i have had an overwhelming response to the beautiful woven Kenyan bags that i posted about a while ago. the good news is that if all goes to plan i will hopefully start selling them in September! but in the meantime, if you’re into woven bags, here’s a nice round up for ya.
i have a very bizarro habit of browsing ASOS for dresses… often. i don’t know what it is, probably because i like to be overly prepare for things (eg buying a new outfit for a wedding that’s 6 months away, or getting my summer dresses now while it’s still raining). so, may as well turn my obsession into something helpful. looking for a dress? i’ve got you covered.
a friend and i were chatting the other day and she was telling me about how she’d recently gone to visit a local vintage market and most of the sellers were young girls – and all their wares were from the 90s. that made us chuckle because, well, we wore these clothes in the 90s. i suppose their 90s is our 80s: a little bit familiar, but also just a little bit novelty.
i think i got onto Jean Stories because i saw a pic of a nice bum in a nice pair of jeans somewhere. that’s how these things start, you know. good bums in good pairs of jeans are kind of everything. sort of like The Selby meets Freuden von Freunden meets Closet Story – but in denim. it was started by Jane Herman Bishop and Florence Kane, both fashion writers at Vogue.
i was looking through the Resort 2015 shows, preparing to do a bit of a round up of my favourite designers, when i noticed a lot of themes jumping out at me. so here they are. if someone asks you what you thought of Resort 2015, you can just respond – oh you know, lots of big stripes, crazy prints, birds, cats. the stand outs for me were Karen Walker (almost entirely because of that cat print) and Valentino because – duh.
another edition of Jewels! it’s been a while.
please click on the images to be taken to the relevant shop / designer.
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.
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.
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.
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.