Northern Sun

Jennilee Marigomen just shot the lookbook for Canadian outerwear brand Northern Sun. the company was established in the seventies, and quickly became synonymous with finely crafted, Canadian-made jackets and parkas that stand up to the demands of an unforgiving climate. they have had a see the entire lookbook here.

Like the Arctic sun after which it is named, Northern Sun has returned from a brief winter’s hibernation. The newly risen Northern Sun carries the same commitment to quality craftsmanship and timeless style that defined the brand from its conception. A partnership between Canada and Switzerland, Northern Sun manufactures everyday goods that are equally inspired by life in the city and experiences in the outdoors.

Photography: Jennilee Marigomen. Styling: Redia Soltis. Makeup: Jennifer Latour. Models: Chelsea and Wes.











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Delpozo Spring 2014

when i saw the Delpozo Spring 2014 collection i had two thoughts: (1) WOW and (2) this is crying out for a comparison series. before i delved into my little project, though, i looked through every piece on Style.com. what a collection. and upon reading more about it, saw that designer Josep Font was inspired by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot’s portrait La Zingara. so, i suppose this is kind of serendipitous.

Madrid-based label Delpozo made a splash with its New York fashion week debut last season and delivered again for Spring with a positively enchanting collection inspired by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot’s portrait of a Gypsy woman with a tambourine. Creative director Josep Font, who relaunched the storied Spanish brand just over a year ago, has become known for his unique “prêt-à-couture” that combines unexpected volumes with intricate embellishments in a modern, unstuffy way.

click on the images to see larger versions!

Miss Moss // Delpozo Spring 2014
Miss Moss // Delpozo Spring 2014
Miss Moss // Delpozo Spring 2014
Miss Moss // Delpozo Spring 2014
Miss Moss // Delpozo Spring 2014
Miss Moss // Delpozo Spring 2014
Miss Moss // Delpozo Spring 2014
Miss Moss // Delpozo Spring 2014
Miss Moss // Delpozo Spring 2014
Miss Moss // Delpozo Spring 2014

works of art from top to bottom: Jacob Axel Gillberg – Nydia the flower girlAuguste Toulmouche – A Young Woman in a Rose GardenEkaterina Nikolaevna Katshura-Falileeva – At the SamovarJean-Baptiste-Camille Corot – Woman with mandolinJean-Baptiste-Camille Corot – Agostina; Raphael Kirchner – Fanny Brice; Giovanni Boldini – A Portrait of Emiliana Concha de OssaJean-Baptiste-Camille Corot – Interrupted ReadingWilliam James Glackens – Dancer in a pink dressAlexander Antonovich Rizzoni – A nun.

 

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Colby College Mountain Day

one thing i can never resist when i am visiting someone’s home, even if it’s a stranger, is to flip through any photo albums that might be lying around. usually they’re of old photos – because, let’s face it, people don’t really put together physical photo albums anymore. everything is online, on facebook or in your instagram or flickr feed. that’s cool, i’m like that too. but i still revel in looking through photos, which i suppose is why i gravitate towards vintage photography.

this photo story taken by Yale Joel for Life Magazine in 1950 shows the ladies of Colby College on their annual Mountain Day hike – a tradition that started in the 1850s and continues to this day. the college is located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire, and the mountain they climb is Mount Kearsarge. the ladies look pretty grand in their 50s denim, flannel shirts and jaunty neck-ties.

edit: Colby College is now called Colby-Sawyer College, the name was changed in 1975. i have, however kept the name of the original Life Magazine article.

















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Anthom

ANTHOM has a sweet new lookbook out, which was inspired by 16th century Dutch “kitchen and market” paintings, and features their range of accessories juxtaposed with collected curiosities and harvested leaves and flowers, all on a soft marble background. i’be highlighted some of my favourite pieces at the bottom of the post – check out ANTHOM now.








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Lyn Devon Spring 2014

i have been looking through all the Spring 2014 shows at NYFW, which is still ongoing, and i was really taken by this collection from NY based designer Lyn Devon. i had actually never heard of her before (even though she has been releasing collections since 2011) but her pieces appealed to me straight away because they are so wearable. i actually thought that the summer dresses in particular would be amazing to wear on holiday somewhere warm – and then i read the review of her show on Style.com, and now everything makes perfect sense.

A pre-wedding honeymoon in the Sahara Desert and Marrakech was the starting point for newlywed Lyn Devon‘s Spring collection. “I don’t travel a lot, so usually I’m imagining what a girl might want to wear in a faraway place,” the designer said today in her Upper East Side studio. “This time I actually knew.”







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Mansur Gavriel

i’m not sure when i first noticed Mansur Gavriel. it could have been when Garance Doré blogged about their beautiful bucket bag, or it might have been upon seeing the bright pops of blue and yellow peeking out of their gorgeous totes that were being pinned relentlessly by women like myself, suddenly smitten. nevertheless, the minute i saw their bags i was sold. with an emphasis on simple design, quality production and highlighting the natural beauty of leather – Mansur Gavriel is my bag-lady soul mate.

Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel have backgrounds in textile and fashion design, they met in LA and 2 days later started designing their line. the leather is sourced from a tannery in Tuscany, and all the bags are made in Italy.

Inspired by natural textures, pop colors, clean lines and simple shapes, the collection evokes Italy in the ’60s, or a classic California easiness—warm, natural leather, sunny colors, and a casual elegance. The products are designed to function for your daily needs, and travel with you for years to come.

i am now lucky enough to own their bucket back in cammello, with the wonderful azzuro blue interior. the bag is beautifully sculptural in person, and will hold its shape due to the interior patent – even though the leather will age and soften with use. it might be the most amazing thing i have ever had in my possession. you can read more about their story here, and shop their bags at Need Supply Co, Net-A-Porter and Steven Alan or at any of these stores.












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