Saturday, 9 September 2017

Dressing like a Fashionista

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What to wear to the fashion event of the year?

Every September the most prominent Finnish fashion magazine organizes a big fashion show. It's not Fashion Week, the clothes are already available in stores, and the event is open to plebs like me who can just buy a ticket. But it's sort of a big event in this town, at least for plebs like me...

The fashion show took place last Saturday, and these photos were taken as we left the venue. That was more or less exactly 24 hours before I found myself on the operating table having my appendix taken out... But that's another story.

Anyway, even an amateur fashionista like me would like to look somewhat credible, going to such a high-profile event... After all, there might be a few real fashionistas there. Or wannabe fashionistas. Or very stylish women. Whatever. What I'm trying to say is there's some pressure to look like you 'belong'. However, I do realise it is of course entirely possible that the pressure is all in my head...

So, it took quite a few outfit changes, lots of clothes tossed on the floor, some last minute improvisation, and endless patience (from my dear, long-suffering hubby) before we got to this outfit and these photos.

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Chanel bag

I had decided on a black and white theme (because all real fashionistas always wear black, duh!). And I wanted to wear my new shoes (mainly because they fit the above-mentioned theme) and my Chanel bag (the emblem of a true fashionista if ever there was one). And I had sort of settled on the leather jacket, too (the hallmark of any self-respecting Cool Girl in Finland).  And I definitely wanted to wear my fabulous statement earrings (doesn't every self-respecting fashionista always wear at least one unique, unexpected item?). So, the tricky bit was to find something to go with all of this...

And, to ensure the whole how-to-dress-like-a-fashionista test wasn't too easy, the plan was to have dinner in an island restaurant later the same evening. Which meant that the carefully put-together, credible wannabe-fashionista outfit also had to be warm and comfortable.

Who knew dressing up could be so challenging. But at least I know now I'll never be a real fashionista. It's way too exhausting...

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Outfit details:
leather jacket: Karen Millen (old) / dress: Comma / shoes: Ecco / bag: Chanel / 
sunglasses: Marc Jacobs / scarf: Alexander McQueen / earrings: Viktoria Boldt

What's your 'fashionista look'?

Tiina

PS: Thank you all for your kind comments and well-wishes both here and on Instagram. I've been on sick leave, resting and recuperating, and more recently feverishly rearranging my work schedule for the next few months. It's because of this that I have been neglecting the blog a bit.

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21 comments

  1. You did a great job putting this together. Very chic.

    Can't believe this was just before your operation.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne.
      Yes, this was Saturday afternoon; I was hospitalized on Sunday morning...

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  2. I think you do a very credible fashionista look all the time. But black somehow feels like a staple for these event things. You look edgy chic. Love it.

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    1. 'Edgy Chic', I love that! That's what I will aspire to from now on. Thanks, Melanie!

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  3. love the outfit---I think you nailed it!!!!

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    1. Ahh... Thank you, so sweet of you.

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  4. You look fantastic so soon afther the surgery! Wow. But about the outfit....I love it! You look like designer!😋😋😋😋

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. But this was actually just before the surgery, the previous day, in fact. Trust me, after the surgery I didn't even dream of going out for a few days...

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  5. Gosh you sound so like me in your thought process that I started thinking I'd been and mislaid my camera and my memories. I really enjoyed your write up and well done for mixing in those fashionsta circles and holding your own. Great to know that if I'm ever invited to a Fashionista event I should wear black.

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    1. ;)
      Thanks! But maybe it would be better to be a bit more relaxed about these things, break some rules. Besides, I really like wearing colour...

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  6. I know all the "real" fashion folk try to sell us bold and bright wacky designs and all wear black from head to toe but, I'm glad you added a little stripe to liven things up a bit!
    Still the fashionista.... but with a little bit something more, which I like very much!
    A great look.
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous | Style and fun with fashion, over 40

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    1. Thanks, Samantha.
      I seldom wear all black, it makes me look like a ghost. I don't often wear black and white, either, as those are the two colours that suit me the least (well, beige is probably even worse). I always have to find a colourful accessory to throw into the mix.

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  7. Such a gorgeous look! Love your dress and the way you style it!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  8. Sounds like a great time! I love this striped dress on you, a favorite! i can't help by keep staring at those glorious earrings too, and you have me excited about moto jacket season! i have a 'few' ;-0

    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  9. Wow, you look incredible! The earrings are absolutely stunning on you, and the sunglasses are perfect for your face shape. This outfit screams "fashionista", I'm sure you had no problem fitting in at the high profile event!
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

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  10. A fashionista-worthy outfit for sure! I love the combination of the striped dress and leather jacket...and you've got really cool shoes AND a Chanel handbag thrown in for good measure! They should give a front row seat! Thanks for linking up :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  11. Very nice outfit, and love that bag.... I was drooling over the shop in Venice recently - lucky you! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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