Vintage Stories

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Just when you though the 70’s-trends where over, it blowed up even bigger right in the face. Last year, the 70’s revival made a real comeback and is still going stronger than ever.

 

Yes, flares, patterns, mixed textures, boho are just a few words that are synonymous with the fashion worlds (apparently) most popular era. KappAhl has created a limited edition collection, Vintage Stories with strong pieces that sets the tone of a look while not loosing ones personal style.

 

Being more of a minimalistic (Scandi) type who loves urban summers in the city wether I’m exploring the streets of Paris such as in these photos or back home in Stockholm, I like to add pieces that has personality and a story. Speaking of story, Vintage Stories is inspired by romantic vintage pieces from the 70’s and I have a thing for stories, they add value and even if you’re not a full-blown-70’s-gal just like me. While walking down the streets of Paris, I found myself imagining how Parisiennes looked back in the 70’s and how it was back then. One thing I’m sure of, it must have been an interesting time to be alive, don’t you think?

 

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I’m Wearing:

KappAhl Lace Top

KappAhl Jeans

Sandro Sneakers

3.1. Phillip Lim Bag

Stella McCartney Sunglasses

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This post was created in collaboration with KappAhl ,

 photographed by Tahira Music, edited by me.

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Pièce de résistance

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I belive we all have several different facetts that reveal themselves in different circumstances, sometime a glimpse of them shines through our choice of clothes whereas sometime it comes through the way we act. There can be small fragments, invisible to the eyes of others, yet we tend to recognise them as it shines through – but somehow we ignore their existence.

It’s almost as we’re shifting between different personalities, some argue that some people brings out certain sides out of us, whereas I’d like to argue that we are comfortable in different ways each other. The common denominator is a mutual ground where two people are so comfortable with each other, and thereby allow themselves be who they are for that moment.

There have been so many times where I have questioned why we filter ourselves, our personalities, our way of being, they way we wanna live to the point where how we dress. Truth is, I’ve blamed Sweden and its mentality for forcing its way of ‘lagom’ on me – to the point where i don’t know where I start and where these forced ideas stop. Regardless of my accusations, the truth remains that its only our own responsibility to be free. No once can do it force us and its pointless to point finger on things one can’t change. We just need to find our own truth and stick to them.

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Therefor, I’ve found it easier to approach my truth as tapping into an alter-ego, its another side of me, doesn’t necessary have to be an altered state of me, but maybe its a side I’m not confident enough to introduce to the world. I’m always struck by ideas of how one perceive oneself to how other perceive one. Looks can be deceiving, we judge and categories a person just by looking at them before the person has even had the chance to open their mouth.

The girl in the pink Stine Goya is a colourful person, filled with life and energy. That energy is a part of her curiosity, and eagerness to get to know the world better. She’s always intrigued by whats waiting around the corner, or the far horizon, the unknown is almost like a power that calls on her. Although she’s playful, she carries herself with grace as she has learned to appreciate female role models with such characteristics. And when she manages to balance these two opposing forces, she feels her equilibrium. Shining, in full force.

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Maybe your thinking, how is it possible that this girl who’s been blogging for a couple of years and had a life-long love relationship to fashion is not be entirely free? Yes, I ask myself that question from time to time. Do you feel completely free in who you are, the way you dress and the life you’ve chosen for yourself? What would you like to change, or to stop suppressing? Can you even relate to my story?

And as for this second part of my Parisienne series, who do you see on these pictures. Take a look, a closer look and tell me, who is she? As always, there is nothing more gratifying to share a story and reading about yours in return, which why I look forward to read your thoughts. This time, more than ever before.

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Photo: Tahira Music, edited by me

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Alter Ego

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Each time the aircraft is flying over Paris as its about to land at Charles De Gulle, a feeling takes over me. It resembles a feeling of coming home, yet with more gitter to the point that I just want to stand up and run to the exit as soon as the plane has made its way to the airport.

Oh Paris, there is truly something special about you and every time I visit the notion of how deeply I’d like to live there, even for e few years grows stronger and stronger. Aside from the obvious that it’s the city where all things culture, gastronomy, art, music, architecture and fashion meet – Paris has that perfect city tempo that I find myself always drawn too.

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Each time, I learn new things about myself as the days unfolds. Its like if there is nothing censoring me, not that anything is actually censoring me back home home in Stockholm other that I feel I’m censoring myself. There are time’s where I allow bits and pieces of me come through in the way I dress –  but those occasions are rare, and there is no one else to blame but myself. As each look from Paris is being revealed, you’ll have the chance to get to know me better by explaining more in depth what the clothes/look is portaging and maybe some background to the story. I believe that we all have various alter ego’s, some more and some less and some of us allow them to come through while others aren’t aware of their existences.

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alter ego
ˌaltər ˈɛɡəʊ,ˌɒlt-,ˈiːɡ-/
noun
1. a person’s secondary or alternative personality.
”in the flesh she is a million miles from her photographic alter ego”
2. an intimate and trusted friend.

The story behind this beautiful Stine Goya set is a girl who loves colors, and when she wears them she feels as if she’s wearing her colors instead of holding them in. The colors are there on display to show her personality, her mood but also what state of min she is. The silhouette of the clothes is also an extension of her, but it displays the actual style she’s going for that day. Whether she’s going for grocery shopping or having a late dinner, the colors and silhouettes tells the world who she is that day.

 

So, who was she this day? Please share your thoughts in comments below, and I will answer you right away with which ones of my alter egos I was channeling that day.

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Wearing:

Stine Goya set

Balenciaga Shoes

Celine Sunglasses

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Photos: Tahira Music, edited by me

 

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Landing Strip

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Whether its in the morning, after a long day of work or just hours around noon on a weekend, this place is where I land or lift off from.Whether if I’m working from home, for once in a while enjoying some downtown while watching a TV-show or having friends over it all takes action on this place.

 

Although I’m busy during the days, having a home that makes one look forward to get back to is so important. Last weekend, when my best friend visited me we discuss a few our differences. Me, the city girl whom cringes by the thought of living on the country side (I know, I don’t know anyone who could see me living in a cabin in the woods). My friend, a former city girl, who’ve lived in various countries around the globe who now cringes by the thought of living in the city.

 

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Yes, there’s a lot of craziness in the city. The upbeat tempo, the stressful mornings in the subway stations, over-packed streets or people who are so determined to pursue their goals they’re ready to bump into a person or two on the road. Yes, it can get exhausting, which it makes it even more essential to cerate a space where one can rest and re-charge batteries.

 

In terms of interior, I’m a firm believer of having a clean base and add patterns and colors that fits the mood and seasons. This spring, I’m drawn to soft tunes yet filled with character. It nog might be something crazy, but for me it makes all the difference in the world and that’s what a home should be. Your sanctuary, your shelter, ashram and landing strip.

 

This post was created in collaboration with HIMLA.

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Hotel Skeppsholmen

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[dropcap letter=”T”]here’s no news that I enjoy discovering new places, same goes with restaurants. There is something pleasurable about going to a certain spot to eat a specific meal, and what more fun to meet up with your friends during the weekend to enjoy hours around a table, eating amazing food while having amazing conversations?

 

Yes, those place’s transform to a gem because they carry a tradition with them after a few visits. A couple of weeks ago, my friends and I visited Hotel Skeppsholmen here in Stockholm for the first time. Skeppsholmen is a little island located in the heart of the city, but as we got closer to the hotel, the less we felt as we were in the city.

 

As we walked into the restaurant, we were welcomed by a beautiful interior, lovely ambiance and hospitable staff. My three friends and I were seated at a round table in the middle of restaurant and before we got the chance to sit down, there were already filled glasses of champagne on the table waiting for us. Yes, it was one of those rare experiences and we all agreed that we felt very special and well taken cared of.

 

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And the food, well where should I begin? While a part of me would love to put words on the amazing tastes we experienced that Sunday afternoon, I’d rather have you go and experience it for yourself. Since I don’t eat meat, I found the vegetarian options lovely. However, this is the kind of place you want to save room for the desert. Or should I say desserts? We ordered in every dessert on the menu, and every milkshake and I can personally confirm that heaven was having a feast In my mouth (I guess you’re getting a sense of how much I actually love food).

 

As for the milkshakes, I have never tasted anything like it. It was such an amazing experience, sitting there and being well taken cared of while eating amazing food and chitchatting with your friends. There’s no doubt that Hotel Skeppsholmen will be my choice of weekend brunch, I’ll let the images speak for themselves.

 

A big thank you to the lovely staff at Hotel Skeppsholmen for showing us so much love, it made the experience so much more special.

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