I love everything about this new fashion story in the WSJ. Magazine fashion issue. It was shot by photographer Mikael Jannson on his wife, ceramicist Lotta Jansson, at their country home in the Swedish archipelago. As EIC Kristina O’Neill said in her IG post “Many months into the global pandemic, we’ve learned valuable lessons about adopting creative needs to the moment. One bright spot has been a renewed emphasis on collaboration and the importance of leaning on friends and family. For Mikael Jansson, a photographer accustomed to shooting in far-flung locations, it meant turning to his wife, ceramicist Lotta Jansson, who modeled favorite outfits from the recent collections….I love the intimacy of these photos, and just how perfectly they capture Lotta’s cool.”
I couldn’t agree more. Without a stylist, or a hair and makeup crew, these images are fashion gone very real; they’re intimate and relatable, plus Lotta is 59, which for me is #goals. I wish more fashion felt like this. Sure it’s nice to dream, but what I want now is something that feels pertinent, not elusive.
Right after you posted this, I surfed on over to the WSJ site to check it out. Everything you say is correct. She’s stunning and I love the ease she has with herself in front of the camera. However, an issue that I have with many of the items in this story as I do with so many of WSJ’s fashion issues, the cost of so much of the clothing is incredible. The long-sleeved striped cotton top is Dior and priced at $1690 and is paired with Celine jeans that are just under $700. Yes, the style is very wearable and very relatable, but the prices…