7 love stories in blue
Who says love is only for lovers? This Valentine’s Day, we celebrate the hearts we hold for our sisters, brothers, children, parents, friends, pets and — of course — partners and spouses. The color of romance may be red, but to us the color of universal love is indigo blue.
MAX ROVENKO & KIRA, COMPANIONS
Love isn’t reserved for humans only. Max and the Alaskan Malamute Kira follow each other everywhere, always together and in style.
CHILI & KURT SID MARIA BENDT, MOTHER AND SON
When a brand-new person enters the world, feelings are all over the place: excitement, pride, guilt, and above all — love. The new mother Chili and little baby Kurt get to know each other day by day.
ERIK & ANN STAEDLER, MARRIED
Erik and Ann share the most sacred of bonds and celebrate their 55th Valentine’s Day together this February. If this isn’t relationship goals, we don’t know what is.
FELIX & MILLA GRADIN, BROTHER AND SISTER
In 2001, Felix Gradin got the best Christmas present he could imagine: his own little sister Milla. Ever since that day, the two have been inseparable.
SUZANNE & OLIVIA, MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
Unconditional, magical, sacred. The love Olivia and her mother Suzanne have for each other is ever-evolving and always worth nourishing and celebrating — especially on Valentine’s Day.
SOFIA PETERSSON & ALICE GILLGREN RYDÉ, THE LOVE-STRUCK
Sofia and Alice fell in love at the office. As they celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together, we draw inspiration from their passion, honesty and style.
ELLEN ÅKERMAN & MATHIEU NILSSON, BEST FRIENDS
What’s better than full-blown love? True and unconditional friendship between two people. Get jealous of Mathieu’s and Ellen’s bond, style — and curls.
PHOTO Angelina Bergenwall
STYLING Ellen Pålsson Norberg
MAKEUP Veronica Aldrin | Mikas Looks
HAIR Joe-Yves Asmar | Mikas Looks
SET DESIGN Fanny Hamlin
PHOTO ASSISTANTS Rasmus Ståhl, Vincent Sjögren
STYLING ASSISTANT Ida Alexandersson