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:
Malin Kansakangas & Sabina Kansakangas
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:
With her all-time favorite Birkin bag:
Another verification picture of Malin:
Wearing a River Island purple blazer and a Hermès medor clutch:
Again her blue Birkin bag, and a fur coat (she has a lot of them we can see on Instagram!):
Some other face shots (with the blue Birkin bag sitting beside her):
And a series of other pictures of her:
She wears a bow in her hair very often, and her body is unmistakanbly Up Close and Stylish:
Photos of her 2007 wedding from a Swedish gossip website:
Have you spotted this fashionable lady on Instagram?
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.
Alaïa dress, Louboutin Pigalle rose gold strass 120mm and Hermès Medor clutch in tundra.
Alaïa dress, Hermès Medor clutch in Tundra and Cartier jewelry.
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.
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’:
Fendi dress, Louboutin Pigalle spikes 120mm and Hermès Birkin 35 So black.
Giambattista Valli jacket, D&G vest, Joseph shirt, Lanvin necklace and Hermès Birkin 35 in Gris Tourterelle.
BCBG feather jacket, Elizabeth James tee, H&M jeans, Louboutin 'Pigalle' 120mm heels and Hermès Birkin 40.
And some more favorite looks:
Stella McCartney jacket, Forever 21 jeans, Christian Louboutin heels and Hermès Kelly 35 in Ultra violet.
Sole sisters! Louboutin 'Lady Peep' spikes 150mm.
Iro jacket, Zara tank top, Rag & Bone suede pants, Charlotte Olympia heels and ostrich Hermès Birkin 35 in Bougainvillea.
And some more...
Gucci dress, Louboutin 'Unbout' 120 mm and Celine bag.
Miu Miu earrings, Iro jacket, Alexis top, Hermès Birkin 30 (Himalaya) and Cartier bracelets.
Givenchy blazer, 3.1 PhillipLim top, J. Brand jeans, Louboutin 'Pigalle' 120mm and Hermès Birkin 35 'So black' and bag charm.
Louboutin 'Geo pump' 120mm in blue kohl/bronze.
Louboutin 'Armurabotta' 120mm.
Brain Atwood 120 mm heels.
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.
Dolce & Gabbana dress, Valentino flats and Hermès Birkin 35 (in Gris Tourterelle) with a Louis Vuitton bag charm.
Zara jacket, Marni knit with side zippers, H&M tank top, AG maternity jeans, 3.1Phillip Lim boots and Louis Vuitton bag.
Lavin Cool ring, Cartier watch.
Essie's 'Fiji' and Louboutin 'Lady Peep' spikes.
ALL SO PERFECT!
Céline shirt, Alice & Olivia leather pants, Louboutin 'Pigalle Spotlight' 120mm, Gucci clutch and Lanvin necklace.
J. Crew hat, H&M tank top and jeans, Chloè cardigan, Louboutin 85mm suede boots and Chanel 'Boy bag'.
Givenchy silk top and open toe boots, Alice & Olivia leather pants and Hermès 'Himalaya' Birkin 30.
And some wise words:
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)
Same body-type, same hair, but most important, same clothes! Clothes 'Up Close and Stylish' has worn.
Looks very similar doesn't it?
Here are some earlier photos in which she shows a little of her face:
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...
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.
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.