Mallory shared the latest Samantha Pleet spring collection over on Gems yesterday, and it pretty much nails what i’d love my wardrobe to look like this summer – especially those floral numbers. the one thing that has been quite difficult for me to find, in south africa at least, is the perfect skirt length… which in my mind sits somewhere just between the knee at the calf, and hangs in that perfectly soft way that a summer skirt you’ve worn in for many seasons tends to do.
Whitney sent over the latest lookbook for her LA based shop Myrtle (you may remember the fantastic Tomboy Style lookbook from earlier this year). it was photographed by Megan McIsaac, and features designers such as Ermie (who wouldn’t recognise those first two dresses), Elkin, Feral Childe, Micaela Greg, and Samantha Pleet amongst others.
RIGHT. get ready to enjoy a bumper fashion special of epic proportions!
check out this rad bag label Chiyome:
lovely prints at Lotfi:
loving the the Pour Pourter S/S lookbook, great as always:
the Jesse Kamm ss2013 collection is getting me in the mood for summer:
the new Stone & Honey Arcos collection is beautiful:
Imogene + Willie jeans are the business:
cage necklaces by Fort Standard:
new knitwear by Good Night, Day just in time for the change in seasons:
diggin’ on the Falconwright Fall 2012 lookbook:
rabbit and cat pouches from Fill it with diamonds:
quality leather goods from Shannon South:
and, some fashion week coverage…
the Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 collection is ridiiiiiculous:
…as is Oscar de la Renta. obviously.
enjoyed these behind the scenes at Thakoon:
i overslept this morning, and so rushed through my usual get ready & dressed routine in about 5 minutes – threw on jeans, shirt, cardigan and ran out the door… when i realised, it was curiously warm. my cardigan was making me uncomfortably hot. after months of revelling in my favourite season of all, it dawned on me that winter was over.
so it’s usually at this time of year that the fall/winter lookbooks & collections for our northern hemispherean cousins start trickling in, and i experience mixed emotions because on the one hand i love the feeling of everything thawing out in spring (including myself) – but i’m already jealous of the cool clothes that those going into autumn get to wear.
absolutely love the new Meditteraneo collection from la casita de wendy, made up of spanish designers Inés Aguilar and Iván Martíneza, who collaborated with illustrator Ana Sender to create yet another beautifully unique collection. you can see all their previous collections on their blog – be sure to check out the spring summer 2012 collection & the arts and crafts collection from 2010.
Inés and Iván, two designers from madrid are behind “la casita de wendy”. Respectively, they hold diplomas in architecture and philosophy and started designing clothes seven years ago. Their models are marked by strong use of colours, by original shapes, their star shaped and dotted motifs based on Iberian fairy tales.
Photos: Elena Grimaldi / Model: Brianda Fitz-James Stuart / Flowers: Ana Sender
i love this end of summer lookbook for Portland based shop Victory, photographed by forever-favourite Anja Verdugo and featuring a beautiful 1952 MG which was rebuilt by shop owner Nicole’s dad, an avid vintage car collector, for her very lucky mom (read about the behind the scenes story).
photography: Anja Verdugo / photo editor: Daniel Lewis / models: Skye Sarenana-Velten, Sophia Soqui / hair + makeup: Viridiana Cervantes
Band of Outsiders is well known for their range of lookbooks featuring celebrities shot on polaroid. Kirsten Dunst is a regular model, as is Jason Schwartzmann. i like the latest one with Josh Brolin because he’s not your typical indie darling… and he looks good as a cowboy.
trust Uniqlo to come up with one of the cooooooolest lookbooks i have seen lately (this entire year even?). Uniqlo Undercover is a collaboration between Uniqlo and Jun Takahashi of Undercover. i think i am lusting after the bugs more than the clothes (except for the kids collection, which i wish came in adult sizes.)