Friday, December 30, 2011

Q&A in the December issue of City magazine

There was a Q&A with me in the December issue of Finnish City magazine. You can read the whole interview online here.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Don't miss your chance to win a Po fringe necklace!

Today is the last chance for you to enter the Po giveaway at Devon Rachel! If you're in luck you'll be the proud new owner of some lovely fringe action! The two fortunate winners are raffled at 5:00pm CST, so if you haven't already taken part, now is the time! 

Good luck everyone!

x Salla

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Best Christmas Movie Ever: Rare Exports

The true colors of Santa is revealed to young Pietari, played by Onni Tommila.
Photo ©Mika Orasmaa, via Rare Exports image bank.

I don't want to sound like the traitor of my nation, but besides Aki Kaurismäki films, I've never been a huge fan of Finnish movies. For some reason they just don't appeal to me. There are exceptions though, and a big one is Jalmari Helander's Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. I went to see it on the big screen when it came out last year and was completely blown away. This R-rated piece of brilliance is now available on dvd and I'm going to make a tradition of watching it every Christmas. 

Santas are hot commodity.  Photo ©Mika Orasmaa, via Rare Exports image bank.

The cast: Ilmari Järvenpää, Rauno Juvonen, Tommi Korpela, Onni Tommila and Jorma Tommila. Photo ©Mika Orasmaa, via Rare Exports image bank.

I really don't know how to describe this movie to you non-Finnish people who haven't seen it... Therefore I encourage you to go and read this really good review of the movie by the prestigious film critic Roger Ebert. He rated Rare Exports three and half stars!

Happy Holidays!


Friday, December 23, 2011

Po giveaway at Devon Rachel!

Devon Rachel wearing Scylla Pearl necklace. Photo © Devon Dyer

The Texan blogger Devon Dyer from Devon Rachel is having a Po giveaway this week, so if you want a chance to win a Po fringe necklace, head over to and enter the competition before December 28th!
The posting also includes a short Q&A with me and some great outfit photos of Devon sporting her new Scylla pearl necklace. I’m always curious to see how people style my pieces and I was delighted to see how she manage to combine junky necklaces with sunglasses, leopard print and electric blue without making it look too busy. Absolute opposite, the outfit is very coherent and top notch elegant head to toe. Great work Devon! 

x Salla

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ferocious photos of Fernando Pinto

Photo © Fernando Pinto
I was browsing through the Internets the other day and I found this amazing picture of the fierce, yet beautiful creature that you can see above. This image immediately made me think of Miss Grrrr since the tiger in question most definitely possesses a similar fearless attitude. 

Annoyingly, the page where I discovered the photo didn’t include the photographer’s name but luckily after some digging, I found out that the shot was taken by Venezuelan born, now Californian based fellow named Fernando Pinto. I contacted him and he was kind enough to let me feature some of his impressive shots. 
Photo © Fernando Pinto

When I first saw the close up photo of this sanguine white tiger, I presumed that the shot must’ve been taken by a professional photographer for an animal encyclopedia or a similar kind of publication. Therefore I was very surprised when Fernando told me that even though he has always loved photography, it’s merely a hobby to him. 
Photo © Fernando Pinto

Photo © Fernando Pinto

Photo © Fernando Pinto

These shots were taken 2007 in Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, California. You can view the whole series of photographs in Fernando’s Flickr here. 

x Salla