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Friday Favorites

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FRIDAY. The weekend has finally arrived and here are some of the things that are currently on top of my wishlist:

CUSHIONS These Josef Frank cushions from Svenskt Tenn have been on my mind for the past 5 years or so (!) and the next time I’m going to Stockholm they are most definitely coming back with me.

MARBLE BOWL I never seem to get sick of marble and this little junk bowl from Alexander Wang would be perfect for storing jewelry in!

PERSONALIZED STATIONERY I’m a sucker for beautiful stationery and ever since seeing Sofia Coppola’s gorgeous light pink correspondent cards from Olivier de Sercey, I can’t get them of my mind. There’s something so romantic about receiving a handwritten note in todays digital society, no?

BRASS CANDLEHOLDERS Still obsessed with all things brass and these candle holders from Svenskt Tenn would look perfect on my dining table.

PRINT I need more art on my walls and this Monstera Deliciosa print from Stilleben is calling my name.

MANSUR GAVRIEL BAG A bucket bag has been on my wish list for quite some time now and this one from Mansur Gavriel is absolutely stunning, come to mama!

SLIDES The ultimate summer flats comes in the form of a snakeskin embossed leather slide from Emerson Fry.

CHAIR I’m currently on the hunt for a nice chair for my livingroom and this stunning copper/leather dream from Eric Trine would be perfect. If only I had a bigger wallet.. Eric Trine Rod + Weave chair.

leather dress + smokey eyes

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Photos by Mattias Swenson. 

LONDON. More pictures from magical London! I’m wearing a leather dress from Harrods of London, patent pumps from Jimmy Choo & my beloved tassle clutch from Anya Hindmarch

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DRESS Harrods of London. BAG Anya Hindmarch. WATCH Michael KorsSHOES Jimmy Choo.

On my mind: Jenni Kayne fall 14 lookbook

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JENNI KAYNE. Ok, so I know summer is just around the corner and fall should be the last thing on our minds, but then I stumbled upon Jenni Kayne’s fall 14 collection, and damn it’s good! Kayne names English manor-country dressing and 1930s femininity as inspirations behind the collection (as well as Amanda Brooks’ instagram) and she really nailed that effortless cool-girl vibe! Looks like my fall wish list will be exceptionally long this year…
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A gorgeous Swedish home

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LOVELY HOME. I’ve been following interior stylist Jenny Hjalmarson Boldsen on instagram for quite some time and when these pictures (shot by insanely talented Hannah Lemholt) popped up in the may issue of Elle Decoration UK, I just had to share them. I really like the way Jenny uses wood, vintage rugs and earthy tones of beige & brown to bring some warmth into the crisp anti-color scheme. That amazing copper toned mirror really brings the dining area to life! More pictures below:

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By Malene Birger Coat

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Pictures by Mattias Swenson

BLUE. Sorry about the radio silence guys! My family is currently in town and rediscovering the city with them has been so much fun (even though my feet are absolutely dead from all the walking). Anyway, found these pictures from our trip to London that I had forgotten to post. The blue coat from Malene Birger is a new favorite that I’ve been wearing a lot lately, love the wide lapels + boyfriend fit!

COAT By Malene Birger. PEARL EARRING Sophie Bille Brahe. KNIT Filippa K. JEANS J Brand. BOOTS Emerson Fry. BAG Proenza Schouler. SUNGLASSES Céline (similar ones here). 

At home with Gaia Repossi

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INTERIOR INSPIRATION. I’ve seen these pictures of Gaia Repossi’s beautiful Paris apartment pop up here and there lately, but it’s simply too gorgeous not to post. Love the dreamy blue couch, the wooden floors and that huge bookshelf with the brass ladder!

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Harrods of London

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Make up by Jennifer Berger/Bobbi Brown. Hair by Aveda.

HARRODS. To celebrate the launch of the Harrods of London collection, Harrods invited me and seven lovely ladies to each style a look featuring one piece from the collection. I chose this gorgeous black dress made out of butter-soft leather and paired it with a bag from Sophie Hulme + a pair of strappy heels from Nicholas Kirkwood. More pictures below!

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Getting my makeup done by super talented Jennifer Berger at Bobbi Brown

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behind the scenes..

Marie Hindkaer, Carolina Engman & Jessica Stein

Marie, me & Jessica goofing around between the shoots

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Really wanted to take these stunning Nicholas Kirkwood heels home with me, pure perfection!

Mandarin Oriental in London

My gorgeous room at the Mandarin Oriental

Harrods class of 2014

Harrods class of 2014

LEATHER DRESS Harrods of London. BAG Sophie Hulme. SHOES Nicholas Kirkwood.


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Photo by Mattias Swenson

NY. I’ve been feeling a bit inspired by New York’s moody weather lately, meaning lots of black and grey outfits. This coat has been my go-to piece for the past couple of weeks and I love the oversized fit + 3/4 length sleeves, pretty much the perfect spring coat if you ask me!

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JACKET Emerson Fry. SUNGLASSES Céline. PEARL EARRING Sophie Bille BraheCASHMERE SWEATER Uniqlo. BAG Anya Hindmarch. JEANS J Brand. BELT H&M. BOOTS Zara. 

10 dreamy bedrooms part 2

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SLEEP TIGHT. I’m currently redecorating my bedroom (which technically isn’t a room, but more of a nook since I live in a studio apartment) and have been pinning up a storm of gorgeous bedrooms to take inspiration from. Since you guys liked last years “10 dreamy bedrooms” post so much, I thought it was time for a part 2. If you haven’t dozed off by the end of this post I’d love to know which bedroom is your favorite!

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From London with love

Carolina Engman in London

Photos by Mattias Swenson. Makeup by Jennifer Berger/Bobbi Brown.

LONDON. The rain is pouring down in NY as I’m typing this so what better way of escaping the cold reality than through these pictures? We shot them during a magical spring day in London last month when I was in town for a shoot with Harrods, and the big smile on my face might give you an idea of just how excited I was about going barelegged for the first time in months!

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SHIRT J Brand. SKIRT H&M. BAG Sophie Hulme. HEELS Jimmy Choo. PEARL EARRING Sophie Bille Brahe

Coqui Coqui

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Picture by Carolina Engman

SCENT. One thing I always try to bring back home from my travels is a perfume or scented candle. For me, there’s such a strong connection between memories and scents that just a sniff of a certain fragrance brings me back in an instant. During my trip to Mexico I made sure to stop by the wonderful boutique hotel/perfumery Coqui Coqui (definitely a must if you’re ever in Tulum!) and stocked up on two lovely scents that will keep me daydreaming about Tulum for months. Or well, at least until the bottles run out which might happen pretty soon, these scents are heaven!

the Motoretta dress

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Pictures by Mattias Swenson

BACK. Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know that I’m not dead, but sadly, my computer is. It crashed the day after I got home from Mexico, but luckily enough, I had backups on almost everything so nothing important got lost. Fingers crossed that my new computer will arrive soon, I have so many photos to share with you!

Anyway, here’s a bunch of pictures we shot during the first couple of days in Mexico. I’m wearing a 60′s inspired dress (love!) from Emerson Fry’s s/s 14 collection, Céline sunnies and my beloved clutch from Anya Hindmarch. More pictures below!

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DRESS Emerson Fry (here). CLUTCH Anya Hindmarch (here). FLATS Zara. SUNGLASSES Céline. 

Postcard from paradise!

Playa Paraiso Tulum

Playa Paraiso in Tulum

MEXICO. Sorry for the radio silence guys! I’m currently in beautiful Tulum, Mexico, on a well needed 2 week escape from chilly NY. This place is absolutely magical and I have so many pictures + memories to share with you guys when I get back home. Until then, follow me on instagram @carolinaengman for lots of pictures!

back to basics

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Pictures by Mattias Swenson

SWEATER LOVE. This raglan knit from Emerson Fry has been a real life saver during my travels these past couple of weeks. I’m a jeans and sweater girl at heart, and this one is definitely as close to perfect as it gets. Super comfy, slightly oversized and made from the softest italian wool you can imagine. Definitely one of my favorite basics!

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SWEATER Emerson Fry (here). EARRING Sophie Bille Brahe (here similar here). BELT H&M (similar ones here). JEANS J Brand. SHOES Jimmy Choo. WATCH Michael Kors.

A glimpse inside Sarah Jessica Parker’s dreamy NYC home

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SJP. Get a glimpse inside Sarah Jessica Parker’s gorgeous New York brownstone in this cute little video interview where she answers 73 questions for Vogue. I totally wish I had enough space for a ping-pong table in my livingroom, genius! Check out the video + more pictures below:

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Anya Hindmarch

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Picture by Carolina Engman

LOVE. Say hi to my new little friend from Anya Hindmarch that got to tag along with me from London. The gorgeous, intricate tassle is hand-crafted and takes 8 hours(!) to make by hand.

BAG Anya Hindmarch ‘Georgiana clutch‘.

back in NY

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BACK IN BLACK. After traveling for a month straight, I’m finally back in NY and I have to say it feels pretty great to sleep in my own bed again Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I spent a couple of days in London for a photoshoot with Harrods & bunch of lovely ladies last week and I can’t wait to show you guys the result next month. Until then, here are some pictures we shot during NYFW that I never got around posting. The black palazzo pants are definitely a new favorite in my closet!

JACKET Dagmar. SWEATER Emerson Fry (here). SUNGLASSES Céline. CLUTCH Kurt Geiger. PANTS Mango (here). SHOES Jimmy Choo (here).

Put a belt on it

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Pictures by Mattias Swenson

TUESDAY. The easiest way of updating your fall coat? Put a belt on it!
Mine is from Club Monaco and you’ll find it here.

 COAT Gant. SUNGLASSES Céline. SHIRT COS. METALLIC BELT Club Monaco (here + similar ones here). LEATHER PANTS J Brand. BOOTS Zara .

chop chop

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Pictures by Mattias Swenson

HAIR. When they say cutting your hair is addictive, they’re not lying. Ever since I chopped of my long hair in the beginning of the year, I’ve been wanting to go a bit shorter, and last week I finally booked an appointment at the hairdresser. Love my new shorter do!

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PEARL EARRING Sophie Bille Brahe (here). SWEATER & Other Stories. JEANS J Brand. LIPSTICK Max Factor ‘Ruby Tuesday’.

Sunday favorites

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PERFUME Byredo ‘Pulp‘. SILVER EARCUFF Thomas Sabo. PEARL EARRING Sophie Bille Brahe (here). HANDCUFF RING Efva Attling.

Sunday favorites

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PERFUME Byredo ‘Pulp‘. SILVER EARCUFF Thomas Sabo. PEARL EARRING Sophie Bille Brahe (here). HANDCUFF RING Efva Attling.

boyfriend coat

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Pictures by Mattias Swenson

THURSDAY. Whenever I get sick of my clothes, I head over to Mattias closet and steal something amazing, like this peacoat I “borrowed” the other day. It’s a bit too big on me, but paired with a belt it’s just the right kind of oversized!

P.S. Thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday, you guys are SO sweet!

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PEACOAT Uniqlo (stolen from Mattias). SWEATER Emerson Fry. BELT H&M. JEANS J Brand. HEELS Jimmy Choo (here). WATCH Michael Kors.

March Wishlist

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WISH. Some of the things that are currently on my wishlist. Oh and P.S. my birthday is tomorrow, March 5th! ;)

SCARF Acne (here). BAG Balenciaga Le Dix (here). BATH OIL Ortiga ‘Zagara’. GOLD EARRING Line & Jo. MIRROR Gubi ‘Adnet’ (here).LEATHER CHAIR PERFUME Byredo ‘Pulp‘. PEARL EAR CUFF Sophie Bille Brahe (here). STAR EAR CUFF Saskia Diez. CROSS HOOP Stone. VASE ‘Flask’ from Svenskt Tenn. TRAVEL PERFUME CASE Byredo (here). SERUM Chanel ‘Le Weekend‘. POSTER Society 6.

2 in 1

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Pictures by Mattias Swenson

TWO IN ONE. The key to packing light when traveling is to bring versatile pieces that can be worn in lots of different ways and the leather jacket above is a genius example of a multipurpose item. Technically, it’s actually a leather dress, but when worn unbuttoned, it turns into this awesome, short-sleeved leather jacket. Boom, two in one!

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LEATHER DRESS WORN AS JACKET Rebecca Minkoff (on sale here!). KNIT Gant. SUNGLASSES Céline. JEANS J brand ‘Alana Crop‘. BAG Kurt Geiger. WATCH Michael Kors (here). SHOES Jimmy Choo ‘Abel‘.

the perfect black pump

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Picture by Mattias Swenson

NEW IN. Last month I did a huge closet clean out and pretty much got rid of everything I haven’t worn in the past year or two (with the exception of a few pieces with sentimental value that I just couldn’t bring myself to give up). Since that day, my focus has been on adding some missing must-haves, like for instance, a pair of classic black patent pumps. Queue the Jimmy Choo ‘Abel‘ pump. These babies took me from shows, to meetings, to parties during London fashion week without giving me a single blister and are pretty much the shoe equivalent of a little black dress! Next on my list? The perfect pair of black everyday boots..

PUMPS Jimmy Choo ‘Abel‘.

Stormy London

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LFW. Sorry about the radio silence guys! We arrived in Stockholm last Monday and after an intense week of meetings and trying to squeeze in dinners with as many friends as possible, I came down with a cold. We were originally supposed to head back to NY this morning but decided to extend our stay with two weeks and I’m super excited to get to spend some more time in my hometown.

Right now I’m wrapped up in 100 layers of cashmere while trying to go through all of the pictures we took in London. These ones were shot on a particularly windy day (pretty sure I actually levitated off the ground at one point) and I love how mysterious they look in black & white!

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COAT Zara. SILVER KNIT Dagmar (here). JEANS J Brand Alana crop. EARRING Sophie Bille Brahe (here). BAG Proenza Schouler ps1 (here). SHOES Jimmy Choo (here).

London calling

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LONDON. After two cancelled flights, lots of delays and over 30 hours sans sleep, I’m finally in London and I can’t put into words how much I’ve missed this city! This morning I was finally reunited with my BFF Andy whom I haven’t seen for 6 insanely long months which we celebrated with some afternoon tea at Liberty’s. I’m only in town for a couple of days before heading to Stockholm on Monday but really wish I could stay longer. London is one of my absolute favorite cities and I’m beyond excited for this weekend. Follow me on instagram @carolinaengman for lots of pictures from my London adventures!

tuxedo dress

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NYFW. Today marks the first day of New York Fashion Week and of course, the streets are covered in ice. Ran a little late to my first show this morning (cabs during NYFW = nightmare) and probably looked like Bambi on ice while sliding my way through the crowds outside Lincoln Center, but thankfully, I made it there on time and in one piece!

Hopefully I’ll get a couple of minutes this afternoon to shoot todays outfit but until then, here’s a picture we snapped the other day. This menswear-inspired tuxedo dress from McQ Alexander McQueen is one of the latest additions to my wardrobe and I absolutely love the structured tailoring, so sleek! Played around with the silhouette and layered the dress over a pair of pants and actually really liked the result. Turns out, dresses over pants aren’t actually that bad!

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TUEXEDO DRESS c/o McQ Alexander McQueenEARRING Sophie Bille Brahe.

Balenciaga boots

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Pictures by Mattias Swenson

FEBRUARY. The weather gods seems to be having a though time making up their minds about the NYC weather. Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny spring day and this morning the snow was falling down again, arghhh. Was kind of hoping the weather would clear up in time for fashion week, but apparently not. Oh well, at least I got to wear my new boots for one day!

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LEATHER JACKET Hunkydory. CASHMERE SWEATER Uniqlo (similar one here). JEANS J brand. BOOTS Balenciaga (here). BAG Proenza Schouler (here).

Sophie Bille Brahe pearl earring

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PEARLS. I’m a huge fan of simple earrings with a twist and Sophie Bille Brahe really nailed it with this modern take on the classic pearl earring. Thank you for the best anniversary gift ever, my love!

PEARL EARRING Sophie Bille Brahe Elipse Simple (here)

Balenciaga buckle boots

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Picture by Carolina Engman

HELLO THERE. I know most people have a love/hate relationship with these boots, I did too, until I saw them on Eva Chen during a Lucky shoot a couple of months ago and fell in love. Of course, they were sold out everywhere and just when I had started coming to terms with the fact that I would probably never get my hands on them, I decided to stop by the Balenciaga store in Soho, and wham, in front of me stood the boots that had haunted my dreams for months. Turns out, they had one pair left in my size which clearly was a sign from the shoe gods to whip out the credit card and live on noodles for a while. Now if only it could stop snowing!

BOOTS Balenciaga buckle boots.

camel coat and leather pants

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STUPID SNOW. We’ve had some pretty mild, snow free days here in NY and I’ve enjoyed every single one of them (my ankles weren’t even a tad bit cold when we shot these pictures the other day!). I had just started getting my hopes up that winter would magically take a rain check and re-appear next year, but sadly that does not appear to be the case. When I opened up my blinds this morning, the damn snow was pouring down. Crap! Yes, it makes the city look really pretty, but it ruins all the fun (when I show you guys my latest purchase, you will understand my frustration..)

P.S. Will be uploading some new things on my sale shop today as my new purchase left a gigantic hole in my wallet, stay tuned!

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COAT Zara (old, but similar one here). BEANIE Asos (here). CASHMERE SWEATER Uniqlo (similar one here). LEATHER PANTS J brand. BAG Proenza Schouler (here). SHOES Converse.

DIY magazine holder

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Picture by Carolina Engman

PUT A BELT ON IT. I got the inspiration for this little DIY after seeing how Vintagepiken stores her magazines and thought I had to share it with you guys since it’s probably the easiest DIY of all times. I have tons of fashion & interior design magazines laying around my apartment and this is such a neat way of organizing/displaying them. All you need are two belts to strap around your magazines, and voila, done. I got my belts at H&M, but if you already have some at home, they’ll work just as good!

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White light

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SPRING FEELINGS. Obsessed with these pictures of Daria from the february issue of Harper’s Bazaar US. The all white looks feel so refreshing after a winter filled with black, black, black (although I definitely wouldn’t mind that oversized, black leather jacket in the second picture, come to mama!). Will definitely be saving these pictures as inspiration for when the weather finally starts heating up!

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the skateboard

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THURSDAY. I was so bummed when I missed out on the Céline inspired, limited edition skateboards that Jayne from Stop it right now created back in 2011 and have been on the hunt for one since. Luckily enough, a few of the decks popped up on her shop again just before Christmas, and it took me about 2 seconds to whip out my credit card and order one. It truly is a work of art and I love the pop of color it brings to my mostly black/white home!

the camel coat

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COATS. Decided to dust off this good ol’ camel coat that I found at a Zara sale a couple of years ago and take it out for a spin. I didn’t know it then, but over the years it has become one of my favorite coats (tied first place with this stunning ivory one from Emerson Fry) and I’m so happy I didn’t leave it on the rack when I saw the insane line to the register at Zara that day, definitely worth queuing 30 minutes for!

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CAMEL COAT old one from Zara (similar ones here). SHIRT COS (similar here). CASHMERE SWEATER Uniqlo (similar here). PANTS Whyed (old, but similar ones here). BAG Proenza Schouler. PUMPS Carvela (similar pair here). SUNGLASSES Céline (similar here).


Sefer Caglar

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INTERIOR DESIGN. So in love with Sefer Caglar’s amazing Istanbul apartment. The copper dining table, the wooden chairs, the lamp (!), that gallery wall.. Let’s just say I could move in any minute!

More pictures of Sefer’s lovely home below:

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Hunkydory leather jacket

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LOVE. Surprisingly enough I didn’t really do much shopping during my stay in Stockholm, but one thing I brought back with me to NY was this awesome leather jacket from the Swedish brand Hunkydory. Love the fit + the large silver buttons!

LEATHER JACKET Hunkydory. CASHMERE SWEATER Uniqlo. JEANS J Brand. BAG 3.1 Phillip Lim (here). BOOTS Emerson Fry.

On my mind..

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LOVE. Chloé really nailed it with their Resort 2014 collection and this look in particular really makes my heart skip a beat. The crisp white shirt, the nude cage heels and those amazing two-tone pants, pure genius! This is exactly what I want to be wearing for spring and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the high-street gods will produce something similar as the pants are a tiny bit out of my budget so to speak..

Stockholm photo diary

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STHLM. During our trip to Stockholm we stayed a couple of days at the lovely Scandic Grand Central where the picture above was shot, and it’s safe to say that I fell head over heels in love with those large, beautiful windows. Just imagine spending your weekends cuddled up with a blanket, some tea and a book on that window sill, sounds pretty amazing if you ask me.

We had so much fun during the trip that our two weeks litterally flew by, but we managed to snap a bunch of pictures for a little photo diary that you can check out below. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Stockholm nights

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too cool for school

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Pictures by Craig McDean for Interview. Styling by Karl Templer

SOFIA. Seriously, how amazing does Sofia Coppola look in these shots by Craig McDean? Definitely wouldn’t mind wearing any of these looks, love the masculine vibe!

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Rainy day in Stockholm

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Pictures by Mattias Swenson

STHLM. Got back from Stockholm the other day and even though it feels great to be back in NY, I still miss my old hometown a lot. Isn’t it funny how the simple things you take for granted in your home country suddenly comes to mean so much to you when moving abroad? Like enjoying a perfect, fresh-out-of-the-oven, Swedish cinnamon roll and a cup of coffee with friends & family on a cold and rainy day for example. Ask any Swede and you’ll learn just how serious we are about our “fika” (Fika roughly translates to coffee break, but really, it’s so much more than a mere coffebreak!). That, and taking your shoes off when you enter someones home, because why on earth would you wear your dirty shoes inside? My American friends laugh their butts of everytime I remove my shoes while hanging out at their place, but that’s just how Swedes roll. These pictures where shot at the lovely café at Scandic Grand Central on one of those rainy days and let me tell you, that was one hell of a cinnamon roll!

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KNIT Gant (similar one here). JEANS J Brand. SHOES Isabel Marant (on sale here & here!). BAG Proenza Schouler (here). PASSPORT COVER Louis Vuitton.

2013 in pictures

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BEST OF. 2013 is coming to an end and it has truly been one of the most exciting years of my life. I’ve been blessed with great work oportunities, met new amazing people and of course, made the jump and moved across the Atlantic to my new hometown, New York. All in all, I would say it’s been a pretty spectacular year and 2014 has some pretty large shoes to fill, but I have no doubt that next year will be equally wonderful. Thank you so, so much for continuing to follow my adventures on the blog, I don’t say it enough but it really means the world to me. So, with these pictures we say goodbye to 2013, and I wish all of you a magical 2014!

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Mix & Match

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black moodboard by Carolina Engman


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Jimmy Choo talan heels in Carolina Engman's NY apartmentNew in: Jimmy Choo

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Boyfriend jeans + bright lips

leopard coat via fashionsquadLeopard coat

black on black via fashionsquadBlack on black

Carolina Engman

carolina engman at homethe weekend

by Carolina EngmanBlack/gold

carolina engman jimmy chooLe Smoking

jimmy choo charlize clutch

carolina engman in new yorkLast nightcarolina engman

celine audrey sunglassesWeekend photo diary

Carolina Engman by ZanitaStorm TrooperCarolina Engman by Zanita

carolina engman leather jacket

carolina engman leather jacket and jeansBlue jeans, white shirt

celine audrey sunglasses

milly jacketSorry for partying

carolina engman on brooklyn bridge via fashionsquadBrooklyn Bridge

anine bing dress via fashionsquadThe little white dress

Carolina Engman burberry

carolina engmanKnits and leather

red lips via fashionsquad

green cashmere sweater and leaopard coat via fashionsquadPre-Blizzard

Carolina Engman - Nicole Miller lookbookNicole Miller aw13 Lookbook

Carolina Engman - Nicole Miller lookbook

Carolina Engman - Nicole Miller lookbook

Carolina Engman - Nicole Miller lookbook

Carolina Engman - Nicole Miller lookbook

Carolina Engman - Nicole Miller lookbookNicole Miller aw13 lookbook

cashmere sweater and leather pants via fashionsquadBorrowed from the boys

carin wester bomber jacket via fashionsquad

carin wester bomber jacket via fashionsquadCarin Wester bomber jacket

Carolina Engman

Leather on leather

Emerson Fry Boots

Emerson Fry

isabel marant boots via fashionsquad

Fall favorites

rebecca minkoff bomber jacket via fashionsquad

carolina engman

window via fashionsquad

Sunday mornings

carolina engman hm icons leather jacketThe new icons

carolina engman hm hat

by the window via fashionsquadBaby it’s cold outside

carolina engman

fringe boots via fashionsquadFringe boots

kenzo eye scarf via fashionsquadKenzo eye scarf

leather jacket via fashionsquad

3.1 Phillip Lim I Love Nueva York t-shirt

I love Nueva York

carolina engmanCanadian Tuxedo

emerson fry coat via fashionsquad

Ivory Coat

carolina via fashionsquad

emerson fry coat via fashionsquadIvory Coat

carolina engman's NY apartmentTonight

Carin Wester coat via fashionsquadCarin Wester coat

light pink blazer via fashionsquadNew York at dusk

gina tricot blazer via fashionsquad

sexy backLine & Dot jumpsuit

carolina engman in line and dot jumpsuit

carolina engman - burberry leather trenchBlack leather

carin wester jacket via fashionsquadBlack jeans

jimmy choo anouk via fashionsquad

Carolina Engman by Mattias SwensonPale pink

dvf dress via fashionsquadBack to school

leather vest via fashionsquad

tartan scarf and black jacket via fashionsquadTartan scarf

carolina engman by zanita

carolina engman by zanitathe crush

Carolina Engman

zara coat via fashionsquadBlack hat

je deteste rodarte via fashionsquad

rodarte sweatshirtLOVE/HATE

white blazer via fashionsquadWhite blazer

carolina engman

grunge chic via fashionsquadBoyfriend jeans

Jimmy Choo Fauna via fashionsquad

metallic skirt

carolina engman nyfw streetstyleMetallics

msgm feather skirt via fashionsquadFeather skirt

isabel marant bootsIsabel Marant Scarlet Boots

black and white via fashionsquadMonochrome

burberry the crush

burberry trenchcoat via fashionsquadArt of the trench

carolina engman

carolina engmanCheckmate

checkered jacket via fashionsquad

carolina engman pink beanieAttack of the giant beanie

pink grey and black via fashionsquad

carolina engman's nyc apartmentHome sweet home

kelly wearstler earrings via fashionsquadKelly Wearstler Rada Earrings

msgm ikat print dress via fashionsquadMSGM

Jimmy Choo heels via fashionsquadNew in: Jimmy Choo

kenzo skirtChoo 24:7 Stylemakers

danielle bernstein and carolina engmanSneak peek

le specs sunglasses via fashionsquadBlack on black

boyfriend jeans and leather jacketLeather jacket and boyfriend jeans

carolina engmanStreets of New York

stormy nyc

gant coat via fashionsquadGant coat

fashionsquad for coeeeFashionsquad x Cooee Lookbook

fashionsquad for coeee

beauty favorites via fashionsquadBeauty favorites

brightNeon orange

alexis flower dressRetrofuturist

sigerson morrison brielleDamn you Nemo!

carolina herrera bagLace

carolina engman in lucky magazineFeatured in Lucky Magazine

dagmar coat

dagmar coatDagmar coat

zara tartan coatFall in NYC

carolina engman's homeHello there

boyfriend jeansBoyfriend jeans

Jules, Margaret, Andy, Carolina, Aimee and Wendy via

nyfw 2013

To check out 2012 in pictures, click here!

NYFW photo diary 2013

zanita and carolina via fashionsquad

Pictures by Mattias Swenson

NYFW. Thought it was about time that I got around posting this little photo diary from New York fashion week, can’t believe how fast time went. In just a couple of weeks it’s time for NYFW again and I can’t wait to have all of my friends in town!

rebecca minkoff bomber jacket via fashionsquad

Rebecca Minkoff bomber jacket

chadwick bell spring 14 via fashionsquad

Chadwick Bell’s ss14 collection was definitely one of my favorites from nyfw, love the clean yet edgy looks!

chadwick bell ss14 show via fashionsquad

chadwick bell ss14 details via fashionsquad

chadwick bell spring 14 via fashionsquad

chadwick bell ss14

carolina and rumi

rebecca minkoff ss14

rebecca minkoff finale

Rebecca Minkoff ss14

carolina and nicole

carolina nicole zanita

Hanging out with my favorite aussies between shows!

Andy, Adam & Carolina at the Bloglovin party

With Andy & Adam at the Bloglovin x Lyst party

nicole miller ss14

The Nicole Miller runway finale

carolina engman silver look


calla casting

Calla casting

andy and carolina in nycandy and carolina

Jules, Margaret, Andy, Carolina, Aimee and Wendy via


milly ss14

Milly ss14

milly mesh jacket

Obsessed with this mesh jacket

milly ss 2014

sporty vibes at Milly

milly ss14 collection

new york via fashionsquad

sunset over New York

carolina engman blue shirt leather pants

Blue Zara Shirt, leather leggings from Milly, lace booties from Jimmy Choo (on sale here!) and bag from Proenza Schouler


Fitting at Burberry..

carolina engman - burberry leather

..where I got to borrow this insane leather trench coat!

carolina engman in nanette lepore

wearing Nanette Lepore shirt + skirt & bag from Proenza Schouler

nanette lepore ss14

Nanette Lepore ss 14

nanette lepore ss 14

carolina engman - burberry leather trench

carolina engman - burberry leather trenchcoat

Burberry leather trench coat

dagmar lace dress

Wearing my favorite lace dress from Dagmar!


Star earring from Cooee

calla ss14 presentation via fashionsquadcalla ss14 presentation

Calla ss14 presentation

carolina engman dagmar lace dress bw


Black leather

carolina engman - burberry leather trench

carolina engman - burberry leather trenchcoat

Photos by Richard Nicholls

BLACK. Right now I’m preparing a little photo diary from New York Fashion Week (better late than never, right?) and found these pictures of me wearing the most insane Burberry leather trench coat that I got to borrow during fashion week. Pure love!

LEATHER TRENCH COAT Burberry. SUNGLASSES Acne x Thierry Lasry. BAG Proenza Schouler ps11. SHOES Sigerson Morrison.

the chop

carolina engman hair

Picture by Mattias Swenson

FRIDAY. So sorry about the radio silence guys, I’ve had so much catching up to do with friends & family that I’ve had to put the blog on hold for a couple of days. I’ve also managed to get myself a long overdue haircut and all I can say is, why didn’t I do it sooner?! Love my new shorter do!

Lipstick, Max Factor ‘Ruby Tuesday’.

3.1 Phillip Lim mini Pashli

phillip lim mini pashli via

LOVE. Looks like Santa came early this year, say hi to my new little friend!

BAG 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli.

10 dreamy bedrooms

Jon Oron apartment

Picture via Elle Decoration UK

ZZZZ.I think I hit the snooze button about twenty times this morning before finally getting out of bed, but it was just so darn cozy! I totally would have spent all day in bed wearing my favorite pajama if I could, but tomorrow I’m flying to Stockholm for two weeks and there’s A LOT that has to get done before that.
So, here are 10 gorgeous bedrooms we can daydream about instead! Which one is your favorite?

dreamy bedroom via honeypieliving

the definition of cozy! via honeypieLIVINGetc

dreamy white bedroom via fashionsquad

all white bedroom

naja munthe bedroom via fashionsquad

Naja Munthe’s beautiful bedroom

gray bedroom via fashionsquad

minimalistic bedroom via fashionsquaddaria werbowy bedroom via fashionsquad

dreamy bedroom via fashionsquad

bedroom via fashionsquad

more interior inspiration on my pinterest!


the favorites

carolina engman jewelry collection for cooee

picture by Carolina Engman

Happy Friday everyone, can’t believe the weekend is already around the corner! Above are some of my favorite jewelry of the moment, all from my collection for Cooee. When I designed these pieces I wanted to create something timeless that would look just as good during the day with a pair of worn out boyfriend jeans and a leather jacket, as they would with a little black dress and a pair of sky high heels, and I love the way they turned out!
The ones above are made from gold plated brass (my favorites!) and they also come in a beautiful sterling silver version. You’ll find the full collection here as well as in the stores listed below!

 – Lykke, Fredrikstad
- Casablanca, Kongsvinger
- Høyer Stores (Høyer Byporten, Høyer Storo Høyer Strommen, Høyer Haugesund)
- Royal Sko, Bodö
- Gullsmed Engen, Lillehammer

bomber jacket & denim shirt

carolina engman - bomber jacket and black skinnies

carin wester bomber jacket

Pictures by Mattias Swenson

BLACK/BLUE. Yesterday’s look: All black with a dash of denim. Super simple, just the way I like it!

BOMBER JACKET Carin Wester. DENIM SHIRT Zara (old but similar ones here). JEANS Jbrand. BOOTS Emerson Fry (here). BAG Proenza Schouler ps11 (here).