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The blog of Swedish artist Johanna Öst.

Stylish men

Aug 29, 2014 in Theme posts

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I hardly ever post any men in my style related posts, so I thought I’d remedy that with some great men’s style!

As with women I love eccentric, glamorous and extravagant styles and find that I tend to particularily favor the ghoulish, the 50s rockabilly-ish and the elegantly sleazy, and some colourful 80s stuff. I also love leopard print, lamé and lurex just as much on men as on women.

The men I find the most stylish are not neccesarily the men I find the most attractive or even the most handsome, although there is some obvious overlap. Great style can be a very attractive trait, but I have to admit it’s not among the first, second, or even third things I look for in a man (for the record that would be humour, charm and sex appeal).

To me, an attractive man having a great sense of style is just icing on the cake. In fact strike that because I love icing. It’s more like a rather bland glacé cherry on top of the icing, nice to look at but doesn’t really make a difference.

Now, lets look at some well dressed men!

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Photos

Aug 16, 2014 in My photos

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Just some photos from the other day, before heading to the local amusement park.

If you haven’t already noticed, Henrik redesigned the blog a bit. It looks even better now!

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Gothy plants

Aug 3, 2014 in Home and My photos

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We got some new plants recently, and since I want all my plants to look like something out of the Addams Family conservatory, we ended up with the gothest plants in the plant buying place.

These two are the very gothest of the lot, black and purple! I put together a suitable display for them and put my Coven painting up on the wall (still for sale, I’ll just switch mine for a print if someone buys the original). This is actually the first time I’ve had one of my own pictures up on the wall since we moved here.

The one on the left is a Peperomia and the other a Calathea (which moves its leaves around like crazy, sometimes it’s much more spread out).

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Bad girls

Jul 31, 2014 in Theme posts

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I’ve always loved bad girls. Confident, unashamedly sexual, drinking, smoking girls with over the top glamorous looks that don’t care if others might describe them as gaudy or tawdry.

The classic bad girl wears leopard print, lurex, fishnets, tight trousers and sweaters, hoop earrings and high heeled mules, all of my favourites! They also wear a confident, superior look on their faces, perhaps a red lipstick sneer or a sharp raised eyebrow.

This is pretty much everything I aspire to and the majority of my role models and inspirations growing up were typical bad girls, often of the cartoon variety like Jessica Rabbit (just drawn that way), the girl in that movie Cool World (I don’t remember anything else about this movie but the girl made a big impact on me), some femme fatale in a noir inspired detective cartoon about fish (anyone remember this?) and the showgirl bird in Rock-A-Doodle.

Anyway, have a ton of bad girl pictures.

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