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I have been meaning to head to the local weekend markets for a long time now but I simply cannot get up early on a Sunday. But tomorrow is going to be ‘Not a Lazy Sunday’. I am setting my alarm for 7am and I’m heading over with camera in one hand and my wallet in the other to snap up any great finds. It’s going to be chilly in the morning so I would love to be wearing a warm knit like Rabens Saloner’s tweed knit and a pair of comfy ankle boot from Acne.

 

Acne €187.00

Chanel €841.00

Acne €254.00

Acne €387.00

Marc Jacobs €1041.00

Rabens Saloner €187.00

True Religion €229.00

Jamie Nelson is a New York based fashion and beauty photographer with work shown in numerous international publications, ad campaigns and billboards. Her latest editorial featuring redhead bombshell Angelika Kocheva and a kickass vintage Air Force plane is less about fashion and all about the hair. Angelika’s fiery red hair against the deep blue sky and the light summer wardrobe creates a modest heroinesque feel.

Click here to view the full photo shoot.

Jersey dresses make for an easy transition from day to night and are super comfortable to wear which makes it the perfect outfit to wear to dinner. Our favorite is the Yves Saint Laurent stretch-jersey dress from net-a-porter.

Alexander McQueen
£281.75

Helmut Lang
€1022.00

Chloe
€1,187.37

Zara
$131.00USD

Lanvin
£347.87

Alexander McQueen
£1,217.56

Yves Saint Laurent
£1,639.22

Rick Owens
€495.00

Helmut Lang
€334.00

Alexander Wang
€269.00

One of the most attractive outfits for women as voted by men is the ‘power suit’.  But forget about boring black and white suits, this season it’s all about bright hues and textures. We especially love the fuchsia pink suit worn by a fashion blogger paired with a cute grey beanie and the canary yellow Sonia Rykiel suit worn by model Leigh Lezark.

 

 

 

Illustrator John Woo’s playful ‘He Wears It’ series embraces the forces of fashion, putting the Star Wars cast in contemporary brands. 

“My wife and I were talking about how some of our friends look like Star Wars characters,” he says. This led to a reflection on the stability of the outfits of the characters in the movies: “Darth Vader always wears black.” Woo says he imagined a world where the characters got out of their ruts. “It should be a dressing revolution for Star Wars; Darth Vader has to take off his old-fashioned calculator, Jar Jar Binks has to take off his bell-bottom pants.”

The illustration series pairs characters with Woo’s favorite brands, carefully selected to match the look and personality of the different characters. He says the hardest to design for was Jar Jar: “I had to totally change his image and still had to match his face and body.” If you are more of a Star Wars nerd than a fashion nerd, it’s a mini-education to look up each of the brands that Woo picked.

You can see more He Wears It prints (including some non-Star-Wars characters) on Woo’s Etsy store.

Article by Tim Maly from Co.Design

This Saturday on April 17th we celebrate Saint. Patrick’s Day.  In New Zealand celebrating this religious and cultural holiday generally means wearing green, drinking Guinness and reveling through the streets faking an Irish accent.

I myself don’t usually wear a lot of green but in spirit of the festivities here are some picks that I would love to be wearing this weekend!

Boo. $59.00 NZD

Alieni €236,00

Country Road $49.95 AUD

The Cambridge Satchel Company £93.00

Hunter £85.00

The latest collection by Italian brand Marni for H&M has created quite a stir among fashion fans. The queue was endless even before the doors opened with some admirers waiting in line from as early as 2am the night before.

My favorite outfit from the collection is the silk pajama set which has already made a few appearances during Paris Fashion Week. I also love Louis Vuitton’s leopard print pajamas worn by Sofia Coppola as seen below. Here are some more pajama outfits that I will be dreaming of tonight.

Last Sunday, I returned from a short holiday in Thailand with some close friends. I had never been to Bangkok before and the first thing that hit me as I stepped off the plane was the overwhelming intensity of the heat and this was at 10 o’clock at night! We had no plans for accommodation nor did we have an itinerary of what to see or where to go but I had packed light knowing that my luggage would double its size on my way back.

The next day we headed over to the Chutachuck Weekend Market, one of the largest markets in the world. With more than 15,000 booths selling anything and everything imaginable including Buddhist amulets, wooden funitures, hand made decorated flowers, plants, ceramic wares, Thai Bejarong, deep fried crickets, silk, hill-tribe outfits, pets and lots and lots of clothes.

Here are some of my favorite buys from the day.