summer

Simon and Mary SS15

the new SS15 collection from Johannesburg based milliners Simon and Mary has made me realise that i really need a yellow hat for summer. and a blue one. maybe even a green one if i’m feeling fancy. i love seeing their classic styles in such rad colours.

Simon and Mary is based on a family bond within the hat factory. Using machinery bought in the 60’s and continuing the legacy created by the original milliner, Simon Pozniak. The milliner title has been passed down from generation to generation. Hats are in our blood, it is more than a clothing item, but rather a way of life.

the mounty, bowler and pith helmet collections will be released and in store in SA by November. the panama collection will be released in the next few days. berets are currently at Prime Store in JHB and Smith and Abrahams. see my previous post about Simon and Mary here.

creative team: photographed by Nico & Mignonne Krijno. design & art direction by Jana + Koos.

Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15
Simon and Mary SS15

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Bon

Bon just released a new website, online shop and lovely lookbook. oooooooh, those straw hats! hashtag straw hashtag hat hashtag summer hashtag shade hashtag cool. also how cute are these wax paper sacks? anyway, i’m digging it. see my previous posts about Bon here.

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Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Isca Greenfield-Sanders encapsulates summer and nostalgia in her paintings. she finds, scans, edits, and prints vintage photographs, alters them with watercolour and pencil, then mounts details from the images onto tiles before, finally, painting over them in oils.

Her primary interest is the figured landscape and its relationship to memory—how universally recognizable places (beaches, family picnics, poolside scenes) can evoke both deeply personal and communal associations and a sense of foreboding.

all images courtesy of Artsy

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Kolonaki

even though summer is on the way out for us down south (i wore boots yesterday for the first time!) i can still appreciate some breezy summer wear, especially since i basically spent all last summer in long skirts or dresses.

Kolonaki is a spanish brand with some sweet new stuff for summer 14. i love that first polka dot dress. all items available at their online shop. it looks like they only ship to the UK & Europe at the moment. US readers can buy their stuff at The Cools.

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Des Petits Hauts

i’m not sure when pineapples became the fruit of the moment, but they are certainly enjoying their day in the sun – popping up in every lookbook, photoshoot and fashion editorial i come across these days. WELL. maybe it’s time for bananas, right? or how about a juicy mango? i’ll be taking bets on the next fruit du jour.

that said, french label Des Petits Hauts has also brought our spiky friend into their new summer range. as well as other lovely basics that are so simple and french it makes me feel like taking a trip to the countryside with a basket of fruit (pineapples) and a bottle of wine. PS: they only deliver to Europe, unfortunately!

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Nomad

Nomad is a fashion label based in Porto, Portugal and Stockholm, Sweden – an interesting combo that you can see in their clothes. a bit of a Mediterranean feeling, combined with that pared down Swedish design sensibility. the SS14 collection, Road to Dambulla, was inspired by a journey through Sri Lanka by bus: easy to wear pieces that you can just throw in a bag and go.

Designed and produced in Portugal with a strong handmade approach, Nomad fully embraces the experimental process behind every collection. All our knits are hand-loomed in our studio and the rest of the pieces are made in a very small, family-owned local factory. Rather than focusing on trends and mass-production, we at Nomad choose a more conscious approach and are committed to being as sustainable as possible, both by using materials that are local and eco-friendly (many of them are dead-stock coming from small, local warehouses), and by manufacturing our pieces in the most fair and sustainable way we can find.

see the entire lookbook here. photography by Filipa Alves

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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.

shoes by Charlotte Stone

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Native Shoes

love this bright, fruity campaign for the SS14 collection of Native Shoes shot by photographer Stephanie Gonot and art directed by Adi Goodrich. i don’t know anything about Native Shoes, but they seem to be some kind of… dare i say it? crocs and sneaker hybrid? except, cooler.

Inspired by classic, casual silhouettes, but made with the lightest and most comfortable material available, native shoes are the best of both worlds. Footwear for the future done in the style of everything we’ve ever loved about shoe design. You can slip them on for a quick stroll, throw them into your backpack for a day at the beach. Our aesthetic is relaxed, flexible and active. Native shoes is footwear for anybody, anywhere, anytime.

Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss
Native Shoes SS14 / Miss Moss

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Heinui

Heinui is a label by French designer Claire Pignot. you may have spotted her first collection around the internet a few months ago, featuring beautiful blue and denim pieces. her new summer range, Paper Moon, expands on her love for denim and also features some light cotton & silk pieces that are beautifully dyed and printed.

Heinui produces charmingly quirky, highly feminine clothes that are effortless, easy-to-wear and quietly sophisticated, subtly mixing high-end materials carefully sourced from all around the world with timeless, casual silhouettes.












Photos: Sergi Fuster

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