Fashion

Arts & Science

love this simple yet striking way ARTS&SCIENCE displays their s/s 2012 collection

ARTS&SCIENCE, shop & brand which bases itself in Tokyo, offers a aifestyle as a whole with fashion as one important essence. -To Wear, To Dwell, and To Eat- The owner and also the creative director Sonya Park, who also works as a fashion stylist, believes that only ‘genuine quality’ can mature and starts to carry personal value and age and time only adds to the perfection of the quality. This leads to her philosophy that fashion is a ‘tool’ in daily life rather than a ‘tool’ for vanity.

seen via all the mountains

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Bon Appétit

i’m really excited to share the first Food & Fashion Mash-Ups series i did for Bon Appétit Magazine! which is a superb publication by the way, we don’t get it in South Africa but i was lucky enough to be given copies of their two latest issues. something i really appreciated was the beautiful design & layout of each issue – admittedly the first thing i look for in a magazine. i especially loved their story The Incredible Egg and the Insider’s Guide to Paris in their latest issue.

see the post here and keep a look out for a new one every week.

Recipe: The Softest Scramble
food photo by Peden + Munk / street style by Lee Oliveira

Recipe: Cherry-Almond Focaccia
food photo by Ditte Isager/street style by Le 21eme Arrondissement

Recipe: Watercress Soup
food photo by Jason Lowe / street style by The Sartorialist

Story: Schmear Campaign
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by The Sartorialist

Recipe: The Smoothest Flan
food photo by Peden + Munk / street style by Team Peter Stigter

Recipe: White Bean and Tuna Salad with Parsley Vinaigrette
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by Streetfsn


see the rest of my colour comparison mash-ups here

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Wild Child of the Aeolian Isles

The Hellers is comprised of brother & sister duo Dania and Yoram Heller, who are based out of Tel Aviv and LA. their Spring Summer 2012 line Wild Child of the Aeolian Isles was inspired by the Brontë sisters – imagine Jane Eyre, off on a sun glazed trip to the Aeolian Islands…

On a meaningful trip to Sicily Dania was on last summer, Dania caught up with Cary Fukunaga’s 2011 film version of Jane Eyre. The independent spirit that the story cries out just struck a note with the thoughts of what it means to try and create freely in this time that we live in – especially creating fashion, such a passionate yet highly commercialized field (especially in the last decade).

What came out was the perhaps the most delicate and mature Hellers’ collection yet: oval shapes, metallic bursts, crazy prints – being tamed by a sense of a prim veil reigning it all. It’s a journey where the Bronte’s Jane Eyre leaves the gray moors, and flies off to sunny, musical beaches.

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Charlotte Linton A/W 2012

Charlotte Linton hits it straight out of the park again with her A/W 2012 collection

The travel diaries of early 20th century artist Rockwell Kent provide a starting point for designer Charlotte Linton’s Greenland Collection. Taking inspiration from the paintings and drawings Kent created whilst living amongst Inuit communities, Charlotte blends her usual mix of landscape, wildlife and culture with Kent’s exuberant colour palette in her eclectic printed scarf collection.

This season, Charlotte’s fictional muse Ermantrude follows in Kent’s footsteps arriving in Nuuk Greenland to undertake a cross-country expedition. Under the glow of the Northern lights, Ermantrude learns of Greenlandic mythology, the traditional crafts of the Inuit and their ingenuity with fur, and listens to the song of the Bowhead Whale.

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No.6 Daily

i love checking into the No.6 blog to see what new pieces they’re carrying, and their informal photographs are always fun to look at. for those who don’t know, No. 6 is a shop in NYC (run by vintage collector Morgan Yakus and stylist Karin Bereson) that stocks vintage pieces, contemporary independent designers and their own amazing line of clothing and shoes. oh, the shoes. i want a pair of No.6 clogs so much it HURTS. they also carry shoes by Rae Jones (seen in the pics below) that are simply amazing.

all images courtesy of No.6

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Confezioni Crosby F/W 2012

easter is my favourite holiday. not because of the chocolate (who cares about the chocolate? we can buy that stuff all year round – who are we kidding.) no no, it’s because every easter weekend in my living memory has marked the turn of the seasons. it will always be cold & rainy without fail. and i look forward to it so, so much – especially when the march heat waves almost send me to the brink of tears. okay i’m exaggerating, those were probably just my eyes sweating.

and – rain it did this weekend! we had a mini-break in the karoo where good intentions of taking photos of the stars were ruined by amazingly cloudy weather. i was of course completely okay just hanging out indoors cooking lamb on the fire.

so when i spotted the confezioni crosby f/w 2012 lookbook (who i previously posted about here and here) over at jessica’s blog i felt it was quite serendipitous owing to my current joyous feelings about our impending winter. today i stopped to look at a tree whose leaves were turning and i almost broke into song. almost.

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