South2 West8

thanks to Tomboy Style for introducing me to South2 West8, a Japanese line of classic outdoor sportswear and accessories. their bags are, interestingly enough, produced in the USA – and take influence from heavy duty outdoor bags, particularly those manufactured in the 70s & 80s (Filson came to mind). you can shop their entire range online, in the US from Maas & Stacks and Inventory and in the UK from Couverture & The Garbstore and The Bureau Belfast.

Photography: Shoda Masahiro; Creative Direction: Tokuro Aoyagi; Art Direction: Jun Okiyama



i was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the new lookbook for LA-based shop Myrtle over the weekend, which just launched today. it was shot by Megan McIsaac (who shot the previous Myrtle lookbooks) and Laura Taylor – and instead of getting models they photographed each other, which is why the lookbook is called Double EP. that’s a bit of a stroke of genius, if you ask me. the newly renovated Echo Lake in Echo Park, LA was the setting. you can shop Myrtle’s wares online here and be sure to follow the adorable Whitney on Instagram where she often showcases their new arrivals.

Now open for a year and a half, the shop is still focused on independent female designers and you’ll see many familiar names here: Samantha Pleet, Dusen Dusen, Gretchen Jones, Feral Childe, In God We Trust, Wrk-Shp and Filly. There are many new designers too as we keep an eye out for the next wave of designing ladies – Reif, SJO, Nettie Kent, and Willow Knows!

Photographers & Models: Megan McIsaac and Laura Taylor /Styling: Whitney Bickers /Clothing: Myrtle / Sunglasses: Gogosha Optique / Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles


Another Feather: Artemis II

Another Feather is an Asheville-based accessories label by jewellery designer Hannah Ferrara. the lookbooks for her various collections never cease to wow me – and so I was excited to see the imagery for her new collection Artemis II, taken by photographer Olivia Rae James. you can peruse all her pieces at her online shop.

Inspired by her travels, the mountains she lives near, and an appreciation for well made objects and heirlooms, Hannah’s line includes simple everyday adornments, as well as one of a kind metal made jewellery.  She uses traditional metal smithing techniques and tools to craft each item, using recycled metals from sustainable sources, combined with the occasional natural object or repurposed vintage parts.

Photography: Olivia Rae James | Model: Becca Barnet | Styling: Hannah Ferrara


Take Care

Take Care is a Cape Town based label by designer Jessica Harwood. their winter collection suits my taste for beautiful pared down pieces. i went into their shop on Kloof Street recently, shared with menswear label Adriaan Kuiters, and man-handled (woman-handled?) some of the beautiful coats. i am particularly taken by the double waterfall jacket below. also happy to tell you that you can now peruse Take Care at their online shop – glad to see more and more South African designers selling on the web.

lookbook photos shot by Julia Merrett.


Everything In Its Right Place

Need Supply Co has been doing some amazing lookbooks lately, a particular favourite of mine was It’s In The Bag which featured those rad Falconwright pouches. they have just collaborated with Jennifer Hagler of A Merry Mishap who, if you don’t follow already, has incredible taste & such a beautiful aesthetic – be sure to follow her blog, pinterest and instagram. she is also a talented jewellery maker.

Jennifer shot Need Supply Co’s home goods collection in her own home, and her clean and monochromatic aesthetic is a natural pairing to showcase products from Fort Standard, Fredericks & Mae, Cold Picnic, and more.

Jennifer Hagler x Need Supply Co.

featuring: Karen Walker sunnies, Fort Standard bottle openers, JujuMade x Brook&Lyn hair accessories, LHOOQ undies, ANN-YA marbled leather cat coasters.

Jennifer Hagler x Need Supply Co.

featuring: Willow Knows scarf; Cold Picnic tote; Illesteva sunnies; Anywhere beach blanket

Jennifer Hagler x Need Supply Co.

featuring: Ria Menorca sandals;  Human Being Journal Volume 2

Jennifer Hagler x Need Supply Co.

featuring: Fredericks & Mae dominos set

Jennifer Hagler x Need Supply Co.

featuring:  Academy marbled pinch pot; MCMC love candle; Human Being Journal Volume 2

Jennifer Hagler x Need Supply Co.

featuring: Baggu drawstring purse; Cold Picnic tote; Apolis candle; Apartamento No.11; Diner Journal Issue 24; Cherry Bombe #1; Helmut Newton World Without Men; Jeffrey Campbell Isidora heels; Fredericks & Mae travel checkers

Jennifer Hagler x Need Supply Co.

featuring: Montreal Tee; Venice Top; Rena Dress; Someday Tank; Pini Jumpsuit by Top Shop; Illusions Shift Dress; Ed Wood Tank; Dina brogues by Dieppa Restrepo

Jennifer Hagler x Need Supply Co.

featuring: Pyramid Bead Plant Hanger by Cold Picnic

Jennifer Hagler x Need Supply Co.

featuring: Anywhere beach blanket

Jennifer Hagler x Need Supply Co.



wow i am kind of besotted with the summer 2013 lookbook for Finnish label Samuji, Changing Patterns. the model, the clothes, the paint, the clever parallax scrolling… i ended up going up and down and up and down. these are just screenshots, you definitely have to go on over and experience it for yourself. i’m not sure if all these pieces are available to buy yet, but keep an eye on their online shop for more.