Photographer: Sara Lehtomaa
Model: Kirsi / Brand
Makeup: Meliina Savela
Hey you! I thought I'd just briefly say a couple of words first about these photos and then about what's been going on in my life lately. So, this wasn't actually a planned shoot but a very spontaneous one that we ended up doing right after another photoshoot. We had first been shooting Alissa Narayana's fashion collection "On the Edge," and due to that going so ridiculously smoothly and us finishing early Meliina had this idea to try out some makeup looks for her portfolio. I'm glad she did because I don't have too many beauty shots in my portfolio at the moment. So big thanks to Meliina for that! And many thanks to Kirsi as well, she's probably the main reason the photoshoot went so well. It's always an honor to work with people who know their shit and are as excited about the project as I am.
And as to what I've been doing lately, I'm almost done with school for the summer, which is a comforting thought. I only have one essay left to write. And today I started working at this little photography shop / studio. I'm super excited, there's no doubt about that, but at the same time I envy my friends who won't be working this summer. Especially now that the weather has been so good. Ridiculously good. I hope it'll start raining soon. That'd be awesome. Furthermore, I need to start working on my mental calculation skills. I suck really bad at it. And I think I'm gonna go to bed now, before pass out in front of this computer.
As you may or may not have noticed I've been back in Finland for about a couple of weeks now, without having posted anything from my trip to Munich, I am ashamed to admit. Well, now I'll supply you with a generous amount of photos to make up for it. The majority of photos that I took during my stay are of architectural sights, which is quite evident from what I'm showing you here. Before arriving I wasn't aware that Munich has preserved so many beautiful old buildings. It's really too bad Finland hasn't done the same, I truly hate the grayness and monotonous boxiness of modern Finnish architecture - it's awfully depressing. Besides wonderful buildings all around the city we were lucky enough to enjoy of superb weather. We spent a lot of time walking around the city visiting different attractions, such as the Nymphenburg Palace and Olympiapark (both depicted in the photos above).
It was super nice to spend some time with Pilvi and Bharathi, seeing as we don't see each other that often. We had some pretty awesome throwback moments listening to old songs (Justin Timberlake and The Black Eeyed Peas ftw) and, of course, also did some catching up. Pilvi did a great job showing us the city (despite of one failure of a night when we ended up just kind of walking around town without any final destination because we weren't patient enough to queue - something you apparently can't avoid in big cities). Overall I liked the city very much, in spite of not knowing the language and being a big fan of drinking water (which in Germany is frustratingly expensive).
I'll probably be putting together a short video of this trip later on. That will probably give you guys a better idea of what the city was like. But I still have some uncompleted school work left to finish as well as a heap of photos to edit, which I'll have to prioritize, so I'll probably have time to work on the video in June at the earliest. Until then I'll do my best to keep you updated. There are so many things that I want to do during the summer and I'd love to share my experiences with you guys as well. I'm just feeling really optimistic at the moment, which is actually quite typical for me at this time of the year. It's so peculiar how the weather can have such a remarkable effect on one's mood.
Sunnies - ZeroUV*, Top & Jeans - Topshop, Denim Jacket - Second Hand, Boots - Dr.Martens
One last outfit post before I leave for Munich on Thursday. As I will be occupied with school work and packing for the rest of the time preceding my trip you'll probably hear from me again sometime late next week. I feel suuuper excited about this coming weekend in a new strange place even though our stay there will be rather short (I always prefer longer stays of at least two weeks as you have more time to get familiar with the place). And I will most likely be bombarding my Instagram account with photos from there, so feel free to follow me on there as well if you want updates.
I'm also very excited about summer now that my summer job has been confirmed. I'll give you a hint - it has to do with photography. I also have a bunch of personal photography related projects planned for the summer and will probably not even have time to execute them all. I'll definitely be keeping myself busy this year. For sure. How are you guys doing and what do your summer plans look like? I'd love to hear! And last but not least, huge thanks to my friend and fellow blogger and photographer Svante who took these photos with me. You can check out his blog here.
Hey guys! The title of course refers to the hype for summer. Yes, it is indeed almost here in the cold lands of Finland, finally after an eternity of suffering (too dramatic?). We've luckily been generously blessed with sunshine for the last couple of weeks and I've been getting on a good routine of jogging. After my jog I usually climb up to the hill in the center of the park and just lie down, soak in the sunshine and listen to some music (lately to M83's new album called Junk - it's fucking awesome). It allows me to let go of everything else and to just be. I'm the type of person who always has something on their mind, and the above mentioned state of mind isn't the easiest thing for me to achieve, so it's good to occasionally have these moments. I feel like my near obsession to constantly achieve and experience things is not very healthy, and it's also one of the main reasons why I haven't taken up meditating, which I know would probably do a great deal of good for me and my nerves. However, I just always end up saying to myself that I'd rather spend my time relaxing in another way, for instance by watching movies. I guess I have a slight fear of "wasting my time" and meditation is a potential threat (which sounds so funny when you say it out loud). Has anybody else had these types of feelings? Or has anyone by any chance tried meditation? I'm having conflicting thoughts and it bothers me. I guess I should just try it and find out for myself.
The photos above are just a couple of older ones from last winter when I was visiting the Botanical Garden in Turku in order to momentarily let go of the dreaded season of the year. I currently have a buuuunch of ideas photography wise that I want to execute, but I seem to be lacking in terms of time. Until May my calendar is absolutely packed with a variety of activities, all the way from essay writing to photographing - the dull and the fun. I'm also looking forward to my trip to Munich at the end of this month. My last time abroad was almost precisely one year ago when I left for Edinburgh so this should be refreshing! Not to mention that I'll be experiencing it together with two of my dear old classmates, Pilvi and Bharathi. Pilvi has been living there for some time now so I should also be getting a proper inside look into the life of Munich. Yay. I'll do my best to keep you updated with a post or two before the trip but I won't guarantee anything. See you! And sorry for the slightly boring pictures.
Blouse - BikBok, Pants - BikBok, Jacket - Zara, Boots - Dr. Martens, Bag - Forever21
How's it hanging? I thought I would this time just leave you guys with these outfit photos, very little text and a whole lot of music. Below you will find a playlist, the making into which I have poured my heart. I hope at least some of you share my taste in music (that is unfortunately, however, seldom the case). I really enjoy making playlists and (obviously) make them first and foremost for myself. If you guys happen to dig it as well, that's great! This particular one is fairly slow tempo and at times a bit gloomy (like my Sundays tend to be). But I also have a ton of other playlists on Spotify with emphasis on different genres and most of them are actually quite uplifting. At the moment it's particularly easy to find good (electronic) dance music, so I have several playlists focusing on that. Anyhow, enjoy!