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Parisian Street Child
What’s Your Color For Christmas? Blue, Red or White?
And so it was Christmas again… Last year I was ﬁgh6ng so hard to ﬁll my soul with this awesome Christmas-‐ coziness-‐feeling without any success! I even forced my French boyfriend to l o o k a t t h e L u c i a celebra6on on TV from Paris. This year, without even trying, I’m ﬁlled with this childhood feeling! Every year my boyfriend calls me “The Christmas-‐ will I wear for christmas-‐eve -‐ the Dictator”, and yes, when it day before –the day aYer & the comes to Christmas -‐ there most importent: What will I wear are no excep6ons! for new years eve!?! During my 5 years living in And if you would like to stand Paris I realized a big against that everybody has to put diﬀerence on how the u p a d v e n t -‐ c a n d l e s i n e v e r y Parisians and Swedish window of your private home, your people are preparing & gonna have to live with the fact celebra6ng Christmas. that you are going to be the Paris is beau6ful by now, society’s li]le black sheep. decora6ons everywhere in the streets and in the It may sound absurd, but if I had to shops, but nobody is choose, I'll say Sweden. Cause what decora6ng their private the f*! it's only Christmas once a h o m e . M o s t o f t h e year right? Parisians don’t even have a Christmas-‐tree (OMG!). In Sweden you have the Marry Christmas & feeling that every single A Happy New Year! individual is a huge -‐ Christmas-‐fana6c. Everything allready start’s by the end of November – Christmas EMMA CHOLAT tree, giY-‐shopping, EDITOR IN CHIEF candles everywere, who’s gonna be Santa Claus this year? What dress
TOCOL What’s Hot Right Now. S.4 Make-Up Inspiration S.8 White Christmas. S.18 We Heart You Robin. S. 20 Blue Christmas. S 25 Girls, Girls, Girls & A Happy New Year – Wit The Best Dresses For New Years Eve. S 27 Pink & Red Christmas S.53 The Parisian Street Child. S 55 Backstage S 72
Special: Winter MakeUp Inspiration
ON THE COVER Iris Jacrot Photo by: Emma Cholat
What’s HOT LIFESTYLE
The Book “The Anatomy Of Fashion” - Why We Dress The Way We Do
Awesome 3-D Fixtures Good things are sure to come your way aYer placing these golden wall hangings in your space -‐ like scin6lla6ng compliments from your pals on your deY decor decisions! Whether mounted on the wall as a set of six, or ﬁxed together to create three separate 3-‐D ﬁxtures to adorn your bookshelf, these glistening golden prisms add fresh ﬂair and instant shine to your ﬂat! www.modcloth.com. 22€
Why do we dress the way we do? How has fashion changed and evolved over the centuries? How did the 3-‐piece suit come about? Why have hemlines risen and fallen over 6me? The book is visually rich, with over 500 photographs, illustra6ons, pain6ngs, and ﬁlm s6lls, the book includes work by designers and labels such as Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Versace, With equestrian Carhar], Diesel and Style Hurricane more. L a n t e r n f r o m In “The Anatomy of Fashion”, Eichholtz. 140€ respected fashion commentator Colin McDowell goes beyond standard fashion histories and narra6ve surveys to answer these ques6ons and many more. Both delicate and quirky, t h e s e b e a u 6 f u l l y illustrated side plates by Phoebe Richardson are inspired by 16th century m e d i c a l e n g r a v i n g s . Let the candle “MARIE JEANNE” give Made of ﬁne bone china and your soul a trip by it’s natural sweet silk screen printed, they are certain to add a reﬁned fragrance produced in the heart of edge to your dinner table. Seleto espresso cup Stack & the world’s capital of perfume – plate by Phoebe Richardson. Cup set 65€, Plate 30€ Grace, France.
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The Humain Skull Pillow!
This cashmere and wool blend decora6ve pillow features a proﬁle image of an X-‐ray of the human skull created by needle and wet fel6ng methods. Backed by microsuede, the square pillow is ﬁnished with a crystal-‐embellished bu]on at the closure.
Your Guardian Angel! The Guardian
Angel Clutch Bag with a “hidden” gun is the nights perfect protec6on! You may not be able to shoot somebody with it, but it will deﬁnitely scare people away. There is just a li]le warning note for you that are regular travelers: Do NOT take this good-‐looking bag with you true security at the airport. They will probably arrest you for provided a]empts of terrorism…
Born in Grasse from a family in the perfumery industri since ďŹ ve generations. He was introduced at an early age to the world of perfume From the processing of the local ďŹ‚ora to composition of fragrances. Heâ€™s will: Bring forward the ancestral knowledge through odors original developed with rigor, patience and research of true emotions by the use of high quality of raw materials. Pierrette, Paulette, Simone and Marie Jeanne are his real grandmothers and great-grandmothers that he grew up with during his happy childhood memories. Marie Jeanne still lives in Grasse.
With LUSH, I Stay Home For Christmas! Moune]e Universe loves eﬃcient products that deliver what it promised. But we are very picky! We are totally against animal tes6ng, we only want to use organic products that are both be]er for our own health as for the whole environment. Actually, It’s harder than you think to ﬁnd cosme6c brands that sa6sfying these requirements. LUSH is our likeminded soulmate! Go & read their values on: www.lush.com With all their amazing products, I stay home for Christmas with good conscience!
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WE YOU ROBIN SVENSSON
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GOING FOR A WALK A COLD NOVEMBER DAY…
Tell us about you, who is Robin?
Going for a walk, a cold typical Scandinavian November day, me and Emma went past this store named Boston that neither of us knew of. Curious as we are for new inspira6on and new garments, we went in. The decor of the store had a vintage feeling with a touch of Scandinavian ”clean” interior design. It was a very friendly atmosphere where some trendy people were having coﬀee and chatng with the store owner -‐ a tall ta]ooed guy. Just by looking at him and what he had created, we lightly felt a few bu]erﬂies in our stomach and a small li]le crush was growing stronger. We wanted to get to know him be]er, the guy behind the ta]oos and this undiscovered treasure – The Boston Store. AYer talking to him for a few minutes we asked if he would like to meet up for a coﬀee (or a classic Swedish “Fika”, cause that’s what people do here when they hang out) and tell us more about what his does. So, some days later we met in a café, armed with our camera and ques6ons. Robin is a cool and laid back person more than willing to share his ideas and dreams with Moune]e Universe.
Robin is the deﬁni6on of a inspired person. My brain is in constant mo6on with ideas that I need to realize. It can be lyrics to a song, clothes, ac6vity, and how to ease world hunger! And it has been like this for as far as I can remember.
Moune7e Universe’s mee;ng with Robin, in Malmö -‐ Sweden
How come you opened The Boston STORE, have you done this Before, or you just followed your guts and did what you always wanted?
There has always been a li]le dream and idea about having my own retail store since I started to work with retail back in 2008 at Jack & Jones. I wanted to run my own store where the individual and costumer is more important than the daily sales. Where smaller designers could be displayed and not get leY in the shadow by all the big brands and major chains that has conquered both the high streets and malls. A nice place to go to no ma]er if you just want to have a cha] or buy something unique and nice. I can not Be the only one wondering aBout your store name, do you have any relations to the city of Boston?
(laughs) no, the ques6on have been asked before, and I wish there was some cool story behind the choice of name that included all sort of fun. The reality is that aYer I narrowed down my selec6on of names I realized that I wanted a name of a North American city and the choice fell on Boston because it just sounded good. But I will absolutely visit Boston some day and do something crazy so I can tell people some fun story about the name.
How would you describe the style of your garments? Would you say That The Boston STORE is a concept, a lifestyle?
The majority of the clothes are basic with a twist, also some, as I call it, "shut-‐up clothes" (garments that stand out from the crowd). Boston is as much a concept as a lifestyle. For me it is obviously a lifestyle! Your focus is on smaller designers, local ones? You also have a vintage corner, where do you get your garments from?
That is correct. I want to highlight the amazing brands that exist in Sweden and Copenhagen and give the costumer the opportunity to enjoy them without having to pay a fortune. Since vintage is a personal passion of mine, it was obvious that I would have it in my store. The vintage garments are handpicked and carefully selected from all over the world. I ﬁnd them when I travel, on the internet, and so on. Who is your typical costumer Buying from Boston STORE ? You also have a online store right?
Robin’s Pet & Store Colleague, Lowe
That is the fun with having basic and more carefully selected garments, you do not get that "typical costumer". It ranges from school teenagers to older lawyers, and I love that there is s u c h a v a r i a 6 o n o n t h e costumers. Correct, and thanks to our web shop we can now reach people who maybe do not have the possibility to visit my store. So we have costumers from all over the country and also from outside of Sweden. We love to have a great time at Mounette Universe, let's say we came in and gave you a Bag of money and said: "RoBin, me and Emma are Bored, entertain us!" what kind of party would you throw?
Wow, fantas6c thought! I would go crazy and over the top with everything into the last detail. I would rent a cruiser ship, submarine helicopter, select a random des6na6on on the map and just go there. Instead of listening to lame music we would hire our favorite ar6sts/ bands that would entertain us non-‐stop. Loads of good alcohol, food and all the crazy lovely people we know.
And the day after you would take us to do some shopping, and have dinner and drinks. We happen to have a private jet at our disposal, come on Robin blow our minds, where do you take us?
New York, without the shadow of a doubt. Maybe a very standard and mainstream answer to your ques6on but true. There is everything for everyone, and for someone with the passion for fashion it is like pure paradise. And by now you are the Master of magical retail land, where you can open a store with anything you wish because my bag of money is endless. How would it be, the store of your dreams? (except for Boston STORE of Robin’s friend Joel is hanging in the store. course) Oh wow, it would be a two-‐storey store with Thank you for letting Mounette a ﬂoor for women and the other one for men. Universe get to know you and Boston Every ﬂoor would have amazing decora6on STORE, any final words of future and interior design with a vintage vibe to it, dreams, Robin? and a good DJ of course that would play loads the pleasure was all on my side, absolutely fun! of sweet music. I would sell all the best The future will be as it intends to, you never brands and have the exclusive rights to them! know for sure and can not plan it. I will stay in retail, that is for sure!
FLUE DRESS, 790;-
WAFFLE DRESS, 890;-
VALENTIN DRESS, 690;-
CUT DRESS, 790;-
CRAWQUEEN DRESS, 590;-
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THE PARISIAN STREET CHILD Photos by Emma Cholat Model: Iris Jacrot Thanks To Corentin Richard & Joan Bich
Top: Mounette Universe prototype. Pants Mounette Universe
Cap from Boy London. Jacket: Mounette Universe. Fake- leather shorts from Bountique 100. Shoes: Alexander Wang.
Vest: Mounette Universe Shorts Mounette Universe Sweater: Mounette Universe. Socks: H&M Shoes: Alexander Wang
Beanie: ASOS Sweater: Mounette Universe. Skirt: DKNY Shoes Alexander Wang