Saturday, April 30, 2011

Glada Vappen!

So today it's Vappen in Finland!!! We're going to go to the statue Havis Amanda and watch when they put the student cap on her head. And then we have a birthday party a few meters away. :) It's in a rented space, so there's coming a lot of people and it will be lots of fun.

I don't know what to wear yet though. I have a new dress, but I don't know if it's too revealing.. My friend Fanny is coming soon, so I hope she will help me choose a dress and drink all this mjöd I made! :)

The weather was really sunny this morning, but now it just started raining.. :( Hope it's not going to rain the whole day.

Have a great day!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Another sunny day

Hello hello!

It's been another sunny day today, so I spent most of the day outside. :) First we went for a bike ride with a friend and then for a walk in the center. Hopefully the weather will be as good this weekend!

I also spent quite some time in our backyard. It's really lovely, even though it looks more like a prison area in these pictures. :D

Have a great Friday evening! <3

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cutest cafeteria in the world

Vogue suede style leggings


I can't get enough of this cute cafeteria close to my place, Café Regatta. The buns are so good there and the atmosphere even better! :) They have the cutest little decorations all over the place. I especially love the music playing bonfire and the fact that you get 5 cents back for every coffee refill you take. :)

Today me and my friend Jeanette also continued preparing our "mjöd". It's a drink we make out of sugar and lemon for "Vappen", one of the biggest carnival-style festivals held on the streets in Finland, that will be celebrated this Saturday and Sunday. We've been preparing the drink for two days now and we made 18 liters of it, so I hope it will be good!! :D 

Good night!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sibelius Park

 Old Zara jacket, H&M dress, scarf from Paris and Jimmy Choo bag

Today I woke up at 10, and should have had to be at work at 9 am.. :/ Somehow I thought it was Sunday yesterday and set my alarm wrong. At work we are changing the collections in our showroom, at the moment we are changing the watches. It’s a bit hard, because they all look so good that I would like to have them all! Hehe. Not good for a shopaholic to be surrounded by beautiful things all day.. :)

Now we’re (or actually my boyfriend as usually) is making dinner. :) Earlier we were in the park close to us, named after the famous composer Sibelius.

Have a good evening!

Monday, April 25, 2011


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Happy Easter!

A small cottage in our garden :)
Matthew Williams for H&M blouse, vintage necklace, miniskirt out of an old jeans skirt


Yesterday we went for the first time for months to our summer house. I love this place, have to go there a lot this summer. :) We also grilled our first sausages, soo good!

Now we're at my parents place enjoying the sun and eating chocolate eggs (Fazer Mignon eggs, the best chocolate eggs in the world!!)

Have a good Easter!

Saturday, April 23, 2011



Today me and my boyfriend went to an island close to my place, Fölisön. I love this island, because it is full of wildlife. We saw squirrels, a rat, swans, and a lot of other birds. I like it, because the animals there aren't afraid to come and eat from your hand. :)

Apparently this island has a nudist beach! We were looking for the perfect place to stay in the sun and we went somewhere, which we thought was a private beach or something, but there was a naked man sunbathing and another one undressing... I just read about it and apparently this island has a nudist beach, one for women and one for men. Somehow we got lost and ended up on the nudist beach for men, oops!! :D Haha.

At the end we found the perfect little place by the sea, with no wind and plenty of sun, so we stayed there a couple of hours enjoying the weather and the view. I was wearing a maxi dress from H&M's tribute to Marimekko collection and a snake skin bracelet.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Where the Fuck is My Sailor?

IVANAhelsinki Spring/Summer 2011: Where the Fuck is My Sailor?

IVANAhelsinki is one of the most known Finnish fashion brands. Here is their wonderful SS 2011 collection: Where the Fuck is My Sailor? It is about lost love. It tells a story of women who have lost their men to the sea, and that are still desperately waiting for their men to return home. 

I absolutely LOVE these dresses! I can't wait for it to be summer, when the Finnish archipelago will be this beautiful and you can start wearing dresses again. These dresses are perfect for romantic summer days by the sea. :) Just hope I wont loose my sailor... Haha.

Paola Ivana Suhonen is the designer behind IVANAhelsinki. IVANAhelsinki brings together Slavic rough melancholy and pure Scandinavian moods. It is also the only Finnish brand to show in the official New York Fashion Week.

More information here.

Have a good Friday! <3

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Laban's birthday!


Good morning!

Yesterday I didn't have time to do much other than work, so today I have to come up with something fun to do. And it's cool, because now I have five days off.

On Saturday we celebrated our dog, Laban's birthday! :) I made him a delicious cake and he couldn't believe his eyes when I gave it to him. I just love his face expressions. When he's drooling after the cake in the first picture, haha. And in the second picture, he looks so seriously focused on it! :D

Have a good day! :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A scent of lemon


I can't get enough of the sun! :) I was walking in the park today and everything is just so beautiful, almost magical.

I bought this wonderful nail polish a few days ago. It is part of the Rimmel I love fruities collection that includes several different colors and scents. This gorgeous yellow nail polish is called Lemon drop and smells like lemon when it dries. I like it a lot and I think it will be perfect for Easter, as well as for the whole summer. :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Election disappointment

Good afternoon!

I'm really chocked about the results from the Finnish election that took place yesterday. I can't believe this is what the people have voted. I'm angry and ashamed of the results and what image this gives Finland abroad. And I really hope no drastic changes will be made... We wouldn't want these people (True Finns) to rule our country! :D

Yesterday me and my friend Fanny enjoyed the sunny weather (at 6 pm!) on a nice terrace. :)


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunny Borgå


Today we came home to Helsinki. We stayed at my parents place a bit longer than planned, but it was really nice. Yesterday we were the whole day in Borgå. I especially love the old town, it is so authentic and cute. We had a picnic outside and enjoyed the sun. Borgå is one of my favorite cities in the summer. :)

Now I'm soon going to vote for the general election in Finland.

I'm so happy that spring is finally here! :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Don't judge a book by its cover

 Swedish ELLE April
 French ELLE March 

Finnish ELLE April

Good morning!

I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but that's what I usually do.. I always buy books and magazines with great covers. And I can't help to it when the covers look this good. :) These are the magazines I'm reading at the moment. I really love the Finnish and Swedish ELLE, they show really beautiful fashion items at affordable prices and give you lots of good ideas. The French ELLE is also good, but a bit more for getting inspired by what the big names in fashion have created.

Now we're going to my parents house with my sister, my boyfriend and Chanelle, our cat. :)

Have a good Friday!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Recycling old silver spoons

Good afternoon!

Yesterday I had my last silver course for the spring and I made these earrings out of two old silver spoons. :)

I also went for a ride with my city bike for the first time this year. It's been buried under the snow for the whole winter, but it still worked pretty well. Some weird noises came from it, but that can be taken care of. Can't wait til I can start taking the bike everywhere. :)

I got tickets for the Rihanna concert in Helsinki this summer! :) It's gonna be so much fun, it's on the beach just some minutes from my place..

Have a really good day!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Birthday girl

H&M dress

Yesterday my little baby cat turned one year, so I made a cake, haha. Out of minced meat.. She was really happy and ate the whole cake. :) Can't believe she's that old already. I remember when we got her last summer in Paris, and she was so tiny. :)

On Saturday the Beer Festival was a lot of fun. I'm not a huge fan of beer, but now I definitively think more positively about it. At the Festival I tried the best beers I've ever tasted before, like chocolate, cherry and passion fruit beer! Hehe, so good. :)

Have a good day!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

In the attic


Yesterday we explored the attic, and found this pretty cool and a bit scary place.. :) I'm wearing my new H&M pants, which will be perfect for the summer. And a top that I made last summer from a beautiful Christian Lacroix silk fabric. :)

We also went to IKEA yesterday, to buy some new things for the apartment. And then we went for dinner to a really good tapas bar in Helsinki, Bar Teos.

Today the weather was really nice, except for the wind. So we walked around in Helsinki and enjoyed the sun. Soon we're going to the Helsinki Beer Festival!

Have a good evening!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Silver ear cuffs


Here are the ear cuffs I made yesterday. The shawl is also made by me, from a gorgeous Christian Lacroix silk fabric..

Today my boyfriend moved to Finland from Paris. :)


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cat eyes

Good morning sunshines!

These wonderful sunglasses I bought from H&M when I was in Paris. I really like this cat eye look, it's very feminine and funny. :)

Tonight I'm having my silver course. Haven't been there in three weeks, so I'm really happy to go! :) Thought of making an ear cuff, I think they're so cool.

Have a good day!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Raining in Helsinki

On my way home, looking colorful in this gray weather..

I just came home from work. I got an internship at a PR-agency here in Helsinki, and today was my first day at work. I really liked it and the people working there are really nice. :)

It's been raining the whole day. I'm not so happy about it, but the positive side is that the snow will melt.. The only umbrella I had at home was this leopard printed one, but it's actually pretty cool. And it cheered me up a bit in this slightly depressive weather. :)

Soon I'm having Sushi with my friend Jeanette and we're also gonna make liqueurs with different berries. I made some a few months ago and it was really good.

Hope you've all had a good beginning of the week!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Silver chains

Hey hey!

Today I've been in the city the whole day. My cousin and her boyfriend came to visit from Sweden, so I've been hanging with them and my sister's boyfriend in Helsinki. We started with a delicious brunch in Krulla and then we went for some shopping..

Now I'm preparing to go to my parents place, tomorrow I'm gonna sell some old stuff on a flee market. Have to make some room in the closet. ;)

Here are some silver chain jewelry that I've made. The name in Swedish of this kind of chain is "brynjeked". Their much harder to make than you would believe, because I've made every single silver ring myself.. I especially love the earrings. 

Have a great Saturday night!