Good enough is admirable

Fashion,Outfit,23 December 2016

The day before THE day. All of a sudden it’s here. Ready or not. I’m ready even though I haven’t purchased or fixed everything yet. Not to even mention the endless wrapping of gifts. I’m ready to just relax and enjoy all the Christmas magic with my children. They will be fine and so will I. No one will remember or even care if everything isn’t perfectly on point. Christmas is so much more than only one night. For me, it’s all about dreams, expectations and memories. Taking time for each other. Time seems to be the most difficult thing to arrange together. It’s so valuable, therefore I’m trying to keep that on top of my mind when feelings of stress creeps up on me.

Starting from today, I’ll make it my only job this holiday to remember what we work for so much. Now it’s time to enjoy what we’ve built for ourselves. I work to be able to live. Not the other way around. Now it’s time to live and enjoy this holiday with my family that I love so deeply. In the end that’s all that matters.

To all mothers (parents) out there:  I wish you hugs and extra strength! Don’t reach for “perfection”. No one cares. Good enough is good enough. Compensate with being a more relaxed and present you. I’m sure that will create even better memories for everyone included.

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coat vintage// knit and pants andiata//shoes minna parikka// bag chanel

Pictures by Janita Autio


Fashion,Outfit,20 December 2016

*In collaboration with Longchamp//Kaupallinen yhteistyö Longchampin kanssa


While planning for this collaboration and deciding on what to wear I fell even deeper in love with the french luxury house founded in Paris 1948. This family owned company with a reputation for craftsmanship and quality now own more than 300 exclusive Longchamp boutiques all over the world.

I got so excited over not only these perfectly made Paris Premiere bags but also the ready-to-wear collection containing soft and rich leathers, suede, fur and silk. This leather coat with fur details truly is to die for. A classic but interesting statement piece for any fashionista to bring flair into her wardrobe.

What I want from luxury pieces like these are lasting fashion that can’t be copied. I want  design that feels exclusive, surprising, innovative and contemporary yet ageless. It’s a difficult combination but not impossible. I own pieces from more than a decade ago that still are up to date and in perfect condition without being boring. In these times we live in, high quality products and lasting design is the only smart way to go both in micro and macro perspective. More affordable both for the individual and world.

This winter and upcoming spring totes are finally back in every luxury brand collection. Comfortable cross body bags are replaced with feminine hand carried totes bringing back elegance and fun to fashion. The Paris Premiere tote bag is all that. An investment that will beautifully age with you keeping you up-to-date and chic from year to year still bringing a smile on your face every time you grab it .

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Pictures by Janita Autio