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Monday, 9 April 2012

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(Top: Topshop, Jeans:Topshop, Belt: Mums, Shoes: C/O Swedish Hasbeens, Bag: Mulberry)

So, a couple of weeks ago now, when the sun was still out, I was invited to breakfast at Selfridges for the launch of the pop up shop, of the extremely covetable, Swedish Hasbeens. It was held at the 'contemporary French bistro' Aubaine (yes to crumbly croissants), with a presentation and talk from designer and creative director, Emy Blixt (who was wearing the most awesome matching pink outfit combination!) Additionally, we were also treated to a presentation by some very flexible gymnasts modelling the shoes, a huge nod to the sports inspiration the newest collection has taken.

The collection boasted a range of sugar coated pastel hues teamed with vibrant reds and the traditional tan, bowling style shoes and trademark clogs, all mixed in with a huge sense of 70s nostalgia and a certain element of fun. With many of Hasbeen's shoes being handmade and all made of environmentally friendly materials, there's a sense of goodness about these shoes, which could certainly take socks and sandals to a new level of cool...

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On this occasion I decided to style mine with my absolute go to outfit of jeans and a striped tee, which although basic, teamed with tan accessories- felt reflected the 'retro-70s' edge that these shoes ooze. Over the next couple of weeks I will be styling them in a couple of different ways, so keep your eyes peeled! How would you style some Swedish Hasbeens?

The Selfridges pop-up shop is open for 4 weeks only, so make sure you get down there!

x

45 comments:

  1. Very classic outfit! I love your jeans, they look like a perfect go-to pair!
    I think I'd wear some with a nice girly floral dress as Im feeling ready for the summer time now! I love the heel on them as theyre not crazy but still give a bit of height!xxx

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  2. I love the simplicity and class of your outfits


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  3. great outfit inspiration! :)

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  4. Really sweet shoes and I'm in love with striped tees at the moment. Interesting photographs too, would have been great to see that in person.

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  5. love the simplicity of this outfit and the bag matching the shoes and belt :)
    x

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  6. I LOOOOOOVE UR HAIR!!! i'm a tad jealous.. x

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  7. I just love the simplicity of this outfit. :)

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  8. I love your style!! Beautiful!! It's so awesome you were able to attend! That's a great oppurtunity!

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  9. Lovely outift, you always dress so well! I'm jealous.

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  10. Aww the shoes look so lovely with your Mulberry bag! (By the way I totally drool all over my screen every time you post a photograph of that absolute BEAUT of a bag!) x

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  11. Gorgeous shoes! x

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  12. Looks so cute with your basics!!
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    S xx

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  13. Hi! I really love your blog, you always give me so much inspiration.
    I'm from Sweden, and I know the woman in your picture, the creator of Swedish Hasbeens, and I think it is so cool to see how these shoes have spread all over the world!
    Have a nice day :)

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  14. AMAZING shoes! And anything stripy is always perfection.
    X Jane
    http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

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  15. Your outfit above is so simple and chic, I love your body! It makes simple pieces look good!

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  16. Wow, this is incredible. What a brilliant presentation! I love the brightness and life of the collection :)


    xo Joana

    P.S. - You look gorgeous.

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  17. Haha i find this reallycool!

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  18. Ahhhhh I love this style on you, so cool to see the different variations of wooden heeled sandals they can offer, it certainly justified me having a few pairs! See you soon for some Whistles purchasing!

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  19. So Parisian chic! Love how you styled the Swedish Hasbeens!

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  20. Love this outfit...must pop along to Selfridges to have a gander!
    x

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  21. I love your fashion insights, Olivia. I hate living so far from all the exciting things but thankful that my fave bloggers report on these events x

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  22. I do hope you realize just how insanely adorable you are :D I love your shoes
    Following, and looking forward to future posts:)
    xx
    Lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  23. Ohh, what a dreamy presentation! <3 I love the pink pair!


    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  24. I love the classic outfit :) The Swedish Hasbeens look gorge! I heard they can be hard to walk in though, hope your feet aren't suffering! xx

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  25. I love your style! Your shoes are adorable too! The collection of shoes look amazing.
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    xx

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  26. I love this, the shoes are beautiful. Your outfits are definitely my favourite x

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  27. the shoes you are wearing here are just adorable!!!

    x

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  28. simple is better I think!

    Suzi x

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  29. I am desperate for some Swedish Hasbeens, but will never be able to afford them! They look so gorgeous with your outfit.

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  30. What did Olivia not do? You are very busy. Impressed by this collection, something different is needed right now!

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  31. I love them simply with with socks with lace edging and some simple jeans or pleated chiffon A shape skirt;)=) and you look absolutely adorable!
    =)

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  32. Hi olivia I LOVE your blog! Please have a look at mine...
    http://omg-fashions.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. a) your shoes are toooo cute b) soo jealous of the fact you have THE mulberry bag and c) selfridges pop up shop looks ace, might have to nip down there!
    FASHION JUNKIE
    xoxo

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  34. lovely outfit! your shoes are amazing!

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  35. Those jeans were made for you, love this simple look!

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  36. I love, love, love your shoes! I would own every single pair of Swedish Hasbeens if I could!
    Your outfit looks so lovely, jeans suit you so well!
    Love Charlie xoxo.

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  37. That is such a lovely, classic outfit! The shoes are fab! Xo

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  38. Olivia you can make a basic outfit look awesome and for this I am incredibly jealous! I also love the shoes, especially the cut outs at the front

    xx

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  39. Those shoes are so cool and I love your jeans, they look like the perfect fit! Finding good fitting jeans is always such a mission.
    <3 Holz oxo

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  40. love these shoes, wish i could afford a pair!
    really like the outfit you've put together, so simple but lovely X

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  41. i love the bag!
    just found your blog and followign you =)

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