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“It is all about critical questioning of what identity really is. Would you be the same person in another context? Does society have certain expectations on you based on traditional parameters like class, gender, color, sexual orientation, religious beliefs and so on? And how much do these expectations affect your so-called self? Every forward thinking person are aware of those things, its a gift which  also make you relate to other peoples struggles.”

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Decida -  Founder, Creative Director, Director (Stockholm)
Oscar Stenberg - Web, Photography (Stockholm) 
Linn Marcusson - Writer, Style Assistant (Gypsie's Mega Trip) (Stockholm) 
Spoek Mathambo - (the Zombo Blog) (Johannesburg)
Mira Bajagic - Event / Production (London)
Pernilla Philip -  Design (Amsterdam)


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Wherever I Lay My Hat

She’s got the same middle-name as Apu’s wife in Simpsons, looks like Pop Eye’s girlfriend, have an alter ego called Philip Van De Roq and has a burly beef with black Pete a.k.a. Zwarte Piet. @ the moment Pernilla Philip says her identity feels slightly vaporized...

Pernilla Philip, or "Pennan" which is Swedish for the pencil, is a name suiting this tall, slim sister with excellent drawing skills, just fine. The woman is a master of many crafts, some friends even call her McGyver - hand over some material and she conjures up just about anything. Pernilla works in different medias, from web, to wallpaper, to forging metal for interior design or jewelry. You might have seen her jewelry on Robyn under the name Philip Van De Roq.

Who's Philip Van De Roq?
– My muse and a man who has a lot of interests that I try to live up to, for example sometimes I try to impress him with my rather technical approach to jewelry design. And of course he absolutely loves jewelry.

Currently leaving her hat in Amsterdam, raised in Sweden, adding years in Harare, Cape Town and London, she says her national identity feels, at the moment, slightly vaporized. She's not longer sure she sees herself as a Swede, not living in Sweden for the last 12 years.

– Whatever being a Swede now means...

What does it means to you? 
– I think it has something to do with knowing the Swedish everyday life. It's kind of strange when some Americans with a hint of Swedish ancestory keeps spending time on




What Pernilla want to be considered as:

For Pernillas present look, we went for big creepers, red rose top and huge collar, recollecting POPEYE's girlfriend Olive Oyl!
“She's a character, point blank. Originality. And then that funny, quirky twist to it, that's me!”

The top from Hernandez Cornet, the collar from Sabina Kasper, and the safety pin jacket from Nuh Duong all have splendid technique and that's something Pennan highly appreciate in both her job and in clothes. Cute works for her, but wouldn't dress in a, so called, sexy way, not liking the thought of being seen  as a person seeking that type of endorsement;
“I rather get attention for what I do"
Is there a whether or not situation?
"I don't know if it really is, maybe it's just because I don't really know what I'd do with that attention haha!!!”

claiming how they're Swedish without even a visit, when you think of it...

So roots don't matter?
– They do matter! But they're already there, and can't get removed. Roots definitely play different roles to different people, but say it like this; if your roots in any way, starts to limit your life instead of adding something to who you can be, you have a problem.

In your case, what about becoming Dutch

“This means blackening faces, afro wigs, gold jewelry and bright red lips, walking the streets giving candy to passers-by...”

after 6 years?
No, I'm not, at least not yet. But I don't know if they ever would consider me Dutch when they won't even let me be a Swede...haha! I'm laughing but nowadays I get kind of cross when people ask me where I'm from. As proud of my South African ancestry I am, I say Sweden. Period. Just for the reason I know people here usually can't help saying: Swedish?! Really?! Noo?! I'm just sooo tired of that...!

 Pernillas father Rajaval is of Indian heritage from Durban, South Africa and her mom is 100% dalkulla, dalecarlian, from Rättvik, Sweden. They met in London and then moved to Uppsala where they raised two baby girls, Serina and Pernilla, and later, an adopted little brother, Daniel.   

– My father, a sociologist specialized in social economic development in South Africa, never addressed the extreme Apartheid situation in South Africa in a very severe or hectoring way. A racist was just a stupid person and something we laughed about in my house. Looking back, I'm considering it was a conscious choice by




What Pernilla fears to be considered as:

“That half Indian girl brought up in Sweden suddenly no longer caring about the Swedish 50 % or of the impact of her Swedish environment. She desperately seeks for roots and tries to find something authentic in the culture of her father. She gets heavily into everything Indian, from traditional food, clothes, yoga, Hinduism to dance and have an external alibi for doing it, her face. And she's a part of me too.”

him, maybe he didn't want us kids to grow up angry and see racism in every corner, of course it does exist in Sweden too, but in different ways and manners.

Maybe for you, yourself, to explore and choose how much space to give, in your own life?
– Yes, highly possible, whether I want it or not it will have a space in my life.

You have lived in South Africa, but have you ever been to India?
– As a matter of fact I went there about a year ago. I was joking with some friends, telling them it was a spiritual thing, I'm going there to find my roots, but deep inside I was maybe looking for similarities, and had some kind of wish of just finally blend in. But that didn't exactly happen, haha!!!

It didn't?!
– When I got there people started staring, Swedish people stare a lot, but in India it's not considered a bad behavior to stare. So if people want to stare - they do. I thought, it must be the clothes, went home and put on a more sober outfit. Got back out. Nothing changed, people stopped, turned around and kept looking at me.

Wed 21 May 2014 10:23 AM
Pernilla Philip is a goddess. Her artistic skills are truly extraordinary, no wonder she is called the pencil because she has surely perfected that art!!
Thu 17 Nov 2011 11:58 PM
crazy stuff happening in the Netherlands. we are getting close to 5th if December and all shops and lots of families are gearing up for the Zwarte Piet festivities - again! there has to be an end to these minstrel shows soon, or im gonna have to move to a less hostile environment.
Sun 21 Aug 2011 9:10 PM
thanx for sharing. (i will remember to avoid the Netherlands on the 5th of December.-)
Fri 29 Apr 2011 8:56 AM
A great read!
Wed 16 Mar 2011 10:23 AM
Är de här en kontaktannons eller?
Sun 18 Jul 2010 6:50 PM
the give love button doesn t work for me...
Thu 22 Apr 2010 1:55 PM
It's not your avarage fashion article, and to topic IS kind of heavy in it self... Read more on the Zwate Piet phenomena further down
Wed 21 Apr 2010 8:26 PM
Really interesting reading, and oh shit I never heard of the Zwart Piet before, that's insane?!
Wed 21 Apr 2010 2:46 PM
i cant read these comments the text was heavy but very interesting.
Wed 21 Apr 2010 1:21 PM
I hope you read the interview too!!!!
Tue 20 Apr 2010 10:07 PM
Pernilla Ice - sjukt nice
Tue 20 Apr 2010 9:38 AM
Penny P, vilken snygging! wiiitwooo, vill jag vissla på dej! /Göran, Da Man
Mon 19 Apr 2010 9:55 PM
hot mama!!!
Mon 19 Apr 2010 8:33 PM
Woooow, vilken penna, vilken qvinna! grymt jobbat alla!
Fri 16 Apr 2010 8:15 PM