lookbook

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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Wiksten S/S 2012

usually i’d wait to see an entire collection before posting about it, but judging by the sneak peek and behind the scenes photos from the new S/S 2012 Wiksten collection by Jenny Gordy you know it’s going to be good. these pieces, including the beautiful jewellery, will be available in the Wiksten shop from mid-to late june. the photos were taken by Jennifer Causey – the talented photographed behind The Makers.

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MHL x Houyhnhnm

Margaret Howell recently partnered with Japanese publication Houyhnhnm to showcase the S/S 2012 collection from her off-shoot line MHL. it is a beautiful collection, and i love how it completely slipstreams into the Japenese aesthetic of favouring comfortable, functional clothes made from natural fabrics.

via Tomboy Style

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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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Caron Callahan

a sweet reader, Gabi, sent me the link to the Caron Callahan spring 2012 collection. not only is it beautifully designed and wearable, but the lookbook is set in an exquisite home that i wouldn’t mind lounging around in myself. i love that my readers know me so well…

Caron Callahan is a collection created for women who love beautiful clothes but don’t need to make a fuss about them. The company ethos is rooted in well-made, feminine clothes, while keeping in mind that they should be playful, purposeful and wearable. The label’s owner and designer, Caron Callahan, constantly inspired by her friends and neighbors, sets out to make clothes for a creative, spirited woman who loves fashion, but doesn’t necessarily follow it.

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Arts & Science

love this simple yet striking way ARTS&SCIENCE displays their s/s 2012 collection

ARTS&SCIENCE, shop & brand which bases itself in Tokyo, offers a aifestyle as a whole with fashion as one important essence. -To Wear, To Dwell, and To Eat- The owner and also the creative director Sonya Park, who also works as a fashion stylist, believes that only ‘genuine quality’ can mature and starts to carry personal value and age and time only adds to the perfection of the quality. This leads to her philosophy that fashion is a ‘tool’ in daily life rather than a ‘tool’ for vanity.

seen via all the mountains

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Wild Child of the Aeolian Isles

The Hellers is comprised of brother & sister duo Dania and Yoram Heller, who are based out of Tel Aviv and LA. their Spring Summer 2012 line Wild Child of the Aeolian Isles was inspired by the Brontë sisters - imagine Jane Eyre, off on a sun glazed trip to the Aeolian Islands…

On a meaningful trip to Sicily Dania was on last summer, Dania caught up with Cary Fukunaga’s 2011 film version of Jane Eyre. The independent spirit that the story cries out just struck a note with the thoughts of what it means to try and create freely in this time that we live in – especially creating fashion, such a passionate yet highly commercialized field (especially in the last decade).

What came out was the perhaps the most delicate and mature Hellers’ collection yet: oval shapes, metallic bursts, crazy prints – being tamed by a sense of a prim veil reigning it all. It’s a journey where the Bronte’s Jane Eyre leaves the gray moors, and flies off to sunny, musical beaches.

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