Slowly we are heading towards the spring (at least here in Europe) and with the spring comes the Spring/Summer collections :) It is nice to start to think already what to wear this summer and when you start early, you will have a plenty of time to look around and pick up the best :)

Today is nice and sunny day in Cork, so when looking the S/S 2014 collection from one of my favourite Finnish designer Design by Katri/n, I can totally relate to the warm summer days and nice warm breeze..

I selected few pieces from the collection as you can see below, but if you want to see it all, click here.
My favourite is definitely this dress! 
And then there are these tops that I would not mind to have...
Oh and if you are looking for bargains, there is still sale on the site for the A/W 2013 collection. Got few pieces selected for myself already :)

 Cheers for now,
Sanna

Please note all the pictures belong to Design by Katri/n and should not be used without their permission.
 
 
The Friday 6th of December was Finland’s Independence Day. Finland got its independence 96 years ago, so you could say the country is still quite young. I know there are many traditions that Finnish people do on that day, but my tradition is to sit in front of the TV. Yeah, seriously! Every year the president of Finland keeps an independence party, which is televised.  And I’m glued to the TV to watch that…. And I know I’m not alone… The reason is when the party stars the president and his/hers other half will shake hand with everyone who has been invited to the party. Each of these handshakes are shown to the audience and that is the best moment to see what the guests are wearing :) The dresses, the accessories, suits…..

I collected some of the clothing that has been done by Finnish designer below. Unfortunately due to the copyrights I’m not posting the pictures themselves, but links to them.

Dress made by Mert Otsamo, the golden flowers are made from the Magnum ice-cream wrappers.

Beautiful light blue dress, my favourite, made by Design by Katri/n. Also this golden dress was  made by her.

Simple dresses are usually the most beautiful ones, this one was made by Laura Juslin.  

Leather dresses usually looks good, and when it accessorised with golden belt, it looks just amazing. Done by Eija Randelin (link only in Finnish).

This jumpsuit makes a statement,  in a good way I think, designer Mr. Teemu Muurimäki.

And this one, the golden colour is nice as well as the back of it, but maybe then too see-through for my taste. Made by Elina Loueranta

And last but not least the dress of the wife of the president, designed by Sari Nordström. Simple and beautiful!

Dreaming of a fancy dress party….
Sanna

 
 
Ok, I confess! I do watch Germany’s Next Top Model… I have seen all the seasons, and I will keep watching it as long as they keep doing it :) In Germany the person hosting the show is Heidi Klum. She does host another show too, which unfortunately is not aired in Germany, the Project Runway. In the Project Runway the clothing designers compete with each other to create the best clothes. They have restricted time, materials and theme to base their clothing on. It is very interesting to see the designs they come up with it. I don’t always agree with the judges about the critic towards the clothing, but I guess it is matter of taste :) 
They do have this show in Finland too and it is called “Muodin huipulle (To Top of the Fashion)”. Even though the name is different, it is based on the Project Runway format. So far they have  done two seasons of it, and I really hope they will continue doing it while Finland is full of really good designers and this is one way them to make themselves known. Of course there is a question is Finland big enough for the new designers and their clothing, but then who says they need to stay in Finland? ;)

The winner of the first season was Katri Nieminen, who has her own label called Design by Katri/n (http://www.designbykatrin.com).  Her spring/summer collection 2013 is called “Ice Cream Kiss” and oh dear, the clothes are just amazing (http://www.designbykatrin.com/epages/vilkas02.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/20110728-11092-49716-1/Categories/Collections/Spring_Summer_13)… For me the collection she did for last summer was not so interesting, as the colours and floating material are just not for me (http://www.designbykatrin.com/epages/vilkas02.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/20110728-11092-49716-1/Categories/Collections/Spring_12). But the new collection – I think I’m officially now a fan of Design by Katri/n. Can be because I like lighter colours and the draping… I may have to get the ice-cream blouse for myself. But then I need to get something that goes with it too... Hhmm, dear husband of mine I think I need to chat with you about buying things... ;)


What do you think about Design by Katri/n? Would you consider being a fan?

Cheers for now,
Sanna



Please note the pictures in this post belongs to Design by Katri/n