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Take me to Miami…

February 6, 2012

I have been up all night finalizing documents, doing laundry and procrastinating packing one little suitcase.  I fit everything into my carry-on!  This is a proud moment for me.  That has only happened once on a New Years trip to London and I never thought it would be possible again (I am awful at packing -_- ).    On the bright side… I leave for MIAMI in a few hours!  I will be traveling down to sunny Florida with Rosanna and Jonathan for a few days on StyleWeek business.  If there are any local designers in Miami who would like to set up a meeting, please email me at

{Until soon.}

Photos via We Are Handsome // The Romantic 2012 collection

x. J.Sjöstedt


Winter Child

February 5, 2012

This is my OFFICIAL apology for being MIA lately… I have been quite busy though and I cannot wait to share what I have been up to with you.

I celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago on the 14th with the people closest to my heart.  I started the day with a 7am look book, photo shoot to help out a friend (David Chum // Selahdor … brilliant designer, check out his work!)  Later on, we spent the night eating, drinking, laughing and dancing all around Providence.  I am unbelievably grateful to have these wonderful people in my life and it definitely was a night I will not forget.

Photos taken by myself (apologies for the poor phone quality!)

x. J.Sjöstedt

Sinister Kid

January 10, 2012

Obsessing over my recent finds while I was in New York City for New Years.  Both tees are from Brandy Melville, which I always have to visit in NYC if you haven’t guessed that already.  I was proud of myself a.k.a. NY cab drivers for navigating me down to Spring Street the day after New  Year’s Eve -_- (zZzzZz) I fell in love with the vintage style and oh so soft feel of the “NYC” tee.  Then I spotted a slouchy, black top with a skull wearing a traditional Indian chief headdress… let’s just say, I was drawn to it.  I stopped by TopShop and picked up a pair of a surprisingly, comfortable pair of studded loafers.  I am all for styling a polished outfit from head to toe, but sometimes you cannot resist a great tee and anything with studs. Tell me what you think!-

{NYC & Skull tees Brandy Melville, Studded loafers TopShop, Knit hat H&M,

Knuckle ring TopShop, Gold double ring Brandy Melville}

x. J.Sjöstedt

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to The Pink Cigarette!

January 2, 2012

The Pink Cigarette is already 1 year old!  I remember exactly one year ago I was sitting in an apartment in Copenhagen when I decided to start this blog.  It is an ideal outlet for me to share les petits plaisirs in life that inspire me.  I cannot thank you all enough and express my gratitude for viewing my blog everyday!  2012 is going to be a marvelous year and I look forward to sharing it with you~

x. J.Sjöstedt

Sequin Eyes

December 29, 2011

My holiday themed look of the day~

{J.Crew sequined black top, Jessica Abernethy custom, high-waisted red skirt, double faced watch, Bijules gold nail ring (by a fabulous jewelry designer who I will highlight in an upcoming post)}

{Nails painted with Butter London Lacquer The Full Monty and Essie’s Sole Mate}

x. J.Sjöstedt

Glædelig Jul

December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve has crept up on us and it’s a wonderful time of year when everyone, new and old embrace traditions and each other.  My holiday season has been spent baking delicious French Macarons and Kiflis for the special people in my life, watching Christmas classics with my family, and getting cozy by the fire while admiring the tree decorated with ornaments from my past, sipping on a cup of peppermint hot chocolate.

I remember this time last Christmas Eve I was graciously invited into the home of a lovely Danish family.  We all enjoyed a grand meal prepared by Marianne, and then danced along to Danish Christmas songs around the tree and throughout the apartment.  Real candles were hung on the tree and lit (naturally, I thought this was a fire hazard but it added to the ambiance nicely). Dressed in our best, we sat by candle light and exchanged gifts to one another.  It was an unforgettable night filled with great hygge.

“The Danish word Hygge (hu-gah) is a feeling or mood that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary everyday things simply extraordinary; whether it’s using real lights on a Christmas tree or breaking out the good wine when friends come over. It’s about owning things you only truly love or that inspire, being present in yourself and your life, putting effort into your home. It’s about being conscious and authentic from home to work to friends to celebrations and making all events {no matter how big or small, mundane or exciting} matter. Words like cosiness, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, fellowship, simpleness and living well are often used to describe the idea of Hygge.

Some refer to Hygge as the Art of Creating Intimacy (with yourself, friends and home). Technology and modern day busy-ness has removed Americans from themselves, their homes and ordinary tasks, making them feel as though these things are hard to do, have no importance or are too time-consuming. Danes, however, only like to do things that are fun, nourish the soul and are familiar so they find ways to incorporate that into their daily life.

Taking pride in what you have now and not just what you dream are part of Danish life and Hygge. Think of it as what Chic is to the French; a lifestyle that can explain a table top to a dinner party to a charming house or a personal way of being.”

-Alex Beauchamp { A brilliant blogger – check her out! Hygge House }

I am being a bit nostalgic about my wonderful experience last year… here is a small photo diary of my Christmas in Copenhagen.

Glædelig Jul alle!

Photos via The Pink Cigarette

x. J.Sjöstedt

29-35 9th Ave New York, NY

December 16, 2011

Look of the day-

This was a couple of weeks ago in New York.  I was so happy to meet up with always charming Sam Salisbury at Soho House along with a few of the other guys from Root Music.

Madewell – Navy Blazer

J.Crew – White, silk blouse

TopShop – Moto Baxter skinnies

Madewell – Spiked necklace

Black, lace-up boots

Photos via The Pink Cigarette (sorry for the awful phone quality!)

x. J.Sjöstedt