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.
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.
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.
I want it. Check out the entire collection here.
(Images c/o Style.com)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)