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This summer in Cannes there was the the eleventh edition of Festival International de la Photographie de Mode – International Festival of Fashion Photos.
The beautiful avenue Croisette Roseraie and the garden situated near by La Croisette were filled with 92 fashion photos made by famous,international photographers.
This year the special guest was a Dutch photographer called Sacha.
“As I love shooting in daylight, I could never have imagined that my pictures would be exhibited in large format in Cannes, in this wonderful landscape between the Roseraie palm trees. I’m sure that the sun, the blue sky and You will all be a party to this exhibition.”
Today in Finland it’s Midsummer!And an important feature of the midsummer in Finland is the white night and the midnight sun… endless daylight for the whole day and night…that’s something beautiful!
Two thirds of all people living in areas graced by the Midnight Sun reside in Finland. In the northernmost parts of Finnish Lapland, the sun stays above the horizon for over 70 consecutive days.
Below the Arctic Circle, the sun pops below the horizon for a few hours at night. This is not to say it gets dark – white nights are a fact throughout the country, and even Helsinki on the southern coast has virtual daylight around the clock.
In Finnish the midsummer is called Juhannus…Unfortunately I’ll not be in Finland today to see this beautiful midnight sun but I wish all Finns a happy midsummer = hyvää juhannusta!
Have you heard about & Other Stories?
It’s H&M’s fashion brand offering women a wide range of shoes, bags, accessories, beauty and ready-to-wear to create their personal style, or story.
The brand is described in the following words:
“Our collections are built around inspiring fashion stories. All our lines are diverse, ranging from masculine tailoring to feminine chic and designed to provide endless styling choices. Carefully selected materials are an important ingredient in every piece. & Other Stories aims to design lasting wardrobe treasures within a wide price range.”
The brand launched in stores and online during spring 2013 in selected European countries and in Milan the & Other Stories was opened just a month ago,in April.The store is situated in Corso Vittorio Emanuele,1. just in the heart of Milan,behind the Cathedral Duomo.
I visited the shop today for the first time and I have to say that I like it! The design is very simple,but elegant and sophisticated and yet filled with interesting details.And materials are of high quality.Today I bought only a ring but I will absolutely turn to the store for some more shopping.
Most of my attention was in the setting of the shop.I liked all the details,for example the accessories like rings were put on a nice wooden boxes.
But most of all I just loved those beautiful postcards which hang here and there.Absolutely great idea! ( see the photos bellow.)
& Other Stories has also an online shop.