While last Friday may have been downright chilly here in New York City, Scandinavia is downright smokin’.
While the Icelandic volcano par excellence Eyjafjallajökull has been playing its part in keeping Europe grounded, over here on Bedford Avenue, Maria Paulina Balgobin, a student from Norway, was showing her family the Williamsburg sights when photographer Eric Wolman and I tracked her down.
The beacon through the fashion crowd was her fox jacket, which she nabbed on Bedford itself—the exact store, she didn’t recall. The shoes were from London. And her stylish entourage? Also from near Oslo. They’re family after all. Among the crowd is her cousin, also pictured here, who studies at the same program in Manhattan.
Her family was on vacation here in New York. For how long, I didn’t take note but in any event, if Eyjafjallajökull is sizzling like these Scandies, I imagine the extended family has had that much more time to leave their style imprint on the 11211.
Now to round out a hot Norwegian trifecta, it’s time for “Sparks” by Norwegian electro group Röyksopp. The band’s name means “smoke mushroom,” after all.