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Other Country's Street Scenes: Hel-Looks in Helsinki, Finland

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Things we can't stop looking at: Hel-Looks.com, a Helsinki-based street scenes blog that chronicles the sartorial comings and goings of this northern-European capital city.

Fact: Helsinki is the largest city in Finland, and its population rings in at about 580,000—about the same at Portland, Oregon.

For a small-ish capital city in a fairly remote part of Europe, Helsinki-ans have gotten up to some pretty avant-garde forms of fashion-expression. Local boutiques Wunder and Helsinki 10 stock labels including Raf Simons, JC de Castelbajac, Marjan Pejoski (he who made the infamous Bjork swan dress a few years back), Rick Owens, Jeremy Scott, and Natalia Brilli. And, boy, do those labels sell. Check out Hel-looks.com and see for yourself.
· Hel-looks [Official Site]