Friday, March 23, 2012

Opening party for MOOD


Yesterday I went to the opening ceremony of MOOD, a new department store in the heart of Stockholm.  It's quite early in cold Sweden to wear an outfit like this, but I was so inspired by Louis Vuitton's S/S -12 collection. I wanted to leave the leather jacket at home but it was too chilly outside.










Thursday, March 22, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld is always news


Karl Lagerfeld covers The Royalty Issue of i-D magazine, he's the most featured fashion designer in newspapers and magazines. Nothing new,  he's after all an icon. But isn't it a little bit strange that in this Elle editorial he's driving a red Fiat and he reads the sport's paper L'eqouipe. It doesn't seem to be his cup of tea. But Karl is a man of many interests and all-round educated, so maybe he sits at Café de Flour and reads about soccer or tennis... with an eye-patch.




Karl back in the day, when he had dark hair

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Outfit - A Birthday and some late night bowling


Yesterday we celebrated the birthday of my dear friend with an amazing dinner, Moroccan cuisine, and then we went bowling until it was only us left in the bowling alley.
I don't know what happened to my new camera, I changed settings and they got all blurry, I need to fix this quickly because tonight there are several parties to attend... It feels like it will be an event every night this week, a new department store is opening, MOOD, and tomorrow is their grand opening. I look forward to that.





Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Video Clips You Must See

Fendi  - backstage with Karl Lagerfeld
Fendi has the most detailed bags for the A/W season, you can see them laying on a table for a second in this clip (above). 


In May, Helmut Lang's photographs will be on display in Grand Palais.
You should write down the dates in your calender. 


Ashley Smith rocks in a video for Dossier.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Interview - Carolinas Couture

This is for my readers, so you can get to know me even better.

Where do you live? 
Stockholm

Who's your favorite designer?
I have several, but if I must say one it would be at gunpoint... Prabal Gurung, he's quite new to the industry but he's stolen my heart, with his hot collections.


Favorite piece in your wardrobe?  
I have a pair of incredibly long-lived boots from Rodebjer, which I've walked miles in, everywhere from Antonio Gaudi's Park Guell in Barcelona to Grand Palais in Paris.


Fashionwise, best article you've read in a long time?
A piece about Heidi Slimane in the New Yorker, you must read it here


If you must pick one fashion week which one?
Paris but I'm torn, each season it changes. 

What are you really good at?
I love creating and drawing. I've done so many DIY projects, everything from painting on shoes to a dress out of chocolate wrappers.

Pick three spring "must haves".
A visor,  a dress in a mint nuance and a pair of shoes from Prada (on fire).


Which fashion photographer takes the most breathtaking photos? 
I really love Steven Lyon, I discovered him in Soup magazine. But then there's Inez & Vinoodh, Sundsbo, Meisel, Richardson, Elgort, Jansson...

Favorite spot in Stockholm and Paris? 
In Stockholm hotel Nobis is a sanctuary with its white walls and stunning mosaic celling. In Paris every corner is my favorite spot, but if I must pick one place it's Versaille's gardens. I love to picnick there with strawberries and Champagne.

3 most played songs on your iPod?
M83 - Midnight City
The Black Keys - Tighten Up
Nouvelle Vague  - In a manner of speaking


Are you addicted to something?
Except coffee it might be Purple Diary, I stop by there everyday to see which parties and art exhibitions that are "happening", they also have Purple Television.


Favorite museum?
It's difficult to choose only one, but I love Musée d'Orsay. 


Fashionwise, if you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
Karl Lagerfeld, I've understood that he's unbelievably knowledgeable within so many areas. You can discuss anything with him...  oh, one can learn so much from that man,  I would cherish every second in his company and discuss everything from Helmut Lang to his Couture creations.

Outfit - Tipping Point

This weekend I attended two exhibitions, on Friday night we went to the opening of Elaine Sturtevant's exhibition "Image on Image" at the Museum of Modern Art. She's very famous for copying works of Andy Warhol, Duchamp and Keith Haring among others. On Saturday it was not an art exhibit but one about how we should save the planet called,"Tipping Point", at the House of Culture.






The Museum of Modern Art - Sturtevant

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Charlotte Olympia - Avalon

Charlotte Olympia Spring 2012
Can this be springs hottest heel?  Charlotte Olympia's shoe model Avalon looks like an art piece, it would look as breathtaking in a glass case as on ones feet. I'm not certain as I can't understand the Japanese symbols in the photo below, but the shoes in the sand must be another model of Avalon. The one featured in this Vogue (Japan) editorial is made all in gold, I love this version even more, it's perfection!

Photo: Vogue Japan

Vogue Italia + Franca + Steven =


When the Standard interviewed the jewelery designer Waris Ahluwalia and asked him: 
British Vogue or French Vogue?

Neither? Italian Vogue darling. I am forever a Franca fan.

I feel the same way, though I wish i could read Italian. I've said it before, I love the the teamwork between Franca Sozzani and Steven Meisel, they've created many unique covers that are memorable.
The magazine Interview recently wrote: 

"In the process, she has helped reimagine the medium of the fashion magazine as a kind of cultural lightning rod, and has consistently used both fashion and fashion imagery as a vehicle for tackling social, political, and even environmental issues."

Read the interview with Franca here.