Tina in Céline & Wardrobe.nyc during NYFW.
Tina Lundin is one of my dearest fashion partners-in-crime and a STYLEBY blogger colleague. She runs Let Them Wear Shoes aka @l_t_w_s_ , a platform known for a coveted collection all things Céline, shoes in particular! I mean, if I buy pretty deeply into Totême, it is no comparison to her devotion. But lets hear from this Gothenburg native – as told by Tina:
Tell me about your style and favourite brands.
I guess you could say that my style is part minimalist but never plain – I always like to give it a twist. I think my choices can be quite edgy and I love to draw inspiration from menswear. A few years ago my style was black, white and grey but that has changed a lot over the last couple of years.
Tina in the dreamy blanket from Céline’s AW17 collection.
What are you going to buy next?
I know exactly what my next purchases are… I’ve known since October when I placed my preorder at Céline’s showroom in Paris. It’s a yellow pleated skirt, a sleeveless grey blazer and a pink oversized suit. There might be a pair of shoes in there somewhere, I mean, as it turns out, one can’t have too many shoes, right?
What’s your survival plan after Phoebe Philo departs Céline?
Phoebe leaving Céline is devastating, if you ask me – what she’s doing at Céline really pushes all the right buttons with me. I love how it feels when I wear designs. It’s hard to put into words but ”empowering” is definitely a word that comes to mind. Right now I don’t really know what could replace Phoebe’s Céline for me but I guess time will tell. I’m lucky to have built a fairly good archive over the years and I will treasure it dearly.
Tina in Céline & Calvin Klein with the ‘Nina’ bag from Gabriela Hearst.
Which are your beauty and skincare favourites?
I’m obsessed with my Le Mer moisturisers – it’s pricey but you get what you pay for. I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup but I’m a big fan of Glossier’s ‘Skin Tint’ and ‘Boy Brow’.
How do you detox?
Well, where do I begin… I’m a firm believer in beauty starts from within, so ”be kind to your body” is my motto and ”drink plenty of water and exercise” is my foundation. I have a gluten-free, vegan diet and I try to stay away from refined sugar as much as I can. In fact, I try to steer clear of any processed foods as a rule and if I have a control over the situation, I’ll always gravitate towards the organic option. I don’t consume very much alcohol but I do love a glass of champagne on special occasions.
Hangs at Céline.
Could you recommend your favourite places from Gothenburg?
Gothenburg is pretty vegan-friendly. One of my favourite places is to eat in this family-run Vietnamese restaurant called Vi Viet. They are 100% flexible when it comes to adapting a meal to my diet and the food is truly amazing… plus the family are some of the nicest and trendiest people you’ll come across. It wouldn’t be uncommon to bump into them in town decked head to toe in Balenciaga! In the summer time there’s nothing better than having a glass of champagne under the West Coat sun outside Antibarbarus on Hisingen.