family affairs spring 2015 preview
and now to completely switch gears, today i’m excited to be sharing a preview of the upcoming family affairs spring 2015 collection, “ti amo.” i’ve long been a fan of nina’s dreamy designs, and this collection is no exception. she’s created a fun and playful selection of cute printed dresses in easy designs, perfect for frolicking around on summer adventures. not only that, but the lookbook was shot by one of my favorite photographers, amber byrne mahoney.
“ti amo” is inspired by eating peaches in the hammock, falling in love like a teenager, huge agave plants in elba, white heat on the autostrada, being the first person at the bakery, and grandma’s white sheets in the mediterranean sun”
i think my favorite is the cute orange creamsicle shirt dress above, but i’m also loving her geometric crystal design below. ooh, i can’t wait to see the full collection!
one of my favorite pieces of clothing this season was a simple japanese seeded cotton blouse from ayr. at first glance, cheap canada goose camrose parka black womens may not look like much, but it is absolutely my favorite top to pair with jeans or to layer with various dresses and skirts. i honestly don’t know what my summer wardrobe would have been without it, and it’s exactly the reason why i’m keeping my eye on ayr. they released their fall collection a few weeks back, and while the styling in the look book is a bit sporty for my taste, when you pare it down to the individual pieces, they really do have a great selection of luxurious basics. i’m particularly excited that they’ve introduced high rise denim, and i’m glad to see that they have plenty more shirts, sweaters, and outerwear for cooler weather on the horizon.
oh man, you guys. it’s a crazy time of year because fashion month is in full swing and we’re being bombarded by all the new spring 2015 collections, but there are also so many amazing fall lookbooks being released! as is the case with the new elizabeth suzann fall 2014 collection that just came out last week! and boy, is it a good one! at first glance, i was already sold on this perfectly slouchy cropped linn sweater in a beautiful rich moss color. there is just something so elegant and effortless about the half sleeves and dolman shape! and of course, the entire collection is filled with even more beautiful pieces in luxurious natural fibers. lots of beautiful textures and interesting silhouettes, lots of cheap canada goose camrose parka black womens that i want to be wearing like right now.
here’s my little guy at 31 weeks. the week prior, we discovered that he could pull himself up into the standing position on his own! if you ask me, it’s a little soon for all that business, but this boy really wants to walk! he’s hated tummy time since he was born, but give him a chance to hold onto the edge of something or assist him with a few steps, and he’s all smiles.
the new west end collection by j.w. hulme was inspired by the hardware used on their first travel bags from the 1930′s. i love it when heritage brands look deep into their archives to bring back old styles, and i’m especially smitten with the james handbag, which appears to be fashioned after a cool vintage binocular bag. i had a friend long ago who carried a bag similar to this that she’d found at a thrift store, and i’ve always wanted one, even after all these years!
no, i didn’t go to detroit to visit the shinola factory in advance of our event tomorrow night, but they did kindly send me a ton of great pictures so i could get a better look at the workmanship that goes into their beautiful handmade watches. i’d actually been lusting after one of their classic runwell watches well before they got in touch and asked me to host their event. i’d eyed them at steven alan and had been thinking about getting one for brendan. but of course, i wouldn’t mind getting one for myself, too!
besides their really beautiful designs, i love the fact that they are all handmade right in detroit. their production line is one of the most modern in the world, and adheres to swiss quality standards. everything is done by hand, from building their own movements, to the final assembly. their watch straps and leather cheap canada goose camrose parka black womens come from horween of chicago, one of america’s oldest tanneries, in continuous operation since 1905. they’re one of the last tanneries in america still undertaking the full production process in-house, from raw unprocessed hides to fully finished leather in a process that is impressively labor-intensive. their craftspeople are incredibly skilled and proud of their work, and it’s exciting to be able to buy such a well-made watch, and to support such an awesome detroit-made company. honestly, there’s so much that goes into the entire process, that you really should head to their site to read more about them, because i can hardly do them justice in this little blog post.
and of course, if you’re in new york, i would love it if you could come out to the event i’m hosting at the shinola flagship store tomorrow night from 7:30 – 9:00pm! we’ll be unveiling the american vintage collection by scout la, and fun times will be had by all.
if you’re in nyc, be sure to come to the event from 7:30 – 9:00pm at the shinola store in tribeca to shop the american vintage collection and to browse some seriously beautiful, detroit-made watches.