Maison Kitsuné SS15

while browsing through the exhaustive list of SS15 shows (more on that later) i was pleasantly surprised to see that Parisian / Japanese label Maison Kitsuné made their debut at NY fashion week. and even though the reviewer at Style.com gave them a rather catty write-up, i found that the collection made me smile – which is really all i ask from fashion.

creative duo and founders Gildas Loaec & Masaya Kuroki, have conceived a collection immersed in a new concept based on the French women’s ability to choose and balance well-made clothes resulting in a thoughtful and personalised ensemble.

see the entire collection here. ps you should listen to their playlists if you don’t already.

Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15

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More & Co.

More & Co. is a little shop that deals in everyday objects – “the ones that surround us, the ones we reach for again and again”. every few months they release a new collection based on a theme or a certain set of ideas. Two Feet On The Ground is their latest.

Every year as the air chills and the sun thins, we settle in. It’s time to cook, organize, clean house, see friends, drink red wine. Plant your feet on the ground and find balance for the coming season with this collection.

More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co
More & Co

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Medical Art School

this series of images that i discovered in the LIFE archives fascinated me because up until that point i had never even thought that such a thing as a “medical art school” would exist. but of course, yes. i’m just grateful that more gory things weren’t documented. if i wanted to see that i would just switch on my TV (Outlander and The Knick, i’m looking at you).

Medical Art School
Medical Art School
Medical Art School
Medical Art School
Medical Art School
Medical Art School
Medical Art School
Medical Art School
Medical Art School

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Simon and Mary SS15

the new SS15 collection from Johannesburg based milliners Simon and Mary has made me realise that i really need a yellow hat for summer. and a blue one. maybe even a green one if i’m feeling fancy. i love seeing their classic styles in such rad colours.

Simon and Mary is based on a family bond within the hat factory. Using machinery bought in the 60’s and continuing the legacy created by the original milliner, Simon Pozniak. The milliner title has been passed down from generation to generation. Hats are in our blood, it is more than a clothing item, but rather a way of life.

the mounty, bowler and pith helmet collections will be released and in store in SA by November. the panama collection will be released in the next few days. berets are currently at Prime Store in JHB and Smith and Abrahams. see my previous post about Simon and Mary here.

creative team: photographed by Nico & Mignonne Krijno. design & art direction by Jana + Koos.

Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15

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Lately

i recently shared some personal stuff like our weekend at Die Laaitjie and some of my trip to Johannesburg, but here’s the rest of what’s been happening lately.

walks on the promenade never get old, especially at this time of year:

photo by Miss Moss

i got some amazing shoes from Charlotte Stone! i have already worn the sandals a number of times and they are super comfortable (i prefer the style to the recent Birkenstock revival)
photo by Miss Moss

and i’ve been wearing a pair of their new boots (which are coming out soon) as much as possible before it gets too hot. these are the Kari in black. also ridiculously comfy:

photo by Miss Moss

some extra bits from my Johannesburg trip. Arts on Main on a sunday is a vibe:

photo by Miss Moss

finally got to visit Anatomy at 44 Stanley, the most beautiful shop ever:

photo by Miss Moss

a courtyard at Everard Read gallery:

photo by Miss Moss

a bit of Central America at Hadeda:

photo by Miss Moss

cool desk at Maker:

photo by Miss Moss

lunch at Warm & Glad, where you can work all day & no one bothers you:

photo by Miss Moss

sweet pooch at our JHB guest house, his name is Stripes.

photo by Miss Moss

gardens in JHB are next level…

photo by Miss Moss
photo by Miss Moss

i went a bit crazy at Kim Sacks:

photo by Miss Moss
photo by Miss Moss

walked away with these hand-carved bunnies and songololo (pitcher by Rebekah Miles)

photo by Miss Moss

scenes from the air:

photo by Miss Moss
photo by Miss Moss

always spotting interesting details around Cape Town:

photo by Miss Moss

the Ritz hotel, a famous revolving restaurant in Sea Point:

photo by Miss Moss

Downtown Ramen, a new spot in Cape Town that made me feel like i was in NYC again:

photo by Miss Moss

and now that September is here, spring is slowly turning its pretty head…

photo by Miss Moss
photo by Miss Moss
photo by Miss Moss
photo by Miss Moss
photo by Miss Moss
photo by Miss Moss
photo by Miss Moss
photo by Miss Moss

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Rebecca Atwood: Howland

when my eyes fell on Howland, the latest collection from textile designer Rebecca Atwood, first thing that came to mind was: hell yes, i DO want gold zippers on my pillows. it’s simple touches like that that usually seal the deal when i’m contemplating a new purchase.

The new fall collection begins on a crisp autumn morning. As morning gives way to afternoon, smoky grey shadows cast long grids along the sidewalk, and weathered steel reflects the soft luster of the late-morning sun. A day in the studio is spent creating potato prints, marbling paper and working through ideas in a sketchbook. By the end of the day the light has shifted, casting everything in deep blue-green hues.

all available at their online shop. i’m really into that marble pillow.

Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland
Rebecca Atwood: Howland

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À Capucha!

wow there seems to be some seriously cool stuff coming out of Portugal lately. i recently featured Portuguese brands SUL and Nomad, now À Capucha! is the latest to add to that list. i mean, something that has an exclamation mark in its actual name has to be good, right? right!

À Capucha! is recreating the capucha, a traditional Portuguese garment, used by shepherds and farmers. the brand forms part of design consultancy Estufa, and was born to explore the convergence of design and manufacturing.

The “Capucha” is a traditional Portuguese garment, used by shepherds and farmers. it is made of burel (100% wool) and is impermeable. Our capuchas are handmade by the artisans of remote villages, who still have secrets and unique ways of manufacturing. In this project, we commit ourselves not to let the portuguese artisanal techniques disappear, by contributing to a sustainable production and by protecting a heritage that makes us unique and timeless.

they have a beautifully designed website & online shop – go check it out!

À Capucha!
À Capucha!
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À Capucha!

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Golly

sadly the only time i ever buy a magazine these days is when i am about to get on a flight and i know i’m going to be without wi-fi for the next few hours (also, i recently dropped & broke my trusty kindle so now that option has flown out of the proverbial window seat). i’ll get 2 or 3 lady mags from the usual selection at the airport book store, and then flip through them – slowly – so as to pass the time. but inevitably i find myself sitting there with nothing to do because, well, they’re just not my thing. there has been a quiet resurgence of intelligent print magazines in the last few years, most started by sets of like-minded people who are unsatisfied with what’s currently out there, and many are self-funded in today’s print-is-dead-all-hail-the-internet climate. this is exactly what Roxanne Fequiere (editor-in-chief) and Allison o’Shea (creative director) set out to do with Golly. and, together with an amazing team, they’ve succeeded.

Our mission was to create a “ladymag” that didn’t feel cringeworthy, one-note, and/or vapid, and we looked to magazines like LIFE, Gentry, and mid-century Esquire for inspiration as we went about putting it together. As we began brainstorming this project, we knew that we wanted this to be a print venture. Risky, we know, but so worth it. We’re currently seeking funding through Kick Starter, a campaign that is going very well, I might add. The fund raising will allow us to continue working with amazing contributors, including Heather Sten, Amanda Jasnowski, Lizzie Garret Mettler and Jimmy Marble.

Allison (whose blog i have been a fan of for years) was kind enough to send me their first issue and i am still making my way through it! highlights: a round table discussion with successful editors in the publishing business (think Refinery 29 and Rookie), a beeeaaaautiful editorial called TOO HOT and an interview with pâtissier Ayako Kurokawa of Burrow fame. you can pre-order your copy by supporting their Kickstarter campaign here.

they also have a great tumblr & cool instagram to follow.

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Seaworthy SS15

while i was away Marisa from Seaworthy sent me the lookbook for her new SS15 collection Meta. i have blogged about her beautiful pieces before, and she even sponsored the blog for a time – so I am always excited to see what she has in store.

Meta being the prefix that often means later, after or beyond. This collection feels like the natural progression for Seaworthy – we’ve added fine metals and more sophisticated silhouettes.  As well as pieces that are designed to have options. Like wearing the Lanata necklace short or long and how the Inga can morph from a double layer to a single drop.

her lookbooks are also always so gorgeous. the photography and layout is by Mikola Accuardi, styling by Sarah Radcliffe of Yo Vintage, hair and makeup by Kassandra Sommerville. modeled by Emily Mills. Portland is brimming with some talented women.

shop the collection here. my favourites are the Carica earrings and the Leilus necklace.

Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15

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