Friday, March 18, 2016

exiting vintage fashion exhibition.


When I studied Textile year 2 we went to a vintage fashion exhibition and a lecture in a museum in Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden. The lecture was about iconic fashion designers in the 60's and 70's and then there was an exhibition with a similar theme.

It was about 1,5 year ago, I think, but I want to share it anyway. I'm sorry that the pictures are a little blurry, but they were taken in a hurry with a cellphone. I think there was 50's theme too, but I do not have any pictures of that. Probably because we were kind of in a hurry. From what I remember it is a standing exhibition in a museum in London, so I can probably visit it again some day.

I was so exited to see this. I had never been to a similar exhibition or seen so many interesting vintage things around me before so I was very exited to say the least! Too bad we were in a hurry because I could have spent a lot more time in there, checking every detail & swooning...

This dress... I want it in my wardrobe asap.

Vintage stockings, shoes, false eyelashes and more.

Something that made me extra happy was seeing these Vivienne Westwood knitted pieces from the 70's (to the right). I'm an early punk fan so she and the SEX shop are iconic to me. The start of punk fashion and punk in general.

Too bad I could not get a better picture of that belt and I don't remember the name of the designer... it was quite amazing. Also, those shoes!!! I love 70's platforms.

There was this corner with artsy stuff a la Andy Warhol too. I can't remember much, I did have info about it before, but it was so interesting to see these and read about them. I wish I remembered so I could write more about them. Oh well...

Also, it was my first time seeing a Keith Haring piece in real life! They had an exhibition with lots of artists doing all kinds of things with an Absolut Vodka theme. It was a nice exhibition too.

/ Matilda.

Monday, March 07, 2016

quirky outfit for a quirky person

Since I spend a lot of time at work in my work clothes or doing things at home in my pyjamas I do enjoy those days where I can dress up and make an effort to put together an outfit. I wish I had the motivation to do my make up or dress up when I'm just at home all day, but I don't.

Recently I went to town with a friend to do some errands and I decided to go all the way with my outfit. For some reason I was feeling playful and pink. I just put on lots of favourite items in my wardrobe. The jacket have been with me for many years, I bought the socks when I was in Tokyo last year and I am of course emotionally attached to clothes I have made myself.

Wazzup goofball.

Faux leather jacket; customized by me.
Surfer shirt & tulle skirt; made by me.
Houndstooth jacket; vintage.
Socks; Baby, the stars shine bright.
Shoes; 1990's platforms.

I found the pink surfer fabric in a tiny second hand shop in the middle of nowhere (also known as the village I come from). It wasn't much but it was enough to make a shirt out of it. I'm still in love with it! Forever emotionally attached to clothes.

/ Matilda

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Introductions are difficult . . .

... but I feel like blogs need some kind of introduction, right? Hello, my name is Matilda. I'm a 21 years old female vegan feminist, born and raised in the countryside in south Sweden. I studied art in secondary high school and after that I studied Textile for 2 years (which ended in 2015) so right now I'm doing whatever creative thing I want to do at the moment. I've been working part-time at recycling stations since 2013. These 2 occupations mix together my main interests, which are handicraft/sewing and recycle/re-use/sustainable living!

Right now I'm focusing on bettering my physical & mental health, taking control over my anxiety & ADHD (which I got diagnosed with in spring 2013 aka the last months of secondary high school). Though life has had it's ups and downs (mostly downs) I feel that right now is the best I have ever felt about myself and life.

I'm also focusing on living a vegan and environmentally sustainable life, which is definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made!

On this blog I'll post about my life, projects and whatever I find interesting or inspiring.

Best wishes, Matilda.