Marissa Webb Fall 2014.

3 Apr

Up until this year, Marissa Webb always had her show next to us at Ruffian in the fancy pants tent that is NYFW at Lincoln Center.  I always loved when she would arrive because EVERYONE knew it.  Not because of any diva behavior, but because this little munchkin of a thing would sweep in like a tornado made of sunshine and smiles.  She would greet everyone with a sense of familiarity that seemed quite genuine, even though you know she didn’t know who half the people were that she was wishing a good morning.

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I was never really struck by any of her collections…which I always found a real shame because I wanted to love everything about this bright little lady.  And then, TA DA.  Her Fall 2014 collection has gone and done it.

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It’s a bit naughty schoolgirl gone classy as hell.  Leather, fur, silk…straight-up youthful foxiness.  Will it change the world or the face of fashion?  Not by a mile.  But would dressing in this collection make me a happy girl?  Oh hell yes.  It’s stylish and cool without going too far.  Attainable and aspirational.

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I want it.  Check out the entire collection here.

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(Images c/o Style.com)

& Other Stories.

2 Apr

I have fallen in love.

With a store.  Based abroad.  Who doesn’t ship to the United States.  DAMMIT.  Star-crossed fashion lovers.  I came across & Other Stories in last May while I was visiting London and I was immediately taken.  If Zara and COS came together to create an affordable and insanely cool line, & Other Stories would be it.

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Their physical store is amazing.  Their online shop has photography that is lovely but doesn’t quite showcase how amazing the products are.  Zara falls victim to this on the regular and it’s a shame to see it here.  But if you get yourself into a shop, be prepared to spend hours there.  Their designs are couture level type s**t.  Their fabrics and construction are stunning.  And their prices are beyond reasonable.

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The most excellent of all the excellent news is that this place has been started by the brainiacs being H&M and…you ready for it…THEY ARE OPENING A SHOP IN NYC THIS YEAR.  Thank you, Fashion Gods, for looking down on me with this one.  You are truly great and powerful.

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Anyway, browse the site and, if you have the chance, get yourself into one of their stores…it’s worth the price of the airline ticket, straight up.

(All images c/o & Other Stories)

Sweet Dreams.

1 Apr

The Internet is an amazing place.  Couple that with cool, creative people creating cool, creative ideas to use said amazing Internet and all kinds of baller things start happening.  One of my favorites is Dreame, a place where social media, art and your crazy ass dreams come together.  You tell an artist about a dream of yours and they make it come to life.  What?!  I know.  Baller.

Egle Kazdailyte

Egle Kazdailyte

Krusty Wheatfield

Krusty Wheatfield

Here’s how this awesome-sauce place works:

- Choose an artist you like.  You can browse their profiles and some of their work to check out their aesthetic, which is cool in itself.  Getting to see how different some people see the world is pretty incredible.

- Choose your package.  Do you have a dream already that you’d like to have created?  Do you want to buy a voucher for when you have a dream that you deem worthy of being turned into art?  Or do you want to buy a gift for a friend so they can have their dream come to life?

- Explain the dream you want turned into art.  You can tell the whole story, making sure to tell the artist about the characters in the dream, your feelings, the location(s), the atmosphere and the time it took place.  Give as much detail as you can and make sure you note the ones that are important to you.  If you want to try to sketch out the dream yourself to give something of an idea to artist, there is a place to upload that, too.

- Hit send.

Michael Leung

Michael Leung

Munkyeong Kim

Munkyeong Kim

Natasha Kotsovska

Natasha Kotsovska

For about $10 each, the artist will take the time to turn your dream into a piece of art.  This could be just a sweet little keepsake, or you could choose to have it made into a 19.5″ x 27.5″ poster for $30.  Soooooo basically the coolest thing ever.

Nathan Gotlib

Nathan Gotlib

Rachel Bennett

Rachel Bennett

I want to try it desperately but the dreams I do have tend to be pretty weird and nothing I am super keen to see interpreted into art.  Working on it though.  COME ON, BRAIN, MAKE SOME MAGIC.

Yoyo

Yoyo

(All images c/o Dreame)

As It Turns Out.

31 Mar

youre gonna make it

(Image c/o Pinterest)

Oh, Ok. You’re The Coolest.

17 Mar

Dream big.  That’s what ‘Visit California’ asked skateboarder Bob Burnquist to do…which is not only inspirational generally but also makes me super curious as to who the genius is behind the Visit California campaign.

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Knowing that he had skated on basically every surface possible, Bob B  and his team went balls to the wall to create something so brilliantly cool, and actually quite beautiful, that I am reasonably jealous of their imaginations.  Skating on water.  Game f**king on.

(Video and photo c/o Visit California)

Without Ice Cream.

7 Feb

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(Image c/o Old English Co)

Secret Skull.

5 Feb

My skull decor grows almost daily.  Though at times I worry that I may be going overboard, I got pretty jazzed when I saw this bookshelf and it’s understated design.  I am not skilled enough to do this myself but maybe someday I can talk someone into making it work for me.

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(Image c/o Design Inspiration)

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