WHAT IS HAPPENING IN FASHION. NEW YORK, MILAN, LONDON. Classic Modern Summer. Showing our belly. Bib pants. Black& White//Camel// Printed photos with bright colours. Rounded Sunglasses.
MY PERSONAL SELECTION OF FASHION DESIGNERS S/S 2014: Donna Karan, Mary Kantrantzou, Gucci, Ports 1961, Alexander Wang, Rag&Bone, Erdem, Peter Pilotto. Have a look!
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK S/S2014 Womenswear.
MILAN FASHION WEEK S/S 2014. Womenswear.
LONDON FASHION WEEK S/S 2014. Womenswear.
I want to share with you this amazing dancing video. I titled as “Dancing to the complexity of emptiness” because I have felt totally hypnotize with Sigur Rós song and I followed the complex movements of dancers. Great Choreography!
Sigur Rós – Valtari
Sigur Rós ‘Valtari’ Mystery Film Experiment: Valtari by Christian Larson
Written & Directed by Christian Larson. Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Cinematography by Mattias Montero, Costume Designer Lydia Kovacs, Produced by Noreen Khan. sigur-ros.co.uk/valtari/videos/valtari-larson/
Yesterday I was totally impressed about Sami contemporary and traditional singing. They covered the whole hall with birds, animals and north sounds performed by Wimme Saari + RinneRadio, a group of electro jazz. The beginning was hard for me. No music only Wimme voice making animals and birds sounds. After three songs, the performance started to have a new concept. His voice was accompanied by this electro jazz band compounded by Tapani Rinne who was breaking the classical sounds of the bass clarinet creating a new environment. Juuso Hannukainen introduced techno rhythms with his way of playing percussion and Matti Wallenius gave us amazing perform with his different guitars. With last songs, my body and my feet were ready for dancing. Ready for partying. I had same feelings in Sonar Electronic Music Festival.
Their last CD, called SOABBI, is going to be out in some weeks. Very recommended! Yesterday, I bought it in the theater.
Last week, I had a great experience listening to Ludovico Einaudi in Arriaga Theater Hall of Bilbao with my friend Amaia. Thank Amai for your happy birthday gift!
This was a sense of purity, calmness and good music. His concert integrates piano, guitar, violin, cello, electronic and classic percussion. His last album “In a time-lapse” brings you into a deep reflection of time. He said that when you realised your time is limited, it’s the moment you fill this space with energy and emotions. And you start imagining and living this moments as your prime of life.
I recommend this concert to everyone! TOUR LIST.
This February, I met with my friend Heidi Korva in Helsinki. She wore this Arctips wool boots. That day was a cold day (-6º), I remembered perfectly watching her boots and thinking… I want one of this. Heidi started telling me a lot of stories from her childhood with this boots and I got very curious to know more about them. Here you have some info.
ARCTIPS is a new innovation brand from Töysän kenkätehdas (Töysä shoe factory) situated in Töysä, Finland. The factory was founded in 1932 and you can see from its website www.toysankenkatehdas.fi the photos of the other shoe designs that it makes. They are all very traditional Finnish shoes, most of them produced right from the birth of the factory. In Töysä, they still use very traditional methods, every shoe is hand made. They are able to make only about 40 pairs of Arctips per day. This gives you a good picture of the quality and time put to the production.
ARCTIPS is a combination of two traditional Finnish shoes: huopikas and lapikas. The shape of the boot comes from lapikas (especially the “funny” tip of the shoe) and the material from huopikas (the material is originally wool, in Arctips it’s the best quality, merino wool – from South Africa). This is the first time ever someone put huopikas and lapikas together. So far, there is only this one model of ARCTIPS but in several colours. Next year there will be more of them.
Heidi, I know your family is coming from the north north of Finland. As many finnish, you move to south of the country, near Helsinki, What kind of differences can you appreciate in clothing? Yes I’m from Lapland and Arctips shoes for me are indeed a way to present my roots. although traditional lapikas shoes have been worn all over Finland (even in the Southern Finland), many Finns associate them to be traditional Lappish shoes. What’s your favorite clothes for this winter? Jeans, warm pullover and a cardigan. And Arctips shoes as they are very easy to wear AND EXTREMELY WARM! I’m a good example of an average Finn, I like to dress functionally, specially in winter. So no mini skirts – or skirts at all! – when it’s -10 degrees. Shoes are extremely important to me, specially in winter.
It is curious and funny design, very particular and nordic shape. What do you think if ARCTIPS start selling in Spain or Italy? Are you thinking to launch the brand internationally? Hopefully Arctips will be available online also in English next autumn. And of course if somebody would like to sell them at his/her store in Spain or Italy or where ever, that would be possible. What comes to this traditional model, tell me, is it too exotic for Spaniards? There will be more models next winter, more feminine ones and more urban ones too.