Archive for March, 2009
I’ve been hesitant to post British online shop, Amelie
because it doesn’t appear that they ship outside the UK, but they have such a nice selection I decided to afterall. Actually, it looks like they will but you probably have to email or call to make international shipping arrangements. Nevermind! A very helpful person from Amelie just sent me this:
“Hi, Shipping is worldwide! Check out the delivery and returns page (http://www.amelieboutique.com/delivery.html). Also if you are out of the European Union you’ll get the tax (15%) deducted at checkout!”
Some of these items are likely found in the States for less, but I’ve bookmarked the site for those times when they carry a hard-to-find item not readily available in North America.
And I think I’m caught up on posts now since I missed Thursday and Friday of last week!
Right: Jacket $558
Unfortunately, we’ve returned to normal early spring weather, so no more 70 degree temps. I’m wearing this today except I had no time this morning to dig up some black socks as I didn’t want to wear tights, and I’m not wearing the scarf I made. I like feeling tall!
Jacket: Reality Studio
Top: Urban Outfitters
Cotton ikat scarf
Boiled wool cobweb scarf I made that is for sale on my etsy shop
Necklace: In God We Trust
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Velvet Angels
I look at quite a few blogs, but only follow a few regularly. I’m going to start featuring some favourite bloggers here from time-to-time, and when the redesign is up and running I will have a blog links section.
Anyways, the first feature today is the always daring Zana of Garbage Dress. I’ve been following her blog for several months now and I always look forward to her posts. While I’ve never been a big fan of the blog as platform for posting photos of all of one’s ‘cool friends’ at all the ‘cool parties’, Zana makes me rethink that aversion. She and her friends are style trailblazers.
I could only get away with what she wears in my dreams ( I wish I had the motivation to dress up every day like she does). It helps that her shade of choice is black, too (I love me some black clothing). Her signature red frames have made me rethink all the times I eyeballed red frames and longed to wear them but passed them up because I thought they were too much for me (why heeelloo Selima for Jcrew). I think what appeals to me most about her is that she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Zana also works for the innovative San Francisco shop, Harputs Market, which not only carries plenty of independent designers, but creates their own amazing line. How I (and plenty of others!) lust after their essential Swacket. Keep on being fabulous Zana.
Jessie of My Delusional Mind after the jump.
Australian label, Life with Bird, is the result of the collaborative genius of designers Nicholas Van Messner and Bridget McCall.
Gritting your teeth through the poorly implemented flash on their site is worth it to view their comfy, casual pieces. Their clothing is subtle enough to make every piece a wardrobe staple, but unconventional enough to give a simple outfit an edge.
I’ve posted photos from the A/W 08 and A/W 09 collections. They do menswear as well.
Yep, another conceptual Berlin label today, but designers Anne Hilken and Christian Kurt create some beautiful pieces for their label, ANNTIAN. It isn’t all an exercise in intellectual pretension, however. The designers favour a drapey silhouette with a soft colour palette heavy on dip and tie dye treatments, which make the pieces immediately visually appealing and easy to wear.
I like how pottery, its creation and colours, served as the inspiration for the S/S 09 collection.
I’ve posted photos from their S/S 09, A/W 08, S/S 07, and A/W 07 collections. Four more photos after the jump.
Four more photos after the jump.