Metropolis

when i first saw some of these images from the new campaign for the Metropolis collection by Levi’s Vintage Clothing i thought, wow these are some great vintage shots. then i looked more carefully. mmm, those construction workers are awfully good looking. and they are very sharply dressed while building those skyscrapers. nice one, Levis – you did a great job in almost tricking this vintage photo lover.

Levi’s Vintage Clothing was inspired by those who made the modern American skyline. In the 1930s, with the completion of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings and the Futurama Exhibit at New York’s World Fair, the United States was presented with a tangible model for the future. Traveling far and wide to work on these projects, people always made sure to bring their Levi‘s with them to build the new Metropolis. This season we paid tribute to the visionaries who dreamed up with cityscapes and the hardworking men and women who made them a reality.

i’ve never really been one for dressing up in super vintage inspired wear, though i do think that vintage style workwear looks awesome on men (my husband has a couple of pairs of jeans and jackets that would fit into this category). i would, however, definitely wear this bad-ass leather jacket and their wonderful cable crew sweater. you can see the entire collection here.

photography by Immo Klink.

Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection
Levi's Vintage Clothing Metropolis Collection

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Mid Week Distraction No.2

now that we’re at issue 2 of Mid Week Distractions it already feels like a regular thing! i enjoyed bookmarking all the interesting things i came across in the last week, and it was also pretty nice for me to go through them again. enjoy.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Alan Bean Plus Four

a short story written and read by Tom Hanks.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Serial

if you’re not already listening, start here.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Graphic Travel

a couple accounted their travels through Africa with cool infographics.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Studio Roller

a wall mounted paper roll for ideas, notes and other useful things.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Content Moderation

article about the thousands of people who keep really nasty things from your Facebook feed.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Live Life like a Motherfucker

a personal essay by Amy Selwyn that i enjoyed.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Mungo & Jemima

for the locals, Mungo & Jemima have launched an online shop (South Africa only for now)

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Of A Kind revamp

Of A Kind have launched their fresh new site and it’s lovely!

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Room 3201

by photographer Brian Ferry.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

SDE Quilts

these are beautiful.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Ditto

try glasses on virtually, on your own face.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

PhotoMath

app that turns your camera into a calculator.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Working Purls

Vogue editors’ favourite sweaters.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Sezane for Madewell

a cool (Parisian) collaboration.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Moby Gratis

Moby has made over 150 tracks of his own music available for independent, non-profit films & shorts – for free.

Miss Moss: Mid Week Distraction No. 2

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

a fun / crazy remix of Cindy Lauper’s classic by NYC electronic band Anamanaguchi, made on an old Nintendo.

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A Travelling Valentino

shortly after i did my SS15 collections round-up the Valentino show debuted on the runway and i almost kicked myself because it was, naturally, amazing. but it was a good thing in a way because Valentino always deserves its own post. but how? i didn’t want to just cut and paste the images – that’s why fabulous resources like Syle.com and other fashion blogs exist. no, this called for a comparisons post. of course.

i sat and stared at the pieces: some so vastly from each other that i couldn’t pull a common thread in my mind, at least not related to any artist or movement i could conjure up. i thought about who would wear these dresses. in what fantasy situation would they exist in someone’s wardrobe. perhaps a dress for every occasion? for every excursion? for every… country?

“draw me like one of your French girls”. yes, these dresses would be suitable for women like Rose DeWitt Bukater who in their day would have leisurely travelled between countries and continents and have a special dress for every gangplank they might set foot on.

Valentino paired with vintage travel posters. just, because.

Miss Moss: A Travelling Valentino
Miss Moss: A Travelling Valentino
Miss Moss: A Travelling Valentino
Miss Moss: A Travelling Valentino
Miss Moss: A Travelling Valentino
Miss Moss: A Travelling Valentino
Miss Moss: A Travelling Valentino
Miss Moss: A Travelling Valentino
Miss Moss: A Travelling Valentino
Miss Moss: A Travelling Valentino

please note that this post is in no way affiliated with Valentino and is simply a fun fan tribute. all runway images courtesy of Style.com. all vintage posters available for purchase at Affiches Marci. please do not reproduce these collages in any print or commercial publication.

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2015

there are 9 Mondays left till 2014 comes to a close. let that marinate for a second. okay, don’t panic. don’t freak out. buy a new calendar instead and embrace 2015 like the adult you are.

MMXV by Chelsy Dyer (also available in pink and blue)

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks
Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar 2015 edition:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

gift wrap calendar (clever!) & desktop calendar, both by Linda Harriet:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks
Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

i love all the Rifle Paper Co calendars, but particularly the Monarch and Travel calendars:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks
Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

Kristina Krogh’s 2015 calendars in Grey or White:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

Cities by Rooftop by Idlewild Co:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

House Plants calendar by Hartland Brooklyn:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

Les Femmes calendar by Garance Dore:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

various calendars by Snug Studio:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks
Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

Reptiles & Flowers calendar by Leah Duncan:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

Kukkuu calendar by Marimekko:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

Zodiac calendar:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

the annual Frankie Calendar:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

pop the Bubble calendar:

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

and just for fun, a Clueless calendar (Josh is such a dreamboat):

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

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November

i got such nice responses on my first Mid Week Distractions post and i just want to say thank you SO much for being so lovely and supportive of the blog. it really does help me on days when i think, jees what am i DOING? sometimes you feel like you are just shouting into an empty room, especially in a time when comments on blogs are decreasing and everyone is so bleak about the general landscape of blogging – so it really is appreciated!

one of the most requested things i get from readers, and people on twitter, is to bring back the music mixes. so i will make an effort to do one a month! after August i unfortunately skipped September and most of October, but here’s November.

i have had the first song by Marina and the Diamonds on repeat, it is GREAT. enjoy!

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Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway!

Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.

i know every time i do a giveaway i’m all, “you guys i’m soooo excited for this giveaway!!” and it’s ALWAYS true but seriously i am… so, so, SO excited for this giveaway.

do you want to look like the classiest broad around? like Amal Alamuddin but, you know, still yourself? then you need to wear something by Elizabeth Suzann. a label i’m sure i don’t need to tell you about anymore since i’m pretty much always talking about it.

let’s get right down to it, shall we? Elizabeth Suzann recently released their new FW14 Collection which is astoundingly good. i have highlighted some of my faves below. to celebrate they are going to give away a piece of your choice to ONE lucky reader. you can choose not just from the FW14 collection, but also from the SS14 Collection. so if you, like me, live in the southern hemisphere and you can’t even think about winter coats right now, then you’re in luck!

so, this is what you have to do to enter:

1. go to Elizabeth Suzann and browse everything
2. pick your favourite item (only one!) and tell me why you love it in a comment below
3. follow Elizabeth Suzann on Instagram
4. remember to include your Instagram handle in your comment so i can check!

that’s it! if you’re the winner then your favourite item is the one you will win. my personal favourite? that Cocoon Coat and Billie Sweater. for summer i love the Marlena Midi.

B O N U S. you can currently get a 10% discount on anything from their online shop, just enter the discount code MISSMOSS at checkout. valid for the duration of the giveaway!

Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.
Miss Moss Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Enter to win a piece of your choice from their entire collection.

the giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world. readers outside the USA must please note that you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrival, which you are responsible for. the giveaway ends on Thursday 30 October. The winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw & notified via email. Only ONE piece for ONE winner. This prize is not refundable for cash.