Tuesday, 22 February 2011

bElles - damn girl how can i look like that?!!

We were shooting a commercial for bElles - Baskets For Elles, with our Cleva crew. We looked outstanding from head to sneakers! The talented boys from Cocoa did the filming. Our Cleva girl Linda Ilves made the ultimate bomb beat and her honey voice is just too much!!! And we of course did the styling. We filmed in an attic in Punavuori. It was freezing outside, so it was about -10 or something in our spot. Jumping 3 hours in the cooold weather was something new. It was so could that we could see your breath.
Video is coming out soon, stay tuned! In the mean while, check the making of photos.


Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't Be Long


Monday, 21 February 2011

Miss Mix 3/2011

It's THE time of the month. Hit the nearest gas station again! New Miss Mix is at the stores now. This issue we interviewed SADE ry girls, Jeniwai, Jenny and Joanna. Get yours and check it out!

- B

Friday, 18 February 2011


flyer by: Miika Saksi

bElles in the center of Helsinki for one month!!
Find the hottest spring sneakers. And of course our Badass style jewellery and clothes!!

23.2.-19.3.2011, Akkuna @ Lasipalatsi (Forum side)

Mon-Fri 10-20
Sat 10-18
Sun closed



Street Star 2011- Waacking final

bK representing in Street Star waacking final. Winner was Anto.


Thursday, 17 February 2011

Movement at Jenny Woo, 25.2.2011

This month hip hop 1vs1 competition in Movement. Get ready!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Nordic Moves vol.4

Nordic Moves vol.4 took place last weekend. It was dancing from morning till night. We took part on the hiphop 2vs2 battle. Our pre selection round was diamond but we lost in the quarter finals.

Our favorite one of the day was the locking final, A-Train and Razzle Dazzle against Alpha Extreme (Akim) and Muscleman Jeff (Jeffrey) . The battle was dope, both sides were on fire! A-Train and Razzle Dazzle had taken their funkyness to another level. And Akim and Jeffrey!! Whoa what powermoves!! Congratulations to Sara for winning the house and making it to Paris!

Vogue winner Miss Yaz, omg, she was crazy! Hitting the beats and killing it with that attitude. And she's only 10 years old! Those lines, variety, sense of humour and the understanding of directions is something that many dancers should learn from her. And the audience just can't get enough of her. Pure skills and talent, and definitely no cuteness points!

Our SAIFFA boys were also representing! Wartecs of Flow Mo won the Top rock. Focus got the PIONER award. Some regognition of his hard work as a bboy and for the culture and streetdance scene. So it's official, he is a pioneer, hand down!

Meeting in the ladies room
Afterparty was of course hot: first house party at Jenny's place and then some grooving in the official afterparty. Our friend Pdee (Bad Newz mp) from Germany was also around so we had to show him the Finnish (or our) way of partying, which means meetings in the ladies room. Haha.

TORI meatballs

at bElles

M living her life as a goldfish

Juste Debout Finland 2011 and Nordic Moves winners:

House: Assassins (Sara & House)
Popping: New Bronx Players ( Lipskee & Kaczorex)
Hip Hop: TP (Twisted Nina & Angelica Passion)
Locking: Yared Razzle Dazzle & Alex A-Train
Top Rock: Wartecs of Flow Mo

Krump: Mario
Vogue: Miss Yaz

Nordic Moves Crew Champs: Twisted Feet (Sweden)
Nordic Moves Pioneer Award 2011: Bboy Focus

Congrats to all the winners!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

SADE festival, 5-6.3.2011, Helsinki FINLAND

SADE 2011 5-6.3.2011, Helsinki, Finland. Special guest Yared Razzle Dazzle from Sweden.

Saturday 5.3.2011
17.30-19.00 Locking
19.00-20.30 Hiphop
Prize: 20 eur / class (90min/class)
All classes at Danceschool Saiffa (Lönnrotinkatu 25 A, 2. floor)

Sunday 6th of March, time 2 pm - 8 pm @ Gloria, Helsinki. Tickets 10 euros.
Dj Mercy 1 aka Olli

Judge: Yared (Sweden)
Winner gets 50 Euros price money!

Judges: Yared (Sweden), Ätä (Ghost Crew), Yemppa (Cleva)
All Winners gets 50 Euros price money!

-Live Performance by MisLinks
-Free Jamming                  
REGISTRATION for the battles at Gloria Sunday 6.3 from 1PM to 2PM. Come early. Limited amount of compatitioner. NOTICE! The participants of the battles must also pay 10 euros.

Flyer by Kiia Beilinson, photo by Samuli Ronkanen

Let's all participate and have a great time dancing together with one another!
Regards from SADE ry www.sadefestival.com/

There will also be Custom Painted Sunglasses @ Gloria:

Monday, 14 February 2011

"There are plenty of fish in the sea, but only few of them are goldfish." -Jojo Cleva.  
Much love and happy Valentinesday! -B

"Saturday Popping @ Saiffa!" 26.2.2011

Lets get it poppin yall!
"Saturday Popping @ Saiffa!" 26.2.2011.

1VS1 popping competition open for everyone who wants to enter.
Judges: Surprice judges
Dj: Mercy One
Price for winner 50€ cash plus fame and respect!

Doors open at 13pm.
Sign up for competition: 13-13:30pm.
All the competetors will go through an elimination round where the qualified poppers go to the battle rounds until we have a winner.

Entry/entering fee for the competition: 5€/person
Everyone come to the spot and represent!

"See you at Saiffa!"
Flyer by Mikko Björk

Thursday, 10 February 2011

CLEVA interview in Helsingin uutiset

MY (soon to be) ADIDAS

Spring is here!! Well, hopefully it comes after this hair-raisingly cold weekend.. Whether is minus 18 degrees or not, im going to treat myself with these. Get yours from bElles store Tarkk'ampujan katu 14 Helsinki, or the webstore www.b-elles.fi/



This could be the Nordic Moves pre-party?!

HNH Pres.
DILLA TRIBUUTTI "Tell Ya Kidz About DILLA" @ SILTANEN 11.2.2011
Dj´s: 3Rrd, Smoodymann and Ais-T + FRIENDZ and FAMILY



Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Nordic Moves starts tomorrow!

If you don't have any plans for the weekend this is where you should be!!

Nordic Moves vol 4. Saturday 12.2.2011, Pasilan urheiluhalli Helsinki. Juste Debout 2vs2 battles in hip hop, house, popping and locking. Nordic moves 1 vs 1battles in vogue and krump and the showcase competition. Do not miss out! And here's the event flyer with two optional dudes, the all so looovely Khan from Seoul and our own mister Axl Smith.


HINTA/PRICE: 30 € per tunti/class (90 min.)
Open level for all classes – basic understanding of the dance style is required.
The workshops will be organized at Dance School DCA in Helsinki (Mannerheimintie 6 A, 5th floor).
Limited attendance to all classes!
SITOVAT ilmoittautumiset / BINDING registration: info@nordicmoves.com

Thursday 10.2.2011
18.00 – 19.30 LOCKING / KHAN (KOR)
19.30 – 21.00 HIP HOP / MEECH (FRA)
21.00 – 22.30 HOUSE / BROOKLYN TERRY (USA)
21.00 – 22.30 POPPING / LEGEND (USA)

Friday 11.2.2011
17.30 – 19.00 LOCKING / KHAN (KOR)
19.00 – 20.30 POPPING / LEGEND (USA)
19.00 – 20.30 HOUSE / BROOKLYN TERRY (USA)
20.30 – 22.00 HIP HOP / MEECH (FRA)
20.30 – 22.00 VOGUE / JAVIER NINJA (USA)

Sunday 13.2.2011
10.30 – 12.00 KRUMP / KID TIGHT EYEZ (GER)
12.00 – 13.30 BBOYING / BBOY LAMINE (FRA)
19.30 – 21.00 VOGUE / JAVIER NINJA (USA)

NORDIC MOVES VOL 4 OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY will be organized at “Fredan Tivoli” (Fredrikinkatu 51-53) in the centre of Helsinki on 12.2.2011 (at 22-04) featuring the R&B star SHONTELLE from Barbados as the main act.
Tickets: 10 € (+ booking fee) at www.tiketti.fi
Age limit: 18

For all the info, go to www.nordicmoves.com


bElles - Baskets for Elles is selling sneakers and stuff at Nordic Moves Vol 4!!

Brace yourself & werk it!
Ladies --- bElles aka Baskets for Elles will be bringing the freakiest pairs of sneaks for you at the Nordic Moves and Juste Debout Finland 2011!!
Also selling Badass style jewellery!

So we kindly remind you to bring some cash for the shopping.
Some pics of the goodies:

Anna Abreu Hysteria

Kingis jäbä has finally got his rival!! Ima kicking it with Anna Abreu!! Just too hot to handle!! Gotta love it!!


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Marika's classes at SAIFFA!

Saiffa spring classes going on! Don't hesitate to sign up: info@saiffa.fi! www.saiffa.fi

Remember Marika's classes:
19-20 waacking open level
20-21 hiphop open level

19-20 waacking advanced
20-21 hip hop basic
21-22 hip hop advanced


Monday, 7 February 2011

Niki&Martha, Juste Debout NYC 2011

Our favourites, Niki and Martha burning the house down!


Seun & Roche, The Netherlands

Our friends Seun and Roche from the Netherlands won the Juste Debout Amsterdam locking side!!

Here's Kenzo and Seun doing their thing!


Sunday, 6 February 2011

Street Star - Stockholm!

Street Star was hot. We thought there would have be some hot men out there, but when we summed the it up in the Viking Line cabin 4151 all that we could talk about was the gorgeous female dancers and their bodies haha.

Our ultimate favourite was the popping final, where these young dudes from Sweden, Spazm & Baby Bang won against Greetack & Devious (Zulu Nation). Both crews on fire hole day! But we just fell in love with Spazm&Baby Bangs crazy technique and warm attitude. They really took over the show. They had taken popping to another level. But Greentech!! Seems like he doesn't have any joints in his body. Smooth like lotion.

We took part to waacking category and K made her way to the finals!! Watch the video from the finals here below. Notice the commentator lady mistakenly introducing K as Eva Schou. Well, K has heard that too many times. Yeah, we're both blonde, great..

Here's the video of the Street Star finals: Waacking final starts from 01:56
part 2. http://svtplay.se/v/2311580/dans/streetstar_2011__del_2?cb,a1364159,1,f,-1/pb,a1364158,1,,-1/pl,v,,2311261/sb,p104171,1,f,-1
for part 1. http://svtplay.se/v/2311261/dans/streetstar_2011__del_1?cb,a1364159,1,f,-1/pb,a1364158,1,,-1/pl,v,,2311580/sb,p104171,1,f,-1

Raija and Anneli represented Finland in the Vogue category. Anneli got through quarterfinals. Winner Anna Ninja was gorgeous. Here's the final video.

The fabulous Raija!                                                           Vanessa and Haza!
And then some shopping at the Viking Line tax free. Guess what's wrong..


Saturday, 5 February 2011

Rauha Mäkilä in Badass Style

Rauha Mäkilä looking stunning in the Badass style baseball jumpsuit and 3finger ring.

Check her website http://www.rauhamakila.com/
and go to see her exhibition at Gallery Kalhama & Piippo contemporary,

M.I.A, Rauha Mäkilä 2008, sekatekniikka kankaalle 130x150 cm