We recently opened our first store in the beautiful archipelago of Stockholm. Located in Vaxholm, or store is now even more available for our customers.
Remember to always keep your eyes open for news and update on our webside and the social media such as Instagram and Facebook.
In this post I will introduce to you one of the places in Stockholm, an cozy, small town and a magical piece of the archipelago a bit outside Stockholm city.
Vaxholm is an idyllic archipelago where you can take a moment from the hectic and high energetic city of Stockholm and relax your soul in this harmonic place. This magic archipelago is a perfect place to bring your family, friends or someone you love and where you can stay the night, the weekend or couple of days by take in to a hotel, a bed & breakfast or even go camping, for those who enjoy that.
There are tons of beautiful greens and sightseeing everywhere, you can take the boat around the isle, or even hire a bike to explore this lovely town. Don’t forget to take a swim in the refreshing water surrounding Vaxholm, if there is right season for that of course. Maybe you enjoy play golf or fish? These two activities are highly recommended for a pleasant and tranquil experience. After a day full of activities you can enjoy restaurants that offers lovely dishes from the typical Swedish kitchen. And not to forget the shopping, take a walk around Vaxholm shops and enjoy the cozy atmosphere, the unique boutiques and great personal service.
Don’t forget to check out Syster P store and collections in Vaxholm during your visit!
CRYSTAL MEANINGS PART IIII – ・THE STONE OF LOVE ・PINK OPAL
It is time to present one of my favorite stones often seen in Syster P jewelry collections, Pink Opal. You will find this beautiful stone in different jewelries such as Adorable Flower necklace, Scarab Bracelet, Scarab Necklaceand for those who style edgy I can definitely recommend to check out Shark Bracelet and Shark earrings. You´ll find all these beautiful pieces in silver and gold at our webshop, www.systerp.com. Go check them out!
”Shark” in silver and pink opal
Why I find this stone so amazing is not only because of its lovely sparkling and boheme color but also the meaning of the stone is affecting me. Pink Opal has according to the legend some strong properties and is used to enhance jewelry and calme down the soul.
This charming, pink stone is said to be excellent for those who often feel nervous and anxious in tense situations. With anxiety and regularly worry comes stress and according to studies there are a lot of people suffering from a variety of disorders related to stress. Far too many if you ask me…
A variety of necklaces in gold and pink opal
Legends says it heals broken hearts
Have you ever had your heart broken? Or maybe your friends? Anyway, the legends and traditions say that Pink Opal can heal a broken heart AND even help you to move forward after a heartbreak.
Some traditions say that the stone brings love, peace and hope. Many people also believe that Pink Opal can calm and sooth your emotional body. It is said to be the stone of LOVE, but only for the faithful lovers.
New York City. One of the most interesting and vivid places in the world. I say place, because New York City is more than a city. It´s a culture that has influenced and inspired people all over the world.
For me as a fashion editor, New York Street Style is like the Holy Bible and no matter what, I always scroll through the internet for new street shoots and captures.
The main reason I got in touch with Syster P was actually for their passion and love for places, in particular New York. My curiosity needed to be nourished, and now when I´m one of the crew, I really understand why N.Y is inspiring them to design and create jewelry that not only looks good and matches almost everything, but also where every little detail and piece has a story behind. A value, something untold.
A big city like N.Y has endless amount of things to do, sights to visit and places to eat. I´ve gathered a few of my own favorite spots in the city for a weekend and I hope it will serve as a good starting point if you plan your trip to the city that never sleeps!
Places to visit
#1 Artist & Fleas Market
Where: 88 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan, and 70 Seventh Street, Brooklyn When: Saturday and Sundays at 10am-7pm What to find: Artists & Fleas is a weekend market that brings together the vintage and the contemporary designed by a number of local artists and designers. You’ll find anything from jewelry to accessories to bicycle parts to home decor.
#2 Ralph´c Coffee
Where: 711 Fifth Avenue
Ralph Lauren is giving the coffee shop scene a fashionable makeover with his first ever coffee shop. Located on the second floor of the Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store, the designer’s cafe boasts coffee, espresso, pastries and a little shop of Ralph’s Coffee memorabilia—plus a chic area to enjoy your coffee, chat with friends and catch up on reading your favorite fashion tomes.
# 3 MoMa
Where: MoMA is located in midtown Manhattan, New York City, at 11 West Fifty-third Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
The Museum of Modern Art, MoMa seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children.
Definately a place to visit when in New York!
# 4 Central Park
Where:59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., Manhattan Borough, New York, NY 10022
843-acre urban park in the middle-upper Manhattan, New York City. Being one of the most visited urban park in the U.S Central Park is a spot worth Instagram-from.
# 5 West Village
No matter if you are going on celebrity hunting, admire unique pieces of street art, relax in green spots, or just want to get lost amid its charming townhouses, eclectic boutiques and legendary bars and cafes, West Village in New York City is my favorite spots of all.
It is time to present another beautiful oceanblue stone that Syster P is using to create lovely collections. This stone is found in two collections; Adorable and Scarab. In this post I will tell you short about the meaning, history and properties about larimar.
Blue oceans and white clouds
In 1974 a man by the name of Miguel Méndez found the stone in the dominican republic, on a beach in the Barahoma province. The natives thought larimar derived from the ocean and passed this story to Mendez. ”Mar” in spanish means ocean, and Méndez beloved douughers name was Larissa.
So the ocean blue stone therefore was named Larimar.
Some people say, I would guess, women, that larimar nurtures the pregnant women´s body to relieve any depression and/or stress she might feel. There are also stories about larimar´s power to awaken the power of feminism and to sooth emotions.
Other traditions tell us the larimar teaches people to respect each, love and nurture one and each other. It said to block unhealthy emotional blocks and to release attachments we might suffer badly from.
Angelite is another beautiful stone found in Syster P jewelry collections ”Dripping” and ”Nugget”.
It is recognized by its ocean blue color and is sometimes called blue anhydrite.
The Dripping collection that comes in both gold and silver is a very classy and popular choice in our collection. The stone comes also as necklace, earring.
Nugget collection includes earrings, bracelets and necklaces that comes in gold and silver.
Traditions says that angelite brings calm and inner peace. In this post I will tell you more about the significant properties and meanings.
Calm and inner peace
If you feel stressed and overwhelmed, some people say that angelite creates a psychic protection and balancing etheric and physical energies. The stone is known to make you calm and give you inner peace. Angelite has the effect that can maintain and build a harmonic relationship this because it is said to dispel anger, fear and also encourages forgiveness.
The meaning of Angelite is that it is used like a healing crystal and I use it to avoid headaches, different infectious diseases and inflammations and also for the circulatory system. Some say that the stone can also be used to connect with spirit guides, the higher self and guardian angels.
Spring signs are everywhere, finally! In Sweden the winter is long and dark, so when my favorite season, spring arrives it´s pure happiness. I believe a lot of people feels the same and to celebrate this lovely feeling I´m sharing some spring news at the shop:)
This symbol is sanskrit, and is called Aum. In hinduism, aum refers to the entire universe, the truth and the soul. And it stands for energy. ”Aum” comes as earrings and bracelet, and above you see ”Sparkle Bracelet Aum”. A lovely piece of jewelry that brings joy when carried.
The power of sisters. It´s a bond to be nourished, and this bracelet is a perfect gift to your sister, your friend or someone you care for. Sister Power Bracelet comes in a variety of colors, and you´ll find the bracelets above here.
This chic bracelet is called ”Mono Bangle” and has set crystal and monogram pendant with the text BAM.
It´s a favorite and comes in silver and gold plated and the size is adjustable. A perfect gift for you self, or someone you care for.
We wish you a wonderful weekend, with a lot of joy and happiness!
Have you ever heard the expression ”smultronställe”? Obviously, if you’re from Sweden, you have. But those of you who aren´t, don’t even go for Google Translate for translation. Because some words needs to be put in context otherwise they loose their purpose.
”Smultronställe” is such a word that if you translate it from swedish into english without a context, describing it would be difficult and also a bit goofy. If you translate this word using Google or any other translation tool, the answer returned will be ” a raspberry place”or in best scenario ”hideaway”. And that is the meaning of ”smultronställe” for me; a place to go to, where I feel comfortable with the people, the interior, the coffee, food, art or whatever the place has to offer.
One of Syster P´s and my smultronställe in Stockholm is a small restaurant nearby the office, ”Sibiriens Soppkök”. It´s a little place in the corner of Roslagsgatan and Frejgatan in Vasastan.
”Sibiriens Soppkök” gives more of the feeling of entering a living-room rather than a restaurant. Among the dishes you´ll find homemade soups, some pasta and also a few sandwiches. If there are any food left when the popular lunch is over, they´ll serve it at the evening.
My absolut favorite from their is their Clam Chowder. I remember the first time I ate Clam Chowder, it was in Seattle 2003 and I loved it! Can you imagine my happiness when I discovered that one of Stockholm´s most cozy restaurants serves this soup:)) I was very, very happy!
Anyway, the weekend has almost arrived and if you´re in the neighborhood stop by ”Sibiriens Soppkök” for a soup and some ”fredagsmys” (translate: ”Friday cozy”).
One of the highlights in the capital of Scandinavia is Stockholm Fashion Week. I just love how the city turns into a jungle of fashion bloggers, editors, actors and photographers running in between shows and events.
As a fashion editor, I get the chance to visit fashion shows and in some cases even have a moment with the designers backstage to discuss collections, thoughts, philosophy and things in between.
For me, to have a moment with a person who is dedicated to create pieces of wearable art is truly inspiring and I always bring the new insight with me to put it in my box of ”Box of inspiration”.
The Fashion Weeks schedule was expected hectic, however, running in between the well-styled fashion shows and runway is a part of the big picture. Fashion Week is not what it is without the fast-and-curios atmosphere, the good stress vibes and not to forget, the meetings!
So I have A LOT of favorites among the designers and collection, and since it would be nearly impossible to list them all here, I´ve handpicked one to present for each day!
Day 1: Whyred Women
The collection ”A scene in Between” sets out to wash away the sartorial treasures of UK indie youth scenery.
Whyred is not only a label of fashion. It´s main core is a brand dedicated to lifestyle, art, music and tailoring. The charasteric if WHYRED design is wearable garments with a modern touch.
The collections and garments are inspired by everyday things such as various forms and classic forms; t-shirts, chinos and parka.
Since I LOVE Syster P jewellery I can´t help myself accessorize outfits with Syster P pieces.
For this collection I would definitely go for a simple and chic. And since I adore contrasts in fashion, I would choose accessoars that are female since Whyred has a lot of masculine vibes in their collections.
Single Nugget Necklace
Feather Silver Bracelet
Designer A/W 16 : Roland Hjort & Jonas Bladmo
Day 2 Valerie
A few years ago when I bought my first Valerie dress and jacket, I almost didn´t dare to wear them. The new pieces became quickly my ”precious dress”. But what good comes from design that are not worn? None… right?
Valerie Aflalo, creative designer of the brand has a long experience of high fashion: Her father was the one to introduce Yves Saint Laurent in Scandinavia in the early 70s.
After returning from a trainee position with Renato Nucci in Paris, Valerie returned to Stockholm to start her own brand.
Today, Valerie is well known established Swedish fashion brand. Her way to design and create unique looks combining Swedish design and French luxury and her passion o finding characteristic European made fabrics: embroiled tulle, jacquards, lace and silk crepes makes Valerie a favorite on and off the runways.
Since Valeries design has a lot of details, a would once again go for something simple to accessorize. Beloved Bracelet (silver & gold) from Syster P is a favorite that goes with different styles and outfits. Another bracelet that I really love is ”Aruba”. This lovely one comes in a variety of colors:)
Valerie A/W 16 Runway
Day 3 Beckmans College of Design
Founded in 1939, The Beckmans College of Design, the college is a small art college for advertising and fashion. The third-year Fashion students mark the middle of their final-year studies with collaboration project with seven of Sweden´s most well-know fashion brands: Carin Wester, Cheap Monday, Filippa K, Hope, House of Dagmar, Ida Sjöstedt and Whyred. Fourteen students have interpreted the fashion brands and created new visionary collections. Students in Visual Communication have created the communication concept, including web and fashion films.
I just love the idea of having projects including established brands and design students. I believe the creations that are born from these kind of collaborations are something extra, something new and something different.
To this collection, that are dare, colorful and with a lots of details, I would go for a simple jewellery such as Dangling earring and Hera ring:)
Hera ring, silver crystal
Designers: Josephine Bergqvist, Amanda Blom, Filippa Borenius, Olle Daunfeldt, Siah Javaheri, Livia Schück, Isabelle Larsson Knobel, Jenny Larsson, Victor Lind, Klara Modigh, Petra Norden, Emma Röstlund, Anna Scholz, Johanna Welinder.
Finally the fall has arrived, and we get to update our outfit to suit the darker times and colder mornings. Although I can miss the sunlight and the warm weather, the crisp mornings, the clear air and the dark evenings with lit candles are just lovely. I also like bringing out my fall outfit, maybe updating it a bit, and using all kinds of accessories to make it feel right for me. A warm, wool scarf can make any old coat look alive, and there is nothing to give my face confidence as a bold pair of earrings. Do you agree? Please check my inspo pics below for ideas on how to enhance you own outfit!
The native narrow bracelets come in different colours and can be mixed together or worn separately
This bird is gorgeous, isn’t it? The silver bracelets are snake wrap, Beloved and Sister Power.
These scarves are made of the softest wool. They keep me warm as same time as lightening up my black coat. Perfect!
September has started with sunshine and heavy rains, chilly mornings and lovely, warm afternoons. Life is like that, and I feel grateful for all the mixed feelings and ups and downs of everyday life. With the fall follows the will to update your wardrobe. Where do you get your inspiration? We are shipping new jewelry to all the stores, and really enjoying seeing all the new models before they move out the door. We have also sent out all the warm, cosy, beautiful scarves, to make the summer outfits last a little longer. Join our September inspiration, with earlier favorites and newcomers combined!
Sparkle bracelets, true Syster P. Which one is your favorite?