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Daria Werbowy shot by Juergen Teller for POP magazine SS2016

The editorial “I love Paris” shot by Juergen Teller is one of my all-time favorite. It gives very realistic image of Paris and Daria dressed up in Céline with effortless no make up -look and messy hair is a perfect description of parisians. As I wrote at flounce.fi, when I moved to Paris over three years ago, the cliché dreams about living in the city of lights came crashing down. Luckily so, as now I love Paris more than ever, despite it’s dirty streets and some unfriendly citizens. It is a center for not only fashion but art and culture, and offers never ending inspiration.

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In my daily morning run I saw this gorgeous white peacock in a park nearby. His feathers were the most beautiful thing.

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From restaurants in Helsinki, I would highly recommend Juuri, which is using very traditional Finnish flavors and preparing everything in their own kitchen. However, I think the ideas behind the meals open up better for a Finnish person, who is familiar with all of the ingredients and have some kind of associations with the flavors. For me it felt like a trip to the forest or fishing by the lake, so much nostalgia.

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I recently visited Finland after almost a year. For each visit I’ll try to include some cultural activities and this time I went to see an exhibition about designer and artist Timo Sarpaneva’s works at Design Museum. He is best known for his designs for Iittala, and has also designed the i-logo which is still in use today. I developed a huge obsession for dark green glass, thanks to the glass works above.

The exhibition is running until end of September.

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During Easter holidays I visited the mineral museum at l’Ecole des Mines in Paris. I wrote about the place already before, but it is worth mentioning again. It is so fascinating what our nature can create.

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Galerie Patrick Seguin hosted The Row’s showroom this for AW2018 season, which makes so much sense. The gallery is specialized in the 20th century furniture and architecture. It is quite hidden in Bastille and the breathtaking space is designed by architect Jean Nouvel. I’m sure it is also one of the places the Olsen sisters acquires their furniture.

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I lost my faith at one point for fashion exhibitions as I wrote earlier. I understand their purpose, it is to serve the masses and promote the brand to the public as a new way of advertisement.

However, there is a difference between retrospective exhibitions and exhibitions organized by the brand. I recently visited at Palais Galleira, which is currently hosting a Martin Margiela retrospective, art directed by Margiela himself. As having an obsession towards fashion archives and history, this exhibitions was truly food to my soul. Margiela’s influence in fashion could be seen so clearly, plus they were showcasing some most precious archive pieces which would be impossible to find anywhere else. I can’t recommend this one enough. MARGIELA / GALLIERA, 1989-2009, Palais Galliera until 15th July 2018

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