Beautiful clothes have always been one of my biggest passions. The most important thing in clothes along that it appeals beautiful to the eye, is that it also feels great and easy to wear. When I was young, I cared too much for what I looked liked and clothes were many times uncomfortable. Fortunately it is not the case in this age anymore.
As a very sensitive person, I really feel VERY uncomfortable in clothes that do not feel good on my skin or ”feel like my own”. Synthetic materials like acrylic and leatherette clothes are the ones that I don’t like. The fabric must feel good on the skin. I love lovely lace patterns, organic cotton and linen. During the past two years, I have gradually shaped my wardrobe in the direction that everything you put on feels good and everything that is in my closet have a purpose to be there. I use a lot black and white. Now the latest craze is powder pink which is a whole new thing to me … I’ve never liked pink before.
When I find something I love, I will stick to it. By this I mean that there are only a few brands in my wardrobe. I almost never go to clothing shopping. I buy from internet cause I know what I get when I buy from the brands I use a mostly. Sometimes I pop in to Finnish designers Pia Erlund`s shop cause its only a 50km away from my home, in Oulu. But if I am really honest I don’t like to wonder around shopping at all. (Christmas shopping is a real suffer for me).
If I really like something I buy the same clothes in different colors, usually in black and white. Odd Molly has also been a long time one of my favorite brands. I’ve never been disappointed when I have received a package from them. Never! It’s important to me who I buy from and what is the story behind the brands I use. Buying a cheap industry clothing is against something inside of me and when you know at the same time that what can be going on underneath those ”cheap rag brands”… I hope to go more and more in the direction that I no longer support such activities in the world.
In my youth I studied to makeup artist and styling consultant. Never really did a styling consult work, but make ups I did many years. I had my own nail studio and i shared a business place together with my friend who was a cosmetologist. We also sold fragrances in our shop. (I closed my business about 7 years ago). At that time my closets were full of makeup, skincare products and fragrances. At the same time I could also have hair extensions, artificial nails and eyelash extensions – yes that was me…but don’t get me wrong the nature lover was there too 🙂
In so many ways I feel like I am totally different person from those years.
Would you believe if I told you that today I have only one product of everything I need? One cleansing lotion, one cream, one mascara etc. and I buy a new one only when I have used the other. This is really the truth and I have realized that its very easy to live less and at the same time you are less exposed to chemicals.
Today I have only five makeup products at my closet: foundation, mascara, plush, eyebrow pencil and pronzing powder and when I go to party I put eyeliner using my eyebrow pencil in my eyes and there you have a party makeup ready! This is the tip I learned as a makeup artist – if something looks good no matter if the product is exactly what its name refers to.
When you own less – you actually have more <3