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.
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.
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.
you’ll remember the beautiful lookbook from shoemakers TEN & Co. that i shared last year. well, they have gone in a completely different direction to showcase their Spring 2013 collection! showing off their beautiful handmade shoes in sumptuous table settings of food & drink, reminiscent of the still life paintings from Dutch golden age artists like Pieter Claesz, Willem van Aelst, Jan Davidsz. de Heem and Willem Claeszoon Heda (to mention a few). be sure to check out the entire lookbook and read about the story behind these rad shoes.
Yo Vintage is one of my rad sponsors, a vintage shop based in Portland with an excellent online shop that also stocks new jewellery and accessories from independent designers. they just released their latest lookbook Desert Warrior which just ticks all the boxes for me, especially that beautiful cream skirt & blouse combo – classic. be sure to have a gander through their other lookbooks – Rose City is another great one.
i haven’t been able to get the spring lookbook for Barena Venezia out of my mind since spotting it at Honey Kennedy yesterday. Jen and i were actually swooning over it on twitter too, and we might have gone off on a tangent about bearded men and Roman gods… and bearded men as Roman gods (or in this case, Venetian gods). but please, don’t get side tracked. i need you to focus here.
Lauren Manoogian is a NY based jewellery and knitwear designer whose AW 13 collection is really making me yearn for some colder weather – especially when i was already wiping the sweat off my brow this morning at 9am. you can see a sneak peak of the collection at her tumblr and shop her wares at Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Totokaelo.
i was quite excited about the launch of the new collection from Emerson Fry this past monday – but when i had a spare moment to check in i saw their server had crashed due to heavy traffic. well, that’s certainly a good sign isn’t it? luckily today they were up and running again, so this morning i had some time to really delve in and see what all the fuss is about. their whole vibe pretty much nails how i love to dress – classic skinny straight jeans, beautiful blouses and my current favourite: two tone flatforms. shop the entire collection here.
there are two things that made me happy this morning. first was watching that goats video again. i think i may just start every single morning by having a quick glimpse of it. second was having a look through the Margaret Howell SS13 collection. the lookbook, shot by Koto Balofo, is particularly beautiful – highlighting the weaving process of the Irish linen used throughout the collection. the pieces themselves are of course absolutely gorgeous, the tailored trousers a particular favourite (not to mention those delightful mary janes).