In July I had the pleasure to visit the Kasthall factory in Kinna, outside Gothenburg, to learn about their craftsmanship and Kasthalls exquisite products. Kasthall is known for their high-quality woven and tufted carpets which are today well-known all over the world. Among many things, I especially enjoyed the “archive” and the design studio “Kasthall Atelje”. In the atelier Kasthall is not only making developments for their own range, but also for clients such as Acne Studios, Svenskt Tenn and artists all over the world.
Since I spotted this editorial featuring beautiful Kasia Smutniak in Vogue Italia March 2013, I kind of been having white shirts on my mind. I am always looking for the perfect white color, model, boy-friend-ish, and so on, and this editorial didn’t make my cravings go away… Love the simple look with the hair in a bun, the sleek watch and the hoop-earrings styled with the oversized shirt. It is such a useful piece and timeless piece in your wardrobe so I suggest you invest in shirt that is classic. Underneath I have gathered some cool, and classic, shirts that are available online right now. From top left: cotton-polpin shirt from Band of Outsiders, ‘Reese’ cotton-poplin shirt from Equipment, oversized striped silk and cotton-blend shirt from MiH Jeans and slender star-button shirt from Acne Studios.
I just spotted this fringe t-shirt from Acne Studios at La Garconne. I love the styling with the slouchy white 5-pocket leather trousers and the beige/nude Alma boots, also from Acne. The ‘Joshi’ fringe tee is available in white as well, but the black one is way cooler especially since this base is washed-out black – a beautiful contrast to all black fringes. If you like me love this tee, go get it here.
Anja Rubik sitting in a sheer tank top and underwear smoking a cigarette in issue 38 of Self Service Magazine. Classic right? I got inspired by her boyish look and put together some t-shirt that are available online and in store for the moment. From the left: white short knitted muscle tee from T by Alexander Wang, tank top in nude with ‘Music’ print from Acne S/S13, black v-neck from Acne (love this model), sheer tank from Acne, satin bralette and black leather bra from T by Alexander Wang and black mesh underwear from Weekday. The creme white satin bralette is just gorgeous and would look great to style with a white power suit.
I have got some specific items on top of my wish list for the moment. It’s a never ending story right? Having things you want and crave all the time? Well, I hope it never will end either. It’s nice to have certain things to ‘dream’ about or long for. Even though is just stuff. So much better with a vacation to long for though (!). But, there are a couple of things that I want, which I of course would like to share with you.
Eytys white canvas sneakers: these I have been waiting for a while! Hopefully I’ll get my hands on them next time I am in Stockholm. Céline hobo bag and python wedges: needs no explanation. I just need them. Badly. Acne Studios linen blazer and red mini skirt: the blazer is the perfect piece for me when to use as a jacket when it gets warmer. I have been eyeing the Célinen linen blazer, but hey, 2500 dollars for a blazer is waaay too much. So this is a really nice alternative. And the red skirt, feels very Vaccarello. Super cool and super chic. The Row ribbed sweater: the perfect rib and the perfect color. Dior pearl earrings: I just love these and the fact that they have pearls on each sides. Givenchy silk pleated trousers: silk satin oversized trousers would be a perfect investment this season for my ‘going out’ wardrobe. Repossi gold chain necklace: subtle and simple, the perfect everyday necklace. Chanel credit card holder: I need a new one. My wallet is too big and my current card holder is just, well boring, so I can’t get it out of my head that I want a new one. This one from Chanel is probably one I’d never get sick and tired of.
“Everyone says ‘Japan is going to be your market'” said Acne’s Jonny Johansson when celebrating the new store-opening in Aoyama Tokyo, Japan last week. Plenty of Japanese It-girls came (for an example Chiharu above wearing Acne Spring 2013) as well as Carmen Kass (dressed in Acne, of course) and Rag & Bone’s David Neville. The whole evening had an unofficial Sweden-meets-Japan theme with an after-party at the former residence of the Danish ambassador. I believe, as everybody else, that Acne is going to be huge over there. So all the best to Jonny, Mikael Schiller and their team at Acne.
…it’s way too early to discuss scarfs, especially the ones in wool or angora. But, I was browsing at Acne Studios website and there were so many nice ones so I had to share. Pink, burgundy, red and grey – four colours I will definitely wear too much of this fall and winter. So beautiful together! You’ll find them here.