Scout & Catalogue Spring 12

i asked Anabela of the newly revamped Fieldguidednice work Kate! – if she’d care to share the lookbook that she & her partner Geoff recently shot for Scout & Catalogue. i really love Anabela’s visual aesthetic, and particularly enjoyed her behind the scenes photos from the shoot. Shop the collection here.


I first met Bre of Scout & Catalogue a few years ago when she was selling items from one of her earlier collections at a holiday market. As I mentioned on my blog, when she first asked if Geoff & I were interested in shooting her spring 2012 lookbook, I was nervous and tempted to say no, but I’m glad that I did. We shot this lookbook mostly on film, and even though it was the dead of winter, we ended up with a spring-like vibe that made me long for the blossoming of the magnolia trees. Luckily that will be happening soon enough.

This collection is so beautiful that I couldn’t help but pick up a leopard-print clutch for myself, although it took me weeks to choose just the thing that I wanted!

Photography : Anabela Carneiro + Geoff Piersol (Fieldguided) / Art Direction : Breanna Musgrove / Hair + Make-up : Elena Pacienza / Model : Monika Chelchowski

Bumper Fashion Special No.29

i thought of covering some of the recent fall runway shows, but instead i’m leaving that up to kate who will be doing a little round-up as part of a guest series that’s going to kick off later this week! i’m moving into my new apartment this week, so i’ll be pretty busy packing, moving and unpacking – and i’ll be without internet for a while until i get my new home connected. luckily for me, and you, some of my favourite bloggers will be contributing guest posts while i’m away.

here’s a little bumper fashion special in the meantime…

kate profiled bag maker tim adam over at it’s what i’m into:

glass tower – a shoot for vamp photographed by kent andreasen:

cheralee featured over at refinery29:

madewell’s style profile of caroline de maigret:

brookes boswell millinery, handmade in brooklyn:

my eyes almost popped out when i saw the charlotte taylor a/w 2012 look pook over at honey kennedy:

milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre scarves at 30 cancan:

wolcott:takemoto fall 2012:

baron wells via wolfeyebrows:

vish! also via wolfeyebrows (thanks cath):

the loved one lookbook:

and the loved one’s hannah photographed for audrey and grace:

suno at la garconne:

frances baker via banana meet-cute:

diy chain bow necklace:

new ruche lookbook:

new stock at no.6:

russh magazine editor jess blanch looking great with that coat thrown over her shoulders:

… as does lauren remington platt:

nonoo s/s 2012 via honey kennedy:

and, solange knowles has a stylish blog:

Browns Autumn 1988/89

apologies for the radio silence since tuesday – i’ve been catching up with friends before everyone disperses for the holidays and have also been wandering around cape town in search of the last of my christmas gifts. the most torturous thing about all this shopping is that i have to constantly hold back from buying numerous things for myself – especially when i was browsing around the many antique shops in kalk bay.

so when i came across this amazing autumn lookbook for Browns from 1988/89sweetly asked my boyfriend if he had a tenner on him so i could take it home (R10 is about $1.20, so it was a steal really). i absolutely love beautifully styled lookbooks, and this one just proves that having a batch printed on good quality paper is so worth it – because 23 years later someone is going to find it in a second hand shop or in a box in their mom’s attic and marvel at how relevant the fashion, photography and art direction still is.

concept: jill holmes and david waldon. design and art direction: david waldon. typography: judy harrison. models: marie-sophie, rob michael, saffron. photography: by perry ogden. designers: jean paul gaultier, byblos, donna karan, genny, norma kamali, moschino, christian lacroix, callaghan, claude montana, jil sander, azzedine alaia, go silk, sonia rykiel, romeo gigli, comme des garcons. commissioned by: young & rubicam, london. photographed in luggala house, co. wicklow, ireland july 1988.

Dress Up

i discovered australian label Dress Up while browsing through the website of studio And, who designed the beautiful A/W 11 lookbook. so many things i love about fashion and design are completely encapsulated here.

Once described as clothes for ‘the girl who thinks’, Dress Up is subtle, private and considered in its every detail. The label was conceived in 2006, by designer Stephanie Downey. Driven by a desire to create clothing that reflects human emotion, hers is a more sensitive, artistic approach to fashion. When we ‘dress up’, countless images learned and copied are compiled to create something personal and unique. Dress Up is inspired by this inherent human expression, both powerful and vulnerable.

the SS 11/12 collection is also amazing…

Licia Florio S/S 2012

today i received a lovely surprise in my inbox – the  S/S 2012 collection from italian designer Licia Florio.

Through choices of colour and material the Licia Florio S/S 2012 Collection shows a woman who is not seduced by style dictates, but takes her own road. A season inspired by seawolves, by independent personalities, travel and sailing. Light but concrete fabrics design the silhouette of a woman who really lives the city, free to express her personality. Colours of the earth, beige or bordeaux, build a harmony in combination with materials such as parachute cotton or organza. Round collars, small cuts that just show the skin, light transparencies and forms that envelop, these are the materialisation of clean and essential garments without edges. Each piece takes the name of a knot, which ties in with the fabrics and becomes the symbolic detail of this collection, Seawolf.

be sure to check out her previous F/W 2011 collection … the black & pink has my heart.