Inspiration, Kultur, Livsstil, Mode, Reportage, Skönhet

Me, Barbieri and Uma Thurman…

A few days ago I met Uma Thurman  a woman who´s beauty always touched me somehow. I´m not the kind to have star idols though. I meet the people I meet and make personal connections. I love these personal connections, sometimes it´s a cab driver, sometimes it´s someone on the street and sometimes it´s a ”star”. We are all humans and as humans we have this love connections with each other. But with Uma…! It has always been special! I have been told a numerous times that I´m a look alike Uma thurman in my old photos. That is when I was 20 and she was not yet born. So I was curious to see if this woman had anything I could recognise myself in, between 20-40 years ago. She enters the room at the press conference, the first time I see her and I thought ” this is nothing like me, this is a super intelligent, high energy woman and she has this incredible facial bone structure that is nothing like mine”. I felt very neutral about the first meeting. Just listening. A press conference is like a very neutral situation. And then I asked a rather stupid question in the context: ” what is the difference between being in a role as an actress and to be in front of the camera as a model”? I expected kind of an answer like ”it´s from the same SOURCE just different expressions” but she was like ” in front of the camera it´s just a click…”! Afterwards I really got what she meant. I really got that acting is a whole other profession and skill. To play a role, get into the personality of a person, IS different than being in front of the camera.Then I went about my life, met a man outside the conference whom I spent a sweet moment talking to and he is the one who shared this video, thank you Rodrigo Rivas Ruiz . In the evening I went to Face2Face with Uma and THAT was something else. I was totally taken in by her…and her acting in Kill Bill 1 & 2 by Tarantino…more to follow…

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Horst, Chanel, Barbier and I…

I was recently in London doing a photo shoot for &other stories. I stayed a day extra, saw some dear friends and together we went to a wonderful photo exhibition by Horst…at the V&A museum. Stunned I stood in front of a picture of Chanel, the grand lady of fashion and realised that I had interpreted that same photo with the photographer GianPaolo Barbieri, early 70s for Italian Vogue. I didn`t know it at that time but what I do remember is the precision of the shoot, how he directed the exact position of my hands and body. It was taken to perfection! Then I was free to express myself through the eyes and the face. It gives an extra dimension to this photograph now to have interpreted the iconic Chanel herself, by Horst. It is an exhibition to go and see. Definitely! Master photographer. And so is Barbieri, still working. I´d love to work with him again today.

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Photo: Top: Gian Paolo Barbieri. Bottom: Horst

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Wild pearl passion…

Put me in a lot of real pearls in black transparent silky tights and i go wild…passionate playful body reaction. I remember this total moment doing a photo shoot for Åsa Skogberg, No No jewlery, with photographer Max Brouwers. As a model I don´t always have to show my face. The essence is in moving with the inspiration of the moment, and right then it was happening.

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Photo: Max Brouwers (from contact sheet)

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Always so much more…

When I look at the time given every day there is always so much more that wants to be done. Always…! Then this always feeling falls into a content feeling. Gratitude! Gratitude for the day! Gratitude for the moments! Gratitude for life! For the beauty of it all. Every breath filled with passion! Life! Always a new breath. Life! Every moment new… And since I don`t have time right now to make a new selection out of all the thousands of pictures I´ve got to make a good story here, I just say ”Hi, here I am in this moment of time”. Life! Gratitude! Smiling from my heart to you… By the way, I´m in London working right now! Having a wonderful time.

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Photo: Tina Axelsson 2013. I LOVE Tina. She´s the best ever being and great photographer to work with. She also took the picture of me above, on my headline.

 

 

 

 

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Oskari…

So, I`m home from Paris fashion Week where I saw the shows of Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Issey Miyake, Kenzo…very few this time…and the showrooms of Comme des Garcons + Junya Watanabe. As I went to Paris I was on option for a catwalk that I would have loved to do, Yohji Yamamoto. He was thinking to use some older models /personalities but in the end he went for only young ones. My personal wish is that all designers would do a mix of ages and style, at least sometimes, like JP Gaultier always does. In his last pret-a-porter show, he had 3 (or was it 4) great ladies on the catwalk, all of them older than me, one of them did a leg kick that could compete with a 20 year old dancer, another, a lady around 90, had a face full of wrinkles…the audience went wild…YES I WAS THERE!!! At his show as well! So happy to have been at all these shows and very happy to have been at JPs last show! A GREAT CELEBRATION at the Grand Rex! And I was at the inauguration of the exhibition SWEDISH FASHION GOES PARIS at the Swedish Cultural Centre, in le Marais, also a great event! Cia Jansson from ELLE and Mikael Elmenbäck from BON magazine were both there. AND LOTS of people! I LOVE the Swedish Cultural Centre, where I once had an exhibition myself-91 and then I lived there for almost a year, in love with the Swedish cultural attache who lived there then… Those were the days and now it is a place that I love. I love the cafe, the place with my favourite park, the Swedes there and the cakes they bake. I never eat cakes except there (almost) and never drink champagne except with Kenzo (almost). These are some of my adventures and there are many more. This story about OSKARI dancing on the photo shoot for DANSK, was on it`s way already as I left for Paris. In my wildest dreams I would sit in Paris and write…it did not happen. I did not carry my computer along with me. I had a good and simply easy time, meeting many friends…precious important meetings. That was GOOD for me and what is good creates more good, for me , my friends, family, society, work, cities, countryside, the planet Earth. Sustainability begins in the individual. I do slow blogging right now. It can change tomorrow. Many stories still to be told, many from the 70s and many from now. The importance is that it somehow makes a difference and I hope my stories do. That is my intention. Live slow with intention to grow. Always connected to the heart.

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OSKARI is this young man from Finland. He is a dancer and very, very friendly. I love friendly people and working together with someone like Oskari is a privilege.

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Oskari being prepared by Robert…

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and Kalle…

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then he took of in the dance. Surrendered. Watching him was also a kind of surrender in the heart. The magic of the movement of dance…

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The magic of the movement of dance…feet connected to the ground. Freedom of expression.

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Ingmari är modell och konstnär samt håller i events och kurser i inre skönhet. Hon har varit omslagsmodell för magasin som Harper's Bazaar och Vouge, jobbat med fotografer som Bob Richardson, David Bailey och Gil Bensimon och gått visningar för Jeal-Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto och Kenzo. Här delar hon med sig av anekdoter från förr och inblickar i de projekt hon driver idag.
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What do you want with your life? I want Alive and Awake fullness every moment. If you want your heart to melt in silence and wonder at science and deep meditative beauty meeting as Love then come tomorrow evening when my friend Derk Loeks guides us in a: " Sufi training of the 3 centers. Each centre is a neurochemical, hormonal and vibrational "ocean" of intelligence that can help us touch the sacred earth and enter true meditation. Tomorrow. Friday 22 at Humlegardsgatan 11 in Stockholm 7-9.30 pm. 200:- students 150:- I'll meet you there. Great friendships and fika included.