Baum und Pferdgarten

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In February, I had the pleasure of giving Copenhagen a brief visit to attend their Fashion Week. Although we’re Scandinavian neighbors, there are many contrast between these two countries’ and knowing so, it was very exciting to experience what those differences where to be in terms of fashion and the concept of fashion week.

One show that stood out the most, and got great press for their fall collection was Baum und Pferdgarten. It was one of those (rare) experiences where the collection excellent, the styling is point of, the event is conceptualized accordingly and the result leaves you blown away as you walk away from the event, not believing how great everything was. Yes, those moments are rare – both my friend and I were astonished.

So if you think pieces from Baum’s pre-fall are great, wait till you see A/W 16. What I love about this camo laced coat is a gorgeous spin-off one a typical Baum’s coat design. The fabric and color makes the piece more current and yet with a nice twist. AS for the bronze spaghetti-strapped dress, it’s a nice transitional piece that can be worn as it it or layer it on other piece when the sun isn’t present – hence he turtleneck.

Whenever I layer pieces, nude heels are for the win so you wont loose length under all the layers. Showing ankles are a easy trick to create illusion of longer legs. Regardless of the pre-fall pieces, this is a great everyday look that’s pretty straightforward and effortless. What do you guys think? Pastels and floral is so predictable for spring, right?

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Striking Stripes

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Fridays are a special day for me, not because its the last day of the week and the gateway to the weekend but mostly because its the day I have to focus on my business.

For those who don’t know, I have a nine to five and work there Mondays through Thursdays whilst juggling my own business plus my partner Anouk and I new project. That being said, how I start my Fridays are important because the beginning od a day can truly set the tone of the rest of the day. Don’t you think?

Not only where I start my day, whether its at the gym followed by a breakfast meeting or just catching some much needed vitamin D’s by myself – but what I’m wearing has a big impact. There have been times where you have read me writing that what I am wearing can tell you how I am feeling, mood and etc. but it can also set the tone of how you want to feel. There’s no coincidence that the term power suit came up, it really explains that a suit can make a person more powerful.

I am very pleased to be collaborating with Zalando to illustrate some of this springs trends and how I apply them to my personal style which brings us to how one can easily adapt trends to their style, without being a trend slave and still have that sense of whatever you are going for that day.

Stripes are big this season (like any other actually) and I really enjoy layering stripes on stripes. But sometimes, especially when you have a day filled with meetings, you don’t want to maybe overdo something by walking in to a meeting as just came off the plane from Paris Fashion Week. Especially not here in Sweden, it doesn’t work.

Instead of going all in with the stripes, I decided to go for a more classic Brenton stripped top, a must have in every female’s closet, paired with a modest striped Ralph Lauren coat, straight cropped pants (to add some length to my vertically challenges body haha) and golden man repelling Topshop pumps (which I love immensely). Finally, to balance to corky shoes and gold I added a beautiful Lili Radu bag. Et voilà!

No compromising on comfort, style, chicness although it isn’t a power suit I feel much powerful in it. All these pieces can be found at Zalando, click on the links for more details.

Post done in collaboration with Zalando photos done by the wonderful Tahira Music, edited by yours truly.

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Turn The Page

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Its been a while now, I’ve been leaving trails of clues here and there and yesterday I shared what I have actually been up these past months. Although the caption wasn’t elaborating what this new path means, I though it would be a great opportunity to break it down for you here.

As I have said in the past, the business of blogging is changing and with the grand changes occurring in the fashion scene it is wise to have a clear direction of where you want to end up. My goal has never been to stand in front of the camera, in fast the more I got to know the camera the more compelled I felt to start creating my own visual story. I guess that the time you could start seeing a more personalized photo that personified me.

It’s a constant evolution, growing into the person you want to become and putting on hats you’re never be qualified to wear. Yet yesterday, my collage Anouk and I held our first Instagram accelerator course for Sweden’s finest department store. Together, we’re laughing Bûro Hashtag in the Swedish market and work with brands to help them take their Instagram handle to the next level.

After years of working with Instagram and growing my own personal business, I’ve learned many things which are valuable knowledge for brands and marketing team, both from a strategic point of view but also from a aesthetically brand management aspect – together with Anouk we’re on heck of a sharp team. It feels great to work with sharp and business savvy person, it important to surround yourself with people who are progressive because that is contagious.

But the transition doesn’t end there, there are more things in the pipe and soon a change in appearance here too – yes, its time to give this space the makeover it needs so it fits all my areas of work. The blog will continue; the format will differ but stay tuned so you can see for yourselves.

In the mist of the Easter Holiday, in the middle of Easter Holiday I found myself mesmerized how the light hit one of my favorite street. The construction site and the clothes, well I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. As for the clothes, subtle and chic yet with a touch of bazzaz with the color blocking action by Totême, orange suede pumps By Malene Birger and marine coat with embelished pockets alos by the danish queen Malene. The bag is Swedish design too, namned Little Leffner – great to finally have a Swedish designer who really knows how to design a bag thats timeless yet modern.

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Photo: Tahira Music, edited by me

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Connect The Dots

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As the weather is slowly but surely getting warmer, the urge for leaving everything knitted gets higher. Transitional seasons can be fun, yet challenging at times. Fun because it means a new season is around the corner whilst the weather can vary.

For some reason, this sums up my current situation in life. But then one could argue that life is one big transition (okay, I’m not going too philosophical but bare with me for a second). The words ‘transition’ correlated with me because it describes the current status quo from work, to living situation, to private life and so on – but mostly work wise. Steve Jobs opened his commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005 by telling three stories, the first one being about connecting the dots. This first story of three exemplifies that life can take its turns and some unwanted turns, yet events that may feel that everything is going south can later on end up being the best thing that could possibly happen.

As a writer and journalist, blogging didn’t come naturally for me. During journalist classes back in US we were thought to write objectively, and here was a space to voice my opinions and thoughts. It felt odd for the longest time, I spoke to several friend who creating a space that evolved around me felt narcissistic, especially when my intresset was fashion – not me. The thought of writing another ”I like this jacket” felt beyond empty, which goes back to my philosophy of ”if you don’t have something to say, don’t say it at all” and maybe a combination of my professors repeating that news should be newsworthy. Another aspect that should be taken under consideration is the fact that I’m not a Millennial, we kids from the 80’s have a different mindset and approach. Although I couldn’t fathom why anyone would want to read my rambles, because I was getting tiered of them – the audience grew and with time I learned a new approach but most importantly to find my own voice.

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However, the blog has always been a step one because I have never really seen myself doing this forever – plus the landscape of bloggers are in a transition as well. The way I see it is, you either lead the way of follow. Guess what my plan is, yes exactly…

Next week is a big week for me, Anouk and I have been working on a special project together for a while and will shortly be able to disclose it for you. I’m sure you’re going to see its a natural transition for us whilst I will keep updating this space and keeping the content as current and worthy of your time.

As for the look, since I’m in forever transition with my personal style, pulling older pieces from last fall combined with pre-spring pieces and current seasonal items make me feel I’m a bit over the place (which I am too) but it’s funny how much one mentalt state can be re-experienced by ones choice of clothes, right? It’s all about connecting the dots.

 

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs

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Dinner is served!

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Last week I showed you a preview of how my I’m decorating my dinner table for Easter dinner. Lets just say that I got inspired to play more with HIMLA’s beautiful textiles and decided to throw something together that exemplified me more.

Does words such as white fabrics, simple yet effectual details and softly balances colors sound like me? Well, I hope it does because that was what I was going for.  When it comes to interior design, I’m really drawn to blue at the moment – so much that I’ve started adding blue pieces to my wardrobe as well (siden note).

I decided to add the blue candle holders from HIMLA, they’re ever more beautiful in real life and will surely be used not only on the kitchen table but also in other rooms. All these items can be found here, what are you plans for Easter? And what do you think about my table setting?

Table Cloth – Maya Series

Table Runner – Maya series

Napkin – Sunshine series

Napkin Ring – Vasa

Candle Holder – Sarek Peak

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