Fashion Made In Estonia Part #5 With Indrek Galetin

Hello my beautiful people,

"Fashion made in Estonia" by Fall4Me does not only bring us closer to talented designers but gifted us with another male touch ( you are not alone Tanel, haha) as well as with a completely new field: Photography by one of the most famous photographers Indrek Galetin.
The 28-year-old photographer defines himself with especially artful photography full of color. Now living in London, England he has established his label at an international level with the beauty of photography.

Fall4Me: Dear Indrek, thank you for this interview, I am thrilled to have a photographer like you to introduce to my readers.
What is typical Estonian about Indrek Galetin Photography? What makes it exclusively 'made in Estonia'?
Indrek Galetin: We are nationalistic about Skype, it was actually set up in Estonia.

What I personally like about IGP is the personal touch and that your work is always recognized as yours. How would you describe your photography style? Does it bear a certain message?
Thank you, I truly appreciate it. My work expresses who I am and what I love doing on an artistic level. That’s the beauty of it.

You have lived in England for some years now. Was it hard to continue your career photographer? What was your recipe to success?
I believe that if you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same place and it is one reason among many why I decided to move to London. This has been the toughest periods of my life but at the same time there was no doubt in my mind that this was one of those life-changing moments.

Estonian model Eleriin Sild by Indrek Galetin

With whom would you like to make a photo shooting if you had the chance?
With her Majesty the Queen.

What can the world learn from Estonian photographers?
The importance of patience.

A sentence that everyone should know to say in Estonian is...?
Eesti keel on ilus keel. (Engl.: Estonian language is a beautiful language)

The to Fall4Me readers commonly known singer Birgit Õigemeel
is one of the celebrities that was Indrek Galetin's model

Visit Indrek Galetin's page for more artful photographs and follow him on Facebook to stay tuned.

Xoxo ♥ Johanna

New In - Be A Practical Shoppers

Hi dears,

today I present you some of my new in I got lately. It is not something to wear necessarily currently this season but we from the east are very practical shoppers.

Inside fluffed sweatshirt-jacket - Peckott

Pullover - QS by s.Oliver

Wool maxi-skirt - C&A

Looking forward to brighten up my stylish winter with my boots by Lacoste

"I thought no one can get your feet into sneakers!"
"That is true but I make an exception with Converse All Star Chucks or 
such that look like them and in addition this heart cannot say 'no' to rivets"
Sneakers with rivets - Görtz17

Xoxo ♥ Johanna

Get Your Sunglasses by LUCLUC

Hey dears,

the sunglasses season has started again therefore Lucluc has prepared a crazy offer for you:

From Sun, Apr 26 to Tue, Apr 28 all sunglasses and 100 different styles for $0.99!

Get them here!

Xoxo ♥ Johanna

Eastcoast Baby

Hello my beautiful people,

hands up for a proud eastcoast because no matter how modern, advanced or influencial the westcoast might be my roots are lying in the eastcoast. Even if I live rather in the west I have never felt eastern like this before.
What does it mean to be eastern? It means to put high values on traditions and heritage. It means to be an unity and moreover a brotherhood. The warm embracing eastcoast is a solidarity where you do not feel something like comeptition. Eastern value means to respect your rivals sharing the love towards what you do and to learn from them. Because in the eastcoast we are not building barrieres when we are confronted with competitions but we are lending them a hand because we are not afraid to fail to our rivals. We are giving effort to higher our quality and to be more original and still be ourselves.
Up on the eastcoast we have a saying: No pain, no game. Through suffer and success we are using our own hands instead of some other's so we are building our own original mark. I live in the west but I am an eastcoast baby.

Sunglasses - C&A
Tee - She by Karstadt
Faux leather PU legging - Romwe
Ankle boots - Akira
Vest - GDM
Watch - Tommy Hilfiger

Xoxo ♥ Johanna

My Life Is An Adventure

Hey my beautiful people,

ready for an adventure? Too late you are already finding yourself in one and the April-adventure trend is the prrof for it. The sun out and the sun is up again all day long until the very late evening. It is calling you to go out and live. It is nearly screaming that you must not stay inside but enjoy in at the fullest. Later on you still have enough time to stay at home and do whatever.
When I look at this warm, bright and big sun I am feeling it. I know that new advantures are awaiting me and that it is going to be great and what only could complete this advanture better than a chilled safari look with flowing clothes.

Vest - C&A
Necklace, blouse - New Look
Treggings - Vero Moda
Watch - Tommy Hilfiger

Xoxo ♥ Johanna

Pete... I ♥ U

Hey dear friends,

this time I have a very clear message on my metallic but deep nails... but the question of questions remains: Who (or what - I have been really asked this!) is Pete? I'll leave that to your imagination. All you need to know is that I love Pete.

Thanks to Miu Nails & Wellness for the great and heartily service.

Xoxo ♥ Johanna

Fashion Made In Estonia Part #4 With Gerda Miller

Hei kallid,

today we are coming to a completely different level of design and art in the "Fashion Made In Estonia" series by Fall4Me. It is nothing less than "face design" or rather make-up art with the commonly well-known artist Gerda Miller who brings international influence with her since she has lived in England for four years.
She herself is as artful as her art which underlines and promises lots passion and creativity. Her main statement is that everyone is different and versatile and that meanwhile you cannot speak something average in a country.

Photo: Laura Kallasvee

Fall4Me: Dear Gerda, I believe that I am not only speaking for myself but as well for my readers if I say that we are very thrilled to have the crème de la crème of Estonian artists firstly joining my project and secondly honors me and my readers on my blog, so thank you for that.
What is typical Estonian about make-up by Gerda Miller?

Gerda Miller: I don’t have a typical or specific make-up for Estonians, I’d say that it all depends on the person and their wishes on what I will create.

What makes it exclusively 'made in Estonia’?
Uhh, I don’t even know…Made by an Estonian artist?

You had lived in England for quite a long time. Was it hard to have a career as make-up artist?
I have lived in London for 4 years, I don’t know if it is a long time but long enough to see that the life there isn’t easy. As in every big city it’s hard to make a career, whatever the career would be, 'cause there are so many talented people and so few good/dream jobs. But 'cause of the competition you work harder and you most definitely become better at what you do.

What kind of feedback did you get for your styling?
'Cause London is so multicultural city, there are as many different styles/looks as there are people, so everyone who walked in to our store (Make Up Store) had a vision what they like and what they wanna get, so our job was to create it, even if it meant being out of your comfort zone. I was lucky that all my client were happy with their make-up. :)
How important is it to wear make-up in Estonia?
I think it's really individual how much or often people in Estonia wear make-up so I can’t really say that it’s super important or that it’s not important at all.

Do Estonian women put a high value on being natural?
They do and they don’t, as again depending on a person what they prefer. Lot of people don’t wear any make-up or wear only light coverage organic make-up products and at the same time there are women/girls who put on heavy make-up, fake lashes, etc. daily.

How does it differ to other countries?
I guess every country and every culture has its own style, but I would say that comparing to few other countries Estonian women prefer more of a natural make-up.

The Estonian singer Kene Vernik - styled by Gerda Miller

Which national and international famous personalities have you styled so far?
If you mean styled as done make-up for then few Estonian celebrities and one of England's reality TV stars.

What can the world learn from Estonian make-up stylists?
Oh I think world can learn a lot, cause we have so many amazing and talented artists here, who have their own unique style and technique.
A sentence that everyone should know to say in Estonian is…?
Ilusat päeva!- Have a good day!

Follow Gerda Miller's blog where she almost daily publishes new designs and on Facebook to get direct contact with her and advices from the master herself.

Xoxo ♥ Johanna

Spy Von Karajan

Hi beautiful people,

today I have decided share confessions of an alleged spy.

Attention! A spy is easily mixed with a stalker, therefore many people quickly get scared of them.

"How do you find all this information?", I am asked pretty often. If they just knew... I am not even intentionally looking for a certain information, the information is simply crossing to way.

Meanwhile the shock turns to admiration: I am asked for help to get out a certain information about a certain person. There are good methods.

Double-faced but always honest I get to be shared information sooner or later which I in the first place need for my self-developpement - not to use it against others.

Last but not least it is not a high art to find out an information by the conclusion of time and space.

Belt - C&A
Watch - Chanel
Necklace - Claire's
Pumps - Melbury
Bracelet - I am
Earrings - Expressions
Lipstick - Debby

Xoxo ♥ von Karajan

P.S.: Thank you my new sponsors from Dresslink.

Fashion Made In Estonia #3 With Stella Soomlais

Tere tere minu kallid,

I hope you are enjoying my project "Fashion Made In Estonia". The female touch stays however this time it is different we are moving further to meet an accessory designer who works with leather for men and women. Stella Soomlais is the third Estonian artist and caught my personal taste with leather accessories. In the interview she will teach us the exclusivity of leather.

Fall4Me: Dear Stella, thank you for being a part of my project. We are all excited what handicraft means in Estonia and happy to know it from you. What is typically Estonian about Stella Soomlais Design? What makes it exclusively 'made in Estonia'?
Stella Soomlais: All the products are handmade in my Tallinn studio, so the items carry the philosophy of myself and my team, who all love to live and work in Estonia and care about the reputation of our home. We want to make an effort that a stamp "Made in Estonia" would mean good craftsmanship, original ideas and good design.

Why exactly did you choose to concentrate on leather accessories? Who and what were your motivations?
Designing and making leather accessories is something where all my interests meet. I had always liked to sew and make and invent things. On the other hand I was very fond of mathematics as well as organising and starting new projects. In my everyday life now I have all that - I can do handicraft, be creative and have my office routine. My motivation has been a wish to make a difference, to build something that would matter. With my own company and brand I have this chance. As for the material then leather kind of accidentally became a material to work with, but now looking back at this coincidence then it seems a very logical decision, because I really like the characteristics of leather and the technological possibilities it enholds.

What can leather accessories do what metal accessories such as gold and silver cannot do?
Every leather and skin is unique and therefore has its own story. Metal can be melted and reshaped into something new again and again. Leather keeps its marks and therefore to me is more precious and meaningful - you really need to think twice before cutting it.

How popular are leather accessories in Estonia compared to other countries?
Leather accessories have been quite popular throughout the history in Estonia, but lately the market has became extremely versatile. It is very common now that students after graduating start to build their own brand, so we have a lot of very cool young designers who are now more and more transforming the local design market. Leather accessories and the designers get more and more attention and this increasing competition is good for the design and production quality. I'm not very familiar with other markets, but it's seems that the tendency is the same everywhere. Leather accessories seem to be a very popular all over the world.

What can the world learn from Estonian fashion designers?
We have a lot of small creative enterprises, where the designer her-/himself is a hands-on kind of person. The fashion designers in Estonia have very strong handicraft skills, which enable them to add a personal touch to their products. People appreciate when someone makes products with their own hands, customers like to know who exactly has put an effort into the product they are buying, so I guess this kind of honesty behind the scenes is something that Estonian fashion designers can be proud of.

A sentence that everyone should know to say in Estonian is…?
I like the Estonian idiom "Tasa sõuad, kaugele jõuad", which is also one of my mottos. This means that when you take it slow then you'll reach afar. I've built my company very slowly, trying to make sure that the foundation is strong, so that my brand would endure all the hard times that come on the way of fulfiling my goals.

Stella Soomlais' original products are available all over the world. Visit her online and on Facebook to get the direct contact and enjoy exclusive Estonian quality.

Xoxo ♥ Johanna

Denim Dream

Ciao belli,

sun is up! If it is not yet time to dream I do not know when else it is supposed to be. I may not know each one of you but I do know something about you that not even you might not about yourself: You have at least one dream! And let it be a car, health, meeting a special person, going to a special place, having a certain hair-style, realizing a project... This makes all of us a unity. The unity of dreamers. This makes all of us have something in common, even if we may not like each one, we have the chain of dream that links us to each other. So can you tell me why we still stick to this competition-thinking?
If you have a dream believe in it and never give up on it. Sometimes we are stupid enough to take a chance - do not ask yourself why you did not catch that chance. Stick to that chance learn from the situation and think of an alternative to come closer to your dream because just like we are linked to each other by our dreams our alternatives and chances are the links to our dreams!

The spring trend's name is denim, spring's motto is awake anew with your good old jeans... eh dreams!

And if you might give up on your dreams or whenever you might re-invent your dreams I will be the first one to support you with it. If it is your dream and even if I might not like it I am still going to support you.

Denim blouse & skinny jeans - New Look
Sunglasses - Carrera
Pumps - Laura Biagiotti
Lipstick - P2
Earrings - Emporio Armani

Xoxo ♥ Johanna

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