Like many out there I find Coco Chanel almost obsessively fascinating, everything from her life story, controvercy, style and heritage. And I will certainly head over to London College of Fashion between 5th of September to November 16 to feed my curiosity a little more, where 5 portraits of Coco Chanel painted by Californian artist Marion Pike will be exhibited. The exhibition will explore the friendship between the artist and Coco, and alongside paintings, Chanel garments worn by the Pike will also be displayed.
Hello dear readers!
I’m back from sun and sandy beaches in Sardinia, instead facing heavy rainfall in London this moment(!), contrasts in life they say.
Anyway, as you may remember I hosted a joint shopping evening in collaboration with Monica Vinader, in their store on South Molton Street, a few weeks ago, and here are some picks from the fabulous night. I would like to thank all of you who could make it to the event, and it was lovely to finally meet so many of you face to face.
The lucky winner of our competition was Alexandra, and because of the great number of contestant and inspiring motivations, we also announced a runner up, Lucreti, congrats to both of you ladies! To the rest of you, thank you so much for participating, you’re the best!!!
I’m living beach life at the moment but London is getting closer and I’m starting to feel ready for some fall pieces. High on my wishlist this season is certainly one of Stella McCartney’s knitted jumpers (every single one of them please!), that I wouldn’t mind pairing with these other beauties, wish!
Good morning world, I hope you’re doing perfectly well in the heat of July!
Sorry for the absence, but I’m still soaking up sunny “holy” days in Sardinia and have been quite cut-off the digital world the past few days (sloooow internet speed….). Anyway, until I get other divisors than my iPhone working down here, (watched pots never boils!), you can always find me on Instagram, @hedvigso is still my name. Have a wonderful Monday!!!!
Ok, now it’s finally my turn to pack the essentials and head for a heavily needed holiday on a beach with my little family. Relaxing beach life here we come, only one thing missing though, easy-going beach literature that is possible to combine with constantly keeping an eye on my little princess. Any tips you’d like to share please please do so.
Arrivederci and see you in Sardinia!
Beach towel my Missoni (here and here), espadrilles by Celine, bikini by Melissa Odabash (also here), sunnies by Tom Ford, shirt by Helmut Lang, denim shorts by MiH, and sun protector for hair by Kerastase.
As usual Vogue Paris offers loads of inspiration for fall in their august issue, and I’m specially loving this “Chelsea Girl” editorial with super wearable looks styled by Veronique Didry, that includes just the right amount of mods vibes and boyish vampiness!
Getting dressed for days in a boiling overheated city can certainly be challenging. Though I on certain days much rather stroll around in flip flops, kaftan, a tousled hair bun, and no trace of make up, beach life doesn’t really work in the city.
Shorts and shirts have been my way to go, and these embroidered shorts which in fact are beachwear(!), works just as well in the city paired with a crispy white shirt, as on the beach with a bandeau bikini.
London is boiling(!), so new in for my poor feet are these Ancient Greek troopers, if interested yourself you’ll find them here.
Tonight is the night folks, hope to see as many of you at the event in the Monica Vinader store on South Molton Street, and for those of you who’s physically too far away to attend, don’t forget to use your exclusive 20% off, between 5-8pm today only, using code MVLIGHTS20 here. See you soon!
Ok, I know I’m close to turn this space into a Daria Werbowy fan site right now so I’ll be careful from now on. But in the sea of gorgeous model faces Daria once again is the face of Isabel Marant fall campaign, styled by Marie-Amelie Sauve and photographed by Karim Sadli. I wasn’t personally a fan of Maran’t summer collection but fall is another story. Also see Isabel Marant Etoile ads here for fall inspiration.
North of Norway I love you, but this time around you were to far off the seasonal scale, I’m sorry, but no one up there deserves 12 degrees mid July(!).So back on went leather pants, knits and jackets, between home lounging in pyjamas. On another note I got the chance to jump into my new perfectly baggy leather pants for fall, and a splash of new collection Baja by Monica Vinader, like these stacked rings and bracelet which are new seasons favourites of mine.
And oh, don’t forget to enter my joint competition with Monica Vinader, by letting us now what you’d have engraved and why by commenting here or tweeting @MonicaVinader or @hedvigSO using hashtag #MVLights. Only 2 more days to go sweetie pies!
New leather trousers by Ganni (here and here), cashmere sweater by Dries Van Noten (very similar here), shoes by Chanel (sales bargains!), blazer from & Other Stories, wallet by Neri Karra, watch by Tagheuer and stacked Baja rings and bracelet by Monica Vinader.
I know it’s only mid July, but fall’s already on my mind, and one item I will add to my wardrobe for sure are a pair of relaxed grey wool pants. Paired with a plain cashmere v-neck or something beautifully checked ala Celine and Stella McCartney, fall wouldn’t feel so sad after all.
Morning superstars from a chilly Northern Norway where I’m relaxing with my little girl and family for a week, it’s so cozy to be home and have a break from city life for a few days. However I do miss the fantastic summer I left behind in London on Tuesday, as the contrast to where I’m now couldn’t be any bigger. Anyway, I hope and intend (!) to jump back into summer outfits as soon as I’m back, like these high waisted shorts for instance, a real find at Zara.
Music tee by Acne, shorts from Zara, shoes by Saint Laurent (similar here ), python bag by Tod’s, sunnies by Tom Ford, new Siren ring and Ava diamond bracelet by Monica Vinader, other jewellery Tiffany and Balenciaga.