Saturday, 13 September 2014

Watch Whistles live

Fashion week is in full swing here in London, watch the Whistles live-stream here!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Spot on stains

Lately, I’ve been finding an unusual amount of satisfaction in something as simple as a red lipstick. You all know that I can’t/don’t want to change my hair around too much, so alternative vanity pick-ups it is. And so a new category is born here on 5 inch and up, where I’ll be sharing my favorite beauty products ever now and then. Hope you like it!
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Live in Levi's

A few weeks ago, I visited New York with Levi’s for the launch of their new ‘Live in Levis’ campaign. After a day trip to Coney Island we sat down in the middle of Manhattan for their private Haim gig, entry ticket? Just wear your Levi’s! A cool trip to an even cooler city, makes me wish I was at NYFW this season! Oh well there is always next year.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

At home with Trendi magazine

pictures courtesy of Trendi

My fall feature in Finnish magazine, Trendi, is now out! We shot some of my favorite seasonal trends and pieces in my new Helsinki flat. Still working on the decor as you can tell... But I’m promising a home feature soon. Pick a copy if you are in Finland for more.
pictures by Suvi Kesäläinen 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Marble haven


Rain for the week, meh, bring it. I’m shielded by the coolest leather of the season, by All Saints, of course. My favorite leather go-to brand has a sleeker approach this season and I’m loving every inch of it. However, my floordrobe situation is not... time to switch out the stud-heavy bikers, as my leather jacket collection takes up an embarrassing large chunk of my closet. Diving into my favorite combo, dressy tailoring and leather, ah my sartorial mind in in full zen. Festive? Yes, but you’re never too overdressed when your backdrop looks like an angel castle.

Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Summer vibes

TOPSHOP playpsuit
CELINE sunglasses 
MONICA VINADER stacking rings
ZARA boots

It was more leaf prints for another day of Flow, already a few weeks back. Still hanging on to the last summer vibes and freezing in bare legs, not ready to let go just yet. But now: Hello coat season... you’ll be alright.
photos by Kira

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Bunny hops


Happy to be balancing the cobblestones of Helsinki again, a summer without my beloved home town would never be the same. My brief New York trip gave me a chance to update my classics, culottes and silk tops in this case, with some sharp new season cuts. However it’s the shoes that I wanted to boost, again. Finnish favorite Minna Parikka’s new direction has had me intrigued more than ever before, the bunny ears has undergone a little makeover that has captured even the attention of us minimal girls. I predict the bunny sneakers as the new must have thing, Net-a-porter agrees.

photos by Stefanie

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Going with the Flow

REISS dress
CELINE sunglasses
ZARA boots

CLUB MONACO by Campbell double bangle
MONICA VINADER thin bracelet
SAINT LAURENT small bangle

Of all the festivals I’ve seen around the world, may it be Lovebox or Coachella, I still love my home town’s, Flow Festival in Helsinki the most. Hipster heaven maybe (see the thousands of bikes) but filled with friends and an unbeatable atmosphere, not to mention the best food for any dietary demands and a very vital solid concrete ground, feel free to wear your brand new designer shoes.

After recovering from Friday with a day of sleeping (going to these festivals is a full time job) I took on Sunday, aka. The best and final day in this beautiful Reiss dress, plant print being my new favorite thing. A maxi dress might just be the smartest thing to wear to a festival, so this showy, flowy number got to live up to its full potential for our concrete jungle festival, where we danced the night away to the beats of Outcast, Bonabo and Janelle Monáe to name a few. The long hem and beautiful cut of the dress took the stress away of what to wear, no need to over-think the styling when one garment serves all your sartorial needs. This floral printed number that had me at hello, also comes in a shorter version for the days that your new shoes can’t be hidden away (believe me, I know all about that)

So it’s been a while since I opted for a colorful, printed get-up. Surprisingly I decided to put the all black, wardrobe favorites on hold for a few days. Flow Festival is a weekend for colorful fashion and denim embracement but also as many would put it; a bittersweet end of our beautiful Finnish summer for the year 2014.

Pictures by Andre Pozusis
In collaboration with Reiss