Coach Fall 2014

Coach‘s vibe just turned edgy at the hands of their newest creative director Stuart Vevers. At the label’s first show at New York Fashion Week, outerwear, that included Buffalo check blanket coats, firemen coats, leather jackets, oversized houndstooth coats, was the star. The accessories, like pebbled-leather cross-body bags, hybrid sneaker-boots, and suede shearling hiker boots, made for an amazing supporting cast. Utilitarian, classic and oh so chic. We love what we’re seeing!

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Olympic Art

Throughout the long history of the Olympics have been some really great poster designs. In celebration of the start of the winter games in Sochi, here is a little roundup of some of my favorite posters thus far. It’s no wonder the oldies are the goodies.

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The Mad Hatter: Nick Fouquet

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting milliner Nick Fouquet in his killer studio space in Venice Beach, California, located on the historical shopping Boulevard, Abbot Kinney. Finding his store is kind of like finding a gem: you have to search. Situated in the back garage of Left.House, a bungalow shop focused on showcasing local artisans, Nick and his team create astounding hats, empasizing on craftsmanship. What sets Nick’s hats apart are the unconventional methods he employs, like setting hats on fire or painting them by hand, leaving each one perfectly unique. Unique enough that Madonna and Pharrell took notice and both wore custom hats on the Grammy’s stage this year. When asked  if he could craft a hat for anyone, dead or alive, “Keith Richards,” was his immediate answer, and I think that’s totally do-able. While there, I was able to see Nick do a fitting for a custom hat and throughout the process, I saw his inner “Mad Hatter” come to life. As he says “A hat is your soulmate and finding the right one is like dating.”  I would like to date any of Nick Fouquet’s hats, wouldn’t you? Thank you Nick for opening your space to us!

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