Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker teamed up with the UN’S Ethical Fashion Initiative to commission Kenyan artisans to make screenprinted & beaded pouches for her Summer 2014 eyewear collection. some of the artisans involved – machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, metal workers and members of the Maasai group who create the beading work – are featured in the campaign, which was shot by photographer Derek Henderson (who also shot her previous campaigns).

Ethical Fashion Initiative connects the fashion business with artisans in Africa and Haiti. We provide work for marginalized people who have a strong desire to change their lives. We make it possible for the fashion world to embrace the skills of artisans in the developing world. We guarantee that every beader, every embroider earns not a survival wage, but a decent wage, which allows them to live in a dignified way.

the sunnies are, of course, rad (they will be available in early February) but i just love, love this campaign. and i look forward to seeing more influential fashion houses working with initiatives like this. behind the scenes images courtesy of The New Zealand Herald. Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya

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Pictoresq

Stéphanie Delpon and Domitille Dallemagne are founders of Pictoresq, a french online magazine slash shop that sells designer and vintage clothing – all modeled by their own friends. each story features clothes & locations that are modeled around these “enfants terribles”, making for a nice variety of content and fashion. says Stéphanie,

I wanted to showcase my friends, because they are true characters. I wanted them to embody different stories. They are real and elegant, rough. I love the fact that they are not professionals. They sometimes come hangover, without makeup, and lough during the shoot. I love all my enfants terribles! The enfants terribles are non professional models. They have a natural elegance and a certain “je ne sais quoi”. They are not used to shootings, and yet they act as if they did it all their life.

the site is currently only in French (hello Google translate), but they are working on an English version.

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Guided

city guides are one of my favourite things to discover online (i even created my own one for Cape Town, and also a guide of sorts to places i like in NYC). i bookmark them all the time, even though i probably have no intention to travel to some of the places – it’s always handy to have in your virtual back pocket. one of the places i always wished i had a great insider’s guide to was Paris, i have been there 4 times but i always feel like DAMN there must be some cool shit that i don’t know about!

fret no more, Cereal Magazine (who i mentioned before over here) has launched an awesome series of online travel guides called Guided that i have been fortunate enough to preview. their first installment covers ten cities, and they are always updated – so if something closes or something new opens, Guided will tell you.

The digital city guides feature bespoke content and photography exploring ten cities, with ten more to follow. Taking in a concise edit of recommended hotels, restaurants, cafes, museums and beautiful, outdoor spaces and landmarks that are all hand selected, by the GUIDED curators. Hosted online, the definitive guides are updated regularly and accessible from both smart phones and tablets with a downloadable version to view use when you are offline.

you can currently preview their guide to London, and if you are also interested in NYC, Paris, Hong Kong, LA, Bath, Bristol, Austin, Charleston & Vancouver then you can subscribe for an annual fee of £20, which gives you full access to all of the travel guides. looking through all the cities has me wanting to visit places i never considered even travelling to (Vancouver looks especially amazing!) here are some of the places i’d like to see some day. just realised that most of them are restaurants because… i like to eat. all images courtesy of Guided.

The Ethicurean in Bristol from Guided

The Ethicurean in Bristol

LA Country Museum of Art by Guided

LA Country Museum of Art

Bestie in Vancouver by Guided

Bestie in Vancouver

Steven Alan Home in NYC by Guided

Steven Alan Home in NYC

Two Boroughs in Charleston by Guided

Two Boroughs in Charleston

Margaret Howell in London by Guided

Margaret Howell in London

Septime in Paris by Guided

Septime in Paris

Spartan in Austin by Guided

Spartan in Austin

Yardbird in Hong Kong by Guided

Yardbird in Hong Kong

The Marlborough Tavern in Bath by Guided

The Marlborough Tavern in Bath

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Ölend

spotted this lookbook for Barcelona based backpack makers Ölend on thisispaper, and i am particularly taken by the sweet styling of high-waist jeans and chunky knits. that’s exactly how i would imagine myself if i was travelling through the north of England on a cold day (or whatever). there would be a flask with some hot coffee in that backpack, that’s for sure. can you tell that i’m longing for cold weather? it’s just too damn hot here right now. the lookbook was photographed by Carlota Guerrero.

Ölend is a brand of handmade bags in Barcelona founded by Adriana Rios Dumon and Fran in late 2012. His intention is to offer a product that recovers the essence and style of backpacks used by the climbers in the 40s and 50s. Backpacks are custom-made, under the Olend philosophy, summarized in the taste for things well done, with soul and patience.

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Lynnie Zulu

browsing the vibrant work of London based illustrator Lynnie Zulu is the perfect antidote to a Monday. growing up in Scotland, drawing was a form of escapism from an early age and much of her work draws from her family’s Tanzanian heritage. also the cursor on her website is a watermelon… it doesn’t get much more cheerful than that. you can buy some of her prints at Ohh Deer and Deer Brains, and original work at Art Wednesday.

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These Things No.57

well it’s the first These Things of the new year, and also the first in over 2 months! enjoy.

i actually wanted to do a post about Slim Aarons soon, but every day i show beat me to it:

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the beautiful wedding of Lisl & Alex shot by Modern Hearts in Namibia:

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fabulous Isabel Marant at La Garconne:

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the house of Nancybird Designer Emily in Melbourne thanks to The Design Files:

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this amazing magnetic Vanity table by Nicole Brock:

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Paper Plants by Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao:

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Print Club Boston:

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Michelle & Jenny: A Love Story:

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the Brooklyn apartment of Shabd Simon-Alexander at Design Sponge:

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the photography of Dillon Marsh:

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some more National Geographic pics i like:

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a Table for a Flower by VJEM:

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awesome street style from Paris men’s fashion week:

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beautiful furniture by Torafu architects:

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Discourse with Flowers by Lisa Sorgini:

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the wonderful vintage filled home of Lauren (of Dear Golden) & her husband Chad:

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a lovely plant filled side-table by Suvi sur le vif:

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this rad photo of Frida Kahlo:

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the home of Lena Corwin photographed by Brian Ferry for Remodelista:

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tin-types taken at Sundance by photographer Victoria Will:

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this extraordinary film about the power of ballet:

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Miso

Stanislava Pinchuk aka Miso is a Ukrainian born artist based in Melbourne whose prolific body of work includes paper art, illustration and tattooing (amongst others). i’m one of those people who has never considered a tattoo (i suppose if i were to get one i would have one by now, you know?) but her delicate, simple & imperfect home-made tattoos are so beautiful to me. she even published a guide to home-made tattooing. other notable works include commissions for Chanel and a paper-cut series called Tokyo From Memory.

Miso began making work firstly as a street artist, but has since come to work mainly as an exhibiting artist, working with paper and installation. Her practice also spans illustration, tattooing, photography, textile & graphic design. Her works are often ephemeral, and play with ideas of place & memory, particularly of cities – a left over from a long time making street works to decay. *

you can see all of Miso’s work at her website & tumblr.

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Mrs Vrs

this might surprise some of you, but i don’t consider myself a snappy dresser. i prefer comfort over trends, and i like classic things like well cut jeans, and nice simple tops, and sandals, and beautiful boots and the occasional fancy dress. and even though i find myself looking at, and blogging about, fashioney things all the live long day… i don’t actually spend a lot of money on new clothes (well, at least i don’t think i do). so, i don’t know, there it is.

but i still like to dream about fashion. and i totally appreciate an incredibly fashionable girl, or an unknowingly fashionable girl, and cool girls, and and and! so i started another tumblr (oooh boy cue the eyerolls) – part inspiration and part appreciation. it’s called Mrs Vrs, purely because i suppose now i am a Mrs and Miss Moss was already taken.

follow me at Mrs Vrs

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all the image credits to be found on Mrs Vrs

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