looking through the SS15 collection from Canadian label Fortnight Lingerie was like visiting an old friend, as they were one of my first sponsors back in 2011! see the feature i did with the woman behind the label, Christina Remenyi, here and another great interview with her at Boots & Pine. it’s a killer lookbook too. if you’re interested in donning yourself in some fancy lady threads visit their website, they are stocked by a bunch of people online.
Madrid based designer Dina Khalifé established her own clothing line in 2011, turning her passion of drawing into creative textiles that set the mood for her colourful clothing & accessories. the SS15 collection & lookbook called The Swimmers perfectly showcases her fun designs. love those crazy necklaces…
sometimes i like to imagine that Valentino create collections just for me. i picture the entire creative team sitting in their studio in Milan, saying – “you know, Diana hasn’t done a colour comparison in a while – things are looking a bit bleak over there. should we give her some inspiration? let’s throw everything we have at her! floral prints, landscapes, Ndebele, the GALAXY… she’s gonna LOVE this.” yep.
here’s an update so what’s been going on at Beautiful Dreamers, the Brooklyn based store that i featured over a year ago. i really don’t need an excuse to show you these wonderful wares, do i? i’m really jonesing for those gorgeous ceramic vessels by April Napier and that beautiful bucket bag by Samantha Grisdale.
damn, the FW14 lookbook by Mayflower Supply was bittersweet for me to look through. very sweet because New York is always a good idea; but ever so slightly bitter because my husband is actually there right now – without me, waaaah! owner Liz Hull gave me some insight into the lovely Meryl & Diane inspired shoot.
this past weekend my niece had her 6th birthday party (we made her a leopard cake). it was a classic hot December day, there were a hundred kids in the pool, running through sprinklers and eating slices of watermelon. that whole day reminded me of this new SS15 collection by Royal Caballito – fun, bright, summer.
Neira is one of my favourite fashionable people, just one look at her tumblr or her instagram puts a smile on my face. you may remember my first post about her bag line MOMO earlier this year. since then i have been spotting MOMOs all around town, and have been carrying my own black patent MOMO around relentlessly (it goes with EVERYTHING!) so i was really excited to see this new summer campaign, and asked her to tell me a bit about it…
usually when i discover something that i love i want to write and blog about it immediately. i don’t have much patience for waiting – probably because i’m too excited to get the word out. but sometimes i come across a project that’s still in the making, and i watch it unfurl and develop before i can share it. that’s what it was like following Akosua Afriyie-Kumi on Instagram, the creator behind Ghanaian bag line A A K S. every day she would post beautiful behind-the-scenes images like this and this and this, and finally her website was launched.
when i first saw some of these images from the new campaign for the Metropolis collection by Levi’s Vintage Clothing i thought, wow these are some great vintage shots. then i looked more carefully. mmm, those construction workers are awfully good looking. and they are very sharply dressed while building those skyscrapers. nice one, Levis – you did a great job in almost tricking this vintage photo lover.
shortly after i did my SS15 collections round-up the Valentino show debuted on the runway and i almost kicked myself because it was, naturally, amazing. but it was a good thing in a way because Valentino always deserves its own post. but how? i didn’t want to just cut and paste the images – that’s why fabulous resources like Syle.com and other fashion blogs exist. no, this called for a comparisons post. of course.
i sat and stared at the pieces: some so vastly from each other that i couldn’t pull a common thread in my mind, at least not related to any artist or movement i could conjure up. i thought about who would wear these dresses. in what fantasy situation would they exist in someone’s wardrobe. perhaps a dress for every occasion? for every excursion? for every… country?
“draw me like one of your French girls”. yes, these dresses would be suitable for women like Rose DeWitt Bukater who in their day would have leisurely travelled between countries and continents and have a special dress for every gangplank they might set foot on.
please note that this post is in no way affiliated with Valentino and is simply a fun fan tribute. all runway images courtesy of Style.com. all vintage posters available for purchase at Affiches Marci. please do not reproduce these collages in any print or commercial publication.
i know every time i do a giveaway i’m all, “you guys i’m soooo excited for this giveaway!!” and it’s ALWAYS true but seriously i am… so, so, SO excited for this giveaway.
the rad thing about the blog is that often after i’ve discovered and posted about the work of talented people it allows us to connect and keep in touch – so i’m kept in the loop whenever something new is on the horizon (good for me, and good for you!) one such person is Jill Sawatzky of Tony Chestnut who i posted about earlier this year. she just released her FW14 collection, available at her online shop.