Monday, September 15, 2014

Stockholm Fashion Week SS15


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VEDA "Lazer" leather jacket in Petal (available now at Scoop NYC!)
Vintage sweater
Denim & Supply plaid shirt
Siwy distressed jeans
Vintage Bally purse
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Our third day in Stockholm was quite a busy one! Bopping around the city to new parts we haven't yet discovered for shows via public transportation really was quite the trip. We learned later in the day that there was a "fashion bus" escorting all the show attendees from destination to destination. But, oh well. It's actually better that we did the trek the real life way, getting to know the city better and better with every wrong turn and each wrong subway stop. 

The shows we saw inspired the more minimals sides of us! Stockholm, known for its straightforward yet modern take on design made a strong impression at all the shows we attended, especially at Filippa K, Whyred and Carin Webster. Then there was Alice Fine Decay and Menckel that focused on dreamy prints leaning more towards a soft psychedelia (think pastel tie dyes and cloud prints). 

Then there was the Cheap Monday show which took place at a sports complex. This runway show/presentation literally made a splash as art student meets punk-esque models took their shoes off and went for a swim and play with the pool toys. The soundtrack included Britney Spear's Born to Make You Happy and Blink 182's All The Small Things. Now that's a throwback to junior school for ya. 

We even got to work in a menswear show, Erik Bjerkesj√∂, who blew us away with his militaristic menswear styles with a futuristic air. The male models walked the finale drenched in water from head to toe. Totally unexpected, but who said fashion had to make sense? 

With perfect weather nearly our entire time in Stockholm, our trip couldn't have been better. We just happened to have a bunch of friends in town (one visiting family, one just recently located from New York City, and another visiting from London). So every night ended with good food, good beer and good laughs. If you ever end up in Stockholm, and are looking for some of the best Thai food, then head to Elefantpojken. It's mind-blowing. And when they mean spicy, they mean SPICY. Taverna Brillo was also one of our favorite late night hangouts. The back bar is the best because there are cute Swedish bartenders, sick old school rock tunes and a good selection of beer. The night we went it was like a little piece of Williamsburg in Stockholm. What more does a NYC-loving American in Sweden need?? We also randomly at at TGI Fridays one day when we running low on time and had to dash to a show. Ooops. Still good though. 

Here's a video from our day 3 in Stockholm adventure, taken with the Videofyme app!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cleobella


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Cleobella dress (SHOP HERE)
LAS Jewelry necklace
Daniel Wellington watch
Sabrina SL wrist cuff
Modern Vice boots (SHOP SIMILAR HERE)
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I keep finding all these forgotten snaps from summertime. Will slowly be rolling them out. Oh, how much summer means to me. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Rockaways


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Missguided crop top (SHOP HERE)
Motel Rocks shorts
Stela 9 backpack (SHOP SIMILAR HERE)
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I'm gonna miss you summer. Rockaway Beach. Summer 2014.

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” 

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Thursday, September 11, 2014

F21 | The Berlin Wall


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Forever 21 tank and trench coat
H&M skirt
Vintage boots
Leatherology backpack
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The Berlin Wall hasn't always been one of the top spots to hit up while in Europe for the longest time, and I'm so grateful that I finally got the chance to check it off my to-do list. To be able to see this major part of world history in real life was mind blowing. Today, decorated by the art and creative imaginations of Berlin's youth, the Berlin Wall physically expresses what Berlin has come to be as a city full of liberal minds in action. A place where the freedom to express yourself in whatever way that speaks true to you is stood up for with vigor, and is allowed to peacefully co-exist alongside each other. It was fantastic to walk the entire length of what is still left of the wall that was originally meant to divide West and East Germany in the 1960s due to differing political stands, with East Berlin using the wall as protection from the spilling over of capitalism into East Germany from the west. Still, a huge majority of the people of Berlin would take none of this. A divided Germany, or more so, an entirely divided eastern and western Europe, could not flourish. Despite the fact of how hard it was to cross the wall, many still attempted to and some died because of it. Weeks of civil unrest called for a cease of anti-emmigration over the wall. East Berlin and West Berlin could once again be united, and slowly the wall was chipped down to what it is today.  Representing the strength of unification of the people who stand for a country that goes beyond the politics of the governments that ruled them. Instead they chose to rule themselves. The story is amazing. And here's a little piece of history (general history at least ha) for you. 

The beautiful and unrested street art and graffiti found all over Berlin, and mostly in the east side of Berlin, is a reflection of its struggles and the widespread cultural influences of the city that the people of Berlin fully embrace with open arms. I felt the magic as I walked the streets. 

Suarez Sister's Guide to Berlin with Forever 21 coming later this month!!!