Today I stumbled across the Finnish style blog Hel Looks. I guess given the level of personal style I know to be prevalent in other Scandinavian countries I shouldn't have been so surprised, but surprised I was at the creativity, elegance, diversity etc. of the looks on the streets of Finland.
One interesting discovery was the prevalence of Vagabond Shoes. A quick look at their website has me wanting these booties very badly:
Free shipping in the UK! Hm, might have to get some English relatives to send me some...
Also, I had of course heard of Marimekko but had no clue they make clothing...including this adorable dress which I would happily wear (but sadly, would not pay $215 for):
All in all an illuminating discovery...perhaps I need to accept my old Swedish nanny's invitation to her Finnish vacation house sooner rather than later!
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