Spring favorites #2: Filippa K
To preview their spring 2017 collections, Filippa K opted for a dinner hosted by Gentlewoman and Fantastic Man in London last week. I love the lookbook, simple but dreamy. And I have a weak spot for whites.
Dry cottons, distressed denim, loosely woven linen and light cashmere. CMMN SWDN’s spring 2017 collection makes me want to jump this whole fall and winter thing and land in May of next year. In a ray af light. If you don’t know CMMN SWDN, check them out. Founded in Malmö four years ago after being inspired to start their own brand by setting up Kanye West’s design studio in Paris, Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund create inspired collections from east London.
One of my favorite work projects is a thing that we do with the Swedish edition of Ebay, Tradera. It’s a site called Tradera Trend and on it, we pick the best of Tradera’s endless catalogue, every single day.
Today my heart skipped a beat because someone’s selling a pair of Chloé boots from fall 2007. I was so obsessed that collection and I searched eBay for those boots for two or three years. And here they are on Tradera nine years later?
Who is this person from Uppsala, Sweden who sells them, unworn, now? I want to know. I always want to know.
Another pair of boots that I used to searched every corner of the web for were the Prada waders from fall 2009. And then all in a sudden, a few years after they were news, a pair appeared on eBay, one size too small. I asked the seller if she thought I’d be able to squeeze my feet into them, I think she was German?, and she said ‘no I’m afraid not’. We chatted back and forth and of course I bought them anyway. I still have them and wouldn’t trade them for the world. I actually have that coat on the picture above too, and when I come to think of it, I tracked down those short shorts too but they never made it to my front door. I still wonder were they are…
Summer is like a layer. I’ve been under it for a few weeks. Spent some time on the cliffs of two favorite islands but now I’m back in Stockholm and work wastes NO time–one week into August and I already think about time a lot, as in, give me more of it to fit everything in. I feel good though, no waking up every morning feeling anxious like I did before summer. Thank you water, wind and happy pills (: And Bobbie, my shining star as you can se above. Having her running free on a beach is probably my best situation of all situations.