Um, can we please talk about how gorgeous all of these sandals from Anthropologie are? I seriously want every single one of these on my feet this summer. There are so many different styles that are perfect for work, the beach, music festivals, or any of the other things that will be happening in the coming months. My birthday is coming up soon so I may just have to treat myself to a pair...or two!
Karen Walker's most recent collection, a tribute to the suffragettes, was full of upbeat, laid back looks with an undercurrent of edge. Walker explored new territory outside of her previous collections, incorporating black and a bold hand, hammer, and broken-heart print. Paying homage to the suffragettes through accessories, she included bags emblazoned with phrases such as "Liberal, Miserable & Cynical." Walker explained backstage that she was interested in the ways women turned whatever they had at hand into a prop for their cause - re-stamping pence coins, making their bags into placards, etc.
I absolutely adore this collection and there is an outfit that could fit any style or mood that I am in for the day, from uber feminine, chic and classy, to an artistic edge.
Photo: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.Com
Misha Nonoo had a fabulous season as she played with opacity, transparency, and both real and implied textures. The highlights of the collection were the sheer fabrics, cut-outs, and large interwoven panels and hemlines that added a unique point of interest to the designs. The collection also featured interwoven hemlines, which Nonoo paid special attention to the inner construction of, using a splicing technique so that no stitches could be seen on the outside. "I think about the inside of a garment as much as I do the outside," says Nonoo. Her attention to quality and detail has certainly paid off. This is one collection I would be proud to wear in it's entirety, except maybe the detachable fox collars which are not my style.
Photos: Livio Valerio
So I know that I have been M.I.A. lately but things have been crazy at work! The textile design company that I work for is about to launch a new collection with one of my designs and we are trying to get it ready as quickly as possible! Anyway, I hope everyone had a fun new years!! I wore a sparkly dress with a sweater over it to go to a bonfire party, half froze, drank a lot of champagne and Disaronno, and pretended to be a wizard with my sparklers. My new year's resolutions are to eat healthier, work out more often (i.e. at all), start cooking more, and to update this blog more often. So for those who haven't already seen them, I wanted to share some images with you all of eco-conscious designer Yeohlee's Pre-Fall collection for 2014. I love the stark, mostly black and white palette and gorgeous silhouettes, loosely inspired by early modernist architecture from Rudolph Schindler's Los Angeles works. Yeohlee says "I try to create clothes that have kinetic energy and are full of movement". She focuses on both sustainability and functionality. The collection features practical outerwear such as a water-resistant coat and hooded rain slicker. Enjoy!
In case you haven't discovered them already, enjoy these stunning photos taken by Julia Noni with model Jeneil Williams (omg her bone structure is fabulous!) for the September issue of German Vogue. Click any of the images below to see more...
And these photos, also by Julia Noni taken of the lovely Wang Xiao for Vogue China...
My first post is going to be about a new love in my life and her name is Lauren Moffatt. Lauren Moffatt was named "Designer to Watch" by both WWD and Vogue and they are absolutely right because she is utterly fabulous. She combines a love for fine art and modern design to create a collection that tells a story, and her presentation is an experience in itself. I would literally wear every single piece from her Fall 2013 collection. There are so many designers that I love but whose clothes I could never see myself wearing in public. Lauren Moffatt designs clothes that are beautiful, wearable, and will draw attention but still allow you to look relatable. I am definitely planning on saving up my money so that I can splurge on one of her dresses! Her website features a blog which is completely charming and full of music, art, fashion, and other lovely, inspirational bits.
All images and video were found on the Lauren Moffatt website and blog. :) Check her out if you haven't already.
Sarah is a textile designer and blogger living in GA. She loves all things beauty, fashion, art, music, books, film, photography, DIY, and so much more! She has too many interests which is why she changed her major 4 times in college! xx