Wednesday, March 28, 2012

@BAR in Helsinki

 We were just walking on the streets of Helsinki with my friend Miia Magia, when we saw this place. A place we had heard of but never visited. We went in. I'm glad we did. It's a pop up bar by Absolut Vodka and it is decorated by many different artists. The space has been designed by Klaus Aalto and Tero Kuitunen (yes, the wonderful guy who makes the beutiful diamond neclaces!) together with Kasino Creative Studio. Clothing designer Daniel Palillo, visual artist Katja Tukiainen, illustrator Rami Niemi and concept artist Mikko Kuorinki has updatet the window every Thursday. 
The bartender was so nice!

So much to see...

The drinks were so good! They have a new list every week and they use lots of interesting ingredients.
If you are in Helsinki, you shoud go there! The address is Kalenvankatu 13. It's been there for a month and it's only gonna be there for few more days!

Caravan Palace - Clash

Jung von Matt for Lego

It might take a while to get this... The green legos mad me get the idea of these ads :) Lego ads by Jung von Matt.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dyeing to get the perfect red

I was dj'ing a week ago @FLIRT!, a party that combines burlesque and dance music. I was playing electro swing, but there were also house, indie and disco dj's that night. And the combination worked! We had a fun night...

That wonderful vintage blouse i found while dumpster diving. It amazes me what people throw away. 
The black leather pencil skirt is a fleamarket find.

By the way, how do you like my hair colour? I've stopped using strong chemicals and started to use natural henna ( i used MacUrths henna but next time i might try something else). That shade of red is just what i wanted! I still have to practise a bit more to get the best result, but for the first time i think i did a pretty good job. I've stopped dyeing my hair nearly 3 months ago before my first henna experiment. (You can imagine how my hair looked with dark roots.. :D)

This picture below shows my natural hair colour. I'm 15 in this photo.

From left: Leena (my mothers cousin), Me and Maija (my cousin). You've seen Maija here before :)

The main reasons for me to stop dyeing my hair were the health risks.
(Research in Sweden suggested that chemicals found in colouring products might damage the immune system, triggering rheumatoid arthritis. Some chemicals have already been shown to cause bladder cancer. Source)

As you can see, my hair is not always in perfect order...haha! Dancing leads to messy hair, and sometimes to something else too... 
That hat is, ofcourse, a Fiona Timantti creation.

Dames don't Care?

This is the cover of one of the books i'm reading at the moment, Peter Cheyney - Dame's Don't Care.
(Filmed as Les femmes s'en balancent, France; Bernard Borderie, 1954.)

There are four things i love about this book:

-The cover art is by Poika Vesanto, my favourite illustrator
-It's a detective story from the 30's (1937)
-It's a vintage paper back, printed 1947 (i collect them)
-the translation is brilliant! I have to add an example for my finnish readers...

"Yksi korokkeella seisovista kavereista laulaa kuolevansa rakkaudesta ja murskaa vielä varmasti sydämen joltain naikkoselta. Hänen äänensä on noin niinkuin sitä lajia, joka saa tempperamentikkaan kaunokaisen kaipaamaan luostariin tai johonkin muuhun sopivaan eriöön."

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Haters Gonna Hate

Fiona from Blogistania

So...i'm gonna be on tv next week. I was asked to be a part of this thing called Blogistania. It's about blogs and bloggers. Today i was asked to come to the early morning (too early!) program to talk about it. Here's few pics. I was wearing a Fiona Timantti hat and one of my favourite piece of jewellery, Tero Kuitunen Diamond!

 Heh heh!

You can watch the clip on Yle Areena (i think it only works in Finland, sorry).

EDIT: Now you can watch it anywhere!

Here's a little teaser:

The series starts today! My episode will be out next week. Other lovely bloggers on the show are:

-Outi Pyy (Trashion)
-Riikka Kurki (dollhouses)
-Kajsa Wikman (patchwork)
-Terhi Viinikanoja (crafts)
-Karin Lindroos (flea market expert)
-Jonna Vormala (cooking and baking)
-Anniina Nurmi (ekological and ethical clothing)
-Jonna Hietala (decorating)
-Jenni Rotonen (fashion and trends)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dj Fiona Mouse

A while ago i was dj'in at Tiia Vanhatapio's fashion dinner. I was wearing my Mouse Fatale headpiece,Tiia Vanhatapio dress (i love it!) and Minna Parikka shoes (my new favourites). I spent the following night in one of Design Hotel Klaus K's lovely rooms.
I like hotel rooms. 

Aren't these lovely? I got these from Minna last christmas.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dark Shadows

Gee, i can't wait to see the movie Dark Shadows by Tim Burton!

Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer?! Yes!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shoe Lovers in Finland! Don't miss this...

The little online shoe store kenkä is having a sale! This is a wonderful chance to get these Beyond Skin vegan shoes -50%! Free shipping in Finland! 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Inspiration, Kelly Allen

For some reason, i see these as hats...
Beautiful paintings by Kelly Allen!

My new DJ gear

My new DJ gear i bought from my mentor Miro. 

You can tell what goes on in my head, because the way i look?

I'm sure some of you vintage girls get this too..
I find it rather annoying, that some people look at me and seem to define me merely by the way i look. Yes, i love dresses, i like my hair to be pretty, i like high heels and i write about clothes. But that is not the only thing i write about. I love my cats but my brain is not made of kittens. And it's usually (middle aged)women who think like this.
"She looks like a vintage woman, she must think like a 50's house wife."

Images : Anne Taintor

Helsinki Burlesque Festival + Atelieri O.Haapala = LOVE

I was dj'ing at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival, as usual. This was my outfit. A week before the festival i had no clue what i was going to wear..then my friend Rhia showed me this. It's perfect! The golden orchid headpice is by me.
This was the 5th HBF, so we had quite a party! I'll post more photos later...

My fellow DJ, Atom of Finland and me

Headpiece by me, dress is a fleamarket find, shoes from a thrift store in New York 

Sakari and me

More Atelieri O.Haapala photos from the festival here.