Wednesday, June 30, 2010

John Galliano spring 2011 Menswear, oh boy!

Galliano 2011 menswear in Paris, inspired by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

(This pic is my favourite!^^^)

Photos from

I was singing this song this morning (i only sing when i'm sure no-one can hear me. Though i dream of singing on the stage..don't we all! :) and then when i later today saw these pictures, i felt like i've had an premonition of some sort... Charlie Chaplins Smile by Nat King Cole.


Dion spring 2010, photo from

Vintage pics from NYPL digital gallery.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A very Smooth Criminal

Style Icon, Annie

Her face, voice, songs, style, music videos... Absolutely divine. The Amazing Annie Lennox.

I found this video via AMOUR FOU, my new favourite blog <3

Marie, Amour Fou ... I'm in love!

My new favourite blog, AMOUR FOU! I love it! Oh, Marie!

Burlesque Cocktail!

If you are in Tampere area this friday, you should check this out! The delicious, wild and enchanting Burlesque Cocktail!
And guess what cats! One of you can get a free ticket to that party! Just email me (fionatimantti[at] The wheel of fortune goes spinning around on thursday!
Burlesque Polaire, one of my favourite groups! Sweet, crazy girls!

The one and only, Finnish Blonde Burlesque Troupe!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Batman vs. Joker, stop-motion!

I love Batman comics! And stop-motion! How cool is this!?

An interactive breakdance competiton in stop-motion by Patrick Boivin.

Smooth Criminal

One year ago MJ passed away.
I saw this video when i was a little kid and this video actually was the inspiration that got me into vintage scene.
Still one of the best music videos ever.

Diva's give-away!

Wow! Now that's a hat! And it can be yours (or mine)! Check out Diva's gorgeuos 40's giveaway.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Beach Beauties

Check out these Beach Beauties! You'll find these vintage ispired swimsuits by Tyra Therman from Punavuoren Putiikki.

Hawaiian beachwear by Tyra Therman
Photo: Alehandro Lorenzo,
Models: Jackie O'lantern, Lola Manchego

Monday, June 21, 2010

Faking it!

I used to have Bettie style bangs for years (and black hair too...) but nowadays i want to try out so many different hairdos and styles that bangs would only be in the way and limit the possibilities. I think i have found the perfect solution! Fake, clip-on bangs! We've seen them on celebrities like Beyoncé (damn she looks good with bangs!).
Some say it's lame and fake, but i say bah! Wigs and hairpieces have been around for ages! The ancient Egyptians had some very fine wigs for example.

Flamboyant 18th century wigs. You just gotta love those crazy hairdos! Though these are only drawings...

These hairpieces are from 1925 (Marshall and Snelgrove).

Here's my new clip-on bangs (haven't cut them yet, so they are a bit too long)! They are made of human hair, so they can be dyed, curled and washed. You can easily get fake bangs online, i got mine from Cybershop. It's very easy to use!

If you're reading this, then you are awesome.

What's this you say? It's A Softer World.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Outfit and a birthday party La Persé style!

We have this wonderful thing here in Helsinki called La Persé. There has been no parties for a long time, but now it's back!

Wearing vintage and second hand.

That vintage umbrella is from Fida and that 50's handbag is from Budapest.

90's dress is second hand (only 1€!).

"Hey! The 90's called! They want their style back!"

The gorgeous birthdayboy!

Dj, Tatu.

Pietari (wearing Minna Parikka mask).

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Beautiful Mother Nature

I love Helsinki, especially in the summer time. I usually walk to work, and on the way i have time to be amazed by the wonderfull colours nature creates.

On a warm sunny day i like to sit under the trees ( i'm not interested of getting a tan, on the contrary).

On my way to work i pass the Esplanadi park. It's very busy at the summer time and very beautiful too.

This is a 50 years old popple in Sakaris backyard.

One of my favourites, Syringa (lilac). The scent takes me back to my childhood, 'cause there were Lilacs next to my grandmothers house.

I can't wait to get some time off from work, so i can go to the coutryside. For now i just have to settle for these planted beauties.

My little rascals Bix & Cecil exploring the jungle (the bushes in our backyard).