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.


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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.


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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

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.

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Spring Inspiration

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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.

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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.


 

 

Kriss’s SALE Favourites

Our SALE is in full swing and there’s so many pretty pieces to choose from. To help make the process easier we asked Kriss to share some her favourites, how she wears them and why they have found a firm place in her wardrobe.


 

Glitter Trousers

Superwide floor-length soft shimmering cotton trousers with elasticated satin waistband and stripes on the sides. Ribbons at the bottom allow you to either wear the trouser legs wide or gather them into a puff.

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Kristel Monarch Suspender Top

A signature piece with a glam detail. The top is made of supersoft viscose jersey, it’s decorated on the sides with satin panels that give a visual slimming look. It has a keyhole detail on the back with a square satin bow and Kriss Soonik signature gold metal cat logo button. The top is reversible and truly gives you endless outfit options.

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Elve Mesh Body

Mesh body with wide elastic under bust for a support, satin bow in the front and ruffle detail on the bottom. It’s a great layering piece and the lovely pale pink colour works magic on all skin tones.

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SALE Highlights

Our seasonal SALE is here and as always there’s so much to choose from! Everything from cool underwear to lux loungewear to lingerie inspired outerwear. To help you along the way here are some of our highlights from this year´s selection. Happy shopping!


 

outerwear

Suspender Tops which are our signature are available in all sorts of colours, materials and cuts. Whether you are looking for something more classic like our Kristel Top or something more dressed up and glitzy like the Disco , there is certainly something for everyone’s taste. Our personal favourite is definitely the Turtleneck version – stylish and oh so practical for the winter months.

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Loungewear

Look and feel amazing around the house in our loungewear! Laura Shorts & Trousers are equally cosy as they are glam and sporty. Nele Gowns are beautiful and super comfy with cool, unexpected details. If you’re brave enough you can even wear it as a dress outside of your home.

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Lingerie

Jazz up your lingerie drawer with the Riti range. The super soft jersey feels like second skin and the cuts are flattering with one of a kind features. Suspender clips on bras & bodies allow you to wear straps two ways – straight over shoulders or criss-crossed on the back.

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Meet Sandra Palm

Our photographer Sandra is one of the coolest chicks to appear in my life over the last few years. Her sense of style, how she sees things, is unique and immediately catches your eye. I´ve learnt so much from her. I admire how professional she is. How she always speaks her mind. She´s fun to be around and I am glad to call her my friend.

Please let me introduce you to the one and only – Sandra Palm.

sandra-palm-by-stina-kase Photo by Stina Kase

Tell us a little bit about yourself
A creative girl with realistic vibes and who’s been obsessed with fashion all her life. Can’t live without travelling and good food!

How would you describe your personal style?
I appreciate good minimalistic design with some creative twists and high-quality fabrics. Used to wear a lot of black for years. Yet lines are still more important than colors, I’m trying to add some tones to my wardrobe at the moment. Brands like Acne, COS, Filippa K.

How did you end up working with Kriss?
By the time I met Kriss I had already been a long time fan of her personality and her approach to lingerie and fashion industry in general. I was really excited when make-up artist Nele introduced us and I’m even more excited that we keep on inspiring each other!

If you weren’t a photographer, you would be…
– a cat!

What inspires you?
I’m inspired by everything visual! I usually find a lot of inspiration while working. So I guess that the saying – Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working – is spot on.

What ́s your personal favorite piece from Kriss’s collections and why?
Susan Top, because it’s just so incredibly sexy and you can wear it in so many different ways.

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The Suspender Clip

It’s safe to say we’re obsessed with suspenders! Over the years it has become our signature detail and we’re always trying to figure out new (unexpected) ways to use it.

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The current season is no different as the suspender clip is definitely the star of the AW16 collection. We’re using it as a cool feature on the knickers and thongs. But it’s not only a pretty detail, it also has a practical function – the clips on bras, bodies and slips allow the straps to be worn two ways, straight over shoulders and criss-crossed on the back. Giving you even more options to style your outfits.

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Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday season fast approaching it’s the perfect time to start thinking about gifts for the loved ones (and why not even for yourself). To help you along the way here are some lovely pieces from our selection, which we think would make that certain someone very, very happy. Moreover, you can now have all your Kriss Soonik presents wrapped in our beautiful new gift boxes.

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Diana Wings Wrap – the perfect gift! It comes in one size, so no hassle trying to figure out the size. The Diana Wings Wrap has kimono sleeves, a removable satin belt and is decorated with signature French lace angel wings on the back. We also have a new special Purple colour available for the holiday season. And don’t forget… Diana can be customised with free monogramming!

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Kylie Lace Slip – the ultimate luxury piece! The halterneck slip is made of opulent French lace and features our AW16 signature golden suspender clip detail. Add a layer underneath and Kylie becomes a trendy slip dress making it a must-have party dress.

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Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top in Burgundy – there’s something about Burgundy that just screams Christmas! The top comes in supersoft modal jersey in very limited quantities. The long sleeve and turtleneck design makes it perfect for those chilly winter nights, while the cutout neckline keeps the look sexy.

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Silvia & Maike Lace Set – our best-selling French lace lingerie set has three new colour additions – Burgundy, Green Tea & Moka. The muted shades, inspired by the colours of nature, compliment any skin tone. The combination of lace & satin give the cool cut a glamorous edge.