021 031 051 061 071 081 091 102 111Perfectly undone details, on a perfect undone babe. It’s nice to see a non-white girl with curvier proportions modelling for a change. After the last Editorial mag shoot I posted, a few readers expressed some consternation at the thinness of the featured model. Although I’m not one to shame any woman for her body, regardless of whether she’s too thin or overweight, it’s always a good thing to look at clothes on a variety of body types. Especially when they fit like they do here ❤

All pieces by Vaquera & Women’s History Museum. Shoes by Céline

Photography by June Canedo
Styling by Tess Herbert
Model: Lee @ Lorde Inc.

Up to Code

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Marx certainly has a skilled hand when it comes to fashion editorials. After all, she did study womenswear design at Central St. Martins. While interning at Chanel and Chloé, her interest in fashion slowly transformed from design to image making. She was drawn to the photographer’s ability to create desire in the viewers, and inspire them to dream. Yes, dreaminess is never far from her work. Models look like they’re in complete reverie, lost in thought, as the monuments behind them tower in size and scale. Being also a fan of architecture, I love the way she uses the geometric lines of buildings in her fashion photography work. It’s an A+ combo, that’s for sure.

Marx has shot for magazines like Vulkan, Vein, and Zeum. She has also collaborated with designers like Rejina Pyo and Hyon Park in the production of their lookbooks. Stay tuned in the coming days for more coverage of Marx’s work.

Images via Theresa Marx

It’s a Rave

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Images via Thump and Gayletter

Hazy Shades of Gold

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Images via The Virgin Suicides and Dazed

Caitlin Price

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Follow Caitlin on IG for updates on when her designs will be available in shops outside of the U.K.

Co Resort 2016

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I was tipped off about Co’s Resort 2016 collection by my dear pal and collaborator, Chelsea. Much like her reaction to the designs, I was impressed by the minimal-with-a-touch-of-70s-boho aesthetic of the collection. Silhouettes are relaxed and flowing, but unfussy. As much as I like elements of 70s-inspired style, a lot of it—the maxi dresses, the frilly collars, the prints—don’t really appeal to my taste for structure and simplicity. Co designers Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern have always had an affinity for clean lines and refined colours, you can see it from any/all of their past collections. I appreciated the designers for staying true to their core brand, while casually flirting with this trend in order to maintain marketability. See the frilly dresses paired with structured coats, practical denim dresses embellished with sleeve ties, boyish Ts manufactured in silk velvet. I cannot get over the champagne silk velvet pieces. Especially the top… but especially the pants.

Images via style.com

Faustine Steinmetz

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You can contact Faustine to order a piece from her here.

Images via Faustine Steinmetz, Wonderland magazine, and Dazed


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Images via I Am Koo

Ji Oh Resort 2016

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Some neutral-toned realness for you on another gorgeous summer day. This almost-exclusively black, white, and grey Resort collection was designed by Ji Oh, South Korea born and bred and trained at Central St. Martins and Parsons. Inspired by all things minimal, sophisticated, and restrained, it’s no wonder Ji Oh’s clothes appeal to me. Her Resort 2016 collection incorporates relaxed and structured silhouettes, and textures of leather, wool, silks, and some kind of gold knit (which I love). The clean straight lines of the trousers, cut at the perfect length, are immediate favourites. I’m always down to look like a well-dressed gazelle. Sure, there’s nothing particularly game-changing about the garments, but it’s hard to say no to clean, classic clothes that flatter the wearer like Ji Oh’s.

Images via style.com

Last Minute Ballers

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Last Thursday I attended, for the second time, Toronto’s largest and glitziest annual art gala, the Power Ball. As a massive fundraising event for the Power Plant‘s art programming, the party has become a hugely influential and innovative party, attended by artists and supporters of artists (from the worlds of fashion, film, media, finance, advertising, and music) alike. The food and cocktails are usually a highlight for me, as I’m the type of woman who feels more at home at a pizza bar or a techno dungeon than a fancy fashion party, and this year was no different. Still I, along with my companion Karolyne Ellacott, made the best of our surroundings, reclining in vintage chaise lounges, posing for the paps, and splashing around in kiddie pools of rainbow balls.

Images by The Pack