Monday, March 23, 2015

small and black

I had been looking for a small versatile bag for a while in New York and Paris until found it from a local thrift store in Tallinn.
/coat - Zara, scarf - Alpaka/

Alpaca wool plaid

Just in time I got back to chilly Estonia, I was greeted with a lifesaving plaid made of 100% baby alpaca wool.
My biggest gratitude goes to ALPAKA, a company originated in Estonia sourcing materials from Peru and making the softest and warmest plaids, scarves, rugs and throws of natural alpaca wool. Alpacas are South American camelids, indigenous to the Peruvian highlands. The harsh climate and temperature fluctuations of up to 40°C that the animals have to endure at 3 500 - 5 000m of altitude, make the material of alpaca one of the most desirable natural fibers in the world.

ALPAKA products are sold in 30 countries worldwide, online and at their headquarters located in Tallinn.


Handmade teddy bear to show you how gentle and smooth the alpaca fur is.

At first I was thinking about using the plaid at home while lounging and reading a book but it has actually proven itself as a great everyday scarf. Especially now when sunshine gives me temptation to sit at outdoor cafés but temperatures aren't really encouraging it. Just wrap yourself in the scarf (a great replacement to the ugly plaids they give out at the cafes) and pretend it's summer already!




Sunday, March 22, 2015

New York fashion (week) report in Arter

Fashion news from New York in the latest issue of Arter.
featuring: 70's comeback, PHHHOTO gif app (more about that later), Fashion is Nuts project and Alexander Wang taking over Bergdorf Goodman's flagship store of 5th avenue.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Abstract Gardener for LE PARADOX mag

I am glad to share you a story a shot in Paris for Le Paradox magazine. It was one of the shoots where the editor in chief/stylist is 22, photographer 25 and you suddenly feel old at 19 years. Inspiring and intimidating at the same time! Proves that everything is possible when you have the energy and passion. Makes "let's move to Paris and work in fashion" look easy. 


THERESA MARX PICTURES ANNI JURGENSON AS THE “ABSTRACT GARDENER”.
IN AN INDUSTRIAL GLASSHOUSE WITH NO GREEN, THERE AREN’T ANY SHRUBS TO TRIM FOR THE ABSTRACT GARDENER. THE SUNLIGHT FILTERS THROUGH THE WINDOWS AND SLOWLY TURNS ANNI INTO A FLOWER. AS A DELICATE SPRING BLOSSOM, SHE WEARS THE PLAYFUL DESIGNS OF GYO YUNI KIM CHOE. THEN SUDDENLY SHE GROWS INTO AN EXOTIC PLANT. HER HUMAN BODY DISAPPEARS IN QUOÏ ALEXANDER‘S FOREST OF KNOTS AND WOVEN WONDERS, FINALLY REVEALING HER SAVAGE BEAUTY.








PHOTOGRAPHY
STYLING
CECILIA MUSMECI
MODEL
ANNI @ ELITE
HAIR & MAKE-UP
REFERENCES


Friday, March 20, 2015

Paris Fashion Week: Allude FW 15/16 backstage

Backstage view of German cashmere brand Allude fall-winter 2015/16 show at Paris fashion week. 


What a flashback from my 4th grade! Crimped hair were also seen on the catwalks of Issey Miyake and Maison Margiela. Do we really want that to make a comeback?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

 A pompous building by architect Frank Gehry in the outskirts of Paris to host various cultural events and a collection of contemporary art by names such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Ellsworth Kelly and Nam June Paik.
. The outstanding site is worth the visit even if you don't care about the art.


It was a rainy day but I imagine the view from the terrace would be amazing with clear sky.



installation by Olafur Elliason (Iceland/Denmark), Inside the Horizon, 2014. 




Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Musee Cognacq-Jay. Lumières : carte blanche à Christian Lacroix

Musée Cognacq-Jay is small museum in Paris, which collection was put together in the early 1900's and was focusing mainly on 18th century French work and rococo artists such as Watteau, Fragonard, Boucher. In 2015 the museum was reopenend after a long period of renovation. Fashion designer Christian Lacroix was given  free hands to curate the museum's collection and include works of his own and by his fellows, for example dresses by Vivienne Westwood and photos by Tim Walker. The result was an inspiring mash-up of 18th century's and contemporary art which all fit into the same mood. 

8, rue Elzevir, 75003 Paris







Sunday, March 8, 2015

we are the flowers

new arrivals for lagarconne.com
tee by new new york brand 6 3 9 7 

Rue de la Paix

I'm starting to love waking up early - sunshine and zero tourists on streets 

Friday, February 27, 2015

p a r i s

Paris is definitely my cup of tea... so much calmer than New York. It takes time to get used to the lack of delis and 24/7 take-away food places though...

first signs of spring are already on the streets

on the way to Picasso museum




Thursday, February 26, 2015

Paris: Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

Surprisingly, the first museum I visited here in Paris was a museum of hunting and nature.

Even if you don't have any particular interest in the subject, you will be impressed by the breathtakingly beautiful rooms filled with paintings from 18-19th century, photos, sculptures, taxidermy, collection of arms and other objects used for hunting throughout history. 
Besides temporary collection, they also showcase some work by contemporary artists embracing the same theme. 

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

62, rue des Archives 75003 Paris



entry to the museum / artwork by Julien Salaud (b. 1977)


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

J.W. Anderson FW 2015/16 show backstage in London

Superquick trip to London last week to be part of J.W. Anderson's 80's Soviet party girls inspired fall-winter 2015 show at London fashion week 

backstage


photos by Lea Colombe for Dazed&Confused

photos StyleBistro / Vogue US 
with Harleth K /  Maja Salamon 



light as a pearl

Maison Margiela Daisy Earring shot for La Garconne.
 If you have't checked out La Garconne online store yet, then do it now. They have such nice clean and minimal aesthetic, which I really like. 


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Always on the run

I know I haven been such a lousy blogger but a lot is going on. Since my last post, I've left New York, made a quick stop in London and landed in Paris. Just wanted to remind you that I am still instantly updating my Tumblr with iPhone photos I take throughout days and of course Instagram. Feel free to follow! 
Love,
Anni

Collina Strada FW15 at New York Fashion Week


loved the beauty look of wine-stained lips and both materials used in the collection - silk and sheepskin 



Thursday, February 19, 2015

DELPOZO FW15

This was my favourite show at NY fashion week so far, even brought my camera to snap some backstage pictures for you. 


gorgeous redhead Jessica L


waiting for the rehearsal 

Lana and Kelsey

Loved these headbands

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