On January 1, 2013 Cape Town based artist Lorraine Loots took upon a 365 day challenge of creating one miniature painting, on a 10cm x 10cm piece of watercolor paper, every day for an entire year. As the project progressed, fans of her work started purchasing her paintings and booking future sentimental dates in advance. The project was so successful that Lorraine has decided to dedicate every painting from 2014 to Cape Town, the official World Design Capital of 2014, where they will be exhibited in January 2015.
We can get down with next season’s throwback to sumptuous suede in the form of patchwork skirts, blazers, 70s inspired trousers, belted coats, shirt dresses and fringed vests. I’m obsessed with Altuzarra’s cognac suede button up shirt and needless to say, it is definitely on the wish list for spring. So chic. And so far out, man.
Edwardian actress Lily Elsie was the muse behind Mr. Kate‘s latest collection. Spoon shaped bracelets, cocktail rings and pendant necklaces are adorned with tiny crystals, antique silver and Victorian lace details. And of course, in Mr. Kate’s cheeky form, there’s even a faux watch cuff that’s well . . . timeless.