Hello! (said in Adele voice) i haven’t done a giveaway in such a long time, so i am very excited for this one – not least because Jane Sews is one of our proudest South African exports. i have seen Amy Venter grow her label from a young fashion range to an online powerhouse that’s up there with the best you’ll see internationally.
Annie Costello Brown’s jewellery line ACB is full of dramatic & oversized hand cut hammered pieces; made from silver, brass and gold, fit for Frida Kahlo or an Egyptian queen. Annie has an interesting back story: growing up on a houseboat in the San Francisco Bay area in the seventies, surrounded by artists, musicians, and craftspeople – so perhaps it’s no surprise that her jewellery is so interesting and eclectic. you can read an interview with her at Jean Stories.
if there’s one thing i can count on every year it’s that designer Claire Pignot is going to release a lovely new collection for her label Heinui. yep, just take a look at the FW15 collection. the Lenny dress is a particular favourite, and love the embroidery on the Luisa dress. oh also the Ernest jumpsuit is super badass. you can peruse everything on her online shop (ships worldwide!)
when i first saw the new FW15 collection by Electric Feathers i thought to myself, “i need a legit reason to wear that gold lamé dress right now.” but actually, you know what, you should be able to wear gold lamé whenever you like. in fact, why not go full jumpsuit while you’re at it. that rope dress is also something else.
you won’t believe how many new jewellery collections were released in the past week, so i thought it was an incredibly appropriate moment to do another Jewels compilation. this is a mixed bag of treats – so i’m sure there is something you would like. also: great gift ideas. also, also: ear cuffs are still in. check out more favourite jewellery here.
Californian jewellery line Crescioni has a new Spring collection on the block, and i gotta say i love the big chunky pieces – especially all the brass earrings. women need to wear more jewellery at the beach, huh? i feel like this is a very cool department we’re not tapping. swimwear by Nu Swim, clothes from Passenger. photography by Andrew Lee.
ABOVE: Life Lessons pins
have you guys noticed that enamel pins have become a thing? recently i’ve seen so many rad ones popping up all around the place, and people rocking them in my Instagram feed. and because they’re mostly being made by talented illustrators and designers they’re all super rad. here are some nice ones i found that you can buy online, if you feel like jazzing up your lapel (or whatever). you can just click on some of the images to be taken directly to the shop!