All You Need is Love – Filippa Berg is a special bird and someone Papermag once deemed a fashion icon. This Swedish writer + stylist is a voice featured on Rodeo.net and blogs here. I first spotted Filippa a few months ago when I was shooting Erickson Beamon’s presentation and party during New York Fashion Week. She slipped into the room quietly, but something about her was arresting.
I ran into her again at the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg and she flashed me a couple times when she lifted her sweater to give me her outfit details. (I told her she should put her boob away and she shrugged it off with a laugh.) She also showed me a sweater with a gaping hole in the armpit she found in her place after a party the night before. She’s a blast and was kind enough to indulge a few of my curiosities in a short Q & A below, continued after the jump. I have to say her answers surprised me and even shifted my perspective a bit. Please meet Filippa Berg.
Q: As a writer, what are your favorite types of stories to explore?
I love doing interviews. It’s like painting a portrait.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: I’m so curious to know how tall you are – and how your height affects your fashion choices?
I’m very tall, I think [6'2"]. It’s great because I can wear both men’s and women’s. It’s more of a problem for me to not find clothes…
Q: You don’t seem romanced by labels, but do you have any favorite designers?
There are an amazing bunch of designers out there, I’m sure, but I can’t afford them. For me, it’s more about how you wear it, rather than who you are wearing. Although, I love my little collection of vintage Alaïa and Gaultier…
Q: As someone who’s travelled the world for fashion, what have you found to be your favorite places to shop?
Greece is amazing for handmade leather boots, India is where I get my jewellery, USA is great for mockasins and Sweden has the best thrift stores in the world.
Q: Of all the popular trends right now, what *won’t* we catch you wearing?
I’m clueless about the trends for this season…
Q: What are you excited about right now, whether style, music, etc?
Q: What area of New York City do you call home – and any favorite neighborhood hangs?
L.E.S… I have my ice coffee and bagel at World Atlas Café on Clinton Street, get my vintage fix at Narnia on Rivington, Pizza at Nonna L.E.S, and later I move over to St. Jerome’s for beer, liquor and some good old rock n’ roll.
Q: What’s your perfect day in New York?
A slow morning with burgers in bed, some sports and then a long nice walk in a new neighborhood. And then back to bed…