Friday, January 11, 2013

Look deep in to nature, 
and then you will understand everything
-Albert Einstein-
Hand made shoe collection:  Reta Raven 
Photos: Reta Raven

Monday, May 28, 2012

I still find each day too short for 
all the thoughts I want to think 
all the walks I want to take 
all the friends I want to see 
 all the SHOES I want to make <3

Shoes: Reta Raven
Clothing: Kati Joki
Photos: Reta Raven

Thursday, May 3, 2012

With the first insole I will need another insole. I cut second insole 15mm bigger that the first one which must be exact the same size as the bottom of the last.

Monday, April 23, 2012

After cutting pieces I dye them with liquid rust
I also modified the last to make it larger

I made the liquid rust from iron oxide (iron and vinegar)
It it will stain the leather black/grey because of the vegetable tannins in it

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Making  pair of shoes... 
it starts from pattern making and cutting pieces 

I use ecological vegetable tanned leather 
which is  produced in Lapuan Nahka Oy 

Name of this pair is Hilla and more pictures about Hilla will

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Had amazing photo shoot with my dear friend and designer
   Emmi Malmström 
You can find more pictures of her designs from here.

Shoes Emmi Malmström 
Model Nita Söyrilä
Photos Reta Raven

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"A song is anything that can walk by itself."
                                           Bob Dylan

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Every woman dies. Not every woman really lives."


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

“Smile when it hurts most.” 
                      Maria Robinson

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live" 
                                      Oscar Wilde

Inspiration from Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Sunday, July 10, 2011

"Sometimes I feel so sick at the state of the world 
I can't even finish my second apple pie." 

Print and inspiration "Nola white" by Banksy

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Life lives, life dies. 
Life laughs, life cries. 
Life gives up and life tries. 
But life looks different through
everyone's eyes"
            Groucho Marx 

Beginning of slow design shoes 
Hand made by Reta Raven

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

      "There's nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place."

Friday, April 15, 2011

"Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing.
And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss." 
Eighth episode 
street wear
Freedom of speech 
My personal favourite outfit. Making of this made me smile ;)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

“A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.”

Curacao bondage

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"To win, you have to have the talent and desire
— but desire is first."

 seventh episode
coctail dress
Inspiration from folk music 
I really won this challenge with a big help of my beutiful model Kerttu <3

Friday, April 1, 2011

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

My newborn babies <3
Curacao & spurs

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Some new pictures from Muodin huipulle (Project runway Finland)

Episode 6. 
Jacket for EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art 
 Judges said "it would be suitable for an rock,n roll guy"
Better serve it with a glass of bourbon ;)

Fifth episode
Party dress from old garment for my beautiful model Laura
She has lost 25 kilos, look at HER

 Fourth episode  
Houte Couture dress from white fabric
Not so couture for me but nice try from a shoe designer ;)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Project Runway Finland
Muodin huipulle
Made by Reta Raven

 Second episode
Picture from Malenami

 First episode 
Design philosophy

Watch online episodes from here -> Katsomo

Saturday, January 29, 2011

 Reta Raven participates in the Finnish Project Runway competition 

Everything I can imagine is my world...

Monday, January 3, 2011

"My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too."

Dress Reta Raven
Left shoe  Proenza Schouler
Right shoe Versace

Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Sparks sent flying, my mind thundering
The room of my heart flashing to the sky
The flaring of fumes fill my senses"

...This is fo my boy...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

He was the light of my life, my best friend.
Only love and happines in his heart.
We will meet again. 
I know you are waiting for me at the door...
like always...

Monday, November 8, 2010

"Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct."


Texture and inspiration from “Voyage to Cythera Autumn / Winter 1989-90″ Vivienne Westwood

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"I dream of painting and then I paint my dream"

 "Bird's nest"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

  ....greetings from Florence....


“If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much"

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"A dirty book is rarely dusty"

Minemore is ready to walk
...walk...with me...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

“I am easily satisfied with the very best.”


getting ready

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Everything you can imagine is real" imagine this....

...under your foot...

This is not the end
This is the beginning



Monday, June 14, 2010

Coral got a new look. So did I. 
Next week I hopefully have something else to show to you. Designing is hard work and sometimes things can go wrong... badly... Sometimes you need couple of days off to get a new start, new ideas. Sometimes all you need bit of a time alone...with your an elavetor.

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."

Friday, June 4, 2010

If everything goes right I will be telling you big news.
There are couple of big things going on right now. Just keep following my blogg and when the time is right I will reveal myself to you.

In the meanwhile enjoy your shoes!
Coz I really enjoy mine...
"I need some new stilettos
Can't walk down the street in those
You are who you wear it's true
A girl's just as hot as the shoes she choose"

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