San Francisco designer Nikki Garcia is the brain and beauty behind First Rite, a label of well tailored, minimal silhouettes made using the finest natural fibers. The clothing has a subtle and relaxed vibe yet look closely and you can immediately see the thoughtfulness in the details and refinement. Standouts include pantsuits in washed down tencel denim and a relaxed trench in a variety of colored, lightweight linen blend. Pieces to live in . . .
The stripe: perpetually chic and timeless. It’s also the underlying theme of a new label, which launched this week, appropriately named La Ligne. Rag & Bone and Vogue alums Molly Howard, Meredith Melling and Valerie Boster joined forces on this new venture, inspired to provide luxurious, yet affordable, wardrobe essentials that will never go out of style. The clothing, which is produced in New York, pays homage to “la ligne” in various iterations, whether it be as a pattern, a single line or even a cheeky play on words. And of course, leave it to these three fashion insiders to create one of the best shopping features on their direct to consumer site: each item is presented alongside three different ways to style each piece. You know, so you don’t stay within the lines . . .
SteamLine Luggage is making me feel like I’ve been traveling the wrong way. For far too long. Honestly, how chic is their vintage inspired luggage?! Despite their flawless design, I love how their suitcases are ultimately suited for practical, modern day travel. Each carryon and stowaway is lightweight in construction and equipped with silent wheels, TSA approved locks and extendable handles. Now that I’ve decided my travel game needs a complete overhaul, I just need to settle on a color . . .