Jessica Stein, a.k.a. Tuula, shared with us her summer obsessions. We also talked about her adventures on Greek islands, but that will remain a secret.
Text: Yiota Dendrinou, Mary Giatra
Jessica Stein, a.k.a. Tuula, shared with us her summer obsessions.We also talked about her adventures on Greek islands, but that will remain a secret.
FW: How are you?
JS: I’m very well! Thank you. How are you?
FW: We’re fine! To start with, as you know this is a summer collection, so we would like to know which is your favorite fashion destination for the summer, since you travel a lot and love trips?
JS: It is actually Greece. I am going to Zakinthos tomorrow and it has been on my bucket list for my entire life! I am so excited to go there, wearing Marianna’s swimwear, I can’t wait! Tomorrow, will be my ideal summer situation. I have been fortunate enough to go to Santorini, Ios and Naxos before. So, I questioned myself where to go and Zakinthos seemed the perfect place, after I have watched a documentary, maybe 10 years ago.
FW: Great! So actually, you have been in Greece many times before. Is there a specific garment that reminds you a lot of this country? That inspires you to wear it here?
JS: Everything that is white! I really enjoy Greek people, who wear white. And it just feels right to wear white every time I am here. All the buildings and architecture is beautifully white, especially on islands.
FW: In a way, it just comes naturally.
JS: Yeah, you want kind to fit in.
FW: From your blog posts we have seen that you have an endless wardrobe. If you have to go on vacation and pack the top 5 things, what would they be?
JS: A bikini, oil for my skin -because my skin gets really dry when I am travelling- hm… everything! I can’t choose.
FW: Maybe a hat?
JS: Actually, I don’t have a hat! I saw some before and said: “I really need to get a hat!”. Sunglasses, certainly. And something from home, even if it is a magazine, a book or something like that.
FW: Do you combine your outfits in order to travel or just pack things?
JS: No, I don’t plan anything! I pack and it is like a mix‘n’match of everything. I got dressed like this (wearing a black tight blouse with long sleeves and a white skirt with peplum hem) just 5 minutes before I left. I really packed my summer essentials like a playsuit and I am like “I can’t wear them to an event!”. Sometimes you have to stretch with what you have.
FW: Like being spontaneous?
JS: Yes, because I live out my luggage bag and many times I forced to come up with something new.
FW: So finally, summer or winter?
JS: Oh my god! Summer! I chase the sun around the world. I like winter clothing for just one week and then it is all about summer.
FW: It’s winter now in Australia, right?
JS: Yes, but it is more a Californian-kind of winter. I like the ocean in between seasons, when you can wear layers, for example combine a skirt with a knit. And I usually love wearing boots with everything!
FW: Thank you very much and have fun!