Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

i would buy these shoes from swedish hasbeens:


you’ll remember that, some time ago, i declared ugly wooden soled shoes to be a priority for this summer (you do remember, don’t you?) under the assumption that i shop seasonally, of course, and have limitless swedish krona to throw about (233.349 dollars’ worth of krona, to be exact), these are the shoes whose ugly wooden soles i want to run around on.

hey diane remember that time we each spent like a million dollars in stockholm in three days?

anyhoo, swedish hasbeens introduces their company by way of this charming anecdote,

Her name was Anita and she was the hottest mum in all of southern Sweden in the 1970’s. While smoking Camel she screamed at her kids until her curlers fell out and just looked fabulous in her white high-heeled clogs.

and, monetary restrictions notwithstanding, we encourage you to think of anita, sweden’s hottest mum, and the 1970s in general (just not the disco parts), as you shop or don’t shop for this summer and next fall. think wide-legged pants, earth tones, and a very young anjelica huston.

oh anjelica, we ooze for you.
[ stefanie ]

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sometime last year we noticed a smashingly outfitted girl on facehunter sporting a fantastic necklace in the shape of a human heart. observe:

neat, right?

after a few months of quietly pining away for said necklace, we stumbled across paraphernalia, where a woman named vanda makes an eye-boggling assortment of really unique, dark, quirky necklaces and pins, including the above pictured heart. i bought it right away, and continue to ogle the sleuth camera necklace to this very day. most of the jewelry is between $20 and $30, which is not bad at all when you imagine this massively talented woman hunched over her kitchen table with a pen and a magnifying glass (whether or not this is an accurate representation of her artistic process, we still think her stuff is pretty damn special) handcrafting a super awesome conversation starter, just for you.

support small businesses. save the world’s economy. look nice.

[ stefanie ]

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