This is ‘the dress of the season’
I’ve seen it in every (Finnish) fashion magazine, on celebrities and news anchors, and even the Prime Minister was photographed wearing it!
Yes, this is the same dress you’ve seen before, just in a different print. But it really seems to be the summer dress everyone is wearing (everyone in Finland, that is).
So, for once, I’m trendy. Make that super trendy. The height of fashion. I’m IT…
OK, let’s talk about something else. So, this location… Well, you’ve seen it many times before, which is not surprising, given that this is one of Professor M’s favourite summer restaurants.
And yes, it’s on an island. And yes, there’s a marina… Is there something new I could tell you about it? OK, a fun fact: this is one of those places where you will inevitably hear some traditional drinking songs, usually in Swedish.
In case you’re wondering: there is a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland (not Swedes: they are Finns who speak Swedish as their native language), and this restaurant is also a Swedish-speaking sailing club.
But about the drinking songs…
It is customary (in the Swedish-speaking community, that is) to sing a little song before having the first drink of the evening (= ‘snaps’, which is basically a shot of strong alcohol). Finnish-speaking Finns tend to view this as an annoying custom that wastes valuable time (which would be better spent drinking)…
Unless they’re engineering students, of course. In which case they would be singing a little song every time they have a drink, (either in Finnish or in Swedish, or sometimes in both…). I think it might even be an essential part of their education. Singing drinking songs, I mean. And drinking. Why else would they have such an extensive, bi-lingual song book?
In any case, this is a place where you will always see groups of people bursting into song at some point of the evening. Or conversing fluently in two languages, sometimes switching languages mid-sentence. It’s actually really annoying. Not because they’re fluent in two languages, but because there seems to be absolutely no logic to explain why they choose to say something in one language and then suddenly switch to another… Only the Swedish-speakers do it, though: Finnish-speakers can of course understand Swedish (having studied it at school) but rarely speak it.
dress: Nouki / earrings: Aarikka (old) / sunglasses: Nina Ricci /
shoes: Camper (old) / bag: Marc Jacobs (old)
location: restaurant NJK (Valkosaari, Helsinki)
So, what do you think of this version of the dress? Is it as pretty as the other one?
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