Fashion

Mono Wardrobe. Monodrobe.

this past winter i realised that almost every single thing i bought was black and i would wear it with white or denim or whatever – but overwhelmingly black, nonetheless. and i was more than okay with that. i am currently mourning the impending loss of my rad MONODROBE with the oncoming heat we’ll be experiencing soon (shudder… or should i say, sweat?)

so it pleases me to see that ASOS is embracing my personal dressing taste, with so much good monodrobe stuff happening over there. MONODROBE. you heard it here first.

just click on the fancy little icons to be taken to the item!

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SS 15

my game plan before delving into the vast pool of the SS15 collections was just to click on things that made me think, “show me more!” and that’s what i’m sharing with you. saving you time, saving me time. looks are arranged according to theme, just like my Resort 2015 post.

as far as i know the shows are still going on – but i was too impatient to wait for them all to end, and in all honesty i just could not face looking at any more. i looked at them ALL! there are 108 looks here, folks. i think that’s enough for any sane person.

absolute stand outs for me were The Row (wow wow wow), Rosetta Getty and Marni.

all images thanks to Style.com – which recently had a makeover & is so nice to browse through!

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

celine / sea / kaelen / ulla johnson

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

rosetta getty / stella mccartney / ellery / the row

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

isabel marant / mara hoffman / j.crew / creatures of comfort

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

luisa beccaria / tadashi shoji / steven alan / erdem

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

rosetta getty / band of outsiders / elizabeth & james / sea

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

celine / jill stuart / kate spade / saloni

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

elder statesmen / chadwick bell / tomas maier / lisa marie fernandez

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

novis / roksanda / whit / kate spade

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

alice + olivia / antonio marras / aquilano rimondi / andrew gn

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

tsumori chisato / marni / mara hoffman / whit

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

tsumoria chisato / a detacher / marni / undercover

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

jacquemus / whit / kate spade / bally

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

toland mouret / roksanda / mugler / kenzo

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

jill stuart / creatures of comfort / talbot runhof / tadashi shoji

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

steven alan / the row / chalayan / loewe

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

chloe / a detacher / j.crew / comme des garcons

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

rosetta getty / sea / maiyet / theory

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

mara hoffman / balmain / erdem / the row

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

pedro lourenco / band of outsiders / comme des garcons / araks

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

cut25 / 6397 / theory / sea

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

stella mccartney / vanessa bruno / kenzo / chloe

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

6397 / zadig & voltaire / cut25 / theory

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

marni / a detacher / j.crew / erdem

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

celine / esteban cortazar / theory / the row

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

the row / rosie assoulin / chloe / akris

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

nina ricci / tadashi shoji / maison rabih kayrouz / chloe

SS15 favourites by Miss Moss

jean paul gaultier / marni / andrew gn / balmain

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The Collecteur

thanks to Mallory for uncovering this Gem. Giulia Scalese is The Collecteur, a photographer & manipulator who collects garments, accessories & props and assembles them into the vibrant fashion still lifes. all the shopping links are on her tumblr.

The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur
The Collecteur

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Maison Kitsuné SS15

while browsing through the exhaustive list of SS15 shows (more on that later) i was pleasantly surprised to see that Parisian / Japanese label Maison Kitsuné made their debut at NY fashion week. and even though the reviewer at Style.com gave them a rather catty write-up, i found that the collection made me smile – which is really all i ask from fashion.

creative duo and founders Gildas Loaec & Masaya Kuroki, have conceived a collection immersed in a new concept based on the French women’s ability to choose and balance well-made clothes resulting in a thoughtful and personalised ensemble.

see the entire collection here. ps you should listen to their playlists if you don’t already.

Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15
Maison Kitsune SS15

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Simon and Mary SS15

the new SS15 collection from Johannesburg based milliners Simon and Mary has made me realise that i really need a yellow hat for summer. and a blue one. maybe even a green one if i’m feeling fancy. i love seeing their classic styles in such rad colours.

Simon and Mary is based on a family bond within the hat factory. Using machinery bought in the 60’s and continuing the legacy created by the original milliner, Simon Pozniak. The milliner title has been passed down from generation to generation. Hats are in our blood, it is more than a clothing item, but rather a way of life.

the mounty, bowler and pith helmet collections will be released and in store in SA by November. the panama collection will be released in the next few days. berets are currently at Prime Store in JHB and Smith and Abrahams. see my previous post about Simon and Mary here.

creative team: photographed by Nico & Mignonne Krijno. design & art direction by Jana + Koos.

Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15

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À Capucha!

wow there seems to be some seriously cool stuff coming out of Portugal lately. i recently featured Portuguese brands SUL and Nomad, now À Capucha! is the latest to add to that list. i mean, something that has an exclamation mark in its actual name has to be good, right? right!

À Capucha! is recreating the capucha, a traditional Portuguese garment, used by shepherds and farmers. the brand forms part of design consultancy Estufa, and was born to explore the convergence of design and manufacturing.

The “Capucha” is a traditional Portuguese garment, used by shepherds and farmers. it is made of burel (100% wool) and is impermeable. Our capuchas are handmade by the artisans of remote villages, who still have secrets and unique ways of manufacturing. In this project, we commit ourselves not to let the portuguese artisanal techniques disappear, by contributing to a sustainable production and by protecting a heritage that makes us unique and timeless.

they have a beautifully designed website & online shop – go check it out!

À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!
À Capucha!

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Olivia Terrell

sometimes i like jewellery to be delicate & almost unnoticeable, something that peeks out from the folds of your blouse or is so innocuous you only notice when the light catches it at a certain angle. other times, i want my jewellery to be so big and bold that strangers stop me in the street to ask where i got it. i think designer Olivia Terrell treads this line pretty well.

olivia is a jewelry artist, designer, & maker living in madrid, spain with her husband. born and raised in nashville, tennessee, olivia has always been influenced by her southern roots, but now with her spanish surroundings, she is finding new inspiration in the culture, colors, architecture, food, & vibrant people she encounters. olivia values the process of creation, and loves watching each piece go from initial sketch to final product. the beauty of her craft & handiwork is that there are never two exactly identical pieces: there are imperfections; there are flaws. it’s a sign of life & a gift: from the maker to the wearer.

lookbook photography by Iciar J. Carrasco.

Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery

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Rosie Assoulin

wow, it’s not often that a hollywood red carpet event would introduce me to a favourite new designer – but that’s exactly what Michelle Dockery did by wearing NYC based Rosie Assoulin to the Emmys last night.

With a background in Oscar de la Renta’s altelier, the New York native has elegant formal-wear down but imbues her work with a markedly recognizable signature that belies her young age (some designers work decades to get there)—with plays on volume, interesting uses of color and a way with drama that’s somehow perfectly approachable. - Harpers Bazaar

ps i didn’t actually watch the Emmy’s, i don’t need to when Billy on the Street is around.

Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin

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Julie White

i knew Julie White was Australian before even really knowing it, just from taking one look at the beautiful illustrative depictions of her native country’s flora. these prints can be found on limited edition clothing pieces and newly launched scarves on her website & online shop.

Julie White learnt her magic through a Master’s degree in textiles at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art. She is now based in Adelaide, Australia where she is constantly developing her range of limited edition accessories. Her signature aesthetic is based on hand drawn detailing with bold colours and her love of Australiana. More than anything, she desires to make beautiful pieces to wear and collect over time.

Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White

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