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Vintage

Blackie

Blackie was the cat of photographer Gjon Mili, who was best known for his work for Life magazine. you can see a beautiful series he did with Picasso that i previously blogged about here. i was digging more into his work when i noticed that Blackie appears in a lot of his shoots – it seems that his feline friend accompanied him to the studio (and really enjoyed it).

all photos by Gjon Mili











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Fashion

Heinui

Heinui is a label by French designer Claire Pignot. you may have spotted her first collection around the internet a few months ago, featuring beautiful blue and denim pieces. her new summer range, Paper Moon, expands on her love for denim and also features some light cotton & silk pieces that are beautifully dyed and printed.

Heinui produces charmingly quirky, highly feminine clothes that are effortless, easy-to-wear and quietly sophisticated, subtly mixing high-end materials carefully sourced from all around the world with timeless, casual silhouettes.












Photos: Sergi Fuster

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Fashion

Kicks

in the past few months i have been kind of obsessed with sneakers. it started when i was looking for a pair to actually, you know, run in (the running itself hasn’t started yet). and like i am wont to do, i started over researching. mostly based on colours and what i thought looked RAD. of course in the end i actually went to a sports shop and got a knowledgable dude to help me pick out a pair that would actually work for running, but my sneaker obsession didn’t end there.

on our recent trip to New York it became even worse, as i was determined to get myself the coolest New Balance trainers imaginable. i ended up not even getting a pair because the choice was so overwhelming. J.Crew have just released some AWESOME limited edition New Balance sneaks – i am particularly fond of the dusty beechwood. they are included in this list of some of my favourite sneakers at the moment. too bad these limited edition gold Nikes are sold out! click on the images to be taken to the relevant online shop.













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Art, Fashion

Myrtle Illustrated

i always look forward to hearing from Whitney of LA-based Myrtle because the seasonal lookbooks for her fantastic shop are a thing of beauty. this time was no different, except it WAS different – because instead of using talented photographers, Whitney commissioned six artists to illustrate the FW13 lookbook.

I’ve been privileged to work with some wonderful photographers in the past, but this time I was inspired by all the wonderful young artists I interact with. The lookbook has been drawn by six artists: Mayumi Nose, Alice Rutherford, and Ellen Surrey from Los Angeles; Tuesday Bassen and Kimberly Ellen Hall from New York; and Gracie Chai from Singapore. Each has brought their own style to their favorite designers and pieces from the shop.

Artists: Tuesday Bassen (@tuesdaybassen) / Gracie Chai (@graciechai) / Kimberly Ellen Hall (@nottene_kim) / Mayumi Nose (@mayonose) /Alice Rutherford (@therealalicke) / Ellen Surrey (@yesurrey). Clothing: Myrtle (see the lookbook for details on all the items the “models” are wearing).

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above: Tuesday Bassen

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above: Mayumi Nose

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above: Gracie Chai

above: Alice Rutherford

above: Ellen Surrey

above: Kimberly Ellen Hall

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Fashion

Cities in Dust

Cities in Dust is a jewellery label by designer Meghan Lorenz, whose story begins where many designers do – she couldn’t find the kind of jewellery she wanted to wear, so she began making her own. you can see her work at her website, and shop her range on etsy. this is the lookbook for the new Cities in Dust FW 13 range, photographed by Julia Stotz.











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Fashion

NÉO GÉO

Amélie & Marie of Lyon based milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre just sent me a preview of their new SS14 collection NÉO GÉO, which they describe as, “a study on the landscape, from the Hawaiian shirt to Google Earth view. Inspired by passing landscape through the car window on the highway of the sun.” it will be available in January (which seems like a long while away, but is going to creep up on us in a second.) you can check out their website to see their beautiful previous collections.

Originals patterns designed by milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre. Photography: Sonia Barcet.








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Fashion

Pichulik SS14

One of my FAVOURITE creative duos, photographer Alix-Rose Cowie and stylist slash advertising whizz gal slash most fashionable girl in Cape Town Kate Desmarais have created a beautiful lookbook for local jewellery range Pichulik. I’m blogging about this from NYC, because I couldn’t wait, but also because even though I am surrounded by cool shit over here – I’m really, REALLY proud of what’s going on back home. I am reminded of that every day as we walk the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

necklaces – Pichulik, photographer – Alix-Rose Cowie, stylist – Kate Desmarais, location – Chandler House. please see Kate’s blog for all the clothing credits.

ps: I am blogging from my iPad, which – as it turns out – is not as easy as I thought it would be. this post may or may not have taken me the better part of an hour.


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Stuff

NYC

NYC

hello! so we are in NYC and it is amazing. I wasn’t planning on checking in while we’re on our honeymoon (sacrilege) – but I see there have been some technical difficulties with images in the blog posts I scheduled. I’m sorry about that, and unfortunately I do not have my computer with me so it can’t be fixed. that means no new posts until we are back in Cape Town.

I’ll leave you with this pic I took at Top of the Rock until we get back. you can also follow all my updates on Instagram.

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Living

LEIF

beautiful things at LEIF – including some pretty extraordinary art that i would love to have on my walls, and nice scarves for around my neck and monogram rings for my fingers… always so colourful and happy, i like that.

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Design, Food

Food Studio

Food Studio is a Norwegian collective of food professionals, designers and photographers who love, well, food. and natural, Nordic food at that. i first came upon their beautiful design work done by Oslo based studio Bielke + Yang, and then delved a bit into what makes Food Studio tick. they host interesting events, like this one that marries food + music, and set out to challenge the daily way we think about and work with food.

Food Studio is about sharing stories of people that believe in good and honest food. With good and honest food we mean food that both tastes good, has a positive impact on our health, food that´s responsibly produced, food that´s a result of plants and animals being treated well, and food that inspires us!

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Stuff

Best Day Ever

i thought i had it all figured out. i’d schedule a ton of posts, get married, go on honeymoon and just not look at the internet for 3 weeks or something. of course that did not happen. the wedding weekend took over and i just let go. we got together with our family and friends on a rustic fruit farm about 2 hours away from home, set up the reception (with the help of my amazing bridesmaids) and the rest just unfolded… exceeding every expectation we could have ever had. it was the best day ever.

we are bursting. bursting with happiness and love and just being on a hiiiiigh. an incredible high. if you follow me on instagram you would have seen some pics by now, but here are two more (thanks to our friend Joel). i will share more – and all the details – when we get back from our trip & receive the photos from our amazing photographers. until then we’ll be eating some NYC pizza, because now i don’t have to fit into the dress anymore. welcome back to the family, carbs.

PS: got any NYC recommendations for us? please share in the comments.

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Vintage

Forest History Society

the Forest History Society is probably exactly what you think it is – an archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating forest and conservation history. they have an extensive collection of photographs that have been digitised, that you can search through here, as well as an online gallery sorted by subject. i found some of their best photographs over at their flickr page. makes you want to go camping, doesn’t it?

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Living

Kip & Co

Kip & Co is an australian homeware brand that i discovered through the portfolio of photographer Armelle Habib, who shot their Dappled Dreams collection. they design what i would like to call epic bedding. i’ve always been a white sheets kinda gal, but if i had to dip my toes into something bright and colourful then this is the direction i’d go in.

Kip & Co began as the little dream of Melbourne girls, Alex, Kate and Hayley to create bright and beautiful bedding. Kip & Co designs have been inspired by unique, wild, and brave art and nature, soaked up on backpacking adventures around the globe and flea markets down the road. Now, working out of our living rooms (with an obligatory cup of tea in hand) we have designed a bedding range that will bring a new energy to your home.

photographed by  Armelle Habib & styled by Julia Green and Amber Leanette

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