tiistai 27. maaliskuuta 2012
A friend pointed me out to this blog, YOU LUCID. Wonderful, dreamy inspiration images, eyes and kaleidoscope skys. And I love the soundtrack as well, by AVES. A creative flow needs imaginary visuals and a kick ass soundtrack. This blog is a good place to start looking for that creative spirit.
perjantai 23. maaliskuuta 2012
Tribal patterns are very trendy right now. They are graphic and easy to DIY and print/draw on your clothes. See the full tutorial on how to stencil this t-shirts over at Sweet Verbana.
"Goodone is an award winning independent fashion label that reflects contemporary London through conscious, modern design. They believe that an intelligent approach to design should not only satisfy a hunger for new and constantly evolving concepts in style, but should also address the environmental impact of the fashion industry. They specialise in up-cycling; innovatively combining new British and sustainable fabrics with reclaimed textiles. Known for bold, colour-blocked styles, we have developed a design method which is informed by the use of recycled fabrics, but not restrained by it."
They said it. I love it. This is what recycle fashions should look like, all of it.
GOODONE SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION:
GOODONE FALL 2011 COLLECTION featuring reclaimed silks and leather:
torstai 22. maaliskuuta 2012
If you missed the first episode of Blogistania yesterday evening, you still have a week to watch it over at Yle Areena. The video unfortunately can only be viewed in Finland.
Photo: Viivi Lehtonen YLE TV2
keskiviikko 21. maaliskuuta 2012
tiistai 20. maaliskuuta 2012
I´m not only releasing my trashion DIY book (published October 2012) but also Blogistania, the new Finnish tv-series I´m a part of, airs Wednesday, March 21st at Finnish YLE TV2. It is a new tv-format that will feature 10 Finnish lifestyle bloggers, everything from hatmakers, quilters to eco fashionistas. These women have taken bloggin as a part of their everyday life. The show follows how they work, think and what goes behind the scenes of a blog that attracts thousands of readers every week. My episode will start the show. I´ll be showing you what I do as a DIY fashion blogger and how I create my unravelled tees. The show will be available also online and parts in YouTube so you´ll be able to see them even if you cannot view Finland TV.
"Blogistania on dokumentaarinen YLE TV2:n ohjelmasarja, joka esittelee kymmenen nuorta naista, blogimaailman - Blogistanian - valtiatarta, ja heidän elämäntapansa. Ohjelmasarjassa nähdään, miten huippusuosittujen blogien tekijät elävät arkeaan ja miten blogit syntyvät. Blogistanian tähdet ovat kiinnostavia bloggaajanaisia, joiden postaukset vaihtelevat saumasukista ja hatuista tilkkutöiden kautta ekomuotiin. Näillä naisilla blogin aihe vaikuttaa pukeutumiseen, sisustukseen ja ihmissuhteisiin. Nämä naiset ovat käden- ja tyylintaitajia, mielipidevaikuttajia ja edelläkävijöitä monella alalla.
YLE TV2 alkaen keskiviikkona 21.3. klo 19.30.
Outfit in picture:
Shirt - used german BW service shirt customized, Varusteleka secondhand army surplus
Corset - used US M-1938 leggings customized, Varusteleka secondhand army surplus
Shoulder zipper piece - OutsaPop
Kuvat: Jyrki Valkama / YLE.
sunnuntai 18. maaliskuuta 2012
Today I´m going to take the opportunity to introduce to my newer readers something I started to make back in 2007, my Comme des Garçons (SS2005 collection) inspired zipper necklaces. It took me a long time to figure out a technique how they are sewn together. One necklace takes about 20 hours to finish and it´s all done by hand. This is a statement piece so it takes a bold fashionista to wear one. But my customers have told me that when they wear it, the attention is continuos. I still make them, custom orders only. Check out the Zipper Pieces photo gallery on Flickr to see the previous necklaces I´ve done. The first custom necklace I made for fashion blogger extraordinaire, Susie Bubble. If you´re intrested in ordering on, click Contact Us from the bottom tool bar and send me mail.
Photo: Mikko Rasila
torstai 15. maaliskuuta 2012
Anybody can set up a second hand or hand made goods shop by logging into Etsy or starting a blog. Or maybe do both.. But then there is the matter of How? Building an inspiring mood around your products is very important in sales so I suggest you shoot the pieces together with similar things or group them into outfits. I spotted these images over at FreePeople (also check out Supermarket Sarah) and I think they are a very good example on how to sell your clothes online or advertise them in your blog/website if you don´t have anyone to take the pictures of you wearing the pieces or on a model. The products are grouped by color and styling style and photographed with a backdrop and other simple visual elements like a chair or tray. Some borders and text (like your brand/blog logo) is added to support the mood.
But how to link your images to the shop? Use ThingLink. It is a brilliant service that enables you to link any part of your image to any website and then embend that linked image to your blog. You can use it for linking individual products in the blog images to your Etsy shop, or add additional info like inspirational links or music files to build the mood. It is quite genious. Finnish web-development at it´s best!
Do "this week" posts, where you will only concentrate on a particular theme. For example, "this week we love florals". This one you can link to a trend report or inspiration outfit/designer on Style.com. Remember to mark sizing and measurements in both centimeters and inches. From shoes it is smart to have one link represent the clothing/shoe size conversion table to make shopping easier for people outside your country.
SUPERMARET SARAH second hand walls:
tiistai 13. maaliskuuta 2012
Paint splattered clothes are the shit right now. Water down some fabric paints and release your inner Jackson Pollock.
I call them "work clothes".
.. Oh dear I´m funny today. Sigh.
photography: Tobias Lundkvist
model: Sally Jonsson
stylist: Elin Edlund
hair: Dejan Cekanovi
makeup: Sara Denman
Via Oracle Fox.