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!
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.
We ended the week with an after work .Both me and Kristin have been so jet laged, but that didn’t stop us – The release of our Sisterhood collection had to be done.
Which turned out to be a huge success! T H A N K S to all of you!
We wanted to celebrate a little with friends yesterday so FGL Store turned into a living room full with friends.
So many nice souls came by – life always feels extra special having sweet conversations with friends.
Karolin’s super happy because she’s moving down under in three weeks time – Lucky her! She surely will be missed here. But I know what great adventure awaits her, so I am more excited because of that, loved my years in Sydney!
We had no casserole for the soup or even a blender 30 minutes before everyone came -Kristin had to go and buy some stuff. Typical us!
When cooking to a bigger group of people I enjoy making a soup, especially if you don’t really know how many is coming. Soup is perfect for these occasions because it’s always nice to have some left overs! Tastes even better one or two days later.
Yesterday I made my personal fave. Green Pea Soup with a Herb creme
600 gr frozen green peas
2 diced onions
some fresh chili
2 cloves of garlic
Fry all this in some butter/oil for 2-3 min. Add:
8-10 dl water
1 squeezed lemon
salt & pepper
2-3 dl sour cream / cream whatever you have really
Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Blend it all – Voila! If you have some white wine, add that too!
With this I made a herb creme as it gives the soup an extra touch of flavour
3dl sour creme/ or mayo / use what you have in the fridge
1 squeezed lemon
salt & pepper
1 clove of garlic
Fresh mint / chives / parsley don’t be shy! use a lot.
Boil some eggs, cut in half and serve with the soup! Don’t forget the levain bread.
Jetlag slowly disapearing, the mornings are the worst.
My Monday was a good one, got a lot of things done. Always working with a to-do list so I don’t forget anything. But! In all the hurry yesterday I seemed to forget some important papers in the local super market!
Luckily it’s a small village and a kind soul sent me a message regarding my bank paper that was left in a trolley, hahha! oppss.
Right now I’m listening to Mogli on repeat. Feel in love in with her music when watching the documentery Expedition Happiness on Netflix, A must see according to me.
My best purchase from Los Angeles, The Future is yours- sweater. The blooming dress is coming this spring in FGL Store.
Our Sisterhood collection will be released this week. Today we’re meeting up with 3 women who are working for change. Our collection will support that cause. So excited for this coming project!
Found Mini eating away on the apples I left outside for our birds, I have lots of bags in the barn with fruit I saved from work. Perfect to put out in each corner – the wild birds enojoy it as well.
Our hens don’t like this weather at all. They longing for the spring now, I can only agree. I keep telling them spring is on it’s way. Cheer up!
Stuck at Heathrow airport due to snow blizzard all over the U.K.
About 24 hours ago I was lead under a blue sky updating my last blog post.
I really really love a warm climate.
Howbout you? what do you prefer? any tip on how to survive the long winters in Sweden? I struggle every year.
Starring out the window now and it´s the greyest grey.
I am over the moon of how many visitors I had these past days, it means a lot! You are now my colleagues, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be here.
Is there anything special you want me to write about ?
I will update you with stories from our home, the renovation we’ve been through, our lovely ladies (the chickens) Yes, I’m a crazy chicken lady.
Next week I will fix up our walk in closet into a office so I will share all about the process .
Off course there will be many behind the scenes of our lovely FGL Store too.
It’s been great spending some time in L.A the past few weeks, thanks to everyone who made it very special! See you soon,
When me and Kristin are taking photos we never really plan the shoot before hand.
It’s always spontanous, we find a corner or a wall that goes well with the colours of our clothes.
Hair is messy, nail varnish might abraded, some times we don´t even wear make up.
But that’s ok. Everything is not perfect. The beautiful is the simplest of things.
We have been working on a new collection of tee’s called SISTERHOOD, soon to be launched in FGL Store. In five different designs. Our great friend Jennie Blomqvist illustrated the prints for us.
When buying a T-shirt you will help and support women in need.
More about the project next week when we release the collection.
This is from one morning in Venice.
I’m boarding the plane home to Sweden as we speak. See you again when I’m back home.
Hi, almost a week ago I slowly started to update my site to be able to share some stories with you before I introduced myself.
I’m currently in LA for work. Had a few days off to hang out with lovely friends.
Very blessed to have friends all over the world. That’s why I’ve choosen to write in English to reach out to many more of you, my friends and family, you’re all over our gorgeous world.
Photo credit: Kristin Lagerqvist
I’m 34, living in a house just outside Varberg with my boyfriend Jacob and our six hens.
I drive an old Volvo which I love cause in the summer we make it into a camper van.
If I had to discribe myself, I would say I see the positive rather than the negatives. Animals fill my heart except for spiders!
Favourite food is lebanese. Choosing to eat greens for the health benefits and empathy of the animals.
I tend to work alot and always have been, I love being busy! Stress comes when I don´t know what´s next.
Days spent on the sea that’s my happy place. It calms me. I’d rather sunbathe than swim because I don’t like to be cold.
Ever since I was tiny I always had a strong need to do things myself. ( a can do attitude from early on) Mum told me when I was five she wanted to clean my room, but I told her off and she was not allowed anymore.
Started cooking food early on too, thanks to that I was a chef for over 15 years.
Guessing the description ‘creative weirdo’ suits me.
I’m never completly satisfied, could be that who drives me forward. Also curiosity.
So for now, being one of the owners of FGL store, designer, model, influencer and a storyteller, that should keep me busy!
Happy you made it this far, hope you will enjoy following me here. Extra thanks to my partner in crime Kristin who encouraged me to take this step.