aka Pilena between Riga and Paris

Fashion lessons by Olivier Rousteing

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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!

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Collection will be in the shops starting from 5th November! To find more details, mood, etc, just scroll through instagram #hmbalmaination or visit @olivier_rousteing.

Sensible way to live

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Summer fell upon Paris, with everyone still intently following his own subterranean course of passion or habit and looking up like a startled creature of the night at the blazing June sun. Now, all of a sudden, there was an impelling necessity to go away, to give a continuation or a meaning to the winter that had just gone by.

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It’s all about love and letting GO

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Good Friday! It seems spring has finally come to Riga and hopefully winter has stepped back. Last night after a long, wonderful, but crazy day I read a quote Ineta ─Âirse (yoga teacher and photographer) posted on her Facebook timeline, that says: “Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities. By Iyanla Vanzant”, and today waking up and letting sun in my bedroom I had the…impossible to write in words feeling…well, you are the whole universe and you can’t stop only in one season, nor can you expect people act the way you want it… During an interview this week I was asked what’s the motto of my life, and I said: “It’s all about letting go”. When you let things flow, people go and just enjoy, be happy and satisfied with yourself, suddenly everything happens the way you have dreamed of! I do believe in love! Continue reading