In the News: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Returns to ManchesterSeptember 1, 2017
Beginning January 2018, one of our favorite Swedish athletes is expected to be back in action. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, or Ibra, will make his return to the pitch playing for Manchester United.
Man U’s manager José Mourinho released Ibra, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in April, but re-signed him to a one-year contract, telling ESPN that Zlatan will bring “extra quality” to the team in January. Zlatan has taken to his Instagram to show fans his recovery process, like in this kickboxing video captioned, “Which knee?”
Also in the news…
The Swedish Royal Family Welcomes a New Addition to the Family
Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip welcomed their second child on Aug. 31. The princess gave birth at Danderyd Hospital at 11:24 a.m. ET Online reports the mother and newborn are healthy and doing well. The new Swedish prince has yet to be named, but Prince Carl told reporters he’s a very cute boy.
Get Ready for Stockholm Fashion Week
Vogue offered a roundup of Swedish beauty brands in the midst of Stockholm Fashion Week (we’re ahead of the curve by featuring one of these brands in our own roundup). Vogue includes spa and body products, natural skincare items and hair products. To get even more excited about Stockholm Fashion Week, check out some of the best street style looks from around the shows.
All Eyes on Rhys Clarstedt Frank
Speaking of Fashion Week, keep your eyes on 19-year-old Rhys Clarstedt Frank, who performs as Rhys. Vogue dubbed the Swedish-American singer a “dark pop” sensation, because of her melancholic lyrics, beauty and great style. She told Vogue she has never been to a fashion show but is intrigued with the glamour and business of it all. She’ll be attending Stockholm Fashion Week as an ambassador for Swedish womenswear brand, House of Dagmar.
IKEA’s No. 1 Fan
IKEA has hundreds of thousands of fans, but unless more than one of them has gotten permanently inked with an IKEA icon, Matt Lee is its biggest fan in our book. The 31-year-old, who tattooed one of IKEA’s tiny pencils on his forearm, told Metro he has been a fan of the Swedish mega store since he was a little kid. For the person who gets a Frakta bag tattoo, give us a ring.