IF BARBIE WAS AN OLD LADY, DRANK APPLE JUICE AND KNITTED SOCKS ALL DAY LONG
MOVIE STAR CARDS PART FOUR: THE PERFECT COUPLE
WHY WE ARE OBSESSED WITH POCKET WATCHES AND OLD-FASHIONED PENS
Lessons at the University of Oxford, flat caps, ivy gardens, afternoon tea, blazers, tweed jackets, brogues, chocolate, pocket watches, extravagant dinners, expensive cigarettes, chapels, old cars, champagne and strawberry picnics in kayaks, horses, fountains and statues, a certain teddy bear named Aloysius and the most wonderful theme ever. Brideshead Revisited is a story about the special friendship between two at the start very unworried boys in England during the 20s and 30s, one an artist and the other from the very upper class. But also a story about how the Catholic world of Brideshead, the most decadent castle you could imagine, fell apart.
MOVIE STAR CARDS PART THREE: THE BOMBSHELLS FROM ITALY AND FRANCE
RED RED RED (AND SOME BLUE AND WHITE)
ON MY WALL... SOMEDAY
DEAR LANDLORD, I HAVE VERMIN IN MY APARTMENT. MAY I PLEASE HAVE SOME MORE?
AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED?
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
Vogue cover from the 50s (my lovely book), sweets, strawberry colours, Brigitte Bardot and Sofia Coppola. Perfect!
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CLYDE A UNE PETITE AMIE
ONE DAY LATE BUT ALMOST
ABOUT A TOWN
A few months later, the trees and the flowers had grown again and the people were so happy that they organized a big party with balloons and fruit salad and they danced till the stars woke up and the moon rose and shone over everything. One year some of the kids tried to sing “Twinkle twinkle little star” but they were so bad at it that the stars cried. They never sang again after that, at least not that song.
If you ever visit this town, remember to ask someone what they call it. The few times I’ve been there, I forgot to ask. But when I think about it, maybe the town doesn’t have a name. Also remember to bring some food with you, you can get a little tired of cakes and fruits after a while.
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MOVIE STAR CARDS PART TWO: THE ELEGANT HEPBURNS
MOVIE STAR CARDS PART ONE: SWEDISH BEAUTIES
A MINI VINTAGE AND RETRO GUIDE: SÖDERMALM, STOCKHOLM
(Also at Drottningatan 77 if you're in the central city of Stockholm!)
Repris Second Hand - Bondegatan 48 (next to Lisa Larsson)
Some other vintage stores:
Emmaus Second Hand - Götgatan 14 (Buy the best organic and Fair Trade certified chocolate ever!)
Judits Second Hand - Hornsgatan 75
Judits Second Hand (men's clothing) - Hornsgatan 65
Myrorna/Frälsningsarmén - Hornsgatan 96 and Götgatan 79
Påkläderiet - Södermannagatan 21
And some boutiques with retro inspired clothing:
Tjallamalla - Bondegatan 46
Fröken Söt - Götgatan 9
Orkan Lia - Hökens gata 7
Don't forget to visit Café String at Nytorgsgatan 38!
VIVRE SA VIE
Because we love the smokey, black & white French New Wave movies from the 60s, especially if they include Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.
AND I'VE HEARD IT BEFORE
TIME ON THE RED SEA
BOB DYLAN ON THE PAPER, IN THE BOOK, ON MY MIND
Bob Dylan - I Want You
Bob Dylan - Visions Of Johanna
Bob Dylan- All Along The Watchtower
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Bob Dylan - Hurricane
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan - Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
And finally, "my" song which I am completely in love with...
Bob Dylan - Sara