I am so excited to introduce a new series on the blog that I've been calling "Loving Vintage With...", where I will be talking with humans from all over the world about vintage clothing and what it means to them. Stockholm blogger/eco makeup lover Emmi of Roosa's Closet
is a master of consistently dispelling the myth that thrifting previously worn clothes is dirty and looks more shabby than chic. Her wardrobe is sleek, sophisticated and curated with such care that it's impossible to decipher which pieces are old or new. She was kind enough to chat with me about her style and how she incorporates vintage into her incredible wardrobe.
Where do you like to shop for vintage?
In Sweden we have a few nice charity shops like Myrorna and Stadsmissionen where you can find nice things for less money. We also have more established vintage boutiques like Beyond Retro, Judit’s ect for handpicked pieces. There is a lot of different vintage and second hand stores in Stockholm when you start to look for them!
What makes you pick out a piece and want to buy it?
Usually I don’t have anything particular in mind when I shop vintage pieces, I find it easier that way to have an open mind. Often I find some pieces and use them in totally other purposes than they are meant to, scarves are really nice half-turbans for example. Different, special pieces often get my attention!
What is your fave vintage item in your closet?
It has to be my cream colored blazer from the early 90s. I got it a few years ago and it’s just perfect! Another item I love is my sister's vintage bag she found at a flea market.
Do you have a dream piece that you would die if you found?
Oh yes, a black vintage Chanel 2.55!
Who are your “vintage” style icons?
I like Elsa Billgren, Ava Sfez, Veronica Lake, Marilyn Monroe (especially the more “casual” pictures of her) for their style and beauty.
If you could bring any trend back from the past, what would it be?
I would love to see more hats on both men and women!
What vintage look would we NEVER see you wearing?
I’m more into classic, simple, ladylike pieces so I have a hard time picturing myself in the hysterical 80s blazers, makeup and hair… But never say never!
All photos courtesy of Emmi Rantakallio
Since music has such a huge influence on my style, I've been asking for recommendations as part of this series. Emmi suggested that I check out Mountain Bird, Jamie Woon and Bonobo so I'm going to finish this off with one of her picks. Thanks again to Emmi for taking the time to talk with me, please check out her beautiful blog
and you can find her on Instagram here