Hah, the computer faeries helped me to restore my lost post! :) So if you wonder, yes, it can be that you have seen this one already...

I’m totally summer person! I really like the warm sun, warm wind and possibility to stay outside whole night without the need to wear a cardigan or long sleeve shirt. But then why do I have more winter than summer clothes? It is funny really, as I do have more things to wear during the winter than summer. For some reason I’m always draw to the winter stuff more than summer clothing. Could be it is my Finnish nature, ensuring that I do not freeze when it gets colder ;)

I was very lucky and got Haldin’s Fall/Winter 2013 Look book and I must say some of the clothing does look really warm, so I can feel the urge to get them! They say their design ideas come from
 “things that fascinate or amuse us, things we are obsessed about or simply love and make them into prints. Into this we add colour because it makes the streets a better place to be.”
I did write about Haldin some time back and they are the ones who know how to combine fashion and fun. I really like that :) You can see it from their design, as it is not often you can find a circus rhino print :)
Below you can see some items form the collection, and if you want to see more, you can find all the item from here.
Funnily enough, I am drawn to the warm things as I said before, but the item that really stopped me what this dress.
Funnily enough, I am drawn to the warm things as I said before, but the item that really stopped me what this dress.

I can’t really put my finger on what stopped me there, but it may be the light blue colour or the circus rhino :) With that dress you don’t need any accessories as the way the blue colour just jumps out of the dress covers it all...  

What do you think? 


P.S. I did wonder what is behind that blue lipstick and wondered if it is because women (not everyone of course) always feel cold...  At least my toes are always freezing... You can ask my hubby about that  ;)

Please note all the pictures belong to Haldin
Shopping can be a stressful thing to do. Yesterday I spend few hours trying to find a nice skirt and pair of shorts for the summer time and after trying numerous version of both of them, I came out from them shop with just a one skirt (and headache). It is frustrating to try clothing when you think you know your size and then when you try them on, you notice the size is too small. And doing that in a changing room you share with ten other women (one big room, instead small cubicles) it was not nice at all... So not only did I underestimate my own size (I blame the different labels ;) ) but also doing that in the full packed changing room was not nice… When I got home, I was definitely not a happy bunny! Shopping should be fun!

Have you experienced something like this? How did you overcome the unhappiness it caused?

I like funny things (laugh is always good cure for almost everything) and when I saw a video from Haldin about what their clothing, I could not do anything else than laugh :) I really, really like it when I see that not everyone takes fashion seriously. 

Haldin is a design company set up by a Swedish dude and a Finnish lady and you can see from their website how they have included humour to their design by just reading the story of them. What else can you say when you see this: “The company was born from the crossing of paths of a handsome Swedish banker and a Finnish design student with beautiful toes.”

Their designs are full of prints and colours and it looks fun. This clothing is definitely not for serious people... ;) Here are few examples from their F/W 2013 collection. Unfortunately they have changed their internet page since I last visited it and their clothing does not have names anymore, which is a shame as the funny names were like a spot on to their designs.

In their special project collection they have a really funny shirt, which I would not have mind to have. I can only imagine myself plaiting the zebra tail when stressing about something... Would be a perfect stress toy :)
Wishing you a really nice and relaxing weekend... :)

Cheers for now,

P.S. Maybe the onlineshopping could be an answer in here, like Zalando, Net-a-Porter... ;)

Please note the video and the pictures in this post belong to Haldin.