Monday, January 30, 2012
Today's colors are white and gold. I have white roses on my kitchen table and this Seletti milk carton jug will make them company soon. Meanwhile at work, I styled white cashmere with gold brocade. I enjoy my internship so extremely much, it's kinda scary to realize I am part of something I've always aspired to do. I'm so nervous though, today at shoot I couldn't stand still so I was just steaming and brushing every garment I had brought just in case. It's going to take a while to learn how to breathe at set...
And what will I do after my internship?
Let the job and school application marathons begin!
Picture from The Future Perfect
Saturday, January 28, 2012
It's Saturday of a very demanding week.
The previous five days have disappeared somewhere.
I can't remember when I was happy or when I was sad...
I remember a lot of snow being shoveled down from the roofs all over the city,
the snow hitting windows on the way at my house,
creating endless, calming powder dust that lingers slowly in the air at nights.
Forever is now.
Leather pants, sweater, silk shirt, second hand. Our Legacy cashmere beanie, Laitinen jacket.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Peter Combe, (se•nile | ˈsen,nīl |), 2011
I was feeling bit down yesterday, so I decided to use a gift card from christmas and ordered a French bread knife and solid pinewood cutting board.
Consumerism, dix points.
Angora knit, Acne shirt
Today I decided to cheer myself up by looking like a fluffy marshmallow.
See, if life gives you lemons, give the poor thing more ingredients!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Ann Demeulemeester shoes, angora cardigan, leather pants, Levi Strauss college, plastic print hoop earrings and laptop case all second hand.
Just enjoying the fact that I have a laptop and Ann Dem shoes I got for 35 euros. Oh yeeeeees.
It started snowing fully here. I was happy. Finally I can pull all the knits out!
I live in a very dangerous neighbourhood these days...for my wallet. Well, there is not much going on in my neighbourhood except a lot of lovely buildings and a big Orthodox church, but there is all the right stuff. Skilled cobbler next door, restaurant Wellamo downstairs, a newly opened cozy Italian cafe cafe with assortment of delicious candies and an Arelalizza boutique filled with beautiful cashmere pieces. In the opening a while back there were dancers and awkward me touching every garment, knowing I can't afford even after sale but happy that they were there. You know?
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I am featured in this months Demi, by the amazing Suvi! I am wearing my favorite pieces: second hand jacket with shearling sleeves, long wool blazer, Dries Van Noten silk pants, old scarf and Acne Tracks. And a stupid grin.
Ps. I have internet and a computer again after about eight months. Crazy!
Monday, January 16, 2012
“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration.
Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.
If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work.
All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.
Things occur to you.
If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens.
But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction.
Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive.
You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case.”
- Chuck Close
I start my intership today at Trendi, a finnish fashion magazine. I am super excited! And I sent off my application to Central Saint Martins in the weekend.
Two words: nervous. Extremely nervous.
Fuck it, it's all good.
Camera phone picture from my home: print of my photograph, Kosta Boda skull candle holder and Millefiori Milano cedarwood scented candle.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
1. Steve McCurry, Gulf War & Kuwait Oil Fires, 1991
2. Helen Korpak, Pop Generation, 2011
I watched a documentary about Fransesca Woodman yesterday. I was posessed by her work once again, and her passion for the subject.
I hope the camera repair shop is open the next time I take my Mamiya RB67 to repair.
Last time it wasn't and I ended up with wool-camel blend coat, cashmere sweater, leather gloves and awkward print shirt instead.
Salvation army had it's sales.
Monday, January 09, 2012
French-made long wool blazer, print pants, wooden bracelet, second hand. Acne Tracks and vintage silver folio belt.
Photo Sanna Lehto.
When I first bought those print pants the beginning of last summer, I felt pretty ridiculous. After actually wearing them, I felt ridiculously good.
I guess it's the moment when you realize you can finally have it all.
I bought a pair of Falke's socks the other day, silk-cashmere blend and became childishly happy. They are so soft, like a second skin, you forgot you have put socks on the minute you pull them up. Pure bliss, in a form of socks. I know I'm a victim of consumerism but this time I'm loving it.
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Cheery thoughts on a snowy Saturday afternoon, after finding my copy of Ed Van Der Elsken's masterpiece photo book Love On The Left Bank, a book of Halston's work that I treasure and 90s issues of US Vogues, finally, from some forgotten closet in my room. I've been looking for them for a year now, it would have been too tragic to lose those darlings.
Everything is back on track again, another major catastrophe prevented, you know...
2012 is good.