>> dimanche 21 juin 2009
Many Thanks to my Finland friend, Pauliina ;)
I have well received your nice postcard and Fashion stamp Sheet.
moreover your booklet offers me very interesting informations about Finland Philately :)
I wish you "Bon Voyage" *o*
[Informations from Finland Post]
Link to Fashion Stamp Sheet on Finland Post Site
High heels and swaying hemlines! Minna Parikka is one of the top names among Finnish shoe designers. Her highly feminine footwear is now sold in ten countries, with the flagship store in Helsinki. Minna Parikka’s red high heels can now also be seen on one of the stamps of the Fashion miniature sheet. They are accompanied by beautiful shoes by Julia Lundsten which are depicted on the next stamp.
Lundsten’s stylish signature wooden heels have won the admiration even of the king of shoe designers, Manolo Blahnik, who has called them “divine” and “perfect”. The wooden-heeled pump shown on the stamp is made of fish skin. Lundsten’s creations are sold in Tokyo, London, New York and other great cities.
The miniature sheet features elegant accessories in the form of the Lumi handbag designed by Sanna Kantola. Sanna Kantola and Bruno Beaugrand founded the Lumi brand in New York nine years ago, and today Lumi bags are sold in 25 countries.
Fashion designer Jasmin Santanen lives and works in Paris. This spring she unveiled at the Paris fashion festival a luxurious open party outfit, which has now been immortalised on a stamp.
This year’s spring collection also includes an outfit designer by Tuomas Laitinen and his sister, artist Anna Laitinen, the rear view of which is shown on the Fashion miniature sheet. This angle was chosen because of the outfit’s amusing “penguin cut”. A collection by the Laitinens won shared first place in the prestigious French Hyères fashion design competition in France in 2006. Today the LAITINEN accessory brand is sold in France, Japan, Hong Kong and elsewhere. The woman in purple on the left-hand edge of the miniature sheet is a filler picture. Laura Laine produced the illustrations for the miniature sheet.
[Informations from Finland Stamp Info Booklet] Offered by Pauliina
Fashionable new stamp
Laura Laine has illustrated this miniature sheet with clothes, shoes and bags designed by Finnis. They are based on the lastest collections for spring 2009. These designes are examples of promising brands created with an internationak attitude, blodly led by designer.
The red shoes on the sheet are the work of Minna Parikka. Her time in the international arena has enabled her to produce well received collections. Her shoes are very feminine and individual. The stylish red dress is by Jasmin Santanen, a compolitan woman who has studied and taught in New York and Paris, who adds a touch of magic to every garment she creates.
Julia Lundsten creatively combines wood in her collection - Finnish brich and ecologically produced Brazilian hardwood. Her promising career began during her student days in London.
The bag is from a collection by Sanna Kantola. Her career path has taken her from Helsinki and back via New York. Her bags and other products are devoted to functionality and quality.
Clothing designer Tumas laitinen and his sister, Artist Anne Laitienen , created the purple dress shown on the stamp sheet. Their work together has yielded a small and appreciated collection, the manufacture of which will be kept in Finland as long as possible
value: 5X1st class(0.8 euro)
Printing method: 6/0 web offset/Screen print CMYK + PMS 8003c + cool grey 1c + UV lacquer
Printer: Joh.Enschedé Stamps, The Netherlands
[Informations from Wiki]
la Haute Couture (in english high sewing)
[Video Flip from YouTube.com]
CHANEL: Coco Chanel parle de la mode (Coco Chanel talks about fashion)
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky [Film Trailer]
Sorry I'm not a "Haute Couture" fan -__- ||||
By the way the postman didn't make a post mark on the stamp!
What a pity !! T__T