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Category Archives: fashion
Radical Yes! continue to tear forth in their very own gorgeous, styley direction!
In many ways they are pioneers of the independent fashion world where they produce at will, offering limited edition collections of shoes, sunglasses, bags (and I have no doubt MUCH more!) which are presented constantly with a disregard to traditional fashion “seasons” and the demands of the wider retail community. This means their pace is fast, their collaborations are frequent and the best thing; the quality, small run products can be collected!!!! (well…that’s what I tell myself!)
In this post we look at their new style of sunglasses ( in addition to super lightweight, round debut style I can’t take off!) and the cool concept behind it.
“Collaboration is also a massive part of what we do at Radical Yes. We love the energy that ‘real people’ with amazing stories can bring to a campaign. We like seeing how people interpret our products and make them their own. So to showcase our latest sunglasses collection, and in the spirit of great things happening in twos, we brought together some of our favourite creative teams who are made up of partners, sisters and friends and Agnieszka Chabros shot them for us!
This includes Andy Paltos & Sarah Gilsenan, to the rest of the world, the uber cool creative brains behind Rollas Jeans, but to us our dear longtime friends. Our most favourite and radically stylish French teacher, Julia Pound and her close friend and children’s book author, Samone Bos. And our newest friends and radical collaborators (more about that soon) Laurinda & Fatuma Ndenzako, the sisters behind Collective Closets.”
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Radical Yes!
Photography by Agnieszka Chabros
Our island child; La Luna Rose is well known for her sparky, vibrant beaded jewellery – but those with a leaning for the tropics should brace themselves for the new “Las Palmas” collection!
Based around a series of sunshine evoking charms (think shells, palms, fruit and more!), “Las Palmas” presents them in silver, gold and rose gold finishes across delicate chain bracelets, necklaces, studs and rings.
They are a sweet but precious gift to give or add to your own collection. Keep it up La Luna Rose!
Imagery supplied by and use with permission of La Luna Rose
If you don’t feel summery and festive after browsing this latest collection from Little Tienda….I’m going to suggest you go ahead and book that tropical holiday.
For the rest of us though, the new “El Camino” collection from this iconic Australian based brand is the fun, vibrant, Mexican breath of fresh air we ALL needed!
Woman behind the brand; Em Dezentje has managed a beautiful melting of Mexican and Australian zest in her collection (to be honest ALL of her collections). Since her launch in 2012, Em has fostered long term, rewarding relationships with local Mexican artisans equaling the high quality, handcrafted style so recognisable in this growing label.
What I personally love about Little Tienda – beyond the obvious style and ethical values, is that I really feel that all the pieces are for “everyone who loves them” , regardless of age or size.
They spell it out nicely on their site:
“We are a little shop bringing the best and brightest from Mexico
We don’t follow trends – we’re too busy making our own
We don’t care for seasons – we transcend the calendar
We dress ladies of style; any age, any shape
Each of our pieces are lovingly hand-made, with generations of tradition and technique in each stitch, rich in culture, alive with passion and heritage
Our pieces bring a unique story and rhythm from Mexico – the vibrancy, the kick-up-your-heels lust for life, the colourful tales contained within each thread”
Enjoy the terrific campaign imagery below for ‘El Camino’, which translates to ‘the way’. It was shot over 8 days while the team traveled through the Yucatan and Quintana Roo states of Mexico.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Little Tienda
Beautiful muse is Tessa Barton and photographer Cole Herrmann
This. Is. Cool. !!!
It’s no secret around here that ALAS is a firm and long time favourite of Studio Home. Yes! We love their style, their stance on ethical, responsible fashion and the way they are growing their brand in a way that suits THEM!
On the heels of some great collections this year, including our OWN fun collaboration with them, the latest offerings signal a new direction for ALAS. With their roots in sleep and lounge wear, they now have created sub ranges aimed at ALL the stages of your day.
Welcome to WAKE, MOVE and SLEEP. Ranges full of playful, casual and of course; sustainable fabrics including recycled PET fabric with 17% elastane for ultimate flexibility and support and GOTS certified 100% organic cottons.
I vouch for the quality of this gear – go forth and explore!
All imagery supplied by and used with permission of ALAS
ESSĒN is focused on the modern classic. Footwear and style that out lives fads and flash in the pan trends. Quality that allows you to make these shoes your favourite then go on and enjoy them for more than one season!
Designed in Melbourne and made in Italy and Portugal, their debut collection is small but deliberate set of styles to answer the calls of the detail, quality orientated woman.
Take some time to peruse right here!
Above: Designers Prue Trweeke and Marre Muijs
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Essen
Curio Noir is NZ’s answer to fragrance royalty.
Tested and critiqued by some of the worlds best noses, the luxury local brand has just expanded their delicious world to include a new collection of parfum AND a flagship store in Auckland. The highly concentrated scent can be found in little 5 ml pocket bottles or housed in one off, hand blown glass bottles by Monmouth Glass Studio.
The store is designed for the senses as well – a product of work completed with exciting New Zealand designer Rufus Night.
As an overly precious owner of a couple of their candles I have recently had the chance to try the new Parfum – Tobacco Night. The fact you can’t smell over the internet (yet) is the perfect invitation to launch into descriptive poetry when explaining fragrance. Well that is certainly what Curio Noir creator; Tiffany Jeans has done.
This is Tobacco Night:
“A shadow comes to play, a dusty hallway in the day. All a sudden a shape, stuff full, seams bursting and buttons come away.
That scratch on a leather spine, a straight line;
an echo of a star that smells like salt.
One glass face with a cracked cheek.
And the space a plant leaves behind.
Here to one side, it presses on closed eyes: that hint of life.
Notes: Sage, Coriander, Elemi, Amber, Musk”
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Curio Noir
Above – Curio Noir creator; Tiffany Jeans by Andy Morton
Photography featured above:
Glass bottle and candles – Steven Boniface
Curio Noir Flagship Store – Simon Wilson