Meet Yon Hui Choi. The designer behind the very cool Seoul, Korean based clothing label, VIS A VIS. If I could empty my closet, I would start with a few pieces from VIS A VIS. Everything I see is truly 100% wearable with the undertone of menswear. Perfect for city dwellers. Clean lines, subtle detailing, uncomplicated comfortable pieces made from high quality fabrics. VIS A VIS could be your pathway to uniform dressing. Choi does not focus on seasons but rather on building upon her designs. She has a clear vision.
Choi started her career at Barneys with the men’s merchant team. It now makes total sense why she exclusively launched her first line with Barneys in 2015. This line is expensive but stay alert for sales. Think investment pieces. Appreciate the subtlety that makes these pieces go the distance with a fresh take on classic. La Garçonne is also an option.
Make room for another tote bag! The Aiko Tote is a beautifully crafted bag made from German merino wool felt. The Aiko Tote comes in four stunning color blocks that will compliment all personal styles. A bag that is up for any adventure or errand. The Aiko sets itself apart with its soft vegetable dyed leather trim and handle, an interior zip pocket, as well as an open interior pocket. So need to worry where you will stash your keys, loose credit cards, and other essentials. It is all in the details! Just take a look at their attention to the interior label. This Los Angeles based company is led by Holger Graf and Daniel Lantz. They have combined their Japanese and German influences with a Southern Cali lifestyle to create distinct pieces driven by high quality materials. All pieces are designed, produced, and shipped from their home base of Los Angeles.
The beauty of using German merino wool felt: biodegradable, water-resistant, renewable, and sustainable
I can’t think of a better way to spend my morning than visiting with Tina Burgos, the founder and owner behind Covet+Lou, a clothing boutique in Needham, MA. You may recognize Tina from the days when she co owned Stel’s on Newbury Street. Stel’s is where I met Tina and continued to follow her ever since.
Covet+Lou is Tina’s new journey. The store is a direct reflection of her style, passion, and commitment to offering inspiring designers with unique stories. The minute you walk into her shop you immediately know you have landed someplace special. It is a space offering something new . You get the feeling you are walking into someone’s closet. A closet you will find interesting! Covet+Lou is a breath of fresh air. Discovering new brands is so welcomed! The clothing is simply displayed only complimented by vintage finds that may be perfect for your home or to wrap up as a gift. At the moment, everything is bright, patterned, and spring ready.
My time with Tina covered every topic from kids, shops, blogs, how to change the world, fashion, and just life. You can’t help but feel energized after spending time with Tina. Her style is authentic and appears effortless. She rocks it with confidence. One of the many reasons I admire Tina is for her ability to make everything her own. She is more than the woman behind Covet+Lou. She is wife, a mother, and an entrepreneur. From what I can see, she is doing it with confidence, determination, and grace.
I explored the fashions, learned about the inspiration behind each label, and walked away committed to the less is more approach. We need to support designers who combine craftsmanship, art, integrity, passion, and environmental awareness.
Covet+Lou is bringing to you a place to shop and feel connected. Tina is a welcoming encyclopedia of fashion knowledge. She embraces what she is showcasing and doesn’t have fillers. Covet+Lou is a must to visit in person if you are so lucky but rest assured Covet+ Lou is available worldwide online with a click of a button. She has a cult following and I am right there with them!
isostilo was like a child in a candy store. Bouncing from one piece to another. Here are few highlighted brands and pieces that I love:
NO.6 is known for their clogs but you should get to know their clothes. NO. 6 designs unique pieces with a feminine edge. Tina introduced me to N0.6 seven years ago with my first pair of clogs. I still wear them! Timeless design is all I am saying!
A De’tacher means to be detached . The pieces are designed with an aesthetic that demands appreciation. This line is meant to be layered which gives the pieces endless possibilities. Two stand out pieces: The Conor Polo in sky and black along with the Sequoia Pullover in orange cream and orange are perfection. Investment pieces but lifers! Both pieces made in Peru.
Woven basket bag from Brother Vellies is the perfect bag for summer. This unique piece is a subtle style statement. It also timeless!
Hansel from Basel’s soft white embroidered cotton blouse is sexy but tasteful with detailing that can’t be overlooked. A summer basic to be worn with everything. Hansel from Basel is out of Los Angeles created by artist turned designer, Hannah Byun.