In boho luxe, Fashion on April 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm
Over the weekend, I popped into Barneys just to browse and, of course, came home with a new purchase-from Suno -a small New York based clothing line full of tribal prints and flowing textures. Suno, founded in 2008 by Max Osterweis, not only delivers fresh prints but his company employs fairtrade Kenyan artisans to carefully recreate the patterns and samples made in New York. His mission is to raise awareness for growth and stability in a region plagued by violence. His Fall 2010 collection is inspired by late 1960s American interiors, traditional East African textiles, Klimt, and travel. Here are some examples of his brilliance at patterns and more so, mixing patterns.
Looks from Fall 2010
Looks from Spring/Summer 2010
The blouse in the bottom picture is my newest purchase.
Suno was just featured in the April Issue of Vogue.
In boho luxe, Fashion on April 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm
Espadrilles, once the tradtional shoe of peasants,seem to be popping up everywhere. These days, Espadrilles have come a long way from the shoe worn by peasants. They remind me of wealthy and tanned South Americans. They remind me of being on vacation and hanging out by the beach. Really, they are the unofficial shoe of Summer and the quintessential boho-luxe shoe. Here are some great versions that I’ve seen lately.
Myomu Espadrilles come in a variety of colors and patterns
Tory Burch has a few cute pairs for Spring
My All Time Favorite-TOMS Shoes.They are more espadrille-esque, than the traditional. I am a huge TOMS fan-I love the idea and simplicity behind the company and the impact it has made on raising awareness for those in this world that are in need of shoes. Blake’s mission is simple-One for One.
Grace Kelly looking chic (as always) in Rear Window.
One of The Sartorialist‘s subjects looking laid back and edgy in his.
A Chic Editorial Image from Elle.
In boho luxe, David de Rothschild, The Plastiki on March 31, 2010 at 7:45 am
The Plastiki Expedition is 11 days in and 904 Nautical Miles closer to its destination. It is the brainchild of David de Rothschild-banking heir and ecologist extraordinaire! His goal is to sail 12,000 Nautical Miles from San Francisco to Sydney in a boat made entirely from plastic bottles and other recycled materials. His crew is comprised of scientists from the Scripps Institute and the purpose of the voyage is to raise awareness about marine debris and how society views waste. They will be sailing through the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating man-made disaster twice the size of Texas, located between California and Hawaii. Social Media and Networking has made it so easy to follow the voyage day by day. I’ve downloaded the Plastiki widget-have you? The interactive website is definitely worth a visit.
Captain de Rothschild-perhaps the chicest Captain out there.
Read his Style Profile here.