Monday, October 28, 2013

Style Spotlight: 'Up Close and Stylish' on Instagram

Update! (september 2014)
After a few tips from readers, I can confirm that Swedish socialite Malin Bergfors
(girl's name Malin Kansakangas) is indeed the stylish woman behind the Instagram account of 'Up Close and Stylish'.
She is married to a wealthy man of the Swedish 'Max Hamburgers' fortune, and resides in Stockholm.

At first I couldn't say with 100% certainty that Malin Bergfors was indeed Up Close and Stylish,
and I was a little skeptical about it, but a reader tipped me photos that indeed shows that this is her.

Here she is:

Up Close and Stylish Face

Malin Kansakangas & Sabina Kansakangas
[Source]

Up Close and Stylish Face

This side shot of Malin dancing shows her iconic Cartier bracelets and a side-pose she often posts on IG.


Proof that this is her wearing the Pucci tunic:

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face


With her all-time favorite Birkin bag:

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face


Another verification picture of Malin:

Up Close and Stylish Face


Wearing a River Island purple blazer and a Hermès medor clutch:

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face


Again her blue Birkin bag, and a fur coat (she has a lot of them we can see on Instagram!):

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face


Some other face shots (with the blue Birkin bag sitting beside her):

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face


And a series of other pictures of her:

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face


She wears a bow in her hair very often, and her body is unmistakanbly Up Close and Stylish:

Up Close and Stylish Face



Photos of her 2007 wedding from a Swedish gossip website:

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face

Up Close and Stylish Face



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Have you spotted this fashionable lady on Instagram?

Up Close and Stylish


She’s easy to discover on the social media network with over 600,000 followers,
but hard to know more about.
The nameless and faceless blonde women prefers to stay anonymous while sharing her great style.


Up Close and Stylish
Alaïa dress, Louboutin Pigalle rose gold strass 120mm and Hermès Medor clutch in tundra.

Up Close and Stylish
Alaïa dress, Hermès Medor clutch in Tundra and Cartier jewelry.

Up Close and Stylish
Chanel dress, Louboutin python 'Un Bout' 120mm and Hermès Himalaya Birkin 30.


The only thing we really know is that she is pregnant and engaged :)
Oh yeah, and that almost every woman would kill for the contents in her closet!

Weekly she posts a 3-view picture of herself of what she’s wearing.
This Cartier-loving, Hermes bags-collecting, has posted over 1500 perfect
stylish looks you can draw inspiration from.


Up Close and Stylish

Up Close and Stylish
Cartier 'Ballon bleu' (size large), Juste un Clou and Hermès bracelets.


Ranging from top of the line Chanel pieces, to vintage Givenchy,
to her unbelievable Christian Louboutin collection, would make Imelda Marcos jealous.

Here are a few of my favorite looks from ‘Up Close and Stylish’:


Up Close and Stylish
Fendi dress, Louboutin Pigalle spikes 120mm and Hermès Birkin 35 So black.

Up Close and Stylish
Giambattista Valli jacket, D&G vest, Joseph shirt, Lanvin necklace and Hermès Birkin 35 in Gris Tourterelle.

Up Close and Stylish
BCBG feather jacket, Elizabeth James tee, H&M jeans, Louboutin 'Pigalle' 120mm heels and Hermès Birkin 40.



And some more favorite looks:


Up Close and Stylish
Stella McCartney jacket, Forever 21 jeans, Christian Louboutin heels and Hermès Kelly 35 in Ultra violet.

Up Close and Stylish
Sole sisters! Louboutin 'Lady Peep' spikes 150mm.

Up Close and Stylish
Iro jacket, Zara tank top, Rag & Bone suede pants, Charlotte Olympia heels and ostrich Hermès Birkin 35 in Bougainvillea.



And some more...


Up Close and Stylish
Gucci dress, Louboutin 'Unbout' 120 mm and Celine bag.

Up Close and Stylish
Miu Miu earrings, Iro jacket, Alexis top, Hermès Birkin 30 (Himalaya) and Cartier bracelets.

Up Close and Stylish
Givenchy blazer, 3.1 PhillipLim top, J. Brand jeans, Louboutin 'Pigalle' 120mm and Hermès Birkin 35 'So black' and bag charm.



Her shoes...


Up Close and Stylish
Louboutin 'Geo pump' 120mm in blue kohl/bronze.

Up Close and Stylish
Louboutin 'Armurabotta' 120mm.

Up Close and Stylish
Brain Atwood 120 mm heels.


Her bags...


Up Close and Stylish
Céline open front knitted vest-pullover with leather pockets, Forever 21 tank top, leather leggings, Louboutin Swarovski 'Gozul' flats and Dior's 'Lady Dior' bag in size large.

Up Close and Stylish
Dolce & Gabbana dress, Valentino flats and Hermès Birkin 35 (in Gris Tourterelle) with a Louis Vuitton bag charm.

Up Close and Stylish
Zara jacket, Marni knit with side zippers, H&M tank top, AG maternity jeans, 3.1Phillip Lim boots and Louis Vuitton bag.



The accessories...


Up Close and Stylish
Lavin Cool ring, Cartier watch.

Up Close and Stylish
Essie's 'Fiji' and Louboutin 'Lady Peep' spikes.


Up Close and Stylish


ALL SO PERFECT!

Up Close and Stylish
Céline shirt, Alice & Olivia leather pants, Louboutin 'Pigalle Spotlight' 120mm, Gucci clutch and Lanvin necklace.

Up Close and Stylish
J. Crew hat, H&M tank top and jeans, Chloè cardigan, Louboutin 85mm suede boots and Chanel 'Boy bag'.

Up Close and Stylish
Givenchy silk top and open toe boots, Alice & Olivia leather pants and Hermès 'Himalaya' Birkin 30.



And some wise words:


Up Close and Stylish

Up Close and Stylish

Up Close and Stylish


Images all courtesy of instagram/upcloseandstylish


- XOXO -



Update: I got a tip from a reader that 'Up Close and Stylish' is in fact a Swedish woman named Malin Bergfors.
The fact that she's Swedish could be plausible, as she has a very Scandinavian build and look to her.

If you type 'Malin Bergfors' into Google images, you'll find many different women, but two pictures stood out to me:
(sorry for the small images)
Malin Bergfors aka Up Close and Stylish

Malin Bergfors aka Up Close and Stylish


Same body-type, same hair, but most important, same clothes! Clothes 'Up Close and Stylish' has worn.

Up Close and Stylish

Up Close and Stylish

Up Close and Stylish


Looks very similar doesn't it?

Here are some earlier photos in which she shows a little of her face:

Up Close and Stylish

Up Close and Stylish

Up Close and Stylish

Up Close and Stylish


I think she a very pretty girl!
Though I do want to point out that I thought she was living in NYC, as so many of her pictures showcase NYC as background.
Of course she could travel a lot to America, but this seems excessive.
BUT, a few weeks ago she posted a picture with her in the snow - when it was NOT snowing in New York, but it was snowing, however, in Stockholm...



Update #2:
If you type in "Up Close and Stylish face" into Google search or images, you'll find theses photos (scroll down).
I just want to clarify that this is NOT 'Up Close and Stylish'!
This is in fact Dutch socialte/soccer-wife Sylvie Meis-van der Vaart.

Sylvie is more tanned, has different hair (thicker), known for her dramatic weight loss whereas 'Up Close and Stylish' looks like naturally slim, and has a VERY different clothing style.
Sylvie is also known for being very short, wheras we all can agree that 'Up Close and Stylish' looks very tall and legs that go on forever.

Sylvie Meis

Sylvie Meis


The comparison was drawn due to this fur coat 'Up Close and Stylish' has posted,
but if you'll look closely, it's not the same fur.

Up Close and Stylish


24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Do you know who she is or have face photos?

Paris Pastry said...

As far as I know she doesn't have any face-photos, and I haven't figured out who she is yet!

Xx Daniëlle

Anonymous said...

Her name is Malin Bergfors, 36 years old and lives in Sweden with her 64 years old husband Kurt Bergfors, who is in a wheel chair. He's the owner of the fast food restaurant MAX hamburgers in Sweden... She was first his care taker. She's a trophy wife.... and married him for the money. They live in the most expensive apartment in Sweden.

FashionLollipop said...

This is a very clever well done post! �� Everyone is curious to know who she is, behind that luxurious closet - with you're little investigation, I think we now have a good clue!

piyanista said...

Except the jewelery in the face photos are not right. She never takes off her wedding ring and cartier bracelets so I dont think its the girl in the photos...

Paris Pastry said...

If you zoom in on the picture where she's wearing the leopard dress, you'll see that she is wearing her wedding ring.

Anonymous said...

She is definitely a golddigger, despite she knows how to spend all that money into a perfect style, I unfollowed her on Instagram due to her post that her custom made Pigalles were not as she wanted to and she made a real fuss about it describing her shoe-problem in 40 sentences. Get a life.

Anonymous said...

Hi

Her name is Malin Bergfors and she is married to an old fart in a wheelchair, i live in sweden and so does she. You can write malin bergfors weddin on google and get a face photo.

I also have pictures on my blog of her
www.improveme.se/xoxo

Anonymous said...

Her name is Malin bergfors and she is from Stockholm. Her husband is Kurt Bergfors born 1949! He is multimillioner, the owner of Max a swedish Hamburger chain. He have two sons in the she of his wife Malin. She is known as a goldsigger here in Sweden. She was his nurse before they got married he is in wheelchair and takes her fotos in instagram.

Anonymous said...

She posted pics while pregnant, did Mr Max Hamburger at 64 was able to procreate?

Anonymous said...

I think her name is Malin Kansakangas. You can see her here: http://worldredeye.com/2012/03/secret-garden-at-baoli-miami-2/

Paris Pastry said...

If you typ in 'Malin Kansakangas' into Google, you'll find 'Malin Kansakangas Bergfors'-references.
Kansakangas might be her girl's name before she married.

Sanci Baby said...

Great post! Thanks for the "investigative" expose

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. it's good to have a face to the many photos she takes. I must say it can be annoying not seeing the face

Anonymous said...

That's her:
1. http://forum.purseblog.com/celebrity-style-threads/upcloseandstylish-839340-3.html
2. On this website http://worldredeye.com/2012/03/secret-garden-at-baoli-miami-2/ search her name "Malin Kansakangas" and you will see a picture, she is on the left in a blue dress. Scroll up and there is also a picture of her dancing with all her bracelets.
3. Here is she on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150211947389571&set=a.10150211944149571.333652.848974570&type=1&permPage=1, click on "Next" or "Previous" you can see a lot more pics of her.

Anonymous said...

I stopped following thinking she was using fakes...

Anonymous said...

Now it makes perfect sense why she refuses to post face pics. A hard 36 yrs old with terrible skin, thinning over processed hair and unattractive features (see nose). However, the woman has fantastic style and an out of this world wardrobe. And if she's ok with having to mount an old man in a wheelchair for it, good for her.

Vanessa Culpepper said...

I have been DYING to know who this woman is! Thanks so much for this post! She has 1.2m followers now! Crazy!

A casual interest said...

Couldn't agree more. Totally makes sense why she covers her face. Her features are too large and her hair looks (as you observed) over-processed. Stringey and dated as well. It proves that no matter how much you dress up a nag, she's still a nag. Nice clothes and shoes, though. ��

Anonymous said...

Heyyy if you search for Malin Bergfors in Instagram you'll find a girl with her Instagram private but the profile picture is little miss sunshine!

Anonymous said...

She is not pretty! Only her outfits!

Anonymous said...

First of all, great post, I bet a lot of people wanted to know who she was, I wanted! ;) I've been following her in IG for a while now and I'm in love with her wardrobe, I mean, who isn't? I don't think that married someone for money is a sin, I sincerely don't care if she did it, good for her! It's pretty clear that in the first pictures is her but in the wedding pinctures, mmm, i don't know, they look familiar but it doesn't seem to be the same person to me... and other thing, some old post shows her outfits and she said that they were "date night" outfits, i don't know, may be i'm wrong by don't imagine her husband as a man in a wheelchair, and what about little miss sunshine? I mean is an old man in a wheelchair able to procreate?? They seem to travel a lot to...

Mimi B. said...

Her mission was to create a style type blog Diary that could be an inspiration for others. She has a greet sense of style, edgy and elegant. Never vulgar.

Mimi B. said...

Addendum: the more thought i give it, the more I'm compelled to think that her style is what people were most curious about. She always puts together outfits that look just right. She is sharing her sense of style. With over 600,000 followers i think its safe to assume, she knows how to inspire and get people wanting to know about her private life.