Fashionable in Helsinki Finland


This photoshoot meant something heavier to me than just a pretty backdrop and a new dress. I shot this photoshoot in Hellsinki Finland last week after the recent terrorist attacks in Turku, Finland. Ten people were stabbed by four suspected terrorists and two were murdered. The Getaway (my ship) ended up detaining several countries of people from even deporting the ship on Port Days because of the attacks. Being from the states I was not one of them. I heard people around the cruise ship contemplating getting off but for me I decided it's best to love on Finland and not take life for granted by seizing the day so I got off the ship to enjoy all the beauty that Finland has to offer. In front of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral is the statue of the Russian Tzar Alexander the II. It's so pristine and majestic with it's beautiful flower making it perfect for this white bow tied dress.


Outfit Details: Bow Tied Dress from & Other Stories (A Finland Store), view the stores U.S. website here to shop. 

Helsinki Finland is known internationally as a modern and trendy city. There's three main malls in the heart of downtown Helsinki. One being Galleria Esplanad, a shopping centre that spans the radius of an entire block. It holds 40 specialized shops including my new favorite & Other Stories. Helsinki is full of fashion from the archeiture of the city itself to the chic stores downtown holds. It has an array of artistic interior design stores and unique fashion statements (one being a coin purse on top of a high heel!) Never know when that will come in handy! There's so many ways to view the city too. You can travel by tram, take a guided bike tour, or walk around the design district. Every week there's so much to see and I always wish we had a few more hours there to get it all in! There's also plenty of flea markets with vintage handbags and mirrors to food markets full of the freshest berries you've ever seen! See the picture I took from the market here

I haven't bought it...yet but I tried on the cutest swimsuit from & Other Stories last week and I had to share my favorite finds! The striped suit is the one I tried on in a size 8 and I absolutely adore it. I'm secretly hoping someone else bought my size because I know this week my will power will decrease! So affordably priced at $55 and easy to purchase through the online store. Click the pic to see them below! 


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