December 30, 2009
American Apparel now stocks nail polish! the shades below were my favourites, I think I have to put in an order as soon as I figure out which shades I want....
the above shades with such great names as office, manila, palm springs, coney island and mouse are available here
December 28, 2009
I went sales shopping today with a good friend and decided to stop by at the best record store in the world. lucky we did; they were playing a mind-blowingly good CD. I was astonished to find out it was Charlotte Gainsbourg whose music I used to passionately hate. this album however is fresh and doesn't sound a bit like 5.55. I passionately love it.
one of the best records of the year, along with Prince of Assyria's debut album that I also got today. seriously.
////P.S. this blog is a year old today! congratulations graphic kid:-)
December 27, 2009
I think Santa must have mistaken me for a really good girl this Christmas because he brought me some very unexpected yet welcome things this year ++ I finally got the Falke tights I've featured in pretty much every single outfit collage I've ever made.
the ring in the 3rd and 4th pictures is by Lotta Veromaa and I got it from a very very good friend. it's pretty awesome. I call it the Iceberg ring simply because it's such an iceberg-looking chunk on the finger.
the best thing about Christmas weren't the presents though, it was the feeling and the people I got to spend the holidays with. oh how I love this time of the year. now I'm off to watch Inglourious Basterds with my daddy!
December 22, 2009
the blogging world seems to have gone crazy over the Swedish BYREDO brand. I haven't checked out the fragrances yet but the perfumes sound just as tempting as their minimalistic bottles and labels look like. my favourite so far would have to be Baudelaire; juniper berry, black pepper, caraway, incense, hyacinth, leather, papyrus, patchouli, black amber.... sounds mouthwatering.
the bad thing about perfumes is that they rarely meet with the goodness and extravaganza of their description though.
December 18, 2009
I've been working on this post for weeks now. it's fairly pathetic, I know, but I just couldn't figure out what it was that I wanted to wish for this Christmas. I don't really need any of this but I wouldn't call it useless junk either. so it finally came down to these five things.
1 Phaidon's Living in the New Millennium. a book that is surely interesting for anyone who likes beautiful homes and houses, not just the pathetic wannabe-architect that I am
2 the latest issue of the Mark magazine, for the same reasons as the number one item of the list
3 a subscription of the Finnish Trendi magazine because it's the only Finnish magazine I like and read every issue of
4 Flora by Gucci because I want change in my fragrance. I've used the Diesel Fuel for Life since last December and I don't ever want to get tired of it
5 lastly, Falke's soft merino tights in black, simply because I don't know if my thighs can take any more of this -20 degree weather. the tights in the collage are the wrong ones, but you catch my drift.
December 15, 2009
booties and perfume YSL cowl neck dress A.C.L. tank top T BY A.WANG bag JEROMY DREYFUSS specs RAY BAN
brrr. it was -13 degrees this morning when I got up!! I'm so glad the holidays are starting--- I feel like sleeping and snuggling inside by the fireplace and just watching the snow outside. needless to say I'm also dreaming of being able to wear stuff like the outfit above. the weather up here actually makes me consider buying things like UGG boots... warmth and comfort before looks I guess.
+++sorry, I know some of the items are items I've already featured more than once, I just can't get rid of those frames or that bag. I guess it tells a lot about their compatibility though?
December 9, 2009
December 8, 2009
today was the most surprising of days. when I came home there was a big package waiting for me on my desk. the package was from Australia where I spent the whole of last year, and the package was filled with Australian lollies and most importantly this:
WRECK THIS JOURNAL is a book project by Keri Smith. in short, the idea of the whole journal is to wreck it in all possible ways. it's going to be hard for someone like me who would want to do everything perfectly and leave the book in pristine condition but I will try. I already collected some lint off of my cardigan pockets and carelessly glued it on a page. I ripped a page too and wrote a word over and over again.
I will surely post some more images as I continue my journey towards being a girl with an appetite for destruction.
December 6, 2009
December 5, 2009
I stumbled upon some photos of Alexa Chung on some blog and noticed the bag she's been toting around-- the Mulberry Alexa bag.
I've never fallen for an it-bag before and I don't like the Mulberry brand very much, but there is something about that bag that I absolutely adore. even though I don't like the iconic Bayswater lock at all.
I had to check the Mulberry website then, of course, and I found something that I loved even more.......
the Mulberry Walter briefcase. I haven't ever thought about having a briefcase as an actual bag. I wonder why!? it'd be very practical for my pens and books and papers, and it even comes with a detachable shoulder strap like the Alexa. it's nearly perfect although I don't know if the handles are long enough for the bag to be carried like the Alexa one.
December 3, 2009
bag jeromy dreyfuss underwear sonia rykiel pour h&m sweater dress monki tank dress t by alexander wang lipstick ysl
my intention was to post the best bits of the sonia rykiel pour h&m collection today, but as I went on hm.com to see the collection in whole I realized there was only one pair of underwear I actually liked. that underwear got to be a part of a collage then.
the powder pink roses on the underwear kind of tempt me so I think I have to go and get my own on Saturday....and apparently they're made of silk. maybe a little Christmas present for myself?
honestly, I haven't been very excited about the h&m collaborations in the past. think roberto cavalli, viktor&rolf, matthew williamson, jimmy choo... not my cup of tea. the stella mccartney collection, the only one I can imagine I would have liked, came out long before I could appreciate ms mccartney's eye for design.
this sonia rykiel collaboration, on the other hand, is pretty successful to me. even though most of the underwear isn't the kind that I would wear the designs are gorgeous and work very well as a combination. the sweaters and other things designed by ms rykiel will hit the stores in the spring, looking forward to that...
November 30, 2009
November 22, 2009
November 20, 2009
dolce&gabbana face wedges.
I've completely fallen for chunky black suede wedges that are everywhere right now but these shoes are something beyond that. there's something very picasso-esque in them and no matter how many people say they dislike them I have to admit I find them oddly compelling and wish they could be a part of my wardrobe.
image sea of shoes
November 17, 2009
yet another outfit I wouldn't mind throwing on....
I booked flights to Australia last week and I'm super super ecstatic. I'm only going in July when the university entry exams are over but it's still nice to have a 7-week holiday filled with shopping and seeing old friends coming up!
leather jacket helmut lang bag surface to air dress SZ series boots acne bracelet alex&chloe glasses random
November 16, 2009
I've been going crazy over all kinds of necklaces. I don't really wear necklaces too often but I do find a good necklace an easy way to make a plain outfit more interesting.
necklaces and earrings with cross charms have been all over the internet this autumn. a cross is not a symbol of belief or religion for me but somehow I seem to have fallen hard for the trend... so far I haven't had the courage to actually get a multi-cross necklace, but the alex&chloe necklace below is gorgeous! maybe I should make my own version with plus signs or something?
November 15, 2009
I confess. I am a big admirer of Kate Lanphear's personal style. she's wearing the coolest statement necklace I've ever seen. who knew a simple chunky silver chain could look so good?? I randomly found a very similar one on kabiri made by Ben Amun. it's leather so it might be lighter than the one ms Lanphear has but it's still too much for a student's budget...
November 14, 2009
November 5, 2009
October 27, 2009
so last week petra told me the rinne niinikoski for marimekko collection had hit the stores. I had to see the clothes with my own eye as marimekko apparently isn't big on giving product information on their website...
the knitwear the Finnish designer duo had designed for the traditional Finnish brand marimekko actually surprised me. there were several gorgeous knit dresses I'd buy immediately. the prices are high though; the products are 100% merino wool. I went through every single page I found but I couldn't find a single photo of the colorful scarves and beanies and gloves there were, but trust me. if you live in Finland and enjoy design, go take a quick spin through marimekko. it's worth it.
marimekko is trying to revamp the company's image (which is rather worn out and old, check out this shirt) and is therefore hiring new people to design for them (and showing next spring's looks to Danish bloggers like the girls at anywho). it's fine by me, at least the rinne niinikoski collection looks better than any marimekko products ever!
their advertising is a thing I'd have something to say about though...
images from finnish design shop
October 26, 2009
October 23, 2009
alexander mcqueen ss 2010
look at the patterns! they're psychedelic. no matter how big a minimalist I am the colours and shapes in the alexander mcqueen ss10 show had quite an effect on me. I might need some colourful statement pieces for next spring (spring, however, seems utterly far right now, it's seriously freezing in Helsinki. my thick woollen cape isn't even enough to keep me warm anymore!)
+++I've had the busiest two weeks of my life; first a week under the Greek sun and then a week full of school work and meetings and trying to catch up on some sleep. I need some freaking rest now! there's so much I want to blog about but I just don't have the time.
tomorrow I think I'll take some time for myself and visit the pablo picasso exhibition at ateneum and the tapio wirkkala exhibition at emma. a culture filled day that is. I might even be able to squeeze in a little shopping before Saturday night begins....?
images from style.com