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fair season vintage

i tend to go through phases. sometimes i can’t be bothered with vintage, sometimes all i wanna do is rummage through thrift stores on the hunt for hidden treasures, and sometimes i fall down the etsy rabbit hole. last week, i embarked on an etsy hunt for the perfect vintage coveralls and came across fair season vintage. it was love at first sight. for me, it’s the exact aesthetic that i’ve found myself so inexplicably drawn to since i moved to los angeles. unfussy basics with very minimal styling. in fact, i just bought the pair of cream coveralls down below!

what’s more, i discovered that the shop is based here in la, and that they set up shop at the silverlake farmer’s market every saturday. such a good idea! i still haven’t stopped by, but now i’m pretty excited to check them out while i’m picking up fresh fruits and veggies.

photos courtesy of fair season.


heinui spring 2014

i always get so excited when i discover a new independent designer. such was the case when i received a very lovely email from claire, the french designer behind heinui. her latest collection, titled “paper moon” is made up of exactly the types of clothes i want to be wearing right now. of the collection, the designer says:

this collection was inspired by vintage pinups pictures and old hollywood glamour. the looks are very feminine, simple and effortless, casual yet quietly sophisticated in a way.

sounds just about perfect, don’t you think? i especially love the way her designs are conscious of a woman’s body while still maintaining a relaxed ease about them; the types of clothes you know you can be comfortable in all day long. of course, i love her little rompers and casual shirt dresses, and even though i’ve never been huge on wrap dresses, that pretty number up top is making me completely rethink my stance! and can we talk about that amazing blue watercolor print? so good!

photos courtesy of heinui.



orla kiely fall 2014


i know i’m a little late, but better late than never when it comes to the orla kiely fall 2014 collection. seeing photos of the presentation popping up on blogs and social media really made me wish i could have been at london fashion week! i swear one day i’ll make it out there! but while i’m dreaming of making a trip abroad, at least i can satisfy myself just a little bit with this new lookbook. i love the ’90s does ’60s vibe, it makes me think of a very refined version of the way i wished i could have dressed back when i was in high school. the chunky t-straps and little kitties on sweaters and prints are so perfectly ’90s goth, while the big daisy prints and girly elements are a bit more cher horowitz. but the more structured dresses and coats pull it back into the more grown-up and refined femininity that you come to expect from orla kiely with just the right touch of playful nostalgia.

photos courtesy of orla kiely.



want: jesse kamm field dress

i was recently going through some of my old pinterest favorites when i came across this street style snap of jesse kamm wearing one of her own designs and became just a little bit obsessed with this dress. i don’t even know if i’d like how it would look on me, but i just can’t seem to get it out of my mind!

the jesse kamm field dressimage via refinery29.


peter jensen fall 2014

each season, designer peter jensen chooses a new muse to inspire his latest collection. for fall 2014, he set his sights on the career of the iconic faye dunaway. each piece draws reference from her various roles in films like the thomas crown affair, network, and mommie dearest. if you’re a film buff, it’s a delight to pick up on all the meticulous references, but even if you haven’t seen her movies, the collection alone is a feast for the eyes. plenty of ’60s and ’70s styles with the usual jensen twist and pitch perfect styling.



rachel antonoff fall 2014

rachel antonoff has just released her fall 2014 looks along with another charming short film, and as always, i’m quite smitten with her collection. this season, she drew inspiration from shockproof sydney skate, a 1970s a coming-of-age  novel written by marijane meaker, often credited as the creator of  the genre “lesbian pulp fiction.” antonoff’s no smoking motifs and are a reference to one of the main characters who was often found with matchbooks filling her pockets and purses. i particularly love the embroidered collars and a white silk novelty print on a cute cocktail dress and a fun pair of palazzo pants.

images courtesy of rachel antonoff.



mona spring 2014

if you’re craving something sweet and whimsical, then you’ll be happy to know that tel aviv-based designer mona has just released her spring 2014 collection, aptly titled tutti frutti. designer moriah hemed described:

this collection was inspired by summer desserts, especially fruit salad and ice cream. summer to me is about going to the beach with a box full of fruit pieces that are still chilly from the fridge. buying an ice cream from the “ice cream man” and racing to eat it all before the sun makes it drip down my arm like a little girl.

this season she also collaborated with illustrator, yifat petraro who helped to create the fruit fabric that you see incorporated into some of the details in the collection. the result is a bright and crisp collection so perfect for wearing on those hot summer days.

photos by yifat vercik, styling by anna karpunov, hair and make up by hen zarum, modeled by chen sherer at mc2.



want: selima edouard frames

i can’t tell you how long it’ s been since i’ve wanted a proper pair of round glasses. not a tiny john lennon/harry potter pair, but a slightly oversized pair to fit my slightly oversized face. i think it started at least a few years back when i got my first pair of round sunglasses by karen walker. but unfortunately, the optical style is not as easy to come by as your would think. and even though it’s now been long enough that i’ve almost lost interest, i still find myself coming back to this pair of selima edouard frames. they seem to be the perfect simple style in just the right size. and they just so happen to have a selima optique nearby in santa monica. i should really go try them on!


gravel & gold spring 2014

today i thought i’d continue the trend and share another cool bay area-based brand, gravel & gold. they’re set to release their spring 2014 collection in their san francisco shop this friday and have shared some images from the new lookbook. this season, they’re featuring new prints by los angeles-based artist sara bright and their own lisa foti-straus, which will be found on their selection of clothing, accessories, and furnishings.

photograped by katie davis + luiza sá for gravel & gold.