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Tony Chestnut FW14

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.

This newest collection was inspired by my Mennonite ancestors, and their humble way of living off the land. Subtle Androgyny, utilitarianism, simplicity and modesty were paramount in the inspiration. I love combining the creativity of handmade clothing, with the contrasting notion of necessity and frugality that drove people like my grandmother to sew and produce. It’s always been the backbone of tony chestnut to try to embody and respect both of these ideas in my handmade clothing.

photography by Meg Kroeker, who uses unedited film which she processes herself.

Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14
Tony Chestnut FW14

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Dear Rae: Let’s get Tropsi

one of the weird highlights of my blogging ‘career’ has been getting emails from guys who want to propose to their girlfriends and need advice on an engagement ring. it’s a tough thing to give advice on, and such a personal choice too! my first piece of advice is always that you don’t need to buy a huge big diamond. in fact, you don’t need to buy a diamond at all.

but my second most important piece of advice is: speak to a great jewellery designer. and then i send them to Karin of Dear Rae (who designed my own ring). besides special occasion rings, Dear Rae is of course well known for their wonderful jewellery collections. this week they are launching their SS15 collection Let’s Get Tropsi.

This range is inspired by sensations of Summer; the bright sun, cool leafy shade and the feeling of fruity juice running down your chin. Let’s get Tropsi showcases all things tropical. Karin says: “This new range was inspired by the raw, lush and leisurely nature of my surroundings. I found that most of my designs hold aspects of naive shapes, capturing the light heartedness of summer.”

soon available at their online shop. lookbook photography by We Love Pictures.

Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI

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Tiro Tiro: Cercis

dearest readers, i apologise sincerely for enabling your shopping habit. but the Tiro Tiro Cercis collection is too good. the Cercis necklace is probably my favourite.

Tiro comes from the latin word for a beginner or novice. Tiro Tiro embraces an era of experimentation and improvisation, drawing from our years of practice and honed expertise and then making things up as we go. Evolving and exploring new mediums and techniques, we allow the materials to guide us, finding that some of our best work happens by accident. In addition to jewelry, we look forward to offering limited runs of small sculptural works and complementary wares.

photography by Cara Denison. braids by Alison Brislin.

Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis

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Seaworthy SS15

while i was away Marisa from Seaworthy sent me the lookbook for her new SS15 collection Meta. i have blogged about her beautiful pieces before, and she even sponsored the blog for a time – so I am always excited to see what she has in store.

Meta being the prefix that often means later, after or beyond. This collection feels like the natural progression for Seaworthy – we’ve added fine metals and more sophisticated silhouettes.  As well as pieces that are designed to have options. Like wearing the Lanata necklace short or long and how the Inga can morph from a double layer to a single drop.

her lookbooks are also always so gorgeous. the photography and layout is by Mikola Accuardi, styling by Sarah Radcliffe of Yo Vintage, hair and makeup by Kassandra Sommerville. modeled by Emily Mills. Portland is brimming with some talented women.

shop the collection here. my favourites are the Carica earrings and the Leilus necklace.

Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15

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Julie White

i knew Julie White was Australian before even really knowing it, just from taking one look at the beautiful illustrative depictions of her native country’s flora. these prints can be found on limited edition clothing pieces and newly launched scarves on her website & online shop.

Julie White learnt her magic through a Master’s degree in textiles at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art. She is now based in Adelaide, Australia where she is constantly developing her range of limited edition accessories. Her signature aesthetic is based on hand drawn detailing with bold colours and her love of Australiana. More than anything, she desires to make beautiful pieces to wear and collect over time.

Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White
Julie White

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