I can’t believe it was already a week ago I was looking at beautiful Scandinavian designs in a pretty showroom near Covent Garden.
I suppose I wasn’t joking when I said I was busy at the moment… The “on the go lifestyle” and actually writing about what I do strangely don’t really work together. Someone might want to rethink the concept of “on the go” especially for me. I like “at my desk” lifestyle way better.
Right now, I am going to leave the rambling about time behind for fear of starting to sound like the White Rabbit and start today’s show and tell: “Why I love Scandinavian Fashion”.
The shoes below, Finsk by Julia Lundsten. They are just for shoots, but they are by far the coolest crazy shoes I have ever seen. I especially loved the hand-painted soles.
There were of course some more practical styles on offer. The AW2010 collection is called “Photosynthesis” and is inspired by the eponymous process. The contrast between the extremely angular wedge heels and the softness of the upper make these shoes totally irresistible to me… Apparently they are also surprisingly comfortable.
Speaking of comfortable shoes, please look at the rainbow coloured selection Swedish Hasbeens are giving us for the Fall. I know a little someone who is going to hate me for it, but I might have to get my hands on some more for the Winter. Hasbeens are handmade in the old factories in Sweden, so it’s all for a good cause too!
Staying in Sweden, let’s complete this outfit with a bit of knitwear by Dagmar. The brand started off as a knitwear range in 2005 with classic styles such as the one below.
Now they have a full range of garments, including embellished knits and the most beautiful velvet dresses. The AW10 collection is described as “Russian excess meets calculated art deco patterns” (and I sign straight away, with my blood).
Needless to say this showroom visit was followed by a deserved cinnamon bun at the Nordic Bakery where I let out a lot of sighs as I was daydreaming about my stay in Stockholm last Summer.