Friday, January 30, 2009
I had been planning to write a post about how bowler hats are the new fedora for winter for a while, but by the time I actually decided to write it, I figured it was self-evident. Apparently not. Refinery 29 posted a story today about post-fedora hat trends, all of which I have been down with for a while. My favourite specific styles included in the posting are the bowler hat, the wide-brimmed floppy hat (got one last summer), and the riding-style military cap featured at the bottom, which I've coveted for a long time (there's a great Pinkham Millinery one at Totokaelo) but am trying not to spend money on! The straw sun hat that the woman in the Face Hunter picture is wearing is also amazing. Sigh. I should start a savings account just to fund my hat obsession.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I'm a total sucker for labels that focus on one item of clothing or one accessory in a quest for perfection, and I'm also a proud Canadian, so I really don't know why I've only just learned about Smythe. This made-in-Canada line, designed by Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe, consists entirely of jackets (and some vests). Aren't the ones below, from Smythe's Fall 2008 offering, just divine?
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Favourite casual line of the moment: Something Else. Designed by Natalie Wood (who is, of course, Australian), Something Else offers a nicely edited collection of t-shirts. Another plus: Ms. Wood appears to have a thing for wolves - like me! (See above). How could I resist? I first took note of her while browsing the OTTE website, where you can find some of her shirts.
Monday, January 5, 2009
So, for some reason, I decided to look through all the websites of the vendors at last year's Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, and found the best little jewelry-maker. Erica Weiner, based in Manhattan's Lower East Side, makes lovely vintage-looking jewelry, that's cheap, too! I'm enamoured with her long gold necklaces, all of which are under $100.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
So recently I've been spending a lot of time on Indie Cult Vintage's ebay store. I just bought another piece from her (see below), and find her store incredibly well curated. BUT, I also did a quick search on her and have been spending the past hour or so reading some disturbing comments made on various blogs and vintage forums about her selling practices. Hmmm... Haven't decided definitively about whether or not I will be buying from her again, but I will certainly continue to eye her store.