Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pierced Heart Sweater, totally obsessed!

I need to make myself one of these! I think i might go for the one Ginger is wearing. I've been wanting to make a similar swearter for so long...
Nina Leen 1947

Loretta Young

Ginger Rogers in Carefree, costume by Edward Stevenson

Teacher Style day 46, new coat is about the get a makeover

Todays outfit all vintage and second hand. But what's more interesting is the new coat i've got. It was on it's way to trash when i saved it. I was thinking about giving it a proper makeover. A 1930's style collar! But instead of fur i was thining about using knitted fabric. 
Here's my inspiration:

Teacher style day 45, wearing wool inspired by late 20's/early 30's

 This outfit was inspired by late 20's/early 30's wollen cardigans and the fact tht the weather is getting colder! Gardican is hand made by Leena from Vaasa. Shoes are from the 40's, my favourite oair for everyday wear. Everything else is second hand.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Teacher Style ..at last we're back (days 42-44) traveling and teaching

Pardon me for being absent for a while...lots of things going on and off work. But here's few more days of my Teacher Style photo project.
 We had halloween theme at school and here's my outfit! Vintage 50's dress and catears and a tail i made myself. (Wonderful 90's film camera vibes in this photo...)

 Tired but extremely happy, me and my students organized a fashion show and it was a success! 
Wearing vintage and second hand.

I also visited Pietarsaari and the Centria University of Applied SciencesI was invited there to teach the millinery basics to a very cool and motivated group of people. I was very happy to share my knowledge with those young talents.
Hat - Fiona Timantti Millinery
Cardigan - vintage
Scarf and skirt - second hand
Shoes - 90's does early 1900 

My friend here might be tiny but make no mistake. He's fierce.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Teacher Style day 41, the Sweater Inspiration Continues

Visiting Yle, photographed by one of my students, wearing second hand, loving that over sized leopard sweater.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Teacher Style day 40, Superhero or a Villain?

Had a superhero moment at work with my new coat (from the recycling centre, only 5€!) and a mask one of the students is making. Not sure if this character is a hero or a villain...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Elle Style Awards 2014

 Every year the Finnish fashion scene gets togther and celebrates the people who make the fahion happen in finland. Check out the page of Elle Finland for more stories, videos and photos.

Kirsi, Tiian and me. Those gals are very dear to my heart!

I was wearing a Trashion dress by Paula Malleus / remake ekodesign. I totally fell in love with this dress! To me the silhouette is very vintage/1930's. And guess what, it's made of Tuska Festival (the biggest heavy metal festival in finland) t-shirts! 
Necklace - Miia Magia Design
Purse - RARA

Teacher Style day 39, Inspired by the Sweaters of Twin Peaks

Ok! After a weeks holiday i'm back and at work!
Sweater - second hand
Skirt - second hand

Today i was very inspired by the sweaters of Twin Peaks and the news i read about a week ago about the return of the legendary tv series.

These are my favourites!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jazz Dance Ball - the Groove of New Orleans

Photo: Riku Ryynänen

Yes! DJ'ing tomorrow at the Jazz Dance Ball - the Groove of New Orleans in Gloria! The night will be filled with cool swing, hot tunes and a fabulous show! The Helsinki Traditional Jazz Dance Company has the moves, the beat and the glitter! Join us for a night of lindy hop, charleston and jazz!

Teacher Style day 38, Midnight Blue Diamond

Midnight blue second hand blouse with a diamond shape in the front. One of the most comfortable blouses i own. Paired with ruby red stockings.

Teacher Style day 37, Vintage Stripes

Sporty outfit, vintage sweater and second hand pencil skirt.

Teacher Style day 36, Black

Turban - Fiona Timantti Millinery
Sweater - vintage
Everything else - second hand

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Photo magic with Jirina Alanko

Jirina did it again...she sees me beautifully! And i like the subtle way she uses photoshop, i don't want to look like plastic.

Wearing vintage lingrie and stockings.
Make-up and hair by me.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Marvelous cat tattoos by Mátyás Csiga Halász

Mátyás Csiga Halász makes beautiful tattoos, but the tassoos of cats are my favourites. Look at these!  Wonderful!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Teacher Style day 35, Outdoor Activities

As a part of our wellness day at school we had a teachers vs. students Finnish Baseball game. I was not playing though.. :)
Hat - 60's vintage
Scarf - second hand
Jacket - second hand, my autumn favourite!
Skirt - second hand
Stockings - ?
Shoes - army surplus 
Rigns - from Ansa second hand

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Teacher Style day 34, Women in Pants.

Woolen vest - vintage
White shirt - second hand
Trousers - second hand

Todays outfit was inspired by the stylish ladies wearing pants in the 30's.
Barbara Weeks, Diane Sinclair and Mozelle Brittone.
Photo found from one of my favourite blogs, Film Noir Photos.

Teacher Style 33, Green 1940's blouse

Just bought this gorgeous 1940's blouse online. It's perfect!

Teacher Style 32, Exotic Flowers

Vintage 60's exotic flowers on wool. 

Teacher Style 31, sequin stripes

Everything second hand.
Just a little bit of sparkle to the every day life.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Some recent Fiona Timantti Millinery headpieces that travelled to Australia

Miss Dolly Cakes wearing her custom made Fiona Timantti Millinery Star Headpiece.
She won the tittle of Miss Burlesque Gold Coast 2014, these pics are taken at the finals.

Costume: Zoe Felice
Photo: Cam Attree 


 Miss Dolly Cakes and her Fiona Timantti Leoprard headpiece and bonnet.

Costume: Zoe Felice
Photo: Cam Attree 

Photo: Snapper Imagery

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Teacher Style day 30, Black, Woolen Ruffle Collar

It was a cold day so i wanted to wear something warm. Woolen sweater with black ruffle collar and black pencil skirt from flea market.

Teacher Style day 29, the day I put my BigBoyPants on

Wanted to wear somethign totally different. Borrowed mens vintage trousers and mens shirt combined with a cross nacklace from flea market.

Teacher Style day 28, Diamond blouse

90's second hand blouse with diamonds. Perfect colours!
Everything second hand.

Teacher Style day 27, Cowgirl from Duckburg

Vintage western fashion.

Teacher Day 26, Leopard Selfie

I'm not very good with selfies, but here goes. I was so tired that day after 14 hours of work, that this was all i could manage.
Everything second hand. I adore that 90's leopard shirt.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Teacher Style day 24, Peachy and a Little Something i'm working on

One of my favourite sweaters, the peachy vintage one!
Everything second hand. 

And little something i'm working on at the moment. One of the triplets.

Teacher Style day 23, Polkadots and The Bunnies

Everything second hand. 

After the days work i went to Thomas Sabo flagship store opening party with my dear friend Kirsi. She is a talented designer, sassy it-girl with a great sense of humour and a heart of gold.

..and after that we went to celebrate the the Helsinki Design Week and the new window art at Minna Parikka Universum. These Bunny boots are a must have!