Under the Radar: Ida Sjöstedt

Swedish fashion designer Ida Sjöstedt is known for her chic and elegant dresses. Her first collection was released in August 2001, and since then her clothes have been frequently worn by famous bloggers. This April, her collection for the retail chain Monki will be released across Europe and Asia. Here she shares what not to wear and what she likes to wear herself.

Would like to meet…
– Prince Charming.

Most memorable night out
– When I was 19 and a friend introduced me as ”Sweden’s greatest designer” to Jean Paul Gaultier at the Stockholm Film Festival Party.

My greatest extravagance…
– Getting my nails done every second week.

In my next life…
– I try to live in the present so I don’t want to speculate in that.

Wouldn’t recommend…
– Wearing a white top while eating spaghetti Bolognese.

My hero…
– Kermit the frog. Loved him even more when he was ”accused” of being a communist a couple of years ago.

Before I die…
– I want to make the most of my life, be nice to myself and to those around me.

Hidden talent…
– I’m a pretty good writer.

Just discovered…
– The Bagel Street Café in Hornstull.

Dances to…
– Rihanna – Only Girl in the World.

Laughs at…
– My friends, my family and sometimes at myself.

Wears…
– Usually something from my own line and a pair of jeans.

Most visited website…
– Instagram.

Most read book…
Story of my Life by Jay McInerney.

Most viewed You Tube video…
– 
Ida Sjöstedt for Monki behind the scenes. Absolutely gorgeous footage I must say.

Ida Sjöstedt’s collection for Monki will be released on April 23.