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2016/08/31

Seasons. August Weather Girl Portrait.

Seasons. August Weather Girl Portrait.

Let me introduce you Miss August Weather Girl. Or should I say Lady. In August summer has matured to full age. The mindset is two-way. Feeling miserable because of the last moments of summer season, and on the other hand, eager to see what is behind the next corner. Holidays are over. Kids start the school again.

The weather turns variable. Sudden rain showers and next moment sun’s warming rays dry the puddles. The wind turns colder so a cardigan is a good companion. Just when you think it is the end of summer, August gives surprising consolation in the form of Indian Summer. That means warm evenings and plenty of sunshine.

Roses turn to rose hips. It is harvest time. Woods offers yellow gold in the form of chanterelles and apple trees and berry bushes are full of yield. It is busy time for the ones who like to save the taste of summer to freezer.

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In Finland each month has its own character and weather type. Four main seasons, but even each month has something of their own.

If you want to see the whole series click the tag ”seasons” below.

2016/08/23

On the Street. Skinny Jeans Rules, Helsinki.

Street Style Helsinki.  Skinny Jeans Rules.


In Internet I have seen several headlines about how to style skinny jeans. I saw this young lady in the ferry between Helsinki and Tallinn. I suggest that a good pair to skinny jeans is to give some volume to upper body. Like here the jeans jacket with ripped sleeves combined with stonewashed skinny jeans.

Nowadays the high waist seems to have a comeback. I don’t blame on that. But the skinny jeans despite…feels like torture, I prefer loose ones. But for spaghetti legs it is a radiant option.

By the way, I was on my way to Tallinn Art Museum Kumu to see a wonderful exhibition about the fashions of Victorian Female Image and Fashion, costumes from approximately 1845–1900. Open until 30.10.2016. The dress code for ladies in that time didn’t give much liberty to move. The tight corset and wide crinolines made sure that women stayed in their position. The dominant emotion of the 19th century was melancholy. No wonder, having to wear these forms of torture in clothing.

The dresses are from Aleksandre Vassiliev Foundation. To my surprise Aleksandre in his person is in Instagram as well. He feels like a lovely person.

2016/08/17

On the Street. Friendship Seals the Style, Kamppi Helsinki.

Street Syle Helsinki. Pleated skirts and graphic patterns.

Here we have a fine example how friendship seals the style. At least with lady friends under, say, 25 years. In this case pleated skirts, graphic patterns and color scheme of black and white spiced with mint and lavender.

Otherwise black and white patterns seem to be quite trendy now in Helsinki. At least when you visit museums and art exhibitions. The audience seems to dress up in graphic patterns.

With friends we are stronger. After summer holiday August is a fresh start. So let’s remember to support our close friends, classmates and work pals in their efforts. That’s a good beginning for a new semester and autumn season.