Monday, April 29, 2013

When flappers ruled the Earth: how dance helped women's liberation -The Guardian

Josephine Baker at the Casino of Paris in 1939.

A really interesting article about women of the 20s, Charleston, Josephine Baker and the liberation on women in The Guardian.

"Having endured racial abuse and discrimination back home, Baker was now advertising beauty products that allowed white women to mimic her own glossy cropped hair, her burnished skin and supple silhouette. It was an astonishing turnaround for her. But it also demonstrated the power that the symbols of the jazz age – its clothes, music and dancing – had to cut across social barriers."

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Helsinki Traditional Jazz Dance Company

Some of you might know that i'm a real passioned dancer. I have a ballroom background, but three years ago i found something that really feel is the thing for me, traditional (or some say authentic) jazz dance! We have a small performance group too, in gthe photo above (i'm the one on far right) we are performing at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival few months ago.
Those costumes are designed by Anni (third from right) and me and made by Anni. She is my partner in crime on many fields...

And here we are at Kulttuurikeskus Caisa after our last performance on thusday.
From left: Elina, Oona, Me, Anni, Serena, Malin & Clyde (our wonderful teachers), Kirsi, Nina.

Check out our blog or come and find us on facebook!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Turntables for HC vintage DJ!

Found this pic via tumblr. It said "turnatables from 1929". Not sure how old this is but it's cool!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hejsan Sverige!

I just found out that the tv show Blogistania was on Swedish tv today! So hi you all who found my blog watching "Bloggistan" :)

If you are in Finland and you missed Blogistania when it aired here, you can go and watch it on YleAreena.

 At my atelier with my friends Miia and Petra.

Behind the scenes at home.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Toni Arden - Kiss of Fire

The Great Gatsby inspired editorial, Vogue may 2013

Oscar De La Renta

 Actress Carey Mulligan in Vogue, The Great Gatsby inspired editorial. 
Photos: Mario Testino

Oscar De La Renta

Nina Ricci silk-satin dress with flower appliqués, Chanel Fine Jewelry diamond-and-onyx earrings, Bracelet from Gray and Davis

Miu Miu dress, embroidered with Swarovski Elements

Alexander McQueen ostrich feather dress with chiffon-covered pearls

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hair experiment continues..

Now it's dark green.

I'm a prodigy sonny and i'm about to smack a bitch up

"What kind of drugs does it take to enjoy this?" "I've seen more complexity in a couch from IKEA!"

This amuses me immensely! Hehehe..
Yes, Mozart won.

Never let me go

Photos: Nicolas Guerin 
Style: Sophie Clauzel 
Makeup: Vichika Yorn 
Hair: Mike Desir 

DJ Fiona Timantti @ HBF 2013 by Atelieri O. Haapala

Day 2 of the Helsinki Burlesque Festival i wore this wonderful old theatre costume i bought a year ago. Fits me amazingly well, i didn't have to make any adjustments...!
Shoes are repro, hat vintage 40's.
Photos by the one and only Atelieri O. Haapala.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Paloni Spring by Maria Baranova

 Photographer Maria Baranova shot these wonderful photos while the Paloni gang was in New York. It shows pieces from the new summer collections of Paloni designers. 
These pieces and much more can be seen at Palonis fashion brunch tomorrow in Klaus K
Music will be played by DJ Fiona Timantti, for your listening pleasure ;)

This Fiona Timantti Millierys Zebra hat will be available in Paloni!

Photos: Maria Baranova for Paloni
 Make-up and hair: Yenni-K Makeup Artist
Styling: Minna Särelä and Outi Pyy

PinUpHelsinki® has a wonderful new photographer!

Photo: Jirina Alanko
Make-up: Miia Magia
Style&hair: Fiona Timantti
Corset: Belle Modeste
Hat: Fiona Timantti Millinery
(and 30's shoes and 40's vintage lingerie..!)

We have a wonderful, talented  new photographer in our PinUpHelsinki® team, Jirina Alanko! This is one of the first new photos we've made together. 
I just love pin-up witches!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lauren, Greta and Peter with cats

Lauren Bacall 
As a crazy cat lady that i am, i love to see some of my favourite actors with cats!

 Greta Garbo

Peter Lorre!