Fashion

Tiro Tiro: Cercis

dearest readers, i apologise sincerely for enabling your shopping habit. but the Tiro Tiro Cercis collection is too good. the Cercis necklace is probably my favourite.

Tiro comes from the latin word for a beginner or novice. Tiro Tiro embraces an era of experimentation and improvisation, drawing from our years of practice and honed expertise and then making things up as we go. Evolving and exploring new mediums and techniques, we allow the materials to guide us, finding that some of our best work happens by accident. In addition to jewelry, we look forward to offering limited runs of small sculptural works and complementary wares.

photography by Cara Denison. braids by Alison Brislin.

Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis

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The Collecteur

thanks to Mallory for uncovering this Gem. Giulia Scalese is The Collecteur, a photographer & manipulator who collects garments, accessories & props and assembles them into the vibrant fashion still lifes. all the shopping links are on her tumblr.

The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur

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Maison Kitsuné SS15

while browsing through the exhaustive list of SS15 shows (more on that later) i was pleasantly surprised to see that Parisian / Japanese label Maison Kitsuné made their debut at NY fashion week. and even though the reviewer at Style.com gave them a rather catty write-up, i found that the collection made me smile – which is really all i ask from fashion.

creative duo and founders Gildas Loaec & Masaya Kuroki, have conceived a collection immersed in a new concept based on the French women’s ability to choose and balance well-made clothes resulting in a thoughtful and personalised ensemble.

see the entire collection here. ps you should listen to their playlists if you don’t already.

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Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15

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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.

Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15

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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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À Capucha!
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À Capucha!
À Capucha!
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À Capucha!
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À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!

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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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