Let me introduce you to Ader Error, my latest obsession. Who is Ader WHO, you ask? Let’s just say, if you married the androgynous aesthetic of Vetements (but at a much more realistic price range), the 60s femininity of Trademark (during their ready to wear years) and the collegiate flair of Ralph Lauren’s Rugby (remember them?!), you’d get the mostly unisex, Korean cult label, which launched in 2014. Except, you might have to buy a plane ticket to Korea to track down their oh-so-cool collection of oversized hoodies, wool varsity jackets, plaid suits, extra large turtlenecks, high waisted corduroys and glossy puffer coats. Very few retailers in the US currently carry the label and if you’re lucky enough to find them, most of the goods are sold out. But I have a feeling it won’t be long before we see more of them stateside. I’m willing to wait . . .
After a life changing trip to Uganda nine years ago, three college friends set out on a mission to make changes in the world through their love of fashion. That’s when 31 Bits was founded. Their first project was to provide Northern Ugandan women an opportunity to combat poverty using their artisanal jewelry skills. The socially conscious, female owned company developed programs that helped these women gain access to education, counseling and healthcare. 31 Bits has since added brass jewelry and woven bags, handmade by Indonesian artisans, to the mix – and today, they’re launching their first ever home goods collection!
My jewelry repertoire may have downsized in recent years, where simplicity rules over ornate, but that hasn’t meant less is more. I’m still a believer in more is more, friends! Which is why I’m excited by my latest jewelry discovery: Wolf Circus. The Canadian label has built a foundation on high caliber, yet simple, gold and silver rings, necklaces and bracelets – all hand polished and plated to perfection. I love the layerable quality of the pieces, especially the rings. Effortless gold bands stacked under signets? So good.
Since 2016, artist Geoffroy Mottart has been arranging floral beards and dos on historic busts as a tribute to the overlooked statues of Belgium. The installations are short lived, naturally, but he revisits some of his favorites, like Leopold II, Hermes and Victor Rousseau, with a fresh selection of seasonal flowers often. I’d love to stumble across one of these works of art. Honestly, brilliant!
No. 6 may have started out as a vintage shop in 2005, but it soon became a cult favorite among New-Yorkers-in-the-know thanks to designer Karin Bereson’s handmade clogs, vintage inspired silk dresses and separates. I’ve been a fan of the label’s tomboyish ease for years so you can imagine how surprised I was that a collaboration with Madewell didn’t actually happen sooner! Nevertheless, the capsule collection has arrived and it is good, y’all. Together, they’ve resurrected No.6’s best selling silhouettes and archival prints, which means printed striped jumpsuits and floral dresses – perfect for fall layering.