excerpt from ‘bakery’
As a fan of B Magazine, a Korean publication that takes an in-depth look at a single brand with each issue (don’t miss issue 16, focused on Aesop), I was elated to see they’ve now launched B Paper, which expands the focus to a product category. The first issues cover the gamut of my interests, from bakeries to bookstores to bottled water. (And the March issue is all about shoes!) All gorgeously photographed, naturally. You can see more at the B Paper website: hopefully, tracking down copies won’t be too onerous. (Reference Shop is a great resource, but the site and currency is Korean.)
images from paper-b.kr
Every season, I stumble across a new-to-me utilitarian luxe® designer that I immediately fall in love with. For fall 2014, that designer is Anteprima. Based in Hong Kong and Milan, Izumi Ogino designs for a woman of all seasons: intelligent, confident, feminine and joyful. (And if that doesn’t sum up what I’m trying to achieve via fashion, I don’t know what does.) The fall collection is sophisticated, slouchy but not sloppy, and ever so artfully glamorous. Of course, my obsession comes at a price: it’s near-impossible to find in the States*, but as Leanne Palmer from Portland shop Quotidienne was my entrée to the brand, here’s hoping that changes soon. See the complete collection at StyleBistro.
look 32: is this not perfection?
look 35: cozy glam
* the closest location at the moment (for me) is italy with shops at corso como/milan as well as rome.
image credits: imaxtree photos for stylebistro.com
There’s just something about Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons styling that always draws me in. Quirkier than I’d usually select, but so eminently appealing in its quirkiness. I’m like a moth to a flame whenever I visit Dover Street Market’s Comme Comme selection on the 4th floor. See the fall collection at Style.com.
look 41: i just love this/so cool.
image credits: comme des garçons comme des garçons courtesy photos for style.com
Come for the handbags (seriously: how does Phoebe Philo and her team constantly come up with the most unique/intriguing/covetable designs?) + stay for the utilitarian luxe urban wear. Save the crazy primary-colored summer collection, I am obsessed with all things Céline. See all of the fall collection photos at Style.com.
look 18: that handbag needs to be mine.
image credits: monica feudi/feudiguaineri.com photos for style.com
Martin Grant’s über elegant designs are simply exquisite. See the complete collection, photographed by Gilles Bensimon, at Style.com.
image credits: martin grant courtesy photos by gilles bensimon for style.com