Saturday, April 30, 2011

I wanna wake up in a city that doesn't sleep

I'll be in New York in may, from 2nd 'till 11th. See you there?

Portrait of Fiona by the most talented Petra Innanen

I was really honoured when my friend Petra asked me to model for her. She is a very talented artist and one of the nicest people i've ever known. I really like this painting because of the colours, shapes, lights and shadows..and it's a picture of my atelier, my favourite place in the whole world.
It's huge by the way. Go and see for yourself-> Bulevardin Taidesalonki, Helsinki.
Petras website

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

Easter card by one of my favourite artists, Poika Vesanto!

I Won't Dance!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Everybody copies everybody etc., but this is just too awkward...

This is probably just some kind of joke and i'm a sucker...
Click on the pic and read her "About me" and quotes. Now where have i just read them before...oh, right!
I'm not saying i'm the only person in the world who has those quotes here but still.

And since when has dissing other bloggers been cool?
Just saying.

Moscow 1955, Stilyagi-Hipsters (2008)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hey, Four Eyes!

Photo from here

Bette Davis
What a gorgeous outfit!

Katherine McGolbin as Midge Carne in BBC's South Riding
I love those glasses and that hat!

By the way, check out this video about the costumes of South Riding, if you are in the right area. I'm not, so i can't see it :/

Sad and Beautiful, Abandoned Theaters From Around The USA

These photos leave me speechless really.. So beautiful places, amazing architecture. I would love to visit all those places! Abandoned buildings fascinate and scare me.
How can something so beautiful be abandoned and let to rot?
Was it the tv?
We don't really have places like these in Finland. First of all, i think we've never had this many beautiful theatres even if you count all the beautiful thetres in the history on Finland and second, when a building is not in use anymore it's demolished pretty fast.

Birmingham, Alabama

Baltimore, Maryland

Brooklyn, New York

Boston, Massachusetts

Newark, New Jersey

Boston, Massachusetts

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

New Bedford, Massachusetts

But there is hope! The article where these pics are from, was commented by a person who is involved in a project to restore an old theatre that was built in 1911. Check out their website and learn more about this wonderful project!

Wealthy Theatre Before & After from Wealthy Theatre on Vimeo.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ajan Henki, katso tämä video (only in finnish, sorry!)

Ajan Henki | Virallinen julkaisu | 2011 from Ajan Henki on Vimeo.

Ota sellanen pari tuntia ja katso tämä video. Pysähdy, kyseenalaista, ajattele. Kierrätä, vähennä kulutusta, jaa.
Ja niin, käy äänestämässä.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Greta Garbo featured in the new edition of 100-kronor bill in Sweden

"Movie icons Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman are among the late Swedish celebrities who will adorn new editions of bank notes in the Scandinavian country. Sweden's Central Bank says Stockholm-born Garbo, one of Hollywood's most celebrated actresses in the 1920s and '30s, will feature on the new edition of the 100-kronor bill to enter circulation in 2014-2015."

I can't wait to see the new bill!

Hill Of Crosses, Lithuania

Hill Of Crosses from 125 Magazine on Vimeo.

Director - Nina Merikallio
Cinematographer - Janis Skulme
Style - Suvi-Elina Enqvist
Hair& Makeup - Tom Wennerstrand
On this video you can see Mert Otsamo´s: Latex dress and white scarf jacket.

I've actually been to that place years ago when i was in Lithuania. I took part to a exchange program in our school (of arts and design) and went to Lithuania to study for a while. I really liked that country and the people were the nicest! I'm going back someday.

What is the Hill of Crosses? This is what wikipedia says: "In 1795, Lithuania became part of the Russian Empire. Poles and Lithuanians unsuccessfully rebelled against Russian authorities in 1831 and 1863. These two uprisings are connected with the beginnings of the hill: as families could not locate bodies of perished rebels, they started putting up symbolic crosses in place of a former hill fort."
But i've also heard a story about a man who was very sick. He asked god to heal him, and if god would heal him, the man promised to built a cross in his honour on that hill. And the man got better and better and one day he was all healed. And he buit that cross, and after that came others with crosses. And if you buy a cross (yes, there are lots of people selling crosses for tourists...) and leave it there and make a wish, it might come true. I think that story of a sick man making a wish in a sertain place is pretty universal.
Read more about this beautiful place in "Sacred Sites" (lots of pics in secred sites too) or in wikipedia.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Inspiration, Crystal Renn for Vogue Mexico

Crystal Renn for Vogue Mexico By David Roemer. I just LOVE those strong colours and shapes!
Oh, summer! Soon....
And you can bet that i have some huge summer hats in the making!

Wanna see behind the scenes? Making of video available at Vogue Mexico.

(I only included my favourite photos, see all the photos here, for example..)


Photo by my friend Jacques.

Sweet giveaway in Art Deco Dame's blog!

If you have a minute to spare, take a look at this sweet giveaway at Pretty Little Things.

I would love to own that hat, wouldn't you?

That Dame also has some cool stuff for sale at Etsy. My favourite has to be this Owl Basket Purse! So Cute! I love Owls!

Friday, April 1, 2011

(Some gal and) a pretty awesome dude in London. Pic by Yvan Rodic.

Ladies and gents

Pic from here.