Friday, December 30, 2011
Second hand chunky knit, Dries Van Noten silk print pants, vintage ring, Zara heels. Photography Sanna Lehto.
"Being blessed is not just being able to float on air. I mean, if you gotta pay for things you've done wrong, I got a big bill coming.” - Gil-Scott Heron
With these words to thank the year 2011 and welcome 2012.
I have no promises, no goals, no needs, just love.
This is life. It's not a beauty contest, it's not who is the most richest inside their ashes and dust six feet under. You can put life in a box and label it, but most likely you are just going to get angry. Just let go. And work hard.
"I won't take anything with me when I die, those who owe me something will pay me in hell" - Miquel Rio Branco
Have a good one.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Photo Sanna Lehto
I'm wearing a leather top, long French-made wool blazer and German wool slacks with wooden bangle and vintage silver folio belt. Everything second hand.
I haven't been to second hands or flea markets lately. For three months exactly.
I used to raid them weekly with a passion. Luckily.
Such a silly thing teached me how to reach out for something more.
And I'm tired now, I'm happy. I'm confused.
I guess I have to read some more books, spend some more nights laughing with my friends, develop a dozen of films, I'll figure it out.
This tea I'm drinking tastes pretty good. Life is pretty good.
Then again, I have been gifted with selective memory.
Happy happy happy holidays for everyone!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
These are Mandy's stacks. Unique glass objects hand blown by Iittala's specialists in Finland. Visit her page to find out more!
Lately I've been listening to this Active Child and How To Dress Well's song Playing House. After getting over how much I like the cheesy song, I've been wondering, what do they mean with their line Baby we're just playing house, just cause it feels good. What feels good? What do they mean with the word house? House music, are they trying to reach out to the girl with some classic Chigago house tracks? Are they playing House the show on dvd? Are the guys playing the lead character of the show, House, in order to solve problems? Or are they being like kids playing nuclear family since they are clearly adult males ready the share their feelings and build a nest? Or playing with kids miniature houses?
It's a mystery...
Stacks available also at Helsinki10 Christmas Market
Sunday, December 11, 2011
I have a problem with bombers. They bring me back to my childhood, around 5th grade. We were pretty poor in a way that I couldn't afford a new winter jacket. So I was forced to wear a faded army green bomber with an old adidas logo in the back. It would probably be super-wanted today but back then, I tell you, I was in pain. So no trendy bomber for me, even if it's from Heikki Salonen. I'd take the long sturdy coat instead any day thank you.
Heikki Salonen AW10/11 via The Convenience Store blog.
Friday, December 09, 2011
I updated my homepage a while ago, take a look! Click!
In terms of photography lately I've had a Olympus Mju with some dia film in it to work a bit on the third serie, on my request to explore bright and vivid colours. Soon starts the race of preparing (hopefully, really fucking hopefully) a portfolio for Central Saint Martins, spring is here sooner than you think. I might have to start to drink this magic potion people call coffee regurarly in few months, since I'm interning full time and working on the side and I have to find energy somewhere. Oh well, if I get hyper after one espresso, I predict five cups can do wonders in a short period of use. Gladly, finnish winter that streches out to spring is really long and really dark, leaving plenty of time for strict work since it's too damn cold to go outside. You can't chill cause it's too chill!
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Put a couple of hot beefcakes in trashy rock -inspired clothes in a castle and what do you get? A strangely poetic lookbook. It makes sense, remember Romeo + Juliet with certain young Dicaprio?
Asger Juel Larsen is a danish-born designer and a London College of Fashion graduate. His SS12 lookbook wash shot in a Danish castle Elsinor, famous for Shakespeare's play Hamlet. One of my high school memories is one Literature teacher who organized cheap theatre tickets, and one of the plays was a very physical and contemporary take on Hamlet. It was pretty intense.
Lookbook shot by Jens Stoltze, found via Lynn & Horst
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Max, 2008 & Tuisku, 2011
It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Photos of friends, strangers and love along the way. I'm enjoying the ride.
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you