One Swedish brand that I have admired for quite a while is Cheap Monday. While their philosophy of high fashion for low prices is not new, they still manage to niche themselves and be perceived as more high fashion than their prices suggest. Originally they became famous because of their super-skinny jeans (I have a pair of incredible grey jeans from them that have been worn to death) and every season they have really cool jeans for a really good price on offer. Another characteristic of the brand is their logo, which looks like a skull. Apart from the jeans they now also have sunglasses as well as women's and men's wear. The style is typically quite relaxed and, in my opinion, very cool. Below are some really cool styles from their various spring 2011 collections that I wouldn't mind wearing myself.
As I mentioned earlier, I'm a big fan of shoes. I just came across these beauties at modekungen.se, a Swedish online retailer that carries a lot of interesting garments and fierce shoes. The only disadvantage are the limited sizes, usually it's one size for the clothes and apparently size 36-39 for the shoes. Which is sad when you have 40...
Anyway. The shoes:
If you're lucky and have between size 36-39, the shoes can be bought here.
Picture from modekungen.se
They remind of me Chanel's two-tone tights (which can never be a bad thing) from 2008:
Those shoes would work really well with a black and white outfit (and I happen to be very fond of those). I'd throw in a casual suit jacket, some cool dress and black tights (which aren't see- through, so about 80 den)
It is updated once a day and have interesting short films or articles about the fashion world, fashion icons, movie directors, museum exhibitions and so on. Today there was a short documentary about Daphne Guinness which is worth watching.
This site has also made one of my favourite short documentaries;
I think that one of the nicest trends for spring is colour blocking, especially when done the Jil Sander-way.
Pictures from Style.com
Orange and pink is one of my favorite combos. Luckily, this trend has been snatched up by every high street chain worth its name. Below are some lovely pieces in strong colours from Zara. I especially like the pink pants.
Pictures from Zara.com
And since I'm a big fan of shoes, here are some really nice ones from Zara as well.
Pictures from Zara.com
When mixing a lot of colour it can be nice to mix in some neutral accessories as well (unless you want to go completely colour crazy of course, that's always an option).