Stories

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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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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