Fashion Week: Rodebjer means 'Good Swag' in Swedish

September 12, 2006 by SheFindsJacquie
shefinds | Style

Check out the collar bones. That’s where they got the slang “human clothes hanger.”


Carin Rodebjer has a Cinderella-from-the-street story. She was spotted wearing her own creations on the sidewalks of Manhattan and plucked from hand tailoring clothes in her Lower East Side Apartment to selling her stuff retail.

2:30 Decide to bag the 3 PM show due to time constraints.

2:47 Screw it! These things never start on time.

2:50 The cabbie did not take kindly to my “…and step on it!” routine.

3:25 Hot Swedish blonde says they have SO not started. I might have time to pee.

3:27 “A public bathroom? You don’t have access.” Such exclusivity!


3:40 It’s summer in the city at The American Ballroom. The ever-cool front row editors are waving their programs like it’s the latest calorie burning workout.

I still have to pee.

3:42 Cast member from The Clockwork Orange informs me that I may now take my seat. I now have a seat. Does that get me access to the bathroom too?

3:45 ish Second row, end of the runway. Huge goodie bag stowed under my seat.

3:50 Icy school marms in tight buns parade in plaids and frocks so comfy I squirm in my seat with jealousy.



Q: Is is possible to be so skeletal that you can’t keep up a pair of nylons?

A: Yes.

The show ends.

I follow three Front Rowers not afraid to take the stairs. They know enough to wear flats and know it was “shapes we’ve all seen before, but the jersey dresses were_____” My eavesdropping became obvious but I’d fill in the blank with “clean,

The attention to custom work has not been lost since Rodebjer went pret-a-porter. The white overcoats were blindingly beautiful. The high empire waists and voluminous knee length dresses would look great on my regular gal body. And I can keep up a pair of seamed hose on my flesh and bones.

Rodebjer halter dress We found Rodebjer online and on sale at The elegant tailoring of the halter dresses give the simple pieces such versatility that you can choose your shoe to change up the style and no one will know it’s the same dress.

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