Monday 21 January 2013

elecric blue

Here's a look of the day from last week! I had a day off, and spent it at home dressing up and taking pictures. This is me trying to be colourful… I've been talking about adding colour to my wardrobe for a year or two, and all I've got is couple of blue garments. Well, you have to start  somewhere.

I miss my old balcony - it was so easy to take good pictures there in perfect daylight! Our new home doesn't have a balcony, and it was far too cold to go outside to take pictures. So, unfortunately I couldn't get any good pictures of my make up this time - thanks to the not-so-good light inside. But there's more make up looks coming soon, hopefully with better pictures then!

Camera stand - one more things to add to my 'the best things ever invented'- list! It makes it so much easier and more fun to take pictures, you can take pictures anywhere you want and doesn't have to worry about where to put your camera! Can't wait till it's spring/summer and I can go outside to use it and take pictures anywhere!

Tuesday 8 January 2013

new year, new start

I've decided to do lots of things this year - but blogging wasn't one of them. I woke up this morning and thought, why not! Maybe sharing some things here would give me more motivation. It feels so meaningless to do your make up and wear nice clothes if you're going nowhere - at least I could share them online, and it's always been awesome to communicate with my followers and other bloggers!

At first I should give you small update as it's been like forever since I last shared anything. Last year went by so fast, nothing happened but still at the same time, everything happened. Everything's changed and life is so different now.

So, I'm a dressmaker now. It's about impossible to get a seamstress job here.. If you wanna make clothes for a living, you should start your own business but that's definitely not an easy, stable and secure way to make a living. Maybe someday..
Currently I'm working in a clothing store - I really like it too. I should sew more so I wouldn't lose all my skills, and that's definitely what I'm working on a lot more this year.

I even have an industrial sewing machine and overlocker at home now!

The biggest thing is that - I'm still living in Finland! All those years that I had waited for my graduation and move to London... But still I'm here! Things don't always go the way you had planned, there's always something unexpected waiting for the perfect moment to happen...

So that's my life now; living in Helsinki with my girlfriend Jessica and my dog. We have a perfect home and I really like living here. Hoping not to get an overdose of purple! Almost everything is purple here - from my hair to the walls and even to the toilet seat cover - also the christmas tree was purple! (Unfortunately the pictures don't really show the real colours...)

I didn't really do much last year. I didn't spend much time sewing, and the times that I wore nice make up - I can easily count them on the fingers of one hand. Of course I did wear make up almost everyday, but it was only some black smokey eye. Nothing bold and exciting and colourful.

 I've felt so inspired and motivated lately and wanted to really start doing things again. Especially making clothes - that's what I really wanna do. Also, I wanna start experimenting with make up again. When I post pictures of my outfits to Lookbook - of course there has to be also matching make up to make the look complete!

So, stay tuned for the forthcoming posts this year!

Tuesday 20 March 2012

purple & red make up

I was organizing my wardrobe on the other day and realised that I have over 100 clothes on my racks - and I only wear about 30 of them! I have to do something about it .. I suppose I'd be too lazy to do something similar to the outfit challenge I did year or two ago.. But I will start to like all my clothes, little by little I'll create new outfits and maybe do some refashioning too. Who knows where I'm going to end up in few months, after I finish my school, and I don't wanna take any waste of space with me when I go.

I also wanna start wearing more colours, other than just black and purple everyday ..

This look is actually inspired by my dog's red collar and purple leash; I was going out for a walk and noticed how lovely those colours look together. And it's been ages since I last wore anything red, or did my eyebrows with some other colour than black!

Wednesday 22 February 2012

purple & green make up

Make up of the day: purple and green eyeshadow, huge eyebrows, long winged liner, fake eyelashes and black lips with a touch of blue.

I really like purple & green colour combo, but it wasn't until today when I actually got around doing a look with these colours together.  I also tried a pair of fake eyelashes I got from my friend Tommi like forever ago. I think I should start wearing fake eyelashes more often! They really complete any make up look and make it more dramatic. I've always thought it takes too much time and effort to put them on properly.. But it's not really that difficult, it just take practise! 

The zebra dress is made by me.

Thursday 16 February 2012


More outfit & make up posts - that's what I'm going to try to do more often from now on, again.

This is the latest jacket I made. Purple wool fabric, black lace and leather. I'm very happy with how it turned out, though the collar isn't as perfect as I'd have wanted it to be.. I love fake leather, but I hate sewing it!

And here's two other purple outfits. The left one has been my favourite outfit lately, I wear it almost all the time! The outfit on the right is the one I was wearing today. It's been like forever since I wore anything like that, as I've only wanted to wear some large shirts and ties recently.. But today I felt like trying something different again. I've lots of clothes, would be a waste to leave most of them just hanging in the racks and collecting dust!

My make up of the day was also more dramatic than usually. I've been super lazy when it comes to make up.. Haven't done any extreme or colourful looks lately, just simple black smokey eye look everyday. Boring.

I have to admit, I'm so obsessed with my iPhone that I even used Instagram to edit the pics! Unfortunately it automatically crops the pictures so I can't use it for absolutely everything though..

Christmas in Soho

Christmas in Soho launch party and show at Trannyshack on 7th December

"XMAS IN SOHO" -the fantastic new Christmas track and video written and put together by Ben from BOISOUNDS MUSIC and THE VERY MISS Dusty "O"in aid of the non for profit organisation STATUS - encouraging people to get tested for HIV.
Featuring a plethora of SOHO entertainers , singers , drag artiste's , and faces about town this project is truly a SOHO based community one ; Dusty "O" , beehive queen Miss Mari Wilson , Linda Lewis , Jennie from the Belle Stars , Jay Jon from Dead or Alive , Zee Asha from Chicago and Culture Club fame , Nathan James , Holestar , David Hoyle , Marc Massive , Lorenza Johnson , The famous Trannyshack Gurlz , Gozra Lozano , Bambi Fantastic , Marc Abe and many more .  

Buy the single here ...

Massice Ego - I Idolize You

Marc Massive & Dusty O - My Heart Goes Bang

Jey Jon

Vicki Vivacious & Vanilla Lush

Wednesday 18 January 2012

back in Finland, back in the blogosphere

Hey everyone! I went to London to do my practical training last September as I mentioned in my last post here forever ago.. Well, I'm back in Finland now, and also decided to start blogging again!  

I was going to start with few picture heavy posts about my time in London but .. Well. Ended up deleting the first new post as suddenly felt a bit uncomfortable with sharing so much here. I've just  checked the statistics of my blog and I'm soo surprised that so many people are visiting my blog even though I've been so inactive! I don't want to let this blog be too personal, I want to focus on make up looks and clothes and stuff like that, and keep most of the personal stuff like pics with friends etc on FB and on my computer. .

Anyways, I had an amaaaazing time in London! Not going to post many pics here, but let me tell you about some highlights of my time there.

  • I got closer with my friends, also made some new friends, and even met some internet friends for the first time in real life! Miss them already. ♥
  • Went out at least once a week, sometimes twice or even three times. Had so much fun partying with my friends! I never really go out here in Finland..
  • I was working for Minna Hepburn , and really enjoyed it. 
  • The house I was living in, it was great, my room was like 3 times bigger than my room in Finland.. And all my flatmates were very nice too!

  • Went to my first fashion show ever! Kristian Aadnevik. Was amazing, I love his designs.
  • Saw Toyah performing..
  • and Massive Ego and Dusty O..
  • and Joe Black !
  • Almost went to Boy George's gig too, already bought the ticket... but the gig got cancelled. :( (I've seen him 3 times before, so it wasn't the end of the world.)
  • Also went to a club where Boy George was supposed to be DJing, but he got ill and didn't come there. Had a great time anyway!
  • Amanda Lepore was also hosting at some party where I went to!
  • My family came for a surprise visit! They just UNexpectedly turned up at my work place one day, I was so shocked.. Even my mum came, even though she's terrified of flying!
  • Also two of my friends from Finland came to visit me, and few sent me letters! I love real letters!
  • Spent the christmas with two of my friends. My first christmas away from my family.. Had a great time! But from now on I wanna spend every christmas at home.. Christmas is a family event for me. 

Going to post about couple other events I went to in London, and then I'm ready to start posting some make up looks and outfits again! And yes, I also have looots of catching up to do with all the blogs I'm following as I've been away for so long .. (Ughh and the photo uploader on blogger hates me.)
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