Something to brighten up your day
Mari probably has flaws
like all other people but I’ve never seen any of them. She has been a kind of
mother figure for me, because she has always been wiser and more experienced.
She has been there for me with her valuable insight of a bystander and warm
heart accompanied by just the right amount of constructive criticism and sense
of justice. As I have known Mari since I was a baby, designing a bag for her
was a breeze, especially as Mari’s husband and my dear support mother also
pitched in. Margit directed me towards drawing inspiration from the 60s, my own
subconscious engaged in a dialogue with Mari’s ballet background, Martin came
up with the colours and voila – we had a bag! Mari loves it.
Mrs Kõiv is a very busy lady. In addition to giving ballet and Pilates lessons in her own studio Tasapisitasakaal, she also has to transport the children to the kindergarten and back and take care of the household. Thus, her everyday life differs a lot from the days when she was dazzling on the stage as a prima ballerina but she shines as brightly in leggings and trainers which is why the glamorous bag never seems out of place. Nothing can dull the shine of a star! Her smile is all it takes because her posture is majestic and her eyes are always sparkling. She occasionally amuses her friends with spontaneously mischievous performances, doing an arabesque on the street or placing her leg on the roof of a random car. And last but not least, I cannot but mention her laughter which lights up even the gloomiest of situations.
The former ballerina and
today’s birthday girl was captured on photographs by Toomas Thetloff and the
beautiful face of her was made even more beautiful by Kristi Suits.