My ELLE cover

 

It’s with honour and excitement that I get to to reveal that I am the cover girl of ELLE Finland this October! 

The amazing 10 page spread that includes a London editorial, plus the most honest and personal interview I’ve ever given, just came out in Finland and it feels very surreal to see the magazine on stands and in stores. Together with a London based Finnish photographer, Niko Mitrunen, we shot a city editorial in true 5 inch and up fashion - high heels with a monochrome palette, around my home town London, where I’ve spent seven years building my blog that started from a funny little hobby. I simply had too many shoes and too little opportunities to wear them and so the blog was born.

 

Solace London dress | Gucci shoes | Monica Vinader bangle and ring | Saint Laurent bracelet | Maria Black earring | Maria Tash mini earrings

Six years of blogging has gone past quicker than I ever imagined and I’ve lived to see the growth of the influencer industry from the very beginning. We have been admired and phrased by some, mocked and ridiculed by others - weirdly often at the same time, as blogging has been one of the most talked about phenomena of the past decade. My answer has never been to get mad, nor even. I’ve let my images and actions speak louder than words. I calm myself by knowing that dividing opinions and awaking emotions is what takes any business from good to great. 

This is a constantly evolving industry and I can’t know how bloggers will be perceived in the future. However, to be given this opportunity with ELLE is a true honour and something that I want to dedicate to all the hardworking, new and established influencers out there. Your success is in your own hands.

Mulla on ilo ja kunnia esitellä teille uusin ELLE numero, jonka kanteen olen päässyt! Pitkästä aikaa ajattelin kirjoittaa suomeksi ja myös toivottaa tervetulleeksi uudet kotimaiset seuraajani. ELLEn lokakuun numero, joka löytyy jo kaupoista, sisältää 10 sivun kuva- ja tekstitarinan, jossa käyn läpi miten blogini syntyi, sen 6 vuoden ylä- ja alamäet, sekä elämääni Lontoossa. Toki kerron myös tulevaisuuden suunnitelmiani, pohdiskeluja siitä mihin blogikulttuuri on mielestäni menossa ja neuvoja vasta-alkaville bloggaajille. Toivottavasti pääsette lukemaan tarinani ja annatte minulle palautetta ja ajatuksianne. Kiitos teidän upeasta ja lojaalista tuesta! 🙂

 

 

Eudon Choi shirt and knit | Marimekko earrings

This, my blog and all my achievement are made possible by you - THANK YOU

Cover and editorial images by Niko Mitrunen | BTS images by Mikko Puttonen

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