Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Freyja Eilíf (32), who is a visual artist and the director of Ekkisens Art Space.
- Spúútnik shoes that I bought in the year 2000
- Stockings from Stefánsbúð
- Vintage Daniel Hechter skirt
- Lace shirt from second-hand shop in Hamburg
Describe your style in 5 words:Old-school. Feminine. Bohemian. Necromantic. Cleopatra.
Favourite stores in Reykjavík: Stefánsbúð, the Red Cross on Bergstaðastræti, and Stella on Bankastræti for socks and stockings.
Favourite piece: My favourite piece is a custom-made metal chain bra that I bought at a Japanese designers market in Berlin. A Satanic-Feminist dream come true.
Least favourite trend: I sometimes get scared of trends that are hyped and can be very awkward wearing anything that is being hyped at the moment. I enjoy developing my own style, taking pieces from different directions. I’ve never been fond of anything that is branded or a part of mass-hysteria, and I hesitate when my style looks like it is becoming a trend. With that said, I do appreciate the goth trend. I used to be described as goth when I was a teenager and now it is trendy, which takes me back in time.
Lusting after: Every item Elizabeth Taylor wore as a costume in the notorious 1963 film ‘Cleopatra.’
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