Something I wrote for The Swede Beat. The Knife and ABBA are both from Sweden, so this is musically relevant, comprende?
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
Every girl has at least one pair of clogs growing up. You know, the one’s your mom totally regretted buying you after she realized how much noise clogs actually make, especially after they became your favorite shoes and you slept in them?
Well, now thanks to Swedish designer Åsa Westlund, us grownup girls have something high-heeled, leather, and sexy to clomp around in. Westlund’s shoes line, There Goes The Neighborhood has taken the traditional Swedish clog and revamped them into something new and trendy. The quality of the classic clog is still there because all of Westlund’s products are hand-painted and totally unique, you should probably think of them as “foot art.” Her spring line consists of close-toed clogs painted with traditional Swedish kurbits-flowers and open-toed woven platforms. There Goes The Neighborhood has something for everyone, from your hippie mom to your club-hopping sister, Westlund’s got you set.
The clogs are available at various boutiques around Sweden and by mail. Check out Åsa Westlund’s website for where to buy her products, past collections, and some shoe eye-candy.