The door in my wardrobe*

*the door not actually being there was a disappointment - but at least I was allowed to play with the clothes

// FYI

Posted on | December 12, 2013 | No Comments

I’m blogging about our home (renovation, decoration… …whatever) in here: http://villabeata.net/
It’s in Finnish, but let me know in the comments section if you would like to read that stuff in English — and who knows!

Posted on | December 12, 2013 | No Comments

// Time for a change

Posted on | February 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

http://vielayksiasia.com

Sleep well, TDIMW!

Posted on | February 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

// Looking good, H&M

Posted on | February 18, 2012 | 5 Comments

Oh my, Marni for H&M looks completely gorgeous…

Posted on | February 18, 2012 | 5 Comments

// Sweet obsolescence

Posted on | February 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

I finally got my old (+ 12 years) wrist watch repaired. Originally this sport watch had a pleasant rubber wrist band — but it did not really last in use, so it was replaced with a steel band from the same manufacturer. I have to say that I love it — however obsolete thing a wrist watch is in these days — especially considering gadget freak like yours truly.

I’m not wearing anything special these days. Just trying to keep warm underneath multiple layers of wool and second hand fur. Today I was brave enough to pull on a thick pair of tights under bright orange neoprene skirt I got with mere pennies from ASOS final sale. Both this fluffy wool second hand coat and H&M angora sweater have proved themselves in the freezing temperatures. Good thing I’m not prone to itching, coarse wools just encourage the blood circulation on my skin and make me feel extra warm…

Posted on | February 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

// 2ndhand coat

Posted on | January 24, 2012 | 1 Comment


This lovely wool coat was waiting for me in UFF 5€ day — it comfortably accommodates my chunky sweaters underneath. The generous lines don’t mind a little bulk underneath — but I do like to pair it with skinny jeans to avoid excessive aunty vibes. Nothing wrong with aunty vibes, though, it’s just my personal preference to mix a bit from here and there. I also feel that neutrals like this love a drop of bright, like my neon Cambridge Satchel I bought last winter. Or a colorful scarf… …there’s actually a lack of those in my wardrobe and as a first aid I snatched this rather nice speckled one from remains of Zara sale. Would not mind a brighter one, though. Jeans Cheap Monday, shoes Surface to Air and the grey leopard scarf in lightweight wool H&M.

I feel that all fun in winter wear is about outerwear — coats, scarves, hats… …too bad they occupy such an amount of space. Wool and leather coats, even fur are so fun to thrift!

Honestly I don’t wear heels outside now (snow… …ice… …bruises… …broken bones…) but my black chelsea boots are continuously wet, just could not drag them to our living quarters…

Posted on | January 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

// Altewai.Saome online

Posted on | January 20, 2012 | 1 Comment


Wow, probably no news to anyone but me — anyway just noticed that Altewai.Saome has a webstore. Too bad all the fabulous, gigantic circuit board accessories are gone — but I would not mind the Bluetooth skirt + blouse set for spring and all the seasons after that…

Definitely stalking this from now on!

Posted on | January 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

// Spring accessories

Posted on | January 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

My greedy pawz will be all over Cheap Monday accessories this spring…

Posted on | January 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

// More structure

Posted on | January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’ve been absent recently — there’s plenty of going on in my life right now. Add the midwinter lighting conditions, winter weather and my aversion for outdoors outfit photography — not too much going on on this blog. Uh, to be honest, I think that winter in this country is season for ugly and practical clothes — my mitts and down jacket don’t really inspire me much, but they sure keep me warm.

However, I’ve found the interest to fashion slowly emerging again, midseasons (yes, spring is definitely soon…) are most interesting time to dress myself up IMO, I like the prospects for next summer (more neon hues, more brights) — and oh, I’ve even flicked through the pre-fall stuff already.

What I currently love and want to add to my wardrobe in one way or another is boxy structure — tailoring that does not follow the curves of female form, stiff materials that arrange themselves to surprising 3D formations around the body. On Phillip Lim the boxy tailoring is subtle: rectanglular shapes of tops, stiff skirts, stiffness paired to fluid elements, very inspiring considering everyday styling. On Givenchy, more extreme, familiar shapes forced to austere forms, single pieces “to die for”. And I would love to have a coat with stiff volume, like that Lanvin one. All Images from Vogue.com, pre-fall 2012 collections.

Okay, again a parade of clothes I can’t really afford — but I need some daydreaming to get over this depressing down jacket season (not really seen on catwalks too often).

Posted on | January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

// Paris second hand

Posted on | December 23, 2011 | No Comments

I found this rabbit trapper hat (or Hrustsev hat… …eh) and a pair of almost unused English derby shoes from fabulous Kiliwatch.

Posted on | December 23, 2011 | No Comments

// Paris, Instagrammed

Posted on | December 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

In the beginning of December I did a partially work related trip to Paris. Yes, I did have my decent camera with me but it rained almost every day — so the few Instagram images are pretty much all documentation I have. Deemed from these it looks like it was my first trip there — all those tourist’y snapshots — but yes, Paris in the Christmas decorations, all those familiar landmarks dressed in sparkling lights, it was rather magical…

Pics: I did not catch the Eiffel Tower sparkling… …except from distance. The opulent Chanel window at Printemps. Dreamy Mary Katrantzou print at Le Bon Marché (my secret vice: visiting department stores for clothes I can’t really afford — less awkward than popping in upscale boutiques… …hmm), Champs-Élysées Christmas deco. Galeries Lafayette Christmas tree, scorched by the flashlights… Big Karl at LeWeb conference. Yes, I saw him IRL.

Biggest fashion related news was new Karl Lagerfeld line, debuting on January 25th, online only. The price point will be mid-range — sweet thing, will definitely check it up for sharply tailored jackets and crisp shirts…

Posted on | December 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

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