Caribbean Dreaming Pop-Up

Kriss Soonik

It was my 8th time in Tokyo but this time was extra special – I was finally there during the peak cherry blossoming. And I must say nothing really compares to these fluffy white and pink petals. Apparently Sakura season is bigger than Christmas in Japan. And now I know what the hype is about!

The main reason for my visit to Tokyo this time was our pop-up at Omotesando Hills Rocket at the heart of Tokyo’s most prestigious shopping street Omotesando. This is the legendary street where Gucci, Chanel, Loewe et al. have their flagships.

We had a fabulous opening party. Was so great seeing all my Japanese friends (thank you for my beautiful flowers and gifts!) and also meeting so many new faces. The pop-up’s theme was “Caribbean Dreaming” after our SS17 campaign. Guests were posing with our campaign stars dolphin and flamingo while sipping Litchi Blue cocktails. We had loads of fun as you can see from the gallery below.

Until next time Tokyo!


 

 

Katwomen T-Shirts

Katwomen T-Shirt

Last summer we brought our cat logo alive with the very talented illustrator Kati Stimmer. We called her Kat. She is a glamorous creature – sassy, independent and courageous. She doesn’t care what others think about her because she just really enjoys being herself.

T-Shirt


 

My name is always written with a C whenever I go, so it wasn’t really hard to come up with her name. But that was also the moment when the idea for the Katwomen Alphabet occurred. Letters combined with our beautiful creature on cool T-shirts? I was sold. It had been a long-time dream of mine to include a range of T-shirts into our collections.

Katwomen Alphabet


 

The supersoft organic cotton T-Shirt comes with 21 different letters making it easy to find your initial. Rock it with a pair of jeans or wear it underneath our Susan Tops or Bodies. The peek-a-boo detailing is perfect to show off your letter.

Behind the Design: Silvia & Maike

Lace Lingerie

Writing about our bestselling classic items is like walking on memory lane. Silvia Bra is where it all started for the Kriss Soonik brand. If today you see triangle bralettes in every store, in every fashion show, then 8 years ago the scene was very different. All the brands were selling constructed bras, mainly padded or even push-ups. Then we came along with our soft cup bra. Our collection overall was more casual for a luxury brand. Using fabrics such as jersey and velour, so we got away with it. And not only did we get away with it, we owned that piece. Our brand became known for that lace bra with the wide elastic.


 French Lace

 

The first Silvia was made of black French lace – glamorous, chic and an immediate bestseller. For our 5th birthday we launched the Rainbow of Bras collection where Silvia came in many different bright and pastel colours. We are now constantly adding new shades to the mix. We have also extended the range into different fabrics, the Silvia Fishnet Bra being one of the most popular.


 Lace Lingerie

 

But of course talking about the Silvia Bra without mentioning Maike Knickers is only telling half the story. From the very beginning it has been a match made in heaven. Bold wide elastic with delicate lace combination finished with the square satin bow has made the set both sexy and sporty. It’s everyday lovely lingerie for a modern woman!


 

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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

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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