Make Your Statement
Connecting with fans of our brand across the globe, we are in constant search of vibrant personalities to tell us a bit about who they are, and what statements do they make with Adia Kibur.
Where in the world are you? How did you end up there?
I live in the Finnish capital Helsinki. I consider myself a true Helsinkiana, a term I came up with while living in Italy. I think Helsinki is one of the most exciting cities in Europe since it keeps on evolving! It's a bold city, the city where heaven meets the sea. For me, Helsinki sparkles.
What is your favorite place to shop there?
I shop mostly online, but in Helsinki my favorite shopping areas are Kamppi and Aleksanterinkatu street. I also love second hand and vintage shops. One of the best places to shop in Helsinki is Design District Helsinki.
What do you do? What does it take to do what you do well?
I’m a destination marketer and I work for the DMO Visit Helsinki. I have to be well informed about as good as everything that happens in Helsinki. I also need to be innovative, outgoing, convincing and authentic.
What inspires and motivates you?
My passion is people, writing and food. I love discovering weak signals by listening and interacting with people, and then turning the signals into actions. I'm an analyzer and observer of life and I believe that words empower us. I think the food culture in Helsinki is experiencing a golden age. Fashion, interior design, travels, my work are just some of the things that inspire me.
You can read more about me in my blog at http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/.
If you had a time-machine what year would you shoot to and why?
I would love to relive the 20’s and join a cocktail party in Great Gatsby style!
How would you describe your personal style?
Elegant and classic as I wear a lot of clothing in black/white/grey, but I mix it with hints of bold colors and prints. I love to mix Nordic light colors and simple lines with rich Eastern, mostly Slavic, melancholy (exotic prints and jewelry).
What do you say to people who think fashion is a complete waste of time and money?
Everyone has the right to their opinion, but in my opinion fashion and style are parts of culture and people tell their life story through their clothing.
Which 3 songs on your device do you listen on constant repeat?
Currently: Klingande – Jubel, Miley Cyrus – I adore you and Katy Perry - Unconditionally
What fashion statement did you love when you were 15 that you wouldn’t be caught dead in now?
I wore skater shoes, oversize hoodies and a lot of leather string necklaces. Oh, and horrific plastic tattoo-inspired jewelry!
What statement does this Adia Kibur piece make about you?
I’m bold and there’s more to me than meets the eye.