#krissmas bra installation

If you haven’t visited our Tallinn studio store recently, we suggest you do it soon! We have a Christmas surprise waiting for you. The students from Estonian Academy of Arts created the coolest #krissmas bra installation! Come check it out while shopping for all your gifts! Next week (from 20th till 23rd December) we will be open 10-18.00!

Concept brought to life by: Kelli Randoja (author of the idea), Doris Murss & Gülnar Velijeva. Huge thanks to the supervisor Helen Sirp!

Have a look at the process & outcome!

#krissmas gift guide 2021

#krissmas is just around the corner and now’s the time to find special gifts for your loved ones. We have chosen our favourites! We hope you’ll find your favourite too!

 

The Classics

There are some things that never go out of style. Like our Kristel Knickers. Or Kristel Suspender Top. They are must-haves for a reason!

Kristel Knickers – Black

 

Original Abstracat

Our signature tulle fabric with splashes of velvet paint is our pick for a bold and fashion-forward gift. Whether you pick jacket, dress or skirt – these pieces will be like cherries on the cake!

Iris Knit Knickers – Black  /  Abstracat Dress – Black

 

Gowns, wraps & kimonos

You are looking for a gift that would be cozy, festive but also classy? We have a few options for you! Perhaps you’d like our bestselling velour wrap with French lace wings on the back? Or a pink dressing gown that double as a dress? Or a kimono made out of soft waffle cotton? Don’t worry – we have something for every taste.

By the way – we offer free monogramming on Diana Wings Wraps to make the gift extra personal and unique!

Piret Lace Bra – Powder Pink  /  Maike Lace Knickers – Powder Pink  /  Lisa Leopard Gown – Dusty Green

 

 Lace Lingerie

What would be more romantic & luxurious than a set of lace lingerie? Yes, finding the right size can be tricky but with our pieces in small, medium & large it’s easier to get it right! By the way – this xmas’ season we finally have lace in flirty red. As the red set comes in limited edition we suggest to hurry & grab it already today!

Alison Lace Bra – Red  /  Maike Lace Knickers – Red  /  Lisa Velour Gown – Pink+Red  /  Jolie shorts – Dusty Pink

 

Bedsheets

Sweet dreams by Kriss Soonik! The first KS bed linen set features the original Katwoman print in monochrome. This double bed set is made from luxurious 100% cotton satin. An ideal gift to a person who a) likes to sleep & b) loves beautiful things at their home!

Katwoman Bed Set

 

Gift cards

You are not completely sure what to get? No worries! There’s no shame in slipping a Kriss Soonik gift card under the Christmas tree. Or send an e-card to your loved one. We all need to have a little time off just to pamper ourselves!

To get into more xmas’ vibe have a look at our festive video:

 

Have a look at our this year’s Christmas campaign photoshoot here!

How to take care of your lingerie

Here it is! Our very first lingerie soap! Kriss Soonik has teamed up with organic household items’ brand Mulieres! Together we created an all-natural lingerie soap that cleans up your delicate garments without ruining their beauty.

It is a real treat for your lingerie and hands. Mulieres x Kriss Soonik lingerie soap is pure and unscented. It is perfect for hand-washing your delicate underwear whilst also moisturising your hands. This natural soap bar contains no added colours, herbs or essential oils that could easily irritate your skin. Instead it is full of lovely natural ingredients like coconut oil and olive oil to keep your skin and lingerie soothed.

With the launch of our own lingerie soap, it is a good time to talk about how to take care of your lingerie! A proper care of your precious garments will help to enhance their life-span. Hand-washing is the gentlest way to wash your garments. We prefer to hand wash delicate underwear, i.e. lacey and embellished items. So we have gathered some easy-to-follow tips and tricks on how to take care of your favourite pieces.

1. Fill a clean sink or wash tub basin with water – tepid water is the best.

2. Gently rub the soap between your hands in the water so the water would get soapy.

3. Let the lingerie soak for at least ten minutes (not more than 30 minutes). After this rub the soap gently at any part of your lingerie. If needed, refill the basin with clean water and let your lingerie soak in 5 more minutes.

4. Rinse well using tepid or cold water until the soapy water is gone. Press the item against the sink or basin to release excess water. Do not twist or wring it as the garment could lose its shape!

5. Finally, lay the garment flat to dry in its original shape. Then roll the item in the towel to remove excess water. You can repeat it several times. Afterwards lay the item flat or hang to dry. Never put delicate items in the dryer!

Photo: Kalle Veesaar     Styling: Liisi Eesmaa     Model: Dmitri Lyzlov     MUA: Gerda Miller

Shop Mulieres x Kriss Soonik Lingerie soap here.

Sweet Dreams

The first Kriss Soonik bedding set has arrived! The bed linen set features the original luxurious Katwoman print in monochrome. The author of the print is our talented illustrator Kati Stimmer. Over the years we have collaborated several times with her. She has done multiple versions of our Katwoman including the illustrations for our Katwoman Zodiac T-shirt range and prints on the soles of Toku x Kriss Soonik sandals.

Every piece of the designer bed set is made in Estonia. The design was made in Tallinn, printing on the fabric in Narva and manufactured in Viljandi. The bedding set was crafted in collaboration with a family company Votex House. Kadri & Heidi, the owners of Votex, were super helpful and motivated throughout the process.

The set consists of a duvet cover 200 x 205 cm, two pillowcases 50 x 60 cm & flat sheet 220 x 220 cm. This double bed set is made from luxurious 100% cotton satin.

By the way – Christmas is just around the corner. Yes, we said it! And a set of the luxurious Katwoman Bed Linen is a perfect gift to surprise your close ones. Below is a gallery of the newcomer and how it was made.

Photos by Karmen Alamets, Kadri Vinnal, Johanna Oden and Juhan Riistop.








Our Women: Kriss

“Our Women” is a new series where we introduce you all the coolest ladies who help Kriss Soonik do her magic. We start with our in-house team and of course the first person who we interview is Kriss Soonik herself!
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Kriss is the heart of our brand. The one who designs and has always designed every collection. The one who’s determination has got us this far. Kriss always knew she wanted to do her own thing and a lingerie brand with a twist was a vision she had. After working for luxury lingerie brands Agent Provocateur and Madame V, and completing her MA at London College of Fashion, she launched her brand – Kriss Soonik.

See the photos & read our interview with Kriss below:


Describe your typical day
For the past 2.5 years I have been a full-time mum to Karl and been working on a minimum program. When we are in London, a typical day starts around 8am, we´ll have breakfast and by 10am we are out of the house. We go for a long walk into the park, playground, sometimes meet friends. This is the time when I work on my phone, get the most urgent stuff done. Then we head back home for some lunch at 1pm and the little dude takes his daily nap. This is 1-1.5h of full on work for me. Lots of emails, calls with colleagues, maybe even some designing. Whatever needs to be done. Karl usually sleeps up to 3 hours but for the last 1.5h I need to stay with him. So sometimes I do end up taking a nap with him but most of the time I just continue to work on my mobile. When he wakes, we play, we go out and then around 7pm have dinner as a family. Then a bit more playing and when Karl goes to bed around 9.30pm, I squeeze in some more work. Then have a cup of tea and watch some Netflix with my husband. I end up going to bed at midnight.

How do you find balance in life? How do you spend your spare time?
I love walking, running and going to the nature. This is what keeps me sane. Weekends are for spending time with family and taking a trip outside the busy London buzz. Get some fresh air. As soon as I switch off, this is when I find answers to questions that have been nagging me. This is when I get my best inspiration and ideas.

What inspires you?
Travelling and streetstyle. Seeing women wear our designs all around the world. It has been quite challenging during Covid times. I loved my trips to Tokyo and New York and I can´t wait to get back there. But it has opened new ways how to look for inspiration around me. Living in vibrant London helps, of course 🙂

What’s the best thing about living in London?
Versatilty. The balance of quiet and busy. You can choose what you want.

Do you have any tips to those who want to start their own brand?
Do it! If you don´t do it, you ´ll never know. Be prepared to go through very rough times. But when you are in these rough times, remember this is when the most exciting ideas are born.

What is your personal favourite item from Kriss’ collections and why?
All time Classic Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top, a new favourite Abstracat Jacket and of course the Kimono Gown.
















Photos by Karmen Alamets.

Kriss Soonik x Fotografiska Moeformance

Last week we hosted the first event in 2 years! And what an event it was.

Photographer Ellen Von Unwerth exhibition at Fotografiska Tallinn became the perfect backdrop for our models and dancers. The moeformance (fashionformance in English) consisted of 4 rooms with different themes – Play, Drama, Love, Passion. The Play room became a girls’ night in with Ellu, Ksenja and Marleen playing videogames, eating popcorn and drinking some prosecco. Drama room was dedicated to our dancers. Maris, Egle and Victoria swayed like real kitty cats to the tunes of Austin Powers. Liis, Mari and Adeline filled the third room with Love. And beauty, as they were getting ready for a big party. The final room, Passion, featured the sensual Nata lying on bed dreaming of an angel throwing feathers at her. Only to find out that the angel was real and his name was Siim.

It was a new format of events for us and it wouldn’t have happened without the most incredible team. Thank you to TradeHouse for taking care of the hair and make-up looks, Johanna Oden for styling the girls into superstars, Liisi Org for making them move like cats, DJ Sten Zeider for the party tunes, Aleksander Eeri Laupmaa for pointing the guests in the right direction and last but not least Janne Klooren of Stiilikanal for pulling it all together! Love you and couldn’t have done it without you!

Here’s the gallery from our very special evening. Photos by Kalev Lilleorg, Johanna Oden & Karmen Alamets. Video by Roman Burkovski.
Thank you everyone who came and made it so memorable!


Between the Sheets: Marii

‘’Between the sheets’’ is an honest series on our blog where we bring together KS lingerie worn by real ladies,
lots of girl-talk & some of their beauty tips & tricks.
This editorial took it’s sheets to the beach as our star is total Sun child. Meet mermaid Marii, who seem to love the sea more than indoors and whose energy and openness make you feel you have known each other from childhood. Between the Sheets series location for this editorial is sea side as Marii is one of those crazy Estonians who do cold swims for fun.

Photos taken by Johanna Oden.


 

Have you ever got into a funny or awkward lingerie situation?
On my Uni graduation day I travelled to Tallinn from my hometown for hairdressers and was planning to get dressed at the salon and head straight to the main event. The fabric of my dress needed completely seamless underwear.. long story short I forgot to take the right lingerie and by the time i realised it was too late – I had to go commando. I will forever remember my moms face when she realised I wasn’t wearing anything underneath when she hugged me after the ceremony. “I know you’re a free spirit, but here!? really!?”

Manifestation for the future. Where would you be if you could at this moment?
Either in Ruhnu – one of my favourite hideaways in Estonia or in the middle of the Red Sea with no reception – diving.

What do you love about your body? Anything special you’re doing for it this year?
I love that my body is always guiding me through life situations. Either a relationship or a stressful period at work.. she always gives me signs when to back off or when she’s happy. I have learned to love every single thing about my body. This year I’m also taking action whenever she gives me signs – i truly listen to her & it feels more and more like a true friendship.

Share your favourite comfort-food recipe?
OatFit bread from Leiburi toasted – I add vegan mayo from Salvest, a smashed avocado. On top I cut open one free range boiled egg (5 minutes!) I add some more mayo, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Couple of drops of olive oil et voilà.

Song to always dance along to?
Walk in the room by Jackson Englund and TÂCHES & Blinding lights by The Weekend.
Anything that gets energy flowing, hips moving and makes me feel a bit cheeky. Cheeky or badass.

 

Marii is wearing Kriss Soonik Pia Reversible Bikini top


Marii wears Kriss Soonik beachwear. Explore here.

 

 

Summer Sale Picks

Once again it’s time for our semi-annual super sale! Take the opportunity to get 30%, 50%, even 70% off our collections.
All our pieces have been made in our Tallinn Studio from the finest materials. Many of these pieces are unique and come in limited quantities, so once they are gone, they are gone forever.
Below we made a list of our favourites in the current sale.


 

Katwoman Print

Our unique print RTW line is first time on sale! The range is ideal for Summer dresses and beach cover-ups. The Katwoman pattern, born in collaboration with our illustrator Kati Stimmer, was printed on the sustainable Tencel fabric in Portugal. A fabric that´s ideal to mix and match with our lingerie-inspired items.


 

Honey Gold Velvet

When you’re slowly already thinking about your Autumn wardrobe, then this is the range to grab now! A mix of RTW and lingerie, you can get the best of both worlds. The deep colour mixed with the soft velvet fabric, is a divine combination.


 

Classic Lace

A very small part of our Classics collection makes it to the sale. Why? Because they are our bestsellers and they are gone before they ever make it to that phase. But every now and then we will have some colours that we can treat you with. At the moment it must be Grey and Shocking Pink. Very last pieces left!


 

Archive Pieces

These are the items that you surely won´t find anywhere else anymore. Whether it´s the Kristiina Suspender T-shirt in Purple, the Furry Suspender Top in Black or the Eva Suspender Belt in Yellow, these pieces are the core of Kriss Soonik. Exciting finds in limited sizes and quantities.

Check out the full sale here!

Summer 21 backstage

Last week our fabulous team in Estonia shot the brand new Summer/Autumn 21 (yes, we have created our own seasonal shift from the norm 🙂 ) campaign and look book. Here we are taking you behind the scenes to this day filled with splashing around with water.

The message of the campaign is clear. With the hot weather arriving, there´s more public attention on our bodies. The campaign, shot through the glass water containers, is a gentle reminder to be less critical of ourselves. The way we see our bodies is never the way other people see it. Everything is upside down and inside out. Let´s not be cruel to ourselves. Let´s be kind and rock on!

Huge thanks to everyone who brought the concept alive. Sandra Palm for the photos, Johanna Oden for styling and set design, Mammu for makeup and hair, Merilin for being the most gorgeous model as always. A special shout-out to our newest team member Karmen Alamets who took all these behind the scenes photos.
Enjoy!


HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR KS BRA

It’s not very often that our long-term customer, the one and only Courtney Love promotes our bras on British Vogue FB page. But she is not the only satisfied client. When you find the right fit, you don’t want to take our bras off.
So we decided to put together a guide how to choose your Kriss Soonik bra.


 

We have 3 main bra styles – Silvia, Alison & Piret. When Silvia is more for the A & B cups, then Alison fits best on a B & C and Piret is perfect for a C or D cup. All bras are made from our Classic French lace, have the signature wide elastic underbust and are decorated with satin box bows in the front. Both with the Alison & Piret Bra, even though they are soft cup bras they still fit comfortably on bigger busts. The adjustable wide straps along with the elastic offer great support and the cuts really compliment a fuller chest. As with everything else, these delicate bras are handmade in our Tallinn studio.

 


 

How to measure your bra size?

The best is to come to our Tallinn Studio and together we´ll find the perfect bra for you. Alternatively, visit one of our stockists to find the right fit. Otherwise, find a mirror and let´s go:

Firstly measure the circumference of the bust at the highest point. Notice that the tape measure should be in contact with the skin. It is also important that the tape is at the same height both in front and behind. Remember the number you got – for future reference we advise you to write it down. After you have measured your bust it is time to do the same with your underbust. Measure your body circumference under the bust, the place where the bra ends. Once the underbust circumference has been measured (and written down), find the range where your bust and underbust size fits. Our size range is only from XS to L but one model fits better to cup A and the other to cup D. You can find the full measurements here.


 

There are also a couple of things you should notice when wearing a bra:

“The bra cup is too small”

If your bust peeks out from the sides or top of the cup, the bra cup is too small. There should not be any extra bulge. The transition between your décolleté and the bra should be as segue as possible. Another sign of a too small cup is when the bra squeezes your armpit. This should not be the case as ideally your entire bust should fit into the cups perfectly. Additionally if the bra is not against your skin between your bust, the cup size is too small. We have added the wide elastic underband for a practical reason – so it would offer subtle support.

If any of these mentioned problems concern you, we advise you to change your bra to a bigger cup bra. So if you previously tried our Silvia bra then perhaps Alison (or even Piret) would be a better choice for you. In case the problem occurred when trying our Alison bra, we suggest trying on the bra Piret. This way the girth will stay the same but the cup size would suit you better.

Kriss Soonik Lace Bra illustration Kati Stimmer

“The bra cup is too big”

When the cup material is wrinkled but the band fits well you have chosen a bra with too big cups. We encourage you to try on other KS bra models. So if you were currently trying on the Piret bra (which is perfect for a C or D cup), you could now try on Alison or Silvia. Alison fits best on a B & C cup and Silvia is more for an A & B cup.

Kriss Soonik Silvia and Maike Bras

“The band is too small”

In case the band cuts into your body and hurts you, the bra band is too small. The band should be tight but not distressing. Bear in mind that as you go up with band size, the cup size should go down (and vice versa). Therefore you might have to change the bra model such as the cup size would be perfect for your bust.

“The band is too big”

If the band behind your back is pulled up, the band size is too big and the shoulder straps too short. You could firstly try to extend the straps. When the back is still pulled up you should try on bras with bigger sizes. If the bra is too loose, try to shorten the shoulder straps a bit. If you can pull the strap more than 5 cm, you are wearing a bra that is too big. You can also try to reduce the belt with hooks if the bra is too loose BUT. Keep in mind the fastenings should initially be on the widest hook because the bra stretches after wearing it. Therefore we suggest you try on a smaller bra.

Kriss Soonik Piret & Alison Bras

“The shoulder straps are too loose”

When the shoulder straps slide down they are too loose. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly they might not be as tightened as they should be. Adjust them a little bit. In case you can adjust the straps more than 5 cm, the bra is too big. There is also a possibility the straps have lost their elasticity. This means only one thing – time for a new bra! 🙂

Kriss Soonik Silvia Lace Bra illustration Kati Stimmer

“The shoulder straps are too tight”

If the band behind your back is pulled up or the straps cut into the shoulders, chances are the straps are too tight. Slightly adjust the straps. Ideally the band should be at the same height both in front and behind. If this makes the bra too loose, the band is too big.

And remember. We make every bra with love and dedication. So if you ever have a broken hook or clasp, or there is something else that’s bothering you, please contact us and we’ll do everything to fix it for you for free. We want you to wear your favourite bra as much and as long as possible.

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