Friday, June 30, 2006

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Dear All:

it looks like I am will be having a little too much to do this next coming week to publish just about anything on my blogg. I am shooting a trend story for fall in Dublin next week and it will take ALL my time I think.

I am talking to you soon.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Acne stockholm store+ Peter Jensen

I will highly recommend visitors to Stockholm to visit the ACNE store on Norrmalms Torg. The store is filled with cool books and right now they have a fantastic exhibit called : Les Filles, the photographer is Kia Naddermier. It is really great. The head of Acne also seems to have a passion for finding cool books for example about Man Ray, Sam Haskins, Greta Garbo, or Paris in the 30's. Just go and read books and ENJOY! You can also buy the books if you'd like.

A London based designer to check out is Peter Jensen. I am including a few pictures from his collections and you be the judge.


Sunday, June 25, 2006

Norman Parkinson:

This summer the Lady Lever Art Gallery hosts a striking exhibition by the eminent photographer Norman Parkinson (1913-90). Another gallery has also had a great exhibit with Mr. Parkinson and that is the great Staley & Wise gallery on Broadway (soho), NY.

Mr. Parkinson started out as an apprentice in a portrait studio, London. In 1934 he started doing portraits on assignment from Harpers Bazaar. He did sophisticated 30's fashion to when the 60's came, mod out on the streets. He was the early pioneer of color photography and was also one of the first ones to move out on location and use movement in fashion photography. He worked 30 years for Brittish Vogue, and created a LOT of beautiful pictures for them. He was out to create beauty, not to make something as it was or worse, but to tweak and make the object the most beautiful and more.

Mr. Parkinson was a DANDY and a funny one. A very eccentric persona and was very loved for his Joie de Vivre.

At the end of his life he moved to the West Indies and worked from location exclusively for Town and Country.

more Norman Parkinson:

Friday, June 23, 2006

Courtesan's in 1800's century Paris!

Anne Marie Chassaigne was born outside of Paris and was educated in a convent. Later she entered an arranged marriage with a husband who abused her but she ran away to Paris and there she became the legendary Liane de Pougy. In Paris she qucikly establihed a clientele of men who SHOWERED her with jewels and other presents, she also was a dancer. Liane was openly bisexual and her first love of her life was Natalie Barney. Barney was a wealthy American heiress. She broke Liane's heart. The second love of her life was a Roumanian Prince named Georges Ghika. And became: Princess Ghika. Much later after Prince Ghika's death Liane totally change her ways and became a nun.

The rival during that time was another beauty: Caroline (La Belle) Otero. La Belle ran away from home when she was 12 years old and started dancing at cafees and music halls in Paris. In between she had a million of love affairs. Her lovers included the kings of England, Serbia, and Spain, the Kaiser, the Russian Grand Dukes, Peter and Nicholas, the Duke of Westminster and Gabriele d'Annunzio. Men fought over her and showered her too with jewels. But La Belle too at last totally changed and moved to the south of France and live a very quiet and in the end, poor life.

Soft, elegant and refined, Liane de Pougy and La Belle enraptured all Paris that generated long and true duels of beauty, jewels, covered carts and loving between the two dancers. They often was seen at the legendary Maxim's Bar.

Two very interesting lives.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


I would go if I happened to be in London.


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A Treasure in NY: The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection is one of the most inspiring museums in the world, for it's beauty and for all talented masters that hangs on those walls. The house is beautiful, the furniture is beautiful and the paintings that Mr. Frick collected over his years are AMAZING!! It's full of Vermeer, Fragonard (the whole "The Progress of Love"), Goya, Liotard, Rembrandt etc. Their website:

more of The Frick Collection:

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Accessories Fall 2006: Cartooonishy!

The shoe will continue to be "clunkier"!! Put a cute sock, the thicker the better, in open toe shoes. The "clunkiest" shoe is definately from Balenciaga who also together with Alexander McQueen had the MOST beautiful collections I have seen in years. The shoe this season as well should come from Marc if not from CHLOE. A beautiful shoe that I saw that is almost a piece of art comes from Alexander McQueen, it's almost baroque inspired! Maybe not the easiest shoe to walk in, but beautiful it is. The sunglasses will continue to be LARGE!! Love Bottega Venetta's. Anna Sui has cute ones as well. This winter will be a warm one with huge felt hats or even fur hats. Everything is basically large and warm!! The bag should as usual be bought from MARC JACOBS. Necklaces, why not HUGE pearl strands??? Cartooooonishy! I think Fall 2006 is all a cartoon........ I think that is wonderful!

The "New Guard" of designers!!!

The younger generations of designers are popping up. For ex: Derek Lam, Peter Som, Behnaz Sarafpour, Martin Grant, Roksanda Illinic and TAO for Comme des Garcon. This is just a small group. If we only look to Sweden there are many VERY talented up and coming designers, but I will talk about that another day. Here are some pictures:

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch is one of modern dance most talented choreographer alive today. Each performance is a patchwork quilt of episodes all to do with love, bodies, and alienation, the search for fulfilment, desire and thwarted desire. Miss Bausch has since 1978, to get to know her dancers, given these questions to answer:

Copy someone else's tic.
Do something you are ashamed of.
Write your name with movement.
What would you do with a corpse?
Move your favourite body part.
How do you behave when you've lost something?

From this she has built up her dance companies and to get honesty out of her dancers. To get them to express all that they feel in the story that she has set up.

She is more "today" than ever since I think we need honesty and sincerity MORE than ever!!

Clothing wise, she has inspired the journalist/photographer maarten vanden
abeele to give out a book with her name, it has inspired Marc Jacobs resort collection (the collecton that comes out in December, for those who does not work in fashion and who does not know what resort means). Here I'll show some pictures of Pina's works. I reallly hope you will enjoy. Dance is something warm to my heart since I danced for 11 years of my life. It is something beautiful where you share your innermost feelings by moving your body./ Lindha

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Diary + H&M for all Chloe fans

Today I have been running around like a crazy person. I have been to Filippa K, Mulberry, Day, Patrickssons (Whyred and Rizzo Shoes), Nk Boutique, Nk Jewelry saloon and then a meeting with the very sweet girl at a magazine called Odd at Large. In between this I also met with Lisa Haggqvist who is working with the Swedish photographer Carl Bengtsson. I am TIRED!!! I hope to god I will have beautiful clothes and accessories for my NK Stil shoot. Stockholm is NOT New York in regards to accessability in borrowing clothes and shoes. I am finding that out as I am trying to figure Stockholm out. Thank god I have my map! Thank you Thomas for that ( my mom's husband who was kind enough to give that to me before I moved here).

Ofcourse I have not been able to resist popping in to H&M. I LOVE THIS STORE!!! All Chloe fans and Marc Jacobs fans. PLEASE CHECK OUT THE SPRING/SUMMER collection. Here are some Chloe for summer inspiration pictures from

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Edgar Allan Poe: "Alone"

My Friends: I can not help myself, I have fallen in love with Edgar Allan Poe!!! Here is a second poem:

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

Poem by Edgar Allan Poe: "Dreams"

Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream!
My spirit not awakening, till the beam
Of an Eternity should bring the morrow.
Yes! tho' that long dream were of hopeless sorrow,
'Twere better than the cold reality
Of waking life, to him whose heart must be,
And hath been still, upon the lovely earth,
A chaos of deep passion, from his birth.
But should it be- that dream eternally
Continuing- as dreams have been to me
In my young boyhood- should it thus be given,
'Twere folly still to hope for higher Heaven.
For I have revell'd, when the sun was bright
I' the summer sky, in dreams of living light
And loveliness,- have left my very heart
In climes of my imagining, apart
From mine own home, with beings that have been
Of mine own thought- what more could I have seen?
'Twas once- and only once- and the wild hour
From my remembrance shall not pass- some power
Or spell had bound me- 'twas the chilly wind
Came o'er me in the night, and left behind
Its image on my spirit- or the moon
Shone on my slumbers in her lofty noon
Too coldly- or the stars- howe'er it was
That dream was as that night-wind- let it pass.
I have been happy, tho' in a dream.
I have been happy- and I love the theme:
Dreams! in their vivid coloring of life,
As in that fleeting, shadowy, misty strife
Of semblance with reality, which brings
To the delirious eye, more lovely things
Of Paradise and Love- and all our own!
Than young Hope in his sunniest hour hath known.