Sunny Fong of VAWK has teamed up with eBay Canada to launch a seven piece limited edition collection called Vawk for eBay on August 12, 2013. Everything will be priced under $120 and will be available at Buy It Now pricing until September 15, 2013. I got the scoop on inventory and it’s really limited, if you have some favourites you need to purchase on August 12th. An added bonus is that eBay is providing free shipping. The Manta shift dress at $119 is a steal and my favourite piece of the collection. There is something for the guys too with the Duo leather skinny tie at $69. images: courtesy of eBay Canada
HermÃ¨s does an incredible job with their product videos. They are extremely well done and hit that sweet spot of cute and whimsical that wins me over every time. The Sporting Life is the theme of the 2013 for HermÃ¨s and this set of four videos does a terrific job of conveying the theme. Each video takes items from the spring summer 2013 and incorporates them into sporty vignettes. Ping Pong features the Toolbox bag and the Rallye 24 Porcelain Collection. Rallye 24 Porcelain Collection: The new HermÃ¨s porcelain collection designed by BenoÃ®t-Pierre Emery and Damian O’Sullivan will be available in Canadian boutiques in May 2013. Rallye 24 has the emblematic anchor chain caught up in and propelled along by a new story on porcelain. It is playfully reworked as a car race track with its straight lines and oval corners, all short-circuiting with their foot to the floor.(source: HermÃ¨s PR) Toolbox bag: A slight family resemblanceâ€¦ A cousin of the Kelly, with a vanity-case touch, this bag unites the HermÃ¨s spirit and the practicality …
I received this lovely Long Cat Scarf by BECKSÃ–NDERGAARD from the Caroline and MatÃ©o, owners of Canon Blanc during a little MasterCard Stylicity shopping trip. Check out an interview with them both for the MasterCard Stylicity Blog. It’s pretty obvious that as a cat lover I’d appreciate a scarf of a cat wearing a scarf. Very meta. This cotton scarf is lightweight but massive at about 1 ft x 2 ft. Normally, I only use light cotton scarves in the summer but I think the length of this BECKSÃ–NDERGAARD one will allow for multiple wrappings for warmth. BECKSÃ–NDERGAARD is a Danish accessory brand started in 2003 by Lis Beck and Anna SÃ¸ndergaard. The line carries scarves with unique hand drawn prints, handbags, gloves and knits. The line is known for their eel skin leather accessories and the hand drawn prints. The scarves are hand made in India. BECKSÃ–NDERGAARD products are available in Toronto at Canon Blanc. Canon Blanc 679 Queen Street West Toronto images: the-dressingroom.com
If had a few tens of thousands lying around, I’d be buying HermÃ¨s Editeur scarves by artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. HermÃ¨s Editeur is a limited edition collaboration with visual artists who take their craft and interpret it into a HermÃ¨s scarf. They are all very beautiful and expensive. You are basically buying a piece of art on silk with the HermÃ¨s Editeur items. Hiroshi Sugimoto’s line is a limited edition run of 140 scarves at $7000 each. The colours are simple but so vibrant and stunning. Hiroshi Sugimoto is a celebrated artist from Japan. Born in Tokyo in 1948, Hiroshi Sugimoto moved to the United States in 1970 to study photography at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, earning a B.F.A. in 1974. There he absorbed the tenets of Conceptualism and Minimalism that continue to inform the technical and intellectual rigor of his work. In 1974 he moved to New York City. In his photographic series, as well as his experiments with sculptural objects, architecture and exhibition design, Sugimoto attempts to highlight and …
Leah Barrett, Jabberdust designer, emailed me to let me know that a little project she worked on with Danielle Meder of Final Fashion is available for sale. Last year, Leah approached Danielle about illustrating some design concepts for the company. Danielle explains the whole process in this snippet here from her blog. Designer, entrepreneur, professor and blog reader Leah Barrett approached me with a project. Leah’s label, Jabberdust, is a line of scarves and accessories that features incredible handwork. Leah works closely with factories in India to showcase the possibilities of embellishment. Her background is in production management, and she surprised me with a rare proposal. I’m paraphrasing here â€“ Leah said: “I’m very comfortable with the production aspect of the business, however I find the conceptual aspect of design more challenging. Would you be interested in designing a number of concepts and illustrating them â€“ it can be anything you wish â€“ and I will take those ideas to the factories and handle the technical development of the samples, and if they’re successful, the …
I found these great Hermes Festival of Crafts videos that give you a better look at how this luxury company produces their scarves, saddles gloves and ties.
Etro’s Spring Summer 2011 accessories are a visual delight It’s paisley done oh so right. images: tooklookbook.com
I like a few items of the Douglas Coupland x Roots collaboration. The ROOTS X DOUGLAS COUPLAND collection includes apparel for women/men/children, accessories, leather goods, design items, furniture, limited editions, original art and a series of pop-up stores. This is the first time Douglas Coupland has designed fashion wearables. He is best known as the internationally best-selling author of “Generation X”, “JPod” and “Generation A”. “For more than 10 years I’ve been intimately exploring what it means to be Canadian,” says Coupland. “This partnership with Roots is an amazing opportunity to keep that dialogue going with an even wider, more diverse audience.” The theme created for the ROOTS X DOUGLAS COUPLAND collection is “Canada Goes Electric” and brings together Douglas Coupland’s recognizable perspective with the Roots reputation for quality goods and craftsmanship. “For the first time in our history, we stepped back and left the design to an outside designer,” explains Don Green, Co-founder of Roots. “Visually the collection is strong but beyond that, Douglas Coupland has once again shown his trademark humour and brilliance …
This beauty was a birthday gift. You really should have seen my jaw hit the ground when I saw the orange bag. The packaging is divine. I love the horse and carriage detail. Thank you for such an exquisite gift. I’m trying to figure out how to wear it.
Le Carre Hermes I would love to own this book, people have been telling me about it. A source of discovery and enchantment for lovers of Hermes, this work describes the life and history of the square of silk which has become legend. Published by Les Editions du Regards. 320 pages MaiTai’s Picture Book has a ton of great photos of the book. images: hermes.com
I also picked up this great poster featuring the iconic scarves during that trip to HermÃ¨s where I went lookbook crazy. It’s a really good reference on how to wear a HermÃ¨s scarf. I’ll have to practice with my own HermÃ¨s scarf. Hmmm, is that Daul Kim.
So I’ve been drooling over HermÃ¨s scarfs for a long time on I want – I got. Containing 65 grams of silk from 250 cocoons, 90 centimetres square, the Hermes scarf has become a standard for good workmanship and discreet luxury. It requiring up to two years of work to produce one of these wearable art that is an expression of its style and luxury. From 1837, Thierry HermÃ¨s made harnesses and saddles for a privileged clientele. Boots, jewelry, home decor items, and silk scarves were added to the company’s range. In 1920, his grandson Emile included luggage. The first scarf square to accompany the HermÃ¨s collection was produced in 1928, inspired by that worn by Napoleon’s soldiers. It was a big success that resulted in a workshop, then a factory, for scarf production being set up at Lyon in 1937. Each Hermes design requires: * nine to twelve months of research and development; * fifty-odd designers, * ideas drawn from styles such as baroque, * contributions from artists such as Matisse. Six to eight …
Necklush.com I was browsing through Etsy one day and discovered the Necklush. It’s part scarf and part chunky necklace. I needed to have one. So, I put in my order. I also found them on twitter and told them I was excited to receive my Necklush. They told me that each one is made to order and that I should expect it soon. I kinda wish I bought a thicker stranded Necklush. I would suggest that anyone who is interested in buying one to get the thicker versions. The colour schemes are varied enough to suit everyone’s taste whether it’s a neutral or a bright colour. I had a very, very hard time deciding which one to choose. So hard, that I’m already scoping out my next purchase. Perhaps the Supreme Necklush :). The Necklush can be worn in a number of ways and they even produced a video for customers. Necklush is made from cut cotton loops. We screenprint the designs ourselves, making the multicolored ones very limited. Necklush can be worn as a …
Virginia Johnson Fall Winter 2008 – 2009 Lookbook
I got a scarf sourced from Pakistan from the new shop off Queen West called, cat tilt Cat Tilt 1-198 Walnut Ave, Toronto at Queen W beside Tealish Phone: 416-519-5189 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: M W-F 11-7, S 11-7, S 12-6
I posted about my lust for Hermes scarves way, way back in 2006 and I’ve decided to revisit that. The Fall Winter 2008 – 2009 collection is influenced by India and there are lot of elephant motives everywhere. My Mom would be dying, she loves elephants. I’ve reposted the history of the Hermes scarf and some facts. It takes 2 years and 250 silk cocoons to make a 90 centimeter square scarf. The details are behind the cut if you are interested.
Interesting treatment on the wool scarf. Jenne Giles of Harlequin Feltworks combines wool and silk to make felt that she uses to create these sculptural scarfs. This would be a great addition to a collarless coat in the winter. You can purchase these scarves online at Jenne’s Etsy shop, Radici.co.uk and The Artful Home. via Notcouture.com images: radici.co.uk and artfulhome.com
CN Logo Scarf from The Souvenir Shop I’m such a freaking Canadian, I love the subtle CN logo printed on this scarf. You can get the Hudson’s Bay logo too. This shop is hilarious, the stubby pins people, the stubby pins.
A Night City Scarf by Gillian Rode The fabric is brass that has been enameled and it’s unbelievably flexible and fluid and will last a lifetime. It is not rigid and moves just like fabric. Each hexagon is 1/8″ in diameter and they are machine linked together. Yay, more local goodies. This time we have Toronto resident Gillian Rode. I do believe that someone wore the Night City Scarf at the Buy Design for Windfall photoshoot last weekend. Can you spot it? It looks like the model from the above shots. Available in Toronto at: Anti-Hero 113 Yorkville Ave D’Lightful 202 Augusta Ave Fawn 967 Queen West unit 121 Georgie Bolesworth / Model Citizen 913 Dundas St. W The Pink Heart 482 Eglington Ave Ukula 492 College St. For you non-local types, you can make your purchases via etsy. Click the link.
Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2008 – Mens Ready to Wear There were a lot of scarves at the Dries Van Noten menswear show that I liked. I love the way the the scarf is tied in the second image. I must find a way to recreate it. images: men.style.com
Accessories from the jack & marjorie collection fall winter 2007 Jack & Marjorie, a local company, has gotten love from I want – I got
Cloth Label Jewelry This Australian company makes necklaces out of cotton fabrics. This is very scarf like. I wish I could find a way to tie one like that.
So Hermes makes “the” scarf. I decided to do some browsing myself and found some very nice looking ones.
Frank Lloyd Wright scarves