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Thisispaper Shop

i have been inspired by Thisispaper for a long time, and often reference it as one of the best out there when anyone asks me what my favourite design blogs are. it is so well curated, with a clear aesthetic thread that pulls everything together. so i was thrilled when creators Alexander and Zuzanna contacted me yesterday to share their recent Thisispaper Shop launch – which they have been teasing regular readers with for some time! says Alexander,

About half a year ago we had an idea of making a few accessories and selling them under thisipaper label. We spent the last few months  sewing our own pieces (mostly bags and rucksacks) and searching for suppliers of items we couldn’t make ourselves. we designed a few items for the kitchen – jars, mugs, manual juice squeezers and many more. The collection grew and Thisispaper Shop was born.

lookbook photos by Julia Kubisty, product photos by Thisispaper Shop.

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Aritzia

despite the kinda ritzy name, Canadian retailer Aritzia has very beautiful wearable pieces, and some snazzy floral numbers too. i’ve always loved the idea of floral pants, but can’t pull them off myself – so whenever i see a gal rocking a pair i applaud the universe.

ps: you might notice things look a bit different around here. i did some spring cleaning… still ironing out the kinks though, so if you’re viewing this on safari on a mac in outer space i can’t guarantee everything is in the right place. but i’ll get there!

 

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Myrtle FW 12

Whitney sent over the latest lookbook for her LA based shop Myrtle (you may remember the fantastic Tomboy Style lookbook from earlier this year). it was photographed by Megan McIsaac, and features designers such as Ermie (who wouldn’t recognise those first two dresses), Elkin, Feral Childe, Micaela Greg, and Samantha Pleet amongst others.

clothes: Myrtle /photographer: Megan McIsaac /models: Renee Lilley and Kate Smithson /stylist: Whitney Bickers

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Bon Boutique

really enjoyed flipping through this kind of Georgie O’Keefe-esque, Frida Kahlo-ish lookbook photographed by Kate Edmundson for Tucson based shop Bon Boutique. thanks to Jen for pointing me in the right direction.

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Couverture & The Garbstore Giveaway

the giveaway is now closed. winner to be announced soon.


Couverture & The Garbstore is one of my fantastic sponsors, a concept store located in the heart of London’s Notting Hill that boasts three floors and is made up of two sections – Couverture which specialises in womenswear, accessories, kidswear, homeware and vintage finds; and The Garbstore which is their own menswear label. They have a fantastic online shop that sells pieces from independent designers and some of my personal favourites like Rachel Comey, Steven Alan, Minä Perhonen, Charlotte Linton, A Détacher, Colenimo and tons more.

so, today you stand the chance to win this beautifully unique Rose silver & crystal quartz ring by Andy Lifschutz:

Naturally formed crystal quartz in a misshapen rectangular setting created from reclaimed rose silver. Band has organic line detail drawn on it.

all you have to do to enter is subscribe to the C&TG newsletter on their home page and leave a comment below.

C&TG has also generously offered Miss Moss readers a special 15% discount from their online shop for the duration of the giveaway. Just enter the code 2Hdjy4rX at checkout. Guys – don’t forget they have a menswear section, too.


the giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world as Couverture & The Garbstore offers international shipping. readers outside the UK must please note that, as with all international shipping, you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrivalthe giveaway ends on Wednesday 2 May, and the winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw.


are you interested in sponsoring? find out more here or email me diana [at] missmoss.co.za for more information

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No.6 Daily

i love checking into the No.6 blog to see what new pieces they’re carrying, and their informal photographs are always fun to look at. for those who don’t know, No. 6 is a shop in NYC (run by vintage collector Morgan Yakus and stylist Karin Bereson) that stocks vintage pieces, contemporary independent designers and their own amazing line of clothing and shoes. oh, the shoes. i want a pair of No.6 clogs so much it HURTS. they also carry shoes by Rae Jones (seen in the pics below) that are simply amazing.

all images courtesy of No.6

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11th Moon

oh boy am i a sucker for a well curated (online) shop. 11th Moon hits all the right notes… and makes my heart beat a little bit faster than it should. they have an enviable list of designers in their inventory & beautiful styling to boot.

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of a kind

of a kind is a pretty unique shopping experience in that they feature an emerging designer each week who releases a limited edition item in a small batch for the public to snap up (and they do – everything that i have browsed through is sold out.) it’s a lovely way to find out about new designers, as well as learn about them & their process.

this week they are showcasing the work of sara dudzinsky & her jewellery label better late than never. i was just thinking yesterday how i haven’t bought or worn a pair of earrings in so long, probably because most of the stuff i see in shops are still terrible hangovers from the gypsy/bohemian trend.  that’s one of the reasons why i like her double crystal studs – they are clean & simple with just a bit of quirk.

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