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Hello December! U N I V E R S E

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In This Issue… What’s Hot

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  

Emma Cholat


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

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The Book “The Anatomy Of Fashion” - Why We Dress The Way We Do

Right NOW…

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.          

Light Up The Dark!

Serve  Your

Guests With Style!

Fill Your Home With The Sweet Fragrance Of Cannabis!

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 ora to composition of fragrances. He’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.


BEAUTY

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!  

eGHJKL M . I . A

MUSIC Matangi –

SELAH SUE–

The Perfect Start Of The Weekend!

A Little Girl With A BIG Voice!  

  M.I.A   is   stronger   and   cooler   than   ever   before!   Her   new   album   is   the   only   great  treatment  that  we  all   need   for   a   perfect   start   of   a   the   weekend.   Check   the   MouneDe  Universe  blog  to   listen  to  our  favorites!    

Feed The Horse, Yum Yum!

Selah Sue

is   a   Belgian   musician   and   songwriter.   Her   debut   album,   Selah   Sue   (2011)   was   a   major   success,   selling   over   720,000   copies   in   Europe,   320,000   in   France   alone.   In   2011,   she   has   had   chart   success   with   the   hit   singles   "Raggamuffin",  "Crazy  Vibes"  and  "This  World".  In  2011,  Selah   Sue  won  an  European  Border  Breakers  Award  (EBBA).  

Fagget

Fairys

Fagget   Fairy  is  the  dynamic   d u o   o f   C o p e n h a g e n   based   dj   Carla   Cammilla   Hjort   and   MC   Ena,   who   are   both   a   hot   couple   -­‐   on  and  off  stage  and  two   busy  bees  when  it  comes   to  crea6ve  output.  


U N I V E R S E

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BIG MAKE-UP

INSPIRATION


Dreaming of a

WHITE CHRISTMAS


WE YOU ROBIN SVENSSON

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STORE

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;-


, 790;-

S QUEEN DRES


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



Mounette Universe Magazine issue 2