Fashion

Jewels Quatre

another edition of Jewels! it’s been a while.

please click on the images to be taken to the relevant shop / designer.

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Lee Coren

you may remember my post last year about designer Lee Coren who makes such beautiful textiles. Lee has just released her latest collection, which was inspired by a trip to Italy.

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.

the pieces are all Vegan friendly. shop here or on Etsy. lookbook photographs by Aya Wind.

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Wintervacht

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.

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Tomas Maier on paper

i really like the new resort 2015 collection by Tomas Maier, and so i began cutting and pasting the different looks – as i would with any inspiration board – and this is how they came out.

runway images courtesy of Style.com. please click on the artists’ names for the source.

Tomas Maier on paper by Miss Moss

artwork: Carl Larsson – Rouge et Noir

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artwork: Anders Zorn – The Ford

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artwork: David Petrovich Sterenberg – Landscape

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artwork: Hubertine Heijermans – En Noche

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artwork: Pablo Picasso – Les Trois Baigneuses II

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artwork: johan fredrik martin – lund fran lilla torget till norr

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artwork: Prins Eugen – A Landscape in Moonlight

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artwork: Joseph Peller – Afternoon at the Met


please note this is just a fun exercise and the resulting collages are in no way affiliated with Tomas Maier or any of the artists shown here.

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Tony Chestnut

Tony Chestnut is a line by Canadian designer Jill Sawatzky, “a one women show from start to finish.” this is her SS14 collection, which looks like it’s already pretty much sold out. i love those interesting quilted jackets – made from deadstock faux leather from the 70s.

i make clothes for you. clothing to carry you through your day. clothing to make you look and feel good. clothing to express yourself in.

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Josi Faye

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.

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Kolonaki

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.

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