Fashion

The Latin Swede

Ellen, the very stylish woman in Odd Molly. She looks super Swedish but definitely doesn’t feel or define herself as Swedish. Having been in and out of Portugal since she was two years old, (her father worked in Portugal), Ellen Hansen always knew that when she was old enough she would leave Sweden and probably move to Portugal. She studied to be a high school teacher in her home country but ended up coming back, and later tried living in LA for a year, and whilst loving Santa Monica, Malibu, and Topanga, all very similar to Lisbon, the saudades were stronger!…

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My 3 Favourite Coloured Infatuations

Serious coffee machines never looked like this before… but it’s so much fun! How’s that going to look in your kitchen? The Dolce&Gabbana collab with SMEG, for the second time, is just super colourful. Called Sicily is my Love, this is a celebration of the duo’s love and passion for their home, their history rich island Sicily, where colour and patterns reign supreme. Gold lemons, citrus fruits, prickly pears and bright red cherries, little drawings of local typical scenes, that normally inhabit the world of Dolce&Gabbana, are now disguising normal everyday appliances with CHARM! After painting SMEG fridges, here come the toasters, citrus…

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Paula Moldes, the serene ruler.

She is cool, calm and collected, absolutely nothing seems to flap her. Even when there is a flood in the warehouse, and lovely Valentino gowns could be damaged, this Lady keeps it all under control. Her (genuine) smile is always in place, and this makes her special. Paula Moldes, the Store Director at STIVALI ( for those of you who live under a rock, a fantastically curated multi-brand store in Lisbon) shares her past and her present with me.  How did you start out in fashion? By mere chance, as I actually have a degree in Physical Education, so I should…

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