Member Interview: Helleka

Member helleka is a translator from Finland who loves timeless fashions. Read on to find out more about her Finnish style!
 
Tell us about yourself and what you typically wear every day.
 
My name is Heidi, I'm in my thirties, and I teach foreign languages and also work as a translator. We don’t have a dress code at work so I can wear pretty much whatever I like. I’m more of a skirt or dress person, which is a bit unusual in a country where most women prefer to wear jeans or pants. I’m not into prints so a typical outfit would be a simple sheath dress, as unusual shoes as I can get away with and nail polish in atypical colours (I prefer blues and greens the most). I go running every evening so I spend a lot of time in sportswear, too.
 
Where do you live, and what trends are big there?
 
I live in southwestern Finland and at the moment we are still getting the occasional rogue snowstorm so people are still wearing their winter coats and boots. I’ve noticed people wearing brighter colours such as pink and oranges, florals and checked fabrics like gingham lately.
 
Describe your personal sense of style.
 
I have a mother and a grandmother who have always been very much into fashion, and I’ve grown up with fashion magazines scattered around the house. So, apart from my quirky shoes and nail polishes, I’m into classic and simple stuff. I have several vintage design pieces that I’ve gotten from my grandmother that I love to wear. I tend to buy investment pieces rather than high street fashion or mass market retailers such as H&M, so I’m not always good at following the latest trends.
 
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do like about that brand?
 
I don’t know if I really have a single favorite, but probably wear Max Mara, Armani and Ralph Lauren the most. I like classic pieces I can wear for several years and these brands make a lot of timeless pieces that are worth the investment.
 
Which celebrity has great style?
 
I love almost everything that Inès de la Fressange wears. She seems to the epitome of Parisian chic. Also, Jennifer Aniston has great, understated style that lets people focus on her as a person rather than the outfits that she wears. Olivia Palermo seems to get it right more often than wrong.
 
Read the full interview on the Polyvore blog:
http://blog.polyvore.com/2012/11/member-spotlight-helleka.html
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96 comments

g-iulias
Wrote one year ago
you are great!!!

bduffy
Wrote one year ago
elegant, classic, chic

mashita-fajri-maysura
Wrote one year ago
You should see my collection :)
http://www.polyvore.com/holiday_style_that_suit_for/collection?id=2109746
Thank you .. :D

piponguyen
Wrote two years ago
so happy to be your friendevent just by the internet we know each other.you r so kind and amicable.i love you and your creations so much.
xoxooxox :)

maylu
Wrote two years ago
@helieka Wow your very inpirational to me! keep up the great work.! xx :3

noa2277
Wrote two years ago
@helleka - wow! so great to get to know you better! :) Congrats...

dashulya
Wrote two years ago
@helleka interesting to read about you!

kittyfantastica
Wrote two years ago
It's wonderful to learn more about you @Helleka <3

je-suis-un-lapin
Wrote two years ago
Congrats, @helleka Great to know more about you! Keep up the amazing, inspirational work!!

liliglamy
Wrote two years ago
@helleka So many amazing sets darling... loved knowing you better :)

ashgrace
Wrote two years ago
congrats @helleka, my dear! I have been admiring your work since I joined this site! You are very talented and inspirational!!!

limass
Wrote two years ago
congrats to my inspirational person @helleka ...!!keep doing great work my dear!!

julietav
Wrote two years ago
Congrats Heidi!!!!! it was great to know a little bit more about you, you're one of my favorites here and I really really love your style, plus you're such a sweet friend ;D xoxo

sharmarie
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations on the Member Spotlight. Your sets are impeccable and adore your styling! ❤

houseofhauteness
Wrote two years ago
Congrats on the member spotlight! Your sets are always flawless and inspirational! xo

luv2create4u
Wrote two years ago
Oh WOW dear!!! Congratulations on your Member Spotlight! How great it is to learn more about you and the things you love to do :D I'm so happy that you got selected 'cause you are an inspiration to so many of us here on Polyvore!!! ~luv yah ♥

de-si-ree
Wrote two years ago
many congrats dear @helleka i've been waiting to know more about you, i truly enjoyed your interview and i can see that your beautiful sets are a reflection of your personal style, and i can see with all these comments that you're not only a superb set maker but also a beloved polyfriend, @Polyvore would be so different without you, thank you again for all your support since the beginning and your nice comments, love from Chile xx

lulu-belle-vie
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations! Your sets are beautiful!

mponte
Wrote two years ago
Congrats @helleka !!! Wonderful interview!!

johnna-cameron
Wrote two years ago
Congrats sweetie!!! Love your fab sets!!! Bravo!xo

achie
Wrote two years ago
congrats sweetie @helleka !! :)))

volleyballgirl15
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations I love your sets!!!

miharisoa
Wrote two years ago
woooow congrats!! It's so interesting to know about people who make polyvore such a great community!!!!

cuteym
Wrote two years ago
Amazing! Congratulations dear!! Well deserved!
Im such a big fan!!♥♥

bailybitch
Wrote two years ago
Amazing, I am such a big fan of your sets :)

martcha
Wrote two years ago
well done..... congrats! Helleka♥ beautiful collection ♥♥♥

bamaannie
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations my sweet friend!! You so deserved this!! Amazing collection of your sets..You inspire me each day!! xoox

paulid
Wrote two years ago
FABULOUS @helleka !

aquabunny
Wrote two years ago
Heidi, your sets are all exquisite! I've been a huge admirer of your sets since i first discovered you! You definitely deserve the "spotlight"!!!

a-milen
Wrote two years ago
it's ammmazing collection dear Heidi, your name soo beautiful!

firstclass1
Wrote two years ago
WOW :D Hug congratulations dear, you absolutely deserve it - I ADORE each one of your sets, you're so creative and you've fabulous taste <3 ! It's so interesting and exciting to read your interview - just fantastic! Have a great weekend :))

leannesugarplum
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations! This is so deserved, your sets are amazing!

sneky
Wrote two years ago
Congratulation sweetie.....you really deserved because your work is amazing and you are amazing...muaaahhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

efitzger
Wrote two years ago
congrats on your member spotlight. You have so many followers I am surprised they didn't do this sooner. I thought for sure you were one of the polyvore founders and spies for them to choose top sets.

stacy-gustin
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations!!! This is so deserved, you are a true inspiration to so many! It's so great to get to know a little about you! :)

sarafa
Wrote two years ago
congrats dear! :)

lucia7
Wrote two years ago
Congrats,dear :-) @helleka

tokyomamacat80
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations!!!
Your sets always amaze me:)

goongja
Wrote two years ago
congrats for member sportlight dear :D

marikamoshar
Wrote two years ago
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lidia-solymosi
Wrote two years ago
Congrats my dear :)

natalio
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations @helleka:)))

ivansyd
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations Helleka!!!! The effort you put in to keep this community connected is truly examplary!!!

wear-it
Wrote two years ago
Congrats!! We love you & your style is flawless!!

laonela
Wrote two years ago
Heidi your style is timeless, and amazing. Congratulations on the member spotlight. Its so great to learn about you a little more. Also I want to thank you for your continuous support and your inspiration. Congratulations again and keep rocking your amazing style.

helleka
Wrote two years ago
Thank you everyone for reading the interview and commenting, this is really sweet of you! :)

fashionluvver12345
Wrote two years ago
Beautiful sets! Congrats on getting member spotlight! You deserve it very much! Also, thanks for being my first follower and set liker :) Congratulations again! Marvelous job! @helleka

orel1
Wrote two years ago
Stunning!

dreamingofamelia
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations @helleka, you completely deserve it! It's great to learn more about you :)

bodangela
Wrote two years ago
wao @helleka . Congrats!!! This is the right tribute to your wonderful sense of taste :)

karineminzonwilson
Wrote two years ago
Sorry all member, I don't want to fight with anyone here, but I think here is a place to congrats and enjoy the Helleka's interview!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats again dear Heidi you are fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤

eleonoragocevska
Wrote two years ago
@karineminzonwilson Don't confuse being rude with being honest.

karineminzonwilson
Wrote two years ago
I think you words so rude just it @eleonoragocevska : "Second of all, there are far better members with fantastic sets." (your words) and now again "everyone has it's own style, but that doesn't mean that everyone is good at what they do." (your words) Ofc you can express what want, like me, have a splendid day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEACE AND LOVE, Ka ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

eleonoragocevska
Wrote two years ago
@karineminzonwilson I'm sorry dear, but don't give yourself the right to tell me whether i can express or not my honest opinion. I never said Helleka isn't good, but since here are placed members that deserved it, where is Satinee then? And yes, everyone has it's own style, but that doesn't mean that everyone is good at what they do.

lenaki
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations @helleka ! ! ! Amazing!!! Nice to "meet" you here!!

venia92
Wrote two years ago
Many congrats dear! A great interview and excellent sets! xxx

karineminzonwilson
Wrote two years ago
Sorry, but in my humble opinion, your comment was unnecessary dear @eleonoragocevska. Here is a place to celebrate and congrats our dear friends and not discuss who is better, each has its own style, and for sure @helleka is here because she deserves!!!!!!!!! Have a nice weekend, all the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Karine ❤

lacas
Wrote two years ago
Oh, dear Heidi!
I love you Sets! You inspire me from my 1. set! You are the best here!
Wonderful Interview.I am glad to readabout you!
You must laugh, when you my google translation sentences reads :)))
 
Anetta (lacas)

greta-martin
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations @helleka! ! ! ! You know how much i adore your artistic and stylish sets , just admire you sooooo much ! ! ! You are so talented my dearest , love love your interview , nice to know more about your , much love Greta ! ! ! ❤❤❤

m-h21
Wrote two years ago
Aww congratulations Heidi!! This is well deserved!! You have impeccable style and sets! And not to mention you're kind and support your followers! <3

texasgal50
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations @helleka! How wonderful to see your beautiful work on display upon opening Polyvore. You have over 50,000 followers and nearly 1,000,000 set likes, yet you make time to visit our sets, make sweet comments, and mentor anyone who asks. You are a terrific "polyfriend" and truly deserve this honor. It is so nice to learn more about you in the interview. Fantastic!

salza
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations sweetie @helleka ; very well deserved! Always loved your amazing sets and looking forward to many more of them from you. Big kisses!!!

prilsplace
Wrote two years ago
Congrats @helleka!

emavera
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations, dear Heidi! I'm so happy to see the member spotlight on you! You deserve it! Your work is really unique and you are one of the most lovely members here on Polyvore! Hugs and kisses!

princesskary
Wrote two years ago
this is AMAZINIG, congrats x

purplilac808
Wrote two years ago
You have a great sense of style. Congratulations!!

chelseagirlfashion
Wrote two years ago
Darling! This is so wonderful! Congratulations. You deserve it. :D

becksd78
Wrote two years ago
Congrats my sweet friend @helleka !!!!!!
I'm sooooo happy for you! ♥♥
((hugs)) =)

bullygrrl
Wrote two years ago
YAYYYYYYY!!!!!! My dear friend, you are the BEST. Love this feature, love your interview, admire you immensely. Congratulations!

k-hearts-a
Wrote two years ago
Congrats!!!!! I'm so happy to see the member spotlight on @helleka !!!!
Heidi, my friend, you are so very talented and an inspiration here on polyvore!!! I love your sets and your sense of style. I really enjoyed getting to know more about you from this interview:) Hugs, Ker xoxo

pandacubcake
Wrote two years ago
congrats!! you totally deserve it you're so amazing and talented and all of your sets blow my mind!

mercimasada
Wrote two years ago
yah!!! big whoop!! it's a pleasure getting to know a little more about you! you are one of my fave poly members, and i'm so excited to see you spotlighted!!! well deserved! you have a wonderful sense of style and a great eye for details! Congrats, my dear!!! xoxo

maria-maldonado
Wrote two years ago
Congratulations! what a wonderful interview! loved learning about you!

past-322d
Wrote two years ago
Polyvore i have a Set i want you to look at Here: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=62446568 By the Way My Whole family says im REALLY Good at Making stuff,I hope its Good enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

silvershuriken
Wrote two years ago
Congrats dear!! I'm so happy that you got to do this interview,it was great!! xoxo

linda-caricofe
Wrote two years ago
My dear wonderful friend. I enjoyed the interview tremendously. I am so happy for you, and you do deserve this honor, really and truly. And, as usual, all of your sets are like a fashion show with many delights.
Hugs to you, best wishes, Linda

missoumiss
Wrote two years ago
congrats dear and it was great to know more about u :)

exxpress
Wrote two years ago
Wooooooo congrats!!!

elena-indolfi
Wrote two years ago
Great interview,congrats! :)

sheryl-lee
Wrote two years ago
Congrats girl!!! Fabulous sets

patsypatsy
Wrote two years ago
Congrats!!

carola-corana
Wrote two years ago
Go girl! This is wonderful, dear........ Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

doozer
Wrote two years ago
Wonderful Heidi Sweetie!! Congratulations, great interview!! XXO

passion-fashion-2
Wrote two years ago
So nice to get to know you a little bit more Heidi. I knew you loved the timeless classics as evident in your sets. You have such exquisite taste. Thanks for sharing your talents & your excellent fashion style. Congratulations my friend! @helleka enjoy your weekend! :)ox

leegal57
Wrote two years ago
Fabulous interview @helleka !! So happy to see your wonderful style being appreciated and acknowledged!!!

kulta
Wrote two years ago
Wow! Congratulations @helleka!

eleonoragocevska
Wrote two years ago
First of all, when are you planing of honoring Satinee for her major contribute here on Polyvore? Second of all, there are far better members with fantastic sets.

lovelypao
Wrote two years ago
Congrats girl!ª!!

selmendonca
Wrote two years ago
Congrats Helleka ... great sets and interview ! XX

gabby6886
Wrote two years ago
Congrats !!!

frenchcuffbtq
Wrote two years ago
Great little read! How great!

lseed87
Wrote two years ago
Amazing! Congrats

spenderellastyle
Wrote two years ago
Congratssssssssssss!!!! @hellaka

karineminzonwilson
Wrote two years ago
@helleka I'am waiting a interview with you for a long time my dearest Heidi, so nice to know more about you!!!!!!!!! You are one of the most lovely members here and I adore your sense of style!!!!! kisses Ka <3

khumphrey101
Wrote two years ago
Beautiful sets @helleka Congrats on Member Interview! :D

limabean-347
Wrote two years ago
@helleka ohh wow darling! it was great getting to know more about you!! you have an amazing sense of style. and you are always so sweet! xxxx

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