Last week’s cold spell lasted for a split second but somehow, I still managed to dig through my closet for a turtleneck sweater to celebrate the occasion. And sure, when I say cold, I mean 65 degrees. But hey, I’ll take any semblance of fall at this point! So as I patiently wait for Indian summer to take it’s final bow, I’ll just lust over these sumptuous oversized turtlenecks . . .
It was the spiky asparagus, frilly kale, crunchy radishes, roly-poly eggplants and farm fresh eggs at Park Slope’s co-op that inspired Brooklyn-based Oeuf‘s winter collection of food themed knitwear. I’ve been a fan of Oeuf’s luxuriously soft and quality knits since my son was born and now that the weather is finally cool enough, I can’t wait to get him in the radish hoodie, pickle scarf and apple mittens. I’m just wondering if the egg beret comes in my size?! It’s all just too scrumptious!
It’s the candid beauty in nature’s asymmetric shapes that moves South African jeweler Gisele Human. Pebbles, seaweed, leaves and roots were the inspiration behind all the soft rounded corners and distorted matte forms of her small collection of hair pins, clips and earrings. It’s simplicity at it’s best.
Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson have dedicated themselves to the slow and deliberate process of textile making, which makes Wolfgang Laib, a conceptual artist known for methodically working with natural elements, the ideal muse for their spring collection. I mean, how can you not fall in love with their beautifully thoughtful clashing of geometric patterns, inspired by old Welsh blankets and woven in gauze cotton inspired by traditional Ghanaian and Japanese fabrics? The globetrotter, and vintage textile hoarder, in me wants it all . . .