Posted on November 16, 2012
LF is one of our favourite boutiques in Los Angeles as it’s a good place to catch up with the upcoming trends and the girls who work there look super cool. We picked one of their older lookbooks (Fall 2012) to share with you but have a look at their website to see what their new season looks like. (more…)
Posted on September 26, 2012
welcome to Fairfax Flea Market! (more…)
Posted on May 11, 2012
Posted on May 9, 2012
“Shop Ghost is about how subcultures create shopping trends, how we invest in ourselves, how we stalk ideas online, what we buy but never wear, what we want to recommend and why.”
Shop Ghost is an online shopping website, but it’s not one of the usual ones. It’s mostly driven by inspiration and culture; so they sell you the story, the idea. Plus they have beautiful collages and the interviews are really fun to read. One of our favourites is the “The Mercura Sisters interview” (You can read a section of it below)
Merrilee: When we went out [in the 1970s], we used to get dressed up in whatever we wanted! We made dresses that were woven with metal, strung with all these things we liked, just because we wanted to do it. We worked with a lot of performance artists at a variety of clubs, like Taylor Mead who was filmed at the Mud Club in 1976, or was it the Pyramid? We were always trading with people, like Fleury Boell. We had suits from Randolph Duke. We worked a lot with Giorgio di Sant’Angelo, so he did a lot of trades with us. We must have 200 lbs. of clothing in storage at the Chelsea Hotel. Now we’re just dressing very simplified. We don’t really go out anymore. We are at home and we work. We dress in a very humble worker-tone, as opposed to fashionista-tone. I would say that for the first 25 years we were in New York, we were more fashionista-tone. We’ve both become more subdued, but we still love wearing our glasses out.
– The Mercura Sisters
Posted on May 8, 2012
‘The city of the gardens with chimney” Joan de Déu Prats
A typical weekend. The weather is amazing, the public beach is full of locals, people are drinking, eating and laughing and in between the sandy towels, a group of hippies are walking as if it’s the 60s again. Like Barcelona itself, they are determined and fearless, sexy and mysterious, a constant work in progress. But nobody pays any attention to them. Everyone minds their own business. This city definitely has taste for the the surreal. No matter who you are you fit in, the city welcomes you.
Here are a few places to definitely see in Barcelona. Not the only or the best places but a little selection that you might not find in the city guides.
Originally known for their iconic white pumps, the label now has comprehensive fashion led apparel collections for men, women and children that has a distinctive British style with a nod to nautical details. The store itself reflects the style of the brand very well. Menswear pieces are great and they also have a store in Carnaby Street London. (no42)
A floral-scented shop filled with chocolates, cookies and caramels, all packaged in pastel colored boxes and bags. The first thing that hits you are the warm colours and then the smell. The place is like a trip to your childhood.
The Herboristeria del Rei next to the Plaça Reial is the first herbalist’s of Barcelona. In 1860 it became the royal supplier to Queen Isabel II and was lavishly remodeled by a theatre designer. When you walk into this magical little shop you are met with the same aromas that customers would have experienced 185 years ago. The thick wooden drawers that line the walls are filled with over 200 different herbs and spices some of which can’t be found anywhere else. There are also hand made soaps, perfumes, herb mills and organic food products to choose from.
A small but good quality flea market open all year every Saturday and Sunday close to the port area. So many random things to buy, look at, get inspired by. You can even buy a Miss Piggy toy! Apparently no cameras allowed.. weird
16-seat fine dining restaurant serving a 41 course tasting menu. After the tasting menu diners clear out, 41 Degrees turns back into a regular bar. Since more than half of the dishes are borrowed from El Bulli the menu is very interesting and exciting full of mind-bending Ferran Adrià creations. Liquid olives, parmesan ice cream sandwiches, etc. Customized serving dishes such as coconut shells, rocks, and ginger root. Everything is very well thought even the shoes of the servers are embroidered with the 41˚ logo. The whole meal is basically an unique experience. Ferran Adrià is apparently also planing to open a cocktail and snack bar in London within the next year.
Posted on March 12, 2012
Fashion weeks are over but the party continues! Last weekend, iconic Paris concept store Colette celebrated its 15th birthday with an epic carnaval, open to everyone at the Tuileries Gardens (It’s the first time a brand has been granted access to the gardens for a public event). Music, food, fun events, movies, installations, great brands… We should have been there!! What better way to celebrate a birthday than to throw a huge carnival?
Posted on February 17, 2012
Mary Katrantzou’s collection for Topshop was launched today. The nine piece collection focuses on Katrantzou’s trademark prints and structured shapes. The pieces would be a good investment because Katrantzou is definitely headed for major success. Grab whatever’s left now!
Topshop also has unveiled a new T-shirt collection created by its NEWGEN alumni, including Erdem, Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou. The T-shirts will be sold during London Fashion Week from Topshop stores nationwide, and online at TOPSHOP.COM. All proceeds from the T-shirts will be donated to homelessness charity Centrepoint.
Posted on January 9, 2012
Versace previews fun and fruity H&M Cruise 2012 collection, that will be in store in January 19th. Dresses, sleepwear and accessories in the season’s coolest candy colours in the womenswear range, sit alongside menswear adorned with the brand’s famous Greek key motif. It feels far too soon to be looking at summer collections but it’s always good to know what’s next!