I’m still kicking myself for missing out on the awesome Primoeza sample sale from a few weeks ago. Now I can’t stop thinking about cozy, handknit sweaters. I don’t live in Portland anymore, but I still like to check in on Giovanna and see what she’s stocking at Una, my favorite clothing shop in the city. She has a talent for unearthing independent designers that you would never typically hear about — steering clear of the more ubiquitous hipster-chic labels that infiltrate most high-end boutiques. Her latest posts don’t disappoint — I’m seriously obsessed with this Berlin-based knitwear line Maiami, which has just the right balance of kitsch and utilitarianism. Just the thing for chilly Montreal nights. They remind me of my beloved thrift store sweaters collection, but in better, brighter colors, and more updated, slouchy shapes. Perfection!
You can’t quite tell in this photo, but buried under that mountain of delicious mashed avocado is another loaf of victory bread. Right now, this black bread is my favorite thing at Lawrence — it’s compact, hearty, and intensely savory, thanks to traces of espresso grounds, molasses, butter, chopped shallots, fennel seeds, caraway seeds, bran flakes, and rye flour. (If you’d like to make something similar, this recipe looks lovely). When our black bread comes out of the oven, the smell is really unbelievable. All this black bread really needs is a thick smear of salted butter, but in the morning I’ve been eating it with chopped avocado, lemon juice, and lots of black pepper.
Also, I know I’m so behind on the NYFW chatter, but I finally looked at Rachel Comey’s spring collection and I just can’t. It’s all so beautiful, especially those crop tops and that high necked chartreuse dress. I’ll just imagine that I’m wearing those breezy white numbers while lounging in Greece with Adam — lucky dude gets to go there in a few weeks!
I have really been feeling dusty teal + pink colorways for my clothing. These are two new pieces (top: Rachel Comey from Bird; bottom: Zoologist by Charlotte Linton) that I’m fairly obsessed with. It’s so funny, I can’t remember the last time I bought a solid-colored piece. For some reason, my eye just seems to automatically skip over them these days.
One of my classiest outfits still renders me the most casually dressed person at last night’s Montreal en Lumiere dinner. Ah, Montreal. How you consistently out-fancy me.
I just can’t believe this is the last Mociun collection ever. Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a few of her pieces, from baggy black silk pants, tight mini dresses, boxy tops, leggings, scarves, bralets… the list goes on. I guess I’m a little addicted. This farewell collection hits all of the right nostalgia notes. (There are also quite a few stunning pieces from her spring collection on sale!)
[All images via Mociun tumblr]
Of course, there are still a million other artists making beautiful work, like Tara-Lynn Morrison’s line, good night, day. I’ve admired her fuzzy knit pieces on the Internet, but over the weekend I had the good fortune of admiring her work up close at POP Montreal’s Puces POP fair. This sweater, in particular, is perfect. Just the right amount of cropping and dip-dying, and so, so soft.
And finally, Jennifer of Ermie has been straight-up blowing my mind with her gorgeous fall collection. Never have I met anyone more on my wavelength when it comes to pattern, texture, and explosions of color. I can’t wait to see the full lookbook! [Image via Ermie blog]
Wow. Everything about this look — the jeans, her shirt, that bun, the makeup — is completely flawless. She’s so beautiful it’s scary.
[Photo by Vanessa Jackman, via Ringo, have a banana]
Hallelujah, the maid-of-honor dress search is over, with not a minute to spare (the wedding is in two weeks). Picked this up for $30 at H&M. Not bad. I was getting so desperate I almost dropped $600+ on a beautiful putty-colored Marc Jacobs dress at Neiman Marcus. (Nordstroms has it on sale here). But I think I prefer the $30 dress, thanks.
I know that I’m supposed to be searching for the perfect maid-of-honor dress for my best friend’s wedding in August (no, I haven’t found it yet; yes, I realize this makes me beyond flaky; yes, I plan on buying one eventually, I mean, it’s not like the wedding is only a few weeks away or anything), but I have found myself combing through the internet for what I want my boyfriend to wear instead and daydreaming about color-coordinating our outfits. My heart practically stopped beating when I saw these beyond rad sherbert-hued 70s-inspired styles from Acne. So perfect, and so his style. Need to figure out a way how to get him to wear mint green, raspberry, salmon and camel. He would look so great.
[Acne Menswear by Dazed Digital via Clever Nettle]
Hot resort collection. Wish I could see a detail of those flower-flecked shoes, too. There’s a small shop downtown that stocks quite a bit of Erdem. The stuff is perfect, every dress fit like a glove.
I was recently combing the internet for acceptable bridesmaid dresses, and ended up on Anthropologie, a weirdly reliable site for buying super-discounted Rachel Comey shoes. I immediately noticed this dress (top two images) for exactly what it was: a blatantly simplified copy of Stella McCartney’s incandescent 2011 resort collection (bottom two images), of which I have waxed poetic on many occasions, including here. Yet this copy is so embarrassing, so derivative, so lame.