Katri Niskanen

Fashion,22 February 2017

*In collaboration with Katri Niskanen// Kaupallisessa yhteistyössä Katri Niskasen kanssa

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Katri Niskanen. The woman behind many amazing evening gowns and creations, but who also understands the importance of great fit, comfort and versatility. I have admired her designs at multiple occasions. However, when we met up to plan this collaboration I  knew I wanted to focus on her ready-to-wear collection since somehow these pieces are the once I personally associate with the brand the strongest. Maybe it’s the use of material, sculptural cuts and multi-purpose design? I don’t know, but her fingerprint is strong and it shows in everything she creates.

While visiting the shop I had my Pretty woman moment trying on one piece after another. I think I tried on every jumpsuit and every black dress available. This off the shoulder dress is my favorite. I can come up with endless ways to wear it (midi length, ruched up as a mini, worn over a shirt or as a top over flared trousers). This dress among many other pieces in her collections is perfect for travel. Easy, timeless and doesn’t require ironing.

Even though I have a love- hate relationship with jumpsuits it was the one piece I was sure I wanted to feature in this collaboration. if someone knows how to do it, Niskanen does. It is a daring piece with a bit of attitude which I like. This shoulder revealing model is sexy in a sophisticated way. I love how super feminine it is!

All in all there are lots of great options to choose from. I’m also in love with this beauty that found it’s way to life inspired by cherry blossom.

Which one would you choose?

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Pictures by Svante Gullichsen

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Outfit,20 February 2017
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Stomach flu, fever and lots of other unclear symptoms. That’s what this January and February has been made of. I am one of those parents who fear spending time in public places because I’m so afraid of the kids getting sick. However, it’s never as bad as I imagine. Or you know, you survive and that’s cool to realize. I even managed to clean the house and bake a cake while taking care of my very snotty babies.

Today I woke up rested and happy. Hubby is home which means I got to sleep in, drink coffee in bed (with cake of course), blog and I even booked in a movie date with a friend of mine. Before that I need to freshen up and start hunting for some colorful outfits to match my mood. Lots of fun coming up this spring work wise. This Monday feels really good and longed for. There is something I believe in very strongly; to feel really happy one needs to be unhappy every once in a while as well. So, we need to be thankful for whatever mood we’re in at this very moment. I know I am.

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jacket hm// leather pants andiata// shoes new balance// knit samsoe&samsoe// bag chanel// scarf alpa// sunglasses rayban

Pictures by Janita Autio