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Coat & jumper: Bubbleroom.com
Ebba Zingmark is a 16 year old student from Sweden. Her quirky, androgynous style caught our eye because of its originality and her envious layering ability, plus the fact that she looks like a younger Taylor Tomasi Hill (the US Marie Claire magazine’s accessories editor, who we have a major style crush on).
Ebba’s style secret? Channelling Twiggy and old ladies she sees on the bus apparently. Read on to find out more.
How did you first become interested in fashion?
I’ve always been interested in colours and shapes, and I’ve been experimenting with my clothes for as long as I can remember.
How would you describe your personal style?
Well, very mixed. I love to play with contrasts to create unexpected combinations! But I’m almost always retro and a little androgynous.
What inspires your look?
Everything, really! People at lookbook, the colour of the sky, an old lady at the bus and so on…
In what ways does being from Sweden influence your style?
Well, first of all, it’s really cold here mostly, so I’ve learnt to love layering. Wearing many layers is a must if you want to keep yourself warm here, so why not make it in a fun way?
Is there anything you would never wear and why?
You should never say never! But maybe too low-necked tops, or something. I don’t want to show too much!
What are your favourite current trends, why do you like them and how are you wearing them?
Of course I love the trend of pattern-mixing. I love doing crazy combinations so this is a fun trend to play with. The absolute nicest small-patterned retro garments can be found second hand. I also love the sporty trend. I love combining bomber-jackets with caps and sneakers. Even though I’m very bad at sports!
Who are some of your style icons (dead or alive) and why?
I can’t say I have any particular style icon. There’s sooo many stylish people out there. But Twiggy always inspires me, for example!
Where are your favourite places to shop in Sweden?
Well, Stockholm has everything. Weekday, Beyond Retro and lots of second-stores of course! I also love a very small town close to Umeå called Nordmaling, during the summer there’s loads of flea-markets there.
What are your favourite fashion websites/blogs?
What do you love most about fashion?
That it’s so individual and creative! Everyone interprets trends in their own ways, so there’s always a huge variation.
– Gillian Brett
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