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Totokaelo

i am really loving all the new arrivals at Totokaelo, and especially love how they have styled and shot their products. seeing actual movement makes such a difference, i think. i’m also pretty jealous that the northerners are moving into autumn… my favourite season. glad we will get to experience…

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Elizabeth Suzann

i was so pleased to get an email from Elizabeth Pape introducing me to her line Elizabeth Suzann. a self taught designer, Elizabeth is based in Nashville and her design focuses on simplicity, clean lines, and longevity. I use all natural fibers – silks, linens, cottons – many of the pieces…

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Young Frankk AW13

i always love receiving news from Christine of Young Frannk, as i’m a huge fan of her jewellery. she just launched her AW 13 collection, and it is accompanied by a beautiful, dark & moody lookbook. i like the fact that the vibe is switched up with every new season…

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Pitchouguina

Pitchouguina is a London based label with Russian origins, by designer Anna Pitchouguina. i love the combination of gold and pale pink and grey, and especially love the detailing on many of these pieces – making them interesting yet wearable. ‘Pitchouguina’ is a label based on emotions. It draws inspiration from…

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Gorman

i love Aussie brand Gorman – their prints just scream S U M M E R. and since us south africans, and our counterparts in the southern hemisphere, are going into spring i feel like this is the kind of stuff everyone should be wearing. at the moment we are…

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Anthom

ANTHOM has a sweet new lookbook out, which was inspired by 16th century Dutch “kitchen and market” paintings, and features their range of accessories juxtaposed with collected curiosities and harvested leaves and flowers, all on a soft marble background. i’be highlighted some of my favourite pieces at the bottom of the post…

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Book/Shop

Book/Shop is an Oakland based online & brick-and-mortar shop that specialises in products and paraphernalia related to reading – of actual real life books, not the online kind. of course they have actual books for sale, but also deal in other interesting things like book related art & vintage posters…

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giantLION AW13

man, my favourite designers have been releasing some killer lookbooks lately! here’s the AW13 collection lookbook from giantLION, photographed  by husband and wife team Amber & Jon aka Live It Out Photography. LOVE the look of that thick cross ring. you can shop giantLION on their website. giantLION is a…

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Seaworthy: Diosa

Marisa from Portland based jewellery label Seaworthy has just released her seventh collection Diosa, bringing together the attributes of softness and strength. the model has a bit of a Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey vibe, don’t you think? i could actually imagine Sybil rocking some kick ass knuckle rings. i’m also…

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RillRill

RillRill is a jewellery line by Portland based jewellery designer Katie Freedle, who also owns fashion & lifestyle shop Backtalk. i’m always amazed by how much good stuff comes out of Portland – i wish we could extend our upcoming honeymoon trip so that we can take in all the…

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Ilana Kohn AW13

if you have followed this blog for any length of time (or if you follow any blogs, at all) you will know of Ilana Kohn, whose seasonal collections showcase her beautiful pattern designs. her latest AW13 collection is just starting to hit stores – you can buy select pieces at her…

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Hansel From Basel

i sorta wish that Hansel from Basel did more than rad socks & tights, just because they are sooo cool. and i bet if they ever had a line of clothing it would be tops. as is evidenced by their beautiful new summer lookbook. hansel from basel is an independent…

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Upstate

i don’t actually own a piece of dyed clothing, but now i wish i do after seeing the Upstate s/s 2013 collection. i especially love those rich blue pieces, the slouchy tops and the elegant high-waisted shorts. Kalen and Astrid design garments utilizing their own take on shibori and dip dyeing. each…

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Doug Johnston

you will probably recognise artist Doug Johnston’s beautiful coiled rope work from around the internet (those pendants and the incredibly sought after baskets most specifically). he has just launched a lookbook for a new range of bags, shot by Brook&Lyn. i just LOVE that backpack.