I went backstage at the Tornedalsparty (Tornedals festival) at Culture House, Lulea.
Heart of Lovikka was participating together with the Husmodersforeningen in the Tornedals Festival at the Culture House. While tango, opera and new hip bands were playing onstage the models prepared backstage before the show. Most of the spoken language during the evening was Meänkieli. A language spoken mostly in Tornedalen. Meänkieli (Meänkieli for “our language”) is a Finno-Ugric language, closely related to Finnish, spoken in several municipalities in northern Sweden. There is an official minority language in Sweden.
The models and of course representative from Husmodersforeningen, Lovikka:
Sofia Hagelin, founder of heart of Lovikka was there to take a last look.
Models: Lisa Mårtensson, Eva Törmää, Marina Lahti, Marika Savikuja, Cecilia Gatenheim, Sophie Erlandsson, Karine Jonsson, Sandra Sundelin, Nina Bramberg, Berit Roth, Saila Alavaara
Lovikka Husmodersförening: Anita Molin
Photo: Annkathrin Lundqvist
Shoes: Swedish hasbeens & Beak boots
I got caught on camera, chatting with Nina. (Photo: Sofia Hagelin)