Fashion

November day off

Fashion,27 November 2020

Yesterday was such a weird and special day. A couple months ago, a lovely artist contacted me with the offer to give me a day off work. I felt like my prayers had been answered, because what else could a busy entrepreneur mum wish for? A day off, all by myself in the middle of the week. A luxury so rare, but oh so wonderful.

The artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö offered to handle all of my work for one day. Not as easy as it sounds of course, since my job includes quite a lot of performing in front of the camera, but I felt like I wanted to give it a try and so I did. I planned her day from the beginning to the end and created a normal” day in my life – day” for her to get through. I haven’t seen the material yet, but I’m super excited and I will of course share it with you as soon as I get it.

So, what did I do? Pretty much absolutely nothing. Or well, I sent a few urgent emails, studied a bit and completed 2 upcoming collaborations, but for at least half of the day I did absolutely nothing. Browsed through the internet, watched YouTube, stared at the ceiling and stayed in bed all day until I picked up the kids from school.

What did I learn? Might sound like it wasn’t that big of a deal to get a few hours off, but it actually really was for me. Therefore, I really want to recommend you to in one way or another give time to someone else. Doing somebody’s work is challenging of course but helping out in other ways is more manageable. Giving time doesn’t come with a price tag but is extremely valuable. I will never forget all the helping hands I had when I was home alone with two small children. One with colic and the other one with very challenging sleeping habits.  I was beat most of the time. Friends who stopped by after work to vacuum my home while entertaining my children to just give me a break is unforgettable and makes me tear up out of gratefulness just thinking about it.

It’s so difficult to ask for help and so much easier to offer. A couple of hours here and there is all it takes but can save someone’s entire week. Just a little realization and tip from me now in the middle of this Christmas shopping bonanza. Some of the best gifts are free.

coat Bruuns Bazaar// jeans Anine Bing// boots Zara// bag Prada

 

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä

The Holiday Collection

Fashion,18 November 2020

Maksettu kaupallinen yhteistyö Gauhar Helsinki:n kanssa// Paid collaboration with Gauhar Helsinki

It’s finally time to reveal what I’ve been working on for the past 6 months. I’ve designed a Holiday Collection for Gauhar Helsinki! I’m beyond excited, happy and very nervous, to be honest. I really hope you like the collection as much as I do.

The Holiday Collection consists of three pieces, SOFIA dress, GRETA dress and GABRIEL shirt. I wanted to create matching pieces for me and my children to wear, both during the holidays but also for everyday life. Especially when it comes to children’s wear, I think it’s very important for the clothes to be easy to wear and layer, comfortable to move in and that they are wearable every season until they’re grown out. All pieces are made from a beautiful forest green Tencel and subtle checked cotton. GRETA dress has a minimalistic design with a beautiful frill detailing at the neckline and arm. GABRIEL shirt is a classic Mandarin-neckline cotton shirt that feels comfortable against the skin and is easy to style under a wool sweater or velvet blazer.

SOFIA dress is a midi dress with a wider hem and adjustable enhanced waist. It’s made out of Tencel and falls beautifully along the body. I’ve secretly worn mine paired with a chunky cardigan or over a turtleneck and tall boots. For more festive occasions I’ll be wearing mine with my classic Chanel sling-back shoes and gold jewelry.

The collection will be released in store and online on Friday at 11.00 ó clock. See the collection here!

I am so incredibly thankful for all the things I’ve got to take part in this year. Things I never thought would happen, but now find myself in the middle of. I feel humble and simply and purely HAPPY to always feel like I have your trust and support. Thank you for that!