The Third Eye Collection

 

Sometimes you just don’t want what everyone else is sporting.  I came across this amazing eyewear collection over the summer while exploring the Moooi Showroom in Amsterdam.  The future looks bright with The Third Eye Collection’s line of high style shades.  Sunglasses that are designed with a new level of creativity and detail.  This is exactly what you get when Dutch designer Marcel Wonders from Moooi teams up with the Korean eyewear brand, Gentle Monster.  The design is influenced by the Egyptian hieroglyph drawings, which feature an ‘O’ symbol connected to the human eye.  The Trinity, Divinity, Infinity, and Sincerity are the four styles under the The Third Eye Collection.  The mix of materials, shapes, colors, and experimental design are indeed fashion forward.  But they are not too out of reach for those that are a bit bored with the more traditional eyewear.  Have some fun with your style.  Seriously!  The autumn light deserves some fun eyewear this season.  All images from Moooi.  Check out the whole collection!

Bihor Couture’s Story

bihor-couture

Something good to share!  Beau Monde, a fashion magazine is partnering with a small town in the Beius Country of Romania to keep their craft alive by creating the brand Bihor Couture.

Fashion designers find their inspiration by traveling around the world and immersing themselves into different cultures and traditions to draw inspiration for their next line.  Unfortunately they don’t always give those communities credit.  But through the awareness and support of Beau Monde the story is changing.  The local creators of Bihor can now sell their 100% authentic Romania design pieces online.  Their handcrafted pieces are bold, bright, unique, and steep in tradition.  The Beius Authentic Jacket is artwork, the scarf is fantastic, and the blouse is simply perfect.  Pieces are for pre-order only due to the length of time that goes into each handcrafted and hand embroidered piece.  Quality takes time.  There is no mass manufacturing here in Bihor.

The video is eye-opening, beautiful, inspiring, and true!  I want to visit these ladies.  I want to befriend them.  They are talented and don’t hold back any punches!  I want to learn their craft.  This story makes my heart sing and it deepens my love for authentic fashion.  Connecting faces to stories is how messages can be conveyed.  Thank you to my dear friend, solid liquids who shared this story with me. Keep them coming my way!  I have been meaning to share this story and no better time than now. Discover Bihor Couture for yourselves and share this story.

video @ Bihore Couture and images @ Branding News

Hello! Uniqlo And Alexander Wang

No need to introduce these two players.  This collaboration is worth marking your calendars.  Get ready for it online November 8th and in stores on the 9th.  The always cool Alexander Wang has partnered up with Uniqlo for an intimates line that is aesthetically eye-catching, functional, and sure to be the workhorse of your winter layering.  It couldn’t come at a better time.  The weather is turning and we know what lies ahead.  Uniqlo’s HEATTECH line has just become a bit hotter!  Check it out for yourselves.  I am eyeing the turtleneck bodysuit along with the leggings and tanks.  Pretty much the whole flipping line!  And YES, this special capsule is still affordable with prices ranging from $9.00 to $40.00.  Knowing how to dress in the winter is critical to getting through those brutally cold days.  These pieces are also beautiful enough to have them peeking out through the layers!  (All images from Uniqlo)

adidas Originals x Daniëlle Cathari

Recently seen walking the runways at NYF.  Daniëlle Cathari, a 23-year-old student designer from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute is collaborating with adidas.  She is reconstructing the classic adidas track suit, adidas Originals, in a cool and sexy way.  Two fashion DNAs joining forces will excite you as well as Kendall Jenner as the muse. Here is a behind the scenes clip.  If you love it then sign up at adidas to stay updated.  It drops, it sells out, and you pray for more!

image and video from adidas

Get Floating With Missoni

The Butterfly

Get ready to float away this summer with the Missoni x FUNBOY collaboration.  When a city girl (without a pool) is dreaming of ways to stay cool and with time to flip through some online fashion sights then fun things are found.  Check out Missoni’s take on FUNBOY’s original butterfly wing pool float.  Keeping true to Missoni’s bold usage of color and pattern, the float is fabulous, fun, and Missoni all the way.  Don’t wait too long or the next drop will also sell out.  FUNBOY has the market cornered with the coolest and chicest pool accessories.

images and video from FUNBOY. Summer is here!

ARoss Girl x Soler

ARoss Girl x Soler Belted Silk Dress
Brooke belted silk crepe de chine midi
ARoss Girl X Soler Dress
Brooke washed – silk maxi dress
ARoss Girl x Soler Dress
Amanda printed silk-georgette midi
ARoss x Soler Midi Dress
Brooke belted silk crepe de chine midi

A dress for all you lovely ladies!  I am so in love with color these days.  Just take a peek at the ARoss Girl x Soler collaboration.  It is one to dream about.  Spotted on Net-A-Porter of course on this rainy day.  These stunning dresses come with a price tag but I am certain you could come with a handful of reasons to warrant your purchase (think cost per wear).  Then you will find yourself twirling in one over excitement.  A midi length is not always the easiest to pull off but with the help of a block heel or neutral strappy sandal you are well on your way.  The maxi just needs a sweet flat.  These dresses are playful, colorful, pretty, feminine, and timeless.  It is that one dress that would never need dusting off.  So pretty! Bravo!!

images @ Net-A-Porter

A Textile Love Affair With ace & jig

It is all about collaboration!  This is absolutely true with Carey Vaughan and Jenna Wilson, the two ladies behind ace & jig.  They met years ago as fashion design interns then fast forward to being reunited over their absolute love around antique textiles.  ace & jig is where pattern playing is at its best!  The more you experience the pieces the more you fall in love.  Every piece has its own personality and is waiting to be worn and enjoyed.  The colors and patterns can make even the most conservative lady branch out of their comfort zone.  ace & jig are timeless pieces that you build upon.  They don’t read in the moment trend and they don’t read boring!  They are effortless.  You can layer, wear alone, and mix and match any piece.  ace & jig has no rules except that you must love what you own if not then swap it with another ace & jig fan.

ace & jig

Want more reasons to love ace & jig besides that they strive daily to be better, to build a loving community, and they recognize that they can make a difference?!  Here you go:

1. ace & jig are committed to giving back to communities, charities, and organizations

2. focused on no waste with their textile scraps so they find creative ways to repurpose them via scrap donations, artisan collabs, making kids clothing, quilts, and other creative ways

3. slow fashion focus with designing timeless garments

4. encourage their community to resell, repair, upcycle or swap pieces

5. they work closely with their textile producers in India to be environmentally focused

6. Want more then check out their site  ace & jig

All pics are credited to ace & jig