Meet Muse Metalsmiths, a brand new jewelry label based from Santa Monica, CA! I love local brands but this one is extra special; each piece has a sense of mystic wonder, astrology and mythology. I am particularly obsessed with the Puzzle ring, the Gemini Talisman (cuz I'm a gemini, duh!) and the Mermaid ear cuff. The pieces are so beautiful, I can't wait to see what they have up to next! Evil eyes maybe? Pics below:
Shrimps can do no wrong in my eyes! Completely obsessed over this brand since their inception, Shrimps surprised me with their beautifully styled resort collection, something that reminds me of Cher from Clueless but if she was interested in art and travel instead of shopping till dropping. This is one of the few brands that takes very seriously the art of not taking things seriously and for that I love them. See my favorites from the collection below:
Who should I thank for making resort wear increasingly more exciting?! Maybe it's the economy, or maybe the collections are just more easy going than the regular RTW stuff and therefore serve as realistic inspiration but whatever it is, I LOVE it all. Here Timo Weiland presents 70's sporty/preppy feels and a rockstar attitude all shot beautifully on the red headed gal in a stark white room featuring no other than what I call the IT accessory in the fashion photography world: indoor plants (you know what I'm talking about!)
More pics below:
Photos via style.com
Ambivalently Yours, the anonymous artist and blogger behind ambivalently-yours.com, just recently did an interview for Dazed Magazine and it is everything. I didn't really know about the artist prior to the interview but loved seeing her cheeky artwork matched with her more serious answers to the questions journalist Lisa Walden was asking her. My favorite quote from the interview, and a statement I urge everyone to think about is the following: "it will take more than feminism being trendy for anything to really change."
I am the type of person that literally spends a lot of time on Facebook reading articles ( I don't use Facebook to keep up with friends, I more so use it as a bookmark and reblog everything I find interesting to read at a later time, this article was one of them.) So I've read a lot of feminism-heavy content and other light weight stuff (mainly used on ecomm blog sites to state yes we're with the times, buy our stuff.) So yes, it is a little concerning that this is, in so many terms, a trend because with all other trends, they die out. There can be a million sensationalist articles speaking about a sensationalist artist being, hello, sensationally nude or crude but the question that remains is this: Does being a sensationalist really educate the audience or does it feed the already tainted word aka what people are calling the new "f" word?
I can go on and on and truth is I can't really explain or write about this subject without going on a tangent. So I'll leave you with a link to the article and blog, which really does a better job of provoking thoughts.
More art below:
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