Wednesday, July 11, 2012

my love of all things swedish {and Sweden loves me back}

yep, i love swedish design.  every last bloomin bit of it!

lots of white.  clean, modern patterns.  bright colors.  makes me smile!

i {heart} ikea.

i {heart} the swedish chef from the muppets.

and i am crushing on lotta jansdotter's newest fabric collection (also swedish, wink!)

Lotta Jansdotter introduces Bella

so now i have a little story to tell...

several months ago i was contacted by a lovely photographer in sweden who came across my work and wanted to know if she could possibly get her hands on one of my clutches for an upcoming photo shoot.

i thought about it for like a split second after seeing some of  her amazing photos.  Em specializes in pin-up style and retro photography.

time went by (and i forgot about it)...she emailed me.  the magazine that she was doing the photo shoot for was postponing it.  she was disappointed but graciously offered to return my merchandise.  what? don't worry about it, i replied.  keep it and if you end up using it--great!  if not--no big deal.  you may certainly have it if you wish:)

well, a little more time passed, {and of course i forgot about it} and viola! i get a sweet, sweet email from the the sweet, swedish Em.....

the photo shoot is done!
it is on the newstands:)

{that is my lovely little chevron clutch in green}

i can't tell you how much fun it is to think about shipping items all over the world!  and this is just an added kick to my own personal fun-fest!

photographer: Emmelie Aslin
model: Lovisa Fhinn
co-model: Sofie Gode

see more of Emmelie's work here


Christy said...

Sooo cool!! I love my yellow chevron clutch I got from ya! Honestly it is the longest I've ever used a purse. I love that I can carry it or just throw it in the diaper bag.

Lauriai said...

How awesome!!! We love everything we own that you've made, so naturally if someone didn't agree I'd have to hunt them down ;)

Katie @ minivan diva said...

So cool!

Laura said...

That is so great! And the clutch definitely MAKES the photo.

hannah singer said...

LOVE this, marie!!!

Kelly said...

girl that is the BOMB BIZZLE. i actually do say stuff like this in real life. my family and friends think i'm crazy which is precisely why i do it. ha!
But seriously that is amazing. and hey guess what i just found out the my great grandmother was a full on swede. swede folk/pop music is amazing have you heard of lykke li? i love her.

also i wish i could live in ikea. ;)

becky said...

i love me some sweeeedish design too! :) how exciting to get some press action! love that!