Neuw Denim

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Neuw Denim is a Melbourne based label that pays homage to the heritage of denim. the name comes from the street Nieuwlandstraat in Brussels, Belgium where owner & designer Par Lundqvist started tailoring and altering vintage pieces from his own denim archive (he has a personal collection of over 3,500 pairs of jeans! *) They describe themselves as having, “a deep and unsettling love for Denim Pants.” if you’re a denim lover be sure to check out their instagram and shop.










Horses Atelier

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Horses Atelier is a Toronto based fashion line from designers Heidi Sopinka and Claudia Dey who are inspired by “Parisian chic and 1970s jet-set.” they like making easy to wear dresses that roll up into a travel bag and slip over your head. they’re currently stocked in a few places in Canada & the US, and will hopefully soon open an online shop. i’m really enamoured by their S/S13 collection – especially that white caftan number (which you can see in the second picture). here are some of my favourite shots from their summer and fall collections, both of which are viewable on their website.









The smell of Jasmine

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been noticing flowers everywhere lately, especially with the wedding around the corner. all i can think about are arrangements and what’s in season and blooms blooms blooms. i’ve started buying flowers whenever i’m in the supermarket, something i’ve never done before. perhaps it’s also because i know that spring is almost on it’s way – even though we won’t have warm weather until well into September. here’s to the smell of jasmine.

this intimate wedding of Katie and Markus photographed by Celine Kim is absolutely exquisite:

the new Stella McCartney lingerie campaign:

designer Kelsey Genna has just launched her wedding site The Flower Bride, which is overflowing with blooms:

the Family Affairs S/S 2013 campaign:

The Flower Shop by Hattie Fox, at the newly opened Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London. photographs by Monocle:

the winter collection by Rina Zin:

design work by The Weaver House:

Illustrations by Lu Green:

tips for growing peonies, thanks to Kinfolk:

photography by Ye Rin Mok:

Book/Shop

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Book/Shop is an Oakland based online & brick-and-mortar shop that specialises in products and paraphernalia related to reading – of actual real life books, not the online kind. of course they have actual books for sale, but also deal in other interesting things like book related art & vintage posters (love this Read Instead print) and even small furnishings to keep your books organised.

We’re committed to the reading experience. The surprise of one page turning to the other. The little luxury of sitting in a great reading chair, inhaling the scent of a beautifully made book. The luscious heft of three or four good reads in a sturdy bookbag as you head out into the world. The hundred discoveries waiting at a used bookstore; the refuge of a library.










giantLION AW13

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man, my favourite designers have been releasing some killer lookbooks lately! here’s the AW13 collection lookbook from giantLION, photographed  by husband and wife team Amber & Jon aka Live It Out Photography. LOVE the look of that thick cross ring. you can shop giantLION on their website.

giantLION is a line of handcrafted jewelry formed in 2011, distilled from the fascinations of owner and designer, Caroline Whittington. Using raw stones, bronze, sterling silver and 14k gold, Caroline crafts delicate, timeless pieces that draw inspiration from nature, history and symbology. The giantLION collection ranges from playful to effortlessly elegant, always with a subtle, sophisticated edge. Each piece is designed to age with grace and serve as an affirmation of style, daily reminder, treasured gift, or simple note to yourself.











Nich Hance McElroy

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Nich Hance McElroy is a photographer from Minneapolis, currently based in Vancouver. i have been following his photography on and off on flickr (and very briefly touched on it here). today i really got stuck into his imagery, which is divided into a few ongoing series on his website. i’ve picked some of my favourite shots: a girl, a dog, a road trip… i love the feel of these. you can follow him on his website, tumblrflickr and instagram.

Carlos Motta

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i was just thinking the other day how tired i was of seeing white white white interiors everywhere on the internet, even though they are beautiful (don’t get me wrong). but sometimes you just don’t see enough variety – which i suppose is the problem with the internet, if you follow the same blogs or don’t wander far from the safety of your pinterest feed. so when i saw the work of brazilian architect & designer Carlos Motta, which focuses on the natural beauty of wood, i ended up flipping through every single image on his website. many of the houses his atelier has designed are situated in the Serra da Mantiqueira mountain range in the state of São Paulo. this one – Carlos Motta’s own home – has to be my favourite.

The Atelier Carlos Motta was born in the 70’s, through a strong counterculture movement. Surf, Yoga, food and a natural life. Ecology and respect for nature, pulsing through our veins. It’s at the genesis and at the Atelier DNA the environmental and social responsibility. The architecture and design that we develop here at the Atelier follow together the same concept: the search for the obvious, the simple, respectful and longevous.








Jacquemus: La Piscine

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paris based designer Jacquemus (Simon Porte Jacquemus) first came to my attention last year with this lookbook for his l’Usine collection. since then he kind of dropped off my radar, probably because i look at way too much stuff on the internet everyday and my mind is like… what’s the opposite of a sponge? well, fortunately for me his latest collection is now being stocked by both la Garconne and Maryam Nassir Zadeh – so this french designer is once again on my mind.

La Piscine (“pool” in french) radiates the kind of cool that only french girls drinking Orangina can seem to do. it was inspired by Isabelle Adjani’s pool-themed music video for “Pull Marine”, and the campaign shows a group of bored girls spending all their time in front of an inner-city Parisian public pool (watch the video at the bottom of the post). he describes the Jacquemus woman as someone who is, “ultra simple, raw, very French, smiley, no make-up, she can wear her father’s oversize clothes and also her grandmother’s 60’s dress, flat shoes and of course long socks” *

read a profile & interview with him here and shop his clothing here and here.















Seaworthy: Diosa

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Marisa from Portland based jewellery label Seaworthy has just released her seventh collection Diosa, bringing together the attributes of softness and strength. the model has a bit of a Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey vibe, don’t you think? i could actually imagine Sybil rocking some kick ass knuckle rings. i’m also really into that beautiful Paso bangle  and the Aspa bracelet. such rad pieces – shop online here.

Photography: Lindsey Marla / Hair & Make-Up: Kassandra Sommerville / Model: Fiona Woodman












nido ss14

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argentinian knitwear label nido (who i previously blogged about here) just released their SS14 collection, which is 100% cotton, hand-knitted and hand-dyed garments by Argentinian artisans – inspired by sea breeze, shaded forest, cool summer nights. the lookbook was shot by photographer Ana Armendariz, and the models are Constanza Castagnet and Alan Segal, editors of Labor magazine.

















RillRill

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RillRill is a jewellery line by Portland based jewellery designer Katie Freedle, who also owns fashion & lifestyle shop Backtalk. i’m always amazed by how much good stuff comes out of Portland – i wish we could extend our upcoming honeymoon trip so that we can take in all the amazing places stateside. one day! in the meantime i can admire Katie’s awesome pieces thanks to the power of the internet. especially digging on those rings & statement necklaces. check out more RillRill lookbooks here.

lookbook photographed by Mikola Accuardi
















Jeneil Williams for Vogue Germany

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i can’t remember the last time i looked at a fashion editorial and thought WOW. i suppose i’m just not in the habit of paging through Vogue (or buying it, for that matter) and soaking up the editorials like many people do. but this one for Vogue Germany is just exquisite.

Known for her use of color and ability to seamlessly integrate the environment, Julia Noni uses the natural landscape combined with vibrantly colored backdrops to create a striking contrast against ebony beauty Jeneil Williams. The story styled by Kathrin Schiffner features looks from Missoni, Blumarine, and Nina Ricci. – Chris Boals Artists








Ilana Kohn AW13

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if you have followed this blog for any length of time (or if you follow any blogs, at all) you will know of Ilana Kohn, whose seasonal collections showcase her beautiful pattern designs. her latest AW13 collection is just starting to hit stores – you can buy select pieces at her online shop. i particularly love the Mickey dress & the Aaron cardigan.

Prior to working in fashion, Ilana Kohn worked for close to a decade as a successful commercial editorial illustrator for clients such as the New Yorker, the New York Times and Kiehl’s among many others. With a life long love of fashion, in 2011, Kohn began to craft ideas for a clothing line with a mind to creating easy to wear, clean & classic clothing that would serve to be a new canvas for her bold, colorful patterns.

photography : dustin fenstermacher / jewelry: brvtvs / shoes: dieppa restrepo / styling: ilana kohn & caroline ventura















Tiny Atlas Quarterly

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it’s cooooooooooooold in Cape Town today. i even wore my winter jacket that i bought (and last wore) 5 years ago when i was in wintery London. so when i got an email introducing Tiny Atlas Quarterly, an online magazine founded by photographer Emily Nathan and art director Liz Mullally, and i clicked through to this wonderful photo essay about Santorini i was temporarily transported to a warmer clime.

So often art directors, designers, photographers, stylists, digital techs and photo assistants become great friends on set, intermittently cracking up and stressing out during the long sunrise to sunset hours we keep. As friends we work for clients and as friends we dine and travel the world together. It is rare that we come together professionally for projects of our own devising.  Instead of keeping all of our location production information and call sheets to ourselves though, we want to share it. With Tiny Atlas we are creating these stories for ourselves and for you. And while our clients may want the ever-sunny day, we also relish a moody storm sweeping across a mountain range. With Tiny Atlas Quarterly we want to show you the places we love to travel ourselves, both high and lowbrow. We also want to show you how we see our own backyards.

you should check out the rest of their Summer issue, which includes a story about demystifying abalone (which used to be a summer staple when i was a kid, before they became endangered in south africa due to illegal poaching), tips for traveling through the south, and awesome summer potraits. seriously, have a long look at Tiny Atlas Quarterly.

Santorini. PHOTOGRAPHER: Fiona Conrad / HOTEL: Rocabella & Aghios Artemios Traditional Houses / EAT: Nikolas Tavern / DRINK: Palia Kameni Bar / SAILING: Pegasus