Lemaire x Uniqlo Drop

It is no secret that Uniqlo does it well.  You can count on them for all your wardrobe essentials.  They are committed to simple and functional designs for every day living at an affordable price.  Also Uniqlo’s collaborations are consistently good.  They partner with designers who understand their core values.  Check out the Lemaire collaboration that just dropped.  One to not miss!  It is a collection of elevated basics found in warming tones and bold accents.  The long sleeve pullover sweatshirt is a favorite.  A simple no logo and well designed sweatshirt with a nice neckline is hard to find.  One would think this is a simple task but not so much.  Lemaire nailed it in my opinion with their updated version of U’s classic sweatshirt.  The boxy relaxed silhouette with a mock collar is feminine and sporty.  It is offered in five colors.  The pink is pretty fab for spring!  Check out the entire collection.  I also like the simplicity of the ultra light puffy and the men’s black hoody (very nice!).

 

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