Monday, May 23, 2016

Seoul: 3x Noryangjin Fish Market

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Seoul: one in a million cafe/pub

I have noticed myself often choosing a coffee shop by its looks. It is not only the menu, prices and location that count when making a decision. 
Well I guess it's everywhere in the world but in Seoul it's especially distinctive - a cafe has to look photogenic, so called insta-worthy, to drive more customers. Here people are shamelessly spending 20 minutes to get a perfect instagram shot of their coffee, even walking around the place to find a better background and light. And then another 20 minutes goes for getting an outfit shot...

 A few keywords for an instaworthy cafe - marble tables, tiled floors, well-designed cup-sleeves, cute neon signs, room plants name it. 

One In A Million, a coffee shop I luckily came across last week, fulfils all these requirements! 
Recently opened cafe/pub in Hannam-dong neighbourhood is already popular amongst the well-dressed fashionable crowd and no wonder why..

One in a Million

Eclectic furniture and perfectly icy green grape ade

All the details have been thought of - even the towel dispensers in bathrooms were painted pink 

Maison Marais SS16

for Maison Marais Spring-summer 2016 look book

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Seoul: Hannam-dong

Another of my favourite neighbourhoods in Seoul - Hannam-Dong. Just an hour walk away across the Han river from Gangnam where I live. Yes, after a while in mega metropolis like Seoul, places just one hour walk away seem very close!

 new eclectic buildings nestled between old crumpled houses

Hyundai Music Library overlooking the Hannam village

Salad Seller is for sure the best salad cafe I have tried out so far. It is hard to come across healthy cafes here as every other place is for Korean barbecue, noodles or decadent cakes. 

Salad Seller
Yongsan-gu Daesagwan-ro 5-gil 28

I love how they have listed every single ingredient in the menu, even such as salt, pepper and butter. Gotta try some of these soups at home!

when exploring seemingly abandoned buildings

chicken restaurant

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Anne&Stiil May 2016

My fashion news' round up in Anne&Stiil May 2016 issue! Grab a copy to read more on amazing promising jewelry artist Darja Popolitova, Naomi's new autobiography, Grace Coddington's rose infused perfume and new online shopping options for Estonian customers.


spent my day hanging at a new cafe/bar called One In a Million where a lovely girl named Yeonsoo approached me to take photos for her site
This place sure offers a plenty of perfect settings for photos, starting from plants to marble tables and tiled floors. More on that later!

Wearing a hat from Awesome Needs

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New in: Ida Tau leather suspenders

My closet is quickly filling with made-in-Estonia leather goods, in addition to WÖÖ leather backpack (see here) I now got my hands on Ida Tau leather accessories.
Wearing leather suspenders feels a lot like a throwback to five-six years ago when I was obsessed with Zana Bayne's leather harnesses and even made my own D-I-Y version for styling purposes. Always nice to "rediscover" old favourites.

Ida Tau leather suspenders come in three colours (black, white and brown) and are available at Tali store in Tallinn.
feel free to write for special requests!

Worn here with: blazer - Helmut Lang, shorts - Zara, feathers bracelet - Anni Jürgenson, watch - Daniel Wellington, top - Urban Outfitters

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Seoul: Avenuel Magazine May 2016

New editorial for Avenuel magazine shot by a riverside an hour outside of Seoul, could be in Italy honestly.. Photoshop does magic, no need to say that the river actually didn't look so blue and there was a lot of trash floating in the water.

 It was one particularly hot day in April so I didn't even need to fake that I feel hot (as it usually goes with shooting summer clothes in winter/early spring)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Seoul Guide: Queenmama Market and Manufact Coffee Roasters

Queenmama Market a grandiose concept store specialising in gardening, kitchenware, stationery, with an addition of clothing and an excellent selection of room perfumes and scented candles (think Merci in Paris). Definitely worth a visit when in Seoul!
 Located next to picturesque Dosan park, the surrounding streets are perfect for a weekend stroll and people watching. Kind of quiet yet lively neighbourhood where you can smell money and expensive perfume in the air. 

  • Queenmama Market
  • 10:30 - 20:00 (TUE - SAT)
  • 12:00 - 20:00 (SUN)

If expensive stationery is not your thing, go up to fourth floor for a cup of hand-drip at Manufact Coffee Roasters. I was surprised how reasonable the prices were there (2,5€ for Americano) considering the location. The cafe is very spacious and in addition they boast a plant-filled rooftop terrace. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Seoul: Galleria Magazine April - Full Blossom

Loving this shot from my editorial for Galleria's, one of the main luxury departments stores in Seoul, magazine April issue. Proves that this lacy Celine dress works well in both ways, here I am actually wearing it backwards. 


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace

The emptiness (nevermind the tourists), mountains, exquisite paintings and details on buildings - Gyeongbokgung Palace  is quite magical, even a bit mystical place. More than enough to explore for 2€ (!) ticket price, 

Seoul: Factorial Label look book

pajamas-looking silk blouses were awfully appropriate when shooting this look book on a sleepy Sunday .

Monday, April 25, 2016

Hold Me Down: bags

After a little research I found some more funny bags similar to mine in I like my handbags smokin' hot post.  Available within US based online retailer BKBT Concept. Check out their bag shop here

Some less, some more kinkier, some just fun.. all very silly but life shouldn't be serious all the time anyway

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Seoul, Bukchon Hanok Village: hipster take on traditional Korea

My favourite area in Seoul must be the one between two main palaces - Gyeongbokgung and Changgyeonggung. This is also location for the Bukchon Hanok Village which I blogged about here.
I really like the balance between traditional buildings (hanoks), tea houses, Korean restaurants and new hip coffee shops, craft beer joints, flower stores, ateliers and contemporary art galleries. Perfect for spending a whole day just strolling around and occasionally making stops at some of the many cafes.