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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 – check out ANTHOM now.








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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 (love this Read Instead print) and even small furnishings to keep your books organised.

We’re committed to the reading experience. The surprise of one page turning to the other. The little luxury of sitting in a great reading chair, inhaling the scent of a beautifully made book. The luscious heft of three or four good reads in a sturdy bookbag as you head out into the world. The hundred discoveries waiting at a used bookstore; the refuge of a library.










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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 line of handcrafted jewelry formed in 2011, distilled from the fascinations of owner and designer, Caroline Whittington. Using raw stones, bronze, sterling silver and 14k gold, Caroline crafts delicate, timeless pieces that draw inspiration from nature, history and symbology. The giantLION collection ranges from playful to effortlessly elegant, always with a subtle, sophisticated edge. Each piece is designed to age with grace and serve as an affirmation of style, daily reminder, treasured gift, or simple note to yourself.











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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 really into that beautiful Paso bangle  and the Aspa bracelet. such rad pieces – shop online here.

Photography: Lindsey Marla / Hair & Make-Up: Kassandra Sommerville / Model: Fiona Woodman












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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 amazing places stateside. one day! in the meantime i can admire Katie’s awesome pieces thanks to the power of the internet. especially digging on those rings & statement necklaces. check out more RillRill lookbooks here.

lookbook photographed by Mikola Accuardi
















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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 online shop. i particularly love the Mickey dress & the Aaron cardigan.

Prior to working in fashion, Ilana Kohn worked for close to a decade as a successful commercial editorial illustrator for clients such as the New Yorker, the New York Times and Kiehl’s among many others. With a life long love of fashion, in 2011, Kohn began to craft ideas for a clothing line with a mind to creating easy to wear, clean & classic clothing that would serve to be a new canvas for her bold, colorful patterns.

photography : dustin fenstermacher / jewelry: brvtvs / shoes: dieppa restrepo / styling: ilana kohn & caroline ventura















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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 legwear company based in los angeles, california. inspired by the small details of everyday life, we strive to create uniquely spirited socks, tights, and accessories.















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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 item is hand dyed and one of a kind. shibori is a japanese tradition of dyeing cloth using several different methods of binding, folding, or compressing the fabric. small changes in the combinations of binding and dyeing create an endless array of patterns and textures.










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