Sing Me a Swan Song

Feb 10, 2009 - by admin

Minimarket ~ Junko Shimada, 2009


When I say the word "swan," what comes to mind? For many, it evokes images of The Ugly Duckling, a story about a duck who is mistreated until he blossoms into a beautiful swan. For others, it's the "swan song" -- a reference to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan is completely silent during its lifetime until the moment just before it dies, when it sings one beautiful song.

Swan dress by Marjan Djodjov Pejoski


But for me, the swan evokes memories of Björk wearing the swan dress by designer Marjan Djodjov Pejoski. (A much happier association than ugly ducklings and death songs, I might add. Although, Björk definitely took a lot of heat for wearing it at the time.) Fast forward to the present and swans seem to be all the rage. Bad timing for Björk (who was simply ahead of her time?) but good for the rest of us.

Brown Swan Kelly Bag by My Flat in London
Swan Print Tote by Sharif ~ White Swan Bag by Emma Cook


Junko Shimada & Cacharel, Spring 2009
Cowl Swan Dress by Leifsdottir



Swan Lake Ring by Sretsis ~ Pink Swan Ring by Rosalina
Swan Necklace by Lissita ~ Cleves Necklace & Ring by Wendy Brandes


Swan Accessories by Mori & Mimosa


Swan Handbag by Braccialini


Crochet Swan Tunic Dress by Disaya


Crepe Swan Dress by Marc Jacobs


Ashish, F/W 08-09


Cream Swan Sunglasses by Linda Farrow


Swan Bag & Shoes by Minna Parikka


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