For her Spring 2014 collection, Visible, Karen Walker made the Kenyan artisans behind the season’s inspiration visible in the most fantastic way- She cast them as the stars of the campaign! Working with the United Nations’ ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, Walker enlisted the help of craftspeople from the urban slums and rural areas of Kenya to create a series of screen-printed and beaded pouches for the line. It makes for an incredibly striking campaign and I can’t get over how beautiful the shots turned out. Below is one of our favorite shots from the campaign featuring the statuesque Winnifred in Faithful.

Visible{image from here}


Clementine Daily

Big congrats to Erin, Anne, Elizabeth, Joanna, Hilary,  Julia and Amanda on the launch of Clementine Daily! The site is beautiful and we can’t wait to see what you talented ladies have in store!!


{Image from here}

Suite Jewels

Now isn’t this a genius idea?  Guests staying at the Berkeley Hotel in London can borrow from the hotel’s “fashion trunk“, filled with chic vintage jewelry and accessories from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s while in town.  {Think navy Chanel clutch from the 70’s or a mod 60’s Courreges bracelet!} Extra bonus: if you can’t bear to take off the ring, keep it…after paying for it, of course!

Screen shot 2013-07-22 at 12.22.46 AM

Join us Tomorrow at Convert with Maia McDonald!

Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating all that’s Made in California from 2 – 5 pm at Convert on Fourth Street Berkeley with Maia McDonald! We love Maia and her amazing taste (she’s the Creative Director of Rue Magazine, blogger behind Design Conundrum, one of the world’s top Pinners) and can’t wait to sip cocktails and shop her curated selection of California goods. Hope to see you there!

maia{Image from here}


Block Shop Textiles

People who know me well (or a little) know I like two things – tacos and scarves. I’ve had my eye on Block Shop Textiles scarves for awhile now, and they’ve just started accepting preorders for the next round. Sisters Lily and Hopie Stockman collaborate with a family of master printers in India to create their scarves, supporting a small community of block carvers, dye mixers, master printers, seamstresses, and dhobi wallahs through their partnership. Now which to pick?!


Bring it on, guys!

With Fall 2013 runway shows under way in NYC, I have to say that I am so very pleased to see that the men attending shows have gotten bolder, more creative, and unafraid to show their personal style!  {Tommy Ton captured this shot for outside the recent menswear shows.}



{Image from here}



Sheridan French 2013

If you don’t know Texas designer Sheridan French {that’s her below!}, you should! Not only is she one of the sweetest, funniest people we know, she is the creator of our very favorite line of shirtdresses, embellished tunics, silky blouses, shorts, tailored shift dresses, and blousy maxi dresses – all in vibrant, Balinese-inspired prints. Her new collection launches on her website tomorrow, so take a peek if you need a pick-me-up on a gloomy January day!


Maison Scotch

I’ve had my eye on this amazing Dutch brand ever since spotting them on office favorite Honestly…WTF a couple months ago. LOVING Maison Scotch‘s Spring/Summer 2013  collection- so cute and has me wishing for warmer days.  How beautiful are these embroidered shorts and fringe details? And the model- a little Natalia Vodianova, no?



l_maison-campaign4{Images via Maison Scotch}