KRISS’S SALE PICKS VOL 1

New year has started and in the Kriss Soonik world that means sale time! This January you can shop our sale on our website and also in our Tallinn showroom.

To make your shopping easier, Kriss picked and styled some of her sale favourites. Here´s what she chose.


 

Alison Lace Babydoll
The Alison Lace Babydoll in lime green is the perfect combination of cute and bold. This is definitely one of those boudoir pieces that has to be taken out for a spin. Kriss wore it with the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top, making it perfect also for cold Winter months.


 

Susan Lace Top
One of our bestsellers – the Susan Top – rarely goes on sale. That´s why the Nude+Orange top is a must! There are only a few of these tops left, so hurry. Styled here with the Katwoman T-shirt, the combination has the right amount of playfulness.


 

Disco Suspender Top & Jo Glitter Skirt
This look definitely turned out to be Kriss´s favourite! Glitter is not only for the holiday season, so spice things up this January with some shine in your life. Mixing feminine and masculine is one great way to wear shiny things. The leather trousers add an edge to the Jo Glitter Tulle Skirt and Disco Suspender Top combination.


 

TFW Behind the Scenes

Last week the Tallinn Fashion Week catwalk become a party scene for our gorgeous lingerie-clad girls. The show was the biggest we´ve ever organised. It took months to prepare all the 40 outfits, get the concept and models together.

But what went on behind the scenes hours before the show? Here´s a little sneak peek into all the pre-show excitement.

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Photo credit: Sigrid Kuusk

Behind the Scenes: AW15 Moodboard. Vol.4

The forth and final moodboard of the AW15 collection is dedicated to Disco.

Dazzle like a disco ball in a lounge full of lightbulbs” was the inspirational title behind the shimmering jersey range and the campaign photoshoot. You can see the full #krissmasdisco campaign here. It´s more about alternative, guerrilla discos. It can be something in your living room, on the streets or just in your head – but the most important thing is that you are the star. The highlight.

Disco

The glittering jersey range comes in Silver and Gold. Styles include a signature suspender top, long harem trousers with cut-outs and a lingerie set.

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Visit our Pinterest page to see more behind the scenes.

Behind the Scenes: SS15 Moodboard

New year, new collection. Here are some of the things that influenced the Spring Summer 2015 collection.

Dancing
SS15 collection has been inspired by the duality of ballet – the softness of the dancers outfits and the perceived easiness of the movements vs the powerful technical precision of the dance.

Snakeskin
Our favourite of the season is the new Snakeskin mesh lingerie and loungewear in Black. The “it” item being the Snakeskin Trousers with cutout details on the hips – just the right amount of sexy.

White Wedding
I designed the collection while organising my wedding, so of course I had a massive white phase. It definitely influenced the SS15 collection as well. White Ribbed Jersey and Fishnet ranges will launch in March for all blushing brides.

Naughty vs Nice
It’s all about playing with extremes. Dainty beige-orange French Lace injects a pop of colour, black Snakeskin Mesh brings on a strong play with texture whilst Ribbed Jersey & Fishnet in white add a bridal touch to the collection. Balancing the cute with sexy is kind of our thing.

Click to see the first arrivals of the SS15 collection in our boutique.

All images via Pinterest

Kriss’s Top 5 – February

Let´s be honest, February is quite a depressing. Here are the things that have kept me going this month. Even if it includes too much daydreaming…

Travel: Hawaii

Me and my husband had the chance of spending 3 weeks in sunny Hawaii for our honeymoon end of last year. Immediately after the trip I was happy to be back in Europe, but now I miss it and relive the memories every day. The good news is that I got a lot of inspiration for our next SS16 collection from the trip. The blue sea and skies definitely had an influence on the colours of the future collection. But even though I´ve started designing it already, there is still long time to go until we see the final results.

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Exhibition: Guy Bourdin

I finally made it to the exhibition at London´s Somerset House. Even though his most active period was in the 70s, his work looks so fun and fresh even today. I was introduced to Bourdin´s work by our photographer Kristel when I first launched the brand 6 years ago. I was immediately drawn to his ability to create photos of products that disturb first, and then delight.

The exhibition is open until March. It´s well worth a visit.

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Event: Valentine´s Day

I am really excited about the fact that it´s on Saturday this year. I´m hoping to really spend some quality time together with my husband and do something more than a regular dinner. I am open to surprises but whatever happens this Saturday, I am sure to wear our brand new Nude+Orange Alison Set – it´s cute, flirty, and perfect for this romantic, sporty or lazy day.

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Read: Diane Von Furstenberg “The Woman I wanted to be”

What an inspiring woman! I read the book with less than a day, inhaling it in quicker than any other book before. Shaking between turning pages as I got inspiration and ideas for running my business. Determination, independence, confidence – strive for these and you´ll be successful. And a genius wrap dress won´t hurt as well…

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Daydream: Spring

Can´t wait for it to arrive. I´m sure you have the same feeling…

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#ksworldtour – Tallinn Edition

In October #ksworldtour heads to Tallinn – the beautiful capital of Estonia. Throughout the month we´ll show you the best this city has to offer.

Tallinn is special for the brand not only because it´s the birthplace of Kriss but also because this is where all the Kriss Soonik collections are manufactured.

The highlight of the month will be the Kriss Soonik fashion show on the 23rd October at Tallinn Fashion Week, where the brand has been nominated for Kuldnõel – Fashion Designer of the Year award. On top of the AW14 collection we´ll be showing some brand new pieces made especially for the show. Fingers crossed.

Last year we sent the 7 dwarfs on stage. Who knows what happens this year? We´ll sure keep you posted with all behind the scenes activities on social media.

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Don’t forget to check our Tallinn Pinterest board.
Illustration by Kati Stimmer

Kriss´s top 5 – Tokyo

Now that our #ksworldtour Tokyo month is coming to an end, Kriss picks 5 of her favourite things in Tokyo.

Shopping
I love the Harajuku-Omotesando area. Two of my favourite department stores there are Laforet and Tokyu Plaza.
They are also very close to one of our gorgeous stockists Gabrielle Peco. The boutique has been there for 30 years and sells the most exclusive lingerie from around the world including Fifi Chachnil and Chantal Thomass.

Gabrielle Peco Lingerie Store

Aoyama Flower Market Tea House 
If you ask a tourist to buy flowers for an event, of course she will turn it into a big thing for herself. Instead of just going to a flower shop, I made my life more exciting and ended up drinking tea and eating cake in a cafe inside a flower shop. The Aoyama Flower Market Tea House is a real gem and well worth a visit.

Aoyama Flower Market Tea Shop

Best Champagne Spot
If you are a junkie for amazing city views then the Mado Lounge at the Mori Tower 52nd Floor in Roppongi Hills is the place to visit. My lunch meeting with a glass of champagne, lingerie and Tokyo on the background definitely got my creative juices flowing.

Moris Tower Lounge

A good night´s sleep – Claska
I must be honest – I didn´t live in this hotel this time but next time I´ll be staying there. I only found out about it during my last trip. It´s a hip design hotel off the beaten track. They even have a design shop inside. And look at that bed!

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Travel essential
If you are travelling to Tokyo and you own one of our Susan Lace Bodies or Susan Lace Tops take it with you – it´s hot property there. As Opaque´s Head Buyer Miss Sato mentioned in her interview for our blog, Japanese women love lace and these lace bodysuits are in fashion every season.

5 colours of Kriss Soonik lace bodysuits

Christmas comes early…

It´s this crazy time of the year again that really makes me want to hate Christmas (even though I am a sucker for it). My Twitter feed is full of marketing posts even from people that I wasn´t aware had anything to sell.

But what makes it even more scary is that I own a business and no doubt Christmas is the time you wait for the whole year. The constant battle in my head is how not to annoy people versus how to stay visible to customers and help them get the perfect gift.

So I take a deep breath, listen to Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ and try to stay positive.

Because then I think, this is one of the few times a year (if not the only) when you make time to actually find out what your loved ones want. I am not even going to start explaining how luxurious lingerie and loungewear make a woman feel. The moment when you open the gift box and see something special in there, that is priceless. Men, I am sure you´ll agree that you´d like to see your lady sparkle like a star, so get her some gorgeous designer underwear. We have plenty.

On the other hand, I absolutely loved the Harvey Nichols ads. Finally, someone said out loud what most people actually think. Enough of the hinting that no-one gets. Let me please buy my own gifts! So ladies, we all know we have worked hard this year and it´s absolutely fine to treat ourselves this Christmas. Won´t look egoistic at all. Guaranteed.

How do I make it through the pre-Christmas madness then? Smile and think how to make my family and customers smile. Plus, it will all be over in less than a month.
Then we can start preparing for Christmas all over again.

I wish you a stress-free pre-Christmas time!

Love,
Kriss