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28/10/2013

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It is amazing how dependent you come about the good internet connection. I have been without one now for few weeks and I feel totally isolated…. Anyway here is a post that has been in my head for a while, but did not have a chance to publish until today.

I like to watch photos. It does not matter if I know the people in them or not, I just to hear stories behind the photos as well as see what people are wearing.  When thinking about the photos from fashion world, I’m draw into the type of photos that Tommy Hilfiger uses, as usually the pictures features whole family together. The pictures are posed but at the same time quite relax ones and you still see the clothing pretty well.  For me those pictures tell a story of the family…

Finnish clothing company called Makia Clothing has some powerful photos too. They feature normal people in their pictures wearing their clothing. I have always thought that Makia makes only men clothing, but when looking into them closer, I did find out that they have some for women too!  They describe themselves as
 A modern yet old fashioned clothing company, that reflects the Finnish tradition of simple, straight forward design.
Below you can find some of their clothing, but there is so much more in their homepage, so go and check it out... 
And it is not just the clothing and the pictures, but also videos where the people who are in their pictures tell their story... 
I have been looking for a good jacket for a long winter walks that keeps me warm, and I think I did find the one.... It will definitely keep me warm and the hood is brilliant for that nasty winter wind...
Anything you fancy from Makia?

Cheers for now,
Sanna

Please note that the pictures belong to Makia Clothing.
 
 
When you go to fun park have you ever just stand outside of one the rides and watched people face when they come out from it? The smile on their face is priceless really (unless of course they feel sick ;))… It makes me happy when I see people smiling like that. What about have you noticed in the airports when people are waiting their families/friends and when they see them how happy they look? One of my favourite movies is “Love, actually” and the scene that I really like is when they show people in the airport. Or what about the smile on the bride to be when she has found the perfect wedding dress? Priceless… Ok, the smile not the dress ;)

Sanna Leinonen is a Finnish designer who hopes that when people see her designs they stop for a moment and smile. And for her seeing the smile is more important than selling the things…  
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Sanna with her cool pink Elvari van
Sanna Leinonen’s brand is called Elvari and she does earrings, necklaces etc. from polymer mass using a rolling pin, a pasta machine, and a knife. There are really no collections with Elvari, but when she gets a new idea, so will make the product. Below you can see some of things she does, if you want to see more, you can click here. And don’t be afraid that the page is all in Finnish, the pictures tell more than thousand words. If you want to know more about the products, you can just drop her e-mail sanna@elvari.fi.
This time I have no favourite, as I would like to have them all! :) They are all just so cute…

Cheers,
Sanna

P.S. Please note that the pictures belong to Elvari.
 
 
Winter is closing in, but luckily we still have some warm autumn days, which gives us time to prepare for the cold! In my earlier blogs, I have mentioned that I am a summer person, mainly because of the warm and the sun, but I guess in a way I like winter too, because it does give you a chance to wear beautiful and warm clothing. I’m huge fan of cashmere, merino and alpaca wool… Or basically anything that keeps me warm! :) Sometime back we had a chat with one of my friends about why Finnish people are always cold and she said it has something to do with the type of body fat we have. I am not talking about the white body fat, but the brown one which is related to your muscles. There was a study about it and it says that: "largest stores of brown fat found in healthy adults, he says, were in Finnish lumberjacks cutting wood north of the Arctic Circle". So basically if you work or live in cold areas, you should have brown fat to keep you warm, but why then most of the Finnish people I know always cold? Could it be because we have got use to really well insulated houses? And we always were really warm things? So body does not then need the brown fat anymore, as the other things keep us warm. From my own side, I can say that since I moved to Germany, I got more use to the cold (because of the way the houses are here) than in Finland. But I think that since I may lack still the brown body fat, I have a perfect excuse to buy more clothing! :) And I found a perfect brand to help me to keep warm!

Finnish brand Kaino (means “coy” in English and it is also a traditional Finnish forename to both men and women) makes some really beautiful cotton/woolen clothing. They introduce themselves being “truly Finnish, meaning practical but beautiful, durable and therefore sustainable and for a reasonable price.” Kaino is quite young brand as it was established in 2010 by two coy and energetic women Sanni ja Niina :) They do everything from first sketches, to colour selections and final knitted products. You can definitely see some girl (woman) power there! ;)

And what do they do? They do almost anything! Below you can find some pictures of their A/W 2013 collection. If you want to see more, you can find them here.
Most of the clothing you can get with different colours and it would be great to see how the tunic below would look like with the brown and pink pattern. 
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Sister tunic
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Colour options for the tunic
Ok, I must say that the tunic is great with the white and black too. The houndstooth pattern is classic and looks beautiful...

What's your favourite winter time fabric?

Cheers for now,
Sanna

Please note all the pictures belong to Kaino