GALA Curios is the name of the gorgeous jewellery created by Sydney based designer Jasmine O’Loughlin. The idea behind each collection comes from a theme inspired by nature, curiosities and the human connection to memories and objects. By combining her talent with unique ideas, the outcome of Jasmine’s designs are like nothing I have come across before, from log rings to hand holding bracelets to my old favourite, bows. These beauties fall in the “investment” catergory for me, but they are definitely worth it if you want a piece that will start a conversation no matter the outfit.
It’s a rarity (a first maybe?) but yes I’m writing about a menswear brand, I’m suprised I don’t do it more often considering I love whats happening in mens fashion at the moment. The clothing and contemporary lifestyle brand, Fourth & Main, make exquisite classic but versatile pieces, with hints of English and East Coast preppiness. However, I’m not actually going to write about their clothing now, but instead their journal.
I came across the Fourth & Main journal at work (incase you’ve ever wondered what my day job is *you probably haven’t* it sometimes involves coming up with ideas for branded content) and whilst I’ve seen lots of papers and magazines for fashion brands, this one just seemed to take it a step further, and not only because it looks more like a book than a Sunday rag insert.
The 125 page journal focuses on emerging talent in art, film, music, photography and journalism, creating compelling stories that you want to read rather than just dedicating it to pictures of their clothes, which have their own little section, The Collection. Although saying that, from what I’ve seen, the photography is pretty spectacular. Now I just need to get my hands on a paper copy!
Being constantly poor sucks, doesn’t it? Ok, I don’t live in poverty, but there are a lot of beautiful, often shiny, things that I NEED in my life, and I haven’t recently found the time to rob a bank. But it’s doesn’t hurt to look, long for or lust after these perfect garments does it? It doesn’t matter that my heart breaks a little bit when I know I will never own them does it? Alright, I’m actually a little bit in love with these clothes, so I’m going to start putting together a little Christmas list and hope that santa is feeling seriously generous this year…
I usually try and give a whole lot of info on the brands I post about, but that’s proving a little difficult with The Ragged Priest, so I’ll tell you what I know.
a) I’ve been stalking their reworked vintage pieces on eBay for agesss
b) I just found out they had a website too, and they’re stocked at Topshop
c) There is no way to describe their knitwear other than absolutely BEAUTIFUL
d) I’m pretty sure they’re from Essex
e) Their blog is pretty good too
Hmmm, five facts, that wasn’t too bad. Here are some of the lookbook pics I’ve been lusting over…
I’ve said it 50 billion times, but I have loved Stolen Girlfriends Club for a long time now. Unfortunately access to their clothes has been purely down to how the buyers of UK boutiques and online retailers are feeling that season. But finally, THEY ARE GOING ONLINE and shipping to the UK, so get Friday 4th November in your calender kids! Starting with a large range of their current collection “The Big Comedown Collection” with future seasons to follow, be prepared to start filling your wardrobe with some gosh damn beautiful clothes that aren’t going to be easy to find else where.
Ooops sorry, I forgot to post this when I first got it, another quick one as I’m off for a much needed drink. Just check out this video from SGC N-Y-C. If you’re eager to work the texture trend, partial to a bit of leather and have a panache for looking a little grungy then you might want to hide your credit card.
I don’t think I have to explain the genius of this advert. Kudos to Lanvin for creating easily the best ad campaign we’re going to see all season.
I’ve always had a little bit of a soft spot for gothic fashion, never the whole look but I love pulling the odd piece into another look. CMRTYZ are a design duo who create a mish mash of art, music and clothes which are usually aimed at men. However, they have also produced a fab selection of stylishly ripped dressed and tops for women that would look fab thrown over tshirts or maxi’s for that Dior inspired look.
Neurotica‘s new AW11 collection follows their “dressed up, dressed down” mantra perfectly. With new prints and a monochrome colour palette its a little tougher than their SS11 offering but gorgeous and fun all the same. I mean, a hood with cat ears? Who can say no to that!