I’ve been to China almost for four months now. I was studying Mandarin in Donghua University. In a meanwhile I also had a chance to take part in traditional printing/graphic design, calligraphy and Chinese realistic painting classes. Here below are some of my creations and work in process.
I think there’s more going on than I have time to update my blog, however I am still going to post some bits and pieces of my work and clothing done on my own time whenever I have time. Here are some photos I took this month in Helsinki downtown. Had a fun afternoon styling Andrew at his courtyard. The shirt is my design and rest of the style is from his wardrobe.
I’m on a winter holiday and despite a little cold my sewing machine has been buzzing on full speed.
It seems that I am having a fever for traveling and to be honest I am yearning for new adventures. We’ll see what the future holds for me, hopefully around the world trip.
Anyway, here’s one of my newest creations. This is definitely not the only piece to the sailor theme this week.. more will be coming. This one goes to some of my friends as surprise present, but I haven’t decided yet who will be the lucky one. 😉
I had an inspiration boost on last Friday evening and did some new gear for this autumn. I had had an idea for a while to take some photos at this location and on Saturday I called my friend Tiina to model me. We had so much fun because Tiina never ever looks serious, but she’s brilliant and of course she nailed it. Thank you Tiina.
reversible faux fur camo bolero and cotton tartan loose pant
It’s nice t times to find some “extra time” to do clothing for yourself and friends on free time. This was a prototype of a men’s shirt/light jacket. Mix of black denim and cotton with subtle texture. Metal buttons with loops are this garments speciality.
I some how forgot to update this between all the rush before new year’s. So this has been on medias for a little while already. I was helping with organizing the shooting and styling.
Women’s wool blend shirt for snowboarding
Knee high skirt and button up back lace croptop
Here are some new pieces that I have designed and sewn this Autumn/Winter. Big thank you for Kaisa and Pompa for modeling.
I got to the four finalist in a design competition organized by Paulig. The idea was to design a new outfit for Paula girl who’s has been the face of Paulig for ages.
The starting point of a new style of Paula’s outfit was the preservation of traditions and highlighting fresh vibe. The attire is repeating a pattern of stylized Sääksmäki national dress floral pattern, which was a source of inspiration for the outfit. The outfit consist a shirt with embroidered collar and lace sleeves, a skirt made of wool blend and a handbag/clutch made of reindeer leather with a floral detail created with pyrography technique.