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WELCOME OCTOBER!

Welcome October! I’m really looking forward to start the projects of this month and share them with you along the way. But for now I thought I’d take you back to…


Welcome October! I'm really looking forward to start the projects of this month and share them with you along the way. But for now I thought I'd take you back to last year in Athens and share this unpublished series of photographs with you.

This series was shot in November last year. Although shot in the streets of Athens, it looks more like Paris meets Havana, don't you agree? And the Parisian look is the look this fall. So grab yourself a beret and voilà!

When you drop your lens hood from the balcony... Yup, this actually happened. Good thing it wasn't the lens itself down there, phew! 


When not working... Location scouting and sightseeing is always a good idea for new inspiration! 
Acropolis. November, 2017 


Happy New Month!

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STYLE FOR MEN

Outfit from Pukumies. Styled by Yours Truly Finally! My first edition of Style for Men on Style by Shya. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and now…

Outfit from Pukumies. Styled by Yours Truly

Finally! My first edition of Style for Men on Style by Shya. It's something I've been wanting to do for a while and now finally had the opportunity to do. Hopefully there'll be more in the future, because styling men is so much fun! It's a whole other world.

For our first look, I decided to go with a classic one. You can never go wrong with a turtleneck sweater matched with a trench coat. It's timeless. Wearing a turtleneck sweater gives you a very stylish and fashionable look alone, while a trench coat gives you the ultimate gentleman look. Meanwhile, the tartan pattern gives you character. If you haven't really gotten used to wearing tartan just yet, start with a pair of tartan pants. Match with a pair of nice boots and you're ready for business or a night out!

Meanwhile on Instagram:


Matthew Zorpas, Héctor Bellerín, Kevin Prince Boateng

For those who dare to be different, try a whole set in tartan and strong colors.
Replace the boots with a pair of sneakers for a more casual, comfortable look. Aside from tartan, another thing that's huge this fall is combination of different fabrics. Try mix and match fabrics such as fleece, denim and linen.

Until next time! Ciao!


If there are any Swedish-speaking readers reading this, you can find a full article here where I tell you all about staying stylish this fall (both men and women).

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AMARILLO VAASA

Video by Shya Entertainment. Drone shots: Niklas Frank In collaboration with Amarillo, Vaasa, I’ve had the pleasure to visit the newly renovated restaurant & lounge, experience their concept “The Table”,…


Video by Shya Entertainment. Drone shots: Niklas Frank

In collaboration with Amarillo, Vaasa, I've had the pleasure to visit the newly renovated restaurant & lounge, experience their concept "The Table", and try a new favorite of mine, -their vegan burger.
Walking up the beautiful neon light staircase with their signature skull logo on the floor, I felt as if I was going to the club, -only this time I'd be served food and have a comfortable seat from where I could have quality discussions. 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post
By using code Shya20 you'll get 20 % off your "The Table"-experience. 


FRIENDS & STRANGERS 

"Amarillo's slogan is 'Friends and Strangers'. You can come with your friends or you can come alone, - either way you'll be guaranteed a good time", says the 27-year old restaurant manager, Jenna Bast. Her presence is spelled B O S S  L A D Y. During our video shoot (video above) I watched how she worked: Always calm and with a smile on her face. She seemed to have an answer to every question and be in control of everything.
Bast continues: "We like to call our bartenders 'Bartainers', and our chefs 'Cheftainers', because they're here to entertain while serving you food and drinks. They'll make sure you have a great time, which you'll notice especially in our new concept The Table".   


THE TABLE

By using code Shya20 you'll get 20 % off your "The Table"-experience. 

The tall pillar candles on The Table invites you to a royal atmosphere and let you know you're about to have a feast. And indeed you will. On the menu is:

♥ Welcome Drink
♥ First Course
♥ Drink
♥ Second Course
♥ Drink
♥ Third Course
♥ Drink
♥ Dessert
♥ Drink

The presentation of the food is beautifully done with a few surprises. The concept of chefs and bartenders being the ultimate entertainers of the night are brought to light, and suddenly words such as Cheftainers and Bartainers make perfect sense. 
There are eight seats at The Table. You can book the whole table and go with a party of eight, or you'll just go with a few of your friends, or you'll go alone. Since The Table always have to be full, this will mean that you'll be sitting with strangers that you hopefully by the end of the night can call new friends of yours (Friends and Strangers). And I doubt they won't be. Your host for the night have prepared fun ice breakers to make sure that no one sits quietly at The Table.


DID SOMEONE SAY VEGAN?


I have to admit. In the beginning I was a little bit nervous about the food. What if they didn't have anything that would fit my current vegan diet? There's one thing to have vegan options on the menu, another to have tasteful vegan options on the menu. To my delight, I found something I can genuinely say that titillated my taste buds: The Vegan Burger, with vegan dip. I'm not a weekly burger person, but once in awhile a girl gotta have a burger and this is the one.

At the end of the day, everything you need for a good night out on the town were on the menu at Amarillo Vaasa: Professional and entertaining service, beautiful atmosphere, good food and good company. That's what I call a full course dinner menu. ♥

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THE WORLD IS YOUR PLAYGROUND

    The world is your playground. Go out and play. Be creative. And you’ll find your way.   I thought I’d start this post with some midweek motivation and…

 

 

The world is your playground. Go out and play. Be creative. And you'll find your way.

 

I thought I'd start this post with some midweek motivation and fun music. I wanted to put the mood for the pictures...   

We visited my elementary school for this shoot. The same fence was still there - the fence our grade so proudly had painted yellow with stars after our idea had been voted as the best one by the other grades. It was weird. Like nothing had change for the last decade or more. Yet, I felt like I had lived at least three lives since my first day at school dressed in a denim overall.
I had gone out to see the world, tried different jobs, moved several times with the last stop being Los Angeles. And that brought me to thinking that the world and the playground, where I now was standing in front of a camera dressed like a girl scout with a touch of Parisian, weren't that different. In fact, it was pretty much the same:

Just like the swings, -I had been swinging through some rough times in life.
Just like the fence we used to kick ball against, - I had been kicking my own butt to make sure I kept on pursuing my dreams when it would've been so much easier to just quit.
And just like the sandbox where we've built sandcastles and tunnels, - I've built relationships that will last forever and a solid foundation for what's yet to come. The only difference is, I didn't stay in the sandbox. I continued playing outside the box.     

As much as I dislike revisiting the past (I live in the present), our location brought a certain energy to the shoot. A mixture of irony and revenge, -like the Universe was laughing at me for worrying all these years, when in fact everything turned out pretty great. And me jumping on a swing trying to laugh back just to prove I'm unbothered.    
I'm not a sentimental person, I don't like to feel as if I'm traveling in the past, I don't like to explore or do things twice (even if it might have been fun the first time). I always want to move forward and move fast. But this one time, the past opened my eyes for the future.
I'm not sure where I'll be or what I'll be doing next year. All I know is I'm traveling next month and I'm excited to go out and play again. 

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MS. DETECTIVE

As promised in my last post, Coats for Fall, here are more coats! Although this was shot in spring in Los Angeles, the timing for checkered coats could not be…

As promised in my last post, Coats for Fall, here are more coats! Although this was shot in spring in Los Angeles, the timing for checkered coats could not be more perfect! Checkered pattern is the anthem of autumn 2018! Checkered trousers, skirts, blazers are perfect options for you who are looking for that little extra stylish fashionista look this fall.  
Walking down Melrose Avenue in this coat from Topshop, and big black sunglasses,  I could not help but feel like a secret detective on a coffee break  😎 Do you see it too  😀 ?

Mansur Gavriel

Melrose Pl, Los Angeles

Favorite coat from Marciano

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COATS FOR FALL

In the spirit of my post “Back to School” where I’m declaring my love for fall, I thought I’d continue with the same love this upcoming week and zoom in…


In the spirit of my post "Back to School" where I'm declaring my love for fall, I thought I'd continue with the same love this upcoming week and zoom in on one essential garment in particular: Coats. And as the fan I am of statement headwear, and a sucker for shoulder pads, we'll start with this look:

This look includes the very two things this fall will be all about: Coats an hats. Now, for those who have been following me here for a while might have spotted more than just one post suggesting my love for headwear. And it's here to stay. Sailor cap with its comeback last year is still going strong this fall. In fact, it kicked in another gear and can now be found in so many other colors than black (which I know, is technically not a color, but you know what I mean). Colors such as red, blue and green are headwear colors I applaud. For those who might not found the sailor cap a personal fave - you'll be happy to know that berets are making a huge comeback as well. 

Stay tuned for more coats. Happy Sunday guys! ♥

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COLOR BLOCKING

While color blocking might be considered more of a fashion thing for spring, I’d say let’s not stop there. Let’s continue throughout fall, because it makes our outfits look unpredictable…

While color blocking might be considered more of a fashion thing for spring, I'd say let's not stop there. Let's continue throughout fall, because it makes our outfits look unpredictable and vibrant. Here are a few examples of me using color blocking: 

 RED AND BLUE


Photo: siljewerner.com

If you think about it, it's really the purse that makes the look complete. Imagine this outfit without the blue purse, -it'd be a total different look. The blue makes the red pop out more and vice versa. And with a white shirt you still keep it somewhat neutral, which brings me to our second look. There's nothing neutral about this one:

 

 COLOR BLOCKING À LA JESSICA RABBIT 

When we hear Jessica Rabbit, we immediately think red dress, purple gloves, and Halloween... Yes, one year I did dress up as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween... But in an attempt of recreating her look to a more (shall I say) practical look, this is what I came up with: Red suit and purple shirt and earrings. There's just something to that color combination that I find very attractive. 

 


 

Los Angeles, 2014: Jessica Rabbit, Halloween costume


Color Pop

While this look is not so much of a color block as it's just a color pop -this look still brings unpredictability. Matching a denim jacket with a shiny pink skirt makes it safe to say you played the unsafe the right way. Liked my little rhyme there  😉  ? Maybe I should start writing fashion poetry? Oh my, time to finish this post before it's gone way left, haha.

Have a lovely week guys, keep killin it! 


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BACK TO SCHOOL

Back to school: Basically another way of declaring the end of summer and the beginning of a new season, fall.  Luckily I happen to be one to love fall, it…


Back to school: Basically another way of declaring the end of summer and the beginning of a new season, fall. 
Luckily I happen to be one to love fall, it is undisputedly the best season for fashion. Layers will put you to the test (how creative can you be?) and the leaves outside will challenge you to try a more dramatic color scheme. Fall is to me the season when you fall in love. You fall in love with the creative side of you (again). You figure out new strategies in your career, you find passion in new projects, and you come up with new outfits that keep you warm and look good (layers!).

While this outfit does not include a whole lot of layers (lol), nor does it scream color, it is "back to school" to me. It is back to being creative. Back to figure new ways out.
I just so happened to come across this dress in a second hand store. And with a pair of high knee boots, beret and accessories, -this boring ol' dress suddenly came to life screaming Sty-lish!
When the temperature really starts to drop, I'll just sneak a long sleeve top underneath, put on a pair of stockings and top it off with a killer coat.  After all, that is what style essentially is about - making things your own. 

Back to school, back to work, or whatever you're back to. Let's all get back to moving forward in the things we love to do, and let's all do it in our own unique style. ♥

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THE DENIM SPECIAL

The weekend is once again upon us! And some of you might have plans but no outfit. Do not fear. This post might be just what you were looking for….

The weekend is once again upon us! And some of you might have plans but no outfit. Do not fear. This post might be just what you were looking for. While you were searching in your closet for something forgotten, this post was put together in a true "Less is More-vibe". With this Denim Special I'm wrapping up my denim-theme on this blog and giving you five effortlessly, good-looking, looks!


1. DENIM SET


Perhaps something that feels extra inviting in this heat are shorts and denim jacket. Easy breezy! With a (white) lace top you'll give the look a taste of summer romance, and with a pair of Nike you're still keeping it street style. Not to mention how much more comfortable you'll be walking from one spot to another. In the evening you can always change to heels!

 

2. DENIM ON DENIM


 

A classic. You can never go wrong with double denim. Mix and match the jeans and denim shirt with optional accessories depending on how festive or casual you want to look.

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HELSINKI IN 48 HOURS

Going for a small staycation in your own country might seem totally unnecessary and uninspiring. You might say you’d rather save the days for a longer trip to somewhere more…

Going for a small staycation in your own country might seem totally unnecessary and uninspiring. You might say you'd rather save the days for a longer trip to somewhere more exotic than the environment you're already used to. However, with an open mind and change of perspective, your own country probably has a lot more to offer than what first comes to mind. And remember, what might seem like old news to you, might be on someone else's bucket list.

Reaching the capital city of my home country, Helsinki, I was in total "tourist mode" and curious to find out what the city had to offer since last time I visited. This is what I found in Helsinki in 48 hours: 

 

1.HELSINKI CATHEDRAL




Jacket: Guess // Top: Bershka // Jeans: Bershka // Purse: Moschino // Shoes: Nike

Built as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, Helsinki Cathedral was also known as St Nicholas' Church until the independence of Finland in 1917.  Since I couldn't recall a childhood memory at this city landmark (which I'm sure exists but is yet to be remembered), I had to secure a memory on a SD card once and for all. A couple of clicks later we found what we were actually looking for:

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