Every September is another new year, another new beginning.
My gym is full with students back from summer vacations / newcomers ready to finally start that much advised healthy lifestyle. My planner is filling up with new plans and projects, some of which will take all winter. And my hair got cropped even shorter because I just wasn’t using them in full length. And when something becomes unnecessary/unwanted, one leaves it behind and moves forward.
This photo story took place just after we had finished working on the last feature for the upcoming Benji Knewman Vol.3. I’m wearing a dress from H&M Studio A/W15 collection (in stores worldwide starting tomorrow, September 10) and a hat adorned with a hand made mask featuring a dragonfly ornament by ANNA LED. The gray bag is also by H&M Studio A/W15.
Septembris ir vēl viens jaunais gads, vēl viens jauns sākums.
Mana sporta zāle ir pilna ar studentiem, kas atgriezušies no vasaras brīvdienām / jaunpienācējiem, kas apņēmušies beidzot pievērsties visur sludinātajam veselīgajam dzīvesveidam. Mans plānotājs pildās ar darbiem un projektiem, no kuriem daži mierīgi paņems visu ziemu. Un mani mati kļuvuši vēl īsāki, jo es vienkārši nelietoju tos pilnā garumā. Un kad kaut kas kļūst lieks un nevajadzīgs, no tā ir jāšķiras un vieglu soli jādodas tālāk uz priekšu.
Šis fotostāsts tapa īsi pēc tam, kad bijām pabeiguši darbu pie pēdējā materiāla Benji Knewman 3. laidienam. Jau ceturtdien tas iet uz druku. Tikmēr man mugurā ir kleita no H&M Studio Rudens/Ziemas 2015 kolekcijas (pārdošanā t/c Galerija Centrs un veikalos visā pasaulē no rītdienas, 10. septembra), bet galvā – cepure, kas papildināta ar masku ar spārēm no ANNA LED. Pelēkā soma arī ir H&M Studio Rudens/Ziema 2015.
Foto: Vika Anisko
Who would have known that Benji Knewman would become one of the favourite newcomers of 2014 for Steven Watson, the founder of Stack and I would travel to London to see him in person. And yet that's exactly how it went.
A summer has passed well if you've ended up with a faded swimsuit. In case your bathing suit has indeed lost all its colour due to a repeated exposure to bright sunlight - what about picking up a new one? Here, capsule collection Grown by Latvian swimsuit brand Collar is what you may have been looking for.
I think I'll take Amsterdam for a lover. Who knew this city would be as humorous, loveable and full with unexpected experiences. All the right values for a place to come back again. It was my first time in Amsterdam and it was also the first international presentation for Benji Knewman. It took place at Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, one of the oldest bookstores in the world, still up and running since 1969.
The Euro Tour started in Berlin where I met with Jessica, the owner of Do You Read Me?!. To tell the truth, I still get surprised when store owners tell me that Benji Knewman is steadily picking up the interest within their crowd although that was the plan - to tell Latvian story in international language.
There's one for Seville and Siberia and now for Riga too. The Barber of Riga (RĪGAS BĀRDDZINIS) is a traditional men's barbershop in the heart of Riga, Berga Bazars. The founding fathers avoid such empty phrases like "exclusive" and "unique" and simply do what they do best.