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    fashion Jahwanna Berglund
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    An Interview with Filippa Fuxe

    Written by Valeria Bartocci by Fashion Tales

    After studying at Central Saint Martins, award-winning designer Filippa Fuxe is on her second year of a Bachelor’s degree at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm.
    Growing up in a family with many scientists and psychologists Fuxe often strives to find new methods and techniques in her design. With similarities to a research project, she often starts with a hypothesis that is tested during the process.
    Odalisque visited Fuxe’s summer house in southern Sweden to shoot her garments on her favorite hidden spots along the coast such as Hovs Hallar, the iconic location where Ingrid Bergman’s The Seventh Seal was filmed.

    Tell us about your latest collection.
    This fall I created a capsule collection that is based on the idea of two innovative powers, one being my great grandmother Karin Ek, a pioneering poet and author, and the other one the innovative material Circulose®, a biodegradable raw material that recycles clothes in a new way. I see this, not only as an interesting meeting between two innovative sources but also between the past, present, and future.
    I started off investigating the life of my great grandmother Karin Ek (1885-1926), who was a poet and author in the early 20th century in Stockholm. The garments are created based on Karin’s poetry which includes themes such as melancholy, death, love, and the philosophy that nothing exists except the stormy movements of one’s own heart. Another important theme from Karin’s poetry is her for the time period original and bold expressions about women's sexuality. I was also inspired by the fact that the timing of my collection aligns with the 100-year celebration of women’s right to vote in Sweden.
    In the collection, I have used raw materials provided by Renewcell in the form of cotton threads discarded as waste, recycled Circulose® pulp, and recycled viscose fibers. Different techniques such as wet molding, screen printing, knitting, and draping silhouettes were used to create three different looks.

    You won a Danish international design competition this spring, what did you present?
    Earlier this year I was happy to win an international design prize created by the Danish company Selfmade, where I presented a design idea with a garment that can vary and shift identity and shape through different detachable parts. These parts can be replaced with other versions, for example changing the shape of the sleeve or varying different color combinations. I wanted to let the consumer become their own designer and use their creativity. The pattern will be available in stores in Scandinavia and parts of Europe in spring 2022.

    Who is your muse?
    A 60’s Nikki De Saint Phalle and Mick Jagger.

    How would you describe your style?
    Progressive, sensual, and cinematic where every garment is their unique character who all exist in the same visual world.

    Someone you’ve always wanted to dress?
    Definitely Margaret Qualley. Or FKA Twigs.

    Where do you see yourself in the future?
    Developing my design further and working more with influences from music, art, and theatre.

    photography Agnes Strand
    fashion Jahwanna Berglund
    model Filippa Fuxe
  • The Scents' of The Season

    Written by Yasmine Mubarak

    The classic winter of musk and woody top notes can be as popular as the scent of vanilla and cinnamon. This year there are an immensive collection of Eau De Perfume to choose from for this season. From the holiday edition of ''A Gloaming Night'' by Gucci to Valentino's sweet and warm ''Voce Vica'' and the statement scent “Sable Nuit” by Giorgio Armani.

    We have gone through some of the icons of this season, that will make your senses flourish to a new world. 

    A Gloaming Night is the newly found eau de parfum of Gucci’s The Alchemist’s Garden collection. Created by Maître Parfumeur Alberto Morillas and Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele it brings a scent around an aromatic combination of Cinnamon, Vetiver, and Patchouli. It has a feeling of the moment between the dusk and evening, an homage to this fleeting moment of the day, bewitching like no other. The scent is deep, woody, and spicy, and a fragrance that unlocks the allure of this twilight sky characterized by a meeting of opposites. A genderless signature scent presented in a covetable red glass bottle.

    Discover Privé's Sable Nuit, a new genderless fragrance by Giorgio Armani. Inspired by a mysterious night in the desert, the scent has top notes of Olibanum and Pink Pepper. With a combination of Benzoin and Labdanum to create a warmth. This spicy oriental perfume celebrates the meeting of the warmth of burning sand and the reviving freshness of majestic clear nights. Not to mention, a woody Vanilla base. Sable Nuit is a grandiose bottle with a mysterious onyx colored glas and a golden cap. The powerful esthetic of the bottle is a continuation of the elegant scent, perfect for the festivities. Apply on pulse point of the wrist, inner elbow and neck and enjoy your evening.

    For the individual with a preference of a more sweet scent, Valentino’s Voce Viva eau de parfume is the one for you. It’s a sparkling parfume of Italian bergamot softened by mandarin with a vanilla infusion. It’s sweet yet warm and sensual. The bottle embodies the values of Maison Valentino and Voce Viva feminity – a sleek bottle of reflective glass that creates a reflection of light passing through, with a statement golden cap. In addition, the glas creates the reflection of a V, when looked through the sun.

    Nuit De Feu, is a new fragrance by Louis Vuitton, inspired by the Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. Described as ‘’..In the dark of night, scents of incense rise from the shadowy hollows in the dunes, the desert seems frozen under an endlessly star-studded sky.’’. It’s a vibrant tribute to incense, a sacred scent revered down the ages and across cultures. The scent has a powerful musk accord, oud wood infused with natural leather – to create a woody dusky scent.

    Bottega Veneta introduces Illusione Female, an intense fragrance of olive trees and tonka bean. At the heart orange blossom and green fig leaves create an uplifting, warm femininity. At the top we find sparkling fresh citrus along with notes of bergamot and blackcurrant. An exclusive fragrance in accordance with Bottega Veneta's famous motto. 

  • THE 5 BEST HAIR SCRUBS TO DETOX YOUR HAIR

    Written by Yasmine Mubarak

    Scalp Scrubs is a new found love, it's a luxorious addition to your hair regime, perfect to use when you want to treat your hair with something special. The scalp scrubs help remove build-ups from different hair oils, serums, hair masks we use, as well as detoxes our scalp. Not to mention, it's a great way to massage and create circulation - for hair growth and strenghten your hair from the roots.

    SACHAJUAN SCALP SCRUB  is a deep cleansing and sugar scrub formulated with Ocean Silk Technology, climbazole, soybean, and shea butter oil. It’s a lovely scalp scrub that easily transforms from a scrub to a foam – which is hard to find in a scalp scrub. It contains natural Sucrose which helps to exfoliate and unclog the scalp’s surface from dandruff, oil build-up, and dead skin. Most importantly for me, promote new cell growth. It have a lovely luxurious scent and feeling and my hair feels fresh and soft afterwards. A great advice is too use the Sachajuan Scalp Brush, designed to be used with the Scalp Scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate blood circulation and cell renewal in the scalp.

    GOOP G.TOX HIMALAYAN SALT SCALP SCRUB SHAMPOO
    Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP is a wonderful scrub to use, it contains Himalayan Pink Salt which massages and exfoliates the scalp combined with Cold-Pressed Moringa Oil that Nourishes and smooths strands. Followed by, unfiltered Rosehip Oil that supports stronger-looking hair. It’s a cooling scrub that helps clarify the scalp but also nourishing thanks to the moringa and rosehip seed oils.

    KEVIN MURPHY DETOX SHAMPOO
    The kevin muprhy detox schampoo is a great schampoo to use if you feel that build ups have been created through many different products. While it's not a scrub, this is a great option to use more daily or when you want something that is more powerful than normal schampoo. I personally use it 1-2 times a month when I want to treat myself too a hair spa, and also perfect to get ride of left over product after a heavier hair mask such as shea butter or coconut oil. To truly detox your hair, making it ready for a new product. 

    OUAI SCALP & BODY SCRUB
    This deep-cleansing, foaming scrub gives a fresh start to your scalp and skin. A weekly treatment powered by gently exfoliating sugar crystals to scrub-a-OUAI buildup while softening and balancing your skin's moisture level. Scrub the drama out of your life (and scalp). This blend of sugar and coconut oil cuts thru to cleanse your hair & body, while calming the crazy.

    Oribe Serene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub The scrub contains Oribe Signature Complex (Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower Extracts) which defends hair from oxidative stress, photoaging and the deterioration of natural keratin all while protecting from the drying, damaging and color-depleting effects of the element. The Serene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub is also infused with soft polymer beads and alpha hydroxy acids, this scalp treatment gently sloughs away dirt, oil and product buildup encouraging a reinvigorated scalp and a healthy head of hair.

    Taking the time for your hair is selfcare, Björn Axen started a new treatment on selected saloons this October called ''Hair Rehab'', a perfect way to start the new year - learning more about your hair and how to reach your hair goals. 

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