outfits, STOCKHOLM / Tuesday / July 9th, 2013
Style like a Swede
On this day in Stockholm, it was the first time I wore these Zara “pajama” shorts out, and I know if Leonor was nearby she would have never let me out of the house like that (but mind you, she has some Zara trousers that look like pyjamas too, and she has them in more than one colour).
STOCKHOLM, TRAVEL / Sunday / July 7th, 2013
Stockholm Old City
I’ve said this a million times. But I love Europe. Cobbled streets, chilly weather, romantic languages and lots of cheese and bread.
Ninety percent of the time whenever I’m there it’s really cold, even in summer i just tend to get the bad days. So when I end up in a European city it involves a very similar tradition: dress well, wear dark lipstick and sometimes I pretend to be sad. Why sad? I suppose it matches the weather and it often goes with the look (yes, really). And also when walking up lonely, winding alley ways between stoney churches and cosy coffee shops, I secretly enjoy the dramatic empty feeling of having someone to miss. Simultaneously I have the asshole-esque enjoyment of how small the world has became for me over the last year. On the inside I’m laughing at my own dramatics though, and I think living such an isolated life has caused me to know myself so well that I’m amused by my own company and silly antics. Needless to say, “Sad Girl in Gloomy Europe” has become one of my favourite games, and I often take it a step further by imagining it in a black-and-white montage with a sad accompanying violin tune, but that’s only if my mind is really bored. It’s not really what I see in those cities though, more the feeling that the atmosphere evokes.