A sweet warm caress,
The evening sun on my skin,
Now frozen on film.

What can I say. I was born a poet. After having analysed a bunch of different types of poems during my literature course, I've come to the conclusion that I like haikus the most. They're cute. Other than that I don't really like poems, they tend to be annoyingly mysterious and indirect. Either that, or they're plain boring (pretty much all love poems). I think it's just really inconvenient. But I guess that's part of the appeal to some people. Slowly figuring out the meaning and then eventually having an aha moment. I'm too impatient for that. I'd much rather listen to a song or see a movie. But in all seriousness, deep inside I do wish I was a brilliant wordsmith. What would be more awesome? Nothing really.



Photographer: Sara Lehtomaa
Models: Aura, Venla & Nea / FashionTeam
MUAH: Timo Vuorimies

Hi there! It's been a while since I wrote something. Something other than academic texts, that is. I'm a really slow writer and I've been stuck with writing take-home exams about literature and linguistics for basically the whole weekend. But it's ok. I probably wouldn't have had the energy to do anything else anyway, since I've been sick. With a soar throat and an unbearable cough. But now I'm getting better, and feel almost completely normal again. I do hate the post-sickness condition though, because you don't know whether you're healthy enough to start living normally again, and after many days of being still, moving your body feels really awkward and clumsy. But then again I'm awkward and clumsy pretty much all the time. Especially now that I haven't bothered to exercise for roughly half a year. It's really starting to reach that point where enough is enough. Feeling like shit all the time is simply not worth it (except of course in the beginning when you just don't give a fuck and go all yolo). So I should probably do something about it. Eventually. I wish all of those inspirational quotes and pictures and whatnot would inspire me too (for some reason I just start to laugh frantically when I see one)...



Crop Top - Forever21,  Skirt & Knit - Second Hand,  Necklace & Rings - H&M



Photo: Sara Lehtomaa




Photographer: Sara Lehtomaa



Sunnies - ZeroUv*,  Kimono - H&M,  Dress - H&M,  Hat - Vintage,  Sandals - Forever21

I remember drooling after this awesome kimono for many months, but not bothering to purchase it due to its high price. I did however end up doing just that once the summer sales were on. The price had dropped from 90 to only 20 euros. There's no way I could've restrained myself at that point. It's not too practical to wear, though (and I have to admit that I haven't been using it a lot). It's so beautiful that I almost consider it a piece of art more than something to wear, haha. I will most definitely also be using it in one of my future photo shoots. On another note, I haven't been shooting for ages! And it's starting to make me feel just a little bit empty inside. I've been investing so fully in school that I just haven't got around doing it. But there are a couple of shoots coming up soon, one in a few weeks when I'm heading to Helsinki, and another later in November. And thanks to my long break I feel more excited than I've felt in a very long time. So I guess it's not that bad a thing after all, it just gets me even more motivated. I also can't wait for the promos/album covers that we shot together with amazing artist Vilma Alina to be published. Not only because of the photos but also because of her music, which I really liked. Luckily her single should be out very soon. This is more for you Finnish speaking peeps, but here's a Basso Radio interview with Vilma, check it out!



This is one of the places I used to love spending time at in the summer, when I was younger. My cousins' summer cottage in Kemiƶ. These photos are actually quite old, I believe I took them with my very first camera. Despite of the quality not being top notch I like them a lot, because of the atmosphere. Warm, inviting and just a little bit mysterious. Like a secret hideaway. Except not that secret at all. But I did in a way consider it as a place to escape to. Going there was something I always really looked forward to. As you may have noticed (if you've read this blog for a longer while), it's always a little bit hard for me to accept the ending of summer and the beginning of the cold season. So I like to look at old summery photos. And cry.



Paracord Bracelet - Naimakka*,  Shoes - Dr. Martens

Hey folks! It's been a while and I do apologize. I've been completely absorbed by first of all school, which in its entirety has been a very pleasant experience so far. Secondly, my mind has lately often been occupied with thoughts of the apartment we are moving into in about a month. There's an infinite list of things to buy and it's kind of scary considering my financial situation. But luckily I'm not left alone with this stuff. Aaand smoothly changing the subject to the photos above. Details of an outfit I wore a couple of weeks ago. I especially wanted to show you guys this sweet paracord bracelet I was gifted by this Swedish company called Naimakka. I really love the simplicity of their design and the fact that it's actually a very handy thing to have. This is how the bracelet is described by the creators of Naimakka (on their home page which I also encourage you to check out here):
Dropped behind enemy lines, paratroopers found Paracord to be a life-saving, multi-purpose tool. When unbraided, you can use your bracelet to build shelter, secure gear to your backpack or hang up food out of reach from animals. You can also use it to make a clothes or fishing line, snares, traps, snow shoes, a bowdrill for making fire, or a splint for a broken ankle. If you unravel the yarns, you can even use it as sewing thread, dental floss or to make a fishing net. In fact, Paracord is so reliable and durable that astronauts have used it to make repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope.