My millinery work

 (photos Sami Kokko)

I started studying millinery last fall pretty much by accident. But I´m very happy with that decision. I used to think clothes were what I wanted to do but lately I have fallen in love with hats and other accessories. Leather as a material is especially interesting to me. 

Here are some photos (taken by beau) of my most worn hats so far. They are both made by me of course. First one is a fur felt hat that is shaped by hand. Second one can be worn two ways and is made of wool fabric. Dark grey seems to be a theme here. It´s softer than black but just as neutral. I cant wait for warmer weathers so I can start wearing different kinds of hats. I´ve been working on a lot of things lately and I will try and share more of them.


Morocco photo diary: Marrakech


So, here it is. Last city of my little Moroccan trip. I´m glad I visited Marrakech last because out of all the places I visited it was the most touristy place. The gardens and Jemaa el Fna at night made it worth it though. It was much hotter here, so, I spent more time sitting in the shade drinking tea, writing postcards and just chilling than in other places.

My favorite place must have been Yve Saint Laurent´s garden. He´s one of my favorite designers, so, of course I had to see the garden and visit his memorial when there. I absolutely loved that place. Me and my sketchbook could have spend forever there. So pretty with all the colors.

Second favorite thing was deffinitely Jemaa el Fna at night. A receptionist at my hostel warned me that it can be overwhelming but I didn´t think so. There were people playing music, dancing, performing, doing henna... So much life. 

My trip was shorter than I wished because I had to get back to school. I might return to discover the rest of Morocco some day.


Morocco photo diary: Fes

I left the group in Chefchaouen and traveled to Fes with my new German friend Kata. On the morning that we were planning to leave we were not yet sure if there was gonna be a bus or no, so, we just had to go to the bus station and wait. We went to the bus station the day before to ask about tickets and they told us to come back next day because "maybe there is a bus, maybe there isn´t". There indeed was a bus and it took 4-5 hours. 

When we arrived in Fes we were aware that there was gonna be a lot of scammers there but we didn´t know they would try before we even got out of the taxi. Luckily we were smart enough to avoid all scammers but the first impression of Fes was not very welcoming. In the morning we went on a walking tour even though I usually avoid those and wander around instead but honestly we probably wouldn´t have found any of the places without the guide. It was really difficult to capture in photos how maze like the streets actually were. I loved it. Nobody tried to scam us once we settled. We just walked around aiming to get lost in the maze.

I only spent one night and one day in Fes before I continued my trip to Marrakech on an overnight train.