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Eat Me! Bread and Butter

today i went down the superb rabbit hole that is Korean online shop Eat Me! Bread and Butter. or is it just Bread and Butter? or possibly just Eat Me… i’m not entirely sure. you see, most of the site is in Korean of course. but this much i can gather: they make beautiful clothing, and they are SO damn cool. there seems to be a mix of vintage, custom made and collaborative pieces for sale – and they are popular, judging by the “sold out” signs on many of the pieces.

i for one am taken by this insane oversized neoprene coat (sold out!), this slouchy breton stripe sweater and the gorgeous pleated skirts. the photography is also just really great to look at. well, there is a ton to discover at Bread and Butter. and if you’re ever in Seoul maybe go down the rabbit-hole yourself…

all images courtesy of Eat Me! Bread and Butter. you can also follow them on Instagram & Facebook.

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Building Block SS14

Building Block just released their SS14 bag collection and it is, as expected, just wonderful. i would have loved to see some brown leather options (like some of their previous collections) but there is something so slick about these simple black leather pieces against the stark architectural backdrops, and that fashionable model. sigh, can’t wait to wear boots again.

you can buy any of these pieces in their shop. photography by Jennilee Marigomen.

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YEVU

i love the internet for just this reason: discovering a Ghanaian inspired fashion label, started by an Australian print lover, thanks to a recommendation from an Aussie internet friend, who i have never met, and now lives in London. YEVU was started by Anna Robertson who, after a year of living in Ghana, decided to bring the vibrant West African textiles to her home town of Sydney. she was particularly inspired by the print-on-print aesthetic of the locals, who aren’t afraid to be bold in their sartorial choices.

YEVU is a brand that was inspired by, and developed in Ghana in 2013. The idea was to celebrate and harness the beauty of West African wax prints and the craftsmanship of Ghanaian tailors and seamstresses, to create unique and fun apparel that fit the lifestyle of my friends in Summer in Sydney. Each piece is unique. The fabrics were hand picked from the markets of Accra, Kumasi, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Each garment has been constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Its an ethically produced range which attempts to connect the buyer with the marketplace of West Africa.

you can follow along on their tumblr and instagram, and also read a great interview with Anna about the label here. and in case you were wondering, Yevu is the word for white person or foreigner in a Ewe, the language of the Volta region in Ghana.

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La Casita de Wendy: Sisterhood

designers Inés and Iván of La Casita de Wendy have just launched their new collection Sisterhood at Paris Fashion Week. the entire collection has been produced by traditional artisans & craftsmen in their native Spain, using natural fabrics such as wool, silk and cotton. for this collection they also worked with natural dyes for some of their handmade scarfs. that huge patchwork scarf in the first picture is un. real. also love that beautiful thick embroidery and of course that lush illustrative dress.

Our new collection is inspired on XIX century women such as Lizzie Siddal, Georgie Macdonald, Effie Gray, Jane Morris or Julia Prinsep. They were models, writers, painters, actresses,… and they also played a role as muses of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. They all shared the same original ideas about life and lived as outsiders in a very male society dominated by a very strict point of view and narrow traditions. This is the way in which we wanted to honour all these mysteriouswomen who were part of one of the most important European art movements. It is also a homage to all the women who had lived in the shadows.

Photos: Elena Grimaldi. illustrations: Ana Sender + Pablo Padilla. embroidery & accessories:  Lanusa

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Tata Naka x Matisse

i LOVE Matisse. see evidence of my massive adoration for him here. so when i saw this exceptional Matisse inspired AW 14/15 pre-collection by talented twin sister design duo Tata Naka, i could not help but do a mash up.

Tata-Naka is designed by Georgian-born identical twins, Tamara and Natasha Surguladze. They arrived in London in 1996 to study design at Central St Martin’s and in 2000 Barneys NYC dedicated a wall to their awe-inspiring graduation collection. The Tata-Naka statement pieces regularly starred in the legendary series ‘’Sex in the City’’ and were worn by Carrie Bradshaw on the cover of the official book.

you can see the entire collection here. images c/o courtesy of Tata Naka. Henri Matisse clippings c/o Wikipaintings.

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Lauren Winter

Lauren Winter is the talented lady behind formerly-known-as Etsy shop Blooming Leopold, which i have featured a couple of times on the blog. her label is now known simply as Lauren Winter – check out her wonderful new collection. but today i’d like to focus on the stylishness of Lauren herself, who is a talented DIYer and all-round creative person. she’s dyes her own fabric (!) and regularly shares some pretty kick-ass sewing projects over at Drifter & Gypsy. she also takes beautiful photographs! so be sure to add her to your blog roll, cause you’re gonna want to keep track.

all photos c/o Lauren Winter.

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A Pinboard

i realised that i pin clothes and fashion i like pretty often but don’t share here very much anymore, so i decided to make a colour coded pinboard of garb i like right now. i kind of miss having a cork board above my desk that i would pin real life wants onto, but then again i hardly buy fashion magazines anymore so… that’s the way life changes huh? virtual reality.

these are all individual images that you can click on & shop – yay! but if you want to pin the entire thing, head here.

Clothes, glorious clothes!

wool biker jacket
SISTER JANE

Clothes, glorious clothes!

lily bag
STEVEN ALAN

Clothes, glorious clothes!

cropped sweater
ZARA

Clothes, glorious clothes!

cardigan
MONKI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

jolie sweatshirt
CARDIGAN

Clothes, glorious clothes!

gretel tote
RENNES

Clothes, glorious clothes!

paint spot dress
KATE SPADE SATURDAY

Clothes, glorious clothes!

denim skirt
STEVEN ALAN

Clothes, glorious clothes!

striped shirt
ANNA K

Clothes, glorious clothes!

leather moccasin
ZARA

Clothes, glorious clothes!

sleeveless knit
COS

Clothes, glorious clothes!

panama hat
CLYDE

Clothes, glorious clothes!

silk back jumper
COS

Clothes, glorious clothes!

sophie sandal
MNZ

Clothes, glorious clothes!

long sleeve dress
ZARA

Clothes, glorious clothes!

ankle boot
SAMUJI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

blazer
FRENCH CONNECTION

Clothes, glorious clothes!

freya cardigan
SAMUJI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

waterfall coat
TOAST

Clothes, glorious clothes!

sandals
TERHI PÖLKKI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

tweed biker jacket
FRENCH CONNECTION

Clothes, glorious clothes!

bomber jacket
ACNE

Clothes, glorious clothes!

pleated chiffon dress
MANGO

Clothes, glorious clothes!

slippers
& OTHER STORIES

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Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker teamed up with the UN’S Ethical Fashion Initiative to commission Kenyan artisans to make screenprinted & beaded pouches for her Summer 2014 eyewear collection. some of the artisans involved – machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, metal workers and members of the Maasai group who create the beading work – are featured in the campaign, which was shot by photographer Derek Henderson (who also shot her previous campaigns).

Ethical Fashion Initiative connects the fashion business with artisans in Africa and Haiti. We provide work for marginalized people who have a strong desire to change their lives. We make it possible for the fashion world to embrace the skills of artisans in the developing world. We guarantee that every beader, every embroider earns not a survival wage, but a decent wage, which allows them to live in a dignified way.

the sunnies are, of course, rad (they will be available in early February) but i just love, love this campaign. and i look forward to seeing more influential fashion houses working with initiatives like this. behind the scenes images courtesy of The New Zealand Herald. Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya

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