Woman crush Wednesday

I have been crushing on Nicole Saboné ever since I listened to her Under huden med Kakan Hermansson episode; not only does she make brilliant music, she’s studying to be an engineer at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. I love this combination, it is unexpected. Big fan of unexpected.

And also, I do love her look, the simplicity of it appeals to me greatly:

Picture stolen from http://hymn.se/2015/11/18/foto-pa-kyrkogarden-med-nicole-saboune/

If you’re not familiar with Nicole, you might want to give her cover of Madonna’s Frozen a listen:

 

However.

This crush was recently replaced by Caroline Hirons. Not because of her skincare expertise, as you might think.

Oh no.

It’s because of her recent rant on Instagram about the poor sound quality at a gig she attended. There are few things I like as much as women ranting about gigs, especially when it’s women you maybe wouldn’t expect to. As in, women who are not exactly involved in the music industry in some way.

Also, she gushed about Chris Isaak, who was the opening act of said gig:

This is exactly what I have been looking for! I do hope she has more in store. I mean sure, skincare is all good and well, but this! Rants on music, it’s what I need. From women. There aren’t nearly enough.

Never mind that I am barely aware of either of the musicians she mentions (Wicked Game? Isn’t that a HIM song? Jk! I know it’s not, but in my world, if I talk about Wicked Game, it’s the HIM version, every time.), it’s just completely beside the point. Even if I might have been slightly more interested in a rant on the Linkin Park and Friends show. I feel it needs a rant. Just me?

Anyway.

I also loved her comment on how Chris Isaak knows how to not take himself seriously, while at the same time taking music seriously. Yesyes! That is exactly how we like it.

OK then. I think that’s enough already.

Love this lady.

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Woman crush Wednesday

I’m living and breathing Kakan Hermansson.

OK. Maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but I am currently loving getting out of bed in the morning because that’s when I do my makeup while listening to her podcast Under huden med Kakan Hermansson (English: Under the skin with Kakan Hermansson), where she talks about skincare and feminism with various guests. The best way to start your day.

Her blog is my current go to source for anything skincare related.

This isn’t a new crush. She used to be on the radio years and years ago, as a side-kick on PP3 and Morgonpasset, and while I don’t agree with her taste in music, I always loved her bluntness and strong opinions. She maked even the shittiest show worthwhile listening to.

And then she quit the radio. Years ago. Still upset about that? Kinda a little?

Also. Let me remind you of the book she wrote a while back, which I gushed about here. I’ve planned a reread, because the audio version is on my book streaming service of choice.

As if that wasn’t enough. Her general appearance is an inspiration.

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What also has me well excited is the fact that she’s met and spoken to Roxane Gay (another of my crushes to be sure); it’s been recorded and you can listen to it here. And yes, it is in English.

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