July 1, 2011

Eye on Style: Maria-Thérèse Andersson

This week's Eye on Style guest is lovely Sweden-based photographer Maria-Thérèse. I have one of her photos in my home and never tire of its magical qualities. If you haven't seen her work, you'll want to check out afiori, her etsy shop.

photo by Louise Andersson

name: Maria-Thérèse Andersson

occupation: Art photographer and writer. I run my own business and mostly work via my website www.afiori.com.

location: Härnösand, Sweden

wearing: Pink tulle dress from Monki (I wear it a lot and find it easy to combine with other clothes for quite different looks), dance inspired t-shirt from BikBok, red shoes - gift from my mom, headpiece - also gift from my mom, from her recent trip to Turkey, gold bracelet - very dear gift from my grandmother and aunt from when I finished high school, beaded bracelet - gift from friends Karin and Anders, goes with a lot of outfits. Tights - I don't know; found them in my wardrobe.

photo by Louise Andersson (2)

wearing #2: Jumpsuit from H&M, my most recent purchase. It was $16! Black cardigan which I've had for ages. Butterfly tiara from Turkey and red shoes, gifts from my mom. Gakkenflex camera built by me.

favorite designers: Bea Szenfeld because of her imagination, her amazing creations which are not only clothes but wearable art (worn by Björk, for instance) and because her designs are animal friendly, no leather or fur. Also, she even creates incredible garments out of paper! Another designer that I like is Alexander McQueen for many of the same reasons, and I generally think life ought to be a little bit more like a fairy tale.

what style means to maria-thérèse: I think of style as another way of expressing myself, apart from writing and creating art, and also use it to change the way I feel. For instance, if I'm in a bad mood I put on something fun like a tiara or sparkly hair clips, a tulle dress or flowered boots. I try to make things fun. I have never felt the need to follow fashion. Instead, I just wear what I feel like wearing and experiment with putting outfits together in new ways. Sometimes I make my own clothes or alter ones I buy. I create a lot of stories in my head, all the time, and tend to come up with stories about my outfits as well, as if they are worn by somebody else.

Thank you Maria-Thérèse for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and if you'd like to check out more Eye on Style guests, check out the right hand index under Eye on Style.

photos by Louise Andersson


goodniteirene.wordpress.com said...

i hope you're feeling better....i hate summer sickness.
have a great weekend. let's hang soon!

Design Elements said...

looks lovely! happy weekend to you, Mary Jo!

Alexa said...

So cute. I love her little red shoes.

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

Hello, hello! So happy to be your guest!

About Last Weekend said...

She has an amazing, free-spirited and lovely style. Love seeing a soft pink with black, it looks so unexpected and chic and the hairgear is really cool. You have really peaked my interest now, will head on over and check out her site. Have a fabulous weekend, Mary Jo!

classiq said...

The pale pink tulle dress is so lovely and I love how she made it her own by pairing it with the black top. I also like that she uses fashion in a fun way (I certainly should do that more often, lol), to experiment and develop her style. :) Have a wonderful weekend, Mary Jo!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous looks!

Happy 4th of July weekend to you too, darling!


Alexis of NorthOnHarper said...

I love how she uses style to impact her mood! Thanks Mary Jo!

vicki archer said...

Such cute dresses,,,I can see why you love them......Have a wonderful weekend Mary Jo...xv

Yelena Starikova said...

I like her style!!! that pink flowy skirt is a MUST!!!

Im your new follower!


Krystal said...

i love answer to the style question! such great style!

quintessence said...

Her work is lovely (popped over to her site) and I like that she is wearing so many gifts from her family!!

Tamara Nicole said...

What a great feature!

I hope you have a lovely 4th of July weekend my friend!!! :-)

Pssst I would love to wander around any place in europe, and stop at each cafe and shop too!

Michelle Lee said...

love the styles!

Antonia said...

love the skirt from the first outfit!


Cafe Fashionista said...

There is something so whimsical and enchanting about her style - I simply cannot resist!

BTW...I am so happy to hear that the first sample of the print came in - I'm so excited!

You have a fabulous 4th as well, Mary Jo!! :)

Lee Oliveira said...

I love learning about new people. Love the dress too.


Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

You are right, her photography does look magic! I bet having this print you linked to at home surely adds a special touch to the space!

MM said...

She has an incredible style and her work is phenomenal! Love her pale pink skirt!

Happy 4th of July weekend and thank you for all your wonderful comments!!

Hugs and kisses

Whimsy Being said...

This is beautiful! I can definitely feel a sense of magic coming through in her shots. I will have to check out her site!

Hope you're having a great holiday weekend, Mary Jo!

fashion and frank said...

I love your interviews - they are great getting to know the inspiration behind the pic - love it x


Claire said...

love the idea of life being more like a fairy tale! and love her style. great outfits! thanks for sharing another great new blogger.


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