as this weekend is PS of Sweden x nicola weekend and you can get whatever you desire minus 30% off when using the special code NICOLA30 I thought it would be fun to share our favourite 30 PS of Sweden looks.
You all know that I love the Swedish functional wear brand uhip, so I felt very honoured when they asked me if I could model for the campaign of their newest project.
Uhip is expanding to Russia and will open on November 26 a showroom in one of Moscow’s most exclusive equestrian facilities.
The aim of the photoshoot was to capture some winter vibes, so our place was just perfect. Even more so when it started to snow… The locations were my stables and also one of the most beautiful places in Bad Gastein, called Sportgastein. It is a plateau 2.000m above sea level and a national park and I love it so much as in my world it looks like the Scottish Highlands -especially in late autumn.
It indeed was freezing cold and I was so grateful for all the winter jackets and coats *lol but I really love what Max Steinbauer (the photographer) created on this day.
I have for you some exclusive (not yet published) campaign pics, but also lots of making of and behind the scenes and I hope you like them as much as I do…
For even more pics please look at uhip.se and on the Instagram accounts
…and some BTS ❤
I love fashion but I confess that I am rather picky. My fashion must be chic, sleek, cool, definitely 99% free of bling and if possible not totally mainstream. When it comes to riding fashion this is something not so easily found especially if you add attributes like functional, durable, washable, etc.
As I love denim I thought it would be so cool to have denim breeches, jackets or even shirts for riding but although there are several companies on the market producing denim riding wear I did not manage to find the ‘ultimate’ denim piece.
Then one day somehow this small Hamburg based label popped up and I immediately loved the vibes the website spread and this is how my lovestory with Kudamono started ❤
Kudamono, was founded 2 years ago by Nele Obst (Obst means ‘fruit’ in German and Kudamono means ‘fruit’ in Japanese -just to explain the unusual name…) who, herself a rider and having worked for fashion label Marc O’Polo, was searching for a sleek approach to equestrian fashion. Since then her aim is to produce sustainable fashion that is functional enough so that you can use it as a professional who rides way more than 1 or 2 horses a day and sleek enough to be worn also outside the stables.
In my opinion this mission was accomplished. I tested myself now for a few weeks the Kudamono breeches, shirt and jacket and not only that I absolutely love the look and fit, I wore them almost daily, washed the pieces several times and as I am always short in time threw them to the dry tumbler (luckily mine has a special denim program) and everything stayed in perfect shape.
What I love most, is that the Kudamono garments are cut very thoughtfully with many clever details, for example the jacket’s front zipper is a bit shorter in order not to scratch the saddle. The materials are (in my opinion) unique: comfortable, smooth and stretchy like the denim shirt, that indeed feels like a jersey one.
So I am sure you will see Kudamono on me quite a lot as I am so happy to finally have found my denim love ❤
Have a look yourself on http://kudamono-company.com/shop/
Some days are better than others, and days that start with a PS of Sweden delivery are best. Especially when you receive the very special pale pink Monogram pre-spring 2017 collection.
I love the saddle pads by PS od Sweden, they are not only super stylish and very posh but also of perfect quality and fit. Perhaps we should briefly talk about what makes the perfect fit: It is very simple (explained) yet very difficult (executed). In my opinion the perfect saddle pad must not move, slip or wrinkle. The dressage version has to be cut long enough even for elongated saddle flaps. The material should be chic as well as washable, which means the pad should not shrink to pony size once washed nor change the colour nor loose the cord bands. If the material also happens to be dust-repellent and stain-resistant it is saddle pad heaven!
Although colour blocking is very hip at the moment I do love sets, so I was very happy that the pale pink Monogram saddle pad came with the matching polos. The criteria mentioned above for the ‘perfect’ pads are also true for polos and wraps and using my PS of Sweden tack on nearly daily basis I can do nothing less than love and recommend them.
Finally, shall we talk about the pale pink? Is there anything not to love about this colour? Not only is it one of my favourite ones (did you do that on purpose PS of Sweden?) because it goes with so many other colours but also even a stallion like Keksi can wear it -this just said because some of you asked if Keksi would be ‘man/stallion’ enough to wear pink 😉 I am kidding (sort of) the truth is: it is Spring 2017 – welcome to the future!