the tweed run

this put a big smile on my face this morning “What ho! 400 of London’s most sartorial Gents and most finely attired Ladies gathered in Chelsea on Saturday for the Tweed Run 2010 … this weekend brought bright sun and blue skies for a truly unique group ride around London.”…

camper

as far as i can remember camper was one of the first famous international designer brands that opened a store in south africa (possibly in 2001/2? i remember going to the shop in the waterfront in my first year of university). their shoes were of such quality & so different from…

gibson girl

i don’t know who this lady is, but she absolutely stole the show in all the paris fashion week pics.

edit: i know who she is now, it’s uliana sergienko. yes sir.

{ all pics from mr. newton }

in case you’re wondering about the title, the Gibson Girl was the standard for feminine beauty in the late nineteenth / early twentieth century in the US…

First appearing in published illustrations in the late 1800s, the Gibson girl was the creation of American artist Charles Dana Gibson. Gibson’s art depicted the fashionable upper-middle-class society of his time, particularly a certain type of modern young woman. Independent, athletic, and confident, the Gibson girl was also pretty and feminine, illustrating some of the contradictions of modern womanhood at the turn of the twentieth century.

{ fashion encyclopedia }

some of his drawings:

an editorial from life magazine:

gibson girl paper dolls:

grace

net-a-porter has a nice little get the look magazine feature on grace kelly right now

oliwka

as far as i can decipher from google translating this blog, is that her name is oliwka (olive), her blog is called variacje (variations) and she lives in poland. she also has great taste – part lady like, part vintage, part masculine.

la leith clark

there’s a cute little little interview & featurette with lula magazine’s leith clark over at la garconne. [ leith in lover from turned out ]

Bumper Fashion Special No. 25

yoh, i haven’t done a bumper fashion special in a long time (and for that i apologise) – but i’ve been collecting so many great old & new finds lately so i thought it was about time i shared. shops / designers … thomsen:

hanneli

hanneli mustaparta gets it right pretty much 100% of the time. (you should really visit her blog, too) images from mr newton

rodeo blue

sometimes i hop skip & jump between blogs and suddenly find myself at some swedish fashion site that makes me go – oh, hello. luckily chrome automatically translates foreign websites for me (thanks google). i’m still not really sure what’s going on at rodeo, but the shopping department has some nice stuff…

old & new

{click images for sources} i love this, and it’s something i’ve always wanted to do … except i find thrift stores so overwhelming as they’re usually incredibly unorganised (read: piles and piles of crap to sieve through). of course there are tons of etsy and ebay shops who sell wonderful…

dream bag

tennis hagan long strap bag – Hand made in Canada, cut from one continuous piece of waxed and edged latigo leather. Closure is a custom brass buckle designed by Tannis Hegan. Comes with a handmade cotton bag. yes, please! oh wait, it’s $320 (my friends who can make bags, i’m looking…

uniqlo

lauren from glossary wrote a post about the wonders of H&M (miss you) , and in the comments i waxed lyrical about my love for high street shops in london. one of my favourites was uniqlo – a japanese company that makes the best basics (cardigans, jerseys, t-shirts, jeans etc…

i got nailed in sweden.

okay okay bear with me – this is not turning into a shoe blog. i just had to share the clever copy on the swedish hasbeens packaging. that is all (… plus the pretty shoe) {click on photo for source}