A Cool Scandi Designer Shares Her Wish List
A Cool Scandi Designer Shares Her Wish List

A Cool Scandi Designer Shares Her Wish List

Sustainable Scandi brand House of Dagmar is known for its chic and minimal aesthetic – a reflection of founder Karin Soderlind’s personal style. To find out what she has her eye on this season, we asked her for everything she’s loving right now….
By Emma Bigger

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1. The Power Piece

These days, my power piece is a pair of trainers. They make me feel relaxed, comfortable and therefore a lot more confident. I like to wear them with a fitted suit to add a cool edge. I love these ones from Celine because they go with everything. They might be an early Christmas present to myself…

2. The Party Piece

A long black tuxedo blazer always gets me in the party mood. It’s so versatile and easy to dress up or down – throw it over a pair of jeans with a simple t-shirt or wear it as a dress with a kitten heel. 

3. The Boots

These Chelsea boots are so easy to style – the square toe gives them a stronger look, so the rest of my outfit can stay simple. They’re also really comfortable, and I can walk in them all day. 

4. The Trousers

For every day, suit trousers with an oversized knit is my go-to look. I like loose trousers and tucking in my knit with a chic belt. I always finish with a large shearling jacket.

5. The Evening Bag

For a dressier look, I like to carry my Bottega Veneta pouch. I prefer larger bags that I can throw everything in. My kids are grown up and out of the house, so I’m usually working late and tend to go straight from the office to dinner or events. I need space for heels and some make-up.

6. The Jewellery

I love jewellery. Right now, I’m obsessed with Swedish designer Lisa Olsson’s Nootka line. The pearl earrings in silver are my day-to-night favourites. For a special event, I wear my Sophie Bille Brahe earrings – a true statement piece.

7. The Beauty Essentials

The new French Laundry by Septiéme hair cleansing mist is my latest discovery. I also love Westman Atelier’s Blush Stick in ‘Petal’ – it has a cooler undertone to it.

8. The Skincare Hero

I was introduced to Korean skincare by my daughter and the Glow Serum by Beauty of Joseon is the perfect product for my skin. I like how quickly it absorbs and it’s not too oily, so my skin feels nourished, smooth and hydrated. 

9. The Scent

Portrait of a Lady by Frédéric Malle is my signature scent. It feels sophisticated and intriguing, and strikes the perfect balance between headiness and warmth, so it works for all occasions. It’s also slightly different on everyone. 

10. The Interiors Piece

I love this Gerrit Rietveld for Cassina chair with its minimalistic and timeless yet incredibly comfortable vibe. It has always been a mission for Dagmar to evoke timelessness in our designs – to be able to create something that goes beyond fashion trends in the same way classic furniture does. 

11. The Work Of Art

I love the simplicity of Paul Fägerskiöld’s art. His paintings are a mix of signs and symbols, drawing inspiration from books and science. It’s the calmness in his work that I really like. He tackles all the big questions about people and our place in the world.  

12. The Book

I recently discovered the book Glucose Revolution. My health is very important to me, and I love to read so I can understand my body more. This book highlights old theories that are relevant in today’s world – plus, the author shares a lot easy tips you can introduce into your diet and lifestyle. 

13. The Hostess Gift

I like to bring something useful to a party, so a bottle of wine or a scented candle always feels like a good choice. I like Byredo but my favourite is the Diptyque Baies candle. The freshness of blackcurrant with the warmth and flowery accents of rose is unbeatable.  

14. The Tableware

Svenskt Tenn does really special table settings. I love the mix of colour and abstract patterns. 

15. The Christmas List

I’ve played tennis all my life – although I’m still very much a beginner. It’s a real passion of mine and a new outfit is just what I need. I’m always looking for stylish tennis gear and there are so many good brands out there. I love the Sporty & Rich x Lacoste collection, and Alex Eagle has some great pieces too. 

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