Fashion

Jean Stories

i think i got onto Jean Stories because i saw a pic of a nice bum in a nice pair of jeans somewhere. that’s how these things start, you know. good bums in good pairs of jeans are kind of everything. sort of like The Selby meets Freuden von Freunden meets Closet Story – but in denim. it was started by Jane Herman Bishop and Florence Kane, both fashion writers at Vogue.

Jean Stories is all about denim – who’s wearing it and making it, why we love it, and all the ways it reflects our lives and styles. Jane grew up in Los Angeles selling jeans at her family’s Ron Herman stores, where she got an informal denim education from some of the industry’s best. Florence’s fondest denim memories were, until now, from the 90s: stealing her dad’s Levi’s and Pendleton plaids to wear to high school in San Diego; decorating her room with Calvin Klein Jeans ads.

plus they have this amazing story about Rachel Comey and her new store in NYC which i am dying to visit. why must i be 12,500km away?

Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories
Jean Stories

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Abby Seymour

Abby Seymour is an Australian jewellery designer slash nice things maker (she also makes prints and other objects) whose earrings i REALLY have a thing for. specifically these little tassels!

Drawing inspiration from hidden details, subtle forms, the simplicity of textural details and layers in the environment, she strives to apply high attention to detail, artisan techniques and a sustainable ethos to every piece of work she produces.

Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour
Abby Seymour

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July Things

July things! you can just click on the sweet little icons to be taken to the items.

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Elizabeth Suzann

here’s an update from the Elizabeth Suzann (previously blogged about here) whose new SS2014 collection is simple and lovely. these clothes feel like the height of summer to me. as i’m typing this it’s POURING with rain outside my window, and we seem as far away from summer as can be – but i know that in the blink of an eye it’s going to be hot here again. in which case i might try to emulate this lovely collection.

you can shop it here.

Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann
Elizabeth Suzann

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SUL

i really feel like my bag obsession is getting out of hand. sometimes i think i might to have to buy duplicate wallets and cosmetics and keys just so i can keep a set in each of my bags (don’t you hate transferring your stuff every time? yes i know that is the ultimate in laziness). SUL is a bag company from Portugal who make some seriously nice hand-crafted leather pieces. really into this one and this one. dig the embossing too.

Our bags are handmade, one by one, by artisans who spend all the time needed until they are perfect. They are manufactured in small editions and with leathers that inspire us. If we find a beautiful leather, which fits to one of our models, we take advantage of it, even if with it we can make a single and unique bag.

check out their beautiful lookbook here. photographed by Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo

SUL
SUL
SUL
SUL
SUL
SUL
SUL
SUL
SUL
SUL
SUL
SUL
SUL

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Toino Abel

Toino Abel was started by Nuno Henriques with the aim to preserve the tradition of Portuguese reed basket weaving. Nuno’s great-grandfather José began his basket-weaving business in the small Portuguese village of Castanheira, and today the business is still run by Nuno’s grand-aunt and employs 6 weavers who make the baskets by hand just as they have always been made.

My great-grandfather initiated this craft of weaving seemingly fragile materials into sturdy objects. The reed baskets became popular in the entire country and are now seen as part of our Portuguese heritage. Nevertheless, today the craft is at risk to come to an end. Once the last generation of remaining craftsmen and women pass away, the Portuguese tradition of reed basket making might die out with them. Toino Abel aims to preserve, cherish and share this beautiful craft with you. Each basket has been manufactured in the same technique throughout generations in a strictly handmade process. We aim to keep it that way and carry on the tradition.

you can buy them on Etsy.

Toino Abel

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Faris: Louise

remember Faris? here’s their lovely new jewellery collection Louise. shop here.

For fall/winter I’ve tapped into my influential roots ; modern art. Referencing eras from Bauhuas to Memphis Milano, LOUISE came to be. Named after a favorite icon, Louise Nevelson, for her bold style and pioneering persona. The entire collection takes queues from moments in 20th century modern art – Calder-like kinetic movement, Cubist-style forms, Mondrian minimalism and the playful energy of Sottsass. LOUISE is an ode to this great era of influence.

Art Direction : Jessica Carter | Photographer : Erich Ruff | Model : Shemmai Torres

FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss
FARIS // Miss Moss

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