Mar 9, 2014

The cold shoulder

My beautiful sunny Sunday consisted of wandering outside in the woods and reading at home with my cat curled up on my belly... and now I'm going to sew for a while and then take a long bath... pure idyll.
And here is my (unsurprisingly) all black outfit for the day.

Mar 6, 2014

quiet kaleidoscope

I had a wonderful privilege today to be in front of the camera and wear beautiful clothes by Estonian designers. Unfortunately I can't say more about it at this moment, but maybe soon...
These pictures were taken on my way home and once again, almost everything I wear is from thrift stores. I got this blouse for 3€ just this week. It looks a bit tacky and has that resplendent Slavic festive vibe (or 80s glam thing) going on... But I kind of like items that are on the borderline of good and bad taste. No jewellery - that's a must.

 If anyone who happens to read this has experience with growing out dyed hair, you can let me know... I've been thinking about growing my natural, dark brown colour out, because I really miss my thick, strong, shiny hair... I've been blonde for 5 years now (?) and I haven't seen my own colour for 12 years I think. But the whole process seems so terrifying... I will have to dye my hair in full length - another thing I haven't done for years - and hope that I picked the right tone that matches my own. Seems like a such a huge step...
 Sorry for the bleak surroundings... I keep missing the sunshine when I take pictures these days...

Mar 2, 2014

The last day of February and the first day of March in Helsinki

I'm back from Helsinki. The concert night went great, you never see so many people at dark electro/industrial/synthpop parties in Estonia. People also put more effort in dressing up. I'm not a fan of the cyber goth look, but the atmosphere was great and it was definitely fun to be there and dance until the lights were put on. By the way, the event took place on a boat, which had three dance rooms on different floors and we found a happy sauna party at the backstage... the naked guys from a previous party took their time before leaving.
We only had a few hours to spend in Helsinki and we went to Black & White  and Music Hunter. All DVD boxes were 50% off in Music Hunter, so we got a Tarantino box. Maybe I'll finally get to watch Jackie Brown, the only Tarantino movie I haven't seen.
I got Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of House Usher and other writings from the Academic Bookstore. It's great to finally have it in the original language. I also had a severe wtf-moment, when I checked if they had something from Michel Houellebecq, who's one of my favourite writers. They had a paperback of his last novel The Map and the Territory and on the back cover it was written Michel Houellebecq (1956-2010)... He was born on 1956, but he is still here... Quite a phenomenon. It might have something to do with the fact that the novel has a character, a writer also called Michel Houellebecq and he dies in the book. The novel was published in 2010. I don't know if someone mixed up literature and life, but it certainly made me want to read the book even more. I have it in Estonian since last May, so as soon as I've finished his Platform, I will definitely read it.