Oh Leander

Do yourself a favor and check out Oh Leander. You’ll be happy you did.

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1. Casual Scarf in Sea Foam  2. Hello Sunshine Mug  3. Wine & Dine Note Card  4. Color Block Blanket  5. Drifter Mug  6. Le Tote Bag

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Corrie Bond

While searching for some inspiration for future photo shoots, I discovered fashion photographer, Corrie Bond. This UK-based photographer is widely known for her work for Marie Claire, In-Style and New York Times. Her work has an admirable feminine quality, and consistently conveys timeless beauty. Bond strategically manipulates natural light and dewy shadows to delicately graze her subject matter. Through her compositions and editing style, Bond’s photographs whisper a soft, vintage feeling. Her editorials are light, breathtaking and a visual treat. Take a peak at her stunning work below and visit her website to see more work.

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Anne Sofie Madsen

Anne Sofie Madsen has been coming to existence in the Fashion world just within these last couple years, and it is very clear she has an eminent statement to make. After attending the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design, and getting training from the renowned John Galliano  and Alexander McQueen, this young designer is well equipped with the tools to take the fashion world by storm. Her rugged, warrior-esque, yet polished aesthetic is already quite apparent in her two collections. Playing with combinations of texture and seaming details, Anne Sofie Madsen creates noteable pieces for a fighter, a strong, confident woman. Check out our favorites from her two look books, and see more of her creative perspective by looking through her website.

Wings + Horns

 

This online retailer is a great find.  Wings + Horns presents refreshingly simple menswear.  Their website’s about section sums up their approach nicely:

Originating between Vancouver and Tokyo, Wings+Horns was founded in 2004.  Inspired to combine Canadian elements with Japanese quality, Wings+Horns has established itself as a lifestyle brand that integrates its classic fits with a utilitarian style.

The clean, well-crafted aesthetic is even represented in their Fall 2012/Winter 2013 Lookbook.

These looks are great, and their entire website is full of on-trend (yet versatile) items.  Be sure to take a look around their site, and enjoy a few more sneak peeks below.

Lois Albinson

Lois Albinson is an emerging knitwear designer from Manchester, and a former student at the Manchester School of Art, with a BA in Textiles. Albinson’s work is unprecedented, and a phenomenal addition to the fashion industry. Her ability to manipulate yarn to create organic, rippled structures in her knits is beyond mind blowing. Through the variety of yarns and knitting techniques, Albinson fabricates delicate, yet rigid, highly textured fashions. Although Albinson heavily employs contrasting elements in her work, she has perfected the balance, resulting in appealing and harmonious designs. Support her extraordinary work by liking her facebook page, and check out her blog to stay up-to-date on her developments!

Anna Duthie

Anna Duthie is a recent graduate from Glasgow School of Art, with a specialty in fashion embroidery. Although this textile designer is just beginning in the fashion world, we can already tell that she will take fashion textiles to exciting new levels. Duthie’s perspective treasures the art of patterns, with the focus on contrasting textures and colors. In short, muted colors fused with embroidered geometric shapes and blocked lines are definitive of her aesthetic. Duthie’s striking designs are effortlessly cool. The fervent simplicity of her work is admirable and also desirable for clothing. Check out more of her designs on her website and view her senior work below!

Rebel

“Icon: A sign (as a word or graphic symbol) whose form suggests its meaning,” Merriam-Webster.

Few people in history have been bestowed with the title “Style Icon.”  James Dean is one of those people.  As an icon, Dean  is the visual representation of the word rebel.  Photographs of the legendary actor exude his renegade, devil-may-care attitude, and the overwhelming consistency of this image explains his enduring impact today.  Dean has always been in style, but no one would dare call him trendy. Why? Because style like Dean’s transcends trends and does not ask: “Is this in?”  Clothing chosen as an answer to that question will always be a shallow response to a fleeting fashion moment.  A person with enduring style asks themselves: “What do I want to say?”  This proactive question will lead to a consistency in your appearance that becomes your style.

That said, Dean is an icon always worthy of emulation when you want to say: “I’m a rebel.”

Dean in his heydey:

Spanish retailer ZARA looks into fall with a Dean influence.

April’s edition of GQ France even featured an overt reference to the actor with Jon Kortajarena modeling the tough, classic look in an editorial shoot meant to emulate Dean’s style.

Bonjour Biqui

Bonjour Biqui is a unique fashion line created by on of our good friends in San Antonio, TX, Blanquita Sullivan. Blanquita, the former merchandising executive of Betsy Johnson, wanted to create a collection that featured simple yet classic silhouettes, which flatter almost every body type. All of the garments are staple pieces that would be a valuable addition to every wardrobe.

The distinguishing factor that set these dresses far beyond you average dress is that every single piece is completely reversible! When you buy one Bonjour Biqui creation, you are really buying two pieces in one. Another thing that we love about this collection is that all of the garments are made with pockets! Here at Florence & Millie, we are obsessed with dresses with pockets and we absolutely love how versatile these dresses are. The last thing that we love about this collection is that every piece is handmade in the U.S.A. We hope that you love these dresses just as much as we do. You can shop her collection here.

Sessun

Sessun is a French brand founded by fashion designer, Emma Francois. The heavily vintage inspired silhouettes and prints delightfully compliment the small details and mixture of textures, giving the clothing a classical, yet urbanized vibe. Aside from the great cuts and quality this brand has to offer, their look books are to die for. The photography is absolutely phenomenal, an inspiration and totally completes the vision of the brand. The combination of the simplistic styling, brightly colored backgrounds and musty overlay truly bring out and showcase the garments of Sessun. Enjoy a visit to their website here and view their 2012 look book below!

ROOD by rENs

If the Queen of Hearts were here, she’d be wondering who is painting her skirts, dresses, blouses and roses red. Her answer would be the design firm rENs. The clothing starts off white and ends in a multitude of rich red shades, all dyed and personalized by hand. Here is a fun video breaking down their process. Hopefully after seeing this, all you’ll want to see and wear is red!

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