Nice Things No.21! just click through to be taken to the sweet stuff.
i have a very bizarro habit of browsing ASOS for dresses… often. i don’t know what it is, probably because i like to be overly prepare for things (eg buying a new outfit for a wedding that’s 6 months away, or getting my summer dresses now while it’s still raining). so, may as well turn my obsession into something helpful. looking for a dress? i’ve got you covered.
just click on the fancy little icons to be taken to the dress.
i think i got onto Jean Stories because i saw a pic of a nice bum in a nice pair of jeans somewhere. that’s how these things start, you know. good bums in good pairs of jeans are kind of everything. sort of like The Selby meets Freuden von Freunden meets Closet Story – but in denim. it was started by Jane Herman Bishop and Florence Kane, both fashion writers at Vogue.
Jean Stories is all about denim – who’s wearing it and making it, why we love it, and all the ways it reflects our lives and styles. Jane grew up in Los Angeles selling jeans at her family’s Ron Herman stores, where she got an informal denim education from some of the industry’s best. Florence’s fondest denim memories were, until now, from the 90s: stealing her dad’s Levi’s and Pendleton plaids to wear to high school in San Diego; decorating her room with Calvin Klein Jeans ads.
i was looking through the Resort 2015 shows, preparing to do a bit of a round up of my favourite designers, when i noticed a lot of themes jumping out at me. so here they are. if someone asks you what you thought of Resort 2015, you can just respond – oh you know, lots of big stripes, crazy prints, birds, cats. the stand outs for me were Karen Walker (almost entirely because of that cat print) and Valentino because – duh.
all images courtesy of Style.com
karen walker / stella mccartney / tsumori chisato / valentino
valentino / stella mccartney / giles / jc de castelbajac
band of outsiders / peter jensen / orla kiely / rachel comey
issa / roksanda /marni / eudon choi
valentino / tome / roksanda ilincic / alice & olivia
paul & joe / rodebjer / antonio marras / giles
valentino / jill stuart / rodebjer / erdem
tsumori chisato / tome / honor / erdem
the row / nili lotan / band of outsiders / maiyet
the row / jonathan saunders / elizabeth james / barbara bui
nili lotan / alice & olivia / adam lippi / the row
band of outsiders / elizabeth and james / timo weiland / tibi
alc / elizabeth and james / alice & olivia / marissa webb
jenni kayne / band of outsiders / paul & joe / rachel comey
karen walker / jill stuart / jenni kayne / valentino
another edition of Jewels! it’s been a while.
please click on the images to be taken to the relevant shop / designer.
The collection was inspired almost completely by an 8 hours stop at Rome, Italy, on my way back from a trip to the USA, and is constructed on the melding of urban surroundings and dreamy escapism. The collection features handmade screen printed fabrics as well as original prints from scenery captured on camera that transformed into versatile essentials, built to last but never boring.
Wintervacht is a Dutch company by young designers Yoni van Oorsouw and Manon van Hoeckel that is known for their repurposed woollen blankets that they make into beautiful coats (could do with one of those now, it was really COLD for the first time in Cape Town yesterday). for their spring collection they have taken to repurposing vintage cotton curtains into pieces that have made way for the Dutch sunshine. visit their online shop.