‘We all have our fears, but I try to face them rather than run away.’
Nominations, awards, international success and an impressive following – Fanny Lyckman may be only 28 years old, but she has all these under her belt! Originally from Uddevalla, Sweden, the acclaimed fashion blogger is constantly trotting the globe. She has creative marketing as her second-nature, along with designing a clothing line for major UK brand Missguided and doing campaigns for Steve Maden, GUESS, Uber, among countless others. How does she do it? Confidence, resilience and following her own path no matter what others say or think. Hear her story below.
Q: Fanny, you’ve been everywhere and you’ve done so much. Is there something that still scares you?
A: We all have our fears, but I try to face them rather than run away. I lectured 3 times for a big audience about my life and about building your own business, just because I wanted to overcome my fear of being on stage. Not sure I got over it, but I do feel empowered by the fact that I pushed through.
Q: What’s something about you that you consider bold?
A: That I do my own thing, no matter what people think or say. I honestly believe that the sky is the limit and that you can have it all – I never feel like anything is impossible.
Q: What does luxury mean to you?
A: When something feels expensive and extra.
Q: If you weren’t here right now, where would you be?
A: Probably in L.A., I miss my friends over there, and L.A. feels like home in so many ways.
Q: Do you have a favorite thing about people?
A: That they are all different. It keeps it interesting.
Q: What’s the last spontaneous thing you did?
A: Booked a flight ticket. I’ve been doing that a lot lately…
Q: And do you have a favorite time of the day?
A: There is magic in all of it, but if I have to choose, I’d say I’m more of a night person than a morning person.
Q: Would you rather go back in time or into the future?
A: Back in time, for sure.
A: In some weird way, it feels more genuine and mysterious than the future.
Q: Fanny, you have only 3 more hours to live, how would you spend those?
A: With my family and friends on a white beach.
Q: Image you’re on a lonely island. What record can you listen to until the end of time?
A: Any Drake record would work.
Q: Do you think something that is considered a ‘classic’ can also be ‘modern’?
A: Yes, of course! A classic design is often minimalistic, and minimalism is always modern. You just have to tweet the design, so that it feels fresh for its time.