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Fashion in Leaves

Fashion in Leaves is ongoing personal project by Malaysian illustrator and artist Tang Chiew Ling that explores various forms of leaves and flowers as if they were fashion sketches. Ling previously merged flora with illustration in another series of images called Object Art, and if you liked this, also checkout Drawing with Leaves. (via The […]

Hellessy

We’ve just discovered Hellessy and are swooning over the Spring 2016 looks.  Founded in 2012 by Sylvie Millstein, HELLESSY is a day-to-evening designer collection focused on the modern philosophy of dressing women whose lives are organized around a need for pared-down elegance that is versatile and thoughtfully constructed. Millstein melded her multi-cultural background, expertise in […]

Street Style Icon

Here’s the thing about street style: For all the inspiration it serves and the little styling ideas it gives rise to, it’s a fantasy — or at least 99.99% of it is. Because of borrowed pre-season clothing and car services that make it possible for people to wear shoes they can’t actually walk in (or […]

ShareWear

New sustainable fashion initiative ShareWear encourages you to share clothes instead of buying new ones. In 2016 you can do pretty much anything via your Smartphone.  Today comes the news of a recently launched initiative that encourages you to swap your wardrobe contents via Instagram.  The scheme is called ShareWear and part of a sustainable […]

Sunshine Scene

After much anticipation, the Sunshine Scene has landed!  The Sunshine Scene is a continuation of Filthy Rebena in a “happy hippie” formula.  The shop is filled with vintage trapeze dresses that will cover you in ethnic embroideries, brilliant tie dye patterns and beautifully billowing fabrics.  Sunshine Scene also carries a small selection of hand-crafted jewelry that uses semi-precious gemstones. If you’re […]

Disney Heels

You probably already know that Cinderella wore glass slippers to that big dance, but what kind of footwear were the other Disney ladies rocking? Artists Griz and Norm Lemay set out to answer that question with these high fashion-inspired illustrations posted on their Instagram page. These shoes are are to die for, and they must be magic too, […]

Sustainable Reads

1. Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes Paperback – Mar 15 2015 by Andrew Brooks  “Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a global journey to expose the inequalities and injustices that exist within the second-hand clothing trade and the manufacturing of garments destined for Western markets. Thought-provoking and insightful, Brooks highlights […]

Thriftin’ Tips

We just read Charles Manning’s article titled “10 Genius Tips for Mastering Secondhand Shopping” and we thought it would be a good idea to share some of those tips with our readers.  We always bring a fully charged MP3 played to pump the picking tunes, a friend with a good eye to narrow down our picks […]

The Sukajan

You’ve come a long way, baby. From humble souvenir to runway sensation, the sukajan has enjoyed quite the ascent. This letterman-style embroidered bomber, often sumptuously decked out in tigers, koi, dragons, and cherry blossoms, has its origins in WWII, when troops who had served in Asia wanted a memento of their time overseas. They’ve since […]

Recycled Fallera

Rosa Montesa, an industrial designer from Valencia, Spain, in her 50s, proposed an idea to her mother: Why not work together to make a dress for the traditional Valencian Fallas celebration? She wanted to collaborate to make something, but not in a conventional way. She wanted to do it her way, and her way was […]

Tie Dye Feast

As the temperature rises and vibrant color patterns become the norm, the increasingly popular tie-dye style from the 1990’s is becoming a hot commodity for streetwear enthusiasts. Filthy Rebena’s shop is bursting with original tie-dye designs from the 1990’s.  Rebena’s tie-dyed stock mainly consists of fashionable, handmade, artwork sundresses that were once sold at high prices in […]

Etsy Sweater Dresses

It’s hard enough to peel ourselves out of bed on a cold winter morning no less get dolled up for the day ahead.  The sweater-dress is easily the chicest way to do it. Our current Etsy faves have us vowing to sport the sweater dress the rest of this Winter. Team RavishingRuby’s over-sized sweater with thick knit […]