Stockholm Blogger Caroline Blomst Of Caroline's Mode On Her Swedish Style Tips
To celebrate the [a href="http://rekorderlig.eventbrite.co.uk/?gclid=CM2X077_t7MCFe7MtAodwScASw" target="_blank">Rekorderlig Winter Forest Bar[/a] in Spitalfields which is open until November 6th we caught up with Stockholm-based blogger Caroline Blomst of [a href="http://carolinesmode.com/" target="_blank">Caroline's Mode[/a] to talk about how we Brits can pull off uber chic Scandinavian style. From The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to the buzz around new H&M launch [a href="/fashion/archive/2012/09/27/h-ms-new-fashion-brand---other-stories-will-launch-in-spring-2013.htm">'& Other Stories'[/a], Swedish culture is definitely having a bit of a moment. Find out what brands and pieces make a Swedish girl's wardrobe tick with the Stockholm Street Style blogger...
Grazia Daily: How would you describe Swedish style?
Caroline: Stockholm meets Paris. Minimalistic yet chic!
Grazia Daily: In what ways it is different from British style?
Caroline: It's more relaxed, simple and effortless.
Grazia Daily: How did Stockholm Street Style start?
Caroline: I really enjoy watching people and getting inspired by people whose style I like, so I thought I’d start a blog about the community of Stockholm Street Style for everyone else to see. The internet is worldwide so everyone can see it. And I think Stockholm is very fashionable, so it’s nice just to share this with everyone else. Daniel (my partner) really loves taking photos, and I really love watching people so it was like a good combination with the blog, it was a great medium for us to use.
Grazia Daily: What is a typical Swedish outfit?
Caroline: At the moment, in Stockholm, it's all about layering over skinny jeans or leather trousers.
Grazia Daily: Which Swedish fashion brands should we watch out for?
1. Altewai Saome for their simplicity and high level of fashion.
2. Gina Tricot for catwalk design on the high street.
3. Rika by Swedish designer, Ulrika Lundgren.
Grazia Daily: Which items should every stylish Swede have in their wardrobe?
Caroline: At the moment...
1. A warm coat (by BZR)
2. A pair of loose fitted leather pants (by Weekday or Mango)
3. Simple tees and lace tops (by Gina Tricot)
4. A pair of statement boots (by Isabel Marant)
Grazia Daily: Tell us your beauty tips for the winter weather?
Caroline: I love the new fall collection by Chanel, featuring brown nail varnish with a hint of red (Vertigo), and moisture-rich lipstick with just a tint of brown (Rouge Coco Shine in Chic).