This is what it looks like when two inspired people meet on an empty beach in the middle of winter. Feeling so thankful for these super talented friends, like Sanna, that I've got the privilege to work and share ideas with. More to come!
Elina Äärelä is a fashion design student from Aalto University, with her main focus on menswear.
In her BA collection she got inspired by the slideshows "Boy Town" by Nina Manandhar and "Twentysix Different Gas Stations in Africa" by Frank Verdier. She fell in love with the flower printed and beautifully colored clothes that could be seen in both of them and wanted to get the same feeling to her collection by using red and blue as the main colors.
The crystals that she applied on the knees and chest on every piece were sponsored by Swarovski.
This year Elina wanted to try something new and is now working on a womenswear collection for upcoming spring.
Can not wait to see it!
Thank you Sokos Hotel Vaakuna for letting us shoot in this beautiful lobby.
A basic white button-up shirt is one of the easiest pieces of clothing to wear, - from day to evening and every style imaginable. I've been searching for a new since my old one from Weekday has started to lose it's crispyness and fresh white color, no wonder because it really has been worn quite often. Well, the search for that "basic" white shirt is still on. I just couldn't resist this trendy ruffled one.
Life's a party. Seriously, can't remember the last time that I didn't have anything to celebrate on the weekend. Lately it has been all about great friends and my dream team at home. Wouldn't change a thing. Also to get back on that superficial side that this blog is about - a wardrobe that feels like ME is something to be happy about. Makes life a lot easier.
Say hello to my new fluffy teddy coat. It will keep me warm this winter, especially now that the Kenzo x H&M coat I posted about is now sold out in my size.. I guess we weren't meant to be even though winter would have felt so cosy with it. But good thing is there's plenty of fish in the sea. And I found a great one.
KENZO X H&M leather jacket Even though these H&M collaborations are like trends, they are "in" until the next one appears, I managed to find something I might not be able to set aside that easily. The search of "the" coat for this winter has started and since all of my previous ones are really long, classic and simple I think it's time to go crazy. The online store does still have it in my size so what do you say, yes or no?
This fall has really been the time for mixing and matching. Being constantly in a rush and running from one place to another doesn't exactly leave me any time to think about what to wear. But I've enjoyed it. No overthinking, just spontaneous matching and I'm ready to go.