Caroline Kummelstedt, designer talent launches collection for SS14

Caroline Kummelstedt is a Milan-based high-end women’s wear fashion label created by Swedish fashion designer with the same name. The young and promising designer debuted with a menswear brand, WearAID, in 2009, followed by winning The Anders Wall Scholarship as “Sweden’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year” for her accomplishments with the label in 2010. She has since written a book on the subject of young entrepreneurship and by 2012 she founded her own label, Caroline Kummelstedt alongside completing a fashion design undergraduate program at world famous and prestigious leading Italian-origin fashion and design institute Istituto Marangoni.

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House of Dagmar presents Nordic trends for Spring Summer 2014

House of Dagmar is a Swedish fashion company. Since the label Dagmar was launched in the Spring of 2005, it’s unconventional and sophisticated style has been widely recognised by the fashion industry as well as the press worldwide. The company is run jointly by three sisters, all with background within Swedish and international fashion industry.

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From a rural Swedish island to New York – Meet Carin Rodebjer

Originally from the Swedish island, Gotland, a rural place in the middle of the Baltic Sea. She grew up on a farm far away from fashion. But her growing interest of clothes and sewing was nurtured by her mothers love of textile crafts.

Carin then decided to move to New York to study fashion at F.I.T (Fashion Institute of Technology). This opened up a whole new world, and soon after her own brand RODEBJER was founded. Her design philosophy is based on wardrobe essentials in combination with items catching the zeitgeist:

“I respect history and I am sensitive to the future, translating it into both long-lasting style and fashion forward items. I believe in a style that is effortlessly elegant without loosing comfort, allowing women the luxury to get on with life without restriction.”

When visiting London Fashion Week last February, RODEBJER was one of the brands that really caught my eye in the Scandinavia Exhibition. Highly wearable pieces finished beautifully in luxurious fabrics.

And when seeing the promo video for RODEBJER Spring Summer 2013, I can’t help to think that Carin is taking great pride in her Swedish island origin, and that she still holds nature close to heart. Here are a few stills from the beautiful film, shot by Rebecca Palmer, longtime friend of RODEBJER, styled and directed the film.
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The RODEBJER Spring Summer 2013 video was filmed on a deserted Atlantic beach, during the sunrise and sunset of one single day. The vast ocean acted as backdrop in the east, with glimpses of lights from New York City in the long distant horizon. The video features India Salvor Menuez, an artist and actress of New York’s Lower East Side.

Swedish fashion designer Nina Jarebrink new Spring Summer 2013

Swedish fashion designer Nina Jarebrink, with her “everyday luxury” collections has become a favourite among top stylists and fashionistas worldwide. The company was first launched in 2004 with a unique jewellery collection.
Nina Jarebrink has brought the label forward and today it includes shoes, accessories and jewellery -all in the same sleek and luxurious signature style.
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The new Nina Jarebrink collection for Spring Summer 2013 is available in selected high-end boutiques in the UK and worldwide. Find your nearest stockist at

Thrift find in Charity Shop: Genuine Swedish-made wooden clogs!

On my way back from a press event this morning, I popped into the charity shop on the corner. After a good look around I found a pair of Swedish handmade clogs -just when I was about the leave the shop. The Torpatoffeln for Cath Kidstone edition was in my size, had very little tear and wear and was priced to £19. I paid £15, after some negotiation. Probably not a bargain, bargain. But I have a feeling I will live in these this summer. And that’s invaluable to me!

The Swedish company Torpatoffeln AB, founded in 1973, is situated in the middle of the forest of Småland, in the small village Torpsbruk. The company, today run by the fourth and the fifth generation, is known for high quality clogs and excellent craftsmanship. For more information, visit

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