TORONTO – FAMILY DAYS

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After Christmas it was Daniel’s uncle’s 70th birthday and the whole clan of the french family had organised a surprise party for him. We had serrano ham that the uncles had cured themselves before we left for the gathering with the trunk filled with food. The car stopped outside a typically Canadian house located at the edge of a forest with the inside filled with relatives.

We sipped champagne and ate weird little Canadian canapés and people kept pulling me in all kinds of directions to ask about my life. The aunties by marriage asking me what it’s like falling in love with a twin and if I can tell them apart or if I’ve mistaken ever. CAN YOU IMAGINE. I sure got to practise my social skills talking to that many strangers within such a short amount of time.

When the mingling became too overwhelming (which was quickly because I suck and also because Daniel left me alone in the kitchen with very friendly but persistent people) I hid away playing with the kids. Too early me, Claire, Daniel and Nicolas were all drunk, eating spaghetti straight out of the pot in the kitchen. It’s fascinating experiencing such a large family so closely knitted, and even if it makes me feel slightly uncomfortable it’s pretty lovely.

 

Linn

FILM // UNGA SOPHIE BELL

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I received an email a while ago asking me if I wanted to go to the preview of the new Swedish film Unga Sophie Bell and of course I wanted to.

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So tuesday evening me and my mum went to Biograf Grand where there were popcorn, mojitos and a photo booth.

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And who’s better to bring to a blogger event than your mum? Apparently my mum is a serial mingler and talked to celebs left and right!! It was hilarious.

 

But more about the film. PLOT: Sophie and Alice are beyond best friends and so bold together. They are graduating from high school and it feels like the whole world is theirs to explore and conquer. The plan is to move to Berlin and finally start living, but one day Alice suddenly disappears and it’s now Sophie who has to piece it all together.

It is a film capturing the harsh confusion and beauty of youth and how girlfriends rely on each other like more than lovers. It’s raw and broken, which I have a true soft spot for and Felice Jankell is a goddess in the lead roll. The photography and styling is exquisite and with woman as both producers, script writers and directors it’s truly empowering. GO WATCH IT!

 

It’s released into cinemas today and here you can watch the trailer.

 

Linn

BABE OF THE MONTH / LEJONHJERTA

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We kick off the new series BABE OF THE MONTH with the kickass twins Elizabeth & Victoria Lejonhjärta behind the account @lejonhjerta. 

Hello! Can you tell us about yourselves?

We both get kind of overwhelmed whenever we’re asked to introduce ourselves. So to not drown you in Morpheus quotes we’re gonna stick to this:

We’re Elizabeth and Victoria. (Yes, in that order, the other way around is just so wrong!). We are twins, best friends and sidekicks. (Insert generic highschool joke on how were glued to eachother here). We have a wild imagination and reside in our own little world for the most where we like to get creative. We also like to think we’re badass superheroines from the north.

How did your instagram account come about?

We’ve both always enjoyed taking pictures but we steered away from social media for a long time. We retreated to the woods and spent a lot of time looking inwards and on trees. Eventually Elizabeth got an instagram mainly as a visual outlet and like with most of our stuff, we developed an inevitable shared custody. We were very shy at first and would only post about once a month as insta-padawans, but with time it grew into a proper jedi.

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Who &/or what inspires you?

Everything: Trees, light, rain, Norrbotten, the dialogue in “Ghost in the Shell” from 1995. People who are re-inventing themselves in systems were they are mere objects: Black people in white spaces, women in patriarchal societys, invisible minorities, HBTQ people surrounded by heteronormativity ETC – who are taking control of their own representation.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?

Sugar. We’re such sweet tooths. Whenever we get offered any kind of sweets it’s always a yes. The thing is, neither of us have a perception of what, for example, a normalsized piece of pie looks like or how much is okay to eat from someones bowl of candy. Sorry friends.

What can we expect from you guys in 2015?

Except for working on our teleporting abilities, the only thing we can say for sure about the future is that we’re going to evolve. And definitely have more fun!

 

recommended by another absolutely babe @feliciajatta

 

 

Linn

Would you like to be featured next month or know about any babes that deserve some attention? Post your link in the comments.

GREY / WHITE NAILS

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I’m closed to obsessed with keeping my nails long and glossy. Lately in a subtly asymmetrical way painting the two outer nails white in contrast to the grey, obviously inspired by my pinterest world.

These are also my rings, all in silver, which I wear everyday without exception. All from various markets and second hand shops, one I even found out on the street. I like subtle jewellery that become a part of you and that never need to come off.

 

 

Linn