ba bye

I never thought I'd say this but I've decided to take a pause from this little blog. I'm focusing on my photography, work and hanging out with my lovely friends right now. If you still want a glimpse of me and my little vintagey life feel free to follow me on instagram: edlajosephine and my photoblog: I'll probably be back here very soon, hehe. But if not, you know where I am! looooads of kisses! 
xxx Josefine

Lina Tsutsumi

Hey guys! I want to share with you my lovely friend Lina's blog. Lina's dream is to become a music producer, and I'm sure she will get there one day! So, click on her blog and you will see music and also read about her daily life! (which we all love to read about right? maybe it's just me, I love to read more about the person)

Be sure to check it out, you won't be dissapointed I'm telling you!

Great news

Hello my dear readers. I've got some exiting news for you. I've decided that 2013 shall be my year, and I've been sending out loads of emails to a couple of places. Yesterday I sent one to kulturhuset/lava here in stockholm and asked if I could have an exhibiton there. It's free for people under 25. And as soon as today I got a mail back and the woman there told me she liked my photos, AND I'm going there next week for a meeting, to talk about everything. So please, lovely readers, keep your fingers crossed for me!

xxx Josefine

Haunted wedding veils

I had the day off yesterday and did almost nothing at all. Watched films and walked around in my cute wedding veil from the thirties dreaming about my groom who's not existing, it feels like :(

I was also wearing:
1930's pyjama jacket - Ebay
Edwardian skirt (which you can't see, almost) - Old Touch

Josefine xx

1930s portraits

Hello darlings! When Jens was here last week end he started to go through my wardrobe and dressed me up a bit. "Here, put this dress on" and: "these earrings too" and suddenly we thought we had to take some photos of the end result. Some sort of 1930's portraits, what do you think? I know I'm the worst model in the history ;) But I kinda like the photos anyway!
I've always wanted to try more of a 'backslick' hairstyle a la the 30's and I freakin' loved it!

xxx Josefine


Dreaming away about men like these. Sweet jesus!!!!!!!!!!! All I can say.
Oh Marlon, you sure know how to make my legs shiver :O

Downton Abbey exhibition and cinnamon buns

Hey lovelies! I've been terribly busy with work and other things last week, but now wanted to share with you some photos from my weekend! Or, mostly of how I spent my Sunday. 
Jens came to me (and stayed at my place) on saturday evening. We had such a lovely time, ate a super delicious dinner and dessert. AH <3

On Sunday we went to town to meet up with Jens grandma and the three of us visited Hallwylska wich is a museum here in Stockholm, were they have a Downtown Abbey exhibition at the moment. We saw the downtown abbey exhibition (of course) and after that we went on a little tour with a guide who showed us some nice rooms and told us a lot about the history of the museum. About the countess Wilhelmina von hallwyll and count Whalther won hallwyll. It was soo interesting. Here are some photos from our day at the museum:

I was happy like a little kid on christmas when we finally walked in, BEAUTIFUL interior, literally died.

The clothes were amazing! as you probably can tell I wandered around there drooling. Look at the details!

Found some gorgeous herb cans, the funny thing is I found almost identical ones at the charity shop the day before. And I DIDN'T buy them. I hope they're still there, I need them.

The furniture was to DIE for!!!!!!! I want my apartment to look like that!


Amazing dresses!


This was one of my favourite dresses! It's sooo fabolous I would die to have it in my wardrobe.

My second favourite dress! Just look at it :O droool

these two were also pretty as hell!

and now some photos from the tour we went on (not the Downton Abbey exhibition)

Countess Wilhelmina and Count Walthers bedroom. It was AMAZING

Some of countess Wilhelminas porcelain collection. I have a similar porcelain figure that I got from my mums neighbors old grandma (who's been dead since forever).. for free. Nice nice

More beautiful porcelain!
After the museum we went to an cafe and had a little "fika" as we say in sweden. The most tasty cinnamon bun I've eaten in years! sort of. 
Hope your week end was amazing too!
josefine xxx

mon cherie

Jens and I are going to the theatre tonight to watch 'Cherie' by Colette, wich is a play that is set in 1920's Paris (can't go wrong there according to me).. I've been wanting to see this a while since I first saw the poster of it, exited! 
Sorry for you non-swedish-speaking ladies but the trailer is in swedish (as the play is too)...
xx Josefine

Wednesday inspiration

Boring post I know. I just wanted to share with you some beautiful photos and some inspiring people.
I love the Victorian and Edwardian era, and I love searching for photos from back then. Ghosts and scary pictures inspires me too. But I bet you did know that by now.
One of Swedens most famous writers, August Strindberg. Damn he was handsome! Love this pic.
More strindberg.
One of my inspirations all time, Theda Bara.

And another, Marie Doro. She was so beautiful. Breathtaking!
Love photos like this! She looks like a beautiful ghost.

Another fine edwardian lady.

xxx Josefine

Productive sunday

I tried a new hair style today. I rolled up my hair in a different way yesterday. Wanted a 40's hairstyle a la TicketyBoo Tupney but got so irritated 'cause my hair couldn't at all look as pretty and perfect as hers. She's truly one of my favourite vintage bloggers and so so inspiring. I mean come on, look at her clothes and hair! P-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n, I say. Not jealous at all.......
The dress I'm wearing is a forties one that I bought in Camden when I still lived in London. I love the flower details on it, and it's perfect now when it's colder as it's quite warm. I feel I've written that before by the way? Anyway. He he. So Sunday again today, what have you all been up to? I've been grocery shopping and cleaning, and now *sigh* it's time for cooking. TIRED. 
xx Josefine 

Hollywood glamour

My best friend Jessicka stayed with me for a couple of days last week, and one afternoon we decided to have a little photoshoot. So here's the result. What do you think? isn't she beautiful? Love you darling!

Josefine xx

Like a dream

Hey lovelies! I just came across these amazing photos of my favourite city, London. For you guys who know me are aware of that London is my other home. I've been there probably about 27 times now, worked and lived there for 5 months. I've got so many memories from London and I am totally sure I was an english man in my further life, somewhere in the 1800's. Anyway, here are some photos from 1920-1933:

Billingsgate Fish Market jetty looking north towards Tower Bridge

Blackfriars Bridge and Bankside from the north bank of the Thames
Buckingham Palace at night

Charing Cross Road

Children beneath Southwark Bridge

Covent Garden Underground Station from Long Acre

Crowds outside 'The Newspaper House', Fleet Street

Entrance to Blackfriars Station, Queen Victoria Street

Forecourt of Victoria Station

Houses of Parliament from Lambeth Pier

Benbow Wharf, Bankside

London Pavillion Theatre and Coventry Street from Piccadilly Circus

Monument Street near Billingsgate Market

Trafalgar Square from the steps of St Martin's-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square looking south


Whitehall from Parliament Square

Looking southwest from Lower Custom House Stairs

St.Pauls Church Covent Garden

Sunrise over the Upper pool and Hays Wharf

Visitors on the steps of the Tate Gallery
Photographer: George Reid
Josefine xx

Happy new year!!

I'm not dead! I've just been very busy (or none-busy) with things. I thought I should share some photo's of my new years eve. Did you guys have a good one? 
My friend Carro and I went to an old pub called 'Kvarnen' wich also now has a nightclub. It was a brazil themed party, with Samba dancers in cool costumes and other festivities. I had a lovely time!
During the day at work I wore my hair like this, wich I think is more of a day time look, sort of:

And then the evening came and then I did a little updo. The back was a bit messy as I've got to short hair, that's why I pinned it like crazy. Not too pretty with thousands of visible bobby pins maybe but then I sprayed my hair like crazy with sparkly spray so, a little bit better!

I was sparkly everywhere, like Edward. he he
Carro and I.
We met two new friends wich we partied with after the pub closed too.
At my place!

Se you soon!
xx Josefine

Late christmas wishes

Hey lovelies! I've been terribly bus lately, due to all the christmas celebrations and such things. I want to share with you some photos from my last weekend! So here we go:

Last friday my best friend didn't feel that good, so I bought a big bag of candy and took the first train to go see him!
Their christmas tree wasn't the prettiest of all christmas trees....

But hey, nothing's impossible with some gltter and other christmas decoratons! Much better eh?

A cute little squirrel!

A very sleepy bestie at 1 pm and I needed to pee so bad!
After a while he got up and we ate some brunch!

And later that evenng we ate some gingerbread cookies and drank some tea. And wine.... ooops

winter wonderland!

On sunday evening I got home to my mums were I spent my christmas! No christmas without chocolate!

My sleeping area in my old room

Mums kitchen

Woke up on christmas eve, had porridge and other delicous stuff for breakfast.

Little charlie wished you all a merry christmas!
And I did too, lot's of kisses. Love you all!
Did you have a great christmas?!
Josefine xx

Jingle bells

My friend Danni and I visited my mum today for a little 'late birthday dinner'. Danni's birthday was yesterday and mine (as you know) last week.
I decided to get out of my comfy clothes, put some make up on and doll up a bit. Quite pleased with my hair today. I want it even more red, but I'm to afraid of bleaching it and then color it red (my hair will die again) so... until then It'll have this brown/redish color. But fair enough.
I wore my blue sequined hat from the fifites (I think), that I love. And matched it with my more dark blue forties dress. It's quite warm, perfect for a cold winter day like this!

We also decorated my mums little christmas tree! I promise, it's so tiny. Like one meter high or something. But super cute!
Whilst we decorated we of course listened to christmas music, and.. ate some chocolate. hehe.
Do you get the christmas feeling? 
Josefine xx

Edla Josephine

So here's the result of the photoshoot Lina and I had. I always find it a bit uncomfortable to stand in front of the camera, I don't know why. But anyway, what do you think?

Josefine xx

Back from the dead

Hey darlings! I haven't died or anything I've just been super busy with work and spending time with friends. 
This is how I spent my evening while I was sooo bored:

I mean, why not?

Birthday kid

So today is my birthday! And it's also 'Lucia' here in sweden (google it, too tired to explain) I feel old. No, not really. But it doesn't relly feel like my birthday to be honest. When you were a kid everything was much funnier and I remember I was suuuper exited for every birthday. But now that I'm older I sort of don't care. And it's boring... I don't wanna get older and not care!!! 
I want to... care! lol. 
Anyway, this is my little birthday outfit!
Blouse - Charity shop
Skirt - Charity shop

I like.... charity.
I have some "exiting" photos from a little photoshoot to show you, were yours truly was in front of the camera! I'm not good at that. Anyway, tomorrow! Early night for me tonight, super tired. Nighty night!

Josefine xx

WW2 women and a swimsuit.

Hello guys!
A boring day like this, I feel like writing thousands of blogposts, sharing amazing photos with you, eat a lot of gingerbread and drink tea. So that's what I'm going to do. And I'm going to work a bit too.
So, I have a little confession to make. I'm a quite obsessed with WW2. It all started when I was in 4th grade or something and read Anne Franks diary for the first time. But then 9th grade, we had the best civics teacher who made everything he said so interesting, and at that point the WW2 was on our schedule. All 9th graders went to Poland with our teachers, to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau. All I can say is: IT WAS INCREDIBLE! Everything was. We stayed at a super cosy hotel in beautiful Zakopane, went shopping, went skiing, visited a synagogue, went to Krakow, visited a school and got to talk to the students who studied there, and of course: we visited Auschwitz and Birkenau. I remember the Auschwitz museum the most, we wandered around there, looking at the photos of people with their heads shaved, horrible photos of people who were starving and they were so thin so thin, you can't even imagine! It was scary, breathtaking, cool (even if it feels super wrong to say that), it was so many feelings at the same time! We saw the hair of thousands of women (wich they have saved in the museum), also thousands of childrens shoes, portfolios/suitcases, even a little spot with thousands of glasses! It truly was amazing, and I got even more obsessed with the whole thing. We also read a book at that time in school (maybe before we went I don't remember) it's called 'Fateless'  and is written by Imre Kertész. I remember I loved that book! I feel I need to buy it now. I have seen the movie which I also thought was really good. I actually downloaded it yesterday (as I haven't seen it in a couple of years). Even though I'm really 'fascinated' about WW2 I haven't seen that many films, do you have any tips of good WW2 films? Share with me!

Anyway, lately I've been wanted to go back to Poland, as I thought it was an amazing country. And because I've only got good memories from our trip there. So my friend Danni and I are planning to go back this spring, we found some crazy cheap tickets, like $56, for TWO tickets! ahhh I can't wait. Were also going to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau again (of course) and I'm going to take loads of pictures I promise you. I also have to visit vintage shops there!! does anyone know if there's any nice ones?

In the meanwhile, look at these amazing photos! Ladies from the WW2, truly inspiring. Their hair, clothes, everything!!

The art assembly line of female students busily engaged in copying World War II propaganda posters in Port Washington, New York, on July 8, 1942. The master poster is hanging in the background.

A group of young Jewish resistance fighters are being held under arrest by German SS soldiers in April/May 1943, during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto by German troops after an uprising in the Jewish quarter. 

American film actress Veronica Lake, illustrates what can happen to women war workers who wear their hair long while working at their benches, in a factory somewhere in America, on November 9, 1943. 
She herself could have long hair just because she was a screen actress, but don't copy it!! she said.

These Northwestern University girls brave freezing weather to go through a Home Guard rifle drill on the campus in Evanston, Illinois on January 11, 1942. From left to right are: Jeanne Paul, age 18, of Oak Park, Illinois,; Virginia Paisley, 18, of Lakewood, Ohio; Marian Walsh, 19, also from Lakewood; Sarah Robinson, 20, of Jonesboro, Arkansas,; Elizabeth Cooper, 17, of Chicago; Harriet Ginsberg, 17

Movie actress Ida Lupino, is a lieutenant in the Women's Ambulance and Defense Corps and is shown at a telephone switch board in Brentwood, California, on January 3, 1942. In an emergency she can reach every ambulance post in the city. It is in her house and from here she can see the whole Los Angeles area. 

Women and children, some of over 40,000 concentration camp inmates liberated by the British, suffering from typhus, starvation and dysentery, huddle together in a barrack at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in April 1945.
Some of the S.S. women whose brutality was equal to that of their male counterparts at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Bergen, Germany, on April 21, 1945.

Two women of the German anti-aircraft gun auxiliary operating field telephones during World War II.

The first contingent of U.S. Army nurses to be sent to an Allied advanced base in New Guinea carry their equipment as they march single file to their quarter on November 12, 1942. The first four in line from right are: Edith Whittaker, Pawtucket, Rhode Island,; Ruth Baucher, Wooster, O.; Helen Lawson, Athens, Tennessee,; and Juanita Hamilton, of Hendersonville, North Carolina

And!! I came across this little beauty on ebay a few weeks ago. A swimtuit that belonged to a WW2 naval officer! How cool is that? I don't know if it's wearable at all (the guy who sold it to me don't want to promise anything either) as it's been lying in a box for 70 years. It need a really good wash and after that, we'll see!
I just think it's super pretty! The color and the blue and white details on it. 

After I found it I decided to start collecting things from WW2. I've always wanted to have a hobby of some sort, collect something. But I've never found something for me. Now I just realised this is a great idea! Wish me good luck ;)
Hope you enjoyed the post! 
Josefine xx

Snaps from my friday night


So here are some photos from my party. As you probably can tell we had an amazing time! So much fun. Many drunken photos, haha. Oh well. 
Josefine xx

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