Today is "the night of the arts" here in Helsinki. It is an annual occasion, a festival-type event with a lot of music, films, performance art, theatre... basically everything that falls under the wide category of "art". It takes place all over Helsinki - book stores, art galleries, museums, the streets... I went into town for the day, and just as the festivities were beginning towards the evening, I decided to head home. The weather was lovely, but there were just way too many people around, and way too many drunken teenagers throwing up at street corners at 6 pm already.
I think it is hugely important that there are events such as this one -it is an opportunity for up-and-coming your artists to show their work, and for the audiences, well, it can be an (annual) event of a lifetime, witnessing wonderful performances, experiencing larger-than-life moments. For me personally, the festival has been a bit of a disappointment for the past couple of years. This year, I am staying home!
These images (the first one is from the August issue of L'Officiel, the other two from the Derhy catalog) inspired me today:
And this is what I wore (hmm, not quite as sophisticated, but oh well!):
This is my new animal print coat:
It is a little wild, and perhaps an unlikely choice for me, but I fell in love with it and had to have it!