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Zoot Suits and Teddy Boys

Mimosa Dedanann, the doyenne of vintage clothing in Finland & further afield, discusses American-born zoot suits and their connection to the Teddy Boy style and culture of the U.K.



Teddy Boys

For Further Reading AMERICANA Recommends:

The Teds by Chris Steele-Perkins & Richard Smith

Diary of a Teddy Boy : A Memoir of the Long Sixties by Mim Scala


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AMERICANA @ Tampere Vintage on Sunday

AMERICANA will be at Tampere Vintage on Sunday selling items from its collection of classic vintage clothing from the U.S.A.

The event is at  Pakkahuone in Tampere from 12-6 p.m. and will feature:

  • Dancing by Brownie’s Lindy Hoppers
  • Live music from The Lester Peabody & Mitja Tuurala Duo
  • An Interview with Gina Holdar, author of A-Z of Classic American Clothing
  • An Interview with the “Mekkoswäppi” vintage clothing swap group
  • A “Vintage Service Station” run by Mimosa Dedanann who will value and suggest ways to alter or clean vintage clothing pieces
  • Organ Grinder Teuvo Ylijoki
  • Roller Derby Skaters from Tampere’s Rollin’ Hos

Gina, Riika & Anna will be so happy to see you there!

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AMERICANA Is Coming To Finland

Friday, November 19th

The international premiere of AMERICANA’s book will be hosted in Finland!

There will be an interview with the author Gina Holdar, book signings, a DJ, food & drink, and a lotto to win several pieces from AMERICANA’s collection of vintage clothing.

Plus, everyone who purchases a copy of the book will get a free vintage bandana!

Sunday, November 21

AMERICANA will be selling vintage clothing from the U.S.A., which has been specially selected for the folks in Tampere!

The event is at  Pakkahuone from 12-6 and will feature dancing by Brownie’s Lindy Hoppers, live music from The Lester Peabody & Mitja Tuurala Duo, Organ Grinder Teuvo Ylijoki, roller derby skaters from Tampere’s Rollin’ Hos, two interviews with Gina Holdar and the Mekkoswäppi vintage clothing swap group and a “vintage service station” run by Mimosa Dedanann who will value and suggest ways to alter or clean vintage clothing pieces.

Suomi, Here We Come!



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Thanks to Everyone at Helsinki Vintage

Helsinki Vintage @ the Cable Factory

A big KIITOS! to everyone at Helsinki Vintage.  Our customers were great people, the organizers did a fantastic job and altogether everyone had a fun day!

A big shout out goes to Anna &  Riika who are the two wonderful ladies who helped us out at the Americana stand.  A big thanks is especially in order to Lotta of Helsinki Vintage who pulled together an unforgettable experience for Americana!

Americana's Gina, Riika & Anna

Here are some more of the highlights for Americana…

Meeting Good Rockin’ Baby Ina & now having a new super-cool friend in Finland…

Gina & Good Rockin' Ina

Discussing vintage with the Finnish legend Matti Majava…

Gina with Matti Majava of Beavers Jeans & the Finnish Denim Museum

Seeing these great people wearing their Americana clothes with Reino shoes…

Sampsa in His Georgia Bulldawgs Red Pendleton

The Lovely Elina & Carolina Always Offering a Helping Hand

Getting to know the unparalleled talent & energy of Mimosa Dedanann…


Meeting my new friends & fellow vintage enthusiasts from Sweden the Kellermans

Fanny and Magdalena of Kellerman Vintage

and meeting fellow bloggers Riika & Ina

Gina Americana, Harlean's Heyday & Good Rockin' Baby

We’ll be back in Finland in November for the A-Z of Classic American Clothing book launch at Rosebud Bookstore on the 18th and Tampere Vintage on the 21st. But until then…

Nähdään Pian Suomi!


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Americana at Helsinki Vintage This Sunday

Helsinki Vintage @ The Cable Factory

We’re so excited about our participation at Helsinki Vintage this weekend!  The event is from 11am-6pm, Sunday September 19th, at the Cable Factory in Helsinki.

Americana will be there selling all the coolest, classic American vintage clothing.

Gina of Americana will also be participating in a panel discussion about vintage clothing and American culture at 1 o’clock during the event.

On the panel will also be Matti Majava who is the creator of the Beavers Jeans label, runs the Finnish Denim Museum and who was the person who originally brought jeans to Finland.

The panel’s moderator is Mimosa Dedanann, a vintage and reproduction designer from Tampere, who is an underground culture and 1950s lifestyle enthusiast.

So come see us at Americana & have a great time at Helsinki Vintage!


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