Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blogging once again!

So, I've decided to start blogging again in a new blog. I'll be doing it a bit different this time, and mainly in Swedish. But I'll keep an English summary at the end of every blog post for any of you non swedes who'd like to follow it. I'll be putting up a lot of every day pictures and document what I'm doing professionally as well. I'm also thinking of probably having some themes that can reoccur weekly or monthly. If you have any suggestions to what you'd like to see in the new blog, I'm open to that!

The new blog is part of my website, www.LinaLundstedt.se and can be found here

It's good to be back! I don't expect any of you to come along to the new blog, but it would be nice since I really appreciated your feedback on this blog and would love that in the new one as well.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Doxa

Hello everyone!

I recently got involved with an art and culture group called Doxa. It's a place for women to share and collaborate their creations in a friendly and supporting environment. The blog is quite new and it's only in Swedish, but if you want to check out some great young female artists, musicians, filmamakers and writers I strongly recomend that you check out the blog! There will probably be more fun projects and themes going on in the future, a few are alredy planned. The project has only been active for about a month so far, but it will probably grow to something neat! So if you want to see what I'm up to these days, check it out!


Blog 
Blogpage with two of my illustrations

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

No more blogging

It's been months since I last made an update here. To be honest it's because I'm no longer comfortable with the whole fashion blog thing. I started this blog as a teenager with the aspiration to blog about the kind of things that inspire me in my fashion as well as in general. However after all these years I'm not sure that's what the blog turned out to be. I've done a lot of blog posts because I felt I had too, rather than because I actually thought it was fun or interesting. In the end I feel that I contributed to things I wanted to set myself free from and started being the person I thought I had to be instead of getting to know the person I really am.

To sum it all up, I'm getting really uncomfortable with exposing myself here. I don't share much of my personal feelings and experiences, but I have put out a lot of pictures of myself and I've exposed my appearance throughout the years. I've always gotten a lot of unwanted attention from men, because of these pictures, but I always ignored that. However now 7 years after I started blogging, I'm almost exclusively getting this kind of attention, not just for new pictures, but the old ones seem to never stop gaining views and comments.

I've tried to upload more everyday pictures to distance myself from these people, but it doesn't seem to work. Most people who visit this blog are lovely and inspiring people, but the few creeps who think every woman who has a picture of herself online deserves to be sexualized through anonymous email sort of throws a dark shadow over all of that.

I've sort of had enough of it all. I just want to be my own person, not a fashionable object. Because instead of showing who I actually am, I decided covered it all up leaving only what would be pleasant for others to see. To be fair, I suppose I have presented myself as an object to begin with. But to be honest I didn't really know any other way to be 5-6 years ago.

However, no matter how I decided to discover myself as a young woman, it never ever gives anyone the right to send me offensive emails! It's never a compliment to be told how someone want to sexually molest you. I'm not "asking for it" simply by being visible, no woman is!

I'm not stopping blogging because of all the creepers, I'm stopping because I don't want to perceive myself as just some pretty thing. I tried to change the blog, but it just represents my younger self too much.

So bye. It's been a good few years! I just really need to start something new now

/Lina

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hanging Garden

I'll be heading back to Trollhättan at the end of next week since I failed in my search for an internship (well, I did succeed, but then everything just didn't work out so I have to go back). Feeling pretty crappy about it, but at least there's only one year left now of my studies. I'll try to make the most of of my last few days in Stockholm, lurking around and seeing friends, hanging out in the backyard this morning, looking like a French imperialist.


Hat: vintage 
Earrings: gift 
Jacket: inherited 
Dress: Vintage 
Bag: Gift (vintage) 
Socks: H&M 
Sandals: local shoe store 
 



Friday, July 27, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Urban Vermeer

There is no greater inspiration to fashion than classic art. This week I've been wearing floaty clothes, big jewelry and eccentric turbans, in a true baroque kind of mood. I think baroque art is especially fashionable with all its texture, drama and lightning. The season isn't ideal for the sort of heavy materials and colors that are represented in baroque art though, so I lighted the mood with a soft pink color scheme. Choosing lighter colours with heavier and different articles of clothing can make them a bit more modest, which can be good in this modern world where robes and turbans aren't too common around town. You don't want to stand out too much on the sweaty subway, attracting other weirdos who also think they're queens from the 1500th century...


This perticular outfit was inspired by Jan Vermeers most famous painting, Girl with a Pearl Earring. 


Wearing:
scarf - borrowed by mother
earrings - gift from aunt
Grey shirt - inherited (vintage)
Shirt - H&M (a mini-dress really)
Skirt - Topshop
bag - Laplaette
Sneakers - Thrifted


Vermeer, Caravaggio, Nicolaes Berchem, Jan Fyt, Giacomo Piazzetta

Sunday, July 8, 2012

creature persona

My sister and I decided to make papier mache heads a couple of weeks ago. Papier mache is really fun and easy to do, we just needed to buy some chicken wire and wallpaper paste (for less than 10 dollars) and collect loads of free magazines in the subway. In a dry climate it only takes a couple of hours for the paste to dry, so you can have a great costume for a dress up party in a day or two.

Sketch 
Wireframes head
Testing size

Putting on layers of paper stripes

Checking size again

  
Painting


The beautiful end result