OOTD: Marimekko ”Kaivo” Mekko ja Turkisliivi

En ole koskaan ollut mikään suuri Marimekko fani, mutta viime vuosien aikana Marimekko on petrannut ja tuonut trendikkäitä ja paremmin leikattuja vaatteita markkinoille. Täällä Melbournessa on Marimekon liikkeissä ollut valtavat alet viimeisen muutaman viikon aikana ja olihan sitä suomalaisena pakko käydä katsastamassa josko jotakin ihanaa löytyisi. Kyllä löytyi. Ostin muutaman ihanan silkkipaidan (joista postaan myöhemmin) sekä kauniin mekon ”Kaivo” kuviolla. Nansoa edustan usein maailmalla ja Nanson printit saavat lähes aina kehuja osakseen, saa siis nähdä kuinka tämän kuvassa olevan mekon kanssa käy.

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Täällä Melbournessa alkaa talvi olla tuloillaan, jolloin liivit sekä ponchot ovat loistava lämmike, kun takkia ei vielä tarvitse. Melbournessa tuskin koskaan laskee alle 10 asteen mutta Antarktiksen tuuli on hirvittävän kylmää ja se menee luihin ja ytimiin. Rakastan turkiksia ja viimeisen vuoden aikana on muutamia turkisvaatekappaleita tarttunut kaappiini. Yhtenä ihanuutena tämä vaalean harmaa kaniturkisliivi. Tätä on tullut käytettyä valtavasti, sillä se lämmittää juuri sopivasti ulkona, mutta hengittää eikä hiostuta lainkaan. Loistavia paikkoja ostaa ihania turkisliiveja Melbournessa ovat Bird of Prey Little Collins streetillä keskustassa sekä Fillys Stable Albert Parkissa Bridport streetillä. Bird of Prey on siitä mahtava, että he tekevät takkeja mittatilaustyönä,  takin pituuden ja värin voi valita itse, hinta on hyvin kohtuullinen. Suosittelen mikäli olet turkiksen ystävä!

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Hermes bracelet -Hermes rannekoru

I am so happy I have finally time to update my blog. I used to write every day but whilst working I just simply could not find time and energy to post something exiting every day. Now I try to post as often as I can, I have so many topics and photos to post.

I had a birthday in July. As a background information, my husband is probably the best present buyer in the universe which makes it so utterly difficult for me when his birthday approaches which is soon. My husband always comes up with something stunning and suprising at the same time.  This time I got a fabulous Hermes bracelet. My husband knows my style so well. I instantly fell in love with it and have worn it ever since, pretty much every day.

The story behind this purchase is a bit funny. Like I have mentioned in my previous posts I used to work in the City of London. In the middle of the City there is so called Royal Exchange full of the most amazing designer stores. It is too good to be true. On lunch breaks it is tempting to just go there and admire the pieces.  My husband who also works in the City told me he went there and wondered around trying to find something unique. He apparently went through all the bracelets in the Hermes store and could not find the one that was pleasing him. Finally the sales assistant said she had one piece left in the back room that was not on display. She brought this bracelet to the front store and showed it to my husband. He bought it straight away. This is it.

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Those small details and white background are just gorgeous! I like the feminine Roman style plus it looks so clean and bright against the tanned skin.

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This barcelet  is a lot wider than the classic Hermes barcelet and makes any wrist look narrow. I have not seen this available any more which makes it more unique.

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It is so classic, stylish and goes well with anything at work or in the party. I love it.

I had a wonderful birthday in every way. My mum and sister were visiting us in London so we had babysitters and were able to celebrate my birthday as a couple. We went to Wimbledon to watch tennis. My husband wanted to give the gift in the morning so that I could wear this beautiful bracelet in the tennis with my Marimekko ”Kivi” dress”.  ”Kivi” dress in the photo below is from Banana Republic Marimekko collection that was lauched last summer. I was so pleased that Banana Republic sold iconic Marimekko designs with more reasonable prices.  I personally think Marimekko struggles these days with their 60s cuts and dresses, trousers and jackets usually fit rather badly. This collection was totally the opposite, the clothes had modern today’s cuts.  I have been extremely happy with the quality of fabric too. The sizes were rather big as I bought size 6 even though I am usually 8.

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In front of the Grand stand at Wimbledon.

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A Champagne picnic. Cheers.

I hope you are having a lazy and enjoyable Sunday!

More Finnish Design – Lisää Suomi-designia

I love Nordic design and particularly Finnish design. I have mentioned that hundereds of times in my blog. I pretty much decorate my house with Nordic pieces as it gives me the feeling of being at home plus it makes it a bit unusual too. I love of course Marimekko and Vallila that are  distributed to elsewhere in Europe. Another favourite of mine is Pentik. They produce classic a bit country style interior design pieces with modern Nordic twist. Their glassware is particularly lovely. Soft colours and round shapes.

I have Pentik Saaga set for dining and coffee. This time I bought couple of more pieces for that collection.

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I bought serviets too to go with my Saaga set.

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I also bought a woolen throw. I have struggled to find a soft woolen throw in Enland. The kind of that would be soft not itchy and also good quality. The challenge with woolen throws is that you want to have 100% wool, but the wool fibre needs to be soft not coarse. In addition to this challenge in many countries they tend to mix wool with acrylic or polyester, this has been the case with most of the lovely woolen throws I have found in London. I have dreamed of this grey and white one since I saw it online so I headed to the Pentik store yesterday and bought one for our master bedroom. It is so beautiful. The birds on the throw give that kind of rural but soft vibe. The grey and white will go nicely with my grey, white and black Marimekko ”Satula” curtains.

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I am still dreaming of their Saga throw too…

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