Jessica Stam poses aboard a ship at anchor in scenic Vancouver for this nautically-inspired story from British Vogue’s November 2005 issue. Photographed by Jason Schmidt an edited by Charlotte Stockdale this story is a classic when it comes to sea-faring style.
The CFDA and fashion Designer Donna Karan teamed up for a project for Karan’s charity Urban Zen called upon american designers to fashion their own paper mache hearts donated by DKNY to be sold as a part of
their auction on eBay ‘One Million Hearts’ for Haiti
— the resulting hearts were not only for a great cause, but happened to be pretty fabulous.
The hearts were all crafted by Hatian artisans, whom supporting is a big part of what the foundation does. The personalized hearts will be auctioned on eBay, the auction ending on May 2nd. I highly recommend checking out the creations and if you are feeling charitable bidding
on one from your favorite designer.
You can also see the exhibition / explosion of hearts decorating Urban Zen’s beautiful West Village store.
Some of my favorite designers were included in this project, and I was so glad to see their hearts helping Haiti. Here are a few of my favorites, even though they we’re all fantastic ! You can check out all of the clever designs here on ebay’s fashion for Haiti store.
There are other ways to contribute to the Urban Zen Foundation — you can donate, volunteer,
become a social media ambassador, join the campaign and more online at Urban Zen’s
Stolen Girlfriends Club: Dead End collection
AW 2013 NZFW
Stolen Girlfriend’s Club’s ‘Psycho Salmon’ print is an elusive pattern, one that seems
playful at first but at a closer glance reveals itself to possess a bit of darkness.
From far away it may be difficult to guess what is depicted on the New Zealand based brand’s
Fall 2013 Frocks, but zooming in will reveal not abstract elements, but ‘fish cross bred with robots and humans.’
That may sound a bit intimidating, a print designed to ‘represent a post apocalyptic world that is unkind’ — a fish-robot-human hybrid, an artistic statement on where society is headed…but still,
it is a quite cute design. Splashed in amongst this collection which includes both
Menswear and Women’s wear, the textile read as a fun mis-match rather than an ominous statement.
I suppose that’s the trick, crafting a print that looks fun and wearable but is meticulously detailed — intriguing and interesting.
The Fall offerings from Stolen are available now to shop online — t-shirt styles and light dresses that floaty and easy — femininity pairs up with the raw edge and attitude of the collection, these are pieces that cool girls undoubtedly want to [and should!] wear. Plus, the Psycho Salmon make for a great conversation starter.
All Prices in NZD
Imgages via Stolen Girlfriends Club
Runway images:Fiona Goodall/Getty Images AsiaPac
One of the most pleasing things about Kate Spade’s new diffusion line ‘Saturday’ besides the affordable prices has got to be the delightful prints.
Currently obsessing over these painted items from the brand’s recently launched website in both ‘Splatter’ and ‘Abstract’ — from notebooks to smart t-shirts, here are some select pieces that I highly recommend checking out!
Find out more about the brand, the fresh prints and how Saturday’s designer executed these perfect patterns on their blog, ‘The Saturdaily’
Seventies inspired knitwear story ‘The Name of The Game’ published in British Vogue’s October 2011 issue features photos of a retro-looking Lara Stone photographed by Alasdair McLellan.
Stone shows off 70s inspired trends including Mohair, flared jeans & shaggy fur and stylist Kate Phelan nods to the edit’s title by including a ‘Abba’ nameplate necklace from Laura Lee Jewelry into blonde bombshell Stone’s shoot wardrobe.