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Bridges of Herttoniemi bay

August 9, 2015

Good morning dear readers!! New week is here and I’m so happy to “walk” into it, esp. because the weather is going to be wonderful and the sun will shine all the way to the weekend ( and hopefully longer too ). For the weekend I did some work, went for long walks in the nature with my family, visited ZOO and have just tried to enjoy every moment as much as possible.

Today’s outfit photos were shot yesterday at the ZOO on the super cute wooden bridge that felt like a perfect location for an outfit post setting. It right away reminded me of one of my favourite movies of all times “Bridges of Maddison County” with legendary Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Have you seen that movie? If you haven’t, PLEASE do so, you will be so inspired and deeply touched by the message of this movie.

In one of my next posts I’ll write more in depth about why I left LA and why I’m not going back there after Summer is over. For now, I’ll just say that after I exhibit my “best off” photos at Cafe Rouge starting next Monday, I’ll start preparing a new cycle of photos for the new solo exhibition which I’ve envisioned to be a “travelling” one so that my art can reach some new destinations and people that don’t live in Helsinki or New York can see these works too. 🙂 I’m also now working full time as a help chef at fine dining restaurant in Helsinki, cooking and working on the new, fusion and fine dining menu for Fall-Winter and Spring/Summer next year. It’s so exciting to be able to bring something to the table and that this job has already thought me so much. I’m happy to be able to develop my passion for cooking to a whole new level.

One last thing, but not least important and one of the main reasons why I came back to Helsinki and Europe in general is a big and for now still secret multi project that I can’t talk about yet, but hopefully in the beginning of the next year, everything will be ready for a grande reveal! 😀

There… Now you know what’s my “situation” and I hope that you’re not anymore confused to weather I’m living now in Helsinki, LA or going somewhere else.

Have a wonderful Monday everybody!

I’m wearing: Jeans jacket & bracelets – JCrew, Earrings, ring & sunglasses – House of Harlow 1960, Bag – Borsha, Sandals – Vagabond, Dress – Isabel Marant for H&M, Lipstick – Lancome







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  • Reply nancy August 9, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Well, i am already curious about your new project! Have a great Sunny week.

  • Reply M August 10, 2015 at 4:06 AM

    It’s a simple but pretty bridge. love your flats!

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  • Reply Margarita Maslova August 10, 2015 at 4:36 AM

    pretty dress! And i love your bag! It’s wonderful, I’ve never seen something similar!

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  • Reply Matea August 10, 2015 at 5:18 AM

    Jednostavno i divno, obožavam ti ovu haljinu! 🙂
    Hvala ti na ovom životnom ‘update-u’, s veseljem pratim što se sve događa i moram priznati da mi je nekako baš drago čuti da ostaješ u Helsinkiju, kroz tvoje fotkice i priče sam ga baš zavoljela, a i čini mi se kao stoput zdravija i bolja sredina nego LA 🙂

  • Reply Amy Ann August 10, 2015 at 6:27 AM

    How cool to be working in a restaurant. I feel like you are always doing so many creative things, and I cannot wait to hear more about your other project that is a secret for now. I love your outfit. That bag is so neat. You always find the most unique pieces!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply marusha August 10, 2015 at 6:41 AM

    Potpisujem sve šta je napisala Matea!Neka tebe u Europi!Sretno u novom poslu kao i u budućem projektu!

  • Reply coffeeslag August 10, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    That purse and that ring….SUCH statement pieces!! I love them both.


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  • Reply Belén August 10, 2015 at 6:58 AM

    Wow, the post are REALLY beautiful, you look so good! I love the lipstick! Perfect style,

  • Reply Rachel August 10, 2015 at 7:15 AM

    Beautiful look, Love the zoo and glad to hear you are going to get great weather this week.

  • Reply Any August 10, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Such a great outfit! You are so beautiful!
    xx, Any

  • Reply rakhshanda August 10, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Love that dress <3 Such a great outfit!!!

  • Reply Elements of Ellis August 10, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Sounds like a fun weekend! Love your cute dress!

  • Reply Karen August 10, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    I think it is very cool that you are working in a kitchen! I am a sous chef also☺best of luck with the culinary arts!

  • Reply kelsey bang August 10, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    what a fun place to take photos! you look lovely! love the subtle red details!

  • Reply Lauren at adorn la femme August 10, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    Love this dressy and how you styled it for a low key casual vibe! The ring is AMAZing!!! Can’t wait to hear your surprise unveiling of the new project! Good luck on it!!! xo


    adorn la femme

  • Reply Sara August 10, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    I love your outfit <3

  • Reply Danielle August 10, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    I like the bag very much! This is a cute outfit!

  • Reply Molly Hogan August 10, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    LOVE how you can totally pull off such a big statement ring! You go, girl!


  • Reply Annoa August 10, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    I absolutely love your ring! I had one similar!


  • Reply Lucy Van Dean August 11, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Your dress and bag look so unique and classy! where did you get those? they’re so adorable! <3

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  • Reply StyleUpdate August 11, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Lovely dress and beautiful outfit!!!

  • Reply Vale August 11, 2015 at 4:13 AM

    Dearest Natali, pretty Princess, I have to admit I also had started to be a bit confused about what your living place was, and it’s something I totally envied…you can say you really saw many beautiful places in the world, and living there, even if for just a period of time, is so much different and enriching than just going on holidays there ! I am happy that you found a job you feel so fond of…and if you are back to Helsinki, you surely have to stay where you feel happier. Then, cooking for such a great restaurant, I am so proud of you ! Cooking is a true art and I have always thought you were a real foodie from your Instagram feed :). I once again admire you for your creativity and passion, it seems you can really do anything ! Well done and I am so excited to know about your forthcoming project. Thank you for all your support, can’t wait to really get to meet you in person, maybe in front of a special dish in Helsinki ? I wish 🙂 <3 Lots of love, Vale PS your look is perfect once again and that bag is adorable !

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  • Reply Tanja August 11, 2015 at 4:29 AM

    Izgledas divno, meni se bas svidja tvoja torbica! Nadam se da si se dobro provela u Zoo-u. A layout bloga mi je premocan.

  • Reply Amber Shannon August 11, 2015 at 6:36 AM

    You’re so pretty! Love the look of a denim jacket over a sundress… rocking a similar outfit on my blog!

    All the Cute
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  • Reply Maja August 11, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    Fantastican outfit.Nataly,nigde nema zemlje kao sto je Finska.Uvek Suomi,ispred svih ????

  • Reply olivia August 11, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    Gorgeous shots!

  • Reply Rochelle August 11, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Beautiful shots! You look gorgeous.
    Good vibes Fox

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  • Reply Katharina August 11, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    You’re an artist… expressing your creativity in so many ways and developing your great ideas on and on… I’m impressed!

    By my very own view to your life only by this blog and not knowing you in person, excuse me for what I need to say:
    My heart feels warm to see you coming back to Finland.

  • Reply Ivana August 11, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Pa cestitam od srca na svemu, novom poslu, izlozbi, tajnome projektu! Ti si staro srce pa moras i ostati na nasemu Starom Kontinentu 😉 Cega god se prihvatis, budes odlicna tako da uopce ne sumnjam da ce sve biti super!
    Kombinacija je odlicna a posebnu paznju mi je privukao prsten, odlican detalj! :*

  • Reply Daniela August 11, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Finally you´re a cook! Congrats! I hope your customers are satisfied. Have a nice week! I hope that there isn´t almost 40°C in Helsinki as here. And I am curious about what you are up to in near future.

  • Reply Kelly August 11, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Those sunglasses are so pretty!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Reply Carly Conners Kenihan August 11, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Love that bag!!!

  • Reply Wildfire Charm August 12, 2015 at 6:43 AM

    You look great! I love the giant ring. SO sassy x

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  • Reply Kimberley August 12, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Really quite stunning– everything! I just adore the scenery and these little charms!

  • Reply Lisa August 12, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Awesome Photos! 🙂

    Enjoy your Day!
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  • Reply Veronica August 14, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    amazing bathing suit! Love it!

  • Reply Tammy August 14, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    This white crochet swimsuit looks so flattering on you and the crochet details are beautiful! The hat is lovely too and the pictures of the beach are just stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Yvette August 14, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    You are looking so pretty, this swimsuit is perfect for you

  • Reply Zoe August 14, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    The swimsuit looks amazing but I’d be concerned about tan lines!

  • Reply Antonia August 14, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    That swimsuit is pure perfection!!

  • Reply Charlotte August 14, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    This is an amazing swimsuit!

  • Reply Marta August 14, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Always the best dresses xx

  • Reply Kire September 3, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Elderly neighbour cold-called 02/11/2012 by Susan Watts of TRINITY, Apartado de Correos 11001, 07010 Mallorca, ofirefng a35,000 for her 1 week timeshare in Spain, and asking for a3907.50 advance payment by international transfer to an account in Palma for administration fees . Letter was received from Trinity with details of account to which advance payment is to be transferred (IBAN: ES67 0061 0180 6101 0605 0119, SWIFT: BMARES2M), but no description of service to be supplied or Terms and Conditions. Neighbour has been target of multiple Timeshare scams in the past, including one by KPK Marketing, Kensington High Street, London. Interesting to note the UK contact number for Trinity is identical to the one used by KPK Marketing: 0845 303 2794. Trinity is obviously operating a Timeshare resale scam specifically designed and targeted at the elderly. Makes me feel sick!

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    Apparently this is what the esteemed Willis was talkin’ ’bout.

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    I love your outstanding rings 😉
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