At CVC Stones they design the most beautiful and honest stone jewellery, as seen above. However, I spotted some new arrivals including pearl jewellery – my favourite is the very timeless ‘Mignon’ pearl necklace as well as the bracelets.
Me wearing the dreamy ‘Pisa’ trench with my favourite suede boots from Miu Miu in my friend’s apartment. I purchased the boots lasts year from Net-a-Porter and they just continue to elevate every look! My bag of choice was the ‘Ascot’ clutch from The Row.
These images are Gabriela Hearst’s (of her namesake brand) beautifully decorated New York apartment. I spotted her interview on The Line, my go-to online shopping destination, and I just had to share a sneak peek here as well. I jut find her clean-lined approach very inspiring even though my own style is slightly more eclectic.
Khaite has released a relaxed in interpretation of the ‘Vanessa’ jean. Since I have never been a fan of anything too tight, I am totally obsessed with this pair called the ‘Victoria’ jean and ideally worn with Manolos, of course.
I’ve testing products from Verso throughout the spring because I was really interested in the brand. I’ve also been using their masks before, so I had high expectations.
My favourites are the ‘Day Cream’ as well as both of the serums – ‘Hydration Serum’ and ‘Super Facial Serum’ which feel very hydrating. I don’t have a particularly sensitive skin, and thus far I haven’t had any issues with retinol. On the contrary I would say that my skin looks and feels so good!
Sorry for a bit of absence lately; I have been digital detoxing which, in my case, means spending time with friends, swimming and bathing, and drinking good wine while eating Finnish chocolate. But back to the more usual topics. Right now I fancy Bukowskis’ auction with Italian 1960s and 70s design. This couch by Mario Bellini is spot on! I also like these vases which are currently on sale.
Mikaela Hållén is a very talented stylist and blogger working for STYLEBY magazine, and one of those wonderful human beings I’ve had the pleasure to get to know since we became colleagues. Her personal style is raw and, for once I’d dare to say, really cool. I also love her work which keeps on evolving and inspiring me every time. As told by Mikaela:
Tell me about your style. What are your favourite brands?
My style is minimalistic and I wear a lot of black pieces – you can’t find much colour in my wardrobe. To give a look more attitude I focus on accessories and try to experiment with shapes and materials. I would say that Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquiére and Céline by Phoebe Philo are number two favourites.
Work by Mikaela for STYLEBY magazine featuring a dress from Ellery and earrings from Ana Khouri.
How did you become a stylist?
I started studying fashion, and then met a friend who told me about a stylist course that I ended up applying for. Later, that led to me working as a stylist assistant and a few years to an interview for STYLEBY magazine. I’m blessed that I have met so many amazing women along the way who have inspired me and given me the opportunity to grow as a stylist and creative.
What’s on your wish list?
A pair of Louis Vuitton jeans which I already have, but in one size bigger. I’m waiting for them to show up on Vestiaire Collective because, right now, the zipper drops down and the button releases when I wear them. The ass looks great though, haha!
Which are you favourite beauty or skincare products?
I use a vitamin c-serum from Björk and then I mix a moisturiser from the same brand with three drops of pure argan oil from Moroccan Oil. I’m kind of obsessed with oils and I use them all over my body, I even use them as fragrance since I’m sensitive to perfume; Coco Coco’s ‘Bath Oil’ with coconut is my scent.
Mikaela in the ‘Sabadell’ dress from Totême, bag from Stylein and earrings from Anni Lu at ELLE galan 2018.
How do you detox?
Working out is the best medicine for me when I’m feeling low; Abs is my favourite part to drill. I’ve recently begun to eat healthier and my friends have inspired me a lot by sending me vegetarian recipes that are easy to make. And oh, I start every morning with a turmeric shot (or before going to bed after a lot of drinks… I imagine that the shot will make the hangover go away).
What are your favourite places to hang out in Stockholm?
For drinks I’d recommend all bars near Mariatorget and for dancing Trädgården and Slakthuset in the summer. I also love to spend time in the Swedish archipelago, it’s magic!
Just a few things on my mind like the perfect dress from Totême and the trench as well; It could be I’ve invested in both of them. Edita Vilkeviciute whose photo I’ going to show to my hairdresser tomorrow. The Row’s store in New York with constantly changing decor and the oh-so-chic, way too expensive, pearl earrings from Céline.
Image of courtesies of Elin Kling, The Line, The Row, Totême & Céline
I like to accessorise with silk scarves which should come as no surprise. Hence I got pretty stoked when I was contacted by Mehrotra, a lifestyle brand inspired by Swedish and Indian cultures. Their ‘Mumbai’ scarf in beige with navy stripes is a gem; A piece that is easily paired up with my favourite blouses and knitwear.
Hedvig wearing the ‘San Remo’ scarf from Totême and earrings from All Blues.
Hedvig Palm is a Swedish model who is currently based in New York. Hegvig has a pretty impressive list of brands on her resume such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Valentino, Jil Sander, Chloé and Totême to name of a few. It is no surprise due to the way she carries herself and because there is something magical about her fresh looks and style. As told by Hegvig:
Tell me about style. What are your favourite brands?
My style is classic, elegant and always comfortable. I love shirts and blazers, and the androgyne look, though I also wear romantic blouses and floral dresses occasionally. I like the idea of having a base wardrobe with quality pieces that all kind of go together and I add details to spice it up depending on the mood of the day. That can make my style more sporty, playful or festive. Having I wardrobe I can rely on is also helpful when packing for work trips because I’m living out of my suitcase most of the time; I sometimes end up being months without repacking. Brands that inspire me include Totême, Jil Sander, Prada, Céline, Arket and the old Balenciaga with its significant shapes.
Hedvig on Totême’s AW18 catwalk and on (my favourite) cover of STYLEBY with Georgia Hilmer.
What are the pros of modelling?
The pros of modelling are the variations of the job; Everyday is different, all places I get to see as well as the inspiring and creative people working in the business. It has given me so much experience which I’m thankful for!
What are you planning yo buy next?
My next buy will be a pair of sneakers, maybe the Adidas Campus in navy. I’m also a very big fan of silk scarves and I don’t think you can own too many. I would like to find a nice vintage scarf from Hermés.
Caught for a polaroid in Totême’s ‘Kenya’ blouse.
Which are your favourite beauty or skincare products?
Weleda’s ‘Skin Food’ moisturiser is a very rich cream that I like to use in the winter. Otherwise, I don’t do much to my skin myself as it’s being taken care of by the makeup artists I work with, though another favourite is a beauty elixir from Caudalie. It is a herbal spray with the most amazing smell of rose and peppermint among other things; It is refreshing, gives the face a glow and makes you relax. I need to get it myself as it would be perfect to bring on long flights. I never wear makeup on my skin when I don’t work, so that my skin can rest.
How do you detox?
I try to eat healthy with a lot of vegetables and mostly vegetarian, but I love all kinds of foods and trying out local cuisines when travelling. The best way for me to reload and gain energy is to go for a run in the nature. Nothing beats feeling the wind, the sun and the smell of plants and trees.
Hedvig in a blouse from Totême, a bag from Dolce & Gabbana and earrings from All Blues at Lincoln Center.
What are your favourite places to hang out in New York?
In New York I love having a picnic in Central Park with friends, going to museums (the Metropolitan is my favourite) and watching opera or ballet at the Metropolitan Opera House. When it comes to restaurants and cafés the scene is endless but I love having matcha latte at Chalait.
This entry reminds me of one of my recent reads – Bluets by Maggie Nelson which is a perceptively written meditation on life and the colour blue. I possess a deep sartorial love affair with blue to say at least; I am still dreaming of the ‘Wallis’ cashmere sweater or hoping that I would find it on sale before the end of the season because it is too pricey for my budget. I also regret not buying the ‘Vanessa’ jeans in light blue instead of another pair of Khaite jeans. All because I am obsessed with a colour.
I have already splurged on one perfect summer dress but I am also tempted by the ‘Hermine’ dress from Deitas; I think it’s a piece which epitomizes the effortless elegance of the brand. I usually choose the black option, if possible, but this dress totally works in pastels – it is going to be available in the most beautiful light blue in the fall as well. Cannot wait!
Anina Heé shot for STYLEBY magazine in Protagonist & Khaite.
Anina Heé currently resides in London and works as Associate Shopping Editor at PORTER magazine where she is responsible for editing the accessories and jewellery stories for their digital content. It is no wonder their stories always look on point as Anina has is an impeccable eye that is likewise reflected in hew own wardrobe choices. As told by Anina:
Please tell me about your style. What brands do you wear?
I would say my style is classic; I have a uniform I try to stay true to. I buy into pieces that I will love for longer than one season. Trends excite me, but I only buy into them if they blend within my wardrobe. My favourite brands are Khaite for denim and bodysuits, Isabel Marant for dresses and blazers, Deitas for their beautiful silk dresses and tops, and Totême for denim, coats and my vacation wardrobe. For accessories I love The Row, Loewe and Céline.
Testing jewellery from Sophie Bille Brahe & on a vacation in Marysia swimwear.
Could you tell me about your work Net-a-Porter and how did you end up in your position?
I am Associate Shopping Editor at PORTER, NET-A-PORTER’s magazine. As such I am editing the accessories and jewellery stories for PORTER Digital and I am responsible for all shopping elements of the magazine. For me, this is a dream come true. Growing up in a small town in Switzerland fashion was hard to access until NET-A-PORTER changed that. I have always admired Natalie Massenet’s story and knew I wanted to work for this company one day. I started out at Swiss fashion magazines, then went to New York to intern at CR Fashion Book and finally moved to London in 2012.
What are planning to buy next?
I am going on a trip to Sri Lanka at the end of the month, so it’s all about vacation wear at the moment. On top of my list are Loewe’s beach basket and a shirt from Jacquemus.
Anine in Khaite denims & a bag from The row with Lydia Zacharis.
Which are your favourite beauty or skincare products?
My approach to beauty is the same as to fashion: Less is more. And I like to invest in good products and I use the same products for years. I use a cleanser, face cream and tinted day cream from Grown Alchemist, RMS Beauty’s concealer, a waterproof eyeliner and mascara from Chanel as well as Smith’s ‘Rosebud’ salve on my lips.
How do you detox?
Good food is important to me and I enjoy trying new restaurants and cuisines, especially when travelling. I try to eat healthy during the week and allow myself to indulge over the weekend. For me, the best detox from the busy London-life and the polluted air is spending time back home in the mountains. In winter I go skiing and in summer hiking. When I am home I spend the entire day outside.
Eyeing heels from The Row at work.
What are your plans for the weekend?
The great thing about London is that it is so easy to get anywhere else in Europe, so I do travel a lot on my weekends. When I am here though I love having a brunch with my friends or hosting a dinner at my place and going to art exhibitions or a stroll in East London or Notting Hill. In summer I love a picnic in the parks – my favourite is Regent’s park which is especially beautiful when the roses are blooming.
Follow Anina’s work for Net-a-Porter and her sartorial picks here.
That’s it ladies, the last collection before the new Céline under Hedi Slimane.
I was joking about only buying Céline in 2018 with Elina Grothén, STYLEBY’s Web Editor. That is when she pointed out it would mean no Totême for me. Tragic! But I am still planning to splurge on a couple of pieces. Phoebe has a created an independent, careless and, above all, impeccably dressed woman who inspires me immensely. Who I want to be.
I love the look above and, oh well, all of the looks from the AW18 collection. It’s in the details, shoes, fabrics, colour combinations, jewellery were the gems can be found. According to my understanding, this collection was designed by Céline’s studio team as a tribute Phoebe.
I’m always looking for stylish pieces of decor that are essential for the right context. I really wish I had these two items at my place right now. I think I’ve always had a thing for daybeds; That is why I keep on buying beautiful blankets and dream of the day I can place place them on my daybed. Dream on.
‘OKG Safari Daybed’ by SKOVSHOVED MOBELFABRIK and marble catchall via THE LINE
Jonathan Anderson is also working magic at Loewe. He’s one of those designers whose work, above all, inspires me; the clothes can be a bit too complicated for my wardrobe, but I have a huge respect. Loewe’s bow-detailed ‘Gate’ bag, what a gem it is, was introduced for this spring in six colours. But there will more delicious options available in the fall! Well that is a piece which I’ll be eyeing for sure.
Ida Rantala is my close friend and the Fashion Editor and Co-Owner of Flounce, a Finnish platform which covers today’s essential fashion and beauty. Since both of us currently reside in Helsinki, she is my partner-in-crime when it comes to planning the season’s wardrobe which can be pretty dangerous business. As told by Ida:
Please tell me about your style and favourite brands.
I have a minimalistic approach and I pay attention to comfort as well as the cut, silhouette and fabric. Due to work I do I follow trends but pick very few elements into my own wardrobe: usually I wear Scandinavian brands like Totême and Filippa K, and Acne Studios is my wild card. I accessorise with Céline which has inspired me immensely through Phoebe Philos’s work.
Tell me about Flounce’s fashion concept.
It is highly curated and focuses on refined content and selected brands. I mostly create material I’d like to read and see myself. It is important to remain loyal to my vision which hopefully shows on the site today.
Totême’s ‘Biarritz’ beach towel in Cascais, Portugal.
What are you planning to add to your wardrobe?
I’m looking forward to going on a vacation in May and I’m currently dreaming of colourful kaftans and an edgy pair of sunglasses. There’s always shoes high on my wish list like The Row’s ‘Coco’ mules and the ‘Oran’ sandals from Hermés.
Which are your favourite beauty or skincare products?
I love facial oils such as Madara’s ‘Radiant Energy’ and Nuxe’s ‘Huile Prodigieuse’. I use masks from Mossa Cosmetics and daily cleansers from Lumene and Aesop. I’m not not a makeup junkie but my colleague (Eevaleena Liedes who is the Beauty Editor and Co-Owner of Flounce) constantly inspires me to take a good care of my skin.
How do you detox?
Taking days off is the most important way, but also by drinking water, juicing and eating greens. I detox comparatively often by eating clean, usually four times a year. It gives me a fresh start to every season.
Earrings from Céline.
Could you recommend your favourite places from Helsinki?
Helsinki is blooming right now! As I’m a real hedonist most of my favourite spots are related to good food and wine. Löyly has a great brunch with a view, BasBas the tastiest dinner in town and Soil is my favourite place to go to for tapas and wine. Luxbag, Minimal Nordic and Beam are clothing stores which carry brands I like.
Get to know Flounce here and follow Ida’s sartorial choices here.
Got my hands on this stunner yesterday, the spring issue of STYLEBY magazine!
I really love the cover featuring Ally Ertel in Céline and jewellery from Georg Jensen styled by Emelie Johansson. This issue is full of the best of spring fashion and inspiring women such as Gabriele Hackworthy, the Fashion Director of Porter Magazine, and Elin Kling. I interviewed the team behind a Finnish fashion label, Aalto, for the issue and shared my highlight from the SS18 shows along with the editorial team.
A few images from my desktop and dreamy objects like the white ‘Mini Clasp’ from Céline by Phoebe Philo. Malgosia Bela looking fierce in Khaite and a necklace from CVC Stones, my favorite look from Totême’s AW18 collection, a dreamy piece of decor my Carmen D’Apollonio and Vanesse Axente in a beautiful baby sweater. Not to forget art inspiration from Tate Modern by Linn Hägglund whose interview you can read here.
Images by Linn Hägglund, Vanessa Axente, Carmen D’Apollonio Céline, Khaite & Totême
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