Monthly Archives: January 2014

Made in the USA: Faribault Mills

Posted by The E on January 31, 2014

Made in Faribault, Minnesota—where they know a thing or two about cold—these 100% merino wool blankets look as cozy as they do cute. The Dot Throws are a result of Faribault Mill’s longstanding collaborations with U.S. businesses, in this case updating a 1950s design for an airline in olive, silver and charcoal for today’s palettes. We’ll take one of each please!

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Inspiration: James Turrell

Posted by The T on January 30, 2014

A great reason to visit the James Turrell: A Retrospective Exhibit at LACMA… we all need a little light in our lives…and this is simply stunning.

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Quote of the day

Posted by The T on January 28, 2014

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Habit-Forming: Chanel Sneakers

Posted by The E on January 24, 2014

Of the buzz at the couture shows this week, the pastel-hued kicks at Chanel were the clear highlights, with 30 hours of work going into each pair. Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to so expertly and audaciously meld high and low. J’adore!

via Fashionista

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From the Hip: Beautiful Brains

Posted by The E on January 23, 2014

“A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman, but a beautiful woman with a brain is an absolutely lethal combination.” We couldn’t agree more with these words from Prabal Gurung.

Pictured: a particularly killer look from Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 collection, which was inspired by a photograph of Marilyn Monroe

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Blogs we love: Garance Dore

Posted by The T on January 22, 2014

Not only does Garance Dore have one of the best blogs, she’s an amazing illustrator.

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Habit-Forming: Three Oscar-Nominated Fashion Trends

Posted by The E on January 16, 2014

While costumes help set tone, define characters and even motivate plots, our style-obsessed brains look to fashion in film primarily for inspiration. Based on that idea of a visual treat, we chose these three of the 2014 Oscar nominees in Costume Design for how they present a fantasy that doesn’t just help tell the story, but also feels relevant now.

No one anticipated Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” like the fashion world and the opulence and sequins didn’t disappoint. The glittery looks however seemed best on screen, with the exception of this boho scarf-and-headband combo that beautifully helped fuel the current rage for mismatched prints.

Wearing Amy Adams’ dramatically slit tops from “American Hustle” might be inappropriate in most workplaces, but the way costume designer Michael Wilkinson interpreted the characters’ take on a seductive, classy associate has all the hallmarks of how the late ’70s and early ’80s influenced professional fashion today.

We surprised ourselves by including the drab clothes from “12 Years a Slave” on this list. But instead of simple period costumes (though they weren’t without vintage prints and button-panel pants), the subtle array of hues and elegant ensembles gorgeously suggest the present appeal of minimalist dressing.

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Obsessions: Jonathan Harris on Navigating Stuckness

Posted by The E on January 15, 2014

“Really, I just wanted to make small, beautiful things,” writes artist-programmer Jonathan Harris in a recent story about ruts, how to get out of them and so much more. The piece is an inspiring medium-length read for this month of new beginnings, with such gems as the Bob Dylan quote, “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”  To see more of Harris’ work, visit his site Number 27.

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The Golden Globes Uniform: Nouveau Classic

Posted by The E on January 13, 2014

Of the hints that the Golden Globes may soon overtake the Oscars as The awards show to watch, the fabulous dresses made quite a strong case last night.

Looks that put a twist on classic Hollywood glam felt particularly right for this new garde event, starting with winner Amy Adams who wore a two-tone red stunner. With a plunging neckline, it could’ve been plucked from the “American Hustler” wardrobe but was in fact by Valentino.

Australian actor Margot Robbie also turned heads in Gucci‘s slit-up-to-there white sheath, embroidered with crystals and emeralds—we love the idea of incorporating fine jewelry into the dress.

Newcomer Lupita Nyong’o wore another red “wow,” hers an off-the-shoulder column with an attached cape. The designer was Ralph Lauren.

Pulling off the baby bump glamorously in forest-green Gucci Première, Olivia Wilde rocked shimmering sequins with gorgeous crystal details at the neck and shoulders.

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Make It a Habit: What Matters

Posted by The E on January 9, 2014

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” -Buddha

We’re especially feeling the latter in this second week of the new year!

via Bailerina

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