Fashion & the City is a series of guest posts where I welcome bloggers to share their style and the place that influences them. Our guest for today is Teresa Maria from Outlandish Blog who takes us to the city of Tallinn in Estonia.
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Hello everyone, today I am so happy to have a new guest on Fashion & The City! Fashion, lifestyle and travel blogger Teresa Maria is taking us with her to discover some spots in Northen Europe, specifically in her hometown Tallinn. I can’t wait to discover a little bit more of the her city. So I will leave her to write.
Teresa in Tallinn
Hi! I’m Teresa Maria, the fashion, lifestyle and travel blogger behind Outlandish Blog. I’m your ultimate adventure addict and high heels-obsessive. I was born and raised in Finland, but the North was never enough for me, so I and my high heels have (so far) conquered Scotland, England, Slovakia, and right now I’m keeping camp in Estonia.
Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn is rather unknown but it’s an up and coming European capital. Only 30 years ago this city was nothing but empty wasteland, but now it’s one of the leading e-commerce hubs where paperwork is taken care of by flashing your ID card.
On the architecture side, Tallinn is one of the most interesting cities in Europe; they’ve managed to incorporate brand new skyscrapers and ultra-modern dwellings around the UNESCO World Heritage site, Tallinn Old Town, while still maintaining the ancient area’s integrity and the cityscape with turrets and towers visible far from the Baltic Sea.
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From a blogger point of view, Tallinn provides a ton of inspiration and unique photography spots. There’s, of course, the beautiful Old Town with its colourful and decorative doors and ancient passageways.
Then there’s the intriguing hipster area, Telliskivi, with old factory buildings turned into restaurants, cafés and little boutiques. There are relaxing terraces everywhere, and colourful spray paint artwork covering whole building walls.
Or you might like a bit of serenity and direct your steps just a kilometer East from the Old Town, to Kadriorg. This area used to belong to rich aristocrats during the Russian imperial period, and it’s still visible in the beautiful houses and parks with swan lakes and fountains. There you can also find the Kadriorg Palace and the President’s (pink!) dwelling.
And let’s not forget the seaside! Tallinn is a city by the Baltic Sea and there are plenty of beautiful spots along the coastline worth visiting. Special mention for one of my favourite restaurants, NOA, by the sea. If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic date night spot, this is it.
Particularly for someone like me, who’s interested in fashion and in coming up with new outfits every day, Tallinn provides a lot of inspiration. Here women dress very femininely, and a recent study showed that Estonians spend the most money on their clothes in Europe. And it’s visible; people here do look more stylish than an average European. Which gives me a ton of inspiration!
Also the city itself bears a lot of resemblance to my personal style; I like to mix old and new, cheap and expensive, classic and unpredictable. This city is not afraid of colours, which suits me just fine.
Tallinn really has something for everyone; pristine, historic sights, bohemian hipster areas, high-end brand stores and the sea. This city is a dream for a blogger (except perhaps during winter months) because you can make it look like you’re in a different country every day.
Wow I am so incredibly fascinated by these locations around Tallinn, graffiti and the old town look absolutely gorgeous! I now have a new place to add to my to-visit-list! Thank you Teresa!
Have you ever been to Tallinn?