ANTHOM has a sweet new lookbook out, which was inspired by 16th century Dutch “kitchen and market” paintings, and features their range of accessories juxtaposed with collected curiosities and harvested leaves and flowers, all on a soft marble background. i’be highlighted some of my favourite pieces at the bottom of the post – check out ANTHOM now.
i have been looking through all the Spring 2014 shows at NYFW, which is still ongoing, and i was really taken by this collection from NY based designer Lyn Devon. i had actually never heard of her before (even though she has been releasing collections since 2011) but her pieces appealed to me straight away because they are so wearable. i actually thought that the summer dresses in particular would be amazing to wear on holiday somewhere warm – and then i read the review of her show on Style.com, and now everything makes perfect sense.
i’m not sure when i first noticed Mansur Gavriel. it could have been when Garance Doré blogged about their beautiful bucket bag, or it might have been upon seeing the bright pops of blue and yellow peeking out of their gorgeous totes that were being pinned relentlessly by women like myself, suddenly smitten. nevertheless, the minute i saw their bags i was sold. with an emphasis on simple design, quality production and highlighting the natural beauty of leather – Mansur Gavriel is my bag-lady soul mate.
i was digging around in the Life Magazine archives (as i often do) when i came across these photos of a beautiful modern beach house in the La Jolla shores area of San Diego. after doing a bit of research i learned that it was designed by american architect William Kesling for Walton MacConnell in 1946-47. amazingly the original address is actually listed, so i looked it up on google maps – and it seems like some of the original part of the house might still be in existence! though it looks to have been extended on a massive scale.
we are going on our honeymoon to NYC in October, and i am beyond excited to travel again! i haven’t been overseas since 2010, which felt like an absolute lifetime ago (but honestly i am very lucky to be able to travel every few years). even started collecting a bunch of stuff that we need to see while we’re there – 99% food related – so i tend to be a a bit of an obsessive researcher in that way. actually i’m pretty sure that i’m quite irritating to travel with, always consulting a map and making sure that we hit all the museums and get to our trains on time (my poor husband-to-be). well, i will try to relax a bit this time round, especially since we will be on h-o-n-e-y-m-o-o-n.
if you’re not yet familiar with Cereal, a quarterly travel and food magazine based in Bristol, you should go on over to their website and order a copy of their publication. i was just paging through the latest edition this weekend, so it was a nice surprise to discover Forest – a project they have recently launched to collect and curate woodland photography from around the world.
Neuw Denim is a Melbourne based label that pays homage to the heritage of denim. the name comes from the street Nieuwlandstraat in Brussels, Belgium where owner & designer Par Lundqvist started tailoring and altering vintage pieces from his own denim archive (he has a personal collection of over 3,500 pairs of jeans! *) They describe themselves as having, “a deep and unsettling love for Denim Pants.” if you’re a denim lover be sure to check out their instagram and shop.
Horses Atelier is a Toronto based fashion line from designers Heidi Sopinka and Claudia Dey who are inspired by “Parisian chic and 1970s jet-set.” they like making easy to wear dresses that roll up into a travel bag and slip over your head. they’re currently stocked in a few places in Canada & the US, and will hopefully soon open an online shop. i’m really enamoured by their S/S13 collection – especially that white caftan number (which you can see in the second picture). here are some of my favourite shots from their summer and fall collections, both of which are viewable on their website.
been noticing flowers everywhere lately, especially with the wedding around the corner. all i can think about are arrangements and what’s in season and blooms blooms blooms. i’ve started buying flowers whenever i’m in the supermarket, something i’ve never done before. perhaps it’s also because i know that spring is almost on it’s way – even though we won’t have warm weather until well into September. here’s to the smell of jasmine.