Who knew that desert boots, known in South Africa as velskoens or vellies, were first made in Namibia some 400 years ago? Schier Shoes has been producing vellies since 1935 and today, 8 local Damara artisans are responsible for carefully assembling every shoe by hand – turning out just 20 pairs a day. Opening Ceremony has collaborated with the brand to produce a selection of limited edition vellies, which include tufted springbok hide and leopard-print leather. I’m personally a huge fan of the suede versions with the neon capped toes!
Foxes and insects and rabbits, oh my! Succulent blooms and critters of the woods are united beautifully in Kari Herer‘s still lifes. They’re so delightful, I’d love to walk past a series of these prints in my hallway everyday.
As I’m counting down the days until my sailing trip through the Aegean Sea, bright and colorful swimwear seems to be the only thing on my mind . . .
(top image clockwise from top left: Mara Hoffman King Tut Bikini $200, Marc by Marc Jacobs Havana Swimsuit $190, Agent Provocateur Mazzy Triangle Top $220, Agent Provocateur Mazzy Bikini Bottom $170, Emilio Pucci Bandeau Swimsuit $550, Tori Praver Lily Bikini Bottom $105, Mara Hoffman Otomi Suit $230, Mara Hoffman Ibis Bikini $176, Tori Praver Lily Bandeau $105; bottom image via Shopbop)
Does it get any better than Liberty of London‘s heritage floral prints in the form of Paige denim? We think not. The moment we caught whiff of this brilliant collaboration, we were literally jumping for joy. We especially love how the process involved such detail – co-founder Paige Adams-Geller hand selected the prints, the denim was then printed at Liberty’s facilities in Italy to guarantee precision and shipped back to the United States for manufacturing. With the mid rise Silverlake and high rise Lola shorts guaranteed to be essentials in our summer wardrobes, we’ve partnered with our friends at Paige to giveaway a pair to one of our readers. Simply leave a comment below, follow Paige Denim on Twitter, and a winner will be selected at random on Monday, May 28th. (Sorry, limited to US & Canada residents only. Winner will be announced and contacted by email. Good luck! xx ** Contest CLOSED. Congrats to Alicia C!)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably well aware that high top sneakers have been having a major moment . . . thanks to Isabel Marant‘s covetable sneaker wedges, of course. Though eBay might be the only place to score the original pair that inspired it all, we’ve rounded up some comparable kicks. What do you think? Are you on board with this season’s trend?
Simplicity and delicacy executed in the most graceful way, Gabriela Artegas‘ collection of fine jewelry is the kind that remains one’s reserve for eternity. Love.