Fashion

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.

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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!

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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.

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Good Guys Giveaway

Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys

you may remember my previous features on Parisian vegan shoe brand Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather. well they just launched a new FW14 collection and to celebrate Good Guys is giving away one pair of shoes of your choice to one lucky reader. the best part is that Good Guys shoes are unisex, so for once the dudes can also enter one of my giveaways!

- TO ENTER -

1. go to the Good Guys online shop and peruse all their shoes
2. leave a comment telling me which pair is your favourite – that’s the one you will win!
3. share this image (girls) or this image (guys) on Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest with the hashtag #missmossgoodguys (leave your username so i can check!)

that’s it! my personal favourites? the Duke, the Janet and the Lenny.

Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys
Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys
Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys
Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys
Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys
Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys
Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys
Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys
Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys
Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys
Miss Moss x Good Guys giveaway. win a pair of vegan shoes of your choice. #missmossgoodguys

the giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world. readers outside the EU 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 Monday 15 September. The winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw & notified via email. If the selected shoes are not available in your size then you may select an alternative pair.

Olivia Terrell

sometimes i like jewellery to be delicate & almost unnoticeable, something that peeks out from the folds of your blouse or is so innocuous you only notice when the light catches it at a certain angle. other times, i want my jewellery to be so big and bold that strangers stop me in the street to ask where i got it. i think designer Olivia Terrell treads this line pretty well.

olivia is a jewelry artist, designer, & maker living in madrid, spain with her husband. born and raised in nashville, tennessee, olivia has always been influenced by her southern roots, but now with her spanish surroundings, she is finding new inspiration in the culture, colors, architecture, food, & vibrant people she encounters. olivia values the process of creation, and loves watching each piece go from initial sketch to final product. the beauty of her craft & handiwork is that there are never two exactly identical pieces: there are imperfections; there are flaws. it’s a sign of life & a gift: from the maker to the wearer.

lookbook photography by Iciar J. Carrasco.

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Eleven Thirty

“oh my god how many bags do you NEED, Diana?!” – is a conversation i have with myself pretty much every week. i have never been much of a fan of cow hide on a bag but damnEleven Thirty makes it look SO GOOD. these gorgeous bags by Mariel Gonzalez and Alexa Schoorl, based in Toronto,are available at their online shop.

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Rosie Assoulin

wow, it’s not often that a hollywood red carpet event would introduce me to a favourite new designer – but that’s exactly what Michelle Dockery did by wearing NYC based Rosie Assoulin to the Emmys last night.

With a background in Oscar de la Renta’s altelier, the New York native has elegant formal-wear down but imbues her work with a markedly recognizable signature that belies her young age (some designers work decades to get there)—with plays on volume, interesting uses of color and a way with drama that’s somehow perfectly approachable. - Harpers Bazaar

ps i didn’t actually watch the Emmy’s, i don’t need to when Billy on the Street is around.

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Julie White

i knew Julie White was Australian before even really knowing it, just from taking one look at the beautiful illustrative depictions of her native country’s flora. these prints can be found on limited edition clothing pieces and newly launched scarves on her website & online shop.

Julie White learnt her magic through a Master’s degree in textiles at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art. She is now based in Adelaide, Australia where she is constantly developing her range of limited edition accessories. Her signature aesthetic is based on hand drawn detailing with bold colours and her love of Australiana. More than anything, she desires to make beautiful pieces to wear and collect over time.

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