Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#FFAWDressUp dresses for cold weather

The September in New York didn't feel like fall at all and I just kept buying more and more short skirts and dresses to survive the heat and humidity. Now all of suddenly it's freezing outside and I'm looking towards good old jeans again but who says you can't wear your dress over pants. I am definitely gonna do that (because tights under dress would be a too easy solution) 

Some inspiration from JW Anderson spring-summer 2016 show in London. Everything flared and ruffled is quickly growing on me. Not that I own anything like that yet...

I found this amazing David Koma ruffle sleeved black dress from farfetch.com and built a dream cold weather approriate look around it. Went a bit over the top with flares and paired the dress with the flaming red Rosie Assoulin flared trousers because why not.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Dan Flavin at David Zwirner Gallery

Did my weekly gallery tour in Chelsea last Thursday and went to see Dan Flavin work at David Zwirner gallery just for some visual pleasure, I wasn't really in mood for deep conceptual contemporary art that day, 

Dan Flavin (1933-1996) emphatically denied that his sculptural light installations had any kind of transcendent, symbolic, or sublime dimension, stating: "It is what it is and it ain't nothing else," and that his works are simply fluorescent light responding to a specific architectural setting.

Dan Flavin. Corners, Barries and Corridors is on view at David Zwirner gallery until October 24. 537 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

Go, but be aware there will be a lot people taking selfies in neon lights and interfering your view 

Maison Margiela Spring-Summer 16

I'm in love with all the Japanesque details in John Galliano's new collection for Maison Margiela - kimono belts, tiny satin-finish backpacks and floral prints.

photos courtesy of vogue.com

Friday, October 2, 2015

ZERO + Maria Cornejo Spring-Summer 2016

Even though I had fever of 39C and could hardly speak because of a sore throat that day (blaming the air conditioners), I still very much enjoyed walking for ZERO + Maria Cornejo Spring-Summer 2016. The spacious location with lots of sunlight was just gorgeous and the backstage situation was probably the most chill and relaxed I have ever witnessed. 

photos courtesy of wwd.com

photos courtesy of danielkiyoi.tumblr.com

The jacket I was wearing had amazing details and a lot of Japanese touch in it.

a line of sleep-deprived models waiting for a walk rehearsal 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Breakfast idea: coffee smoothie

Welcome my new favourite breakfast - Harvey Wallbanger from JuicePress. What is it? Simply ice coffee blended with almond milk, banana and vanilla, with some agave and cacao added. Breakfast and coffee one in two. Tastes kind of like chocolate milkshake.
 In case I one day come to a realisation that I have spent hundreds of dollars at Juice Press, I'll probably start making it at home myself. 
The juice bar in my building makes the same thing with espresso and peanut butter, equally good!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Nails at Tanya Taylor Spring-summer 16

Striped baby blue nail-do by Sally Hansen manicurists for Tanya Taylor show at NYFW. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New in: Proenza Schouler jeans

I have been obsessed with those Jackson Pollock-esque Proenza Schouler jeans since they first came out about five years ago. I remember I was 15 back then and tried to DIY these pants at home - didn't work! That being said, I couldn't been happier when I came across the hand-painted originals at Beacon's Closet a week ago. It's such a treasure box.

Friday, September 25, 2015

KYE spring-summer 16

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Walking for witty and funky Korean streetwear brand KYE at New York fashion week. So much love and hate and hardly no pants. 
I need this sweatshirt in my life!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


100,00 floating white balloons inside London's Covent Garden, 19th-century market building. Magical!
It's an installation called Heartbeat by French artist Charles Pétillon. It took twenty-five workers and five days to fill the building with 100,000 giant white balloons. 
“The balloon invasions I create are metaphors,” Pétillon told Design Boom. “Their goal is to change the way in which we see the things we live alongside each day without really noticing them. with ‘heartbeat’ I want to represent the market building as the beating heart of this area – connecting its past with the present day to allow visitors to re-examine its role at the heart of London’s life.”

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New York City wallpaper

Acne Studios new campaign featuring a 12-year old boy

And Coach with a little "update" in New York Subway

Cafe Grumpy

My new favourite coffee shop in new York - Cafe Grumpy, they know my mood too well! I know this  independently owned and operated cafe chain has been around for a while and anyone who watches HBO's Girls knows it well but I only recently started going there more often. They happen to have one spot on 39th Street where Calvin Klein and many other castings take place so I ended up having an Americano or two there everyday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

China: Through the Looking Glass

So lucky to make it to the MET China themed fashion exhibition last minute, just a day before closing. 
The atmosphere was beautiful and a bit mystical even. The exhibition featured more than 140 extraordinary examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear alongside Chinese art and filmic representations of China. Really excited to see some movies by Chinese directors now. 

Legendary milliner Stephen Jones created custom headpieces for each of the mannequins, including hats, tiaras, and fascinators inspired by antique Chinese vases, teapots, and plates.

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent

Alexander McQueen (fall-winter 2006/7)

 Suit from Ralph Lauren


Some behind-the-scenes moments from Sunday when I was shooting a lookbook for a very cool New York based womenswear brand SEA. The designers had the most amazing space with high ceilings, white walls and a lot of sunlight in downtown Manhattan, probably the biggest apartment I have ever seen in New York 

it's new york fashion week, baby!

This is what fashion week preparations really look for me. Running around castings from early morning til late night, grabbing quick lunches at shabby delis ja 1$ pizza joints, forcing my way through China town bustling streets crowded with counterfeit bag vendors, trying to make it in New York like thousands and thousands other foreigners next to me. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New in: Helmut Lang wrap top

Passed by my favourite thrift shop Beacon's Closet during a break between castings the other day and came across this amazing simple top with a leather belt for 20$. Definitely the new favourite staple item in my wardrobe.

/photos by Georgia Nerheim, thank you!/

Sunday, September 6, 2015

midnight in the subway

 people falling asleep, people getting drunk, people gathering their last bits of energy that the city has drained out of them to stand up on the train.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

September 5 details

just liked how this green shade looks together with grey and rose-gold

Another busy Saturday in New York, another new grey cashmere sweater from Beacon's Closet, Daniel Wellington watch and another green smoothie 

Cool It Now from The Juice Shop 
(green tea, mint, pineapple, honey, spirulina)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

La Garconne Atelier September issue

La Garconne is a New York based online retailer I often work for. This month I am extremely happy and honoured to be featured in the La Garconne: We Love column. Go over here to read the full interview and shop for my wishlist. 

wearing the Cashmere Pullover by Margaret Howell and my own trousers (from Theory).
Photograph by Morgan Howland.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Current obsession: Golden Goose sneakers

Golden Goose is an Italian brand created by self-taught designers Francesca and Alessandro Gallo in 2009. They combine artisan craftsmanship, retro silhouettes and signature distressing techniques to create effortlessly cool sneakers and boots for men and women.

Had a chance to wear a pair of these on a shoot the other day and I swear these are most comfortable and softest sneakers I have ever worn (after Nike's flyknits of course)

note the super short laces, no need to tie them!

Golden sunlight and feathers

A little throwback to Ibiza. Karmen doing Marisa Bereson on the boat with blue turban and Golden Dangle Feather ear cuff