August 30, 2011

A new kinda 'Post' - the old skool way

I, like many, have been suctioned into the social networking bubble of wishing someone a 'Happy Birthday/Grattis' or another greeting of sort, as a simple post on Facebook/Twitter and the rest. These days that seems to suffice, and 'just is' the way we operate, which is thoughtful in these busy times I guess, and brings a smile to my face, but I used to be a 'post-er'...that's the generation I come from. I used to spend ages in a card shop, picking out the 'right' card for someone.

Getting a letter or card from somebody you know is always appreciated, and to give somebody a thoughtful card, that you have spent time choosing, is equally as rewarding. And sometimes, when I see what I know is a funny card by it's picture, but don't yet understand the Swedish punchline, it's just not as much fun giving it, even after I ask the sales person or a Swedish friend 'what does that mean?'.

So when I stumbled across FikaTown, a 'Boutique Greeting Card' company based in Stockholm, it got me thinking, (and got my guilt surfacing), that I need to get back to sending cards. Especially now I'm in Stockholm, and all of my loved ones are not!
That doesn't mean that I won't stop greeting online or by a phone call, a lot of my friends and I have an unspoken rule of not sending cards anymore, (like a comfortable silence) and that's ok, (or at least I think it is??!!)...and to be honest I don't have many of my friends' addresses anymore (oh gawd I'm digging a deeper hole than I need to!!!). I guess what I'm trying to say is, I am going to try and make more of an effort!

 Fika Town cards are perfect for those who you know in Stockholm...or a Swedish friend or loved one abroad, and actually if they're not Swedish, it gives them an insight into your Swedish world!
They've hit the nail on the head when it comes to spotting the things we first notice about Stockholm, a play on cultural happenings and keeping it simple and humorous with their designs.

The cards come in six different collections:
'Fika', 'Style', 'Wedding', 'Stereo', 'Birthday' and 'Baby'. Pretty much covers the niceties of life. I love how positive and fun their company seems to stand for. Their website is clean, easy to get around, informative, and makes you smile. They can even personalise your cards if you get in contact with them. These are a few of my faves....
Wedding Collection

Fika Collection
Stereo Collection
Stereo Collection

'Fika Town' Stocked at the following stores in Stockholm:
NK Department Store, Design Torget, R.O.O.M, PUB
AND on their online store on Facebook:

Oh and I did mention their new London collection didn't's a few...

August 25, 2011

Stockholm Street Style, Location: Medborgarplatsen

Turbans have been re-interpreted throughout fashion history, born as a fashion statement, notably dating back as early as 1907, as an ‘exotic, eastern’ look, wartime and old Hollywood in the 1940′s and a bohemian edge in the 1970′s.

Felicia shows you can reinvent this vintage trend and play it more casual with her knitted turban, vintage jacket, and sheer black shirt. The play of textures she puts together spells S.T.Y.L.E.

If you want to knit a turban for this Autumn, check out this 1940′s knitting pattern I found from the V&A Museum in London. Or, why not play around with an old sweater or t-shirt!”

August 12, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show Stockholm, What They Wore

Here's some more of the fab people I met styling their way through fashion week...can't believe it's all over! Fashion week should be at least a month!!!



August 11, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show Stockholm, What they wore

Stockholm Street Style, Location: Södermalm

Name: Mateus Dahl
Location: Södermalm

It's a shame the camera didn't fully capture his sea blue eyes, they were truly mesmerising. His 'Summer has arrived'' relaxed turn ups with loafers, Emilio cardigan and tee from New York - the perfect weekend look. Oh, and his blonde quiffed hair and glowing skin....need I go on?

August 10, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show Stockholm, Day 2, Cheap Monday SS12 Show

Stocked in the three stores of 'Weekday' here in Stockholm, and worldwide, Cheap Monday has very much established itself in the fashion world since 2004. Here are a few looks from their show that I went to. Bring on SS12...oh wait..gotta get through the minus degrees here yet to come...but I can start dreaming my wardrobe at least!

August 08, 2011

Stockholm StreetStyle, Location: Söder

Name: Oliver Sjödin
Location: Söder

It's the historical architecture in Stockholm that inspires Oliver, and so it is no suprise he embraces all things Vintage. With his beautiful serene face, but the added edge of ear pieces and tee shirt, he makes me want to know more about him...

August 07, 2011

Stockholm Pride Aug 2011

My first post! And what better way to start then with Stockholm Pride! Beautiful people, a beautiful day! Here's some goings on from the can see the rest on the facebook page of 'Your Living City, Stockholm'.