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Kuwaii Giveaway!

remember i featured the gorgeous Melbourne home of Kuwaii designer Kristy around this time last year? well now i’m happy to present a giveaway from their new S/S 13-14 Magic Eye collection!

With a perfectly balanced harmony of form and function, the Kuwaii aesthetic is at once both strikingly simple and intricately precise. Clean lines, classic silhouettes, understated detailing and perfect proportions create a sense of effortless beauty. And yet, upon closer inspection a hidden world of subtle intricacies is revealed: a quality of workmanship, fabrics and finishings, refined tailoring and precise techniques. An intelligent study of design and production, which is as much philosophical as it is fashionable.

Kuwaii kindly let me pick 5 of my favourite items, one of which you can win. all you have to do is:

  1. leave a comment telling me which of the 5 pieces is your favourite
  2. share that item on either instagram or twitter or facebook (you’ll find handy images to share below)
  3. use the hashtag #missmosskuwaii
  4. be sure to follow Kuwaii on either instagram: @kuwaii or twitter: @kuwaiitweets or facebook

the pieces you stand to win are: 1. the Magic Eye Dress, 2. the Dimensions Dress, 3. the Stereogram Dress, 4. the Cicada Flat Sandal or 5. the Darby Gold Shoe.

Miss Moss Kuwaii Giveaway #missmosskuwaii

below you’ll find the images to share on either Instagram, Twitter or Facebook! just right click and save, or if you’re using an iPhone or iPad – hold your finger on the image for a few seconds and select “save image” (it will appear in your camera roll). and please remember to use the hashtag #missmosskuwaii. good luck!

Magic Eye Dress #missmosskuwaii
Dimensions Dress #missmosskuwaii
Stereogram Dress #missmosskuwaii
Cicada Flat Sandal #missmosskuwaii
Gold Darby Shoe #missmosskuwaii


the giveaway is open to all readers worldwide. if you are outside Australia your package might be subject to your country’s import duties / taxes. only one winner will be picked at random. giveaway closes Wednesday 25 September.

Gorman

i love Aussie brand Gorman – their prints just scream S U M M E R. and since us south africans, and our counterparts in the southern hemisphere, are going into spring i feel like this is the kind of stuff everyone should be wearing. at the moment we are still having some cooooold days, but perhaps if we, as a collective, wear beautiful bold prints it will force the sun to come out.

there is a distinctive handwriting that underpins all of gorman’s designs, from its whimsical signature prints, directional knitwear and distinctive colour palettes. for all of its vintage and tribal references, gorman is thoroughly modern and inspired by the everyday, and the local culture and artists that surround us.

gorman

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Anthom

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.








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Uniform

i discovered this old post and thought it deserved a revival of sorts. 6 outfits made up of 3 essential items. they are not all budget friendly though, i apologise. if i make fantasy outfits they really tend to be exactly that.

Miss Moss // Uniform

row 1: A.P.C. Jenny Sweater // Weekend by Max Mara Canada Skirt // & Other Stories Ankle Boot
row 2: Steven Alan Oversized Shirt // Rag & Bone Jeans // Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag
row 3: Araks William Cami // Dolce & Gabbana Rose Print Skirt // Ancient Greek Sandals
row 4: J Brand Leather Jacket //  Étoile Isabel Marant Noelia Dress // Chloe Metal-Tipped Tassel Loafers
row 5: Acne Palm Lync Dress // Marni Edition Trapese Earrings // Rachel Comey Preen Loafer
row 6: COS Pleat Dress // Clare Vivier Jaguar Print Clutch // & Other Stories Wooden Heel Sandals

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Barena Venezia

i haven’t been able to get the spring lookbook for Barena Venezia out of my mind since spotting it at Honey Kennedy yesterday. Jen and i were actually swooning over it on twitter too, and we might have gone off on a tangent about bearded men and Roman gods… and bearded men as Roman gods (or in this case, Venetian gods). but please, don’t get side tracked. i need you to focus here.

the name ‘Berena’ comes from the Venetian term ‘baro’ which describes the territory of the Venetian lagoon between the land and water. in ancient times people in the baro traditionally wore versatile and functional clothing since they were farmers, hunters and fisherman – creating a distinctive style unique to the area.

The Barena collection is in fact inspired by the peculiar dress code created and used by the people who lived in these areas. Many of the garments in the collection are the reinterpretation of unique pieces found in museums, antique markets or books that portray old images. In fact, many of the wools specifically reproduced for the Barena collection, come from the archives of the most prestigious mills in Veneto, no longer in activity. Specific focus is given to construction details which make the garments unique in their simplicity.

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& Other Stories

whenever i discover a new online shop i go through various stages of emotion. 1. i’m excited by all the beautiful clothes. 2. i’m sad that i can’t order any of them. 3. i’m relieved because my credit card sits untouched. rinse, and repeat.

so when Catherine alerted me to & Other Stories i went through all these stages, but i also marvelled at the care that went into the look & feel of the shopping experience. i ended up browsing for far longer than i usually would any other online shop.  i’m also taken by the beautiful design of their in-house beauty range – which i’m actually lusting after more than the clothes. i can just imagine these pretty serums and potions sitting atop my sink.

& Other Stories is actually a brand under the H&M group, it kind of feels like a rad Scandi version of Zara. they just opened a shop in Regent Street in London, so i expect they will be branching out further afield soon enough.

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