Yesterday I attended a charity fashion show arranged by Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (Mannerheimin Lastensuojeluliitto , MLL UP 2016 Hyväntekeväisyysmuotinäytös). The event was spectacular: fashion, music, gifts, collaborations… all for a good cause. MLL organization is doing incredible work for the welfare of children and families: it works to promote health and a good environment for children for instance by providing various services. The fashion show was organized by the collaboration partners on a volunteer basis. Celebrities and politicians walked down the runway. Boutiques and Finnish fashion brands showcased their collections.
I was happy and very honoured to contribute by giving my 2 newest paintings for the lottery. Two lucky winners went home with new paitings. Here they are:
Haute Couture and Parisienne:
The fashion show:
Saija Toropainen, Chairman of MLL Uusimaa regional organization presenting the organization and wishing the guests welcome.
My favourite collection of the show was probably Gemmy Furs (showroom pic via FB page). beautiful Leena Harkimo, Heidi Sohlberg, Anitra Ahtola wore fabulous fluffy fox fur coats. I think I am in love with the pink – mint green -pastel candy one:
One of the brightest stars of the show was definitely Mr. Bruce Oreck, former US Ambassador to Finland, who walked down the runway with a dog!
Naturally the dog ran away and passed right in front of us in the first row!
All in all, it was a splendid event!
Stunning Miss Helsinki 2016 Jessica Ruokola.
Celebrating my birthday today! An Aries girl.
Here are some new postcards with my illustrations. Send me an email with your address (email in contacts) , maybe I will send you one!!! ;)
And then there is this – how pretty does this look?! :)
Illustrations of beautiful model Kristina for a fashion related project. More on this project later. Stay tuned!
Here is an illustration of an awesome, fun, intelligent person who I am glad to call a friend – Anna! I painted recently this for her birthday party.
Finland’s Independence Day Ball at the Presidential Palace 2015. Many would have to agree that this year’s best looks were designed by the talented Mert Otsamo. Absolutely gorgeous!
Here are the illustrations of actress Tiina Lymi and jewelry designer / goldsmith Saija Saarela.
Tiina Lymi via HS gallery
Here is a picture with a camera and flash (not scanned), so you can see the golden paint.
Pic via YLE by Jyrki Lyytikkä