We love you, Mother Earth

In honour of our Mother Earth following Earth Day on April 22nd, Lasta explores the connection between the multifaceted beauty and visuals of Icelandic nature, and the influence and place it has within design and the collective Icelandic creative tapestry. From flowing Lava fields and rich volcanic soil, to the captivating glaciers and ice flows, […]

Spring Hair!

By Kristjana G.Kristjánsson  I am VERY lucky when it comes to my hair. Good genes gave me healthy locks that can take on any style and look good air-dried. Only once have I cut my hair short and I vowed never to do so again – not until “I was over 30 – because older […]

Festival Fashion

Its that time of year again, that magical time after the cold and dark of Winter, when the sun begins to show it’s face once again and bless us with the warmth of it’s presence! With sunshine and warmer days ahead, we are drawn outside into nature to live, to shed our layers and embrace […]

Skin Detox

by Kristjana G Kristjansson  I started wearing make-up when I was 13-years old. Of course it was caked on – layer upon layer and much too dark for my complexion, making me look much older than my young age. How could I cover up my natural freckles! And WHY was I wearing make-up over my […]

Reykjavik Fashion Festival- Day 2. ..

Opening day two of Reykjavik Fashion Festival was Another Creation, a newcomer to the Icelandic Fashion world, bringing groundbreaking innovation and a new level of progressive creativity to their inspiring and dynamic collection.  This conceptual collection, the brainchild of head designer Yr Thrastardóttir,  is a standout for more reasons than one. The most exciting of […]

Reykjavik Fashion Festival – ..

  DAY 1 of Reykjavik Fashion Festival By Juliana Gibbons Through the frozen rain and gusting winds, we made it to the silvery stormy shores of Iceland for the 6th annual Reykjavik Fashion Festival! Our journey landed us in the epicenter of Icelandic design and artistic innovation, during Design March, an annual design event that […]

Juice Cleanse Groupie

It does not matter how many times I come across a cleanse article, whether it be a juice cleanse or sugar cleanse, I love reading them. I think it is because it is something I thought I could never do – too hard! But reading about them at least made me feel like I could […]

Windy Winter Icelandic Fashion

Blizzard – What Blizzard? By Kristjana G Kristjánsson   There is a storm warning today in Reykjavík, Iceland. Earlier this week I read in the paper that February 2015 was an unusually cold and dark month compared to years past – the coldest Iceland´s capital has seen since 2008! I am pretty sure this is […]

Reykjavik Fashion Festival Lineup!

Reykjavik Fashion Festival is holding its 7th annual event 12-15th March. The festival has grown impressively over the past few years and LASTA BLOG will be there to cover it for 2015.   Here are 2015 RFF Designers: ANOTHER CREATION ANOTHER CREATION is fashion brand built on the concept of every item being changeable. Each piece can […]

The Return of the 90’s

The revival brought on by the nostalgia of the twentysomethings dominating the design world has seen the return of the platform, tattoo choker and all things grunge.     In fashion, cyclical by nature, we often see the return and renewal of the old. Designers and artists draw reference from the memories of their childhoods […]

Oscar 2015 Favorites!

  Who did you think stole the Red Carpet at the Oscars this year? Jennifer Lopez, Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Stone….. Here is LastaShop‘s Top 5 Dresses. 5. Behati Prinsloo stunned in Armani Prive! a 4. Reese Witherspoon looked elegant and classy in her off the shoulder Tom Ford dress.    3. Lupita Nyong’o looked like a million […]

Secret Solstice 2015! First Phase L..

Have you seen the First Phase Lineup announcement for Secret Solstice Festival? It’s pretty Epic! AND THERE WILL BE MORE…..! Here is a little preview of some of the artist that LastaShop is most excited to see at  Secret Solstice 2015…. Charles Bradley is an American Funk & Soul and was the subject of the […]