Polka dot fever

Friend of Mine just arrived in our workroom and after unpacking it we’re suddenly left lusting after the retro polka dot.

While the simple spots are nothing new, the Friend of Mine print is reenergized and feels fresh again. Crisp white with oversized black spots in a lightweight soft rayon fabric. Now we just need the Minnie Mouse ears to match!

Check out the new styles below, as well as another gorgeous spotted number fro twenty-seven names we had to mention too.

 
Above: Friend of Mine Santa Monica shirt and I Love Lucy dress.
Above: Twenty Seven names Blueprint shirt.

Hello sailor.

Our obsession with breton stripes has yet to fade with the new season. First worn by French sailors in the 1800’s, the classic sailor style is one of failsafe wardrobe staples. So today we’re celebrating the stripe with a few of our favourite stars-in-stripes.

Some of our favourite takes on stripes for the new season…

 


James and Marlon do it best…

 Above: James Dean and (an early) Marlon Brando.

Two of our favourite leading men proving that when it comes to tees, you can’t go past the classic white tee. The T-shirt should have a place in every guys wardrobe.

Understated and classic, bassike are our go-to label when it comes to the perfect cut.

Beware, wear

ksubi takes a looks back into a history of their very own for inspiration found in the 1101 collection for this winter.

Rather than falling into the trends, the Ksubi boys continue to do their own shit – and do it well.

On the latest collection, they state that…

“Experimenting with differing tactile and visual elements, the idea of ‘merging’ by focusing on internal detailing from reversed fabrics to external seams and layering…The colour palette for the season draws from the elements. From ash to slate, smoke to jet, a sombre yet sophisticated palette is then lifted through moss, khaki and deep plum. Red is rusted and bloody in ‘beware, wear’ complimented by soft sand and fresh neutrals.”

Tweaking of classic basics with unexpected details and treatments , from leather tees to distressed denim and die dye fades, the collection is perfect for injecting more than a little attitude into your winter wardrobe. Check out the collection and purchase here 

Under the Bassike spell.

Bassike’s newest range- Autumn/Winter 2011 is introduced this season by a short film, shot by photography/film legend Beau Grealy.

The film perfectly captures the label’s quintessential Australian aesthetic- showcasing the contrast between the clean lines, organic fabric, tailored cuts and relaxed sensibility throughout the collection. With a colour palette featuring plenty of neutrals, as well as denim blues and varying shades of pink and purple, the video leaves us rather captivated, and wanting to wear nothing but Bassike all day long.

Watch it below for yourself (or twice if you will like we found ourselves doing…)

The new Bassike collection is now available here.

Into at the Mo.

Garden Sprinklers.

Good old fashioned fun. And when it’s this hot, sometimes a little creativity is required in order to cool off. In between bribing our friends who have pools, and road trips to the beach, running through the sprinkler is topping our lists as one of summer’s favourite pastimes.

Flat ankle riding boots.

 

When it comes to boots for winter, we are kepping our heels firmly on the ground. We’re trading in our sky high wedges for something far more practical- ankle riding boots. Beau Coops and Friend of Mine both have styles for winter we are anxiously waiting for…and we can tell our feet are pretty excited to kick off the heels.


Grapefruit Fruju’s.

A summer savior.  Why they ever discontinued them is beyond us…does the fact that they are now ‘limited edition’ mean we must try and eat as many of these as we can before summer is over? So far it has proved to be a good enough reasoning for us…

Conservatories.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have one of these in your house?

True Romance.

How can you not love Clarence and Alabama? If you haven’t seen this 1993 classic, add it to your must-see’s- Even if only for Alabama’s awesome leopard print pants and coloured wayfarers.