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Who made my clothes?

It’s Fashion Revolution week again and I thought I’d share some links about people and organizations doing great work to change the fashion industry. Plus some informative clips. Fashion Revolution’s website has many great resources learning and spreading the word. I especially like their how to guides. This Episode of The Patriot Act sums up […]

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The lady coat

I found this coat last October, at the same time as that velvet skirt. There was no doubt whether I should buy it even though I already own one dark blue coat. What was my excuse? I wear dark blue the same way other people wear black, it’s my neutral colour. Also I was in […]

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My first tapestry crochet pattern!

Fletcher, my first tapestry crochet pattern is finally available for purchase on the webshop. I was a bit nervous to put it out there. I’ve been crocheting for years but I’m no expert. I also know there are as many different preferences for patterns as there are crocheters. But as with all new things, one […]

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YouTube faves part 5

Fantastic MusicThe idea of background music might provoke some people but this channel has been so useful to me the past few months when my usual chill spotify playlists haven’t chilled me out. There are so many times one can listen to Enya and the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack in a row. Rowena TsaiThere’s a […]

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Berlin Spring

I haven’t done colour palettes for a while and I’ve really missed it. In these really difficult times I’m finding it therapeutic to work with colours. I’m now testing a more commonly used format so that the colours take up more space of the layout. I’m really curious what you think of this palette and […]

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Mahogany

I came across an image of Diana Ross wearing this gorgeous purple ensemble that turned out to be from a movie she did in 1975. I haven’t watched many movies from the 70’s but as usual my curiosity got the best of me. Now, this movie was made 45 years ago so there’s a lot […]

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Blue Velvet

There was a time when I avoided pencil skirts like the plague, now I have a collection gathering up in my wardrobe. How times have changed. I almost ruined this beautiful second hand skirt. I remembered that it was cotton but forgot how delicate velvet can be when putting it in the washing machine. Learn […]

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Red, Red, Red!

Every once in a while I find a magical garment, one of those garments I put on and ask “why didn’t I think of this before?” Sometimes it’s because of a trend. Like the reincarnation of the sweatshirt a few year ago. Most common for me though is a second hand find. Remember the vintage […]

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Coat Jackpot!

Sometimes the unlikely happens. Like walking into a second hand store looking for coats and actually finding one to buy. How lucky am I! For the past two years or so I’ve been wearing the same coat most of the year. It’s navy blue cotton-poly blend coat with a slightly padded lining that I also […]

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YouTube faves right now – Part 4

Kirsten DirksenThis is great channel that covers compact living spaces and alternative living in general. I really like that you get to see clever solutions from all over the world and spaces that people actually live in. For HarrietDiscussing race and feminism on huge platform like youtube can be really tricky but I think Kim […]

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It’s another Kimono?

Considering all the debates happening on social media about cultural appropriation, I hesitated for a bit about posting this. Then I decided to anyway because I did make this garment and have been wearing it. I’ve noticed some people like dismiss discussions around cultural appropriation and claim “everyone so sensitive these days”! But I think […]

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Loppis hopping in Jacob City

Ok, so the name of the place is actually Pietarsaari or Jakobstad but I’m hoping that Jacob City will catch on soon. For non swedish speakers loppis means flea market. I visited this lovely town during some really hot days this past summer. It’s a town that has an unusual amount of second hand, vintage […]

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The skirt of the season

I’m really committing to sharing my second hand finds, so here comes another one. I got this skirt on a random day in April and it’s probably been my most worn skirt this summer. I have thing for A-line skirts and floral prints but this skirt also has proper pockets, so my purchasing decision was […]

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The Fall

Ever since I watched Mirror Mirror, I’ve had Eiko Ishioka’s body of work on my watch list. The costumes in that movie are just amazing! So when I had a calm sunday a few weeks ago, I sat down and watched The Fall. I’m not gonna try to explain the plot of this Tarsem Singh […]

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Tangerine Cloud – a second hand find

I recently had to get a pair of shoes for friend’s wedding and reluctantly ordered a pair from a fast fashion retailer. None of my friends have the same shoe size and all the shoes I saw at the second hand stores were three sizes too small for me. That’s how I justified the purchase […]

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