If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m big fan of stories. Stories behind the photos, stories behind the brand names…. When I was kid our mom use to read a bedside stories for us almost every night, when I got older I read thru the all children and teenager the books that our local library had. I guess I went to the library too often as once the librarian told me to tell my mother she should not worry, “the reading” –phase that I was in, would past soon. And it did, but I still love to read, listen or watch a good story :)

I guess you all know the story of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. The story I was told when I was kid was closer to the original story from Grimm brothers rather than the same story told by Disney.  Grimm’s one can be said to be more brutal one…

Finnish designer Mirkka Metsola used the Grimm version of the Snow White when she designed her collection for A/W 2013 with the Finnish visual artist office Rita Hill. Mirkka describes the collection following way:
Grimm’s tales, the Snow White especially, are well known to both from the childhood. Both the collection and the artwork take a new, different approach to the classic story, reflecting it to the contemporary time. Narcissism touches everyone’s lives in its various forms but its most destructive force comes out when it occurs within a family and functions as a tool of power. In Grimm’s tale the focus is on the narcissistic stepmother and her disastrous relationship with Snow White. We wanted to present this current theme trough a well known tale in order to make it easier for the recipient to approach the problem. Grimm’s tales are equally beautiful and brutal, making them very human.

When looking at their collection, I think they have managed to catch the story of Snow White quite well… 
Here is also a video of the collection
I really like the white long jacket/dress below… I was hoping to find a better picture of it, to see closer how the shoulders are done, as they seem to have some kind of draping on them, but unfortunately was not able to find one. 
Which of the Snow White version do you know from your childhood?

Cheers for now,

Please note all the pictures and the Youtube video belong to Mirkka Metsola.

It may be the dark time of the year, or that my inner magpie has woken up for some reason because at the moment I’m really drawn in the sparkly things, especially in the clothing and shoes… So when ever in the shop or in the internet I see something sparkly, I always, always need to check it out! And I’m quite proud to admit that my collection of sparkly clothing is growing :) My hubby is not so happy about it, but that’s life ;)

One of the shirts that I really would not mind to have, I found from The R/H homepage. The R/H label is set up by two designers Hanna Riiheläinen and Emilia Hernesniemi. They both had worked in fashion and design for a while already, Riiheläinen at Zac Posen  in New York and Hernesniemi in Agency V in Berlin before decision to set up their own brand.
R/H plays with the contrasts of masculine and feminine through mixing soft materials with rough details.
This statement can be clearly seen in their clothing… Check out yourself! Some pictures of their latest collection A/W 2013-14 “Frightening Freedom” can be seen below. If you want to see more, click here.
I like the small “Mohican” on the shoulder of the jacket and long sleeve T-shirt. It is really, at least for me, a clear contrast of masculine and feminine things!
And now my favourite… This shirt is just so cool… Unfortunately I did not find a better picture of it, as would like to see how it looks, as now the biker jacket covers it quite well.
But while trying to find a better picture of the shirt above, I found this... :)
So what about you, do you like sparkly things?

Cheers for now,

Please note all the pictures belong to R/H and they have been taken by Karolina Bärlund
At the moment I have ten pairs, three pairs of ballerinas, three pairs of pumps, two pairs of sneakers and two pairs of ankle boots. I must admit that they are not enough…. It is too cold for ballerinas and pumps. Too wet for sneakers, so only ones I can wear are the ankle boots and who wants to wear same shoes every second day?! I do have more shoes, but they are in Germany and I’m in Ireland, so have no access to them at the moment. I could of course go and buy more shoes, but then I know that in one month time, I do get all my shoes, so should I really go and buy more? I think yes :)

I was listening an interview (sorry only in Finnish) of the Finnish shoe designer Terhi Pölkki and she said that she has 40 pairs of shoes including rubber boots and sneakers. That is not so many, when you really start to think about it. You can’t wear all of them all the time anyway…

Terhi Pölkki has been showing her shoes in Paris, New York and Stockholm, even though she launched her brand only in 2011. She says that for her the shoes are objects with a story. Terhi’s design embraces Scandinavian minimalism, femininity and practicality (which I think it is really important! It is good to have cools shoes that you can wear more often than once a year). I like the way she combines different types of materials in her shoes.

The water colored cheetah print with modern twist in her A/W 2013-14 collection is made by illustrator Grant Cowan.

Below you can see some of her shoes, if you want to see all of them (also from the earlier collections) you can click here.
It can be as I’m in serious need of new shoes, I found three pairs of shoes that I would not mind to have.
I must admit that the cheetah print is really not for me, even animal prints are big thing now...

So going back to the original question, how many pair of shoes do you have?

Cheers for now,

Please note all the pictures belong to Terhi Pölkki.