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Love Dart

i was just talking about bags today, in a conversation with a bestie, and we were discussing what we like and don’t like – how hard it is to find THAT BAG that you love. how, often, all bags just kinda start looking the same and you feel sorta meh by what’s out there. or, they are pretty ordinary and normal – yet super expensive. sometimes you find that sweet spot of a beautiful, individual bag that not every lady on the planet owns, AND that’s not going to set you back a month’s salary.

i am a bit of a tart for a good bag, as you might have noticed. so when i was contacted by Sonia Scarr, who hand makes every single one of her beautiful creations – i thought to myself, “sweet spot”. Love Dart is the name, remember it.

What began as a blog of craft explorations has evolved into a line of handcrafted leather goods and accessories designed and hand-stitched by Sonia. No machines are used in the construction of these goods—we believe hand-crafting creates an intimacy between maker, product, and customer that cannot be found in mass-manufacturing.

all bags & accessories by Love Dart, and available to buy at their online shop.

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Charlotte Stone

shoes from Charlotte Stone. it’s as almost as if she invaded my dreams and asked, “what would your ideal shoes be, Diana?” this would be them, Charlotte. with names like Barton, Dot, Jasper, Joss and Kew – i would like one of each, please.

A native of Kingston Ontario, Charlotte Stone grew up in a family of graphic artists and interior designers and decided to become a shoe designer while still in her teens. She graduated from FIDM in Los Angeles, honed her skills with footwear factories in Italy, and has worked in her chosen métier ever since. She is also an avid surfer and weaver and co-designs, with her husband, a line of modernist hand-crocheted lounge chairs and furniture called Pacific Wonderland Inc.

shoes by Charlotte Stone

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Cold Picnic FW14

Cold Picnic has just released their FW 14 collection, The Return of Han-Sur-Lesse. wouldn’t you love to bury yourself in those wall hangings? i personally would not be able to stop rubbing myself all over those fluffy walls that the cute model is standing in front of. not to mention those beautiful bags they are making. oh, and the jewellery!

photography by Kate Edwards

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Morning Calm

i’m sitting here, early morning in cape town, with my cup of coffee… and a face mask on. i love this time of day. most people are still sleeping and i feel like i have a secret few hours to just sit in the quiet and do whatever i want. hence the face mask, everyone does their weird personal rituals when they find themselves alone, right? think secret single behaviour.

so i came upon natural skincare range Morning Calm on just such a morning, and in light of my recent skin post i thought i’d continue sharing sweet beauty finds like this. handmade by creator Hwasoon Kim, who is from Korea but now based in Florida, the range was born from the need to care for her own sensitive skin.

I have struggled for a long time to find the right skin care products for myself and for my mom. Because we both have very sensitive combination skin, and are allergic to many synthetic ingredients. After going through many different natural cosmetic books, aromatherapy books, and Asian traditional herbal care books, I started experimenting with lotions, toners, cleansing oils, lip balms, nourishing creams and so many other things alone. One year self-taught, researching and experimenting, then I finished several expert courses in cosmetic and soap making in Korea.

she makes soaps, cleansing oils, lip balms, natural deodorant – all with homegrown herbs, Korean clays, and local organic products. you can buy online at her website or etsy store. i love her sweet, simple packaging.

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FARIS

Faris Du Graf is an artist & jewellery designer from Seattle whose line FARIS has a new collection & lookbook called Tropical Modernism. the jewellery itself is beautifully unique, and the ultra creative lookbook just adds to its overall awesomeness. you can buy the pieces at their online shop. love those jade coloured earrings and that pineapple ring.

Inspired by the shadowed silhouettes of tropical canopies found in the urban and natural landscapes. Hand-carved pineapple palms that crown a hand. Jade sunrises to charm. Fans hinged from lobes and cool a shoulder. Each piece shares a sense of ease and intention.

images c/o FARIS. Art Direction by Jessica Carter & Photography by Charlie Schuck

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A Pinboard

i realised that i pin clothes and fashion i like pretty often but don’t share here very much anymore, so i decided to make a colour coded pinboard of garb i like right now. i kind of miss having a cork board above my desk that i would pin real life wants onto, but then again i hardly buy fashion magazines anymore so… that’s the way life changes huh? virtual reality.

these are all individual images that you can click on & shop – yay! but if you want to pin the entire thing, head here.

Clothes, glorious clothes!

wool biker jacket
SISTER JANE

Clothes, glorious clothes!

lily bag
STEVEN ALAN

Clothes, glorious clothes!

cropped sweater
ZARA

Clothes, glorious clothes!

cardigan
MONKI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

jolie sweatshirt
CARDIGAN

Clothes, glorious clothes!

gretel tote
RENNES

Clothes, glorious clothes!

paint spot dress
KATE SPADE SATURDAY

Clothes, glorious clothes!

denim skirt
STEVEN ALAN

Clothes, glorious clothes!

striped shirt
ANNA K

Clothes, glorious clothes!

leather moccasin
ZARA

Clothes, glorious clothes!

sleeveless knit
COS

Clothes, glorious clothes!

panama hat
CLYDE

Clothes, glorious clothes!

silk back jumper
COS

Clothes, glorious clothes!

sophie sandal
MNZ

Clothes, glorious clothes!

long sleeve dress
ZARA

Clothes, glorious clothes!

ankle boot
SAMUJI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

blazer
FRENCH CONNECTION

Clothes, glorious clothes!

freya cardigan
SAMUJI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

waterfall coat
TOAST

Clothes, glorious clothes!

sandals
TERHI PÖLKKI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

tweed biker jacket
FRENCH CONNECTION

Clothes, glorious clothes!

bomber jacket
ACNE

Clothes, glorious clothes!

pleated chiffon dress
MANGO

Clothes, glorious clothes!

slippers
& OTHER STORIES

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