Wednesday, 17 January 2018

#FORMEX #STOCKHOLM #DESIGN #GLASS #KRISTINASTARK #ORREFORS

Sweden is known for it´s glass design and simple and functional interiors. Kristina Stark is one of the designers working in this field. She has gone from designing china in black and white to abstract paintings in the grey scale. Very simplistic and calming. I love it!

Kristina Stark has also done a new collection of vases/glass cylinders with a decorative rounded base. All hand blown in Småland/south Sweden. Simplicity in glass design at its best.

A close up of the vases shown during the Formex week in Stockholm.

Åsa Jungelius is another Swedish artist&designer known for her giant lipsticks in glass for Orrefors and Kosta Boda. Now she has joined the more classic designs of Orrefors by creating a small collection of drinking glasses from wine to champagne. Crystal Magic is the name. More soon...

Sunday, 7 January 2018

#SUNDAY @LFWM #LONDONFASHIONWEEKMENS

Puff jacket with down etc at Christopher Raeburn yesterday, on of the highlights of LFWM with his recycle, remake and reuse concept. Brilliant. More to come here...

Over sized coats with woolly checks and suits that takes you back to the 1940s. A bit of nostalgia at J J Lee Man.

Plastic fantastic and inflatable princess Michiko Koshino, with fake fur and unisex alternative fashion.

Working clothes hero Phoebe English went red, and blue! Basic honest fashion. More tomorrow!

#LONDONFASHIONWEEKMENS #COLOURFULGRAPHICS #LFWMAW18

Surprisingly colourful and happy graphics this LFWM at 180 The Strand. With hints of circus and with inspiration from well known graphic designer and artist Morag Myerscough. Her work can be seen at the Design Museum etc.

Even the famous letters had been painted in happy graphics and colour.
More graphics at the Designers Collections in the same circus style.

Newgen preview, green is to be the great colour for AW18! More to come soon from LFWM.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

#OPERAATTHEV&A #VANDA #TOPSHOP AND #FORTNUM&MASON #LONDON

I went to the V&A in London yesterday and it was a sunny cool and beautiful day. I admired the new entrance and visited the exhibition "Opera, Passion, Power and Politics. A very good historic story about how opera has developed. I missed more music and some history about famous opera singers. Otherwise a well worth visiting exhibition. Until the end of February.
The "Opera Shop" at the V&A had suitable curtains!
Took a stroll down Knightsbridge and went into Topshop just to find this nostalgic fashion. I had something similar 1976! What goes around comes around.
At Fortnum and Mason they were celebrating tea in their window display. Decorative.

More tea love at Fortnum & Mason. Now on to London Fashion Week Men´s. More about that here soon!

Friday, 5 January 2018

#LONDONFASHIONWEEKMENS HERE I COME! #LFWMAW18

London Fashion Week Men's is about to start tomorrow and just a quick look at what is to come this spring. Yellow and long coats for men and women. Bertholdt.

Christopher Raeburn is the king of recycling materials. His last collection was full of energising colour and sporty outfits. I am so looking forward to his show on Sunday! Watch this space.

I cannot wait for spring and summer and boys in white! This nice suit from Songzio. More tomorrow!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

#GOODBYE2017 #HELLO2018

Goodbye 2017! I thought 2016 was to be the worst year ever, but it turned out that 2017 would be even worse...Highlights were some calm and beautiful times at our beloved house in Gåsö, Stockholm Archipelago but shadowed by deceit from close family along with lies, bullying, lack of loyalty,  and fraud. Something I thought never could or would happen in my family. We will continue to pursue our rights with honesty and persistence. And hope that it will get sorted during 2018. 
Some highlights has been to explore the surroundings of our recent weekend retreat Llandelio. Among wonderful walks, we found this forest full of wild garlic. Took some home and made pesto etc. Yummy.
 What would I do without my boys, my lovely little family. Hugo are in his second year at Uni in South Wales doing psychology and Bruce and I are struggling on trying to sell our house (slow due to Brexit)and start the next part of our lives.


Another highlight is the friendships I enjoyed getting stronger in 2017, Karin and Lotta. We celebrated Christmas together at the Smörgåsbord at The Swedish Church and decided to try to make it a tradition. Thank you girls. I will be back soon with some men´s fashion and more hopeful blogs...Happy New 2018! Now it can only get better.

Friday, 22 December 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

First of all I would like to wish you all Happy Holidays. I have had a lot on my mind, personal drama and trauma during December and have found it hard to concentrate on blogging. There will be an improvement in January 2018, that is a promise! Just a few pictures from this years windows in London. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Nationalistic demonstrations etc at Selfridges in the British Colours.

Angels are watching over us at Regent Street and Piccadilly for the second year running. Stunning!

And finally one of my favourite windows. Futuristic with post modernistic influences from the Memphis Group etc. Jo Malone.