Layers

25/08/2013

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When we went to the wedding in Ireland in July, a small panic hit me, as I really needed to buy a new dress just a day before... No, seriously, I really, really had to do it… There was a heat wave in Ireland during those days and the dress (suit dress) I wanted to wear was just way too heavy. So I hit the shops in Limerick and luckily found a lighter dress. The dress has two layers on it, in the bottom there is a light coloured fabric and the top is made from black lace. Layering fabrics like that makes the clothing more alive, at least I think so :)

The Finnish designer Camilla Mikana uses this technique on some of her clothing. She also folds and gathers the fabrics just to make the surface of the clothing three dimensional. Her design is described as:
Modern and versatile womenswear collection that combines minimalism with multiplism. Camilla Mikama likes to combine a simplified silhouette with polymorphic structures and surfaces.
The F/W13 collection she made is called “U”. I like the simplicity of the name :)
I really fell in love for the grey dress... There is just something on it that screams “get me!” ;) I do tho also like the pencil skirt which has the cut on top of one the legs, as it is long enough, but also flashes a little bit ;)
What’s your favourite?

I have noticed that I keep changing between A/W and F/W in my posts. Mainly it is because I use the wording that the designer themselves uses. But as my English is more British than American I think from now on I will stick with A/W :)

Cheers for now,
Sanna

All the pictures belong to Camilla Mikama

 

Sundays

16/08/2013

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I have a love-hate relationship with Sunday. I love it because on that day, you can take it easy, all the necessary food etc. shopping has been done and you can just relax (the shops are not open on Sundays in Munich). I hate it because it is the last day of the weekend and Monday is then just around the corner.  There are Sundays that goes past way too quick and then Sundays that seem to last forever. There is an English expression “month of Sundays” which originates from 1830s and it means long dreary time since all the fun stuff was forbidden on Sundays.

One of the Finnish designer duo has adopted this saying as their brand name. Month of Sundays was founded in end of 2012 by two sisters Milla and Iina Kettunen.  They describe Month of Sunday woman as a person that 
“walks uneven path and takes a break from the rush where ever she wants. She is spontaneous, nice and smiley but also thoughtful lover of silent moments. She dresses as her sister by playfully combining clothing details and loving everything soft on her skin”
This description can be clearly seen in their design.  The straight, sleek lines and the soft material they use. It shouts all about taking it easy and enjoying the life :)

They have just released their A/W 2013 collection which is called FIFTH Month of Sundays. Which is as well, as the earlier ones were fourth, third etc. months of Sundays :) Here are few pictures of the collection, if you want to see more, click here.
They do also accessories, and was able to find some from their web shop, which happens to have a sale on :)
If I could chose, I would go for the green woollen dress and then perhaps the big shopper :) What about you?
Cheers for now,
Sanna

Please note all the pictures belong to Month of Sundays

P.S. Oh dear, seems to be that I somehow managed to delete my earlier post... So in case you wonder, yep, it's gone until I can somehow restore it ;)
 
 
Just few weeks ago we were in a wedding where the bride did not wear traditional wedding dress. She had this beautiful figure hugging 50s dress. It was just below her knees, had short sleeves and heart shape collar. The fabric was polka dot one, white dots on dark blue background. The dress was teamed with red peep toes, red lips and white pearl necklace. She was just stunning!!!  So as I have been looking for a summer dress for myself (no, summer is not over yet!), I thought why not look for a polka dot one and hope to look as stunning as the bride did ;)

My search started from the Facebook page of Finnish brand called Miun. The first Miun collection was launched in 2004 and they are known of their clean and clear design with a romantic touch. They have just released their Autumn/Winter 2013 collection called “Kuuhulluus (Lunacy)” and they do have a polka dot dress in there... Here are few photos of the collection, but if you want to see them all, click here. 
I like the way they use strong colours and especially that red jacket looks really nice! The polka dot dress is also really nice I like the flowing hem... It is just a shame they don’t the collection in their online shop yet...

And did I get that polka dot dress? Well, I got distracted and bought something else instead... 
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Sometime back I wrote about Finnish brand called Vietto and I somehow ended up with Vietto stripe dress instead :) It may not be that sexy figure hugging polka dot, but it just makes me feel so happy because of the colours that I couldn't say no to it :)

Cheers for now,
Sanna

Please note the pictures of A/W 2013 Miun collection belong to Miun and the picture of the Vietto stripe dress belong to Vietto.
 

Fish

02/08/2013

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I’m visiting Finland this week and staying at my friends place in Espoo. When coming here with bus from Helsinki, you need to cross a long bridge that connects Lauttasaari island to rest of the Helsinki. The view from that bridge is just amazing! Sea on both sides… Sometimes you see people fishing and it always reminds me my childhood when we use to fish with really simple fishing rod and were afraid to catch a fish, as no-one wanted to take fish out from the hook.  I can’t remember anymore why it was like that, but I don’t think we were only ones thinking like that :)

Did you know that fish leather is stronger than leather from sheep? It is true…  Brand called Viona Blu makes bags and accessories from salmon. Well, the leather of salmon. It takes three weeks to prepare the skin before it can be used for the bags, so it is not taken directly from the plate :)

Sirpa Kalliola, the owner ofter Viona Blu says that fish leather is the soul of the Viona Blu and it is absolutely beautiful material with durability and ecological values.

Viona Blu was introduces in New York fashion week earlier this year, as they had a showroom in there. The photo gallery of the showroom is here.

The Blu Honor Collection idea came from old time glamour, diamonds and champagne glasses...  Here are few pictures from the collection; more colour options can be seen in the Viona Blue online shop.


Clutch and pouch
Accessories
I must say that the clutches looks really nice! You would not guess from what it is made off... I really the colours she uses! The bright turquoise is just beautiful... If I were to select one piece, I would not go for clutch this time (I know I would have never believed that I use those words...) but rather for the bracelet below. 
Then I just need to get something to wear it with... ;)

Cheers for now,
Sanna


Please note the pictures belong to Viona Blue.