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lovers & warriors mantra

 

 

 

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We’re suckers for the duality of things, 
the yin and the yang if you will,
~ & we wanted to 
make some LW pieces
that also represent the actual duality of the 
company name,
the Lover and the Warrior.

The lover lives by the sun & loves by the moon,
so she is adorned by a big crescent moon;
handmade out of bone,
an arrow for direction in where to place that love,
& she has brought a feather from her journey;
to remind her of that white dove of the love letters
it all started with, saying,
in the words of Paul Valéry :  


One should be light like a bird,

and not like a feather

With that she smiles and wears her name,
Lover,
in gold,
proud on her chest. 

 

 
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There’s also the yin & yang in the black & the white.
White stands for peace, cleansing, illumination, purity,
innocence and the highest understanding.
White is affiliated with the planets mercury & the moon.
Employ the color white for :
cleansing, establishing order, illumination & clarity.

White’s mantra is :

‘I am illumined’

 

 
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Black on the other hand, stands for a forceful feature
and represents formality, dignity, force,
convention, stability,
~ & zero-tolerance.  
Black is affiliated with the planets Saturn & Pluto.
Employ the color black for :
promoting stability and protection,
healing misunderstandings.

Black’s mantra is :

‘I am endless’
 
 
 
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The warrior has brought her keepsakes from the battlefield :
a black horn tusk held forever by
silver,
a tiny bird skull trophy to remind her to always trust her instincts,
~ & a feather that 
helps her find her way home.
She’s 
proud to be a warrior,
proclaims it on a silver 
amulet.
 
 
Are you a lover or a warrior ?

Either way, always;

with love,

the Warriors
 
 
 
 
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featuring :
LW lover necklace | warrior necklace
± in image n°1 | LW forward baby, forward ring

text about white & black symbolism from this cool source

 © hannah lemholt photography / love warriors

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memento

 

 

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{The Story of the LW Memento Bracelets}

Some things are just timeless.
The LW bracelets with talismans
(an object which is attributed magical qualities),
is fully charged with the power of beauty
from a heartfelt collaboration
between LW & our artisans of bone and horn;
with the air of the island of the gods
and with the belief we live by; that we must
remember to live, – memento vivere
and remember to fly, – memento fugere,
as there’s no other way of saying it than that
in fact every day is a gift
and we should live as close to that truth
as we possibly can.

We wanted to create something that would
remind ourselves of this,
~ & on our arms now, are these
hand made beauties of bone, horn
and just a hint of gold,
as one should wear ones heart
and what is closest to it,
on ones sleeve.

 

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Here’s wishing you a stunning end
to your 1st week of July..
Remember to Live & Remember to Fly,
you lovely creatures,

 

the Warriors 

 

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featured :
the LW memento vivere & memento fugere bracelets
the LW sun seeker dress painter’s daughter
kimono on sun bed) 
model : sara n bergman
© hannah lemholt photography / love warriors

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favorites afresh

 

 

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Hello may tuesday, ~ & lovelies,

we’re pulling ourselves from the unpacking & the photo work,
to pop in and tell you there’s, among new treasures, some of your 
absolute LW favorites, some for the last time, – making a
requested return visit in the shop. 
We’ve got one last round of the LW lace longhorns,
the vintage palm tree trays, wooden trays & leather key chains,
along with the sought after shell bracelet & one row shell necklace..

 

 

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.. and as we speak new treasures are also being unpacked,
~ & will be making their way into the shop at the end of may..
Some glimpses can be seen, for the curious, over on
the Love Warriors instagram.

 

Good times. Nothing but good times ahead.

And Love,

the Warriors

 

 

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image n°1 | model : lina lindholm | mua : jossi madsen
featuring the LW lace longhorns 
image n°2 & 3 | styling : sara n bergman | location / zebra : MO
all photography : hannah lemholt 

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nordic light

 

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We spent some loving warrior time this weekend,
sketching on some more pieces for the warrior wardrobe.
You know we love us some feathers, some shells and some fabric that
goes with denim and a free, light heart & bare {and preferably sandy} feet.
These photographs all says a little about what we’re up to..

 

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The LW bones & skulls skull necklace, as you know, is in the shop now,
and the big feathers on my breath feather & shell necklace that we fell in love
with last autumn; we couldn’t help but bring home for you lovely pirates, and it,
along with the rest of the fully loaded ship, ~ will enter the harbor come april.

 

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 We love, love, love our own bracelets, or shall we say arm pieces, 
that are vintage from Papua. They use them there as ’engagement rings’ 
and we’ve been using ours with just that kind of passion,
perhaps you’ve seen them; slided way up on the arms of a warrior or two.
We’re happy to say we’ll be bringing some of those beauties home as well,
for the LW s/s14 collection, ~ that’s the one reaching us in april.  

 

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.. that goes for the 1st of our pillow cases too,
~ & we can’t wait !
now this all says a little about what we’re up to,
and without being total teasers we can say there’s a whole lot
of other lovely things happening in 2014. .
.. & gosh it’s gonna be one lovely spring !

 

with love,

the warriors

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directory for other details | here
styling | sara n bergman
photography | hannah lemholt

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painter's daughters & pirate's dreams

 

 

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Last time we released this voguish & gypset boho piece,
the bones & skulls skull necklace, ~ you cleaned us out in a matter of hours,
doing the phrase work like a captain, play like a pirate complete justice.

We’re so happy to tell you who got aboard too late,
that we now have had some more of these rock’n’roll beauties made,
~ & they are back in the shop.

It’s our favorite bone carver, a silent poet of craftsmanship,
who makes these stunners for LW.
Each skull is meticulously hand carved out of reclaimed deer horn
and are then forever joined by knots & loops of black cotton.

We love how it takes a simple white tee and denim look to that next level,
or how it can compliment a slick black blazer with some attitude.

We also can’t help but love how it turns heads whenever we wear it.

 

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While we are here, we also wanna tell you
the painter’s daughter kimono will be restocked in early march..
.. another piece that disappeared fast, ~ it seems you are longing for
days of sheer fabric & bare feet just like we are.. lovely pirates!

 

wishing you an inspired & beautiful end to your week.

with love, 

the warriors

 

 

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bones & skulls skull necklace – here 
image n°3 | self-portrait by hannah w. the necklace worn as headpiece
image n°5 | necklace worn as detail for fira s/s14 shoot |
model : lina lindholm | hair : belinda stigborn | camisole : fira
all photos | © hannah lemholt photography / love warriors

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sketching up spring

 

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 popping in to say hi lovelies,
hoping the new year has taken off
to a great start for you !

the warriors are sketching
away at spring’14; taking measurements,
fiddling with materials, ~ & trying on designs.. 

and ah, the beautiful bracelets and turning
more stories, more dreams, ~ into
additional wearable beauties..
we can hardly wait !

 

 

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 image n°1 | bracelets from bone & horn | LW spring’14
image n°2 | one of sara’s kimono sketches w.
quote scribbled down by honeypie 
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daughter of smoke & bone

 

 

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by now you’re already pre-ordering like crazy from the 1st LW kimono collection,
memento vivere, and we’re so happy you like our creations !
last, but not least to be featured, is the daughter of smoke & bone.
she’s a subtly strong one. the evening is darkening in the alley-ways of marrakech
and the soft fabric is flowing behind her as she walks thru them,
soaking up the scent; meandering in smoke whirls from the silver tea-pots,
taking impressions from the stacks of fabrics she grazes as she passes.
what stays on in the pattern is the moroccan tiles and the
memory of the cheetah she secretly let out of its cage.

 

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.. and of course she, like all the others, is carrying a handmade talisman;
a skull carved out of horn, in the back of her neck. to always keep an
eye out for her where she can’t see, ~ & to remind her of memento vivere.
remember to live
. it’s honeypie‘s favorite at the moment. she tells
us she even falls asleep with it on, dreaming then the residues of those
moroccan alley-ways, the al hamra, the scent of musk & myrrh,
sweet tea & herbs, ~ & the trail of soft smoke.

 

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you can pre-order yours here.
and baby, remember to live,

the warriors

 

 

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image n°1, 2 & 3 | daughter of smoke & bone LW kimono
model : lina lindholm | mua & hair : jossi madsen
image n°4 | secret alley-way
image n°5 | portrait of lina lindholm | mua & hair : jossi madsen |
original shoot for swedish brand fira in paris

all photography & artwork by hannah lemholt
© hannah lemholt photography | love warriors

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the snake charmer

 

 

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and here she is. the snake charmer. or rather her attire.
the snake charmer kimono.
she’s for the daring ones, for the ones that wanna be
a bit of both; wild & untamed but with a surprisingly soft touch.
as we told you about before, we decided not to produce any
real snake LW products, due to the cruel treatment we
couldn’t be guaranteed they would have to suffer, for us
to enjoy a stunning purse or clutch. we all stood in awe as the
spitting cobra raised, statuesquely transfixing us warriors
with its strong & unfaltering glance, ~ and spit its poison in
our direction. then we decided to simply be respectfully inspired
by its skin & yes, just so – surprisingly soft touch.. 

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to see the painter’s daughter, or if you like more just the
dream of a snake we’ve presented them to you back in time,
~ & our honeypie has given you a glimpse of la parisienne
and any day now we’ll tell you a little more about the
daughter of smoke & bone ..
we’re already blown away by your welcoming
of this, our 1st little kimono collection, 
and we’re getting back to you on your pre-orders & questions
as fast as we can. oh, how you make us proud, sisters.

 

stay amazing!
much love,

the warriors

 

 

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image n°1 & 2 | the snake charmer kimono
model : lina lindholm | mua & hair : jossi madsen |
image n°3 | honeypie types on a snake print from vintage printable |
image n°4 | styling / shoot location : sara n bergman
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boho bat(wo)man

 

 

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yesterday we got to hang with our fellow warrior
for the ’memento vivere’ shoot in her studio
{images coming up with our new kimono series : soon}.
beside the killer skull necklace, our favorite bone carver guy
made by hand as a prototype, miss honeypie, – reluctant to have 
her picture taken, ~ was wearing her samples of the
bracelets with antique shells from papua;
that we’ve just launched in the shop.

 

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you who’s signed up for love letters has already
received a heads up about this, ~ & you who sees it now;
we only have a limited edition of those babies,
so go get’em quick if you love’em as much as we do.

we’ve also re-stocked the incredibly popular
white & wider shell bracelets; the love story that
just keeps on going. the love warriors laser cut leather
is also finally back in stock, with the 1st round having sold 
out quicker than we could’ve ever imagined.
we’re dizzy happy with the thought you lovely fashionistas,
~ & gypsy glam lovelies, are now walking with our design tucked
under your arms, – the streets of new york, amsterdam,
tokyo, sydney etc.. you make us proud, sisters !

 

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there we go.. shell accessories & leather is up in the shop.
kimonos are on their way. look out for the memento vivere collection,
with handmade bone skulls at the back, ~ & a whole lot of love
sewn into the seams. memento vivere {latin meaning ’remember to live’,
engendered by the admonition memento mori, meaning ’remember
to die’.} .. yes, that’s a warrior way of living. 

 

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 what comes out of a shoot like this?
well, we can share a detail-shot, behind the scenes,
a self portrait by hannah, all ’skulled up’,
stronger than we think we ever saw her, so ready
to live that beautiful life. no reminder really required.

 

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much love, ~ & happy weekend all lovely
everyday heroes,

the warriors 

 

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 bracelets w. antique shells : just launched in the shop
wolf clan shaggy cardi : spell | also available at kyss johanna
batman tee : hannah’s own
image of hannah’s lovely muse lina courtesy of hannah for fira
photography : hannah lemholt | love warriors 
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