If something quite extraordinary happens and the sun
shines, take the chance to simply throw on your favourite summer
dress. Of course it helps if it happens to be a Paul Smith midi
dress like Rebecca has on. With its pretty tie waist and subtle
palette, it's fresh and carefree in the face of city heat and
stuffy tubes. Finishing the look with YSL raffia wedges and round
sunglasses, she's all set for a summer anywhere but here.
Because: What are you wearing?
Rebecca: Paul smith dress, Vintage YSL shoes, Dior bag, Cutler
and Gross sunglasses
Where are you from?
What was it like growing up there?
Very, very safe and nice really. I grew up in a suburb of
Stockholm that is a haven for children, with daycares,
kindergartens and schools in every corner. It made the road to
adulthood even more exciting.
Who or what are your style influences and
Hanne Gaby Odiele might just make my screensaver to be honest.
Maybe she's showered in freebies, I don't know, but she seems to be
one of those models whose need for exhibitionist fashion doesn't
get fulfilled just with modelling. She comes out in outfits like
turquoise crepe Fubu pants, a big red coat and bleached out facial
hair and still looks amazing. She's a dangerous influence on me;
she has me in my bathroom with foundation pasted over my
What's your greatest achievement?
My family. Even though I didn't make them, I still want to take
What's your most embarrassing moment?
I lack the DNA for appropriate dressing; I'm the champion of not
picking up on the general social consensus or dress code. I'm not a
peacock dresser or anything, I just can't seem to pick up on these
structures. When I was eleven in school, there was a day called
"the day of the book" and everyone was meant to dress up as
fictional characters. I decided to go 360 degrees Walt Disney, with
actual Disneyland props: Mickey Mouse foam hands, big yellow shoes,
shorts and a wizard hat with attached ears. I was convinced I would
earn both admiration and respect for my outfit. I got to school to
find out that we, as eleven year olds, were too old to take part
and I spent the day locked in the toilet with my whole class
pestering me to get out.