Caribbean Dreaming

Caribbean Dreaming

Our SS17 campaign “Caribbean Dreaming” is all about the small joys in life.

My grandmother Maie became the unexpected style muse for the shoot. I remember her always being very glamorous. Even when she was sunbathing in the garden of our Summer cottage, she had a proper hairdo and purple lipstick on. It was the time when Estonia was still part of the Soviet Union and travelling abroad was impossible. You couldn´t just buy a ticket and fly to the Caribbean for a holiday, so you had no choice but to make the most of your backyard sunbathing sessions.

The modern reason for not being able to fly to the Caribbean is lack of time. Our busy lifestyles became the inspiration for our SS17 photoshoot. When you just don´t have the time for a vacation, you can always create your own sunshine. Take time off in small portions and enjoy these fun little moments in life. We always want more but sometimes we just have to make the most of what we already have!


 

Photographer: Sandra Palm
Model: Mari-Liis @EMA
Styling: Johanna Eenma
Hair/make-up: Nele Pandis
Location: Tallinn Botanic Garden

How to Wear: Kristel Turtleneck

Kristel Turtleneck Top

Our most versatile piece the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top will give you endless styling options. You can show off your suspenders, or hide them. Wear the cutout in front or at the back, pair it with skirts or trousers, dress it up or keep it casual.

Kristel Turtleneck


 

LAYER UP 

Kristel Top is great for layering. Let the turtleneck and suspenders do the talking while they peep out from underneath a jumper. It’s a great transitional piece to wear and take from your Winter wardrobe straight into Spring.


 

WEAR TO WORK

Kristel also helps you look polished at the office. Tuck the suspenders in to wear the top as a classic turtleneck with a pencil skirt. If you’re feeling more adventurous let the suspenders show and add a pair of smart trousers to keep it classy.

Turtleneck Top


 

PARTY ENSEMBLE

For a fashionable party look dress the top up with a pair of heels and funky culottes. Bright and pastel tones add a nice balance, keeping the outfit soft yet bold. Don´t be afraid to be playful. That´s what the top was made for!

Kristel Turtleneck

All That Glitters

Susan Glitter Top

Our Glitter mini range is here and shining bright! Inspired by Kriss’s travels to Japan and the street style of Tokyo, these items are absolutely to die for. The beautiful golden glitter tulle fabric is the star and the perfect match for our bestselling cuts.


 

Susan Glitter Top

Susan Top is unquestionably a firm favourite of our customers. We are always trying to come up with new ways to reinvent this model and the glitter version is definitely a great alternative to the classic lace one. As with all the Susan Tops there are endless ways to wear it as the peek-a-boo detailing can be both in the front or at the back. Our favourite is to layer it on top of a cool t-shirt.

Susan Glitter Top


 

Susan Glitter Gown

Definitely the most glamorous piece in our collections. Can be worn as an alluring dressing gown at home or a fashionable layering piece part of your outfit. The details and the length keep the Glitter Gown classy and sweet while the see-through fabric adds a certain quirkiness factor to it.

Glitter

Spring Inspiration

Moodboard

Now that our brand new spring-summer collection is up and available on our website, it’s the perfect time to talk about the inspiration behind it. This season the collection consists of smaller ranges that were all inspired by different travels and places.


 

Glossy Jersey

It’s all about the stunning glossy fabric and clever little details with this range. The cuts might be sporty but the shiny jersey adds just the right amount of glamour. The nude & navy colours represent the sand and the sea – the essentials of summer and that holiday feeling.

Kriss Soonik Glossy Jersey


 

Curacao

The beautiful blue is inspired by Kriss’s travels to Mexico last year, especially by the small resort village of Tulum, where she saw this shade mixed in the most unexpected combinations. One of the most memorable being with bright pink in the lively Carribean architecture.

Curacao Lace


 

Velvet Dot

Parisian Chic! The Velvet Dot range has that certain je ne sais quoi about it. The beautiful mesh fabric is cool yet classy, it both covers and shows off. The dots are made of velvet that are really soft to touch. The simple, elegant shapes complement the playfulness of the dots resulting in a tres chic ensemble.

Velvet Dot Kriss Soonik

Behind the Design: Kristel Turtleneck

Turtleneck Suspender Top

We launched the first Summer collection in 2009 with our Kristel Suspender Tank Top being one of the stars. Women immediately fell in love with its feminine shape and the comfortable jersey fabric. I was certainly one of the fans of the design. Being from Estonia I had to also create something to survive the freezing Nordic Winter in the same classy style. This is how the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top was born.


 

Kristel Suspender Top

Named after our first photographer and my dear friend Kristel Raesaar, the top is as versatile as her creative mind (she came up with the term “loungerie” for us, so you get what I mean). The top can be worn hidden as a layering piece or you can rock it with pairs of jeans and let the suspenders show. Moreover it’s reversible, meaning you can have the cutout in the front or at the back.


 

Turtleneck Suspender Top

Made in Estonia from the softest viscose jersey sourced from our long-time suppliers in Italy, I never wanted to compromise on the fabric. It had to be the softest and most durable option we could find. I wanted women who wear the top to feel confident, comfortable and sexy. With so many ways how to wear it, I think it really ticks all the boxes.


 

Manufacturing

I have always seen it as an more fashionable alternative to a classic black turtleneck.
It truly is a staple piece with a twist!


 

Suspenders

Love The Now

Last week Embassy of Champagne hosted a very bubbly photoshoot in one of the most luxurious hotels in Tallinn – Hotel Telegraaf. Their most elegant VIP suite became a photostudio for Moët & Chandon’s Love The Now campaign. And of course we´re really excited that our creations got featured in this gorgeous shoot. Here are some of our favourites from the campaign shot by photographer Kirill Gvozdev.


 

City Guide: Paris

In Paris I’m always in a hurry. Doing trade shows, visiting boutiques or fabric shows is sure fun but there’s never time to fully enjoy Paris. There are a few places though that I try to visit when in the City of Love. Here are my favourites.


 

SHOPPING

A dream destination for fashion lovers. You have everything from vintage flea markets to a selection of great French high-street to super high-end labels. The must visit would be the iconic Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann. With its remarkable dome and wide range of brands its one of my favourite shopping destinations. Until the 15th of Feb you can also find a selection of Kriss Soonik products on the lingerie floor.

Colette is a fashionable concept store that almost every day has a new product launch or an event happening, and therefore is always packed with all sorts of fashionistas. You can get everything from a simple pen to haute-couture frocks there.

If you are in the Le Marais area make sure not to miss Dollhouse – a cool lingerie shop that also carries some of our pieces.


 

CULTURE

The city itself is so beautiful and historical that even a short walk around Paris is almost too much to take in. There are however few places we always try to visit. One of them is Petite Palais. The little sister to the more known Grand Palace is a true gem. The building, erected in the 1900s is a true piece of art within itself. Inside you can find paintings, sculptures and works of art from Ancient Greece right up to the First World War. It also has the sweetest courtyard with the best cafe.


 

FOOD

No day starts without a visit to a local boulangerie where croissants and pain au chocolates are mandatory. For food shopping nothing beats La Grande Épicerie, which is part of the famed Bon Marché department store in the sixth arrondissement. Considered the best food shop in Paris it literally has everything! On top of French delicatessen the whole world cuisine is represented.

Another place worth mentioning is La Chaufferie, a cosy place nearby Gare du Nord that offers modern french dishes. Their onion soup is absolutely to die for!

Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is all about treating yourself and your loved ones. If you’re having trouble deciding what to go for, don’t worry, we’ve done the work for you. Our team handpicked a selection of our bestselling classics that would make any girl extremely happy!


 

Silvia & Maike Lace Lingerie Set 

Classics in a new shade! Our signature lace set now comes in the most gorgeous of blues. Inspired by the Caribbean Sea and the chicness of the Mexican resort of Tulum. Romantic holiday feeling is guaranteed with these bras and knickers.

Silvia & Maike Curacao-001


 

Susan Lace Body

This deep rich burgundy is simply stunning and is a perfect fit for the bestselling Susan Body. It’s so much more then just an underwear piece, you can totally rock it as an outerwear piece as well.

Susan Body Burgundy


 

Lotta Suspender Top

Lux details mixed with comfortable cut and fit. Lotta Suspender Top has French lace side panels which visually enhance the lovely female shape. Best paired with the cheeky Kristel Knickers!

Lotta Top

3 days in Paris

It was the fourth time showing our collections at the number 1 lingerie trade show in the world – Salon International de la Lingerie. For the AW17 season we were chosen to show in the brand new area – Uncover. The space was light and airy, had a very relaxed vibe, a great soundtrack, and a glass of champagne in the evenings sure made the three days very enjoyable. Trade shows can be hard but the organisers Matthieu and Daniela treated us really well.

Meanwhile on the other side of freezing cold Paris, the iconic department store Galeries Lafayette opened a Valentine’s pop-up featuring a hand-picked selection from our collection. If that wasn’t fantastic enough news, when we visited the store, we found the mannequin wearing our Susan Glitter Gown! The pop-up will stay open until the 15th February, so if you’re in town, go check it out.


 

 

Welcome Spring!

New year, new pieces!
We’re excited to present our latest spring jersey range. It’s a perfect mix of sporty and glam, laid-back and elegant.

It all started with the beautiful glossy rib fabric. It was love at first sight for Kriss who spotted it at a textiles trade fair. The range was designed there and then. The fabric from Portugal is lightweight, super soft and has the most beautiful subtle shimmer to it. Making it perfect for both lingerie and lounge pieces.

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ILONA BRA

The star product is the brand new Ilona Bra which you can’t help but show off. The athletic cut is complimented by a cutout at the back and our signature suspender clip detail in the front. Wear the bra with a low V-neck or an unbuttoned blouse.

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HEART GOWN

We’ve also updated our signature gown, which this time comes with a heart shape on the back. French lace pockets add a touch of glamour. Satin belt allows you to play around with the fit.

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