Clothing indulgence

Helsinki, -1 degrees

Seeing as we've passed Mid November already, it's time for my montly traversal of Finnish fashion magazines. I thought I would focuse on Trendi and Olivia this month.


I must start by saying though that I was disappointed with both magazines this month. I think it would be important, during the months of darkness that we are living right now in Helsinki (with only seven hours of light), to focuse on inspiring fashion news to lighten up the Helsinkian spirit, but I found only some novelties in the mags. Oh well, one can't be equally happy every month I guess.

I would have wished for some hints how to dress up for the Christmas season parties that we have in Helsinki during November and December; almost every weekend now there is some kind of Christmas related friend or work place party.

Anyway, in Olivia, I loved a spread about blogger Niina Tapojärvi, responsible for the blog Nelliinan vaatehuone, one of Finland's most well known fashion blogs. Readers on the Olivia website have been able to choose three styles for Niina. The styles chosen for her are Androgyny, a combination of masculine and feminine characteristics, the rock chick and the goddess of the forest. 


My personal favorite is the goddess of the forest, since I truly am a dress girl. I even love the headband, what a great outfit! Satin dresses have been some of my favorites for a while now.

Olivia also introduced Colombian designer Haider Ackermann which the magazine called mysterious. According to Olivia there are three reasons to get acquainted with his work: he crosses country borders, he's a rising star and he's mystical.

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According to Ackermann's own website "Born in Sante Fe de Bogota, Colombia, with French parents, Haider Ackermann grew up living in various cities throughout Europe and Africa. After graduating from high school in The Netherlands, he then moved to Belgium to join The Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerpen. He left the Academy after 3 years to start working for different designers.

In March 2001, he presents his first collection in Paris (autum winter 2001-2002), collection acclaimed by the international press, soon after, in 2002 the Italian luxury leather house Ruffo asked him to collaborate on the Ruffo Research collection.

2004, Haider Ackermann is the winner of the prestigious «Swiss Textile Award» and in 2005, after he signs up with the belgian Groupe 32, he moves to Paris. That same year, he contributes to A magazine as Guest Curator. Haider Ackermann’s work is about contrast. The mix between high and low culture, elegance and street life. He is intrigued by cultural differences and cultural force. The purity and simply aesthetic of forms mixed with the activity and vitality of life itself."

I like the fact that he seems somewhat like a vagabond, a fashion nomad, moving from place to place, taking influences from many places. Keep you eyes open for Ackermann, I'm sure we'll see much of him in the future.

In Trendi on the other hand, I noticed the lamb coat fashion trend which the magazine introduced. I don't know if it's current in Helsinki, since it's already parka jacket weather here, a lamb coat seems unfortunately too cold for our weather conditions, but this might be something for the spring?


I've been waiting for some jacket related novelties ever since the capes came out. Now my cape jacket is on winter break, let's see if it will come out again in spring, or maybe I'll trade it in for a lamb coat like this.

Some fashion bloggers have been talking about colorful fake fur jackets and puff coats. I like this of The Man Repeller...


..and this fur vest in fashion blog Yummy...


...without forgetting these colorfurs on Auroran henkarit.



I like the idea of wearing white in wintertime that Trendi talks about. It makes us look like snow flakes I think. The magazine even encourages us to pamper ourselves in the wait for Christmas by wearing soft knits, luxiurious jewelry and silk underwear and soft scarves. In fact this was the only page writing about bringing light into the dark by choosing what to wear - go Trendi!


Last but not least, I've noticed a lot of head pieces now when it's windier weather. I would like to find a turban, somewhat like this one shown in Trendi. It looks so comfortable!


Even Elle Finland magazine has had an article about similar turbans. Do you have good hints to tell me where one can find turbans like these?

13 comments

  1. Grazie del commento !!! Si,è di Laura Laine infatti!!Brava!!!


    Un bacio forte,spero tu ritorna nel mio blog :*


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  2. Grazie del commento anche a te! Lo sapevo :)

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  3. i want my own fake fur jacket!! this winter is going to be a hard one so'll be needing them;) Love the one from the man repeller!
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  4. Thank you Fashion Fabrice for your comment!

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  5. I love this post! Thanks for the comment on my post. Following you now. X
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  6. Thank you all for your comments and welcome new readers!

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  7. Love the coloured fur coats! Think you can get turbans like this pretty cheap on ebay xx

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  8. Thank you AmyBell for your hint! I'll look into that! Welcome S. as a reader!

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  9. Lovely post :)

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  10. Thank you The Blonde Symphony!

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