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Laura Apsit Livens
Laura Apsit Livens

From an early age, Laura Apsit Livens felt drawn to big and bold colors and patterns, a fascination she now brings to her hat collections. Based in Mayfair, London, Livens is determined to keep couture millinery alive and popular. Her passion earned her a coveted spot in the Headonism exhibition at London Fashion Week this […]

Olivia May
Olivia May

In a chandelier-lit space lined with silver steel racks, collections of the season’s most interesting pieces of fashion hang with invitation, awaiting Olivia May’s guests and customers to discover it. Such statements are so interesting that its residence of showcase, Olivia May, manifests a perspective where an expanse of experimental design is encouraged for the […]

Harvy Santos
Harvy Santos

Harvy Santos didn’t plan to be a fashion designer—fashion found him. His unusual entry into the fashion industry, specifically hat design, has been nothing but pure success. For the second time, he is a part of the prestigious Hedonism exhibition at London Fashion Week this fall. The British Fashion Council event celebrates and rewards up-and-coming […]

Street Couture
Street Couture

High Fashion Bags and the Girls Who Wear Them Fashion week is the most exciting moment of each season, influencing the trends that will eventually trickle down to the hoi polloi. For an ever-increasing number of us, however, the real action is not on the runways, but on the sidewalk: what are our street fashion […]

Pebble Time
Pebble Time

“Winning a place on someone’s body is much harder than winning a place in someone’s purse,” says Pebble Head of Industrial Design, Mark Solomon, describing the features that make Pebble smart watches so deserving of a spot on that prime real estate otherwise known as the wrist. Interestingly, the Founder and CEO of Pebble, Eric […]

Valley Eyewear
Valley Eyewear

“A refraction of light, a direction to darkness” Meet Michael Crawely, designer, photographer and art director of the cutting edge Australian sunglass brand, Valley Eyewear—a collection of dramatic, hand crafted eyewear that carries a bold personality. Valley Eyewear is the construction of a creative world with no boundaries, which represents a movement of a somewhat […]

SHINOLA
SHINOLA

Bright, shiny, and made in Detroit There’s a once oft-used World War II era expression about not knowing “sh*t from Shinola,” which referred to a person too clueless to distinguish between excrement and the brownish-black shoe polish manufactured in Rochester, New York from 1907 to 1960. Now, when Shinola comes up in conversation, it’s most […]

Beauty Bets
Beauty Bets

Elizabeth Dehn You spent your formative years meticulously grooming your brows, testing countless shades of crimson, strawberry and blushing nude lipsticks while cultivating a large vocabulary of terms for facial scrubs, peels and masks. And for all your efforts, you might entertain the idea of diving into the vast ocean that is the blogging community […]

Beauty is Boring
Beauty is Boring

Robin Black There’s beauty in simplicity. Or is it the other way around? Robin Black, a notable and seasoned creative force in makeup artistry is the author of the distinctive blog, Beauty is Boring. There she provides a literal, dictionary-derived definition of beauty, describing it as “The quality or aggregate of qualities in a person […]

Fariba Soltani
Fariba Soltani

Architecture of a Scarf While the concept of a scarf is hardly novel in the accessories market, nor to fashion for that matter, a scarf that draws its inspiration from interior architecture is more extraordinary. “My background is in architecture, hence my love for clear lines and subtle choice of colors,” says Fariba Soltani of […]

Raw Spirit
Raw Spirit

To truly look at one of Russell James’ iconic photos, be it a portrait of a beautiful girl or a moody shot of a stunning landscape, is to be awed by the very real sense of intimacy that emanates from the work. An interesting factoid is that the Australian photographer, perhaps best known for the […]

Suzusan
Suzusan

Shibori For The Future In the town of Arimatsu, Japan, a room of women gather, engaged in conversation as they use tools passed down for gen- erations to wring, tie and press reams of textiles into over fifty intricately knotted patterns. It has been this way, thoroughly unchanged, for over one hundred years in the […]

Chic Beats
Chic Beats

Beats X Fendi headphones Available Jan 2015 Following Apple’s acquisition of Beats by Dre, the company is now working with high fashion brand Fendi. Their spring 2015 menswear show featured models walking down the runway wearing the headphones in an amalgamation of colors. Beats X Fendi headphones will be available in January 2015 and go […]

Passage
Passage

Acne Shoes J Lindeberg clutch ATP Atelier slipons Maria Nilsdotter Ring, earring and headpiece Malene Birger choker Little Liffner fur bag FWSS acrylic bag Maria Nilsdotter Earring, bracelets and necklace   Photography Martin Vallin Styling Eloin Edlund

Peter Gray
Peter Gray

“The total look is EVERYTHING! How a great pair of heels makes a woman feel can affect the outcome of a close up beauty shot” says superstar session stylist Peter Gray. A man often lost in a haze of sleep deprivation and travel, Peter Gray is among the world’s foremost hair stylists: a prolific image-maker revered […]

Elena Slivnyak
Elena Slivnyak

“I want to make a statement, and not the next hot item that can be consulted on the fashion syllabus.” It’s the personal “Fashion Manifesto” of Elena Slivnyak, a San Franciscobased talented designer, with Ukrainian roots, who does not like the catwalks, sparkling dresses and mass consumption. “I believe that fashion is dead nowadays. There […]

Show Me
Show Me

Photography by Miko Lim Styling by Stephanie Tricola

Shoes to Obsess Over
Shoes to Obsess Over

The ‘90s are back, influencing fashion in ways both overt and subtle. In the case of accessories, and especially footwear, this makes for an interesting dichotomy as the ‘90s saw not only the resurgence of casual–butch standards like the Birkenstock and Doc Martens, but also the birth of the status shoe-the more exaggerated the better. […]

Anine Bing
Anine Bing

The inherent ability to incorporate just the right amount of whimsy and downtown cool is what model turned rock goddess turned clothing designer Anine Bing has mastered. Straight from her roots in music and fashion emerges an effortlessly downtown chic look with just the right amount of edge sliced in. Attention to the tiniest of […]

Ali Amaro: Linked to Heritage
Ali Amaro: Linked to Heritage

The boundary that separates the realm of art from the craft of jewelry making is, at best, ambiguous. Bay Area metalsmith Ali Amaro is making a career from fully embracing the blurring of this line. The jeweler and designer, who lives in Point Richmond, creates work that draws from a wide range of inspiration. Amaro, […]

Silver Seed Clothing
Silver Seed Clothing

While leggings may be a recycled trend, New York City-based Silver Seed Clothing has cultivated an ingenious method of not only supplying the masses with top-quality, Made-in-America goods, but also nurturing members of the independent, up-and-coming design world. What sets this small company of newly-minted entrepreneurs apart from the overseas Goliaths who helped set the […]

Piece By Piece
Piece By Piece

Elizabeth Brunner, creator of SF-based label Piece x Piece and pioneer in creating clothing out of discarded fabric swatches, is a fashion designer. Her feelings toward fashion, however, are ambivalent. “I enjoy it creatively,” allows Brunner, but foremost in her mind are the devastating ecological effects of the garment industry. Over 4,500 swatches of non-biodegradable […]

Cres. E. Dim.
Cres. E. Dim.

To those not in the industry, it sounds like the glamorous life. The latest styles, the hottest events, flashing lights, and beautiful, confident people. And while this isn’t an untruth, it’s not the whole truth, either. Behind every collection and runway show that’s oohed and aahed over, there are countless hours of sketching, measuring, planning, […]

Christian Louboutin: Tattooed Shoes
Christian Louboutin: Tattooed Shoes

How does Christian Louboutin, master of the red-soled shoes and innovative fashion icon, stay one step ahead of the saturated designer footwear game? Already a household name known for shoes that range from demure to sensuous and classic to bold, Louboutin introduces the next in must-have shoe fetishism (of which we are all guilty). Just […]


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