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Bona Drag Ceremonial Collection

the Bona Drag Ceremonial Collection is something else. featuring exclusive collaborative pieces by designers like Samantha Pleet (who designed the first amazing dress below), Mara Hoffman (who has never done ready to wear gowns until now) and Bona Drag buyer & stylist Hannah Bartie’s range With Hearts in My Eyes (the crochet rose gown & ivory leopard bias gown are personal favourites). read more about the collection here & have gander at the entire lookbook while you’re at it.

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Mes Dames A/W 12

it goes without saying that i fell in love with the Mes Dames A/W 12 campaign the minute i saw it, since it so beautifully combines my love for classic fashion and art. shot by photographer Anna Malmberg, the campaign takes inspiration from 19th century oil portraits and especially the work of Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck. Mes Dames designer Lisa Wikander will be showing her latest collection at Stockholm fashion week this year.

Mes Dames creates women’s wear in the intersection of Nordic minimalism and French sensuality. Using materials of the highest quality combined with fine tailoring, the label aims to provide each wearer with a sense of uniqueness and elegance. Mes Dames collects interesting, characterful women, be they historical heroines, fictional characters or present role models; each collection has its own muse. 

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Bon Boutique

really enjoyed flipping through this kind of Georgie O’Keefe-esque, Frida Kahlo-ish lookbook photographed by Kate Edmundson for Tucson based shop Bon Boutique. thanks to Jen for pointing me in the right direction.

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Alexander Terekhov

i spend quite a lot of time on etsy and other shopping sites looking for the perfect floral skirt, so i couldn’t help but highlight the floral pieces from the fall winter 2012/13 lookbook of russian designer Alexander Terekhov. the entire collection is quite wonderful, but there’s just something about these women swanning around paris (i think it’s paris?) in blooming skirts and dresses that’s bound to make all the ladies out there rather envious.

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Samantha Pleet for Wolverine 1000 Mile

Mariah of Quite Continental did an amazing job styling the lookbook of the F/W 2012 footwear collection by Samantha Pleet which she designed for Wolverine 1000 Mile – an American footwear company which has been in existence since 1883. says Mariah,

Working closely with Samantha and the great folks at Wolverine, I created a collection of looks inspired by the same amazing group of women who inspired Samantha’s designs. It was important to me to honor the spirit of adventure and independence and while creating looks for the modern woman, no matter if her adventures take her on safari in Kenya or on the subway downtown to the office. As a girl who wears men’s shoes on occasion, I really love the subtlety of the Samantha Pleet x Wolverine 1K Mile collection. Samantha doesn’t simply design men’s shoes for women, she combines the best of both worlds and has created something nuanced, nostalgic, but completely modern.

See the entire lookbook here. Footwear: Samantha Pleet for Wolverine 1000 Mile / Photography: Mikael Kennedy / Styling: Mariah Kunkel / Clothing: Brooklyn Dry Goods / Accessories: The Shiny Squirrel

ps: The Bonny Boot pretty much ticks all my boxes for boot of the year.

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Tomboy Style Lookbook by Myrtle

Myrtle is a shop in Echo Park, LA owned by Whitney Bickers and featuring quality clothing and goods both vintage and by independent female designers. the new Spring 2012 lookbook was styled by Whitney with inspiration from Lizzie Garrett’s just released Tomboy Style book, and photographed by Megan McIsaac at Frank Lloyd Wright’s beautiful Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Park in LA. i’m also proud to spot a bag by South African designer Missibaba.

tomboy style lookbook for myrtle of los angeles / spring 2012 / photographed by: megan mcisaac / styled by: whitney bickers / model: caitlin dennis

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