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Something really cool happened! My exhibition was mentioned on Elle Finland website.

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The texts says:

Fashion Illustrations in Punavuori

Fashion Illustrator’s Olesja’s works can been admired in the “Beautiful Things” -exhibition in gallery Jade in Helsinki. The subjects of illustrations are perfume bottles, haute couture clothes and women’s portraits. The style varies from sharp black and white to soft strokes of brushes in pastel colors.

The works can be seen until the end of the month.

Read HERE

Every once in a while I make an illustration I REALLY like. Really really. Like this one.

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The colors and make-up are quite 80′s.

“I love me” is beauty & health fair held in Helsinki. (Whoever came up with that tacky name…?!) In any case, there were some nice things to see. Here are interesting small bits and pieces which found their way into my camera:

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hand-painted perfume bottle:

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2013 Young Designer – Ernesto Hinojosa

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mmmm…strawberry marshmallow…

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Here are some illustrations I did for Diamo earlier:

CLICK HERE

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There were many bridal & wedding themed stands there too. Not really an actual topic for me, but very nice designs and details there nevertheless:

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Open back. That’s a statement.

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Snowqueen attributes:

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This is gorgeous:

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And there were these fur things!

Genius design: bits of mink in a leather jacket, thus avoiding the full volume added from fur. Yet elegant. And the skirt is more fluffy fox, which is also sawn with special technique to avoid volume and weight.

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And this is breath-taking:

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Statement gems:

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Naturally had to visit Jukka Rintala’s stand:

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This crystal vase is actually pretty cool. I love the graphic triangular shapes here.

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Similar geometry here (with Marika Bisou Nordic):

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And then we went to Bianco shopping night (sushi + shopping + champagne) arranged by Heidi Tuominen who was chosen to be in the Bianco Army, but more on that later:

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Weekends are awesome.

Here are some pictures from the exhibition. More to come.

Thank you everybody who came. I had a wonderful day!

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Photos by me & Pini.

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Some pictures from the event “Sä, mä ja design“. The multi-designer fashion show included Jukka Rintala’s creations. Here is some elegance and glamour I managed to capture into my mobile.

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And I really loved this jacket with the bow. Aaah….

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Legends of Shalimar by Guerlain. It’s love.

I had a business trip recently to Stockholm, the meeting was very short actually, so it was a wonderful opportunity to book some extra hours for the city. And I have to say, Stockholm has a lot to offer. Not only it is a very beautiful city with lots of things to do – but at the moment there are FOUR fashion exhibitions running! How perfect for me is that?! Indeed, it was a very perfect day. Here is my visual report. Enjoy!

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1. Helmut Netwon in Fotografiska (B)

Helmut Newton’s legacy is a significant one. He had a vivid and perverse imagination, but he was not an illustrator of fantasies; his skill was in building his pictures from all that he had so sharply observed in the world in which he lived, that of the sophisticated bourgeoisie. In this regard, he was first and foremost a notable social anthropologist and satirist. And it is his shrewd distillation of all that he had witnessed that gives his images the ring of truth and their lasting hold.

May 31 – September 29, 2013  Address Fotografiska , Stadsgårdshamnen 22 , 116 45 Stockholm

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“I love vulgarity. I am very attracted by bad taste…”newton 2

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This one too. So sensual. And strange. Like invasion of privacy. Who are they to each other? Why are people staring? Why is she so calm, knowing there are others in the room?newton 9

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Other illustrations in Fotografiska:

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It was absolutely awesome. But it gets better. Next:

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaulthier in Design and Architecture Center (E)

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This was pretty cool. The mannequins had faces projected on them, so they were lively – smiling, looking, talking…

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I like the contrast how these 2 pictures are situated next to another – white soft angelic vs. black rough almost sticky

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Finnish model Ninja Sarasalo on the Fragile Perfume ad:

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  This is actually not fur, but bead embroidery. I bet this outfit is very heavy, because there were so many beads. Handmade naturally and very intricate.

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The skeleton outfit worn by Dita von Teese

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Illustration by Gaultier himself of Madonna tour outfits:

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This one particularly caught my eye. I love the high waist and Spahish toreador style:

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A MINK suitcase. How cool is that? This will be so bashed by PETA ;)

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Oh lala! The Paris Eiffel stockings. LOVE.

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Gaulthier himself. The projected version, talking…

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Next on the map -

Fashion Illustrator Mats Gustafson in Millesgården (C)

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Mats Gustafson captures the movements of the models and the styles of the garments. His images span a wide range of characteristics, from the graphic silhouette to colourful and painterly expressions. Clothes, bodies and faces are the common theme of the exhibition and many of the works have been published in magazines such as French and Italian Vogue.

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This is a Tiffany ad. Not hard to guess, right ? ;)

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The lines of her legs and shoes ARE impeccable:

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Illustration of THAT Dior 2013 dress:

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And this is so amazingly geometric. Love the sharp shoes: Mats 20

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Millesgården turned out to be an amazingly beautiful place. Idyllic. The nature. The views. A piece of heaven on earth. And the weather was so beautiful.

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Beautiful house across the street:

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And then I also went to Stockholm New in Thielska Galleriet (D), but I dont have pics from there. :(

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Monumental iconic fashion photography from legendary magazine Stockholm New juxtaposed with Thielska Galleriets world-famous collection of Nordic and international masterpieces from the previous turn of the century — Edvard Munch, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Anders Zorn, Eugène Jansson, Bruno Liljefors, Carl Larsson, August Strindberg, Carl Fredrik Hill, Ernst Josephson, Prins Eugen, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec, and many more…

The city is so beautiful!

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And what’s a trip without a bit of shopping? I found the perfect Cinderella shoes:

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As I promised to draw something, here is today’s harvest! Illustration of gorgeous model Helen….and some serious diamonds and sapphires by Cartier. (See Helen’s portfolio here).

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I took some pictures in the dark so the shine of the gems is visible reflected from the flash:

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I changed the color a bit. Sapphires are more in this season ;) Nevertheless, the necklace is absolutely amazing.

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Here are the originals from which are illustrations are made. The original images are ©NadiPhotography2013 visit here.

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The two images are drawn on the same paper sheet:

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I really need perhaps to find a different layout for the blog to be able to post WIDER images.

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Helen is a dancer too, you can really see that in postures:

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See Helen’s blog here.

Pic credit of gems in Pinterest.

Yes, yes, I know, I have not been drawing for ages. Maybe next weekend. But there has been so much going on… there was such an amazing storm last Saturday – the kind when the skies get intensely dark and cloudy, with the loud sounds of thunder prior to the torrential rain with enormous rain drops. Of course I was caught by the rain outside, with no umbrella. Luckily for me, I love the feeling of walking in the rain. And then, when it was all over – it became wonderfully warm and light and the sky turned light pink. Like in a wonderland. Pathetic fallacy. “The attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals, esp. in art and literature.”(Source: wikipedia). The way the weather matches one’s mood.

A friend shared these gorgeous images, so I had to post them here. Creating a post was thus so much faster than usual as there was no need to scout around for images and re-arrange them anyhow.

Charlize looks amazing as always. I really like the strength of the “heroine” in this photo shoot. Note her look near-by the pool, how she is expecting HIM and literally examining him. Also – it is her who is driving. A femme fatale, indeed. Not to mention how I like the style of this session – the peplum laquered shirt, the office chic in monochrome and greys with exquisite silk lingerie underneath. Perfection.

Something really cool is on its way to this blog. I am so super excited. I can’t wait for this project to be finished. Maybe a week or two. A really cool post ;) . I won’t spoil the secret and reveal anything.

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Special thanx to dear F. for finding the material.

 

I’ve been watching again lots of old movies. With Gregory Peck, Steve McQueen, Cary Grant etc. This post is inspired by the cinematography of yesterday. They don’t make them like this anymore, do they?

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The Jaguar

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George Clooney

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To catch a thief with Grace Kelly

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Gregory Peck with Ava Gardner

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Clive Owen

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montblanc montblanc 2My favourite ever  – Armani Mania

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Steve McQueen

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dancingAnd one of my favorite actors ever: Gregory Peck

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Pic credit found in Pinterest

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