Wivica Oest Oest Mabon

Profile Updated: January 2, 2011
Wivica Oest
Class of 1984
Residing In: Täby, Stockholm Sweden
Homepage: www.wivicaoest.se
Spouse/Partner: Allan Mabon
Children, Grandchildren: Alasdair born 1998
Sinclair born 2000
Lancelot 2002
Occupation: Fashion Designer with own label
Yes! Attending Reunion
Facebook Name or Page:

wivica oest (private)
wivica oest stockholm (fashion label)

Occupation/Career(s) Details:

86´, High School, economy major, Tibbleskolan, Täby, Sweden
89´, BA, Esmod, Ecole Superieur des Arts et Technique de la Mode, (ESMOD), Paris, France
91´, Fashion Institure of Technology, (FIT), New York, USA associate degree- Productionmanagement and International Politics
Professional

New York 1989-1993

- freelance work
- Designer, New York Designstudio
- Creative Director, Bright Range Ltd, NYC

Stockholm 1993-

- designer/producer for the Swedish
Olympic Team, Barcelona 92´
- freelance work for client like McDonalds, hospital clients, pharmacutical companies etc

Wivica Oest - Stockholm

My own fashion label with emphasize on knitwear.
I sell in two stores owned by myself and distribute in around 50-60 independant stores in Sweden as well as through agents abroad in Europe.

"Designers"- Hägernäs Strand, Täby
"Wivica Oest"- Sturegatan 16, Stockholm

I am always looking into extending my distribution and if anyone are intrested please dont hesitate to contact me:-).

Different places I have lived:

I am brought up in a suburb of Stockholm called Täby, Sweden.
- exchange student SP Highschool 83/84
- Paris at Esmod 86/89
- New York City at FIT 89/90
After 7 years abroad I returned back to Stockholm where I eventually started my own fashion label and now recide.

Family history living in South Pasadena:

Was exchange student with the Klof family.

Family members who also went to SPHS:

Sue Klof
John Klof
Michael Klof
Jim Klof
Mary Klof
Jaqueline Klof
Patricia Klof

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

Patricia Klof

School Memories:

to be completed

Organizations, clubs, sports groups, and other groups I (did or do) participate in (in high school and/or now):

KSSS, Kungliga Svenska Segel sällskapet (The Royal Swedish Sailing Club)
Boardmember responsable for "longsailing", large distance sailing and group sailings abroad

KSSS is the challenging club for the next "Americas Cup" !

Milestones & Epiphanies:

I am brought up in a suburb of Stockholm called Täby. It is not to unsimilar in its infrastructor to South Pasadena- though different architecture of course:-).

I did one year of the Swedish Highschool with economy as major.
My second year I applied to an exchange student program an was very fortunate to attend South Pasadena Highschool as a senior.
I was even more lucky to been placed in the fantastic and generous family Klof. Patricia was also classmate in class of 84´.
After return to Sweden I did two more years of Swedish High school to acheve the diploma.
I then continued with studies for 3 years in Paris at Esmod. I graduated with double major in the fashion field and aquired a scolarship to continue my studies in New York City at FIT.
Stayed after studies to work for 3 years (4 in total).
After 7 years abroad I returned back to Stockholm where I eventually started my own fashion label.

What's happening in my life now:

I live with my husband Allan and our three boys in Täby, Sweden.

We live in a house and have several pets, especially our lovely dog, a Flat coated retriever called Guinness.

Due to my profession and my husbands background (scottish) we travel quite extensively.

We have been back to LA many times to visit and are looking forward to the next big Reunion:-).

Pastimes & Hobbies:

Skiing
sailing
traveling

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

ABBA (of course):-)

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV etc:

Magazines:


ELLE Britain
Vogue France
The Economist
Vanity Fair

Additional Comments:

My stay in South Pasadena High School was a very memorable year in my life which definately prepared me for greater deeds and gave me the courage to go ahead with my dreams.

I am forever grateful to all teachers and friends.

South Pasadena will always have a very warm place in my heart.