Friday, April 17, 2015

Loewe Fantasy Campaign

When casual milkshakes in a park turn into a Loewe new campaign shoot with Alexandra being creative director/photographer and Harleth model. 







Feather ear cuffs in Vogue Germany

Yesterday morning I woke up to very good news - one of my dangle feather ear cuffs is featured in the newest issue of Vogue Germany. The blue ear cuff fits perfectly into the denim themed shoot set in LA and featuring one of my favourite models Sam Rollinson.

"Into The Blue", Vogue Germany May 2015

Photographer: Nick Dorey
Stylist: Katie Mossman
Hair: Edward Lampley
Model: Sam Rollinson
Make-up: Benjamin Puckey
see the full story here

Thursday, April 16, 2015

shoutout to the best roommates ever

I often get questions about where I stay when I'm in New York, the answer is a model apartment that  I share with five to seven other girls. Coming from a big family, I am used to sharing bedrooms and waiting in a line for bathroom, so it's alright but it depends a lot on who your roommates are. I'm super lucky to have such nice people around me who all come from different countries and cultures - that's what makes life here so interesting.

From left: Pamela from Dominican Republic, Abla from Canada and Thayná from Brazil







Organic Avenue smoothie bowl and how to Do-It-Yourself

I am one of those who could never do a smoothie diet, let alone a juice cleanse. After having a smoothie I am always left craving for some solid food..something crunchy. The only form of smoothie I really like is the smoothie bowl - looks and feels little bit more like an actual meal.
I recently tried the Titan Smoothie Bowl at Organic Avenue but as having organic food for lunch everyday is an expensive habit in New York, I figured out the bowl is super easy to make at home. See below for the ingredients and instruction.
According to organicavenue.com: This nutrient-dense smoothie is packed with leafy greens, grasses, and algae that boost your energy and alkalize your body. Alkalizing fruit and protein-packed hemp seeds make this a perfectly balanced treat to enjoy at any time of day. 

And now get back to the kitchen and do-it-yourself.

For the Green Smoothie Bowl (adjust the quantities how you like)
1/4 cup milk of your choice (almond, soy, full-fat)
1 ripe banana
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup frozen mango

For the Toppings:
sliced bananas
granola
hemp seeds
(more ideas: shredded coconut, chia seeds, honey, sliced kiwis, fresh berries, almonds, pumpkin seeds)

In a blender, add the milk, banana, spinach and mango, in that order. Blend on low speed until the mixture is thick and creamy. You may have to tamp it down to help it blend evenly. Transfer to a bowl and let it set in the freezer while you prepare your toppings.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

first signs of spring

Let me know what would you like to hear about most while I'm here in New York this month? - travel/food/shopping tips, working and living in the city, modelling, exhibitions, whatever, you name it;) 



at home with H&M Conscious Exclusive

Time to give you a sneak peak of my favourites from H&M Conscious Exclusive collection again!
In my last post I showed you a rather comfortable everyday spring look, my other favourite item from the collection was far from casual - long tight-fit v-neck dress made from recycled polyester covered in beads made from recycled plastic. I love the low rounded neckline at the back, narrow shoulder straps and the mix of mesh, beads and chiffon.

It's nice to ditch the sweatpants and dress up at home for a change! But if I were actually going out in that dress, I'd do the opposite - dress it down with leather boots and an oversized sweater.

Get yourselves ready, H&M Conscious Exclusive lands in stores already this Thursday, April 16. 





Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Yorkers' obsession with kale has gone too far

even so that we now have team-Kale sweatshirts

and cookbooks dedicated to this green leafy plant 

they even put kale in the traditional quinoa salad, it was delicious though



Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hello NYC!

Glad to be back in my favourite city (after Paris). 

Friday, April 3, 2015

morning rituals

water with chia seeds

acai bowl topped with frozen raspberries and blueberries, toasted coconut chips, mulberries and Brazil nuts 


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

H&M Conscious Exclusive GIVEAWAY

Seoses  H&M Conscious Exclusive'i poodidesse jõudmisega 16.aprillil on mul suurepärane võimalus kinkida ühele lugejale need superlahedad statement kõrvarõngad samast kollektsioonist. Isegi nende pilkupüüdvate kõrvarõngaste puhul on kasutatud taaskasutatud materjalist valmistatud litreid. Taaskasutuse ja jätkusuutlikuse püüe läbib kusjuures tervet kollektsiooni, alates kingadest kuni nahkjakkideni.

Loosimises osalemiseks jäta kommentaaridesse oma e-mail ja juba 10.aprillil kuulutan võitja välja :)


Nende kõrvarõngaste puhul ma isegi katsetaks, kuidas oleks kanda vaid ühte korraga ja panna teise kõrva midagi sarnast kuid väiksemat nagu Louis Vuittoni FW 2014/15 shows näha võis.



Bird watch

photos - Madara Freimane
feather ear cuffs - annijurgenson.com





Monday, March 30, 2015

H&M Conscious Exclusive preview

Conscious Exclusive is H&M's capsule collection created unexceptionally only from environmentally sustainable fabrics, for example organic linen, hemp and leather, they even use recycled sequins. This spring's collection is fronted by American actress and  humanitarian Olivia Wilde who is starring in the beautiful campaign pictures.

 I got an early sneak peak of the collection at the H&M showroom in Tallinn. Although there were spectacular dresses with hand-drawn images of birds, Africa-inspired prints, sequined dresses etc, the look that caught my eye was simplest of them all. I picked this light spring jacket that looks like a morning gown and a sophisticated coat at the same time. Love how lightweight and flowy it is. 

Paired the coat with my sneakers and perfect lazy Sunday look was born. 

H&M Conscious Exclusive hits the stores on April 16.
 Eestis tuleb kollektsioon müügile H&M'i esinduskauplusesse Tallinna Postimajas.





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?