spiritual in them that made me choose them from all the couple of hundred other products in the store.
Naturally, me and Zuzana saw this as a sign and went to visit Mauli Rituals lovely founders Anita and Bittu a few weeks ago and they are just as warm and welcoming they were twelve years ago. I love when you know something more about a brand, who the founders are, what they stand for and what inspired them to start this wellbeing beauty brand. A true inspiration!
I really speak from the heart when I say that this brand has something extra, it smells like heaven and contains so many good ingredients, and most important it makes you feel so good! The serum on the picture above made my skin softer than ever felt in my adult years, and that is quite a good achievement I must say.
When Londonswedes.com asked me to be part of their “Home at” series, where they interview various Swedes in London and photograph them in their home, I couldn’t say no. In the interview I talk about my jobs in fashion, what I would do if I didn’t work in fashion, the best things about London and many many more things you guys didn’t know about me.
Londonswedes is such a great community for us Swedes, you can find information on their site about anything from job offers, how Brexit affects us, apartments for rent and where you can find the best cinnamon bun in town ( Yes we swedes care about our cinnamon buns). Sometimes being a foreigner can be hard as you are used to your own countries rules, regulations and culture and it can be tricky to go about certain things, so it’s so good to have those kinds of sites!
Sorry for my radio silence lately, but I have been a busy bee with various projects, I will get better in blogging! I thought I at least will share some highlights of the week.
1. I’m drinking coffee, a lot of coffee. Last week when I had a cup I realized London really turned me into a lipstick girl. The evidence is on the coffee cup, first time this happens to me.
2. I’m going back to basic when it comes to dressing, a white shirt and jeans (and a gold belt of course ) makes me feel more fashion than ever. This was taken before meeting a client for a personal styling session.
3. Spring and summer collection has landed in store and I can’t wait for bare legs and floaty pieces. Currently very obsessed with the Swedish brand Rodebjer SS17 collection…
Photo taken in No Ordinary Suit’s office in Shoreditch
It is finally time to announce my exciting new role as Head of Styling and Content for No Ordinary Suit. Yay, I’m SUPER excited. No Ordinary Suit (Or NOS to simplify the writing) is an online retailer based in the UK who stock Scandinavian brands, brands that I have known and loved for years but that have for some reason never hit the UK market. Until now that is!
NOS was founded 2016 by Helena Balls, Brittish citizen but born and raised in Sweden just like me. Last year I freelanced and styled a shoot for her website and here I am now, working side by side with this lovely power women!
The idea and vision about NOS is to bring UK some quirky business and office wear (And everyday wear as well of course), and I’m sorry if I step on someones toe but we Scandi do that the best, the simple classic pieces with and extra touch and edge.
I will still be staying with my dear Acne Studios it’s just now a matter of balancing the two. I can do it.
Find out more about my new role and other fashion related stuff in the interview on HERE !!!
So I’m back home in London. Back at work and back in business, almost. For some reason it’s hard to immediately jump into routines when your mind seem to still be on vacation.
Now let’s talk about these little gems I found in my old girl room at my parents house. My old soccer socks! How cool are they? I realized that I lately seem to be drawn towards the sporty fashion with colors that pops, stripes and oversized fits.
But I also love what the socks representant, I grew up in a country where having girls soccer team was normal and where every second girl in school played soccer. Only when I was older I realized how Sweden is quite unique when it comes to having so many women playing soccer, a sport that many seem to think is a man sport. I played soccer for many years and had a couple of those red/white stripy socks. I have one pair left and they are a keeper, not just for the looks but also a reminder of what they stand for!
Tomorrow it’s Christmas here in Sweden (We celebrate the 24:th here FYI) and I’m a busy bee helping out my mom with the Christmas food, decorating and wrapping gifts. But before I turn off my computer I thought I would give you something to read in between all the food and Santa Claus.
Hot Drops is a service that helps you find fashion matching your style easier, all you have to do is set up a profile and once you search for an item Hot Drops tracks down where you can get the item in your size and budget. A very clever way of saving time when shopping, so when they asked me if I wanted to answer some questions about my blog and style I couldn’t say no. Here below is a little sneak peek of the interview.
Read the full interview HERE where I talk about my style, my wardrobe essentials, why I started the blog, what I wouldn’t wear and my favorite look right now!
When I got contacted from the magazine The Debrief if I wanted to participate in an interview about everything behind that perfect Instagram shot, I couldn’t say no. I think it is so important to as much as you can get inspired by Instagram to understand, and in a way see in between the lines, of what lies behind that shot. It may look like a perfect picture but in most cases there is also a lot of work behind it, and not always a picture “on-the-go” so to say.
I love Instagram and I love putting my time and effort in to inspire all my followers in fashion, styling, deco and life in general. But as I mentioned in the interview it’s also a way of showcasing your work and you want your work to look good, let’s not forget that! It’s all about taking Instagram for what it is. For me, it’s a source of inspiration and I know that most people don’t really live that perfect life that they might be showing, but it’s ok because I know it and I’m there to get their goodies from their life in a way. Does it make sense?
Read the full interview here, and please leave a comment if you have any thoughts around this subject! I would love to hear it.