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every once in a while i like giving a shout out to my fantastic sponsors and highlight the cool stuff they sell. seriously, if it weren’t for them this blog would probably be no more. so please support them, not just because they are rad – but because you’ll be supporting the little guy (and this little blog). so click those banners on the right & go to town.

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Spotlight

i just wanted to highlight some of the wonderful wares from my fantastic sponsors…. if you’re interested in sponsoring drop me a line at diana @ missmoss.co.za!

| 1. | fifties lace dress at dear golden | 2. | jas mb bag at envoy of belfast | 3. | isabella mint silk tee at of a kind | 4. | moon stone frames at summerland | 5. | bad day subscription at uncovet | 6. | tiny bar necklace by minoux | 7. | dijon pouch by rib & hull | 8. | sitka earrings by stone & honey | 9. | a detacher sandals at couverture & the garbstore


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Spotlight

just want to take a minute to thank my sponsors this month and highlight some of the gems for you to check out at their shops / blogs. i love supporting independent designers & shops - if you’re interested in sponsoring just email me.

Of A Kind releases limited edition designer items each week that tend to sell out fast. you might remember the giveaway i hosted last year – we’ll be doing another one this Friday so check in to see what you could win!

Duff of Jean Jean Vintage sells beautiful vintage & antique jewellery. she also just had a baby (congrats Duff!) you can follow her on her blog too – love this post matching vintage necklaces to the Crawley gals from Downton Abbey.

Nancybird is an accessories label based in Melbourne whose beautiful bags i featured last year. they’ve just released their latest collection with a wonderful lookbook to match.

Minoux is a handcrafted jewellery range from Portland with splashes of colour that steal my heart.

Nextness is the blog of the STW group, and is a treasure trove for anyone into creativity, trends and inspiration… i love their inspiration section and particularly enjoyed this post lessons for creatives by David Hockney

Yo Vintage! sells vintage clothing sourced from the US, UK & Switzerland from their online shop (worldwide shipping, peeps) …they just released their latest lookbook Prints Charming which charmed the pants off me.

Paper & Chain is run by friends Ismay and Naomi who make handmade & unique jewellery. i simply love their hexagon necklaces and earrings.

regular blog readers will be familiar with Lauren who runs the amazing vintage shop Dear Golden. i have a few DG items in my cupboard, and i’m hoping to expand my collection… perhaps with one of these beauties.

Shop Cuffs is a boutique based in Sacramento that specialises in new & vintage clothing for men and women. they also ship worldwide (yay!)

Noemie is a designer from Toronto who runs the lovely blog As Ink Remains. i particularly enjoy her recipe posts, especially this antipasto plate which is the kind of food i could eat forever and ever.

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Christmas Stocking

it’s a public holiday today in south africa and i’m officially on holiday! which means i now have to start doing my christmas shopping. as much as i inwardly groan thinking about the crowds, truth is i love giving people gifts. and, well, i enjoy receiving gifts too… here are a few things from my sponsors i would love to find in my christmas stocking.

a special secret edition necklace by Erica Weiner for Of a Kind – you have to be a subscriber to their newsletter to shop this one. i love receiving their newsletter every friday to see the new editions.

new pink marbled leather pieces at Ann-Ya. YES!

MOR perfume oils at Eden. i would want these based on packaging alone.

vintage brooches from Jean Jean Vintage

any and all dresses at Edelweiss by Sarah.

ruby lingerie set at Fortnight Lingerie (high waisted panties = yes)

 

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Christina: Things I Like Right Now

Rounding up my inaugural sponsors things i like right now showcase is Christina Remenyi, the amazing talent behind exquisite lingerie label Fortnight Lingerie. i love seeing how much i have in common with these great gals – i am also obsessed with those acne pistol boots, won’t say no to vanilla soft serve (ever) and am in the habit of drinking my morning coffee out of vintage cups and mugs.

1. Drinking coffee out of vintage Pyrex mugs. An Everyday event.

2. Elephants. My favourite animal. Period.

3. Gotye. I got hooked on the song “somebody that I used to know” … the whole album is stunning.

4. Retro Motels. I wish I had a time machine.

5. Acne Pistol. Black leather boot perfection

6. Game of Thrones. I know that Anabela already mentioned this in her likes, but it’s so good it deserves more love. I just finished the first season and can’t WAIT for the next one.

7. St. John’s Bridge. This is a double like… one for bridges and the other for Portland. I’ve always been in awe of these majestic, man-made passageways. Portland has many bridges connecting the eastern and western parts of town. Just left after 4 days of amazing food, coffee, music and brews and I can’t wait to go back!

8. Stevie Nicks. Enough said.

9. Vanilla Soft-Serve Ice Cream. Simple and perfect… even in the winter.

10. This Ring by Portland based designer Autoctona. I don’t wear much jewelry… but this is an exception.

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Noémie: Things I Like Right Now

when Noémie sent me her things i like right now she had sorted it all in a handy pinterest board (there are some extras in there not on list list, so go have a look). the design of the collage came out pretty naturally as a result. Noémie is a Toronto based blogger behind As Ink Remains – another of my inaugural sponsors.

  1.  CAT PLATE: I’m pretty obsessed with all things kitty – and this plate from Donna Wilson would just make my day.
  2. RACHEL COMEY GARRET LACE-UP: I love how these look a little tough and could totally give any outfit a bit more edge.
  3. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA KITTY FLATS: leopard print + kitty face = perfection.
  4. THE CIVIL WARS: I’m really into their soulful take on folk music.  Barton Hallow is great listening.
  5. ICE CREAM POSTER: I’ve been eying this Debbie Carlos poster for ages… about time I make a purchase. It would look pretty awesome hanging over my couch.
  6. GARNETT JEWELRY BRASS BANGLE: I’m thinking this would look great with my Future Mister’s name on it, or a significant date on the underside…
  7. ISABEL MARANT MATI PULLOVER: I’m in love with anything heathered, or marled, or salt and pepper. Would probably look great over some chambray or an oxford.
  8. HOPE CAPTAIN SWEATER. Salt and pepper sweaters… what can I say – I love them.
  9. BLACK KEYS NEW ALBUM: El Camino has been on my radar ever since my obsession with Brothers.  Lonely Boy is currently the song I turn to when I need to turn a frown upside down.
  10. ALEXA CHUNG: no, not talking about her style, but her hair. I wish mine did what hers does on a daily basis.
  11. ANYTHING COFFEE: I’m obsessed with cafe mochas and americanos. Crema in Toronto does some good coffee too.
  12. ICELAND: I’m convinced I’ll live in Iceland for a few years of my life. These photos from Grandchildren are so soft and ethereal.
  13. STICK-PINS: I’m really into collar tips right now, but stick pins are a nice alternative too.
  14. HIGH WAISTED UNDIES: These ones from The Loved One are lovely.  They’re only thing that makes sense under high waisted pants! (They’re also way sexy)
  15. ISABEL MARANT COAT: I’ve been shopping for something less “parka” and more lady. This is a beautiful option.
  16. JACK SPADE BRIEF: What better way to carry a laptop than in this?
  17. YELLOW MOUNTAIN: I lived in China for a year and climbed a mountain that looks just like this. Sometimes when Toronto is being a jerk, I think back on it and miss it tons!
  18. SHIRTS UNDER SWEATERS: I’m obsessed. All I want to wear these days are shirts buttoned all the way up, with a sweater that’s a bit too short over it.
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Sarah: Things I Like Right Now

Sarah is the amazingly talented Brooklyn based designer behind Edelweiss by Sarah. i still remember seeing her beautiful studio tour on From Me To You and now i’m lucky enough to have her as one of my inaugural sponsors (i also covet every single one of her dresses). So here’s to getting to know Sarah better with a Things I Like Right Now.

  1. Belle by Sigerson Morrison eskimo boots
  2. Shellac and creative ways to do your nails!
  3. The Meatball Shop
  4. My Design Sponge book
  5. Sandra Dee
  6. Food Gawker (Pic of a dark chocolate salted caramel tart)
  7. Instagram (i am obsessed) my username is edelweissnyc
  8. My dog Ivan (love him!!)
  9. Jewelry by Eendag op ‘n Reendag
  10. Life Magazine Archives
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Maria: Things I Like Right Now

Maria (also known as Miss Crowland) is the lady behind Big Tinsel, another of my inaugural sponsors. I’m excited for you to get to know her better through one of my favourite series – things i like right now. Maria is offering a 10% discount until the end of November if you use the coupon code MISSMOSS over at her shop when you checkout!

Drive. I know I’m a little late to the game, but I just recently saw Drive, and it blew me away. I love it when movies cross genres and take a leap stylistically, and in this case, I think the results were fantastic. The saturated colours and lights — the dreamy music and sound design — it really evoked the idea of a modern and warped fairy tale…and the neon pink scripty font on the main titles is the perfect 80′s throwback.

This chair from Anthropologie. If I had the money and the amazing house to put it in, it would be mine. Both medieval and modern (medievern? modieval?)

Designspiration + Very Very Beautiful. A great way to get the creative juices flowing.

Fatima Ronquillo. Surreal, dreamlike portrait painter Fatima Ronquillo seems to create a world that existed long ago in some alternate universe. I particularly love the animal ‘portraits’. I draw pet portraits myself (at misscrowland.etsy.com), and there is definitely something magical about drawing animals. They seem to have such amazing sprits that always show through.

Charlotte Gainsbourgh. The first movie I saw her in was the french film Lemming, which is this weird thriller about these two couples and a major lemming infestation. She wore a pair of Wrangler jeans in that movie that I wanted so badly. She just has the best personal style. I love that she always looks a little messy and effortless, even when she dresses up. I’m looking forward to her new album coming out this month. (Photo credit)

This sweater by Zadig & Voltaire. What better way to elevate a simple cashmere sweater than gold elbow patches, I ask you?

Misfits. I watched the first two seasons of this British show about juvenile delinquents turned superheroes online over the course of a weekend. One of the most fun and visually arresting shows I’ve seen in a while, and the third season just started up in the UK!

Paul F. Tompkins, I’m a gigantic comedy nerd, and right now Paul F. Tompkins might just be my favourite comedian. He is particularly popular in the podcasting universe, making appearances on just about every comedy podcast in existence, as well as host of his own, the Pod F. Tompkast. He has more of a storytelling style to his act, and does several terrific impersonations, my favourite of which might be Gary Marshall. Go to YouTube and listen to Cake vs. Pie… I dare you not to laugh.

Vivian Maier. One could say she is one of the greatest American undiscovered photographers. Her work was discovered in a storage locker, later to be owned by Chicago historian John Maloof. She was a nanny who photographed street life for over 40 years, and never shared her photos with anyone until their eventual discovery. It’s a remarkable story made even better by her incredible photos.

These boots by Aldo. I have too many boots already, but I couldn’t resist getting these. They are the perfect blend of badass and practical…because I think both of those things are equally important.

Oaxaca, Mexico. A good friend of mine is currently living in Oaxaca, and I just came back from a visit in September. Oaxaca might just be the mecca of handicrafts, and I had to hold myself back from buying just about everything I saw. Two particular highlights for me (other than the fantastic food) was the market in Ocatlan, which is where you will find a food booth run by a living clone of Frida Kahlo, and the gorgeous black pottery of San Bartolo Coyotepec (of which I came away with a fantastic skull). Some pictures of my trip can be seen on my Flickr page.

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