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niko and…

thanks to Marize for introducing me to niko and … another cool looking Japanese mail order fashion company that (a) i can’t understand and (b) will probably never actually order from. well, like many things on the internet i shall just sit back and admire. especially their cute 30 days coordinate project (they are on day 17 now, so check back for more.)

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Good Guys

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather is a vegan shoe brand from Parisian designer Marion Hanania. the shoes contain no animal by-products, and the design is influenced by shapes, styles and looks from bygone times. i love those sandals (even though they’re actually for guys) and of course cannot resist a brightly coloured brogue. check out their website & their online shop for more info.

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The Dress

Carolyn Kennedy's dress by Narciso Rodriguez

just like many women i’ve always had an idea of what kind of wedding dress i’d want to wear. if at any point in the last decade you had to ask me on the spot i’d probably reference Carolyn Kennedy on her wedding day (her dress was designed by Narciso Rodriguez). looking at that photo again now that scene seems to encapsulate everything i’d imagine a perfect wedding to be. a rustic venue, an elegant dress, simple shoes & an even simpler bouquet, pulled back hair…

this is a long, wedding-ey post. so if you’re interested, read more below…

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OWL

OWL started when three friends from Berlin and Hamburg decided to “put their heart and soul into the intricate details of a new era of glasses.” similarly to Warby Parker, these guys make beautiful glasses at a great price point. and if you’re not German you can also have fun counting in probably the only Deutsch you know – as the glasses are named eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf

Our story begins with the question: Why do we have a hallway full of shoes, but only one pair of glasses? That’s because good-looking glasses are expensive. The right lenses even more so. And cheap glasses look, well cheap. That’s why we asked ourselves the next question: Why does it have to be like that? Our answer: It doesn’t. Welcome OWL.

their website is also beautifully designed thanks to We Are Fellows

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Sézane

you might remember my post last year about Les Composantes, the fashion label by French designer Morgane Sézalory that debuted a hand picked vintage collection every month. well, Morgane has just launched her new venture Sézane which features her own creations, “pieces that have been designed for real life and to be a genuinely fashionable, desirable and affordable alternative.”

i particularly love the La Superbe jumper, the Perfecto jacket in black (sold out! aaaargh!), the Hope purse and the Midnight boots. they ship worldwide, so if you want some chic French staples in your life get on it.

if you want to make sure you get to shop before her editions sell out, sign up for their newsletter.

 

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& Other Stories

whenever i discover a new online shop i go through various stages of emotion. 1. i’m excited by all the beautiful clothes. 2. i’m sad that i can’t order any of them. 3. i’m relieved because my credit card sits untouched. rinse, and repeat.

so when Catherine alerted me to & Other Stories i went through all these stages, but i also marvelled at the care that went into the look & feel of the shopping experience. i ended up browsing for far longer than i usually would any other online shop.  i’m also taken by the beautiful design of their in-house beauty range - which i’m actually lusting after more than the clothes. i can just imagine these pretty serums and potions sitting atop my sink.

& Other Stories is actually a brand under the H&M group, it kind of feels like a rad Scandi version of Zara. they just opened a shop in Regent Street in London, so i expect they will be branching out further afield soon enough.

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Emerson Fry

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.

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Aritzia

despite the kinda ritzy name, Canadian retailer Aritzia has very beautiful wearable pieces, and some snazzy floral numbers too. i’ve always loved the idea of floral pants, but can’t pull them off myself – so whenever i see a gal rocking a pair i applaud the universe.

ps: you might notice things look a bit different around here. i did some spring cleaning… still ironing out the kinks though, so if you’re viewing this on safari on a mac in outer space i can’t guarantee everything is in the right place. but i’ll get there!

 

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