Sunday, November 30, 2008


The Cunt That Sees All on the arm of a writer. Cunt-design (from this book) & photo by Aapo Ilves, paintings HuupI. 05 2008.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Lady from the Russian Border. Deep Purple

Estonian Russian-speakers have a distinct Slavic sense of style that adds a nice touch to our mostly Scandinavian looks. This lady was born with natural fashionista sense and follows the style at full scale: coat, makeup, nails... The photo was taken by Rosin (Kass Ting) in Estonian-Russian border town Narva. Bombed down during WWII the town now is an interesting post-Soviet stalker zone, a hidden treasure for nostalgic shopping and street style hunting.

T-shirt Fashion Case 2

Members of Young Authors' Association (Noorte Autorite Koondis - NAK) - Priit & Andra. Folk Music Festival, Viljandi, 2007. T-shirt-design & photo by Aapo Ilves.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Her favorite writer is Macintosh

Ode's favorite writer is Macintosh. Hopefully she doesn't mind if I call her style Estonian gothic from 1935. Photo taken by Rosin (Kass Ting) in June 2008, a highschool graduation in Tartu.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


A charming family from South-Estonia. Photo by Aapo Ilves, taken for this brochure.

The Pilot

On a movie set, Otten 2005. Photo by Aapo Ilves.


Performance artist Billeneeve in Võru (2007). Photo by Aapo Ilves.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Calling America - T-shirt Fashion Case

Artist (Disneyland) & folksinger (Burger King) in Kütiorg. Photo
by Aapo Ilves 2005.

Military Girl

There can never be too much camouflage.
Photo takeb by Liiso on 12.07.2007 in Ruusa

Viking Girls

Two lovely young ladies depicting the old days of glory: Estonian vikings are said to be the ones who destroyed a rich Swedish city Sigtuna. This is how their daughters, sisters or girlfriends looked like. Clearly not many animal rights activists among them.
Photo by Rosin (Kass Ting), Viking Camp in Kiruvere (Kiruvere Muinaslaager), July 2008.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Make Up Makes Men Beautiful

Defence army drill "The Spring Storm" 2007. The "God of War" says: "Men, you just got killed, damnit!" Photo by Aapo Ilves.

Red Smoker

Räpina, South Estonia, spring 2006. Photo by Aapo Ilves.

Keep your head warm / Hoia pea soojas

Your can still keep it cool while keeping it warm. Who said rasta hats are a Jamaican tradition? That is how kids were dressed for cold weather in 1982. Photo of himself provided by Kaido Veski.

Holy Father / Püha isa

A genuine orthodox priest. Photo by Rosin (Kass Ting), Kuku cultural club, Tallinn, 2008.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Desperate Times Make Women Clever

Economic recession & pa(i)ntyhose. Bodypainting festival in Võru 2007. Photo by Aapo Ilves.

Old Kith on the Block

Family party, Räpina 2005. Photo by Aapo Ilves.

Bus-Station Girl

Small village Obinitsa in Setomaa, South Estonia, 08 2005. Photo by Aapo Ilves.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pinkpunk Girl and the Last Snow

Black vs pink, body piercing vs gentle snow. Photo by Elo Kuuste, 24 March 2008, Tartu.

Patriotic boy child

A real Estonian boy - small, neat and powerful. (Photo by Elo Kuuste, 20 June 2008 in Tartu (university graduation).

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Moustache is cool

After the collapse of Soviet Union the moustache has suffered marginalisation in society... but it's still there. Don't say this gentleman is not up to style.
(Photo by Elo Kuuste, 17 April 2008 in Tartu).

Jüri, 1962

Jüri (16 at the time): "I come from a satellite town of Tallinn so a bit of a rockabilly touch like this chequered shirt suits me well. I also play drums in a jazz and rock'n'roll band. My aunt sewed the dark blue velvet jacket. Those sunglasses were extremely cool in the Soviet Union at the time, can't remember where I got them though."
The picture was taken in 1962 in Kohila (40km from Tallinn).

The beret = unisex and timeless

(Photo by Elo Kuuste, 17 April 2008 in Tartu).

Estonians in Brussels

Ivar, Raido, Vahur, Aapo (Brussels, February 2008)