Last night was "The Night of the Museums", which meant that you could visit most of the major museums around Tampere for one flat fee. The gf and I went to three different museums. Our first stop was the Tampere Art Museum, which is currently showcasing an exhibition of photos by Anni Leppälä, the Young Artist of the Year 2010. Do check out some of her work via the link (scroll down), her aesthetic is quite beautiful indeed and includes many nostalgic elements, from old objects and buildings to vintage clothing. Next up was the Emil Aaltonen Museum at Pyynikinlinna, a stunning deco building that was once the home of Emil Aaltonen and now a public museum that exhibits his large collection of art. Emil Aaltonen (1869-1949) was the undisputed king of Finnish shoe design so there was plenty to see for not only art lovers but also for those of us interested in costume history. Lastly, we visited the stunning Häme Museum at Näsinpuisto, a park that I've somehow never been to before. The building is Baroque revival style and is now open to the public for the first time since 1998. We also got to ride a 1950s bus between each museum stop, which was pretty exciting! I'm pleased to say that I saw a couple of other girls wearing vintage dresses too, which made me smile.
I wore a lovely 1940s dress with beaded trim on shoulders and hip pockets. I bought this number from one of my favorite eBay sellers, floozeesvintage. The blue handbag is the one I bought from Tampere Vintage and snood is from Arthelia's Attic. I love the snood with the bow decoration so much that I seriously wish I had these in every single color - so I could wear them on a daily basis! :P
Dress - 1940s vintage (via Ebay)
Handbag - 1950s vintage (via Tampere Vintage)
Shoes - Modern but I can't remember where from!
Stockings - What Katie Did
Hair snood - Arthelia's Attic
Earrings - Amethyst earrings I bought from Venice in 2006
Sunnies - Monsoon