I was really sad when I thought I'd lost them forever

After studying law for 3.5 years, Lina Wall Borgenbring changed career paths and spent the following years working as a stylist, showroom manager and pr advisor. Today, she’s a press officer and project manager at H&M. Besides fashion, she has a passion for food (to cook but most of all to eat), to go Ebay hunting for shoes and to fill her home with green plants. Another joy in her life is traveling, and it was during a trip to Tokyo that she came across her Eternal Flame.

What’s the story behind your Eternal Flame? 

”These Effector by Undercover sunglasses (handmade in Japan) I purchased in a store in Aoyama, Tokyo four years ago. The dude in the store was trying to convince me to buy another more “feminine” pair, but I refused. Since I am Korean, I have had trouble finding sunglasses that fit, since I have a slightly larger face than the regular Swede. I instantly fell in love with these glasses and ignored the fact that they were pretty pricy. I have loved them ever since. They are timeless and go with everything.
This past summer I went to Way Out West and the sunnies got stolen. I was really sad, since I loved the sunnies so much, and I was convinced I would never get a hold of the same model again. After scanning the internet for retailers in Europe that sold them with no luck, I got in touch with a really helpful guy at Effector in Tokyo and he got a hold of a pair for me. Lucky me! I have bought and tried on several sunglasses both before and after I bought these, but they have still remained my favorites and I believe they will be for many years to come.”

What would be your general advice to everyone envying this thing of yours? 

– If you haven’t already been, go to Tokyo, discover that it is the best city in the world (hands down) and purchase a pair of your own. You won’t be disappointed (haha).


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