Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I'm, again, taking off from Estonia and away for a week or so. I'm going to Lithuania, but I doubt I have any free time to take pictures there. Until then enjoy some new pictures from Estonia. I had a great opportunity to go and see MAKI's new collection, which is great, at Nu Nordik and after that I went to see Aldo Järvsoo's, Riina Põldroos' and Oksana Tandit's collaboration at Art&Lights Design Night. Nice to see that Estonian fashion scene is improving so quickly!


Art&Lights Design Night at Hobuveski, Tallinn

I work as a stylist at Team Nihilist’s shop, so today I’m wearing a dress from there. This belt comes from a second-hand. My style is ever-changing. Some friends complain that they find it hard to recognize me, because I always look so different. I really like Aldo Järvsoo’s designs and this fashion show was great. His designs are bit too glam to just wear on streets, but I’m definitely planning to get some soon.

Art&Lights Design Night at Hobuveski, Tallinn

I’ve had my own style for very long time and I rarely get inspiration from other people, but as I work in fashion business, I still keep up with the latest trends. I like the idea of using more grey shades and I combine it with my other favourites - brown and black. Estonian girls always look very put together and this is what I really like about local street style. People actually pay attention on what they are wearing.

Margit and Indrek,
Art&Lights Design Night at Hobuveski, Tallinn

Indrek: People need to wear more colour! It is plain darkness in Estonia for half of the year, so wearing black clothes makes the place even more depressing. Another thing I like is wearing Converse sneakers. They look great with almost everything. I usually wear hats too, but for some reason I haven’t got one today.
Margit: I disagree with Indrek and I love wearing black and dark clothes. Today I’m wearing mainly Monton and I believe in supporting local designers and fashion houses. I’m a passionate reader of style.com and get many ideas from there. This autumn everyone is piling grey clothes, so I might try that trend too.

Art&Lights Design Night at Hobuveski, Tallinn

I’ve always liked to combine black with other colours. For the past couple of months I’ve been really busy and haven’t had much time to focus on my personal style. Therefore I’m not sure what I’d like to try this autumn. I have focused more on designing clothes for other people, and inspiration mainly comes from the textiles I use. I think street style in Estonia is very different from what Estonian designers create. I’m not sure whether it is good or bad.

MAKI’s collection at Nu Nordik, Tallinn

People look more stylish, when they have more free time in their hands. It takes time to earn money for nice clothes, but also for putting together great outfits. My current favourites are purple and yellow colour. I just got a yellow coat for this autumn. Although I love black, I want to wear something more colourful. I’m here with my lovely dog Coco. Everybody thinks she was named after Coco Chanel, but actually I had a coconut in mind.

Daria and Madli,
Tammsaare’s Park, Tallinn

The best second-hands in Estonia are in Kohila and in other small towns. You can get really unique and cheap clothes from second-hands and therefore we usually shop there. We listen to all kinds of different music styles and in fashion we combine different looks. Estonian street style is changing all the time, but people still look the same. First there were hip-hop followers, then punk-rock and emo and so on. People, who don’t have their own style, adapt whatever is mainstream.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

New York City, USA

In my family everyone had very distinct style, for example my sister is into rockabilly, while my mother is very sophisticated, my own style is a mixture of everything. My current style icon is Agyness Deyn, she has a great quirky style. In New York people try to be more extravagant than others, while in most of the places everybody follow just one trend and this makes New York one of the fashion capitals.

New York City, USA

I’m originally from NY, but at the moment I live in Paris. I like New York’s style better, because there are more different styles. In Paris people look the same and wear too much black. My current favourite colours are grey and mustard. I think this fall’s colours are great! I’m trying to find some neat ankle boots. These shoes are by Dries van Noten.

New York City, USA

My style is all the way Gay’n’Ghetto. I have my own label called Hood by Air and you can get it from Seven in New York. So if I want something, I just design it. New York’s style isn’t anymore what it used to be. Everyone seems to look the same and have lost their uniqueness. Nothing very innovative.

New York City, USA

I like skater style and just pick up ideas from people I see. Street style is quite influential. I wear a lot of vintage and I prefer more plain clothes combined with something interesting. One’s style is a form of expression and a way of showing your personality, luckily everybody in NY has one and therefore street style here is great.

New York City, USA

I think New York’s style is an inspiring mixture of everything. Another great style inspiration is the editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue Carine Roitfeld. My current favourites are oversize balloon-shaped dresses. The dress I’m wearing is by one Japanese designer. I’d like to buy some new Oxford shoes.

New York City, USA

Italian new-wave cinema and film directors like Fellini have had a great influence on my style. I prefer plain and simple things with value. Most of clothes are from A.P.C. or vintage. Fashion in New York is in dead phase. High street has commercialized fashion and everybody look the same. I’m hoping for a rebirth of 70’s punk rock scene, Puerto Rican hip-hop and things like that.

New York City, USA

My style icons are Kate Moss and Brigitte Bardot, and my own style is a combination of their style and everything British, because I’m from London. I also think that Marni is great for ideas. I’ve always loved wearing grey, so this season it is perfect. I like grey in all shades. I get my clothes from here and there and currently I like to raid my family members’ closets- this jumper used to belong to my grandfather and skirt to my mom.

New York City, USA

I like clothes that won’t lose their value. I’ve got quite a lot of designer clothes, but also vintage. Today I’m wearing Ksubi jeans, because my wife is Australian, and this shirt is by Marc Jacobs. My newest purchase are these glasses. Life changes, people change and therefore it is logical that fashion and personal style changes. It develops as the person develops.