Sunday, August 31, 2014

Angels


This Friday was one of the worst days in my life. Me and the kids where in a very serious car accident on the motorway, on our way to pick up M at the airport. A seri crash that started 20 cars before us, but me and the four cars in front of us was worst damaged. The car is completely ruined, but my two little ones are after circumstances fine, which is all in this world that matters. I'm on crouches for my foot, and the airbag and the high and round sports car seats in it, was what saved my head, neck and face to be completely a mess. The car was smoking like crazy so all I could think about was to get my children out of the car, though I was sure it was about to explode. Leon was bleeding and they were both screaming, but after the ambulance fetched us and the fire cars, police etc had examined them, I knew they were alright without any permanent medical issues.
I'm so sad, scared and chocked of what happened. Straight on the motorway, in 100km/h, the car in front of me just breached completely out of nowhere since it had crashed in to all of the other cars. Such a horrible thing, I knew straight from the first second that we would never make it.

I'm just so happy that my kids are alright and me too, apart from a sore body and one of my feet.

Thank you dear Universe, all angels that are watching over us and Thank you for my children, that they are alive. I could not go on without them. Thank you Mum and Dad, our family, my closest friends for the love and help.

Talk soon,
stina

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Isabel Marant times two

So as I've mention a numerous times before in the past - life is all about practicality, at least six and a half day per week ...
Beautiful silk blouses, extravagant tops and cardigans have to wait patiently in my closet for the fiesta times or simply until I don't have at least one of them constantly on my hip, not seldom dirty, snotty, or just with small chubby fingers who pulls and curiously examines everything interesting and fascinating. Sequins and pearls, necklaces and God knows what is clearly not usable right now. To many things have gotten destroyed or ruined and I'm not slow, I learn my lesson quickly.

But that doesn't mean one give up on the style and fashion sense, absolutely not and I can almost say it's stronger then ever in my mind, everyday and life. I live and breath it completely, even though I can't often live it out to the full or how I would like to use it.
I do find this more casual way of getting dress interesting also. And I do understand Isabel Marant much more and have got many new things from her the last couple of month. She must be a mother of at least five children, it feels like everything she designs is with the mind behind that a mother needs to be able to wear it in combination with her normal life, where kids are most certainly a part of it.

I'm also one of these very cold persons and big, beautiful wool or cashmere sweaters are just cool and laid back yet brings a nice touch to it all.

So I'll stop talking now, i'm waiting impatiently for some new fashion items to arrive from all different places!

The picture at the top shows the accurate and precise colours to what I was wearing, the self taken mirror pics seldom do things justice so I though I'll show you it's reality!

What do you say all fashionably mothers out there? Which designer suits your life best right now and how do you think of dressing stylish yet for the reality we're in? I'm eager to her and maybe i'll find some new brand that we can check out!

Talk soon!

(sweater: Zara, pants and boots: Isabel Marant & bag: Chanel)

Just saying

How beautiful is this?

One thing I've learned throughout my soon 35 years on this planet, is that you can't seek others acknowledgement. The ones who constantly do, is seldom the most interesting and inspiring people out there. It's the ones who think themselves, who doesn't just follow who are the mentors for me. I love versatility among us. I love people who do their own things without any consideration to fit in or who wants to be like everyone else. Power is to be who you are, go your own way and do your own thing. But always with a kinds heart towards other.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fashion-week Stockholm

Fashion-week today (with Leon who behaved impeccable good, sat all quiet at front row in my knee and saw the models pass by) and I hanged with these two lovely ladies! Frida and Susanne. More details of my look soon!


(coat: from a boutique in France, blouse: Isabel Marant, knee boots: Phillip Lim, hat: Maison Michel Paris & bag: Chanel)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Our youngest little Love

So be aware of some personal pictures. The last one with me in a very homish grey cosy one is probably the best, but keep in mind that me and the kids are sick and my beloved parents actually surprised us tonight to celebrate little Leon, so we had to make the best out of it, very unprepared. And yes, I grated them like that.

And why all of this? Well, because today is one of these very magical days and I remember it in detail like it was yesterday. Because, one year ago, I gave birth, a absolutely perfect delivery, to a little boy, so perfectly born and so loved from the beginning. Little Leon was a pleasure to push out and even in the hardest pain, I said to M, "I'll do it all again, tomorrow if this is what comes out of it".

But this little child of mine, I mean, where shall I begin? Leon. You are just such a gift from heaven. Not only did we get your beautiful brother Alexis, but I also got you. A magical little creature, a bundle of joy, an endless source of sunshine. I'm completely addicted you, your chubby little body and every day, you bless me, us, with laughter and smiles. I love you beyond describable and will always do, no matter what.
You see, you were created inside of me, made inside of me, nurtured from my body and our souls will forever be connected, forever be partly, the same. I will be a true friend in your life, guidance along the way and a never ending source of pure and simple love.
I'm so grateful to be able to walk next to you in this journey we have in life. I'm forever thankful to have become your mother and I love you more then I could ever express in words.

Thank you for accomplishing our family little chubby Leon. Thank you for everything your brought and taught me so far. I love you, always. /mum

Before

Simply love it. Preppy, easy to wear and who knew this Prada rucksack would be more then just a travel company again?

Now, let's hope that Leon and me are fit for fight for one or two shows at Fashion-week tomorrow. Next year all indulge myself completely, go to everyone I got invitations from, without kids or my reality chaos at the moment where all time spend is with either both of my boys or at least one of them. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but a couple of hours here and there for myself would do me v e r y good!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Sickness

We haven't been on top this weekend and had to cancel some longed for guests which had planes to come and sleep over. Guldknappen was having their fiesta and now the start has come to Fashionweek for this year.
Last year I had just given birth to little Leon (yes, this little sunshine turns one tomorrow ♥) and the year before I was living and breathing the air in Switzerland. I will try to attend a few shows this year, with Leon though if it's possible since I have no babysitter really.
Let's just get ourself back on track now since both me and the children has caught a nasty cold. Life still goes on with two small ones at home and this is a sneak on what I was wearing today when we did our best to burn some energy in the city. Got so many compliments (from men mostly) it was almost ridiculous. It's such a simple outfit, not super feminine, yet I love it. The shoes with the black socks give it all a preppy look which I sort of have fun with!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Easy going

A super easy going, motherhood-friendly kind of wear. I'm so excited of my new autumn items coming to me from all around the world. Can't wait to show you!

Also - I've answered most comments now two weeks back in time. Sorry for lack of that but my family takes a lot!

Don't forget to check Stina's Vintage Store out, still a few wonderful pieces left!

(sweater: Iro, jeans: Zara & bag: Chloé)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Affordable!

I wore this amazing cape the other day, and believe it or not, but it's a pre-view on what's to come from the brand Lindex. They've changed designer and this one is really putting some freshness into this low cost brand. She is using much better materials like wool, mohair, real leather and also higher the prices slightly, but we as customers gets much more value and long time love for our garments.

Before you would never see me visit one of Lindex stores, but since I went to a meeting, meet the designer and talked to her and was able to look at the new pieces lounged this season - I really think it starts to be one of the everyday brands to count on. For me as a mother of two it's often perfect since I can't use more delicate fabrics around small kids and don't want to wear my more expensive clothes for everyday life with them. This sweater would just as easily be from Iro or something but it's not. It's a classic sweater in wool from them! Love it! Mix it with higher end brands and you can create whatever look you want!

(cape (not in store yet): Lindex, sweater: Lindex, leather pants: Missoni, bag: Balenciaga & boots: Christian Louboutin)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sneak

More tomorrow ...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The perfect grey coat

And how we love online shopping! Especially in the family situation where I'm at!  Alone time is sort of ... little of.
I knew I wanted a classic grey coat for this autumn since grey is such a perfect colour and actually looks good with literally most things. I needed it warm but yet young looking, chic and something where I could easily collaborate with different styles. When I read that this one also had a special insolation, made for cold autumns and early winters - it was mine. How perfect isn't it?

I also have my eyes on this one, but we'll see.

(coat: Samsoe & Samsoe, here , Leon's little outfit is from here)

Chanel versus Essie

There's two things you'll seldom see me without - some form of colour on my lips and nail colour. I feel naked without and think it's the perfect fun twist of an outfit and style. But lately I've made myself a promise. I'm forbidden to be as superficial as I've been throughout the years and continuing buying the Chanel ones just because I love their package. They last one-two days while the less fancy one Essie last not seldom, a week.
Essie also makes so much more shades and Chanel can't even be compared since they've become so bad lately and really last nothing. I'm always putting under coat, two layers of colour and not seldom top coat, but even so, they start falling off after a very short amount of time.

So Essie is clearly the winner and I will continue paying a third of the price for something that is just so much better. Don't you all agree?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday

So yesterday was a day spot on and even with my migraine I felt happy and alive. I wore this coat from Balanciaga, the knitted west top from Phillip Lim, my absolute favourite pants from Greta and pooped it up with the neon yellow bag from Louis Vuitton!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Perfect day!

Haven't had a day like this in a long time! M left Alexis at kindergarden this morning and took care of Leon half of the day.
I had time to attend some meetings, do my cantlivewithout Pilates at SPC and thereafter have a preview of the superb collaboration Lindex now have with the old time, classic artist and designer; Jean Paul Gaultier. I mean, the collaboration, I will hang at their door! It's amazing! Four garments I just HAVE to have!
Those sort of gatherings also mean that I have the opportunity to meet some of my lovely fashion girl friends and spend some nice, easy going time with them, plus meet some new lovely ladies! My mood went from migrainish (migraine headache) this morning to free, happy and just all bubbly inside!

More pictures about what I was wearing tomorrow!



white/black/purple

Alexis is looking for snails, I'm trying to pose for a picture. The snail hunting won and the posing was non exciting. But I wore this combination yesterday! The lovely Chanel-ish necklace is from my little sisters' besties new online store! Check it out!

(coat: byMalene Birger, top: Phillip Lim, pants: Rebecca-Stella, necklace: Tiffanysdarlings, here & bag: Dior)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Horse day

So proud! 

Another thing I'm extremely happy and also proud about, is the fact that finally Alexis and Leon is starting to play with each other. It has been some frustrating, horrible, heart breaking months where my oldest showed all kinds of jealosy towards the youngest in a very hard way. 24/7. It was a war in our house! 
My motherly heart was angry, sad, didn't know how to handle it and just felt like I've destroyed little Alexis soul by giving him a younger brother who demands love and affection too. Even so I needed to protect Leon. 
I always tried to focus on Alexis, but even so this sort of jelousy was so strong! But now I see the end of the tunnel and my heart jumps up and down when I hear Alexis through the house shouting - "Eeeeeeeoooooooooonnnnnnnn, come hit play me miiiiiggg". 

(A typical mix of all languages we use, but it means "Leon, come and play with me")

Talk soon!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Temperature change

I know most of you will disagree, but I love this between temperatures when you can wear a dress and a small jacket on, but also have pants and a nice cardigan/light coat. We went to a place close to us and my oldest actually tried riding two different horses. With a leader and me of course, but most kids didn't dare and my Alexis had no fear whatsoever so I was obviously a very proud mama. I wish I would have time to take up riding myself again, but that's further away in life. But one day I might be able to take both of my boys on a riding tour in the wild West, how cool would that be? 

(wool cardigan: Lindex t-shirt: Cos, wedges: Isabel Marant & bag: Lempi, here)

The things around

... makes it all come together!
The whole look soon!

(bucket bag: Lempi, here (don't forget that you'll have 10% off with the code: stinaauer10) wedges: Isabel Marant & cashmere shawl: Hermés)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday

It was slightly too warm for this wool coat/cardigan in the end (morr ...) but for the spots in shade, it was perfect. Thank you mum and dad for dragging me out of the house today, without the kids. It was so nice spending time with just the two of you, even for only three hours!

And the best part is: coming home to two super happy kids who just long for their mummy to come home! Ohhh these little boys of mine, how I love them to pieces. How they are my life, my joy and happiness. It's crazy how much love they give me everyday! Even during the must frustrating days, I still feel so blessed. To have them in my life. Next to me. In my heart, being a part of my flesh and soul.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday!

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In need of a little help!

So when you're all discussing politics, consumption, luxury habits, overflow, the unbalance of this world, segregations and unfairness here at the blog (love it and will dig in to it as soon as I find the time and energy) - I'm trying to sort our life out which is very up and down right now. So many things just don't work out for us right now and one of the things being that our very needed nanny help, is still stuck in Russia and the Swedish migrations have taken summer vacation and nothing gets done over there.
Just don't get me started on how the Swedish migration can be so %&€*& but it's three month now since we applied for a work Visa and no one can even give me an answer on when they will start the progress!?
The contact person I've got has a available phone time every day between 10-11am, but even though I call every day about 20 times, she never answers. I mean, it's so frustrating, not to mention unprofessional and plan and simple STUPID.

Problem being that we need help with Leon, since he is so small I only want him to attend kindergarden a couple of hours per day and for me to be able to work at least 5-6 hours per day, we need someone taking care of his little chubby and sunshine being. But no. M just got back from Geneva and everything feels very unstable and half chaotic.

So why am I telling you all of this? Well since we're sort of desperate, I kindly ask for help from this source. If there's anyone who have any good contact at the Swedish Migrations, please email me stina_auer@live.se and maybe you can help me at least talk to the right person. It would be so appreciated and very kind!

Talk soon!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

In the meantime

I know we shouldn't say this; but I start to long for the autumn! I'm tired of being almost naked in a bikini or running around bare legs! I want to wear pants, cool autumn boots and lovely coats and jackets. I hate the winter though, especially now when we're back in Sweden which often has an unbearably long, grey, horrible winter where all you can do is cover yourself up in the warmest shoes/padded jackets/hats and all, just to stay alive. But autumn ... I just love it.
I remember the amazing colourful season we had in Zürich last year, it was pure heaven. The temperatures was calmly balanced, not too warm and not too cold. Just perfect for a cashmere sweater and a light coat, sometimes only a t-shirt and a coat.

But until then - this is what I wore today. Black on black.

(very thin baby cashmere sweater: Davida (here), skirt: nobrand, fur bag: Fendi & heels: Roger Vivier - accompanied by the very old but loyal mr: Tiger)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Stina's Vintage Store

Some new, amazing items up in Stina's Vintage Store ...

Be kind

Kindness always wins!

(t-shirt: Zara, pants: Gina Tricot, ballets: Chanel & bag: Louis Vuitton)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Archipelago crayfish party!

Back from a lovely, somewhat crazy (four kids under three years old) crayfish party at my besties place in the absolutely stunning archipelago which never fails to impress me with its greatness and beauty.

(silk blouse: Acne, bag: Louis vuitton, travel bag: Louis Vuitton & wedges: Isabel Marant)

Friday, August 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY LIST - a la my man

So I though that it would be fun if this weeks WEDNESDAY LIST ( i know, they NEVER arrive the correct day) was instead some of the questions you've asked here and there about my mans thoughts about how I dressed and my style.

It's well known since forever that men normally loves when women are dressed in tight or ultra feminine clothes like dresses and high heels. Not all men of course, but generally.
I'm often bored of tight and "close to my skin" kind of dresses. The modern and very fashionable Streetstyle way of dressing, brought to us in never ending variations from the very popular street photographers - not seldom shows a more masculine way of dressing for women. I find it very liberating since being a woman is more in the personality, the way you move, carry yourself, your view of life personal style and how you passionately indulge it. Probably also for the fact that it gives more freedom to play with my children and have a normal everyday life with them ... For me, clothes and style reflects a personal feeling and a will to express; sometimes I want to be super sensual and feminine, other times more boyish or easy going since I actually feel even more sexy, cool and free with it!

But it's the same with many popular designers like Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, IRO to just name a few. They enhance the more masculine, androgen, rough sexual side of us with shapes, cuts and fabrics not always understood by a normal man.
I like it, but with a hint of femininity else it gets too rough. Point is - our men doesn't always get it and since I'm playing with different styles depending on what I feel like that day, I thought it could be fun to dig deeper into what my man really think about the way I dressed.
Thank you for the questions dear readers! 


So these questions my man answered earlier today!

1. How would you describe Stina's style?
Stina's style is chic, a little osé, generally unusual and most of all colourful. Where I come from, it's the first thing that I really noticed. Also, she doesn't just wear clothes, she cherishes them and embellishes the whole outfit.

2. What did she wear the night you first meet?
The first night we met, if I remember correctly, she was wearing a leopard dress and the studded Louboutin's... a tall Stina as I call it these days. I know she'll contest this, but I have an image of a first impression hair down on her way to the place's cloakroom.
(*there were no studded Louboutin, but a pair of Sergio Rossi boots, very different looking ha ha ha. Nor did I have my hair down, I had it in a knot like always ... After a couple of hours it might have been pulled down and be all over the place though, blink.)

3. What do you think others think about Stina's style, is it different from your friends girlfriends/wife's styles?
Her style is definitely different from my previous relationships: more elaborate, more thought through, but also quite a notch further up. I'm not too sure what other think about her style, but to me she always stands out and will go where others don't: that can be interpreted both good and bad. 

4. What do you like most when Stina is wearing for A: everyday, B. party or going out?
The everyday is very... common and mainstream, especially at home. As soon as she walks out the door though, she'll make an effort to dress, even if it involves the kids. Nowadays, she focuses on form and functionality rather than appearance in those circumstances, but it's always carefully picked nevertheless. 
I (of course) prefer when she's ready for going out or a party... it's always a pleasure and never dull.

5. What is the most flattering part of her body and how do you like here to enhance it?
That's a bit of a tricky question, but I'll try to answer honestly nevertheless. I absolutely love her face and her figure in general, but I have a preference for her arms (not to mention the rump).

6. What don't you like at all when she is wearing?
There is no general rule of what I don't like what she wears; it's just a feeling I get that it's "too much" or inappropriate or too weird of a mix for my taste.

7. Which is your favourite: dress, bag, shoes, coat in Stina's closet?
My favourite dress must be the Diane von Furstenberg leopard dress that she wore in the sicilian salinas, although that one is really hard to pick. My favourite bag is the white Chanel with a string net around it that we got in West Palm Beach. My favourite shoes are probably her studded Louboutin's although I do love the Valentino's that I've offered her. My favourite coat... hmmm, haven't seen coats on lately! I would say her leather jacket: it brings out a "rough" touch that is unexpected.
(*I think he refers to this DVF dress but mix it up with this Greta leopard dress, that's the look he loved I remember from our Sicily trip.)

8. Does she listen to you when she gets dressed or buy something new?
Not when she gets dressed, but she will ask for advice when getting new things, ... sometimes ...;-)

9. How has her style/way of dressing changed since you meet and since she became a stay at home mother?
It has evolved to become more of a practical approach to styling: high heels with a pram are somewhat inappropriate and impractical. that doesn't mean that the effort is lacking though, quite on the contrary. But you have no idea how much she'll enjoy getting ready for our rare occasions out!

10. What would you like her to buy next time she is buying something? (Clothes, bag, shoes).
That's a very good question... I think we're slowly ripe for a bag, although those are probably the more complex items to choose. If I may be cheeky, I would say lingerie!

11. What would you like her to wear more often?
Now that's something I haven't though of before... I must say I don't have any special demands at the moment :-)

/M.

City errands with the kids

I had such a lovely day today with both of my kids. Some days are less nice and some are better, this was one of the nicer ones. I took them both into the city with our double decker pram and checked out the new autumn fashion and got a couple of clothes and shoes for Alexis, had ice cream and enjoyed. Found a pair of amazing suede boots for him and trainers, perfect for the upcoming kindergarden.

I wore this black'n white combo which is another easy going, yet fun and different style of dressing. The shoes are from South of France and so comfortable. The pants is one of my favourite not to mention the bag!

I asked my man to answer some of the comments and questions you guys have asked for about my style and he ended up answering 11 questions about how he sees my style and way of dressing. I found it soooo funny to read. Will publish it later!

Talk soon!

(pants: Isabel Marant, top: Equipment & bag: Chanel)


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Practical style

Hi everyone! 
Hope you're doing fine in Europe, US, Australia, East or wherever you are located! We've had tropical heat in Stockholm the past weeks and I love heat and pure sun, but since its also been very humid we've had some nasty storms in the middle of it and very warm humid weather gets tiring after a while. One is never satisfied with the weather, right? All I wear and feel like wearing now is easy going things that is suitable for warm days and two energetic boys.
This one I wore the other day I loved. So casual, yet practical!
If I look tired you've spotted the correct feeling of me! Someone commented that I have very small eyes and wrote a whole essay of how small they were (i didn't publish it of course, it was too stupid) - I think it's the only time in my LIFE that I've heard someone saying my eyes are small. Normally I hear how big, dark blue eyes I have (i think they are just normal). It might be because I always get photographed in sunlight or daylight and that naturally makes me squeeze my eyes a little, or it's because I'm tired now-a-days or I have have no bloody idea. Who cares. Just thought it was a weird comment and I had problem relate to it.

(top: old Isabel Marant, shorts: Topshop, sandals: Hermés & bag: Chanel)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

stina's vintage store

So many amazing items up at Stina's Vintage Store! 
Brands like Burberry, fendi, Givenchy, byMalene Birger etc etc.

First comes first served. 





Stina's Vintage Store

Dear Readers,

A LOT of new things will be added later today in my store
Brands like Burberry, Claudia Schiffer, byMalene Birger, Equipment etc etc. 
Stay tuned!

Like always it's first come first served!




Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Akademikliniken

During these years I've been a stay at home mother for my two little boys i've got tons of emails when I will start working, if I will work in Stockholm again, what skin products to use, questions of different treatments, Botox, injections, skin problems, facial sculpturing and you name it.
Even if I haven't been practically working, I've tried to answer the questions. One of the hardest one to give a proper answer to has been "when I will start working and where?

Now we bought a house in Sweden and eventually I knew that my urge and my creative/aesthetic side would like to get back into the work I initially loved. Interesting offers have occurred along the way and it was a long way to take a decision for my future work place - but after many hours of thinking, negotiating, thinking again - I'm more then happy to be joining AKADEMIKLINIKEN in mid September this year!

As it looks now, I will manly be at the clinic at Stureplan. I'm very satisfied with this position and decisions since AKADEMIKLINIKEN stand for one of the highest ranked top clinics in Europe and is the main player of this medical aesthetic field when it comes to research and professionalism.

It feels great and I can't wait to see many of you patients again and help you with whatever correction, wish for looking younger or adding, taking away or just improving your physical look, inner wellbeing and feeling in balance with who you are and what you look like.

I have also tested their skin product line for more then two month now and as a matter of fact I'm beyond happy with what they do. But another and longer post about that eventually.

I will get back later on how to be able to book an appointment or get help with whatever you need in medical and aesthetic improvements.

Click here to read more.

Stay tuned!




Monday, August 4, 2014

Red love

Many of you seem to have liked this new red lover I got recently; I'm madly in love and it works for my life as a mother just as chic city bag. I'm thinking of getting it in yet another colour but until I've decided - I've arranged a discount code for you if you want to buy it too.

Simply put: stinaauer10 when you pay and you'll get 10 percent discount. They send it out really fast all over the world. Love it!

(dress: Greta, here, ballets: Chanel & bag: Lempi, here)