1.4.08

how to chop wood in high heels

These ensembles from Ulla Johnson's fall 08 collection remind me of the clothing my Finnish grandmother wore in the 1940s. A photograph ever present on my inspo board shows her perched on a rock in the middle of dense forest, wearing a simple, expertly hand sewn outfit and high heeled lace-up shoes, her lips and nails painted dark red. I still wonder how she managed to cultivate such a glamourous appearance in an isolated place where Saturday night out consisted of naked saunas and ice fishing (and still does).


I became an Ulla devotee after discovering the "sadie" cardigan last year. Can't wait to see what she comes up with for 2009...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

could you post a picture of your grandmother? she sounds so glamorous as you said.

Anonymous said...

Could you post a picture of your grandmother please? as you mentioned, she sounds so glamorous.

la femme said...

I will post one as soon as I find a scanner :)

Taryn "Skinny Genes" B. said...

id wear the last outfit.

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

oh my! i love the outfits..and the SHOES!!

Anonymous said...

love it. simple and great! but you would have to wear very high heels with this =(

Pinky said...

Those shoes are so cute