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As a North American, I have grown to see “the red carpet” opening of a film as a huge deal. Stylists working overtime, makeup artists and hair stylists working their fingers to the bone in order for their star to get that one perfect picture that is blitzed all over the media. I found the the Napapiirin sankarit 2 opening to be a breath of fresh air. It was relaxed. The actors casually mingled with the media and appeared genuinely friendly without letting their celebrity status flag fly.
The first person I chatted with was Jussi Vatanen, who with Pamela Tola shared top billing. Being easily the most approachable star at the event, he casually told me that his outfit was by Sand and that his shoes were “something Italian”. He wore a black velvet blazer over a crisp white tailored shirt paired with relaxed fit denim.
Pamela Tola was in a knee length knitted fit and flare dress by UK atelier Karen Millen paired with a black Balenciaga motorcycle inspired clutch and finished off with a pair of basic black heels. She was red carpet ready for just over 200 euros.
Miia Nuutila was still holding on to summer in a fitted maxi dress and Hermes style leather bracelet.
But the real fashion heroes of the premiere were not the cast, but some of the crew and spectators.
Tea Khalifa looked absolutely on trend with a vintage 70’s front button oxblood suede mini skirt and a black leather moto jacket from Zara. With a chunky forest green H and M sweater and floppy black felt hat, she gave Alexa Chung a run for her money in the chic department.
Speaking of Moto jackets paired with statement skirts, makeup artist Laura Rantaniemi took the edginess of black leather and make it sugary sweet with a pink Tulle Tutu skirt. Both fun pieces were from Croatia while her Mickey and Minnie Mouse tights were from the UK.
The award for the most fun ensemble of the evening went to radio personality Ina Mikkola. Dressed in head to toe candy coloured vintage finds from Los Angeles, Mikkola shone in her love of unique dressing. Her dress was a formal jadite green gown from the 1960’s with a powder pink beaded cardigan hailing from the same decade. Her matching green bag was a fab find from a recent Mexican vacation.
It was a charming addition to the many outfits that made this opening uniquely Finnish in it’s casual yet quirky style.