Friday, May 6, 2011 6:36PM - By Meieli Detoni
I was more excited about Leica and uniform experiment’s collaboration because of the great brown leather pouch than I was about the camera, but that’s just me. The whole package is exciting, scheduled for release on May 11th, and looks great. That grained leather pouch has a traditional Leica logo scrawled across the front. Clipped on either side of the small, oblong bag, the Leica camera pouch has a long strap with self stitching and silver findings. Clip it on and go… although I recommend not wearing it by itself if you are have a touristing moment somewhere rougher than your average neighborhood (personal experience!). A little camera bag can be spotted a mile away.
Monday, May 2, 2011 6:08PM - By Meieli Detoni
Columbiaknit’s been producing their knits since the 1920s, which means they have quality and consumer trust down pat. As someone who’ll scream if she sees another “luxury yet made in China” accessory, I’m enjoying the change of pace. This time, Columbiaknit joined forces with Jordan Saylor of Winn Perry in Portland. Slinging this around your neck, even in summer, will work—although you might want to wait until after dusk to really do it justice.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:00AM - By Meieli Detoni
Oak’s restocking! If you were looking for something on Oak and it wasn’t available, this could be your chance. Unfortunately, stores of some of their newly-stocked pieces have already been exhausted. Silent by Damir Doma was brought back to the accessories section on the site. If you’re not opposed to leather, then stick to it for traveling—it doesn’t wear out like canvas will.
Friday, April 29, 2011 1:32PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
In what was a glorious day for both the British Monarchy and lovers of high fashion, Prince William and Kate Middleton exchanged vows Friday. The young couple wed at Westminster Abbey in London as people tuned in from around the world to witness a deluge of royal splendor.
Anytime you gather members of the royal family, celebrities and other notable folks for a lavish wedding ceremony you are guaranteed a wealth of intriguing style and exciting fashions to enjoy. William and Kate’s delightful wedding was no exception. And who knew there would be so many fabulous hats!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 5:13PM - By Meieli Detoni
Denim Geek’s online store has had a few weeks to get the kinks out, and I’ve been exploring to see what they’ve put together. The Denim Geek blog has been a must-stop for me for a while, and it is clear that the Denim Geek guys know their stuff when it comes to jeans and other denim separates. Their choices are worth waiting for, in other words, and you’ll enjoy their selection of carefully-curated jeans. If they favor a certain kind of jean, that would be the super-dark denim and the separates that have a trendier edge.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 6:18PM - By Meieli Detoni
Navajo Lace-Ups at Oki-Ni are a good way to get your kicks (literally?) without planning and executing a complex color scheme with the entirety of your closet. I found them during my weekly online shopping excursion, and I got really into them… but I also have a thing for Native blankets and those super-cool Southwestern jackets. If you get trapped outside on a group camping excursion (or if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere), it would be great to have a pair of these Navajo lace-ups on hand… so you can justify the buy by saying that these shoes are “for emergencies.” They look practical and are inspired by 1970s footwear, and they have gum soles.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:07PM - By Meieli Detoni
I love Brooklyn Circus, especially after last fall’s collection of letterman-style sweaters and collegiate pieces. If there’s something I enjoy, it’s the pseudo-Yale separates that make me want to eat ivy and row boats. The new spring/summer 2011 drop delivers, too, but in an entirely different way. Brooklyn Circus’s newest pieces are a blend of solid fabric along the body, plus a patterned panel along the arms, and all the standard trimmings of a button-up shirt. Very nice, very nice indeed–especially the one in grey.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:01PM - By Meieli Detoni
Scarves! We all need ‘em, and this White Riot Gang editorial in GQ Style Italia has enough panache to leave us wanting a few more for flourishing purposes. Of course, the sense of movement in the spread, shot by Kai Z.Feng, is helped along by jumping, plus wind machines lifting light scarves for extra movement. As for the actual labels in the spread? We have Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Gucci making an appearance in GQ Style, looking perfectly good with blazers, jeans, and coats (double-breasted welcome).
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:32PM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Becasue even though it’s springtime (and soon enough summertime), the temperature is known to take a dip when the sun goes down. And this lovely wool cardigan from Aubin & Wills is just the right knitwear for keeping warm and looking cool.