Thursday, 2 October 2014

The Million Club


ZARA blazer
‘’Keep your head heels and standards high’’

No need to ask me twice to create a story to illustrate the launch of Paco Rabanne’s beautiful, new One Million fragrance. I’ve been wearing the previous Lady Million since I can remember, but now the golden perfume that represents all things luxurious has been updated with the an intriguing ‘Eau My Gold’ fragrance. Can we take a moment to applaud the name?

While the perfume speaks loud, basking in it’s glamorous femininity, my version is a bit more subtle. My very own Golden Rule follows in the footsteps of nothing less than my beloved high heels. From the shoes I dreamt of as a child, the designer stilettos that I saved up to in my teens, on to the aesthetics that I eventually build a career around. Fellow shoe lovers will understand that those all important inches does not only help you walk tall, but it acts as a reminder on every step that the fighter in you can rise above any given situation. It both physically and mentally lifts you on to a higher level of live. That, if anything, is why I wear 5 inch and up heels even when I pop out to buy milk.

So if I managed to get awake some curiosity in you, click though and discover the golden lifestyle on Paco Rabanne’s 'Million Wall' where you’ll find images and inspirational quotes to live up to.

In collaboration with Paco Rabanne
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Eddy Anemian


ZARA skirt
BALENCIAGA 'Padlock mini' bag
JIMMY CHOO ‘Turner’ boots 

Following in the footprints of the ‘what-I-wors’ over London fashion week. For a casual Sunday, I got dressed in a deconstructed denim jacket by Eddy Anemian, winner of this year's H&M Design Award. This time last October I was phasing the collaboration with Minju Kim, the collection that sold out in a day, although it flew under the radar for most of us. But, this year, let’s be more organized and prepare to shop the collection in selected H&M stores 23.10.

Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Illustrated leather


For fall, firm favorite McQ by Alexander McQueen has teamed up with Japanese manga artist Yoshiyasu Tamura for a collection of punchy, black and white, comic strip inspired pieces. The collaboration offers a whole series of all-over manga prints, but a marriage of a classic biker and illustrated bad-girl patches convinced me that there is still room for another leather jacket in my wardrobe. This one will for sure not be outplayed any time soon, come what may swanky new leathers. So, to not look too much like I’m about to ride off, the prettiest satin peplum on the market and, wait for it, the most perfect shoe man ever made; Let’s finally welcome the legendary ‘So Kate.’ My feet are crying bloody, but very happy tears.
In collaboration with McQ
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Oh the melancholy

PRADA glasses

I'm suffering from a little something that could only be described as a post-wedding-depression. Last Saturday we celebrated my sisters beautiful wedding which could not have gone better! More on that later, but I have to admit the stress of running on a combined fashion week and Maid of Honor schedule has left me with a blank mind, although my head is filled with nothing but great memories. So, what now? I did not manage to talk myself into joining the Honeymoon, so instead I think a major blog catch up would be a good place to start.

Photos by Mikko Puttonen

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