Justin Bieber ddn’t show up in Joshua Tree either, had my hopes up for a long time.
I thought I might bump into him while visiting LA, but no luck.
Internal jokes about inspiring people and how we’ll met up one day, did put a big smile on our faces though.
It was very cold in Joshua Tree, kinda hard keeping a relaxed face during the long shoot.
Whilst freezing my ass off my facial expression turned pretty serious from time to time.
Soon as that happened Sofia told me Justin B were there starring at me, so it was an easy switch. HA!
How silly but it worked.
You can’t really get enough of love and laughters, so whatever makes you smile.
Very excited to launch the spring/summer collection. It’s golden!
What makes you feel beautiful?
Last week that was one of the questions around the dinner table.
That made me think about making a difference for someone. For me that’s something I strive to do. Something small can make a huge difference for others. That is exactly what makes me feel beautiful. When I can make a change for someone.
I don’t like to measure beauty with a pretty face or so. It’s so much more. We are all beautiful and unique in our own ways.
I always want to help others in need, in which way I can. Everyone can contribute in some way.
Once, when I was in Northern Thailand, I was so taken with the beauty of a little girl. Her laughter and joy made me realise how miserable and unhappy many of us are, and yet we have everything.
I couldn’t sleep that night, so I updated my personal Facebook status, in hope that more people could help those children.
This will be in swedish, I hope it will translate for you guys:
”Hej. Kanske den enda o vettigaste status jag nånsin skrivit. Snälla läs!!
Mitt liv förändrades idag. Något otroligt. Jag & Kristin fick idag äran att vara med en dag på ett barnhem här i Chiang Mai. Se hela farmen där 20 barn lever, där dem odlade alla grönsaker, alla frukter, komposterar för att sedan använda till odlingarna. Precis så som allt, o alla borde leva.
Dessa barn kom från byar uppe i bergen, där många av barnens föräldrar var syskon med varandra , vilket inte är så bra såklart. ;( bless .
En tjej var så skadad i hyn att Lillan fick tippa på tå, Huden var så tunn. tänk er att hela huden på er kropp fjällar, o spricker ÖVERALLT, det blir sår och ofta stramar huden så, att hon inte klarar att stänga sina ögon då huden spricker runt ögonen. Men tjejen hade det finaste av skratt o var så tacksam & glad för att finnas. Ett hjärta så stort att jag i detta nu skäms över hur man själv lever o ibland glömmer man hur bra man faktiskt har det.
Dessa barn, är övergivna av sina föräldrar, många med drogproblem men oxå många som inte vill ha dem pga skadan som blir av inaveln. Helt sjukt. Vi hade med oss massa leksaker, lite godis .. & imorgon ska jag donera pengar,
Lyckan jag fått uppleva idag var något otroligt. Den var äkta. Jag sitter i detta nu och gråter en skvätt, dels för hjärtat är så fyllt, men aj så ont det gör på samma gång. Ingen kan göra allt, men tillsammans kan vi hjälpas åt.
Jag tänkte be mina vänner o min familj att samla ihop en slant till detta barnhem. Snälla ni, det kommer göra stor skillnad. Det lilla blir mycket här, & jag har själv varit med och upplevt idag vilken otrolig grej det kan bli när någon bryr sig! Om ni vill hjälpa till skicka mig några kronor via SWISH. Så sätter jag in dessa pengar imorgon kväll—-> till dem som behöver det bättre än du! 💗💗💗 mitt nummer: 07050979*
tack. When you give love, you get love”
This message alone lead to 29 shares, 45 comments, 76 likes & 13.900 SEK to the orphange. All because of the experience I had earlier in the day. That made a huge difference in 20 children’s life. I write now and then to check in with Joy House in Chang Mai, they do an incredible job. Will forever keep them in my heart.
2 years ago I met beautiful Michelle for the first time. Such a gentle soul. She moved here for love, all the way from America. Which for me is the most incredible thing to do for someone.
My dear boyfriend Jake did that for me, I’m forever grateful.
Michelle recently moved into FGL Store and we are so excited! Now our space is even more special. She has upstairs as her place.
Michelle has a very warm heart and always very wise. Such a talented lady with many skills, to mention a few,
The other night I was invited for one of her gatherings over dinner. Deep conversations throughout the night with many new faces. Michelle dreamt of organising dinners for groups of women for the past five years, I’m glad you’ve chosen Varberg as your starting point. The most perfect way to connect with new souls.
We were eating away on finger food, paprika hummus with different vegetables, cheese platter, sourdough bread and wine.
After that we had our main course waiting for us. During the main course we discussed two topics chosen for the night. Time passed by so quickly and we sure enjoyed one an others company. Deep conversations with a lovely group women is never a bad idea.
More info below regarding the dinner.
GATHER AROUND | A WOMEN’S SUPPER CLUB
”A gathering for women to commune, to create, to dive into deep conversation and enjoy delicious, plant-based food while doing so.
This supper club is a monthly offering I’ve been dreaming up for the past five years, and I’m so excited to finally find a space to make it come alive!
Each month I will bring a new topic to the table. The more diverse our group of women, the more diverse our conversation. Feel free to bring your girlfriends along for the ride, but also know that it’s totally cool to show up solo and see who you might meet.”
It’s my goal to create community wherever I go, because as humans, connection and relation is what we need most. And nothing brings us together better than food.
DATE : Friday, April 20th
TIME : 18.00 – 20.30
INVESTMENT* : 350 sek
RSVP : There are 11 chairs available. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space via swish payment.
-all you need to bring is your self and an open mind-
My friend Marie is the most gentle soul. Always so happy and encouraging. She is a ‘doer’ for sure. Never a dull moment. She’s driven by feeling. That’s what I love about artists, how they create when they get that ‘feeling’. Marie has been a potter for over ten years and has her studio outside their lovely house.
Their house is one of the oldest in Bua. The house was built by Marie’s grandparents, so it’s been in their family for generations.
Mary, as I call her, also paints and makes the coolest sculptures.
Next time I will sit as a model, god knows how that’s gonna go because I’m so shy. – No no, you will not even think about it when you’re sitting there naked for few hours. -You don’t think? nooooo, of course not, I will talk you through it the whole time. I do like to put myself into awkward positions though, I believe that’s the time you grow as a person. So I will do it. (scared) hahahah.
We also decided I need to learn more about pottery, and obviously I need to create my own series of cups, plates and bowls. Looking forward to becoming your student Mary.
We see each other weekly over a cup of coffee. Every time there’s always a new subject to talk about, the love of hens, dreams about living in Europe and we often talk about flowers and our gardens. We hangout in her studio a lot, I literally want everything she creates.
All the dreams about southern Europe and small caraffes of wine,
Mary gave me her first made caraffe. I love it!
Perfect to pour a glass or two.
Wishing I can buy this pot. It’s made by Daniel, a relative to Mary. Fingers crossed that this could be mine!
Love the details in this home, all the doors are original. Same with the floor. The house it’s only a tiny part. Their green house is so beautiful and not to talk about the garden. I will bring my camera again and share more photos with you.
Thanks for all the sunshine Mary. You must visit her online shop. Full with beauty!
During the years 2011-2012 I was travelling the world. Spent a year in Australia and ended up working in Thailand for a while. I was sharing my photos in Instagram, not very popular back then but I had a few followers.
People asked where my pants were from. Since they were in every photo, basically never took them off!
I started to buy the pants and ship them home. It was no harder than that.
All Bangkok sales men and women told me ”you should buy it for good luck”
More and more people asked about these pants so I sent hundreds home to Sweden.
After arriving back home, I began working as a chef in Varberg’s Stadshotel. I was able to sale the pants in the hotel, and through the hashtag (#mirandasinstabyxor)
Some of my friends were travelling and when they were in Bangkok I told them where to go and send me more, the demand for the pants was growing.
I knew I could do something bigger with this. Since I loved travelling and spending hours
in the markets it was always going to have potential.
Everyone in Stadt hotel told me about Kristin and how we have to meet, ”you will love her”, ”she has painted her clock yellow” and how she writes like a ”famous author” . They said that her blog was so dreamy to visit and how you would get lost for ”at least an hour” if you start reading it.
Have to agree to what my colleagues said, it was a dreamy world, Krickelin.
I worked as a chef and Kristin was a waitress. One day she asked to take some photos of me whilst working, ”your tattoos are cool and it’s for the hotels blog”, she said.
– ok. I felt a bit awkward, because the boys I worked with were giggling away. hahaha!
Our daily talks lead to more photos and hang outs.
Kristin fascinated me, a creative soul that also works just by ‘feeling’.
Hopefully Kristin felt the same about me, we lived very different lives and were fascinated by one another.
In a blog update back in 2012 I wrote;
‘Idag har jag tänkt lite på vad fint det hade varit och ha någon som
kommer hem efter jobbet, kramar om och säger att han saknat mig.
Att kunna kramas när man vill liksom.. Ta vara på det ni som kan! Lite kanske för jag varit hemma hos Kristin, hon verkar leva sånt
där liv som jag en dag vill ha. Rörig 3- barns mamma som pusslar ihop vardagen
och ibland glömmer saker. Hon är fin den där Krickelin. Fota kan hon med.
Jag fick äran att vara med på lite bilder’ 7th of aug 2012.
After the summer of 2012 I left for a new adventure. To meet up with the man I feel in love whilst travelling the winter before, he lived in Sydney. I packed my bags and left, 8 months later we moved back to Sweden.
More pictures were taken with Kristin, with hens, with horses and me dressed in Kristin’s wedding skirt in a abandoned house.
We didn’t know it at the time, but it was the beginning of our journey together. I was still selling my pants through instagram and Kristin had her blog and photography.
Eventually we came together with our own specialities and started a mutual company on those grounds that would be named For Good Luck and later FGL Store.
Me, Kristin and Emma have been planing away for our up coming lecture next week. It’s amazing that our event sold out straight away! So excited for it all! Working with like minded souls is always fun,
Kristin and I have done a DISC analysist test with Emma recently and it was not a chock that both were dominant yellow. (+ a mix of the other colours, more about that next week)
Yellow Personality Tendencies
Makes good impressions
Likes to help others
Creates entertaining climate
Yellow Personality Weaknesses
Talks too much
Jumps to conclusions
Acts first, thinks second
Here is some more facts regarding DISC Theory: ‘Human behavior is not cut and dry or black and white, which is why DISC theory consists of a combination of these DISC Personality Styles.
It’s possible, but rare that someone only has Dominance within their Personality Traits, but more likely that they have Dominance as the highest factor, with Steadiness as a secondary factor, and a little bit of Influence as a third. Taking into account someone’s primary, secondary, tertiary and even absent personality traits allows us to see the unique blend of their DISC personality types and how this affects their every day actions, preferences in different environments, communication with others, ability to organize, reactions or avoidance to conflict, and more. By understanding someone’s DISC personality blend, we can take proactive steps to placing that person in environments where they’ll feel comfortable and empowered, approach them in a way that they’ll react positively to, and better understand and predict their actions and reactions in general. Human behavior is complex, yet predictable’
It’s the “color palette of the personality”. The DISC Theory research that Marston conducted in the 1920’s continues today to give us great insight into human behavior and DISC Personality Types.
I have about 40 pages to read about my ‘DISC’ personality, I can only say I’m looking forward to getting a better understanding of myself, a tool for life. This is what we will discuss next week on our event.
I stayed a bit longer after we closed tonight, such a nice office space.
A lot more events coming up so check our site out, FGL Store. We released a workshop with Lisa Burenius. I can tell you a bit more about that tomorrow.
Things have really changed for me this year and as a free lancer, that means being ‘up to date’ with my CV. It’s all new at the moment, sending lots of emails regarding me and promoting myself. Could be signed up to all casting sites after today. My love is to be creative and do different things. I’m a yes sayer for sure.
Just added lectures to it! I already have a few more coming up this spring/summer.
What I’m aiming for this year is to grow other companies social medias, build their platforms, being their creative producer and help those who don’t have time nor skill.
I’m going to do more collaborations on my own platform from now on. Free lance as it’s best.
In LA I met Camilla, the sweetest girl who gave me lots of her contacts in Stockholm.
Today has been a full on when it comes to talking about myself and what I do. So wish me luck.
Last week we had so much snow. Bua village was a winter wonder land, but the snow never lasts down south, only takes few days and it’s all gone.
I had to share these pictures because today it’s foggy and grey. So gloomy and boring.
Even I enjoy the snow when it’s this much. It happens once a year for 48h approx..
Our hens stayed inside for two long days, refused to go out. Too cold!
When it was snowing the most I was inside sending pictures over WhatsApp to our vendor in India. Right now FGL’s very busy getting everything ordered in time before the high season. Our collection takes a long time to produce due to the natural processes.
I can tell you there’re many photos shared between us, colour approvals, small detail changes like pockets being smaller or frills to a skirt or simple adjustments.
Small things make a huge difference in the end. Thank god for wifi, WhatsApp, emails & FaceTime.
I love finding the old and used. Always an untold story behind every piece and the feeling of re-using is awesome. Keeps the wallet happy too!
My last purchase was a vase from the flea market in Fairfax, Los Angeles. Top market to visit by the way. A must if you like vintage art, jewellery, pottery, candles, etc.
Perfect way to spend a Sunday, in the sun, according to me.
Heart shaped glasses, perfect buy for that upcoming shoot in Joshua Tree.
It’s basically crystals shops in each corner in LA. Crystals aren’t as expensive here as back home.
Just after this picture was taken I found the vase of all vases.
It took all my space in my hand luggage, heavy as hell, but so worth it.
Don’t hesitate when finding stuff abroad there’s always a way to bring it back home if you really want it. One time I brought a floor lamp all the way back from Greece to Sweden. Just a bit of subborness is needed.