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Designer Minna Parikka

3.3.2015 Text: Helsinki This Week Photos: Jussi Ratilainen
Minna Parikka

WHO?
Minna Parikka is a Finnish shoe designer and her creations have graced the feet of bold women around the globe, including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Paloma Faith and Beth Ditto. Her style is playful and she has a fearless attitude towards colour and form. Minna lives in Helsinki and has a concept store Minna Parikka Universum at Aleksanterinkatu 36.

Places where I shop

For fashion finds I go to My o My and Acolyth, and of course I do not buy shoes anywhere anymore since I get to fulfill all my shoe fantasies in my own shop. 

When I go out

I like to stay active and do fun things with my friends. Fun Bowling is a great rock‘n’roll glow bowling place in Kallio. In Corona Bar you can enjoy a game of pool in a chilled out atmosphere. 

The most romantic places in Helsinki

I am a sucker for romance! There is not a better place to take your darling out to a cozy dinner than to restaurant Kuurna. In the summer time you can snuggle up in the outdoors cinema of Kino Engel. In the winter Orion cinema shows oldies and classics. 

On my way to work

There are great places to grab a coffee like Boom Room, Kuuma and Brooklyn Cafe. For food Middle Eastern Sandro’s, Mexican Patrona and Hawaiian-Japanese Hoku work for me.
I walk everywhere or in the summer time I use my 2 wheel vehicles; my Pelago bike and Royal Enfield motorbike.

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