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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

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cardigan
MONKI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

jolie sweatshirt
CARDIGAN

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gretel tote
RENNES

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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

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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

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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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Pictoresq

Stéphanie Delpon and Domitille Dallemagne are founders of Pictoresq, a french online magazine slash shop that sells designer and vintage clothing – all modeled by their own friends. each story features clothes & locations that are modeled around these “enfants terribles”, making for a nice variety of content and fashion. says Stéphanie,

I wanted to showcase my friends, because they are true characters. I wanted them to embody different stories. They are real and elegant, rough. I love the fact that they are not professionals. They sometimes come hangover, without makeup, and lough during the shoot. I love all my enfants terribles! The enfants terribles are non professional models. They have a natural elegance and a certain “je ne sais quoi”. They are not used to shootings, and yet they act as if they did it all their life.

the site is currently only in French (hello Google translate), but they are working on an English version.

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Selfi SS14

if you’re a Capetonian (or just a South African girl, really) you’ll be more than familiar with the wonderful Selfi, whose clothing i just a-d-o-r-e. designer Celeste has done it again with her new SS14 range. how sweet is that peplum cut out dress? i also absolutely love the flap strap dress. see more at their website & online shop. the shoes are by Diomande.

The name Selfi was created from the word self which stems from the dreamlike, juvenile part of the self which remains dormant to most. The idea was to unlock this state through playing with pattern, form and shape. Recreating, manipulating and ultimately capturing an essence or a spirit of the time. Ideally each piece should reflect a nostalgic, dreamlike connection between the wearer and item. And ultimately create form and shape from an essence which is formless and shapeless.

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Voices of Industry

Adele Stafford is the creative mind behind Voices of Industry, who create hand woven apparel and textiles from 100% domestic fiber, farmed and spun in the U.S. Adele hand weaves each piece on a mechanical loom from her studio in Oakland, California and works with a small team of pattern makers and tailors in San Francisco. which is pretty amazing if you consider that almost 98% of all clothing in the US is made internationally. it’s people like Adele & her team who are steadily bringing that number down (and creating beautiful garments at that).

We consider the farmers that produce our cotton and wool as co-conspirators and friends. We invest in the independent grower, the bio-dynamic alchemist and the punk rock shepherdess. We know that cloth is a direct extension of agriculture and we care, deeply, about that origin. We strive to make exceptional cloth, hand woven on a mechanical loom and finished by skilled pattern makers and tailors. Our process is time consuming and choreographic and we believe that this is evident in our foot-treadled twills and french seams.

their first collection was inspired by Sally Fox, farmer, breeder and pioneer of the organic, naturally colored cotton that we used to weave each piece of this collection. Photographed by Brian Ferry in Oakland and Capay valley, California with assistance from Valeda Beach Stull. Pattern making and cut + sew by Danielle Colen. Modeled by Afton Love. Muslin jumpsuit + white kimono dress courtesy of Small Trade Company. Grey wool skirt by Ali Golden.

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Blush

Blush is a fashion brand by Tel Aviv based Sheryll Raz Gold that sells wonderfully simple, single colour garmets on Etsy. her dresses and tops come in a range of hues, from blush to black to blue to yellow to red - the kind of clothes that i would buy one piece of in every colour.

Blush // Miss Moss

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