August 28, 2014

Symbolism : Desert Voyager

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The clothing we choose can take on a symbolic meaning, whether we know it or not. The shirt that we always gravitate to and the bracelet that we can’t help but wear everyday. These are the pieces that go beyond style or adornment and start to cross into the realm of meaning and emotions. Here we break down the collection that we’ve brought into the shop this week and visually communicate the feeling each piece evokes in us.

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Infinite Universe ‘Hieroglyphs’ TeeThe first look was translated from the literal textures found within the desert environment. Sands and hieroglyphics mask this look as they do in most Egyptian deserts.

 

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Something Else Tassel CardiganSubtle nods to structural elements found within this garment inspired the statuesque and repetitive background. It was important to recognize the complex constructed qualities that pyramids and the like are composed of.

 

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Deja Vu Tassel ScarfThis look was heavily influenced by the idea of mirages and the almost bi-polar weather that surfaces as day morphs into night. Suddenly covering up for warmth is necessity as the cold creeps over.

 

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Gypsy Junkies ‘Wildheart’ Bowler BlouseThis look exemplifies the heat and brightness found within the desert. It was important to connect these two ideas while keeping in mind accessories that lent a practical defense against such climates.

 

 

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Aten Pendant NecklaceThis accessory references the cultural history of Egypt’s Past, while providing a new and current perspective dually. Embellishment played a huge role in Egypt’s culture, just as it does presently.

 

 

S H O P  ‘ D E S E R T  V O Y A G E R ‘ 

August 27, 2014

IN THE MOOD: CAFE STAR

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“To search expectantly for a radio signal from an extraterrestrial source is probably as culture bound a presumption as to search the galaxy for a good Italian restaurant. And yet, this has been chosen as the avenue by which it is assumed contact is likely to occur.” -Terence McKenna

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Fountain by Isamu Noguchi. Image by petespix75 #Fountain

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S H O P   T H E  T H E M E

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August 21, 2014

Back to the future with Pierre Cardin

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This week’s theme ‘ Fiber Management ‘ was inspired by ideas we had of technology from the past that’s not so much about the future, but ideas of what the future could be. One of our favorite designer’s, Pierre Cardin, was an innovator and pioneer in fashion with his use of geometry and bold choice of colors that made him a forward-thinker. His bubble dresses, tunics, eyewear and unique head gear were out of this world. Cardin was a true example of freedom of expression and how far creativity (along with fantasy) could take you. Look on at some highlights from his space-age vision… >>

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S  H  O  P  ‘  F  I  B  E  R   M  A  N  A  G  E  M  E  N  T  ‘  A   T   K   O   S   H   K   A  !

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August 13, 2014

IN THE MOOD: RACQUET

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A meridian is the half of an imaginary great circle on the Earth’s surface, terminated by the North Pole and the South Pole, connecting points of equal longitude. The position of a point along the meridian is given by its latitude. Each meridian is perpendicular to all circles of latitude. Each is also the same length, being half of a great circle on the Earth’s surface.

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S H O P   T H E   T H E M E  ‘ R A C Q U E T ‘

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July 30, 2014

IN THE MOOD: BLUES, BABY.

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Yeah, that’s hard to figure out, what she’s all about
But she’s a woman through and through
She’s a complicated lady
So color my baby moody blue

Oh, moody blue
Tell me, am I gettin’ through
I keep hangin’ on
Trying to learn the song but I never do

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S H O P   T H E  ‘ M O O D Y  B L U E ‘  T H E M E

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July 23, 2014

IN THE MOOD: SWEET // CHIC

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 Oh ain’t she sweet
Well see her walking down that street
Yes I ask you very confidentially
Ain’t she sweet?

Oh ain’t she nice
Well look her over once or twice
Yes I ask you very confidentially
Ain’t she nice?

Just cast an eye
In her direction
Oh me oh my
Ain’t that perfection?

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 S H O P   T H E   T H E M E

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July 20, 2014

Statement Separates: Style Edition

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This week at Koshka, we guide you on how to mix & match your favorite staples that you can re-wear with flair. It’s all about that one versatile piece that’s still awesomely cool yet reliable and to still make you standout! So below, we styled together 6 fresh outfits to lock down your look >>

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(From L to R)

Outfit 1: Sport Cold Shoulder Dress / Le Specs x Craig & Karl Houdini Sunnies / Y.E.S. Pyrite Flats

 Outfit 2: Sport Cold Shoulder Dress / Shakuhachi Tie Dye Cap / Just Female ‘Stroke’ Jeans / Sol Sana ‘Ayden’ Sandal

Outfit 3: Sheer Midi Polka Dot Dress / Just Female Line Denim Dress / B. Zippy & Co Necklace

Outfit 4: Sheer Midi Polka Dot Dress / Stripe Woven Crop / UNIF Percy Dress (Skirt) / Spitfire ‘Le Disko’ Sunnies

Outfit 5: Motel ‘Maison’ Trousers / Just Female Kimono / Sol Sana Tally Heels / Studded Fan Clutch

Outfit 6: Motel ‘Maison’ Trousers / Motel ‘Josie’ Crop / UNIF Body Sheer Dress / Sol Sana Tally Heels / Cheap Monday Money Bag

S  H  O  P  ’  S  T  A  T  E  M  E  N  T    S  T  A  P  L  E  S ‘   A  T   K  O  S  H  K  A  !

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July 10, 2014

MOODBOARD: WHEN GIRL MEETS BOY

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Would it flatter you to know
That mostly it’s you
That makes me so slow
You say I look so calm
But really I’m not, I’m not
But I think I want to be from now on

You are still my-y mirror ball
I look at you and suddenly I’m a virgin
In a dance hall

Would it flatter you to see
Me floating about wearing my love even when it doesn’t suit me
And I want to
Cause in this weather I can’t tell
If everyone’s on heat or sun stroked or sweating for no one
I can’t tell

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S H O P   T H E   T H E M E

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