30 years of costumes and basques

cT - bookOn a rainy Monday about 4 weeks ago I had a date with my friend and blogging sister Ann-Christine@To See a World in a Grain of Sand. We had been thinking of visiting Soferio Castle, but the weather forecast wasn’t really up for walking around outdoors. Then Ann-Christine came up with the idea to take the day as it comes starting with lunch in Helsingborg.right floor

I took her to my favorite waterhole in Helsingborg …”Inom”. A small intimate restaurant with fantastic food and service, always busy. Only enjoyed their lunches a couple of time, but also open in the evenings. They are in our Swedish Guide Michelin, called White Guide, the bible over the best restaurants in Sweden.

Also “Inom” is just located across the square to Dunkers Culture House and with the rain pouring down I couldn’t do a better choice.busy show

Your aim was to visit the exhibition about Camilla Thulin’s costume and dress making. She has done creations for theater, artists, events and “Army of Lovers”. “Army of Lovers” is a Swedish dance music group which formed in 1987, and have had a number of hits in Europe throughout the 1990s with songs such as “Crucified”. Their stage costumes were very avant-garde and made by Camilla.

She has also done costumes for productions at the City Theater in Stockholm and scenes Malmö Opera and the Gothenburg Opera.details from her studio

She has designed dresses for artists performing at Royal events (like weddings) and the spectacular Nobel Prize Banquet. Plus she has created some beautiful lingerie. She has always been very close to folklore. On the exhibition, they showed some her fantastic caftans.kaftans

In all honestly, I didn’t know anything about this amazing designer before I visit the exhibition.

In 2005 she published the book “Style” and in the fall of 2007, her book “Men with style” where even her partner Johan Rabaeus participates as a model.

She also designs very wearable clothes for women that don’t cost an arm and a couple of legs – can be bought from her on-line shop or specialty shops.

Camilla  was the 2014 host of the UR’s TV series “Quality”… that was about clothing, clothing production and quality, but also about how to take care of clothes and shoes.just love the colors

On top of being very talented  … is she a truly beautiful woman … born in 1941.

Camilla-Thulin-sapir se

Image provided by and thanks to sapir.se

“One should either be a work of art,
or wear a work of art.”
Oscar Wilde


21 thoughts on “30 years of costumes and basques

  1. Some people seem to have it all, don’t they? 🙂 A sumptuous collection of fabrics! My Lisa would be drooling. What a detailed and beautiful post this is, Vivi. I thought you might have something scheduled but I didn’t expect this. I don’t know how you find the time. 🙂 Hope the wedding celebrations have been wonderful, and you know we can’t wait for a look see. Sunday hugs, sweetheart!

    • Thank you, Girlfriend … I think Lisa would love to spend some times with her creations. Beautiful and scrumptious fabric.
      Have been dancing nearly for 3 days now … can hardly move, but what a fantastic people and they can truly party, without one drop of alcohol. Dancing and eating … people with big hearts, souls and so generous. But it has also been loads of drama, scream and tiaras.
      It will take days to … recover from this, but I had a marvelous time.
      And it will take time for me to go through all the images. Monday very hot hug .. +40.

      • Home on Saturday … I have enjoyed one ice cream since I arrived and it was very good. Today it was very close to 40+ … so I have been indoors the whole day, expect during breakfast that we enjoyed in a beautiful hotel garden. Duvet hug ….

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