Fashion editor and stylist Pippa Vosper, a regular in the London elite circles, is an it-girl and mommy who does everything from style supermodels for major magazine covers to teach spin at the stylish Chelsea gym, Lomax Personal Training. She herself is known for her enviable sense of style?and a physique to match. To give you an idea, this English beauty was married in none other than Giambattista Valli couture....Read More
More than ever, Nordic chic is playing nice with eclectic vintage in the sophisticated, low-key manner known to this exclusive city stocked with indie designers. As Swedes are naturally svelte and statuesque, with a penchant for biking, they love to keep their look fresh, smart and uniform. I spent a memorable summer there in my youth where I discovered Swedes have a unique attitude that is equally open-minded, free-spirited and...Read More
Stina Persson?s provocative and worldly illustrations vibrantly personify destinations she has once called home. Born in Lund, Sweden in 1972, this graphic artist studied at the prestigious Academia in Perugia, Italy, then continued on to focus her craft in New York City while studying at Pratt. In between, she enjoyed life in Tokyo and Florence before returning to settle down in Stockholm.
Stina employs a variety of mediums, initially creating her luminous characterizations by hand, before enriching them digitally. Using rich jewel toned inks, watercolor dyes, Mexican cut paper, handwritten technique, photography and acrylic Stina always finds the right balance between new and iconic, raw and refined ultimately making the ugly prettier and the beautiful a little edgier.
While the Swedish aesthetic changes with each designer, a connective concept brings all of these creatives together. What some may see as simplistic or monochromatic is actually a nod to the real sense of Swedish fashion. Attention is heavily paid to the construction of a garment, showing the Swedes? passion for craftsmanship and fine tailoring.
Swedish trendsetters could easily match NYC's penchant for all-black with their love of a darker palette. With a firm grasp on understated cool and subtle sophistication, Stockholm is here to stay.
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What trip wouldn?t be complete without a bit of shopping? The following are just some of Stockholm?s can?t-miss spots:
- NK: The only department store you?ll find in Stockholm, this multi-brand destination carries all the Swedish labels including Bjorn Borg, Boomerang, Acne, Whyred, Tiger of Sweden, Eton Shirts, Filippa K, Marc O'Polo, Hunkydory, and J.Lindeberg.
- Zadig&Voltaire: Master the art of Stockholm street-chic with the effortlessly cool wares of this It-girl mainstay.
- Nathalie Schuterman: Peruse covetable designer fashions in this high-end shop and put together the perfect take on Stockholm?s feminine-cool style.
- Judits, Lisa Larsson and 118 Second L?der are some of the city?s best offerings in vintage ? a must-visit for consignment seekers.
- Orrefors/Kosta Boda: Stop here to indulge in beautiful Swedish crystal.
- Svenskt Tenn: This is your go-to shop for contemporary Swedish tin wares.
- Illums Bolighus: (www.illumsbolighus.se) Head here for charming holiday buys.
Enjoy your daily dose of caffeine and meet with friends for a 'FIKA' at Le Cafe or Gateau in Sturegallerian. For those with a sweet tooth, the cinnamon buns, or ?kanel bulle,? are a must-order.
Take a trip over the bridge to Skeppsholmen and down to Museum Row, where you?ll find a trio of options to satisfy your culture fix: Moderna Museet, (www.modernamuseet.se) Ostasiatiska Museet, and Arkitektur Museet.
For a dose of old Stockholm charm, be sure to visit the cobble-stoned streets of Gamla Stan. Its enchanting boutiques are the perfect place to find souvenirs for friends and family. Finish the day with a glimpse of the official residence of the king, the Kungliga Slottet, for a moment of history.
For a more relaxing taste of Swedish culture, head to Sturebadet, which is located in the middle of Sthlm. Built in 1885, the spa boasts treatments, yoga, a Turkish bath, and a swimming pool ? exactly what you?ll need to recharge.
Two delicious lunch options are H?tel Diplomate n Strandvagen and
Sturekompaniet Sturegatan. For dinner, check out PA&C:o, a culinary staple in Stockholm. The restaurant has been a regular haunt for intellectuals, celebrities, and cool Stockholm tastemakers for over twenty years. A more off-the-beaten-path choice is Brofastet, a restaurant in Hornstull area of Stockholm, which calls to mind sentiments of New York City?s Waverly Inn.
Finally, rest your head on a decadent pillow for the evening with your ideal refuge for the trip. Hotel Grand holds a more traditional and elegant feel, while Lydmar Hotel lends towards the young & hip clientele ? proving Stockholm has some of the most luxurious lodging options whatever your preferred style may be.
We scoured the fashion scene in Stockholm and fell in love with these designers. Integrate a dose of Swedish street style into your wardrobe this summer! Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair Astrid Olsson and Lee Cotter are the duo behind the label Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair which was introduced in 2004. The label was named after an old shoemaker's shop in London as a way to pay tribute to the old-world...Read More