Thursday, May 17, 2007

On the Street…Lampshade Hat, Sodermalm, Stockholm

This young lady would only agree to let me take her photo if she could wear the lampshade she just bought as a hat.

She bought it to wear to a party later that night.

Fashion should be fun.


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  1. Gudl

    May 17, 2007 at 8:59 am

    That IS very funny! She’s great. Impressive, that she didn’t have to laugh!!

  2. Anonymous

    May 17, 2007 at 9:01 am

    Lapsee is my best snoggingfriend!The party later that night was great!


  3. Resplendato

    May 17, 2007 at 10:43 am

    That really works! Sort of a throw back to those huge hat with trains from King Louis XIV’s court.

  4. william d. anderson

    May 17, 2007 at 10:50 am

    that kind of liberation makes this site really fun. she’s great.

  5. lewehrman

    May 17, 2007 at 10:56 am

    That photo and story just made me so happy!

    Yes, absolutely, fashion should be fun!!!!

    Anon 9:01- thx for letting us know that the party was great. I can only imagine.

  6. JO

    May 17, 2007 at 11:31 am

    LOL! that is too funny

    I would really like to see everyone else at that party.

  7. Sunshine

    May 17, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Wow. Awesome!!!

  8. Asian Models Blogger

    May 17, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Funny and fabulous!!

    If you see someone in SoHo with a lamp shade on his head, it’s me. :-)

  9. d. chedwick bryant

    May 17, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    she would steal hearts at the fifth ave easter parade–sweet!

  10. siongc

    May 17, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Funny as it may seem to some, I actually think this works really well, especially in enhancing the exotic element to the outfit. And to be able to wear a lampshade without it looking like one (I would not have known if you did not clarify that), it takes someone with real confidence. Kudos!

  11. Simon samurai

    May 17, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Oh, That girl is welcome to .light up. my mundane existence anytime.

  12. Cut of cloth

    May 17, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    It is the unseen unforgetatable, ultimate accessory of fashion …
    That heralds your arrival
    and prolongs your departure

    Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel


    Amen to that…

  13. Kat

    May 17, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    She’s amazing! Isabella Blow would have loved it (RIP)

  14. Candid Cool

    May 17, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    it makes for such a beautiful shot

  15. Jesus

    May 17, 2007 at 8:43 pm


  16. Jesus

    May 17, 2007 at 8:44 pm


  17. Maria

    May 17, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    speechless: theatrical at its best!

  18. Anonymous

    May 18, 2007 at 1:09 am

    As a younger male who prefers a more casual/street look, I’d love to be able to work that clay(?) and grey combo into my next outing.

    …and what a pretty girl.

    -twoo dee

  19. Blaise

    May 18, 2007 at 5:14 am

    wow, she’s interesting.. fashion should be interesting..

  20. savvylondon

    May 18, 2007 at 7:37 am

    she is our new muse. bjork now has some serious competition. incredible. fashion is fun. very fun.

  21. Anonymous

    May 18, 2007 at 9:30 am



  22. Blue Floppy Hat

    May 18, 2007 at 10:08 am

    It makes a lovely headdress, too. And it reminds me a bit of Tibetan or Nepali headdresses in my part of the world.

  23. Anonymous

    May 18, 2007 at 11:20 am

    Yeah, what blue floppy hat said. It takes a special kind of person to put a lampshade on her head and have me wondering if it’s a genuine piece of headwear.

  24. Anonymous

    May 18, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Gothic and Lolitaesque…..kinda.

  25. Gabriella

    May 18, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    I read somewhere you liked the Stockholm style. I’m glad you did, it makes me proud of my country. Hope you will be back in Scandinavia soon!

  26. E. Ross

    May 18, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    i love that its a funny idea for her to wear the lampshade on her head but that in the picture she looks like she could kill you with just her gaze. absolutely stunning…

  27. cigalechanta

    May 18, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    she is so pretty that she can get by wearing a lampshade!!

  28. Belinda

    May 19, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Hahahahaha – I love her good humour and lack of vanity ;o)

  29. Wendy

    May 19, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Love it!!!!

  30. Anonymous

    May 20, 2007 at 3:49 am


  31. Anonymous

    May 22, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    hahaha that rocks!

  32. Temo

    May 25, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    :-) Perfect. I love it. Inspiring.

  33. hockley

    May 26, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    everything draws you to the eyes – special

  34. lindayoga

    August 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I love lamphat..

  35. Linnéa

    August 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    To me (I do not see very well.. and do not wear glasses because i dont like to…) at first glimps, she looks like a man in a great pink turban and a big black beard…. Imagine the surprise when i find she is a young girl in desguise!

  36. katrina

    July 23, 2012 at 7:31 am


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