Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Yesterday we went to our summerhouse and picked this beautiful bouquet of rhubarb. :) So I'm going to make a delicious rhubarb pie soon. Yum!
I think I might be getting a cold after this freezing weekend, so after work I'm going to rest and wait for summer to finally come.. <3
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Yesterday was a really hectic, but fun day. In the morning I went to the Design museum in Helsinki with my sister. I've been planning to go for like a month and it's the last day today to go to the exhibition about Marimekko, so I went, even though I didn't have that much time. But I'm glad I went, because there were some really beautiful things to see.
Later I went to my parents place. There were an opening of a bar by the sea in Sibbo, so we all met up first in my friends summerhouse, close to the bar. I found out I was supposed to bring a vegetarian pie the same day, so I quickly made one at my parents place. I tried to look for a nice recipe, but I ended up mixing three different. I had no idea what it would taste like, but it turned out fine. :)
We ate a lot. Everyone had made something different, and it was all so good! Then at the bar we also had fun, there were a lot of people that I haven't seen in years.. And some nice people I met for the first time.
Now I'm still at my parents place and we're going soon to our summerhouse in Borgå. :) Then back to the city!
Friday, May 27, 2011
I'm so angry at my neighbor, or not actually, but their free internet stopped working.. Haha. And now I might have to buy my own soon!
I love the fact that the weather is getting warmer. Our backyard looks amazing now, with all the cute flowers. :) I get so inspired to create wonderful things when I look at them, haven't had time to make anything extraordinary yet though.. :)
Now I have to leave the library (where I came to quickly use the internet :D), to do better things!
Have a good day!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
My own made silver ring with Chanelle in the background :)
Here is a huge silver rose ring I've made. I really like it and I think it's perfect for both when you're dressing up and for when you just want to feel a bit more fabulous any normal weekday. :)
I haven't done anything special the last few days. I've just layed in front of the TV after work, haha.. But today I thought of being a bit more social by going to Cuba, a bar in Helsinki with great afterwork tapas food (for free) and delicious drinks.
Monday, May 23, 2011
H&M dress, H&M necklace, vintage jacket, Crocs shoes
I'm in love with maxi dresses right now, I wear them all the time! They're so comfortable and look so good for both going out and for just hanging in the park.. :)
This striped beauty I found on Friday in H&M and I've already used it for a few different occasions this weekend. I was so happy to find this dress, because I had just seen and admired almost the exact same one at the Marimekko Fashion Show earlier that day. I was also extra happy to see that the prices still differred quite a lot. :)
Saturday, May 21, 2011
This quite modern and minimalistic watch I got from my sister because she didn't want it, it's not really her style. But I actually think it's really nice. It can just be a bit difficult sometimes to tell what time it is.. :) These Lambretta watches come in many different colors, this white one being my favorite.
The weather today was awesome! I stayed outside the whole day. And now I'm going to the opening of a cool club in Helsinki, Club Kappeli with my friends.
Have a good Saturday night!
Friday, May 20, 2011
Odd Couture maxi dress
Picture: Sofia Okkonen
The Marimekko fashion show today was amazing. I really love their new designs. <3 I was a bit surprised to see my boss modeling for the show, she was really good though. The kids there were also adorable! Will show pictures later. :)
I want to write about the Fashion Stock Sales that are currently happening in Vanha in the center of Helsinki. I went there today and I was really pleasantly surprised to see so many good Finnish designers there. Some I knew from before, but there were also a lot of brands that were new to me that I really liked!
One brand that I particularly liked is Poola Kataryna. The philosophy behind Poola Kataryna is to design timeless, oddly beautiful and locally & ethically manufactured products. Poola Kataryna products are designed for those who love bicycle adventures on midsummer nights, weird daydreams and having a cup of tea in a bubble bath. Sounds good to me! :)
This dress is from the line Odd Couture, and I think it's really cool! I like things you can mix and match to make them look really different every time you wear them, and this is definitely an item like that. I will go and check out their store FEM in Kallio really soon, which consists of four Finnish designers clothes, jewelry and accessories.
Have a good beginning of the weekend! :)
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Gina Tricot blouse, Lambretta watch, Veromoda pants, Crocs shoes & my own made ring :)
ELLE is organizing an event this weekend in Helsinki, where many shops offer great discounts. At Skanno, which is a really cool interior design store, ELLE opened a cafeteria with a lot of nice things to look at and taste. They also have a photo shoot for anyone who wants to have their picture on ELLE's website. I met a friend there that I haven't seen in a really long time. I wasn't planning on going there at first, but I'm so happy I did because I had lots of fun. :)
I LOVE the lamp! <3
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Marimekko spring/summer 2011 fashion show
Pictures: Leena Aro/marimekko
Happy birthday Marimekko!
This Friday the Finnish brand Marimekko is celebrating their 60 years anniversary by throwing a fashion show in the Espa park in the heart of Helsinki. The fashion show is free for everyone to see and the showtimes are at 12, 13.30, 16 and 17.30.
I will definitely be there! :)
Have a good day! <3
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday night! :D
I wore of course blue & white yesterday too!
Zara jacket, Esprit cardigan, Longchamp bag, H&M pants, Nilson shoes
Finland won the Ice Hockey World Championships on Sunday!! :D
Sunday night was a crazy night in Helsinki, people climbing on everything possible; roofs, traffic light poles, statues... I also saw quite a few naked people! Haha. Even Santa Claus came to party.
Yesterday there was a huge outdoor event with a lot of singers performing to celebrate the players arrival. I've never seen so many people at the same time in my life.
Have a wonderful day! <3
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Now I'm back from a long weekend at our summer cabin in Kråkö. :)
It was really relaxing and different from any other weekend, but the weather was pretty cold. We don't have a television there or Internet, just a radio, so it feels nice to be back to civilization again. :)
I love our summer house, because it's full of funny details and interesting things, you never know what you'll find there.
Tonight I'm watching the Ice Hockey World Championships between Finland and Sweden!!! So exciting!
Have a good evening! <3
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Blake Lively looking red hot
Today I went to a fashion show, showing the collections made by the students at Metropolia fashion school. There were a few looks that I really liked, otherwise the standard wasn't that high. I especially liked a dress composed of a leather top and a pleated white bottom.
Now I just came home from a bar and I'm so tired. I'm also tired of my hair, would want to make some drastic changes, but I'm always too much of a coward to do so. Maybe red..? :)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
These shirts were hanging between the buildings on a street in Helsinki. It looked really cool!
The weather was so amazing today! :) We went for after work drinks, then to my favorite cafeteria to barbecue and later to an island to enjoy the sun.
Now I'm watching the first semi-final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Finland's Paradise Oskar just performed and he was amazingly good! I love that song. He's by far the best! <3 <3
Monday, May 9, 2011
H&M dress & Nine West shoes
Yesterday we celebrated Mother's Day. We went out for dinner with the whole family. I haven't eaten this much in a long time, but it was delicious. :) And as if that wasn't enough, we went straight to my other grandmother after and of course she had every sweet you can imagine; pastries, ice cream, cookies, candy.. I get full just thinking about it.
I wore my new dress, I LOVE it! <3