Adina Fohlin is a Swedish model and photographer. She has been described as a girl who does not resemble a typical model, yet she has been on the cover of Japanese and Italian Vogue as well as Flair, The Face, and Swedish Elle. She has walked the runways of Christian Dior, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Gucci, YSL Rive Gauche, and Prada.
Adina contributed to the first edition of Lingerie On Film.
Stella Jones: What are you up to now?
AF: I recently finished my thesis in gender studies where I wrote about fashion, so now I have time to focus on my photography again. I recently shot Maja Gunn’s doctors thesis in fashion. It’s a project that I am very proud to be a part of, and it was fun because I was both behind and in front of the camera. Other than photography I have some ongoing art projects. This summer I will mostly work at a summer camp in the Stockholm archipelago. Spending time with kids and teenagers is so much fun and inspiring. Oh, and I’m part of a dance group that will perform in a fountain this summer.
SJ: Tell us about where you were raised.
AF: I grew up in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. In the southern part of the city center called Södermalm. It was a bohemian neighborhood then, where a lot of artists and such lived. I didn’t go to kindergarten. Instead I would spend time at the theater around the corner from where we lived, where my dad worked as an actor. I also spent a lot of time at my mum's work borrowing CDs. My mum worked at the Public Radio station so their music library was pretty extensive.
SJ: When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
AF: I wanted to join the circus
SJ: What is a girl’s best friend?
AF: Menstrual cups! The best!
SJ: If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
AF: I love being in the water so it has to be an animal that lives in water. Since amphibians are the animals most likely to survive climate change (because they can survive both in water and on land), it definitely has to be such an animal. My conclusion is a mermaid!
SJ: What was the last picture you took on your phone?
AF: This accidental selfie.
SJ: Do you have a certain outfit that you love wearing, but that your partner dislikes?
AF: She doesn’t seem to dislike anything that I wear. I think she’s really in love with me.
SJ: What item of clothing have you gotten rid of but wished you still had? Why did you get rid of it?
AF: Nothing. I don’t regret getting rid of any clothing
SJ: What is the best gift you’ve given someone?
AF: Breaking up with someone I loved because, for a reason, our relationship was destructive.
SJ: What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
AF: Sheep testicles in Morocco
SJ: What is your go-to emoji?
AF: I love emojis. I have theme all over my house - on pillows and cups and on clothing. I can’t pick one. It would be like picking a favorite child.
SJ: What is your favorite Instagram account?
AF: @Nasa because I love knowing about the planets and such. I also really love @swedish_interior which shows images of the Swedish housing market.
Here are a few of the pictures that Adina took for the Lingerie On Film, Spring 2011 Edition
~ Thanks, Adina!