Love this trend. I specially like the garments that mix neoprene with other materials, like these Kenzo sneakers (what a fun ‘salad’ of textures and colours) or with cut-out details, like this super cool sweatshirt by South Korean designer Eun-Jung Lee.
Neoprene blouse Muuse x Eun-Jung Lee
Leather and neoprene ankle boots Kenzo
Bikini by Lisa-Marie Fernandez
Bomber in neoprene and jersey T by Alexander Wang
Sneakers by Kenzo
The Austrian designer creates elegant and contemporary pieces by molding leather and creating almost architectural shapes. Sonja Bischur‘s straightforward and contemporary designs can be found here. [...]
Just a pretty selection of special items for the everyday. I actually have this black dress and I can tell you that not only the quality is amazing, but it is one of those garments that you can dress up and down very easy.
Shoes by About Arianne
Dress by Revisited Matters
Cuff by Winden
Ring by Fay Andrada
Leather Tote by Cold Picnic
Booties (on sale!) by Rachel Comey
After working at Alexander McQueen, Swiss designer, London based Arlette Ess decided to start her own accessories label. She creates prints and products that stand out because of their intellectual elegance. Like the scarf you see above, a beautiful piece called ‘sleeping dogs’, that reminded me somehow of Escher’s paintings. So when I learned a bit more about the history behind the print, I wasn’t surprised to know that Ess is inspired by the works of Jung and the idea of a collective cultural identity. Particularly this design is inspired and influenced by various experiences and mythologies.
The actual drawings are derived from very different dogs: street dogs encountered on travels, beloved pets of friends, or unknown darlings on the web. But all the dog drawings have a bit of their own identity, never intended to be a mere copy of an animal I met or saw on a picture. Dogs enjoy a rich mythological history. The dog has long been viewed as a liaison between the physical and non-physical dimensions. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Celts and Aztecs all have prescribed the dog as a sacred guardian of the Otherworlds.
Besides this powerful association with death and transition, as a symbol the dog often stands for loyalty, friendship, guardianship, protection and communication.
Arlette Ess aims with her designs to dress you with a cherish adornment. An accessory is a very personal object, she says, to which we can relate to with our own experiences and dreams. Emotion and reason are intertwined in her designs.
The scarfs themself are stunning, in amazing silk quality, made with lots of attention to detail in the UK. After talking to her last weekend, I left wanting to know more about those dreams and ‘emotional landscapes’, something that often happens when you talk to someone that is passionate about what they do. More of her designs can be found on her website. [...]
For the this summer 2014, Factoria Rent Me presents a new feminine and delicate collection called “In a Bubbaloo Sphere”. With her designs, designer Carolina Diez-Cascón wanted to create a feeling of comfort, “A Bubbaloo Sphere”, where you can feel [...]
Whyred is one of my favorite brands, I love the simplicity and timeless quality of their designs. They also have always beautiful prints (they work with talented illustrators like Lina Boden). But it’s not about prints this time, but the shape and the colour. From their SS14 I choose this one, an amazing statement jacket. Available here.
What I love about minimalism is that is all about fitting and materials. Here are some items for this month’s wishlist:
A sleeveless jacket Carin Wester
A textured T-Shirt, this one is block-printed by Revisited Matters
A polished leather pair of ankle-boots Jil Sander
A ladylike silver watch Michael Kors
A cashmere grey turtleneck sweater Eric Bompard
Nuovum is the online equivalent of a hip pop-up showroom. They select carefully each piece, offering the customers a beautifully curated shop. Independent and young designers, the brands you will find are in perfect synergy with this blog aesthetics. Favourites like El Colmillo de Morsa, Ida Johansson, A Couple, Deux Souliers, Begoña Noya, Who, Elena Gallego, ppi, Krizia Robustella, just to name a few, are all names that we have been following from their beginnings, and that here they are beautifully showcased. Don’t miss the jewellery section!
Images with styles by Colmillo de Morsa, Who, Selim de Somavilla, Fahrenheit
Becker & Co is a young brand, based in Madrid, which sells beautiful handmade jewelry designed and manufactured by its founder Irene Becker. I like the explosion of colour and textures you can see in these delicate pieces. The necklaces and bracelets are available in a special sale at triitme.com, an european pop up store/online shop until October 7th.
“I design unique and somewhat daring pieces in which the mixture of natural stones and bright colours resemble to candies and nature reproductions such as insects”