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Toast SS14

i’m always impressed by British brand Toast because they make a real effort with their monthly lookbooks. not just your usual studio portraiture, but beautiful destinations and photography – that paired with their simple pieces makes for a pretty nice combination. they also have a blog that has extensive profiles, interviews and stories about interesting people and things.

shop the new collection, seen below, here. i also like this girl’s hair… time for a cut?

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Jack/Knife

Jack/Knife Outfitters is a small batch production house based in San Francisco. John, Nick and Melissa make all their garments by hand in their studio – from pattern drafting, to sewing, to pounding rivets. specialising in denim, they have also recently branched out into cotton pieces. beautiful unisex shirts and awesome barn jackets are the order of the day. you can buy their pieces online, or order something custom made for that perfect fit – Jack/Knife keeps your custom pattern on file for future orders.

lookbook photography by Yoko Takahashi, shot on Sally Fox’s organic cotton farm. behind-the-scenes photography by Matt Edge. see some more photos of Jack/Knife here.

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Jane Sews

when i was at the Design Indaba Expo recently there was one stall in the fashion section that was swarming with women – and that was Jane Sews. designer Amy’s range has developed from season to season, something i LOVE seeing in young designers. Jane Sews feels all grown up now, with classic linen pieces, amazing sandals and a cut-out boot to die for, beautiful felt hats and leather bags that made me go ooooh. i hung around for a while feeling up all the pieces, and walked away hoping i will own something from her new range soon. you can shop Jane Sews online or at numerous stockists around the country.

ps: do you like the blog’s new look? Miss Moss is growing up a bit too, i suppose.

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Nice Things No.19

Nice Things No.19! just click on the images to be taken to the sweet stuff.

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& Other Spring Stories

i went for a little window shopping jaunt during my lunch hour and realised that suddenly it is straight up winter in our local shops. which is quite ridiculous because it’s still the middle of February and it’s HOT outside. it will be for a while still. yet, the colours have suddenly gone from bright summer hues to dour winter shades and – for the first time in my life – i actually lamented the onset of winter. why does winter = blacks and dark reds and navy and all that other stuff that is so readily associated with the cold? i want to wear bright things all year long (well, theoretically, since i usually just wear jeans and tops – but you know what i’m saying)

and this is something that i have of course noticed online as well. since most of the sites i browse are in the northern hemisphere, where you guys are obviously DYING for spring, the mood has completely changed as if people are almost saying, “it’s coming! summer is coming!!”. probably one of my favourite online shops to browse is & Other Stories * – and they have embraced this wholeheartedly as is evidenced on their front page. flowers and pastels and bright pops of colour so damn cheerful i can almost hear birds singing.

it’s awesome.

* i can’t attest to their overall quality because i have never been to any of their shops in person, but my husband actually bought me a dress from there when he was overseas recently (after i helpfully sent him screenshots of “things i like”) and it is lovely. akin to Zara or any other big retailer.

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Eat Me! Bread and Butter

today i went down the superb rabbit hole that is Korean online shop Eat Me! Bread and Butter. or is it just Bread and Butter? or possibly just Eat Me… i’m not entirely sure. you see, most of the site is in Korean of course. but this much i can gather: they make beautiful clothing, and they are SO damn cool. there seems to be a mix of vintage, custom made and collaborative pieces for sale – and they are popular, judging by the “sold out” signs on many of the pieces.

i for one am taken by this insane oversized neoprene coat (sold out!), this slouchy breton stripe sweater and the gorgeous pleated skirts. the photography is also just really great to look at. well, there is a ton to discover at Bread and Butter. and if you’re ever in Seoul maybe go down the rabbit-hole yourself…

all images courtesy of Eat Me! Bread and Butter. you can also follow them on Instagram & Facebook.

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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.

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