Her story…

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Original in French:

By: http://cygnesdecriture.tumblr.com/post/84151119139/miu-prada

Miu Prada awoke on a white lilac bed that smelled like the day. She pulled at her sunlight that came caressing her cheek. It was chocolate bread crumb quarter, she dipped her cozy mood into the hot coffee. Floral notes played on a partition bottle, Miu felt on edge, her difference was revealed by the words from her lips. Sweet candy sticking to her fingertips, she laughed ahead of future shouting. The iridescence of her aura shined on her darkest insides, taffeta taught her delicacy, once more. A pink velvet cloud was finishing its run after the rain on a dry varnish. Miu took a dark and thin pencil, drowning her features, she scribbled waves thinking of iced “Vogue” which sometimes failed on the shows taken by winter. Turquoise sky, red ocean kiss, the colors were changing the world over the years, the range of existence was drowning in water while confronting all trends. Miu was wrapped to Scott Fitzgerald’s cover, she read Gatsby’s secrets from the top of her fingertips. The psyche prowling around a centerpiece, he sought the shade of the Prada. Miu took a sharp metallic lamé dress, she directed him a final reflection as a well established iconoclast. She overcame the washed door with tormented hinges, the beach was open to her shoed feet. She picked up the froth while kissing it, placing the hours, still fresh, in a bi-Days box. She wanted to build the impossible, crossing her hopes with her unspeakable creativity. She invented the non-existent which was waiting on a dock, suspended to time, an old-fashioned sound of liberty echoed. Her LED hair was flashing on her sheer face, Miu was picking up shell beads, she slammed one of them against her ear while hearing Louis Armstrong, he believed that the “Barbie” life would always be pink. Pearly drops mixed with the foam pieces, the jar was agitated with a new inspiration.

Miu wrote on the charming sand, “The world is a source, I want to be drunk! “.


Snail Mail My E-mail // Love Letters

You know what’s the best thing to do on a cold, windy, dark November evening?

Write love letters.

I participated again in Snail Mail My Email art project. (You can see my previous post on SMME here.) You know, I didn’t even feel guilty reading other people’s love letters. They were so beautiful – I am talking about the contents of course. The relationships people value, the sentimental things they do…

Here are some illustrations I made. I am not including any text, because, well let’s respect other people’s privacy. But here are other few quotes I found on Pinterest.

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And of course this, the most important love letter of all!


Jon Whitcomb // Illustrator

Oh, how I love those Hollywood movie-screen kisses…

Jon Whitcomb (1906–1988) is an acclaimed American illustrator (see bio here). At the time his illustrations were featured in Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping etc etc. He was amongst the first illustrators to switch to gouache paint from oil for posters.

Currently, I am trying to hunt down his book on glamour All About Girls, hopefully I will find it soon somewhere.

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romantic kiss


This one below is often associated with a phrase:

“I am so happy I could die”

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kiss kiss me close up  kiss me kiss night

This one when she is asking for a kiss

kiss me NOW

Who can resist HER?! Stunning!!



Sources of pictures in Pinterest

Vincent Bakkum // SOME PAINTINGS 14.2-15.4.14

Yesterday I went to the exhibition opening of one of my all time favourite painters (and fashion illustrators) – Vincent Bakkum. I have been a fan for YEARS, and had a chance once to visit Vincent’s studio … long time ago. (See my old post here).

But finally, Vincent is holding a new exhibition in Helsinki and here are some pictures from yesterday. Enjoy:

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Tying white scarf

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Uw hormonen (left) , The technology of orgasm (right)

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Bij dieren

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Some ardea

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If you are in Helsinki – I strongly recommend to go and see all this beauty for yourself:

Interior Design Helena KarihtalaOy, Abrahaminkatu 8, Helsinki

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Storytelling // New Year’s Resolutions of a Romantic and a Dreamer

“Screw this. I am going to Wonderland”…and here are my kind of New Year’s resolutions.


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Start a diet.

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Get a pet.



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And when the opportunity presents itself, follow the white rabbit.


The rabbit will provide the directions to the Wonderland:


Get a driving license to any transport you prefer.


Follow the magic dust, too.

follow the dust

But first, clean up. Get rid of the useless stuff.

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People too. Let go.

forget people

Instead make new friends. You know, with like-minded people.

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Document your adventures. Blog more – whenever, wherever.

Rozlyn Papa in mermaid costume in Ariel Skelly's pool, Richmond, VA

Re-define “treats”.


Start new beauty routines.



Attend awesome tea-parties more often.

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underwater meditate

Sleep more. And dream of fairy-tales.

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underwater swim

Stay fit. Find the best work-out style for you.

underwater ballet

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To exercise ALL muscles :)



bubble gum sport

Stay inside your bubble.


But do occasionally go outside your comfort zone…

go ashore

Run away from troubles, worries and fears. Even if sometimes it’s a bit of a slow process.


Wear more accessories.

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Wear new shoes.  New ones tend to take you to new places. Think of Dorothy or Cinderella.

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small things

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new staircase


Go to the movies more often. Alone.


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Find him. The moon keeper.

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He has stories to tell. And places to show.


Listen. (The newly acquired pet is listening, too. It’s more fun together).


Read more

fairy tales

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be happy

Start using the mirror’s magic powers.  If you don’t know what they are consult Alice. Or Neo. Or Ravenna. No, don’t consult Ravenna. She is dead.


Find the key. You know, the one you have been looking for a loooong time. A key to happiness? Success? Home? Castle?


Whatever project you start – have no fear, start small…


Just start your journey…

start the journey

And see it grow…


And rejoice at where it will take you…


Feel enlightened

blinded by the light

But if it’s not working out at first, have a break




But it is important you start ASAP

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Don’t give up

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Even if it feels impossible

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no sad

nownow sleep


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new routines

Find new perspective.

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new perspective

Attitude is the key. Like for instance, it’s not sand in your shoe, it’s entire beach and the ocean!                           sand in my shoe

love life


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And if you feel like crying along the process, go ahead:

glitter tears

                glitter in a jar

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glitter lips

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But aways stay true to yourself and remember to be persistent…

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do it

And while you are busy working on your dreams…

life is full of suprizes

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pink trees

pink sky

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the end


The sources of images can be found in Pinterest in my account:

Fairy-tales and Dreams

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p.s. In case you are wondering, yes, this post took ages to make.