Some of my own…

After fashion week some of my own small creations

A little bag I made of scraps…I like to keep scraps when I do bigger things and create something small of them

the bag and an eagle feather…

my favorite scarf.

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Fashion week…and 70s!

Another David Bailey picture from  Italian Vouge early 70s. Today I´ve seen 3 great shows at the MBFW Sthlm, the first one was Beckmans school of design, I SO Love when the 2 nd year students have their material show, it is so outstanding creative and inspiring. The other one was Altewai Samoe, SOOO good! They have the skills of couture AND they are rising the level of their creativity for each show. I saw their first show and that was amazing! This one even more. It`s like every millimeter is right, right length, right width, right place…right shape…to me it`s one of those moments when it all falls into place and the stillness of beauty happens. Then came Diana Orving and AGAIN it was perfect, she has such a skill of draping and shaping, many times her shows are mostly that. This time it was highlighted by some very well tailored coats and jackets…and the music was just carrying the whole show to a dimension beyond…

Back to Milano early 70s. Grand hotel di Milano. How I loved to come to my huge hotel room there with this super twin bed, crisp linen sheets on duvet…and five pillows. Not to talk about the bathtub! Coming into the room, unpacking my few things, the clothes, the book, my writing book…and run a bath…a luxury I enjoyed so deeply. Then going out for dinner in the student and artist area around the corner, some good simple pasta and warm atmosphere. The more I remember about my early years as a model, traveling the world and building my whole bank of experiences, the richer I feel…the deeper my gratitude. And the deeper my gratitude, the richer my life.

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What can relate to the 70s…

At The Fashion week in Stockholm, day two now. Here at Rodeo you will get all the information and pictures from the shows…I am reflecting back in time and finding some oldies that can fit into some of the mood of the shows today…

like this one from Italian Vogue by David Bailey, early 70s. Staying at the Grand hotel di Milano, I remember well the sofas we were hanging out on before dinner, David always making his rude jokes and saying he was gonna get me laid…it didn`t happen, it was not for us at all. Him and me it was the camera, there was a lot going between him and me through the lens, that`s all. It was fun though to meet his attitude, play back and forth and then…BANG…the magic moment would be there when we GOT the picture! You can feel it. It doesn`t have to be looking a special way, that`s not it. It is a feeling, a knowing that the moment stands still and something has been transmitted, a moment of beauty, a moment meeting the moment in itself. Fashion is so much more than you can imagine. It is not what it looks like. It is something else. And catching that something makes the picture.

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ELLE-gala after show…

I loved this full day and night and just feel the bliss from it still

Robert watching the model coming back after the show. Her dress had to be all put together with gaffa just moments before she walked out on stage…it broke

look at this happy face!

Getting…

undressed

Relaxing…

enjoying…

the show is over…

private life continues…

and the party has begun.

Top model Frida won the price as best model

and has the award in her hand as she walks out to get dressed for the party. Thank you ELLE for this great and wonderful day and night. Happy as a child enjoying every moment! That is one of my qualities. the ability to enjoy the moment and when it`s great like this it is the best.

 

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Models at dinner brake…

To be a model in a show like this, the yearly Elle-gala, is a full day and full night at work. At Grand Hotel in Stockholm where this is taking place, breakfast, lunch snacks and dinner is being served. The models waiting for their turn of make-up and hair fix spend some time at the food area set up for this.  Some already know each other and some get to have a first meeting. In the modeling world meetings are often brief. Some meet once, others meet over and over again. It is so important to have an inner stability  in this changing job where nothing is stable. Often we get to know if we are confirmed for a job, a day or two before. There is no stable income and certainly no stable fame. What is, is a great opportunity for those who like adventure, creativity and the freedom to live life from moment to moment while working …and actually have a very good time.

This young model is only 15. Her mother told her that she was only allowed to do this show if she did her schoolwork during the day. I can assure her mum that shed did at least 2 hrs at the dinner table…

and she was very concentrated. It felt so good sitting next to her and see/ feel her concentration.

Such a Beauty!

Some other girls were watching funny cats on the mobile…giggling together …

and others choose a more quiet corner to sit…

The Elle gala, moments before the show…an hour later it was full on.

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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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