Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Autumn Inspiration: Violet

Today, I'm taking you into the wild world of violet! Finnish-French duo, Eva & Manu, is here to make sure that your inspiration trip is smooth and enjoyable.

Here it comes, sit back and let the inspiration fill your mind!

-SV                                                                             photos: weheartit.com 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I Love Me Fair

It's that time of the year again when thousands of women (and men) gather together to find, share and create inspiration. 

This was my third time in "I Love Me" fair, and the event still surprises me with its wide-ranging offering. With the same ticket, you get to experience five fairs:  Health, Beauty, Fashion, Naturally, Jewel & Watch. This time I only had the time to go trough the Fashion and Beauty sections but I found more than I could have wished.

One thing that attracts me to the event year after year, is the fashion shows. There isn't too many places in Finland where you can immerse yourself in the perfect world of catwalks, so if I a have the change, I'll take it in a heart beat. And like always, I Love Fashion show didn't leave me cold with it's amazing visual show and inspiring looks.

In addition, to the I Love Fashion show, there were inspiration in everywhere I went; Candy shaped necklaces, hundreds of bags, gel nails, widgets to help you take selfies (not even kidding), makeovers and more fashion shows (noup, there's no such a thing as "too much fashion shows"). 

(Never ask a stranger to take a photo of you. You probably end up smiling due to the poor camera skills of hers and looking like an idiot. I mean, gorgeous. Just gorgeous.)

What comes to the free samples, I succeeded to get quite many foundation testers since they just stuffed them into my hands every time I walked pass, and of course I picked up the Oriflame's mascara that I yearly do... But I also used some actually money to fill up my beauty stock with nail polishes, lipsticks and Tangle Teezer (finally...). And to keep the inspiration floating, I subscribe to a fashion magazine. I've been missing that fun for a while.

If you are a Northern European or just passing through at next autumn, I recommend you to stop by. Definitely the fair of the year.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Man Crush: Adam Gallagher

The founder of the oh-so-popular blog I AM GALLA. The king of Lookbook.nu. The winner of the Best Men's Fashion Blog 2014 award. A person I think highly of.

Adam Gallagher is all of the above and a whole lot more. This California kid has stolen my heart with his perfect choice of outfits, outstanding photographs and that face, like a Greek god. He is my favorite men's fashion blogger and I can easily spend hours admiring his breathtaking Instagram photos. This man buys flowers, just because he can. Appreciation earned.

I can't even find the right words to describe his style, it's so incredible. I have always liked classic and a little preppy styles when it comes to menswear, and Adam definitely has made both of them look like his own. Cardigans, shirts, coats with classical cuts and spiced up with detailed accessories. If the mix of suits and sunglasses were made for someone, that someone was Adam. They are the keys to his style. I love the way he opens up every look in his blog, it makes them all much more than just an ensemble of clothes.

The first time I fall into his mystic eyes, was when I hit the sign in button on Lookbook.nu. He was my first Lookbook idol and later, one of the reasons why I ever started blogging. There were times when I couldn't imagine a day without that inspiring feeling he gave me, and I still need my specific dose of Galla to survive trough the week!

What a blog. What a style, What a man. My heart can't stop craving for more!

Blog: IAMGALLA.com
IG: iamgalla

-SV                                                                           Photos: IAMGALLA.com