John Agee by Suvi-Elina


My friend Anne-Marie introduced me to her friend, American jewellery designer John Agee, who has his own little boutique in rue Jacob, in the 6th area in Paris. The jewelleries are unique, like showstoppers. He makes only few pieces per design, sometimes only one, so they are very much one of a kind. John says he gets inspired by Africa, and anything he see and experiences in his new home city, Paris. John will celebrate the opening of his boutique this month in Paris. I am looking forwad to this party!

I took this picture on friday night, when me, Anne-Marie and Danny dropped by to see John, with a bottle of champagne with us to suprise him. A spontaneus beginning for the weekend!

John Agee

11 rue Jacob

75006 Paris 

Must see exhibitions in Paris, spring 2007 by Suvi-Elina

If you are in Paris this spring there are at least two exhibitions you should visit. The first one is David Lynch- The air is on fire and second one Jean-Paul Gaultier-La Defile, opened  last week in Musee de la Mode et du Textile.

The Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain presents The air is on fire, an exhibition devoted to the multifaced visual art creations of David Lynch. This event marks the first time that the filmmaker has made a large number of paintings, photographs, drawings, alternative films and sound productions reconstruct his childhood experience , his adolsecent, fantasies and his adult preoccupations. Lynch's sense of humor is also present in the difficult issues his paintings tackle.  The exhibition is about David Lynch's "behind the scenes" artistic expression and it's first time available for public.

until 27 May 2007

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

261 Boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris


Jean-Paul Gaultier designed the costumes of some 18 ballets choreographed by Régine Chopinot from 1983 to 1994. To celebrate the couturier’s thirty years of creation in 2007 and the costumes’ transfer from the Centre Choréographique de La Rochelle to the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, this exhibition will retrace the history of this assiduous collaboration between couturier and choreographer for the first time. Examples of Jean-Paul Gaultier’s haute couture will also be shown.

until 23 September 2007

Musee de la Mode et du Textile

107 rue de Rivoli

75001 Paris

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Tenue de danseuse, Le Défilé.
Passage « manque d’air », 1985
Les Arts Décoratifs, musée de la Mode
et du Textile, 2006 © Jean Tholance

Antique, antique by Suvi-Elina


I am a huge fan of antique and vintage clothes. In the whole world from my experience, Helsinki is one of the vintage heavens. The thing is that it's relatively cheap and you can find some outstanding stuff.  i will post some more info about Helsinki later. P.S. This antique shop is located in Frederikinkatu, opposite Punavuoren tori-square.