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I have to share a secret…

I have to share a secret…

There’s this wonderful place in Montmartre where they make and sell the most amazing babies’ and children’s clothes I have ever seen. If you love that  French look, crisp dresses in flowery patterns and classic chinos in somber shades, scarves and parkas, matched with white, dark blue and some stripes on the side, this shop is for you.

Alice a Paris, sell clothes for babies from 1 month old to kids aged 10, affordable and good quality. I wish all my daughter’s clothes came from there.

Check ‘em out!   Here’s the dress my mum and dad bought Pixie when they were last in Paris.

Miu Miu, I missed it.

I completely forgot about the Miu Miu show the other day. Would have been my highlight of Paris Fashion Week but I missed it. The past week has been filled with client meetings and I have been rushing around Stockholm trying to get everything done and everyone taken care of.

I decided to review the show, as I always do, on www.nowfashion.com and here are a couple of the highlights that made my late evening. Perhaps next year I’ll be there.

Paris Match!

So I spent last night reviewing the last few days of Paris. Here are one of my FAV looks from PFW, the Lanvin show, by super genius Alber ELbaz.

Alber Elbaz is the creative director of Lanvin, one of the world’s most revered fashion houses. Since his take-over in 2001, Elbaz has made the label one of the most covetable in the industry, fusing its rich heritage with his own unique twist. Elbaz was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1961 and moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, when he was 10. He considers himself Israeli. to be continued…

 

Missed Milan, Now Paris and Westwood!

I’ve been sick for the past few weeks, I’ve been busy at work and by the time I got home i’ve usually been too tired to do any

I completely losted interest in Milan Fashion Week. My usual favourite Prada disappointed, I thought. Wasn’t particulary interested in the whole 60’s American car vibe. Etro wasn’t a hit either, I just thought it was too eighties. I gave up on Milan from the outset with the outrageously ugly heels at the Versace show.

I know now that Milan fashion is not for me. I am more New York (Victoria Beckham, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang) and London (Paul Smith, Burberry, Acne, Vivienne Westwood (yes here too) ).

So I tought, OK Milan’s over, the FAB fashion has passed. No, let’s give Paris a chance this is after all the capital of haute couture… so I woke up again, at the Vivienne Westwood show. Not mad about the heels, not suitable for a fashionable mama frequenting the sand pit, but this woman truly creates art.

NY Fashion Week kicks off with…

a whole lot a bullshit. it seems…

But today the glorious Project Runway had their slot in the schedule. Oh how I wish I was there. When will the next season air here in Stockers, please tell me! (and don’t tell me who the winner is, if you know.

In Project Runway’s expanded 90-minute format, the new crop of designers will encounter host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn and judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia and top-name guest designer and celebrity judges, as they face inventive challenges, unexpected eliminations and other surprises along the way.

Filmed on location in New York, each episode of the eighth season will feature more couture creations and fashion flubs as the designers attempt to make the cut to show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Project Runway is in High-Definition where available. As part of the winner’s prize package, this season’s victorious designer will receive $100,000 from L’Oréal Paris to start his/her own line, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel to create his/her own vision and run his/her business and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection on Piperlime.com.
The model paired with the winner of Project Runway will also appear in the designer’s editorial feature in Marie Claire and receive $25,000 from L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional.

Day 5 – a great time…

we are enjoying the most fabulous winter!

No, don’t you agree?

I just love the winter and the snow, cold and frosty weather that comes with it.

This is my third winter in Sweden, and perhaps this is why I am still coping so well with it. I haven’t experienced snowy winters and the routines that come with it since I last lived in Sweden, in the early nighties.

I left Sweden in 1993 for Paris, came back for a short stay and moved to Ireland in Jan of 1994. For the the following 15 years winter to me was weeks of heavy rain, temperatues around zero Celcius at the most and grey skies. (but green grass all year around, strange)

Now I treasure the days that I can take my dear daughter out to the park, I love going skiing, skating and sledging down the hill in Vasaparken.

Today it’s time for hot chocolate and hot dogs in the park! Hurray!

Today’s Outfit: The perfect floral dress from GAP

Got this one for Pixie at GAP in Paris this summer, still going strong …

Floral drop-waist dress £9.99 – Gap

 

I found this with the ShopStyle app on my iPhone. Download it for free in the App Store.

I’m back! (I needed a break)

It’s been forever since I wrote a post, nearly the whole summer and trust me I needed the break.

Since starting my new job in February I have been struggeling to keep the blog going, and to make things more difficult I decided to start a Mama Blog on the Swedish Magazine Mama’s website. Not like the one I used to have, in fact quite an ambitious one, where I was to write in Swedish.

It just took too much of my time, I didn’t manage both, and work, and the travel with work, and being sick all the time, and taking care of my little baby girl and maintaning a decent home as well as a social life. I did have Mark to help me, but let’s face it. I NEEDED A BREAK! I needed to spend time with my girl.

This summer has been great so far. We spent a week in Portugal in the Algarve in the beautiful Armacao da Pera, one hectic week in Paris (where I worked for a week) and then three weeks of just chilling in Sweden. We also took the opportunity to hike in Jämtland, a county located in central Sweden, and that was bliss!

So, now here’s a chilled out, relaxed Mama who’s actually enjoying being back in work. Loving the fact that her little Pixie actually likes her pre-school (expecially Miss Anna) and also one who loves her husband and who will do her damndest to make sure his business becomes a success in his new home country.


Twist & Tango – the perfect day-dress for work and leisure!


I may have found the perfect day dress, a dress that I can wear no matter what town I am in.

I have quite a lot of travel ahead of me this summer, work trips to Madrid and Paris, and holidays trips to Portugal and possibly Canary islands. Now I am looking for a dress that I can wear to work but also on a day-trip, perhaps to a museum.
This one from Twist & tango would be perfect! Don’t you think!
I could pair it with a black suit jacket and a black kitten heel for work. It would also be perfect with just sandals for our trip to Portugal.