31 July 2011

More of Porvoo..

(c) Nadi Hammouda 2011

(c) Nadi Hammouda 2011

We did a couple of different concepts while in Porvoo. This was one of them. I'll introduce the other ones later and I already did one before.

(c) Nadi Hammouda 2011

The place was pretty awesome and the light pretty much perfect.

(c) Nadi Hammouda 2011

Click the images to enlarge!

If earlier I learned I have a booty, now I learned I got legs. :D Oh the joys of being a model and the life time of learning! ;)

30 July 2011

Going urban

On my visit to Helsinki this week one of my shoots was with Jami Ropponen. He asked me to shoot with him with a clear concept of what and where to shoot and also had a wardrobe for me. Can it get any easier for a model? :) I'd love it if more often I could just go to the shoot without first worrying about which clothes to bring and whether they are anything the photographer had in mind.. Sometimes I just wish I had a stylist. Or sh*t loads of money to buy the proper clothes. :P Aaaanyway, this was an easy well planned shoot and we wrapped it up real fast. Jami told me this was partly because I was so easy to work with and he didn't need to tell me what to do all the time. It's nice to hear such thing. ^^ Makes me feel like I'm doing the right thing and that this relly is my thing.

Enough with the talk, here are some of the pics. Click at least the smaller ones bigger!

(c) Jami Ropponen 2011
Thisshoot was hmm, interesting also because we were shooting in the city. People stared and I needed to change outfit basically on the street. :D Weeell, I ain't that shy and sometimes a little audience is in fact a boost to model better, be more fierce as Tyra would say;) and just let the people think we're doing this for a "real" purpose;D. Hahaa!

(c) Jami Ropponen 2011
Jami is a nice guy and I totally appreciate the planning he had done beforehand. The only thing was that apparently the world was trying to sabotage our shoot: there was a motorcycle parked in front of the car he had planned to shoot with (well, it wasn't that bad afterall), then there were some dudes sitting and drinking beer on the stairs we were about to shoot at (they agreed to move when we asked them) aaaand when we approached one of the locations, a park with wooden benches, we first noticed there was a van parked right on the spot and if that wasn't enough they were actually sawing the benches apart! I mean literally, they were removing the benches with friggin motor saws! What are the odds..

(c) Jami Ropponen 2011

Nevertheless I think we had excellent locations and a relaxed nice photoshoot.

(c) Jami Ropponen 2011

Make up and hair by me. By the way, big thank you to my hairdressers: Hannamari and Sami. I need two because the other one has decent scissors (and an education) and the otherone the machine. :D I'm just not willing to pay 30+ euros a month for hair. 8/

29 July 2011

Black lace

Photos by Nadi Hammouda, location Porvoo, Finland.

(c) Nadi Hammouda 2011

(c) Nadi Hammouda 2011
More to come. :)

A little sneak peek

Yep. Before I get to posting actual photos, heres a little something for you. A test video by Nadi Hammouda from our photoshoot. And I was mortified doing this. x) Hehee, well, maybe that's exageration, but it was really scary doing a video instead of normal still pics. O.O I don't know why. I became totally self concious and suddenly didn't know how to model anymore! Oh well, I wanted to give it a go anyway - you need to challenge yourself. And in the end Nadi shot me and didn't tell me when. :D That worked out the best. Hehee. Anyway, this is just a test of what might a video look like.

I did 4 photoshoots in total during 3 days. I enjoyed them all. I'm surprised really, first for actually doing all of those shoots and not a one got cancelled, and second that all the photoshoots were fun and the photographers were cool dudes and we got along great (three of them were new for me, so). :)

So, lots of new pics SOON!

24 July 2011


I just realised I haven't posted that many pics from a photoshoot with Markus from way back when.

So, before I get new pics from shoots I'll have next week, here we go with the oldies.

(c) Markus Lehto 2010

(c) Markus Lehto 2010
The location is the rock club Klubi here in Turku, the backstage to be more spesific.

(c) Markus Lehto 2010

(c) Markus Lehto 2010

Other pics from this shoot you can find in my blog here and here.

23 July 2011

A little hair update

I thought it might be useful to have a pic of the latest hairstyle I've got. So, here it is. No more mohawk -ish thing going on.

Pic by me.. you never would've guessed, riiiight? ;D

I'm really looking forward to next week by the way! I'm taking a trip to Helsinki to do as many shoots as I possibly can in a couple of days (with a little time for meeting friends and second hand shopping too!). I got shoots planned with new and old photographers atm. I'm quite picky with who I shoot with nowadays. I must say I'm more likely to say yes if the photographer has a clear idea of what to shoot and where. I'm even more likely to say yes if the photographer is providing clothes etc for the shoot and I don't need to spend time on thinking about what is most suitable etc. However, I'm most confident when I do my make up myself.. but then again, photographers usually check my port and realise they don't need to hire a MUA. :) Hehee. ^^

But heyyyy, more pics coming soon! :)

21 July 2011

What is your daily skincare and makeup routine?

(A question I got through Formspring and clicked share and didn't realise it would actually be like this on my blog, oh well, now that this is here, I'll keep it. Now you can also comment and ask further questions if you got any.)

I use eco cosmetics (MaryLou Bio, Madara, Vivisante, Lavera, Anne Lind...) and mineral make up (Lily Lolo, LaurEss ..) in all cases possible (as eye make up I still have "normal" cosmetics).

In the morning I rinse my face with water and apply either almond oil or some moisturiser - or nothing if my skin doesn't feel like it realy needs it.

Every day, whenever I go out of my door, I draw my eyebrows and cover under eye-area. Sometimes I also apply lipstick and lip gloss. Sometimes eyemake up: eye shadow, liner and waterproof mascara. In the wintertime when I'm pale as a vampire I may also use mineral foundation and blusher.

In the evening I remove my make up with either virgin coconut oil or almond oil, or other oil I happen to have, and cleanse my face with some cleansing foam (cos I love foams best and you can find some excellent foams in eco brands). I finish with either almod oil or moisturiser (same stuff as in the morning). Sometimes I apply only/also toner, but not always.

If I get blemishes I always have to do something nasty to them... not cool, I know. But then I rinse with hot water and apply lemon juice to disinfect. I never get any infections this way.

Sometimes I do a face scrub with either almond oil or some moisturiser and sea salt. This same combo I use for other parts of my body as well.

On my body I use some moisturiser nearly every time I shower.

I guess that's about it. Basically, I guess, my philosophy is: if my face doesn't feel like it needs it, don't use it! :D

4 July 2011

Lil' Red

A photoshoot with Markus last Wednesday. The whole set you can check out here. We postponed this shoot for maybe like a gazillion times because it was raining or too cold or raining and too cold. Good we did this, cause now it was the perfect weather for this shoot in this particular location: the light was just perfect. :) So, I'm happy we didn't shoot on a dark and rainy day.

(c) Markus Lehto 2011

(c) Markus Lehto 2011

(c) Markus Lehto 2011

(c) Markus Lehto 2011

(c) Markus Lehto 2011
I was surprised about my bootyliciousness. :D Hehee! By the way, that dress I bought at a second hand market for 50 cents. :D I wasn't sure if I'd ever dare wear it in public, but hey, there's always need for clothes like this on photoshoots! And now that I got to this topic, the belt is also second hand, got it in Stockholm few years back. :)

And the title of this post is also a Bikini Kill song. ;)

2 July 2011

Summer evening sun

I really should be sleeping right now, but I just have to post a couple of pics from today's shoot with Sami. :)

(c) Sami Saarenpää 2011
Why should I be sleeping then? Weeeell, tomorrow' an early start, cause we're heading to Helsinki  with my friend to Sonisphere festival. I'm gonna see Slipknot <3 again. Hehee. I'm sooooo excited I had to share this non-modelling-related info with you.

(c) Sami Saarenpää 2011
Click to enlarge, this small size is not so good to these.. 8/

(c) Sami Saarenpää 2011

1 July 2011


Nothing new as such, but Emilia now has her own web site, blog and Facebook group!

(c) Emilia Kallinen 2010
Here is her blog with the latest photos: Emilia's Photoblog.

(c) Emilia Kallinen 2010
Her website you can find here: Emilia Kallinen Photography.

(c) Emilia Kallinen 2010
And her work has been on other places as well. Such as in this blog: Omwoods.

(c) Emilia Kallinen 2010
These photos here are from our shoot last summer.


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