i'm off to stockholm this evening. it is a short trip, but a welcome breather after a pretty hectic and productive week.
since swedes rule the fashion world of cool, i find traveling there slightly stressful. oh, how i wish i oozed the calm nonchalant chic of swedish chicks! but i don't.
fortunately, not having the je-ne-sais-pas our western neighbors nourish themselves as a birthright with, does not prevent us from enjoying the products they provide for our ever so hungry style eyes. and since swedes were always cool (or smthng), even their retro brands are amazing.
one of them is swedish hasbeens who claim to sell "clogs, shoes, toffels and accessories".
for a moment imagine a finnish company pushing a product with its finnish name "we sell sneakers, shoes, reinos and such"? don't see it happening? neither do i. but swedes will go for it, and they'll sell the product clad in shiny american apparel leggings.
*pause for admiration*
the company creates items based on products from the 70's. everything is made of ecologically prepared natural grain leather in the same small factory near stockholm they were made ever since the 70's. also, the products are made by hand.
since my quest for the perfect black bag is eternal and i have given up trying to find just one, i have begun adding beautiful items for different purposes. my newest addition is the large shoulder bag from swedish hasbeens. it is soft black leather and i hope it will age gracefully. i got mine from minus and they sell them online...
i hope it will act as a partial disguise so i can blend in on my trip to the land of über-ice-cold...