Fashion

autoctona

catching up on my reader this morning i spotted autoctona over at anja’s wonderful fashion fridays post. allessandra is the talented italian born, portland based designer behind the label. you can read more about the meaning of the symbols used on some of the pieces here.

autoctona means native, an italian word referring to origin, identity and a sense of belonging in the most primitive form. we create forward thinking objects whilst preserving and fostering the use of premium craftsmanship and materials. these are contemporary pieces that challenge a conventional definition of jewelry, clothing and accessory. the primary inspirations are amulets, ritual objects and love tokens with their associated symbolism. each piece has been designed, prototyped and singularly hand cast. we source and create everything locally.

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ASOS SALON

i had to put a devastating end to my love affair with ASOS because having anything shipped into South Africa usually ends up costing a fortune in customs charges* – but if i was living across the pond i’d definitely be snapping up some of these pieces from the ASOS SALON collection

Feminine and frivolous, our ASOS SALON collection takes inspiration from vintage style, with beautiful appliqué finishes, floral shapes and a palette of sugary, ice-cream shades shot through with bold pops of neon colour. ASOS Salon offers a covetable capsule collection of occasionwear pieces with a ladylike aesthetic.

left: Neon Embroidery Mesh Midi / right: Drop Waist With Scallop Cut Outs

left: Pencil Dress with Anglaise / right: Kaftan Dress with Bright Embroidery

left: Neon Mesh Maxi Dress / right: Floral Midi Prom Dress

left: Dress with Applique Panel / right: Floral Bandeau Dress

*(this actually goes for most online shopping sites – so it’s probably a good thing for my bank balance)

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Samantha Pleet for Wolverine 1000 Mile

Mariah of Quite Continental did an amazing job styling the lookbook of the F/W 2012 footwear collection by Samantha Pleet which she designed for Wolverine 1000 Mile – an American footwear company which has been in existence since 1883. says Mariah,

Working closely with Samantha and the great folks at Wolverine, I created a collection of looks inspired by the same amazing group of women who inspired Samantha’s designs. It was important to me to honor the spirit of adventure and independence and while creating looks for the modern woman, no matter if her adventures take her on safari in Kenya or on the subway downtown to the office. As a girl who wears men’s shoes on occasion, I really love the subtlety of the Samantha Pleet x Wolverine 1K Mile collection. Samantha doesn’t simply design men’s shoes for women, she combines the best of both worlds and has created something nuanced, nostalgic, but completely modern.

See the entire lookbook here. Footwear: Samantha Pleet for Wolverine 1000 Mile / Photography: Mikael Kennedy / Styling: Mariah Kunkel / Clothing: Brooklyn Dry Goods / Accessories: The Shiny Squirrel

ps: The Bonny Boot pretty much ticks all my boxes for boot of the year.

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Bon Appétit Deux

here are the next few Food & Fashion Mash-Ups i did for Bon Appétit Magazine - see them all here.

Recipe: Wheat Berries with Charred Onions and Kale
food photo by Randy Harris / street style by Stockholm Streetstyle

Recipe: Roasted Peppers with Nectarines
food photo by Mirabelle Marden / street style by Vanessa Jackman

Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetables
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by The Sartorialist

Recipe: Linguine with Clams and Fennel
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by Vanessa Jackman

Story: The 10 Best Baguettes in America
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by Pop Bop & Snap

Story: Curried Egg Salad in Mini Pitas
food photo by Marcus Nilsson / street style by Vanessa Jackman


see the rest of my colour comparison mash-ups here

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Tomboy Style Lookbook by Myrtle

Myrtle is a shop in Echo Park, LA owned by Whitney Bickers and featuring quality clothing and goods both vintage and by independent female designers. the new Spring 2012 lookbook was styled by Whitney with inspiration from Lizzie Garrett’s just released Tomboy Style book, and photographed by Megan McIsaac at Frank Lloyd Wright’s beautiful Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Park in LA. i’m also proud to spot a bag by South African designer Missibaba.

tomboy style lookbook for myrtle of los angeles / spring 2012 / photographed by: megan mcisaac / styled by: whitney bickers / model: caitlin dennis

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