From Iceland — Fancies: Oddný Svava Steinarsdóttir

Fancies: Oddný Svava Steinarsdóttir

Published August 13, 2021

Fancies: Oddný Svava Steinarsdóttir
Hannah Jane Cohen
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Oddný Svava Steinarsdóttir (24), a graphic designer, kindergarten teacher and drag queen Lola Von Heart.


today’s look

Oddný Svava Steinarsdóttir is wearing:

  • Jacket from Gallerí Sautján
  • Some old shirt and cardigan
  • H&M Men pants
  • Rakel Tómasdóttir scarf
  • Random jewellery
  • Doc Martens—old, withered, torn and loved

style q&a

Describe your style in 5 words: First off, sizeless. We all know clothing sizes are a myth! The number on your clothing is not the number for your body, it’s just the number for sizing the actual fabric, so even though I might be size whatever, I’m still going to probably have clothes that are every size between up and down. I don’t buy clothes for the size, I buy them for how they look, so a big part of how I dress is wearing oversized things like that. Next up, unisex and neutral. I love browns, blacks, greys and whites. Old—both in how they look and also just old. I also mix patterns like nobody’s business.

Favourite stores in Reykjavík: Definitely Extraloppan. I really love old clothing that people don’t want to use anymore and either they fit me perfectly or I get to modify and change them. Otherwise I really love H&M Men. The best pants that ever fit me are at H&M Men. I also love Fatamarkaðurinn and Gyllti kötturinn.

Photo by Art Bicnick

Favourite piece: These pants are my favourite pants for sure, but this is just basically my favourite outfit. That said, I think my favourite things are knit sweaters. I’m always cold, for one, so they keep me warm, but they look good with a dress, pants or whatever.

Something I would never wear: Cheetah print.

Lusting after: A nice faux leather chest harness. Also low Doc Martens.

Oddný Svava Steinarsdóttir

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