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Samuji Resort 2017

Living in Paris has taught me things you can’t really learn at school. Since I’m surrounded by very international group of people daily, I’ve learned about other cultures more than ever. But also I learned truly to appreciate mine. And it’s not about being homesick, or appreciating other cultures less, it’s just being proud. Maybe it’s also the result of globalistaion and online-culture, that is just making the whole world one; Starbucks in every corner next to Zara and Chanel, every bloggers’ holy triangle, no matter in which country you are. You start to miss something more unique.

2017 marks the 100th birthday of Finland and for me it will be a year of supporting Finnish brands only. Explaining our values to others is the easiest through design; clean lines, timelessness, simplicity, modesty, sustainability, high quality.. you’ll see! Happy new year!

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Kostas Murkudis AW2012, shot by Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert

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Scrolling through the photos of my favourite photographers, Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert, I ran into this Berlin based designer, former right hand of Helmut Lang, Kostas Murkudis. Couldn’t find much information about him so let the pictures speak! The captivating image above from AW12 campaign was love at first sight. And turns out it’s shot by Max & Patrick. The circle closes. I recommend also to have a peek inside Murkudis’ Instagram account to find out about his inspirations.

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Hussein Chalayan AW2009 shot by Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert

Volez, Voguez, Voyages Exhibition

PARIS TIPS – Short trip to Louis Vuitton’s history in the form of an exhibition is built to Grand Palais. The exhibition is showing some old trunks from the beginning, mixing with bags from more resent collections and showing even some Nicolas Ghesquiere designs from the latest collection (that you can actually go to see in the store right now and, well, buy). From my point of view way too commercial, but a nice way to spend an evening, especially when the entrance is free. And ask anything from the guides, they’ll give you interesting fun-facts. Volez Voguez Voyagez jusqu’à 21 Février 2016, Grand Palais 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris

And the picture above is shot by same photographers who shot the Givenchy Pre-Fall campaign, Max and Patric. This picture is by far my favourite one. Rainy Paris really makes you dream about the sun.

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Marc Jacobs AW2015, David Sims

After shoplifting from Marc Jacobs in 2003, Winona Ryder surprisingly starred the designer’s campaign afterwards, shot by amazing Juergen Teller. Now she’s doing it again. Not the shoplifting but being the new face for Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter campaign, shot by David Sims. What a 90’s babe she is, I think I need to watch Girl, Interrupted now.