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Holidays are round the corner

Inspired by Monsieur Tati and Mr Hulot’s Holiday – a funny french comedy from 1953, this photo story in cooperation with H&M Studio Kids collection comes just in the right time… when we start longing for sun and summer holidays. They will catch us faster than we think, but meanwhile, let’s enjoy Tati and fill our kids wardrobes with items from the latest collection, that looks more vintage cool than ever.

Photo & Style: Santa Pīlēna

Story told by Maya & Andrejs Mihelsoni

Lovely Wear, accesories, toys and tattoos: H&M Studio Kids 2017


It is impossible to find a more complete fusion with nature than that of a Gypsy [FRANZ LISZT]… where you hear murmurs of water, whispers of wind and fire, children laughs, midnight dancing and mixing of fabrics and flowing materials. Continue reading

Fashion lessons by Olivier Rousteing


Last night was all about pop culture and glamor of 80s/90s and futuristic underground life, but to be shorter, official presentation of Balmain x H&M. I was happy to be part of this big party that took place in Wall Street, New York. The collection was strongly linked to Balmain’s DNA and celebrated designer’s Olivier Rousteing’s personal experience and identity. On the catwalk we saw top supermodels, like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and many others, but the grand finale was a real hit – amazing performance by legendary Backstreet Boys, which I found quite COOL. It gave a real feeling of a huge house party, and I shouldn’t even point out that every single person new the lyrics (including me). Hilarious! But that is only the sparkling part of it all, as earlier that day I went for an interview with Olivier and wrote down 17 quotes… entertaining guy he is and a very talented one, I must admit! Continue reading

When fall is present

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The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power.  Continue reading