tiistai 31. heinäkuuta 2012

// Made in Kallio //



Viime viikon alussa vaeltelin jälleen rakkaan asuinkaupungiosani kaduilla ja päätin käydä piipahtamassa Vaasankadulla, josta olen vasta viime aikoina löytänyt kaikenlaisia uusia suosikkipaikkoja (miksi kukaan ei kertonut aiemmin TukTukista ja nuudelibasilika-annoksesta?). Asuin pari vuotta aivan lähellä "Vaasista" Helsinginkadun toisella puolen, mutta pohjoisen suuntaan ei tullut juuri koskaan lähdettyä.

Tällä kertaa ehdin syömään jallulihapullat Alppitorissa, mutta kahvit päätin ottaa Made in Kalliossa, jossa voi kahvin lomasta samalla silmäillä ikään kuin huomaamatta kenkiä, koruja ja paitoja. Suosittelen käymään - Made in Kallio tekee Vaasankadusta (ja koko Kalliosta) aina vain enemmän vierailun arvoisen paikan, jossa seikkailee mielellään ilman tarvetta vedellä jatketulle 2 euron tuopille. Toki, jos se on se pääasiallinen motiivi vierailla Kalliossa, löytää tuon tuopinkin Vaasankadun läheisyydestä. Pub Porthan ja muut eteläisemmät entiset räkälät kun alkavat olla jo eri hintaluokassa.




(yes, I look like a zombie) takki/jacket 2nd hand (Pariisi) // t-paita/t-shirt Urban Outfitters // hame/skirt Asos // laukku/bag Wang 

 
bootsit/boots Topshop




Craving for a cup of coffee in Helsinki? I would suggest you to visit Kallio neighbourhood. Yes, everyone's heard talking about Punavuori but if I was a tourist in Helsinki hunting for something fresh and edgy, I would take a metro to east. "Made in Kallio" is small café/crafts shop/workspace in Vaasankatu - few decades back the most infamous street in inner city of Helsinki, still packed up by greasy bars where you may get a pint of beer for 2 euros and various sex shops - but this corner cafeteria is like a breathe of fresh air into the street. The basic idea of "Made in Kallio" comes forth from its name: all the stuff sold are basically made by artists, craftsmen, cooks etc. living in Kallio district. 


Not that there wouldn't be anything else worth a visit: just a block away you can find one of my favourite cafés with stunning croissant/pain au chocolat smell (Kahvila Sävy), 20 meters away from "MiK" you'd find a super good thai restaurant (Restaurant Tuk Tuk) and a cool chill out bar named "Molotov" and... and I won't get started or this post will be like a meter long. Just go there.

maanantai 30. heinäkuuta 2012

// Kaason asu //


mekko/dress Acne // kengät/shoes YSL // laukku/bag LV 

Hieman epätavallisempi (lue: naisellisempi) asu nähtäväksenne... Kuvat ovat ystäväni häistä, joissa sain kunnian toimia kaasona. Tajusin pakatessani tavaroitani reissua varten (häät pidettiin Jyväskylässä), että laukkuvalikoimastani puuttuu täysin näppärä pieni laukku kunnon juhlatilaisuuksiin. Ainoa on oikeastaan tuo vanha LV:n clutch. Isompia, vähän rennompiin juhliin sopivia laukkuja on sen sijaan jokunen muutama, eli riittämiin.

Häiden pukukoodiin kuului naisille päähine/pääkoriste, joten yritin löytää jonkin mahdollisimman kenkiini sopivan. Sellainen löytyi loppujen lopuksi Glitteristä.
 


This is an outfit I wore at my friend's wedding last weekend. I was honored to act as a maid of honor. The bride's dress was white with some lilac accents, so this was closest to it I could find from my closet. I realized I only have this one old LV bag as my tiniest clutch for formal occasions - a problem that needs to be fixed very fast! ;)

lauantai 28. heinäkuuta 2012

//Tylsistyttääkö?//



Kannattaa suoria Hietsuun jos ilmat suosivat: itsestäänselvyyden eli auringonoton lisäksi harkitsisin myös sumopainia ja BagJumpia! Molemmat testattu viime viikonloppuna ystäväni polttareissa ja voin kertoa, että toimii! :D Jotta ei ihan aiheen ohi mennä, niin sumopuku käynee asukuvasta ;)

Sumo taisi kustantaa 5 eur ja hyppy maksaa 10 eur.

Tänään olenkin sitten samaisen ystävän häissä, let's see jos saisin juhlatyylini vangittua teille.






Here's what I was doing last weekend at my friend's bachelorette party :) 

tiistai 24. heinäkuuta 2012

//Favs//



I have recently shown you only my current favourite pieces from my clothes horse but that basicness continues still. This outfit was shot a little over a week ago when I just had found these boots on sale and worn this white dress like every day. About the boots by the way, I think I saw one pair in size 40 in Mango at Itäkeskus only yesterday. They cost like 20 euros on sale.

 

denim jacket 2nd hand+DIY // dress Weekday // boots Mango // bag Wang


 

lauantai 21. heinäkuuta 2012

//Vintage glasses//



I happened to take a day trip to Turku last week and I visited a vintage shop named VintagEija's (Eerikinkatu 37) that imports vintage shoes, dresses, hats... you name it... from US. My friend recommended it for me as she knows that I am a huge fan of thrift and vintage stores in general. However, I found these eyeglasses' frames there. I think I'll let an optician to fix me a pair of eyeglasses of the pair above (vintage Christian Dior) and another pair of sunglasses of the pair below (cat eye).

Price per pair is 25 euros, not too bad :)

PS. I just found out that they even have a web shop, so check it out here.

keskiviikko 18. heinäkuuta 2012

//Blackie//



sunglasses Ray-Ban // t-shirt COS // belt Asos // shorts Weekday (stolen back from my bf) // shoes Zara // clutch Zara

This summer has been different from the others in many (not all so good) ways... But mostly because of the weather. Weather has been... well, I can wear black everyday. During the most of the last summers I've lived through I couldn't imagine wearing black in any form but sunglasses, only because it's such a magnet to heat. But now I've been able to wear as much black as I ever want to, go around in black jeans(!) and even wear a black leather jacket in evenings. I have to say that as much as I love black I would love (even more, that is) to have a few days of such sunshine and heat that I just couldn't do it.

I love these shorts, btw. I have only recently found out that I didn't lose them but it's just my boyfriend who has been keeping them from me. Kind of creepy with this unisex clothing. I love to borrow anything from him but that he's borrowing from me... that's not.. no, they're mine. Don't touch them. ;)

maanantai 16. heinäkuuta 2012

//Shine on my shoulder//



I have been so obsessed with Acne star everything, so... Why not? Now I'm already thinking about renewing my faux leather shirt.

perjantai 13. heinäkuuta 2012

// Mix, match, mismatch //



This is what I wore the other weekend I was strolling through all the interior decoration shops of Punavuori. I have bought both the top and the skirt ages ago but somehow not managed to show them to you on the blog. I felt that the skirt needed something more edgier to be paired with so I picked up this top I bought from Stockholm back in January, I think.

I seriously need to get my hair done as soon as possible. I'm just too lazy, always have been and always will, so I haven't managed (yieks, 2nd "I haven't managed yet" thing on this post) too book a time to a hairdresser. I got like 20cm roots right now and my own hair colour - all that 20cm's - is something between reaaaally dirty blonde and ash brown. Aka not a colour I prefer on summer. After all this whining I think I have to grab my phone and just make a quick call...
 

sunnies Ray-Ban / top BikBok / skirt Zara / bag PS1 / shoes DinSko (old as... dinosaurs)



nail polish Depend, watch Friis&Company, bracelets Michael Kors and Cubus, rings Monki

sunnuntai 8. heinäkuuta 2012

//All day all night//

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leather jacket H&M Trend, denim shorts Urban Outfitters, t-shirt Acne, sunnies Cheap Monday, sandals Jil Sander

Sorry for the heavy editing.... But I had to. Since I had edited one photo and I loved the way it turned out - well, not so natural but hard sunshine outside is not the perfect light anyhow - I had to edit the others, too. And of course, since I didn't edit them all at once I couldn't remember what I had done and now the colours of these three are only somewhat similar :)

This is the ultimate basic outfit I've been sporting quite much every day this summer (I'm not counting work days, no). Easy and.... easy, not so interesting. At least today I didn't need my jacket since we had such humid and oppressive weather today. Otherwise, I could count the warm days of this summer by one hand. Warm is... when temperature rises noticeably over 20°C.

Hope you have had a crazy good weekend. I've been super effective and I got my closet cleaned up. I'm hoping for a flea market soon since I'm better filling the shelves than cleansing them...

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