aka Pilena between Riga and Paris

Paade Mode TEEN SS16 by BINDEMANE

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I’ve been with Paade Mode since their first kids fashion collection, working on ideas, style and setting the future goals, but last season Paade’s artistic director Linda approached me and asked if I’d like to work on a collaboration collection. So I did a nice capsule, starring my daughter Maya. As it was super successful, and we are not only selling in NYC, South Corea and many other worldwide spots, but also got great reviews from leading mags, like Kidswear Magazine, etc…I asked if they would let me deal with the teenage market! And here is a beautiful result – bold, colorful and chic street style with a boho attitude.

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Paade Mode TEEN wear & style by Santa BINDEMANE [@kidsgazette]

Photo by Vika Anisko [@vikaniska]

Muse Beate Straume [@beatestraume]

Denim

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What’s so special about denim?! It’s simple, it’s sexy it’s comfortable and it’s always in fashion. I think I got my first denim jeans when I was 7 and lived with my parents in Germany. They presented me a pair of boyfriend style jeans decorated with patchwork and printed with the beautiful face of Greta Garbo. It’s a pity I threw them out. The second experience was a 70s style jumpsuit, I bought when I was 14, and still have it…I’m sometimes trying it on just to see if I’m still that fit (crazy woman obsession). Third was a pair of thorn Dolce&Gabbana blue jeans my boyfriend presented me and I totally loved it and didn’t take off for 6 months. And fourth was and still is a grey pair of Gucci jeans I didn’t want to buy, but now it’s 6 years I’m wearing them every second day…and I don’t know how will I feel when they will be no more wearable – they are my second skin. Continue reading