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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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Belle Fleur de Lis

Lotte Janssens is a lacemaker & crocheter from Antwerp who clearly has very talented & creative fingers – as you can see by her delicate work below. she also has somewhat of a green thumb, as her home is filled with an assortment of beautiful plants. you can buy her wares at her shop, see her photos on flickr and learn more about her & her work at her blog.















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Provisions

if you don’t read Food52, you should. at the very least subscribe to their newsletter, where you will learn such things as how to make any burger in 5 steps, and how you can stretch one batch of tomato sauce into 5 dinners. they just launched their shop Provisions which stocks kitchen essentials and even pantry ingredients. some interesting items include a salt plate and compostable dinnerware.

We believe that great food isn’t just about ingredients, it’s about everything that makes a meal – it’s about the rolling pin you use to roll out dough for a pie; the vintage server you use to cut the pie once it’s baked; and the beautiful plates you serve it on. We wanted to create a shop that reflects this. But we knew we couldn’t stop at just products. So Provisions also gives you great recipes to make your pie — and an article showing you how to roll out dough like a pro.













Photography by James Ransom

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