DRESS - STYLEMOI * | EARRINGS - PRIMARK | FAKE SEPTUM - RIVER ISLAND
Some of you have probably by now already stumbled across a photo of my dear new tattoo if you follow me on Instagram (since I have very eagerly been sharing pictures of it). But here it is, in slightly higher definition, in all of its glory. I designed it myself and Lätkä at Golden Eye Tattoo did a damn good job making it come alive, so to speak. I was originally thinking of a more realistic approach but I'm glad that it turned out a bit more "cartoonish". And the colors are gorgeous! I couldn't be happier. And no I did not get myself a septum, it's fake. I like the way they look but I'm way too practical a person to actually get one. I can imagine it being a pain in the ass when you have the flu. By the way, isn't this dress completely goddesslike?!
I haven't enjoyed myself as much as I did on this day in a very long time. Gorgeous Emilia doing her thing flawlessly, stunning clothing from Boutique Minne (who is really too kind for collaborating), beautiful makeup by Petra, and perfect weather offering the perfect lighting conditions for a photoshoot. What more can one ask for? A thousandfold thanks to all of you lovely people involved! Especially Boutique Minne for borrowing such beautiful clothes and accessories. If you happen to live in Turku you can find their shop at Kaskenkatu 2. For more info check out their website at http://www.boutiqueminne.com/. And what made this day even more enjoyable was the fact that I went out dining with my family and boyfriend in one of my favorite restaurants straight afterwards. It's really too bad perfect days like this are rather rare.
I always love it when people are open for things. For instance posing naked in front of my camera. That is particularly nice, especially since it's extremely hard to find people who would voluntarily be ready to do such a thing. I've always wanted to, but this is my first time shooting actual nudes. Therefore, huge thanks to Susa who decided to help me with this little project. And to my father for helping me by carrying around this ridiculously heavy glass wall (through which is shot some of these). I can't even describe how thankful I am! I think the human body is simply beautiful, and that's why I wanted to photograph it. I don't know why exactly, it's not really something one could describe. But I guess it's largely a biological thing as well, as it would be slightly inconvenient to mate with a creature whose appearance you disgust. I felt that the most suitable place to shoot photos like this would be in a forest. Completely unmodified (with the exception of a nipple piercing), unapologetic, exposed, in all honesty. Raw. But extremely beautiful.
Some shots taken on my last trip to Stockholm this summer. All of these are taken at my grandmother's flat. There's a certain charm to it, even though it doesn't quite meet with what I view as the ideal interior. I like the weirdness of it. And the fact that it's mostly furnished and decorated with stuff found from a trash container. To be honest she's not doing that well at the moment - which is understandable, the old age is weighing down on her - and I wanted to document as much as possible, although I know she isn't that keen on me doing that. Although we have completely different worldviews and disagree on quite a lot of things I do love her and the thought of her not being there just feels strange. Fatima is one of the most hardworking people that I've ever known and for that I respect her. I'd really like to believe that from every person that you meet you learn something new, that there's a good quality in each and everyone of us (if you're patient enough to find out, that is). At least I'm personally very inclined to dig out those qualities (when required, by force).