November 7, 2014

Androgynous Style Icons

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There are many celebrities who have reinvented themselves in ways that have pushed boundaries beyond the norm. Whether it’s adopting a new persona in the realm of art, theater, or music- these style icons continue to manipulate the visualization of gender. Scroll through our list of favorite icons (past & present) >>

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Tilda Swinton- Tilda isn’t afraid to work a suit like a boss. And it’s clear that the statuesque model and actress has a penchant for architectural details and monochrome tailored suits.

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Boy George- Boy George’s outlandish style pioneered androgyny in the 80′s by dressing in eclectic hats, waist coats, and billowy tees. Wearing bright facial make-up, winged eyeliner, and crimped hair tied with ribbons and rags reflected his flamboyant persona.

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Iggy Pop- If there’s one person in Rock N’ Roll who can wear just about anything it’s Iggy Pop who once stated, I’m not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.” 

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Annie Lennox- Annie made an impression in the early 80′s by donning trouser suits and an orange buzz cut. The reason behind this Scottish-born singer’s hair do? “Appearance is just temporary and I wanted to be strong as a man.”

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David Bowie- Bowie was a master at transforming himself to a million personas throughout his musical career. His most famous being Ziggy Stardust in all his flame-haired, glittering glory.

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Prince- While he pushed musical boundaries during the 80′s, Prince expressed his style by mixing masculine with the feminine in an unprecedented way in brocade catsuits, frilly tops, cropped tees, bell bottoms, and fingerless gloves.

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Grace Jones- Grace was intimidating and fierce. Her razor sharp features and even sharper style was the epitome of menswear chic. She’s inspired the likes of Andy Warhol and designers all over and influenced the underground New York scene in the 70′s and 80′s.

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Katherine Hepburn- While feminine dressing was a more conservative way to emphasize a woman’s curves during the 30′s and 40′s, Katherine Hepburn’s sense of style was unconventional as she stuck with high-waisted slacks and button down shirts.

SHOP STRONG AND TAILORED

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October 23, 2014

STYLE MUSE: Yves Saint Laurent

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This week, we’re groovin’ back to the Seventies. A time when fashion was all about experimentation and freedom of expression. No one other than Yves Saint Laurent portrayed those things, whose tailored style and classic square framed glasses, was a fixture in the fashion world. Being one of the most illustrious designers and fashion pioneers, his personal style of smart pantsuits, tuxedo looks, and tailored outfits echoed into his countless collections that revolutionized the way women dressed.

Scroll through as we look back at our favorite YSL moments… >>

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SHOP ‘ GROOVE OUT ‘

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October 8, 2014

In The Mood: Knit Into You

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You don’t know how lips hurt
Until you’ve kissed and had to pay the cost
Until you’ve flipped you’re heart and you have lost
You don’t know what love is

Do you know how lost hearts fear
The thought of reminiscing
And how lips that taste of tears
Loose the taste for kissing

You don’t know how hearts yearn
For love that cannot live yet never dies
Until you’ve faced each dawn with sleepless eyes
How could you know what love is

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S H O P  ‘ K N I T  W E A R  E S S E N T I A L S ‘

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September 25, 2014

Elements that Matter

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Flash back to chemistry class but with a sartorial twist. There are various elements that make up who we are right down to what we wear. This weeks collection is inspired by the different elements that are found within our environment. From earth to sky, scroll on as we breakdown what each piece visually represents to us >>

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Matte  Clear Parka

 

Molecules are present all around us. When two or more atoms join together, they form molecules yet are so small that they can’t be seen within the naked eye. This piece is a representation of when molecules are bonded together, it creates something as a whole even if we cannot physically see it.

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Le Specs ‘Neo Noir’ Milky Tort

Light is an energy that travels in waves. The reflection of light is when light bounces off an object. If the surface is smooth and shiny, light will reflect at the same angle as it hit the surface called specular reflection.

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Ice Blue Racerback Slip Dress

 

Blue light has a wavelength of 475 nm (nanometers) which is the smallest wavelength in the color spectrum. Because of this it’s light is able to be scattered in all directions as the Sun passes through the atmosphere, which give us the impression that the sky is blue.

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Lazy Oaf Plant Necklace

 

All plants need sunlight to grow. Sunlight gives plants an input of energy which gives them their green color called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll absorbs this energy from the sunlight in a process known as photosynthesis. Photosynthesis converts this light energy into a chemical energy of sugar and other organic compounds.

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The atmosphere we live in is a mixture of gases that surround the Earth. It’s an important part of what makes Earth liveable. High above the planet, the atmosphere becomes thinner until it gradually reaches outer space.  Yet it is the Troposphere (the lowest layer of the Earth) where all the weather takes place and the clouds are found.

SHOP LIGHT COMING IN THROUGH WINDOWS

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