White denim isn’t always for everyone, including me. However, these examples of a more relaxed approach to the classic and clean jean is convincing me otherwise. Now the search begins for what I hope to be a summer staple . . .
Off the shoulder statement tops have been a part of Sylvie Millstein‘s wheelhouse for several seasons now. So while finding ways to reimagine the trend for resort, she found inspiration in the beauty of traditional Argentinian gauchos. Cotton men’s shirts were reworked to fall off a single shoulder and arms were exposed with a series of buttons climbing up the sleeves. Blouses with billowy sleeves were carried over from fall with even more dramatic volume. Skirts barely grazed the floor and looked wide enough to pass as trousers. Theatrical yet oh, so wearable. Love.
If you’re as passionate about Moroccan textiles as I am, you’ll want to bookmark Tigmi Trading. Stat. In addition to a vast selection of kilims and Boucherouite, Beni Ourain, and Azilal rugs, the Australian based company has a curated collection of artisanal finds, like pillows, cushions, blankets and art, from around the rest of the world. I’m personally obsessed with the naturally dyed, Moroccan silk pillows in faded hues of blues and pinks and the large Beni Ourain floor cushions. But honestly, everything is just too fab.
Life spent on an alpaca farm on Vashon Island, Washington was the inspiration behind Adrienne Antonson’s farm-to-hangar approach when designing her clothing line, State. The collection consists of smocks, layerable tops, lightweight and loose fitting pants, peasant dresses and potter coats, all handmade and hand painted with US grown organic cotton and linen blend fabrics in her studio in Georgia. Her Sunday overall, based off their popular loose fitting pants, is the epitome of comfort and cool – and most definitely a piece that I can wearing for years and years to come.