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Powder pink and floral embroidery

I just realised it has been almost three months since I updated my blog last time! I have been quite busy so far in 2017 and spring has gone unbelievably fast: it should be almost summer even here in Finland but I can`t even remember as cold May as this one is. Last week on one day we had more snow than at Christmas Eve lol!

While I waiting for summer to arrive I want to share is my most recent spring coordinate with you! ^__^

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hair band: F.i.n.t / cardigan: Ank Rouge / skirt: one after another NICE CLAUP / bag: mon Lily / ballerina shoes: Clarks

I have been wearing this ruffle trimmed Ank Rouge cardigan I got a few weeks ago a lot lately and I liked it so much that I ended up getting it also in white. :’) I had been looking for an opportunity to wear my newish light pink ballerina shoes as well and since they match with the light pink Ank Rouge cardigan quite well I decided to build this outfit around these two items.
I usually wear only a few if any accessories which probably makes many of my outfits appear quite simple. Maybe putting more effort into accessories could be one of my “style missions” for this year? ; ) I tried to add some details into this look by wearing my mon Lily faux suede bag and the black ribbon hair band that is one of the newest additions into my hair accessory collection. Besides being easy to coordinate with almost any outfit this F.i.n.t hair band turned out to be really comfortable: I often get a headache even after 15 minutes of wearing a hair band so I was happy to be able to wear this one for hours!

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I finally found a perfect warm red matte lipstick from NYX, happy-happy! The name of the shade is “Pure Red Rouge Pur”!

Items with embroidery details seem to be a huge trend this spring/summer and I remember seeing some items featuring embroidery already in atumn/winter collections. I actually like this trend but some of the embroidered clothes are slightly too bohemian style to fit into my personal style so at the moment this velvet skirt is the only embroidery piece I have.

The skirt a lucky sale found I bought during Christmas sales but I think it is very wearable even in spring/summer although the material is a little thicker. I was surprised how many compliments this skirt has gotten and the quality is really good too: the shade of the black is so deep that it makes some of my black tops look awkwardly grey haha. The floral details are nicely sewn and I really hope that they will last beautiful for a long time..! ♡hermysteriousbusiness_noora_3

It might not be obvious but this time I tried to curl the ends of my hair slightly: hair styling is another thing I hope to put more effort into this year hehe. I cut my hair chin length just before New Year and although I have always liked shorter hair styles this time I felt a bit unsure about the result.

There was nothing wrong with the cut and usually I get used to my new hair quickly but somehow this time I couldn`t feel as enthusiastic about my new look as usually. I started to wonder that maybe short hair simply doesn`t feel “my style” as much as it used to and now when my hair has grown into medium length I feel more like “myself” again. I guess it was nice to try shorter hair again and I actually looked forward to it but for now I think I will stick to medium length or long hair for a while hehe. ^__^

How is spring/summer looking for you so far? I hope you are all well! ♡

photos by Johannes

Brands to explore: F.i.n.t & an another angelus + SS17 collection “Angela”

 

This look from F.i.n.t`s SS16 catalog made me fall in love with F.i.n.t and the picture is overall just lovely.

F.i.n.t`s SS16 (Félicia). This is one of my favourite F.i.n.t/an another angelus catalogue photos ever!

This time I am going to talk about Japanese fashion brand F.i.n.t and its sister brand an another angelus! They have been around for a while already (if I’ve understood right, F.i.n.t was originally established already in 1984!) but I found out about them properly only last summer. Since then I’ve gotten to really like both of the brands.

To me F.i.n.t and an another angelus both look highly vintage inspired and girly. It took me a while to figure out what is the difference between the two of them: is an another angelus a clothing line under F.i.n.t or are they sister brands..? After doing a little research I came to a conclusion that these two are indeed separate brands, however under the same mother company, and they are both sold at F.i.n.t online store. The brand concept written into the official website gave me an impression that F.i.n.t`s look is a mixture of classical vintage style and modern girly trends, whereas an another angelus` clothes are a bit more mature and feminine, but still vintage inspired as well.

Even the old F.i.n.t/an another angelus catalogs are beuatiful! This is F.i.n.t SS15 (Rochefort)

I Iove the graphic design of F.i.n.t & an another angelus catalogues! F.i.n.t SS15 (Rochefort)

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F.i.n.t SS15 (Rochefort)

A few years old Universal Doll article informed me that originally F.i.n.t stores used to carry a selection of an another angelus pieces, but in 2014 F.i.n.t and an another angelus had separated their businesses in their own individual stores. Now in 2017 the official shoplist still lists an another angelus stores so apparently the separated physical stores have remained.

As I already mentioned earlier, I got familiar with F.i.n.t and an another angelus only last summer, and thinking back I am almost shocked of how I had managed to be unaware of them for so long! Haha… Since last summer I have been very inspired by both of the brands and I keep checking their online store and shop staff coordinates regularly.

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F.i.n.t AW16 (Petulia)

an another angelus AW16 (Petulia)

F.i.n.t and an another angelus seem to share the same collection name every season, and they also present their new items under one catalogue that is divided into to parts for each brand, so you can tell which items are by F.i.n.t and which by an another angelus. I personally like both brands about equally, but I noticed that usually, for some reason, an another angelus` collections seem to include a little less items than F.i.n.t`s.

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Some examples of the shop staff coordinates

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Floral patterns and vintage inspired accessories!

What I especially like about F.i.n.t and an another angelus is their strong vision and brand concept. The style of their catalogues is very movie–like and it is easy to imagine that there is some kind of of story behind the pictures: you almost feel like browsing an art book. Most of the collections have a women´s name: there have been collections named Marjorie, Nancy, Félicia and Petulia for example.

The shop staff coordinates are also very enjoyable to look at, and the shop staff runs blogs that are actively updated with their most recent outfits and new arrivals. Although the clothes are not true vintage, I think both of the brands manage to recreate the vintage feeling quite well and in a very tasteful way.

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F.i.n.t AW15 (Nancy)

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F.i.n.t AW15 (Nancy). I love the illustrations!

To me F.i.n.t`s and an another angelus´ catalogues are among some of the most beautiful ones I have seen, and it was extremely hard to pick only a few examples as you can see! For their catalogues they use mostly foreigners as models, and the locations featured look like they could be in Europe or USA. Maybe this way they try to reach “the vintage feeling” similar to that in 60s European movies or something!

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These two styles look like something that Anna Karina could had worn in the film Une femme est une femme! (an another angelus, SS17 Angela)

F.i.n.t & an another angelus SS17 “Angela”

F.i.n.t`s and another angelus` Summer/Spring 2017 catalog was released recently and the current collection is named “Angela”. The main inspirations of this collection are marine fashion, floral patterns and 60s film heroines: especially Angéla (acted by lovely Anna Karina) from the film “Une femme est une femme”. The film features Anna Karina wearing some amazing and most enviable outfits, and many of these looks have been recreated by several bloggers and vintage lovers.

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SS17 (Angela)

The pieces inspired by Anna Karina`s look in the film include the name “Angela” in their titles and so far there are at least ribbon hair bands, a collared one piece in red and black and a long sleeve top with Angéla print. A few pieces that are not yet available remind me of the lingerie pieces featured in Anna Karina`s “sailor stripping scene” which I found very interesting.

Because the new SS17 catalogue doesn`t seem to include all the pieces of the collection, there might be more Angéla inspired items yet to come.

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Angelica onepiece (on the left) and the white bralet with ribbon details (on the right) are among my favourite items of this collection!

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Cute retro cardigan with an embroidery detail (and the left) and the popular Angéla top that already sold out at Fashionwalker.jp (on the right).

Since I am also a huge fan of the movie Une femme est une femme and Anna Karina`s looks in it, I am thrilled to see clothes inspired by it! I already ordered myself the red Angela dress and I am hoping to purchase a few other items later.

The new collection seems to be selling well on Fashionwalker, and some clothes are already sold out after just a few days. Luckily most of the things are still available at the official F.i.n.t online store so that might be worth checking out if you saw something you fancy!

 ♥ F.i.n.t official website

♥ an another angelus website

 ♥ F.i.n.t and an another angelus webstore

image source: the catalogue pictures, shop staff looks, Fashionwalker.jp looks