Erdem S/S 2012

Drawing inspiration from Bonjour Tristesse, a bittersweet tragedy set in the French Rivieria, and Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood For Love, a dramatic love story set in Hong Kong, Erdem Moralioglu certainly set the mood this season with a collection of cool toned floral prints, sheer lace overlays, and classically elegant silhouettes. Add une chapeau and a pair of lace gloves and voila, the Erdem girl is ready for a season of weddings, showers, garden parties . . . and romance, of course.

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DIY Bow Tie

A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated FNO by DIYing bow ties and neckties from scraps of denim at Madewell – because honestly, who isn’t borrowing a bit of inspiration from the boys this season? Today we’ll be showing you, who may have missed the event, how to DIY a bow tie with luxurious, Dolce & Gabbana-inspired velvet. Before you know it, you’ll be well suited and ready to channel your inner Marlene Dietrich!

You’ll need:

  • a 6″ x 3.5″ piece of velvet
  • a 0.75″ x 2.5″ piece of velvet
  • a 1″ pin back
  • a glue gun
  • a ruler
  • a pen

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Club Monaco x Dazed & Confused

Club Monaco has collaborated with Dazed & Confused on their newest lookbook and a spread for the magazine’s 20th anniversary issue. Shot in a private home in the English countryside, the lookbook epitomizes the urban bohemian flair of the 60s and 70s in London. Honestly, long faux fur and shearling vests, crushed velvet skirts, blazers with rolled sleeves, and silk blouses should never be paired without a hat this season. Is Club Monaco killing it or what?

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Calabarte

As an avid lamp collector, I about died when I saw these carved lamps made from dried gourds by Calabarte. Gourds from Senegal are meticulously hand drilled, allowing light to shine through the fine patterns. Absolutely stunning.

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