Monday, December 17, 2012

London calling

I'm a little bit bored right now (I'm not sure if I have had time to be bored in months!) so I think I'm going to do the first post about our trip to London!

So, we were in London during our autumn break. We stayed there from Monday to Friday, in a cozy little room I rented for us. The apartment was located in East London, nearest tube station being East Ham. The room was pretty cheap, and we also got to to use a nice spacious kitchen and a bath tub! I think I took a bath every day while we were there. :D Here's a couple of photos from our room.

We flew to London from Tampere, with Ryanair. When we got there the first thing we did after dropping our luggage to the apartment we went to find something to eat! We chose just some pub that came across and served food. Wolf had a burger and chips and I had some meat & kidney pie with veggies and mashed potato. The food was great but I think the best thing I has was the drink: Bulmers berry cider. Amazing! Too bad I haven't found that anywhere here in Finland. :< Below a picture a nice waitress took of us and another of our foods. :3

Next day we wanted to go see the famous Camden Town! We walked to the station and took a tube. We bought Oyster Cards so after that it was free for us to take a tube or a bus, very handy! Below a photo of Wolf standing in front of our apartment. :)

We did some shopping in Camden Market, took photos and had something to eat and drink. We ate full English breakfasts and they were awesome! We had them in a pub called Elephant's Head, I can totally recommend that place. :) Camden turned out to be quite beautiful place as you can see.

I'm so in love with English pubs, just look at the lovely Victorian decor! These pictures below were taken in a pub called World's End, but we also visited the legendary goth pub Hobgoblin. Gotta love the Dj there, most sympathetic old punk I've ever seen! :D

Wolf found this amazing lace shirt from some shop in Camden Market. I'm going to do a separate post about the things we bought during our trip but here's a little sneak peek anyway. :D

American Apparel had an amazing window in their shop! I was stunned!

From Camden we went to see the Highgate Cemetery, but I'll do the next post about that little trip! I still have a couple of random pictures from our trip that really don't fit anywhere so I'll just dump them here. :D So below a view from "our" street and after that some pics I took from the plane window on our way back to Finland. :)

As said before, the next post will be about our trip to Highgate Cemetery. Then I will do one with all the museums we visited and after that hopefully the shopping post if I got time to take some pictures of the stuff we bought. :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Black lace on sweat

Hello everyone. I am truly sorry for the long pause in blogging. I have been working on my thesis and a few other projects and those have consumed pretty much all my time. I think even Mr. Wolf misses my presence a bit, since staring at the screen and constantly working isn't very social or attentive... So please, forgive my absence. Tomorrow I will start my Christmas holiday and hopefully I will find more time for blogging during my break. At least today I made a new layout, yaaay. :3

Anyway, the real reason for posting tonight is that I will be making some changes considering this blog. It makes me really sad that every time I think about this blog the first thing that comes to mind is: "Damn I haven't updated in ages!!" One of the reasons is that usually it takes me easily an hour to write a post, since I have been using two languages. I have thought about this long and hard and decided that from now on I will only post in English. It's a hard choice but most of you understand English well enough, since mine isn't that complicated. However, if you have questions, comments or what ever you are most welcome to post in Finnish and I will also answer in Finnish. I apologize for this decision for those who don't read English well, but this blog is supposed to be enjoyment for me, not a burden. Thank you for understanding.

To cheer you up, however, I will finally post some of the Zombie Pin-Up pictures and also babble a little about the project in general. :) So the story goes that last spring some people from my school were looking for models for a zombie pin-up calendar. Naturally I applied and I was welcomed aboard. My photo shoot was the very first one and it took place deep in the countryside, in some shed with actual living sheep baaaaaing right next to me. :D I was supposed to be a victim of some zombie virus, dumped in some ditch in a black garbage back, haha! So I made my outfit with some garbage bags and one of the photographers, Minna Koivumaa made me this amazing zombie make-up! The shoot itself went very well, but the weather was awful and really cold and I got very sick afterwards.

After are the shoots were done we had an after party for this project and I befriended many of the models. Quite many of us were also interested in burlesque, so we decided to form our own little burlesque group! Our group is called: Madam Hardware and the Kinky Carnival and just a little while ago we actually had our first show! We are currently planning on another one, hopefully it will take place in January. But now, time for pictures (all of them shot by Minna Koivumaa and Katariina Ruotsalainen, Photoshopped by me).