Several weeks ago I fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting Alaska. I walked through a forest and enjoyed the new growth of ferns, hiked to Exit Glacier, attended one of the most beautiful weddings, ate freshly caught salmon, and enjoyed many hours in a car driving up and down Highway 1. I loved the majestic mountains, glaciers, wildlife, fields of wild dandelions, water skiing, fishing, clean fresh air, and 19 hours of sunlight so much so that I plan on going back every summer. As I overheard someone summing it up perfectly: “if this isn’t heaven we are half way there.”
Australian label Friend Of Mine‘s effortlessly cool aesthetic caught our attention several seasons ago with their covetable collections of uniquely cut basics, tailored trousers, rockabilly inspired outerwear, and wonderfully offbeat footwear. Whether it be with an engraved heel cap or floral cutouts, we absolutely adore the distinct details in their summer ready boots. Honestly, anyone who can execute a sick pair of boots is a friend of mine . . . so we’re letting them be yours too by giving away a pair of boots of your choosing! Simply leave a comment, like Friend of Mine on Facebook (check them out on Twitter too), and a winner will be selected at random on July 2nd. (Winner will be announced and contacted by email. Size and color subject to availability. Good luck! xx *** Contest now closed. Congrats to Monti)
(top images clockwise from top left: Clyde Boot, Hutton Boot, Texan Boot, Williams Boot, Raffaella Boot, Dallas Boot; Lauren is wearing the Hutton Boot in sand & Erica is wearing the Dallas Boot in black; all images by HonestlyWTF)
While most people simply admire old photos, Irina Werning is more interested in how people would look and feel if they were to reenact them today. Several years ago, she started to ask people to go back to their past and recreate a moment in time – even down to the exact body positions and facial expressions! I’m so impressed that I am inspired to recreate one of my childhood images . . .