November 28, 2013

A Fashion Story: Edie Sedgwick


We live in a time where it’s easy to take things for granted. We tend to forget things, conversations, memories, happenings, people - we tend to forget everything. It’s because most of us were born in a world where you don’t have to fight for your freedom, rights (yes, most of us, not all of us, unfortunately) & we can do pretty much whatever we want. But we tend to forget that there were people going against the stream for things to be how they are now. We forget that there were people who took risks & set trends that are timeless even though decades have passed. And I think we should talk about these people more than we do & honor them as we can. And I want to honor the hugely inspirational 60’s ‘it girl’ Edie Sedgwick.

November 18, 2013

Be proud of Agnese Rakovska: The Interview


I want to start off by congratulating all fellow Latvians as it’s our 95th independence day. Today should be all about celebrating who we are and being proud of our small nation and it’s people. And in a way it’s exactly what this article is about. And I really want you all to feel proud of the amazing Agnese Rakovska, who is not only the lead singer for the band Triana Park, but also a trend setter, style icon and a personal favorite of mine. I still remember the chills her music combined with her eccentric style gave me years ago when I first saw her perform. And that amazement has not disappeared, it’s only gotten stronger. After this introduction I bet you can tell how honored and excited I was when I found out that she agreed to do an interview for my blog!

November 4, 2013

RFW: Janis Sne SS14


I was very excited to find out that one of the most innovative and fashion forward local designers Jānis Šnē was gonna do a show for Riga Fashion Week this fall. And I was even more excited when I found out that I’m gonna have a chance to see the show in person. Every fashion conscious Latvian has heard at least something about this designer & in the last few years I remember reading numerous interviews and articles about him. Jānis Šnē is known for very sculptural, architectural and almost out of this world pieces. And his new collection DOFA was no exception.

Maira Gall