Josi Faye is a line of knitwear by Nashville based designer Han Starnes, who named the line after her mother. Josi Faye focuses on traditional textile methods and sources high quality natural fibers from local farms. each piece is created using the age-old technique of hand-spinning and is produced in limited runs from their Nashville workroom. the beautiful lookbook for her SS14 collection was shot by Laura Dart on a farm in Oregon, where her wool is grown.
I turned to some new fibers for us this season – cotton and silk. Similar to the philosophy we’ve brought to our wool sourcing, the cotton fiber has been carefully selected from one of the few US Organic Cotton farms. One-hundred percent of the cotton is undyed and unbleached, and all of the processing has been done here in the US. We have also included two wool pieces – a new, lightweight hat using undyed brown sheep’s wool as well as a short sleeve top, using our Wyoming-grown wool.
you can buy their lovely pieces online.
even though summer is on the way out for us down south (i wore boots yesterday for the first time!) i can still appreciate some breezy summer wear, especially since i basically spent all last summer in long skirts or dresses.
Kolonaki is a spanish brand with some sweet new stuff for summer 14. i love that first polka dot dress. all items available at their online shop. it looks like they only ship to the UK & Europe at the moment. US readers can buy their stuff at The Cools.
i’m still spectacularly confused as to why the shows come out a year in advance, or completely adverse to the seasons, but that doesn’t mean i don’t have time to take a squizz at what the designers are up to. Electric Feathers released their FW 14 collection about a month ago, and it is so rad. designer Leana Zuniga was inspired by Yohji Yamamoto circa-1980s and dancer Isadora Duncan. granted, only a certain kind of woman can pull this off… it’s nice to dream.
images thanks to Style.com
i couldn’t help but think of The Mists of Avalon when browsing through the Samantha Pleet FW14 preview. did you guys ever see the mini-series that was made, with Anjelica Huston? damn, i loved it. well you know i always love me some Anjelica.
anyway! dreamy girls, dreamy clothes, dreamy winter fantasies – Samantha Pleet is dreamy.
Barcelona based Paloma Lanna just launched Paloma Wool, in which her interests in fashion and analog photography converge. the collection of limited-edition sweatshirts is produced in Spain, featuring Paloma’s own photographs. there are also some beautiful separate pieces made from natural fabrics, focusing on timeless silhouettes.
Paloma Wool is my name and the name of this project, which is about getting dressed and about space or ideas that are created around the act of getting dressed. The brand, created as an artistic project, employs different forms of expression such as sculpture, and video art, collaborates with artists from varied disciplines and highlights the role of photography.
soooooooo… Birkenstock, huh? as soon as the topic is raised someone will pipe up, “but i’ve been wearing them forever!” – and, it’s true. any reasonable person will tell you how comfortable they are. i practically lived in mine when i was a teen. my German sister in laws have been wearing them for decades. so it’s kinda cool to see them so de rigueur right now. i particularly love the Monterey black on black version (which, it turns out, are pretty hard to find!) and the white Arizona. not bad for a shoe brand that’s 240 years old.