Wednesday, 28 January 2015

No more denial

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MARNI coat
CHARLIE MAY knit
ZARA pants
SAINT LAURENT ring
BALENCIAGA bag
GIANVITO ROSSI shoes

I’m here to tease you with yet another amazing coat. Adding a versatile Marni piece to my ever growing collection of coats, that now swallows about 80 percent of my wardrobe. ‘The bigger the better’ is what I always think in store, which I hate myself for later when I’m trying to squeeze it into the racks at home. The weather here is an utter struggle, I’m working hard on disguising it. However, I realized that I can minimize the weather damage by giving all my biggest coats a run for their money by actually wearing them. Less leather jackets, more dressing for the winter. Sounds like a given? For a blogger it’s not, dressing seasonally inappropriate is what we do best. Furs in the summer, ‘may this scarf be my coat’ in the winter. After too many colds, I’m planning (or more like forced) to do rest of my winter dressing the old fashion way.
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Finn

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Wrapped in the softest and may I ad my favorite fur, London’s temperature drop has driven me to the bottom of my bed, so I’m forced to document the freeze with some pictures from Finland. Adding a little interest to a dark coat, the fact that this tricolored fur is called ‘Finn’ is most likely a coincidence, but that it was one of the reasons why I felt compelled to ad it to my collection - total fate.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Faithful finds

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SANDRO coat
CELINE shirt
& OTHER STORIES pants
CELINE shoes

True to myself, I’m back in black just when I promised myself that 2015 will be the year of more cheerful hues. I also promised myself to avoid adding more black to my wardrobe, at least for a few months. Then came a spontaneous outlet trip to Bicester Village, were all my ‘rules’ flew out the window around the time we pulled up on the parking lot. Two days of intense shopping and I can honestly say this winter blues is disappearing as effectively as I was cleaning out the designer racks. Money just bought me happiness.
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Out of hibernation

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CHARLIE MAY skirt
H&M TREND coat

Wow it’s been a slow start to 2015. Lack of vitamin D has pushed me into a deep state of hibernation that I’m effectively curing with retail therapy. This seasons sales is what’s keeping me alive and the thought of dressing up in colour is an option again. I wanted to document this woollen combo that I’ve been relying on all winter, leave it up to me to destroy a perfectly cozy knit duo with a pair of SM heels, just the way I like it.
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Naughty & Nice

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SIMONE PÉRÈLE underwear in styles Pretty, Volupte and Amour
JOCELYN coat
MONICA VINADER rings 

With Christmas around the corner what better way of getting into the sultry holiday spirit than with my go-to underwear brand, Simone Pérèle. I’ve had the privilege of being this years brand ambassador for the prestige underwear specialist and with a fantastic year of rebranding behind, I wanted to take the opportunity to show you my take on the feminine lingerie line. Adorned in the upcoming SS15 collection and my favorite pick from the AW range, we shot the story with renowned Finnish photographer Nadi Hammouda, a man who manages to capture a mood in a photograph like no other. So cheers to being both naughty and nice this Christmas.

In collaboration with Simone Pérèle

Monday, 22 December 2014

Olympia Horse Show, what I wore

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Wearing H&M current collection

It’s been an action packed weekend filming with H&M - We Love Horses at the Olympia Horse Show! Apart from the classic ‘what I wore’s’ you should also check out the video series we’ve been documenting, including the little intro trailer above. The weekend’s highlight was definitely going up in front of a full arena and styling two horses! More on that in this afternoon’s episode, so keep an eye on H&M - We Love Horses Facebook page.

In collaboration with H&M We Love Horses

Thursday, 18 December 2014

For the love of horses

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Wearing H&M current collection

I spent last week at our family farm in Finland to shoot a special little feature with the fantastic photographer Jere Hietala, which I’m finally able to share with you. I’m excited to be going back to my roots, as I’m teaming up with H&M - We Love Horses to report fashion from the UK’s most popular equestrian event, Olympia Horse Show. Long time readers might be familiar with my background in dressage riding and how I grew up among horses, so this weekend I’m going to be able to combine my interest for fashion with my love for horses. I’ll be hosting a series of videos for H&M - We Love Horses, scouting for fashion whilst putting a real trend focus on our reportage.

If you are a lover of horses and H&M (well who isn't?) I have 10 Olympia Horse show tickets and H&M gift cards to give away for Sunday for you and a friend! Just comment below that you would like to attend, winners will be contacted on Saturday morning. See you there!

Competition is open to everyone who is able to attend the event in London on Sunday. All entries before Friday night will be in the draw. Tickets and gift cards will be available to pick up on Sunday from the venue.

In collaboration with H&M We Love Horses
Photography by Jere Hietala

Monday, 15 December 2014

Proportion play

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GUCCI bag
ACNE jacket
ONAR fur collar
ADOLFO DOMINGUEZ top
MANGO pants
5 INCH AND UP x RIVER ISLAND shoes

I’m back with another personal pick from Gucci’s holiday gift guide. Some might have noticed my affection for the ‘mini tote’ that I’ve been carrying in black lately. The favorite new shape get’s an iconic update with Gucci’s signature bamboo handles, perfect to ad an appropriate amount of surprise to an otherwise wintery outfit. The lavish holiday bag might have me dreaming myself away to tropical destinations, but I’m armed with fur collars and wool trousers, realizing it’s time to tackle the harsh English winter.
In collaboration with Gucci
Photos by Mikko Puttonen